One of America’s Favorites – Texas Toast

April 19, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A slice of Texas toast on top of a bagged loaf of bread.

Texas toast is a toasted bread with butter, and often garlic, that is often made from a type of packaged bread that has been sliced at double the average thickness of most sliced breads. The Texas toast loaf itself is often more squarish compared to most sliced breads which have a more curved side and top. While Texas toast bread can be used in the same manner as ordinary bread slices such as in sandwiches, it is especially useful for dishes involving liquids, such as barbecue sauce, or where extra thickness could improve the product, such as French toast. In addition, the often increased thickness of the slices of Texas toast lets it retain moisture and softness better than regular sliced bread. It is usually a white bread although there are whole wheat varieties. Producers of Texas toast in the United States include Franz Bakery, Mrs. Baird’s, and Safeway/Lucerne Foods.

Popular in Texas and its bordering states, Texas toast is often served as a side with southern-style dishes such as chicken fried steak, fried catfish, or BBQ. Texas toast can also be used when making toasted sandwiches.

The actual toast itself is made by putting butter or margarine on both sides of the bread and broiling or grilling it until it is a lightly golden brown. Depending on the recipe, the spread may contain seasonings including garlic, yielding a form of garlic bread. The toast may include cheese on one or both sides, similar to an open-faced grilled cheese sandwich.

The best-selling varieties of Texas toast are frozen breads, sold with a garlic or garlic and cheese spread which is applied immediately after baking. The best selling brands are the New York Brand of the T. Marzetti Company, Pepperidge Farm, and Coles.

Mozzarella and Monterey Jack cheese Texas toasts

Some recipes suggest regular or thick-sliced bread be cooked in a frying pan alongside fried steak, bacon, or other meat product in order to absorb the grease from the meat (cf. fried bread).

One claimant to the invention of Texas toast is Kirby’s Pig Stand. The once-thriving chain, whose heyday in the 1940s saw over 100 locations across the United States, also claims to be the originator of the onion ring. Texas toast may have been first created in 1946 at the Pig Stand in Denton, Texas, after a bakery order for thicker slices of bread resulted in slices too thick for the toaster and a cook, Wiley W. W. Cross, suggested buttering and grilling them as a solution. Another Pig Stand cook in Beaumont, Texas claimed he created the idea of grilling the bread. W.W.W. Cross is also credited for combining the Texas toast with chicken fried steak to create Kirby’s Pig Stand’s famous Chicken Fried Steak Sandwich.

Healthy Meatball Recipes

April 17, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Meatball Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Meatball Recipes with recipes like Meatballs with Roasted Green Beans and Potatoes, Easy Italian Chicken Meatballs, and Italian Turkey Meatballs. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Meatball Recipes
Find healthy, delicious meatball recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Meatballs with Roasted Green Beans and Potatoes
Meatballs, green beans and potatoes happily coexist while roasting together on a large sheet pan. Seasoned with fresh rosemary and Italian seasoning and served with pasta sauce and Parmesan, this one-dish meal is one you’ll want to make again and again…………

Easy Italian Chicken Meatballs
These meatballs are flavor-packed–thanks to a little sausage added to the ground chicken mix–and all-purpose: serve them with spaghetti for a healthy dinner, on a toothpick with dipping sauce as an easy appetizer or stir them into a soup to make it more satisfying………….

Italian Turkey Meatballs
In this healthy turkey meatball recipe, a base of sautéed mushrooms, celery and garlic adds flavor and helps keep calories in check and portions hearty. Serve these meatballs with marinara as an appetizer, on top of spaghetti or on a roll for a healthy meatball sub………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Meatball Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18896/main-dishes/meat/meatballs/

Fried Catfish Fillet w/ Mac and Cheese and a skillet of Cornbread

April 16, 2021 at 7:10 PM | Posted in fish, Kraft, Mac and Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Catfish Fillet w/ Mac and Cheese and a skillet of Cornbread

 

For Breakfast I had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 59 degrees and sunny out today. Got the cart out of the shed along with a rake and leaf blower and did some yard work. Then sprayed for weeds. We have a lot of weeds this year. Weeds and Moles! More Moles than I have ever seen. I had to out more the Mole Bait and then got a couple of neighbors yards for them. Good to be outside! So for Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Catfish Fillets w/ Mac and Cheese and a skillet of Cornbread.

