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

May 5, 2020 at 6:37 PM | Posted in Pork, pork roast, 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 had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Well as usual we had a nice day yesterday followed by rain the next couple of days. Rain and only a high of 47 degrees out today. And of course the shift of weather my sinuses go crazy! Near 70 degrees yesterday and now a high of 47 degrees. It’s no wonder I have sinuses with this crazy Ohio weather! I did a couple of loads of laundry and cleaned around the house. Well in our area Meat is getting harder to find. Aldais, Jungle Jim’s, and Meijer are real low in Chicken, Pork, and Beef cuts. Plus Kroger is going to start limiting amounts of all Meat you can purchase per visit. Thankfully we are pretty well stocked. I’ve been putting away packages of all from time to time, good thing! 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. 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 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 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!

We 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. I also had Baked a Loaf of Multi Grain Loaf 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.

Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe – Roasted Pork

January 19, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Pork, pork roast, Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe is a Roasted Pork. This week’s dish of Roasted Pork is a low-carb and succulent Asian-inspired recipe. Made using 2 Whole Pork Tenderloins, Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce, Dry Sherry, Garlic, and Red Pepper Flakes. It’s a Diabetic Friendly Dish and is only 199 calories and 2 net carbs per serving! A good pairing would be Rice or a Homemade Slaw. You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Roasted Pork
A low-carb and succulent Asian-inspired dish!

Ingredients
3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon dry sherry
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon crushed Szechuan peppercorns or red pepper flakes
2 whole pork tenderloins (about 1 1/4 to 11/2 pounds total)

Directions
Yield:
4 servings

Serving size:
1/4 of total recipe

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine barbecue sauce, soy sauce, sherry, garlic, and peppercorns in small bowl.

2 – Brush one-fourth of mixture evenly over each roast. Place roasts on rack in shallow foil-lined roasting pan. Cook roasts 15 minutes; turn and brush with remaining barbecue sauce mixture. Continue to cook until internal temperature reaches 165°F when tested with meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of roast. (Timing will depend on thickness of pork; test at 30 minutes.)

3 – Transfer roast to cutting board; cover with foil. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before carving. Internal temperature will continue to rise 5°F to 10°F during stand time. Slice diagonally and serve warm with rice, if desired. Or, for use in other recipes, cut into portions and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Variation: For Chinese Barbecued Pork, add 1 teaspoon red food coloring to barbecue sauce mixture. Prepare roasts as recipe directs. Roasts can be grilled over medium coals until an internal temperature of 155°F is reached. (Turn pork after 8 minutes; check temperature at 16 minutes.)

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 199 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 32 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 101 mg, Sodium: 301 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/roasted-pork/

 

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Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

May 2, 2019 at 6:29 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, greenbeans, pork roast | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

To start my morning off I prepared a Poached Egg and served it on a toasted slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 80 degrees with passing showers and thunderstorms. Went to Walmart Garden Center and bought a new Garden Water Hose. Also bought a couple of Rosemary and Italian Parsley Plants. Cleaned up the driveway area, tons of dead June Bugs and Maple Seeds every day. For Dinner tonight I prepared Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

 

I’m using the Costco, always delicious, Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions. The package had 20 slices in it and have them in the Freezer. So Last night I grabbed a couple of packages out of the freezer and let them thaw overnight in the fridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To start I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare them I used a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated it on medium heat. I then lightly Salted the Pork with Sea Salt and a sprinkle of McCormick Dried Parsley. Added the Medallions to the skillet and cooked it for 2 minutes a side, as it just started to brown. Then from the stove to the oven, love Cast Iron Skillets! I then baked them to a medium rare, 145 degrees in the center of the medallions using a meat thermometer. Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorites. The Pork is so tender and flavorful. Seasoned just right and so moist.

 

 

 

 

To go with the Medallions 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 also heated up a large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. I also baked a loaf of Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. Then 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.

Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Golden Hominy

November 26, 2018 at 6:28 PM | Posted in Pork, pork roast | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/Roasted Butternut Squash and Golden Hominy

 

 

To start my morning off I prepared French Toast and Sausage. For the French Toast I used Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, Egg Beater’s, Ground Nutmeg, and Ground Cinnamon. For the Sausage I used Johnsonville Turkey Sausage Links. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. From 62 degrees yesterday to today’s high oh 37 degrees. Snow flurries early turning to rain showers later. Only a high of 29 degrees tomorrow they say. Spent the day replacing wood trim around the base of the walls here in the house. My Hoveround tears it up at times if I run into it. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Golden Hominy.

