Buffalo Bone in Ribeye Steak w/ Sliced New Potatoes, Kicked – Up Chili Beans, and…

December 15, 2013 at 6:39 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 7 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo Bone in Ribeye Steak w/ Sliced New Potatoes, Kicked – Up Chili Beans, and Wheat Bread

 

 

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Cold and windy out today, and today was gift delivery day this afternoon. I dropped off Buckeyes and Fudge to the neighbors and dropped off assorted gifts along with Buckeyes and Fudge to some of the family (Cousins, Aunts , and Uncles), and friends. I love doing stuff like this! Monday I have another couple of cases of Green Beans, Corn, and Stuffing for our local Free Food Store. For dinner tonight I broke out the big guns! I prepared a 16 oz. Bone-In Ribeye Steak (Cowboy Steak) w/ Sliced New Potatoes, Kicked – Up Chili Beans, and Wheat Bread.

 

 

 

I had ordered a Wild Idea Holiday Package of Buffalo, which included 2 – T-Bone Buffalo Steaks, 2 – 16 oz. Bone-In Ribeye Steaks, 2 Packs of 1/4 lb. Buffalo Burger Patties, and a 1 lb. Package of Buffalo Brats. I got the order earlier in the week and was anxious to try the Ribeye! What a beautiful cut of meat this is! It was about 1 1/2″ thick with just enough of marbling to make it perfect. To prepare it I rubbed it with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and then seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I pan fried it using a Cast Iron Skillet that I preheated on medium heat. When it was ready I placed the Ribeye in the pan and on the first side fried it about 4 1/2 minutes then flipping it to the other side for another 4 minutes. I then removed it from the pan and let it set covered with foil for 7 minutes. I had it an internal temperature of 136 degrees for a medium rare, and it came out perfect. So moist and tender and with that distinct Wild idea Buffalo flavor. Way to big for one meal, I’ll have the leftover for breakfast or lunch tomorrow. This was one incredible Ribeye Steak!

 

 

 

For a side I heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced New Potatoes, I was all out of fresh Potatoes. Then I also made some Kicked Up Chili Beans, hadn’t had those in quite a while. For the Beans I used Joan of Arc Spicy Chili Beans and added Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce, Crumbled Turkey Bacon Bits, Splenda Brown Sugar, and a few (or more) dashes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I also had a couple of slices of Klosterman Wheat Bread. It was one delicious dinner! For dessert/snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Popcorn.

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Bone In Ribeye Steak

 

Wild Idea Buffalo 16 oz. Bone-In Ribeye Steak (Cowboy Steak)
The Ribeye cap and bone add the extra richness to this cut. Our Bone-In Ribeyes make for a perfect presentation, and luckily they aren’t just for cowboys. Our bone-in ribeye was a featured winner of the 2012 Cooking Light Artisan Products Award. Cut to 16 oz. each.

 

 
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Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Sliced Carrots,

December 6, 2013 at 6:25 PM | Posted in carrots, chicken, greenbeans, Perdue Chicken Products, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, and Baked Harvest Grain Bread

 

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They finally hit a weather forecast! They said “Snow” and it’s “Snow” we are getting! When it ends we’re predicted to have between 6-9 inches. Not bad for the first of the Season. Then Saturday it’s only going to be a high in the low 20’s so everything will freeze and then Sunday a whole lot of freezing rain heading our way. I’d rather have a foot of snow than freezing rain! We’ll just make the best of it! For dinner tonight I prepared a (Perdue) Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, Baked Harvest Grain Bread.

 

 

 

 

I love using these Perdue Oven Ready Chickens! As it says “Oven Ready’, already seasoned, and little clean-up needed plus their always delicious. To prepare it just preheat the oven to 400ºF. Cut open outer bag and remove Oven Ready Roaster Bone-In Breast, sealed in a cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan, seasoned side up. Cut one small 1″ slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. If cooking from Fresh: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes, until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF. Comes out piping hot and delicious! Plenty leftovers!

 

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For one side dish I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. Another of my new favorites, contains 2 of my favorite vegetables (Green Beans and Potatoes). Then I also heated up some Sliced Carrots and Baked a Loaf of Harvest Grain Bread. For dessert later tonight a Del Monte No Sugar Added Mango Chunk Cup.

 

 

 

 

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PERDUE® OVEN READY Whole Seasoned Roaster Bone-In Breast (3 lbs.)

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Deliciously seasoned and juicy, whole bone-in chicken breast. Oven ready for convenience. Cooks perfectly in the bag for easy clean up.
INGREDIENTS
*Ingredients: Chicken, water, salt, potassium and sodium phosphates, brown sugar, dextrose, carrageenan, yeast extract, maltodextrin, natural flavor.

