Baked Chicken Wings w/ Baked Fries and Light Texas Toast

September 3, 2018 at 5:26 PM | Posted in Chicken Wings, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chicken Wings w/ Baked Fries and Light Texas Toast

 

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Happy Labor Day to everyone out there! Outside it’s mostly sunny and 94 degrees. The pollen count and mold count was high so I didn’t get out much today. Really suffering with the allergies today! Got some cleaning done and that was about it for this Labor Day. For Dinner tonight I prepared Baked Chicken Wings w/ Baked Fries and Light Texas Toast.

 

 

 

 

Why not an American Favorite Food on Labor Day! For the Wings I’m using Kroger Oven Roasted Chicken Wings. I started by heating the oven on 425 degrees F., same temperature I’ll need for my Fries and Texas Toast. I took a small Baking Sheet and lined it with foil. Then sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. Spread the Wings out across the sheet and baked them for 33 minutes, turning them once after 17 minutes. I love Wings, and these are excellent Wings! Served them with Dipping Sauces of Hidden Valley Buffalo/Ranch Dressing and Litehouse Light Blue Cheese Dressing.

 

 

With the oven already heated I baked my Fries. I used Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup.

 

 

 

 

 

I also baked up some slices of New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®

French fries with ridges.Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®
We’re proud to say that our Golden Crinkles® are America’s favorite fries!* What’s not to love? These oh-so-tasty crinkle cut fries are just plain fun, especially when they’re paired with a juicy hamburger or hot dog and dipped in Heinz® Ketchup

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 120
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
https://www.oreida.com/Products/G/Golden-Crinkles#.Vfy2YN9Viko

 

 

Litehouse – Lite Blue Cheese Dressing

Made with 48% fewer calories than regular blue cheese dressing, this version tastes as delicious as ever. The handcrafted blue cheese crumbles and fresh buttermilk together create a taste you can feel good about. You won’t even miss those calories! Great taste with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

https://www.litehousefoods.com/products/lite-blue-cheese-dressing

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Panko Crusted Orange Roughy Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

August 19, 2018 at 5:08 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Orange Roughy Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Breakfast Sandwich. I toasted a Thomas Light 100 Calorie Multi Grain English Muffin. Then I lightly fried some slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham, Scrambled some Egg Beater’s Egg Whites, and topped it all with a 1/2 slice of Boar’s Head Longhorn Colby Cheese. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Sunny, 86 degrees, and not quite as humid out today. So good to see the sunshine again! After I had Breakfast I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for her. She went on to Church afterward. I stayed home and did a load of laundry. Then got the cart out of the shed and did some yard work this afternoon. Feels great to get out. For Dinner tonight a Fish Sandwich! I prepared a Panko Crusted Orange Roughy Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

I had picked a New Zealand Orange Roughy Fillet at Jungle Jim’s International Market earlier in the week. I sliced the Fillet in 1/2, rinsed them in cold water, and put them in Hefty Plastic Freezer Bags and froze them. So I put 1 of them in the fridge overnight to thaw. To make it I’ll need; the Orange Roughy Fillet, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Flour, Egg Beater’s (1/2 cup), Hungarian Paprika, and Shake and Bake Panko Bread Crumbs. I’ll also need An Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun. I first Seasoned the Fillet with the McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Next I seasoned the Flour with Hungarian Paprika. Then rolled the Fillet in the Flour, next to the Egg Beater’s, and finally in the Panko Bread Crumbs.

 

 

I grabbed a skillet, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, added 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated the skillet on medium heat. With the skillet heated I added my Fillet. I fried it for 3 minutes per side. It fried up perfect! Golden Brown on the outside and a moist center. I served it on the Aunt Millie’s Bun. Orange Roughy has such a good taste to it, it’s a very mild Fish. Makes the perfect Fish Sandwich!

