Turkey and Black Bean Tacos

February 24, 2021 at 7:27 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Old El Paso Products, Ortega, Sargento's Cheese, tacos | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey and Black Bean Tacos

 

To start the day off I prepared a Breakfast Sandwich. I baked a small roll of Pillsbury Grands. As those were baking I prepared some Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties. Split the biscuits in half, added 1 of the Sausage Patties, and topped with a small slice of Hoffman Super Sharp Cheese. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 64 degrees and partly cloudy out today, windy out again also. Did a couple of loads of laundry and cleaned the house today. That was about it for the day. I can’t believe February is almost over. It seems this month flew by. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Turkey and Black Bean Tacos.

 

Been a while since I’ve had Tacos! When making Turkey Tacos I always use Jennie -O Ground Turkey Breast! Love all the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. I started by frying the Ground Turkey till it was no longer pink in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoning it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Cilantro Flakes. As the Turkey was finishing cooking I added, 1 can Black Beans, 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning and 3/4 cup Water, continued to cook and stir for an additional 6 minutes. Jennie -O and Old El Paso together make some fine Tacos!

 

For toppings I used; Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Olives, Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce (my favorite), Sliced Jalapenos, and Shredded Lettuce. For my Taco Shells I used the Old El Paso Stand N’ Stuff Taco Shells (Whole Grain Corn). I haven’t used the Stand Up Shells in a while, been using the Mini Street Soft Tacos. The Shells with a crunch just sounded good! Add the Turkey and you got you some mouth watering and delicious Tacos! Love these Taco Meal Nights. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast

Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat-free with no gluten.
Product Features:
99% fat-free
Gluten Free
All Natural
The Biggest Loser® Product
20-oz (1.25 lbs) or 40-oz package (2.5 lbs)

Cooking Instructions:
STOVE TOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 1.5 g Protein 26 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 55 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 70 mg Calcium 0%
– See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/products/3-Extra-Lean-Ground-Turkey-Breast#sthash.JhJa9l2O.dpuf

 

Old El Paso Stand n’Stuff Taco Shell
Taco Shells are deliciously crunchy corn shells! Each shell is made with sunflower oil, so they are low in salt and cholesterol. Just fill with seasoned beef mince, fresh salad, cheese and Taco sauce and get crunching!

STAND N STUFF® TACO SHELLS
Stand’n Stuff® Taco Shells are deliciously crunchy, corn shells with a flat bottom so they stand up! What’s more, each Taco shell is made with sunflower oil, so they are low in salt and cholesterol! Just fill with seasoned beef mince, fresh salad, cheese and Taco sauce for a Mexican fiesta everyone will enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 shells (27 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 130
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6.0g 9%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Carbohydrates 16.0g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 2.0g
http://www.oldelpaso.com.au/products/shells/stand-n-stuff-taco-shells-140g/23.aspx

Turkey Frank Cincinnati Style Cheese Coneys

February 20, 2021 at 7:11 PM | Posted in Ball Park Smoked Turkey Franks, Sargento's Cheese, Skyline Chili | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Frank Cincinnati Style Cheese Coneys

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, fried some Bologna Slices, made a fried Sunny Side Up Egg, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Went  out to grab the Morning Papers this morning and it was 15 degrees but the wind chill took it to around 7 degrees. Had a high of 25 degrees and sunny but the wind chill kept it in the low teens all day. 40’s and 50 degrees coming up next week! Did a load of laundry after Lunch. All caught up on everything. The guy doing some indoor repairs for us came today and repainted the laundry room and the entrance way this afternoon also. For Dinner tonight, another one of Mom’s favorites, I prepared Turkey Frank Cincinnati Style Cheese Coneys.

 

We love our Cheese Coneys around here! Living here all my life here in Cincinnati you are raised on Cheese Coneys and Chili! I used Ball Park Smoked White Meat Turkey Franks, an excellent Turkey Frank! I boiled them, it took about 5 minutes and they were ready, plump, and delicious. Plus they are lower in calories and carbs than most other Hot Dogs, 45 calories and 5 carbs!

