Baked Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese

June 15, 2018 at 5:11 PM | Posted in seafood, Seapak, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

To start my day off I had one of my favorites, Skillet Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a Sunnyside Up Fried Egg. Partly cloudy and 88 degrees out today, and humid! After Breakfast I went to the local Kroger, just needed a few things. Then by McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Then later I went with Mom to a family friend’s Funeral. For Dinner tonight its Baked Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp with Mac and Cheese.

 

 

For the Shrimp I prepared a box of SeaPak Jumbo Shrimp. I preheated the oven on 425°f. I then got a small baking sheet, covered with aluminum foil and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. I arranged the frozen shrimp in single layer on the baking sheet. Then baked at 425 degrees for 13-14 minutes turning over once after 6 minutes. They came out Golden Brown and delicious. Hard to beat these always great tasting. I served them with a side of Heinz Shrimp Cocktail Sauce.

 

 

 

To go with the Shrimp another easy dish, Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups. just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. Well that’s about as an easy Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese dinner that you can fix! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

SeaPak JUMBO BUTTERFLY SHRIMP

– Keep frozen until ready to prepare.
– Due to differences in appliances, cooking times may vary and require adjustment.
– Microwaving not recommended.
– For food safety this product must be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F
– Caution – Product will be hot!
PREPARATION:
BAKE
* preheat oven to 425°f.
* arrange frozen shrimp in single layer on baking sheet so shrimp are not touching.
* for full package, bake 13 to 14 minutes.
* for best results, turn product over halfway through cooking.

FRY
* preheat oil to 350°f.
* place frozen shrimp in fry basket.
* for full package fry 2 minutes and 30 seconds to 3 minutes.
* drain on absorbent paper before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size about 4 shrimp
(3oz/84g)
Servings Per Container about 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 100
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 340mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Protein 12g
https://www.seapak.com/products/jumbo-butterfly-shrimp

 

 

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese sauce

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups are just the right size of delicious Stouffer’s Mac and Cheese.

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups:
* 100% real cheddar cheese
* No preservatives
* Stouffer’s in a cup
http://www.stouffers.com/products/detail.aspx?id=11406&c=0

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Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Baked Steak Fries

June 4, 2018 at 5:14 PM | Posted in Ore - Ida, oysters, seafood | Leave a comment

Today’s Menu: Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Baked Steak Fries

 

 

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. After Breakfast we headed up to see Dad. Dad isn’t going to be around for much longer it looks like. He’s stopped eating and he’s down to 122 lbs. All they can do now is make him comfortable as the can. My heart is breaking but I have to be strong for Mom. For Dinner tonight I prepared Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Baked Steak Fries and a Slice of Texas Toast.

 


It’s a favorite of mine for Dinner, Fried Oysters. So anyway to prepare my Fried Oysters I’ll need; 1 can of 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. These are so delicious, golden brown, and with an incredible fresh flavor.

 


For a side I baked some Ore Ida Steak Fries and had a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping.Also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero 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.

 

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

 

 

 

Ore Ida Steak FriesOre Ida Steak Fries

Big meals, meet your match.
Thick and flavorful, but still crispy and fluffy. With their home-style russet potato flavor, Ore-Ida® Steak Fries are perfect with steak (of course) or any meal that needs a hearty touch.

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 110
FAT 3g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
http://www.oreida.com/

Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese

June 2, 2018 at 5:29 PM | Posted in Mac and Cheese, seafood, shrimp, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese

 

To start the day off I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a 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. I love combinations of Potatoes and Ham , especially for Breakfast! Outside on the 2nd day of June its Partly Sunny and 84 degrees. Did a few things around the house then went outside and got the leaf blower out. Cleaned the deck and driveway areas off. After Lunch we went up and spent most of the afternoon with Dad. Dad is down to 120 lbs. now and he barely eats anything at all. He’s not doing good at all. For Dinner tonight it’s Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

We’re having Shrimp tonight, we could eat Shrimp and Seafood every day! While at Kroger yesterday I picked up some of the huge Freshwater Colossal Shrimp, I cleaned them and put them in the fridge until needed for Dinner tonight. I love these, they are so meaty. They don’t have that Ocean taste like Ocean Shrimp but they’re not bad. To prepare these I’m using McCormick Golden Dipt Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix.

