Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Baked Fries

January 20, 2020 at 6:38 PM | Posted in Ore - Ida, Pilgrim's Chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Baked Fries

 

 

To start this morning off I prepared Poached Egg that I served on a toasted Thomas Light English Muffin. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another cold morning to start, 14 degrees. For the day it was mostly sunny and 31 degrees. My back was feeling better but today I was having a lot of problems with it. Hope I didn’t pull a muscle or worse. Still taking it easy. So for Dinner tonight its Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

I love the Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips, it’s always a great go to when you want that easy to prepare meal that still delicious! To prepare them; Preheat the oven to 350° F. Arrange frozen chicken breast strips in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, to an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the Chicken Strip . And Chicken is served! It’s some of the best frozen Chicken you can find! Excellent seasoned breading and very meaty, and easy to prepare. Served it with a side of Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing and Litehouse Lite Blue Cheese Dressing/Dip.

 

To go with my Chicken I baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right. Served with a side of Hint’s Ketchup for dipping. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Mini Pretzels and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips

Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips evoke memories of growing up in a sleepy southern town. The crickets chirping, the moss hanging from the trees, the air humid and everything moving slow in the heat. And your grandmother’s delicious home cooking brought the entire family around the table on the weekends.

Our Southern Style Breast Strips feature a juicy piece of chicken with a breading just right to deliver that southern flair. Our special blend of spices and seasonings with the whole muscle goodness of white breast meat will please kids and old-timers alike.

Ideal as:
* Appetizers
* Snacks
* Lunch or Dinner Entrées
* Crowd Pleasers

Cooking Instructions:
Oven: Preheat oven to 350° F. Arrange frozen chicken breast fritters in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes until no pink remains or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Fryer: Heat oil to 350° F. Fry frozen chicken breast fritters for 6 minutes or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Due to variations in equipment, heating times and/or temperature may require adjustment. DO NOT MICROWAVE.

Nutritional Guide
Serving Size: 4 oz. (112g)
Calories per Serving: 190

Servings per Container: About 8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g 9 %
Cholesterol 40 mg 13 %
Sodium 940 mg 39 %
Total Carbs 17 g 6 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 17 g
http://www.pilgrims.com/products/productinfo.aspx?id=10

 

 

 


Litehouse – Lite Blue Cheese Dressing

Made with 48% fewer calories than regular blue cheese dressing, this version tastes as delicious as ever. The handcrafted blue cheese crumbles and fresh buttermilk together create a taste you can feel good about. You won’t even miss those calories! Great taste with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
https://www.litehousefoods.com/products/lite-blue-cheese-dressing

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®

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

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

National Cheese Lover’s Day

January 20, 2020 at 12:22 PM | Posted in cheese | 1 Comment
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January 20, 2020 is National Cheese Lover’s Day

Today is National Cheese Lover’s Day! Did you know that the average American consumes about 31 pounds of cheese each year? If you are a self-proclaimed cheese lover, indulge in your favorite type of cheese today!

Cheese is a very popular food across the world. There are more than 900 cheese types, classified by taste and texture. Here are the primary classifications and some examples: fresh cheese (ricotta); soft cheese (feta); semi-soft cheese (Fontina); semi-hard cheese (Gouda); hard cheese (Cheddar); double or triple crème cheese (Brillat-Savarin); blue cheese (Gorgonzola); washed rind cheese (Limburger); and bloomy rind cheese (Brie).

Visit your local grocery store and pick up your favorite kind of artisan cheese or cook a cheesy dish for dinner tonight in honor of National Cheese Lover’s Day!
https://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-cheese-lovers-day

One of America’s Favorites – Apple Dumpling

January 20, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 1 Comment
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An apple dumpling is a baked pastry-wrapped apple. To prepare apple dumplings, apples are peeled, cored and sometimes quartered and placed on a portion of dough. The hole from the core may be filled with cinnamon, butter and sugar and sometimes dried fruit such as raisins, sultanas, or currants. The dough is folded over the apples and sealed. Sometimes a spiced sauce is poured over the dumplings which are then baked until tender; the sugar and butter create a sweet sauce. Apple dumplings can be served hot, cold, or room temperature for breakfast, dessert, or as a main dish.

An apple dumpling served with vanilla ice cream

Boiled apple dumplings are among the earliest of fruit puddings. They were eaten “at all social levels”. In 1726 Nicholas Amhurst complained about apple dumplings at Oxford, saying “nothing can be expected from only rot-gut small beer, and heavy apple-dumplings, but stupidity, sleepiness, and indolence. “Two recipes for apple dumplings were published in Hannah Glasse’s 1747 cookbook. In 1749–1750, when botanist Pehr Kalm traveled from New Jersey to Quebec, he reported having apple dumplings at every meal. In 1754 English agriculturalist William Ellis called them one of the most common foods among farmers, along with bacon and pickled pork.

