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

February 18, 2017 at 6:04 PM | Posted in mushrooms, potatoes, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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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
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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

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables and Herbs

January 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Posted in carrots, chicken, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Pan-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables and Herbs

 

 

 
For Breakfast this morning i prepared a Poached Egg that I served on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English pan-roasted-chicken-with-vegetables-and-herbs-012Muffin. Topped it off with my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It was a long night and morning around the house today. Mom got sick late last night, with an upset stomach. From around 11:00 last night until around 9:00 this morning, she couldn’t keep anything down. As the morning went on she was able to rest a bit. So between her and Dad it was very busy day. As sick as Mom was my Dad is in worse shape and getting worse every day. Dad is 95 with breathing difficulties and dementia. We have to do most everything for him and he’s starting to be more difficult to deal with thanks to the dementia. I t would be easier to handle all this if I wasn’t in a wheelchair, but that’s not going to change! So you do what you have to do to take care of your parents. Hopefully Mom will be back on her feet in a day or so, she’s feeling somewhat better. For Dinner I wanted to prepare a good and delicious hot meal tonight. So tonight I prepared Pan-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables and Herbs.

 

 

I wanted a good hearty comfort food for dinner after a long day so I went with a dish I haven’t made in a while, the pan-roasted-chicken-with-vegetables-and-herbs-001Pan Sauteed Chicken With Vegetables And Herbs. I Just love these one pan wonder meals! Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts, Herbs, Potatoes, and Carrots you know it has to be good! To prepare it I’ll need; Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Hungarian Paprika, All Purpose Flour, Chicken Breasts, Extra Light Olive Oil, Baby Gold Potatoes (cut in halves), Whole Baby Carrots, Swanson Chicken Stock, Lemon Juice, Fresh Oregano, and Fresh Thyme. If you’ve been looking for one delicious Chicken Dish for the family, this is it!

 

 

 

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To prepare just Pre – Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then Season the chicken as desired and Coat with a Flour and Paprika mix. Heat the Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat then add the Chicken and cook until it’s well browned on all sides. Remove the Chicken from the skillet.

 

 

 

 

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Add the Potatoes to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes. Add the Carrots, Chicken Stock, Lemon Juice and Oregano and heat to boil and return the Chicken to the skillet. Cover the skillet. Time for the oven, Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes. Uncover the skillet and bake for 15 minutes or until the Chicken is cooked through and the Vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with the Thyme or any other fresh Herb.

 

 

 

 

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The Chicken comes out super moist and with a fantastic flavor! The Seasoning, Herbs, and the Lemon Juice gives the Chicken that perfect flavor. The same with the Carrots and Potatoes which burst with flavor. I also baked a Loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. The original full recipe is at the end of the post. I changed a few things from the original recipe to suit our tastes and preferences. For dessert later a 100 Calorie Cup of Breyer’s Chocolate Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables and Herbs
Chicken breasts, sautéed until golden brown in the skillet, are finished in the oven with potatoes, onions, carrots and fresh herbs.

Ingredients

1/4 cup all-purpose flourpan-roasted-chicken-with-vegetables-and-herbs-008
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika
3 pounds bone-in chicken breast half(about 4 breast halves)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 small red onion, cut in quarters
1 pound new white potato, cut in quarters
8 ounces fresh baby carrots(about 16), green tops trimmed to 1-inch-long
1 1/2 cups Swanson® Chicken Stock
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
How to Make It

Step 1 – Heat the oven to 350°F. Stir the flour, black pepper and paprika on a plate. Coat the chicken with the flour mixture.

Step 2 – Heat the oil in a 12-inch oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until well browned on all sides. Remove the chicken from the skillet. Pour off any fat.

Step 3 – Add the onions and potatoes to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the carrots, stock, lemon juice and oregano and heat to a boil. Return the chicken to the skillet. Cover the skillet.

Step 4 – Roast for 25 minutes. Uncover the skillet.

Step 5 – Roast, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with the thyme, if desired.
https://www.campbells.com/kitchen/recipes/pan-roasted-chicken-with-vegetables-herbs/

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

January 13, 2017 at 6:07 PM | Posted in greenbeans, pork chops, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 
For my Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, topped it with a Poached Egg, and had a cup cumin-spiced-pork-chop-w-savory-herb-potatoes-and-cut-green-bean-003of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Ahhh this Ohio Weather, It was 68 degrees yesterday and woke this morning and its 28 degrees. And we only had a high of 38 degrees, but it is Winter! I took Mom over to BMV to get her driver’s license renewed. I have the up most respect for the BMV Employees! That have to deal with worst of people, and the best. But most are rude and grumpy, and the line of people never goes down. So hats off to the BMV, I couldn’t deal with it. So for dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

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While at Meijer I picked up another of the Center Cut Pork Chop from the Meijer Meat Counter. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats.

