Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

December 31, 2019 at 6:43 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with some Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside cloudy, windy and 38 degrees. Very windy and made it feel like 30 degrees! I spent this last day of 2019 cleaning closets. Cleaned my bedroom and the pantry. I just want to wish you each and everyone a Happy and Healthy 2020! So for dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.

 

 

 

On my last visit to Meijer I picked up a package of huge Bone – In Pork Loin Chops, 3 Chops, and had them in the freezer. I grabbed 1 of the Chops from the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. Then to prepare my Chop I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 20 minutes until the thermometer registered 150°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible tasty Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

I love the trio of a Pork Chop, Golden Hominy, and Green Beans/ Potatoes. I have these 2 sides quite often when having Pork Chops. For a side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. My favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. I also had Baked a Loaf of Garlic Loaf Bread yesterday and I’m having a slice of that topped with Butter. For Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream. See everyone next year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

Cast Iron Baked Chicken w/ Sliced New Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Johnnny Cakes

December 21, 2019 at 6:42 PM | Posted in chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Baked Chicken w/ Sliced New Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Johnnny Cakes

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light 100% Multi Grain English Muffin and topped it with a Poached Egg. I also fried up 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly cloudy and 49 degrees out today. Not too bad for late December! After Breakfast I went to Kroger to pick up a couple of last minute Gift Cards for Christmas. No more Christmas shopping, done! Stopped and got gas and then hit the car wash, my car needed it! Spent the rest of the afternoon watching Football and some Basketball. For Dinner tonight I prepared Cast Iron Baked Chicken w/ Sliced New Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Johnnny Cakes.

 

I cam across the recipe for the Cast Iron Baked Chicken on a episode of Cooks Country on our local PBS Channel. It looked and sounded delicious so that’s our Dinner tonight. To prepare it I’ll need; Hungarian Paprika, Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder, Granulated Garlic, 2 Chicken Breasts, Blue Bonnet Butter, Thyme, and a Cast Iron Skillet. The original recipe calls for a 3 pound bone-in chicken that you cut up. But being just me and Mom the 2 Chicken Breasts were enough. I also had to substitute Dried Thyme for the fresh Sprigs of Thyme. To prepare it; I got a Cast Iron Skillet and added 2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil to it and sit in the oven. I then heated the oven on 450 degrees. I love using Cast Iron Skillets. You can cook or sear something in it on the stove and then move it right into a heated oven. Plus they keep their heat so good. I have 5 different sized Cast Iron Skillets! As the Cast Iron and oven were heating I combined the Paprika, Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder, Dried Thyme, and Granulated Garlic in a bowl. Pat the Chicken Breasts dry with paper towels and sprinkled all over with the Spice Mixture.

 

When the oven is heated, remove hot skillet. Added Butter, let it melt. Placed the chicken in skillet. Transfer skillet to oven and bake for 15 minutes. Removed the skillet from oven and flip chicken. Return the skillet to oven and bake until breasts register 160 degrees. Let chicken rest in skillet for 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and spoon the pan juices over top. Its ready to serve! The Chicken came out moist and flavorful, browned up perfect! I’ve left the original recipe at the end of the post.

 

 

 

For one side I heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced New Potatoes. I use a lot of Del Monte Vegetable Products, always delicious and store a lot longer than fresh Vegetables. To prepare them I emptied the can into a small sauce pan. Heated it on medium heat until heated through.

 

 

 

I also opened up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. I heated them up in a small sauce pan on medium heat. Stirred often until heated, then served.

 

 

 

 

And finally I made some Johnny Cakes. To prepare them all you’ll need is: Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray, 1/4 cup Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 3/4 cups Low Fat Buttermilk, and 2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix. Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl. Spray your Pam on a Flat Top Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Top Griddle. When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. These Johnny Cakes work perfect with any meal! Excellent Dinner tonight. I’ll add this Chicken Recipe to my Keeper List for sure! The Chicken comes out so moist and delicious! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

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Cook’s Country Cast Iron Baked Chicken

INGREDIENTS
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon granulated garlic
3 pounds bone-in chicken pieces (2 split breasts, 2 drumsticks, 2 thighs, and 2 wings with wingtips discarded), trimmed
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 sprigs fresh thyme

BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Our favorite cast-iron skillet is the Lodge Classic Cast Iron Skillet, 12″. Note that the cast-iron skillet should be preheated along with the oven; this is key to getting crispy, well-browned skin. You will not achieve the same type of browning with a conventional skillet. A 4-pound whole chicken will yield the 3 pounds of parts called for in the recipe. Our favorite paprika is The Spice House Hungarian Sweet Paprika.
INSTRUCTIONS

1 – Adjust oven rack to middle position, place 12-inch cast-iron skillet on rack, and heat oven to 450 degrees. Combine paprika, salt, pepper, onion powder, and granulated garlic in bowl. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and sprinkle all over with spice mixture.

2 – When oven is heated, carefully remove hot skillet. Add butter, let it melt, and add thyme sprigs. Place chicken in skillet skin side down, pushing thyme sprigs aside as needed. Transfer skillet to oven and bake for 15 minutes.

3 – Remove skillet from oven and flip chicken. Return skillet to oven and bake until breasts register 160 degrees and drumsticks/thighs register at least 175 degrees, about 15 minutes longer.

4 – Let chicken rest in skillet for 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to platter and spoon pan juices over top. Serve.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

October 27, 2019 at 6:28 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops, spices and herbs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

 

 

 

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. After Breakfast I went to Kroger up the road for a couple of items. Then stopped by a ATM and then picked up Breakfast at McDonald’s for Mom. Well the rains finally stopped! We ended up with over an inch of rain. Sort of breezy, cloudy and 64 degrees out today. Did a load of laundry and some light cleaning. So for dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.

 

I’ve had the trio of Chops, Hominy, and Green Beans and Potatoes several times, but its been a while. So we are having tonight! I had purchased the Chops at Meijer and had them in the freezer. I set them in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 20 minutes until the thermometer registered 150°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chops with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

 

I love the combination of the Hominy and Green Beans/Potatoes. I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. My favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. As everything was cooking I also Baked a Loaf of Garlic Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack later some Cheese and Crackers. I had slices of Kraft 2% Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Ritz Whole Wheat Crackers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

August 21, 2019 at 6:40 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops, potatoes, spices and herbs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with Sumucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 91 degrees, humid, and partly cloudy outside today. Went to Kroger for Mom and then by McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for her. Not a thing to do today. It’s too hot and humid to even get my cart out of the shed. So I cleaned the fridge and freezer. Cleaned the counters and shelves next. So for dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.

 

 

We’ve had the trio of Chops, Hominy, and Green Beans and Potatoes several times, but its been a while. So we are having tonight! I had purchased the Chops at Meijer and had them in the freezer. I set them in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 20 minutes until the thermometer registered 150°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chops with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

 

I love the combination of the Hominy and Green Beans/Potatoes. I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. My favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

 

 

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. As everything was cooking I also Baked a Loaf of Garlic Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Ice Water 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.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

July 22, 2019 at 6:31 PM | Posted in pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffins and heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Sausage Links. I also made a cup of the Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside a big change in the weather. We’ve had a heat wave for the past 6 days or so and to day it was still humid but a high of only 76 degrees. Showers and Thunderstorms around the area also. Took it sort of easy today, bad Sinus Headache. So for dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.

 

 

 

 


We’ve had the trio of Chops, Hominy, and Green Beans and Potatoes several times and we love everything together. So we are having tonight! I had purchased the Chops at Meijer the day before and had them in the fridge. To prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 20 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chops with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

 


I love the combination of the Hominy and Green Beans/Potatoes. I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. My favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

 

 

 


Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. As everything was cooking I also Baked a Loaf of Garlic Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper 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.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

March 14, 2019 at 5:31 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a couple of Nuti Grain Eggos and heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Sausage Links. I also made a cup of the Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside its showers and thunderstorms with a high of 68 degrees. Cleaned the house today, dusted and ran the vacuum. That was about it for the day. So for dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

 

On my last visit to Meijer I picked up a couple of huge Bone – In Pork Loin Chops and had them in the freezer. I grabbed 1 of the Chops from the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. Then to prepare my Chop I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 20 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

 

 

