Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Smashed Potatoes and Purple Passion Asparagus

May 23, 2017 at 4:53 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Smashed Potatoes and Purple Passion Asparagus

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Scrambled Egg that i topped with Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a few drops of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. Then I fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it was 48 degrees this morning and its partly cloudy and had a high of 76 degrees. Gave Mom a hand with laundry and then outside and cleaned. After Lunch I got the clippers out and trimmed the vines alongside the driveway. Got the cart out later and took a ride around the neighborhood. For Dinner tonight its Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Smashed Potatoes and Purple Passion Asparagus.

 
I love Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me back up from Florida! I had a fillet of it in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillets in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Seafood Breading Mix Seasoning. Shook until the fillets were well coated. Shook off the excess. Then got the Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. Love Fish and Love this Grouper!

 

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!

 

For another side dish I had picked up some more of the Purple Passion Asparagus at Meijer. It tastes like Green Asparagus but it’s less fibrous and sweeter due to a higher sugar content. I prepared it the same way as the Roasted Asparagus I’ve made before. I’ll need; 1 bunch of Purple Asparagus (fibrous bases removed), 1 Tablespoon of Crumbled Bacon or Bacon Bits, Ground Garlic Salt, Sea Salt, Freshly Ground Black Pepper, and 1 tbsp Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

To prepare it is easy; Preheat the oven to 400F. Place asparagus in a baking tray sheet. Add the bacon, garlic salt, salt, pepper, and olive oil and toss to coat. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool a couple of minutes and serve! Comes out tender and that slight sweet taste to it. Really like the Purple Asparagus over the Green Asparagus! What a Dinner tonight! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 
Grouper – Firm texture, white meat with large flake and a mild flavor. Extra lean fish.

NUTRITION
Nutritional values for approximately 4 ounces (114 grams) of raw, edible portions
* Calories 110
* Calories From Fat 20
* Total Fat 2 g
* Saturated Fat 0 g
* Cholesterol 55 mg
* Sodium 65 mg
* Total Carbohydrates 0 g
* Protein 23 g

 

 

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

Orange Roughy Fish Hoagie w/ Baked Potato

May 7, 2017 at 4:40 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Orange Roughy Fish Hoagie w/ Baked Potato

 

 

I picked up the Orange Roughy while at Kroger yesterday and decided to have it as a Fish Sandwich. I normally don’t purchase Orange Roughy due to its sustainability classification. But it was in the case already packaged and I grabbed it. So to make it I’ll need; the Orange Roughy Fillet, Morton’s Lite salt and Black Ground Pepper, and Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs. I’ll also need McCormick Tarter Sauce, Bib Lettuce, and Kroger 100% Whole Wheat Hoagie Roll.

 

 

 

To prepare it I first rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then grabbed a skillet and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Then preheated the skillet on medium heat. Back to the fillet, I seasoned both sides of the fillet with salt and pepper. Next I took a pie pan and added some of the Progresso Italian Style Bread crumbs to it and put the fillet in, making sure all sides were well covered.

 

 

 

With the skillet heated I added my fillet. I then fried it for 3 minutes per side. It fried up perfect! Golden Brown on the outside and a moist center. I then got one of the Hoagie Rolls and laid a couple of the Bib Lettuce Leaves on the bottom bun, then the Orange Roughy Fillet, then got the Tarter sauce and spread it on the bottom of the top bun and it was ready! Orange Roughy makes a perfect Fish Sandwich. Fries up great and an excellent taste to it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar. See everyone tomorrow!

Chicken, Potatoes, Asparagus, and Baked French Bread

May 5, 2017 at 5:04 PM | Posted in chicken, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken, Potatoes, Asparagus, and Baked French Bread

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and lightly buttered it with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. And as every morning I also had the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I spent a very restless night last night, fighting with Phantom Pains most of the night. When they finally stopped it dawn. So after doing a few things around the house I went back to bed to catch up on some much needed sleep! For Dinner tonight it’s Chicken, Potatoes, Asparagus, and Baked French Bread.

 

 

 

Yesterday I bought a Simple Truth Rotisserie Whole Roaster at the Kroger Deli. Love these Simple Truth Chickens, they are huge and delicious! I pulled all the meat and had them in a plastic container in the fridge. To reheat it I put the Chicken on a micro wave plate with a steamer lid and reheated it. I served it with some Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing.

