Kielbasa Skillet w/ Baked Rustic French Bread

June 14, 2015 at 5:01 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, rice | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Kielbasa Skillet w/ Baked Rustic French Bread

 

 
Started my morning off with a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and on that I fried up some Boar’s Head Kielbasa Skillet 018Honey Smoked Ham. Topped that with a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese and I was set. Also had my morning brew of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. They released my Dad from the hospital, he’s feeling better but he’s still awfully weak. Went to Kroger early this morning to pick up a few items for me and Mom. I needed a package of Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffins. They had 2 packages left on the rack and both had mold on them, not real good publicity for Kroger! Sad part is it’s not the first time. Anyway for dinner tonight another new recipe, Kielbasa Skillet. I prepared Kielbasa Skillet w/ Baked Rustic French Bread.

 

 

 

Wasn’t real sure of what to have for dinner tonight. Then while at Kroger earlier today I came across some Butterball Every Day Polska Kielbasa Turkey Sausage, I found dinner! I use the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage all the time, it had been a while since I had the Kielbasa. Next was finding the right recipe. Which I did on the Taste of Home website, which I use all the time for finding recipes. So a new recipe tonight, Kielbasa Skillet.

 

 

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I doubled the recipe so I needed the following; 1 pound Polska Kielbasa Turkey Sausage (sliced), 2 cups Del Monte Cut Green Beans, 1 cup sliced fresh Mushrooms, 2 tablespoons Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce, and 2 cups Uncle Ben’s White Rice. I used Cut Green Beans instead of French – Style Green Beans, I just prefer the Cut over French. The original recipe is at the end of the post.

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, saute Kielbasa until browned. Add the Beans, Mushrooms Kielbasa Skillet 004and Soy Sauce; saute 4-5 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Serve with Rice and get ready to enjoy one delicious skillet meal! Everything works in this recipe. The Sausage is delicious and packed with flavor and the Beans and Mushrooms go great with the Sausage. And the Soy Sauce provides the great flavor. Very good recipe and great recipe to keep! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer Carb Smart Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

 

 
Kielbasa Skillet Recipe

Ingredients
1/2 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, slicedKielbasa Skillet 009
1 cup frozen French-style green beans, thawed
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 cup hot cooked rice

Directions
In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, saute kielbasa until browned. Add the beans, mushrooms and soy sauce; saute 4-5 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Serve with rice. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts
1 cup kielbasa mixture with 1/2 cup rice (prepared with turkey kielbasa) equals 279 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 1,421 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/kielbasa-skillet

Steamed Fish on Rice

May 12, 2015 at 5:45 AM | Posted in fish, rice | Leave a comment
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Here’s an excellent Fish and Rice Dish from the CooksRecipes, Steamed Fish on Rice. If your looking for any type of recipe, just check out the CooksRecipes website! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

* The recipe calls for Halibut but you could also use Sea Bass, Tilapia, or Flounder.
Steamed Fish on Rice

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds fresh halibut fillets or steaksCooksrecipes 2
1 (2-inch) piece fresh gingerroot, julienned
3 green onions, julienned
1 tablespoon soy sauce
4 tablespoons rice wine (Sake)
2 cups cooked rice
1 lemon for garnish
Green onions strips for garnish

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – Place fillets in a shallow dish, cover with green onion and ginger. Combine liquid ingredients and pour over fish. Marinate fish for 10 minutes.
2 – To Steam Fish: Use a bamboo or metal steamer. Set steamer rack over boiling water. Water should not touch the rack. Place fillets on a plate and set on the rack. Pour remaining marinade over fish, cover and steam 10 minutes per inch thickness of fish. (No need to turn fish during cooking.) Fish is done when flesh turns opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
3 – Before serving, pack 1/2 cup measure with cooked rice and turn out on individual dinner plates. Gently flatten the mound with the back of a spoon to form a round pillow shape.
4 – Serve the steamed fish on the rice pillows, pour hot marinade liquid over each fillet. Garnish with a slice of lemon and green onion strips.
Makes 4 servings.