*Seasoning Ingredients: Dextrose, modified food starch, onion, maltodextrin, natural flavor, garlic, cottonseed oil, dried carrot, xanthan gum, dried parsley, calcium chloride, potassium chloride, carrageenan.
PRODUCT HANDLING
Keep refrigerated or frozen. Thaw in refrigerator or microwave. Cook thoroughly.
**If breast temperature is below 180ºF, return to oven and continue cooking, checking the temperature every 10 minutes until the temperature reaches 180ºF.

COOKING AND PREP
• Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut open outer bag and remove Oven Ready Roaster Bone-In Breast, sealed in a cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan, seasoned side up.
• Cut one small 1″ slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. Note: Cooking bag will expand during cooking; allow enough room for the bag to expand without touching oven rack or walls.
• Cook from Fresh: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes, until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF.**
• Cook from Frozen: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oen and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF.**
• Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Cut open cooking bag (use care to avoid hot steam and juices) and transfer breast to serving plate or cutting board. Remaining juices in bag can be used for a delicious seasoned gravy.

 

Nutrion Facts:

Serving Size 4oz (112g)
Servings Per Container about 11
Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)
Calories 170
Calories from Fat 80
Total Fat 9g (14%)
Saturated Fat 2.5g (13%)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg (20%)
Sodium 360mg (15%)
Total Carbohydrate 0g (0%)
Dietary Fiber 0g (0%)
Sugars 0g
Protein 20g

 

 
http://www.perdue.com/products/details.asp?id=455&title=PERDUE%AE%20OVEN%20READY%20Whole%20Seasoned%20Roaster%20Bone-In%20Breast%20(3%20lbs.)

 

 

 

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Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Whole Kernel Corn,..

November 23, 2013 at 6:24 PM | Posted in chicken, greenbeans, Perdue Chicken Products, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Whole Kernel Corn, and Wheat Bread

 

 

 

It’s been a very long 24 hours! It’s been bad enough dealing with a nagging sinus infection but last night around 8:00 or so I was also had to deal with those Phantom Pains again, and they were painful ones. I went to bed around 11:30 and got about a 1/2 hour of sleep between then and 6:00 am. I finally was able to fall asleep and slept to about 8:30 this morning. They continued today to the afternoon before finally stopping. I hope one day they have a cure or something to relieve the pain of Phantom Pains. Finally got the new Microwave installed and running today, one good thing! Just a word of warning for anyone that shops at Kroger. Here the past couple of months I’ve found over charges of over $40 or more on items! The latest is what I prepared for dinner tonight, Perdue Oven Ready Roaster Whole Bone-In Chicken Breast. Got home the other day and checked my Kroger receipt and seen I was charged $11.99 for it and they had it on sale $7.99. Once again they blame it on their scanners. So anyway check your receipts closely when shopping Kroger! For dinner tonight I prepared a Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Whole Kernel Corn, and sliced Wheat Bread.

 

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I love using these Perdue Oven Ready Chickens! As it says “Oven Ready’, already seasoned, and little clean-up needed plus their always delicious. To prepare it just preheat the oven to 400ºF. Cut open outer bag and remove Oven Ready Roaster Bone-In Breast, sealed in a cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan, seasoned side up. Cut one small 1” slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. If cooking from Fresh: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes, until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF. Comes out piping hot and delicious! Plenty leftover for my lunch tomorrow.

 

 
For one side dish I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. Another of my new favorites, contains 2 of my favorite vegetables (Green Beans and Potatoes). Then I heated up another Del Monte Product, Whole Kernel Corn. Then I also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later tonight a Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunk Cup.

 

 

 

 

PERDUE® OVEN READY Whole Seasoned Roaster Bone-In Breast (3 lbs.)

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Deliciously seasoned and juicy, whole bone-in chicken breast. Oven ready for convenience. Cooks perfectly in the bag for easy clean up.
INGREDIENTS
*Ingredients: Chicken, water, salt, potassium and sodium phosphates, brown sugar, dextrose, carrageenan, yeast extract, maltodextrin, natural flavor.

*Seasoning Ingredients: Dextrose, modified food starch, onion, maltodextrin, natural flavor, garlic, cottonseed oil, dried carrot, xanthan gum, dried parsley, calcium chloride, potassium chloride, carrageenan.
PRODUCT HANDLING
Keep refrigerated or frozen. Thaw in refrigerator or microwave. Cook thoroughly.
**If breast temperature is below 180ºF, return to oven and continue cooking, checking the temperature every 10 minutes until the temperature reaches 180ºF.

