Leftovers: Red Beans and Rice w/ Cajun Shrimp and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

June 23, 2019 at 6:42 PM | Posted in shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Red Beans and Rice w/ Cajun Shrimp and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

 

For Breakfast I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I had another long and painful night of the Phantom Pains. Not sure why these have been coming back so frequently of late. But it was a very painful night and I was lucky to get an hours worth of sleep. So Tea was plenty this morning. Outside a passing shower, 86 degrees and humid. It really didn’t make a difference what it was outside today. After I got a few things done around the house it was back to bed for me, so very tired. For Dinner tonight leftover Red Beans and Rice w/ Cajun Shrimp and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread. I left the original post for the recipe and directions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well nothing better than Red Beans and Rice w/ Cajun Shrimp to get rid of those rainy day blues! For the red Beans and Rice I used a box of Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans and Rice Mix. For the Shrimp I used the Meijer Frozen Jumbo Shrimp and for the Garlic Loaf I used a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread. This had the makings of a delicious Meal from the start! I got the bag of Shrimp out of the freezer last night and let it thaw overnight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it I’ll need; 1 box of the Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Mix, 3 cups Water, Extra Light Olive Oil, and the Shrimp. Mixed 3 cups of water, Rice Mix and 2 tbsp. of Light Olive Oil in 2-quart saucepan until it was well blended. Brought to a boil. Then reduced the heat to low and covered. I got the Shrimp out of the fridge and seasoned them with Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simmered for 25 minutes, until the rice was tender. Stirred occasionally to prevent the Rice and Beans from sticking. With 4 minutes of cooking time left I added the Shrimp. When done I removed the skillet from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. And done ready to serve! Like the Sausage and Dirty Rice I had last week, this is one fantastic Meal! The Red Beans and Rice is Seasoned perfect. It made plenty of both the Red Beans and the Rice. And the Shrimp worked perfect with it. Plenty of great leftovers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 tomorrow’s Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S REDUCED SODIUM RED BEANS AND RICE
A quintessential New Orleans dish, traditionally prepared on Mondays when a long stove top simmer gave home cooks time to do laundry. Today, red bean lovers rely on Zatarain’s for classic flavor in a fraction of the time.

Enjoy Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans & Rice with 25% less sodium than the original as a main course or side dish. Supplement with sausage, ham or pork chops, or hold the meat and have a tasty vegetarian meal. However you prepare it, Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans & Rice is hearty but not heavy, packed full of flavor and an instant crowd-pleaser.
STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS
1. MIX 3 cups water, Rice Mix and 2 tbsp. butter, margarine or olive oil in 2-quart saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
2. SIMMER 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir occasionally to prevent rice and beans from sticking.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

Serving Suggestion: Add a half pound of sliced sausage to make a complete meal.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
CALORIES 230
TOTAL FAT 1g
SATURATED FAT 0g
TRANS FAT 0g
CHOLESTEROL 0mg
SODIUM 580
CARBOHYDRATES 45g
FIBER 5g
SUGAR <1g
PROTEIN 9g
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/dinner-and-side-mixes/rice-mixes-and-side-dishes/reduced-sodium-red-beans-and-rice

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Red Beans and Rice w/ Cajun Shrimp and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

June 22, 2019 at 6:35 PM | Posted in shrimp, Zatarain's | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Red Beans and Rice w/ Cajun Shrimp and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Diced Ham and Cheese Egg White Omelet. I used Egg Beater’s Egg Whites, Meijer Diced Ham, and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese for my Omelet. I also toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Well we had 1 sunny day and its back to rain and a high of 75 degrees. This is getting old! After I ate I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Cleaned the kitchen today; microwave, fridge, counters and such. Later on went out to the shed and swept that out. For Dinner tonight Red Beans and Rice w/ Cajun Shrimp and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

 

 

Well nothing better than Red Beans and Rice w/ Cajun Shrimp to get rid of those rainy day blues! For the Red Beans and Rice I used a box of Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans and Rice Mix. For the Shrimp I used the Meijer Frozen Jumbo Shrimp and for the Garlic Loaf I used a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread. This had the makings of a delicious Meal from the start! I got the bag of Shrimp out of the freezer last night and let it thaw overnight.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it I’ll need; the box of the Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Mix, 3 cups Water, Extra Light Olive Oil, and the Shrimp. Mixed 3 cups of water, Rice Mix and 2 tbsp. of Light Olive Oil in 2-quart saucepan until it was well blended. Brought to a boil. Then reduced the heat to low and covered. I got the Shrimp out of the fridge and seasoned them with Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning.

