Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese

February 7, 2018 at 5:51 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 my morning 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 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. It snowed overnight and into the morning here. We ended up with over 3 inches. So not much going on outside today. And not going on inside. I was caught up on everything so it a was layed back day today. For Dinner tonight it’s Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

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/Snack later some sliced Kraft Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Whole Grain Saltine Crackers.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Red Potatoes/Asparagus and Baked Multi Grain Bread

January 26, 2018 at 5:47 PM | Posted in fish, salmon, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Red Potatoes/Asparagus and Baked Multi Grain Bread

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a couple of Eggo Whole Grain Eggo’s and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Not bad at all this morning at 33 degrees. For the day we had a high of 58 degrees and sunny! After Breakfast I went to Meijer and stopped and had the Car Washed. Back at home got a few things done in and around the house taken care of. For Dinner tonight, what i was planning to have last night. I prepared a Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Red Potatoes/Asparagus and Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

 

 

I purchased the fresh Atlantic Salmon from the Kroger Seafood Department. I had it in the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. I’m going to prepare it using the Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon recipe. I haven’t had Salmon or used this recipe in a while. To make I’ll need; Salmon Fillets (4 ounces each), 4 teaspoons Dijon Mustard, 4 teaspoons Honey, 2 slices Whole Grain Bread (torn into pieces), 3 tablespoons finely chopped Walnuts, 2 teaspoons Extra Light Olive Oil, and 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme. To prepare it; Start by preheating the oven to 400°. Place the Salmon on a baking sheet coated with Pam cooking spray. Mix the Mustard and Honey; brush over the Salmon. Next I placed the Bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in Walnuts, Olive Oil and Thyme; press it onto the Salmon Fillet.

 


Bake 12-15 minutes or topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. The Salmon came out perfect, moist and delicious. The Walnut Crust is perfect for the Salmon. The Walnuts, Honey, Dijon Mustard, Thyme, and fresh Bread Crumbs all combine perfectly. Love this recipe.

 

 

 

 

For a side I prepared a Red Potato and Cut Asparagus Skillet. I’ll need A bag of Petite Red Potatoes, a small bunch of Asparagus, Ground Garlic Salt, Dried Parsley, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

 

 

I grabbed a Cast Iron Skillet and sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil. Preheated the Skillet on medium heat. Next I quartered the Red Potatoes, putting them in a large bowl. Seasoned them with the Garlic salt, Dried Parsley, Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and 1 tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil. Mixed them with the Seasoning until the Potatoes were Seasoned on all sides. I then added them to the preheated Cast Iron Skillet.

 

 

 

As the Potatoes were cooking I got the Asparagus ready. I kept the Asparagus bundled up and washed them off in cold water. Shook them dry and trimmed them. i cut the Spears into 3 pieces. Then lightly seasoned them with the McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I then added them to the Skillet of Red Potatoes. Stirred until mixed with the Potatoes and continued cooking until done.

 

 

 

 

The Red Potato and Asparagus Skillet came out delicious. Good Seasoning and the two worked great with each other. I also baked a loaf of Multi Grain Bread. I tried a new kind that I picked up at the Meijer Bakery. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walnut-Crusted Salmon

Ingredients:

4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
4 teaspoons honey
2 slices whole wheat bread, torn into pieces
3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Place salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Mix mustard and honey; brush over salmon. Place bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in walnuts, oil and thyme; press onto salmon.
Bake 12-15 minutes or topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts
1 fillet equals 295 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/walnut-crusted-salmon

Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese

January 11, 2018 at 5:52 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 my morning off I prepared a Poached Egg and served it all on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. I love Poached Eggs! Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Started a load of laundry for Mom after Breakfast. Cloudy with light rain moving, high of 62 degrees. Went to Kroger for a couple of item s and then by McDonald’s to pickup Breakfast for Mom and Dad. For Dinner tonight it’s Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

 

 


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 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/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

McCormick Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix

Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix adds extra crunchiness to fried and baked foods. All ingredients have been specially selected to provide a superior coating that seals in natural juices for fish, seafood, poultry, meats and vegetables.

