Fried Walleye w/ Cut Italian Beans and Italian Pasta Salad

September 24, 2017 at 5:07 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye w/ Cut Italian Beans and Italian Pasta Salad



For Breakfast on this Sunday Morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and Poached an Egg. Served the Poached Egg on top of 1/2 of the Muffin. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Beautiful morning out today, about 65 degrees and sunny. The day was sunny and a high of 90 degrees. Mom went to Church and I stayed home to watch Dad. We have to do almost everything for him now and his Dementia seems to be getting worse. Not complaining though at least he’s home with us. Did some laundry and cleaned the house. I still have no hearing in my right ear, starting to get worried. I go back to the doctor Monday afternoon. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Walleye w/ Cut Italian Beans and Italian Pasta Salad, also heated up a bag of Cauliflower and opened up a can of Del Monte Peach Slices.


While at Meijer yesterday I seen they had some more of those beautiful looking Walleye Fillets they had just got in and just couldn’t pass them up, I bought 3 Fillets. I rinsed them off in cold water, sliced into smaller pieces, and put them in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge until ready to use today.





To prepare them I seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillets in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor!




For one side dish I heated a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. To prepare them just empty the can into a small sauce pan and simmer until heated. I love the taste of these, just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready! Love all Beans! Also added a Bag of Cauliflower. Comes in a Steam – Microwave Bag.





Also to go with my Walleye I prepared a box of Hidden Valley Pasta Salad – Homestyle Italian. It comes packaged with the Pasta and the Seasoning Packets. I added Sliced Black and Green Olives, Vinegar, and Extra Light Olive Oil. To prepare it; I will need: 2 tbsp. vinegar. 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Pour the pasta into 5-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered for 11 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix the vinegar with contents of seasoning packet. Stir well. Next add the oil and stir well again. Drain the pasta. Rinse with cold water; drain well. Stir pasta into the seasoning mixture. I then added the sliced Black Olives and sliced Green Olives. And it’s ready to serve!Excellent Seasoning, a perfect Pasta Salad.




Hidden Valley® Homestyle Italian Pasta Salad.
Rotini pasta and zesty Italian seasoning mix with real herbs.

Per 1/2 cup as packaged:
170 calories.
0g sat fat, 0% DV.
410mg sodium, 17% DV.
5g sugars.

Enriched Plain/Spinach/Tomato Rotini (Durum Wheat Semolina, Tomato Solids, Dried Spinach, Iron, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Sugar, Salt, less than 2% of: Natural Flavors (Milk, Soy), Spices, Dried Garlic, Dried Red Bell Pepper, Paprika, Basil, Dried Onion, Oregano, Honey, Xanthan Gum.


Cheesy Bacon-Tater Tot Pie

September 24, 2017 at 10:02 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 35 min Yield: 8 servings Level: Easy

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Healthy Apple Recipes

September 24, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its – Our Top Healthy Recipes for Apples. Delicious and Healthy Meal and Dessert Apple Recipes! Delicious recipes like; Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Marshmallow Frosting, Apple Puffed Oven Pancake, and Apple-and-Leek-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin. Find these and more all at the EatingWell Website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!


Our Top Healthy Recipes for Apples
From apple pie recipes to apple sauce recipes, our best apple recipes.


Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Marshmallow Frosting
Shredded apple replaces some of the oil and keeps the cake moist in these cinnamon-spiked cupcakes. There is a generous amount of fluffy marshmallow frosting to mound or pipe on top for a festive look. Be sure to frost them right after you make the frosting–it stiffens as it stands and becomes more difficult to spread……


Apple Puffed Oven Pancake
Apple pie spice is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves or ginger. If you don’t have any on hand, you can substitute cinnamon and a dash of cloves in the recipe…….


Apple-and-Leek-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Stuff pork tenderloin with apple and leek to take it from ordinary to elegant. Our easy method of tying the roast together keeps the filling inside while you brown and roast it. We use applejack, brandy made from apple cider, for depth of flavor in the pan sauce, but you can use 1/2 cup cider if you prefer……


* Click the link below to get all the – Our Top Healthy Recipes for Apples

Soup Special of the Day!……..Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

September 24, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is – Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. Thank you to Franks for passing this recipe along. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Recipe Ingredients:

1 (6-ounce) box long-grain and wild rice mix, prepared according to package directions
1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
2 (about 8 ounces total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, chopped
1 cup thinly sliced carrot
2 cups (8 ounces) sliced fresh mushrooms
1 1/4 cups (1 medium) chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 3/4 cups chicken broth, (two 14.5-ounce cans)
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (12-ounce) can Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons dry white wine
Green onions

Cooking Directions:

1 – Heat oil in large saucepan. Add chicken, carrots, mushrooms, onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink.
2 – Add rice, broth, tarragon, thyme, parsley flakes; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
3 – Combine small amount of evaporated milk and cornstarch in small bowl; stir until smooth. Add to saucepan with remaining evaporated milk and wine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soup is thickened.
4 – Garnish with Green Onions
Makes 6 servings.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 24, 2017 at 5:22 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Wrap bunches of Grapes loosely in newsprint, and keep them in the dark. For a tasty treat, freeze whole grapes and snack on them straight from the freezer.

