Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

April 18, 2019 at 6:29 PM | Posted in Banquet Homestyle Bake | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

 

 

I made a Ham and Cheese Omelet for Breakfast this morning. I used Egg Beater’s Egg Whites, Meijer Diced Ham, and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Rain Showers and windy out today, high of 75 degrees. Not much going on today. I haven’t felt up to power the couple of days. Back in 2003 when my Cancer Trial ended I have days that I get chills and it almost feels like the flu. It lasts about 3 days, and this is the 3rd day so hopefully I’ll be better tomorrow. I don’t have these too often, thankfully! So it was a lot of rest today. For Dinner tonight I prepared Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread.

 

 

 

 

We Love this Pizza Pasta from Banquet! This is one of my favorite boxed foods, Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta. Nothing like a quick, easy and delicious comfort food. I can only find it at Walmart or online now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyway it’s got two of my favorites in it, pasta and pizza! The box contains 1 can of Pizza Sauce w/ Pepperoni and Sausage and 1 Pouch of Rotini Pasta. I also added a few slices of Turkey Pepperoni and sliced Portabello Mushrooms to the mix. For the preparation you can bake it or prepare it on the stove top, which is how I prepared it. Add 1 cup of water, stir and mix, and simmer and you have your dinner! This came out fantastic! Really had a good Pizza flavor to it and excellent Sauce! The Sauce with the Mushrooms, Sausage, and Pepperoni provides the great flavoring. Easily prepared and makes a hearty and delicious meal. I know it’s a boxed meal, I can’t help it. It’s always been a favorite of mine since the first time I tried it!

 

 

 

 

Along with the Pizza Pasta I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta

When only comfort food will do, Banquet Homestyle Bakes are the perfect choice. Each comes complete with everything you need to make a delicious and hearty straight-from-the-oven meal. So you’ll spend less time worrying about your meal—and more time enjoying it.

*Pepperoni and sausage included
*5 minute preparation oven or stove top

Stove Top:

1. Stir Together Can of Sauce and 1 Cup Hot Water In Medium Skillet.
2. Stir In Pasta Until Well Coated. Heat to Boiling.
3. Reduce Heat. Cover and Simmer About 15 Minutes, Or Until Pasta Is Tender, Stirring Occasionally.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup prepared (195g)
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 820mg 34%
Potassium 530mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 12g
Protein 10g
http://www.banquet.com/homestyle-bakes/pizza-pasta-bake

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – APPLESAUCE CAKE

April 18, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I’m starting a new feature post on Thursday’s, Diabetic Dessert of the Week. For the first Dessert it’s a recipe for APPLESAUCE CAKE. Molasses, Egg Substitute, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, and Unsweetened Applesauce are just some of the ingredients you’ll need to make this week’s recipe. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. So check it out today for some delicious and healthy recipes. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

APPLESAUCE CAKE

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 cup reduced-calorie margarine
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8×8 inch metal cake pan with vegetable cooking spray. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger. Set aside.
2 – In a large mixing bowl, beat margarine and molasses with an electric mixer on high speed for approximately 1 minute.
3 – Add egg substitute and vanilla and blend on high speed for 30 seconds. Mixture will be liquid.
4 – Add Splenda Granulated Sweetener and beat on medium speed until very smooth, approximately 1 1/2 minutes.
5 – Add flour mixture and applesauce and beat on low speed until mixed, approximately 45 seconds.
6 – Spread batter evenly into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings Serving size: 1 slice.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 170
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 260 milligrams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 24 grams
Sugars: 10 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/applesauce-cake

Healthy Apple Cake Recipes

April 18, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Apple Cake Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Apple Cake Recipes with recipes like; Oatmeal-Applesauce Cake, Apple-Spice Cake, and Apple-Pecan Upside-Down Cake. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Apple Cake Recipes
Find healthy, delicious apple cake recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Oatmeal-Applesauce Cake
This hearty whole-grain cake is perfect for dessert or a snack. The applesauce imparts flavor and moisture while replacing some of the fat……….