 

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/seafood/steamed_fish_on_rice_recipe.html

Red Beans and Rice w/ Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage and Cornbread

April 23, 2015 at 5:03 PM | Posted in beans, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Red Beans and Rice w/ Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage and Cornbread

 

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Wow, had to turn the heat on this morning it was a bit chilly. I think it was about 32 degrees and still a cold wind all day but sunny. Breakfast, workout, and a shower and out the door. ran an errand for Mom and I was close to a nearby Meijer so I stopped in there to grab a few of their sale items and back home for the day. Day 5 of the “Freezer Meals Week”. Tonight I’m using Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage I had in the freezer and I laid it in the fridge to thaw overnight. Tonight its Red Beans and Rice w/ Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage and Cornbread.

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I started by preparing the Turkey Sausage. I used Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. I took one of the Sausages and cut it in to bite size pieces. Using a medium size skillet that I sprayed it with Pam cooking Spray, also added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and heated it on medium. When the skillet was heated up I added the Turkey Sausage pieces. I cooked them about 12 minutes, stirring them frequently. When done removed the skillet from the heat and set aside, I’ll be using the same skillet for my Grandma Maud’s Red Beans and Rice.

 
I prepared some of Grandma Maud’s Red Beans and Rice, first time in a while since I’ve prepared this. Just follow the easy instructions on the package and you have some great Red Beans and Rice! It had a good Cajun Seasoning to Red Beans and Rice w Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage and Cornbrea 002it and was only 100 calories and 16 net carbs. As the Red Bean’s and Rice was finishing I added the Smoked Turkey Sausage slices, stirring in till well mixed. The Smoked Turkey Sausage paired with Red Beans and Rice is a perfect pairing! Nice heat, Smokey Flavor, and just flat-out delicious! Added a couple of slices of a Jalapeno Pepper and a splash of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to spice it up a bit more. Full instructions and site link for Grandma Maud’s Red Beans and Rice is at the end of the post.

 

 

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I also made a small Cast iron Skillet of Cornbread. As always I used Martha White Corn Meal Mix, something I think I could eat every meal. I like a nice fresh and hot slice with Butter on it. When I make this I just make it by the instructions on the package but I only use half the ingredients because I use a small cast iron skillet to make it. I use Egg Beaters and Extra Virgin Oil instead of Eggs and Vegetable Oil the recipe calls for. Bake at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes and you have some golden brown piping hot Cornbread! If you use a small cast iron skillet just cut the recipe in half and it comes out just right for the skillet size. What a dinner tonight! For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

 
Gramdma Maud’s Bean Meals Red Beans and Rice

Authentic southern Cajun flavors combined with a rich, smoky essence make Grandma Maud’s Red Beans & Rice an easy side dish or complete meal with no added meat or fat.

Gramdma Maud’s Bean Meals Red Beans and Rice
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 cup (29 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 470mg 20%
Carbohydrates 20.0g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4.0g 16%
Sugars 2.0g
Protein 5.0g
http://www.grandmamauds.com/index.html

 

 

 

Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage

Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage
14 oz. | Servings: 7

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

Microwave:
Wrap individual sausages in paper towels and place on a microwave-safe plate.Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage
Microwave on High 3-1/4 minutes (1-1/2 minutes for one).
Let stand 2 minutes before serving.
**Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate.Always heat thoroughly.Grilling:
Grill at medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.

Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)
Servings Per Container 7

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Iron 2%
Calcium 2%

Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.

