Green Beans, Sweet Corn, Potatoes and Cornbread (Oh My)

July 2, 2021 at 7:12 PM | Posted in Corn, greenbeans, potatoes, vegetables | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Green Beans, Sweet Corn, Potatoes and Cornbread

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. High of 76 degrees, mostly sunny and windy out today. A beautiful day to start this 4th of July Weekend! I went to Kroger for Mom after my Tea. Then I stopped by the bank for her and picked up Breakfast at McDonald’s for her. Back home I did a little yard work and then just enjoyed this beautiful day! Rode the cart around the neighborhood. Later gave a neighbor a hand painting his deck. I’m starting a new tradition, Meatless Friday. At least for this Friday! I prepared Green Beans, Sweet Corn, Potatoes and Cornbread.

 

When we went to Jungle Jim’s last week we loaded up on Vegetables and Fruits. So Mom had prepared some of the 1/2 Runner Green Beans yesterday. So I’m heating up the leftovers for my Dinner tonight.

 

 

For the Corn, we purchased a dozen Ears of Yellow and White Sweetcorn. For that I boiled an Ear of it until done. Then when ready to eat I sliced the Kernels of Corn off and served it like that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Potatoes, they were Russet Potatoes that we purchased at Jungle Jim’s also. Mom had already prepared those by peeling them, slicing, and boiling. I just reheat them and serve. Seasoned with Salt, Pepper, and Butter.

 

 

Finally for the Cornbread, Mom had prepared that yesterday. So I just heated that up and cut a slice of it, added Butter and ready to eat. So I got off pretty easy, I just heated everything up and served! I like going Meatless on a Friday, at least this Friday1 For Dessert later a 90 Calorie Cup of Breyer’s Chocolate Ice Cream. Stay Safe Everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fresh green beans – For the best source of nutrients and lowest sodium, choose fresh or frozen greens beans for cooking. Green beans also contain folate, thiamin, riboflavin, iron, magnesium, and potassium.

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet corn – Sweet corn is a variety of maize with a high sugar content. Sweet corn is the result of a naturally occurring recessive mutation in the genes which control conversion of sugar to starch inside the endosperm of the corn kernel. Wikipedia

Cast Iron Skillet Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms and Baked Potato

May 27, 2021 at 7:10 PM | Posted in potatoes, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Skillet Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms and Baked Potato

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Simply Potato Shredded Hash Browns, heated up 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, prepared a Sunny Side Up Egg, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Good way to start the day off! 85 degrees, partly cloudy and humid outdoors today. Took care of a few jobs around the house today. Repotted some flowers Mom had bought into her pots on the deck. Next I got the Shop – Vac out and vacuumed my car and Mom’s. Then I took apart the battery cordless vacuum. It wasn’t picking up very good so I took off all the hoses an d cleaned them out, which they needed badly! Then I took out the brushes and cleaned them. It works great now! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cast Iron Skillet Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms and Baked Potato.

 

I had the Steaks in the freezer so I sat them in the fridge to thaw all night. To prepare the Steak I preheated the oven to 400°. Then I took a Cast Iron Skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil to, I heated it over medium high heat. When ready I added my Steaks to it. I cooked the Steaks 1 minute on each side. I just wanted a light sear on both sides. Then I moved the Skillet on to the preheated Oven and Roasted it for about 4 minutes. Removed the Skillet from the Oven and placed the Steaks on a plate and let them rest for 5 minutes before cutting. The Tri -Tip Steak was super tender and juicy. I cooked it to medium rare and it came perfect! I n the same skillet I also Sauteed some Mushrooms. Seasoned them with Ground Cumin, Dried Parsley, Sea Salt, and Ground Pepper.

 

For a side I prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Really enjoyed this Dinner tonight! For Dessert tonight I had a Jello Dark Chocolate Pudding Cup. Take Care and Stay Safe All!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WILD IDEA BUFFALO – JILL’S SEA SALT RUBBED TRI-TIP STEAKS (2-4 OZ. STEAKS)
This pre-seasoned steak is full of flavor with a hint of citrus and herbs. And, it’s portion perfect, with two 4 oz. steaks per 8 oz. package.

