Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

March 23, 2020 at 6:53 PM | Posted in Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

 

 

For Breakfast I made a Ham and Cheese Egg White Omelet. I used Bob Evan’s Egg Whites, Meijer Cubed Ham, and Sargento Off the Block Cheddar Cheese. I also had a cup of my favorite Tea, Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. More rain today and every day until next Monday. So rain today and a high of 54 degrees. Well its week 2 of isolation. The Governor of Ohio has shutdown everything but Hospitals, Doctor’s Offices, Grocery Stores, essential Repair shops, and Drive Thru or Curb Side Restaurants. My cousin has been bringing us food and such when she ventures out. Also I’ve been ordering what food and needs on line but its tough finding it anymore. Most Stores are out of a lot of items but its starting to better. So wait is what we’ll do until the virus passes or a cure comes along. I hope all of you stay healthy! For Dinner tonight a favorite of mine, Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni.

 

Thank goodness for our 2 freezers! We have a good supply of items in the freezer. So for the Shrimp part of the dish I used Meijer Brand Frozen Jumbo Shrimp. This is my frozen Shrimp of choice, best I’ve found. 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, leftovers coming tomorrow. 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 easily prepared and delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Smart Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple 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_Herb

 

 

 

 

 

Shrimp Health Benefits……….
Shrimp may have a variety of health benefits. It is high in several vitamins and minerals, and is a rich source of protein. Eating shrimp may also promote heart and brain health due to its content of omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidant astaxanthin ( 6 , 11 , 12 , 13 ).

Greek Shrimp

March 10, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a second Diabetic Friendly Dish featuring Shrimp for every one, Greek Shrimp. To prepare this dish you’ll be needing Olive Oil, Onion, Parsley, Garlic, Sugar Roma Tomatoes, White Wine, Cooked Shrimp, and Mizithra Cheese. It’s another recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Greek Shrimp

Ingredients
Preparation time: 40 minutes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 pounds Roma tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 cup dry white wine
1 pound cooked medium-size shrimp, peeled and deveined (frozen, fully cooked shrimp, thawed, may be used for convenience)
1/4 cup grated Mizithra cheese

Directions
Yield: 5 servings
Serving size: 1/5 of recipe

* Warm the oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until tender, about 3–4 minutes. Stir in parsley, garlic, and sugar. Add tomatoes and cook uncovered until they soften and the liquid evaporates, about 8–10 minutes; stir frequently. Add wine and cook until liquid evaporates, about 10 minutes. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2–3 minutes, or until shrimp are heated through. Transfer to a serving dish and top with cheese. Can be served over cooked brown rice.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 189 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 21 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 528 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/greek-shrimp/

 

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Panko Breaded Shrimp w/ Baked Potato

February 29, 2020 at 6:40 PM | Posted in potatoes, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Breaded Shrimp w/ Baked Potato

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared 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. Topped it off with some Sargento Off the Block Cheddar Cheese and also made that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 37 degrees and sunny out today, good to see the sun again! Did a load of laundry and cleaned the house, dusted and ran the vacuum. For Dinner tonight I prepared Panko Breaded Shrimp w/ Baked Potato.

I had bought a bag of Meijer Panko Breaded Shrimp and had them in the freezer. These were leftover from the last time I had them. They come frozen, about 16-20 Shrimp per bag. They come Breaded with the Panko and ready to bake! Just preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Next I got a baking sheet and lined it with foil, lightly sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. Placed the Shrimp in a single layer and baked for 16 minutes, turning the Shrimp after 8 minutes.

 

 

Removed the Shrimp from the oven and placed them on a paper towel lined plate. They baked up perfect. They were Seasoned just right and the Panko Breading was Browned and Delicious. Just the right amount of Breading, the Shrimp was nice sized. Excellent Panko Breaded Shrimp. I’ll have to pick up another bag of these next week whem I’m at Meijer. Served them with a side of Shrimp Cocktail Sauce.

 

 

For a side I had Baked Potatoes. Topped them with Salt, Pepper, Butter, and Light Daisy Sour Cream. I also baked a loaf of our favorite Bread, La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. For Dessert/ Snack later a bowl of Smart Pop – Pop Corn and a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meijer Panko Breaded Shrimp
Crispy, crunchy flavor meets shrimp with Meijer Breaded Panko Shrimp, a must-have for meals of any size. This ready-to-cook shrimp is hand-breaded, making each bite a wonderfully tasty experience. Be the hero of your get together and serve alongside your favorite cocktail sauce for your friends and family to enjoy.

