Chopped Bison Sirloin Steak w/ Cut Green Beans, Baked Potato, and Texas Toast

November 27, 2017 at 6:01 PM | Posted in bison, SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chopped Bison Sirloin Steak w/ Cut Green Beans, Baked Potato, and Texas Toast

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it’s sunny and 61 degrees, not bad weather for a November 27th! After Breakfast I headed out to Meijer to do some grocery shopping and then swung by Kroger for a couple of items. Stopped by the ATM and got gas before heading home. Got the cart out of the shed after Lunch. Went around the outside of the house and gathered up some leaves. Then took the leaf blower and cleaned off the deck and driveway. Really a nice day out today. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Chopped Bison Sirloin Steak w/ Cut Green Beans, Baked Potato, and Texas Toast.

 

 

For Dinner tonight it’s one of my favorites, SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak. I love this Chopped Steak. 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 (all seasoning to taste). 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.

 

For a side I heated up a large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. I love all Beans but Green Beans are my favorite along with the Seasoned Pinto Beans.

 

 

 

 

I also prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast, One delicious meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/

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Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Hanging Steak w/ Baked Potato and Bourbon and Brown Sugar Beans

November 11, 2017 at 5:50 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Hanging Steak w/ Baked Potato and Bourbon and Brown Sugar Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared an Egg, sunny side up. I also prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Nice start to a chilly November Morning. 31 degrees out there this morning. It was mostly cloudy and a high of 42 degrees. Mom had some things to do today so i did the laundry for her and looked after Dad. Did a few chores around the house after Lunch. Everything done, I watched some College Football the rest of the afternoon. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Hanging Steak and Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato, Bourbon and Brown Sugar Beans, and baked Texas Toast.

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo had their 16 oz. Hanging Tender Steaks on sale a couple of weeks ago and I ordered a couple of them and I’m having one of them for Dinner tonight. I had it in the freezer so I laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To season it I’ll need; McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley, Dried Rosemary, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

For the Steak; I rinsed the Hanger Steak and pat it dry. Then I grabbed a sharp fillet knife and ran the knife along one side of the sinew that runs down the center, creating two fillets. Remove the sinew from fillet that it remains attached to with knife. When I first found this recipe I didn’t know what the word “sinew” meant. I looked it up and the definition is; sinew – a piece of tough fibrous tissue uniting muscle to bone or bone to bone; a tendon or ligament. Learned something new! Which is why I enjoy cooking so much, you’re always learning something! To continue, next I rubbed the steaks with the Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Pepper, and Rosemary . Cover and allow it to rest at room temperature for 2 hours. I cut the other half of the Steak in half again and I’ll be having them for a couple of Steak and Eggs Breakfasts with that!

 

To start I got out a Cast Iron Skillet out. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the Skillet on medium heat. Next I preheated the oven to 400 degrees. Then to start I pan fried it, on medium heat about 2 minutes per side. Starting out cooking it on the stove gave it a nice sear to start. Then I put the Skillet in the oven and roasted it until it had internal temperature of 145 degrees for a medium rare, and it came out perfect, love using Cast Iron Skillets; from the stove to the oven! After removing it from the oven I put the Steak on a plate and lest it rest for 5 minutes before serving. These Steaks are so moist and tender and have that distinct Wild idea Buffalo flavor. The juices off the Steak was just incredible! I also prepared some sauteed Mushrooms to go with Steak.

 

For a side I prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

 

 

 

Then for another side I prepared some Bush’s Grillin’ Beans Bourbon and Brown Sugar. Not sure if I’ve had these before or not, but they sure are good! As all Bush Beans are. I just emptied the can into a small sauce pan and heated them until they started to simmer and the Beans heated. Love these Bush Beans! I also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Garlic Texas Toast. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – 16 oz. Hanging Tender Steak
Also known as the hanger steak, this is a coveted favorite of butchers. The deep rich flavor and delicate tenderness requires less cooking time. Roast whole or cut for medallions or kebabs. 1 lb.
http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/premium-steaks/products/hanging-tender-

 

 

 

 

 

A TASTE OF TENNESSEE
BUSH’S® BOURBON AND BROWN SUGAR GRILLIN’ BEANS®

When you’re grilling your favorite meats, you want a side that can hold its own—like the bold taste of BUSH’S® Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grillin’ Beans®. We slow-cook plump navy beans in a robust sauce generously seasoned with brown sugar, molasses, a bold blend of spices and a touch of natural bourbon flavor for a side dish that’s decidedly different.
http://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/bourbon-and-brown-sugar

Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms and Baked Potato

October 29, 2017 at 5:03 PM | Posted in SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms and Baked Potato

 

 

To start my morning off I had Steak and Eggs. I love these SayersBrook 4 oz. Bison Filet Mignon! I had used my last one a couple of weeks ago and had ordered more of them that came in yesterday. So to prepare it I just seasoned it with some McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I then grabbed a small skillet, sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray, and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. Fried the first side 3 minutes and flipped it over and cooked it another 2 minutes. It came out a perfect medium rare! It was so tender and juicy. Then I also fried up a Sunny Side Egg and toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. Sure tough to beat a Steak and Egg Breakfast! Also as usual, had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea.

 

 

 

Another cool morning out there, 32 degrees and a few snow flakes. We only had a high in the low 40’s. Mom went to Church and I stayed home to keep an eye on Dad. His Dementia is getting worse everyday. I feel so sorry for him. So for Dinner it was a Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Texas Toast.

 

 

 

 

For Dinner tonight it’s the always delicious SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak. I love this Chopped Steak. 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 (all seasoning to taste). 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. Another very good item from SayersBrook Ranch! I topped the Chopped Steak with some A-1 Sauce Thick/Hardy. Also cooked up some Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

For a side I prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Garlic Texas Toast.  For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak

Chopped Bison Sirloin

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/

Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak and Marsala and Mushroom Sauce w/….

September 15, 2017 at 5:08 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak and Marsala and Mushroom Sauce w/ Roasted Asparagus and Baked Potato

 

 

To start the morning off I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The rain has moved on and its sunny and 80 degrees! Did a little house cleaning and the laundry. After Lunch I got the cart out of the shed and enjoyed the day. Mom called later in the day and wanted me to go pick up a few things for her at Kroger. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak and Marsala and Mushroom Sauce w/ Roasted Asparagus and Baked Potato.

 

For Dinner tonight I tried the Wild Idea Buffalo – Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak. it comes packaged as 2 – 4 oz. steaks per packaged. It’s already Seasoned with Organic: Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Lemon Juice, Black Pepper, Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Garlic, and Onion Powder.

 

 

 

 

To prepare it I preheated the oven to 425°. In a Cast Iron Skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil to, I heated it over medium high heat. When ready I added my Steaks to it. I cooked the Steaks 1 minute each side. I just wanted a light sear on both sides. Then I moved the Skillet on to the preheated Oven and Roasted it for about 4 minutes. Removed the Skillet from the Oven and placed the Steaks on a plate and let them rest for 5 minutes before cutting. The Tri -Tip Steak was super tender and juicy. I had cooked to a medium rare and it came perfect! First time I tried the Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak and like all the other Wild Idea products it was delicious!

 

I topped the steak with a new product I came across at Kroger the other day, Fortun’s Marsala and Mushroom Sauce. First time trying this item also. It’s easily prepared, just heat in a sauce pan or microwave it. I prepared it in a small sauce pan. Good amount of Mushrooms and one tasty Sauce! Here’s another Item I’ll have to keep in stock! They have different varieties and looking forward to trying those also.

 

 

 

For one side I prepared some Roasted Asparagus. To prepare the Asparagus I needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Peppercorn, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. To prepare it; 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 the preheated 400 degree oven and roast for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving.

 

Then for another side I prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Really enjoyed this Dinner tonight! For Dessert/Snack later tonight a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Trop A Rocka Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – JILL’S SEA SALT HERB RUBBED TRI-TIP STEAKS

We’ve taken this coveted chef’s favorite, hand cut them into 4oz. petite steaks, rubbed them with olive oil, and seasoned them with Jill’s special sea salt herb rub to maximize flavor and tenderness. Simply remove the steaks from the package and grill over a high heat for 2 minutes each side for a perfect medium rare. A delightful and light, summer time meal for two! (2 – 4 oz. steaks per pkg.)

