Baked Breaded Shrimp and Breaded Clams w/ Baked Fries

June 26, 2020 at 7:07 PM | Posted in Ore - Ida, seafood, SeaPak Seafood | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Breaded Shrimp and Breaded Clams w/ Baked Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Skillet Diced 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 Off the Block Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 88 degrees, humid, and partly sunny. Well our humid weather is back, glad I got all the yard work done yesterday! Did a load of laundry after Breakfast. Cleaned the house today, dusted and vacuumed. For Dinner tonight and all from the oven! I prepared Baked Breaded Shrimp and Breaded Clams w/ Baked Fries.

Been a while since I’ve had any SeaPak Shrimp or Clams. So for the Shrimp I prepared a box of SeaPak Jumbo Shrimp. I preheated the oven on 425°f. I then got a small baking sheet, covered with aluminum foil and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. I arranged the frozen shrimp in single layer on the baking sheet. Then baked at 425 degrees for 13-14 minutes turning over once after 6 minutes. They came out Golden Brown and delicious. Hard to beat these always great tasting. I served them with a side of Heinz Shrimp Cocktail Sauce.

Then for the Clams I used a box of SeaPak Clam Strips. Preheat the oven on 400 degrees. I then lined a baking sheet with foil and sprayed it with a shot of Pam Cooking Spray. Placed the Clam Strips in a single layer on the sheet and baked them for 12 minutes, flipping them over after 7 minutes. These come out so delicious. Love these, very meaty strips, well seasoned, and easy to prepare. Had a side of McCormick’s Tarter Sauce, for dipping. Great product to have in the freezer for those days where you want something easy to prepare. Wow such an easy Dinner to prepare, just bake and serve. Easy to prepare Dinners can also be a Delicious Dinner.

I also baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Stick Pretzels with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. Take Care and Stay Safe Everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SeaPak JUMBO BUTTERFLY SHRIMP

– 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
* preheat oven to 425°f.
* arrange frozen shrimp in single layer on baking sheet so shrimp are not touching.
* for full package, bake 13 to 14 minutes.
* for best results, turn product over halfway through cooking.

FRY
* preheat oil to 350°f.
* place frozen shrimp in fry basket.
* for full package fry 2 minutes and 30 seconds to 3 minutes.
* drain on absorbent paper before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size about 4 shrimp
(3oz/84g)
Servings Per Container about 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 100
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 340mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Protein 12g
https://www.seapak.com/products/jumbo-butterfly-shrimp

 

Seapak Clam Strips

Enjoy a coastal classic with our delicious, hand-shucked Atlantic Surf Clams, lightly seasoned and breaded to bake perfectly in minutes. This 12-ounce portion is ideal for an appetizer or quick seafood snack!
http://seapak.com/products

Sharp Cheddar and Bacon Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries

June 21, 2020 at 6:34 PM | Posted in al fresco, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Ore - Ida | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Sharp Cheddar and Bacon Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

To start my morning off I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 89 degrees and very humid out today, not too comfortable out there. Rain moving in toward the evening. After my Tea I headed out to Meijer. I had a spigot installed in the front. I got tired of lugging a hose from the far side to the front. So I had installed yesterday. So off to Meijer to buy a hose for it. Stopped and got the car washed on the way home. Not much else going on. So for Dinner tonight its a Sharp Cheddar and Chicken Bacon Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries.

I started by getting a skillet and spraying it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and heating it on medium heat. For the Bacon I’m using al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon. It fries up perfect with an excellent taste. I buy it at Meijer, it’s the only store I’ve found to carry it. I need to 2 slices but fried up 5 slices. Always remember when frying Bacon use the Bacon Math. Just decide how many slices you’ll need and double it or so. Because, at least when I fry Bacon, you end up eating as much as you fix as you’re preparing it!