 

 

 

As my Orange Roughy was cooking I turned the oven up to 425 degrees and baked my Fries. I used Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Roughy Fillet

Orange roughy
The orange roughy, also known as the red roughy, slimehead and deep sea perch, is a relatively large deep-sea fish belonging to the slimehead family. The UK Marine Conservation Society has categorized orange roughy as “vulnerable to exploitation”. Wikipedia

Protein. Orange roughy and tilapia serve as a rich source of protein, although tilapia provides slightly more; tilapia has 45.5 grams per serving and orange roughy has 38.9 grams per serving. The protein in these varieties of fish is considered complete, meaning that they contain all nine essential amino acids.

Baked Chicken Wings w/ Baked Fries and Light Texas Toast

August 4, 2018 at 5:17 PM | Posted in chicken, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chicken Wings w/ Baked Fries and Light Texas Toast

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light Multi Grain English Muffin English Muffin. I normally use Healthy Life Multi Grain English Muffins but Kroger is the only store to carry them and they haven’t had any in stock for over a month. Time to switch! The Thomas Muffins are comparable to the Healthy Life, both are 100 calories and 17 net carbs. Anyway I topped the Muffin with a Poached Egg. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Sunny, hot, and very humid outside today! The normal August weather has returned! After Lunch I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Too humid to be outside for me. Took it easy the rest of the day. For Dinner tonight I prepared Baked Chicken Wings w/ Baked Fries and Light Texas Toast.

 

For the Wings I’m using Kroger Oven Roasted Chicken Wings. I started by heating the oven on 425 degrees F., same temperature I’ll need for my Fries and Texas Toast. I took a small Baking Sheet and lined it with foil. Then sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. Spread the Wings out across the sheet and baked them for 33 minutes, turning them once after 17 minutes. I love Wings, and these are excellent Wings! Served them with Dipping Sauces of Hidden Valley Buffalo/Ranch Dressing and Litehouse Light Blue Cheese Dressing.

 

 


With the oven already heated I baked my Fries. I used Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also baked up some slices of New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®

French fries with ridges.Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®
We’re proud to say that our Golden Crinkles® are America’s favorite fries!* What’s not to love? These oh-so-tasty crinkle cut fries are just plain fun, especially when they’re paired with a juicy hamburger or hot dog and dipped in Heinz® Ketchup

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 120
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
https://www.oreida.com/Products/G/Golden-Crinkles#.Vfy2YN9Viko

 

 


Litehouse – Lite Blue Cheese Dressing

Made with 48% fewer calories than regular blue cheese dressing, this version tastes as delicious as ever. The handcrafted blue cheese crumbles and fresh buttermilk together create a taste you can feel good about. You won’t even miss those calories! Great taste with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

https://www.litehousefoods.com/products/lite-blue-cheese-dressing

Pastrami and Swiss Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Crinkle Fries

July 2, 2018 at 5:11 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Boar's Head, Ore - Ida, Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Pastrami and Swiss Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Crinkle Fries

 

 

 

To start my morning off I Poached an Egg and served it on a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I also heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links along with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Weather wise its about the same Hot and Humid. They say our hottest days will be Wednesday and Thursday. So after Breakfast I started touching up the shutters outside. Nothing major, just a few places on them needed some paint. I’m having the ramp leading to the Kitchen revarnished Tuesday, my neighbor is doing it for me. Anyway I got everything done outside before it became too hot and humid. For Dinner tonight I tried something new. I prepared a Pastrami and Swiss Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Crinkle Fries.

 

This recipe was inspired from one of the Diners, Drive-Ins, ans Dives, one of my favorite shows! I’ve come across so many recipes watching this show. It’s sort of a strange combo but it looked great on TV and thought I would give it a try. For my Burger I’ll need; the Wild Idea Buffalo 1/3-Lb Buffalo Burger, Boar’s Head Pastrami and Boar’s Head Imported Switzerland Swiss Cheese (That I purchased at Kroger yesterday), French’s Spicy Brown Mustard, and Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Hamburger Buns.