 

I heated a can of Skyline Chili with Beans for my topping. We prefer the Chili with Beans over the Chili with no Beans. It just gives the Coneys even more flavor with the added Beans! I served everything on a Healthy Life Wheat Hot Dog Buns. Put the Frank in the Bun then topped it with French’s Yellow Mustard, the Chili, and Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Shredded Cheese. Had a small side of some Skyline Oyster Crackers with a few drops of Frank’s Hot Sauce on them, which is a common way to have them here in the Cincinnati area. We love our Chili, Chili Dogs, Chili Spaghetti, and Hot Sauce here in the Cincinnati area. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 


Ball Park Smoked White Meat Turkey Franks – Dial up the lean while you dial in the flavor

Ball Park Turkey Franks are so packed full of classic Ball Park satisfaction, don’t be surprised if he thinks he’s eating an original Ball Park.

Nutrition Facts Serving Size 50 G
Servings Per Container 8
Amount Per Serving Calories 45 Calories from Fat 0 % Daily Value* Total Fat 0 G 0 Saturated Fat 0 G 0 Trans Fat 0 G Cholesterol 10 Mg 3 Sodium 490 Mg 20 Potassium 3780 Mg 11 Total Carbohydrate 5 G 2 Dietary Fiber 0 G 0 Sugars 1 G Protein 6 G
http://ballparkbrand.com/#!/products/turkey

 

Skyline Chili with Beans
Enjoy a hearty meal when you use the Skyline Chili Chili with Beans. It is easy to prepare as it comes ready to heat. This can of Cincinnati chili beans can be put on top of hot dogs, nachos and added to dips.

Skyline Chili with Beans Chili:
* Ready to heat
* Cincinnati’s famous
* 14.75 oz of canned chili beans
* Tasty alone or put on top of nachos or hot dogs
Ingredients:
Ingredients: Skyline Chili (Beef, Water, Tomato Paste, Yeast, Corn Starch, Spices, Salt, Onion, Garlic, Paprika and Natural Flavors), Cooked Beans (Water, Beans).

Directions:
Instructions: Microwave: empty contents into microwave safe container. Cover. Microwave on high for at least 1 minute or until hot.

Leftover 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

February 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, cheese, chili, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Sargento's Cheese | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Leftover 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

 

To start this morning off I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also prepared a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 25 degrees, snow flurries and cloudy out all day. Possible 1-2 inches of more snow coming in later tonight. Went and picked up Breakfast for Mom and stopped by the Bank for her. Not a lot going today, caught up on everything. And like yesterday, what a better way than Chili to heat up this cold Winter’s day! For Dinner tonight it’s Leftover 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread. We thought one more day of Chili would be great. I’m freezing the rest. I left yesterday’s post below for ingredients and directions. Stay Safe and Enjoy!

 

I love making a batch of my 3 Bean Turkey Chili! To make my Chili I’m using Jennie -O Lean Ground Turkey, 2 – 1lb. packages. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans) drained and rinsed, Then I mix in 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Seeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste (2 cans),4 Cloves Minced Garlic, 2 tsp Ground Anchio Chile Pepper, 2 tsp Ground Paprika, 1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning, 2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon, 1 tbsp of Cilantro Leaves and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). What’s good about this recipe you can use your own favorite Spices and make your own tweaks to it.

 

First thing I do is get the Crock Pot out and put in a Glad Crock Pot Liner. The Liners are incredible, just line your Crock Pot with one and spray it with Pam Cooking Spray. Now you are set to go. It makes for one easy clean up, just remove it when done and give the inside of your Crock Pot a quick wipe down and your clean up is done! On with the recipe.

 

To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. When heated I add the Ground Turkey and all the Seasonings and Tomato Paste, stirring often. When the Turkey has browned I put it aside and mixed my Beans. I opened all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed.

 

Next I turned the Slow Cooker on Low, sprayed the cooker liner with Pam Non Stick Spray, and added a 1/2 cup of Water to it. Let heat for about 20 minutes and I added everything to the Crock Pot. I’ll be cooking my Chili for 6 – 7 hours. Then sit back and enjoy the aroma, that usually starts after a couple of hours or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I’ll be using the Leftover Chili in a couple of different ways for meals , can’t wait! Chili is even better after sitting in the fridge for a day! The full recipe and list of ingredients is at the end of the post.

 

I also prepared a small Cast Iron Skillet of Cornbread. For the Corn Bread I’m using Martha White White Corn Meal. The Cornbread goes perfect with Chili! Then for Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili

Ingredients
2 – 1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans), drained and rinsed
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
2 Tsps Ground Anchio Chile Pepper
2 Tsps Ground Paprika
1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
1 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I like to use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.

