Leftovers: Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

April 5, 2017 at 4:56 PM | Posted in leftovers, pasta, pizza | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

 

 

 

 

To start my day off I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, fried up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I did a couple of loads of laundry for Mom. After that it was house cleaning. About 1:00 I headed over to the rehab center to see Dad. Today was a good day for him. Clear headed and his breathing was a lot better. Back home, for Dinner tonight its Leftovers. I reheated the Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta.

 

 

Oh I love this Pizza Pasta! It may be a boxed Dinner, but its one of my favorites. So easy to prepare and a fantastic flavor. And for leftovers, it reheats perfectly. To reheat it i just put it into a small sauce pan and heated it on medium low until it was heated through. Fantastic Leftovers! I had a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar. I left last nights post below for recipe and directions. Later!

 

 

 

 


Anyway it’s got two of my favorites in it, pasta and pizza! The box contains 1 can of Pizza Sauce w/ Pepperoni and Sausage and 1 Pouch of Rotini Pasta. I also added a few slices of Turkey Pepperoni and sliced Portabello Mushrooms to the mix. For the preparation you can bake it or prepare it on the stove top, which is how I prepared it. Add 1 cup of water, stir and mix, and simmer and you have your dinner! This came out fantastic! Really had a good Pizza flavor to it. The Sauce with the Mushrooms, Sausage, and Pepperoni provides the great flavoring. Easily prepared and makes a hearty and delicious meal.

 

Along with the Pizza Pasta I also prepared some Baked Cheesy Bread. Another easy one, using Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Just Butter the Bread and add your Cheese on top. Then bake on 400 degrees until the Bread is toasted and Cheese is melted.

 

 

 

 
Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta

When only comfort food will do, Banquet Homestyle Bakes are the perfect choice. Each comes complete with everything you need to make a delicious and hearty straight-from-the-oven meal. So you’ll spend less time worrying about your meal—and more time enjoying it.

*Pepperoni and sausage included
*5 minute preparation oven or stove top

Stove Top:

1. Stir Together Can of Sauce and 1 Cup Hot Water In Medium Skillet.
2. Stir In Pasta Until Well Coated. Heat to Boiling.
3. Reduce Heat. Cover and Simmer About 15 Minutes, Or Until Pasta Is Tender, Stirring Occasionally.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup prepared (195g)
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 820mg 34%
Potassium 530mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 12g
Protein 10g
http://www.banquet.com/homestyle-bakes/pizza-pasta-bake

Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

April 4, 2017 at 4:58 PM | Posted in pasta, pizza | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

 
For Breakfast this morning I fried up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I headed to the local Kroger to pick up a few items. Then on my way back I stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and stopped and got gas. After Lunch went to the rehab center to see Dad. I’m afraid his dementia is getting worse, hoping that wouldn’t happen. A lot of stressful days ahead. But we’ll do whatever we can to help him. For Dinner tonight I prepared a box of the Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta.

 

 

Oh I love this Pizza Pasta! This is one of my favorite boxed foods, Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta. Nothing like a quick, easy and delicious comfort food. But here’s another product I love and it’s getting harder and harder to find, I can only find it at Walmart or online now! I found this box at Walmart the other day.

 

 

 

 

Anyway it’s got two of my favorites in it, pasta and pizza! The box contains 1 can of Pizza Sauce w/ Pepperoni and Sausage and 1 Pouch of Rotini Pasta. I also added a few slices of Turkey Pepperoni and sliced Portabello Mushrooms to the mix. For the preparation you can bake it or prepare it on the stove top, which is how I prepared it. Add 1 cup of water, stir and mix, and simmer and you have your dinner! This came out fantastic! Really had a good Pizza flavor to it. The Sauce with the Mushrooms, Sausage, and Pepperoni provides the great flavoring. Easily prepared and makes a hearty and delicious meal.

 

 

 

Along with the Pizza Pasta I also prepared some Baked Cheesy Bread. Another easy one, using Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Just Butter the Bread and add your Cheese on top. Then bake on 400 degrees until the Bread is toasted and Cheese is melted. For Dessert later a bowl of Dole Sliced Peaches.

 

 

 

 

 
Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta

When only comfort food will do, Banquet Homestyle Bakes are the perfect choice. Each comes complete with everything you need to make a delicious and hearty straight-from-the-oven meal. So you’ll spend less time worrying about your meal—and more time enjoying it.

