Kitchen Hint of the Day!

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

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

One of America’s Favorites – Buffalo Burger

February 1, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in bison, Buffalo, One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A buffalo burger and sweet potato fries

Buffalo burgers are hamburgers made with meat from the water buffalo, beefalo or American bison (Bison bison).

 

 

 

 

 

Author Dan O’ Brien said that buffalo meat is sweet and tender and has a unique taste. He also said that it has to be prepared as carefully as fresh fish. The magazine Women’s Health said that the taste of beef burgers and buffalo burgers is almost indistinguishable, but that buffalo burgers are a bit sweeter and more tender. It normally costs more than beef.

Frozen buffalo burger patties

Buffalo burgers have less cholesterol, less fat, and less food energy than burgers made from beef or chicken. The American Heart Association recommended buffalo burgers in 1997 as more heart-healthy than chicken or beef. The burger is high in nutrients such as protein, zinc, and vitamin B12. Buffalo burgers are more healthy than beef because bison do not store as much fat as cattle. An 85-gram (3-ounce) serving of buffalo meat has 390 kilojoules (93 kilocalories) and 1.8 g of fat compared to 770 kJ (183 kcal) and 8.7 g of fat in the same serving as beef. A recipe for simple buffalo burgers was listed in Men’s Health Muscle Chow. The magazine EatingWell came up with a buffalo burger recipe that is low in cholesterol and high in calcium.

 

 

 

* I switched from Beef to Buffalo/Bison many years ago after I found out I had Diabetes 2. Buffalo is healthier and the tastes and flavors can’t compare. My favorite is from Wild Idea Buffalo, I’m a long time customer (https://wildideabuffalo.com/) .

 

 

 

Chicken Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Burger w/ Baked Fries

January 18, 2021 at 7:02 PM | Posted in Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Kraft Cheese, Omaha Steaks | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs that I sprinkled some Sargento Off the Block Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce. Next I toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Live Light Whole Grain Bread that I topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another Cold and Gloomy Day out! We had a high of 33 degrees and windy out today. After I ate I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Back home a while back I had purchased some new Furniture Coasters. I put the Coasters under all the Furniture, that way it’s easy to move if need be and easy to move to vacuum and clean under it. The ones I had under a lot of Furniture are worn out so it was time to replace them. That was about it for the day. For Dinner tonight a Chicken Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Burger w/ Baked Fries.

 

I had bought Mom some Omaha Steaks Burgers, yes I’m using Beef! I rarely use Beef but Mom had tried these a while back so I purchased a box for her. So we are having a couple more of them tonight for Dinner, I think these are the last 2. Anyway they come frozen 6 (4 oz.) burgers. So I laid a couple of them in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare them I’ll be needing the Burgers, Extra Light Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper, al fresco Chicken Bacon, A-1 Thick and Hearty Steak Sauce, Kraft Deli Style Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and Healthy Life Wheat Hamburger Buns. The Bacon was already cooked I just heated it up a bit.

 

 

To prepare the Burgers I preheat a small amount of the Olive Oil in non-stick pan over medium heat. Add burgers, pan frying for 6-8 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 160°F. checked by a meat thermometer. After 4 minutes I flipped the Burgers and with 1 minute of cooking time left I added a 1/2 slice of the Cheese.

 

 

 

 

 

I served the Burgers on the Healthy Life Buns. I topped the Burgers with the al fresco Chicken Bacon and served! The Burger was delicious! Nicely seasoned and juicy! The Bacon and Cheese worked perfect. I guess I’ll have to have Beef a bit more often, good job Omaha Steaks!