Ingredients: 100% Grass-Fed Buffalo, Organic: Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Lemon Juice, Black Pepper, Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder
https://wildideabuffalo.com/products/jills-sea-salt-rubbed-tri-tip-steaks-

 

 

 

 

Russet potato
A russet potato is a type of potato that is large, with dark brown skin and few eyes. The flesh is white, dry, and mealy, and it is suitable for baking, mashing, and french fries. Russet potatoes are also known as Idaho potatoes in the United States.

Potatoes are a good source of fiber, which can help you lose weight by keeping you full longer. Fiber can help prevent heart disease by keeping cholesterol and blood sugar levels in check. Potatoes are also full of antioxidants that work to prevent diseases and vitamins that help your body function properly.

Cast Iron Skillet Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak w/ Sauteed Mushroms and Baked Potato

May 15, 2021 at 7:08 PM | Posted in mushrooms, potatoes, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Skillet Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms and Baked Potato

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 71 degrees and mostly sunny out today. We had a very high mold and pollen count outside and my Allergies were terrible today. What little I was outside I wore a mask. Finally they said to take the masks off and I still have to wear one! Not a lot going on today. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cast Iron Skillet Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms and Baked Potato.

 

I had the Steaks in the freezer so I sat them in the fridge to thaw all night. To prepare the Steak I preheated the oven to 400°. Then I took a Cast Iron Skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil to, I heated it over medium high heat. When ready I added my Steaks to it. I cooked the Steaks 1 minute on each side. I just wanted a light sear on both sides. Then I moved the Skillet on to the preheated Oven and Roasted it for about 4 minutes. Removed the Skillet from the Oven and placed the Steaks on a plate and let them rest for 5 minutes before cutting. The Tri -Tip Steak was super tender and juicy. I cooked it to medium rare and it came perfect! I n the same skillet I also Sauteed some Mushrooms. Seasoned them with Ground Cumin, Dried Parsley, Sea Salt, and Ground Pepper.

 

For a side I prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Really enjoyed this Dinner tonight! For Dessert/Snack later tonight a bowl of Skinny Pop – Popcorn with a Diet Trop A Rocka Snapple to drink. Take Care and Stay Safe All!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WILD IDEA BUFFALO – JILL’S SEA SALT RUBBED TRI-TIP STEAKS (2-4 OZ. STEAKS)
This pre-seasoned steak is full of flavor with a hint of citrus and herbs. And, it’s portion perfect, with two 4 oz. steaks per 8 oz. package.

Ingredients: 100% Grass-Fed Buffalo, Organic: Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Lemon Juice, Black Pepper, Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder
https://wildideabuffalo.com/products/jills-sea-salt-rubbed-tri-tip-steaks-

Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

May 6, 2021 at 7:03 PM | Posted in chicken, greenbeans, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

 

To start this Thursday morning off I prepared a Breakfast Sandwich using al fresca Chicken Sausage Patty, Egg White Patty, 1/2 slice of Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Cheese, all served on a Thomas Light English Muffin. The Egg White Patty is something new I tried from Good Food Made Simple. If you come across these, give them a try! They are very good and only 35 calories and 2 carbs per patty! I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. High of 61 degrees with rain showers moving in later. Lot of rain here lately. After Breakfast I took Mom to a local Plant and Tree Nursery. She bought a couple of Hanging Baskets of Flowers. Back home did a few things around the house. So for Dinner tonight one of our favorite meals, Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

We just can’t seem to have Fried Chicken Thighs without Fried Potatoes and Green Beans! I had the Chicken Thighs in the freezer and grabbed a package last night and let it thaw in the fridge overnight. To prepare them I’ll just need Flour, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil. I think the trio of Fried Chicken Thighs, Fried Potatoes, and Canned Green Beans were meant to be together, one of our favorite meals!