*Pepperoni and sausage included
*5 minute preparation oven or stove top

Stove Top:

1. Stir Together Can of Sauce and 1 Cup Hot Water In Medium Skillet.
2. Stir In Pasta Until Well Coated. Heat to Boiling.
3. Reduce Heat. Cover and Simmer About 15 Minutes, Or Until Pasta Is Tender, Stirring Occasionally.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup prepared (195g)
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 820mg 34%
Potassium 530mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 12g
Protein 10g
http://www.banquet.com/homestyle-bakes/pizza-pasta-bake

Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Baked Lasagna and Baked French Bread

March 21, 2017 at 5:13 PM | Posted in Lasagna, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Baked Lasagna and Baked French Bread

 

 

 

For Breakfast on this second day of Spring I Scrambled 2 Eggs and toasted 2 Slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly cloudy out today and it hit about 60 degrees. After Lunch I went over to see Dad and took him a big bowl of the 3 Bean Turkey Chili I made yesterday. We signed the Release papers today. He comes home Saturday Morning. I just hope he remains strong enough to remain here. Back home for Dinner tonight its Baked Lasagna and Baked French Bread.

 

 

 


I’m trying the Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Lasagna Complete Meal Kit. I have Banquet Pizza Pasta quite often, so I thought I would give this one a try. As it says, it’s a Complete Meal Kit. All I added was a 1/2 cup of Water, a little Sea Salt for taste, and some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. To prepare it is real easy.

 

 

 

 


To prepare it you can bake it in the oven or cook it in a skillet on the stove top. I’m baking mine. Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F. Stir together both cans of sauce and 1/2 cup water in 8″ x 8″ baking dish. Stir in the pasta until well coated. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes, until pasta is tender. Carefully uncover. Stir until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes; sauce will thicken. Ready to serve!

 

 

 

 


Came out hot and delicious. Nothing fancy, just good and hearty Dinner. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread, perfect with Pasta Dishes. For Dessert later a Weight Water’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Lasagna Complete Meal Kit

For over 50 years, Banquet has been bringing American families a variety of good hearty food. Banquet Homestyle Bakes Lasagna comes complete with everything you need, so you can spend less time thinking about dinner and more time enjoying it.
* Contains four (4) 1-cup servings BANQUET Homestyle Bakes Lasagna
* Lasagna Sauce with Meat & Curly Pasta
* Complete meal kit – just add water
* 0 grams trans fat per serving
* Perfect to serve for dinner tonight

Directions
Just add water. Inside this box: 2 Cans of lasagna meat sauce. 1 Pouch curly pasta. All you need to add: 1/2 cup water. For food safety and quality: Ovens, stove top burners and skillets may vary. Adjust cooking times as needed. Product must be cooked thoroughly. Read and follow these cooking directions. Refrigerate or discard any unused portion.

Oven preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Stir together both cans of sauce and 1/2 cup water in 8″ x 8″ baking dish. 2. Stir in pasta until well coated. 3. Cover with foil. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until pasta is tender. 4. Carefully uncover. Stir until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes; sauce will thicken.

Stove top preparation: 1. Stir together both cans of sauce and 1/2 cup water in 10-inch skillet. 2. Stir in pasta until well coated. Heat to boiling. 3. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes, or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. 4. Stir until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes; sauce will thicken. Alternate preparation: Baking dish size – 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Temperature – 425 degrees F. Baking time – 35-40 minutes. Baking dish size – 2-quart casserole dish. Temperature – 425 degrees F. Baking time – 35-40 minutes. Baking dish size – 13 x 9-inch baking dish (for 2 box prep). Temperature – 425 degrees F. Baking time -40-45 minutes. High altitude preparation (3500-6500ft). Cooking adjustments: Oven: reduced water by 1/4 cup for all baking dish sizes; no bake time adjustment. Stove Top: reduced water by 1/4 cup; simmer 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size240g
Servings Per Container4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories320 Calories
Calories From Fat90.0 Grams
% Daily Value
Total Fat10 g15.0
Saturated Fat4 G20
Trans Fat0 G
Cholesterol20 Mg7
Sodium640 Mg27
Potassium680 Mg19
Total Carbohydrate42 g14.0
Dietary Fiber4 G16
Sugars13 G
Protein13 g

Chicken and Wild Mushroom Ravioli

March 19, 2017 at 5:01 PM | Posted in pasta, Perdue Chicken Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken and Wild Mushroom Ravioli

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Poached Egg and served it on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Also had the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went up to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Another overcast day but not as windy out and a high of 51 degrees. Finished up some cleaning today, cleaned the oven and fridge. Still having problems with my thumb, wish this would hurry up and heal! For Dinner tonight I prepared a new item, Three Bridges Wild Mushroom Ravioli. Tonight its Chicken and Wild Mushroom Ravioli.

