Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Roasted Baby Red Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus

September 25, 2017 at 4:55 PM | Posted in oysters, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Roasted Baby Red Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, 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 then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. Well my hearing is finally starting to coming back! The swelling in right ear is almost completely gone and no more soreness. Sure glad, I was starting to get worried. But hopefully the worst is over. I went to the doctor at 1:30 this afternoon and he said there a vast improvement and I should be fine. So for Dinner tonight I’m having Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Roasted Baby Red Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus.

 

 

 

I said a while back I was going to start having Oysters more often, and I have been. So anyway to prepare my Fried Oysters I’ll need; 12 large-medium Oysters (shucked), 1 tablespoon Flour, 1/4 cup Egg Beaters, 1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs, Sea Salt and Pepper (to taste), 2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil. Hot sauce, Seafood Cocktail Sauce are all optional.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

For one side I prepared some Roasted Baby Red Potatoes. Preheated the oven on 400 degrees. Next, I washed and scrubbed the Potatoes off. To prepare them I needed; 1 tablespoon Extra Light Olive Oil, Dried Rosemary, Dried Thyme, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I start by heating up a Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat and as that’s heating up I cut the Baby Red Potatoes in half. Combined all ingredients in a large bowl and added the Potatoes. Toss to coat Potatoes and added them to the Skillet. Fry them about 4-5 minutes and transfer the Skillet to the oven, for about 15 – 20 minutes until they are fork tender. This is why I love using Cast Iron Skillets, from the stove to the oven, and then an easy clean up.

 

For another side I prepared some Roasted Asparagus. I love pairing Asparagus with Potatoes! To prepare it 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 delicious!

 

 

 

I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast, It’s fewer calories, carbs, and fat than normal Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe:

Ingredients:

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

Preparation:

Place shucked oysters in a colander to drain.

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

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

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

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

Makes 2 servings.

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

 

 

Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters

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

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

Ingredients
Fresh Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters

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Baked BBQ Chicken Wings, Celery Sticks, and Garlic Herb Potatoes

September 23, 2017 at 5:16 PM | Posted in chicken, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Baked BBQ Chicken Wings, Celery Sticks, and Garlic Herb Potatoes

 

Feeling a lot better today! I even got a full night’s sleep. Almost all the swelling on my right ear area is gone but my hearing isn’t quite back all the way though. With feeling better I’m back to solid food. So for Breakfast I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Meijer Diced Ham, 1 Egg Sunny Side Up, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The Hash Browns, Ham, and Egg make a perfect Breakfast Bowl! After Breakfast I headed to Meijer to do some grocery shopping. Back home gave Mom a hand with the laundry and some house cleaning. Got the cart out for a bit. Watched some College Football then the rest of the day. For Dinner tonight I prepared Baked BBQ Chicken Wings, Celery Sticks, and Garlic Herb Potatoes.

 

At Meijer I bought a bag of Meijer Brand BBQ Chicken Wings. First time trying this brand Wings. Mom and Dad had been wanting some Wings so that’s what we are having for Dinner. The Wings come frozen and already Seasoned.

 

 

 

 

To prepare them I preheated the oven on 375 degrees. Then got a large baking sheet, lined it with foil and sprayed the foil with Pam Cooking Spray. Lined the Wings up in the pan and when the oven was ready I baked them. for about 27 minutes. Pulled them from the oven and let them sit for 3 minutes and served! The Wings were excellent! They were nice size and the Seasoning and BBQ Sauce was spot on. Served it with Celery Sticks along with Litehouse Lite Blue Cheese Dressing.

 

 

 

For a side Dad wanted some Potatoes so I picked up a package of Little Potato Company Garlic and Herb Potatoes. They come in a tin, ready for the oven container. Preheated the oven to 450 and sat the container on a small baking sheet. It comes with a Seasoning Packet of Garlic and Herb. I first brushed the Potatoes with Extra Light Olive Oil and then Seasoned them with Seasoning Packet. Baked the for 45 minutes. The Potatoes came out perfect. Really enjoyed the Seasoning on them. Served them with a side of Daisy Light Sour Cream. Wings, Celery, and Potatoes for Dinner tonight! For a Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

Little Potato Company Grilled Potatoes – Garlic Herb
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This heavenly garlic herb flavor is enclosed in a new and attractive packaging design, yet still filled with the fresh Creamer potatoes you’ve come to love! We are giving you a healthier way to enjoy the delicious flavor, with a few small improvements to our seasoning packages:

– all natural ingredients, forget the artificial flavors and colors, you won’t find them here!
– reduced sodium levels
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As always, the Garlic Herb flavor is:

– gluten-free
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– Vegan

That’s right, we’ve created a healthy blend to provide you with a sensational flavor experience that’s not only convenient, but also natural and good for you and your family.

