Fried Yellow Lake Perch w/ Mac and Cheese and Baked French Bread

October 12, 2021 at 7:15 PM | Posted in fish, Kraft, Mac and Cheese, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Yellow Lake Perch w/ Mac and Cheese and Baked French Bread

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 77 degrees, very windy and partly cloudy out today. I had to return a rake I bought from Meijer, it came apart after using it 1 time. While at Meijer I picked up a couple of other items also. On the way back I picked up Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s. Too windy to do a lot outside today. Did a few things in the house and then cleaned out the shed. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Yellow Lake Perch w/ Mac and Cheese and Baked French Bread.

 

I purchased the Yellow Lake Perch from Meijer this morning. I rinsed the Fillets in cold water then patted them dry and put them in a Hefty Plastic Bag and on into the fridge until ready to use. I love using Yellow Lake Perch, fries up a beautiful golden brown and like most fresh water fish has a fantastic taste. It’s not too often I find Yellow Lake Perch so I grabbed these when I seen them.

 

I then seasoned them with Sea Salt and rolled the fillets in my favorite Breading Mix, Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri. Pan fried them in Bertolli Cooking Olive Oil, on medium heat for 3 minutes per side. They came out with a golden brown crust and delicious! I love Fish!

 

 

 

To go with my Perch I prepared a cup of Kraft Mac and Cheese. They come in a microwavable plastic container. To prepare it just remove the lid, add water and stir, microwave for 3 1/2 minutes, and stir in the packet of cheese sauce. And you have your Mac and Cheese! Another nice item to have in the pantry. Easy to prepare, nothing like good old-fashioned Kraft Mac and Cheese! Container makes 1 serving. Love these Kraft Mac and Cheese! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a Breyer’s 90 Calorie Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Lake Perch
Yellow perch are only found in North America; they are native to the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, and the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence River and Mississippi River basins. … The yellow perch has also been widely introduced for sport and commercial fishing purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kraft Mac and Cheese
We put Kraft Mac and Cheese in convenient microwavable cups! In just minutes, you can indulge in your favorite comfort food for lunch or a snack! Our mac and cheese is made with no artificial flavors, dyes, or preservatives – that’s something worth smiling about.
https://www.kraftmacandcheese.com/product/00021000010875/kraft-original-macaroni-cheese-dinner-205-oz-cup

Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

October 3, 2021 at 7:16 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, gumbo, leftovers, seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 73 degrees with rain and thunderstorms out today. I had to break out the Big Breakfast this morning, I was starving! I prepared Glier’s Turkey Goetta, Simply Potatoes Southwest Style Shredded Hash Browns, a Sunny Side Up Egg, a toasted slice of Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Wheat Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mom had the same thing except with Coffee and and a glass of Orange Juice. That Breakfast hit the spot! Not a lot to do so I did a small load of laundry for Mom. I got everything done so I got the Board Game Sorry for Mom out. She loves playing that Game! That was the day today. For Dinner tonight I heated up the Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. I’ve left the original post from last night for the recipe ingredients and instructions. Enjoy and Stay Safe out there.

 

Gumbo is always one of my favorite meals, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo! Plus the leftovers are just as good if not better! 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 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 for 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 took a small bowl over to my neighbor also. Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Smart Pop – Popcorn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink. I finally broke down and bought a couple of the Plastic Bottles of Snapple. The 1st one I had tried when they first came out wasn’t too good. These are much better!

 

 

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

October 2, 2021 at 7:19 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, gumbo, seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

 

For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 67 degrees and passing rain showers out today. Went to Walmart after my Tea. Needed a few items and I bought a new rake. Back home couldn’t do much yard work because of the rain showers. Did a few things around the house. I One of my favorite Dinners tonight! For Dinner tonight I prepared a personal favorite, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.

 

Gumbo is always one of my favorite meals, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo! Plus the leftovers are just as good if not better! 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 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 for 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 took a small bowl over to my neighbor also. Then for Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink. I finally broke down and bought a couple of the Plastic Bottles of Snapple. The 1st one I had tried when they first came out wasn’t too good. These are much better!

 

 

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

Fried Shrimp w/ Roasted Asparagus and Sliced New Potatoes

September 1, 2021 at 7:12 PM | Posted in seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Shrimp w/ Roasted Asparagus and Sliced New Potatoes

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Very windy out all day but the humidity is gone and we had a high of 79 degrees. Finally some relief from the heat and humidity! Later after Lunch I got the 4 wheel cart out and got some yard work done. Beautiful day to be outside doing something. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Shrimp w/ Roasted Asparagus and Sliced New Potatoes.

 

While at Meijer last week I picked up some more of the Black Tiger Shrimp. A couple of weeks ago we had some and they were delicious! This batch looks just as good, there is some huge Shrimp in this batch! For the Breading I’m using Zatarain’s Fish Fri Crispy Southern Mix.