Ingredients
Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, And Folic Acid), Whey (Milk), Dextrose, And Soybean Oil.

Serving size
1/4 cup Mix (32g)
All You Need
1/2 cup Cracker Meal
1 lb. Fish or Seafood*
Water or Milk
Vegetable Oil
Directions
1. POUR Cracker Meal into shallow dish or large plastic bag. Moisten fish, cut into serving-size pieces, or seafood with water or milk. Shake off excess.
2. COAT fish, several pieces at a time, evenly with Cracker Meal. Let stand 5 minutes. Discard any remaining Cracker Meal. Fry as directed below. Serve with McCormick® Cocktail Sauce or Tartar Sauce. Use the entire package to coat 4 lbs. fish or seafood.

*Best with tilapia, trout, catfish, shrimp, or scallops. Also try with shucked oysters and clams, or soft-shell crabs (pierce several times before coating).

Pan Fry: Pour oil to a depth of 1/4 inch in a large skillet; heat to 350°F on medium heat. Fry fish, in batches, 2 to 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drain on paper towels.

Oven Fry: Cover bottom of shallow baking pan with melted butter. Arrange fish or seafood in a single layer in pan; turn to coat with butter. Bake in preheated 425ºF oven 10 to 20 minutes until golden brown around edges and fish flakes easily with a fork.

Flavorful Tips:
• For a thicker coating, dip fish in a mixture of 3 tbsp. milk and 2 beaten eggs before coating with Cracker Meal.
• Coat boneless skinless chicken breast halves or chicken parts as directed. Bake in 400ºF oven 20 to 30 minutes for chicken breast halves or 45 to 50 minutes for chicken parts.
• Use Cracker Meal instead of bread crumbs when making meat loaf or meat balls.

http://www.mccormick.com/spices-and-flavors/seafood/breading-and-batters/cracker-meal-seafood-fry-mix

Stuffed Clams w/ Sliced Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn.

January 10, 2018 at 5:57 PM | Posted in Green Giant, potatoes, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Stuffed Clams w/ Sliced Potatoes, Mini Ears of Sweet Corn, and Baked Crescent Rolls

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared my favorite Breakfast; Hash Browns, Diced Ham, and a Egg. 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. It’s above zero to start the day, 40 degrees! For the day its cloudy and a high near 60. They say 60 degrees tomorrow also but we have a chance of getting between 6-10 inches of snow Friday and Saturday. It just depends on how the storm comes in. We usually miss the big amounts of snow through this part of the Ohio Valley, wait and see. After Lunch I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Did a few things around the house and that was it for my day. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Stuffed Clam w/ Sliced Potatoes, Mini Ears of Sweet Corn and Baked Crescent Rolls.

 

I purchased The Stuffed Clams from the Seafood Department at Kroger. They are Matlaw Stuffed Clams (Brand) that they carry in the Seafood Case. We have these every so often and love having them! For the Stuffed Clams I preheated the oven on 425 degrees. Lined a small baking sheet with foil and placed the Clams on it. I sprinkled some Sea Salt on them and a drizzle of Lemon Juice. When the oven was ready I baked the Clams until heated through, about 25 minutes. Meaty and seasoned just right, with a side of Louisiana Remoulade Sauce. It’s the perfect dip for all Seafood.

 

 

For one side dish I prepared a can of Del Monte Sliced New Potatoes. I use a lot of the Del Monte Products, always delicious and they store a lot longer than fresh Vegetables. To prepare them; boiled until heated and seasoned with Sea Salt, Ground Black Pepper, and Parsley Flakes.

