Roasted Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes……..

September 21, 2018 at 5:25 PM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Blackberry Glazed Roasted Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, heated up some Meijer Diced Ham,and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns and served.And had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Started off a sunny morning but had rain move in later in the day. 93 degrees and not quite as humid. Not much going on today, took care of a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Blackberry Glazed Roasted Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 


I purchased the Jennie – O Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin from Meijer yesterday. Meijer is the only store that carries this and most of the other Jennie – O Turkey Products. The Turkey Tenderloin comes pre-seasoned and is 100 calories, 4 carbs, and 99% fat-free. Besides this beautiful Tenderloin all I’ll need to prepare it is some McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Blackberry Glaze, and Extra Light Olive Oil. To make the Blackberry Glaze I’ll need Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam, Red Wine Vinegar, Splenda Sugar, and Ground Cinnamon. This is an excellent Glaze for Turkey or Pork!

 


First I mixed my Blackberry Glaze and set it aside until ready to use. I left the recipe for this at the end of the post. To prepare the Tenderloin I’ll be baking it. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Next sprayed a shallow baking pan with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and add a tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil to it. Then place the Tenderloins in the baking pan. With about 10 minutes of cooking time left I Glazed on of the Tenderloins. Bake until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the meat reaches 165°F, approximately 62 minutes. Remove from the oven, cover and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.

 


Started slicing it and it’s so very tender and moist. It has a fantastic taste. The Applewood Smoke and combination of Spices it was marinated in was perfect! Good job Jennie- O. For the added Blackberry Glaze , it was perfect! It went with the Turkey perfectly.

 

 

 

 


To go with the Turkey Tenderloin 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 can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. I also Baked a Loaf of Garlic Loaf Bread. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BLACKBERRY GLAZE
INGREDIENTS Nutrition
1⁄2 cup Smucker’s Sugarfree Blackberry Jam
2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
1 tablespoon Splenda sugar substitute
1⁄4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

DIRECTIONS
Whisk Blackberry Jam, Red Wine Vinegar, Splenda, and Cinnamon,in small bowl until blended, set aside.

 

 

 

 

Jennie – O Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin

JENNIE-O® Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast Tenderloin is a savory combination of flavor and ease. It comes pre-seasoned so you don’t have to marinate. And it’s 99% fat free and gluten free. Grill up a turkey breast tenderloin at your next barbeque!

* 99% FAT FREE
* PRESEASONED
* GLUTEN FREE
* 24-OZ PACKAGE
* NO ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS
* MINIMALLY PROCESSED

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
CONSUMER GAS GRILL:
TO GRILL:
Preheat grill over medium heat, place tenderloins directly on grate. Grill, turning occasionally, until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the meat reaches 165°F, approximately 45-50 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.
CONSUMER OVEN:
TO BAKE:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place tenderloins in a shallow baking pan. Bake until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the meat reaches 165°F, approximately 60-70 minutes. Remove from oven, cover and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.
SLOW COOKER:
Peel back and remove packaging. Place tenderloins (two in each packet) in slow cooker, add ½ cup water, and cover with lid. Cook according to chart below AND until internal temperature reaches 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer. Remove and serve. Slow cookers may vary in cooking performance.* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size 112 g
Calories 100
Calories From Fat 5
Total Fat .5 g
Saturated Fat 5.0 g
Trans Fat .0 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 410 mg
Total Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 21 g

INGREDIENTS
Turkey Breast Tenderloin Containing up to 30% of a solution of Water, Seasoning (Sugar, Brown Sugar, Spices, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Apple Juice Concentrate, Maltodextrin, Molasses, Natural Flavor), Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Salt, Sugar, Baking Soda, Applewood Smoke.
https://www.jennieo.com/products/105-applewood-smoke-flavor-turkey-breast-tenderloin

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

August 22, 2018 at 5:28 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 Fresh Green Beans

 

 


For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light 100% Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside, NO RAIN! We are having a day with no rain finally! Mostly sunny, no humidity, and a high of 78 degrees. i got the cart out and did some yard work and then later took a ride around the neighborhood. Went down by the lake for a while. For Dinner tonight I prepared Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh 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 the leftover Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes from last night. Just microwave for 1 1/2 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. I could make a meal out of just Mashed Potatoes. I also some leftover Pioneer Peppered White Gravy to top the Mashed Potatoes with.

 

 

 

 


For a side I cooked up another pot of the fresh Green Beans we bought at Jungle Jim’s. Had to string them and break them up. Then boiled them with a piece of Fatback Pork in the kettle. Love these fresh Green Beans! For Dessert later a Jello Sugarless Dark Chocolate Pudding. I have to fast after 11:00 tonight. I have to be at the Family Doc’s at 8:00 in the morning for my 4 month check up.