I love the trio of a Pork Chop, Golden Hominy, and Green Beans/ Potatoes. I have these 2 sides quite often when having Pork Chops. For a side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. My favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

 

 

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. As everything was cooking I also Baked a Loaf of Garlic Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

March 3, 2019 at 6:24 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

 

For Breakfast on this Wintery Sunday Morning I toasted a couple of Nuti Grain Eggos and heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Sausage Links. I also made a cup of the Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside we’ve had a rain, sleet, snow, back to rain and had a high of 33 degrees. Good day to stay in. Cleaned the house then in the kitchen I cleaned the fridge and then the oven. Watched some shows I had recorded later. So for dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

 

I had purchased the Chops at Meijer and had them in the freezer. I grabbed 2 of the Chops from the freezer and let them thaw overnight in the fridge. Then to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 20 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chops with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

 

 

I love the combination of the Hominy and Green Beans/Potatoes. I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. My favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

 

 

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. As everything was cooking I also Baked a Loaf of Garlic Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with 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.

Herb-Crusted Red Snapper w/ Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole and Cut Green Beans

October 24, 2018 at 6:10 PM | Posted in fish, hash browns, Idahoan Potato Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Herb-Crusted Red Snapper w/ Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

 

For Breakfast on morning I cooked up some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, topped them with some cooked diced Ham, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar, and finally a Sunnyside Up Fried Egg. I also had a cup of my Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After I had Breakfast and did the dishes I then went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. She’s feeling a little better this morning. Her throat isn’t sore and she’s not as congested. So far so good for me, still no signs of me catching it. Our next door neighbors both have it also. Gave the Kitchen a good cleaning after Lunch; cleaned the stove, fridge, counters, and microwave. For Dinner tonight it’s Red Snapper. I prepared a Herb-Crusted Red Snapper w/Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole and Cut Green Beans.

 

 


I purchased a beautiful Red Snapper Fillet while at Kroger yesterday. I’ll be preparing it by a recipe I found on the Taste of Home website, Herb-Crusted Red Snapper. This is the 3rd time I’ve had Snapper using this recipe. I’ll need the following; 1 tablespoon Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, 1 teaspoon Dried Basil, 1 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Fennel Seeds, 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme, 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano, 1/4 teaspoon Pepper, 1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, 1 Red Snapper fillets, and 2 teaspoons Extra Light Olive Oil. I only had 1 fillet of the Red Snapper, the original recipe and ingredient amounts are for 2 fillets. I only used 1/2 of amount of the above ingredients.

 

 

 

 


To prepare it was very easy. To start; In a bowl, combine the first nine ingredients; and mix until finely ground Dip fillets in herb mixture, coating both sides. Then in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat, cook the fillet in Extra Light Olive Oil for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. So easy and quick to prepare this. The crust was excellent and provided great flavor while the Snapper remained moist. I just love all Seafood and Fish!

 

 

 

 

For one side I prepared some Idahoan Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes. I love all the Idahoan products and this one no different. As the others its baked in a casserole dish. To make the dish I’ll need 1 box of the Idahoan Premium Steakhouse Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes, 2 Tbsp Blue Bonnet Light Butter, 1 3/4 cups boiling water, and 1/2 cup 2% Milk.

 

 

 

 

 

 


To prepare it; Preheat the oven on 450°F . Then in a 1 1/2 qt casserole dish, combine potatoes, contents of sauce pouch, 2 Tbsp butter, and 1 3/4 cups boiling water. Add the 1/2 cup milk and stir to combine. Bake uncovered at 450°F for 25 minutes. Sprinkle crunchy onion topping on top of potatoes. Let stand 5 minutes, then serve. Well seasoned and Cheesy, excellent side!

 

 

 

 

 


Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Red Snapper
Red snapper is a low-calorie, lean source of protein that is rich in selenium, vitamin A, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids. A diet that regularly incorporates these nutrients may significantly benefit your health by preventing serious medical conditions.