3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

February 9, 2021 at 7:14 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, chili, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

 

 

To start this morning off I prepared a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. We got our biggest snowfall sine 1992. Some areas have 10 inches. We have about 8-9 inches with more on the way tonight, Wednesday, and the weekend! My neighbor cleared most of our driveway with his snow blower/plow. Then I hit it with the Salt. By 1:00 the driveway was almost cleared and I was able to use the snow shovel to clear the rest out. I’ll salt it again later tonight. It’s a pain to shovel snow from a wheelchair but you have to get things done. What a better way than Chili to heat up this cold Winter’s day! For Dinner tonight it’s my 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread. I prepared the Chili yesterday afternoon. So it was ready to be heated up for Dinner tonight. I’ve left the ingredients and directions below. Take Care All!

 

I love making a batch of my 3 Bean Turkey Chili! To make my Chili I’m using Jennie -O Lean Ground Turkey, 2 – 1lb. packages. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans) drained and rinsed, Then I mix in 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Seeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste (2 cans),4 Cloves Minced Garlic, 2 tsp Ground Anchio Chile Pepper, 2 tsp Ground Paprika, 1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning, 2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon, 1 Tbsp of Cilantro Leaves and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). What’s good about this recipe you can use your own favorite Spices and make your own tweaks to it.

 

First thing I do is get the Crock Pot out and put in a Glad Crock Pot Liner. The Liners are incredible, just line your Crock Pot with one and spray it with Pam Cooking Spray. Now you are set to go. It makes for one easy clean up, just remove it when done and give the inside of your Crock Pot a quick wipe down and your clean up is done! On with the recipe.

 

 

To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. When heated I add the Ground Turkey and all the Seasonings and Tomato Paste, stirring often. When the Turkey has browned I put it aside and mixed my Beans. I opened all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed.

 

 

Next I turned the Slow Cooker on Low, sprayed the cooker liner with Pam Non Stick Spray, and added a 1/2 cup of Water to it. Let heat for about 20 minutes and I added everything to the Crock Pot. I’ll be cooking my Chili for 6 – 7 hours. Then sit back and enjoy the aroma, that usually starts after a couple of hours or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I’ll be using the Leftover Chili in a couple of different ways for meals , can’t wait! Chili is even better after sitting in the fridge for a day! The full recipe and list of ingredients is at the end of the post.

 

I also prepared a small Cast Iron Skillet of Cornbread. For the Corn Bread I’m using Martha White White Corn Meal. The Cornbread goes perfect with Chili! Then for Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili

Ingredients
2 – 1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans), drained and rinsed
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
2 Tsps Ground Anchio Chile Pepper
2 Tsps Ground Paprika
1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
1 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I like to use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.

Baked Chili and Cheese Nachos

February 7, 2021 at 7:02 PM | Posted in cheese, chili, Hormel, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chili and Cheese Nachos

 

For Breakfast this morning I lightly fried some Turkey Spam, had a Sunny Side Up Egg, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It’s one cold morning out there today! The temperature was at 9 degrees and the wind chill was Below Zero! 23 for a high and sunny, but the winds kept it in the single digits. Good day to stay in. Just did a few chores around the house and then relaxed and watched a few shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight a real Comfort Food and Mom’s favorite, Baked Chili and Cheese Nachos.

 

So Mom loves Baked Chili and Cheese Nachos, as I do! So Nachos it is tonight! To make them I’ll need: Tostitos Multi Grain Scoops for my Chips. I love these with Salsa or just as a snack, they bake and hold their shape better than most chips. For my toppings I used 1 can of Mario Sliced Black Olives, sliced up some Green Olives, Mezzetta Deli Sliced Jalapeno Peppers, Hormel Turkey Chili with Beans, a few shakes (or more) of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and Sargento Reduced Fat Mozzarella. Put all that together and it’s nothing but good Nachos! I especially love the Jalapenos, nice mild heat!

