Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Hanging Steak w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans

July 17, 2018 at 5:16 PM | Posted in greenbeans, potatoes, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Hanging Steak w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast morning I toasted a Healthy Life Multi-Grain English Muffin that I buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to Home Depot to check out the Grills. They had a few on sale I wanted to check out. Didn’t purchase a Grill but picked up Mom a couple of Hanging Baskets of Flowers for outside. Not much else going on today! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Hanging Steak w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans.

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo had their 16 oz. Hanging Tender Steaks on sale a weeks ago and I ordered a couple of them. I had prepared 1 of them a few weeks ago and I’m having the other one for Dinner tonight. I had it in the freezer so I laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To season it I’ll need; McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley, Dried Rosemary, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

For the Steak; I rinsed the Hanger Steak and pat it dry. Then I grabbed a sharp fillet knife and ran the knife along one side of the sinew that runs down the center, creating two fillets. Remove the sinew from fillet that it remains attached to half of the fillet with knife. When I first found this recipe I didn’t know what the word “sinew” meant. I looked it up and the definition is; sinew – a piece of tough fibrous tissue uniting muscle to bone or bone to bone; a tendon or ligament. Learned something new! Which is why I enjoy cooking so much, you’re always learning something! To continue, next I rubbed the steaks with the Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Pepper, and Rosemary . Cover and allow it to rest at room temperature for 2 hours. I cut the other half of the Steak in half again and I’ll be having them for a couple of Steak and Eggs Breakfasts with them.

 

To start I got out a Cast Iron Skillet out. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the Skillet on medium heat. Next I preheated the oven to 400 degrees. Then to start I pan fried it, on medium heat about 2 minutes per side. Starting out cooking it on the stove gave it a nice sear to start. Then I put the Skillet in the oven and roasted it until it had internal temperature of 145 degrees for a medium rare, and it came out perfect, love using Cast Iron Skillets; from the stove to the oven! After removing it from the oven I put the Steak on a plate and lest it rest for 5 minutes before serving. These Steaks are so moist and tender and have that distinct Wild idea Buffalo flavor. The juices off the Steak was just incredible! I also prepared some sauteed Mushrooms to go with Steak.

 


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.

 

 

 

 

 

Then for another side I prepared some fresh, just picked Green Beans. Mom’s Cousin, who used to bring me the Lake Okeechobee Crappie, called and said their Green Beans were in and come out and pick some up. We love fresh Green Beans! She gave us 2 large gallon plastic bags full. So we cooked them up for Dinner tonight. Nothing like fresh Green Beans! Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – 16 OZ. HANGING TENDER STEAK

Also known as the hanger steak, this is a coveted favorite of butchers. There is only one hanging tender steak per bison and it is cut from the primal plate. The deep rich flavor and delicate tenderness requires less cooking time. Roast whole or cut for medallions or kebabs. 1 lb.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/steaks/products/hanging-tender-steaks

 

 

 

 

Green Beans


Green beans are the unripe, young fruit and protective pods of various cultivars of the common bean. Immature or young pods of the runner bean, yardlong bean, and hyacinth bean are used in a similar way. – Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Green bean
Amount Per 1 cup 1/2″ pieces (100 g)
Calories 31
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 6 mg 0%
Potassium 209 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 3.4 g 13%
Protein 1.8 g 3%

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Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Whole Kernel Sweet Corn

July 11, 2018 at 5:15 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Savory Herb Potatoes, Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, heated up some Meijer Diced Ham,and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns and served. High of 88 degrees with passing showers outside. Not a lot going on today. Before it rained I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Then went in the shed and swept it out. Trimmed the vines along the driveway, thing grows way too fast! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Savory Herb Potatoes, Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

Kroger had a few their Fish on sale and one of the ones I purchased was a couple of Rainbow Trout Fillets. I rinsed them both off in cold water, froze one and kept the other one out for Dinner tonight. To prepare it; Melted a couple of tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter down and rubbed the fillet down with the butter. Then seasoned it with a bit of McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and then with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning, rubbing the Blackened Seasoning in till both sides of the Trout until covered. Heated up the Cast Iron Skillet and fried the fillet. Always have your overhead stove fan on when Blackening, it will create the smoke! I started by frying it skin side down about 3 minutes then flipping it over and frying it another 3 minutes, looks perfect! Not only looked good but was delicious. Came out so flavorful and fork tender. Just love Blackened Fish, always just an incredible taste and smokieness.