 

 

 

 

I purchased the Simple Truth Pork Tenderloin from Kroger yesterday, just over 1 1/2 lbs. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 pork Tenderloin, 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 350°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. From the stove to the oven; Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet into a platter or dish and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being tender and moist! This is my favorite Pork Recipe by far!

 

 

 


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, 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 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! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Leftovers; Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans

September 12, 2018 at 5:22 PM | Posted in pork roast, pork tenderloin, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers; Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Chicken Sausage Patty Breakfast Sandwich. I toasted a Healthy Life Multi Grain English Muffin, heated up a al fresco Country Style Chicken Sausage Patty, and topped it with a 1/2 slice of Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Love these Breakfast Sandwiches! Also I had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to Meijer for a couple of items. Then stopped by McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Did some things around the house, inside and outside. For Dinner tonight Leftovers; I reheated the Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans.

That Pork Tenderloin was so delicious last night I wasn’t about to let it go to waste! So I reheated everything and I had Dinner! I’ve the original post from last night for description, instructions, ans pictures. Till tomorrow!

 

I purchased the Pork Tenderloin from Kroger yesterday, a small one at just over 1 lb. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 pork Tenderloin, 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Cumin Spiced 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 350°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. From the stove to the oven; Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet into a platter or dish and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being tender and moist!

 

I prepared a Potato Recipe that I had not had in a while, Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes. Got the idea from several similar recipes. I’ll need; 1 pound Baby Gold Potatoes (halved), 1⁄4 cup Water, 2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Butter, 1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano, 1/2 teaspoon dried Basil, 1/2 teaspoon dried Dill, Sea Salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste), 1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan, and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley leaves.

 

 

 

I also cooked some more fresh Green Beans. Mom went Jungle Jim’s International Market and bought them. I love beans, but they are even better when fresh. I also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn. I had an Ice- Water to drink.

 

 

 

 

SLOW COOKER PARMESAN POTATOES

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound Baby Gold Potatoes, halved
1⁄4 cup Water
2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Butter
1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried Basil
1/2 teaspoon dried Dill
Sea Salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS:
1 – Line your Slow Cooker or Crock Pot with a disposable plastic liner. Lightly coat the plastic liner with nonstick spray. Add water. Place potatoes, olive oil, butter, oregano, basil and dill into the slow cooker; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
2 – Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours, or until tender.*
3 – Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan and garnished with parsley, if desired.

RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

Calling all garlic lovers! Made with real roasted garlic, our Garlic Oval is the perfect base for bruschetta and savory sandwiches. Feeling bold? Top with garlic butter for the ultimate garlic bread!

WARM AT HOME
* Remove from packaging
* Heat oven to 400˚F (200˚C)
* Warm for 5 min

INGREDIENTS
Enriched wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, roasted garlic, salt, cultured organic wheat starch, sour starter [cultured wheat flour, wheat flour, yeast, lactic acid (from bacterial culture)], extra virgin olive oil, organic whole wheat flour

Dry Rubbed Whiskey Black Pepper Boneless Pork Loin Fillet w/ Mashed Potatoes……

April 11, 2018 at 5:10 PM | Posted in pork roast, Swift Premium | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Dry Rubbed Whiskey Black Pepper Boneless Pork Loin Fillet w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Baked Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

 

 

 

For Breakfast I had one of my favorites, Skillet Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with a Sunnyside Up Fried Egg. Just love these skillet Meals! Mostly Sunny and a high of 62 degrees out today! I had started out to Meijer yesterday but I had to go back home for a family emergency. Everything is fine now so I headed to Meijer today. Later on we went to see Dad for a while. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Dry Rubbed Whiskey Black Pepper Boneless Pork Loin Fillet w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Baked Garlic Oval Loaf Bread.