I bought a package of the Jennie – O Lean 93% Lean Turkey Burger Patties at Meijer. I had them in the freezer so I grabbed one last night and let it thaw in the fridge overnight. To prepare the Burger I grabbed a skillet sprayed it the Pam and added 2 teaspoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, heated it on medium heat. When ready I added the Turkey Burger and cooked it for 14 minutes flipping it several times. With a minute of cooking time left I added a slice of Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Cheese. And done!

Added the Bacon, Lettuce, some Hellman’s Spicy Chipotle Mayonnaise and served it on a Healthy Life Wheat Bun. Just love these Burgers, juicy and delicious, and with the Sharp Cheddar and Bacon it makes it that much better! First time I tried the Hellman’s Spicy Chipotle Mayonnaise, nice and Creamy with nice flavor and kick to it! I’ll have to add this the pantry list!

I also baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Stick Pretzels with a Diet Lemonade/Tea Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie – O Lean Turkey Burger Patties
Fire up the grill for some delicious, nutritious JENNIE-OⓇ Lean Turkey Burger Patties. These all natural*, ground patties will surprise even the most passionate beef enthusiasts with the amount of sizzle and flavor they can pack. You may find yourself having second helpings at your next barbecue!

* ALL NATURAL*
* GLUTEN FREE

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
CONSUMER GAS GRILL:
TO GRILL:
Spray grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill over medium-high heat. Place burger patties on grill rack 4 inches from heat source. Grill approximately 15 to 17 minutes turning occasionally (2-3 times). Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
CONSUMER STOVETOP SKILLET:
STOVETOP:
Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray or add 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil. Preheat skillet over medium heat. Place burger patties in hot skillet. Cook approximately 15 to 17 minutes turning occasionally (2-3 times). Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size 112 g
Calories 150
Total Fat 8.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat .0 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Sodium 110 mg
Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g0%
Protein 20 g40%
Vitamin D. 400 mcg2%
Calcium 50.00 mg2%
Iron 1.40 mg8%
Potassium 280.000 mg6%
https://www.jennieo.com/products/70-lean-turkey-burger-patties

 

 

Hellman’s Organic Spicy Chipotle Mayonnaise

Enjoy the delicious, creamy taste of Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise — with a flavorful kick — in our USDA-certified Organic Blue Ribbon recipe!

Hellmann’s Spicy Chipotle Organic Mayonnaise is the perfect way to add delicious spice to your everyday favorites, combining a moderate heat with a touch of smokiness and sweetness. It is made with only the finest organic ingredients, like organic cage-free eggs & organic expeller-pressed oil, and contains no artificial flavors or preservatives.

Hellmann’s® Organic Mayonnaise Dressing is available in 4 flavors: Original, Roasted Garlic, Spicy Chipotle and Mild Curry.
https://www.hellmanns.com/us/en/products/organic-vegan/organic-spicy-chipotle-mayonnaise.html

 

 

 


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

Sharp Cheddar Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries

June 5, 2020 at 6:44 PM | Posted in Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Sharp Cheddar Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

To start my morning off I prepared a Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns and Meijer Diced Ham Skillet. I prepared the Hash Browns and made a bed of them in a bowl and topped them with some Sargento Off the Block Three State Cheddar Cheese. I prepared the Diced Ham as the Hash Browns were cooking. Then I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns. Then I fried an Egg Sunny Side Up and topped the Ham and Potatoes. Love this Breakfast Dish! I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 86 degrees and very humid, also a couple of light showers. My Sinuses are running wild today! The high humidity and pollen count did me in today. Had a headache most of the day, just have to wait it out. Anyway for Dinner tonight its a Sharp Cheddar Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries.

 

I bought a package of the Jennie – O Lean 93% Lean Turkey Burger Patties at Meijer the other day, and having one for Dinner today! To prepare the Burger I grabbed a skillet sprayed it the Pam and added 2 teaspoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, heated it on medium heat. When ready I added the Turkey Burger and cooked it for 14 minutes flipping it several times. With a minute of cooking time left I added a slice of Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Cheese. And done! Served it on a Healthy Life Wheat Bun. Just love these Burgers, juicy and delicious!