 

 

 

 

 

I almost always use my Cumin Spiced rub when I have Pork Chops, and I’m preparing that way for Dinner. To prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w Golden Hominy and Harvest Apples 001tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), 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.

 

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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.

 

 

 

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To go with my Chops and Potatoes I heated up a can of Del Monte Reduced Sodium Cut Green Beans. I could have Beans every meal, love them! For Dessert later tonight I’ll be having a bowl of Dole Sliced Peaches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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

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!Little Potato Co Savory Herb
*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/

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Purple Passion Aspararagus and Savory Herb Potatoes

January 4, 2017 at 5:52 PM | Posted in pork chops, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Purple Passion Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Savory Herb Potatoes

 

 

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For my Breakfast I toasted an Eggo Waffle, topped it with a Poached Egg, and had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Big change in our weather again. We went from a high near 60 degrees yesterday, to a high of 30 with a snow flurries and high winds today. Ohio weather is never boring! After Breakfast I headed up to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. Finished up cleaning out the “junk drawer” and then started on the pantry. So for dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Purple Passion Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Savory Herb Potatoes.

 

 

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While at Meijer I picked up a Center Cut Pork Chop from the Meijer Meat Counter. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats.

 

 

 

 
Then to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w Golden Hominy and Harvest Apples 001Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), 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 a side dish I had picked up some Purple Passion Asparagus at Meijer the other day. I had never tried this before cumin-spiced-pork-chop-w-purple-passion-aspararagus-savory-herb-002so I was looking forward to giving it try! They said it 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.

 

 

 

 

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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! I’ll have to get more of this, really like it. It came out tender and had a slight sweet taste to it.

 

 

 

 

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I hadn’t planned on Roasted Butternut Squash but its one of Mom’s favorites so I prepared a package of that also. I had purchased 2 small packages of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger and had them in the fridge.. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 2 packages of Diced Butternut Squash, 2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

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To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. I baked this as I was baking the Asparagus. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash!

 

 

 

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While at Meijer I picked up a package of the Little Potato Company Savory Herb Potatoes. I had these a few times now and really enjoyed 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. I really enjoyed this Dinner, doesn’t get much better than this! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

Pork Facts….pork2
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.

 

 

 

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

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!Little Potato Co Savory Herb

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/

 

 

 

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Purple asparagus is a similar in appearance and flavor to both white and green varieties as its original cultivar came from green asparagus. Its differentiated by its violet hued stems and conical crowned tips, however its feathery foliage is still green. It is inherently less fibrous thus more tender than other asparagus types. Also, its preferred sweetness is due to its twenty percent higher sugar content than other asparagus varieties.
Purple asparagus’ color comes from the high levels of anthocyanins in the spears. Anthocyanins are potent antioxidant flavonoids that have protective and preventative health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

White Lake Perch w/ 3 Cheese Potatoes and Whole Baby Carrots

December 18, 2016 at 5:55 PM | Posted in carrots, fish, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: White Lake Perch w/ 3 Cheese Potatoes and Whole Baby Carrots

 

 
For Breakfast I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns and fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Sausage Mini white-lake-perch-w-3-cheese-potatoes-and-whole-baby-carrots-012Links. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Wow, it poured the rain last night and then rained some more. Last night it was even thundering and lightening. If this had come in as snow we have got around 10 inches! But by morning the rains had stopped and it started getting windy and colder, cloudy out all day. Our new Hoover Cordless Sweeper came in yesterday, so I put that together and got it charged. While that was charging I used the old sweeper and vacuumed and dusted. Had everything done by Lunch so I could kick back and watch an afternoon of NFL Football. Then for Dinner tonight I prepared White Lake Perch w/ 3 Cheese Potatoes and Whole Baby Carrots.

 

 

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I had purchased the White Lake Perch at Meijer and had already cleaned it and had it in the freezer. I laid the bag of Perch in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets; I first took a large skillet and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and then added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil to the pan and heated it medium heat. With the pan heating I got the fillets ready. I’ll be seasoning them with Morton’s Lite Salt and Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish-Fri Seafood Breading Mix.

