Fried Chicken Tenders w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

July 8, 2020 at 6:52 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, chicken, greenbeans | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Tenders w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

 

 

Another day of 95 degrees, mostly sunny and very humid out with a heat index around 101 degrees. Once again after Breakfast I got some yard work done before the heat and humidity kicked in. There must be a high pollen or mold count outside today. When I came in my head was killing me and sneezing. I’m done for the day! For Dinner tonight its Fried Chicken Tenders w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.

 

 

I had to hit the freezer to search for Dinner. I came across a package of Simple Truth Chicken Tenderloins (Tenders) last night. So I sat them in the fridge to thaw overnight. To prepare them I’ll need McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, LiteHouse Poultry Herb Blend, Garlic Salt, Flour, Pam Cooking Spray, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

I seasoned and Floured the Tenders and set then aside. I grabbed a large skillet and sprayed it with the Pam Spray and heated the skillet on medium heat. As the skillet heated I added 2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil. When the skillet was heated I added the Tenders, I cooked them in 2 batches so not to over crowd the skillet. I cooked them for about 5 minutes and flipped them over to continue cooking them another 4 minutes. I checked the Tenders with a meat thermometer and I had the correct reading of 165 degrees F. Removed the first batch on to a paper towel lined plate and cooked the next batch.

 

They came out excellent! Good Seasoning and the Flour gave it a good crust. Served these with sides of LiteHouse Lite Blue Cheese and Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing.

 

 

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 prepared a Quart Jar of the Canned Green Beans. I cooked them with a piece of Fatback Pork in the kettle. Love these Canned Green Beans, they are so fresh tasting! Then I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kroger Simple Truth – 100% Natural Choice: Truly Delicious – Natural Boneless & Skinless Chicken Breast Tenders

It’s only natural that you enjoy our natural boneless and skinless chicken breast tenders that contain no antibiotics or added hormones from chickens raised cage free in a humane environment and vegetarian fed! A natural choice that is 99% fat free and 100% delicious in any meal.

* Raised cage free
* No added hormones
* No preservatives
* No antibiotics ever
* Vegetarian fed
* 99% fat free
* Keep refrigerated
* Inspected for wholesomeness by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Savory Buffalo Meatloaf w/ Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Brown Gravy, Green Beans…………..

June 9, 2020 at 6:57 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, greenbeans, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Savory Buffalo Meatloaf w/ Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Brown Gravy, Green Beans, and Baked Crescent Rolls

 

 

 

To start this day off I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, fried up 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 92 degrees and partly cloudy out, rain shower late in the day. Then took Mom to Jungle Jim’s International Market and stopped at Wendy’s and Picked up Breakfast for her. I love shopping at Jungle Jim’s! There is is so many items to choose from. After Lunch I ran a friend of mine to pick her car up at the mechanics. Back home did a few thing around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Savory Buffalo Meatloaf w/ Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Brown Gravy, Green Beans, and Baked Crescent Rolls.

Wild Idea Buffalo now has a Wild idea Buffalo Savory Meatloaf, and couldn’t wait to try it! So I recently ordered a few items and 1 of them being their Meatloaf! It’s a 2 lb. Meatloaf and its already seasoned and ready to bake. Its Seasoned with Ketchup, Onion, Rolled Oats, Eggs, Olive Oil, Worcestershire Sauce (white vinegar, molasses, sugar, water, salt, onions, anchovies, garlic, cloves, tamarind extract, natural flavors, chili pepper extract), Garlic Powder, Ground Mustard, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Thyme.

 

I had it in the freezer so all I had to do was set it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare it is the easy part! I first preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Next I formed into a loaf shape and placed it in a loaf pan. Placed the Meatloaf in pre-heated oven and baked for 40 minutes, uncovered. With about 10 minutes of cooking time left I brushed with the sauce I had made earlier I left the recipe for the Sauce at the end of the post). ) Removed the Meatloaf from oven, tented it with foil and rest for 10 minutes before serving.