 

 

 

 


Poured about 1 inch of Extra Light Olive Oil into large skillet. Heated the oil to 350°F on medium heat. I then took a 1/2 cup of the Cracker Meal Mix in a Hefty Zip Lock Plastic Bag. Take the peeled shrimp, 3 at a time and place them in the bag and shake until Shrimp had a nice coating on them. Had all the Shrimp coated I then began to fry them. Frying them about 3 minutes the shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in the hot oil until light golden brown turning after 1 1/2 minutes. Drain on paper towel lined plate . Love using the McCormick Cracker Meal Mix, nice light crust and seasoning.

 


To go with the Shrimp I prepared some Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Cups. just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. I baked a loaf of La Brea Bakery Multi Grain Bread. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate

 

 

 

 

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese sauce

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups are just the right size of delicious

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups:
* 100% real cheddar cheese
* No preservatives
* Stouffer’s in a cup
http://www.stouffers.com/products/detail.aspx?id=11406&c=0

Leftovers: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs and Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

May 30, 2018 at 5:07 PM | Posted in Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs and Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

 

For Breakfast I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I wasn’t really hungry this morning and I had a doctor’s appointment with my Oncologist. I’ve been seeing one since 1998 when it was detected that I had Melanoma Cancer. Since that time i would have as many as 3 MRI scans but for the last 3 years only a yearly one. But the Oncologist told me today that I wouldn’t have to have anymore yearly scans! He told me that my blood work has come bcak so clean and none of of the MRI’S picked up anything that I would not need them anymore. Very happy over this! For Dinner tonight, always one of my favorite Meals – Leftovers! I heated up the Leftover Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni. Whenever I prepare this meal I make sure any leftovers never go to waste! I’ve left the original post below for the ingredients and directions. Have a good night all!

 


For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Meijer Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning and a sprinkle of Morton’s Lite Salt and added the Shrimp to the skillet. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

I love having Shrimp with the Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs. It comes with the Pasta Special Seasonings Packet and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! I also reheated the leftover Garlic Bread Loaf.

 

 

 


Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

Our Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs flavor blends delicate angel hair pasta in a creamy herb sauce with other natural flavors. This delicately flavored dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian-inspired recipes.
What You’ll Do
1 – In a medium saucepan bring water, milk and butter or margarine to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
2 – Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
3 – Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.
http://www.ricearoni.com/products/Pasta_Roni/Angel_Hair_Pasta_with_Herbs

 

RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

Calling all garlic lovers! Made with real roasted garlic, our Garlic Oval is the perfect base for bruschetta and savory sandwiches. Feeling bold? Top with garlic butter for the ultimate garlic bread!

WARM AT HOME
* Remove from packaging
* Heat oven to 400˚F (200˚C)
* Warm for 5 min

INGREDIENTS
Enriched wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, roasted garlic, salt, cultured organic wheat starch, sour starter [cultured wheat flour, wheat flour, yeast, lactic acid (from bacterial culture)], extra virgin olive oil, organic whole wheat flo

Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs and Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

May 28, 2018 at 5:29 PM | Posted in pasta, Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs and Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

 

For Breakfast I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. Love this Breakfast to start my day! It was already 80 degrees by 9:00 this morning and humid. Had a high of 90 degrees. After Lunch I did some more cleaning of the shed, I’m almost done finally! Got the Cart out and did a few things around the yard. We’re having trouble with our grass Cutting Service, I guess we’ll have to make a change. For Dinner tonight a favorite of mine,Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni.

 

I was going to prepare Ribs for Memorial Day but Mom wanted to go to a grill out with friends so we’ll have the Ribs later. So for the Shrimp part of the dish I used Meijer Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning and a sprinkle of Morton’s Lite Salt and added the Shrimp to the skillet. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

I love having Shrimp with the Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs. It comes with the Pasta Special Seasonings Packet and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! I also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. Love this Bread! For Dessert a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 


Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

Our Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs flavor blends delicate angel hair pasta in a creamy herb sauce with other natural flavors. This delicately flavored dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian-inspired recipes.