 

 

 

For one side I prepared a package of the Little Potato Company – Savory Herb. I always pick up at Meijer. 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 for another side I prepared some Roasted Asparagus. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Light Olive Oil, Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Peppercorn, Lemon Juice, and Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. To prepare it; Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in the preheated 400 degree oven and roast for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 
the Little Potato Company – Savory Herb
HERBS AND SPICES, WITH A HINT OF BACON

Evoking all the cozy feelings of home-cooking, the Savory Herb flavor combines a fun mix of red and yellow Creamer potatoes with a comforting blend of savory herbs, earthy spices and just a hint of bacon flavor.

Simply pop the tray in the microwave for five minutes and mix in the seasoning pack and voila! – you have a nutritious taste of home. This is cozy dish on its own, or combine it with other ingredients to take your meal to a whole new level of down-home goodness.

You may also want to try our Garlic Parsley or Zesty Italian flavors.

*CALORIES PER SERVING 85
* GOOD SOURCE OF POTASSIUM
* SOURCE OF FIBER
* SOURCE OF VITAMIN C
* NATURALLY FAT-FREE

Microwave
In three easy steps, you have perfectly steamed and seasoned potatoes!

1. Simply remove the cardboard sleeve and seasoning pack. The plastic film stays on to aid in steaming the potatoes.
2. Place the convenience tray in the microwave. Cook on high for 5 minutes*.
3. Let the tray rest for 2 minutes then carefully remove plastic film and stir in seasoning pack. Caution – the contents will be very hot. If desired, add 1 tbsp. of butter or olive oil.

Serve and enjoy!
*Cooking times may vary.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 85
Fat 0%
Saturated / Trans Fats 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 175 mg 7%
Potassium 510 mg 15%
Carbohydrate 20 g 7%
Fibre 2 g 8%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 2 g

http://www.littlepotatoes.com/en/products/savory-herb/

6 oz. Bison Top Sirloin Steak and Mushrooms w/ Grillin’ Beans and Whole New Potatoes

April 14, 2017 at 5:15 PM | Posted in beans, bison, Bush's, potatoes, SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 6 oz. Bison Top Sirloin Steak and Mushrooms w/ Grillin’ Beans and Whole New Potatoes

 
For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, not much of an appetite this morning. Started the laundry up for Mom after that. About an hour later we headed up to Home Depot. Needed paint, to paint the wooden deck, bought some new plants for outside, potting soil, grass seed, and checked out the back splash for the Kitchen. Mostly sunny and 80 degrees out today! Our new grill arrived so I spent some of the day putting that together. It is one pain in the rear putting that together while in a wheelchair! Finally got it together. Also planted a couple of new shrubs in the back of the house. I’m one tired man tonight. For Dinner tonight its 6 oz. Bison Top Sirloin Steak and Mushrooms w/ Grillin’ Beans and Whole New Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

First time I’ve tried the SayersBrook 6 oz. Bison To Sirloin Steak. I normally have Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks but I the SayersBrook Bison, Elk, and Wild Boar Steaks were all on sale so I bought a couple of the Sample Packages. I’ll try the Elk and Wild Boar soon! The Steak was a nice lean cut of Bison Top Sirloin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I prepared the same way I prepare the Wild Idea Buffalo. I first rubbed the Steak with a 1/2 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I then preheated a Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, cooked it 4 minutes per side to a beautiful Medium Rare! Very tender and juicy. I topped the Steak with a bit of A-1 Sauce Thick and Hearty and Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

 

 

 


For one side I heated up a can of Bush’s Grillin’ Beans – Smokehouse Tradition. Love to have Beans anytime! First time I tried this style of Bush’s Beans. Emptied the Beans into a sauce pan. Heated on medium heat then turned the heat down for a slow simmer. They added Bell Peppers and Onions to the Beans and all in the Sweet and Smoky Sauce. Perfect Beans to go with Steak.

 

 

 


For another side dish I heated up a can of Del Monte Whole New Potatoes. Just heat and serve, seasoned with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley, Parsley, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Bison Steak, Beans, and Potatoes, delicious trio of food! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

Bison Top Sirloin Steaks

Our top Sirloin Steaks are cut from the rear of the loin. These delicious buffalo steaks are firm enough to stand up to being served au poivre as pictured. As with all SayersBrook Bison, our top sirloin steaks have 70% less fat and 40% more protein than a choice beef top sirloin steak. Because of this, you can once again enjoy red meat without the guilt associated with eating beef. Remember – buffalo is the red meat of the new millennium! 4 Bison Top Sirloin Steaks in 6 oz or 8 oz portions.
Delicious and guilt-free. 4 Bison Top Sirloin Steaks in 6 oz
http://www.sayersbrook.com/bison-top-sirloin-steaks-4-x-6-oz/

 
BUSH’S® SMOKEHOUSE TRADITION GRILLIN’ BEANS®
Start a bold tradition at your cookouts! Our Smokehouse Tradition Grillin’ Beans® blend plump navy beans with a sweet and smoky sauce enhanced with brown sugar, onion, peppers, bacon and our own hearty blend of spices. It’s an irresistible combination friends and family will look forward to.