 

 

 

 

 

For another side dish I boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. It’s frozen Mini Ears of Sweet Corn and you just boil for 10 minutes and you have some of the Sweetest Corn you can find! I also baked a can of Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams

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From classic New England Style, Bacon and Cheese, Chorizo or Chili Lime Stuffed Clams served in a natural clam shell; to Crispy Original, Barbecue, or Coconut Popcorn Shrimp; and Southwest Tortilla Breaded Cod, Jalapeño Breaded Cod, or Pubstyle Battered Cod, these exciting new flavor combinations are sure to have family members asking for more every night of the week.

For many families the Stuffed Clams have become a favorite. Each natural clamshell is filled with a delectable matlaws breadcrumb stuffing with clams, green and red peppers, and delicate spices, and individually frozen to insure freshness and flavor. They’re great on the grill and so easy to prepare. Instead of turning on the oven and heating up the kitchen, simply wrap in a foil “boat” and place right on the grill on medium heat for 25 minutes. Pair with a crunchy green salad and top with butter and lemon, (or a dash of hot sauce for the truly adventurous), is all it takes to satisfy the family.

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Fish Sticks, Maryland Style Crab Cakes, and Steak Fries

December 15, 2017 at 6:57 PM | Posted in Gorton's Seafood, Ore - Ida, seafood, Seapak | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fish Sticks, Maryland Style Crab Cakes, and 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, 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. My favorite Breakfast anymore! Not a bad day outside, 28 in the morning and 38 degrees for a high. After Breakfast I went to the local Kroger up the road for a couple of items and the stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. After Lunch I went over to a friend of mine that was in town, he was staying with his brother. Good seeing him, we’ve been friends since our Freshmen year in High School. For Dinner tonight it’s Seafood and Potatoes. I prepared Fish Sticks, Maryland Style Crab Cakes, and Steak Fries.

 

For the Fish Sticks I used Gorton’s Smart and Crunchy Fish Sticks. Growing up I lived on Fish Sticks. While I was at Meijer the other day I picked up a package of the Gorton’s Smart and Crunchy Fish Sticks. These are coated with Panko Bread Crumbs and to prepare them I’ll be baking them. I first preheated the oven at 375 degrees. I then took a small baking sheet and lined it with foil. Sprayed the foil with Pam Cooking Spray and lined the Fish Sticks up on the sheet. Then baked them for 22 minutes, flipping them over after 11 minutes.

 

 

They came out piping hot, nice crunch from the Panko Bread Crumb Coating and nicely Seasoned. I really like all the Gorton’s Seafood Products. Easy to prepare and good quality Seafood. Served them with a side of McCormick Tarter Sauce.

 

 

 

 

 

Then for the Crab Cakes I used SeaPak Maryland Style Crab Cakes, first time using these. Another item I picked up at Meijer the other day. They come frozen to a box, individually vacuumed sealed.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare these I preheated the oven to 425°f. Removed the frozen crab cakes from vacuum-pack and arranged on a baking sheet, flat side down. I then brushed them with melted Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Baked for 15 minutes on middle oven rack. Turned the Crab Cakes over and press gently to flatten them. Continued to bake for another 10 minutes. Let them cool for 3 minutes and ready to eat! I served these with an Aioli Sauce that came with the Crab Cakes, excellent Sauce! Very good Crab Cakes, lots of Crab Meat and great Seasoning. Another good item to have in the freezer.

 

 

 

For a side I baked some Ore Ida Steak Fries and had a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping.Also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

Gorton’s Smart and Crunchy Fish Sticks

100% wild-caught Alaskan Pollock breaded in a panko coating.
Good seafood that’s good for you.
Always crispy, never fried. At 50% less fat than regular fish sticks and just 180 calories per serving, they have all the classic flavor with half the guilt.

Cooking Directions
CONVENTIONAL OVEN
UNCOOKED. KEEP FROZEN UNTIL READY TO COOK.
1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
2. Spray metal baking pan with non-stick spray.
3. Arrange on baking pan.
4. Bake and flip after 11 minutes. Bake for 21-23 minutes total*.
*If cooking more than 15 fish sticks, add 2 minutes to the cooking time. FULLY COOK FISH TO AN INTERNAL TEMPERATURE OF 155ºF OR HIGHER BEFORE SERVING.