 

 

 

 

 

I also baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. Served with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omaha Steaks Burgers – 6 (4 oz.) Burgers

Using only premium, 21-day aged Omaha Steaks beef, our butchers grind every ounce twice to ensure every bite is absolutely bursting with robust beef flavor and juiciness. Delivered flash-frozen and ready-to-grill, it’s no wonder why these premium burgers are considered an essential cookout classic across America.
* Thick, quarter-pound beef burger patties
* Premium Omaha Steaks beef aged for tenderness
* Ground twice for incredible flavor and texture
* Individually vacuum-sealed and ready to grill
* No added ingredients or preservatives
* 80/20 lean-to-fat ratio

Preparation
FROM THAWED:

Thaw in Refrigerator. Remove burgers from packaging while still frozen.
PAN FRY: Preheat a small amount of cooking oil in non-stick pan over medium heat. Add burgers, pan frying for 6-8 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 160°F.
The United Stated Department of Agriculture recommends that ground beef be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F when measured with a kitchen thermometer.
https://www.omahasteaks.com/product/Omaha-Steaks-Burgers-6-4-oz-01249?ITMSUF=XFB

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO BACON CHEESEBURGER

January 13, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a BUFFALO BACON CHEESEBURGER. My favorite Burgers are the Wild Idea Buffalo Burgers! Love these so much, easy to prepare and the most delicious Burger you can find! This one is made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo and Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon or Pancetta. You can find the recipe and both Wild Idea Buffalo items used in this recipe along with all the Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BUFFALO BACON CHEESEBURGER

Ingredients: (makes 6 to 8)

2 – pounds Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
2 – tablespoons olive oil

½ – teaspoon mustard

1 – teaspoon ketchup

1 – teaspoon thyme

1 – teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

2 – teaspoon salt & pepper

6 to 8 – ounces Irish cheddar cheese

6 to 8 – ounces Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon or Pancetta, pan fried

1 – onion, sliced and sautéed lightly

6 to 8 – hamburger buns or sour dough bread, lightly toasted

Preparation:

1 – Mix all spice ingredients, but Buffalo into paste.

2 – Add ground Buffalo and mix thoroughly together with hands.

3 – Pat into 6 or 8 patties, about 1” thick.

4 – Grill buffalo burgers over high hot gas heat. Grill with lid closed for 2 minutes each side. Sprinkle cooked burgers with a pinch of finishing salt.

5 – Top burgers with cheese slices and grill with lid shut for one more minute.

6 – Remove burgers from the grill and allow them to rest for a couple of minutes.
7 – Place burgers on bun and op with pan-fried bacon or pancetta, and lightly sautéed onions.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/buffalo-bacon-cheeseburgers

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – 1 LB. PREMIUM GROUND BUFFALO

Wild Idea Ground Buffalo is a “must have” for countless healthy, meaty meals. We grind our finest roasts and steaks to bring you the most delicious ground buffalo on the planet. User friendly and very versatile, our 100% grass-fed, ground buffalo meat is packed with protein and naturally low in fat and calories. Did we mention it’s delicious? Average 95% lean.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/premium-ground-bison-burgers/products/1-lb-ground-buffalo

Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

November 19, 2020 at 6:58 PM | Posted in chicken, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 62 degrees and mostly sunny today, very windy out again. I had Phantom Pains start around 3:00 this morning and continue until about 1:00 this afternoon! These are so painful and frustrating. So I did very little today but catch up on some sleep and relaxation. Phantom pains just drain you. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Ground Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

I had purchased a package of Ground Chicken while at Meijer earlier yesterday. To make the Burger I’ll need; the Ground Chicken (1 lb. package), Ground Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Dried Oregano, McCormick’s Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Meijer Italian Style Bread Crumbs. For toppings I’m using Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/Olive Oil, Heinz 57 Sauce, Hoffman’s Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Butter Leaf Lettuce and served on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun, finally found these Buns at Walmart. I keep them in the freezer and get one out when needed.

 

 

To prepare them, in a large bowl, combine Chicken, Ground Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Dried Oregano, Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Italian Style Bread Crumbs. The Seasonings amount are to taste and 2 tablespoons of the Italian Style Bread Crumbs. Make a little depression with your thumb in the center of each burger so they cook evenly. Divide the mixture into 4 patties.

