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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Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

February 21, 2018 at 6:25 PM | Posted in pasta, Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

 

 

Almost done….

For Breakfast this morning I got the Waffle Grill out but instead of normal Waffles I made Hash Brown Waffles. I seen these made in Cooking Magazines and on TV but never tried them until this morning. Just spray the Griddle with Cooking Spray, add your Simply Potatoes Shredded Hashbrowns, season with Salt and Pepper, shut the lid of the Waffle Griddle, and cook. Quite easy to make and something different for Breakfast! I love Hash Browns, I could have them twice a day, and preparing them this was turned out great! I topped the Hash Brown Waffles with an Egg I fried Sunnyside Up and I toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Also, as always, I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea.

 

 

Yesterday a record high of 80 degrees and Sunny. Today our high was 62 degrees at Midnight and fell through the day to about 42 degrees and Rain! Welcome to Ohio Weather! It’s like Forest Gump’s box of Chocolate, you never know what you’ll get! Not a lot going today so I took it easy still fighting with my Sinuses. 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 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 Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

Pasta Roni – Parmesan CheeseInspired 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_

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

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

Leftovers – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

December 23, 2017 at 6:42 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, leftovers, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a Couple of Eggs, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It went from 51 degrees yesterday morning to 27 degrees with a mix of rain and snow flurries. Had a high of 40 degrees with rain showers during the day. It looks as though the cold weather is moving in for a while. Highs in the 20’s and 30’s with lows in the teens and single digits. We had a nice run of weather in December though. Still sore and stiff from the tumble I took the morning before. Not a lot going on today, just took it easy. For my Dinner tonight Leftovers! Tonight its Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.

 

I never let these leftovers go to waste, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo leftovers! So for Dinner tonight I reheated the leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. The dish reheats perfectly! It’s just as good the second time around, if not better! I also reheated a couple of slices of French Bread that was leftover from last night. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar. I have left the original post from the other day that has the ingredients and instructions for the Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. Enjoy!

 

 

One of my favorites tonight, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.

 

 

 

The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced the Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Plus enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix is an easy-to-prepare mix that has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. With Zatarain’s New Orleans style pasta dinners, you can enjoy the fun of pasta and the authentic flavor of New Orleans! Just add ground beef to complete this easy-to-prepare dinner your whole family will love.

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889
* Add meat to make a complete meal
https://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Pasta-Mixes/Jambalaya-Pasta-Dinner-Mix

Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

December 22, 2017 at 5:59 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

 

It was a rough morning. I don’t know if I tried walking in my sleep or just half a sleep but I fell early this morning getting out of bed. Not really sure what happened, one minute I was in bed and the next in the floor with my walker on top of me. I busted my knee open,had a cut on my arm, a sore neck, and a knot on my head. It could have been a lot worse if I had broken a hip or leg. And having but one leg, either would be bad news. That’s about the 4 the time that’s happened. I’m going to have to come up with a solution before I do break something. For Breakfast I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, not real hungry. Rested most of the day. For Dinner tonight I prepared a personnel favorite, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.

 

One of my favorites tonight, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.

 

 

 

The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced the Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Plus enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding Cup.

 

 

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix is an easy-to-prepare mix that has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. With Zatarain’s New Orleans style pasta dinners, you can enjoy the fun of pasta and the authentic flavor of New Orleans! Just add ground beef to complete this easy-to-prepare dinner your whole family will love.

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889
* Add meat to make a complete meal
https://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Pasta-Mixes/Jambalaya-Pasta-Dinner-Mix

 

 

 

Shrimp – They provide key nutrients. Aside from protein, shrimp provide a pretty impressive array of nutrients. Four ounces steamed contains over 100% of the Daily Value for selenium, over 75% for vitamin B12, over 50% for phosphorous, and over 30% for choline, copper, and iodine.

 

 

 

 

 

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.Butterbal Smoked Turkey Sausage
Microwave on High 3-1/4 minutes (1-1/2 minutes for one).
Let stand 2 minutes before serving.
**Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate.Always heat thoroughly.Grilling:Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage
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

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/

Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

November 24, 2017 at 5:53 PM | Posted in leftovers, Pasta Roni, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

 

 

 

For Breakfast I made a Turkey, Diced Potato, and Scrambled Egg Breakfast Skillet. I used leftover Pulled Jennie – O Turkey Breast meat, Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Diced Potatoes, Scrambled 2 Eggs, and to heat it all up I added some Mild Jalapeno Slices and Ortega Chipotle Taco Sauce. This came out so delicious! I’m always up way earlier than Mom and Dad, so I reheated the leftovers for Mom and Dad for their Breakfast. I’ll have to have this dish for Dinner sometime! Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly cloudy and 45 degrees for a high. It was a day of TV for me today! For Dinner tonight its the Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese from the day before.

 

As usual I never let these leftovers go to waste! So for Dinner tonight its the Leftovers! Below is the original post of Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese and La Brea Multi Grain Bread, which contains ingredients 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. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

 

I’ve prepared this many times now, sometimes I make it using Chicken but Shrimp is my favorite. 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!

 

 

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_

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_

Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

November 16, 2017 at 6:09 PM | Posted in shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Still having Sinus Headache problems. This Ohio weather is the worst for Sinuses and Allergies. So another day of taking it easy. I have to fast starting at 11:00 tonight. I have to be at the Hospital for my yearly scans for Melanoma Cancer. Even after all these years it still makes me nervous. I went through so much before becoming Cancer Free. I’ve been Cancer Free since June of 2004. So it’s been over 13 years but it still brings back a whole lot of bad memories. I’ll have the results back next week when I go to my Oncologist for my 6 month check up. Be glad to get this out of the way and things back to normal! For Dinner tonight it’s one of Mom and dad’s favorites Shrimp! I prepared Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Savory Herb Potatoes, Cut 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 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!

 


A favorite I always pick up at Meijer are the Little Potato Company Savory Herb Potatoes. I have these quite often and really enjoy them. The Potatoes come in a microwavable tray. Just pop the tray in the microwave for five minutes and mix in the seasoning pack and you have a nutritious and tasty Potato Dish. These are definitely a good item to have in the pantry! So easy to prepare and no clean up. I also baked a loaf of La Brea Multi Grain Bread. So easy to prepare and no clean up.

 

 

Then I heated up a large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast, One delicious meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper 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

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

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