Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes

July 8, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pork, pork tenderloin | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes

 

 

 

To start this Monday off I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Plenty of Sunshine, 88 degrees, humid outside today. Still looking for a place to buy new carpet for my bedroom and the bath room. Hard to find a reliable place with good installers! For Dinner tonight its a Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

I purchased the Simple Truth Pork Tenderloin from Kroger yesterday, just over 1 1/2 lbs. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 pork Tenderloin, 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 350°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. From the stove to the oven; Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet into a platter or dish and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being tender and moist! This is my favorite Pork Recipe by far!

 

 

 


For a side I prepared Roasted Asparagus. I love pairing Asparagus with Potatoes! 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 prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. Then I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Pork Tenderloin

Simple Truth Natural Pork comes from pigs raised humanely on family farms, and fed an all-vegetarian diet as nature intended. This results in pork that is tender and flavorful — the way pork should taste.

• No antibiotics — ever
• No added hormones — ever
• No preservatives
• No artificial colors or flavors — ever
• Always 100% vegetarian-fed

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Asparagus and Egg Noodle Bowl

July 8, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This weeks ‘”Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Asparagus and Egg Noodle Bowl. Chinese Noodles, Asparagus, Sesame Seeds, Button Mushrooms, Eggs, Milk, and Teriyaki or Hoisin Sauce make up this week’s recipe! It’s from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, or cuisines so be sure to check it out soon! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Asparagus and Egg Noodle Bowl

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (6-ounce) package Chinese noodles
2 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 cup diagonally cut asparagus pieces (4-ounce)
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
1 1/2 cups sliced button mushrooms
3 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
Teriyaki or hoisin sauce for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook noodles according to package directions; drain.
2 – Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add asparagus and sesame seeds; stir-fry until asparagus is tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
3 – Add mushrooms; stir-fry 1 minute.
4 – Add noodles; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.
5 – Beat eggs and milk in small bowl until blended; pour over noodle mixture. As egg mixture begins to set, Stir gently. Cook until eggs are thickened and no visible liquid egg remains. Do not stir constantly.
6 – Serve with a splash of teriyaki or hoisin sauce, if desired.
Makes 2 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 of recipe): Calories: 532; Total Fat: 19g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 391mg; Total Carbs: 67g; Fiber: 5g; Protein: 26g; Sodium: 141mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/asparagus_and_egg_noodle_bowl_recipe.html

Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Roasted Asparagus and Roasted Butternut Squash

May 30, 2019 at 6:36 PM | Posted in Pork, pork tenderloin | Leave a comment
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Today’ Menu: Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bowl 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. 77 degrees, humid, and thunderstorms out today. Same weather a bit cooler. Dayton, Ohio which is just North of where we live is still recovering from 5 tornados in that area a couple of nights ago. So much damage, I have a few friends in Dayton and they all were hit by one of the tornados. But all are okay health wise. Not a lot going on today. For Dinner tonight its Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Roasted Asparagus and Roasted Butternut Squash.

 

 

 

 

I’m using the Costco, always delicious, Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions. The package had 20 slices in it and have them in the Freezer. So Last night I grabbed a couple of packages out of the freezer and let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I think that’s my last packages of the Pork Medallions, time for Costco run!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To start I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare them I used a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated it on medium heat. I then lightly Salted the Pork with Sea Salt and a sprinkle of McCormick Dried Parsley. Added the Medallions to the skillet and cooked it for 2 minutes a side, as it just started to brown. Then from the stove to the oven, love Cast Iron Skillets! I then baked them to a medium rare, 145 degrees in the center of the medallions using a meat thermometer. Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorites. The Pork is so tender and flavorful. Seasoned just right and so moist.