 

 

In a Cast Iron Skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add burger patties and cook, flipping once, until golden and a thermometer inserted into the center registers 165°, 8 to 10 minutes. Top with cheddar and cook until just started melting, 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer patties to a plate. Serve on the Buns and top with Mayo, Heinz 57 Sauce, and Lettuce. The Ground Chicken Burger is juicy, moist, and flavorful! I’ll have to start having a lot more often!

 

 

To go with the Chicken Burger I prepared Ore Ida Golden Crinkle Cut French Fries. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Heinz 57 Sauce. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ground Chicken
Ground chicken is a healthy start for any meal since one serving (100 grams, or about 3 ounces) meets one’s protein needs for a nutritious meal – plus it’s lower in calories and fat than many meat sources. Lean ground chicken is high in protein and offers less saturated fat than ground beef.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®

French fries with ridges.Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®
We’re proud to say that our Golden Crinkles® are America’s favorite fries!* What’s not to love? These oh-so-tasty crinkle cut fries are just plain fun, especially when they’re paired with a juicy hamburger or hot dog and dipped in Heinz® Ketchup

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 120
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
https://www.oreida.com/Products/G/Golden-Crinkles#.Vfy2YN9Viko

Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

October 4, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, chicken, Ore - Ida | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Poached Egg and served it on a toasted Thomas Light English Muffin. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 64 degrees and cloudy, rain showers moving in late. Did laundry after Breakfast. Not a lot going on today. Cleaned off the deck and driveway areas, lot of leaves. Did a few things on the inside. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Ground Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

I had purchased a package of Ground Chicken from Meijer my last visit there. To make the Burger I’ll need; the Ground Chicken (1 lb. package), Ground Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Dried Oregano, McCormick’s Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Meijer Italian Style Bread Crumbs. For toppings I’m using Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/Olive Oil, Heinz 57 Sauce, Hoffman’s Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Butter Leaf Lettuce and served on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun, finally found these Buns at Walmart. I keep them in the freezer and get one out when needed.

 

To prepare them, in a large bowl, combine Chicken, Ground Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Dried Oregano, Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Italian Style Bread Crumbs. The Seasonings amount are to taste and 2 tablespoons of the Italian Style Bread Crumbs. Make a little depression with your thumb in the center of each burger so they cook evenly. Divide the mixture into 4 patties.

 

In a Cast Iron Skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add burger patties and cook, flipping once, until golden and a thermometer inserted into the center registers 165°, 8 to 10 minutes. Top with cheddar and cook until just started melting, 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer patties to a plate. Serve on the Buns and top with Mayo, Heinz 57 Sauce, and Lettuce. The Ground Chicken Burger is juicy, moist, and flavorful! I’ll have to start having a lot more often!

 

To go with the Chicken Burger I prepared Ore Ida Golden Crinkle Cut French Fries. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Heinz 57 Sauce. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ground Chicken
Ground chicken is a healthy start for any meal since one serving (100 grams, or about 3 ounces) meets one’s protein needs for a nutritious meal – plus it’s lower in calories and fat than many meat sources. Lean ground chicken is high in protein and offers less saturated fat than ground beef.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®

French fries with ridges.Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®
We’re proud to say that our Golden Crinkles® are America’s favorite fries!* What’s not to love? These oh-so-tasty crinkle cut fries are just plain fun, especially when they’re paired with a juicy hamburger or hot dog and dipped in Heinz® Ketchup

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 120
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
https://www.oreida.com/Products/G/Golden-Crinkles#.Vfy2YN9Viko

Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

September 19, 2020 at 6:55 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, chicken, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, heated up some Kroger Diced Ham, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bowl 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. We had a high of 66 degrees and sunny out today. After Breakfast I went and picked up Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s. Not much going on so I got the cart out of the shed and did a few things around the yard and then rode around the neighborhood and enjoyed this Fall day. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Ground Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries.

