Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Roasted Butternut Squash, Cut Italian Beans, and Italian Round Bread

March 11, 2017 at 6:36 PM | Posted in pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Roasted Butternut Squash, Cut Italian Beans, and Italian Round Bread

 

 

For Breakfast I prepared a Poached Egg served on top of a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Not to warm out there today, a high of 35 degrees. Our flowers and trees that have had already came out are still surviving. Everything has blossomed so earl this year. Dad is doing okay, he’s ready to come home. He’s been the hospital and rehab now for about 1 1/2 months. Cleaned the house today and did some laundry for Mom. Had to replace the lint hose on back of the dryer. Everything done, took it easy the rest of the day. For Dinner tonight it’s Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Roasted Butternut Squash, Cut Italian Beans, and Italian Round Bread.

 

 

I picked up a package of Center Cut Pork Chops from the Meijer Meat Department yesterday. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats, and all their products and produce. So to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash. This has quickly become a family favorite. I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Crumbled Bacon Bits, 1/2 tablespoon Extra Light Olive Oil, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash!

 

 

 

 

For one side dish I heated a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. To prepare them just empty the can into a small sauce pan and simmer until heated. I love the taste of these, just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready! I could have Beans of any kind every day and never get tired of having them. For Dessert later a bowl of Dole Sliced Peaches.

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and French Bread

January 23, 2017 at 5:58 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and French Bread

 

 
For Breakfast this morning i prepared a Poached Egg that I served on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English cumin-spiced-pork-chop-w-mashed-potatoes-golden-hominy-and-fre-008Muffin. Topped it off with my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Good light and healthy Breakfast! More rain overnight and into the morning before it stopped. The day it was cloudy and high around 49 degrees. It was laundry and house cleaning today, all day. With everyone recovered from the stomach virus we had, we washed all the bed sheets and quilts. Then I ran the vacuumed, dusted, and sprayed the house down good with Lysol. All looks great! So for Dinner tonight I prepared another one of those delicious Chops from Meijer! Tonight its a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and French Bread.

 

 

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On my last visit to Meijer I picked up a package of Center Cut Pork Chops from the Meijer Meat Department. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats, and all their products and produce.

 

 

 

 

 
So to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w Golden Hominy and Harvest Apples 001Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

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For a side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy, and its been a while since I’ve any. For those that has never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. There is White and Golden Hominy, my favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

 

 

Mashed Potatoes
For another side I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. Then I baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

January 13, 2017 at 6:07 PM | Posted in greenbeans, pork chops, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 
For my Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, topped it with a Poached Egg, and had a cup cumin-spiced-pork-chop-w-savory-herb-potatoes-and-cut-green-bean-003of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Ahhh this Ohio Weather, It was 68 degrees yesterday and woke this morning and its 28 degrees. And we only had a high of 38 degrees, but it is Winter! I took Mom over to BMV to get her driver’s license renewed. I have the up most respect for the BMV Employees! That have to deal with worst of people, and the best. But most are rude and grumpy, and the line of people never goes down. So hats off to the BMV, I couldn’t deal with it. So for dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

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While at Meijer I picked up another of the Center Cut Pork Chop from the Meijer Meat Counter. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats.

 

 

 

 

 

I almost always use my Cumin Spiced rub when I have Pork Chops, and I’m preparing that way for Dinner. To prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w Golden Hominy and Harvest Apples 001tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

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Another favorite I always pick up at Meijer are the Little Potato Company Savory Herb Potatoes. I have these quite often and really enjoy them. The Potatoes come in a microwavable tray. Just pop the tray in the microwave for five minutes and mix in the seasoning pack and you have a nutritious and tasty Potato Dish. These are definitely a good item to have in the pantry! So easy to prepare and no clean up.

 

 

 

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To go with my Chops and Potatoes I heated up a can of Del Monte Reduced Sodium Cut Green Beans. I could have Beans every meal, love them! For Dessert later tonight I’ll be having a bowl of Dole Sliced Peaches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

 

 

 

the Little Potato Company – Savory Herb
HERBS AND SPICES, WITH A HINT OF BACONLittle Potato Co

Evoking all the cozy feelings of home-cooking, the Savory Herb flavor combines a fun mix of red and yellow Creamer potatoes with a comforting blend of savory herbs, earthy spices and just a hint of bacon flavor.

Simply pop the tray in the microwave for five minutes and mix in the seasoning pack and voila! – you have a nutritious taste of home. This is cozy dish on its own, or combine it with other ingredients to take your meal to a whole new level of down-home goodness.

You may also want to try our Garlic Parsley or Zesty Italian flavors.

