Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

March 16, 2019 at 5:22 PM | Posted in BEEF, Bob Evan's, Cubed Steak | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a favorite of mine. I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. One delicious Breakfast! No Dinner Post last night. I was at the hospital with Mom. She had been having abdomen pains and sick to her stomach the last few days. So I took her to the ER of a local hospital, and as usual we were there all day! From around noon until after 7:00 last night. She’s better today just real tired from the medication. She had a touch of the flu going around and they found a bit of an infection around one of her bowels. But with the Meds and Rest she’ll be fine! So I just grabbed a bite on the run yesterday. But for Dinner tonight I’m preparing a Beef Cubed Steak 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 opened up another jar of the Canned Green Beans. Just heated them up in a large sauce pan and done! Then I also baked a can of Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls. For Dessert/Snacks I had a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper 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.

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Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Baked Rustic Sesame Loaf Bread

March 1, 2019 at 7:31 AM | Posted in greenbeans, JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, Pork | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Baked Sesame Loaf Bread

 

  • Forgot to post this from last night*

For Breakfast I had a couple of Nutri Grain Eggos and cooked up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Did my morning workout and grabbed a shower then back to bed! Another one of those nights and mornings of dealing with Phantom Pains. These really wipe me out for the day if they are bad, and these were quite painful. So nothing going on today. For Dinner tonight its Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Baked Rustic Sesame Loaf Bread.

 

 

 

 

 

We had a lot of Pulled Pork Boston Butt leftover from Dinner last night. It was so delicious we we were not going to let it go to waste! So I heated up the leftovers in a large sauce pan. Heated it on medium low and just let it simmer to heat up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the Pulled Pork was heating I prepared the 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a second side I opened up another jar of the Canned Green Beans. Just heated them up in a large sauce pan and done! I love our Canned Beans, fresh Green Beans in Winter! To put the Dish together I made a bed with Mashed Potatoes. Topped them with Pulled Pork and topped the Pork with some of the JB’s Fat Boy HaugWaush BBQ Sauce. Served it with the Green Beans and Sesame Bread. I also baked a Kroger Bakery Rustic Sesame Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack I had a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Crock Pot BBQ Pork Shoulder or Boston Butt

INGREDIENTS
Pork Shoulder or Boston Butt, about 4 to 7 pounds, bone-in or bonelessJBs Haug Waush
1/4 cup of Water
JB’s Fat Boy Premium All-Purpose Rub
JB’s Fat Boy HaugWaush BBQ Sauce

PREPARATION

1 – The night before apply the Rub all over Pork Shoulder and seal in a plastic bag. Refrigerate until ready to use the next day.

2 – Place the meat in the slow cooker with water.

3 – Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Turn to LOW and cook 7 to 9 hours longer, until very tender. Remove roast and discard fat and juices. Chop or shred the pork; return to slow cooker. Mix a little barbecue sauce into the meat for flavor. Cover and cook on LOW for about 1 hour longer, until hot.

4 – Serve on sandwich buns with coleslaw (Optional) and extra barbecue sauce on the side.

Baked Whole Seasoned Roaster Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes, Italian Cut Beans, and Baked Garlic Bread Loaf

February 13, 2019 at 6:33 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Perdue Chicken Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Whole Seasoned Roaster Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes, Italian Cut Beans, and Baked Garlic Bread Loaf

 

 

 

To start my morning off I toasted a Thomas Light 100 Calorie Multigrain English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Big change in the weather again. It’s been in the 50’s and 60’s and it was 29 degrees this morning and a high of 37 degrees, mostly cloudy. After Breakfast I headed out to Meijer to do some grocery shopping. On the way back home I stopped and got gas and then by McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Later on grabbed a broom and the leaf blower and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Baked Whole Seasoned Roaster Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes, Italian Cut Beans, and Baked Garlic Bread Loaf.

