Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Green Beans

May 16, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Posted in chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Green Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning a favorite of mine, Hash Browns and Diced Ham. I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, heated up some Meijer 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. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Partly cloudy and 76 degrees outside. After Lunch I got my cart out of the shed and planted 3 plants Mom had bought yesterday. Swept out the shed and straightened it up before putting the cart back up. For Dinner tonight its Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

I picked the Chicken up at Meijer the other day, Katie’s Best Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breasts. For the BBQ Sauce I’m using Kraft Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce. I’m seasoning it with Morton’s Lite Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I went out and fired the grill up first. Next I sprayed the Chicken with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray on both sides of the Chicken Breast, then seasoned them with the Salt and Pepper and waited for the Grill to heat.

 

 

 

 

 

With the Grill ready I started. Added the Chicken and shut the lid on the grill. I let the chicken cook for 7 minutes, then used the tongs to flip the breasts over. Grilled for another 7 minutes longer. With about 1 minute of cooking time left I basted the Chicken with the Kraft Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce and finished cooking. Checked temperature of the Chicken with a thermometer reads it read just a tad over 165°. The Chicken came out fantastic! Moist and flavorful. Love that Kraft Sauce, and it was excellent!

 

 

 

 

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, add the Walnut Pieces, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash. I really love Butternut Squash!

 

 

 

 

 


As the Squash was roasting I had also opened up a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, canned last summer, and had them cooking. Love these Beans, they taste just as fresh as the day we bought them. Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. Fresh Green Beans any time you want. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 


Katie’s Best
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/

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We take the Non-GMO verification very seriously! Our feed mill and farms go through the verification process and approval according to the Non-GMO Project verified specifications. Grains that do not pass this test are turned away and not labeled with the certification of Non-GMO. Katie’s Best is chicken has been raised on a diet of certified, non-genetically modified grains. The feed mill and farms go through a certification process to ensure that our grains meet the certification guidelines. Our chickens are raised on a complete non-genetically modified grain diet.
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Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

May 12, 2019 at 6:32 PM | Posted in chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there! Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. I went to McDonald’s afterward and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Light rain on and off with high of 57 degrees. Not a thing going on this Mothers Day Sunday. I gave Mom a Card, some Flowers, a Hanging Basket of Flowers for outside, and a couple of Gift Cards for Mother’s Day. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

 

Mom usually fries the Chicken Thighs but tonight I’m preparing everything being Mother’s Day. I had a package of the Simple Truth Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thighs from Kroger in the freezer. I sat the package in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then to prepare them I’ll just need Flour, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil. I think the trio of Fried Chicken Thighs, Fried Potatoes, and Canned Green Beans has become our favorite Dinner!

 

 

 

 

 

I got a large Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Non Stick Spray, added 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I got a pie pan out and put 2 tablespoons of Flour in it. Next I got the Chicken Thighs out of the package and seasoned them with Salt and Pepper and rolled them in the Flour. With the skillet heated I added the Thighs to the skillet and put a lid on the skillet. Fried the Thighs for about 9 minutes and then flipped them over, put the lid back on the skillet to cook another 7 minutes. As the Chicken Thighs were cooking I got out a second Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it, added the Olive Oil and let it preheat on medium heat. Then I washed and cut the Potatoes for the Fried Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

For one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’ve loved these all my life and my Mom makes the best! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on medium high.

 

 

 

 

 

As the Potatoes were cooking I had also opened up a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, canned last summer, and had them cooking. Love these Beans, they taste just as fresh as the day we bought them. Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. Fresh Green Beans any time you want, I love it! Quite a Dinner tonight! For Dessert/Snack some slices of a Honey Crisp Apple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Thighs – One medium, baked chicken thigh with skin provides 140 calories, 14 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbohydrate, 9 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, 2 gram of polyunsaturated fat, and 275 milligrams of sodium.

Crock Pot Boneless Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

May 9, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, greenbeans, Pork | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Boneless Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Well our streak of perfect weather is over. Showers and Thunderstorms through out the day and 79 degrees. This afternoon did laundry and it was house cleaning day. For Dinner tonight its Crock Pot Boneless Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

 

I had tried Boneless Ribs in quite some time. So while at Meijer the other day I noticed how beautiful they looked and they were on sale, so why not buy a package. I’m preparing them basically the same way I do my Pork Back Ribs with the bone in.

 

 

Last night before I went to bed I put the Ribs 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 1/2 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 4 hours. In the afternoon the aroma of the Ribs and BBQ Sauce start to fill the air!

