Beef Cubed Steak w/ Sugar Snap Peas and Potato Cakes

February 27, 2021 at 7:05 PM | Posted in BEEF, Bob Evan's, Cubed Steak, greenbeans, mushrooms | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Beef Cubed Steak w/ Sugar Snap Peas and Potato Cakes

 

To start this rainy morning off I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns and heated up some Meijer Diced Ham. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Then topped them off with Diced Ham. I love combinations of Potatoes and Ham. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 58 degrees, partly cloudy and light rain on and off all day. A whole lot of rain is coming up for tomorrow. Did a couple of loads of laundry after Lunch. Later I straightened up the pantry and our junk closet. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Beef Cubed Steak w/ Sugar Snap Peas and Potato Cakes.

 

I had a package of Meijer Beef Cubed Steak in the fridge that I had purchased yesterday. 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. I also heated up a jar of Heinz Savory Beef Gravy that I added a can of Kroger Pieces and Stems Mushrooms, to top the Cubed Steak with.

 

 

For a side I prepared a bag of Mann’s Stringless Sugar Snap Peas. To prepare them I used a medium size skillet. I added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I emptied the bag of Snap Peas into the skillet. Stirred a few times and cooked them for 5 minutes. Ready to serve. Very good Snap Peas, nice and full!

 

So for another side I prepared some Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix, my favorite (Never made a cake I didn’t like!). Just add 2 Egg Beaters (1/2 Cup), 2 1/4 Cups Water, to the mix stir and fry! Easy and makes one good Potato Pancake and their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving (3 Potato Pancakes). We love these Potato Pancakes! They turn out so good and easy to reheat the leftovers. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.
 

 

 

 

 

 


Mann’s Stringless Sugar Snap Peas
Product Description
A product award-winner, these tasty sugar snaps are a great, crunchy and nutritious snack-right out of the bag! Dip them in a hummus or wrap in prosciutto for elegant presentations. Sweet and stringless…kids love ‘em!
https://www.veggiesmadeeasy.com/products/stringless-sugar-snap-peas/

Healthy Pasta Main Dish Recipes

February 20, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Pasta Main Dish Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Pasta Main Dish Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Pasta Main Dish Recipes with recipes including Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Chicken and Orzo, One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta, and American Goulash. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Chicken and Orzo
Perk up basic chicken breast and whole-wheat orzo with the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean, like lemon and olives. This load-and-go recipe makes a complete and satisfying meal; just add a green salad…………………….

One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta
This chicken Parmesan pasta uses the one-pot pasta method to cook your noodles, chicken and sauce all in one skillet for a fast and easy dinner with minimal cleanup. Finish the dish under the broiler to achieve a delicious melted cheese crust…………..

American Goulash
American goulash, also known as old-fashioned goulash, is the perfect economical family meal. The pasta cooks right in the sauce, so this satisfying dish can cook in just one pot…………..

Click the link below to get all the Healthy Pasta Main Dish Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18023/main-dishes/pasta/

One of America’s Favorites – Half-Smoke

February 8, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A half-smoke is a “local sausage delicacy” found in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding region. Similar to a hot dog, but usually larger, spicier, and with more coarsely-ground meat, the sausage is often half-pork and half-beef, smoked, and served with herbs, onion, and chili sauce.

Halfsmokes from Weenie Beenie

The etymology of “half-smoke” possibly comes from the original half-pork, half-beef composition, the ingredients and smoked method of preparation. Another possible explanation is that the texture and flavor is halfway between smoked sausage and a regular hot dog. Yet another explanation is that it refers to cooks cutting the sausage in half when grilling. Composition of the sausages varies by brand and some brands even make more than one kind. A half-smoke can be half pork, half beef, all beef, or anything in between. It can be steamed instead of smoked. The company thought to be the originator of the sausage, Briggs & Company, was sold by its owner, Raymond Briggs, in 1950 without clarifying the origin of the name. The products sold under the name generally have a genuine or artificial smoke flavoring and coarser texture than a regular hot dog; these are the key features that distinguish them.

The “original” half-smoke is considered to be the sausage distributed by D.C.’s Briggs and Co. meatpackers, originating in around 1950, though Raymond Briggs started selling his half-smokes in about 1930. Eventually, Briggs was sold to another meat distributor, where, by some accounts, the quality of the meat declined.