 

 

I also baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Stick Pretzels with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie – O Lean Turkey Burger Patties
Fire up the grill for some delicious, nutritious JENNIE-OⓇ Lean Turkey Burger Patties. These all natural*, ground patties will surprise even the most passionate beef enthusiasts with the amount of sizzle and flavor they can pack. You may find yourself having second helpings at your next barbecue!

* ALL NATURAL*
* GLUTEN FREE

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
CONSUMER GAS GRILL:
TO GRILL:
Spray grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill over medium-high heat. Place burger patties on grill rack 4 inches from heat source. Grill approximately 15 to 17 minutes turning occasionally (2-3 times). Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
CONSUMER STOVETOP SKILLET:
STOVETOP:
Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray or add 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil. Preheat skillet over medium heat. Place burger patties in hot skillet. Cook approximately 15 to 17 minutes turning occasionally (2-3 times). Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size 112 g
Calories 150
Total Fat 8.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat .0 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Sodium 110 mg
Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g0%
Protein 20 g40%
Vitamin D. 400 mcg2%
Calcium 50.00 mg2%
Iron 1.40 mg8%
Potassium 280.000 mg6%
https://www.jennieo.com/products/70-lean-turkey-burger-patties

 

 

 


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

Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

May 25, 2020 at 6:42 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I fried an Egg Sunny Side Up, heated up 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread that I buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A repeat of weather outside, 88 degrees, humid and rain showers. I want to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

I had purchased the Tilapia at Kroger and had them in the freezer. Let them thaw overnight in the fridge. To prepare it I rinsed the fillets off in water and patted dry with a paper towel. I seasoned it with a bit of Sea Salt. Then I melted a 1 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter down and rubbed the fillets down with it, covering both sides. I then covered both sides, with Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning. I added Extra Virgin Olive Oil to a Cast Iron Skillet and preheated it until the Oil was almost ready to start smoking and I added the Tilapia. Just a word of warning have your window open and overhead stove fan a working, it will smoke! I cooked the fillet for 3 minutes each side and it was fork tender and ready. I love the smokey and blackened flavor the Zatarain’s Seasoning provides. Served it on a Kroger Whole Wheat Mini Sub Bun.

For a side I baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Fries, served with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. Also had a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For Dessert later a SO Delicious Dairy Free Minis Vanilla Sandwich, I haven’t had these in a while!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tilapia……………
Tilapia is a pretty impressive source of protein. In 3.5 ounces (100 grams), it packs 26 grams of protein and only 128 calories (3). Even more impressive is the amount of vitamins and minerals in this fish. Tilapia is rich in niacin, vitamin B12, phosphorus, selenium and potassium.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning

This spicy seasoning blend is rubbed on the outside of fish (or chicken, steak or other meats) for blackening. Also great as a seasoning rub for the grill or broiler.
Ingredients:
SALT, PAPRIKA, CAYENNE PEPPER, BLACK PEPPER, WHITE PEPPER, CHILI POWDER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, ONION, GARLIC, SPICES.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 tsp. (.71g)

Servings Per Container: about 120
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 0
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Spices-and-Extracts/Blackened-Seasoning.aspx

Grilled Buffalo Cheese Burger and Baked Fries

May 24, 2020 at 7:11 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Boar's Head, Ore - Ida, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Buffalo Cheese Burger and Baked Fries

 

 

To start the day off I toasted Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with some Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 87 degrees, humid and thunderstorms late afternoon. The humidity was bad out there today! After Lunch me and Mom went to the Cemetery and placed flowers on Dad’s, Brother, Grandparents, Uncle, and Aunt graves. Always a sad time. Really miss them all. It’s just too humid to be outside much. For Dinner tonight Grilled Buffalo Cheese Burger and Baked Fries.