 

I had purchased the Catfish Fillets from Meijer and had them in the freezer. I laid the fillets in the fridge overnight to thaw.

 

I rinsed the Fillets off in water and dried them with a paper towel. To prepare them I’ll just need some Morton’s Lite Salt and Zatarain’s Fish Fri Seasoned Seafood Breading Mix. I got a large Cast Iron Skillet sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Spray and added 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I Seasoned the Catfish with the Salt and then got pie pan and added the Breading Mix to it. Then rolled the Fillets in it making sure the Fillets were well covered with Breading. With the Cast Iron heated I added the Fillets. I fried them 4 minutes a side, nice and golden brown. The Zatarain’s Breading Mix give’s it fantastic flavor.

 

To go with my Catfish I prepared a cup of Kraft 50% Whole Grain Mac and Cheese. They come in a microwavable plastic container. To prepare it just remove the lid, add water and stir, microwave for 3 1/2 minutes, and stir in the packet of cheese sauce. And you have your Mac and Cheese! Another nice item to have in the pantry. Easy to prepare, nothing like good old-fashioned Kraft Mac and Cheese! Container makes 1 serving. Love these Kraft Mac and Cheese!

 

I also made a small Cast Iron Skillet of Cornbread. Mom loves Cornbread so I made it for her. As always I used Martha White Corn Meal Mix, something I think I could eat every meal. I like a nice fresh and hot slice with Butter on it. When I make this I just make it by the instructions on the package but I only use half the ingredients because I use a small cast iron skillet to make it. I use Egg Beaters and Extra Virgin Oil instead of Eggs and Vegetable Oil the recipe calls for. Bake at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes and you have some golden brown piping hot Cornbread! If you use a small Cast Iron Skillet just cut the recipe in half and it comes out just right for the skillet size. What a dinner tonight! For Dessert/Snack a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Catfish
The most commonly eaten species in the United States are the channel catfish and the blue catfish, both of which are common in the wild and increasingly widely farmed. Farm-raised catfish became such a staple of the diet of the United States that on 25 June 1987, President Ronald Reagan established National Catfish Day to recognize “the value of farm-raised catfish.”

Catfish is eaten in a variety of ways. In Europe it is often cooked in similar ways to carp, but in the United States it is popularly crumbled with cornmeal and fried.… Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Catfish, breaded and fried
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 g 18%
Saturated fat 2.9 g 14%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 62 mg 20%
Sodium 244 mg 10%
Potassium 296 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 16 g 32%

 


Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner
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Healthy, Quick and Easy Side Dish Recipes

April 11, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | 1 Comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy, Quick and Easy Side Dish Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy, Quick and Easy Side Dish Recipes including recipes for Loaded Cauliflower Casserole, Greek Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, and Spring Pea Salad with Strawberries. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy, Quick and Easy Side Dish Recipes
Find healthy, quick and easy side dish recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
You’ll never want to eat roasted cauliflower any other way once you try this tasty recipe. Bacon, sour cream and sharp Cheddar cheese coat good-for-you cauliflower in deliciousness for an easy side that will make everyone actually want to eat their vegetables………………

Greek Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
A mixture of tomatoes, spinach, feta, olives and fresh oregano gives portobellos a Mediterranean vibe in this healthy stuffed mushroom recipe. Serve these along with chicken, fish or tofu as a super-satisfying side dish, or add a hearty salad and make them the centerpiece of a vegetarian dinner…………….

Spring Pea Salad with Strawberries
As delicious as it is beautiful, this spring pea salad recipe is a potluck or dinner party stunner. Assemble the salad and dress just before serving–or serve the dressing next to the salad for people to drizzle. The tangy champagne vinaigrette balances the grassy sweetness of the peas and fruity pop of the berries.

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy, Quick and Easy Side Dish Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19332/cooking-methods-styles/quick-easy/side-dish/

Healthy Steak Recipes

March 24, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine its Healthy Steak Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Steak Recipes with recipes including Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes, Strip Steaks with Smoky Cilantro Sauce and Roasted Vegetables, and Rosemary-and-Garlic-Basted Sirloin Steak. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Steak Recipes
Find healthy, delicious steak recipes including cube, flank and grilled steak. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes
Two of our favorite comfort-food sandwiches join forces in these family-friendly dinner sandwiches. We found that softer buns make this easier to eat, and it’s all the better when wrapped takeout-style in a sheet of foil…………

Strip Steaks with Smoky Cilantro Sauce and Roasted Vegetables
In this healthy dinner recipe, a cast-iron pan does double duty by searing the steaks and roasting the vegetables. Not a fan of cilantro? The sauce is great with parsley instead………….