Numerous hot dog carts in Washington, D.C., sell steamed half-smokes, with those on Constitution Avenue catering to tourists and those on Pennsylvania Avenue and many other hot dog carts throughout the downtown area serving federal employees. Half-smokes are the “official dog” of the Washington Nationals. The most prominent location is often cited as Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington’s U Street neighborhood, which has long been a center of Black Washington, and was an essential stop for President-elect Barack Obama in 2009.

Another popular location for half-smokes is the Weenie Beenie in South Arlington, Virginia, located near the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park trail. Founded in 1950, it pre-dates Ben’s Chili Bowl. Among newer purveyors is Meats & Foods, on Florida Avenue just east of Ben’s Chili Bowl, which makes its own handmade version of the sausage.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 7, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Fry those Burgers……………….

Cook your burgers in a flat pan over medium-high heat. The patties should sizzle when they hit the pan, and when you flip them, you should see a nicely dark, golden-brown sear on the underside. That’s the sign of a good burger.

Healthy Winter Vegetable Recipes

February 3, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Winter Vegetable Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Winter Vegetable Recipes with recipes including Slow-Cooker Beef Stew, Mini Meatloaves with Green Beans and Potatoes, and Turkey and Squash Soup. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Slow-Cooker Beef Stew
Load the crock pot and go with this stew recipe that’s prepped in the morning and simmers all day so you’ll come home to a Sunday-worthy dinner (and your house smelling downright heavenly). Tender beef, melt-in-your-mouth potatoes and carrots in a rich broth–this could be the best and easiest beef stew you’ve ever made……………

Mini Meatloaves with Green Beans and Potatoes
This healthy meatloaf recipe and side dishes are all made in the oven on two sheet pans so that everything’s ready for the dinner table at the same time. The potatoes go into the oven first to start roasting while the mini meatloaves and green beans are prepped and added to the oven partway through…………….

Turkey and Squash Soup
This Southwestern-inspired turkey-and-squash soup gets a little kick from crushed red pepper and some zing from fresh lime juice. You can use leftover turkey or chicken (instead of the cutlets); dice it and add a few minutes before serving. Serve with cornbread………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Winter Vegetable Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19822/seasonal/winter/vegetables/

Tri-Tip Steak and Mushrooms w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole and Shellie Beans

January 19, 2021 at 7:32 PM | Posted in beans, Idahoan Potato Products, Omaha Steaks | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Tri-Tip Steak and Mushrooms w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole and Shellie Beans

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Mostly sunny and 42 degrees out today. Had one of those long sleepless nights last night due to Phantom Pains! Every time I would start to doze off they would start. Plus they were the painful ones, very painful. It started last night around 11:00 and continued till about 9:00 this morning. So I spent the day catching up on sleep and resting, these really wiped me out! Feeling better as the day went on. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Tri-Tip Steak and Mushrooms w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole and Shellie Beans.

 

Mom had been wanting to try Omaha Steaks for some time and I finally broke down and purchased a few Steaks and Burgers for us. I used the last of the Burgers last night and these are the last 2 Steaks. I’ll purchase more sometime soon. And Yes, I’m having Beef! First time in a while, usually its Buffalo. So with everything I ordered we’ll be having Beef a little more than usual.

 

They come frozen, 6 – 4 oz. Steaks per box. So I got 2 of the Tri-Tips and sat them in the fridge overnight to thaw. They come Seasoned and fully cooked, nice size Tri-Tips. So all I have to is heat them up, and ready to serve! I grabbed a Cast Iron Skillet added a little of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated the Skillet on medium heat. With the Skillet heated I added the Steaks. Cooked the Steaks until they heated up, flipping them once. As the Steaks were cooking I heated up some Mushrooms, for a topping for the Steaks. I heated those up in a small Skillet.

 

For a side dish I prepared a box of Idahoan Loaded Potato Homestyle Casserole. I love all the Idahoan Potato Products. A very quick and easy way to prepare some delicious piping hot Potato Dishes. A very quick and easy way to prepare some delicious piping hot Potato Dishes.

 

 

 

 

 

For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Libby’s Shellie Beans. I had picked up a couple of cans at Meijer. I opened 1 can and added them to a small sauce pan that I sprayed with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I brought the beans to a rolling boil and reduced the heat to low until heated through. These are so good, it’s been a while since I’ve had any. Shellie Beans are Green Beans with added Pinto Beans.

