Buffalo 5oz. Petite Top Sirloin w/ Fried Okra and Cut Green Beans

January 25, 2020 at 6:41 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo 5oz. Petite Top Sirloin w/ Fried Okra and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Light rain and snow showers out today, high of 37 degrees. After lunch I went to the post office, then by the bank to the ATM, and then stopped and got gas. Cleaned and straightened the fridge and pantry. Just trying to find stuff to do to stay busy. For Dinner tonight a Buffalo 5oz. Petite Top Sirloin w/ Fried Okra and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

I’ll be using the Wild Idea Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak (5 oz.). To prepare the Steak; I rubbed the Steak with a 1 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. As the Steak rested I preheated the oven on 400 degrees and heated up a small Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, I cooked it 1 minute per side. Then moved the skillet to the oven and cooked it another 5 minutes to a beautiful Medium Rare! The Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are just incredible. So tender and juicy and the best flavor of any Steak, Beef or Buffalo, I’ve ever had.

 

Well this is a first, I’m having Fried Okra. I’ve had Okra in Gumbo but never on its own, until tonight! Mom said it had been forever since she had some so I thought I would give it a try. I bought a package at Meijer. I found many recipes for it online. I combined a few of them and came up with this recipe for Fried Okra. I’ll be needing fresh Okra (cut into 1/4 or 1/2 inch slices), Cornmeal, Flour, Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper, Sea Salt, Egg, Low Fat Buttermilk, and Extra Light Olive Oil. I’ll be preparing them in a small Dutch Oven. To prepare it; Heat about 2 inches of Olive Oil in a small Dutch Oven, to about 350 F. As the skillet was heating, using a pie pan, whisk together the Cornmeal, Flour, Cayenne, Black Pepper, and Salt. Then in another bowl, beat the egg into the buttermilk. Next I dipped the Okra slices in the Buttermilk, then the cornmeal mix, tossing to coat. Added the Okra slices to the hot oil and cooked until Golden Brown. After they turned Golden Brown I removed them to a paper towel lined plate, to drain on paper the towels, added a sprinkle of the Sea Salt and served. Well Okra has a new fan! I really enjoyed these and can’t wait to have them again!

 

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.I also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Stick Pretzels along with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – 5 oz. Petite Top Sirloin Steak

Famous for their flavor, these juicy steaks are perfect for the grill. The steaks are cut from the middle and upper part of the primal sirloin and their smaller size makes a great meal for one. 5 oz.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/steaks/products/petite-top-sirloin-steaks

 

 

 

 

 

Okra sliced

Okra…………

Okra the Superfood. Okra looks like a ridged pepper, but actually belongs to the same plant family as hibiscus and cotton. … It is also a good source of potassium and calcium and is high in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C. The oil from okra is high in good fat (unsaturated) such as oleic and linoleic acids.
Okra is a nutritious food with many health benefits. It’s rich in magnesium, folate, fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C, K1, and A. Okra may benefit pregnant women, heart health, and blood sugar control. It may even have anticancer properties.

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.

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.

Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Corn Bread

December 9, 2019 at 6:34 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Corn Bread

 

 

 

To start this Monday off I had a Poached Egg that I served on a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Then I also fried up a few slices Turkey Spam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Rain and more Rain with a high of 56 degrees. After Breakfast I headed to the ATM and then stopped by McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Nothing going on outside with the rain. Cleaned the stove and oven and then the fridge. For Dinner tonight its Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Corn Bread.

 

 

I had purchased the Catfish Nuggets from Kroger 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.

 

 

 

For one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’ve loved these all my life! 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 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 also made a small Cast Iron Skillet of Corn Bread, for Mom, using Martha White White Corn Meal. First Corn Bread I’ve made in a while and it’s just as good as it always was! What a meal Fried Catfish, Fried Potatoes, Green Beans, and Corn Bread. Then for Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Sticks with a Sprite Zero 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%

Buffalo 10 oz. New York Strip Steak w/ Baked Potato and Cut Green Beans

November 25, 2019 at 6:31 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo 10 oz. New York Strip Steak w/ Baked Potato and Cut Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast I Scrambled a couple of medium sized Eggs, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Not a bad November Day out there today, partly cloudy and 56 degrees. Ran an errand for Mom after Breakfast and stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for her. Later on took her up to get it washed and I swept the inside out. Not much else going on today. For dinner tonight I prepared a Buffalo 10 oz. New York Strip Steak w/ Baked Potato and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