 

 

 

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Using a tin pie pan, I filled it with 3 tablespoons of the Zatarain’s Mix. Next I seasoned the Perch with the Lite Salt. Then rolled the fillets in the Breading mix, completely covering them. Then added a few of them to the preheated skillet. I fried them 3 minutes per side. They came out a golden brown! The Perch was delicious, just love fresh water fish as I do all Fish. Meijeris about the only store that carries the White Perch and they also will have Yellow Lake Perch from time to time.

 

 
For one side I prepared a package of the Little Potato Company, 3 Cheese Potatoes. While at Meijer I picked up a Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w Savory Herb Potatoes and Cut Green Bea 012package of the Little Potato Company 3 Cheese Potatoes. I had tried the Savory Herb a couple of times now and really enjoy them, being the Potato Freak I am! So tonight I gave the 3 Cheese a try and everyone enjoyed it. 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 on hand! So easy to prepare and no clean up.

 

 

 

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Then I also heated up a can of Kroger Brand Whole Baby Carrots. These are so much easier to prepare than boiling fresh Baby Carrots, and they taste just as fresh and good. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. Then for Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 
the Little Potato Company – Cheesy Potatoes – Three Cheese
CHEESEY POTATOES IN JUST 5 MINUTES!little-potatoes-co-cheesy-potatoes-three-cheese

Get dinner on the table faster with this healthy and tasty side, the newest in easy cheesy potato combinations. This Microwave Ready tray steams potatoes to perfection in only five minutes!

A savory seasoning blend of rich Parmesan, Romano, and Cheddar cheeses delivers a delicious flavor profile that is gluten- and cholesterol-free, as well as low in sugar and sodium.

For a convenient dinner solution, simply place the fresh potatoes in the microwave for five minutes and then add the seasoning pack. This delightfully cheesy side is great on its own, or add it with other vegetables and proteins to amp up your dinner game! Full instructions are below.

Try our whole Microwave Ready line up and pick your favorite from Three Cheese, Garlic Parsley and Savory Herb.

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 90
Fat 0%
Saturated / Trans Fats 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 65 mg 3%
Potassium 500 mg 14%
Carbohydrate 20 g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0%
https://www.littlepotatoes.com/en/products/three-cheese/

 

 

Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish-Fri Seafood Breading Mix

Zatarains Seasoned Fish Fri brings authentic New Orleans-style flavor to your kitchen! This fully seasoned, corn-based mix offers a light coating to seafood or veggies like okra and delivers more flavor than Zatarains Wonderful Fri mix with a blend of real lemon, red pepper, onion and garlic. Simply roll in mix and fry (or bake) to a light golden brown, and in no time you can enjoy the flavor and soul of The Big Easy! Fully seasoned seafood breading mix Delivers light, corn-based coating Real lemon added Perfect to jazz up fish or vegetables Can be prepared in a pan, fryer or oven.

DEEP FRYING DIRECTIONS Zatarain's Seasoned Fish Fri
1. FILL deep fryer no more than 1/3 full with oil. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat.
2. POUR Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri onto plate or into plastic bag. Use 1/2 cup Fish Fri per 1 lb. fish. Roll or shake fish in Fish Fri until evenly coated. Discard any remaining Fish Fri mixture on plate or in plastic bag.
3. FRY fish, a few pieces at a time, in hot oil until light golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Note: For thicker coating, dip fish in 1/2 cup milk mixed with 1 lightly beaten egg, before rolling in Fish Fri.

PAN FRYING DIRECTIONS
1. POUR 1 inch of vegetable oil into large skillet. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat.
2. COAT and fry fish as directed above.

BAKING DIRECTIONS
1. BRUSH 1 lb. fish fillets on both sides with oil. Pour Fish Fri onto plate. Roll fish in Fish Fri until evenly coated. Discard any remaining Fish Fri mixture on plate.
2. PLACE fish on shallow baking pan sprayed with no stick cooking spray. Spray top of fish with cooking spray.
3. BAKE in preheated 450ºF oven 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Product nutrition information
(Amount per serving)
Calories: 50
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 630mg
Sugar: 0g
Fat: 0g
Fiber: 0g
Carbohydrates: 12g
http://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/breadings-and-frying-mixes/breading-mixes/seasoned-fish-fri

Fried Shrimp w/ Mini Ears of Sweet Corn and Green Beans/ Diced Potatoes

December 15, 2016 at 5:52 PM | Posted in Green Giant, potatoes, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu:Fried Shrimp w/ Mini Ears of Sweet Corn and Green Beans/ Diced Potatoes

 

 

 

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Ohh baby its Cold Outside! The temperature was around 7 degrees but the windchill was minus 7! So for Breakfast on this cold morning I prepared a Ham and Cheese Omelet. I made the Omelet with 2 Eggs, Meijer Diced Ham, and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also toasted a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Topped it off my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, which tasted real good in this Winter weather.