 

Chicken and Wild Mushroom Ravioli for Dinner. Had this a while back and really liked it. For the Chicken I used Perdue Perfect Portions Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breasts. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love the Perdue Perfect Portions Chicken Breasts. Always taste fresh and nice size. To prepare; removed them from the package and seasoned them with Sea Salt and Litehouse Freeze Dried Poultry Herb Blend, my favorite seasoning for Chicken. Then I sprinkled them with a light dusting of Flour. Cooked them in a medium size skillet that was sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray w/ Olive Oil and a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried them on medium high heat for about 11 minutes, flipping it over 3 times. Removed from the heat and set aside.As the Chicken was cooking I sliced up some Mushrooms and Sauteed them in the skillet also. Removed from the heat and set aside. After they had cooled I sliced the Chicken Breasts up.

 

 

 

As the Chicken was finishing I prepared the Three Bridges Wild Mushroom Ravioli. First time preparing this and its very easy to prepare. Bring a large pot of water to a gentle boil. Add ravioli and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the pot from heat and strain the Ravioli.

 

 

 

Then tossed with Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmasen Cheese, 1 tablespoon of Light Olive Oil, and some Buitoni Marinara Sauce. To serve I made a bed of the Ravioli in a bowl and topped it with the sliced Chicken Breast, Sauteed Sliced Mushrooms, and a bit more of the remaining Sauce and a sprinkle of Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. The Ravioli is very tender and an excellent Mushroom taste! The Chicken and sauce worked perfect with it. Another very good item I came across at Meijer. I’m always finding new products to try at Meijer. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

Three Bridges Wild Mushroom Ravioli

THREE BRIDGES celebrates an era when food was made honest. When simple recipes made with familiar ingredients nourished our families and delighted our souls. When better ingredients meant never cooking with antibiotics, hormones, artificial flavors, or preservatives.
Find us in the refrigerated dairy or deli sections of your favorite grocery store.

VEGETARIAN – Wild Mushroom Ravioli
All of our vegetarian choices feature nutrient-dense ingredients and rBST-free cheeses. Eat clean and feel great—our filled pastas are made with superfood kale, high-fiber portobello mushroom, iron-rich spinach, and vitamin A-packed butternut squash.
https://threebridges.com/products/

Seasoned Haddock w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta

March 14, 2017 at 5:04 PM | Posted in Bear Creek Products, fish, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Haddock w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta

 

 

To start this snowy morning off I toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, Scrambled a couple of Eggs, fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and made the daily morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It started snowing late yesterday but the ground was to warm and it didn’t stick, at first. Eventually though it started sticking. We’ve had snow flurries on and off most of the day. It was 16 degrees this morning and we had a high of only 31. What happened to our early Spring! The cold looks as though it’s killed all the early flowers that had come out. The cold is here for a few days they say. Sure be glad for warmer weather! Dad is doing better. They thought he had shingles but it turned out to be a rash from an anti biotic they had given him. Not sure when he’s coming home. So for Dinner tonight I prepared a Seasoned Haddock w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta.

 

I had purchased 2 Haddock fillets from Kroger a while back. I had rinsed both fillets and cut into smaller pieces. I ended up with 3 bags, I had one the day I purchased them and froze the other 2. So I grabbed one of the plastic bags and laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. So to prepare them I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the pieces in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix. Shook until all the pieces were well coated. Shook off the excess and pan fried them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, frying them about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Haddock and Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Mix, the perfect combo. The Zatarain’s Breading and Seasonings are my favorites. I love Haddock it cooks up so nicely and I love the flavor and how meaty it is.