 

For the Buffalo Burger I used my favorite, the Wild Idea Buffalo 1/3-Lb Buffalo Burgers as usual. Their meaty, juicy and just flat out delicious! I had the Burger in the freezer so I laid in the fridge overnight to thaw. Used a Paper Towel and rubbed it in some Extra Light Olive Oil. Then rubbed the Grill Grate down with it. Then fired up the Grill! Seasoned my Burger with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. With the Grill heated I started grilling. I grilled the Buffalo Burger and Brat and Mett for Mom. I grilled the Burger about 3 minutes and flipped it over. After 2 minutes I added a slice of Boar’s Head Yellow Vermont Cheddar and cooked it another 1 minute and done! Served the Burger on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun. The Burger was juicy and delicious, as all the Wild Idea Burgers are. Just love a good Burger, Buffalo Burger! Plus that added flavor by grilling it. Mom’s Grilled Brats turned out great also!


To go with my Burger 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 bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Applewood Smoke Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ground Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

May 16, 2020 at 6:27 PM | Posted in chicken, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Applewood Smoke Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ground Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I did a couple of loads of laundry. Cloudy, passing rain showers, and a high of 74 degrees out today. Well the Beauty Salons opened back up today and Mom made sure she had an appointment this morning at 10:00! After Lunch and in between thunderstorms I moved 3 bags of extra Dark Mulch over to my neighbor’s house. He’s older and not in great health so I was able to take them over using my Hoveround. Don’t know what I would do without my Hoveround. Being an amputee it is my legs! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Applewood Smoke Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ground Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries.

I had this Burger a couple of weeks ago and couldn’t wait to have another! I had purchased a package of Smart Ground Chicken from Meijer a while back and had it in the freezer. I already had divided the package into 4 equal parts to make 4 Chicken Burgers. So I set a package in the the fridge overnight to thaw. To make the Burger I’ll need; the Ground Chicken (1 lb. package), Litehouse Poultry Herb Seasoning, McCormick’s Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Meijer Italian Style Bread Crumbs. For toppings I’m using Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/Olive Oil, Heinz 57 Sauce, John Morrell Applewood Smoked Bacon, and Kraft Deli Style Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Served it on a Healthy Life Wheat Hamburger Bun.

First thing I did was fry the Bacon. I’m using John Morrell Applewood Smoked Bacon. I rarely use John Morrell but you have to use what you can find in stock right now at the stores. John Morrell Bacon is great tasting Bacon, just don’t use it. So I grabbed a large skillet and sprayed it with Pam cooking Spray. Then heated it on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added the Bacon. Mom loves Bacon so I just fried the whole package. Fried up great and was delicious! I set it aside until I needed it.

Next I made my Chicken Burger patties. To prepare them, in a large bowl, combine Chicken, Ground Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Dried Oregano, Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Italian Style Bread Crumbs. The Seasonings amount are to taste and 2 tablespoons of the Italian Style Bread Crumbs. Make a little depression with your thumb in the center of each burger so they cook evenly.

 

In a Skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add burger patties and cook, flipping once, until golden and a thermometer inserted into the center registers 165°, 8 to 10 minutes. Top with Cheddar and cook until just started melting, 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer patties to a plate. Serve on the Buns and top with Mayo, Heinz 57 Sauce, and the Bacon. The Ground Chicken Burger is juicy, moist, and flavorful! I’ll have to start having a lot more often!

 

 

To go with the Chicken Burger I prepared 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 Heinz 57 Sauce. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Waffle Pretzels with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smart Ground Chicken
Ground chicken is a healthy start for any meal since one serving (100 grams, or about 3 ounces) meets one’s protein needs for a nutritious meal – plus it’s lower in calories and fat than many meat sources. Lean ground chicken is high in protein and offers less saturated fat than ground beef.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Chicken Tenders and Baked Fries

May 7, 2020 at 7:19 PM | Posted in chicken, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Tenders and Baked Fries

 

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. Wow, what a beautiful day out there today! Sunny and 71 degrees but a possible record cold morning with snow flurries by in the morning! Yes indeed, that Ohio Weather! It’s no wonder everyone has Sinus and Allergy problems in Southwest Ohio! Hopefully they’ll miss that forecast. After Lunch I got the cart out and did a little yard work. Then later took the cart for a spin around the neighborhood, enjoying that sunshine! For Dinner tonight I prepared Chicken Tenders and Baked Fries.