September 24th is National Cherries Jubilee Day!

September 24, 2017 at 5:20 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

national cherries jubilee day

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Farmers Market Stew

September 23, 2017 at 5:27 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bachelorette party was a success! My friends and I traveled down to WinStar casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. That’s a sprawling casino and resort near the Oklahoma-Texas border. I had never …

Source: Farmers Market Stew

Baked BBQ Chicken Wings, Celery Sticks, and Garlic Herb Potatoes

September 23, 2017 at 5:16 PM | Posted in chicken, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Baked BBQ Chicken Wings, Celery Sticks, and Garlic Herb Potatoes


Feeling a lot better today! I even got a full night’s sleep. Almost all the swelling on my right ear area is gone but my hearing isn’t quite back all the way though. With feeling better I’m back to solid food. So for Breakfast I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Meijer Diced Ham, 1 Egg Sunny Side Up, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The Hash Browns, Ham, and Egg make a perfect Breakfast Bowl! After Breakfast I headed to Meijer to do some grocery shopping. Back home gave Mom a hand with the laundry and some house cleaning. Got the cart out for a bit. Watched some College Football then the rest of the day. For Dinner tonight I prepared Baked BBQ Chicken Wings, Celery Sticks, and Garlic Herb Potatoes.


At Meijer I bought a bag of Meijer Brand BBQ Chicken Wings. First time trying this brand Wings. Mom and Dad had been wanting some Wings so that’s what we are having for Dinner. The Wings come frozen and already Seasoned.





To prepare them I preheated the oven on 375 degrees. Then got a large baking sheet, lined it with foil and sprayed the foil with Pam Cooking Spray. Lined the Wings up in the pan and when the oven was ready I baked them. for about 27 minutes. Pulled them from the oven and let them sit for 3 minutes and served! The Wings were excellent! They were nice size and the Seasoning and BBQ Sauce was spot on. Served it with Celery Sticks along with Litehouse Lite Blue Cheese Dressing.




For a side Dad wanted some Potatoes so I picked up a package of Little Potato Company Garlic and Herb Potatoes. They come in a tin, ready for the oven container. Preheated the oven to 450 and sat the container on a small baking sheet. It comes with a Seasoning Packet of Garlic and Herb. I first brushed the Potatoes with Extra Light Olive Oil and then Seasoned them with Seasoning Packet. Baked the for 45 minutes. The Potatoes came out perfect. Really enjoyed the Seasoning on them. Served them with a side of Daisy Light Sour Cream. Wings, Celery, and Potatoes for Dinner tonight! For a Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.




Little Potato Company Grilled Potatoes – Garlic Herb

This heavenly garlic herb flavor is enclosed in a new and attractive packaging design, yet still filled with the fresh Creamer potatoes you’ve come to love! We are giving you a healthier way to enjoy the delicious flavor, with a few small improvements to our seasoning packages:

– all natural ingredients, forget the artificial flavors and colors, you won’t find them here!
– reduced sodium levels
– lower sugar levels

As always, the Garlic Herb flavor is:

– gluten-free
– allergen-free
– fat-free
– cholesterol-free
– Vegan

That’s right, we’ve created a healthy blend to provide you with a sensational flavor experience that’s not only convenient, but also natural and good for you and your family.

Look for it in your produce section today!

Classic steakhouse comes alive in the Garlic Herb flavor. A colorful mix of red and yellow Creamer potatoes is roasted in a mouth-watering blend of roasted garlic, sweet onions and fragrant rustic herbs.

Just open the package, add the included seasoning, splash a little oil and roast for 30 minutes in the oven or on the barbecue. Perfectly grilled Creamers have never been easier!

Be sure to mix it up and try our other delicious flavors Onion Medley and Barbecue Blend.

In three easy steps, you have perfectly roasted and seasoned potatoes!
Preheat grill to medium-high or oven to 450° F.

1. Simply remove the cardboard sleeve, seasoning pack and plastic film.

2. Add the seasoning pack contents and 2 tbsp of oil to tray. Toss until well coated.

3. Place uncovered tray on grill or in oven. Cook for 30 – 45 minutes* or until tender, stirring occasionally. Serve and enjoy!

Tip: If potatoes look dry during cooking, turn down heat and add 2 tbsp. of water.
Nutritional Information
Serving Size
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 80 0 %
Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated + Trans 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 220 mg 9%
Potassium 520 mg 15%
Carbohydrate 18 g 6%
Fibre 2 g 8%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 2 g

Game Day Snacks Recipe Collection – The Chunky Chef

September 23, 2017 at 10:23 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Whether you’re having a big party, or watching the game with family, you’ll want some awesome game day snacks! This collection has everything you need!

Source: Game Day Snacks Recipe Collection – The Chunky Chef

Greek Panzanella

September 23, 2017 at 10:21 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s been about a year since I last posted a recipe for a Panzanella – that would have been during our last glut of tomatoes. This year I wanted to change things up a bit and go Greek s…

Source: Greek Panzanella

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