 

I’m using the Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Whiskey Black Pepper Boneless Pork Loin Fillets. I love using these Swift Premium Pork Products. So easy to prepare and all come out lean and moist with fantastic flavor! I purchased this from Meijer.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the Pork Loin from package and place in an uncovered roasting pan that is sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. I then took some JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush and rubbed some over top of the Roast, for added flavor. Cook approximately 35 minutes or until internal temperature on a meat thermometer reached 155°F in the thickest part of the Roast. Remove it from oven and let rest 3 minutes before slicing and serving. And as the other Swift Premium Products, one delicious Roast! The Roast was very moist and tender. It came out a little more well done than I normally prepare them but Mom and dad wanted theirs this way.The JB’s BBQ Sauce was just right for the added flavor. We took Dad a plate of everything up to him at the center and I also made him some of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy, that’s where I get my love of Gravy from!

 


I heated up some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve. Just as good as homemade, if not better and easier to make.

 

 

 

 

 

Next heated up a can of Del Monte Reduced Sodium Cut Green Beans. I could have Beans every meal, love them! Finally I baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. I usually have the Multi Grain Oval Bread but we tried the Garlic Oval last week and like it better. So I purchased another loaf for Dinner tonight! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

Calling all garlic lovers! Made with real roasted garlic, our Garlic Oval is the perfect base for bruschetta and savory sandwiches. Feeling bold? Top with garlic butter for the ultimate garlic bread!

WARM AT HOME
* Remove from packaging
* Heat oven to 400˚F (200˚C)
* Warm for 5 min

INGREDIENTS
Enriched wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, roasted garlic, salt, cultured organic wheat starch, sour starter [cultured wheat flour, wheat flour, yeast, lactic acid (from bacterial culture)], extra virgin olive oil, organic whole wheat flour, yeast, malted barley flour, amylase.
https://riverroadbakehouse.com/our-bread-en-us/

 

Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Whiskey Black Pepper Boneless Pork Loin Fillet

Cooking Directions:
Oven:

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Remove meat from package and place in an uncovered roasting pan.
Cook approximately 30-35 minutes or until internal temperature on a meat thermometer reaches 145°F in the thickest part of the meat.
Remove from oven and let rest 3 minutes.
Slice and serve.
Grill:

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Remove meat from package and place on grill.
Cook approximately 30-35 minutes or until internal temperature on a meat thermometer reaches 145°F in the thickest part of the meat.
Remove from grill and let rest 3 minutes.
Slice and serve.
*Oven and Grill temperatures may vary, adjust cooking times accordingly.

Seasoning Ingredients: Spices, salt, sugar, dehydrated bell peppers, maltodextrin, dehydrated onion and garlic, dextrose, potassium chloride and natural flavors (including smoke flavor).

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4 oz Amount Per Serving Calories 170, Calories from Fat 70 % Daily Value*, Total Fat 8g 12%, Saturated Fat 3g, 15%Trans Fat, 0gCholesterol, 55mg 18%Sodium, 290mg 12%, Total Carbohydrate 2g1%, Dietary Fiber 0g0%, Sugars 1gProtein 24g 48%

http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/brands/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork-products/loins/loin-filets/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-whiskey-black-pepper-boneless-pork-loin-filet.aspx

Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast – Pulled Pork Sandwiches w/..

September 6, 2017 at 4:55 PM | Posted in carrots, pork roast, potatoes, Swift Premium | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast – Pulled Pork Sandwiches w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Sliced Carrots

 

 

 

To start the morning off I fried up some Queen City Sausage Goetta Patties. They come fresh packaged and 12 Patties to the package. I had never had these before so I thought I would give them a try. Goetta is tough to keep in a patty form if you’re making them from fresh. But these come already cut into Patties, much easier to fry up. They fried up perfect and seasoned just right. I froze up the unused Patties. To go with the Goetta Patties I Scrambled a couple of Eggs and toasted a couple slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Went out to grab the morning paper and it was 47 degrees. It was mostly sunny and a high of 67 degrees, clouds moved in late. Cool weather for this time of year around here. Got the cart out of the shed and caught up on some yard work most of the day. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast – Pulled Pork Sandwiches w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Sliced Carrots.