Fried Chicken Tenders w/ Multi – Grain Medley and Cut Green Beans

October 26, 2014 at 4:49 PM | Posted in chicken, greenbeans, rice | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Tenders w/ Multi – Grain Medley and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

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I believe we have our Indian Summer going on here in west Chester. They say it’s usually after the first frost, most of our area had their first one Tuesday morning. Then about a day later the temps started climbing, a high of around 64 today. Then they’re calling possibly for record highs near 80 degrees for the next few days. So this might be our last blast of heat. Not much going on today, got some housework done and settled in for another afternoon of Football, NFL this time. For dinner tonight I prepared Fried Chicken Tenders w/ Multi – Grain Medley and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 
I used Kroger Simple Truth Natural Chicken Tenders. I seasoned the Tenders with, McCormick Perfect Pinch Parmesan Herb Seasoning, Sea Salt, and Ground Black Pepper. Then I got some Low fat Buttermilk and poured a cup of it in a plastic container and mixed about 5 shakes of Frank’s Red Hot sauce into it, mixing well. I then added my Chicken Tenders to it, sealed it and set it in the fridge to marinate. When it came time to prepare them I removed them from the marinade, shaking off any excess of the Buttermilk mix. I laid them on a large dish that I had already added Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko to. Rolled the Tenders in the Panko until all sides were covered with Panko Crumbs. Let them sit a few minutes and I used a large skillet, I sprayed with Pam w/ Olive Oil Spray and added 2 tablespoons of Canola Oil to. Heated the skillet on medium heat. After Oil was heated I added my Tenders. I cooked them about 5 minutes per side until golden brown and 165 internal temperature. They came out delicious! The seasoning was spot on and the Buttermilk and Hot Sauce mixture gave it a fantastic taste. The Panko gave it a beautiful crust. As they say “Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner”.

 

 

 
For one side dish I tried a new one, Minute Multi-Grain Medley. I seen this advertised the other day and it looked and sounded great so I picked up a box of it at Walmart yesterday. It has Brown Rice, Thai red Rice, Wild Rice, and Quinoa. Now that’s a good combo of Grains! The box contains 4 – 2 Serving Packets and easy to prepare. Combine water and the contents of one bag in medium saucepan and stir. Add oil if desired. Or, if desired, to add more flavor, substitute broth, fruit or vegetable juice for water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 MINUTES or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat. Fluff with fork and serve! Esay to prepare and makes one excellent side dish. Another staple for side dishes. Plus it’s only 160 calories and 31 net carbs. Then I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.
 

 

 

 

Minute Multi Grain Medley
Minute Multi-Grain Medley

 

* Minute® Multi-Grain Medley is a blend of four popular gluten-free 100% whole grains and is ready in only 10 minutes. The four grains include:
* Brown Rice – usually brown but can be black, purple, red or a variety of exotic hues.
* Thai Red Rice – also known as Khao Deng, is an ancient grain that has a pleasant and nutty flavor.
* Wild Rice – not technically rice at all but the seed of an aquatic grass. It has a strong, hearty flavor that goes well with other grains.
* Quinoa (pronounced “KEEN-wah”) – is a small, light-colored round grain, similar in appearance to sesame seeds. It cooks up light and fluffy. The protein in quinoa is a complete protein as it contains all nine essential amino acids.
This quick cooking whole grain medley is pre-portioned in 4 separate bags for ease of preparation and has a slightly chewy, nutty flavor. Perfect for any meal, even as a wholesome start to the day, this medley is great when eaten with a little olive oil and salt, cooked in meat/vegetable broths or fruit juices. Make Minute® Multi-Grain Medley a versatile recipe staple for your pantry.

Directions
1 -Do NOT use the bag for cooking. COMBINE water and contents of one bag in medium saucepan and stir. Add oil if desired. Or, if desired, to add more flavor, substitute broth, fruit or vegetable juice for water.
2 – BRING to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 MINUTES or until water is absorbed.
3 – REMOVE from heat. Fluff with fork.
Serving Size 1/2 bag (43g)
Servings Per Container 8 [2 per bag]
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories From Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g 2
Saturated Fat 0g 0
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0
Sodium 15mg 1
Potassium 80mg 2
Total Carbohydrate 33g 11
Fiber 2g 8
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g

 

 

http://www.minuterice.com/en-us/products/241/Multi-GrainMedley.aspx

Catfish Nuggets w/ Yellow Rice and Sliced Carrots

October 16, 2014 at 5:06 PM | Posted in carrots, fish, rice, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Yellow Rice and Sliced Carrots

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Another cool and windy Fall Day, rain with periods of sun. Helped Mom outside between the showers of rain, putting up the outdoor furniture for the upcoming Winter. Had to go the bank and post office and that was about it. For dinner tonight I prepared Catfish Nuggets w/ Yellow Rice and Sliced Carrots.