Nutritional Info
NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 5 sticks (86g)
Servings Per Container: about 5
INGREDIENTS: Minced Alaskan Pollock, breadcrumb coating.

Minced Alaskan Pollock

Breadcrumb coating
Wheat flour, water, palm oil, yellow corn flour, whey, salt, sugar, natural flavor, garlic powder, onion powder, yeast, beet powder (color), baking powder (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate), colored with paprika, annatto, and turmeric extracts, xanthan gum, beta carotene (color).

CONTAINS: POLLOCK, WHEAT, MILK.

Amount Per Serving:
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 340mg 14%
Potassium 180mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber <1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 9g 18%
https://www.gortons.com/products/smart-crunchy-fish-sticks/

 

 

 

 

 

SeaPak Maryland Style Crab Cakes
– 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 (FROM FROZEN)
* preheat oven to 425°f.
* remove frozen crab cakes from vacuum-pack.
* arrange frozen crab cakes on baking sheet, flat side down.
* brush with melted butter or margarine.
* bake for 15 minutes on middle oven rack.
* turn crab cakes over and press gently to flatten.
* continue to bake for another 10 minutes.

SAUCE
* thaw aioli sauce by placing the sealed sauce packet under running water for about 3 minutes.
https://www.seapak.com/products/maryland-style-crab-cakes

Fried White Shrimp w/ Porcini Wild Mushroom Risotto

December 14, 2017 at 5:59 PM | Posted in risotto, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried White Shrimp w/ Porcini Wild Mushroom Risotto

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I would prefer Gravy and Biscuits but by having Toast I save a lot of calories and carbs. It was 31 degrees out there this morning and that was our high temperature of the day, and it dropped into the 20’s as day went on. Did a load of laundry after Breakfast. Later on after Lunch I went outside and got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the remaining leaves off the deck and driveway. I’ll retire the leaf blower until the Spring! For Dinner tonight its Fried White Shrimp w/ Porcini Wild Mushroom Risotto.

 

I purchased the Jumbo White Shrimp from the Kroger Seafood Department. To prepare them I rinsed them off with cold water and removed the shells. 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 was excellent! Nice crunch and seasoning!

 

For one side dish I prepared something new, Lundberg Porcini Wild Mushroom Risotto. I’ve tried different Lundberg products before and loved all of them so I was sure this one would be just as good as the rest. It comes packaged with the Porcini Mushroom Risotto and the Seasoning Packet. I add Water, Extra Light Olive Oil, and Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese (for topping).

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; In a 2 qt. saucepan, sauté the Rice in ½ Tbsp. Olive Oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add 2 1/2 cups of Water and contents of Seasoning Pouch. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cook uncovered for 20 minutes stirring occasionally until the Rice is tender. Garnish with Grated Parmesan Cheese, and serve. Fantastic flavor and love the added Porcini Mushrooms! I’ll have to keep this one in stock.

 

 

 


Then for another side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Crumbled Bacon Bits, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

Lundberg ORGANIC PORCINI WILD MUSHROOM RISOTTO
DESCRIPTION
Enjoy the exotic, earthy, nutty flavor of wild porcini mushrooms in this elegant Italian-style risotto. We created this delicious gourmet side dish by blending quality organic ingredients like mushrooms, garlic, and onion with our creamy Arborio rice. You’ll love how the individual kernels plump, creating a rich, creamy sauce while the rice grains remain separate and al dente.

Serving suggestions:
* Substitute ½ cup of white wine for ½ cup of water.
* Serve with sauteed spinach and mushrooms.
* Drizzle with truffle oil or other flavored oil of your choice.