 

 

 

HERB-CRUSTED RED SNAPPER RECIPE

An appetizing blend of herbs complements the mild flavor of these flaky fillets from field editor Nella Parker of Hersey, Michigan. Red pepper flakes give the entree its zip.
MAKES: 2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min

Ingredients
1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 red snapper fillets (5 ounces each), skin removed
2 teaspoons canola oil

Directions
1. In a food processor, combine the first nine ingredients; cover and process until fennel is finely ground. Transfer to a shallow bowl; dip fillets in herb mixture, coating both sides.
2. In a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, cook fillets in oil for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts
1 each: 200 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 681mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/herb-crusted-red-snapper

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

September 4, 2018 at 5:17 PM | Posted in pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

 

 


I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Mostly Sunny and 95 degrees outside today. Still suffering through these allergies! And from what the local news said, everyone is fighting them. I did go out for a bit and got the leaf blower out of the shed. I cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Then trimmed up the vines along the driveway. After that time to get back inside! Anyway for dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.

 

 

On my last visit to Meijer I picked up a couple of huge Bone – In Pork Loin Chops and had them in the freezer. I grabbed 1 of the Chops from the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. Then to prepare my Chop I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 20 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 


For a side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. My favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. As everything was cooking 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 with 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.

Skillet Potatoes and Ham with a Sunny Side Up Egg

June 28, 2018 at 5:07 PM | Posted in Eggs, Ham, Simply Potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Skillet Potatoes and Ham with a Sunny Side Up Egg

 

 

 

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. After Breakfast I went to Menard’s to pick up a small can of Black Paint and then to Kroger and picked up a couple of Donuts for Mom, she wanted Coffee and Donuts for her Breakfast. I needed the paint to touch up the trim of the shed and to touch up a couple of the shutters around the house. A bit hotter and more humid today, 88 degrees and sunny. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Skillet Potatoes and Ham with a Sunny Side Up Egg.

 

 

The 2nd day of Breakfast for Dinner tonight. Skillet Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast, I mean Dinner! I’ll need; 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes, a package of Meijer Diced Ham, 1 Egg, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

 

To start I got a large skillet and sprayed it with Pam and added 2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, heated it on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the package of the Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes. I lightly seasoned them with the Salt and stirred. Put the lid on the skillet and let them cook. Using a spatula, I turned them several times so they would cook evenly. Cooked a total of 15 minutes. With about 3 minutes of cooking time left I added the package of Meijer Diced Ham. Stirred and finished the cooking of the Potatoes. When done put them in a large bowl and set it aside.

 

 

As the Potatoes and Ham were finishing I got a small skillet sprayed it with Pam and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, heated it on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added the Egg. Seasoned it with Salt and Pepper. I grabbed a teaspoon and scooped up some of the Olive Oil and poured it on top of the Yolk. Then put a lid over the skillet and cooked my Egg. Sunny Side Eggs always cook better with a lid over the skillet and a bit of the Oil over them when cooking them. It gives the Yolk a good finish.

 

 

To put the dish together I used a bowl and made a bed of the Potatoes and Ham, seasoned them with a little of the Salt. Sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese on top and then added the Sunny Side Egg. Time to Eat! I love the combo of Potatoes and Ham! Then with Egg topping it off it gave great flavor and tied the dish together. Excellent Dinner tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Tropa – Rock – A Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced

Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes. Made from only real, fresh, never frozen potatoes that are as deliciously easy as they are wholesome. Free from gluten.

Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes.
* Made from fresh potatoes.
* Net Wt 20 oz (1 lb 4 oz) 567 g.
* Gluten Free

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Potatoes, Dextrose, Steakhouse Seasoning (Dehydrated Vegetables [Garlic, Red Bell Peppers and Onion], Salt, Spice, Natural Flavors, Oleoresin Paprika, and Silicon Dioxide Added to Prevent Caking), Contains 1/2% or less of the following: Disodium Pyrophosphate (Added to Maintain Color), Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Bisulfite (Added to Maintain Freshness).

Directions:
Instructions: Keep refrigerated.Cook before serving.For best quality and cooking results, do not freeze.After opening, store in an airtight container and use within 3 days.Simple Steps to Delicious Potatoes:Heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.Add potatoes. Cover with lid.Cook 12-15 minutes, turning every 3-4 minutes.Note: During cooking, potatoes must reach a temperature of 165F for 2 minutes. Do not eat until fully cooked.

 

 

Medium white eggs in carton

Eggs…….
Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white along with vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than the yolk. The whites are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper.

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