 

 

 

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Picked these up at Kroger, on sale. Gave the Catfish Nuggets a good cleaning to start and seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty.

 

 

 

 

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For one side I prepared a new one, Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Yellow Rice. Love my Zatarain’s Products, first time I tried this one though. It’s a Long Grain Rice that’s seasoned with Bell Peppers, Onions, and Garlic. With the Mix add Water and Butter, and boil. It came out perfect! Well seasoned and delicious. Another good one from Zatarain’s. Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced Carrots and had a couple of slices of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later a Cup of Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks.

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain's Yellow Rice
Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Yellow Rice
This easy-to-prepare rice dish has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal.
* Enriched long grain parboiled rice, onion, salt
* 50% more than regular size
* Since 1889
STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS
1. MIX 2 1/2 cups water, Rice Mix and 1 tbsp. butter or margarine in 2-quart saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
2. SIMMER 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS
1. MIX 2 1/2 cups hot water, Rice Mix and 1 tbsp. butter or margarine (optional) in 2 1/2-quart microwavable bowl until well blended. Cover.
2. MICROWAVE on HIGH 5 minutes. Stir. Microwave on MEDIUM (50% power) 15 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Let stand in microwave 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

Microwave ovens vary; adjust cooking times as needed. Cooking times are based on an 1100 watt microwave oven.
CAUTION: Bowl and contents will be very hot. Use pot holders when removing from microwave.
Serving Size – 1/3 cup dry mix (57g) = 1 cup prepared

Nutritional information
(amount per serving)
Calories: 200
Fat: 0.5g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 950mg
Carbohydrates: 43g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar: <1g
http://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Rice-Mixes-and-Side-Dishes/Yellow-Rice

Shrimp and Andouille Sausage w/ Grandma Maud’s Premium Black Beans and Rice

September 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM | Posted in beans, Johnsonville Meats, rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: (Leftovers) Shrimp and Andouille Sausage w/ Grandma Maud’s Premium Black Beans and Rice

 

 

 

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A beautiful crisp and sunny Fall morning and day here today! Spent the morning at the hospital to be with the family of my best friend. He underwent a Vascular Aneurysm surgery. A very risky surgery but he came through it in flying colors!! In fact the surgeon said it was perhaps the smoothest surgery of that type he ever did. So glad he’s like a brother to me. Came home and did a load of laundry and relaxed then. For dinner tonight it was leftover city for me! I reheated the Shrimp and Andouille Sausage w/ Grandma Maud’s Premium Black Beans and Rice.

 

 

 

 

 

It was a long morning at the hospital so thank goodness I some delicious leftover Shrimp and Andouille Sausage w/ Grandma Maud’s Premium Black Beans and Rice to reheat. I just put the leftovers in a sauce pan and reheated it on medium low. I left the original post below on how to make this dish.

 

 

 

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Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, and Red Beans and Rice – You know it has to be one of those lip smacking delicious dishes! I had a bag of Grandma Maud’s Premium Black Beans and Rice Bean Meal in the pantry and as I was looking around for something for dinner that just sounded right! I also used a bag of Kroger Jumbo Shrimp and Johnsonville Andouille Sausage. I started by slicing the Andouille Sausage into 1″ slices. Then in a medium skillet I cooked the Sausage till it was browned on both sides and sat aside till a bit later. As my Sausage was getting done I boiled some water for my Shrimp. I didn’t boil the Shrimp until it was time to add to the Black Beans and Rice.