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
Stove Top:

1 – In a heavy 2 qt. saucepan, sauté rice in ½ Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat for 2 minutes.
2 – Add 2 1/2 cups of water and contents of seasoning pouch. Stir well and bring to a boil.
3 – Reduce heat to simmer, cook uncovered for 20 minutes stirring occasionally until rice is tender.
4 – Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese if desired. Serve piping hot.
Microwave:

1 – In a microwaveable glass casserole, combine rice, seasoning, 2 1/2 cups of water, and 1/2 Tbsp. of olive oil. Stir well and cover.
2 – Reduce microwave power to 70%. Cook 11 minutes. Remove cover and stir.
3 – Cook uncovered a additional 10 minutes at 70% power and stir. Check for Tenderness.
4 – Add one additional minute as needed, checking texture after each minute.
5 – Serve piping hot.
*Microwave ovens may vary so adjust time and temperature accordingly

NUTRITION FACTS
SIZE 5.9oz
Serving Size: 58g – about 1/4 cup rice and 2 tsp. seasoning mix (1 cup prepared)

Servings Per Container: about 3

AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g *2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 660mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
http://www.lundberg.com/product/organic-porcini-wild-mushroom-risotto/

Fried Oysters w/ Mac and Cheese

December 10, 2017 at 6:02 PM | Posted in potatoes, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Oysters w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast on this Saturday Morning I prepared a Hash Brown Turkey Sausage Crumble Skillet with Toast and that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. And as cold as it is out there this morning that hot cup of Tea tastes pretty good! On to the skillet. I picked up a bag of Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Crumbles while at Kroger yesterday. I’ve used these before but it’s been a while. I first started by preparing some Simply Potatoes. If I ever stop eating the Simply Potato Products their stock value will drop like a rock! Halfway through the cooking time I added a 1/4 cup of the Turkey Crumbles. Stirred them into the Hashbrowns and continued cooking until both were heated through and ready to serve. Served them with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Also had a toasted slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Wheat Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another cold start to the day at 20 degrees. Spent most of the day straightening up Mom’s Junk closet for her, it was a mess! Did a few other things around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Oysters w/ Mac and Cheese

 


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

 

 

To go with the Oysters I prepared a Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cup, one of my favorites. Just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. For Dessert/Snack 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
Fresh Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters

 

 

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.

 

Crab Meat Topped Double Cheddar Pasta Bake

December 4, 2017 at 5:58 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crab Meat Topped Double Cheddar Pasta Bake

 

 

For Breakfast this Monday morning I prepared a Potato and Ham Skillet. I prepared a bag of the Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes. Midway through the cooking time I added a 1/2 bag of Kroger Brand Diced Ham. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. About 31 degrees this morning and it was mostly sunny and a high of 63 degrees. Rain and colder weather moving in though. Gave Mom a hand doing a couple of loads of laundry. Later on cleaned the oven and fridge. Then cleaned and straightened up the freezer and then the pantry. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Crab Meat Topped Double Cheddar Pasta Bake.

 

 

 

So for Dinner tonight I tried a couple of new items; a can of Handy Claw Crab Meat and Bob Evans Oven Bake Double Cheddar Pasta. The Bob Evan’s Oven Bake Double Cheddar Pasta is higher in calories and carbs than what I normally like to have but it looked and sounded so good I had to give it a try! I had picked up an 8 oz. container of Handy Claw Crab Meat. Kroger carries these in their Seafood Department. They carry 4 different kinds, I went with the Claw Crab Meat. I opened the container up to taste the Crab, Excellent taste to it!

 


To prepare the dish was very easy and little to no cleanup, you have to like that! I started by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. The Pasta comes in a microwavable/oven ready container. Next I grabbed a small baking pan to set the container in. Then I got the Handy Claw Crab Meat out of the fridge. Removed the film wrapper on the Pasta and topped it with the Claw Crab Meat. Then sat the baking sheet in the oven and baked it.