Fried Oysters w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice and Baked Multi Grain Loaf Bread

February 21, 2020 at 6:52 PM | Posted in oysters, seafood, Uncle Ben's Rice | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fried Oysters w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice and Baked Multi Grain Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, heated 2 Johnsonville Turkey Sausage Links, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. That’s the way to start the day! Sunny and 38 degrees outside today. After Breakfast I went to Kroger for Mom and then stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for her. I had picked up a bottle of Spray Invisible Fence the other day at Meijer. They say the odor will drive dogs away from your yard. Myself and a couple of neighbors yard’s are being used by other people dog’s as their personal dump centers! They are supposed to be picking up after their dogs but someone is too lazy to do it. So I bought enough spray for 3 of yards. I got the cart out of the shed and went around and sprayed our yards. Hope it works!! For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Oysters w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice and Baked Multi Grain Loaf Bread.

 

As usual I used Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters, my favorite. 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 the Extra Light Olive 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 Oyster 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 McCormick’s 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.

 

 

To go with my Oysters I prepared some Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice – Long Grain and Wild Rice. It comes in a microwavable Pouch. Just heat the pouch in the microwave and serve. Love that Rice! Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Multi-Grain Oval Bread. For Dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe:
Ingredients:

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

Preparation:

Place shucked oysters in a colander to drain.

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

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

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

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

Makes 2 servings.

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

Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters

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

Features
* Available year around
* Low in fat, calories and cholesterol
* Fast and easy to prepare
* High in protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin C
* All natural
* Product of USA
Ingredients
Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters
https://www.pacificseafood.com/products/brands/hiltons/

Baked Clam Strips/Whole Grain Mac and Cheese and Baked Multi Grain Bread Loaf

February 20, 2020 at 6:40 PM | Posted in Clams, Mac and Cheese, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Clam Strips/Whole Grain Mac and Cheese and Baked Multi Grain Bread Loaf

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 17 degrees this morning and 31 for a high and mostly cloudy out today. I struggled overnight with Phantom Pains. They were bad through out the night. They started about 10:00 last night and continued to almost 10:00 this morning! So little to no sleep or rest. I went back to bed about 11:00 this afternoon and rested and slept till almost 4:00 this afternoon. I needed it! I wanted a good hot meal that was easy to prepare. I went with Baked Clam Strips/Whole Grain Mac and Cheese and Baked Multi Grain Bread Loaf. Couldn’t get much easier!

 

 

For the Clam Strips; I had bought a box of Sea Best Oven Ready Breaded Clam Strips at Meijer last week and had it in the freezer. To prepare them; I first preheat the oven to 425°F. Remove breaded clams strips from package and arrange in single layer on a foil lined baking sheet. Placed the sheet on middle rack of oven and baked for 15 minutes until they were golden brown and internal temperature reached 145°F. These made one good Clam Strip Meal! They browned up perfect and they had just the right amount of Breading. I’ll be buying more of these for sure.

 

 

 

To go with these Delicious Clam Strips I prepared a cup of Kraft 50% Whole Grain Mac and Cheese. They come in a microwavable plastic container. To prepare it just remove the lid, add water and stir, microwave for 3 1/2 minutes, and stir in the packet of cheese sauce. And you have your Mac and Cheese! Another nice item to have in the pantry. Easy to prepare, nothing like good old-fashioned Kraft Mac and Cheese! Container makes 1 serving. Love these Kraft Mac and Cheese! For Dessert/Snack later tonight a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Best Oven Ready Breaded Clam Strips
Hand-Shucked Clams, Lightly Breaded
Sea Best hand-shucked clam strips are sweet and mild flavored with a texture that fries up crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Individually Quick Frozen Hand Shucked
COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
PAN FRY OR DEEP FRY

Do not thaw. Cook from frozen.
Simple Preparation Instructions: For best taste and texture, pan fry or deep fry the clam strips.

Oven:
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Remove breaded clams strips from package and arrange in single layer on baking sheet.
2. Place sheet on middle rack of oven and back for 14-16 minutes until golden brown and internal temperature reaches 145°F.
Fry:
1. Preheat fryer to 350°F. Remove breaded clam strips from package and place in fryer.
2. Fry for 1-1 1/2 minutes until golden brown and internal temperature reaches 145°F.