 

To prepare I preheated the oven at 400 degrees and sprayed a glass baking dish with Pam and layer everything in. I first opened up 2 cans of the Hormel Chili with Beans and heated them up in a sauce pan, as it was heating I added about 6 shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce to it and mixed. After the Chili was ready I added 4 tablespoons of Chili to the baking dish, then I added my Scoops (Chips). I then added the Sliced Black Olives and Sliced Green Olives, the remainder of the Chili, Sliced Jalapeno Peppers (Love These), and then top everything the Cheese. Then just pop it in the oven 10 minutes or until the Cheese had started to melt and everything heated. We love Nachos, nothing better than a big plate of Chili Cheese Nachos! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

Hormel Turkey w/Beans 98% Fat Free Chili
* Since 1891
* NO preservatives

Directions:
Stove top: empty chili into saucepan. Stir occasionally while heating over medium heat, about 5 minutes or until hot. Microwave: empty chili into microwaveable bowl; cover loosely. Heat for 2 To 3 minutes or until hot, stirring once. Careful. Let chili stand in microwave 1 minute and stir before serving. All microwaves And stoves vary. Times given are approximate.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (247 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 210
Calories from Fat 27
Total Fat 3.0g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Cholesterol 45 mg 15%
Sodium 1250 mg 52%
Carbohydrates 28.0g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6.0g 24%
Sugars 6.0g
Protein 17.0g
http://hormel.com/Brands/HormelChili/HormelChili/HORMEL-Chili-Turkey-with-Beans

 

Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips

Serve up a sensible snacking option with multi-grain tortilla chips at your next gathering using Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz. Whether its family Mexican food night or a game night with friends, there are plenty of Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! to go around with this 10-ounce bag. Make a platter or two of individual appetizers to share with guests or for a family weekend snack.

The authentic flavor of Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz. makes them versatile for pairing with a variety of Tostitos dips. These multigrain tortilla chips and a bowl of salsa are a perfect pair for an evening snack while watching a movie. Spruce up chips and salsa with a dollop of sour cream and some freshly chopped cilantro for a different take on the classic snack. The crunchy texture of the chips makes them a great substitute for crackers with a bowl of chili or soup.

Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz.:
* 10 oz. bag
* Multigrain chips
* Perfect for quick, easy appetizers
* Sturdy for scooping through layered dips
* Great for parties

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Whole White Corn, Vegetable Oil (Contains One Or More of The Following: Corn, Sunflower, Or Soybean Oil), And Salt.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Oz
Servings Per Container 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
Calories From Fat 60
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7 G 10
Saturated Fat 1 G 4
Trans Fat 0 G
Monounsaturated Fat 2 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 110 Mg 5
Total Carbohydrate 17 G 6
Dietary Fiber 2 G 7
Sugars <1 G
Protein 2 G

Turkey Meatball Mini Sub w/ Baked Crinkle Fries

February 5, 2021 at 7:07 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Meijer Turkey Meatballs, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Meatball Mini Sub w/ Baked Crinkle Fries

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. One cold and windy day outside today! We had a high of 34 degrees but the Wind Chill had it in the teens all day. I went and picked up Breakfast for Mom and the right front tire went flat after I got home. A neighbor came over and filled the tire for us and I took it to the car to the mechanic we always use. He repaired the tire and back home after I stopped for gas. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Turkey Meatball Mini Sub w/ Baked Crinkle Fries.

 

 

I used the Meijer Turkey Meatballs leftover from the Spaghetti I made the night before. The Meatballs are good size, meaty, and have a fantastic taste and they’re 150 calories and 5 net carbs for 6 Meatballs. Plus they’re a perfect size for Hoagie or Hot Dog Buns, I used Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hot Dog Buns.

 

 

For my Pasta Sauce I had used the LaRosa’s Original Sauce. A local favorite and mine also, it’s got a perfect combination of a robust sauce with a hint of sweetness to it. To prepare it I took a medium size sauce pan and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. Emptied the can of Sauce in the pan and turned the heat on medium. Then I added my Turkey Meatballs and covered the pan and let it simmer until both the Sauce and Meatballs were heated through.

 

I’m using Sargento Off the Block Shredded Mozzarella Cheese as a topping for the Sub. You can use Hoagie Buns but to save on calories and carbs I usually just use Aunt Millie’s Reduced Fat Whole Grain Hot Dog Buns or Healthy Life Wheat Hot Dog Buns. To assemble; open the Bun up, put the Meatballs and Sauce in the Bun , top it with a few shakes of McCormick Grinder Italian Seasoning, and top it with the Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. Love these Meatball Sandwiches! The Larosa’s Sauce just seems to bring the Sandwich together! Sauce is incredible, Turkey Meatballs flavorful and meaty, and the Mozzarella is perfect with Pasta and Sauces.