*CALORIES PER SERVING 85
* GOOD SOURCE OF POTASSIUM
* SOURCE OF FIBER
* SOURCE OF VITAMIN C
* NATURALLY FAT-FREE

Microwave
In three easy steps, you have perfectly steamed and seasoned potatoes!

1. Simply remove the cardboard sleeve and seasoning pack. The plastic film stays on to aid in steaming the potatoes.
2. Place the convenience tray in the microwave. Cook on high for 5 minutes*.
3. Let the tray rest for 2 minutes then carefully remove plastic film and stir in seasoning pack. Caution – the contents will be very hot. If desired, add 1 tbsp. of butter or olive oil.

Serve and enjoy!Little Potato Co Savory Herb
*Cooking times may vary.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 85
Fat 0%
Saturated / Trans Fats 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 175 mg 7%
Potassium 510 mg 15%
Carbohydrate 20 g 7%
Fibre 2 g 8%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 2 g

http://www.littlepotatoes.com/en/products/savory-herb/

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Purple Passion Aspararagus and Savory Herb Potatoes

January 4, 2017 at 5:52 PM | Posted in pork chops, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Purple Passion Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Savory Herb Potatoes

 

 

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For my Breakfast I toasted an Eggo Waffle, topped it with a Poached Egg, and had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Big change in our weather again. We went from a high near 60 degrees yesterday, to a high of 30 with a snow flurries and high winds today. Ohio weather is never boring! After Breakfast I headed up to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. Finished up cleaning out the “junk drawer” and then started on the pantry. So for dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Purple Passion Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Savory Herb Potatoes.

 

 

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While at Meijer I picked up a Center Cut Pork Chop from the Meijer Meat Counter. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats.

 

 

 

 
Then to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w Golden Hominy and Harvest Apples 001Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

For a side dish I had picked up some Purple Passion Asparagus at Meijer the other day. I had never tried this before cumin-spiced-pork-chop-w-purple-passion-aspararagus-savory-herb-002so I was looking forward to giving it try! They said it like Green Asparagus but it’s less fibrous and sweeter due to a higher sugar content. I prepared it the same way as the Roasted Asparagus I’ve made before. I’ll need; 1 bunch of Purple Asparagus (fibrous bases removed), 1 Tablespoon of Crumbled Bacon or Bacon Bits, Ground Garlic Salt, Sea Salt, Freshly Ground Black Pepper, and 1 tbsp Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

 

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To prepare it is easy; Preheat the oven to 400F. Place asparagus in a baking tray sheet. Add the bacon, garlic salt, salt, pepper, and olive oil and toss to coat. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool a couple of minutes and serve! I’ll have to get more of this, really like it. It came out tender and had a slight sweet taste to it.

 

 

 

 

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I hadn’t planned on Roasted Butternut Squash but its one of Mom’s favorites so I prepared a package of that also. I had purchased 2 small packages of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger and had them in the fridge.. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 2 packages of Diced Butternut Squash, 2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

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To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. I baked this as I was baking the Asparagus. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash!

 

 

 

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While at Meijer I picked up a package of the Little Potato Company Savory Herb Potatoes. I had these a few times now and really enjoyed them. The Potatoes come in a microwavable tray. Just pop the tray in the microwave for five minutes and mix in the seasoning pack and you have a nutritious and tasty Potato Dish. These are definitely a good item to have in the pantry! So easy to prepare and no clean up. I really enjoyed this Dinner, doesn’t get much better than this! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

Pork Facts….pork2
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

 

 

 

the Little Potato Company – Savory Herb
HERBS AND SPICES, WITH A HINT OF BACONLittle Potato Co

Evoking all the cozy feelings of home-cooking, the Savory Herb flavor combines a fun mix of red and yellow Creamer potatoes with a comforting blend of savory herbs, earthy spices and just a hint of bacon flavor.

Simply pop the tray in the microwave for five minutes and mix in the seasoning pack and voila! – you have a nutritious taste of home. This is cozy dish on its own, or combine it with other ingredients to take your meal to a whole new level of down-home goodness.

You may also want to try our Garlic Parsley or Zesty Italian flavors.

*CALORIES PER SERVING 85
* GOOD SOURCE OF POTASSIUM
* SOURCE OF FIBER
* SOURCE OF VITAMIN C
* NATURALLY FAT-FREE

Microwave

In three easy steps, you have perfectly steamed and seasoned potatoes!Little Potato Co Savory Herb

1. Simply remove the cardboard sleeve and seasoning pack. The plastic film stays on to aid in steaming the potatoes.

2. Place the convenience tray in the microwave. Cook on high for 5 minutes*.

3. Let the tray rest for 2 minutes then carefully remove plastic film and stir in seasoning pack. Caution – the contents will be very hot. If desired, add 1 tbsp. of butter or olive oil.