 

 

 

As always I’m using the Wild Idea Buffalo 1/3-Lb Burgers. Just love these Buffalo Burgers; meaty, juicy and just flat out delicious! Preheated up a skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray, seasoned my Burger with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I then pan fried it about 3 1/2 minutes per side, and done. After I flipped the Burger I added a slice of Swiss Cheese on top.

 

 

 

 

As my Burger was cooking I got a small skillet and sprayed it with Pam Non-Stick Cooking Spray. Then heated the pan on medium heat. With the pan heated I added the Pastrami and heated it up. I flipped several times. I just wanted to warm it up being sure not to over cook it.

 

 

 

 

 

To put the Buffalo Burger together I used a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Hamburger Bun. I served the Swiss and Buffalo Burger on the Bun. Topped it with Pastrami. I then took the Spicy Brown Mustard and added to the backside of the top Bun., and done! A delicious change of pace for my Wild Idea Burger. As usual the Burger came out a beautiful medium rare. The added Pastrami, Swiss, and Spicy Brown Mustard worked great! Gave it another depth of flavor to an already delicious Burger. I’ll have this again!

 

 

 

I also baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Fries, served these with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Peach Diet Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo 1/3-Lb Buffalo Burgers

Prepare for a whole new level of burger. Conveniently pre-made into one-third pound patties that are ever so grillable. Dinner ready. Each pack is 1 pound with 3 – 1/3 Lb patties.
http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/3-1-3-lb-ready-made-buffalo-burgers-1-lb-pack

 

 

 

 

 

Boar’s Head Meat and Cheese

Boar’s Head Cap-Off Top Round Pastrami
This hand-trimmed top round is rich and smokey and is generously coated with spices, including black pepper, ginger, cloves and coriander, then patiently smoked. Boar’s Head Top Round Pastrami is bursting with classic New York deli flavor.

Boar’s Head imported Switzerland Swiss Cheese
Bold and nutty with earthy notes, this incredibly balanced Swiss import is crafted in the authentic Alpine tradition under the watchful supervision of Käse Meisters. This intensely flavorful cheese partners perfectly with Boar’s Head Corned Beef Brisket in a classic Reuben.
https://boarshead.com/

 

 

Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®

French fries with ridges.
We’re proud to say that our Golden Crinkles® are America’s favorite fries!* What’s not to love? These oh-so-tasty crinkle cut fries are just plain fun, especially when they’re paired with a juicy hamburger or hot dog and dipped in Heinz® Ketchup

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 120
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g

https://www.oreida.com/Products/G/Golden-Crin

Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Baked Steak Fries

June 4, 2018 at 5:14 PM | Posted in Ore - Ida, oysters, seafood | Leave a comment

Today’s Menu: Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Baked Steak Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. After Breakfast we headed up to see Dad. Dad isn’t going to be around for much longer it looks like. He’s stopped eating and he’s down to 122 lbs. All they can do now is make him comfortable as the can. My heart is breaking but I have to be strong for Mom. For Dinner tonight I prepared Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Baked Steak Fries and a Slice of Texas Toast.

 


It’s a favorite of mine for Dinner, Fried Oysters. So anyway to prepare my Fried Oysters I’ll need; 1 can of large-medium Oysters (shucked), 1 tablespoon Flour, 1/4 cup Egg Beaters, 1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs, Sea Salt and Pepper (to taste), 2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil. Hot sauce, Seafood Cocktail Sauce are all optional.

 

 

 


I used Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters. To prepare them; Place shucked oysters in a colander rinse in cold water and drain. Dredge drained oysters in the Flour, then Egg Beater’s, and then in Panko Crumbs seasoned with Sea Salt and Pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. An easy way to coat the oysters with the Panko Crumbs is to place the Crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

 

 


Next, heat Oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot. Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately. Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce. I served mine with some Tarter Sauce with a side of my favorite hot sauce Frank’s Hot Sauce. These are so delicious, golden brown, and with an incredible fresh flavor.