 

 

Served, and we have a Winner! This is just flat out Delicious! It came out moist and so flavorful and fresh tasting! The Sauce I made up worked perfect with it. Meatloaf made healthier and more delicious!

 

 

 

To go with the Meatloaf of course you 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 prepared a Quart Jar of the Canned Green Beans. I cooked them with a piece of Fatback Pork in the kettle. Love these Canned Green Beans, they are so fresh tasting! Then I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild idea Buffalo Savory Meatloaf
Our Heat and Eat Savory Meatloaf is here! It’s perfect for when we are needing a little convenience and a lot of comfort! Dinner is ready in less than an hour!
Preparation:
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2) Form into a loaf shape and place on a baking sheet or in a loaf pan
3) Place meatloaf in pre-heated oven and bake for 35 – 40 minutes – uncovered.
**Optional you can brush with ketchup or sauce of your choice and continue baking for the last 10 minutes**
4) Remove meatloaf from oven – cover – and rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Ingredients: Grass-Fed Buffalo, Organic : Ketchup, Onion, Rolled Oats, Eggs, Olive Oil, Worcestershire Sauce (white vinegar, molasses, sugar, water, salt, onions, anchovies, garlic, cloves, tamarind extract, natural flavors, chili pepper extract), Garlic Powder, Ground Mustard, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Thyme.
*Contains Fish (Anchovies) and Egg
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/ranch-kitchen/products/homestyle-meatloaf

 

 

Meatloaf Glaze
½ cup Ketchup
3 tablespoons Heinz 57 Sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Hot Sauce
2 teaspoons Cumin
Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons Honey
2 tablespoons Dried Parsley

Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes

June 4, 2020 at 6:47 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pork, pork tenderloin | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes

 

 

To start this morning 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 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. , 89 degrees, humid outside, and passing showers out today. Cincinnati Bell came today and replaced and buried our new lines for the phone and cable TV. Heavy rain came in just after Noon so that stopped my yard work for the day. Anyway for Dinner tonight its a Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes.

I finally found a Pork Tenderloin at Kroger! They’ve been hard to come by the last couple of months, no local grocery stores have had any. So I purchased the Simple Truth Pork Tenderloin from Kroger the other day, 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 8 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 bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

May 13, 2020 at 6:52 PM | Posted in Pilgrim's Chicken | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs and toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin. I also had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly Cloudy and 63 degrees outside today. After Lunch I got the cart out of the shed and finished up some yard work in the back yard. Then I went to Home Depot for a small can of Black Paint. I’m going to touch up some of our shutters and bottom trim of the shed. For Dinner tonight I prepared Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

I love the Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips! I had not had these in a while and they sounded good!. To prepare them I preheat the oven to 350° F. Arranged the frozen chicken breast strips in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, to an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the Chicken Strip . And Chicken is served! It’s some of the best frozen Chicken you can find! Excellent seasoned breading and very meaty, and very easy to prepare. Served it with a side of Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing.

 

For one side I prepared a package of Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 total minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. I could make a meal out of just Mashed Potatoes. I also made a package of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy to top the Mashed Potatoes with.

 

 

For a side I prepared a Quart Jar of the Canned Green Beans. I cooked them with a piece of Fatback Pork in the kettle. Love these Canned Green Beans, they are so fresh tasting! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips

Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips evoke memories of growing up in a sleepy southern town. The crickets chirping, the moss hanging from the trees, the air humid and everything moving slow in the heat. And your grandmother’s delicious home cooking brought the entire family around the table on the weekends.

Our Southern Style Breast Strips feature a juicy piece of chicken with a breading just right to deliver that southern flair. Our special blend of spices and seasonings with the whole muscle goodness of white breast meat will please kids and old-timers alike.

