Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

November 16, 2017 at 6:09 PM | Posted in shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Still having Sinus Headache problems. This Ohio weather is the worst for Sinuses and Allergies. So another day of taking it easy. I have to fast starting at 11:00 tonight. I have to be at the Hospital for my yearly scans for Melanoma Cancer. Even after all these years it still makes me nervous. I went through so much before becoming Cancer Free. I’ve been Cancer Free since June of 2004. So it’s been over 13 years but it still brings back a whole lot of bad memories. I’ll have the results back next week when I go to my Oncologist for my 6 month check up. Be glad to get this out of the way and things back to normal! For Dinner tonight it’s one of Mom and dad’s favorites Shrimp! I prepared Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Savory Herb Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

 

While at Kroger earlier I picked up some of the huge Freshwater Colossal Shrimp, I cleaned them and put them in the fridge until needed for Dinner tonight. To prepare these I’m using McCormick Golden Dipt Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix.

 

 

 

 

 

Poured about 1 inch of Extra Light Olive Oil into large skillet. Heated the oil to 350°F on medium heat. I then took a 1/2 cup of the Cracker Meal Mix in a Hefty Zip Lock Plastic Bag. Take the peeled shrimp, 3 at a time and place them in the bag and shake until Shrimp had a nice coating on them. Had all the Shrimp coated I then began to fry them. Frying them about 3 minutes the shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in the hot oil until light golden brown turning after 1 1/2 minutes. Drain on paper towel lined plate . Love using the McCormick Cracker Meal Mix, nice light crust and seasoning!

 


A favorite I always pick up at Meijer are the Little Potato Company Savory Herb Potatoes. I have these quite often and really enjoy them. The Potatoes come in a microwavable tray. Just pop the tray in the microwave for five minutes and mix in the seasoning pack and you have a nutritious and tasty Potato Dish. These are definitely a good item to have in the pantry! So easy to prepare and no clean up. I also baked a loaf of La Brea Multi Grain Bread. So easy to prepare and no clean up.

 

 

Then I heated up a large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast, One delicious meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

McCormick Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix

Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix adds extra crunchiness to fried and baked foods. All ingredients have been specially selected to provide a superior coating that seals in natural juices for fish, seafood, poultry, meats and vegetables.

Ingredients
Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, And Folic Acid), Whey (Milk), Dextrose, And Soybean Oil.

Serving size
1/4 cup Mix

All You Need
1/2 cup Cracker Meal
1 lb. Fish or Seafood*
Water or Milk
Vegetable Oil
Directions
1. POUR Cracker Meal into shallow dish or large plastic bag. Moisten fish, cut into serving-size pieces, or seafood with water or milk. Shake off excess.
2. COAT fish, several pieces at a time, evenly with Cracker Meal. Let stand 5 minutes. Discard any remaining Cracker Meal. Fry as directed below. Serve with McCormick® Cocktail Sauce or Tartar Sauce. Use the entire package to coat 4 lbs. fish or seafood.

*Best with tilapia, trout, catfish, shrimp, or scallops. Also try with shucked oysters and clams, or soft-shell crabs (pierce several times before coating).

Pan Fry: Pour oil to a depth of 1/4 inch in a large skillet; heat to 350°F on medium heat. Fry fish, in batches, 2 to 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drain on paper towels.

Oven Fry: Cover bottom of shallow baking pan with melted butter. Arrange fish or seafood in a single layer in pan; turn to coat with butter. Bake in preheated 425ºF oven 10 to 20 minutes until golden brown around edges and fish flakes easily with a fork.

Flavorful Tips:
• For a thicker coating, dip fish in a mixture of 3 tbsp. milk and 2 beaten eggs before coating with Cracker Meal.
• Coat boneless skinless chicken breast halves or chicken parts as directed. Bake in 400ºF oven 20 to 30 minutes for chicken breast halves or 45 to 50 minutes for chicken parts.
• Use Cracker Meal instead of bread crumbs when making meat loaf or meat balls.
http://www.mccormick.com/spices-and-flavors/seafood/breading-and-batters/cracker-meal-seafood-fry-mix

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Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

November 1, 2017 at 4:59 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pilgrim's Chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

Started the 1st day of November off by Scrambling an Egg, fried up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties, toasted a Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain English Muffin (lightly buttered), and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I started a couple of loads of laundry for Mom. Then cleaned the house, dusted and ran the vacuum. Outside rain on and off and a high of 47 degrees. For Dinner tonight its Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Cut Green Beans, and Baked Texas Toast.