 

 

 

 

 

After 4 hours the ribs are ready! Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For us, JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! I’ll be buying the Boneless Ribs more often! 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. Mashed Potatoes are perfect to go with Ribs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

And what’s perfect with Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans! I had also opened up a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, canned last summer, and got them cooking. Love these Beans, they taste just as fresh as the day we bought them. Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. Fresh Green Beans any time you want, I love it! Quite a Dinner tonight! For Dessert a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

April 30, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Posted in chicken, greenbeans, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a toasted Thomas Light 100% Multi Grain English Muffin that I Buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I went to McDonald’s after I ate and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Light rain on and off with high of 67 degrees. Took Mom to Meijer she wanted a hanging basket of flowers and a small outside table for deck. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

 

I had a package of the Simple Truth Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thighs from Kroger in the freezer. I sat the package in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then to prepare them I’ll just need Flour, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil. I think the trio of Fried Chicken Thighs, Fried Potatoes, and Canned Green Beans has become our favorite Dinner!

 

 

 

 

 

I got a large Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Non Stick Spray, added 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I got a pie pan out and put 2 tablespoons of Flour in it. Next I got the Chicken Thighs out of the package and seasoned them with Salt and Pepper and rolled them in the Flour. With the skillet heated I added the Thighs to the skillet and put a lid on the skillet. Fried the Thighs for about 9 minutes and then flipped them over, put the lid back on the skillet to cook another 7 minutes. As the Chicken Thighs were cooking I got out a second Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it, added the Olive Oil and let it preheat on medium heat. Then I washed and cut the Potatoes for the Fried Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

I grabbed a plate and put paper towel on it and removed the Chicken Thighs from the skillet to the lined plate. Paper towel absorbs any of the excess oil. Just love the crust on the Chicken provided by the Flour Coating! The Flour and cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet. So moist and delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’ve loved these all my life and my Mom makes the best! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on medium high.

 

 

 

 

 

As the Potatoes were cooking I had also opened up a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, canned last summer, and had them cooking. Love these Beans, they taste just as fresh as the day we bought them. Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. Fresh Green Beans any time you want, I love it! Quite a Dinner tonight! For Dessert a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Thighs – One medium, baked chicken thigh with skin provides 140 calories, 14 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbohydrate, 9 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, 2 gram of polyunsaturated fat, and 275 milligrams of sodium.

Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

April 16, 2019 at 6:34 PM | Posted in BEEF, Cubed Steak, greenbeans, potatoes | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Poached Egg and served it on a Thomas Light English Muffin. Then I also lightly fried a al fresco Chicken Sausage Patty. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. My cousin came over today and put down new Mulch in the Flower Beds. Then touched up the wooden deck with some fresh paint and then put a sealant on the ramp outside. Almost done with the outside work! For Dinner tonight I’m preparing a Beef Cubed Steaks 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 reheated the leftover Canned Green Beans. Just heated them up in a large sauce pan and done! Then I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert/Snacks I had a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach 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.

Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

April 15, 2019 at 6:34 PM | Posted in chicken | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a Breakfast Sandwich. I made it with al fresco Chicken Sausage Patty, a 1/2 slice of Kraft Deli Style Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and served on a toasted Thomas Light 100% Multi Grain English Muffin. Also made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I went to McDonald’s after I ate and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Somewhat cooler out today, high of 55 degrees and mostly cloudy. Did a few things around the yard and pulled the rest of the outdoor furniture out of the shed. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

I had a package of the Simple Truth Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thighs from Kroger in the freezer. I sat the package in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then to prepare them I’ll just need Flour, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil. I think the trio of Fried Chicken Thighs, Fried Potatoes, and Canned Green Beans has become our favorite Dinner!

 

 

 

 

 

I got a large Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Non Stick Spray, added 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I got a pie pan out and put 2 tablespoons of Flour in it. Next I got the Chicken Thighs out of the package and seasoned them with Salt and Pepper and rolled them in the Flour. With the skillet heated I added the Thighs to the skillet and put a lid on the skillet. Fried the Thighs for about 9 minutes and then flipped them over, put the lid back on the skillet to cook another 7 minutes. As the Chicken Thighs were cooking I got out a second Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it, added the Olive Oil and let it preheat on medium heat. Then I washed and cut the Potatoes for the Fried Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

I grabbed a plate and put paper towel on it and removed the Chicken Thighs from the skillet to the lined plate. Paper towel absorbs any of the excess oil. Just love the crust on the Chicken provided by the Flour Coating! The Flour and cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet. So moist and delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

For one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’ve loved these all my life and my Mom makes the best! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on medium high.

 

 

 

 

 

As the Potatoes were cooking I had also opened up a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, canned last summer, and had them cooking. Love these Beans, they taste just as fresh as the day we bought them. Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. Fresh Green Beans any time you want, I love it! Quite a Dinner tonight! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chicken Thighs – One medium, baked chicken thigh with skin provides 140 calories, 14 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbohydrate, 9 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, 2 gram of polyunsaturated fat, and 275 milligrams of sodium.

Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

March 23, 2019 at 6:28 PM | Posted in chicken, greenbeans, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 


For Breakfast on this Saturday morning I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, fried 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. This is a great way to start any morning off.

 

 

 

 

After doing the dishes I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Then I stopped by the car wash and had her car washed. Not bad out today its sunny and the winds finally died down, 50 degrees. After Lunch I headed out to Walmart to their Lawn and Garden Center. I wanted to check out the Spring Plants they had in so far. Not much of a selection yet, I’ll check back later in the week. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

 

I had a package of the Simple Truth Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thighs from Kroger in the freezer. I sat the package in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then to prepare them I’ll just need Flour, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil. I think the trio of Fried Chicken Thighs, Fried Potatoes, and Canned Green Beans has become our favorite Dinner!

 

 

 

 

 

I got a large Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Non Stick Spray, added 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I got a pie pan out and put 2 tablespoons of Flour in it. Next I got the Chicken Thighs out of the package and seasoned them with Salt and Pepper and rolled them in the Flour. With the skillet heated I added the Thighs to the skillet and put a lid on the skillet. Fried the Thighs for about 9 minutes and then flipped them over, put the lid back on the skillet to cook another 7 minutes. As the Chicken Thighs were cooking I got out a second Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it, added the Olive Oil and let it preheat on medium heat. Then I washed and cut the Potatoes for the Fried Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

I grabbed a plate and put paper towel on it and removed the Chicken Thighs from the skillet to the lined plate. Paper towel absorbs any of the excess oil. Just love the crust on the Chicken provided by the Flour Coating! The Flour and cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet. The Chicken Thighs were moist and flat out delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

For one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’ve loved these all my life and my Mom makes the best! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on high.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the Potatoes were cooking I had also opened up a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, canned last summer, and had them cooking. Love these Beans, they taste just as fresh as the day we bought them. Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. Fresh Green Beans any time you want, I love it! Quite a Dinner tonight! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Thighs – One medium, baked chicken thigh with skin provides 140 calories, 14 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbohydrate, 9 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, 2 gram of polyunsaturated fat, and 275 milligrams of sodium.

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.

Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

March 8, 2019 at 6:24 PM | Posted in chicken, greenbeans, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

To start this Morning off I Thin Cut Pork Chops, Fried Egg Sunnyside Up, and Toast. I purchased a package of Wafer Thin Cut Sirloin Chops at Walmart. To prepare them I seasoned them with Salt and Pepper and then rolled them in Flour. Fried them on medium heat for a total of 4 minutes, turning them once. These Chops were excellent! We really enjoyed these. I also prepared a Sunnyside Up Egg, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Great way to start off a Winter’s Day! Outside a few early snow flurries before it turned to rain. Rain, Cloudy, and a high of 41 degrees. I went to the ATM and then by the Post Office. Back home did some house cleaning. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

 

 

I had a package of the Simple Truth Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thighs from Kroger in the freezer. I sat the package in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then to prepare them I’ll just need Flour, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil. I think the trio of Fried Chicken Thighs, Fried Potatoes, and Canned Green Beans has become our favorite Dinner!

 

 

 

 

 

I grabbed a large Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Non Stick Spray, added 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I got a pie pan out and put 2 tablespoons of Flour in it. Next I got the Chicken Thighs out of the package and seasoned them with Salt and Pepper and rolled them in the Flour. With the skillet heated I added the Thighs to the skillet and put a lid on the skillet. Fried the Thighs for about 9 minutes and then flipped them over, put the lid back on the skillet to cook another 7 minutes. As the Chicken Thighs were cooking I got out a second Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it, added the Olive Oil and let it preheat on medium heat. Then I washed and cut the Potatoes for the Fried Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

I got a plate and put paper towel on it and removed the Chicken Thighs from the skillet to the lined plate. Paper towel absorbs any of the excess oil. Just love the crust on the Chicken provided by the Flour Coating! The Flour and cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet. The Chicken Thighs were moist and flat out delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’ve loved these all my life and my Mom makes the best! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on high.

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the skillet already heated I added the Potatoes. After adding the Potatoes add your Seasoning, we just used Salt and Pepper. Then fry until the Potatoes start to turn brown. Then flip them with a spatula and continue frying until done. I love these Potatoes and they are so easy to prepare and so good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the Potatoes were cooking I opened up a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, canned last summer. Love these Beans, they taste just as fresh as the day we bought them. Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. Fresh Green Beans any time you want, I love it! Quite a Dinner tonight! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chicken Thighs – One medium, baked chicken thigh with skin provides 140 calories, 14 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbohydrate, 9 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, 2 gram of polyunsaturated fat, and 275 milligrams of sodium.

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.

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