 

 

 

 

 

Simmered for 25 minutes, until the rice was tender. Stirred occasionally to prevent the Rice and Beans from sticking. With 4 minutes of cooking time left I added the Shrimp. When done I removed the skillet from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. And done ready to serve! Like the Sausage and Dirty Rice I had last week, this is one fantastic Meal! The Red Beans and Rice is Seasoned perfect. It made plenty of both the Red Beans and the Rice. And the Shrimp worked perfect with it. Plenty of great leftovers!

 

 

 

 

 

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 tomorrow’s Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S REDUCED SODIUM RED BEANS AND RICE
A quintessential New Orleans dish, traditionally prepared on Mondays when a long stove top simmer gave home cooks time to do laundry. Today, red bean lovers rely on Zatarain’s for classic flavor in a fraction of the time.

Enjoy Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans & Rice with 25% less sodium than the original as a main course or side dish. Supplement with sausage, ham or pork chops, or hold the meat and have a tasty vegetarian meal. However you prepare it, Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans & Rice is hearty but not heavy, packed full of flavor and an instant crowd-pleaser.
STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS
1. MIX 3 cups water, Rice Mix and 2 tbsp. butter, margarine or olive oil in 2-quart saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
2. SIMMER 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir occasionally to prevent rice and beans from sticking.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

Serving Suggestion: Add a half pound of sliced sausage to make a complete meal.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
CALORIES 230
TOTAL FAT 1g
SATURATED FAT 0g
TRANS FAT 0g
CHOLESTEROL 0mg
SODIUM 580
CARBOHYDRATES 45g
FIBER 5g
SUGAR <1g
PROTEIN 9g
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/dinner-and-side-mixes/rice-mixes-and-side-dishes/reduced-sodium-red-beans-and-rice

Leftover – Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

June 17, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Posted in Johnsonville Meats, leftovers, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 


I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. More rain and thunderstorms with a high of 78 degrees and humid. Mom needed a few things from Jungle Jim’s International Market so we went there about 8:00 this morning. It gets crowded there and being in a mobilty cart it pays to get there early to get a cart and parking spot! As always I’m like a small child in a candy store when I go! They have my favorite Deli, Produce, Meat and Seafood departments. There’s always something new at that store. We went at the right time, as we got home a monsoon hit! Timing is everything! For Dinner tonight it’s Leftovers, I’m heating up the Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread leftover from last night. No way I was going to let these leftovers go to waste! I’ll be having this again before long. I’ve left the post from last night for the description and cooking directions. Enjoy!

 

 

For the Dirty Rice I used a box of Zatarain’s Dirty Rice. The Mix includes a Long Grain Rice Mix with Vegetables and Spices. I added the Sausage. Really looking forward to this meal!

 

 

 

 

 


To prepare it; I first prepared the Turkey Sausage. I used Johnsonville Turkey Italian Sausages. I bought these from Meijer which carries the the full line of Johnsonville Products. First time using these, and they look delicious! Started by browning the Turkey Sausages in a 3-quart saucepan. Removed them from the skillet to plate and sliced the Sausages into bite size pieces and returned them to the skillet. When done I drained the fat. Stirred in 2 1/2 cups of Water and the Rice Mix into the saucepan until it was well blended. Brought it to a boil. Reduced the heat to low and covered. Simmered for 25 minutes until the Rice was tender.

 

 

 


Removed the sauce pan from the heat. Let it stand for 5 minutes, fluffed the Rice up and served! Delicious, the Sausage is so good and Rice and Mix all made some fantastic Dirty Rice and Sausage! 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 tomorrow’s Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S DIRTY RICE
Rice is a major Louisiana crop and a kitchen staple. This beloved dish evolved as home cooks discovered that adding spices and leftover meat would create rice that tastes a whole lot better – even if it looks a little “dirty.” Dirty rice is infused with flavors of onion and bell pepper. The dish is traditionally prepared with giblets, but Zatarain’s Dirty Rice Mix is delicious with ground beef, ground pork, ground turkey or any other meat of your choosing.
About the product
* Dirty Rice mix features long grain white rice with onions, bell peppers with Cajun seasonings
* One-pot/one-skillet
* Gluten free, no artificial flavors, no MSG added*, no colors from artificial sources
* Ready to enjoy as a side dish or one pot meal (just add meat!)
* PREP TIP: Can be made on the stove top or in the microwave
* 8 oz box
* Zero grams of fat and cholesterol per serving; not too spicy
* Add ground beef for a complete meal
PREPARATION
1 – Brown ground beef in 3-quart saucepan. Drain fat. Stir water and Rice Mix into saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
2 – Simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
3 – Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
CALORIES 130
TOTAL FAT 0.5g
CHOLESTEROL 0mg
SODIUM 500mg
CARBOHYDRATES 28g
FIBER 1g
SUGAR 0g
PROTEIN 3g
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/recipes/main-dishes/zatarains-dirty-rice#