 

 

 

 

I had posted a while back that they opened a new Super Kroger store to repalce the smaller Kroger up the road from us. The other day when I was there I seen that they had the PERDUE® OVEN READY WHOLE SEASONED ROASTER. With the bigger store comes way more of selections of food! The prices are still high though which is why if I have time I go to Meijer or Walmart to do most of my shopping. Anyway it was great finding the Perdue Roaster again!

 

 

 

 

 

As I said it came frozen so I let it thaw overnight in the fridge. To prepare it is a breeze! It came frozen and its in a cooking bag, ready for the oven! To start I first preheat the oven to 400°F. I Cut open outer bag and removed Oven Ready Roaster, sealing in a cooking bag. Placed in a shallow roasting pan, breast side up. Cut a 1 inch slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. The instructions said that the Cooking bag will expand during cooking and to allow enough room for the bag to expand without touching oven rack or walls. The instructions say the best way to prepare it is from fresh. Once oven had been pre-heated to 400°F, I lowered oven temperature to 350°F. Placed the pan with Oven Ready Roaster (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roasted for approximately 2 hours 10 minutes until a meat thermometer registered an internal temperature of 180°F in the breast.

 

 

 

Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Cut open cooking bag (use care to avoid hot steam and juices) and transfer Roaster to serving plate or cutting board. Removed the string from legs and carved. The Chicken came out perfect! Moist, juicy, and flat-out delicious! So glad I can find these again!

 

 

 

 

 


To go with the Chicken you can’t go wrong with 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.

 

 

 

 

 


Then 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. Just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready! I also had come across a loaf the RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Loaf Bread buried in the freezer. So I baked that. Still haven’t found a place that carries it since Meijer no longer has it. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

PERDUE® OVEN READY WHOLE SEASONED ROASTER
Perfectly seasoned, juicy and convenient. Perdue’s Oven Ready Roaster cooking bag saves time on traditional roasting and makes cleanup a snap. Fresh, refrigerated.

COOKING and PREP

* OPEN: Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut open outer bag and remove Oven Ready Roaster, sealing in a cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan or baking dish, breast side up.

* SLIT: Cut a 1 inch slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. Note: Cooking bag will expand during cooking; allow enough room for the bag to expand without touching oven rack or walls.

* COOK: From FRESH (Preferred Method): Once oven has been pre-heated to 400°F, lower oven temperature to 350°F. Place pan or baking dish with Oven Ready Roaster (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 2 hours 10 minutes (130 minutes) until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 180°F in the breast.

* COOK: From FROZEN: Once oven has been pre-heated to 400°F, lower oven temperature to 350°F. Place pan or baking dish with Oven Ready Roaster (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 4 hours until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 180°F in the breast.

* SERVE: Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Cut open cooking bag (use care to avoid hot steam and juices) and transfer Roaster to serving plate or cutting board. Remove string from legs before carving. Remaining juices in bag can be used for delicious gravy.

210 CALORIES 16 G
PROTEIN 360 MG
SODIUM 4.5 G
SAT. FAT 0 G
https://www.perdue.com/products/perdue-oven-ready-whole-seasoned-roaster-6-lbs/858/

Bison Cube Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Mixed Chili Beans

February 11, 2019 at 6:22 PM | Posted in bison, Buffalo Gal | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Bison Cube Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Mixed Chili Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a Jimmy Dean Simple Scramble Cup – Turkey Sausage Crumbles, Egg Whites, Shredded Cheddar Cheese. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 41 degrees and rain all day! Started raining on and off since late yesterday. Still not feeling up to par. I can’t seem to shake these Sinuses! Did some light cleaning and took it easy for the rest of the afternoon. For Dinner tonight I’m preparing a Bison Cube Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Chili Beans, and Baked Sesame Bread Loaf.