Ideal as:
* Appetizers
* Snacks
* Lunch or Dinner Entrées
* Crowd Pleasers

Cooking Instructions:
Oven: Preheat oven to 350° F. Arrange frozen chicken breast fritters in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes until no pink remains or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Fryer: Heat oil to 350° F. Fry frozen chicken breast fritters for 6 minutes or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Due to variations in equipment, heating times and/or temperature may require adjustment. DO NOT MICROWAVE.

Nutritional Guide
Serving Size: 4 oz. (112g)
Calories per Serving: 190

Servings per Container: About 8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g 9 %
Cholesterol 40 mg 13 %
Sodium 940 mg 39 %
Total Carbs 17 g 6 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 17 g
http://www.pilgrims.com/products/productinfo.aspx?id=10

Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Deviled Egg

April 13, 2020 at 6:27 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Ham, leftovers | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Deviled Egg

 

 

I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam and heated up 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Also had morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Rain and windy out today. We had a high of 58 degrees in the morning but the temps dropped through out the day to the 40’s. I’m not real active today. My sinuses are really bothering me today. This weather doesn’t help! So just a lot of rest today. For Dinner it’s Easter Dinner Leftovers. I made a Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Deviled Egg. Stay safe everyone!

 

Plenty of leftovers from the Easter Dinner Feast! And thank goodness for leftovers because after my night and I really didn’t feel like cooking. We almost always use Cook’s Ham when we bake a Ham. So with the Ham we baked yesterday, we made some into some delicious Ham Sandwiches. Just took a few slices and serving it on Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. The Ham is so delicious and moist. And as always with Cook’s Ham, perfect seasoning! We’ll have quite a few Breakfasts and Lunches out of this. To make the Sandwich I used Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Topped it with a bit Kraft Light Mayo with Olive Oil, French’s Yellow Mustard, and a slice of Boar’s Head Swiss Cheese. Love this Sandwich!

 

For a side I heated up the leftover Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes and I had a leftover Deviled Eggs. Just love these leftovers! It’s sometimes better the second time around! For Dessert/Snack a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cook’s Hams

Semi-Boneless Hams
Classic Reduced Sodium Half (Serves: 15-20)
Half (Serves: 15-20)
Whole (Serves: 30-40)
Semi-Boneless Hams

Cook’s Semi-Boneless Hams are now fully cooked! This means they may be eaten cold or heated. The ham only needs to be heated through if serving warm.
With fewer bones and less fat, Cook’s Semi-Boneless Hams are a great value. With two of the three bones removed, carving and serving are much easier. With only the center bone remaining, your family can still can enjoy the great taste and flavor that only a Cook’s bone-in ham can offer, plus the added value of more lean meat and the convenience of less bone.

Ingredients
CURED WITH: Water, Dextrose, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Nitrite.
http://www.mycooksham.com/product/bone-in-premium-semi-boneless

Happy Easter!

April 12, 2020 at 6:15 PM | Posted in Ham | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Baked Ham, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Gravy, and Apple Pie

Hope everyone is enjoying their Easter! This one is a bit different, most of us are at our own homes and no eating out today because of the Virus. It seems to be getting some what better but we still have a ways to go. I just hope people don’t start getting out more and the Virus rebounds. Let’s just stay the course and finish riding this thing out. Everyone enjoy your Easter and stay safe. Take care all!

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Texas Toast (Light)

March 29, 2020 at 6:31 PM | Posted in Pork, ribs | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Texas Toast (Light)

 

 

For Breakfast it was Skillet Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Cheddar/Jack Cheese. Just love this skillet meal! Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly Cloudy and 65 degrees out, and very windy. I no longer go to the grocery stores unless it’s to pick up an order. I also order online and have it delivered. Cleaning Supplies, Ground, Beef, and Paper products are still very tough to find any where. So it’s make the best out of what you have, thank goodness for full freezers! Tonight its Mom’s favorite, Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Texas Toast (Light).