 

I had picked up a Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast at Kroger the other day and preparing it for Dinner tonight. The Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast comes packaged already seasoned. You can roast this in the oven or use the Slow Cooker as like I am today. I got my Crock Pot out and put a plastic liner in it and sprayed that with Pam Cooking Spray.First remove the Shoulder Roast from the package and place in slow cooker with 1 inch of water in bottom. Put the lid on and cook on high for 4 hours or until fork tender. And as always a special “Thank You” goes out to whomever invented the Crock Pot Liners! You’ve made cooking so much easier! Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.

 

Removed the Roast from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly. Then shred meat with two forks for my Sandwiches. The Roast came out mouth-watering delicious! Tender, moist, and well seasoned. So tender it broke apart while taking it out of the Slow Cooker. I’m serving it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun and topped with some Jack Daniels Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce. This is a Sandwich! I’ll use the leftovers for Sandwiches for Lunch the next few days.

 

 

 

A 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.

 

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced Carrots. These are so much easier to prepare than boiling fresh Carrots, and they taste just as fresh. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast

http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/

Cooking Directions:
Slow Cooker (preferred method):

1 – Remove meat from package.
2 – Place in slow cooker with 1 inch of water in bottom.
3 – Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until fork tender. Increase cooking time to 6 hours if cooking from frozen.
4 – Remove from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly.
5 – Shred meat with two forks.
Oven:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 – Remove meat from package.
3 – Place pan on stovetop, add two tablespoons of oil and heat pot briefly on medium-high heat.
4 – When oil is hot, brown the roast on all sides.
5 – Place roast in oven safe dish with 1/2 cup of water. Cover and cook for 3 hours or until internal temperature in the thickest part of the meat reaches 185°F.
6 – Remove from oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
7 – Slice and serve.
8 – If shredded roast is desired, cook an additional hour.
*Slow cooker and oven temperatures may vary, adjust cooking times accordingly.

Seasoning Ingredients: Spices including paprika, sea salt, dextrose, dehydrated garlic & onion, yeast extract, natural flavors and citric acid.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4 oz
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 70 %
Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 460mg
19%Total Carbohydrate 1g%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 22g 44%
http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/brands/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork-products/shoulders/petite-roast/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-santa-maria-boneless-petite-pork-shoulder-roast.aspx

Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast w/ Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt

May 8, 2017 at 4:54 PM | Posted in Pork, pork roast, potatoes, Swift Premium | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast w/ Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt

 

 

 

 

 

To start this sunny Monday morning off I prepared a Poached Egg, served it with a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It’s sunny out but 31 degrees out there this morning! One cool May morning! It was a bit warmer out today, a high in the 60’s. A good day to get catch up on some yard work and cleaning. The last few days we’ve had a lot of rain with local flooding. Had everything done and took a ride around the neighborhood in the cart. For Dinner tonight its a Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast w/ Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt.

 

 

 

I had picked up a Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast at Kroger yesterday and preparing it for Dinner tonight. The Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast comes packaged already seasoned. You can roast this in the oven or use the Slow Cooker as I am today. I got my Crock Pot out and put a plastic liner in it and sprayed that with Pam Cooking Spray.First remove the Shoulder Roast from the package and place in slow cooker with 1 inch of water in bottom. Put the lid on and cook on high for 4 hours or until fork tender.

 

 

Remove the Roast from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly. Then shred meat with two forks for Sandwiches or you can slice it, I’m having it sliced. The Roast came out mouth-watering delicious! Tender, moist, and well seasoned. So tender it broke apart while taking it out of the Slow Cooker. I’ll use the leftovers for Sandwiches.

 

 

 

 

 

For a side dish I prepared Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt. I’ve made Smashed Potatoes before and thought I would give this recipe a try. I came across this recipe on the Swift Premium site while reading about the Shoulder Roast I’m having tonight. I’ll need the following to prepare the dish; Yukon gold new potatoes, Blue Bonnet Light Butter (melted), Extra Light Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley Pepper.