Serve and enjoy!
*Cooking times may vary.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 85
Fat 0%
Saturated / Trans Fats 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 175 mg 7%
Potassium 510 mg 15%
Carbohydrate 20 g 7%
Fibre 2 g 8%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 2 g

http://www.littlepotatoes.com/en/products/savory-herb/

 

 

 

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Purple asparagus is a similar in appearance and flavor to both white and green varieties as its original cultivar came from green asparagus. Its differentiated by its violet hued stems and conical crowned tips, however its feathery foliage is still green. It is inherently less fibrous thus more tender than other asparagus types. Also, its preferred sweetness is due to its twenty percent higher sugar content than other asparagus varieties.
Purple asparagus’ color comes from the high levels of anthocyanins in the spears. Anthocyanins are potent antioxidant flavonoids that have protective and preventative health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans/Potatoes

October 27, 2016 at 5:08 PM | Posted in pork chops | Leave a comment
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For my Breakfast I toasted a couple of Eggo Waffles and had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Shortly Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and P 007after Breakfast I headed out to Walmart. You have to go as early as possible when shopping at Walmart if you are dependent on using the electric shopping carts. Walmart has very few of them and if you go later in the day the batteries are usually dead because no one plugs them up to recharge. Anyway I went there to pick up some blankets and sleeping bags. Our Church runs a Meal and Aid center for the homeless and the Church has requested a need for those items with Winter approaching. It breaks my heart to think that people are in need of these basic items just to survive! After Walmart I stopped at Costco and picked up a few cases of canned goods for the Church and a local Homeless Center (Reach Out Lakota). Showers and only a high of 59 degrees out today, Winter is coming! So for dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans/Potatoes.

 

 

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I grabbed a couple of Pork Chops from the freezer, that I had purchased from Meijer, and let them thaw overnight in the fridge.

 

 

 

 

 

Then to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and 005Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

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For a side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that has never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. There is White and Golden Hominy, my favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

 

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Then for another side dish I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. I really like using the Del Monte Cut Green Beans and New Potatoes, contains 2 of my favorite vegetables (Green Beans and Potatoes). I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Chocolate Delight Ice Cream Bar.

Cumin Spiced Pork Loin Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Italian Green Beans

August 27, 2016 at 5:00 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, pork chops, spices and herbs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Loin Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Italian Green Beans

 

 

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For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of medium-sized Eggs, made some Simply Potatoes Hash Browns, fried a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and a slice of toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. A full size Breakfast for a huge appetite this morning! This way more than I usually have for Breakfast. So after Breakfast I did a load of laundry. As that was going I swept and cleaned outside. I wanted to get that done before it was too humid to do anything! Heat index of about 100 degrees today and the humidity was real bad. Finished up laundry and did some house cleaning. Dusted and vacuumed then straightened up the pantry. Full day today! For Dinner tonight i prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Loin Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Italian Green Beans.

 

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I grabbed a Pork Chop from the freezer, that I had purchased from Meijer, and let it thaw overnight in the fridge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Then to prepare my Chop I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

Mashed Potatoes
For one side dish I prepared my favorite Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. Easy to fix and delicious. To prepare it just heat it up in the microwave for 6 minutes and it’s ready.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Then I also heated up a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. I also reheated a couple of Breadsticks leftover from last night’s Dinner. For Dessert later a bowl of Del Monte Sliced Peaches.

Cumin Spiced Center Cut Pork Loin Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Golden Hominy

July 10, 2016 at 4:58 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, pork chops, spices and herbs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Center Cut Pork Loin Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Golden Hominy

 

 

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I started the day off today the same way I did yesterday, by preparing a Breakfast Burrito! To make it I’ll need 1 medium size Egg, Jennie – O Turkey Ground Breakfast Sausage, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Frank’s Hot Sauce, sliced Jalapeno Pepper, and Old El Paso Flour Soft Tortilla. Not a bad way to start my day! Sunny and 84 degrees out, and low humidity again! Got the cart out and did what yard work I could do around the house. Then I had purchased some new tire for my Hoveround that I had to put on with the help of the next door neighbor. For Dinner tonight its a Cumin Spiced Center Cut Pork Loin Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Golden Hominy.

 

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I picked up the Center Cut Pork Loin Chop at Meijer yesterday. It’s a nice size, bone-in chop. Meijer always has top quality meat and Seafood Department. So for my Chop I used my Cumin Spice Rub. Which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper.