Mom wanted some of my Crock Pot Ribs so that’s what we are having tonight. I purchased the Ribs from Meijer yesterday. Last night before I went to bed I put half racks in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then seasoned it JB’s Fat Boy All Purpose Rub and then covered it in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge. Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray and added a 1/4 cup of water. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put the racks in the Crock Pot where I let it cook and simmer, on low, for about 7 hours. Long up in the afternoon the aroma of the Ribs and BBQ Sauce start to fill the air!

After 7 hours the ribs are ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! They’re that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot little to no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time. And as always I would like to send out a big thank you to whom ever invented the Crock Pot Liners! I always use them when using the Crock Pot.

For a side dish I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. Next I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Then I also baked some slices of New York Bakery Light Texas Toast, It’s fewer calories, carbs, and fat than normal Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pork Back Ribs – Pork ribs are a cut of pork popular in North American and Asian cuisines. The ribcage of a domestic pig, meat and bones together, is cut into usable pieces, prepared by smoking, grilling, or baking – usually with a sauce, often barbecue – and then served.

Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

February 13, 2020 at 6:28 PM | Posted in BEEF, Bob Evan's, Cubed Steak, greenbeans | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast it was Skillet Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Cheddar/Jack Cheese. Just love this skillet meal! Started out with snow showers and then later all rain, a high of 40 degrees and windy. Not much to do today, just did some cleaning around the house. For Dinner tonight I’m preparing a Beef Cubed Steaks w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans.

I had bought a package of Beef Cubed Steak at Jungle Jim’s International Market yesterday and having them tonight. We always buy our Cubed Steak from Meijer, they have best tasting and leanest Cubed Steak around. So I thought I would give Jungle Jim’s a try. This is one of the few times I use Beef is when I have Cubed Steak.

 

 

 

 

I prepared the same as I do the Meijer Cubed Steak. Seasoned them with a new Seasoning I’m trying out from Wild Idea Buffalo, Omnivore Salt. It consists of Natural Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Organic Red Pepper, and Organic Fennel. Next I 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. Well I’ve found a second place I can purchase good Cubed Steak! I’ve left more info and a link to the Wild Idea Buffalo Omnivore Salt, by the way its an excellent Seasoning!

 

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 heated up a jar of Heinz Mushroom Brown Gravy to top the Cubed Steak and the Mashed Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a second side I heated up the leftover Canned Green Beans from the other night. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – OMNIVORE SALT

Wild Idea Buffalo Company is excited to share Omnivore Salt with our customers. Omnivore Salt is fantastic blend of natural sea salt, harvested from the salt beds off the coast of Northern California, and organic spices. We have used Omnivore Salt while cooking our 100% grass fed buffalo to great success. Order today and don’t miss this limited time opportunity.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/ranch-pantry/products/omnivore-salt

Barbecue Turkey Meatloaf w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

February 3, 2020 at 6:39 PM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Barbecue Turkey Meatloaf w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

 

 

To start this Monday off I Poached an Egg and served it on Thomas Light English Muffin. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Decaf Green Tea. 64 degrees and partly cloudy out today. 62 degrees on the 2nd day February! After Breakfast I headed to Menard’s. I needed a new Rake and a new Broom. I stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Back home I took both cars up and had them Washed. Then back home I ran our portable vacuum in both cars and cleaned the inside windows. For Dinner tonight I’m preparing a Barbecue Turkey Meatloaf w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.