 

I had no clue on what to prepare for Dinner tonight so I hit the freezer. I came across a package of Simple Truth Chicken Tenderloins (Tenders). So I sat them out to thaw this morning. To prepare them I’ll need McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, LiteHouse Poultry Herb Blend, Garlic Salt, Flour, Pam Cooking Spray, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

I seasoned and Floured the Tenders and set then aside. I grabbed a large skillet and sprayed it with the Pam Spray and heated the skillet on medium heat. As the skillet heated I added 2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil. When the skillet was heated I added the Tenders, I cooked them in 2 batches so not to over crowd the skillet. I cooked them for about 5 minutes and flipped them over to continue cooking them another 4 minutes. I checked the Tenders with a meat thermometer and I had the correct reading of 165 degrees F. Removed the first batch on to a paper towel lined plate and cooked the next batch.

They came out excellent! Good Seasoning and the Flour gave it a good crust. Served these with sides of LiteHouse Lite Blue Cheese and Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing.

 

 

 

To go with the Chicken Tenders I baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. Served those with some Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert later a Jello Dark Cherry Sugar Free Jello. Take care everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kroger Simple Truth – 100% Natural Choice: Truly Delicious – Natural Boneless & Skinless Chicken Breast Tenders

It’s only natural that you enjoy our natural boneless and skinless chicken breast tenders that contain no antibiotics or added hormones from chickens raised cage free in a humane environment and vegetarian fed! A natural choice that is 99% fat free and 100% delicious in any meal.

* Raised cage free
* No added hormones
* No preservatives
* No antibiotics ever
* Vegetarian fed
* 99% fat free
* Keep refrigerated
* Inspected for wholesomeness by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Applewood Smoke Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ground Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

April 30, 2020 at 6:39 PM | Posted in chicken, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Kraft Cheese, Ore - Ida | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Applewood Smoke Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ground Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, fried 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Good start to a rainy day! Cloudy, rain, and a high of 50 degrees. One day its a high near 80 degrees and 2 days later 49-50 degrees, good ole Ohio weather! Not much to do today. Just did a few things around the house and caught up on some reading. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Applewood Smoke Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ground Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries.

 

I had purchased a package of Smart Ground Chicken from Meijer a while back and had it in the freezer. I set the package in the the fridge overnight to thaw. To make the Burger I’ll need; the Ground Chicken (1 lb. package), Litehouse Poultry Herb Seasoning, McCormick’s Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Meijer Italian Style Bread Crumbs. For toppings I’m using Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/Olive Oil, Heinz 57 Sauce, John Morrell Applewood Smoked Bacon, and Kraft Deli Style Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Served it on a Healthy Life Wheat Hamburger Bun.

 

First thing I did was fry the Bacon. I’m using John Morrell Applewood Smoked Bacon. I rarely use John Morrell but you have to use what you can find in stock right now at the stores. John Morrell Bacon is great tasting Bacon, just don’t use it. So I grabbed a large skillet and sprayed it with Pam cooking Spray. Then heated it on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added the Bacon. Mom loves Bacon so I just fried the whole package. Fried up great and was delicious! I set it aside until I needed it.

 

Next I made my Chicken Burger patties. To prepare them, in a large bowl, combine Chicken, Ground Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Dried Oregano, Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Italian Style Bread Crumbs. The Seasonings amount are to taste and 2 tablespoons of the Italian Style Bread Crumbs. Make a little depression with your thumb in the center of each burger so they cook evenly. Divide the mixture into 4 patties.

