September 17-18, 2022 Preble County Pork Festival – Eaton, Ohio

September 14, 2022 at 2:19 PM | Posted in Festivals, Pork, Pork Back Ribs, pork chops, pork roast, pork tenderloin | Leave a comment
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Always 3rd full weekend in September. Entertainment, exhibits, food, parade and more! Every year the festival is packed with thing to do and see. It lasts all weekend long because there is simply too much to cram into one day! But if there’s one things everyone agrees on, it’s that the food is always out-of-sight awesome! Over the course of the weekend, a lot of people eat a lot of pork.
https://www.porkfestival.org/

Welcome To The Preble County Pork Festival
Each year, when September rolls around, the Preble County Fairgrounds are transformed into the Pork Festival. The Festival is a community event – held in the community, by members of the community, to benefit the community. It is made possible by the hard work of volunteers, the generosity of sponsors and most important, the droves of local residents and visiting families from outside Preble County that attend the festival every year.

Few Things To Note:
When coming to the festival please note of the following items:

• NO Pets, service dogs welcome
• Scooter rental available; call 866-464-5805 for reservations
• ATM’s are available for your convenience

PORK FESTIVAL ANNUAL PARADE
Saturday September 17, 2022 | 10:30 AM
Come enjoy our huge parade that features local high school bands, local business, fire and EMS departments and so much more! The parade begins at the intersection of Barron St. & Decatur St. and ends in front of the grandstands at the Preble County fairgrounds.
Float entries will be judged and awarded $50.00 for each of the following categories:
• Best entry with pork industry related theme
• Best commercial entry
• Most colorful entry
• Best entry from a Preble County organization
• Judges choice

If you would like to be apply to be a part of our parade, please either fill out the the application below or click on the button to print and mail yours in. All applications MUST be submitted by August 31, 2022. If there there are parade openings available, applications postmarked AFTER August 31 may be considered.
2022 Theme: For the Love of the Pork Festival
https://www.porkfestival.org/

Grilled Boneless Pork Ribeye Chop w/ Roasted Cauliflower and Golden Hominy

July 19, 2022 at 7:20 PM | Posted in AdapTable Pork Chops, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Boneless Pork Ribeye Chop w/ Roasted Cauliflower and Golden Hominy

 

To start this day I prepared some French Toast and Turkey Sausage Links. I was starving this morning! 88 degrees, humid and partly cloudy out today. Still real sore from the fall. After Breakfast I headed to Kroger for a few items. On the way back I stopped by Wendy’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. I love the Wendy’s Breakfast Sandwiches but just to many carbs and calories to start the day. Back home I took my car up and it washed and then vacuumed the inside. Back home I took an elderly neighbor’s car and had the oil changed for her. I don’t know why she keeps her car, she’s unable to drive anymore. I guess it would be hard to give up after 60 or more years of driving. For Dinner tonight it’s a Grilled Boneless Pork Ribeye Chop w/ Roasted Cauliflower and Golden Hominy.

 

For the Chops I used the Adaptable Chopped Seasoned Grilled Boneless Pork Ribeye Chop. I had not used these in a while and I picked up a package of 2 while at Meijer. These are perhaps some of the best Chops I have found, Delicious.

 

 

 

 

I fired the grill up to cook my Chops. With the grill heated I added my Chops. I grilled them for 8 minutes per side, until the Chops reached 145°F on a meat thermometer. Removed them from heat, and let them rest for 3 minutes. And serve! So Good!

 

To go with the Chops I roasted a bag of Cauliflower Florets. One of our favorite sides! To prepare it I’ll need a baking pan. I ‘ll be roasting it at 425 degrees until knife tender. To season it I’ll need Cooking Olive Oil, Salt and Ground Pepper. I first washed off the Cauliflower. Next I sliced the bigger florets in half, they bake better when they aren’t so big. I baked them at 425 degrees. I checked them a few times until I could stick a paring knife through them. And they did come out so tender and delicious! I served them with some Hidden Valley Buffalo Ranch Dressing for dipping. I have to start having these way more often!

 

For another 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 had any. For those that have 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 it’s 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! Served with Aunt Millie’s Living Carb Smart Dinner Rolls. For Dessert/ Snack later Breyer’s 90 Calorie Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Cup.

 

 

AdapTable Chophouse Seasoned Boneless Pork Ribeye
Chophouse Blend Pork Ribeye Chops
Seasoned With: Garlic, Onion and Bell Pepper

Directions:
1 – Briefly heat one tablespoon of oil in a skillet on medium-high.
2 – Cook chops in a covered skillet for 8-9 minutes per side until product reaches 145°F on a meat thermometer.
3 – Remove from heat, rest for 3 minutes. Enjoy!