 

 

 

Over the weekend I was watching Dinners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and they were at BBQ place in Kansas City and they served Barbecue Turkey Meatloaf. I knew right away I had to try this! I’ll need the following to make the Meatloaf; one 1 lb. package of Jennie – O Extra Lean Turkey Breast, 1 tablespoon Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons of Dijon Mustard, 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic, 1 tablespoon Reduced Sodium Worchestershire Sauce, 1 Egg, 1/4 cup Bread Crumbs, 1 1/2 teaspoons Onion Powder, 1 teaspoon Cumin, 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder, 1 tablespoon Dried Parsley, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Jack Daniel’s Honey Barbecue Sauce (1/4 cup plus 1/2 cup for topping). Sounding pretty good! To prepare it; I preheat the oven to 400 degrees. I got a small Glass Pyrex Baking Dish and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. Next I mixed the Turkey, Onion Powder, Cumin, Garlic Powder, Garlic, Parsley, Mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, Bread Crumbs, Egg, Barbecue Sauce, Sea Salt and Pepper. Then I formed the Turkey mixture into a loaf and formed into the baking dish. Brushed the top of Meatloaf with 1/2 cup Barbecue Sauce.

 

Baked Meatloaf for 1 hour, until the internal temperature reached 160 degrees. Brushed the top of Meatloaf with additional Jack Daniel’s Barbecue Sauce, sliced and served with a side of the Barbecue Sauce. BBQ Meatloaf has just earned a place here in my kitchen! Really enjoyed this. Plus its Mom approved, she loved it! Thank you Food Network for the idea!

 

 

 

 

For a side dish 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 opened up a jar of our Canned Green Beans, I could make a meal out of these by their self! We still have about 9 quarts left of the Green Beans. I heated up a 1/2 a roll of the leftover La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Wow what a delicious Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a glass of Ice Water to drink.

 

  • Sorry, I had several more pictures but they were deleted during the transfer, might be time for a new camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenny – O Turkey Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
Enjoy all the flavor with less fat! JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast is all natural*, gluten-free, minimally processed, with no artificial ingredients and 99% fat free means you’ve got pure nutrition on your plate, grill or slow cooker. It’s also packed with protein at 26 grams and comes in at just 120 calories per serving!

* 99% FAT FREE
* ALL NATURAL*
* FRESH
* GLUTEN FREE
* PACKAGE SIZES: 16-OZ (1 LB), 40-OZ (2.5 LBS)

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
CONSUMER STOVETOP SKILLET:
Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey to hot skillet. Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size 112 g

Calories 120
Total Fat1.5 g
Saturated Fat .5 g
Trans Fat .0 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 70 mg
Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars g%
Protein 26 g%
Vitamin D mcg %
Calcium mg 0%
Iron mg 4%
Potassium mg %
https://www.jennieo.com/products/3-extra-lean-ground-turkey-breast

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Texas Toast (Light)

January 18, 2020 at 6:32 PM | Posted in Pork, ribs | 5 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Texas Toast (Light)

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas English Muffin and topped it with some Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cloudy and rain out today, high of 48 degrees. Took it easy today, I got up out of bed this morning and my walker slipped away from me and I hurt my back. Nothing serious but I’ll be taking it easy for today and tomorrow. Tonight its Mom’s favorite, Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Texas Toast (Light).

 

 

Mom wanted some of my Crock Pot Ribs so that’s what we are having tonight. I purchased the Ribs from Meijer yesterday. Last night before I went to bed I put half racks in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then seasoned it JB’s Fat Boy All Purpose Rub and then covered it in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge. Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray and added a 1/4 cup of water. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put the racks in the Crock Pot where I let it cook and simmer, on low, for about 7 hours. Long up in the afternoon the aroma of the Ribs and BBQ Sauce start to fill the air!

 

After 7 hours the ribs are ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! They’re that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot little to no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time. And as always I would like to send out a big thank you to whom ever invented the Crock Pot Liners! I always use them when using the Crock Pot.

 

For a side dish I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. Next I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Then I also baked some slices of New York Bakery Light Texas Toast, It’s fewer calories, carbs, and fat than normal Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Back Ribs – Pork ribs are a cut of pork popular in North American and Asian cuisines. The ribcage of a domestic pig, meat and bones together, is cut into usable pieces, prepared by smoking, grilling, or baking – usually with a sauce, often barbecue – and then served.

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