 


For a side I baked some Ore Ida Steak Fries and had a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping.Also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe:

Ingredients:

12 large-medium Oysters, shucked
1 tablespoon Flour
1 Eggs, beaten or 1/4 cup egg Beater’s
1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs
Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
Lemon Wedges, optional
Hot sauce, optional
Seafood Cocktail Sauce, optional

Preparation:

Place shucked oysters in a colander to drain.

1 – Dip drained oysters in flour, then beaten eggs, shake off excess, and in panko crumbs seasoned with salt and pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. NOTE: An easy way to coat the oysters with the panko crumbs is to place the crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

2 – Heat canola oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot.

3 – Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately.

* Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce.
Makes 2 servings.

 

Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters

Product Details
Hilton’s oysters are plump, juicy and full of flavor making them superb for cooking purposes in stews, pan fried, casseroles and turkey stuffing during the Holidays plus many more recipes.

Features
Available year around
Low in fat, calories and cholesterol
Fast and easy to prepare
High in protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin C
All natural
Product of USA

Ingredients
Fresh Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters

 

 

 

Ore Ida Steak FriesOre Ida Steak Fries

Big meals, meet your match.
Thick and flavorful, but still crispy and fluffy. With their home-style russet potato flavor, Ore-Ida® Steak Fries are perfect with steak (of course) or any meal that needs a hearty touch.

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 110
FAT 3g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
http://www.oreida.com/

Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings and Baked Crinkle Cut Fries

May 21, 2018 at 5:07 PM | Posted in Chicken Wings, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings and Baked Crinkle Cut Fries

 

For Breakfast on this Monday Morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It’s 85 degrees and humid again outside rain moving in later. I was on the phone most of the day, We are in the process of moving Dad to a different Long Term Care Facility. We are not happy with the care that Dad receives. He’s not mistreated or anything like that but the Center is understaffed and the Food is pretty bad. So we’ve found a different place for him. Hope it all works out. For Dinner tonight I prepared Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings and Baked Crinkle Cut Fries. It’s Freezer Week Dinners for this week. The freezer is getting a little full. You buy an item and it gradually gets pushed back by other items bought and slowly becomes a “Forgotten Freezer Item” So this week I’m digging through the freezer for my meals this week. Tonight Wings and Fries.

 

I prepared some of the Kroger Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings. I really enjoy these Kroger Brand Wings! they 3 or 4 different types of Seasoned Wings. I like these and the Buffalo Wings. I’ll be baking these, I preheated the oven to 425 degrees. Used a baking sheet, lined it with foil and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I lined the Wings up on the foil and seasoned them with the BBQ Dry Rub that came with the Wings. I then baked them for 17 minutes, flipping them over after 8 minutes. These turned out to be an excellent Wing! Excellent BBQ Dry Rub. Served these with a side of Litehouse Light Blue Cheese Dressing.

 

 

To go with my Wings I prepared some Ore Ida Golden Crinkle Cut French Fries. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 


Litehouse – Lite Blue Cheese Dressing

Made with 48% fewer calories than regular blue cheese dressing, this version tastes as delicious as ever. The handcrafted blue cheese crumbles and fresh buttermilk together create a taste you can feel good about. You won’t even miss those calories! Great taste with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

https://www.litehousefoods.com/products/lite-blue-cheese-dressing

 

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®

French fries with ridges.Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®
We’re proud to say that our Golden Crinkles® are America’s favorite fries!* What’s not to love? These oh-so-tasty crinkle cut fries are just plain fun, especially when they’re paired with a juicy hamburger or hot dog and dipped in Heinz® Ketchup

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 120
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
https://www.oreida.com/Products/G/Golden-Crinkles#.Vfy2YN9Viko

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots

May 18, 2018 at 5:04 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots

 

 

To start this rainy Friday morning off I prepared one of my favorites, Skillet Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a Sunnyside Up Fried Egg. We had Thunderstorms overnight and into the morning here. Mostly cloudy and 76 degrees in the afternoon. Finished up on the Kitchen painting, looks 100% better! For Dinner tonight its a Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots.