 

 

 

I love the Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips, it’s always a great go to when you want that  easy to prepare meal! I had not had these in a about a month or so. I switched over to Perdue Chicken Strips for a while so I wanted to change it back to Pilgrim’s. 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.

 

To go with the Chicken 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 made a packet of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy to top the Mashed Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

Then I heated up a large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast, One delicious meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper 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

Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans

October 27, 2017 at 5:34 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I fried up a package of Thin Cut Breakfast Pork Chops. I purchased these at Meijer. I had been wanting something different and I saw the Chops. So I seasoned them with Sea Slat and Ground Black Pepper and then put a light coat of flour on them. I sprayed a large skillet Pam Cooking Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried them on medium heat for 2 minutes per side, and done! To go with the Chops I fried some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Scrambled some Eggs, and toasted slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I skipped the Eggs, they were for Mom and Dad. Cloudy and 65 degrees today, rain moved in later in the day. After Lunch I went to a Medical service Warehouse and picked up a wheel chair for Dad. He really needed this. Back home just did some odds and ends jobs around the house. For Dinner tonight one of my favorites, Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans.

 

Picked up the Catfish Nuggets at Meijer yesterday. To prepare them I rinsed the Catfish Nuggets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty. You can bake Catfish but for me you just can’t beat fried Catfish.

 

The whole family love’s Potato Pancakes! So for a side I prepared some Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix, my favorite (Never made a cake I didn’t like!). Just add 2 Egg Beater’s (1/2 Cup), 2 1/4 Cups Water, to the mix stir and fry! Easy and makes one good Potato Pancake and their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving (3 Potato Pancakes).

 

 

 

 

Next I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just open the can and heat the beans up in a small sauce pan. The Beans are done! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread, Mom has to have Bread with every meal. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix
Ingredients
Potatoes ( Contains Sulfites to Maintain Whiteness), Potato Starch, Salt, Onion, Vegetable Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil).

Directions
Makes 18-24 pancakes. You Will Need: Medium bowl, 2 eggs, 2 1/4 cups cold water, vegetable oil, large skillet. 1. Mix: In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with a fork until blended. Add 2 1/4 cups cold water and mix well. Stir in the contents of this package. Allow batter to thicken for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir. 2. Fry: Drop tablespoons of batter into 1/8 inch hot vegetable oil in a large skillet and brown on both sides.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 3 cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 10
Calories from Saturated Fat
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g (1%)
Saturated Fat 0.5g (4%)
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Trans Fat 0g (0%)
Cholesterol 0mg (0%)
Sodium 500mg (21%)
Potassium
Total Carbohydrate 18g (6%)
Dietary Fiber 2g (9%)
http://www.manischewitz.com/sidesandmixesproducts.htm

 

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%

Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Pork Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

September 29, 2017 at 5:01 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, pork tenderloin | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Pork Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Texas Toast

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. Mostly sunny and a high of 75 degrees, a beautiful Fall Day! Got some housework done inside and then got the cart out to do a little yard work. Rode around the neighborhood and down by the lake . For Dinner tonight I prepared a Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Pork Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Texas Toast.

 

 

Hard to beat a good Pork Roast Meal! I’m using a Smithfield – Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Fresh Pork Tenderloin. Kroger had them on sale again so I picked one up. It comes already seasoned, Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper. I just added a bit of McCormick Grinder Sea Salt.

 

 

 

 

To prepare it I preheated the oven at 425 degrees. I then took a small roast pan and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. As I said the Roast is already seasoned with Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper, I lightly Salted it with some McCormick Grinder Sea Salt. I then baked until I had an internal temperature of 150 degrees, a total of about 31 minutes. Seasoned perfectly, excellent taste, and very moist!

 

 

 

To go with the Pork Tenderloin you always have to have Mashed Potatoes! I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better.

 

 

 

 

 

Then I heated up a large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. One delicious meal tonight. I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite 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 Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smithfield – Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Fresh Pork Tenderloin

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4 oz
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 110 Calories from Fat:
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.0g 3%
Saturated Fat .5g 3%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 55.0mg 18%
Sodium 190.0mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 3g
Dietry Fiber 1g
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 19.0g
http://www.smithfield.com/products/marinated-pork/peppercorn-garlic-marinated-fresh-pork-tenderloin/

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Whole New Potatoes, Cut Green Beans and Harvest Apples

September 10, 2017 at 5:01 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops, Stouffer's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Whole New Potatoes, Cut Green Beans and Harvest Apples

 

 

 

For Breakfast on this Sunday morning I fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausages and toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread that I lightly Buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast went to Meijer, needed Bread and Buns. After Lunch went to see Dad for a bit. Back home all caught up on everything so it was an afternoon of NFL Football! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Whole New Potatoes, Cut Green Beans and Harvest Apples.