 

 

 

I also baked a small can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chery Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omaha Steaks – Fully Cooked Tri-Tip Sandwich Steaks

This beefy and uniquely easy tri-tip sandwich steak is rubbed with a blend of salt & pepper and then fully cooked to the perfect temperature – creating a tender, juicy medium-rare steak. There’s no other steak like this. Simply take it from the freezer, thaw and heat for a flavorful sandwich steak that’s delicious, easy to prepare and perfect every single time.

* Prepared sous-vide style for tender, juicy results
* Fully cooked for the perfect bite
* Hand-cut beef bursting with exceptional flavor
* Easy preparation – simply thaw, heat and serve
* Versatile – great for breakfast, tailgating, quick meals, & more

Preparation
* Thaw in refrigerator 12-24 hours. Steaks are fully cooked. Appliances vary, adjust cook times accordingly.
* GRILL/STOVETOP: Preheat grill or saute pan to medium high. Remove steaks from packaging. Grill or saute steaks 2-3 minutes per side or until warmed. through.

https://www.omahasteaks.com/product/Fully-Cooked-Tri-Tip-Sandwich-Steaks-00000018642?ITMSUF=XFD&shoptype=PROMOTION&shopsrc=PRMTri-Tip+Steaks

 

 


Idahoan Loaded Baked Homestyle Casserole

There’s no better way to start a savory Loaded Baked® homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich, cheesy, bacony side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.
Prep Instructions
Oven Preparation – Best for Golden Browning

1 -Preheat oven* to 450°F. Combine potatoes and sauce mix in 1½-quart baking dish.
2 – Stir in 1½ cups boiling water, ¾ cup milk, and 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine with whisk.
3 – Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender. Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
https://idahoan.com/products/loaded-baked-homestyle-casserole/

Healthy Winter Recipes

January 19, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Winter Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Winter Recipes with recipes including Slab Chicken Potpie, Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup, and Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms. So you can find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Winter Recipes
Find healthy, delicious winter recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.Find healthy, delicious winter recipes including winter soups, stews and drinks. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Slab Chicken Potpie
Slab fruit pies are all the rage for summer parties, so why not give classic chicken potpie the same treatment and create buzz at a cool-weather gathering as well. Premade pie crusts and frozen veggies make this chicken dinner easy to prepare without sacrificing flavor……………

Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup
In this healthy cauliflower soup recipe, roasting the cauliflower first adds depth and prevents the florets from turning to mush. A little tomato sauce and coconut milk give the broth a rich, silky texture. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt, if desired………………………

Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms
Whether you scored wild mushrooms at the farmers’ market, found cultivated maitake or shiitake at the supermarket or just have some baby bellas on hand, this healthy creamy chicken recipe is delicious with any of them. Serve over whole-wheat egg noodles or mashed potatoes…………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Winter Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18317/seasonal/winter/

Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes

January 13, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes with recipes including Filet Mignon for Two with Sweet Potato Mash, Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce, and Lobster Ravioli. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes
Find healthy, delicious Valentine’s Day recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Filet Mignon for Two with Sweet Potato Mash
A small quantity of compound butter, seasoned with garlic and herbs, makes a simple but delicious finish for a tender steak. We have rounded out this colorful healthy meal with roasted broccolini and mashed sweet potato–the perfect impressive yet easy dinner for date night-in………

Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce
The secret to a good cream sauce is always the same: not too much cream or it can be overpowering, masking the more delicate flavors. Here it contains a bountiful amount of mushrooms and is served over chicken breasts………………………

Lobster Ravioli
Who says a quick, easy dinner can’t feel luxurious? This lobster ravioli recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make. It’s quick enough for everyday, but worthy of a special occasion. Whip up this easy dinner on Valentine’s Day or double it and serve it on a busy weeknight for the whole family to enjoy………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19921/holidays-occasions/more-holidays/valentines-day/

Leftover – Prime Rib Sandwich and Green Beans

January 2, 2021 at 7:09 PM | Posted in BEEF, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, leftovers, prime rib | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover – Prime Rib Sandwich and Green Beans

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 38 degrees and cloudy out all day. Did laundry, cleaned the house and did a few things outdoors. Just not a lot going on again. For Dinner tonight I prepared the Leftovers, Prime Rib Sandwich and Green Beans. I sliced the remaining Prime Rib into nice size slices and made Sandwiches out of them. Served it on a Healthy Life Wheat Bun and topped with some Woeber’s Horseradish Mustard. I left the original post from last night for ingredients and cooking instructions. Take Care and Stay Safe All!