 


I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper. I had a couple small fillets of it in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillets in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Seafood Breading Mix Seasoning. Shook until the fillets were well coated. Shook off the excess. Then got the Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful.

 

As my Grouper was cooking I preheated the oven on 425° to bake some Ore Ida Tater Tots. Just bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes and done! The Tater Tots come out golden brown and delicious! I served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grouper – Firm texture, white meat with large flake and a mild flavor. Extra lean fish.

NUTRITION
Nutritional values for approximately 4 ounces (114 grams) of raw, edible portions
* Calories 110
* Calories From Fat 20
* Total Fat 2 g
* Saturated Fat 0 g
* Cholesterol 55 mg
* Sodium 65 mg
* Total Carbohydrates 0 g
* Protein 23 g

 

 

 


Ore Ida Tater Tots
If it’s not Ore-Ida, it’s not Tater Tots.
With their crunchy outside and fluffy inside,Tater Tots® potatoes are as tasty as they are fun. We should know, we invented them! Try them in our Tater Tots Casserole and other yummy recipes.
SERVING SIZE 86g
CALORIES 160
FAT 8g
SODIUM 420mg
CARBS 20g
http://www.oreida.com/en/Products/T/Tater-Tots#.Wv2wFKQvzIU

Fish Sticks, Maryland Style Crab Cakes, and Steak Fries

December 15, 2017 at 6:57 PM | Posted in Gorton's Seafood, Ore - Ida, seafood, Seapak | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fish Sticks, Maryland Style Crab Cakes, and Steak Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. My favorite Breakfast anymore! Not a bad day outside, 28 in the morning and 38 degrees for a high. After Breakfast I went to the local Kroger up the road for a couple of items and the stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. After Lunch I went over to a friend of mine that was in town, he was staying with his brother. Good seeing him, we’ve been friends since our Freshmen year in High School. For Dinner tonight it’s Seafood and Potatoes. I prepared Fish Sticks, Maryland Style Crab Cakes, and Steak Fries.

 

For the Fish Sticks I used Gorton’s Smart and Crunchy Fish Sticks. Growing up I lived on Fish Sticks. While I was at Meijer the other day I picked up a package of the Gorton’s Smart and Crunchy Fish Sticks. These are coated with Panko Bread Crumbs and to prepare them I’ll be baking them. I first preheated the oven at 375 degrees. I then took a small baking sheet and lined it with foil. Sprayed the foil with Pam Cooking Spray and lined the Fish Sticks up on the sheet. Then baked them for 22 minutes, flipping them over after 11 minutes.

 

 

They came out piping hot, nice crunch from the Panko Bread Crumb Coating and nicely Seasoned. I really like all the Gorton’s Seafood Products. Easy to prepare and good quality Seafood. Served them with a side of McCormick Tarter Sauce.

 

 

 

 

 

Then for the Crab Cakes I used SeaPak Maryland Style Crab Cakes, first time using these. Another item I picked up at Meijer the other day. They come frozen to a box, individually vacuumed sealed.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare these I preheated the oven to 425°f. Removed the frozen crab cakes from vacuum-pack and arranged on a baking sheet, flat side down. I then brushed them with melted Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Baked for 15 minutes on middle oven rack. Turned the Crab Cakes over and press gently to flatten them. Continued to bake for another 10 minutes. Let them cool for 3 minutes and ready to eat! I served these with an Aioli Sauce that came with the Crab Cakes, excellent Sauce! Very good Crab Cakes, lots of Crab Meat and great Seasoning. Another good item to have in the freezer.