Look for it in your produce section today!

Classic steakhouse comes alive in the Garlic Herb flavor. A colorful mix of red and yellow Creamer potatoes is roasted in a mouth-watering blend of roasted garlic, sweet onions and fragrant rustic herbs.

Just open the package, add the included seasoning, splash a little oil and roast for 30 minutes in the oven or on the barbecue. Perfectly grilled Creamers have never been easier!

Be sure to mix it up and try our other delicious flavors Onion Medley and Barbecue Blend.

In three easy steps, you have perfectly roasted and seasoned potatoes!
Preheat grill to medium-high or oven to 450° F.

1. Simply remove the cardboard sleeve, seasoning pack and plastic film.

2. Add the seasoning pack contents and 2 tbsp of oil to tray. Toss until well coated.

3. Place uncovered tray on grill or in oven. Cook for 30 – 45 minutes* or until tender, stirring occasionally. Serve and enjoy!

Tip: If potatoes look dry during cooking, turn down heat and add 2 tbsp. of water.
Nutritional Information
Serving Size
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 80 0 %
Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated + Trans 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 220 mg 9%
Potassium 520 mg 15%
Carbohydrate 18 g 6%
Fibre 2 g 8%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 2 g
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Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast – Pulled Pork Sandwiches w/..

September 6, 2017 at 4:55 PM | Posted in carrots, pork roast, potatoes, Swift Premium | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast – Pulled Pork Sandwiches w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Sliced Carrots

 

 

 

To start the morning off I fried up some Queen City Sausage Goetta Patties. They come fresh packaged and 12 Patties to the package. I had never had these before so I thought I would give them a try. Goetta is tough to keep in a patty form if you’re making them from fresh. But these come already cut into Patties, much easier to fry up. They fried up perfect and seasoned just right. I froze up the unused Patties. To go with the Goetta Patties I Scrambled a couple of Eggs and toasted a couple slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Went out to grab the morning paper and it was 47 degrees. It was mostly sunny and a high of 67 degrees, clouds moved in late. Cool weather for this time of year around here. Got the cart out of the shed and caught up on some yard work most of the day. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast – Pulled Pork Sandwiches w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Sliced Carrots.

 

I had picked up a Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast at Kroger the other day 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 like 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. And as always a special “Thank You” goes out to whomever invented the Crock Pot Liners! You’ve made cooking so much easier! Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.

 

Removed the Roast from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly. Then shred meat with two forks for my Sandwiches. 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’m serving it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun and topped with some Jack Daniels Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce. This is a Sandwich! I’ll use the leftovers for Sandwiches for Lunch the next few days.

 

 

 

A 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.

 

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced Carrots. These are so much easier to prepare than boiling fresh Carrots, and they taste just as fresh. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans

August 8, 2017 at 5:11 PM | Posted in Pork, pork tenderloin, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans

 

 

I had a Scrambled Egg and a toasted slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I topped the Egg with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheese. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I’m not sure but I may be coming down with a cold, a Summer cold (blah). Hopefully I’ll be up and feeling better by tomorrow. I went to Walgreen’s and picked up something to take in case it is a cold. After that a day of bed rest! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans.

 

 

I purchased the Simple Truth Pork Tenderloin from Kroger yesterday, a small one at just over 1 lb. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 pork Tenderloin, 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Cumin Spiced 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 350°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. From the stove to the oven; Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet into a platter or dish and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being tender and moist! The other “White Meat” sure is good!

 

Tried a new Potato Recipe, Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes. Got the idea from several similar recipes. I’ll need; 1 pound Baby Gold Potatoes (halved), 1⁄4 cup Water, 2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Butter, 1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano, 1/2 teaspoon dried Basil, 1/2 teaspoon dried Dill, Sea Salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste), 1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan, and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley leaves.

 

 

 

To prepare them; Line your Slow Cooker or Crock Pot with a disposable plastic liner. Lightly coat the plastic liner with nonstick spray. Add water. Place potatoes, olive oil, butter, oregano, basil and dill into the slow cooker; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours, you can also cook them on high heat for 2-3 hours. When they are fork tender serve them immediately, sprinkle with Parmesan and garnished with parsley. These came out incredible, another one of those Keeper Recipes! Plus easy clean up using the slow cooker liners.