 

 

For one side dish I prepared the Little Potato Co. Savory Herb Potatoes. We love these! 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 another side I heated up a can of Green Giant Steam Crisp Extra Sweet Niblets Whole Kernel Corn. One of my favorite canned corn, delicious Sweet Corn.I also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. Love this Bread! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Trout

The rainbow trout is a trout and species of salmonid native to cold-water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. – Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Rainbow trout
Amount Per 1 fillet (79 g)
Calories 111
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.9 g 7%
Saturated fat 1.1 g 5%
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 1.6 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 47 mg 15%
Sodium 40 mg 1%
Potassium 298 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 16 g

 

Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning

This spicy seasoning blend is rubbed on the outside of fish (or chicken, steak or other meats) for blackening. Also great as a seasoning rub for the grill or broiler.
Ingredients:
SALT, PAPRIKA, CAYENNE PEPPER, BLACK PEPPER, WHITE PEPPER, CHILI POWDER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, ONION, GARLIC, SPICES.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 tsp. (.71 g)
Servings Per Container: about 120
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 0
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Spices-and-Extracts/Blackened-Seasoning.aspx

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Asparagus and Smashed Red Potatoes

June 25, 2018 at 5:09 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Asparagus, Smashed Red Potatoes, and Baked Garlic Bread Loaf

 

 

I made a Big Breakfast for me and Mom this morning. I fried up some Thin Cut Breakfast Chops, prepared some Simply Potatoes Garlic and Herb Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, and toasted slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Needless to say I skipped Lunch after this Breakfast! Outside it’s mostly cloudy and 83 degrees. After Breakfast I went to Walmart and had to get a new water hose for outside. The old one was leaking where the connector threads weer worn out. Back home got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck, driveway, and shed. I think I’m going to buy some wood and make some shelves for the shed. Since we cleaned and straightened it up we have all kinds of space now. For Dinner tonight I prepared Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Asparagus, Smashed Red Potatoes, and Baked Garlic Bread Loaf.

 

I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper. My good friend just got back from his Florida Home and brought several fresh fillets of Grouper! These were just caught a couple of days ago and briefly frozen. So I laid a couple of the fillets 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 Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. And these fillets tasted so fresh, thank you Jim for bringing these to me!

 

For one side dish I prepared Roasted Asparagus for one side. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and Grated Parmesan Cheese before serving.

 

 

For another side I made some Smashed Red Potatoes. I grabbed a Cast Iron Skillet and sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil. Preheated the Skillet on medium heat. Next I quartered the Red Potatoes, putting them in a large bowl. Seasoned them with the Garlic salt, Dried Parsley, Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Bacon Pieces, and 1 tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil. Mixed them with the Seasoning until the Potatoes were Seasoned on all sides. I then added them to the preheated Cast Iron Skillet. Then added some sprigs of Thyme and Rosemary, that I grew.

 

 

When the Red potatoes were ready, fork tender, I removed them from the skillet and put them into a large bowl. Added 2 pats of Blue Bonnet Light Butter and got out the hand Potato Masher. I stirred the Potatoes , mixing them with the Butter. I then Smashed them a couple of times withe Masher. I just Smashed them enough to break them up but leaving chunks of the Potatoes in it. Served by Seasoning it with some McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley along with some of the Blue Bonnet Light Butter. These turned out great! I also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

June 6, 2018 at 5:03 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/ Baked Potato and Mixed Chili Beans

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, lightly buttered, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast me and Mom went to see Dad. He’s in very bad health. He’s hanging on but it’s hard to see how. He hasn’t had anything to eat for over 2 days now so I’m afraid its just a matter of time. Very sad times here around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared a 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato and Mixed Chili Beans.