Apple dumplings are typically made by wrapping a pastry crust around a peeled, cored, and sometimes quartered apple, sometimes stuffing the hollow from the core with butter, sugar, sometimes dried fruits such as raisins, sultanas, or currants, and spices, sealing the pastry, and pouring a spiced sauce over the top before baking or, in the case of older recipes, boiling. The earliest recipes refer to boiling, as few homes had ovens, while many later recipes call for baking. Sauces typically call for sugar or brown sugar and butter boiled with water, sometimes with sliced lemons or spices such as cinnamon added for flavor.

Apple dumplings are served for breakfast or other meals, as sides, or as dessert. They are served hot, warm or at room temperature, sometimes with milk, cream, whipped cream, custard, or ice cream. Each dumpling is an individual serving.

Apple dumplings are a common food in the northeastern United States, especially around Pennsylvania, where they are considered a “cultural staple”. Food historians trace this type of apple dumpling back to Glasse’s book. A common recipe among the Pennsylvania Dutch, it is often eaten as a breakfast item or dessert. It is sometimes served with cream, whipped cream, or ice cream.

In the US, September 17 is National Apple Dumpling Day. Annual apple dumpling festivals are held in the towns of Atwood, Illinois, Stuart, Virginia, and Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania.

 

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Stuffed Chiles in Ranch Sauce

January 20, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Stuffed Chiles in Ranch Sauce. Another recipe where No Meat is needed! Stuffed Chiles served with Ranch Sauce. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find one of the largest selection of recipes for all cuisines and diets so be sure to check it out soon. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Stuffed Chiles in Ranch Sauce
Chiles relleños, stuffed chiles are especially flavorful when served with Ranch sauce. Filled with luscious cheese and coated in a rich beaten egg mixture these chiles in a thick and chunky sauce will

Stuffed Chiles in Ranch Sauce

please everyone around your table.

Recipe Ingredients:
Ranch Sauce:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 small red, green or yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (24-ounce) jar ORTEGA Salsa – Thick & Chunky
1/2 cup water
1 MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon Cubes
2 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick, broken into several pieces
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried oregano

Stuffed Chiles:
2 (7-ounce) cans ORTEGA Whole Green Chiles
8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 1 x 2-inch strips
3 large eggs, separated
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Ranch Sauce: Heat vegetable oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in salsa, water, bouillon, bay leaves, cinnamon and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until flavors are blended. Remove bay leaves and cinnamon stick pieces.
2 – For Stuffed Chiles: Stuff each chile (being careful not to break skins) with cheese. Beat egg whites in small mixer bowl until stiff peaks form. Whisk egg yolks in small bowl until creamy. Fold egg yolks and flour into egg whites until just combined.
3 – Add vegetable oil to 1-inch depth in medium skillet; heat over high heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Dip chiles in batter until well coated. Place in oil; fry, turning frequently with tongs, until golden brown. Remove from skillet; place on paper towels to drain. Serve with Ranch Sauce.
Makes 5 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/5 of recipe): Calories: 358 Calories from Fat: 177 Total Fat: 19.7 g Saturated Fat: 10 g Cholesterol: 168 mg Sodium: 1383 mg Carbohydrates: 25.6 g Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g Sugars: 4.5 g Protein: 18.4 g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/stuffed_chiles_in_ranch_sauce_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 20, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Health Benefits of Chili Pepper………………

Health benefits of Chili pepper includes improves digestive health and metabolism, alleviates migraines, may reduce risks of cancer, fights fungal infections, colds, and the flu, provides joint pain relief, fights inflammation, supports cardiovascular health, may improve cognitive functions, may improve longevity, promotes red blood cell growth, improve ocular health and keeps your hair and skin healthy and more.

The most valuable characteristic of chili peppers is the compound capsaicin. Capsaicin is the primary compound in chili peppers that gives the peppers their distinct taste and a number of health benefits.

Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe – Roasted Pork

January 19, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Pork, pork roast, Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe is a Roasted Pork. This week’s dish of Roasted Pork is a low-carb and succulent Asian-inspired recipe. Made using 2 Whole Pork Tenderloins, Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce, Dry Sherry, Garlic, and Red Pepper Flakes. It’s a Diabetic Friendly Dish and is only 199 calories and 2 net carbs per serving! A good pairing would be Rice or a Homemade Slaw. You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Roasted Pork
A low-carb and succulent Asian-inspired dish!

Ingredients
3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon dry sherry
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon crushed Szechuan peppercorns or red pepper flakes
2 whole pork tenderloins (about 1 1/4 to 11/2 pounds total)

Directions
Yield:
4 servings

Serving size:
1/4 of total recipe

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine barbecue sauce, soy sauce, sherry, garlic, and peppercorns in small bowl.

2 – Brush one-fourth of mixture evenly over each roast. Place roasts on rack in shallow foil-lined roasting pan. Cook roasts 15 minutes; turn and brush with remaining barbecue sauce mixture. Continue to cook until internal temperature reaches 165°F when tested with meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of roast. (Timing will depend on thickness of pork; test at 30 minutes.)