 

 

 

To prepare the Black Beans and Rice just boil your water, add your mix, boil and simmer for about 30 minutes and your done, stirring often. After 20 minutes of cook time I added the Andouille Sausage, then after 25 minutes of cook time I added my Shrimp. Oh the aroma, that alone makes your mouth water! To serve it I used a bowl, sprinkled some Cilantro on it and a few shakes of the Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. Then Enjoy! For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

Grandma Maud’s Premium Black Beans and Rice Bean Meal

 
Grandma Maud’s Premium Bean Meals are loaded with wholesome flavors to serve as entrees or side dishes. These premium delicacies replicate the flavor profile of “it’s been cooked on the stove all day” dishes in minutes. Beans are a miracle food containing lots of protein which makes it one of nature’s perfect sources of strength, stamina and health. What we did was give you that perfect source of protein in a short time while keeping a delicious flavor with one of the lowest sodium counts for a product of this kind and without adding meat. Our Black Bean and Rice has the lowest sodium count for products of its kind and it’s still delicious!

 
Ingredients:
Precooked Dehydrated Black Beans, Precooked Long Grain Enriched Rice (Rice, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine and Folic Acid), Maltodextrin, Dehydrated Onion, Sugar, Dehydrated Potato Flakes, Salt, Less than 2% of Modified Food Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Spices, Hydrolyzed Soy and Corn Protein, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Natural Flavor, Natural Smoke Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Caramel Color, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil.

 
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 0.25 cup
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 480mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4%
Iron 6%

Shrimp and Andouille Sausage w/ Grandma Maud’s Premium Black Beans and Rice and Cornbread

September 16, 2014 at 5:11 PM | Posted in beans, Johnsonville Meats, rice | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp and Andouille Sausage w/ Grandma Maud’s Premium Black Beans and Rice and Cornbread

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It’s been a cool and cloudy day out today. I took Mom and Dad over to a med Center Store, dad needed a new walker and a couple of items and back home. Been sort of a long day. My best friend, who’s more like a brother to me, is awaiting the results of blood work. It looks as though he may have Cancer. I’m hoping and praying for the best, we’ve been through a lot together. For dinner tonight I prepared Shrimp and Andouille Sausage w/ Grandma Maud’s Premium Black Beans and Rice and Cornbread.

 

 

 

 

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Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, and Red Beans and Rice – You know it has to be one of those lip smacking delicious dishes! I had a bag of Grandma Maud’s Premium Black Beans and Rice Bean Meal in the pantry and as I was looking around for something for dinner that just sounded right! I also used a bag of Kroger Jumbo Shrimp and Johnsonville Andouille Sausage. I started by slicing the Andouille Sausage into 1″ slices. Then in a medium skillet I cooked the Sausage till it was browned on both sides and sat aside till a bit later. As my Sausage was getting done I boiled some water for my Shrimp. I didn’t boil the Shrimp until it was time to add to the Black Beans and Rice.

 

 

 

 

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To prepare the Black Beans and Rice just boil your water, add your mix, boil and simmer for about 30 minutes and your done, stirring often. After 20 minutes of cook time I added the Andouille Sausage, then after 25 minutes of cook time I added my Shrimp. Oh the aroma, that alone makes your mouth water! To serve it I used a bowl, sprinkled some Cilantro on it and a few shakes of the Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. Then Enjoy! So, So, Good. I love the Grandma Products, so easily prepared and just flat-out delicious. Not to mention the addition of the Shrimp and Sausage. I also made a small Cast iron Skillet of Cornbread. As always I used Martha White Corn Meal Mix. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

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Grandma Maud’s Premium Bean Meals are loaded with wholesome flavors to serve as entrees or side dishes. These premium delicacies replicate the flavor profile of “it’s been cooked on the stove all day” dishes in minutes. Beans are a miracle food containing lots of protein which makes it one of nature’s perfect sources of strength, stamina and health. What we did was give you that perfect source of protein in a short time while keeping a delicious flavor with one of the lowest sodium counts for a product of this kind and without adding meat. Our Black Bean and Rice has the lowest sodium count for products of its kind and it’s still delicious!
Ingredients:
Precooked Dehydrated Black Beans, Precooked Long Grain Enriched Rice (Rice, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine and Folic Acid), Maltodextrin, Dehydrated Onion, Sugar, Dehydrated Potato Flakes, Salt, Less than 2% of Modified Food Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Spices, Hydrolyzed Soy and Corn Protein, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Natural Flavor, Natural Smoke Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Caramel Color, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil.