 

 

 

Johnsonville Turkey Italian Sausages
A new take on a sausage classic. Experience the signature flavor of Johnsonville Italian Dinner Sausage with premium cuts of turkey, less fat and no MSG. Fall in love with Johnsonville Brats all over again.
COOKING DIRECTIONS GRILL STOVETOP
1 – Preheat grill to medium-low.
2 – Add sausage.
3 – Cook covered for 20 to 25 minutes or until sausage is browned and the internal temperature is 165°F, turning links often.
STORAGE
Keep Refrigerated. Prepare within 3 days of purchase or freeze up to 30 days.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 link (91g) Servings per Container: 5 Calories: 150 Calories from Fat: 80 % Daily Value * Total Fat: 9g 14% Saturated Fat: 2.5g 13% Trans Fat: 0 Total Carbohydrates: 65mg 21% Sodium: 800mg 33% Total Carbohydrates: 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber:
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 14g
https://www.johnsonville.com/fresh-turkey-sausage.html

Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

June 16, 2019 at 6:41 PM | Posted in Johnsonville Meats, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast on this Sunday morning I toasted a couple of Eggo’s – Nutri Grain Waffles. I also fried a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Had my morning cup of bigelow Decaf Green Tea, as always! More rain and thunderstorms also gusty winds, high of 83 degrees. They are saying we are in for a lot of rain the next 3 – 4 days, about 3-5 inches! They were saying due to all the rains we’ve had this Spring that none of the Farmers have been able to get their crops out and it’s too late now for some crops to be planted. What a shame! So for Dinner tonight I’m preparing Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

 

 

For the Dirty Rice I used a box of Zatarain’s Dirty Rice. The Mix includes a Long Grain Rice Mix with Vegetables and Spices. I added the Sausage. Really looking forward to this meal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; I first prepared the Turkey Sausage. I used Johnsonville Turkey Italian Sausages. I bought these from Meijer which carries the the full line of Johnsonville Products. First time using these, and they look delicious! Started by browning the Turkey Sausages in a 3-quart saucepan. Removed them from the skillet to plate and sliced the Sausages into bite size pieces and returned them to the skillet. When done I drained the fat. Stirred in 2 1/2 cups of Water and the Rice Mix into the saucepan until it was well blended. Brought it to a boil. Reduced the heat to low and covered. Simmered for 25 minutes until the Rice was tender.

 

 

 

 

 

Removed the sauce pan from the heat. Let it stand for 5 minutes, fluffed the Rice up and served! Delicious, the Sausage is so good and Rice and Mix all made some fantastic Dirty Rice and Sausage! 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 tomorrow’s Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S DIRTY RICE
Rice is a major Louisiana crop and a kitchen staple. This beloved dish evolved as home cooks discovered that adding spices and leftover meat would create rice that tastes a whole lot better – even if it looks a little “dirty.” Dirty rice is infused with flavors of onion and bell pepper. The dish is traditionally prepared with giblets, but Zatarain’s Dirty Rice Mix is delicious with ground beef, ground pork, ground turkey or any other meat of your choosing.
About the product
* Dirty Rice mix features long grain white rice with onions, bell peppers with Cajun seasonings
* One-pot/one-skillet
* Gluten free, no artificial flavors, no MSG added*, no colors from artificial sources
* Ready to enjoy as a side dish or one pot meal (just add meat!)
* PREP TIP: Can be made on the stove top or in the microwave
* 8 oz box
* Zero grams of fat and cholesterol per serving; not too spicy
* Add ground beef for a complete meal
PREPARATION
1 – Brown ground beef in 3-quart saucepan. Drain fat. Stir water and Rice Mix into saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
2 – Simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
3 – Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
CALORIES 130
TOTAL FAT 0.5g
CHOLESTEROL 0mg
SODIUM 500mg
CARBOHYDRATES 28g
FIBER 1g
SUGAR 0g
PROTEIN 3g
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/recipes/main-dishes/zatarains-dirty-rice#

 

 

 

 

