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

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

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

I had bought a package of Center Cut Pork Loin Chops from Meijer earlier in the week. I had broke the package down and had the individual Chops in plastic bags, in the freezer. I grabbed a couple of the bags and laid them in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare my Chop I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 20 minutes until the thermometer registered 150°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

For 1 side I prepared a can of the Bush’s Maple and Cured Bacon Baked Beans. First time using these. You taste the hint of the Maple Syrup and nice portions of the Cured Bacon, nice combo! To prepare them just emptied the contents into a sauce pan. Heat to simmer and serve! As all the Bush’s Beans they were fantastic! Another Bush’s product to have in the pantry.


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


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


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

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

May 19, 2019 at 6:40 PM | Posted in oysters, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite)

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also had the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly cloudy, humid and 89 degrees out today. After I had Breakfast I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Afterward Mom went to Church. I did a couple of loads of laundry. Then after Lunch I cleaned the house. Later I went outside and got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite).

 

 

 

 

 

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 Tarter Sauce with a side of my favorite hot sauce Frank’s Hot Sauce. They’re 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. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn 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

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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.

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Available year around
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Bison Chopped Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Slow Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

May 17, 2019 at 6:41 PM | Posted in carrots, mushrooms, potatoes, SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Chopped Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Slow Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared an Egg Beater’s Egg White folded Egg, lightly fried up 4 slices of thin cut Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham, got a slice of Sargento Ultra thin Swiss Cheese, and toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin. And I had my Breakfast Sandwich, Egg White, Ham, and Swiss Cheese on English Muffin! Also had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly cloudy with a passing shower, 82 degrees outside today. I had to go to Kroger for a couple of items then stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Back home after Lunch I got the cart out and did a few things around the yard. Then took the cart around the neighborhood. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Bison Chopped Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Slow Roasted Potatoes and Carrots.

 

 

 

For Dinner tonight it’s one of my favorites, SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak. I love this Chopped Steak. To start I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare it I’ll need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, McCormick Crushed Rosemary, and McCormick Thyme Leaves (all seasoning to taste). I got the Cast Iron Skillet out to prepare it. I first sprayed it with a very light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and then added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. When the pan was heated I added the Chopped Steak. I cooked each side 2 minutes.Then finished it in the oven, at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. It cooked up beautifully, perfect medium rare! Had a nice little char on the outside and moist and juicy inside. These are so tender you could slice them with a spoon and have an excellent taste to them. Thank you SayersBrook Bison Ranch!

 

 

 

I topped the Chopped Steak with some A-1 Sauce Thick/Hardy. Also cooked up some Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a side I prepared some Slow Roasted Potatoes and Carrots. I came across how delicious these are by way of another Dinner. A while back I helped Mom prepare a Crock Pot Beef Stew w/ Potatoes and Carrots. To prepare it I used a packet of McCormick Beef Stew Mix, which gave those Potatoes and Carrots incredible flavor. So I thought why not use the Stew Mix to Slow Roast the Potatoes and Carrots as a side dish. Glad I did!

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it I peeled and quartered some medium size Red Potatoes. Next I had bought a bag of Whole Carrots. I washed them off and cut the Carrots into quarters. Got out my small Dutch Oven. Added a 3 cups of water and mixed the packet of Stew Mix in it and turned it on. Then its Put a Lid on it and Forget it! I put them on late this morning and let them cook until it was time to eat. They turned out so delicious! Just incredible flavor. I’ll be using this as a side dish again, very soon!

 

 

 

 

 

I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chopped Bison Sirloin

SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak

If you like the flavor of the sirloin, love the Bison Burger but want to take it up a notch, then the Chopped Sirloin Steak is for you! 4 lbs (4 packages each with 2-8oz chopped sirloin steaks).
Great flavor of the sirloin but also extremely tender and juicy.

http://www.sayersbrook.com/bison-chopped-sirloin-steak-4-lbs/

 

 

 

 

New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast
With half the fat of our Garlic Texas Toast, New York Bakery® Lite Texas Toast has the same garlic taste with half the guilt.

Conventional Oven*

Pre-heat oven to 425°f.
* Place slices flat on baking sheet
* Bake 5 – 8 minutes on middle shelf of oven
* To brown on both sides, turn over and bake an additional 2 minutes
*Oven temperatures may vary
Box contains 8 slices.
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May 7, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Posted in BEEF, carrots, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Beef Stew w/ Potatoes, Carrots, and Corn Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning a Poached Egg, 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside its beautiful! Sunny and 81 degrees out today. After Breakfast I went and picked up Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s. Stopped by at the ATM and filled Mom’s Car up with gas. Then later took her car up to be washed. After Lunch did a couple of loads of laundry. Then got the cart out and did some yard work. Nice to be out in sunshine! For Dinner tonight its Beef Stew w/ Potatoes, Carrots, and Corn Bread.