 

 

 

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 Cream Style Skillet Corn

August 21, 2018 at 5:19 PM | Posted in BEEF, Bob Evan's, Cubed Steak | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cream Style Skillet Corn

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, heated up some Meijer Diced Ham,and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns and served.And had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it was back to the rainy and humid weather, 85 degrees. Very bad day with my allergies! Been a tough Spring and Summer on everyone with allergies. Did a little housework and then rest. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cream Style Skillet Corn.

 

 

When I went to Meijer last week 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 2nd side dish I prepared a can of Glory – Seasoned Cream Style Skillet Corn. It had been awhile since I’ve had this. To prepare it just emptied the can into a sauce pan and heated to a boil. Reduced the heat, to a low simmer and continued heating until heated through. If you like Corn you’ll love this Glory Corn! Very good Corn side dish. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Glory Seasoned Southern Style Cream Style Skillet Corn

Glory Foods Cream Style Skillet Corn features sweet yellow and white corn kernels blended in a creamy sauce with onions, black pepper and a hint of bacon.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 0.5 cup
Servings Per Container 3
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 30
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 320mg 13%
Total Carb 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
http://www.gloryfoods.com/products/seasoned-string-beans-and-other-vegetables/skillet-corn/

Rotisserie Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans.

August 5, 2018 at 5:19 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Bush's, chicken | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Rotisserie Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light Multi Grain English Muffin, Scrambled an Egg, heated up 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. And that’s how I started my Sunday Morning off! After Breakfast I had to go to Kroger for a few items and I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Mom went on to Church afterward. Did a load of laundry and cleaned the house. Then I headed out to Costco. Picked up some of the Tuscan Pork Medallions, Shrimp, Walleye, Rotisserie Chicken, and a few other items. For Dinner tonight Rotisserie Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans.

 

We had Chicken Wings last night for Dinner but I just couldn’t pass up those beautiful Rotisserie Chickens at Costco! Huge Chickens, and the good thing is just pop it in the oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes and it’s ready. Like I said it’s one big Roaster and it turned out moist, delicious, and well seasoned. Lot of leftovers for several Lunches!

 

 

 

 

To go with the Chicken had the leftover Mashed Potatoes from the night before. Just microwave for 1 1/2 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 reheated the Bush’s Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce that were leftover along with the Mashed Potatoes. The Beans 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! Being fairly new they are sort of hard to find. The only store I have found them is Meijer so far. I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Loaf Bread. 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.

 

 

Bush’s Best Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce

TWO BEANS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

MIXED CHILI BEANS
For the first time ever, we’ve combined two chili favorites—kidney beans and pinto beans—to create BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans. They’re slow-simmered to perfection in a mild sauce flavored with garlic, onion, and spices. They’re a great addition that’ll bring a little variety and a lot of flavor to your next batch of chili.
There’s a lot to love about BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans—like the 7g of protein and fiber in every serving. And with no cholesterol or trans fat, there’s goodness in every bite!

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 120
%DV*
Calories from Fat 5 -%
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Potassium 450mg 13%
Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Protein 7g -%
https://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/kidney-and-pinto-chili-beans

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

August 3, 2018 at 5:18 PM | Posted in bison, Bob Evan's, Bush's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Cube Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Mixed Chili Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some French Toast using Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, Egg Beater’s, Ground Cinnamon, and Ground Nutmeg. I topped it with Log Cabin Sugar Free Syrup, only 20 calories and 8 carbs, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. French Toast made a bit healthier and it was delicious! I also lightly fried 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I headed to Meijer and Kroger to pick up some items for Mom and myself. Stopped by the Bank before heading home.The heat and humidity has returned , a hot one out there today. After Lunch I got the cart out and did some yard work. For Dinner tonight it was something new, Bison Cube Steak. I’m preparing a Bison Cube Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Mixed Chili Beans.

 

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. First grabbes 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 ordering more of the Bison Cube Steak

 

 

 

 

 

 

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! Being fairly new they are sort of hard to find. The only store I have found them is Meijer so far. I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Mango Diet Snapple.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

July 24, 2018 at 5:21 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

 

 

To start my day off I toasted a Healthy Life Multi Grain English Muffin. I then lightly 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 added a little of Kraft Mayo to the top 1/2 of the Muffin and I had my Breakfast Sandwich! Partly cloudy, humid, and 84 degrees out today. Laid back day today so I got caught up on some little things that needed done. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next I cooked some more of the fresh Green Beans. Mom’s Cousin dropped some more of them off to us that they had grown. Had to string them and break them up. Then boiled them with a piece of Fatback Pork in the kettle. Love these fresh Green Beans! 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.

Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans SATURDAY

July 12, 2018 at 5:20 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pilgrim's Chicken | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made a Breakfast Sandwich using; a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, lightly fried an al fresco Country Style Chicken Sausage Breakfast Patty, And had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Sunny and 86 degrees out today. Finished up touching up the shed trim on the door and around the door. Then I had the last 2 shutters to touch up. Then got the cart out and went around the yard and pulled and sprayed for weeds, weeds are heavy this year. Had everything done and took the cart for a spin around the neighborhood, really nice out. For Dinner tonight its Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut 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 prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. I could make a meal out of just Mashed Potatoes!

 

 

 

 


Then for another side I prepared a small can of Delmonte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a small sauce pan and heat until heated through. I also had a couple of slices of Garlic Bread. I baked a loaf of the RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread yesterday for Dinner and have some leftover. Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero 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

Baby Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

June 26, 2018 at 5:18 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Green Giant, ribs | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Baby Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, Scrambled some egg Beater’s Egg Whites, heated up 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage links, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Rain and passing thunderstorms today with a high of 86 degrees. Did some house cleaning for part of the day. Then went out in the shed and replaced some shelf brackets, had a couple that were broke and the other ones were about to break. For Dinner Tonight; Baby Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn.

 

 

When having Ribs I usually make my Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs, I changed it up today. I’ve seen Curly’s Ribs advertised and in the stores forever but had never tried them before tonight’s Dinner. I bought a package of the Curly’s Baby Back Ribs from the local Kroger the other day. First thing I liked was that these are a lot easier and quicker to prepare.

 

 

 

 

To prepare them, it couldn’t be easier; The package instructions – Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Remove ribs from package and place on baking sheet; cover with foil. Bake 20-25 minutes.

I then I came across another way to bake them from the – Pass the Peas Please blog on blogspot, (http://passthegreenpeasplease.blogspot.com/2014/02/store-bought-favorite-curlys-hickory.html). Heat your oven to 300 degrees. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil. Place the ribs on the foil then cover the cookie sheet with foil. Place in the oven and cook for 3 hours. I went with this way to preapre them. I always like the low and slow way to prepare food! For extra Sauce I used Jack Daniel’s Honey Barbecue Sauce. For the last 1/2 hour of cooking time I pulled back the top foil and brushed on The Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce across the top of the Ribs. Put the foil back on and finished cooking them.

 

 

The Ribs came out incredible! Tender, flavorful, and bursting with that BBQ flavor! So Curly’s Baby Back Ribs is a very delicious and time saving way to have some Ribs! I had bought 2 packages of them, I have the other one in the freezer, to be used soon! Good job on the Ribs there Curly!!

 

 

 

 

 

For one side I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. I just think Ribs and Mashed Potatoes were meant to be together. But being a Potato Lover I think Potatoes are meant for every meal!

 

 

 

 

 

For another side dish I boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. It’s frozen Mini Ears of Sweet Corn and you just boil for 10 minutes and you have some of the Sweetest Corn you can find! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curly’s Baby Back Pork Ribs

Curly’s Authentic Hickory Smoked BBQ products are always pulled, never shredded, for true restaurant quality. We start with the best cuts of meat—absolutely no fillers—then expertly smoke our pork, beef, chicken and ribs for hours so that you can enjoy the cuts you crave in minutes. Look for Curly’s at your local grocery store!
We expertly smoke our ribs for hours so you don’t have to. Enjoy a juicy and unforgettable flavor experience with Curly’s Ribs.

https://curlys.com/products

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

June 21, 2018 at 5:18 PM | Posted in Bush's, Pork, pork chops | 6 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans

 

 

For Breakfast I prepared a Thin Cut Breakfast Pork Chop. I also prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Love those Chops. After Breakfast I went to Kroger to pick up a few items for a Church Service later today at our Church. I then stopped at McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Mom’s Cataract Surgery went good, she has the the left eye done in a week. I dropped off the food at the Church and then did a couple of errands. It cooled down a bit and rain moved in, a high of 82 degrees and still humid. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans.

 

I had picked a Pork Tenderloin Center Cut Pork Chop at Kroger earlier. So 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. I always have some of the Rub made up in a large Spice Jar I have 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 Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 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.