 

 

After 25 minutes removed it from the oven and checked to be sure that the both the Crab and Pasta was cooked through. Everything thing looked good so I turned the oven off and let the dish cool for a couple of minutes before digging in.

 

 

 

 

The Crab Meat was perfect as a topping on the Pasta! The dish came out lip-smacking delicious! The Pasta and Cheddar was excellent and the Crab was sweet and so good! Another one of those Keeper Recipes. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

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Handy Claw Crab Meat
* Best used in soups, dips, stuffing mixes and casseroles.
* Crab meat from claws and legs
*Most economical grade of crab meat.

Our Claw consists of pieces of claw and leg meat. This crab meat (Portunus spp) is available year round. Soups, dips, stuffing mixes and casseroles.
https://www.handyseafoodstore.com/products/crab-meat/claw-crab-meat.html

 


BOB EVANS OVEN BAKE DOUBLE CHEDDAR PASTA WITH APPLEWOOD SMOKED BACON
Creamy sharp white cheddar sauce with pieces of Applewood Smoked Bacon and Oven Baked Cheddar Cheese Crust is a “grown-up” mac and cheese. Microwave ready in just minutes and convenient of course.

380 Calories | 19 g Fat | 1100 mg Sodium | 36 g Carbs | 17 g Protein
https://www.bobevansgrocery.com/grocery-and-foods/side-dishes/oven-bake-double-cheddar-pasta-with-applewood-smoked-bacon

Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

November 22, 2017 at 6:01 PM | Posted in pasta, Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

 

For my Breakfast this morning I had purchased a package of Thin Cut Pork Cops from Meijer yesterday and having them this morning. I just prepared the whole package for myself and Mom and dad. Their cut real thin so they aren’t very big at all. To go with the Chops Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Started out a cold morning, in the 20’s. The afternoon was mostly sunny and a high of 40 degrees. Finished up some cleaning around the house and did a load of laundry. Outside I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas, not a lot of leaves left! After Lunch I gave Mom a hand in the kitchen. She was baking a couple of Pies for Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow, made a Pumpkin and an Apple Pie! For Dinner tonight its Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese.

 

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. 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 Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

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_

Lemon Butter Dill Bay Scallops, Stuffed Clam, and Baked Potato

November 17, 2017 at 5:57 PM | Posted in scallops, seafood | 2 Comments

Today’s Menu: Lemon Butter Dill Bay Scallops, Stuffed Clam, and Baked Potato

 

 

No Breakfast this morning. I had to fast overnight and had to be at the Hospital at 6:45 this morning. I had to sit there for an hour and drink the solution they give you before you have Scans made, that’s the worst part. I had my yearly Scans for Melanoma done. I’ve been Cancer free since 2004 but I still get nervous taking the Scans, I guess I always will. But It’s better safe than sorry, as they say. I’ll get the results next week. I stopped by the ATM and then stopped and got gas before heading home. Mostly cloudy out today and 51 degrees with rain moving in overnight and Saturday. Did a few things around the house and then took an afternoon nap later. For Dinner tonight a Seafood Fest! I prepared Lemon Butter Dill Bay Scallops, Stuffed Clam, and Baked Potato.

 

I purchased some beautiful looking Bay Scallops from Kroger the day before. Rinsed them in cold water and stored them in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag, kept them in the fridge until ready to use. I’ll need some McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley along with McCormick Fat Free Lemon Butter Dill Seafood Sauce, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

To prepare them I preheated a medium size skillet that I had sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and added 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, heated it on medium heat. As the Skillet heated I seasoned the Bay Scallops with the Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. When the Skillet was ready I added my Scallops. Next I added a 1/4 cup of the McCormick Fat Free Lemon Butter Dill Seafood Sauce, stirred making sure all the Scallops were covered in the Sauce. Cooked them for a total of 4 minutes, stirring often. The Bay Scallops came out delicious! Scallops are so meaty and taste so fresh. The McCormick Fat Free Lemon Butter Dill Seafood Sauce was the perfect Sauce for them. You can taste the Lemon, Butter, and Dill in it and it’s Fat Free! Should go great on Tilapia, Cod, or Shrimp.