 

 

 

 

 

I finally found Bison Cube Steak! I came across them at the Buffalo Gal website (http://www.buffalogal.com/) They have good selection of various meats like; Bison, Wild Boar, Yak, and more! Not real sure on trying the Yak, we’ll see. Anyway I bought a package of 2 Bison Cube Steak, 6 Pack of Bison Sliders, and a package of 2 Bison New York Strips. So tonight its the Bison Cube Steak.

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll be preparing the same way I sometimes do Pork or Beef Cubed Steaks. I first grabbed a skillet, added Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. When using Bison always remember that it will cook up a bit faster, because Bison is so lean. Bison is best best prepared to medium rare. To prepare them I seasoned them with Hungarian Paprika, Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Then took Progresso Italian Style Breadcrumbs and poured it in a pie tin. Then took the cube Steak and put them in the pie pan with the Breadcrumbs. Made sure both sides were covered. Shook off the excess and pan fried them about 3 minutes per side.

 

 

 

 

 


The Bison Cube Steak fried up perfectly. They cam out tender and moist, sliced up very easily. Topped it with some of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. I’ll be having this more and more!

 

 

 

 

 


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 and Cube Steak. I love Gravy on about anything!

 

 

 

 

 


For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Bush’s Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce. These are fairly new and as all the Bush’s Bean Products Delicious! For me you just can’t beat Bush’s Beans. I’ve prepared these a few times now and really love them, nice combo using the Kidney and Pinto Beans. To prepare them just empty the Beans into a small sauce pan. Cover and heat to a simmer. Done! I had also baked a loaf of Kroger Bakery Sesame Bread Loaf. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Buffalo Gal Bison Cube Steaks
Try with your favorite “country-fried” steak recipe. Receive 4 (4-6 oz.) steaks. (package is over 1 lb.)
http://www.buffalogal.com/Bison-Cube-Steaks-P36.aspx

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

January 22, 2019 at 6:27 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pilgrim's Chicken | Leave a 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 couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I also had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, my favorite. We are finally above freezing, a high of 40 degrees! Rain moving in overnight but still in the 40’s. I was going to go to Meijer after Breakfast but Mom was a little under the weather so I stayed home to keep an eye on her. So just did laundry and and cleaned the house later. 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, it’s always a great go to when you want that easy to prepare meal! I had not had these in a about a month or so. I switched over to Perdue Chicken Strips for a while so I wanted to change it back to Pilgrim’s. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Arrange 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 easy to prepare. Served it with a side of Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing.

 

 

 

 


For one side I heated up a package of Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes from last night. Just microwave for 3 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 cooked a Jar of the Canned Green Beans we had Canned over the Summer. Then boiled them with a piece of Fatback Pork in the kettle. Love these Canned Green Beans, they so fresh! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper 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

Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

January 8, 2019 at 6:27 PM | Posted in BEEF, Cubed Steak | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

 

 


To start the day off I toasted a Thomas Light 100% Multi Grain English Muffin. I then fried 3 slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham. As the Ham was almost done I piled it up in the skillet and topped it with a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese. Put the ham on 1/2 the Muffin and I had my Breakfast Sandwich! I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Had a shower early this morning and then partly cloudy and 56 degrees out. Not much going on today. Did a load of laundry and then cleaned the house. For Dinner tonight its a Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

 

 

 


When I went to Meijer the day before and I picked up a package of Meijer Beef Cubed Steak. 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.

 

 

 

 

 


For a second side I opened up another jar of the Canned Green Beans. Just heated them up in a large sauce pan and done! Then I also baked a can of Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls. For Dessert/Snacks I had a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Mango 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.

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

January 5, 2019 at 6:20 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pork, ribs | Leave a comment
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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 Scrambled a Couple of Eggs, heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Sausage Patties, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Sunny and 50 degrees outside! Not bad weather for January. After Breakfast went McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. I’m preparing Crock Pot Ribs for Dinner so I got those on early today. Then it house cleaning today. Dusted, Vacuumed, and did a load of laundry. Tonight its Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Texas Toast (Light).