 

 

 

I normally don’t have Beef but Mom wanted to make some Beef Stew. I had purchased a Chuck Roast for her at Meijer along with Carrots and Red Potatoes. I gave her hand and we cooked everything in the Crock Pot. She made some Cornbread later on to go with the meal. Everything was so delicious. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Diet Mango Snapple to drink. Kept the post short today as Mom was the cook. And you know everything is better when Mom does it! Later!

Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts w/ Sliced potatoes and Baked Beans

May 5, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, chicken, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts w/ Sliced potatoes and Baked Beans

 

 

For Breakfast on this Sunday Morning I prepared a favorite of mine. I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. And that’s how you start a Sunday Morning! After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom and stopped by Dunkin Donuts and picked up a couple of Donuts for her. Mom usually goes to Church but she had some pre-cancer places taken off her face, she’s still recovering so she stayed home today. Sunny and 71 degrees out today! Got the cart out after Lunch and did some yard work. Then I helped out and older neighbor get caught up with his. Really nice out today! For Dinner tonight Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts w/ Sliced potatoes and Baked Beans.

 

 

I picked the Chicken up at Meijer the other day, Katie’s Best Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breasts. For the BBQ Sauce I’m using Kraft Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce. I’m seasoning it with Morton’s Lite Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I went out and fired the grill up first. Next I sprayed the Chicken with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray on both sides of the Chicken Breast, then seasoned them with the Salt and Pepper and waited for the Grill to heat.

 

 

 

 

 

With the Grill ready I started. Added the Chicken and shut the lid on the grill. I let the chicken cook for 7 minutes, then used the tongs to flip the breasts over. Grilled for another 7 minutes longer. With about 1 minute of cooking time left I basted the Chicken with the Kraft Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce and finished cooking. Checked temperature of the Chicken with a thermometer reads it read just a tad over 165°. The Chicken came out fantastic! Moist and flavorful. First time using the Kraft Sauce and it was excellent!

 

 

 

 

As the Chicken was cooking I prepared the side dishes. For one side to go with the Chicken I prepared A can of Meijer Sliced Potatoes. To prepare them I emptied the can into a small sauce pan. Heated it on medium heat until heated through and done!

 

 

 

 

 

Ten for another side I prepared a can of Bush’s Country Style Baked Beans. Just open the can and empty the Beans Into Saucepan. Heat To Simmer until heated through. Love these Bush’s Beans! I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. And Dinner is served! The Chicken was spot on and the Potatoes and Beans work perfect with the BBQ Chicken. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie’s Best
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/

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Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

April 30, 2019 at 6:38 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

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a toasted Thomas Light 100% Multi Grain English Muffin that I Buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I went to McDonald’s after I ate and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Light rain on and off with high of 67 degrees. Took Mom to Meijer she wanted a hanging basket of flowers and a small outside table for deck. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

 

I had a package of the Simple Truth Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thighs from Kroger in the freezer. I sat the package in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then 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 has become our favorite Dinner!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

I grabbed a plate and put paper towel on it and removed the Chicken Thighs from the skillet to the lined plate. Paper towel absorbs any of the excess oil. Just love the crust on the Chicken provided by the Flour Coating! The Flour and cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet. So moist and delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’ve loved these all my life and my 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.

 

 

 

 

 

As the Potatoes were cooking I had also opened up a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, canned last summer, and had them cooking. Love these Beans, they taste just as fresh as the day we bought them. Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. Fresh Green Beans any time you want, I love it! Quite a Dinner tonight! For Dessert a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato, Salad, and Baked Texas Lite Toast

April 17, 2019 at 6:32 PM | Posted in potatoes, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato, Salad, and Baked Texas Lite Toast

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light 100% Multigrain English Muffin. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside its finally starting to fill like Spring around here! Cloudy but a high of 77 degrees! I finally found a handyman and someone to mow the lawn! He lives about 2 streets from me and he’s great references and lives close by. I went to Home depot after Breakfast. I needed some paint, paint brushes, and picked up a bag grass seed. I’ve got a couple places in the yard that need to be seeded. Then I’m the deck painted next week. Go the old homestead looking good! For dinner tonight I prepared a 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato, Salad, and Baked Texas Lite Toast.

 

 

 

 

I’ll be using the Wild Idea Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak (5 oz.). To prepare the Steak; I rubbed the Steak with a 1 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. As the Steak rested I preheated the oven on 400 degrees and heated up a small Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, I cooked it 1 minute per side. Then moved the skillet to the oven and cooked it another 5 minutes to a beautiful Medium Rare! The Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are just incredible. So tender and juicy and the best flavor of any Steak, Beef or Buffalo, I’ve ever had.