 

 

 

 

For a side dish I prepared some Roasted Asparagus. I love pairing Asparagus with Potatoes! To prepare it I’ll need; 1 bunch of Purple 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 asparagus in a baking tray sheet. Add the bacon, garlic salt, salt, pepper, and olive oil and toss to coat. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool a couple of minutes and serve! Comes out tender and delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

Then for one 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, Walnut Pieces, 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, add the Walnut Pieces, 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! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash. I really love Butternut Squash! Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. For Dessert later Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Coll Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Facts….

One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Garden Chicken

May 26, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Garden Chicken. Made using Chicken Breasts, Diced Tomatoes, White Wine, Italian Tomato Paste, Asparagus, and Seasoning. A Dish sure to Make the Perfect Sunday Dinner! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has huge selection of recipes to please everyone! Check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Garden Chicken
Chicken breasts are quick-braised in an Italian-seasoned tomato and white wine sauce with fresh asparagus.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 3/4 cups (14.5-ounce can) recipe-ready diced tomatoes, undrained (1 3/4 cups)
1 cup chicken broth or dry white wine
1 (6-ounce) can Italian tomato paste (2/3 cup)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound fresh asparagus, stemmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Push chicken to side of skillet.
2 – Add tomatoes with juice, broth, tomato paste, parsley, and salt to skillet; stir. Add asparagus; spoon sauce over chicken and asparagus. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/garden_chicken_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – FRESH ASPARAGUS TOPPED WITH SUNNY-SIDE UP EGGS

May 7, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – FRESH ASPARAGUS TOPPED WITH SUNNY-SIDE UP EGGS. A perfect way to start your day with Breakfast or Brunch, FRESH ASPARAGUS TOPPED WITH SUNNY-SIDE UP EGGS. It’s only 135 calories and 2 carbs per serving! The recipe is off one of my favorite go to recipe sites, the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Gourmet site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so be sure to check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

FRESH ASPARAGUS TOPPED WITH SUNNY-SIDE UP EGGS

Ingredients

1 bunch asparagus, woody ends trimmed
Cooking spray
2 Eggland’s Best large eggs
1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese (optional)
1 teaspoon breadcrumbs (optional)
1/4 cup chopped red peppers (optional)

Directions

1 – Fill medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Submerge asparagus and cook for approximately 2 minutes, maintaining a bright green color and slight crunch. Immediately remove asparagus and shock it in a bowl of ice water. Reserve.
2 – Coat medium size skillet with cooking spray. Crack two Eggland’s Best eggs into pan and cook over medium heat until the whites set and the edges of the eggs are cooked.
3 – Place asparagus on plate, making an even layer. Remove eggs from the pan using a slotted spatula and place on top of asparagus. Top with a drizzle of olive oil and garnish with Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs or red peppers, if desired. Can also be served on two pieces of whole wheat toast.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 2 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 135
Fat: 11 grams
Saturated Fat: 5 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 86 milligrams
Cholesterol: 176 milligrams
Protein: 7 grams
Carbohydrates: 2 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/fresh-asparagus-topped-with-sunny-side-up-eggs

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Springtime Panzanella

April 16, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Springtime Panzanella. Get a healthy and delicious taste of Spring with this week’s recipe. Asparagus, Carrots, Red Onion, and Parmesan Cheese are just some of the ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe. It’s from one of my favorite sites and Magazines, the Diabetes Self Management. At the Diabetes Self Management site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Springtime Panzanella

Ingredients
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced and divided
3 slices whole wheat bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 pound asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon deli-style mustard
2 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese
Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Combine 1 tablespoon oil and 1 clove garlic in large bowl; mix well. Add bread cubes; toss to coat evenly. Spread in single layer on baking sheet.

3 – Combine 1 tablespoon oil, remaining 1 clove garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in same bowl. Add asparagus and carrot; toss to coat evenly. Spread on separate baking sheet.

4 – Bake bread cubes and vegetables 15 minutes, stirring once. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes to cool slightly.