CAUTION: Contents will be hot. Heating times are approximate. They will vary due to the make, model and temperature calibration of your stove or fryer.
https://www.seabest.com/product-detail.php?id=42

 

 

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner
Whole Grain Original Flavor 4-2.0 oz Micro Cups

Get ready to drown into a mighty pool of cheese and cream with Kraft Easy Mac Whole Grain Original Flavor Macaroni and Cheese Dinner; dipped in extravagant cheesy sauce. Crafted with care from USA for the people who are in love with extra cheese. Once you start eating, you will not be able to resist this thick and cheezy meal.

Love at First Healthy Bite It’s rich in taste with velvety cream and lip-licking cheese to appease your undying cravings for a cheesy – creamy bite. The pleasing fragrance in the air will magnetize you to your seat until you gobble up every last portion. So what are you waiting for? Grab a box and satisfy your cravings now!
https://www.kraftmacandcheese.com/product/00021000035861/kraft-macaroni-cheese-dinner-whole-grain-original-flavor-4-20-oz-microcups

Leftover Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

January 31, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Posted in Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Leftover Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

 

 

For Breakfast I made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Snow flurries this morning but turned to rain later, a high of 39 degrees. After my Tea I went and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Caught up on everything today so I relaxed and caught up on some reading and some shows I have recorded. For Dinner tonight I reheat the Leftover Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni. I’ve left the original post from last night for item description and recipe directions.

 

 

 

 

For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Meijer Brand Frozen Jumbo Shrimp. This is my frozen Shrimp of choice, best I’ve found. 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, leftovers coming tomorrow. 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 easily prepared and delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper 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_Herb

 

 

 

 


Shrimp Health Benefits……….
Shrimp may have a variety of health benefits. It is high in several vitamins and minerals, and is a rich source of protein. Eating shrimp may also promote heart and brain health due to its content of omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidant astaxanthin ( 6 , 11 , 12 , 13 ).

Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

January 30, 2020 at 6:41 PM | Posted in Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

 

 

For Breakfast I made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cloudy and 39 degrees out today. After my Tea I headed out and picked up a couple of friends of mine and dropped them off at the airport, Florida Bound! Wish I was going too! Stopped at Kroger for Mom and picked up her Breakfast at McDonald’s on the way back. I got the Cord Free Vacuum out and changed the roller brushes. not my favorite chore! Then vacuumed and cleaned the house. For Dinner tonight a favorite of mine, Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni.

 

 

 

For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Meijer Brand Frozen Jumbo Shrimp. This is my frozen Shrimp of choice, best I’ve found. 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, leftovers coming tomorrow. 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 easily prepared and delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Stick Pretzels with a Diet Peach Snapple 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_Herb

 

 

 


Shrimp Health Benefits……….
Shrimp may have a variety of health benefits. It is high in several vitamins and minerals, and is a rich source of protein. Eating shrimp may also promote heart and brain health due to its content of omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidant astaxanthin ( 6 , 11 , 12 , 13 ).

Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite)

January 27, 2020 at 6:50 PM | Posted in oysters, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite)

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a Poached Egg and served it on a toasted Thomas Light English Muffin. Also had the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cloudy and 38 degrees out today. And from what I read that’s more less the forecast all week, beats ice and snow! After Breakfast I went to Kroger, just needed a few items. Stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. I didn’t do a lot today. Feeling really drained and tired, hope I’m not coming down with the flu that is going around. Hopefully better tomorrow! For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite).

 

 

Fried Oysters, Baked Potato, and Texas Toast, one of my favorite meals! I just love these 3 items together. As usual I used Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters, my favorite. 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 the Extra Light Olive 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 Oyster 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 McCormick’s 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.

 

 

I had a baked Russet Potato for a side with the Oysters. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. The best tasting Russet Potatoes seem to be out right now, some of the best I’ve had!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally I baked a slice of New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. Love having the trio of Fried Oysters, Baked Potato, and a baked slice of Texas Toast (Lite)! Really enjoyed Dinner. For Dessert later I had a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe:
Ingredients:

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

Preparation:

Place shucked oysters in a colander to drain.

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

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

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

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

Makes 2 servings.