 

I got a large Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Non Stick Spray, added 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I got a pie pan out and put 2 tablespoons of Flour in it. Next I got the Chicken Thighs out of the package and seasoned them with Salt and Pepper and rolled them in the Flour. With the skillet heated I added the Thighs to the skillet and put a lid on the skillet. Fried the Thighs for about 9 minutes and then flipped them over, put the lid back on the skillet to cook another 7 minutes. As the Chicken Thighs were cooking I got out a second Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it, added the Olive Oil and let it preheat on medium heat. Then I washed and cut the Potatoes for the Fried Potatoes.

For one side we had Fried Potatoes, which I picked up at Meijer the other day. I love these and Mom makes the best! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on medium high.

 

With the skillet heated add the Potatoes. After adding the Potatoes add your Seasoning, we just used Salt and Pepper. Then fry until the Potatoes start to turn brown. Then flip them with a spatula and continue frying until done. I love these Potatoes and they are so easy to prepare.

 

I had opened up a quart jar of Canned Green Beans and had them already cooking. I love these Green Beans. They always taste so fresh! Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. One delicious Dinner as always when having the Chicken Thighs! For Dessert/Snack later I had a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Thighs – One medium, baked chicken thigh with skin provides 140 calories, 14 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbohydrate, 9 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, 2 gram of polyunsaturated fat, and 275 milligrams of sodium.

Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast

March 22, 2021 at 7:07 PM | Posted in oysters, potatoes, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 71 degrees and mostly sunny out there today, another beautiful day! I had to be back at my Family Doctor at 1:15 this afternoon. My sugar came back a bit out of whack. He wants increase my Metformin to a higher dosage but I told him I wanted to retake the in 2 months to see if it’s better or the same. I think something was wrong with reading. We’ll see by the next testing. Back home,  got the cart out of the shed and did a few things around the yard. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast.

 

Fried Oysters, Baked Potato, and Texas Toast, always one of my favorite meals! As usual I used Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters, my favorite. To prepare them; Place shucked oysters in a colander rinse in cold water and drain. Dredge drained Oysters in the Flour, then Egg Beater’s, and then in Panko Crumbs seasoned with Sea Salt and Pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. An easy way to coat the oysters with the Panko Crumbs is to place the Crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

 

Next, heat the Extra Light Olive Oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot. Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each Oyster carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately. Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce. I served mine with some McCormick’s Tarter Sauce with a side of my favorite hot sauce Frank’s Hot Sauce. These are so delicious, golden brown and with an incredible fresh flavor.

 

I had a baked Russet Potato for a side with the Oysters. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

Finally I baked a slice of New York Bakery Texas Toast. Love having the trio of Fried Oysters, Baked Potato, and a baked slice of Texas Toast! I always enjoy this Dinner. For Dessert/Snack later a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe:
Ingredients:

12 large-medium Oysters, shucked
1 tablespoon Flour
1 Eggs, beaten or 1/4 cup egg Beater’s
1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs
Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
Lemon Wedges, optional
Hot sauce, optional
Seafood Cocktail Sauce, optional

Preparation:

Place shucked oysters in a colander to drain.

1 – Dip drained oysters in flour, then beaten eggs, shake off excess, and in panko crumbs seasoned with salt and pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. NOTE: An easy way to coat the oysters with the panko crumbs is to place the crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

2 – Heat canola oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot.

3 – Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately.

Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce.

Makes 2 servings.

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF OYSTERS
Oysters are naturally high in many essential vitamins and minerals including protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, zinc, and vitamin C.

 

 

Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters

Product Details
Hilton’s oysters are plump, juicy and full of flavor making them superb for cooking purposes in stews, pan fried, casseroles and turkey stuffing during the Holidays plus many more recipes.

Features
* Available year around
* Low in fat, calories and cholesterol
* Fast and easy to prepare
* High in protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin C
* All natural
* Product of USA

Ingredients
Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters

Baked Breaded Clams w/ Cheddar Potato Bake

March 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Posted in Clams, potatoes, seafood, Seapak, SeaPak Seafood, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Breaded Clams w/ Cheddar Potato Bake

 

For Breakfast on this sunny morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 54 degrees and sunny out, another beautiful day! Got the 4 wheel cart out of the shed along with the leaf blower and rake. Cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Then cleaned out the flower bed in the back of the house. Good to be out and active! For Dinner tonight it was Baked Breaded Clams w/ Cheddar Potato Bake.