 

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 0.25 cup
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 480mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4%
Iron 6%

 

 
Johnsonville Andouille Smoked (Rope) SausageJohnsonville Andouille Split Rope

COOKING DIRECTIONS

These products are fully cooked and ready to eat out of the package or be prepared to your liking!
Pan-Heating

Place sausage in a skillet.
Add 1/2-inch of water.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low.
Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through, turning links once.
STORAGE

For freshness, keep refrigerated and use by the date stamped on the package. Opened packages should be consumed within 7 days, or freeze no longer than 30 days.

 
INGREDIENTS

NO FILLERS
GLUTEN-FREE
DAIRY FREE
Pork, water and less than 2% of the following: salt, corn syrup, beef, spices, sodium phosphate, paprika, dextrose, onion powder, dehydrated garlic, sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite, flavorings, collagen casings.

 
NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 2 oz. (56g)
Servings per Container: 7
Calories: 170
Calories from Fat: 140
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 15g 24%
Saturated Fat: 5g 26%%
Trans Fat: 0g
Total Cholesterol: 35mg 12%
Sodium: 530mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates: 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%
Sugars: 0g
Total Protein: 7g

 
http://www.johnsonville.com/products/premium-andouille-sausage.html

Grilled Blackened Mahi Mahi w/ Brown Rice and Steam Crisp Corn

June 14, 2014 at 5:30 PM | Posted in fish, rice, Uncle Ben's Rice, vegetables | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Blackened Mahi Mahi w/ Brown Rice and Steam Crisp Corn.

 

 

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Another perfect day out today! Sunny and about 73 degrees. Was up and around early this morning, made Breakfast, exercised, Kroger for Mom, Bank, and got the car washed. Cleaned up the grill for later and got the cart out and enjoyed the sunshine, very good day! For dinner tonight I prepared Grilled Blackened Mahi Mahi w/ Brown Rice and Steam Crisp Corn.

 

 

 
Got the wire fish grill basket out, which I love using, Had the Mahi Mahi in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the Mahi Mahi I’ll need a tablespoon or so of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter and Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning. Preheated the grill up on high I rinsed the Grouper off and patted dry. Melted the 1 Tbsp butter in a microwave about 15 seconds and brushed both sides of the Mahi Mahi with the melted butter. I then coated both sides with a generous amount of the rub. Then I got the Fish Basket out and sprayed it with Pam Spray, loaded the Fish in the grill basket. Placed my Mahi Mahi on the preheated grill and closed the lid. Grilled for only 3 minutes and then flipped it and grilled another 3 minutes. Use a watch and keep a very close eye on it, do not over cook! The result some beautifully delicious Blackened Mahi Mahi! I topped it with a Crushed Pineapple, Chopped Jalapeno, Cilantro, and Lime Juice mix. Mahi Mahi pairs with Pineapple perfectly. Way too long since I’ve had this and it is Delicious!