 

 

To go with my Seasoned Haddock I prepared a new dish, Bear Creek Creamy Cheddar Pasta Mix. I had tried the Bear Creek Potato Soup Mix and Creamy Chicken Pasta, which both were excellent! To prepare it; Grabbed a 2 quart sauce pan, added 4 cups of water. Heated to a rolling boil. Whisked in the Pasta and Sauce Mix. Brought the mixture back to a rolling boil. Reduced the heat to a medium boil and cooked for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 

 

 

Removed from the heat and let it sit for 8 minutes. The Sauce thickened up beautifully as it cooled. Another excellent product from Bear Creek. Really enjoy these all these Products! I seasoned the Pasta with just a little sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. The Pasta and Haddock make a perfect pairing! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar.
 

 

 
Bear Creek Creamy Cheddar Pasta Mix

High in the heber valley of the wasatch mountains, bear creek country kitchen began with one goal in mind: deliver great hearty homestyle dishes that the whole family will enjoy. Using the same qualities that you find in our soups, bear creek now presents delicious pasta dishes with hearty pastas, quality cheeses and tasty vegetables, all in rich and flavorful sauces. Just add water and in minutes you can serve a delicious pasta dish that will satisfy every appetite in your family.

 

Hearty rotini pasta in a rich, creamy cheddar sauce. 4 one cup servings. Great taste! Just add water. Cooks in 12 minutes. High in the Heber Valley of the Wasatch Mountains, Bear Creek Country Kitchens began with one goal in mind: Deliver

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1 CUP PREPARED
Servings Per Container 4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories
Calories From Fat 80 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9.0 g 14.0
Saturated Fat 3.5 g 18
Trans Fat 0.50 g
Cholesterol 5 mg2
Sodium 890 mg 37
Total Carbohydrate 49.0 g 16.0
Dietary Fiber 1.00 g 4.00
Sugars 5 g
Protein 9.0 g

Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

February 6, 2017 at 6:06 PM | Posted in pasta, Pasta Roni, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

 
For Breakfast this morning I prepared an Egg Beater’s Egg White Cheese Omelet, I used Sargento Reduced Fat shrimp-w-pasta-roni-parmesan-cheese-004Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also prepared 2 Jimmy Dean Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Breakfast is served! Had a high of 56 outside today but showers moved in later in the day, not bad for a February Winter’s day! After Lunch I went over to spend a few hours with dad at rehab. He has really been doing good in therapy! Eating good and building his strength back up. If he’s able to come home he has to exercise a bit or he’ll end up right back in the Hospital. So we’ll see. Back home did a load of laundry and cleaned up around the house a bit. For Dinner tonight its Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese and Italian Round Loaf Bread.

 

As usual when I make the Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese dish I have the leftovers the next day. So for Dinner tonight its Leftovers! Below is the original post of Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese and Italian Round Loaf, which contains ingredients and directions.

 

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For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat I cooked the Shrimp. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

 

I’ve prepared this several times now, sometimes I make using Chicken but Shrimp is my favorite. Rice – A – Roni Pulled Chicken w Pasta Roni - Parmesan Cheese 001Pasta Roni is an Angel Hair Pasta in a Parmesan Sauce with other natural flavors. It comes with the Pasta Parm Sauce and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! Love these Semi-Homemade Meals! I also baked a loaf of Italian Round Loaf Bread. For Dessert later I had a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 
Pasta Roni – Parmesan CheesePasta Roni Parm Cheese
Inspired by the flavors of Italy, our Pasta Roni® Parmesan Cheese flavor blends angel hair pasta in a Parmesan cheese sauce with other natural flavors your whole family will enjoy. This flavorful dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian recipes.

What You’ll Need
1 1/3 cups of water
2/3 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of margarine*
What You’ll Do:
In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.

http://www.ricearoni.com/Products/Pasta_Roni/classic_favorites/Angel_Hair_Pasta_w

Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

February 5, 2017 at 5:49 PM | Posted in pasta, Pasta Roni, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

 

 

 

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For Breakfast I toasted a couple of Whole Grain Eggo Waffles, topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, and made my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. In the 20’s to start the day. Partly Sunny and around 47 degrees for the day, not bad for February Weather! Did a load of laundry for Mom. After Lunch I went over to see Dad. He is getting stronger and he has his appetite back. He’s working hard to build his strength back up, hope he keeps it up! For Dinner tonight I prepared Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese.