 

 

 

I also cooked some more of the fresh Green Beans. I love beans, but they are even better when fresh. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a can of Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLOW COOKER PARMESAN POTATOES

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound Baby Gold Potatoes, halved
1⁄4 cup Water
2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Butter
1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried Basil
1/2 teaspoon dried Dill
Sea Salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS:
1 – Line your Slow Cooker or Crock Pot with a disposable plastic liner. Lightly coat the plastic liner with nonstick spray. Add water. Place potatoes, olive oil, butter, oregano, basil and dill into the slow cooker; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
2 – Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours, or until tender.*
3 – Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan and garnished with parsley, if desired.

Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast – Pulled Pork Sandwiches w/..

July 5, 2017 at 4:54 PM | Posted in BBQ, carrots, potatoes, Swift Premium | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast – Pulled Pork Sandwiches w/ Slow Cooked Yukon Gold Potatoes and Carrots

 

 

For Breakfast I had the Smithfield Anytime Favorites Sliced Ham again. This made such a delicious Breakfast Sandwich yesterday I couldn’t wait to have it again! To prepare it just heat up the Ham for 1 minute in a skillet and it’s ready! I then toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. I topped the Ham with a slice of Sargento Reduced Calorie Swiss Cheese and served it on the Muffin. Made a delicious Breakfast sandwich. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Hot and muggy with a passing shower outside today, as it was yesterday. After Breakfast I went to Meijer for a few items I needed and back home. After Lunch I got the leaf blower out of the shed and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Then got the clippers out and trimmed back the vines along the driveway. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast – Pulled Pork Sandwiches w/ Slow Cooked Yukon Gold Potatoes and Carrots.

 

I got the Crock Pot out and lined it with a Plastic Liner and then sprayed that with Pam Cooking Spray. Added 3/4 cup of Water to the Pot and turned it on high to warm up. I began by slicing up my Yukon Gold Gourmet Potatoes and Whole Carrots. Put them into a large bowl and seasoned them with Extra Light Olive Oil, McCormick Grinder Italian Herb Seasoning, and McCormick Grinder. Tossed them in the bowl making sure they were well seasoned on all sides. I then added them to a large Pot of boiling Water and cooked them for about 12 minutes. I then added them to the Crock Pot and closed the lid. Potatoes and Carrots both take a while to get tender so that’s why I first boiled them for 12 minutes.

 

 

I had picked up a Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast at Kroger the other day 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 removed the Shoulder Roast from the package and place in slow cooker on top of the Potatoes and Carrots. Put the lid on and cook on high for 4 hours or until everything was fork tender. A special “Thank You” goes out to whomever invented the Crock Pot Liners! You’ve made cooking so much easier!

 

Removed the Roast from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly. Then shred meat with two forks for my Sandwiches. 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’m serving it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun and topped with some Jack Daniels Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce. Love this Sandwich! I’ll use the leftovers for Sandwiches for Lunch the next few days. The added Potatoes and Carrots worked great, giving it added flavor. Both came out fork tender and delicious! Later tonight I’ll have a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

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

Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Roasted Baby Red Potatoes and Roasted Purple Asparagus

July 2, 2017 at 5:03 PM | Posted in potatoes, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Roasted Baby Red Potatoes and Roasted Purple Asparagus

 

 

I made some Waffles this morning for Breakfast I made them with Bisquick Heart Smart Mix, I also used Egg Beater’s in place of the Eggs. I used Maple Grove Farms Sugarless Maple Syrup to top them with. Then I also prepared a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I went out to get the Sunday Morning Papers this morning and it was already very humid out. For the day mostly sunny and 86 degrees, nice but hot and humid. Mom went to Church and I stayed home to keep an eye on Dad. It’s to the point now we can’t really leave him by himself. But its all worth it if we can keep him home instead of a Retirement or Assisted Living Home. Cleaned the house and cleaned up around outside. Had everything done after Lunch so I laid back and watched some TV. For Dinner tonight Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Roasted Baby Red Potatoes and Roasted Purple Asparagus.