 

 

 

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Outside we only had a high of 18 degrees but the windchill kept it around 11 degrees. Staying in today, so I baked a few loaves of Pillsbury Nut quick Bread. Then I hit the closet in my bedroom that looked more like a dump! Straightened that up and got my Winter coats Sweats out of our storage closet. Washed a few of the Pullovers and Sweaters. For Dinner tonight I prepared some Fried Shrimp w/ Mini Ears of Sweet Corn and Green Beans/ Diced Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

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While at Kroger yesterday I seen they had more of that huge Freshwater Shrimp, and just can’t pass those up! To prepare them I rinsed them off in cold water and removed the shells, they were already deveined. Then I’m using Zatarain’s Shrimp Fri – Seasoned Seafood Breading Mix. I used this for the first time a while back and really like the coating it gives the Shrimp.

 

 

 

 

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Poured about 1 inch of olive oil into large skillet. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat. Take the peeled shrimp, mix 1/2 cup Zatarain’s Seasoned Shrimp Fri with 1/2 cup water in medium bowl. Pour additional 1/2 cup Shrimp Fri onto plate or into plastic bag. Dip shrimp in the batter. Shake off excess. Roll or shake shrimp in remaining 1/2 cup Shrimp Fri until evenly coated. Discard any remaining batter in bowl or Shrimp Fri on plate or in plastic bag. Fry the shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in hot oil until light golden brown. Drain on paper towels and served. The Zatarain’s Shrimp Fri is an excellent breading for Shrimp! Nice light coating with good flavor.

 

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Then I boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. As good and sweeter than fresh Corn on the Cob. As all frozen Green Giant Products, the items always taste fresh when prepared.

 

 

 

 

 

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For another side I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. I really like using the Del Monte Cut Green Beans and New Potatoes, contains 2 of my favorite vegetables (Green Beans and Potatoes). I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread, for Mom and Dad. For dessert later a Weight watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Giant® Extra Sweet Corn-on-the-Cob Mini EarsGreen Giant Mini Ears of Corn

2 mini-ears of extra sweet corn-on-the-cob. Picked at the Peak of Perfection®, Kosher

Instructions: Cooking Directions: Stove-Top: 1. Place desired amount of frozen corn-on-the-cob in large saucepan. Add cold water to cover corn. Heat to boiling over high heat. 2. Cover; reduce heat slightly. Boil 8 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Do not overcook. Remove from water with tongs. Microwave: 1. Place 1/4 cup water and up to 8 ears of frozen corn-on-the-cob in 8-inch square (2-quart) microwavable dish. 2. Cover; microwave on high as directed below, turning corn over halfway through cook time, until thoroughly heated. Do not overcook. Caution: Hot! Avoid steam! Remove from water with tongs. Cook 2 ears 6 to 12 minutes. Cook 4 ears 10 to 16 minutes. Cook 6 ears 12 to 18 minutes. Cook 8 ears 14 to 20 minutes., Keep frozen.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size61G
Servings Per Container12
Amount Per Serving
Calories50
Calories From Fat5
% Daily Value
Total Fat0.51
Saturated Fat0 G0
Trans Fat0 G
Cholesterol0 Mg0
Sodium0 Mg0
Total Carbohydrate9 G3
Dietary Fiber2 G7
Sugars4 G
Protein2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Sandwich w/ Baked Fingerling Potato Wedges

December 9, 2016 at 5:48 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Sandwich w/ Baked Fingerling Potato Wedges

 

 
For my Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and Scrambled 2 medium size seasoned-gulf-coast-grouper-sandwich-w-baked-fingerling-potato-w-007Eggs. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Very good way to start off this cold Friday Morning. Rolled out to get the morning papers and it was cold out, 19 degrees and a wind chill near 9 degrees! And we had our first snow of the year, not much but traces on the grass and rooftops. For the day mostly cloudy and only a high of 29 degrees. Cleaned the house this afternoon, run the vacuum, dusted, and such. Back to bed afterwards, still not feeling real good. For Dinner tonight its a Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Sandwich w/ Baked Fingerling Potato Wedges.

 

 
I love Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends bring me up from Florida! I had a filletseasoned-gulf-coast-grouper-sandwich-w-baked-fingerling-potato-w-002 in the freezer so I sat it in the fridge to thaw overnight. To prepare the fillet I seasoned it with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillet in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Seafood Breading Mix Seasoning. Shook until it was 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 1/2 tablespoon of Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillet, frying about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. The fillet came out Golden Brown and Delicious! I served it on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Hamburger Bun.