3 – Transfer roast to cutting board; cover with foil. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before carving. Internal temperature will continue to rise 5°F to 10°F during stand time. Slice diagonally and serve warm with rice, if desired. Or, for use in other recipes, cut into portions and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Variation: For Chinese Barbecued Pork, add 1 teaspoon red food coloring to barbecue sauce mixture. Prepare roasts as recipe directs. Roasts can be grilled over medium coals until an internal temperature of 155°F is reached. (Turn pork after 8 minutes; check temperature at 16 minutes.)

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 199 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 32 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 101 mg, Sodium: 301 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/roasted-pork/

 

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Wild Rice Salad with Pecans and Preserved Fruits

January 19, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, rice | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a recipe for a Wild Rice Salad with Pecans and Preserved Fruits. It’s made using 2 different types of Rice, Wild Rice and Brown Rice. Some other ingredients you’ll be needing are Orange Juice, Shallots, Georgia Pecan Halves, Cranberries, Apricots, and Spices. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, and Cuisines so be sure to check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Wild Rice Salad with Pecans and Preserved Fruits
Recipe Ingredients:
3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large lemon, juiced (about 1/3 cup)
1/8 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil – divided use
1 shallot, minced
2/3 cup Georgia pecan halves, cut in half lengthwise
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried apricots, diced
1/4 cup currants
2 1/2 cups cooked wild rice
2 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
6 green onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
Kosher salt
White pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – Place orange juice and sugar in a small pot over medium-high heat and reduce in volume by half. Cool completely. Add lemon juice and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Set aside.
2 – In large skillet, heat 1/8 cup olive oil and sauté shallots until slightly tender; add pecans and toast in the pan for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat. Add tarragon and all of the dried fruits. Cook slowly for another 5 minutes or so. Season to taste with Salt and ground black pepper. Chill this mixture, about 1 hour
3 – Once all components are cold, mix rice, fruit mixture, green onions, and dressing. Season to taste with kosher salt and white pepper.
Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/salad/wild_rice_salad_with_pecans_and_preserved_fruits_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 19, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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More egg whites, less egg……………………

An egg white has only 16 calories and 0 grams of fat compared with 54 calories and 5 grams of fat in an egg yolk. Try using 2 egg whites in place of 1 whole egg in almost any recipe.

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Texas Toast (Light)

January 18, 2020 at 6:32 PM | Posted in Pork, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Texas Toast (Light)

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas English Muffin and topped it with some Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cloudy and rain out today, high of 48 degrees. Took it easy today, I got up out of bed this morning and my walker slipped away from me and I hurt my back. Nothing serious but I’ll be taking it easy for today and tomorrow. Tonight its Mom’s favorite, Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Texas Toast (Light).

 

 

Mom wanted some of my Crock Pot Ribs so that’s what we are having tonight. I purchased the Ribs from Meijer yesterday. Last night before I went to bed I put half racks in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then seasoned it JB’s Fat Boy All Purpose Rub and then covered it in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge. Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray and added a 1/4 cup of water. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put the racks in the Crock Pot where I let it cook and simmer, on low, for about 7 hours. Long up in the afternoon the aroma of the Ribs and BBQ Sauce start to fill the air!

 

After 7 hours the ribs are ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! They’re that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot little to no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time. And as always I would like to send out a big thank you to whom ever invented the Crock Pot Liners! I always use them when using the Crock Pot.

 

For a side dish I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. Next I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Then I also baked some slices of New York Bakery Light Texas Toast, It’s fewer calories, carbs, and fat than normal Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Back Ribs – Pork ribs are a cut of pork popular in North American and Asian cuisines. The ribcage of a domestic pig, meat and bones together, is cut into usable pieces, prepared by smoking, grilling, or baking – usually with a sauce, often barbecue – and then served.

Healthy Canning and Preserve Recipes

January 18, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Canning and Preserve Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Canning and Preserve Recipes with recipes including Grilled Corn and Carrot Giardiniera, Pickled Peppers, and Smoky and Spicy Tomato Pasta Sauce. Find these great canning recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Canning and Preserve Recipes
Find healthy, delicious canning and preserves recipes, including jams and jellies, chutneys, pickled vegetables. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Grilled Corn and Carrot Giardiniera
In this spicy-sweet marinated vegetable recipe, harissa and jalapeño lend quite a bit of heat, so adjust to your taste. Serve the giardiniera with grilled chicken or steak, or on top of your favorite salad for a vinegary bite…………………

Pickled Peppers
To add a pop of tart heat to any dish, throw on these DIY pickled peppers………………….

Smoky and Spicy Tomato Pasta Sauce
This tomato sauce is anything but ordinary, with a combination of smoked paprika and sweet red peppers…………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Canning and Preserve Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22782/cooking-methods-styles/canning-preserves/

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