5 – Meanwhile, combine onion, vinegar, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, lemon juice, mustard, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in small bowl; mix well. Add bread cubes and vegetables; gently toss to coat evenly. Top with cheese just before serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 173 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 722 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/springtime-panzanella/

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cheese and Vegetable Strata

March 4, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Cheese and Vegetable Strata. Eggs combined with Asparagus, Italian Bread, Red Bell Pepper, Mushrooms, Green Olives, Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella cheese, Wisconsin Jack Cheese, and Wisconsin Feta cheese equals one delicious and meatless Italian Style Dish! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which is stocked full of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cheese and Vegetable Strata
Assemble this wholesome, deliciously satisfying Italian-style cheese and vegetable dish at least four hours prior to baking.

Recipe Ingredients:
7 large eggs
1 1/4 cups half-and-half (light cream)
8 stalks asparagus, thinly sliced
4 cups Italian bread, cubed
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup portabella mushrooms, chopped
1/4 cup stuffed green olives
1/2 cup Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella cheese, cubed
1/2 cup Wisconsin Morel Mushroom & Leek Jack cheese (or Jack cheese), cubed
1/4 cup Wisconsin Feta cheese, crumbled

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and half-and-half until well blended. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
2 – Grease 6 (1 1/2-cup) casserole dishes or 1 (13×9-inch) baking dish.
3 – Spoon bread and cheese mixture into dish(es).
4 – Pour egg mixture over the top.
5 – Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
6 – Place casserole(s) in a 350°F (175°C) preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and eggs are set.
7 – Remove from oven and serve.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/cheese_and_vegetable_strata_recipe.html

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Asparagus and Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts for Diabetics

March 3, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Asparagus and Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts for Diabetics. Chicken Breasts, Asparagus, and Cheddar Cheese make up this week’s recipe. It’s from the Diabetes Self Management website which has a fantastic selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes Management Tips. Check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

 

Asparagus and Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts for Diabetics

Ingredients
20 asparagus spears (about 2 bunches)
2 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 teaspoon roasted crushed garlic
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1/4 pound each)
4 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
4 tablespoons corn relish (optional)

Directions
1 – Snap woody stem ends off asparagus and discard. Cut off asparagus tips about 4 inches long; set aside. Slice asparagus stalks and combine with broth, red pepper, garlic, parsley, and black pepper in saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2 – While vegetables cook, place each chicken breast half between plastic wrap, and pound with rolling pin until approximately 1/4 inch thick.

3 – Preheat electric indoor grill with lid. Lay 5 asparagus tips across one end of each pounded breast. Top each with 1 tablespoon cheese and fold in half. Place stuffed breasts on grill and cook with lid closed for 6 minutes.

4 – Spoon vegetable sauce onto serving plates and top with cooked breast. Garnish with corn relish, if desired.

* Gelatin Salad: If desired, serve with Gelatin Salad. Mix together 4 cups ready-to-use shredded cabbage, 1 cup mandarin orange segments, and 1/2 cup fat-free vinaigrette in medium bowl. Divide mixture evenly among 4 salad plates. Remove orange gelatin from 4 ready-to-use, sugar-free gelatin dessert cups and slice gelatin with egg slicer or knife. Top each salad with gelatin slices. Garnish each serving with 1/2 tablespoon dried cranberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 stuffed chicken breast.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 189 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 33 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 83 mg, Sodium: 317 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/asparagus-cheddar-stuffed-chicken-breasts/

Bread Crumb Crusted Fried Atlantic Winter Skate w/ Roasted Asparagus and Sliced Potatoes

January 26, 2019 at 6:33 PM | Posted in fish, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bread Crumb Crusted Fried Atlantic Winter Skate w/ Roasted Asparagus and Sliced Potatoes

 

 

 

To start this Saturday morning off I toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, fried up 4 slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham, Fried an Egg, and made a Breakfast Sandwich. I topped the Ham and Egg with a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cloudy and 34 degrees with passing snow flurries. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Back home it was laundry day, did a couple of loads. Then cleaned the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Bread Crumb Crusted Fried Atlantic Winter Skate w/ Roasted Asparagus and Sliced Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