 

As the Bay Scallops were cooking I prepared the Stuffed Clam. I purchased these at Seafood Department at Kroger. They are Matlaw Stuffed Clams (Brand) that they have in the Seafood Case. We have these every so often now,we love them! For my Stuffed Clams I preheated the oven on 425 degrees. Lined a small baking sheet with foil and placed the Clams on it. I sprinkled some Sea Salt on them and a drizzle of Lemon Juice. When the oven was ready I baked the Clams until heated through, about 25 minutes. Meaty and seasoned just right and the Louisiana Remoulade Sauce is perfect to dip it in. They go great with the Scallops. Plus they are only $1 per Clam. This and the bay Scallops make one delicious Seafood Dinner!

 

I also prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scallops
Why they’re healthy: Scallops are more than 80 percent protein. “One 3-ounce serving provides 20 grams of protein and just 95 calories,” says Bowden. They’re also a good source of both magnesium and potassium. (Clams and oysters provide similar benefits.)

 

 

 

 

 

MCORMICK® FAT FREE LEMON BUTTER DILL SEAFOOD SAUCE

USAGE TIPS
POUR 1/4 to 1/2 cup sauce on 1 pound fish or peeled shrimp. Best with salmon, tilapia, flounder, cod, shrimp, or scallops. BAKE fish in 425º F oven 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork; bake shrimp 8 to 10 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. BROIL or GRILL fish 8 to 12 minutes per inch of thickness or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Cook shrimp or scallops 2 to 3 minutes per side. SHAKE WELL. REFRIGERATE AFTER OPENING. USE WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER OPENING.

SERVING SIZE – 2 tbsp. (32g)

NUTRITION INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
30 CALORIES
0 g TOTAL FAT
0 mg CHOLESTEROL
210 mg SODIUM
7 g CARBOHYDRATES
2 g FIBER
4 g SUGAR
https://www.mccormick.com/spices-and-flavors/seafood/sauces-and-marinades/fat-free-lemon-butter-dill-seafood-sauce

 

 

 

 

Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams

Set Sail for Something Different for Dinner Tonight!
It’s the dreaded question, “What’s for dinner tonight?” Instead of reaching for another steak, pork chop, or that old standby, chicken nuggets for the kids, set sail for something different:
a bounty of delicious options from under the sea.

With families today looking for healthier and more flavorful meal options than ever before, seafood lovers young and old will enjoy discovering new items in the frozen seafood section that are convenient, affordable and tasty. That’s why, Matlaw’s, creator of America’s #1 Seafood Appetizer, has introduced a full line of products that the whole family will love.

From classic New England Style, Bacon and Cheese, Chorizo or Chili Lime Stuffed Clams served in a natural clam shell; to Crispy Original, Barbecue, or Coconut Popcorn Shrimp; and Southwest Tortilla Breaded Cod, Jalapeño Breaded Cod, or Pubstyle Battered Cod, these exciting new flavor combinations are sure to have family members asking for more every night of the week.

For many families the Stuffed Clams have become a favorite. Each natural clamshell is filled with a delectable matlaws breadcrumb stuffing with clams, green and red peppers, and delicate spices, and individually frozen to insure freshness and flavor. They’re great on the grill and so easy to prepare. Instead of turning on the oven and heating up the kitchen, simply wrap in a foil “boat” and place right on the grill on medium heat for 25 minutes. Pair with a crunchy green salad and top with butter and lemon, (or a dash of hot sauce for the truly adventurous), is all it takes to satisfy the family.

With Matlaw’s it couldn’t be easier to serve up a seafood feast at dinner time, lunch time or party time too. Discover even more recipes, tasty food pairing suggestions, menu recommendations, special offers, coupons and more at http://www.Matlaws.com/setsail.com

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