 

 

I picked up a couple of large Center Cut Pork Chops from the Meijer Meat Department and had them in the freezer. I laid one of them in the fridge overnight to thaw. Just love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats, and all their products and produce. I like using these large Chops, plenty leftover for Breakfast or Lunch the next day!

 

 

 

 

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 Chop. Let stand 20 minutes. I’ll be using a Cast Iron Skillet for the Chop. I love using Cast Iron Skillets, not only do the heat up evenly and retain that heat but you can also go from using it on the stove and right into the oven. So I start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in the Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Chop 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 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which gives a fantastic flavor and perfect browning to the Chop. The inside being so tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

For 1 side dish I heated up a can of Del Monte Whole New Potatoes. Just heat and serve, seasoned with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley, Parsley, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

 

 

 

Then I reheated the leftover Del Monte Cut Green Beans from last night’s Dinner, I love Beans!

 

 

 

 

 

Then for another side dish. I prepared a package of Stouffer’s Harvest Apples, first time I’ve tried this one. An easily prepared way to get a delicious and savory Apple Dish. Easy to prepare; It comes in a microwavable tray. Microwave on high for 6 minutes, let cool and serve! Apples and Pork Chops are always go great together. This is a good one to have in the freezer! For Dessrt later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

STOUFFER’S Harvest Apples

Stouffer’s Simple Dishes Harvest Apples are baked apples that are seasoned with cinnamon. Good question: Why does it matter how apples are harvested? Good to know: Stouffer’s uses hand-picked apples to help ensure the quality of apples. Good to remember: Stouffer’s is supported by the Nestle Research Center, one of the world’s leading centers for nutrition, health and wellness.

Stouffer’s Simple Dishes Harvest Apples:
* No preservatives
* Baked apples seasoned with cinnamon
* Serves 2
Ingredients:
Apples, Sugar, 2% Or Less of Soybean Oil, Bleached Wheat Flour, Modified Cornstarch, Ascorbic Acid, Spice. Contains Wheat

Directions:
For food safety & quality, follow these cooking instructions. Microwave oven cooking: since microwave oven wattage varies, cooking times may require adjusting. Remove tray from box. Remove the cover. Cook on high 1 tray: 5-6 minutes 2 tray: 9-11 minutes. After cooking, let stand in microwave 1-2 minutes. Carefully remove tray from microwave & enjoy! Conventional oven cooking: since ovens vary, cooking heat And times may require adjusting. Preheat oven to 350f. do not exceed 350f. remove tray from box. Remove film cover. Place tray on baking sheet on center rack in oven. Cook 33-35 minutes. Carefully remove baking sheet with tray from oven And let stand on baking sheet 1-2 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 170 G*
Servings Per Container 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200
Calories From Fat 25
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3 G 5
Saturated Fat 0 G 0
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 5 Mg 0
Total Carboydrate 43 G 14
Dietary Fiber 2 G 8
Sugars 34 G
Protein 0 G

Beef Cubed Steak w/ Peppered White Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

September 9, 2017 at 4:57 PM | Posted in BEEF, Bob Evan's, Cubed Steak | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Beef Cubed Steak w/ Peppered White Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a favorite of mine. I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. One delicious Breakfast!

 

 

 

 

Outside partly cloudy and 72 degrees. After Breakfast I went to the hospital to see a friend of mine, she had a hip replacement. She had broken her hip last year snow skiing and has nothing but trouble with it so she had it replaced. She’s doing great! Back home I cleaned the house today, dusted and vacuumed. Then did a few things outside around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared Beef Cubed Steaks w/ Peppered White Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans.

 

 

 

While at Meijer the other day I picked up a couple of packages of the Meijer Beef Cubed Steak. When I go to Meijer I always pick up a package or two. They are the best Cubed Steak I have ever found by far. They’re good size patties so I’m able to cut them in half and get 2 meals out of 1 patty. They come 2 to a package and cooked the other Cubed Steak for Mom. This is one of the few times I use Beef. Normally I use Buffalo but as far as I know no one makes Cubed Bison Steak, at least not yet!