 

 

 

 

For side dishes I prepared some Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain Brown Rice. I used the single serve microwave Rice, just heat for 45 seconds and it’s done! I also heated up a can of Green Giant Steam Crisp Sweet Yellow and White Corn. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Blackened SeasoningZatarain's Blackened Seasoning

 
This spicy seasoning blend is rubbed on the outside of fish (or chicken, steak or other meats) for blackening. Also great as a seasoning rub for the grill or broiler.
Ingredients:
SALT, PAPRIKA, CAYENNE PEPPER, BLACK PEPPER, WHITE PEPPER, CHILI POWDER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, ONION, GARLIC, SPICES.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 tsp. (.71g)

Servings Per Container: about 120
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 0

 

 

http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Spices-and-Extracts/Blackened-Seasoning.aspx

Leftovers: Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya

May 12, 2014 at 5:36 PM | Posted in rice, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers: Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya

 

 

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Warm and muggy out today, a lot of heavy rain over night. I read an article in the paper that was talking about how far behind the farmers were on their planting due to the extended Winter and wet Spring we’ve been having. Hope the delay doesn’t cause the prices to rise anymore than what they are. Spent the late afternoon running Mom and Dad to the doctor for their checkups. After all the running around I wanted something easy to prepare for dinner, so what better than the microwave and leftovers! I heated up the leftovers from last night’s dinner, Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya.

 

 

 
Heated it up and it was just as delicious as the first time! I also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. Then for dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt. Below is the directions on how I made the Jambalaya yesterday.

 

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I used Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Jambalaya Mix (Reduced Sodium) for my base for the Jambalaya. I use Zatarain’s Products whenever I can, love the flavor and seasoning of all their products. To prepare it I just followed the easy instructions on the box. Mixed 2 1/2 cups of Water and 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and brought it to a boil. Added the Zatarain’s Jambalaya Mix and my Johnsonville Andouille Smoked Sausage, I had sliced the Sausage into smaller pieces before adding. Returned it to a boil, and then reduced the heat to low. Covered and simmered for about 25 minutes till most of the moisture had been absorbed. With 10 minutes left I added my (Kroger Brand) Jumbo Shrimp, till fully cooked and turned pink. Removed it from the heat and let it rest for about 5 minutes before I served it. The Andouille Sausage and Jumbo Shrimp make a fantastic pairing with the Jambalaya Mix! I added a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to the mix also, nothing like a little heat to liven things up! This makes one delicious Jambalaya Dish.

 

 

 
Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Jambalaya Mix (Reduced Sodium)Zatarains Jambalaya Mix

 

Reduced Sodium Jambalaya Mix
Authentic New Orleans flavor with 25% less sodium than the original.

* This Easy-to-Prepare Dinner Mix Has Just The Right Blend of Ingredients For A Great-Tasting, Authentic New Orleans Style Meal. Zatarain’s Has Been The Leader In Authentic New Orleans Style Food Since 1889. So When You Want Great Flavor, Jazz It Up With Zatarain’s!
* Zatarain’s, New Orleans, La 70114. Comments Or Questions? Call 1-877-837-3796 Or Visit Us Online At Www.Zatarain.Com For Great Recipe Ideas and Product Information.
* A New Orleans Tradition Since 1889
* 25% Less Sodium Than Our Original Jambalaya Mix
* Add Meat to Make A Complete Meal
* Serves 6
Ingredients;
Enriched Long Grain Parboiled Rice (Iron Phosphate, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate and Folic Acid), Dehydrated Vegetables (Onion, Bell Pepper), Salt, Yeast Extract, Soy Sauce (100% Soybean), Dextrose, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Soybean Oil (Tbhq Added As A Preservative), Paprika, Potassium Chloride, Garlic, Spices, Monosodium Glutamate, Chili Powder, Caramel Color, Silicon Dioxide (Flow Agent).

 

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 130

Calories from Fat: 0

Total Fat: 0 0%

Saturated Fat: 0 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 360mg 15%

Total Carb: 29g 10%

Dietary Fiber: <1g 4%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 3g
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Reduced-Sodium/Reduced-Sodium-Jambalaya.aspx

 

 

Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya

May 11, 2014 at 5:14 PM | Posted in Johnsonville Meats, rice, shrimp, spices and herbs, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp and Andouille Sausage JambalayaShrimp Andouille Sausage Jambalaya 009

 

 
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there! Heavy rain this morning, turned to a one sunny and muggy day out there. I had planned on grilling Steaks for Mom and Dad but they had made plans to meet some friends for dinner, so solo dinner again. For my dinner I prepared Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya.