 

For one side 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 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! Being fairly new they are sort of hard to find. The only store I have found them is Meijer so far. I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Bush’s Best Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce

TWO BEANS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

MIXED CHILI BEANS
For the first time ever, we’ve combined two chili favorites—kidney beans and pinto beans—to create BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans. They’re slow-simmered to perfection in a mild sauce flavored with garlic, onion, and spices. They’re a great addition that’ll bring a little variety and a lot of flavor to your next batch of chili.
There’s a lot to love about BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans—like the 7g of protein and fiber in every serving. And with no cholesterol or trans fat, there’s goodness in every bite!

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 120
%DV*
Calories from Fat 5 -%
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Potassium 450mg 13%
Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Protein 7g -%
https://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/kidney-and-pinto-chili-beans

Roasted Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes……..

June 8, 2018 at 5:22 PM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackberry Glazed Roasted Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Turkey Stuffing

 

 

 

So for Breakfast this morning I had some more of the Artisan Crafted Kentucky Legend Hickory Smoked Ham. I sliced off a few slices and heated it up in a skillet. Served it with a Sunnyside Up fried Egg and 2 slices of toasted Aunt Millie’s Bread (lightly buttered). Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I would like to thank all of you for your emails and prayers for the passing of my Dad, very much appreciated! Busy day getting everything done, and very sad. I invited a couple of my Cousins over for Dinner tonight. I prepared a Blackberry Glazed Roasted Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Stove Top Stuffing.

 

 


I had purchased the Jennie – O Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin from Meijer and had it in the freezer. Sat it in fridge to thaw overnight. Meijer is the only store that carries this and most of the other Jennie – O Turkey Products. The Turkey Tenderloin comes pre-seasoned and is 100 calories, 4 carbs, and 99% fat free. Besides this beautiful Tenderloin all I’ll need to prepare it is some McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Blackberry Glaze, and Extra Light Olive Oil. To make the Blackberry Glaze I’ll need Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam, Red Wine Vinegar, Splenda Sugar, and Ground Cinnamon.

 


First I mixed my Blackberry Glaze and set it aside until ready to use. I left the recipe for this at the end of the post. To prepare the Tenderloin I’ll be baking it. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Next sprayed a shallow baking pan with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and add a tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil to it. Then place the Tenderloins in the baking pan. With about 10 minutes of cooking time left I Glazed on of the Tenderloins. Bake until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the meat reaches 165°F, approximately 62 minutes. Remove from the oven, cover and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.

 


Started slicing it and it’s so very tender and moist. It has a fantastic taste. The Applewood Smoke and combination of Spices it was marinated in was perfect! Good job Jennie- O. For the added Blackberry Glaze , it was perfect! It went with the Turkey perfectly.

 

 

 

 

To go with the Turkey Tenderloin 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 can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Then I also made a box of Kraft Stove Top Lower Sodium Chicken Stuffing. Mom loves Stuffing so I made some for her. For Dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 


BLACKBERRY GLAZE
INGREDIENTS Nutrition
1⁄2 cup Smucker’s Sugarfree Blackberry Jam
2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
1 tablespoon Splenda sugar substitute
1⁄4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

DIRECTIONS
Whisk Blackberry Jam, Red Wine Vinegar, Splenda, and Cinnamon,in small bowl until blended, set aside.

 

 

 

Jennie – O Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin

JENNIE-O® Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast Tenderloin is a savory combination of flavor and ease. It comes pre-seasoned so you don’t have to marinate. And it’s 99% fat free and gluten free. Grill up a turkey breast tenderloin at your next barbeque!

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

CONSUMER GAS GRILL:TO GRILL:
Preheat grill over medium heat, place tenderloins directly on grate. Grill, turning occasionally, until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the meat reaches 165°F, approximately 45-50 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.

CONSUMER OVEN:
TO BAKE:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place tenderloins in a shallow baking pan. Bake until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the meat reaches 165°F, approximately 60-70 minutes. Remove from oven, cover and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.

SLOW COOKER:
Peel back and remove packaging. Place tenderloins (two in each packet) in slow cooker, add ½ cup water, and cover with lid. Cook according to chart below AND until internal temperature reaches 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer. Remove and serve. Slow cookers may vary in cooking performance.* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size 112 g
Calories 100
Calories From Fat 5
Total Fat .5 g
Saturated Fat 5.0 g
Trans Fat .0 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 410 mg
Total Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 21 g

INGREDIENTS
Turkey Breast Tenderloin Containing up to 30% of a solution of Water, Seasoning (Sugar, Brown Sugar, Spices, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Apple Juice Concentrate, Maltodextrin, Molasses, Natural Flavor), Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Salt, Sugar, Baking Soda, Applewood Smoke.
https://www.jennieo.com/products/105-applewood-smoke-flavor-turkey-breast-tenderloin

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