Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

September 29, 2019 at 6:41 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly cloudy and 95 degrees out. Did a couple of loads of laundry and cleaned the house. Then settled in for an afternoon of NFL Football! For Dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus.

 

 

I had picked up a couple of good size Pork Tenderloin Center Cut Pork Chop at Meijer. 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. I always have some of the Rub made up in a large Spice Jar I have 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. Because of the size of them there is some leftover for Breakfast!

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! 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, Walnut Pieces, Bacon Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon 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! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

 

 

 

 

For another side I prepared Roasted Asparagus. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butternut Squash Health Benefits………
Low in fat, butternut squash delivers an ample dose of dietary fiber, making it an exceptionally heart-friendly choice. It provides significant amounts of potassium, important for bone health, and vitamin B6, essential for the proper functioning of both the nervous and immune systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asparagus Health Benefits……..
It’s low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and K. Additionally, eating asparagus has a number of potential health benefits, including weight loss, improved digestion, healthy pregnancy outcomes and lower blood pressure.

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

August 21, 2019 at 6:40 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops, potatoes, spices and herbs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with Sumucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 91 degrees, humid, and partly cloudy outside today. Went to Kroger for Mom and then by McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for her. Not a thing to do today. It’s too hot and humid to even get my cart out of the shed. So I cleaned the fridge and freezer. Cleaned the counters and shelves next. So for dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.

 

 

We’ve had the trio of Chops, Hominy, and Green Beans and Potatoes several times, but its been a while. So we are having tonight! I had purchased the Chops at Meijer and had them in the freezer. I set them in the fridge overnight to thaw. 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 pork 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°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chops with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

 

I love the combination of the Hominy and Green Beans/Potatoes. I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that 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. My favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

 

 

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. As everything was cooking I also Baked a Loaf of Garlic Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Ice Water to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

July 22, 2019 at 6:31 PM | Posted in pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffins and heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Sausage Links. I also made a cup of the Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside a big change in the weather. We’ve had a heat wave for the past 6 days or so and to day it was still humid but a high of only 76 degrees. Showers and Thunderstorms around the area also. Took it sort of easy today, bad Sinus Headache. So for dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.

 

 

 

 


We’ve had the trio of Chops, Hominy, and Green Beans and Potatoes several times and we love everything together. So we are having tonight! I had purchased the Chops at Meijer the day before and had them in the fridge. 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 pork 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 Chops with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

 


I love the combination of the Hominy and Green Beans/Potatoes. I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that 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. My favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

 

 

 


Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. As everything was cooking I also Baked a Loaf of Garlic Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 and Mixed Chili Beans

June 12, 2019 at 6:29 PM | Posted in pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans

 

 

 


For Breakfast this morning I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy, Fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly cloudy, humid, and 77 degrees out today. Had the 2nd coat of Stain and Sealent go on the outside ramp leading to the Kitchen. Everything is now done outside except for the back yard flower bed. So with ramp drying most of the afternoon I had to stay inside until the evening. Which was fine since the Pollen and Mold count was high. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans.

 

 

 

I had bought a package of 3 Pork Tenderloin Center Cut Pork Chops at Meijer yesterday. I kept 2 of them out for Dinner tonight and froze the other one for later. 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. I always have some of the Rub made up in a large Spice Jar I have 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. Because of the size of them there is some leftover for Breakfast!

 

 

For one side I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Bush’s Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce. These are fairly new and as all the Bush’s Bean Products Delicious! For me you just can’t beat Bush’s Beans. I’ve prepared these a few times now and really love them, nice combo using the Kidney and Pinto Beans. To prepare them just empty the Beans into a small sauce pan. Cover and heat to a simmer. Done! Being fairly new they are sort of hard to find. The only store I have found them is Meijer so far. I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 


Bush’s Best Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce

TWO BEANS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

MIXED CHILI BEANS
For the first time ever, we’ve combined two chili favorites—kidney beans and pinto beans—to create BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans. They’re slow-simmered to perfection in a mild sauce flavored with garlic, onion, and spices. They’re a great addition that’ll bring a little variety and a lot of flavor to your next batch of chili.
There’s a lot to love about BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans—like the 7g of protein and fiber in every serving. And with no cholesterol or trans fat, there’s goodness in every bite!