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 160
%DV*
Calories from Fat 10 -%
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 550mg 23%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 5g -%
Sugars 14g -%
http://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/smokehouse-tradition

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Golden Hominy

April 3, 2017 at 5:13 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Golden Hominy

 

 
For Breakfast this morning I prepared an Egg Sunnyside Up, heated up 2 Jimmy Dean Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and had the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Now that’s a Breakfast, I was starving this morning! Lot of rain today, started overnight. Bad timing for all the rain, today is Opening Day in Cincinnati! The Reds first game of the season is like a Holiday in this area. It all starts off with the Findlay Market Parade. The Parade first started in 1920 and has become a tradition. But the rain is putting a damper on everything. I stayed in today and the house a major cleaning and did a load of laundry for Mom. Dad is starting therapy today so we’ll see how that goes. For Dinner tonight its Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Golden Hominy.

 

 

I love Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me back up from Florida. They just dropped off 4 bags of Grouper they caught just 4 days ago! I had a couple of the fillets in a bag in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillets in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri. Shook until the fillets were well coated. Shook off the excess. Then got the Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. Love Fish and Love this Grouper!

 
Then for another side I prepared some Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. Started by washing the Potatoes off in cold water. I then cut the Fingerling Potatoes in half, lengthwise. Put the Potatoes in a large bowl seasoned them with; Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder, and Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese to top the Potatoes with. Using a cookie sheet lined with foil I spread the Potatoes out on the sheet . Then Roasted them at 400 degrees until they were fork tender, about 20 minutes. Still can’t figure out why it’s so hard to find Fingerling Potatoes in this area, only 1 store around here locally that sells them (Thank you Jungle Jim’s).

 

 
For a 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 later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

Oven-Roasted Fingerling Potato Fries

Ingredients:

Fingerling Potatoes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Garlic Powder
Sea Salt
Pepper
Chili Powder
Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese
Directions:

1.) Thoroughly clean and scrub the potatoes.

2.) Cut the potatoes in half and add to a large mixing bowl.

3.) Add the olive oil. I used about 1 tablespoon, but this will vary by how many potatoes you use. Just use enough oil to give the potatoes a nice coat. Add your seasonings.

4.) Put on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the Parmesan Grated Cheese

5.) Roast in the oven for 25-35 minutes at 450 degrees. The potatoes should be tender in the middle when done.

 

 

 
Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri

The secret of authentic Southern style fried fish is the crispy combination of cornmeal, corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 60
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 630mg 26%
Total Carb: 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0 0%
Sugar: 0g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 2%
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Crispy-Southern

5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Vegetarian Baked Beans and Baked Potato

March 31, 2017 at 4:56 PM | Posted in Bush's, potatoes, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Vegetarian Baked Beans and Baked Potato

 

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin (lightly buttered), Scrambled 2 Eggs, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. About 75 degrees out there again but mostly cloudy with showers, lot of rain lately around here. After Breakfast I headed up to the hospital to see Dad. He feels good but he so weak, I don’t know what we are going to do? We would like to have him here but he’s so weak he just can’t. We sure hope to keep him out of an assisted living center but it may be our only choice. Back at home did a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared a 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Vegetarian Baked Beans and Baked Potato.

 

 

I’ll be using Wild Idea Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak (5 oz.). To prepare the Steak; I rubbed the Steak with a 1/2 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with Dried Rosemary, McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. As the Steak rested I preheated a Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, cooked it 4 1/2 minutes per side to a beautiful Medium Rare! The Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are just incredible. So juicy and the best flavor of any Steak, Beef or Buffalo I’ve ever had. As always when cooking Buffalo, keep an eye on it will get done quickly. They cook faster than marbled meat and when overcooked will be tough and dry. Buffalo is best cooked medium-rare or rare. I topped it with some Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

 


For one 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Then for another side I prepared some Bush’s Reduced Sodium Vegetarian Baked Beans. I had these sometime back and fell in love with the flavor and taste of the Vegetarian Beans! Only 130 calories, 0 fat, and 24 net carbs per serving. To prepare the; just open the can and empty the Beans Into Saucepan. Heat To Simmer until heated through. Love these Beans! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – 5 oz. Petite Top Sirloin Steak
Famous for their flavor, these juicy steaks are perfect for the grill. The small size makes for a great meal for one. 5 oz.
http://wildideabuffalo.com/products/petite-top-sirloin-steaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSH’S® VEGETARIAN BAKED BEANS
Looking for full flavor in delicious baked beans minus the meat? Try our Vegetarian Baked Beans. We slow cook tender navy beans in a tangy sauce seasoned with brown sugar and a special blend of spices. Try them in Reduced Sodium!