 

 

 

 

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To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

 

Mashed Potatoes
I served it with some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, which I just microwave and serve. Then I also heated up a can Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that has never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 
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Choose meat that’s pink with a small amount of marbling and white (not yellow) fat. Choose wrapped packages without any tears, holes or leaks. There should be little or no liquid in the bottom of the tray.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans/Potatoes

June 5, 2016 at 5:24 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops | 9 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans/Potatoes

 

 

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For my Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter along with my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After I Breakfast I went to McDonald’s to pick up Mom’s Breakfast for her. Mom went on to Church and then over to see Dad. Besides going to McDonald’s for Mom I stayed home all day! I needed to get some cleaning done, laundry for Mom, and a late afternoon nap. For dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans/Potatoes.

 

 

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I grabbed a couple of Pork Chops from the freezer, that I had purchased from Meijer, and let them thaw overnight in the fridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and P 0031/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

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For a side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that has never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. There is White and Golden Hominy, my favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

 

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Then for another side dish I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. I really like using the Del Monte Cut Green Beans and New Potatoes, contains 2 of my favorite vegetables (Green Beans and Potatoes). I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Italian Loaf Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes,Seasoned Butter Beans, and Baked Italian Loaf Bread

May 6, 2016 at 4:54 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned Butter Beans, and Baked Italian Loaf Bread

 

 

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I made Biscuits and Gravy for Breakfast this morning for me and Mom. I used Pillsbury Biscuits and Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. Dad is now at a local rehab center to continue his rehab. The doctor said he would be there at least 2 weeks or more. Mom headed over at noon but I’m staying home today to catch up on work around and outside the house. Had a full day of cleaning today until the early afternoon and then I got my 4 wheel mobility cart out for a while to enjoy this beautiful day! It’s sunny and 70 degrees. For dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes,Seasoned Butter Beans, and Baked Italian Loaf Bread.

 

 

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I grabbed a couple of Pork Chops from the freezer, that I had purchased from Costco, and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. Then to prepare my Chop I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork. Hard to beat these Costco Pork Chops, always top quality.

 

 

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I served it with some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, which I just microwave and serve. Then I also heated up a can of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Butter Beans. I came across these while at Walmart yesterday and thought I would give them a try! To prepare them just empty the contents into a small sauce pan. Cover and bring to a boil. Stir and reduce heat. Then just simmer until ready to eat. I’m sold on these after the first spoonful! Nice sized Butter Beans that are perfectly seasoned. Another good one to have in the pantry! All Margaret Holmes products are some of the best canned items you can buy. I also had a half loaf of Pillsbury Italian Loaf Bread leftover that I reheated. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 
Margaret Holmes Seasoned Butter BeansMargaret Holmes Seasoned Butter Beans

How do you make butter beans even better? Just slow simmer in Margaret Holmes’ down-home Southern spices! A slightly larger variety of lima beans are used to produce this classic Southern favorite.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size130 g (0.5 cup)
Amount Per ServingCalories90Calories from Fat5 % Daily ValueTotal Fat 0.5g 1% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat % Monounsaturated Fat % Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 600mg 25% Potassium % Total Carbohydrate 15g 5% Dietary Fiber 5g 20% Soluble Fiber Insoluble Fiber Sugars 2g Sugar Alcohol Other Carbohydrates Protein 6g %

http://margaretholmes.com/products/seasoned-butter-beans/

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and Baked Italian Loaf Bread

March 27, 2016 at 5:05 PM | Posted in pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and Baked Italian Loaf Bread

 

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Happy Easter everyone! Hope you are having a good one! Wow, what a bright moon last night and early morning! Beautiful Moon out. Had a light Breakfast of a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, topped with I Can’t Belive It’s Not Butter. After Breakfast I made an early run to Walmart, needed printing ink and paper. Then stopped in Meijer to pick up a few items and back home for the day! It’s a beautiful Easter Day out there, mostly sunny and high near 70 degrees! Got the cart out for a while this afternoon. Rode around the neighborhood and down by the lake, so nice out! Mom and Dad went to an Easter Dinner with some friends. For my dinner I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and Baked Italian Loaf Bread.

 
I just didn’t feel like preparing some big Easter dinner, so I went with a delicious comfort food meal. I grabbed a Pork Chops from the freezer that I had purchased from Costco and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. Then to Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w Mashed Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and Bak 001prepare my Chop I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 20 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork. Hard to beat these Costco Pork Chops, always top quality.

 

 

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I served it with some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, which I just microwave and serve. Then I also heated up a can Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that has never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. And finally I baked a loaf of Pillsbury Italian Loaf Bread. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.

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