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 120
%DV*
Calories from Fat 5 -%
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Potassium 450mg 13%
Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Protein 7g -%
https://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/kidney-and-pinto-chili-beans

Grilled BBQ Boneless Pork Top Loin Chops w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

May 26, 2019 at 6:29 PM | Posted in BBQ, Bob Evan's, greenbeans, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled BBQ Boneless Pork Top Loin Chops w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

 

For Breakfast this Sunday Morning I prepared Turkey Sausage, Egg White Scrambled Eggs, Toast, and Tea. I picked up a package of the Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links while at Meijer. Meijer finally has started to have them in stock all the time now! Love these, so fresh and fry up perfect. Plus they are only 70 calories for 2 links! I also Scrambled some Egg Beaters Egg Whites, topped them with a sprinkle of Sargento Off the Block Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. That’s a great Breakfast to start any day of the week! 85 degrees, humid, and rain and thunderstorms out today. I went and got Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s and afterward she went on to Church. For me I did a load of laundry and cleaned the house today. Watched TV then the rest of the afternoon. For Dinner tonight I prepared Grilled BBQ Boneless Pork Top Loin Chops w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.

 

 

 

I purchased the Boneless Pork Top Loin Chops from Meijer yesterday. I wasn’t sure what I wanted and the Meat and Seafood manager asked me what I was looking for and I told him “Not sure but looking for something to grill”. He said stay right here and I’ll cut you something fresh. Then he brought out the Boneless Pork Top Loin Chops. They looked fantastic and I had what I was going to grill. Thank you Meijer Meat Department! I love Meijer, everything so fresh and the prices are some of the best!

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare them I seasoned them with Morton’s Lite Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I went out and fired the the grill up next. I’ll be using Kraft Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce on the Chops. With the Chops Seasoned and the Grill fired up I started grilling the Chops. I grilled them for 3 minutes and then rotated them a 1/4 turn to get those beautiful grill marks and continued to cook them another 2 minutes. Turn the Chops over cooked them 2 minutes and rotated a 1/4 turn again. Continued to cook them for 2 minutes. With a minute of cooking time left I basted the Chops with the BBQ Sauce. Removed them from the grill and shut the grill down. The Chops were fantastic! Moist and tasted great!

 

 

 

 

As the Chops were being grilled I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. Mashed Potatoes are perfect to go with any meal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

When having Mashed Potatoes you have to have Green Beans! I had also opened up a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, canned last summer, and got them cooking. Love these Beans, they taste just as fresh as the day we bought them. Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. Fresh Green Beans any time you want, I love it! For Dessert later a Breyer’s 100 Calorie Cup of Oreo Vanilla ice Cream, love these little cups!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Loin Chops w/ Maple and Cured Bacon Baked Beans, Sliced Potatoes, and…

May 22, 2019 at 6:32 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, pork chops, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Loin Chops w/ Maple and Cured Bacon Baked Beans, Sliced Potatoes, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Breakfast Tacos. I used these Mission Street Taco Flour Mini Tortillas the other day and loved them! So I decided to make some Breakfast Tacos with them. To make them; I Scrambled and Egg, heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage links, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican, and Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce. One delicious Breakfast! I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mom went to Breakfast with a neighbor. Cloudy and humid, 84 degrees. Had rain moving in later in the day. I had bought 3 Tomato Plants last week and had to get them out and planted on the side of our shed. I had to put up some wire mesh also, Rabbit problems! For Dinner tonight Cumin Spiced Pork Loin Chops w/ Maple and Cured Bacon Baked Beans, Sliced Potatoes, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

I had bought a package of Center Cut Pork Loin Chops from Meijer earlier in the week. I had broke the package down and had the individual Chops in plastic bags, in the freezer. I grabbed a couple of the bags and laid them in the fridge overnight to thaw. 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 pork 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°, 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 1 side I prepared a can of the Bush’s Maple and Cured Bacon Baked Beans. First time using these. You taste the hint of the Maple Syrup and nice portions of the Cured Bacon, nice combo! To prepare them just emptied the contents into a sauce pan. Heat to simmer and serve! As all the Bush’s Beans they were fantastic! Another Bush’s product to have in the pantry.


For another side to go with the Chops I prepared a can of Del Monte Sliced Potatoes. To prepare them I emptied the can into a small sauce pan. Heated it on medium heat until heated through and done. Beans and Potatoes are great with the Pork Chops! Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and Sprite Zero to drink.


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.