 

 

To prepare the Cubed Steak I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and I then dusted them in flour that I had mixed with a bit of Hungarian Paprika. Shook off the excess flour and pan fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil, about 4 minutes per side. They came out delicious! Excellent flavor and very tender, especially for Cubed Steak which sometimes can be somewhat tough and stringy. I also made a packet of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy Mix. Topped the Cubed Steak and Mashed Potatoes with it.

 

 

To go with the Cubed Steak you always have to have Mashed Potatoes! I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. I also made a packet of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy to top the Mashed Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

Then I heated up a large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. One delicious meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Cube Steak
Cube steak is a cut of beef, usually top round or top sirloin, tenderized by fierce pounding with a meat tenderizer, or use of an electric tenderizer. The name refers to the shape of the indentations left by that process (called “cubing”). Many professional cooks insist that regular tenderizing mallets cause too much mashing to produce a proper cube steak, and insist on either using specialized cube steak machines, or manually applying a set of sharp-pointed rods to pierce the meat in every direction. This is the most common cut of meat used for chicken fried steak.

In Canada as well as in some parts of the United States, cube steak may be called a minute steak, because it can be cooked quickly.
Others distinguish minute steak as:
* simply referring to the cut, which is not necessarily tenderized;
* thinner than cube steak (hence does not need tenderizing);
* cut from sirloin or round, while cube steak cut is from chuck or round.
The term “minute steak” is also used in the United Kingdom, where the term “cube steak” is little known.

Fried Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Asparagus, Cut Green Beans, and Crescent Rolls

September 2, 2017 at 6:07 PM | Posted in chicken | 7 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Asparagus, Cut Green Beans, and Crescent Rolls

 

 

To start my Saturday morning off I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy and I toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A cool morning outside, 58 degrees with a cool wind. Had a high of 66 degrees with rain and clouds. Dad is slowly recovering from the pneumonia, not feeling real good today though. So with the rain, there’s not a lot going on outside. Vacuumed and dusted the house. Then cleaned and straightened up the pantry. Everything done so I watched some College Football the rest of the afternoon. For Dinner tonight its Fried Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Asparagus, Cut Green Beans, and Crescent Rolls.

 

 

 

I bought a package of 2 Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts from Meijer the day before and had them in the fridge. To prepare them I’ll need; Flour, Litehouse Poultry Seasoning, Morton’s Lite Salt, and Ground Black Pepper.

 

 

 

 

I’m using a medium size skillet to fry the Chicken. I first sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and then added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil to it, preheated on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I grabbed a pie pan and added a couple of tablespoons of flour to it. I then took the Chicken Breasts and rolled them in the flour, making sure both sides were fully floured. Next I seasoned them with the Poultry Seasoning and the Salt and Pepper. With the skillet heated, I added the Chicken to the skillet. I fried the Chicken until it was golden brown on one side and flipped it over and fried the other side the same way. Checked it with a meat thermometer and it was 165 degrees, perfect. The Chicken came out moist and tender with a nice crust. I served it with a side of Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing.

 

Then for one side dish I prepared Roasted Asparagus. prepare the Asparagus I needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Peppercorn, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. To prepare it; Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in the preheated 400 degree oven and roast for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving.

 

Then I heated up a large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. I also baked a small can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garden asparagus
Asparagus, or garden asparagus, folk name sparrow grass, scientific name Asparagus officinalis, is a spring vegetable, a flowering perennial plant species in the genus Asparagus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asparagus

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus
Amount Per 1 spear, medium (5-1/4″ to 7″ long) (16 g)
Calories 3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Potassium 32 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.6 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0.3 g 1%
Sugar 0.3 g
Protein 0.4 g 0%
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 0%

Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

August 28, 2017 at 5:01 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pilgrim's Chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

Started my morning off by Scrambling an Egg, fried up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread (lightly buttered), and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I started a load of laundry for Mom. Then gave the house a quick cleaning. I had to wait for the Cincinnati Bell Repairman to show up today. They are replacing our cable boxes with updated boxes. Mostly cloudy outside with rain moving in, 80 degrees and humid today. For Dinner tonight its Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, Baked French Bread.

 

I love the Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips, it’s always a great go to when you want that easy to prepare meal! I had not had these in a about a month or so. I switched over to Perdue Chicken Strips for awhile so I wanted to change it back to Pilgrim’s. 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.