I have been wanting to try Skate since I read about it a while back. It’s tough to find but I found some on the Sea to Table website (https://www.sea2table.com/). I’ve left some info on the Sea to Table website at the end of the post. So glad I came across this site they have a good selection of Seafood; Atlantic Sea Scallops, West Coast Dover Sole, Northwest Pacific Cod, and Atlantic Winter Skate. I ordered the West Coast Dover Sole and the Atlantic Winter Skate, and can not wait to try them both! I’m having the Skate for Dinner tonight. All products come frozen and delivered in excellent packaging. There is 2 Fillets per package, I’m having one for Dinner and froze the other one.

 

 

 

 

To make the Dish I’ll need; 1/4 cup of 2% Milk, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley, Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs for dredging, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil. To prepare them I put the skate fillet in a large dish. Poured the milk over them and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Make sure to turn the fillets in the milk so they are coated on both sides. Then I scattered the Bread Crumbs over a large dish. Lightly dredge the fillets in the Bread Crumbs on both sides.

 

 

 

 

With fillet breaded I heated the Olive Oil a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot but not smoking, I added one of the fillets. Saute on one side until it was golden brown, about 3 minutes. Then turn and cook on the other side until golden brown, about 3 minutes more. They came out beautiful! And I have a found a new Seafood to have! These are so good. They fried up very easy and have a very fresh taste, their taste is similar to scallops. I’ll definitely be having this again!

 

 

 

 

For one side dish I prepared some Roasted Asparagus.To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sea Salt, grated Black Peppercorn, Lemon Juice, and grated Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and Grated Reduced Fat Parm Cheese before serving.

 

 

 

 

For a 2nd 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. Excellent Meal tonight! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea to Table
https://www.sea2table.com/
Our seafood is wild-caught by American fishermen in US waters, where science-based management is in place to keep our fisheries sustainable and our oceans healthy. We deliver the best of the catch right to your door – cleaned, perfectly portioned, flash frozen, and ready to cook.

Our Mission
Every day, port towns from Maine down to the Gulf Coast and back up to Alaska welcome the wild catch of American fishermen. As US fisheries are closely monitored and managed by a strict science-based system, we can rest easy knowing that their fish is responsibly-caught from healthy oceans. Our goal is to make this delicious seafood available to everyone.

* The Sea to Table Standard
* Wild Caught in US Waters
* Never Processed Overseas
* Pristine Quality Offerings
*No Antibiotics or Hormones
https://www.sea2table.com/our-mission/

Atlantic Winter Skate
Hand filleted, boneless, flash frozen

Why We Love It: Loved by chefs and New England fishermen alike, Skate wings are sweet like scallops, delicate but firm like lobster, and often compared to flounder and sole. These skin-off fillets are hand trimmed and fan-shaped, so they make for a uniquely beautiful and delicious plate.
Cooking Tip: For a classic French-inspired meal, pan sauté in a butter and caper sauce, sprinkle with parsley and serve with asparagus and roasted potatoes. Get the recipe.
Where It’s From: This Winter Skate is caught off the shores of Chatham, Massachusetts — a fishing town at the elbow of Cape Cod. With an ever-growing stock level, Winter Skate is rated as a Good Alternative by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch.
Our Guarantee: We care about the fish you eat and work closely with our fishermen partners to provide you with the very best. If you are not 100% satisfied, we will replace or refund any item within 30 days.