 

 

 

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 Light 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 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.

 


For one side to go with my Steak Buffalo 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.

 

 

 

 

 


For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Bush’s Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce. These are fairly new and as all the Bush’s Bean Products Delicious! For me you just can’t beat Bush’s Beans. I’ve prepared these a couple of times now and really like them, nice combo using the Kidney and Pinto Beans. To prepare them just empty the Beans into a small sauce pan. Cover and heat to a simmer. Done! Being new they are sort of hard to find. The only store I have found them is Meijer so far. I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 


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 Best Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce

TWO BEANS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

MIXED CHILI BEANS
For the first time ever, we’ve combined two chili favorites—kidney beans and pinto beans—to create BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans. They’re slow-simmered to perfection in a mild sauce flavored with garlic, onion, and spices. They’re a great addition that’ll bring a little variety and a lot of flavor to your next batch of chili.
There’s a lot to love about BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans—like the 7g of protein and fiber in every serving. And with no cholesterol or trans fat, there’s goodness in every bite!

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 120
%DV*
Calories from Fat 5 -%
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Potassium 450mg 13%
Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Protein 7g -%
https://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/kidney-and-pinto-chili-beans

Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, and….

May 4, 2018 at 5:26 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this 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 Hashbrowns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. Windy, Thunderstorms, Humid, and 80 degrees today. But it still beats Cold and Snow! Cleaned the house today, dusted and vacuum. Then straightened up the pantry and did a Spice Check. I went through all the Spices and checked their Expiration Dates. For Dinner tonight its Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

Golden Brown, I love these!

 

I had purchased some Catfish Nuggets from Kroger yesterday. 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 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 high.

 

 

 

 

As the Skillet is heating, slice the Potatoes. Slice the Potatoes width wise about a 1/4 inch from the bottom of the Potato. Then slice them length wise all the way through. If you are not going to fry the Potato slices right away, put then in a large bowl of Salted Cold Water until ready to use.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 


For another side I prepared some Sugar Snap Peas. To prepare these; Heat a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add the Sugar Snap Peas, Salt and Pepper and saute, tossing occasionally for 3 to 5 minutes, until the sugar snap peas are crisp tender. Place the Sugar Snap Peas in a serving bowl, sprinkle with Sea Salt and serve. We haven’t had these in a while and turned out great! I also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Low Carb Vanilla Bean Ice Cream topped with It free Peach Slices.

 

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%

Buffalo Teres Major Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato and Texas Light Toast

April 28, 2018 at 5:28 PM | Posted in potatoes, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo Teres Major Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato and Texas Light Toast

 

 

For Breakfast this 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 Hashbrowns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. Cooler out and cloudy today, mid 50’s. Finished up the yard work and we have the yard looking good! A lot of hard work but well worth it. Later in the day went up to see Dad for a while. For Dinner tonight it’s Steak and Potato! I prepared an 8oz. Buffalo Teres Major Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato and Texas Light Toast.

 

This is one of several Buffalo Steaks I ordered from Wild Idea Buffalo a while back. And this one is one my favorites, the Wild Idea Buffalo – 8 OZ. TERES MAJOR FILET. The Steak is so flavorful and perhaps the most tender cuts of Buffalo. Of course all the Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are this way! I had the Steak in the freezer so I sit it in the fridge overnight to thaw.

 

 

 

I pan fried it in Extra Light Olive Oil and seasoned it with a bit of Crushed Dry Thyme along with McCormick Grinders Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I fried it about 4 minutes on one side and about 3 1/2 minutes on the other side, it gets done very quickly because it’s so lean. The Fillet came out medium rare with a beautiful char on it! These Wild Idea Buffalo Teres Major Steaks are tender and delicious, love them! I also prepared some Sauteed Mushrooms to go with my Steak along with a sprinkle of Blue Cheese. I seasoned them with a Basil Pesto. I don’t think there’s a better partner for Steak than Mushrooms, except maybe a Baked Potato!