 

 

 

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For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat I cooked the Shrimp. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

 

I’ve prepared this many times now, sometimes I make it using Chicken but Shrimp is my favorite. Rice – A – Roni, Pulled Chicken w Pasta Roni - Parmesan Cheese 001Pasta Roni is an Angel Hair Pasta in a Parmesan Sauce with other natural flavors. It comes with the Pasta Parm Sauce and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! Love these Semi-Homemade Meals! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread and had a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For Dessert later I had a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 
Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese
Inspired by the flavors of Italy, our Pasta Roni® Parmesan Cheese flavor blends angel hair pasta in a Parmesan cheese sauce with other natural flavors your whole family will enjoy. This flavorful dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian recipes.

What You’ll NeedPasta Roni Parm Cheese
1 1/3 cups of water
2/3 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of margarine*
What You’ll Do:
In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.

http://www.ricearoni.com/Products/Pasta_Roni/classic_favorites/Angel_Hair_Pasta_

Creamy Chicken Pasta w/ Baked French Bread

January 30, 2017 at 6:08 PM | Posted in cheese, chicken, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Creamy Chicken Pasta w/ Baked French Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Poached an Egg and served it on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. creamy-chicken-pasta-w-baked-french-bread-007And as always my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I prepared Mom a Scrambled Egg and toasted her some Raisin Bread. After Breakfast it house cleaning day, vacuumed and dusted. Then cleaned the fridge also. After Lunch I went and spent the day with Dad. He seems to be getting somewhat better. His appetite is back and a lot less stomach pain. They have him on light therapy until later in the week. Not a bad Winters Day out, partly sunny and 34 degrees. For Dinner tonight I’m trying a new item, Bear Creek Country Kitchens Creamy Chicken Pasta Mix. Tonight its Creamy Chicken Pasta w/ Baked French Bread.

 

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I had seen the Bear Creek ads in all the Cooking Magazines so when I came across several of their products I grabbed a couple to try. One of the items is the Bear Creek Country Kitchens Creamy Chicken Pasta Mix. It uses Orecchiette Pasta, which comes in a rich and creamy Chicken flavored Sauce with Carrots. All I added was Water and some Pulled Chicken.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To prepare the dish I’ll need; 1 package of Bear Creek Country Kitchens Creamy Chicken Pasta Mix, water, and Pulled Chicken. While at Kroger I had purchased a Simple Truth Whole Roasted Chicken. Pulled all the Meat and I had my Chicken.

 

 

 

 

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To make the Dish; I took a 2 Quart Saucepan, gave it a light spray of Pam Cooking Spray and added 3 1/2 cups water to it. Heated the water to a rolling boil. Whisked in the Pasta and Sauce Mix. Brought the mixture back to a rolling boil. Reduced the heat to a medium boil. Cooked 14 minutes, stirring it occasionally. Removed it from the heat and let it set for 8 minutes. as it cooled it thickened up. As it was cooking it had a mouth watering aroma. And the taste is just as good! Good Chicken and Cheese taste and along with the Pasta, Carrots, and added Chicken makes a delicious Dinner! Love hearty, comfort food, meals.

 

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I also reheated the Pillsbury French Bread which went perfect with the Chicken/Pasta Mixture. For Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with some Smucker’s Sugar Free Hot Fudge Topping.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Bear Creek Country Kitchens Creamy Chicken Pasta Mixbear-creek-creamy-chicken-pasta-mix

High in the heber valley of the wasatch mountains, bear creek country kitchen began with one goal in mind: deliver great hearty homestyle dishes that the whole family will enjoy. Using the same qualities that you find in our soups, bear creek now presents delicious pasta dishes with hearty pastas, quality cheeses and tasty vegetables, all in rich and flavorful sauces. Just add water and in minutes you can serve a delicious pasta dish that will satisfy every appetite in your family. Hearty orecchiette pasta in a rich, creamy chicken flavored sauce with carrots.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1 CUP PREPARED
Servings Per Container4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories330 Calories
Calories From Fat80 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat9.0 g14.0
Saturated Fat5 G25
Trans Fat0 G
Cholesterol10 Mg3
Sodium810 Mg34
Total Carbohydrate55.0 g18.0
Dietary Fiber5 G20
Sugars10 G
Protein9.0 g

Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

December 31, 2016 at 6:02 PM | Posted in pasta, Pasta Roni, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

 

 

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Started my day off with a Poached Egg. Then I toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, and made my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Nice start to the day! In the 20’s to start the day and reached into the 40’s for a high but had rain showers on and off throughout the day. Did a couple of loads of laundry for Mom. Then I had to repair a shelf in the pantry. And that was pretty much it for the day. Settled in for an afternoon of Football and Basketball. For Dinner tonight I prepared Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese.