 

To prepare the Shrimp I rinsed them 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 Cooking Olive Oil. Fried each side for about 2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for Seafood!

 

For a side I prepared Roasted Asparagus, that I also picked up at Meijer earlier today. To prepare it I’ll need; 1 bunch of Asparagus (fibrous bases removed), 1 Tablespoon of Crumbled Bacon or Bacon Bits, Ground Garlic Salt, Sea Salt, Freshly Ground Black Pepper, and 1 tbsp Extra Light Olive Oil. To prepare it is easy; Preheat the oven to 400F. Place the Asparagus in a baking tray sheet. Add the Bacon, Garlic Salt, Salt, Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil and toss to coat. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool a couple of minutes and serve! Comes out tender and delicious!

 

For another side I heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced New Potatoes. I use a lot of Del Monte Vegetable Products, always delicious and store a lot longer than fresh Vegetables. To prepare them I emptied the can into a small sauce pan. Heated it on medium heat until heated through. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Leftover Red Beans and Rice w/ Smoked Turkey Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

August 31, 2021 at 7:20 PM | Posted in beans, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, rice, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover Red Beans and Rice w/ Smoked Turkey Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside we had a high of 84 degrees, extremely humid and passing thunderstorms later in the afternoon. I had to be at the Optometrist at 8:30 this morning for my yearly check-up. Everything looked good, no changes. Back home I just bummed around and caught up on some sleep. For Dinner tonight I heated up the Leftover Red Beans and Rice w/ Smoked Turkey Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread. I can’t ever let these Leftovers go to waste, too good to waste! I have left the post from last night for ingredients and directions. Stay Safe and Take Care All!

 

I had not made this in a while, long overdue! For the Red Beans and Rice I used a box of Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans and Rice Mix. For the Sausage I used Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey and for the Garlic Loaf I used a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread. I love these types of meals! I’m preparing 3 Bean Turkey Chili tomorrow! 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 Sausage. 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 another skillet out as the Rice was cooking, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. Sliced the Sausage into bite size slices and added them to the heated skillet until heated through. Removed them from the heat and set aside until needed.

 

Simmered the Rice for 25 minutes, until the tender. Stirred occasionally to prevent the Rice and Beans from sticking. With 4 minutes of cooking time left I added the Smoked Turkey Sausage. When done I removed the skillet from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. And done ready to serve! This makes one fantastic Meal! The Red Beans and Rice is Seasoned perfect. It made plenty of both the Red Beans and the Rice. And the Sausage works perfect with it. One Delicious and Hearty Dish!

 

Then I also baked a loaf of New York Bakery Garlic Loaf Bread.! I loved this hearty dish tonight, plenty leftover for a couple of lunches! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels 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

Red Beans and Rice w/ Smoked Turkey Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

August 30, 2021 at 7:04 PM | Posted in Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Red Beans and Rice w/ Smoked Turkey Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast I prepared a Sunny Side Up Egg, 1/4 package of Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns and heated up some Meijer Diced Ham. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Then topped them off with Diced Ham and topped all with the Egg. I love combinations of Potatoes and Ham. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. What a Breakfast! Outside it’s 84 degrees, very humid and thunderstorms and rain on and off for most of the day. Not a good day out there. So today I cleaned the fridge and both freezers. Got rid of a few freezer items that had been in there too long. Dinner tonight I prepared Red Beans and Rice w/ Smoked Turkey Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

I had not made this in a while, long overdue! For the Red Beans and Rice I used a box of Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans and Rice Mix. For the Sausage I used Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey and for the Garlic Loaf I used . Perfect Bread. I love these types of meals! I’m preparing 3 Bean Turkey Chili tomorrow! 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 Sausage. 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 another skillet out as the Rice was cooking, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. Sliced the Sausage into bite size slices and added them to the heated skillet until heated through. Removed them from the heat and set aside until needed.

 

Simmered the Rice for 25 minutes, until the tender. Stirred occasionally to prevent the Rice and Beans from sticking. With 4 minutes of cooking time left I added the Smoked Turkey Sausage. When done I removed the skillet from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. And done ready to serve! This makes one fantastic Meal! The Red Beans and Rice is Seasoned perfect. It made plenty of both the Red Beans and the Rice. And the Sausage works perfect with it. One Delicious and Hearty Dish!

 

Then I also baked a loaf of New York Bakery Garlic Loaf Bread.! I loved this hearty dish tonight, plenty leftover for a couple of lunches! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper 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 Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

August 16, 2021 at 7:15 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, gumbo, seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 80 degrees, cloudy with passing rain showers out there today. We had a good shower of rain overnight but we need more rain. The grass and trees are brown from lack of rain. After my Tea I went and filled the car up with gas. About Noon I headed out to Ross, Ohio with my friend Linda. We go out there every so often to the 2 outdoor Produce Markets. They have the best Sweet Corn in Ohio grown in Ross. I picked up 3 lbs. of Half Runner Green Beans, a few Tomatoes, 6 Ears of Sweet Corn, and 10 big and beautiful South Carolina Peaches. I love those Peaches! Back home for Dinner tonight I heated up the Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.