 

 

 

 

For one side I had a baked Russet Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Perfect side for any Steak Dinner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For another side I had a Salad. I used a bag of Dole Greener Selections Salad Mix. For the Dressing I used Kraft Classic Catalina Lite Dressing. I also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with a dab of Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – 5 oz. Petite Top Sirloin Steak

Famous for their flavor, these juicy steaks are perfect for the grill. The steaks are cut from the middle and upper part of the primal sirloin and their smaller size makes a great meal for one. 5 oz.
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Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

April 16, 2019 at 6:34 PM | Posted in BEEF, Cubed Steak, greenbeans, potatoes | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Poached Egg and served it on a Thomas Light English Muffin. Then I also lightly fried a al fresco Chicken Sausage Patty. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. My cousin came over today and put down new Mulch in the Flower Beds. Then touched up the wooden deck with some fresh paint and then put a sealant on the ramp outside. Almost done with the outside work! For Dinner tonight I’m preparing a Beef Cubed Steaks w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

I had a package of Meijer Beef Cubed Steak in the freezer that I sat in the fridge overnight to thaw. These are the best Cubed Steak I have ever found by far. They’re good size patties so I’m able to cut them in half and get 2 meals out of 1 patty. They come 2 to a package. This is one of the few times I use Beef.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare the Cubed Steak I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and I then dusted them in flour that I had mixed with a bit of Hungarian Paprika. Shook off the excess flour and pan fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil, about 4 minutes per side. They came out delicious! Excellent flavor and very tender, especially for Cubed Steak which sometimes can be somewhat tough and stringy.

 

 

 

 

 

To go with the Cubed Steak you always have to have Mashed Potatoes! I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. I also made a packet of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy to top the Mashed Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

 

For a second side I reheated the leftover Canned Green Beans. Just heated them up in a large sauce pan and done! Then I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert/Snacks I had a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cube Steak

Cube steak is a cut of beef, usually top round or top sirloin, tenderized by fierce pounding with a meat tenderizer, or use of an electric tenderizer. The name refers to the shape of the indentations left by that process (called “cubing”). Many professional cooks insist that regular tenderizing mallets cause too much mashing to produce a proper cube steak, and insist on either using specialized cube steak machines, or manually applying a set of sharp-pointed rods to pierce the meat in every direction. This is the most common cut of meat used for chicken fried steak.

In Canada as well as in some parts of the United States, cube steak may be called a minute steak, because it can be cooked quickly.
Others distinguish minute steak as:
* simply referring to the cut, which is not necessarily tenderized;
* thinner than cube steak (hence does not need tenderizing);
* cut from sirloin or round, while cube steak cut is from chuck or round.
The term “minute steak” is also used in the United Kingdom, where the term “cube steak” is little known.

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

April 13, 2019 at 6:33 PM | Posted in fish, 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 prepared French Toast using Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. To top the Toast I used Log Cabin Sugarless Maple Syrup and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cloudy and 67 degrees out today. I had 8 bags of Dark Mulch delivered today from the local Boy Scouts. We buy Mulch from them every year. We also purchased a new grill, finally! Our old one conked out early last year and we didn’t replace it, till now! Can’t wait, it will be here next Thursday. i paid extra to have it assembled and delivered, well worth every cent. It’s not a huge one but big enough for just 2 people. I’m ready to Grill! I had Fried Oysters just the other night but they were so good and I had another container left that needed fixed. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite).

 

 

 

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 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 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. I served mine with some Tarter Sauce with a side of my favorite hot sauce Frank’s Hot Sauce. They’re so delicious, golden brown, and with an incredible fresh flavor.

 

 

 

 

I had a Baked Potato yesterday and it was so good I’m having one tonight. I had a baked Russet Potato. 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. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
Fresh Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters

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

April 8, 2019 at 6:27 PM | Posted in 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 prepared some 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a Thomas Light Multi Grain English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A mix of rain and sun with a high of 70 degrees outside today. Not real active today. Woke up about 5:00 this morning with Phantom Pains again! The continued till about 2:00 this afternoon. So just relaxed most of the day. Then I also got back my test results from last week and it was not good. I was told I had severe Neuropathy. I go to my Family Doctor at 8:30 tomorrow morning to go over everything. Not good news but I’ve been here before. All I can do is face it head on! I’ll update tomorrow. For Dinner tonight Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite).

 

 

I’m keeping my post a bit short tonight. I’m having trouble accepting the test results and I need a little downtime. Take care all, be back tomorrow!

 

 

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