 

 

In a Cast Iron Skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add burger patties and cook, flipping once, until golden and a thermometer inserted into the center registers 165°, 8 to 10 minutes. Top with Cheddar and cook until just started melting, 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer patties to a plate. Serve on the Buns and top with Mayo, Heinz 57 Sauce, and the Bacon. The Ground Chicken Burger is juicy, moist, and flavorful! I’ll have to start having a lot more often!

 

 

To go with the Chicken Burger I prepared 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 Heinz 57 Sauce. For Dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smart Ground Chicken
Ground chicken is a healthy start for any meal since one serving (100 grams, or about 3 ounces) meets one’s protein needs for a nutritious meal – plus it’s lower in calories and fat than many meat sources. Lean ground chicken is high in protein and offers less saturated fat than ground beef.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Baked Chicken Wings w/ Baked Fries and Light Texas Toast

April 25, 2020 at 6:37 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

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 68 degrees and more rain moving in later in the afternoon. I had one of those rough nights dealing with Phantom Pains! So with very little to no sleep overnight I caught up on sleep after the Phantom Pains finally let up around 11:00 this morning. For Dinner tonight its Baked Chicken Wings w/ Baked Fries and Light Texas Toast.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CALORIES 120
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
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Litehouse – Lite Blue Cheese Dressing

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Buffalo and Cheese Smashburger w/ Baked Fries

April 24, 2020 at 6:42 PM | Posted in Ore - Ida, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo and Cheese Smashburger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

For Breakfast on this Friday Morning I prepared a Fried Egg and Cheese Sandwich. I used 2 Eggs that I beat and fried, a slice of Kraft Deli Style Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly cloudy and a high of 68 degrees. Did a few chores around the house. Later I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the driveway area. That was about it for my day. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Buffalo and Cheese Smashburger w/ Baked Fries.

 

I’ve heard of Smashburgers but never had made one or had one. I seen them made a few times on TV and they looked delicious and easy to make as all Hamburgers. One thing that I wasn’t sure on was I had always heard not to smash your Hamburgers when cooking them because you would lose some of the juice and the flavor, so I’m going to find out! To prepare I’ll be using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo, for Seasoning Wild Idea Buffalo Omnivore Salt, Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, Boar’s Head Yellow Vermont Cheddar, and Kroger 100% Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns.

 

So to prepare it I’ll be using my Cast Iron Griddle. I lightly sprayed the Griddle with the Pam Cooking Spray and heated it on the stove on high. As that was heating I got the Burger ready. The Ground Buffalo comes in a 1 pound package. I divided it into 3 – 1/3 of a pound portions. I froze 2 of them and used the other one for my Burger. So instead of forming the Ground Buffalo into perfect patty with smooth edges, leave it as a hunk. The meat should not be packed, smoothed into a ball, or shaped into a patty. You want a rough ball of Buffalo that’s loosely held together. And Seasoned it with the Omnivore Salt.

 

Place the hunk of Buffalo onto the griddle, press with the back of a spatula for 10 seconds (you can use a second spatula for even more leverage). Cook patty about 2½ minutes on the first side. Flip patty, cook 1 minute, then top with the Vermont Cheddar Cheese, and cook just until cheese begins to melt, about 30 seconds more.

 

Then for the bun, for more flavor, use the cut sides of the buns to absorb excess drippings from the griddle. Toast buns directly on the Griddle, or in a skillet, until golden brown, about 10–15 seconds. And you’re ready to serve! Well Smashing the Buffalo Burger didn’t seem to affect the flavor any at all. It came out a flavorful delicious Burger. What was really good was the edges of the Burger being nice and crispy. Thumbs up on Smashburgers!

 

 

As the Burger was cooking I had preheat the stove at 425 degrees. I baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. Served those with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Stick Pretzels with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Wild Idea Ground Buffalo is a “must have” for countless healthy, meaty meals. We grind our finest roasts and steaks to bring you the most delicious ground buffalo on the planet. User friendly and very versatile, our 100% grass-fed, ground buffalo meat is packed with protein and naturally low in fat and calories. Did we mention it’s delicious? Average 95% lean.
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