Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

October 8, 2020 at 7:04 PM | Posted in chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

 

 

To start this Thursday morning off I prepared a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another perfect Fall Day out today, 73 degrees and sunny. Just not a lot to do. I’m all caught up on everything. There’s a Park nearby so I took a ride over there to see the trees that have turned color. Then went down by the lake for a while. As I said, not a thing going on. For Dinner tonight one of our favorite meals, Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

We just can’t seem to have Fried Chicken Thighs without Fried Potatoes and Green Beans! I had the Chicken Thighs in the freezer and grabbed a package last night and let it thaw in the fridge overnight.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 were meant to be together, one of our favorite meals!

 

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, which I picked up at Meijer the other day. I love these and 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.

 

With the skillet heated add 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.

 

I had opened up a quart jar of Canned Green Beans and had them already cooking. I love these Green Beans. They always taste so fresh! Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. One delicious Dinner as always when having the Chicken Thighs! For Dessert/Snack later I had a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

August 27, 2020 at 5:14 PM | Posted in chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

 

To start this Thursday morning off I prepared a Egg Beater’s Egg White Ham and Cheese Omelet. Used Egg Beater’s Egg Whites, Meijer Diced Ham, and Sargento Off the Block Shredded Cheddar Cheese. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 87, humid, with a couple of passing showers out there today. Not much going on today. Did a few things around the house and then caught up on some shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight one of our favorite meals, Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

We just can’t seem to have Fried Chicken Thighs without Fried Potatoes and Green Beans! I had the Chicken Thighs in the freezer and grabbed a package last night and let it thaw in the fridge overnight.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 were meant to be together, one of our favorite meals!

 

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, which I picked up at Meijer the other day. I love these and 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.

 

With the skillet heated add 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.

 

I had opened up a quart jar of Canned Green Beans and had them already cooking. I love these, Green Beans they always taste so fresh! Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. One delicious Dinner as always when having the Chicken Thighs! For Dessert/Snack later I had a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding. Take Care and Stay Safe all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

August 1, 2020 at 7:14 PM | Posted in chicken, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

 

Woke up with a big appetite! I prepared a Breakfast Sandwich. I used 4 slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham, 1/2 slice of Swiss Cheese, a Fried Egg, and served on a Thomas Light English Muffin. With that first bite the Egg Yolk busted and spread all over the Sandwich. It was one gooey and delicious mess, it was a 2 napkin Breakfast! I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 94 and partly sunny out, rain moving in later in the day. Not much going on today. Did a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight one of our favorite meals, Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

We are having the family favorite Big 3 Of Dinner tonight – Fried Chicken Thighs, Fried Potatoes, and Green Beans! I had the Chicken Thighs in the freezer and grabbed a package last night and let it thaw in the fridge overnight.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 were meant to be together, one of our favorite meals!

 

 

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, which I picked up at Meijer the other day. I love these and 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.

 

With the skillet heated add 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.

 

I had opened up a quart jar of Canned Green Beans and had them already cooking. I love these, Green Beans they always taste so fresh! Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. One delicious Dinner as always when having the Chicken Thighs! For Dessert/Snack later I had a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello. Take Care and Stay Safe all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

July 3, 2020 at 7:04 PM | Posted in chicken | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

 

 

To start my day off I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns and heated up some Kroger Diced Ham. 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. One of my favorite Breakfast Dishes. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 94 degrees, partly sunny, and very humid. Not much going on today. Did a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight one of our favorite meals, Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

We are having the family favorite Big 3 Of Dinner tonight – Fried Chicken Thighs, Fried Potatoes, and Green Beans! I had the Chicken Thighs in the freezer and grabbed a package last night and let it thaw in the fridge overnight.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 were meant to be together, one of our favorite meals!

 

 

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, which I picked up at Meijer the other day. I love these and 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.

 

 

With the skillet heated add 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.

 

 

I had opened up a quart jar of Canned Green Beans and had them already cooking. I love these, Green Beans they always taste so fresh! Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. One delicious Dinner as always when having the Chicken Thighs! For Dessert/Snack later I had a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzel Sticks and a Diet Mango/Tea 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.

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

May 5, 2020 at 6:37 PM | Posted in Pork, pork roast, 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 had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Well as usual we had a nice day yesterday followed by rain the next couple of days. Rain and only a high of 47 degrees out today. And of course the shift of weather my sinuses go crazy! Near 70 degrees yesterday and now a high of 47 degrees. It’s no wonder I have sinuses with this crazy Ohio weather! I did a couple of loads of laundry and cleaned around the house. Well in our area Meat is getting harder to find. Aldais, Jungle Jim’s, and Meijer are real low in Chicken, Pork, and Beef cuts. Plus Kroger is going to start limiting amounts of all Meat you can purchase per visit. Thankfully we are pretty well stocked. I’ve been putting away packages of all from time to time, good thing! So for dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.

I had picked some Pork Chops a while back at Meijer. Had them in the freezer so I grabbed the Chops from the freezer last night 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 Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 160°, 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!

We 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 Multi Grain Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Sprite 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.

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

March 25, 2020 at 7:07 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 made a Breakfast Sandwich. To make it I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin, lightly fried 4 slices of Kahn’s Deluxe Bologna, Scrambled a medium size Egg, and added a slice of Kraft Deli Style Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Nothing like a delicious Breakfast Sandwich to start the morning! Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Well like most of you still in house isolation. Outside its mostly sunny and 61 degrees. 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 a few weeks ago I picked up a couple of huge Bone – In Pork Loin Chops. Had them in the freezer so I grabbed the Chops from the freezer last night 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 Chops 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!

We 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 Multi Grain Loaf Bread. For Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Chocolate Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

February 6, 2020 at 6:32 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 made a Breakfast Sandwich. To make it I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin, lightly fried 4 slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Sliced Ham, Scrambled a medium size Egg, and added a slice of Boar’s Head Yellow Vermont Cheddar. Nothing like a delicious Breakfast Sandwich to start the morning! Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside we had rain showers in the morning turning to snow showers later in the afternoon. Winter is back! Cleaned the house today, dusted and ran the vacuum. 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 last week I picked up a couple of huge Bone – In Pork Loin Chops. Had them in the freezer so I grabbed 1 of the Chops from the freezer last night 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/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Stick Pretzels 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.

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.

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