 

I also prepared some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping. For Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Meijer Turkey Meatballs 32 oz

Product Description
Flame Broiled. Meat Used Is 100% Turkey. Fully Cooked. Keep Frozen.
Ingredients
TURKEY, WATER, ONIONS, MECHANICALLY SEPARATED TURKEY, TEXTURED SOY FLOUR, SEASONING (DEHYDRATED ONION, MALTODEXTRIN, SUGAR, SPICES, GARLIC POWDER, PARSLEY), BREAD CRUMBS (WHEAT FLOUR, SALT, AND YEAST), SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, SALT, SODIUM PHOSPHATE. NATURAL FLAVOR.
https://www.meijer.com/shop/en

Omaha Steakhouse Chili

January 23, 2021 at 7:28 PM | Posted in chili, Omaha Steaks, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Omaha Steakhouse Chili

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas English Muffin and topped it with some Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. One cold morning out there, 17 degrees with a wind chill at 12 degrees! For the day we had a high of 34 degrees and mostly sunny. After Breakfast I wiped the Kitchen down with some Lysol Disinfectant Wipes. Got the counters, cabinets, microwave, stove and fridge. Next it was Pantry and Freezers. Cleaned and straightened both. For Dinner tonight another new Omaha Steak product, Omaha Steakhouse Chili.

 

 

One of the other 1st time items I ordered from Omaha Steaks is their Omaha Steakhouse Chili. As the other Omaha items it comes frozen, packaged in plastic bags you can boil or heat in the microwave. It’s made using Premium Ground Beef, Chili Seasoning, Spices, Black Beans, and Red and Green Peppers.

 

 

I’ll be boiling ours tonight. Another Do Not Thaw item. To prepare it on the Stove Top: In a large Sauce pan bring enough water to a boil in a pot to submerge the Chili Bag. I placed the bag in the water. Reduced heat to medium and let simmer 30 minutes. Removed bag with tongs and cut open corner using scissors. Poured into bowls and served!

 

 

 

 

 

I served it topped with Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a side of Oyster Crackers. I also added a couple of shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce. I’ve found some Delicious Chili here! Nice Seasonings with plenty of Ground Beef, BlackBeans, and Peppers! If your looking for a Delicious and super quick way to have Chili, look no further! Plus it’s a very easy clean up since all you used a sauce pan and boiled water in it. I’ll purchase more of this, good item for the freezer! For Dessert/Snack later a small bowl of Chex Mix with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Omaha Steakhouse® Chili
Omaha Steakhouse® Chili is a hearty meal brimming with perfectly seasoned ground beef and loaded with black beans and red and green peppers. It comes portioned in convenient bags you just boil, or heat in the microwave.


* Packed with premium ground beef
* Authentic chili seasoning with black beans, and red and green peppers
* Packaged in convenient bags you can boil or heat in the microwave
* 100% guaranteed delicious

Description
It’s the first thing you notice as you start to ladle the simmering chili into your bowl: the deep, rich aroma of a perfectly cooked steak. “How is that possible? This is chili,” you tell yourself. But this isn’t just any chili – it’s chili created by America’s Original Butcher.

Loaded with ground beef that’s nicely seasoned with chili powder, garlic, salt, and pepper, our chefs then added hearty black beans along with red and green bell peppers to impart a layer of natural sweetness that harmonizes wonderfully with the beef.

One bite and you’ll agree – this is real good, feel-good-food at its finest.

Preparation
Do Not Thaw

Stove-Top: Bring enough water to a boil in a pot to submerge soup bag. Place bag of chili in water. Reduce heat to medium and let simmer 30 minutes. Remove bag with tongs and carefully cut open corner using scissors. Pour into serving bowl and serve.

Microwave (1100-watt): Place unopened bag in microwave. Microwave on defrost for 6-8 minutes. Carefully cut open corner of bag and pour into a microwave safe dish. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Stir well before serving or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Stir well before serving.