 

 

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For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat I cooked the Shrimp. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 
I’ve prepared this several times now, sometimes I make using Chicken but Shrimp is my favorite. Rice – A – Roni, Pasta Roni is an Angel Hair Pasta in a Parmesan Sauce with other natural flavors. It comes with the Pasta Parm Pulled Chicken w Pasta Roni - Parmesan Cheese 001Sauce and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! Love these Semi-Homemade Meals! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread and had a Coke Zero to drink. For Dessert later I had a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 
Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese
Inspired by the flavors of Italy, our Pasta Roni® Parmesan Cheese flavor blends angel hair pasta in a ParmPasta Roni Parm Cheeseesan cheese sauce with other natural flavors your whole family will enjoy. This flavorful dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian recipes.

What You’ll Need
1 1/3 cups of water
2/3 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of margarine*
What You’ll Do:
In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.

http://www.ricearoni.com/Products/Pasta_Roni/classic_favorites/Angel_Hair_Pasta_w

Leftovers – Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

December 28, 2016 at 5:57 PM | Posted in pasta, pizza | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

 
For Breakfast this morning it was Simply Potato Shredded Hash Browns, some Meijer Diced Ham, toasted 1 slice of Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta 004Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mixed together Hash Browns and Ham, made a good Hash! Grabbed a quick shower and then out the door. I went to Walmart, looking for some new weights and workout equipment. Ended up buying a new weight set. Sort of cool this morning, about 25 degrees, but it warmed up to about 47 degrees and sunny all afternoon. Sat outside for a bit, enjoying that sunshine! Not much else going on today. For Dinner tonight I reheated the leftover Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta. I left the original post below with ingredients and cooking instructions, enjoy!

 

 

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Oh I love this Pizza Pasta! This is one of my favorite boxed foods, Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta. Nothing like a quick, easy and delicious comfort food. But here’s another product I love and it’s getting harder and harder to find, I can only find it at Walmart or online now!

 

 

 

 
Anyway it’s got two of my favorites in it, pasta and pizza! The box contains 1 can of Pizza Sauce w/ Pepperoni and banquet-pizza-pasta-001Sausage and 1 Pouch of Rotini Pasta. I also added a few slices of Turkey Pepperoni and sliced Portabello Mushrooms to the mix. For the preparation you can bake it or prepare it on the stove top, which is how I prepared it. Add 1 cup of water, stir and mix, and simmer and you have your dinner! This came out fantastic! Really had a good Pizza flavor to it. The Sauce with the Mushrooms, Sausage, and Pepperoni provides the great flavoring. Easily prepared and makes a hearty and delicious meal.

 

 

 

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Along with the Pizza Pasta I also prepared some Baked Cheesy Bread. Another easy one, using Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Just Butter the Bread and add your Cheese on top. Then bake on 400 degrees until the Bread is toasted and Cheese is melted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta

When only comfort food will do, Banquet Homestyle Bakes are the perfect choice. Each comes complete with everything you need to make a delicious and hearty straight-from-the-oven meal. So you’ll spend less time worrying about your meal—and more time enjoying it.

*Pepperoni and sausage included
*5 minute preparation oven or stove top banquet-homestyle-pizza-pastaBanquet Homestyle Pizza Pastabanquet-pizza-pasta-box

Stove Top:

1. Stir Together Can of Sauce and 1 Cup Hot Water In Medium Skillet.
2. Stir In Pasta Until Well Coated. Heat to Boiling.
3. Reduce Heat. Cover and Simmer About 15 Minutes, Or Until Pasta Is Tender, Stirring Occasionally.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup prepared (195g)
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 820mg 34%
Potassium 530mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 12g
Protein 10g
http://www.banquet.com/homestyle-bakes/pizza-pasta-bake

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