Every 1/2 cup serving of BUSH’S® Vegetarian Baked Beans is loaded with 6 g of protein and 5 g of fiber. Don’t worry, these tasty beans are also gluten-free, cholesterol-free and even fat-free!

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 130
%DV*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 550mg 23%
Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 6g -%
Sugars 12g -%
Vitamin A – 0%
Vitamin C – 0%
Calcium – 4%
Iron – 10%
http://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/vegetarian?&cid=ps:google:Branded-New:Vegetarian

Dry Rubbed Chili Lime Boneless Pork Brisket w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Green Beans

March 9, 2017 at 5:55 PM | Posted in Pork, potatoes, Swift Premium | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Dry Rubbed Chili Lime Boneless Pork Brisket w/ Savory Potatoes and Golden Hominy

 

 

 

For Breakfast on this March morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, lightly fried slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Sliced Ham, and 1 slice of Sargento Reduced Fat Swiss Cheese.Love these Breakfast Sandwiches! I also had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Lunch went to see Dad at the rehab center. For Dinner tonight a couple of new items. I prepared a Dry Rubbed Chili Lime Boneless Pork Brisket w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Golden Hominy.

 

 

 

Second time we’ve had these, and love them! I wasn’t a fan of Brisket of any kind but this one has changed my mind on Brisket! It comes already seasoned; Dry Rubbed Chili Lime. It comes packaged in 2 pieces. I used our large Cast Iron Skillet to cook it in. To prepare it; Preheated a lightly oiled, used Extra Light Olive Oil, Cast Iron skillet over medium-high heat. Removed meat from package and coated the Brisket lightly with Pam Cooking Spray and placed in skillet. Sauté approximately 10 to 12 minutes before turning. Turn the brisket and cook another 6 to 7 minutes. Sauté until the internal temperature reached 145˚F in the thickest part of the meat.

 

 

 

 

Removed from skillet and let it rest for 3 minutes. Sliced and served! It came out delicious! It had a nice char on the outside and was tender and moist, cooked perfectly. Another good item to have handy from Swift Premium.

 

 

 

Another 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.

 

 

 

For a 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 later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Chili Lime Boneless Pork Brisket

Cooking Directions:
Grill:

1 – Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
2 – Remove meat from package.
3 – Coat brisket lightly with oil or cooking spray and place on grill.
4 – Grill approximately 6 to 7 minutes before turning.
5 – Turn the brisket and grill another 6 to 7 minutes. Grill until internal temperature reaches 145˚F in the thickest part of the meat.
6 – Remove from grill and let rest 3 minutes.
7 – Slice and serve.
Pan Sear:

1 – Preheat lightly oiled skillet over medium-high heat.
2 – Remove meat from package.
3 – Coat brisket lightly with oil or cooking spray and place in pan.
4 – Sauté approximately 10 to 12 minutes before turning.
5 -Turn the brisket and cook another 6 to 7 minutes. Sauté until the internal temperature reaches 145˚F in the thickest part of the meat.
6 – Remove from pan and let rest 3 minutes.
7 – Slice and serve.
*Grill temperatures may vary, adjust cooking times accordingly.

Seasoning Ingredients: Sugar, sea salt, dehydrated onion and garlic, spices including chili, lime juice powder (corn syrup solids, lime juice solids, natural flavor), dextrose, dehydrated lemon peel, citric acid, dehydrated bell pepper, natural flavors, ascorbic acid and annatto extract

Nutrition Facts
Swift premium pork brisket – Pork
Servings: 1
Calories 110 Sodium 430 mg
Total Fat 2 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 2 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 1 g
Trans 0 g Protein 24 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/brands/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork-products/brisket/brisket/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-chili-lime-boneless-pork-brisket.aspx

Buffalo Flat Iron Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Green Beans

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Today’s Menu: Buffalo Flat Iron Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 
For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, 1 Jimmy Dean Turkey sausagebuffalo-flat-iron-steak-w-sauteed-mushrooms-roasted-assparagus-006 Patty, toasted a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Warmed up again out there, and they say it’s going to stay above normal for the next week! It was cloudy, windy, and high in the low 60’s. Not bad at all mid February. After Lunch went to spend time with Dad at the rehab center. He’s made great progress and may get to come home in a week or so! So proud of him!! Outside another Spring like day out, cloudy but 68 degrees! For Dinner tonight, Buffalo Flat Iron Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Green Beans.