Ingredients: 100% Grass-fed Buffalo, Organic: olive oil, sea salt, lemon juice, black pepper, sage, thyme, rosemary, garlic & onion powder.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/ranch-kitchen/products/sea-salt-tri-tip-steaks
https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

Fortun’s Marsala and Mushroom Sauce

A rich Italian tradition made with real veal stock, fresh mushrooms, sautéed onions and Marsala and Madeira wines turns a casual entrée into a culinary event. Just add to your cooked chicken, beef or pork. A few tablespoons are all you need. It’s no surprise this sauce is our best seller!
Fresh mushrooms, sweet Marsala wine, Madeira wine, fresh onions, veal stock, chicken stock, tomato paste, olive oil, garlic, beef stock, plum puree and spices transport you to Italy!
http://www.fortunfoods.com/portfolio-items/marsala-mushroom-sauce/?portfolioCats=5
http://www.fortunfoods.com/

5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato and Cut Italian Green Beans

July 23, 2017 at 5:12 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato and Cut Italian Green Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin (lightly buttered), fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties, and the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Lunch I headed up to the hospital to see Dad. He’s looking a lot better and feels a whole lot better. They still have him on heavy duty water pills, and they seem to be working as most of the water has now drained. Another hot and humid day out! Back home did a load of laundry and some house cleaning. For Dinner tonight I prepared a 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato and Cut Italian Green Beans.

 

I’ll be using Wild Idea Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak (5 oz.). To prepare the Steak; I rubbed the Steak with a 1/2 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with Dried Rosemary, McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. As the Steak rested I preheated a Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, cooked it 4 1/2 minutes per side to a beautiful Medium Rare! The Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are just incredible. So juicy and the best flavor of any Steak, Beef or Buffalo I’ve ever had. This one came out so, so, tender! As always when cooking Buffalo, keep an eye on it will get done quickly. They cook faster than marbled meat and when overcooked will be tough and dry. Buffalo is best cooked medium-rare or rare. I topped it with some Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

For one side I prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

 

 

 

For another 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! I also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Light Texas Toast Bread, love this Bread!. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – 5 oz. Petite Top Sirloin Steak
Famous for their flavor, these juicy steaks are perfect for the grill. The small size makes for a great meal for one. 5 oz.
http://wildideabuffalo.com/products/petite-top-sirloin-steaks

Herb-Crusted Red Snapper w/ Mini Ear of Sweet Corn and Baked Potato

July 8, 2017 at 5:13 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Herb-Crusted Red Snapper w/ Mini Ear of Sweet Corn and Baked Potato

 

 

 

For Breakfast on this Saturday morning I cooked up some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, topped them with some cooked diced Ham, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar, and finally a Sunnyside Up Fried Egg. Also toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and a cup of my Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I had seen a similar Hash Brown dish like this on Food Network’s Dinners, Drive – In’s, and Dives. It looked delicious and I gave it a try, and it is delicious!

 

 

After I had Breakfast and did the dishes I went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. It’s not quite as hot out, 81 degrees but still a tad muggy. We had one strong storm move through our area late yesterday. Some areas are still without power and other areas are flooded. So after Breakfast I had some cleaning up to do outside, a lot leaves, limbs, and garbage. For Dinner tonight it’s Red Snapper! I prepared a Herb-Crusted Red Snapper w/ Mini Ear of Sweet Corn and Baked Potato.

 

 

I purchased a beautiful Red Snapper Fillet while at Kroger the day before. I’ll be preparing it by a new recipe I found on the Taste of Home website, Herb-Crusted Red Snapper. I’ll need the following; 1 tablespoon Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, 1 teaspoon Dried Basil, 1 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Fennel Seeds, 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme, 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano, 1/4 teaspoon Pepper, 1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, 1 Red Snapper fillets, and 2 teaspoons Extra Light Olive Oil. I only had 1 fillet of the Red Snapper, the original recipe and ingredient amounts are for 2 fillets. I only used 1/2 of amount of the above ingredients.

 

To prepare it was very easy. To start; In a food processor, combine the first nine ingredients; cover and process until Fennel is finely ground. Transfer to a shallow bowl; dip fillets in herb mixture, coating both sides. In a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, cook fillets in oil for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. So easy and quick to prepare this. The crust was excellent and provided great flavor while the Snapper remained moist.