I had purchased a package of Ground Chicken from Meijer my last visit there. To make the Burger I’ll need; the Ground Chicken (1 lb. package), Ground Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Dried Oregano, McCormick’s Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Meijer Italian Style Bread Crumbs. For toppings I’m using Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/Olive Oil, Heinz 57 Sauce, Hoffman’s Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Butter Leaf Lettuce and served on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun, finally found these Buns at Walmart!

 

To prepare them, in a large bowl, combine Chicken, Ground Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Dried Oregano, Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Italian Style Bread Crumbs. The Seasonings amount are to taste and 2 tablespoons of the Italian Style Bread Crumbs. Make a little depression with your thumb in the center of each burger so they cook evenly. Divide the mixture into 4 patties.

 

In a Cast Iron Skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add burger patties and cook, flipping once, until golden and a thermometer inserted into the center registers 165°, 8 to 10 minutes. Top with cheddar and cook until just started melting, 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer patties to a plate. Serve on the Buns and top with Mayo, Heinz 57 Sauce, and Lettuce. The Ground Chicken Burger is juicy, moist, and flavorful! I’ll have to start having a lot more often!

 

To go with the Chicken Burger I prepared Ore Ida Golden Crinkle Cut French Fries. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Heinz 57 Sauce. For Dessert later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Mango/Tea Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground Chicken
Ground chicken is a healthy start for any meal since one serving (100 grams, or about 3 ounces) meets one’s protein needs for a nutritious meal – plus it’s lower in calories and fat than many meat sources. Lean ground chicken is high in protein and offers less saturated fat than ground beef.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®

French fries with ridges.Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®
We’re proud to say that our Golden Crinkles® are America’s favorite fries!* What’s not to love? These oh-so-tasty crinkle cut fries are just plain fun, especially when they’re paired with a juicy hamburger or hot dog and dipped in Heinz® Ketchup

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 120
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
https://www.oreida.com/Products/G/Golden-Crinkles#.Vfy2YN9Viko

Grilling with Friends……

September 5, 2020 at 6:15 PM | Posted in Food, grilling | Leave a comment
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Hi everyone hope you are having a great Labor Day Weekend! We are grilling out with a few neighbors, so the kitchen is closed. Stay Safe, Have Fun, Take Care All!

Healthy Eggplant Recipes

August 11, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Eggplant Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Eggplant Recipes with recipes including Easy Eggplant Stir-Fry, Low-Carb Eggplant Pizzas, and Open-Face Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches. Enjoy that Eggplant! Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Eggplant Recipes
Find healthy, delicious eggplant recipes including baked, roasted, grilled and stuffed eggplant. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Easy Eggplant Stir-Fry
This eggplant stir-fry is easy to make. We call for long and tender Japanese eggplant, but regular eggplant will work well too, cut into 1-inch pieces. Jalapeño peppers can vary from mild to very spicy. If you need to cut the heat, opt for small sweet peppers in their place……………………………

Low-Carb Eggplant Pizzas
These eggplant pizzas have all the classic flavors of a real pizza without all the carbs. Opt for spicy Italian sausage if you like the heat! Serve these mini pizzas with a green salad on the side to complete the meal………………………………….

Open-Face Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches
This cheeseburger and eggplant Parm fusion recipe is a winning combination. Breaded eggplant slices are topped with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and a delicious grilled lean beef burger–it’s American classic meets Italian restaurant favorite! To make it a complete meal, serve with spaghetti with a side of steamed vegetables…………………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Eggplant Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19301/ingredients/vegetables/eggplant/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 5, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Its time to flip that burger……………………..

You’ll know to flip the patties when you see liquid pooling on the uncooked surface. Be careful not to char the meat or press down on the patties with a spatula while cooking, you’ll squeeze out all those flavorful juices.

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