What You’ll Do
1 – In a medium saucepan bring water, milk and butter or margarine to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
2 – Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
3 – Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.
http://www.ricearoni.com/products/Pasta_Roni/Angel_Hair_Pasta_with_Herbs

 

 

RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

Calling all garlic lovers! Made with real roasted garlic, our Garlic Oval is the perfect base for bruschetta and savory sandwiches. Feeling bold? Top with garlic butter for the ultimate garlic bread!

WARM AT HOME
* Remove from packaging
* Heat oven to 400˚F (200˚C)
* Warm for 5 min

INGREDIENTS
Enriched wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, roasted garlic, salt, cultured organic wheat starch, sour starter [cultured wheat flour, wheat flour, yeast, lactic acid (from bacterial culture)], extra virgin olive oil, organic whole wheat flo

Leftovers: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs and Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

May 12, 2018 at 5:35 PM | Posted in leftovers, Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs and Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

 

For Breakfast I toasted a slice of Aunt Millies Light Whole Grain Bread and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Windy, humid, and mostly cloudy out with a high of 89 degrees. After Breakfast I headed to Menard’s, I needed a new Leaf Blower. Back home got the cart out of the shed and did some yard work and then used the new Leaf Blower and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. For Dinner tonight, always one of my favorite Meals – Leftovers! I heated up the Leftover Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni. Whenever I prepare this meal I make sure any leftovers never go to waste! I’ve left the original post below for the ingredients and directions. Have a good night all!

 

 


For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Meijer Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning and a sprinkle of Morton’s Lite Salt and added the Shrimp to the skillet. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

I love having Shrimp with the Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs. It comes with the Pasta Special Seasonings Packet and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! I also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. Love this Bread! For Dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

Our Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs flavor blends delicate angel hair pasta in a creamy herb sauce with other natural flavors. This delicately flavored dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian-inspired recipes.
What You’ll Do
1 – In a medium saucepan bring water, milk and butter or margarine to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
2 – Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
3 – Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.
http://www.ricearoni.com/products/Pasta_Roni/Angel_Hair_Pasta_with_Herbs

 

 

RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

Calling all garlic lovers! Made with real roasted garlic, our Garlic Oval is the perfect base for bruschetta and savory sandwiches. Feeling bold? Top with garlic butter for the ultimate garlic bread!

WARM AT HOME
* Remove from packaging
* Heat oven to 400˚F (200˚C)
* Warm for 5 min

INGREDIENTS
Enriched wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, roasted garlic, salt, cultured organic wheat starch, sour starter [cultured wheat flour, wheat flour, yeast, lactic acid (from bacterial culture)], extra virgin olive oil, organic whole wheat flo

Freshwater Shrimp and Seasoned Grouper w/ Artisan Seasoned Petite Potatoes, Cut Italian Green Beans……

March 24, 2018 at 5:04 PM | Posted in fish, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Freshwater Shrimp and Seasoned Grouper w/ Artisan Seasoned Petite Potatoes, Cut Italian Green Beans, and Baked Multi Grain Bread

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, fried 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. We ended up with around 3″ of snow which should melt tomorrow, 49 degrees for a high. I wanted to prepare Dad a good meal tonight. Hospice is putting him in a rehab unit for 5 days to give us a bit of a break as it’s a full time job taking care of him. And we do need the reset. Me and Mom are just beat! We’ll be looking for full time placement in the upcoming days and weeks. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Freshwater Shrimp and Seasoned Grouper w/ Artisan Seasoned Petite Potatoes, Cut Italian Green Beans, and Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

 

 


While at Kroger earlier I picked up some of the huge Freshwater Colossal Shrimp, I cleaned them and put them in the fridge until needed for Dinner tonight. To prepare these I’m using McCormick Golden Dipt Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix.

 

 

 

 


Poured about 1/4 inch of Extra Light Olive Oil into large skillet. Heated the oil to 350°F on medium heat. I then took a 1/2 cup of the Cracker Meal Mix in a Hefty Zip Lock Plastic Bag. Take the peeled shrimp, 3 at a time and place them in the bag and shake until Shrimp had a nice coating on them. Had all the Shrimp coated I then began to fry them. Frying them about 3 minutes the shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in the hot oil until light golden brown turning after 1 1/2 minutes. Drain on paper towel lined plate . Love using the McCormick Cracker Meal Mix, nice light crust and seasoning.