 

To make tonight’s Dinner I’ll need the Microwave, the oven, and 1 small baking sheet. It doesn’t get much easier than that! So for the Clams I used a box of SeaPak Clam Strips. Preheat the oven on 425 degrees. I then lined a baking sheet with foil and sprayed it with a shot of Pam Cooking Spray. Placed the Clam Strips in a single layer on the sheet and baked them for 12 minutes, flipping them over after 7 minutes. These come out so delicious. Love these, very meaty strips, well seasoned, and easy to prepare. Had a side of McCormick’s Tarter Sauce, for dipping. Great product to have in the freezer for those days where you want something easy to prepare. Wow, such an easy Dinner to prepare, just bake and serve. Easy to prepare Dinners can also be a Delicious Dinner.

 

Then for a side I prepared a Stouffer’s Cheddar Potato Bake. Another easy to prepare and delicious dish. To prepare this one I’m using the microwave. It comes in a microwavable tray. I just slit the film cover on the tray and microwaved it for 6 minutes, Done! I love this side by Stouffer’s! Delicious Potato Dish, really like the bread crumb topping. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seapak Clam Strips
Enjoy a coastal classic with our delicious, hand-shucked Atlantic Surf Clams, lightly seasoned and breaded to bake perfectly in minutes. This 12-ounce portion is ideal for an appetizer or quick seafood snack!
PREPARATION: CONVENTIONAL OVEN

(12 oz & 20 oz packages) Preheat oven to 425°F.

(9 oz package) Preheat oven to 400°F.

Arrange frozen clam strips in a single layer on baking sheet and place on middle rack of oven.

(12 oz & 20 oz packages) For half package bake 14-15 minutes; for full package, bake 20-21 minutes.

(9 oz package) For full package bake 10-12 minutes.

For best results, turn product over halfway through cooking.
http://seapak.com/products

 

 

Stouffer’s Cheddar Potato Bake
* Russet potatoes in a cheddar cheese sauce with bacon, topped with bread crumbs
* Made with ingredients you can feel good about for a homemade taste you’ll love
* A classic dish you can always count on to satisfy

We use simple, quality ingredients that are delicious on their own. Then we combine them into the perfect recipe to make an irresistible dish. NESTLE Good Food, Good Life Made with Russet potatoes Cheddar cheese sauce Topped with bread crumbs
Ingredients:
Ingredients: Potatoes, Skim Milk, Water, Cheddar Cheese (Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes, Annatto Color), Soybean Oil, Bread Crumbs (Wheat Flour, Sugar, Yeast, Soybean Oil, Salt), Bacon (Cured with Water, Salt, Sugar, Smoke Flavoring, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite), 2% or Less of Modified Cornstarch, Canola Oil, Bleached Wheat Flour, Onions, Sea Salt, Mono- & Diglycerides, Spice, Seasoning (Celery Salt, Spices and Coloring).

NUTRITIONAL INFO
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2
Servings Per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17 26.00 %
Saturated Fat 5 25.00 %
Cholesterol 20mg 7.00 %
Sodium 500mg 21.00 %
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7.00 %
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
https://www.goodnes.com/stouffers/products/cheddar-potato-bake/

 

Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

January 27, 2021 at 7:05 PM | Posted in chicken, greenbeans, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

 

To start this Thursday morning off I prepared a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Light rain, light snow and a high of 33 degrees. After I had my Tea I went to the Bank ATM, got gas, and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Well be getting a new neighbor. A lady that lived across the street moved out and another lady is moving in Saturday. For some reason that home sales every few years. We live in a good neighborhood here, everyone is really good people. So lucky! So for Dinner tonight one of our favorite meals, Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

We just can’t seem to have Fried Chicken Thighs without Fried Potatoes and Green Beans! I had the Chicken Thighs in the freezer and grabbed a package last night and let it thaw in the fridge overnight. To prepare them I’ll just need Flour, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil. I think the trio of Fried Chicken Thighs, Fried Potatoes, and Canned Green Beans were meant to be together, one of our favorite meals!