 

I love Fried Oysters, just don’t have them that often. So anyway to prepare my Fried Oysters I’ll need; 12 large-medium Oysters (shucked), 1 tablespoon Flour, 1/4 cup Egg Beaters, 1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs, Sea Salt and Pepper (to taste), 2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil. Lemon Wedges, Hot sauce, Seafood Cocktail Sauce are all optional.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

For one side I prepared some Roasted Baby Red Potatoes. Preheated the oven on 400 degrees. Next, I washed and scrubbed the Potatoes off. To prepare them I needed; 1 tablespoon Extra Light Olive Oil, Dried Rosemary, Dried Thyme, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I start by heating up a Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat and as that’s heating up I cut the Baby Red Potatoes in half. Combined all ingredients in a large bowl and added the Potatoes. Toss to coat Potatoes and added them to the Skillet. Fry them about 4-5 minutes and transfer the Skillet to the oven, for about 15 – 20 minutes until they are fork tender. This is why I love using Cast Iron Skillets, from the stove to the oven, and then an easy clean up.

 

 

For another side I picked up more of the Purple Asparagus at Mejier. 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!

 

I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast. First time I’ve tried this, I heard that they had this but could never find it until yesterday at Meijer. It’s fewer calories, carbs, and fat than normal Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe:

Ingredients:

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

Preparation:

Place shucked oysters in a colander to drain.

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

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

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

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

Makes 2 servings.

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

 

 

Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters

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

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

Ingredients
Fresh Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Fried Potatoes and Purple Asparagus

June 20, 2017 at 4:56 PM | Posted in Pork, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Fried Red Potatoes and Purple Asparagus

 

 

It’s Bacon and eggs this morning for Breakfast! I fried up some of the Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, 1 Egg Sunnyside Up, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Love a good Breakfast! Mostly sunny and 82 degrees out today! Did some light cleaning of the house and then cleaned up a bit outside. After Lunch I got the cart out to enjoy this beautiful day! Went around the neighborhood and then down by the lake for a while. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Fried Red Potatoes and Purple Asparagus.

 

 

I picked up a large Center Cut Pork Chop from the Meijer Meat Department Counter. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats, and all their products and produce.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare my Chop I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. I’ll be using a Cast Iron Skillet for the Chop. I love using Cast Iron Skillets, not only do the heat up evenly and retain that heat but you can also go from using it on the stove and right into the oven. So I start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in the Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Chop 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 145° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which gives a fantastic flavor and perfect browning to the Chop. The inside being so tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork. The Chop was huge, plenty leftovers for Breakfast and Lunch!

 

Also while at Meijer I picked a bag of Gourmet Red Potatoes. I can’t remember the last time I prepared Fried Potatoes but Mom made some the other night and they looked so good I had to have some. To prepare them I’ll need; the Red Potatoes, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Dried Parsley, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

 

I started by washing the Potatoes off in cold water and drying them with a paper towels. Next I got a Cast Iron Skillet and sprayed with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray. I then added a 2 tablespoons of the Olive Oil and heated the skillet on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I sliced the Potatoes up and putting the slices in a large bowl. I then seasoned them with Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley and Parsley. With skillet heated I added the Potatoes. I then covered the skillet with a lid and let them fry. After about 5 minutes I took a spatula and flipped them over. After about 4 minutes I flipped them over again and let them finish cooking. I’m a Potato Freak anyway and these came out delicious! I love Potatoes anyway you can prepare them.

 

For another side I picked up more of the Purple Asparagus at Mejier. 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!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Purple Asparagus

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. Its attractive violet coloring is only skin deep as its flesh is pale green to creamy white. 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. Cooked purple asparagus develops flavoral notes of artichoke, barley and almonds. Purple asparagus has the highest levels of anti-oxidants among the asparagus varieties.

Fried Walleye w/ Boiled Yukon Gold Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Beans

June 11, 2017 at 4:59 PM | Posted in Bush's, fish, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye w/ Boiled Yukon Gold Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Beans

 

 

 

I t was one of those restless nights dealing with Phantom Pains all night into the morning before they finally eased up! So there won’t be a whole lot done today except for catching up on some sleep. Went out to get the Sunday Papers this morning and there was 2 Wild Turkeys out in the side yard, first I’ve seen in quite a while! For Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast went outside and got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Back inside I did a load of laundry and done for the day. After Lunch I laid down for the afternoon and caught up on sleep! For Dinner tonight it’s Fried Walleye w/ Boiled Yukon Gold Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Beans.

 

 

While at Meijer yesterday I seen they had some beautiful looking Walleye Fillets and just couldn’t pass them up. I rinsed it off in cold water, sliced into smaller pieces, and put them in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge until ready to use today. 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 3 to 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!