 

I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper that my friends bring me from Florida. They just dropped off a big bag of Fish caught in the Florida Gulf! I had a fillet of it in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets I first rinsed it off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then cut the fillet into 3 pieces. Next I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillets in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Seafood Breading Mix Seasoning. Shook until the fillets were well coated. Shook off the excess. Then got out the good ole Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. A perfect pairing for the Shrimp!

 

For one side I tried a new one, Private Selection Petite Potatoes Herbes De Provence in Artisan Seasoning Blend. I seen these at Kroger a couple of days ago, and being a Potato Lover I had to try them! They are similar to the Little Potato Co. Potatoes that I prepare. It comes in a microwavable tray. Just heat in microwave for 5 and 1/2 minutes. Next add a 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and then the Seasoning Packet. Stir and serve! They turned out piping hot and delicious, really like the Seasoning provided.

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. So to prepare them just empty the can into a small sauce pan and simmer until heated. I love the taste of these, just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready! I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. Plus I love having Bread every meal and Crusty Bread with Pasta Dishes. For dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

Grouper – Firm texture, white meat with large flake and a mild flavor. Extra lean fish.

NUTRITION
Nutritional values for approximately 4 ounces (114 grams) of raw, edible portions
* Calories 110
* Calories From Fat 20
* Total Fat 2 g
* Saturated Fat 0 g
* Cholesterol 55 mg
* Sodium 65 mg
* Total Carbohydrates 0 g
* Protein 23 g

Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese

March 3, 2018 at 6:10 PM | Posted in seafood, shrimp, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

To start the day off I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a 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. Sunny and 48 degrees for a high today, plus a lot less windy! Caught up on most everything. I did a couple of loads of laundry for Mom and that was about it. Got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the wooden deck and around the driveway are. Still a bit brisk outside. Watched some College Basketball afterward. For Dinner tonight it’s Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

I’m having Shrimp for the second day in a row, I could eat Shrimp and Seafood every day! While at Kroger yesterday I picked up some of the huge Freshwater Colossal Shrimp, I cleaned them and put them in the fridge until needed for Dinner tonight. I love these, they are so meaty. They don’t have that Ocean taste like Ocean Shrimp but they’re not bad. To prepare these I’m using McCormick Golden Dipt Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix.

 

 

 

Poured about 1 inch of Extra Light Olive Oil into large skillet. Heated the oil to 350°F on medium heat. I then took a 1/2 cup of the Cracker Meal Mix in a Hefty Zip Lock Plastic Bag. Take the peeled shrimp, 3 at a time and place them in the bag and shake until Shrimp had a nice coating on them. Had all the Shrimp coated I then began to fry them. Frying them about 3 minutes the shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in the hot oil until light golden brown turning after 1 1/2 minutes. Drain on paper towel lined plate . Love using the McCormick Cracker Meal Mix, nice light crust and seasoning.

 

 

To go with the Shrimp I prepared some Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Cups. just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. I baked a loaf of La Brea Bakery Multi Grain Bread. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese sauce

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups are just the right size of delicious

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups:
* 100% real cheddar cheese
* No preservatives
* Stouffer’s in a cup
http://www.stouffers.com/products/detail.aspx?id=11406&c=0

Bay Scallop and Shrimp Thin Spaghetti Pasta w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread

March 2, 2018 at 6:21 PM | Posted in Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, scallops, seafood, shrimp | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Bay Scallop and Shrimp Thin Spaghetti Pasta w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Chilly morning out, 27 degrees. But the day wasn’t bad, sunny and 49 degrees. After Breakfast I headed out to Meijer to do some grocery shopping, I didn’t need a lot just wanted to get out for a while. After Meijer I stopped by Kroger to pick up a few items for Mom. Then on the way home I stopped by McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom and Dad, they love that McDonald’s Breakfast. Not much else going on today so I caught up on some shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight I prepared Bay Scallop and Shrimp Thin Spaghetti Pasta w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

I wasn’t sure what to have for Dinner tonight so the last night I searched the freezer to see what I could find. I’ve been using what I can out of the freezer of late and made a huge dent in items that I had even forgot I had in there! So I got a bag of White Shrimp and a bag of Bay Scallops and laid them in the fridge to thaw overnight. I’ll be having Bay Scallop and Shrimp Thin Spaghetti Pasta w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread for Dinner tonight. I’ll be using; White Shrimp I had purchased at Kroger, Bay Scallops that I also had purchased at Kroger, Old Bay Seasoning, Lemon Juice, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, Blue Bonnet Light Butter, Extra Light Olive Oil, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Thin Spaghetti Pasta, Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, and a Loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread.