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

 

 

 

Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters

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

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

Ingredients
Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters
https://www.pacificseafood.com/products/brands/hiltons/

January 21, 2020 is New England Clam Chowder Day

January 21, 2020 at 11:58 PM | Posted in seafood | Leave a comment
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January 21, 2020 is New England Clam Chowder Day

It’s New England Clam Chowder Day! Chowders originated in fishing villages on the coast of France in the 16th century. Back then any kind of fish chowder was considered a poor man’s dish. Most recipes called for salt pork and biscuits, which were both part of a standard sailor’s ration. Today, we’ve substituted the biscuits (also known as hardtack) for salty crackers!

There are many different varieties of clam chowder including New England, Manhattan, Rhode Island, Down East, and Outer Banks. New England clam chowder is made with milk or cream, and the use of tomatoes is frowned upon. In fact, in 1939 the state of Maine made it illegal to put tomatoes in clam chowder!

Celebrate this great culinary tradition and enjoy a bowl of delicious chowder in honor of New England Clam Chowder Day!
https://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/2020/1/21/new-england-clam-chowder-day

Smoked Turkey Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

January 8, 2020 at 6:33 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, gumbo, seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Smoked Turkey Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

To start the morning off I prepared a Sunny Side Up Egg, 4 strips of al fresco Chicken Bacon, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 34 degrees, sunny, and windy out today. After Breakfast I went to Menard’s for a couple of things and stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Did a few things around the house and then caught up on some programs I had recorded. For Dinner tonight i prepared a Smoked Turkey Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

I had bought a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Mix with Rice while at Meijer last week. So for Dinner tonight I’m preparing a Smoked Turkey Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo. Using the Zatrain’s Gumbo Mix, Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage, and a bag of Meijer Frozen Shrimp (Large Size). Add all together and I’ve one Delicious Meal coming!

 

 

 

 

To prepare it I got a large saucepan and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. Then added 6 cups of Water, bite sized sliced 1 1/2 Sausages of the Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, and the Gumbo Mix. Mixed until well blended together. I brought it to a boil; covered and simmered for 25 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

Next as the Gumbo was cooking I got the Shrimp out of the fridge washed then and let then drain in a colander. Then with 15 minutes of cooking time left I added the Shrimp to the Gumbo, stirring again until well mixed. Continued for 15 minutes. Removed the pot from the heat and let it stand for 5 minutes before serving.

 

 

 

 

 

This made one excellent Gumbo Dish! The Mix itself was flavored perfect, spicy but not over powering. Then with the added Sausage and Shrimp, it just capped everything off! I added a few shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce to the Dish also. Lots of delicious leftovers for tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! I loved this dish tonight, plenty leftover for a couple of lunches! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Sticks with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S® GUMBO MIX WITH RICE
In New Orleans, there are as many different varieties of gumbo as there are people who make it. Zatarain’s Gumbo Mix with Rice is a flavorful foundation, making it easy to create classics like shrimp and okra or chicken and sausage gumbo – or to invent a new signature gumbo of your own!

Gumbo is the quintessential dish of New Orleans, a city of diverse influences that formed a new culture greater than the sum of its parts. Those same influences are reflected in every bowl of gumbo. The dish is a rich and flavorful melting pot, just like its hometown.

Gumbo can be prepared with your choice of 1 lb. of cooked chicken, smoked sausage or seafood, cut into bite-size pieces.

STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS
1. MIX 6 cups water and Gumbo Mix in 4-quart saucepan until well blended.
2. For Chicken or Sausage Gumbo: Stir in chicken or sausage. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
For Seafood Gumbo: Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in seafood. Cover and simmer 10 minutes longer or until rice is tender.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS
1. MIX 6 cups water and Gumbo Mix in 4-quart microwavable bowl until well blended.
2. For Chicken or Sausage Gumbo: Stir in chicken or sausage. Cover. Microwave on HIGH 30 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
For Seafood Gumbo: Cover. Microwave on HIGH 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in seafood. Cover. Microwave on HIGH 10 minutes longer or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Let stand in microwave 5 minutes.

80 CALORIES
0g TOTAL FAT
0mg CHOLESTEROL
750mg SODIUM
18g CARBOHYDRATES
<1g FIBER
0g SUGAR
2g PROTEIN
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/dinner-and-side-mixes/rice-mixes-and-side-dishes/gumbo-mix-with-rice

 

 

 

Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey 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.
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.
http://www.butterball.com/products/turkey-sausage-and-franks/every-day-smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

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