 

To go with the Chicken 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 made a packet of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy to top the Mashed Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

 

Then I heated up a large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread, One delicious meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple 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

Buffalo Heel Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Cut Green Beans

August 21, 2017 at 4:55 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo Heel Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Cut Green Beans

 

 

To start the morning off I made a Chili and Cheese Egg White Omelet. I used the leftover 3 Bean Turkey Chili from Dinner the night before along with Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and for the Omelet I used Egg Beater’s Egg Whites. Egg Beater’s are great to use, only 25 calories per serving for the Egg Whites. I also toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Bread and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea.

 

 

 

A hot one out there today, 88 degrees and humid. After I had Breakfast I wen to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Cleaned the house today then after Lunch went up to Dad at the rehab unit. Got back home about the time of the Eclipse. My neighbors had a spare pair of the special glasses so I was able to watch it, it was amazing! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Buffalo Heel Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Butternut Squash, Cut Green Beans, Baked Light Garlic Bread Slice.

 

 

 

I had purchased the Wild Idea Buffalo – 12 OZ. ROUND HEEL STEAK a while back and had it in the freezer. I put in the fridge to thaw overnight. Second time I’ve prepared the Heel Steak, and what a beautiful cuts of meat they are! Very lean with no fat. To prepare it I’ll need my Cast Iron Skillet, Extra Light Olive Oil, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Crushed Rosemary and Fresh Thyme.

 

 

 

 

To start it I rubbed the Steak with a light coat of Extra Light Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with the Crushed Rosemary, fresh Thyme, and McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. As the Steak rested I preheated the Cast Iron Skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1/2 tablespoon of extra Light Olive Oil, on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, I cooked it 4 minutes per side to a beautiful Medium Rare, It cooked up beautifully. As I said it’s the first time I’ve had Heel Steak, it’s a great cut of meat that’s so tender and flavorful! I’m the newest member of the Buffalo Heel Steak Club! I’m ready to order more from Wild Idea! The Steak was huge so I plenty leftover for Steak and Eggs in the morning or for Lunch tomorrow.

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

For a second side I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. I also reheated a couple of slices of leftover Pillsbury French Bread. Had a Diet Peach Snapple to drink. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – 12 OZ. ROUND HEEL STEAK
This cut is a favorite of Jill’s: loaded with flavor, it comes from the most tender part of the primal round. A hidden cut that only skilled artisan butchers are aware of. We’ve cut it into a 12 oz. portion, making it a perfect dinner for two option. Marinade is optional. Rub with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and grill or pan sear.

Bison Chopped Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Cut Green Beans

July 29, 2017 at 5:20 PM | Posted in bison, SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Chopped Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared an Egg Beater’s Egg White Cheese Omelet, I used Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a few drops of Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco sauce. I also prepared 2 Jimmy Dean Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The end of July and we have a high of 79 degrees! And it’s one beautiful and sunny day out here today! After Breakfast I headed out to Meijer for a few items we needed. On the way back home I stopped and got gas, got the car washed, and picked up Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s. Back home after Lunch I got the cart out and did a few things around the yard. Then took the cart around the neighborhood and down by the lake, enjoying this beautiful day! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Bison Chopped Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Cut Green Beans.

 

For Dinner tonight it’s one of my favorites, SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak. I love this Chopped Steak. To start I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare it I’ll need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, McCormick Crushed Rosemary, and McCormick Thyme Leaves (all seasoning to taste). I got the Cast Iron Skillet out to prepare it. I first sprayed it with a very light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and then added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. When the pan was heated I added the Chopped Steak. I cooked each side 2 minutes.Then finished it in the oven, at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. It cooked up beautifully, perfect medium rare! Had a nice little char on the outside and moist and juicy inside. These are so tender you could slice them with a spoon and have an excellent taste to them. Another very good item from SayersBrook Ranch!

 

I topped the Chopped Steak with some A-1 Sauce Thick/Hardy. Also cooked up some Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

Next I heated up a large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. Also had a slice of LaBrea Multi Grain Bread, I baked this the day before and have some slices leftover. For Dessert/Snacks I had a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak

Chopped Bison Sirloin

If you like the flavor of the sirloin, love the Bison Burger but want to take it up a notch, then the Chopped Sirloin Steak is for you! 4 lbs (4 packages each with 2-8oz chopped sirloin steaks).
Great flavor of the sirloin but also extremely tender and juicy.

http://www.sayersbrook.com/bison-chopped-sirloin-steak-4-lbs/

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