 


To go with the Steak I prepared a Baked Potato. I took a medium-sized Russet Potato and took a small knife and made small punctures all around the Potato. Put the Potato in a Microwavable Bowl and cooked for 7 minutes and 20 seconds on high heat. Served the Potato Seasoned with McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Love a good Potato! I also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – 8 OZ. TERES MAJOR FILET

The Teres Major, also known as the Shoulder Tender, is second most tender cut on the animal. Cut from the blade of the shoulder within the primal chuck, it is considered to be of similar quality to the filet mignon with its mouth-watering flavor and tenderness.
http://wildideabuffalo.com/products/8-oz-terres-major-file

 

 

 

 

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.
http://www.nybakery.com/products/lite-texas-toast/

Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus

March 15, 2018 at 5:15 PM | Posted in Pork, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus

 

 

To start my morning off I prepared a Poached Egg and served it on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. I also heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links along with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I have to have my Tea to start the day! After Breakfast I headed to the local Kroger for a few items I needed then stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. Outside we had a high of 49 degrees and mostly cloudy. Gave Mom a hand with a couple of laundry. Not much going on after that. For dinner tonight I prepared Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Savory Herb Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus, and Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

 


On my last visit to Costco last week I had bought another package of the always delicious Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions. They cut it fresh for me and seasoned it as I shopped. The package had 20 slices in it and have them in the Freezer. So Last night I grabbed a package out of the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge.

 

 

 


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

 


For one side dish I prepared the Little Potato Co. Savory Herb Potatoes. I love these! 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.

 

 

 

I prepared Roasted Asparagus for one side. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has became the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 


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

Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

March 10, 2018 at 6:14 PM | Posted in Cubed Steak, Pork, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

 

 


To start my Saturday morning off I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, fried 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I was hungry! Sunny and 47 degrees out but not windy as it has been. It was house cleaning today, dusted and ran the sweeper. Later on cleaned and straightened up the pantry. So for dinner tonight I prepared a Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ White Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.

 

 


I bought a of packages of 2 Cubed Pork Steak at Kroger the other day. So I got the big three out to bread it with; Flour,Egg Beater’s, and Panko Bread Crumbs. I seasoned the Steak with Sea Salt and Black Ground Pepper. Next I seasoned the Flour with Hungarian Paprika and rolled the Cube Pork in that and shook off the excess. Then I dipped it in the Egg Beater’s shaking off the excess and then pressed both sides in the Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs, making sure both sides was well covered.

 

 


I heated up a medium size skillet, that I drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, on medium high heat. Added my Cubed Pork and fried both sides about 4 minutes per side, till each side was golden brown. Topped it with some Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. The Cubed Pork Steak came out delicious! Moist and very tender with a good flavor from the Paprika and all the other ingredients. I prepared both Cubed Steaks. I’ll have the other one for a couple of Lunches.

 

 


For one side dish I prepared my favorite Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. Easy to fix and delicious. To prepare it just heat it up in the microwave for 6 minutes and it’s ready. To top my Mashed Potatoes and Cubed Pork Steak I made some Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. Another quick and easy prep and comes out piping hot and delicious. I topped both my Mashed Potatoes and Cubed Steak with it. Then I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Comfort Food Dinner Heaven tonight! For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

Pioneer Brand Peppered White Gravy

Ingredients
Vegetable Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil), Bleached and Enriched Wheat Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Food Starch-modified, Corn Syrup Solids, Salt, Maltodextrin, Sodium Caseinate (A Milk Derivative), Mono and Diglycerides, Black Pepper, Sodium Citrate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Artificial Flavor, Artificial Color.

Directions
1. Blend Peppered Gravy Mix with 1/2 cup cool water. Mix or whisk until lump free. Set Gravy Mix blend aside. 2. Bring 1-1/2 cups water to a full rolling boil. 3. Pour the Gravy Mix Blend into the boiling water. Stir vigorously with a fork or whisk until thickened. Remove from heat.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving (10 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 50
Calories from Fat 27
Total Fat 3.0g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Sodium 250mg 10%
Carbohydrates 5.0g 2%
Sugars 1.0g

Tempura Shrimp and Baked Potato

March 9, 2018 at 6:08 PM | Posted in potatoes, Seapak, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Tempura Shrimp and Baked Potato

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, not much of an appetite this morning. After Breakfast I headed out to Meijer, just needed a few items. Stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. I’ve had a nagging Sinus Headache since yesterday so I took it easy this afternoon. For Dinner tonight I prepared Tempura Shrimp and Baked Potato.