 

 
I had placed an order with Wild idea Buffalo a while back for a few items, one being a 8 OZ. BUFFALO FLAT-IRON buffalo-flat-iron-steak-w-sauteed-mushrooms-roasted-assparagus-005STEAK. Had it in the freezer so I sat it in the fridge overnight to thaw. It’s a beautiful, lean, cut of Buffalo. I started by rubbing it with a light coat of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoning it with Dried Rosemary, Dried Thyme, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I pan fried it in a Cast Iron Skillet on medium high heat for about 3 1/2 minutes per side. Came out a perfect medium rare, nice outside char with a moist and juicy pink center!This was an awesome tasting Steak! A huge difference between the Beef Flat iron Steaks and Buffalo Flat Iron Steaks is how much more tender the Buffalo is. At times Flat Iron Beef can be tough, not the Wild Idea Buffalo Flat Irons! Served it with Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

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For a side I prepared a Baked Potato. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, topped it with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

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Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Low Sodium Cut Green Beans. I also baked a 1/2 loaf of a Mini French Bread Loaf. Bought this at the Kroger Bakery. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Pudding Cup.

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – 8 OZ. FLAT-IRON STEAKColombian 8 oz Flat-Iron Steak
We carefully fillet our flat irons from the upper shoulder-blade of the primal chuck. The flat-iron has recently become a favorite on restaurant menus due to its high quality and flavor. The flat-iron steak is what many chefs consider a best-kept secret of steak cuts. 8 oz.
http://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/steaks/products/flat-iron-steaks

Crispy Battered Fish Fillets w/ Cheddar Potato Bake and Baked Multi Grain Loaf Bread

February 2, 2017 at 5:52 PM | Posted in fish, Gorton's Seafood, potatoes, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Toady’s Menu: Crispy Battered Fish Fillets w/ Cheddar Potato Bake and Baked Multi Grain Loaf Bread

 

 
For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs that I sprinkled with Sargento Shredded Sharp Cheddar crispy-battered-fish-fillets-w-cheddar-potato-bake-011Cheese. Then I toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Finished up some laundry for Mom. After Lunch I went and spent the afternoon with Dad. He’s doing somewhat better but still a long ways off for coming back home. Back home I took a nap, just still not feeling up to par. Really didn’t feel like cooking but I still wanted a hot meal. So I took the easy way out, I prepared Crispy Battered Fish Fillets w/ Cheddar Potato Bake and Baked Multi Grain Loaf Bread.

 

 

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Couldn’t get more easy to prepare my Dinner tonight, used the microwave and the oven! I prepared Crispy Battered Fish Fillets w/ Cheddar Potato Bake and Baked Multi Grain Loaf Bread. For my Fish I used Gorton’s Crispy Battered Fish Fillets. Good Fish, already seasoned and battered. To prepare it I preheated the oven on 425 degrees. i used a small baking pan, sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. I baked the fillets for 25 minutes, flipping them over after 12 minutes. The fillets came out perfect! Nice size fillets and lave the seasoning and batter.

 

 

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Then to go with my Fish 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. I also baked a quarter loaf of the La Brea Multi Grain Loaf Bread. Fish, Potatoes, and Baked Bread! I’ll take this easy prepared meal anytime. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookie and Cream Ice Cream Bar.
 

 
Gorton’s Crispy Battered Fish Fillets
BREADED & BATTERED FILLETSgortons-crispy-battered-fish-fillets
Made from real, simple ingredients and dipped in our freshly mixed batter for an authentic taste, these flaky white fillets are a classic favorite that’s sure to please the whole family. Ready from the oven in 25 minutes. Plus, Gorton’s Crispy Battered Fish Fillets are available in a stand-up resealable bag for added freshness and convenience!
* Simple, flavorful ingredients
* Delicious crispy coating
* 100% Real Fish, No Fillers
* No MSG, artificial colors or flavors
* Natural Omega-3

 

 

 

 

Stouffer’s Cheddar Potato Bake
* A side dish with diced potatoes in a cheddar cheese sauce with baconstouffers-cheddar-potato-bake
* Serves 2
* Russet potatoes

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

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