Johnsonville Turkey Italian Sausages
A new take on a sausage classic. Experience the signature flavor of Johnsonville Italian Dinner Sausage with premium cuts of turkey, less fat and no MSG. Fall in love with Johnsonville Brats all over again.
COOKING DIRECTIONS GRILL STOVETOP
1 – Preheat grill to medium-low.
2 – Add sausage.
3 – Cook covered for 20 to 25 minutes or until sausage is browned and the internal temperature is 165°F, turning links often.
STORAGE
Keep Refrigerated. Prepare within 3 days of purchase or freeze up to 30 days.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 link (91g) Servings per Container: 5 Calories: 150 Calories from Fat: 80 % Daily Value * Total Fat: 9g 14% Saturated Fat: 2.5g 13% Trans Fat: 0 Total Carbohydrates: 65mg 21% Sodium: 800mg 33% Total Carbohydrates: 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber:
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 14g
https://www.johnsonville.com/fresh-turkey-sausage.html

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots

May 10, 2019 at 6:34 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots

 

 

To start this Friday morning off I had a Jimmy Dean Simple Scramble – Turkey Sausage, Egg Whites, Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Love these, so easy to prepare and make a good Breakfast. Plus they are only 150 calories and 3 carbs per cup! I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night. I had Phantom Pains on and off all night. I wish these things would stop, so painful. Cloudy and 65 degrees out today. So after Breakfast I went to Kroger for a few items and stopped and picked up Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s. Not a lot going on this afternoon so I caught up on some sleep. For Dinner tonight its a Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots.

 

 

 

 

My friends came back from Florida and me a few Grouper Fillets from Florida’s Gulf Coast! I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper. I had the fillet in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. I rinsed the Grouper in cold water and dried it on a paper towel. To prepare the fillet I seasoned it with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillet in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Seafood Breading Mix Seasoning. Shook until the fillet was well coated. Shook off the excess off. Then got the Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful.

 

 

 

 

As my Grouper was cooking I preheated the oven on 425° to bake some Ore Ida Tater Tots. Just bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes and done! The Tater Tots come out golden brown and delicious! I served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

Ore Ida Tater Tots
If it’s not Ore-Ida, it’s not Tater Tots.
With their crunchy outside and fluffy inside,Tater Tots® potatoes are as tasty as they are fun. We should know, we invented them! Try them in our Tater Tots Casserole and other yummy recipes.
SERVING SIZE 86g
CALORIES 160
FAT 8g
SODIUM 420mg
CARBS 20g
http://www.oreida.com/en/Products/T/Tater-Tots#.Wv2wFKQvzIU

Seasoned Haddock w/ Mac and Cheese

April 23, 2019 at 6:34 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese, Stouffer's, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Haddock w/ Mac and Cheese

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of eggs, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly sunny and 74 degrees, rain and thunderstorms moving in toward evening. Had the other half of the outside deck painted, looks great. Went to Meijer Lawn and Garden and picked up another bag of the dark Mulch. Ran a little short of Mulch for around the tree out front. Got the front and side yards looking good! Next is the back yard flower bed and replacing some skirting around the back of the shed. For Dinner tonight I prepared Seasoned Haddock w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

 

 

 

Had not had Haddock in a while and it sounded good! I had purchased the Haddock from Kroger a couple of weeks ago and had them in the freezer. I sat the bag of them in the fridge overnight to thaw. I had already rinsed the fillets off in cold water and cut the fillets in half before I froze them. So to prepare them I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the pieces in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix. Shook until the pieces were well coated. Shook off the excess and pan fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil, frying them about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Haddock and Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Mix, the perfect combo. The Zatarain’s Breading and Seasonings are my favorites. I love Haddock it cooks up so nicely and I love the flavor and how meaty it is.

 

 

 

 

Then for a side I microwaved Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cup. Frozen individual Mac Cups, just microwave and serve. Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haddock

The haddock is a saltwater fish from the family Gadidae, the true cods, it is the only species in the monotypic genus Melanogrammus. – Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Haddock, cooked
Amount Per 1 fillet (150 g)
Calories 136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.8 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.2 g 1%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 99 mg 33%
Sodium 391 mg 16%
Potassium 527 mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 30 g 60%

 

 

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese

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

NUTRITIONAL INFO
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 170
Servings Per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11 17.00 %
Saturated Fat 6 30.00 %
Cholesterol 30mg 10.00 %
Sodium 560mg 23.00 %
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9.00 %
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
http://www.stouffers.com/products/detail.aspx?id=11406&c=0

Fried Red Snapper w/ Hash Browns and Golden Hominy

April 5, 2019 at 6:31 PM | Posted in fish, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Red Snapper w/ Hash Browns and Golden Hominy

 

Skipped Breakfast this morning, not really hungry. I did  just have a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea though. Went to Meijer for a few items and back home. Later went over to a Lawn and Garden Center and took a look at few plants and bushes. Back home I planted a couple of bushes I bought in the backyard. Not feeling up to par today so I kicked back the rest of the afternoon. We are watching my cousin’s 2 girls tonight for about 4 hours or so. For Dinner tonight it’s Red Snapper! I prepared a Fried Red Snapper w/ Hash Browns and Golden Hominy.