 

 

For the Prime Rib, I purchased it at Costco. It’s a 3 1/2 lb. Heartland Farm Foods Sous Vide Prime Rib. It’s already cooked so all I do is reheat it. I had it in the freezer and sat it in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then to prepare it I heated the oven to 425 degrees. Took it out of the package and heated it in a foil lined baking pan for 40 minutes. Internal temperature of 100 degrees. Removed it from the pan to a serving dish.

 

 

The Prime Rib turned out perfect! Very tender and moist with excellent flavor. Came out a nice Rare to Medium Rare. We’ll purchase one from Costco again next time we have one! I sliced off an extra slice. I prepared a plate for a elderly woman who lives up the street. I usually make her a plate of our Holiday Meals and take them to her.

 

 

For a  side I heated up the leftover Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just reheat them in a small sauce pan and heat until heated through on medium heat. Ready to eat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heartland Farm Foods Sous Vide Prime Rib

Tender beef never tasted so good
The ultimate in gourmet convenience! Our extremely precise Sous Vide process eliminates any over or under cooking for incredible beef every time. And Heartland Fresh Sous Vide beef comes vacuum sealed and perfectly seasoned or sauced. With five tantalizing flavors to choose from, a chef created, restaurant quality meal can be ready in minutes!

PRIME RIB
This very tender, slow cooked via sous vide, prime rib is expertly seasoned. Soon to be the newest star in our offerings, this item is perfect to heat and eat.
https://heartlandfreshfoods.com/sous-vid

Prime Rib w/ Shredded Potatoes Casserole and Green Beans

January 1, 2021 at 7:14 PM | Posted in prime rib, RESER'S MAIN STREET BISTRO | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Prime Rib w/ Shredded Potatoes Casserole and Green Beans

 

 

To start this rainy morning off I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns and heated up some Meijer Diced Ham. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Then topped them off with Diced Ham. I love combinations of Potatoes and Ham. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 38 degrees and a lot of rain to start off 2021. Not a lot going on, just did a few chores around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Prime Rib w/ Shredded Potatoes Casserole and Green Beans.

 

 

For the Prime Rib, I purchased it at Costco. It’s a 3 1/2 lb. Heartland Farm Foods Sous Vide Prime Rib. It’s already cooked so all I do is more less is reheat it. I had it in the freezer and sat it in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then to prepare it I heated the oven on 425 degrees. Took it out of the package and heated it in a foil lined baking pan for 40 minutes. Internal temperature of 100 degrees. Removed it from the pan to a serving dish.

 

 

 

The Prime Rib turned out perfect! Very tender and moist with excellent flavor. Came out a nice Rare to Medium Rare. We’ll purchase one from Costco again next time we have one! I sliced off an extra slice. I prepared a plate for a elderly woman who lives up the street. I usually make her a plate of our Holiday Meals and take them to her.

 

 

 

 

So to go with the Prime Rib I prepared some RESER’S MAIN STREET BISTRO – BAKED SHREDDED POTATO CASSEROLE. It comes in a tray that you can microwave or bake in the oven. As usual I’m going with the Oven Baking way.

 

 

 

 

Very easy to prepare. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Just remove the tray from the package and remove the film covering the tray. Place the tray on a baking sheet and heat in the oven for 22 minutes. And it’s ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

Seasoned with a shake of Salt and Pepper along with a sprinkle of Kraft 2% Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. This turned out delicious! Came out bubbling hot. Plenty of Potatoes and loaded with flavor! Fantastic Potato item to have in the fridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Easy to prepare, just empty the can into a small sauce pan and heat until heated through on medium heat. Ready to eat! Then I also baked a small can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. For Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream that I topped with some Smucker’s Sugar Free Chocolate Topping. Stay Safe and Take Care, Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heartland Farm Foods Sous Vide Prime Rib

Tender beef never tasted so good
The ultimate in gourmet convenience! Our extremely precise Sous Vide process eliminates any over or under cooking for incredible beef every time. And Heartland Fresh Sous Vide beef comes vacuum sealed and perfectly seasoned or sauced. With five tantalizing flavors to choose from, a chef created, restaurant quality meal can be ready in minutes!

PRIME RIB
This very tender, slow cooked via sous vide, prime rib is expertly seasoned. Soon to be the newest star in our offerings, this item is perfect to heat and eat.
https://heartlandfreshfoods.com/sous-vide-beef/

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