Keep refrigerated. Keep hot food hot. Refrigerate leftovers immediately or discard.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4.0 Ounce
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140.0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 430mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
https://adaptablemeals.com/product/chophouse-blend-po

 

 

Cauliflower…..

Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea in the genus Brassica, which is in the Brassicaceae family. It is an annual plant that reproduces by seed. Typically, only the head is eaten – the edible white flesh sometimes called “curd”. – Wikipedia

Nutrition facts
A serving is 1 cup, or about 100 grams, of chopped cauliflower. One serving of raw or cooked cauliflower has:
* 25 calories
* 0 grams of fat
* 5 grams of carbohydrates
* 2 grams of dietary fiber
* 2 grams of sugar
* 2 grams of protein
* 30 milligrams of sodium

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Canned Green Beans and Sweet Corn on the Cob

July 3, 2022 at 7:07 PM | Posted in Corn, greenbeans, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Canned Green Beans and Sweet Corn on the Cob

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 87 degrees, not as humid, and windy. About 10:00 this morning I went to Ross, Ohio with a friend to pick up some some fresh Produce. I got some Sweet Corn, 3 lbs. Half Runner Green Beans, Tomatoes for Mom and a neighbor, and South Carolina Peaches. I could eat a bushel of these Peaches! Back home, no need to water the garden the rain took care of that this morning. I cleaned the house this afternoon, ran the vacuum and dusted. Then I gave the house a good For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Canned Green Beans and Sweet Corn on the Cob.

 

I bought a 2 Chop Package from my Meijer the other day. To 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 the 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°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible tasty Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

I also prepared a Quart Jar of the Canned Green Beans. I cooked them with a piece of Fatback Pork in a kettle. Love these Canned Green Beans, they are so fresh tasting! I could have Green Beans every day, love them! It’s so good having fresh Beans in the Winter!

 

For another side I boiled a couple of Ears of the Sweet Corn. It came out so good. I seasoned it with Morton’s Light Salt and Blue Bonnet Light Butter. I had ordered a couple of ears from Meijer yesterday on my delivery order. 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.

 

 

 

 


Green Beans Health Benefits………….
You should learn to love green beans with all of your heart – their powerful combination of fiber, folate, and the minerals magnesium and potassium make green beans a super food for cardiovascular health. Green beans are a healthy addition to almost any eating plan because they are a low-calorie, low-fat source of energy.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Mixed Chili Beans

June 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Posted in beans, Butternut squash, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Mixed Chili Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Wheat Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another beautiful day outside. 78 degrees and sunny out today. After Breakfast I did a load of laundry. Then I got the cart out of the shed and did some yard work. Later I rode around the neighborhood enjoying the day. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash, Mixed Chili Beans, and Baked Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. Mom loves this trio for Dinner!

 

I had the Chops in the freezer and laid 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 the pan; cook for 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!

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, an easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 2 small packages of Diced Butternut Squash at Meijer. 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 a 2nd side I prepared a can of Bush’s Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce. For me you just can’t beat Bush’s Beans. I’ve prepared these several times now and really like 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! I also baked a loaf of Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzel Sticks 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.

Grilled Boneless Pork Ribeye Chop w/ Roasted Cauliflower and Golden Hominy

May 19, 2022 at 7:04 PM | Posted in AdapTable Pork Chops, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Boneless Pork Ribeye Chop w/ Roasted Cauliflower and Golden Hominy

 

To start this day I prepared a Breakfast Sandwich using al fresco Country Style Chicken Sausage Breakfast Patty and served on a toasted Thomas Light English Muffin. These Sausage are so good and only 80 calories for the patty. To go with the Sandwich I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cloudy, 82 degrees and humid out there today. Safelight came today and replaced Mom’s passenger side rear window. Great service! Swept and cleaned outside. I also planted Mom’s new flowers for her. For Dinner tonight it’s a Grilled Boneless Pork Ribeye Chop w/ Roasted Cauliflower and Golden Hominy.

 

For the Chops I used the Adaptable Chopped Seasoned Grilled Boneless Pork Ribeye Chop. I had not used these in a while and I picked up a package of 2 while at Meijer. These are perhaps some of the best Chops I have found, Delicious.

 

I fired the grill up to cook my Chops. With the grill heated I added my Chops. I grilled them for 8 minutes per side, until the Chops reached 145°F on a meat thermometer. Removed them from heat, and let them rest for 3 minutes. And serve! So Good!