I had a Wild Idea Buffalo 10 oz. New York Strip Steak left in the freezer so I grabbed it out of the freezer last night and let it thaw in the fridge overnight. What beautiful cuts of Buffalo these Steaks are, so lean and delicious. I first turned the oven on to 400 degrees. To prepare it all I’ll need is McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Dried Rosemary, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I started by preheating a Cast Iron Skillet on medium high. Then rubbed a very light coat of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil on both sides of the Steak then seasoned both sides with the Rosemary, Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Once the skillet is hot I added the Steak let it sear on the medium heat for about 2 minutes. Then turned it once and cooked for 2 more minutes. Then I put the skillet in the oven and finished the Steak in the oven. I had to keep it in the oven a bit longer than normal because it’s a thick Steak.

 

The Steak came out a beautiful Medium Rare! Served it with some Sauteed Mushrooms. These Steaks are every bit as delicious as they look! The taste is so fresh and has that slight sweet Grass Fed Buffalo taste to it. Moist and tender and so delicious! You just can’t beat these Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks, Bison or Beef. The Steak was plenty big so I saved some it for my Breakfast in the morning, Steak and Eggs!

 

 

 

 

For a side dish I baked a Russet Potato. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Topped it with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Then I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. For dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a with Diet Mango/Tea Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – 10 OZ. NEW YORK STRIP STEAK
A classic American favorite, lean and luscious. This steak is cut from the short loin and is extremely tender and flavorful. The New York Strip Steak will always take center stage on any grill. 10 oz.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/steaks/products/new-york-strip-steaks

Blackened Red Snapper w/ Cut Green Beans, Brown and Wild Rice, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

November 19, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, rice, seafood, Uncle Ben's Rice, Zatarain's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Red Snapper w/ Cut Green Beans, Brown and Wild Rice, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

 

To start my morning off I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin, lightly fried a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Excellent way to start the day! Cloudy with passing rain showers, 47 degrees for a high. I was able to rake the side yard s before it started raining. Went to post office and bank later on. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Red Snapper w/ Cut Green Beans, Brown and Wild Rice, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

While at Meijer the other day I purchased a Red Snapper Fillet that they had on sale in their Seafood Department. I also purchased a Walleye Fillet, that I froze, and some Cooked Shrimp that was also on sale. The Red Snapper Fillet was nice size and looks beautiful. I decided to Blacken it, I love all Blackened Fish and Seafood. I’ll need Zatarain’s Blacken Seasoning, Blue Bonnet Butter, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt. Cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet in Butter and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

To prepare it I started by rinsing the Fillet off in cold water and patting dry and cut it in half. I melted a tablespoon of butter, Blue Bonnet Stick Butter. I then brushed both sides of the fillets with the Butter and then rubbed the fillets with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning and Sea Salt. Then I got out the Cast Iron Skillet. When the pan was fully heated I added my Snapper. Cooked it about 3 1/2 minutes per side, and it was ready for the table! The taste of the Red Snapper with the added Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning makes it one delicious Fish Dish!

 

 

To go with my Blackened Snapper I 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For my Rice I’m using Uncle Ben’s Ready Whole Grain Medley – Brown and Wild Rice. It comes in a micowavable package. I guess one my favorites from the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, all though I love using them all. Another tasty and easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready. Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! I loved this dish tonight, plenty leftover for tomorrow’s Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning

This spicy seasoning blend is rubbed on the outside of fish (or chicken, steak or other meats) for blackening. Also great as a seasoning rub for the grill or broiler.

Ingredients:
SALT, PAPRIKA, CAYENNE PEPPER, BLACK PEPPER, WHITE PEPPER, CHILI POWDER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, ONION, GARLIC, SPICES.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 tsp. (.71 g)
Servings Per Container: about 120
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 0
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Spices-and-Extracts/Blackened-Seasoning.aspx

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

October 14, 2019 at 6:48 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, 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 Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I got my Ribs in the Crock Pot and got them going. 38 degrees out this morning and 65 degrees and sunny for the day. Not too bad out. I had to follow Mom and pick her up at the car shop. Her windows of the car wouldn’t work and she had a flush and fill for the radiator. I’m taking mine in to morrow for some work. Tonight its Mom’s favorite, Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Texas Toast (Light).