 

 

 

 

To prepare the dish; Cook potatoes in gently boiling heavily salted water for 12 to 15 minutes or just until tender. Drain well and cool slightly. Transfer the potatoes to a large baking sheet lined with foil. Gently press each potato with the bottom of a cup until slightly crushed and flattened, but not falling apart. Next preheat oven broiler. Combine the butter, oil and garlic powder. Brush half of the butter mixture on potatoes. Broil 3 inches from heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden and slightly crisp. Carefully turn potatoes over using a wide spatula. Brush with butter mixture; lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for another 2 to 4 minutes or until golden. Let cool and serve! Excellent Smashed Potato Recipe! If you love Potato Dishes as much as I do, you’ll like this recipe. The full recipe and web link is below. For Dessert later a jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast
http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/
Cooking Directions:
Slow Cooker (preferred method):

1 – Remove meat from package.
2 – Place in slow cooker with 1 inch of water in bottom.
3 – Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until fork tender. Increase cooking time to 6 hours if cooking from frozen.
4 – Remove from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly.
5 – Shred meat with two forks.
Oven:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 – Remove meat from package.
3 – Place pan on stovetop, add two tablespoons of oil and heat pot briefly on medium-high heat.
4 – When oil is hot, brown the roast on all sides.
5 – Place roast in oven safe dish with 1/2 cup of water. Cover and cook for 3 hours or until internal temperature in the thickest part of the meat reaches 185°F.
6 – Remove from oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
7 – Slice and serve.
8 – If shredded roast is desired, cook an additional hour.
*Slow cooker and oven temperatures may vary, adjust cooking times accordingly.

Seasoning Ingredients: Spices including paprika, sea salt, dextrose, dehydrated garlic & onion, yeast extract, natural flavors and citric acid.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4 oz
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 70 %
Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 460mg
19%Total Carbohydrate 1g%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 22g 44%
http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/brands/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork-products/shoulders/petite-roast/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-santa-maria-boneless-petite-pork-shoulder-roast.aspx

 

 
Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt
Serves: 6
Ingredients:
2 pounds small red or Yukon gold new potatoes (1 1/2 inches in diameter)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Coarse-ground sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook potatoes in gently boiling heavily salted water for 12 to 15 minutes or just until tender. Drain well and cool slightly.
2 – Transfer potatoes to a large baking sheet lined with foil. Gently press each potato with the bottom of a cup until slightly crushed and flattened, but not falling apart.*
3 – Preheat oven broiler. Combine butter, oil and garlic powder. Brush half of the butter mixture on potatoes. Broil 3 inches from heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden and slightly crisp. Carefully turn potatoes over using a wide spatula. Brush with butter mixture; lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for 2 to 4 minutes or until golden. Transfer to platter. Serve with Swift Premium® Dry Rubbed Petite Shoulder Roast with Whiskey Black Pepper Seasoning.
*If potatoes stick to bottom of cup, lightly brush the cup bottom with the melted butter mixture.
http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/recipes/shoulders/petite-roast/rustic-smashed-potatoes-with-sea-salt.aspx

Cumin Spiced Boneless Pork Loin Roast w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Italian Beans,….

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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Boneless Pork Loin Roast w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Italian Beans, and Baked Italian Loaf Bread

 
Started the day off with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast finished up somCumin Spiced Boneless Pork Loin Roast  Mashed Potatoes Cut Ita 001e house cleaning. Then outside we have a huge vine 1/2 the length of our driveway that I had to trim up. It started growing out into the driveway. Cloudy and temperatures in the 60’s with rain in the late afternoon. I had just read an article on we’ve had so much rain local farmers can not get their crops out. I couldn’t make it over to see Dad today at the rehab center, I had to wait around the house today for the carpet cleaners. I had the house carpets all cleaned today. Later on for dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Boneless Pork Loin Roast w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Italian Beans, and Baked Italian Loaf Bread.

 
I used my favorite Rub for Pork, Cumin Spiced Rub. I had come across the recipe on-line, and use it all the time now. It gives the Pork a fantastic crust and great seasoning. I purchased the Pork Tenderloin Boneless Roast from Kroger Cumin Spiced Boneless Pork Loin Roast  Mashed Potatoes Cut Ita 011yesterday. Using Butcher’s Twine I tied the Roast together. Then to prepare it I’ll need; 1 Pork Tenderloin Roast, 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°. Combined all the ingredients; rub it all over the Pork. Let stand 20 minutes. To Roast it I used a mall Broiler Pan with a Wire Rack in it. Sprayed the Rack with Pam Cooking Spray and put the Pork on it. I baked it for about 70 minutes, until my thermometer registered 145°. Let it stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then sliced into one delicious Pork Tenderloin Roast! Fantastic combo of Spices, which make one incredible Crust on the Pork and the inside being so tender and moist! The only thing I can compare it to would be Prime Rib, delicious!