 

I got a large Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Non Stick Spray, added 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I got a pie pan out and put 2 tablespoons of Flour in it. Next I got the Chicken Thighs out of the package and seasoned them with Salt and Pepper and rolled them in the Flour. With the skillet heated I added the Thighs to the skillet and put a lid on the skillet. Fried the Thighs for about 9 minutes and then flipped them over, put the lid back on the skillet to cook another 7 minutes. As the Chicken Thighs were cooking I got out a second Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it, added the Olive Oil and let it preheat on medium heat. Then I washed and cut the Potatoes for the Fried Potatoes.

 

For one side we had Fried Potatoes, which I picked up at Meijer the other day. I love these and Mom makes the best! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on medium high.

 

 

With the skillet heated add the Potatoes. After adding the Potatoes add your Seasoning, we just used Salt and Pepper. Then fry until the Potatoes start to turn brown. Then flip them with a spatula and continue frying until done. I love these Potatoes and they are so easy to prepare.

 

I had opened up a quart jar of Canned Green Beans and had them already cooking. I love these Green Beans. They always taste so fresh! Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. One delicious Dinner as always when having the Chicken Thighs! For Dessert/Snack later I had a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chicken Thighs – One medium, baked chicken thigh with skin provides 140 calories, 14 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbohydrate, 9 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, 2 gram of polyunsaturated fat, and 275 milligrams of sodium.

Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Cornbread

January 15, 2021 at 6:53 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Cornbread

 

 

To start this rainy morning off I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns and heated up some Meijer Diced Ham. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Then topped them off with Diced Ham. I love combinations of Potatoes and Ham. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The day started off with rain but had cleared up by noon, still windy and a high of 43 degrees. Did a load of laundry and cleaned the house today, dusted and ran the vacuum. For Dinner tonight its Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Cornbread.

 

I bought the Catfish Nuggets from Meijer a while back and had them in the freezer. I sat the bag in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare them I rinsed the Catfish Nuggets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty.

 

For one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’m using Medium Size Red Potatoes. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Then slice each Potato into thin slices and slit each slice at least 4 times. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on medium high.

 

With the skillet heated add the Potatoes. After adding the Potatoes add your Seasoning, we just used Salt and Pepper. Then fry until the Potatoes start to turn brown. Then flip them with a spatula and continue frying until done. I love these Potatoes and they are so easy to prepare.

 

 

 

 

 

I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Then made a small Cast Iron Skillet of Cornbread, for Mom, using Martha White White Corn Meal. What a meal Catfish, Fried Potatoes, Green Beans, and Corn Bread. Then for Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Sticks with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catfish
The most commonly eaten species in the United States are the channel catfish and the blue catfish, both of which are common in the wild and increasingly widely farmed. Farm-raised catfish became such a staple of the diet of the United States that on 25 June 1987, President Ronald Reagan established National Catfish Day to recognize “the value of farm-raised catfish.”

Catfish is eaten in a variety of ways. In Europe it is often cooked in similar ways to carp, but in the United States it is popularly crumbled with cornmeal and fried.… Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Catfish, breaded and fried
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 g 18%
Saturated fat 2.9 g 14%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 62 mg 20%
Sodium 244 mg 10%
Potassium 296 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 16 g 32%

Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite)

December 22, 2020 at 7:11 PM | Posted in Hilton's Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters, oysters, potatoes, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite)

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 45 degrees and Sunny out today. Right afterward I headed out to Kroger, about 6:30 this morning. I wanted to get there and get what I needed and get out before it gets crowded. But by 7:00 it was getting crowded, guess everyone had the same idea. Besides our groceries I got our neighbor a few items also. They were all cleaning items as both the husband and wife have the virus and are to stay at home for 2 weeks until the next test. Sure feel bad for them. Back home did some cleaning and then got outside for a bit and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine! For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite).