 

 

 

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I used Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Jambalaya Mix (Reduced Sodium) for my base for the Jambalaya. I use Zatarain’s Products whenever I can, love the flavor and seasoning of all their products. To prepare it I just followed the easy instructions on the box. Mixed 2 1/2 cups of Water and 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and brought it to a boil. Added the Zatarain’s Jambalaya Mix and my Johnsonville Andouille Smoked Sausage, I had sliced the Sausage into smaller pieces before adding. Returned it to a boil, and then reduced the heat to low. Covered and simmered for about 25 minutes till most of the moisture had been absorbed. With 10 minutes left I added my (Kroger Brand) Jumbo Shrimp, till fully cooked and turned pink. Removed it from the heat and let it rest for about 5 minutes before I served it. The Andouille Sausage and Jumbo Shrimp make a fantastic pairing with the Jambalaya Mix! I added a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to the mix also, nothing like a little heat to liven things up! This makes one delicious Jambalaya Dish. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Jambalaya Mix (Reduced Sodium)Zatarains Jambalaya Mix

 

Reduced Sodium Jambalaya Mix
Authentic New Orleans flavor with 25% less sodium than the original.

* This Easy-to-Prepare Dinner Mix Has Just The Right Blend of Ingredients For A Great-Tasting, Authentic New Orleans Style Meal. Zatarain’s Has Been The Leader In Authentic New Orleans Style Food Since 1889. So When You Want Great Flavor, Jazz It Up With Zatarain’s!
* Zatarain’s, New Orleans, La 70114. Comments Or Questions? Call 1-877-837-3796 Or Visit Us Online At Www.Zatarain.Com For Great Recipe Ideas and Product Information.
* A New Orleans Tradition Since 1889
* 25% Less Sodium Than Our Original Jambalaya Mix
* Add Meat to Make A Complete Meal
* Serves 6
Ingredients;
Enriched Long Grain Parboiled Rice (Iron Phosphate, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate and Folic Acid), Dehydrated Vegetables (Onion, Bell Pepper), Salt, Yeast Extract, Soy Sauce (100% Soybean), Dextrose, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Soybean Oil (Tbhq Added As A Preservative), Paprika, Potassium Chloride, Garlic, Spices, Monosodium Glutamate, Chili Powder, Caramel Color, Silicon Dioxide (Flow Agent).

 

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 130

Calories from Fat: 0

Total Fat: 0 0%

Saturated Fat: 0 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 360mg 15%

Total Carb: 29g 10%

Dietary Fiber: <1g 4%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 3g

 
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Reduced-Sodium/Reduced-Sodium-Jambalaya.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

Johnsonville Andouille Smoked (Rope) SausageJohnsonville Andouille Split Rope

COOKING DIRECTONS

These products are fully cooked and ready to eat out of the package or be prepared to your liking!
Pan-Heating

Place sausage in a skillet.
Add 1/2-inch of water.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low.
Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through, turning links once.
STORAGE

For freshness, keep refrigerated and use by the date stamped on the package. Opened packages should be consumed within 7 days, or freeze no longer than 30 days.
INGREDIENTS

NO FILLERS
GLUTEN-FREE
DAIRY FREE
Pork, water and less than 2% of the following: salt, corn syrup, beef, spices, sodium phosphate, paprika, dextrose, onion powder, dehydrated garlic, sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite, flavorings, collagen casings.
NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 2 oz. (56g)
Servings per Container: 7
Calories: 170
Calories from Fat: 140
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 15g 24%
Saturated Fat: 5g 26%%
Trans Fat: 0g
Total Cholesterol: 35mg 12%
Sodium: 530mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates: 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%
Sugars: 0g
Total Protein: 7g

 
http://www.johnsonville.com/products/premium-andouille-sausage.html

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