 

 

 

For a side I baked some Ore Ida Steak Fries and had a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping.Also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

Gorton’s Smart and Crunchy Fish Sticks

100% wild-caught Alaskan Pollock breaded in a panko coating.
Good seafood that’s good for you.
Always crispy, never fried. At 50% less fat than regular fish sticks and just 180 calories per serving, they have all the classic flavor with half the guilt.

Cooking Directions
CONVENTIONAL OVEN
UNCOOKED. KEEP FROZEN UNTIL READY TO COOK.
1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
2. Spray metal baking pan with non-stick spray.
3. Arrange on baking pan.
4. Bake and flip after 11 minutes. Bake for 21-23 minutes total*.
*If cooking more than 15 fish sticks, add 2 minutes to the cooking time. FULLY COOK FISH TO AN INTERNAL TEMPERATURE OF 155ºF OR HIGHER BEFORE SERVING.

Nutritional Info
NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 5 sticks (86g)
Servings Per Container: about 5
INGREDIENTS: Minced Alaskan Pollock, breadcrumb coating.

Minced Alaskan Pollock

Breadcrumb coating
Wheat flour, water, palm oil, yellow corn flour, whey, salt, sugar, natural flavor, garlic powder, onion powder, yeast, beet powder (color), baking powder (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate), colored with paprika, annatto, and turmeric extracts, xanthan gum, beta carotene (color).

CONTAINS: POLLOCK, WHEAT, MILK.

Amount Per Serving:
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 340mg 14%
Potassium 180mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber <1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 9g 18%
https://www.gortons.com/products/smart-crunchy-fish-sticks/

 

 

 

 

 

SeaPak Maryland Style Crab Cakes
– Keep frozen until ready to prepare.
– Due to differences in appliances, cooking times may vary and require adjustment.
– Microwaving not recommended.
– For food safety this product must be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F
– Caution – Product will be hot!

PREPARATION:

BAKE (FROM FROZEN)
* preheat oven to 425°f.
* remove frozen crab cakes from vacuum-pack.
* arrange frozen crab cakes on baking sheet, flat side down.
* brush with melted butter or margarine.
* bake for 15 minutes on middle oven rack.
* turn crab cakes over and press gently to flatten.
* continue to bake for another 10 minutes.

SAUCE
* thaw aioli sauce by placing the sealed sauce packet under running water for about 3 minutes.
https://www.seapak.com/products/maryland-style-crab-cakes

Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Baked Steak Fries

November 20, 2017 at 5:53 PM | Posted in Ore - Ida, oysters | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Baked Steak Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. After I finished Breakfast I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. Back home finished up a couple of things around the house then went outside and got the leaf blower out. Cleaned off the deck and drive way areas of leaves. Had everything done so I watched a few shows I had recorded during the week. For Dinner tonight I prepared Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Baked Steak Fries and a Slice of Texas Toast.

 


I said a while back I was going to start having Oysters more often, and I have been. So anyway to prepare my Fried Oysters I’ll need; 12 large-medium Oysters (shucked), 1 tablespoon Flour, 1/4 cup Egg Beaters, 1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs, Sea Salt and Pepper (to taste), 2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil. Hot sauce, Seafood Cocktail Sauce are all optional.

 

 

 

I used Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters. To prepare them; Place shucked oysters in a colander rinse in cold water and drain. Dredge drained oysters in the Flour, then Egg Beater’s, and then in Panko Crumbs seasoned with Sea Salt and Pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. An easy way to coat the oysters with the Panko Crumbs is to place the Crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

 

 

 

Next, heat Oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot. Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately. Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce. I served mine with some Tarter Sauce with a side of my favorite hot sauce Frank’s Hot Sauce. I don’t know why I don’t have these more often! They’re so delicious, golden brown, and with an incredible fresh flavor.