 

 

Fried Oysters, Baked Potato, and Texas Toast, always one of my favorite meals! As usual I used Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters, my favorite. To prepare them; Place shucked oysters in a colander rinse in cold water and drain. Dredge drained Oysters in the Flour, then Egg Beater’s, and then in Panko Crumbs seasoned with Sea Salt and Pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. An easy way to coat the oysters with the Panko Crumbs is to place the Crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

 

 

Next, heat the Extra Light Olive Oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot. Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each Oyster carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately. Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce. I served mine with some McCormick’s Tarter Sauce with a side of my favorite hot sauce Frank’s Hot Sauce. These are so delicious, golden brown and with an incredible fresh flavor.

 

 

I had a baked Russet Potato for a side with the Oysters. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

Finally I baked a slice of New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. Love having the trio of Fried Oysters, Baked Potato, and a baked slice of Texas Toast (Lite)! Really enjoyed Dinner. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe:
Ingredients:

12 large-medium Oysters, shucked
1 tablespoon Flour
1 Eggs, beaten or 1/4 cup egg Beater’s
1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs
Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
Lemon Wedges, optional
Hot sauce, optional
Seafood Cocktail Sauce, optional

Preparation:

Place shucked oysters in a colander to drain.

1 – Dip drained oysters in flour, then beaten eggs, shake off excess, and in panko crumbs seasoned with salt and pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. NOTE: An easy way to coat the oysters with the panko crumbs is to place the crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

2 – Heat canola oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot.

3 – Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately.

Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce.

Makes 2 servings.

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF OYSTERS
Oysters are naturally high in many essential vitamins and minerals including protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, zinc, and vitamin C.

 

 

 

 

Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters

Product Details
Hilton’s oysters are plump, juicy and full of flavor making them superb for cooking purposes in stews, pan fried, casseroles and turkey stuffing during the Holidays plus many more recipes.

Features
* Available year around
* Low in fat, calories and cholesterol
* Fast and easy to prepare
* High in protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin C
* All natural
* Product of USA

Ingredients
Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters

Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Cornbread

December 7, 2020 at 7:08 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Cornbread

 

 

To start this Morning off I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 38 degrees and partly cloudy out today. After my Tea me and Mom went to Jungle Jim’s International Market. Love going there, they have everything! The best Deli and Cheese Shop anywhere. And the Produce, Meat, and Seafood Departments you can find anywhere! It’s one amazing store. Back home I went and had my car washed and got gas. Not much else going on. For Dinner tonight its Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Cornbread.

 

I bought the Catfish Nuggets from Meijer a while back and had them in the freezer. I sat the bag in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare them I rinsed the Catfish Nuggets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty.

 

For one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’ve loved these all my life! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on high.

 

 

With the skillet heated add the Potatoes. After adding the Potatoes add your Seasoning, we just used Salt and Pepper. Then fry until the Potatoes start to turn brown. Then flip them with a spatula and continue frying until done. I love these Potatoes and they are so easy to prepare.

 

 

I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Then made a small Cast Iron Skillet of Cornbread, for Mom, using Martha White White Corn Meal. What a meal Catfish, Fried Potatoes, Green Beans, and Corn Bread. Then for Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Sticks with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catfish
The most commonly eaten species in the United States are the channel catfish and the blue catfish, both of which are common in the wild and increasingly widely farmed. Farm-raised catfish became such a staple of the diet of the United States that on 25 June 1987, President Ronald Reagan established National Catfish Day to recognize “the value of farm-raised catfish.”

Catfish is eaten in a variety of ways. In Europe it is often cooked in similar ways to carp, but in the United States it is popularly crumbled with cornmeal and fried.… Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Catfish, breaded and fried
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 g 18%
Saturated fat 2.9 g 14%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 62 mg 20%
Sodium 244 mg 10%
Potassium 296 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 16 g 32%

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