 

 

 

 

I had purchased the Red Snapper at the Kroger Seafood Department last week. I had it in the freezer so I laid the fillet in the fridge to thaw overnight. To prepare the the fillet, I first rinsed the Snapper off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt. Then put the fillets in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag and added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Fish Fri. Then shook the bag until the fillets were well covered, removed from the bag shaking off the excess. I then pan fried it in a Cast Iron Skillet, that I had preheated, in Canola Oil. I fried it skin side down for 4 minutes and then flipped it over to the flesh side and fried it another 3 minutes. Golden brown and nothing but delicious! The fresh taste of the Snapper combined with the Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Fish Fri is a perfect pairing.

 

 

 

For one side I prepared some Simply Potatoes Hash Browns, I always use Simply Potatoes Hash Browns. Fried them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For another side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that has never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. There is White and Golden Hominy, my favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish! For a Snack later some Honeycrisp Apple Slices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Snapper
Red snapper is a low-calorie, lean source of protein that is rich in selenium, vitamin A, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids. A diet that regularly incorporates these nutrients may significantly benefit your health by preventing serious medical conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Fish-Fri
The secret of authentic Southern Style fried fish is the crispy combination of corn flour, spices and lemon juice Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri Lemon PepperZatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri Lemon Pepper captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp.
Servings Per Container: Servings per container – 40

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 50
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 1140mg 48%
Total Carb: 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%
Sugar: 0g
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Lemon-Pepper-Fish-Fri.aspx

Catfish Nuggets w/ Mac and Cheese

February 16, 2019 at 6:35 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese, Stouffer's, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared Scrambled Eggs, heated up some Johnsonville Turkey Sausage Links, a toasted slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I did a load of laundry. Everything is caught up around the house so I caught up on some shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight Catfish Nuggets w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

 

 

 

 

Picked up the Catfish Nuggets at Meijer last week and had them in the freezer. Laid the bag of them in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare them I rinsed the Catfish Nuggets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty.

 

 

 

 

To go with the Catfish, 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. For Dessert/Snack later some slices of Boar’s Head Colby Longhorn Cheese and Kroger Wheat Saltine Crackers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catfish
The most commonly eaten species in the United States are the channel catfish and the blue catfish, both of which are common in the wild and increasingly widely farmed. Farm-raised catfish became such a staple of the diet of the United States that on 25 June 1987, President Ronald Reagan established National Catfish Day to recognize “the value of farm-raised catfish.”

Catfish is eaten in a variety of ways. In Europe it is often cooked in similar ways to carp, but in the United States it is popularly crumbled with cornmeal and fried.… Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Catfish, breaded and fried
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 g 18%
Saturated fat 2.9 g 14%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 62 mg 20%
Sodium 244 mg 10%
Potassium 296 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 16 g 32%

 

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese sauce

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

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

Leftover: Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

February 2, 2019 at 6:32 PM | Posted in leftovers, Zatarain's | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Leftover – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

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! One delicious Breakfast! We were fogged in this morning! Heavy fog until about 11:00 this morning. But then it turned sunny and a high of 46 degrees. The snow is melting! After Breakfast I went to Meijer to do some grocery shopping. I was at the Kroger up the road from us yesterday but their prices are so much higher than Meijer or Walmart! So after Meijer I stopped and got gas and then to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Later on went outside and cleaned up around the driveway and deck. Then kicked back the rest of the afternoon. For Dinner tonight Leftover: Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. I wasn’t going to let these leftovers go to waste! I’ve left the original post from yesterday for details of the dish, Enjoy!

 

 

 

One of my favorite meals 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 Meijer 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! Then for Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

February 1, 2019 at 6:28 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, shrimp, Zatarain's | 6 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast, not much of an appetite this morning. We just got the snow off the driveway and roads and it snowed again! This area is just used to this Winter weather for as long as its been now. We got about 2 inches I guess overnight and into the morning. So I cleared what I could from the driveway and then my neighbor came over and cleared the rest for me. It wouldn’t be so if I driveway wasn’t a hill! And then having to deal with it in a wheelchair makes it even harder. But you just to do what you can. I finally was able to get out and go check out the new Kroger they opened yesterday. It’s double the size of the old Kroger, which they really needed the space. The store is huge! They really did a great job with it. Many more selections and new items. For Dinner tonight I prepared a personnel favorite, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.

 

 

 

 

One of my favorite meals 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 Meijer 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! Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Mango Snapple 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

 

 

 

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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