 

 

Mom had been wanting some of my Crock Pot Ribs so that’s what we are having tonight. I purchased the Ribs from Meijer a couple of days ago. 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 Diet Mango/Tea Snapple 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.

Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin Fillet w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans

October 6, 2019 at 6:37 PM | Posted in pork tenderloin, spices and herbs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin Fillet w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans

 

 

To start my morning off I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 77degrees and cloudy with some light rain, a little more humid out today. Went to Kroger after Breakfast, just needed a couple of items. Back home did some laundry and light cleaning. Later I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Spent the rest of the afternoon watching Football. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin Fillet w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 

I bought a Pork Tenderloin while at Kroger along with some Chicken Thighs. I’m having the Pork Tenderloin for Dinner tonight. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 pork Tenderloin, 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 350°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. From the stove to the oven; Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet into a platter or dish and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being tender and moist! This is my favorite Pork Recipe by far!

 

For one side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that has 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. There is White and Golden Hominy, 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. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. I just love Green Beans, all Beans! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with 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.

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

September 18, 2019 at 6:30 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, greenbeans, 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 Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 89 degrees, partly cloudy, and less humid outside today. After Breakfast I got my Ribs in the Crock Pot and got them going. Got the cart out later and did some yard work. I’ve been working on the back yard flower bed. I tilled the dirt and added some fresh soil. Put down some weed prevention also on it. Hopefully next year I’m going to add some plants and put down some dark wood chips. Tonight its Mom’s favorite, Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Texas Toast (Light).

 

 

Mom loves Ribs so I always try to have them from time to time for her. I purchased the Ribs from Meijer yesterday evening and couldn’t wait to have them! 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 Diet Half and Half Snapple 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.

Buffalo Flat Iron Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Green Beans

September 10, 2019 at 6:41 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo Flat Iron Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Cut Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a couple of Scrambled Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Bread, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Sunny and 94 degrees, and very humid outside today. Summer has returned! Not a lot going on. Caught up on some little jobs around and outside the house. Too hot and humid to do a lot outside. For Dinner tonight, Buffalo Flat Iron Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

I was ready for a Steak tonight! I had a Wild Idea Buffalo – 8 oz. Flat Iron Steak in the freezer, I sat it in the fridge overnight to thaw. I’m preparing it using a Cast Iron Skillet, my favorite way to prepare these Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks! I love the Cast Irons, from the stove straight into the oven! I love these Flat Iron Steaks, as I do all of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products. These are hand cut with no fat and so easy to prepare. I’ll need Extra Light Olive Oil, Dried Thyme, and McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I first rubbed the Steak with Olive Oil and then Seasoned it with the Thyme, Sea Salt, and Peppercorn Medley. I then cut the Steak in half, 1/2 for Dinner and the other 1/2 for Lunch tomorrow.

 

 

It’s a beautiful, lean, cut of Buffalo. I started by rubbing it with a light coat of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoning it with Dried Rosemary, Dried Thyme, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I pan fried it in a Cast Iron Skillet on medium high heat for about 3 1/2 minutes per side. Came out a perfect medium rare, nice outside char with a moist and juicy pink center!This was an awesome tasting Steak! A huge difference between the Beef Flat iron Steaks and Buffalo Flat Iron Steaks is how much more tender the Buffalo is. At times Flat Iron Beef can be tough, not the Wild Idea Buffalo Flat Irons! Served it with Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

 

 

For a side I prepared a Baked Potato. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, topped it with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Low Sodium Cut Green Beans. I also had a couple of slices of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread that was leftover. For Dessert/Snack a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – FLAT-IRON STEAK 8 OZ.

We carefully fillet our flat irons from the upper shoulder blade of the primal chuck. The flat iron has recently become a favorite on restaurant menus due to its high quality and flavor. The flat iron steak is what many chefs consider a best-kept secret of steak cuts. 8 oz.
Flat-Iron Steak 8 oz.

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