A HINT OF SWEETNESS
BUSH’S MAPLE and CURED BACON BAKED BEANS

When you catch a craving for delicious, we’ve got your cure. BUSH’S® Maple & Cured Bacon Baked Beans are sweetened to perfection. We start with navy beans, then add a touch—and not a drop more!—of maple syrup. The result? A hint of sweetness that people have been loving for good reason since 2000.
https://bushbeans.com/en_US/product/maple-cured-bacon

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

March 14, 2019 at 5:31 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a couple of Nuti Grain Eggos and heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Sausage Links. I also made a cup of the Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside its showers and thunderstorms with a high of 68 degrees. Cleaned the house today, dusted and ran the vacuum. That was about it for the day. So for dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

 

On my last visit to Meijer I picked up a couple of huge Bone – In Pork Loin Chops and had them in the freezer. I grabbed 1 of the Chops from the freezer 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 pork 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!

 

 

 

I love the trio of a Pork Chop, Golden Hominy, and Green Beans/ Potatoes. I have these 2 sides quite often when having Pork Chops. For a side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that 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. My favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

 

 

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. As everything was cooking I also Baked a Loaf of Garlic Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

March 3, 2019 at 6:24 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

 

For Breakfast on this Wintery Sunday Morning I toasted a couple of Nuti Grain Eggos and heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Sausage Links. I also made a cup of the Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside we’ve had a rain, sleet, snow, back to rain and had a high of 33 degrees. Good day to stay in. Cleaned the house then in the kitchen I cleaned the fridge and then the oven. Watched some shows I had recorded later. So for dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

 

I had purchased the Chops at Meijer and had them in the freezer. I grabbed 2 of the Chops from the freezer 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 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 pork 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 Chops with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

 

 

I love the combination of the Hominy and Green Beans/Potatoes. I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that 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. My favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

 

 

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. As everything was cooking I also Baked a Loaf of Garlic Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Loin Chops w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Golden Hominy

February 23, 2019 at 6:31 PM | Posted in pork chops, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Loin Chops w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Golden Hominy

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made a Breakfast Sandwich. I heated an al fresco Chicken Sausage Patty. Then toasted a Thomas 100 Calorie Multi Grain English Muffin and used a 1/2 of slice Boar’s Head Vermont Yellow Cheese. Excellent Breakfast Sandwich! I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The heavy rains have returned! Rain and Thunderstorms most of the day, a high of 57 degrees. All this rain is going to cause more flooding. I took Mom to get her hair done and after dropping her off I went over to see a friend of mine. He’s been home bound with a broken leg. He’s doing good, but has a bad case of the Cabin Fever! Back home not a lot going on, just did a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight its Cumin Spiced Pork Loin Chops w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Golden Hominy.

 

 

 

 

I had bought a package of Center Cut Pork Loin Chops from Meijer a week or so ago and had broke the package down and had the individual Chops in plastic bags, in the freezer. I grabbed a couple of the bags and laid them in the fridge overnight to thaw. 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. I always have some of the Rub made up in a large Spice Jar I have 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 one side dish I prepared the Little Potato Co. Savory Herb Potatoes. We love these! 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.

 

 

 

 

 

For a second side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that 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. My favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 BACON

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!
*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 Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

January 9, 2019 at 6:27 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a favorite of mine. I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. Wow what a change in the weather! A high of 62 degrees and mostly sunny yesterday and a high of 28 degrees with a wind chill around 22 degrees! Welcome to Ohio Weather! Did some cleaning around the house and then cleaned and straightened 2 closets, much needed. For Dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus.

 

 

 

 

I had picked up a package of Pork Tenderloin Center Cut Pork Chop at Meijer afew days ago and had them in the freezer. I laid them in the fridge overnight to thaw. 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. I always have some of the Rub made up in a large Spice Jar I have 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. Because of the size of them there is some leftover for Breakfast!

 

 

 

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! 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, Walnut Pieces, Bacon Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon 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! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

 

 

 

 


For another side I prepared Roasted Asparagus. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Butternut Squash Health Benefits………
Low in fat, butternut squash delivers an ample dose of dietary fiber, making it an exceptionally heart-friendly choice. It provides significant amounts of potassium, important for bone health, and vitamin B6, essential for the proper functioning of both the nervous and immune systems.

 

 

 

 

Asparagus Health Benefits……..
It’s low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and K. Additionally, eating asparagus has a number of potential health benefits, including weight loss, improved digestion, healthy pregnancy outcomes and lower blood pressure.

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