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Turkey Pepperoni and Turkey Sausage Pita Bread Pizza

January 6, 2021 at 7:17 PM | Posted in Hormel, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Joseph's Pita Bread, pizza, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Pepperoni and Turkey Sausage Pita Bread Pizza

 

 

For Breakfast I prepared a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 38 degrees and mostly cloudy out today. Then it was off to Kroger, Mom needed a couple of items. I was in and out of there by 6:45, trying to avoid the crowds. Did a load of laundry and then wiped down the microwave and all the counters and cabinets with Lysol Disinfectant Wipes. Did a few other light chores around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Turkey Pepperoni and Turkey Sausage Pita Bread Pizzas.

 

 

I used Joseph’s Flax/Oat Bran and Stone Ground Whole Wheat Pita Bread for my Pizza Pie instead of regular Dough Pizza Pie. I love using Joseph’s Pita Breads, always fresh and they’re only 60 calories, 1.5 grams fat, and 5 net carbs! But I can only find them online so I have to order them now. A huge saving of calories and carbs over using normal Pizza Crust, without sacrificing taste. I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To bake the Pita Pizzas I used a large Cookie Sheet. To prepare them I brushed them with a light coat of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the coating of Oil browns it up just right. I then baked it for 5 minutes, just to brown it up a bit. Removed them from the oven and made my Pizzas.

 

 

For my toppings I used Ragu Homestyle Pizza Sauce, Jennie – O Lean Turkey Ground Breakfast Sausage, Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, Sliced Black and Green Olives, sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms, 2 Anchovies Fillets, and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese.

 

 

It took less than 10 minutes in the oven until everything heated up and the Cheese melted. Pizza is served! Everything combined makes one delicious Pizza! And the good thing is you can load these Pita Bread Pizzas up with toppings and still not have a lot of calories and carbs, my type of Pizza! Bakes up ans tastes like a Thin-Crust Pizza. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran and Whole Wheat Flour Pita Bread

Flax, Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Pita Bread
Joseph’s provides you with a healthy, reduced carb, high protein pita bread containing Flax, an excellent source of Omega-3! These Pitas have no cholesterol and contain three healthy ingredients: Flax, Oat Bran, and Whole Wheat which may help protect your heart while losing weight!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Pita (37g/1.33oz.)
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 280mg12%
Total Carbohydrate 9g3%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 0g
Protein 6g
https://www.josephsbakery.com/shop/flax-oat-bran-whole-wheat-pita-bread.html

Turkey Frank Cincinnati Style Cheese Coneys

December 20, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Posted in chili, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Sargento's Cheese, Skyline Chili | Leave a comment

Today’s Menu: Turkey Frank Cincinnati Style Cheese Coneys

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I fried up some om favorite Glier’s Goetta. I also cooked up some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I have been having Goetta for quite a few years. I normally use the Glier’s Turkey Goetta but right now you can only find the regular Goetta. After Breakfast I did a load of laundry. After that did some chores around the house. Our neighborhood on our street has it’s first Covid Virus household. Both the husband and wife has tested positive. So glad I stay over 8 feet from people around here. I just hope the upcoming vaccines work and we try to get back to normal. For Dinner tonight I prepared Turkey Frank Cincinnati Style Cheese Coneys.

 

We love our Cheese Coneys around here! Living here all my life here in Cincinnati you are raised on Cheese Coneys and Chili! I used Ball Park Smoked White Meat Turkey Franks, an excellent Turkey Frank! I boiled them, it took about 5 minutes and they were ready, plump, and delicious. Plus they are lower in calories and carbs than most other Hot Dogs, 45 calories and 5 carbs!

 

I heated a can of Skyline Chili with Beans for my topping. We prefer the Chili with Beans over the Chili with no Beans. It just gives the Coneys even more flavor with the added Beans! I served everything on a Healthy Life Wheat Hot Dog Buns. Put the Frank in the Bun then topped it with French’s Yellow Mustard, the Chili, and Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Shredded Cheese. Had a small side of some Skyline Oyster Crackers with a few drops of Frank’s Hot Sauce on them, which is a common way to have them here in the Cincinnati area. We love our Chili, Chili Dogs, Chili Spaghetti, and Hot Sauce here in the Cincinnati area. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Ball Park Smoked White Meat Turkey Franks – Dial up the lean while you dial in the flavor

Ball Park Turkey Franks are so packed full of classic Ball Park satisfaction, don’t be surprised if he thinks he’s eating an original Ball Park.