 

 

 

For the Corn I used my favorite, Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. You can not beat this for frozen or not frozen Ears of Sweet Corn. It’s frozen, so it rare it goes bad, prepared in 10 minutes, and some of the Sweetest Corn on the cob you’ll find! Topped it with some Morton’s Lite Salt and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

 

 

I also had a Baked Russet Potato. Topped this with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley and some I can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Any Potato Dish works for me! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

HERB-CRUSTED RED SNAPPER RECIPE

An appetizing blend of herbs complements the mild flavor of these flaky fillets from field editor Nella Parker of Hersey, Michigan. Red pepper flakes give the entree its zip.
MAKES: 2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min

Ingredients
1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 red snapper fillets (5 ounces each), skin removed
2 teaspoons canola oil

Directions
1. In a food processor, combine the first nine ingredients; cover and process until fennel is finely ground. Transfer to a shallow bowl; dip fillets in herb mixture, coating both sides.
2. In a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, cook fillets in oil for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts
1 each: 200 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 681mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/herb-crusted-red-snapper

Orange Roughy Fish Hoagie w/ Baked Potato

June 29, 2017 at 4:53 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Orange Roughy Fish Hoagie w/ Baked Potato

 

 

It was Gravy and Toast this morning for Breakfast. I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy and toasted a couple slices of Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Bread. Also had a cup of my favorite Tea, Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Warmer and a little more humid out today. A little more like our normal June/July weather. Did a couple of loads of laundry and then off to Walmart for a few items. Stopped and had the car washed on the way back home. Other than that not much else going on. For Dinner tonight an Orange Roughy Fish Hoagie w/ Baked Potato.

 

 

I had picked up the Orange Roughy at Kroger a while back and had a fillet left in the freezer. I normally don’t purchase Orange Roughy due to its sustainability classification. But it was in the case already packaged and I grabbed it. So to make it I’ll need; the Orange Roughy Fillet, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Flour, egg Beater’s (1/2 cup), Paprika, and Shake and Bake Panko Bread Crumbs. I’ll also need McCormick Tarter Sauce and Kroger 100% Whole Wheat Hoagie Roll.

 

 

I had laid the Roughy in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare it I first rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then grabbed a skillet and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Then preheated the skillet on medium heat. Back to the fillet, I seasoned both sides of the fillet with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Then in a pie pan I added some Flour and seasoned it with some Paprika. Rolled the Roughy in the Flour till it was completely covered. Next in another pie pan I added a 1/2 cup of Egg Beater’s and dipped the fillets in the Egg Wash, shaking off the excess. Finally the third pie pan, I added a package of Shake and Bake Panko Seasoned Bread Crumbs to it and put the fillet in, making sure the fillet was well covered.

 

With the skillet heated I added my fillets. I then fried it for 3 minutes per side. It fried up perfect! Golden Brown on the outside and a moist center. I served it on a Kroger Whole Grain Hoagie Roll. Topped the Roughy fillet with some McCormick Tarter Sauce. Orange Roughy makes a perfect Fish Sandwich. Fries up great and an excellent taste to it.

 

 

 

For a side I prepared a Russet Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Roasted Purple Asparagus, Golden Hominy, and Baked Potato

June 8, 2017 at 5:03 PM | Posted in seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Roasted Purple Asparagus, Golden Hominy, and Baked Potato

 

 

To start of this 8th day of June I prepared a Poached Egg, al fresco Chicken Sausage, and served it all on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Started a couple of loads of laundry for Mom. Then got our old sweeper out of the closet and worked on it to get it running again. Took the roller brushes out and cleaned them and lightly greased the casings. It seems to working again. Then outside took my Hoveround Chair out and cleaned it up, much needed! For Dinner tonight its Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Roasted Purple Asparagus, Golden Hominy, and Baked Potato.

 

 

While at Kroger yesterday I picked up some more of the huge Freshwater Colossal Shrimp, I cleaned them and put them in the fridge until needed for Dinner tonight. To prepare these I’m using McCormick Golden Dipt Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix.

 

 

 

 

 

Poured about 1 inch of Extra Light Olive Oil into large skillet. Heated the oil to 350°F on medium heat. I then took a 1/2 cup of the Cracker Meal Mix in a Hefty Zip Lock Plastic Bag. Take the peeled shrimp, 3 at a time and place them in the bag and shake until Shrimp had a nice coating on them. Had all the Shrimp coated I then began to fry them. Frying them about 3 minutes the shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in the hot oil until light golden brown turning after 1 1/2 minutes. Drain on paper towel lined plate . Love using the McCormick Cracker Meal Mix, nice light crust and seasoning!

 

 

I prepared 3 side dishes with the Shrimp, Mom and Dad love side dishes! So for one side I picked up more of the Purple Asparagus at Mejier. It tastes like Green Asparagus but it’s less fibrous and sweeter due to a higher sugar content. I prepared it the same way as the Roasted Asparagus I’ve made before. 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 that slight sweet taste to it. Really like the Purple Asparagus over the Green Asparagus!