 

 

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To go with the Fish Sandwich I baked some Fingerling Potato Wedges. I purchased these at Jungle Jim’s last week and prepared what was left of them. To start I first washed the Potatoes off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. 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. I love Fingerling Potatoes! I had a Peach Diet Snapple to drink with the meal. 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.

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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

 

 

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Fingerling potatoes
A fingerling potato is a small, stubby, finger-shaped type of potato which may be any heritage potato cultivars. Fingerlings are varieties that naturally grow small and narrow. Wikipedia

Fried Shrimp w/ Baked Fingerling Potatoes and Roasted Butternut Squash

December 3, 2016 at 5:45 PM | Posted in potatoes, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Shrimp w/ Baked Fingerling Potatoes and Roasted Butternut Squash

 

 
For Breakfast this morning I made a favorite, Skillet Potatoes and Ham. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes fried-shrimp-w-baked-fingerling-potatoes-and-roasted-butternut-s-008Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped everything with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar and a fried Sunny Side Up Egg. Mom and Dad wanted McDonald’s again so I went there to pick up Breakfast for them. Today was the funeral for my god friend that passed away a couple of days ago. May he rest in peace. Back home didn’t do a whole lot, just relaxed and watched some College Football. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Shrimp w/ Baked Fingerling Potatoes and Roasted Butternut Squash

 

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While at Kroger yesterday I seen they had some more of the huge Freshwater Shrimp, and couldn’t pass those up! I rinsed them off in cold water and removed the shells, they were already deveined. To prepare these I’m using Zatarain’s Shrimp Fri – Seasoned Seafood Breading Mix. I used this for the first time just last week and I’m using it again.

 

 

 
Poured about 1 inch of olive oil into large skillet. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat. Take the peeled shrimp, mix 1/2 fried-shrimp-with-rotini-and-cheese-006cup Zatarain’s Seasoned Shrimp Fri with 1/2 cup water in medium bowl. Pour additional 1/2 cup Shrimp Fri onto plate or into plastic bag. Dip shrimp in the batter. Shake off excess. Roll or shake shrimp in remaining 1/2 cup Shrimp Fri until evenly coated. Discard any remaining batter in bowl or Shrimp Fri on plate or in plastic bag. Fry the shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in hot oil until light golden brown. Drain on paper towels and served. The Zatarain’s Shrimp Fri is an excellent breading for Shrimp! Nice light coating with good flavor.

 

 
Then for one side I prepared Baked Fingerling Potatoes. I used the remainder of Fingerling Potatoes that I had Sweet Asian Wings fingerling fries 001purchased at Jungle Jim’s the other day. To start I first washed the Potatoes off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. 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. I love Fingerling Potatoes, probably my favorite Potato. Just love how easy they cook up and taste.

 

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Then for another side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 2 small packages of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 2 packages of Diced Butternut Squash, 2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

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To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! For Dessert later a Weight watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 
ZATARAIN’S® Seasoned Shrimp Fri®

Zatarain’s Seasoned Shrimp Fri combines a unique blend of ingredients for crispy, golden and easy-to-make shrimp every time. The delicious, golden coating is perfect for shrimp and even fried vegetables – with real lemon added.

Usage tipszatarains-shrimp-fri

DEEP FRYING DIRECTIONS
1. FILL deep fryer no more than 1/3 full with oil. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat.
2. FOR 1 lb. peeled shrimp, mix 1/2 cup Zatarain’s Seasoned Shrimp Fri with 1/2 cup water in medium bowl. Pour additional 1/2 cup Shrimp Fri onto plate or into plastic bag.
3. DIP shrimp in batter. Shake off excess. Roll or shake shrimp in remaining 1/2 cup Shrimp Fri until evenly coated. Discard any remaining batter in bowl or Shrimp Fri on plate or in plastic bag.
4. FRY shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in hot oil until light golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

PAN FRYING DIRECTIONS
1. POUR 1 inch of vegetable oil into large skillet. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat.
2. COAT and fry shrimp as directed above.

Note: For thicker coating, dip shrimp in 1/2 cup milk mixed with 1 lightly beaten egg. Shake off excess. Roll or shake shrimp in Shrimp Fri. Repeat.

Product nutrition information
(Amount per serving)
Calories: 70
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 820mg
Sugar: 0g
Fat: 0g
Fiber: 0g
Carbohydrates: 16g
http://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/breadings-and-frying-mixes/breading-mixes/seasoned-shrimp-fri

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