 

 

 

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 who 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.

Baby back ribs (also back ribs or loin ribs) are taken from the top of the rib cage between the spine and the spare ribs, below the loin muscle. They have meat between the bones and on top of the bones, and are shorter, curved, and sometimes meatier than spare ribs. The rack is shorter at one end, due to the natural tapering of a pig’s rib cage. The shortest bones are typically only about 3 in (7.6 cm) and the longest is usually about 6 in (15 cm), depending on the size of the hog. A pig side has 15 to 16 ribs (depending on the breed), but usually two or three are left on the shoulder when it is separated from the loin. So, a rack of back ribs contains a minimum of eight ribs (some may be trimmed if damaged), but can include up to 13 ribs, depending on how it has been prepared by the butcher. A typical commercial rack has 10–13 bones. If fewer than 10 bones are present, butchers call them “cheater racks”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pork_ribs

Leftover Wednesday -Prime Rib, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

December 26, 2018 at 6:33 PM | Posted in BEEF, Bob Evan's, greenbeans, prime rib | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Prime Rib, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans


For Breakfast this morning I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A little later I had to take our vacuum to the repair shop. I cracked one of the wheels and it would have taken 5-6 weeks to order one on-line and receive it. So the repair shop said it should be repaired by Friday. Then stopped and got Mom Breakfast at McDonald’s and filled the car up with gas. Later I went to Kroger for a few items. For Dinner tonight its leftovers from Christmas Dinner! I reheat the leftover Prime Rib, Mashed Potatoes, Canned Green Beans, and Hawaiian Rolls. For Dessert a slice of Apple Pie. Mom had a baked an Apple Pie and a Pecan Pie the day before. Both were made using Splenda Sweetner.

Christmas Dinner

December 25, 2018 at 6:10 PM | Posted in baking, BEEF, cooking, Food | 8 Comments
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I’m preparing Christmas Dinner for me and Mom. It’s our first Christmas without Dad and it’s a bit sad but I’m trying to keep things upbeat for Mom. We’re having Dinner for just the 2 of us but later in the afternoon or early evening there will be several people coming over so that will help her spirits. For our Dinner I prepared a 4 lb. Prime Rib, Mashed Potatoes, opened up a quart jar of the Canned Green Beans, and Baked some Hawaiian Rolls. Mom had a baked an Apple Pie and a Pecan Pie yesterday. Both were made using Splenda Sweetner. I’d like to wish each and every one of you along with your families a Very Merry Christmas! And to all a good night…..

 

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, and Mixed Chili Beans

December 20, 2018 at 6:30 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Bush's, pork chops, spices and herbs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, and Mixed Chili Beans

 

 

To start my morning off I prepared French Toast and Sausage. For the French Toast I used Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, Egg Beater’s, Ground Nutmeg, and Ground Cinnamon. For the Sausage I used Johnsonville Turkey Sausage Links. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Rain almost all day on and off, 46 degrees. Good day to stay in, which I needed. Up most of the night battling the Phantom Pains. They started about 9:00 last night and didn’t let up until about 11:00 this morning. It was one long night! So after the Phantom Pains stopped I caught up on some much needed sleep. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, and Mixed Chili Beans.

 

 

 

 

On my last visit to Meijer I picked up a Bone – In Pork Loin Chop and had it in the freezer. I grabbed the Chop from the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. Then to prepare my Chop I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 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 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 20 minutes until the thermometer registered 150, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

 

 

 

To go with the Chop I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. I love the combination of Mashed Potatoes and Beans!

 

 

 

 

 

 


For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Bush’s Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce. For me you just can’t beat Bush’s Beans. I’ve prepared these several times now and really love them, nice combo using the Kidney and Pinto Beans. To prepare them just empty the Beans into a small sauce pan. Cover and heat to a simmer. Done! The only store I have found them is Meijer so far. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 


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

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