 

 

For a side I baked some Ore Ida Steak Fries and had a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping.Also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe:

Ingredients:

12 large-medium Oysters, shucked
1 tablespoon Flour
1 Eggs, beaten or 1/4 cup egg Beater’s
1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs
Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
Lemon Wedges, optional
Hot sauce, optional
Seafood Cocktail Sauce, optional

Preparation:

Place shucked oysters in a colander to drain.

1 – Dip drained oysters in flour, then beaten eggs, shake off excess, and in panko crumbs seasoned with salt and pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. NOTE: An easy way to coat the oysters with the panko crumbs is to place the crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

2 – Heat canola oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot.

3 – Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately.

Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce.

Makes 2 servings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF OYSTERS
Oysters are naturally high in many essential vitamins and minerals including protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, zinc, and vitamin C.

Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters

Product Details
Hilton’s oysters are plump, juicy and full of flavor making them superb for cooking purposes in stews, pan fried, casseroles and turkey stuffing during the Holidays plus many more recipes.

Features
Available year around
Low in fat, calories and cholesterol
Fast and easy to prepare
High in protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin C
All natural
Product of USA

Ingredients
Fresh Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Steak FriesOre Ida Steak Fries

Big meals, meet your match.
Thick and flavorful, but still crispy and fluffy. With their home-style russet potato flavor, Ore-Ida® Steak Fries are perfect with steak (of course) or any meal that needs a hearty touch.

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 110
FAT 3g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
http://www.oreida.com/Products/S/Steak-Fries#.WBNeBS0rLIU

Crab Cake Slider w/ Baked Fries

October 24, 2017 at 5:06 PM | Posted in Crab Cakes, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crab Cake Slider w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 

Started my morning off with 2 slices of toasted Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread (lightly buttered), 1 medium egg (sunny side up), 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to the local Kroger up the road, needed a few items. Stopped by the ATM and got gas before heading back. Rain early then mostly cloudy and 53 degrees out. A friend of mine called and asked if I could pick them up at the Dayton Airport, picked them up at 2:30 this afternoon. Back home not a lot going on. So for dinner tonight it’s Crab Cake Slider w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

I’m using Kroger Private Selection Maryland Style Crab Cakes, my favorite! They come frozen and there’s 2 to a box. To prepare them just preheat the oven on 400 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. Nothing beats a fresh made Crab Cake, but these are too good to be frozen! They’re just the right size, about 3.5 ounces each, and full of flavor. Baked them for about 30 minutes and they were done. Served then on a Pepperidge Farm Wheat Slider Buns. Topped them with Louisiana Remoulade Dressing. This makes one delicious Slider! The taste of the Crab Meat and Remoulade Sauce is perfect together! If you want one flavorful Remoulade Sauce you have to try the LOUISIANA Remoulade Dressing. This sauce is incredible and is good on about anything you put it on!

 

Then I also Baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Fries, with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pepperidge Farm Wheat Slider Buns

Timeless and without pretense, our “Bakery Classics” stand for quality, with premium ingredients, perfectly orchestrated with a baker’s touch. Make your barbecues a little more special with our delicious buns. We hope you agree that our bakers have created a delicious, premium quality bun.
Pepperidge Farm® Fresh Breads & Rolls
Nutrition Facts*

Amount per Serving (serving size) = 1 bun

Calories 100
Fat Calories 15
Total Fat 2g
Sat. Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsat. Fat 1g
Monounsat. Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 130mg
Total Carb. 17g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
http://www.pepperidgefarm.com/ProductDetail.aspx?catID=757&prdID=120929

 

 

 

LOUISIANA Remoulade DressingLOUISIANA Remoulade Dressing

LOUISIANA Remoulade Dressing is typically a cold dressing served with chilled boiled seafood. This dressing combines the perfect blend of soybean oil, horseradish, egg yolks, tomato paste, onion, garlic and other spices. Use it as a dipping sauce for your favorite seafood or meats.

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