COOKING AND PREP
• Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut open outer bag and remove Oven Ready Roaster Bone-In Breast, sealed in a cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan, seasoned side up.
• Cut one small 1″ slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. Note: Cooking bag will expand during cooking; allow enough room for the bag to expand without touching oven rack or walls.
• Cook from Fresh: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes, until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF.**
• Cook from Frozen: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oen and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF.**
• Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Cut open cooking bag (use care to avoid hot steam and juices) and transfer breast to serving plate or cutting board. Remaining juices in bag can be used for a delicious seasoned gravy.

 

Nutrion Facts:

Serving Size 4oz (112g)
Servings Per Container about 11
Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)
Calories 170
Calories from Fat 80
Total Fat 9g (14%)
Saturated Fat 2.5g (13%)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg (20%)
Sodium 360mg (15%)
Total Carbohydrate 0g (0%)
Dietary Fiber 0g (0%)
Sugars 0g
Protein 20g

 
http://www.perdue.com/products/details.asp?id=455&title=PERDUE%AE%20OVEN%20READY%20Whole%20Seasoned%20Roaster%20Bone-In%20Breast%20(3%20lbs.)

Turkey Breast Steak w/ Cut Green Beans & Potatoes and Whole Grain Bread

November 18, 2013 at 6:24 PM | Posted in greenbeans, Jennie-O Turkey Products, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Breast Steak w/ Cut Green Beans & Potatoes and Whole Grain Bread

 

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Well the predicted heavy wind and storm that was to hit, didn’t hit this area too bad. The worst part of the storm, Heavy Rain and Strong Winds, only lasted about 10 minutes. Unlike a lot of other places that were hit, we had little to no damage. It brought some cooler weather with it though, in the morning it’s going to be in the low 20’s. It is that time of year though. For dinner tonight a couple of new items, I prepared a Turkey Breast Steak w/ Cut Green Beans & Potatoes and Whole Grain Bread.

 

 
I came across Jennie – O Turkey Breast Steak while at Walmart earlier today, first time I’ve seen this product from Jennie – O. It comes Seasoned and it’s only 130 calories per serving. You can prepare it several ways, I pan fried mine. To prepare it just preheat a large skillet over medium heat, spray it with nonstick spray. Cook the steaks, turning 2-3 times until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of meat reached 165°F, approximately 19-21 minutes. Covered with lid for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Remove from stove top, cover, and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Then you have a fine and tasty Turkey Breast Steak! Another winner from Jennie – O! It was well seasoned, I did add a couple of shakes of Sea Salt while it was cooking. This is good on its own and I think it would make a good Taco Dish or on Pita Bread, I’ll try it soon!

 

 
For a side dish I also tried another new one, Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. As all Del Monte Vegetable Products just empty the can into a Sauce Pan and heat. I had seen this one before but just never purchased it before. Good idea and product! I also had a couple of slices of Klosterman Wheat Bread that I buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. This was one delicious meal and it was under 300 calories! For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Mango Chunks Cup.

 

 

 

Jennie – O Turkey Breast SteakJennie O Turkey Steak
A leaner, great tasting grilling option with only 130 calories and 23 g of protein per serving.
* 97% Fat Free
* Gluten Free
* Great on the Grill
* 16 – 24 oz package

 

Cooking Instructions:
SKILLET METHOD:
Preheat a large skillet over Medium heat.
Spray with nonstick spray.
Cook steaks, turning 2-3 times UNTIL meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of meat reaches 165°F, approximately 19-21 minutes.
Cover with lid for the last 5 minues of cooking.
Remove from stovetop, cover, and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

 

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 3 g
Calories 130 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 30 Sugars 1 g
Total Fat 3.0 g Protein 23 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 2%
Cholesterol 60 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 510 mg Calcium 0%

 
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Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Diced New Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, ….

September 28, 2013 at 5:06 PM | Posted in bison, greenbeans, mushrooms, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Diced New Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread

 

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Sort of a long day today, I was dealing with those dreaded Phantom Pains again today! When these start up till the time they end I’m pretty much in shutdown mode. It’s always amazing how painful these are without the aching part, in my case left leg, being these. They have finally started to ease up towards the early evening. For dinner tonight I prepared a Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Diced New Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread.