West Coast Dover Sole
Hand filleted, boneless, flash frozen

Why We Love It: Similar to other flatfish such as fluke, Dover Sole has a sweet flavor with a flaky and delicate texture – perfect for a simple yet eye-catching plate. Unlike the European Dover Sole, West Coast Dover Sole is a member of the flounder family.
Cooking Tip: For a classic French-inspired meal, pan sauté in a butter and caper sauce, sprinkle with parsley and serve with asparagus and roasted potatoes. Get the recipe.
Where It’s From: Dover Sole, rated as a Best Choice by Seafood Watch, is from Astoria, Oregon, a small fishing town of about 10,000 people located at the mouth of the Columbia River just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean.
Our Guarantee: We care about the fish you eat and work closely with our supply partners to provide you with the very best. If you are not 100% satisfied, we will replace or refund any item within 30 days.
https://www.sea2table.com/shop/

Chopped Bison Sirloin w/ Au Gratin Potato Casserole and Roasted Asparagus

January 24, 2019 at 6:31 PM | Posted in bison, Idahoan Potato Products, SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chopped Bison Sirloin w/ Au Gratin Potato Casserole and Roasted Asparagus

 

 

 

For Breakfast I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another cold morning out there, 20 degrees. The afternoon was sunny and 31 degrees. Went to Meijer after Breakfast, needed quite a few items. On the way back I picked up Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s. Back home I rested most of the afternoon. I’ve had a bad sinus headache all morning. The last 2 days my sinuses have been running wild! Anyway for Dinner tonight I prepared a Chopped Bison Sirloin w/ Au Gratin Potato Casserole and Roasted Asparagus.

 

 

 

 

 

I’m using a favorite cut of Bison for Dinner tonight, SayersBrook Chopped Bison Sirloin. I had it in the freezer so I grabbed a couple of bags of it and let them thaw in the fridge overnight. To start I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare it I’ll need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, McCormick Crushed Rosemary, and McCormick Thyme Leaves. I got the Cast Iron Skillet out to prepare it. I first sprayed it with a very light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and then added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. When the pan was heated I added the Chopped Steak. I cooked each side 2 minutes.Then finished it in the oven, at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. It cooked up beautifully, perfect medium rare! Had a nice little char on the outside and moist and juicy inside. These are so tender you could slice them with a spoon and have an excellent taste to them. Just another very good item from SayersBrook Ranch! Mom even had one and loved it!

 

 

 

For a side dish I prepared a box of Idahoan Au Gratin Potato Homestyle Casserole. Being a Potato Lover like I am, I really enjoy all the Idahoan Potato Products. I’ve made the Au Gratin Potato many times. To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 450°F. Combined the Potatoes and Sauce mix in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Stir in 2 cups boiling Water, 3/4 cup 2% Milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. Blue Bonnet Light Butter with whisk. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown and potatoes are tender. Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving. The sauce will thicken slightly as it cools. Such an easy way to get a delicious Potato Casserole!

 

 

 

 

For another side I prepared Roasted Asparagus. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and Grated Reduced Fat Parm Cheese before serving. For Dessert/Snack later some Honey Crisp Apple Slices.

 

 

 

 

Chopped Bison Sirloin

SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak

If you like the flavor of the sirloin, love the Bison Burger but want to take it up a notch, then the Chopped Sirloin Steak is for you! 4 lbs (4 packages each with 2-8oz chopped sirloin steaks).
Great flavor of the sirloin but also extremely tender and juicy.
http://www.sayersbrook.com/bison-chopped-sirloin-steak-4-lbs/

 

 

 

 

 

Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole

Product Description

There’s no better way to start a savory Au Gratin homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich & cheesy side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.

Preparation Instructions

Oven Directions

Best for Golden Browning

PREHEAT oven to 450°F. COMBINE potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
STIR in 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with whisk.
BAKE uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
BAKING NOTES: To prepare 2 casseroles at once, double all ingredients, increase baking dish size accordingly, and bake about 30 min. To bake potatoes and roast meat at the same time, bake at 375°F for about 45 min; 350°F for about 50 min; or 325°F for about 60 min.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving Unprepared Prepared
Calories 100 160
Total Fat 1g* 2% 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 590mg 25% 28%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
http://www.idahoan.com/products/retail/augratin-homestyle-casserole

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