Rosemary-and-Garlic-Basted Sirloin Steak
Master the perfectly seared sirloin steak with this easy method, while playing with fresh herbs to enhance the flavor. The key to success: letting the meat come to room temperature before adding to the pan to ensure it cooks evenly. Rosemary and garlic give it an irresistible herby finish. For the best results, let the steak rest before serving………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Steak Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18239/ingredients/meat-poultry/beef/steak/

Kitchen Closed – Penn Station

March 6, 2021 at 7:09 PM | Posted in Penn Station | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Penn Station Subs

 

To start this day off I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A high of 45 degrees and sunny. Still very windy out which made it feel around 37 degrees. Did a load of laundry after my Tea. Cleaned the house after Lunch, dusting and vacuumed. Nothing sounded good for Dinner tonight and Mom was about the same way. We finally decided on Penn Station! So with the Kitchen shutdown it’s Penn Station Dagwood and Reuben tonight!

 

We really enjoy Penn Station Subs! I ordered a couple of Subs for us. Mom had the Reuben Footlong with Fresh Cut Fries and I had the Dagwood on Multi Grain Bun with Turkey, Salami, Ham, and American Cheese. We’ve made this a regular stop, these are so Delicious! The Fresh Cut Fries were good too! Great Job as always Penn Station! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with a dab of Cool Whip Light. Take Care and Stay Safe All!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penn Station
Enjoy The Grill Thing.

Penn Station has developed a unique product line that demonstrates, in full customer view, the true quality of our products. Our menu features an array of mouth watering grilled submarine sandwiches, fresh-cut fries and hand-squeezed lemonade. All sandwiches are prepared fresh in full view of the customer using delicious hearth-baked bread, USDA steak and the finest meats, cheeses and vegetables. The potatoes are hand selected, fresh-cut and flash-fried in cholesterol-free peanut oil. The lemonade is made from scratch every day using hand-squeezed lemons.

Our franchisees and their crew are happy to serve you and ensure your dining experience meets our high standards for the quality that produces the finest grilled subs and fresh-cut fries around. Come visit a Penn Station® to see why “It’s all about good taste”.

Dagwood
Cold, Grilled, Wrap or Salad
Your choice of meats, cheese, toppings and condiments.
MEATS: Smoked ham, hard salami, pepperoni, oven-roasted turkey, slow-roasted corned beef.
CHEESES: Provolone, Swiss, American.
TOPPINGS: Lettuce, Roma tomatoes, red onions, peppers, pickles.
CONDIMENTS: Spicy brown mustard, honey mustard, mayo, olive oil & red wine vinegar, salt & pepper, oregano.

Reuben
Grilled, Cold, Wrap or Salad
Slow-roasted corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss
YOUR CHOICE: Thousand Island dressing
https://www.penn-station.com/index.php

One of America’s Favorites – Tuna Fish Sandwich

March 1, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Tuna sandwich

A tuna sandwich, also known as a tuna fish sandwich, is a sandwich made from canned tuna—usually made into a tuna salad by adding mayonnaise, and sometimes other ingredients such as celery or onion—as well as other common fruits and vegetables used to flavor sandwiches. Common variations include the tuna boat (served on a bun or roll) and the tuna melt (served with melted cheese). The more general term of tuna sandwich may also refer to cuisine utilizing filet of raw or cooked tuna, rather than canned tuna.

In the United States, 52% of canned tuna is used for sandwiches. The tuna sandwich has been called “the mainstay of almost everyone’s American childhood.

A tuna fish sandwich is usually made with canned tuna mixed with mayonnaise and other additions, such as chopped celery, pickles or pickle relish, hard-boiled eggs, onion, cucumber, sweetcorn, and/or black olives. Other recipes may use olive oil, Miracle Whip, salad cream, mustard, or yogurt, instead of or in addition to mayonnaise. The sandwich may be topped with lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, bean sprouts, or avocado in any combination.