 

 

 

To go with the Chops I roasted a bag of Cauliflower Florets. One of our favorite sides! To prepare it I’ll need a baking pan. I ‘ll be roasting it at 425 degrees until knife tender. To season it I’ll need Cooking Olive Oil, Salt and Ground Pepper. I first washed off the Cauliflower. Next I sliced the bigger florets in half, they bake better when they aren’t so big. I baked them at 425 degrees. I checked them a few times until I could stick a paring knife through them. And they did come out so tender and delicious! I served them with some Hidden Valley Buffalo Ranch Dressing for dipping. I have to start having these way more often!

 

For another 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 had any. For those that have 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 it’s 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! Served with Aunt Millie’s Living Carb Smart Dinner Rolls. For Dessert/ Snack later a bowl of Skinny  Pop Popcorn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

AdapTable Chophouse Seasoned Boneless Pork Ribeye

Chophouse Blend Pork Ribeye Chops
Seasoned With: Garlic, Onion and Bell Pepper

Directions:
1 – Briefly heat one tablespoon of oil in a skillet on medium-high.
2 – Cook chops in a covered skillet for 8-9 minutes per side until product reaches 145°F on a meat thermometer.
3 – Remove from heat, rest for 3 minutes. Enjoy!

Keep refrigerated. Keep hot food hot. Refrigerate leftovers immediately or discard.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4.0 Ounce
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140.0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 430mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
https://adaptablemeals.com/product/chophouse-blend-po

 

Cauliflower…..

Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea in the genus Brassica, which is in the Brassicaceae family. It is an annual plant that reproduces by seed. Typically, only the head is eaten – the edible white flesh sometimes called “curd”. – Wikipedia

Nutrition facts
A serving is 1 cup, or about 100 grams, of chopped cauliflower. One serving of raw or cooked cauliflower has:
* 25 calories
* 0 grams of fat
* 5 grams of carbohydrates
* 2 grams of dietary fiber
* 2 grams of sugar
* 2 grams of protein
* 30 milligrams of sodium

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

April 2, 2022 at 6:56 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops, spices and herbs | 1 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 slice of Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Wheat Bread and topped it some Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 51 degrees, cloudy, with a cold wind blowing most of the day. Mom is doing real good. Her face is starting to heal and she’s so happy with it, as I am! Did some yard work in backyard along with a few other outdoor chores. So for dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.

 

I had picked some Pork Chops a while back at Meijer the other day. 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. I had to make up a new container of my rub. To prepare it I preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand for 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 160°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible tasty Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on the 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. Makes a delicious side dish!

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. I also had Baked a Loaf of Garlic Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack a few slices of Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheddar Cheese and some Socialable Crackers. I had a Coke Zero to drink. Take Care All!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole and Shellie Beans

March 18, 2022 at 7:05 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's Live Carb Smart, Idahoan Potato Products, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole, Shellie Beans and Dinner Rolls

 

For Breakfast I baked a small can of Pillsbury Flaky Biscuits and heated up some Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties, for a delicious Breakfast Sandwich. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 67 degrees and cloudy out today. Rain moving in late in the day. It’s been a laid back day, not a lot to do today. I caught up on some little jobs in and around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole, Shellie Beans and Dinner Rolls.

 

I picked the Center Cut Pork Chops up at Meijer. To 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 the 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 160°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible tasty Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

 

For a side dish I prepared a box of Idahoan Loaded Potato Homestyle Casserole. I love all the Idahoan Potato Products. A very quick and easy way to prepare some delicious piping hot Potato Dishes. A very quick and easy way to prepare some delicious piping hot Potato Dishes.

 

 

For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Libby’s Shellie Beans. I had picked up a couple of cans at Meijer. I opened 1 can and added them to a small sauce pan that I sprayed with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I brought the beans to a rolling boil and reduced the heat to low until heated through. These are so good, it’s been a while since I’ve had any. Shellie Beans are Green Beans with added Pinto Beans. We also had some Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Dinner Rolls. For Dessert/Snack later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello. Have a good Weekend and Stay Safe Everyone!