 

 

 

 

I came across the SeaPak Tempura Shrimp at Meijer in the Frozen Food Aisle. I love using the SeaPak Seafood Products, first time trying the Tempura Shrimp. As all their products its easy to prepare. First I preheat oven to 400°f. Arranged the frozen shrimp in single layer on a small baking sheet covered with foil and sprayed with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I baked the Shrimp for 18 minutes, turned the shrimp over after 6 minutes.

 

 

 

The Shrimp was big and came out with a great Tempura Crust, the Shrimp was delicious! Love the crunchiness and the Shrimp was so tasty. I’ll have to keep a box of these in the freezer. Served it with a side of Heinz Shrimp Cocktail Sauce.

 

 

 

 

 

To go with the Shrimp I prepared a Baked Potato. I took a medium-sized Russet Potato and took a small knife and made small punctures all around the Potato. Put the Potato in a Microwavable Bowl and cooked for 7 minutes and 20 seconds on high heat. Served the Potato Seasoned with McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Love a good Potato! For Dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

SeaPak Tempura Shrimp
– Keep frozen until ready to prepare.
– Due to differences in appliances, cooking times may vary and require adjustment.
– Microwaving not recommended.
– For food safety this product must be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F
– Caution – Product will be hot!

PREPARATION:
SAUCE
thaw unopened packet in a cup of hot water.

BAKE
1 – preheat oven to 400°f.

2 – arrange frozen shrimp in single layer on baking sheet.

3 – bake 18 minutes on middle oven rack.

4 – for best results, turn shrimp over after 6 minutes.
https://seapak.com/products/tempura-shrimp

Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Potato Pancakes and Green Beans

March 7, 2018 at 6:22 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Potato Pancakes and Green Beans

 

 

I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. It was one of those long sleepless nights again while dealing with Phantom Pains up until early this afternoon. It was a rough night as these were very painful. So after my Tea I did a couple of chores around the house and then it was back to bed to catch up on some much needed sleep. For Dinner tonight its a Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Potato Pancakes and Green Beans.

 

 

 

While at Costco yesterday I bought a package of fresh Canadian Walleye Fillets! There was 7 Fillets in the pasckage, I gave Mom a couple of them that she froze. I also picked up a package of 5 fresh Tilapia Fillets, and a package of the Tuscan Seasoned Pork Tenderloin Medallions. I love Costco!

 

 

 

 

Okay back to those Walleye Fillets. I’m preparing 2 Fillets. I purchased a package of the smaller Fillets. To prepare them I seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillets in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor! Costco has excellent Fish and Seafood selections!

 

 


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

 

 

 


For a second side I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. I also reheated a couple of slices of leftover Multi Grain Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 


Walleye Nutrition Facts

1 – 6 ounce serving
Calories 148 Calories from fat 17
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 1.9g 3%
Sat. Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 137 mg 46%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbs. 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 30.4g
Calcium 174.9 mg

 

 

Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix

DirectionsMakes 18-24 pancakes. You Will Need: Medium bowl, 2 eggs, 2 1/4 cups cold water, vegetable oil, large skillet. 1. Mix: In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with a fork until blended. Add 2 1/4 cups cold water and mix well. Stir in the contents of this package. Allow batter to thicken for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir. 2. Fry: Drop tablespoons of batter into 1/8 inch hot vegetable oil in a large skillet and brown on both sides.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 3 cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 10
Calories from Saturated Fat
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g (1%)
Saturated Fat 0.5g (4%)
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Trans Fat 0g (0%)
Cholesterol 0mg (0%)
Sodium 500mg (21%)
Potassium
Total Carbohydrate 18g (6%)
Dietary Fiber 2g (9%)

http://www.manischewitz.com/sidesandmixesproducts.htm

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