 

 

For 1 side I boiled some Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes. Picked these up at Meijer also yesterday. To prepare them I took a large pot and filled it half way with water and heated it on high. As the water started to boil I added Salt to the water. I then added the Potatoes and boiled them until fork tender. To serve, I put a few them on the plate and smashed them up a bit. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley along with some 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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 137mg 46%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbs. 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 30.4g
Calcium 174.9mg

Baked Creole Salmon w/ Mustard Greens and Baby Red Potatoes

June 2, 2017 at 4:54 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes, salmon | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Baked Creole Salmon w/ Mustard Greens and Baby Red Potatoes

 

 

For Breakfast I had a bowl of Cheerios’ and the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, Outside another nice day, 83 degrees, mostly sunny, but a bit more humid. Right after Breakfast I headed to Meijer, needed quite a few items. Back at home I took Mom’s Car up and had it washed and then took my car up and had it washed. Next stopped by the post office and mailed some letters and on the ATM and stopped and got gas. Nice day out today. For Dinner tonight something new, Baked Creole Salmon w/ Mustard Greens and Baby Red Potatoes.

 

 

 

Seen these dishes being made on the new Gordon Ramsay show, the “F” Word. These looked so good I had to try them. My recipes aren’t exact as the originals but both turned out delicious! So here’s my version of Creole Salmon w/ Mustard Greens and Baby Red Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

I had stopped by Meijer yesterday to pick up the ingredients for my Dinner tonight. I’m using a North Atlantic Salmon Fillet. I had purchased a 1/2 of a huge fillet that I cut into 4 smaller fillets. I froze 3 and kept one out for my Dinner tonight. To make the Salmon I’ll need; 1 Salmon Fillet, McCormick Griner Sea Salt, Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning, and Dried Thyme. To prepare it; I first preheated the oven to 400 degrees. Next I got a small baking pan and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. I seasoned the Salmon  Fillet with the Thyme, Sea Salt and Creole Seasoning. I put the Fillet in the pan; skin side down. Baked it for 13 minutes; until done and fork flakey. The Salmon came out perfect! Done just right with excellent seasoning.

 

 

 

 

Now for the Mustard Greens and Baby Red Potatoes. I’ll need the following;Baby Red Potatoes, Mustard Greens (1 bunch), 1 Clove Garlic (minced), Lemon Juice, Blue Bonnet Light Butter, Extra Light Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Parsley (chopped)

 

 

 

I’ll be using Baby Red Potatoes and 1 bunch of Mustard Greens. I filled a large pot 1/2 way with water, salted it, and brought it to a boil. Added the Potatoes, reduced the heat and until almost tender. Drained the water and laid the Potatoes on the cutting board. I then used the bottom of a coffee cup and lightly smashed the Potatoes. Next I grabbed a large skillet, sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added the Potatoes. After 3 minutes I added a 1//2 Clove Garlic. In another 2 minutes I added a pat of Blue Bonnet Light Butter, to brown the Potatoes, and seasoned with McCormick Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

As the Butter was melted I washed my Mustard Greens and patted dry with a paper towel. I then added the Mustard Greens to the skillet. I cooked until it was wilted and tender. Be careful not overcook the Greens. Removed everything to a bowl; seasoned it with a splash of Lemon and chopped Parsley. This makes one nice side dish! I love Potatoes anyway but this is really a great way to prepare the Potatoes and the Mustard Greens, This is the first time I’ve had Mustard Greens in a very long time. The Greens came out tender and worked perfectly with the Red Potatoes. Along with the Salmon this turned out to be one delicious Dinner! For Dessert later a Dole No Sugar Added Diced Peach Cup.

 

 

 

 

Salmon /ˈsæmən/ is the common name for several species of fish in the family Salmonidae. Other fish in the same family include trout, char, grayling and whitefish. Salmon are native to tributaries of the North Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms and Baked Potato

June 1, 2017 at 4:57 PM | Posted in mushrooms, potatoes, SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms and Baked Potato

 

 

To start the morning off i toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and I reheated a 1/2 piece of a Cubed Steak (Beef). And I had a Breakfast Sandwich. Mom had prepared the Cubed Steak the night before and had one leftover. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I started a load of laundry for Mom and then it was on to house cleaning, vacuumed and dusted. Later on repotted a couple more of plants for Mom. Got the cart out and took a spin around the neighborhood. It’s 77 degrees and sunny, beautiful out today!For Dinner it was a Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms and Baked Potato.

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chopped Bison Sirloin

SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak

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

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

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