 

 

 

 

For a second side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy, and its been a while since I’ve any. 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 the last side I prepared a Baked Potato. It was a small Russet Potato that I had leftover. Seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Asparagus

Purple asparagus is a similar in appearance and flavor to both white and green varieties as its original cultivar came from green asparagus. Its differentiated by its violet hued stems and conical crowned tips, however its feathery foliage is still green. Its attractive violet coloring is only skin deep as its flesh is pale green to creamy white. It is inherently less fibrous thus more tender than other asparagus types. Also, its preferred sweetness is due to its twenty percent higher sugar content than other asparagus varieties. Cooked purple asparagus develops flavoral notes of artichoke, barley and almonds. Purple asparagus has the highest levels of anti-oxidants among the asparagus varieties.

Orange Roughy Fish Hoagie w/ Baked Potato

May 7, 2017 at 4:40 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Orange Roughy Fish Hoagie w/ Baked Potato

 

 

I picked up the Orange Roughy while at Kroger yesterday and decided to have it as a Fish Sandwich. I normally don’t purchase Orange Roughy due to its sustainability classification. But it was in the case already packaged and I grabbed it. So to make it I’ll need; the Orange Roughy Fillet, Morton’s Lite salt and Black Ground Pepper, and Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs. I’ll also need McCormick Tarter Sauce, Bib Lettuce, and Kroger 100% Whole Wheat Hoagie Roll.

 

 

 

To prepare it I first rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then grabbed a skillet and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Then preheated the skillet on medium heat. Back to the fillet, I seasoned both sides of the fillet with salt and pepper. Next I took a pie pan and added some of the Progresso Italian Style Bread crumbs to it and put the fillet in, making sure all sides were well covered.

 

 

 

With the skillet heated I added my fillet. I then fried it for 3 minutes per side. It fried up perfect! Golden Brown on the outside and a moist center. I then got one of the Hoagie Rolls and laid a couple of the Bib Lettuce Leaves on the bottom bun, then the Orange Roughy Fillet, then got the Tarter sauce and spread it on the bottom of the top bun and it was ready! Orange Roughy makes a perfect Fish Sandwich. Fries up great and an excellent taste to it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a side I prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar. See everyone tomorrow!

Buffalo Flat Iron Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Green Beans

February 18, 2017 at 6:04 PM | Posted in mushrooms, potatoes, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo Flat Iron Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 
For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, 1 Jimmy Dean Turkey sausagebuffalo-flat-iron-steak-w-sauteed-mushrooms-roasted-assparagus-006 Patty, toasted a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Warmed up again out there, and they say it’s going to stay above normal for the next week! It was cloudy, windy, and high in the low 60’s. Not bad at all mid February. After Lunch went to spend time with Dad at the rehab center. He’s made great progress and may get to come home in a week or so! So proud of him!! Outside another Spring like day out, cloudy but 68 degrees! For Dinner tonight, Buffalo Flat Iron Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Green Beans.

 

 
I had placed an order with Wild idea Buffalo a while back for a few items, one being a 8 OZ. BUFFALO FLAT-IRON buffalo-flat-iron-steak-w-sauteed-mushrooms-roasted-assparagus-005STEAK. Had it in the freezer so I sat it in the fridge overnight to thaw. It’s a beautiful, lean, cut of Buffalo. I started by rubbing it with a light coat of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoning it with Dried Rosemary, Dried Thyme, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I pan fried it in a Cast Iron Skillet on medium high heat for about 3 1/2 minutes per side. Came out a perfect medium rare, nice outside char with a moist and juicy pink center!This was an awesome tasting Steak! A huge difference between the Beef Flat iron Steaks and Buffalo Flat Iron Steaks is how much more tender the Buffalo is. At times Flat Iron Beef can be tough, not the Wild Idea Buffalo Flat Irons! Served it with Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

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For a side I prepared a Baked Potato. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, topped it with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

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Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Low Sodium Cut Green Beans. I also baked a 1/2 loaf of a Mini French Bread Loaf. Bought this at the Kroger Bakery. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Pudding Cup.

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – 8 OZ. FLAT-IRON STEAKColombian 8 oz Flat-Iron Steak
We carefully fillet our flat irons from the upper shoulder-blade of the primal chuck. The flat-iron has recently become a favorite on restaurant menus due to its high quality and flavor. The flat-iron steak is what many chefs consider a best-kept secret of steak cuts. 8 oz.
http://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/steaks/products/flat-iron-steaks

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