Nutrition Facts Serving Size 50 G
Servings Per Container 8
Amount Per Serving Calories 45 Calories from Fat 0 % Daily Value* Total Fat 0 G 0 Saturated Fat 0 G 0 Trans Fat 0 G Cholesterol 10 Mg 3 Sodium 490 Mg 20 Potassium 3780 Mg 11 Total Carbohydrate 5 G 2 Dietary Fiber 0 G 0 Sugars 1 G Protein 6 G
http://ballparkbrand.com/#!/products/turkey

 

 

 

Skyline Chili with Beans
Enjoy a hearty meal when you use the Skyline Chili Chili with Beans. It is easy to prepare as it comes ready to heat. This can of Cincinnati chili beans can be put on top of hot dogs, nachos and added to dips.

Skyline Chili with Beans Chili:
* Ready to heat
* Cincinnati’s famous
* 14.75 oz of canned chili beans
* Tasty alone or put on top of nachos or hot dogs
Ingredients:
Ingredients: Skyline Chili (Beef, Water, Tomato Paste, Yeast, Corn Starch, Spices, Salt, Onion, Garlic, Paprika and Natural Flavors), Cooked Beans (Water, Beans).

Directions:
Instructions: Microwave: empty contents into microwave safe container. Cover. Microwave on high for at least 1 minute or until hot.

Turkey and Black Bean Mini Street Tacos and Refried Beans

December 6, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Old El Paso Products, Ortega, Sargento's Cheese, tacos | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey and Black Bean Mini Street Tacos and Refried Beans

 

 

For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 40 degrees and mostly cloudy out today. Another sleepless night while fighting Phantom Pains. They started about 11:00 last night and continued to around 1:00 this afternoon. So I spent the rest of the day sleeping. Wow, as I said before I wish they would come up with something to stop Phantom Pains! So for Dinner tonight I prepared Turkey and Black Bean Mini Street Tacos and Refried Beans.

 

 

It’s going to be Taco Sunday instead of Taco Tuesday! When making my Turkey Tacos I always use my favorite, Jennie -O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast! Love all the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. But Jennie –O Products are difficult to find in this area. Meijer is the only place that now carries it, and they have a good selection of it. So I started by frying the Ground Turkey till it was no longer pink in Extra Light Olive Oil and seasoning it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Cilantro Flakes. As the Turkey was finishing cooking I added 1 can OF Bush’s Chili Beans – Black Beans, 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning and 2/3 cup Water, continued to cook and stir for an additional 6 minutes. Jennie -O, Bush’s Beans, and Mission Tacos together make one fine Taco!

 

For the rest of my toppings I used; Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Olives, Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce, Sliced Jalapenos, Shredded Lettuce, and Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas. These Tortillas are so good and taste so fresh. Love these Taco Nights. I also heated up a can of Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans for a side for Mom. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Raspberry Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas

Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas may be miniature in size, but they’re still big on flavor. Our flour tortillas have a soft texture and authentic, fresh baked flavor that makes them the perfect complement to any culinary combination you can imagine. Whether you fill them with traditional carne asada or switch it up with tandoori shrimp, our tortillas will inspire a world of possibilities. You can also feel good about serving our tortillas to your friends because they’re certified kosher and don’t contain any trans fat or cholesterol. We recommend making a batch of muffaletta roll ups filled with ham, salami, cheese, and olive spread. Includes one 12 ct package of Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas.

* One 12 count package of Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas
* Soft texture and authentic taste
* 0g of trans fat per serving
* No cholesterol
* Versatile addition to any recipe

Directions:
Instructions: Heating Instructions: Tortillas may be heated on the stove top or in the microwave. For freshness, refrigerate after opening.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size51 g
Servings Per Container6
Amount Per Serving
Calories150.0 Cal
Calories From Fat25.0 Cal
% Daily Value
Total Fat3.0g5.0%
Saturated Fat1.0 g5.0
Trans Fat0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol0.0 mg0.0
Sodium410.0 mg17.0
Total Carbohydrate26.0g9.0%
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4.0
Sugars1.0 g
Protein4.0 g
https://www.missionfoods.com/products/tortillas/flour-tortillas/

 

Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast

Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat-free with no gluten.
Product Features:
* 99% fat-free
* Gluten Free
* All Natural

20-oz (1.25 lbs) or 40-oz package (2.5 lbs)

Cooking Instructions:
STOVE TOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 1.5 g Protein 26 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 55 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 70 mg Calcium 0%
– See more at: http://www.jennieo.c

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