Apple-Spice Cake
Subtly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, each serving of this cake is chock full of chopped apple…………

Apple-Pecan Upside-Down Cake
Leaving the peel on the apples adds fiber to this low calorie cake recipe without interfering with the flavor………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Apple Cake Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19493/desserts/cake/apple/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 18, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Storing Apples……….

Apples like cold temperatures, but since they emit a lot of ethylene gas, keep them away from fruits and vegetables that are sensitive to ethylene gas and immediately remove apples that are starting to go bad. One bad Apple can spoil the whole group!

5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato, Salad, and Baked Texas Lite Toast

April 17, 2019 at 6:32 PM | Posted in potatoes, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato, Salad, and Baked Texas Lite Toast

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light 100% Multigrain English Muffin. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside its finally starting to fill like Spring around here! Cloudy but a high of 77 degrees! I finally found a handyman and someone to mow the lawn! He lives about 2 streets from me and he’s great references and lives close by. I went to Home depot after Breakfast. I needed some paint, paint brushes, and picked up a bag grass seed. I’ve got a couple places in the yard that need to be seeded. Then I’m the deck painted next week. Go the old homestead looking good! For dinner tonight I prepared a 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato, Salad, and Baked Texas Lite Toast.

 

 

 

 

I’ll be using the Wild Idea Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak (5 oz.). To prepare the Steak; I rubbed the Steak with a 1 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. As the Steak rested I preheated the oven on 400 degrees and heated up a small Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, I cooked it 1 minute per side. Then moved the skillet to the oven and cooked it another 5 minutes to a beautiful Medium Rare! The Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are just incredible. So tender and juicy and the best flavor of any Steak, Beef or Buffalo, I’ve ever had.

 

 

 

 

For one side I had a baked Russet Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Perfect side for any Steak Dinner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For another side I had a Salad. I used a bag of Dole Greener Selections Salad Mix. For the Dressing I used Kraft Classic Catalina Lite Dressing. I also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with a dab of Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – 5 oz. Petite Top Sirloin Steak

Famous for their flavor, these juicy steaks are perfect for the grill. The steaks are cut from the middle and upper part of the primal sirloin and their smaller size makes a great meal for one. 5 oz.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/steaks/products/petite-top-sirloin-ste

Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes

April 17, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes. If you have a form of Diabetes here’s some great ideas to start your morning off right. Delicious and Healthy Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes with recipes including; Sous Vide Eggs, Egg and Bacon Cauliflower English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches, and Goat Cheese and Fresh Herb Omelet. If you have Diabetes or just looking for a healthy and delicious recipe you have to check out the EatingWell website! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes
Find healthy, delicious low-carb breakfast recipes including low-carb pancakes, waffles and breakfast casserole. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Sous Vide Eggs
A sous vide cooker gives these slow-cooked eggs a jammy, creamy center that resembles the perfect poached egg. Eat these eggs alone for a filling breakfast or snack, or serve them on toast or an English muffin for a simple eggs Benedict…………

Egg and Bacon Cauliflower English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches
Use English muffins made with riced cauliflower in place of wheat English muffins to make a tasty breakfast sandwich that’s far lower in carbs than traditional versions. With the addition of a runny egg, crisp bacon, creamy avocado and juicy tomato, you have a satisfying healthy breakfast that will keep you full until lunch……….

Goat Cheese and Fresh Herb Omelet
The secret to this easy omelet recipe is choosing a really great goat cheese. Luckily most supermarkets have great chevre—Vermont Creamery and Laura Chenel are straightforward varieties you’re likely to find. If you’ve got access to funky local options, bust them out for this quick breakfast recipe. Aside from the goat cheese, eggs and herbs, you need just a few pantry ingredients and 20 minutes for one of the best omelets you can make………

* Click the link below to get all the Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18439/lifestyle-diets/low-carb/breakfast/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 17, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Reduce those Carbs; Keep Canned Tuna or Salmon on hand………

Canned Tuna or Salmon are great options for Lunch at work or on the run. One, it does not have to be refrigerated. You can eat it on its own, or combine with vegetable slices for a nutritious, low-carb and protein filled snack. But check cans labels for sneaky hidden ingredients and sugar in added sauces. It’s best to choose tuna in olive oil or water, and avoiding those packed with sunflower oil or canola oil. As always Eat Healthy!

Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

April 16, 2019 at 6:34 PM | Posted in BEEF, Cubed Steak, greenbeans, potatoes | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Poached Egg and served it on a Thomas Light English Muffin. Then I also lightly fried a al fresco Chicken Sausage Patty. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. My cousin came over today and put down new Mulch in the Flower Beds. Then touched up the wooden deck with some fresh paint and then put a sealant on the ramp outside. Almost done with the outside work! For Dinner tonight I’m preparing a Beef Cubed Steaks w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

I had a package of Meijer Beef Cubed Steak in the freezer that I sat in the fridge overnight to thaw. These are the best Cubed Steak I have ever found by far. They’re good size patties so I’m able to cut them in half and get 2 meals out of 1 patty. They come 2 to a package. This is one of the few times I use Beef.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare the Cubed Steak I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and I then dusted them in flour that I had mixed with a bit of Hungarian Paprika. Shook off the excess flour and pan fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil, about 4 minutes per side. They came out delicious! Excellent flavor and very tender, especially for Cubed Steak which sometimes can be somewhat tough and stringy.

 

 

 

 

 

To go with the Cubed Steak you always have to have Mashed Potatoes! I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. I also made a packet of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy to top the Mashed Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

 

For a second side I reheated the leftover Canned Green Beans. Just heated them up in a large sauce pan and done! Then I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert/Snacks I had a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cube Steak

Cube steak is a cut of beef, usually top round or top sirloin, tenderized by fierce pounding with a meat tenderizer, or use of an electric tenderizer. The name refers to the shape of the indentations left by that process (called “cubing”). Many professional cooks insist that regular tenderizing mallets cause too much mashing to produce a proper cube steak, and insist on either using specialized cube steak machines, or manually applying a set of sharp-pointed rods to pierce the meat in every direction. This is the most common cut of meat used for chicken fried steak.

In Canada as well as in some parts of the United States, cube steak may be called a minute steak, because it can be cooked quickly.
Others distinguish minute steak as:
* simply referring to the cut, which is not necessarily tenderized;
* thinner than cube steak (hence does not need tenderizing);
* cut from sirloin or round, while cube steak cut is from chuck or round.
The term “minute steak” is also used in the United Kingdom, where the term “cube steak” is little known.

Healthy Fettuccini Recipes

April 16, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Fettuccini Recipes. Pasta Lovers here’s some Delicious and Healthy Fettuccini Recipes. With recipes including; Mushroom and Asparagus Fettuccine, Pan-Seared Scallops with Tomato, Olives, and Fresh Basil, and Fettuccine Alfredo. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Fettuccini Recipes
Find healthy, delicious fettuccini recipes including fettuccini alfredo, fettuccini carbonara and mushroom fettuccini. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Mushroom and Asparagus Fettuccine
Mushrooms add flavor and a meaty texture to this vegetarian pasta dinner. Evaporated fat-free milk makes a rich sauce that’s lower in fat than the traditional recipe so you can feel good indulging in this creamy fettuccine recipe…………..

Pan-Seared Scallops with Tomato, Olives, and Fresh Basil
This Italian-inspired dish is full of flavor. Use whole grain or multigrain fettuccine to make it a healthier option………

Fettuccine Alfredo
Alfredo di Lello, the Roman restaurateur who created his signature sauce in the 1920s, might be startled to find this streamlined version that still tastes rich enough to satisfy those deep creamy-pasta cravings. The addition of zucchini boosts the nutritional profile. And when cut into thin strands, it can be twirled gracefully on a fork…………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Fettuccini Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19253/ingredients/pasta-noodle/pasta-by-shape/fettuccini/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 16, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Grilling Fish………….

When grilling Fish keep the skin on; it will help prevent your fish from falling apart.

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