 

Gumbo is always one of my favorite meals, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo! Plus the leftovers are just as good if not better! 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 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 for 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 took a small bowl over to my neighbor also. Then for Dessert a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

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

August 15, 2021 at 7:14 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, gumbo, seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 80 degrees, cloudy with passing rain showers out there today, we got little to none here at the house though. After my Tea I went to Kroger for Mom, she needed a few items. Then back home. Later I went to Lowe’s and picked up a bag of Small Size Creek Rocks and a bag of Grass Seed. I’m trying to get the yard in shape for the Fall and Winter Season. Not much else going on this Sunday Afternoon. For Dinner tonight I prepared a personal favorite, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.

 

Gumbo is always one of my favorite meals, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo! Plus the leftovers are just as good if not better! 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 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 for 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 took a small bowl over to my neighbor also. Then for Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Coke Zero 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

Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

July 26, 2021 at 6:57 PM | Posted in fish, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

To start this rainy morning off I made a 1/2 package of Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns and heated up some Meijer Diced Ham. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Then topped them off with Diced Ham. I love combinations of Potatoes and Ham. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 92 degrees, humid, and sunny outside today. I repainted the trim of our shed after Breakfast. Then later I sprayed for weeds and crabgrass. Then raked the backyard. I pulled up a couple of the Pepper plants also, done for the year. For Dinner tonight its Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

I had bought the Catfish Nuggets from Kroger and had them in the freezer. I sat the bag 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 for 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.

 

For one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’m using Medium Size Red Potatoes. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Then slice each Potato into thin slices and slit each slice at least 4 times. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on medium high.

 

With the skillet heated add the Potatoes. After adding the Potatoes add your Seasoning, we just used Salt and Pepper. Then fry until the Potatoes start to turn brown. Then flip them with a spatula and continue frying until done. I love these Potatoes and they are so easy to prepare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. What a meal Catfish, Fried Potatoes and Green Beans. I also made a small Cast Iron Skillet of Cornbread. Then for Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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%

Dirty Rice and Ground Turkey w/ Baked French Bread

June 15, 2021 at 7:05 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Toady’s Menu: Dirty Rice and Ground Turkey w/ Baked French Bread

 

For Breakfast I prepared 3 slices of Bacon, a Sunny Side Up Egg, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Wheat Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I’m ready to face the day, I think! Started a load of laundry after Breakfast. Then it was outside. I watered my Pepper Plants and my Tomato Plants. Now that the weather has stayed hot my Plants are getting loaded with Peppers and Tomatoes. Got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the driveway area. Well hopefully the Cicadas are dying out, not nearly as many so far today! Before heading in, the garbage trucks ran this morning and went around and got 8 of them and moved them up to their house for them. Inside finished up the laundry. Then I dug out some large Plastic Tubs out of the shed. Cleaned them up and used them to pack stuff out of the spare room. I’m getting it straightened up for when they install the new flooring later in July. For Dinner tonight I prepared Dirty Rice and Ground Turkey w/ Baked French 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 Ground Turkey Sausage and 1 can of Bush’s Chili Black Beans. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread Loaf.

 

I first got a skillet and cooked the the Jennie – O Lean Ground Turkey. To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. Seasoned the Turkey with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, Ground Cumin and Dried Cilantro. About half way through I added a can of Drained Bush’s Chili Beans – Black Beans. Stirred until well mixed and continued cooking until the Turkey was almost done. I didn’t want to over cook the Turkey or Beans because I was going to add them to the Dirty Rice as it was cooking.

 

As the Ground Turkey was cooking I grabbed another skillet and prepared the Dirty Rice. 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. With about 5 minutes of cooking time left I added the Turkey and Black Bean Mix. I stirred that in until it was well mixed and finished out the cooking time.

 

 

I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Loaf Bread. Very Good Meal tonight! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey and Black Beans worked perfect with the Zatarain’s Dirty Rice! Excellent Meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S DIRTY RICE
Zatarain’s makes enjoying this classic South Louisiana rice dish quick and easy. Just brown ground beef and add Zatarain’s Dirty Rice Mix, and then let simmer. The prep is quick. The results are delicious.

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

 

JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
JENNIE-O® All Natural* Lean Ground Turkey is packed with nutrition, making it an amazing alternative to ground beef. Create delicious versions of your family’s favorite recipes. Tacos, meatballs, casseroles, sloppy joes, burgers and countless other recipes! With 21 grams of protein, 170 calories, and no artificial ingredients, it’s easier than ever to eat well! Find this product in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.
https://www.jennieo.com/products/lean-ground-turkey/

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