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Idahoan Loaded Baked Homestyle Casserole
There’s no better way to start a savory Loaded Baked® homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich, cheesy, bacony side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.
Prep Instructions
Oven Preparation – Best for Golden Browning

1 -Preheat oven* to 450°F. Combine potatoes and sauce mix in 1½-quart baking dish.
2 – Stir in 1½ cups boiling water, ¾ cup milk, and 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine with whisk.
3 – Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender. Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
https://idahoan.com/products/loaded-baked-homestyle-casserole/

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Potato Pancakes and Roasted Asparagus

December 30, 2021 at 7:16 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops, Potato Pancakes | Leave a comment
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Dinner Tonight: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Potato Pancakes and Roasted Asparagus

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start the day. 50 degrees, gloomy with a light mist of rain, also sort of foggy out. After my Tea I headed to Meijer. Needed quite a few items. Food prices just keep climbing! It has to be tough on people with large families to ends meet. My Bill came to $149 dollars. But with many coupons, a gift card, and some discount points on my Meijer Card I got my Bill down to $5.49! Can’t beat that. On the way back stopped and filled Mom’s car up with gas and I picked up Breakfast for her at McDonald’s. Back home I couldn’t get outside much so I did some chores around the house.

 

I had picked some Pork Chops a while back at Meijer Meat Counter. Had them in the freezer so I grabbed the Chops from the freezer last night 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 I preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand for 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 160°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible tasty Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on the Pork!

 

So for a side I prepared some Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix, my favorite (Never made a cake I didn’t like!). Just add 2 Egg Beater’s (1/2 Cup), 2 1/4 Cups Water, to the mix stir and fry! Easy and makes one good Potato Pancake and their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving (3 Potato Pancakes). The whole family loves these Potato Pancakes! I served them with a side of Daisy Light Sour Cream. They turn out so good and easy to reheat the leftovers, perfect for Breakfast.

 

For another side dish I prepared Roasted Asparagus for one side. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus 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.

 

 

I also baked a loaf of the New York Bakery Garlic Loaf Bread. For Dessert later a Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello. Take Care and Stay Safe All!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

December 2, 2021 at 7:13 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 Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also heated up 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links along with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly cloudy and we had a high of 62 degrees! Not bad for December 2nd! I took advantage of this weather and I got the cart out of the shed. Rode around the neighborhood for a bit. Then I got the yard tools out. I then swept and cleaned off the deck and driveway and raked the front yard. For dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.

 

I had picked some Pork Chops a while back at Meijer Meat Counter. Had them in the freezer so I grabbed the Chops from the freezer last night 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 I preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand for 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 160°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible tasty Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on the 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.

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. I also had Baked a Loaf of Garlic Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Mango/Tea Snapple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

Boneless Pork Ribeye w/ Green Beans and Sweet Corn on the Cob

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Today’s Menu: Boneless Pork Ribeye w/ Green Beans and Sweet Corn on the Cob

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 91 degrees and humid outside today. We need rain bad here, everything drying up again! Not a lot going on today. I took an elderly neighbor to Kroger, he no longer has a drivers license. Back home took care of small jobs around the house. For Dinner tonight it’s a Boneless Pork Ribeye w/ Green Beans and Sweet Corn on the Cob.

 

I purchased a 2 Chop package of the AdapTable Pork Products on my last visit to Meijer. The Chophouse Seasoned Boneless Pork Ribeye, Seasoned with the Chophouse – Garlic, Onion and Bell Pepper. I’m so happy that Meijer started carrying the AdapTable Products!

 

I’ll be preparing them on the stove in a Cast Ron Skillet. To prepare them I heated one tablespoon of oil in a skillet on medium-high. Cooked the Chops in a covered skillet for 8-9 minutes per side until product reaches 145°F on a meat thermometer. Removed them from heat, and let them rest for 3 minutes. And serve!

 

 

 

 

I prepared a Quart Jar of the Canned Green Beans. I cooked them with a piece of Salt Pork in a kettle. Love these Canned Green Beans, they are so fresh tasting! I could have Green Beans every day, love them!

 

I also boiled a couple of Ears of the Sweet Corn I purchased at Jungle Jim’s last weekend. I had purchased 4 Ears of Yellow and White Sweetcorn. To prepare it I boiled the Ear of it until done. Then when ready to eat I sliced the Kernels of Corn off and served it like that. I also had a couple Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Dinner Rolls. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding. Take Care all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AdapTable Chophouse Seasoned Boneless Pork Ribeye
Chophouse Blend Pork Ribeye Chops
Seasoned With: Garlic, Onion and Bell Pepper

Directions:
1 – Briefly heat one tablespoon of oil in a skillet on medium-high.
2 – Cook chops in a covered skillet for 8-9 minutes per side until product reaches 145°F on a meat thermometer.
3 – Remove from heat, rest for 3 minutes. Enjoy!

Keep refrigerated. Keep hot food hot. Refrigerate leftovers immediately or discard.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4.0 Ounce
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140.0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 430mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
https://adaptablemeals.com/product/chophouse-blend-pork-ribeye-chops/

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