 

I had already cleaned and rinsed both the Bay Scallops and Shrimp. Added both to a bowl and Seasoned them with the Old Bay, Lemon Juice, Sea Salt, and Olive Oil. Mixed everything up so it was all Seasoned. Next I grabbed a large skillet, sprayed it with Pam Non Sick Cooking Spray, added a Pat of the Butter, added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated on Low Medium heat.

 

 

 

 

As the skillet was heating for the Seafood I took a sauce pan filled it 3/4 full of Water and lightly Salted it with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, heated it on High heat. Back to the Seafood. With the skillet heated I added the Bay Scallops and Shrimp. The Scallops and Shrimp will not take more than a few minutes to cook. I under cooked both just a bit because I would be adding it to the hot Angel Hair Pasta which will steam it to finish it. Put the Seafood in a bowl and set aside while my Pasta is cooking.

 

 

For the Pasta I’m using Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Thin Spaghetti. The Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Pastas are my favorite to use but tough to find in the area so now I have to order it online. Easy to prepare; Boil your water with some added Salt. When boiling add the Spaghetti and, return it to a boil. Stir occasionally, cook for 8 minutes. Drain it and get ready to serve.

 

 

 

 

I put it into a medium size bowl and seasoned it with a splash of the Olive Oil, a pat of Butter, a sprinkle of Sea Salt, and the grated Parmesan Cheese. Gave it a stir and added the Bay scallops and Shrimp, stirred and served! Oh what a dish! It combines two of my favorite foods Seafood and Pasta. I topped everything with a bit more of Lemon Juice and grated Parm Cheese. I could have this all the time. I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. Plus I love having Bread every meal and Crusty Bread with Pasta Dishes. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Thin Spaghetti

From the Italian word for “strings”; these round thin strands of pasta are our most beloved shape.
A versatile pasta shape, Whole Grain Thin Spaghetti can be used in entrées, side dishes, cold salads, or broken and used in soups. Toss Whole Grain Thin Spaghetti with almost any pasta sauce of varying thickness. Tomato or cream sauces, broth-based and meat sauces, olive oil tosses and meat sauces all work well. Thin Spaghetti pasta made with a blend of 100% whole wheat and the time-honored grains: Quinoa, Amaranth, Millet, Sorghum and Teff.

Nutrition
Serving Per Container About 8

Serving Size2oz (56g/1/8 of package)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories From Fat 15
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 240mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g

Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

February 22, 2018 at 6:23 PM | Posted in pasta, Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. I topped 1/2 the Muffin with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam and the other 1/2 with Nutella. If your not sure what Nutella is, Nutella is a brand of sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread. I’ll buy a small jar of this from time to time. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside more rain! There’s heavy flooding in a lot of places, especially in Cincinnati along the Ohio River. A lot of roads and businesses are under water. Plus heavy rain up until Sunday so it will get worse. Not feeling real good again today. So I took it easy still fighting with my Sinuses. For Dinner tonight its Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese. And thank goodness for Leftovers, sure didn’t feel like cooking today. I left the post from yesterday below for the Dish description and directions.

 

For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat I cooked the Shrimp. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning and a sprinkle of Morton’s Lite Salt. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

 

I love having Shrimp with the Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese. It comes with the Pasta Parm Sauce and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! Love these Semi-Homemade Meals! I’ll be having the leftovers for my Dinner tomorrow night! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

Inspired by the flavors of Italy, our Pasta Roni® Parmesan Cheese flavor blends angel hair pasta in a Parmesan cheese sauce with other natural flavors your whole family will enjoy. This flavorful dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian recipes.

What You’ll Need
1 1/3 cups of water
2/3 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of margarine*

What You’ll Do:
In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.

http://www.ricearoni.com/Products/Pasta_Roni/classic_favorites/Angel_Hair_Pasta_

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