 

* A tuna melt has melted cheese on top of the tuna or on a tomato slice and is served on toasted bread.
* A tuna boat is a tuna fish sandwich served in a hot dog bun or long-split bread roll.

A tuna melt sandwich served with French fries

Tuna is a relatively high protein food and it is very high in omega-3 fatty acids. A sandwich made from 100 grams of tuna and two slices of toasted white bread has approximately 287 calories, 96 of which are from fat (10.5 grams fat). It also has 20 grams of protein and 27 grams of carbohydrates.

A larger, commercially prepared tuna fish sandwich has more calories than noted above, based on its serving size. A 6-inch Subway tuna sub of 238 grams has 480 calories, 210 of those from fat, 600 milligrams of sodium, and 20 grams of protein.

 

 

Bean and Turkey Quesadillas

February 26, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have another Jennie – O Recipe to pass along today, 2 recipes are better than one! The recipe is for Bean and Turkey Quesadillas. These are made using JENNIE-O® DELI FAVORITES® Oven Roasted, Reduced Sodium Turkey Breast. You’ll also be using Refried Beans, Chili Powder, Tomatoes, Scallions, Cheese, and Salsa all wrapped in a Flour Tortilla. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021!   https://www.jennieo.com/

Bean and Turkey Quesadillas
A quick, delicious Mexican favorite that’s a big hit with the kids. Made with refried beans, a sprinkle of chili powder and JENNIE-O® Oven Roasted Turkey Breast straight from the deli counter. Muy Bueno!

Total Time 30 Minutes
Serving Size 4 Servings

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 flour tortillas
1 cup refried beans
1 teaspoon chili powder
¾ pound JENNIE-O® DELI FAVORITES® Oven Roasted, Reduced Sodium Turkey Breast, from the service deli
1 large tomato, chopped
4 scallions, sliced
½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
salsa and sour cream, if desired

DIRECTIONS

1) Heat griddle or skillet to 375°F.

2) Lightly brush vegetable oil on 1 side of each tortilla. Turn 2 tortillas over, oil side down, and evenly divide half of the refried beans and chili powder. Place 1 tortilla with beans, oil side down on hot griddle and top with turkey, tomato, scallions and cheese.

3) Place second single tortilla, oil side up, onto turkey mixture. Cook until bottom is lightly browned; turn quesadilla over. Cook second side until quesadilla is browned and turkey mixture is thoroughly heated.

4) Repeat with remaining 2 tortillas and ingredients. Cut each quesadilla into fourths and serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 350
Protein 26 g
Carbohydrates 26 g
Fiber4g
Sugars 2
Fat 16 g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 960 mg
Saturated Fat 5 g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/bean-turkey-quesadillas/

Healthy Pasta Main Dish Recipes

February 20, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Pasta Main Dish Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Pasta Main Dish Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Pasta Main Dish Recipes with recipes including Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Chicken and Orzo, One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta, and American Goulash. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Chicken and Orzo
Perk up basic chicken breast and whole-wheat orzo with the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean, like lemon and olives. This load-and-go recipe makes a complete and satisfying meal; just add a green salad…………………….

One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta
This chicken Parmesan pasta uses the one-pot pasta method to cook your noodles, chicken and sauce all in one skillet for a fast and easy dinner with minimal cleanup. Finish the dish under the broiler to achieve a delicious melted cheese crust…………..

American Goulash
American goulash, also known as old-fashioned goulash, is the perfect economical family meal. The pasta cooks right in the sauce, so this satisfying dish can cook in just one pot…………..

Click the link below to get all the Healthy Pasta Main Dish Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18023/main-dishes/pasta/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 8, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Making Chili……….

Serve your chili – The best bowl of chili is even better when you top it with fresh flavors. Sour cream and shredded cheese are classic, but we also love using pungent green onions, spicy pickled jalapenos, herbaceous cilantro, acidic lime, creamy avocado, oyster crackers or crunchy tortilla chips.

Some other classic options include fresh garlic, roasted bell peppers, and sauteed onions. The vegetables will add a noticeable crunch and pop of color to your recipe. Herbs like cilantro or oregano can also enhance the flavor of the dish. Elevate your chili recipe by adding an extra layer of flavor. And with this cold weather we have what would be better than a big bowl of Homemade Chili!

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