 

Fried Walleye w Cut Roma Beans and Baked Roasted Fingerling Pota 003
For one side I made some of my favorite Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve. Just as good as homemade, if not better. Then for another side dish I heated a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans, our family’s favorite Bean Side. 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 every day and never get tired of having them.

 

 

Italian Loaf Bread
Finally I baked a loaf of Pillsbury Italian Loaf Bread, family’s favorite baked bread. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 
Allens Italian Cut Green Beans

Allens Italian Cut Green Beans contain fiber and are naturally free of cholesterol and saturated fats. Diets rich in vegetables such as Allens Italian Cut Green Beans may help lower the risk of heart disease, high cholesterol and some cancers.
Allens Italian Cut Green Beans:Allens Cut Italian Green Beans
* Heart healthy
* Heat and serve
* Cholesterol free
* Saturated fat-free
* Kosher

Ingredients: Italian Green Beans, Water, Salt.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 119 G
Servings Per Container 3.5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30
Calories From Fat 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0 G 0
Saturated Fat 0 G 0
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 300 Mg 12
Total Carbohydrate 5 G 2
Dietary Fiber 2 G 7
Sugars 1 G
Protein 1 G

Cumin Spiced Boneless Pork Loin Roast w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Italian Beans,….

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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Boneless Pork Loin Roast w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Italian Beans, and Baked Italian Loaf Bread

 

 
For Breakfast this morning I scrambled a couple of medium size Eggs and toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread (lightly Buttered). Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside a lot of rain. It started last night and continued on and off all day. So pretty much grounded inside for the day so I did some cleaning and ran scans and updates on the computer. Then I also shredded old bills and documents, there was a ton! So for dinner tonight it’s Cumin Spiced Boneless Pork Loin Roast w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Italian Beans, and Baked Italian Loaf Bread.   * Sorry about the lack of pictures, camera batteries were low *

 

 

 

Cumin Spiced Boneless Pork Loin Roast w Spiced Carrots & Buttern 009
I’ve been using the Cumin Spice Rub for a while now, my favorite Rub for Pork. I had come across the recipe on-line, and use it all the time now. It gives the Pork a fantastic crust and great seasoning. I purchased the Pork Tenderloin Boneless Roast from Kroger yesterday. Using Butcher’s Twine I tied the Roast together. Then to prepare it I’ll need; 1 Pork Tenderloin Roast, 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°. Combined all the ingredients; rub it all over the Pork. Let stand 20 minutes. To Roast it I used a mall Broiler Pan with a Wire Rack in it. Sprayed the Rack with Pam Cooking Spray and put the Pork on it. I baked it for about 70 minutes, until my thermometer registered 145°. Let it stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then got ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin Roast! Fantastic combo of Spices, which made one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being so tender and moist!

 

 

 

Fried Walleye w Cut Roma Beans and Baked Roasted Fingerling Pota 003
For one side I made some of my favorite Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve. Just as good as homemade, if not better. Then for another 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 every day and never get tired of having them.

 

 

 

Italian Loaf Bread
Finally I baked a loaf of Pillsbury Italian Loaf Bread, family’s favorite baked bread. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

Allens Italian Cut Green Beans

Allens Italian Cut Green Beans contain fiber and are naturally free of cholesterol and saturated fats. Diets rich in vegetables such as Allens Italian Cut Green Beans may help lower the risk of heart disease, high cholesterol and some cancers.
Allens Italian Cut Green Beans:Allens Cut Italian Green Beans
* Heart healthy
* Heat and serve
* Cholesterol free
* Saturated fat-free
* Kosher

Ingredients: Italian Green Beans, Water, Salt.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 119 G
Servings Per Container 3.5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30
Calories From Fat 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0 G 0
Saturated Fat 0 G 0
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 300 Mg 12
Total Carbohydrate 5 G 2
Dietary Fiber 2 G 7
Sugars 1 G
Protein 1 G

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