 

 

I was out of the Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks so I went with Great Range Bison Sirloin. Great range is a very good Bison Meat supplier and the only one that sold here locally, Kroger sells the Sirloins and Ground Bison Products. Their not quite the sweet and wild flavor as Wild Idea Buffalo but still a very good one. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I pan fried it in Canola Oil, about 4 1/2 minutes per side. I cooked it a tad longer than normal Bison, these were a bit thicker cut. It came out just as I like them, nice sear on the outside and a nice pink center on the inside. Served it with Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

 

The sides were complements of Del Monte again! I had Del Monte Diced New Potatoes along with Del Monte Reduced Sodium Cut Green Beans. I love Baked Potatoes but for the past month or so the Baking Potatoes around here haven’t been very good. Bad year for Potatoes maybe? For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Smucker’s Sugarless Hot Fudge Topping, good stuff!

 

 

 
Great Range Brand BisonGreat Range Bison Sirloin

About Great Range Brand Bison
and Rocky Mountain Natural Meats

Great Range Brand Bison is produced and distributed by Rocky Mountain Natural Meats. Rocky Mountain Natural Meats started in 1986 as a small meat distributor devoted solely to bison. From the beginning, our focus was to provide high quality bison meat and great service to grocers, distributors and restaurants nationwide. An in-house grading system was developed to guarantee premium quality and consistency to the end user – this became the Great Range Bison brand. Carcass characteristics such as fat color, fat cover, muscle color, ossification and weight are the major factors in determining if the product receives the Great Range Bison brand. By working closely with our producers and assisting them with ration formulation, our quality control begins at the source. Today, Rocky Mountain Natural Meats processes over 400 head of bison per week.

 

 

http://www.greatrangebison.com/index.html

Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Sliced new Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

September 26, 2013 at 5:40 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, potatoes, Sea Salt, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Sliced new Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

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Beautiful sunny day out, we’re having a beautiful stretch of Fall sunny days. Helped spruce up the yard and went to a local Kroger. I went to get some Ground Turkey, which I did, but came across some beautiful Rainbow Trout I couldn’t pass by! I also found some of the largest White Seedless Grapes I have ever seen, you can see them by the picture I took of them. As big as they were, they were just as sweet just bursting with flavor! I had haddock last night for dinner and just had to have the Rainbow Trout tonight. For dinner I prepared a Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Sliced new Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

The Rainbow Trout came from the Kroger Seafood Department. I rinsed the fillet off with water and patted dry with a paper towel. Melted a couple of tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter down and rubbed the fillet down with the butter. Then seasoned it with a bit of Sea Salt and then with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning, rubbing the Blackened Seasoning in till both sides of the Trout were covered. Heated up the Cast Iron Skillet and fried the fillets. Always have your overhead stove fan on when Blackening, it will create the smoke! I started by frying it skin side down about 3 minutes then flipping it over and frying it another 3 minutes, looks perfect! Not only looked good but was delicious. Just love Blackened Fish, always just an incredible taste and smokieness.

 

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For sides it was all thanks to Del Monte tonight! I heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced New Potatoes and a can of Del Monte Reduced Sodium Cut Green Beans. Just open, heat, and serve! For dessert later some of those huge White Seedless Grapes and a couple of slices of a Honeycrisp Apple.

Grilled Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread

July 31, 2013 at 5:19 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, greenbeans, grilling, pork chops | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Whole Grain BreadGrilled Pork Chop 001

 

 

 

Wow, July ending on a cool week around here. It might be about 74 degrees if that, but I’m not complaining. I love the days of 70 degree weather, just wish the sun was out. Fired the grill up for everyone I was grilling a Pork Chop and I grilled a couple of Burgers for Mom and Dad. For dinner I prepared a Grilled Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread.

 

 
I just seasoned it with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Grilled it about 4 1/2 – 5 minutes per side. As I took it off the grill I basted one side with some of my favorite BBQ Sauce, JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce. JB’s is my choice of Rubs and Sauces, I just don’t think the taste can be beat! The Chop came out with grill char and it was moist and tender.

 

 

 

For side dishes I prepared some bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just heat in the microwave and serve. I also warmed a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans along with a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a bowl of Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks.

 

 

 

 
From the Pork Be Inspired web site, http://www.porkbeinspired.com/index.aspx
Meat Thermometer How To
Because pork can often be overcooked, checking the internal temperature often will help prevent dry pork. Cook pork until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a three-minute rest time, and is a little pink inside. A digital, instant-read thermometer is a low-cost, must-have for every kitchen. When inserted into the thickest part of the meat (without touching any bone), the temperature should register within a few seconds. Instant-read thermometers are not meant to be left in the meat during cooking. If you wish to invest a bit more, continuous-read digital thermometers are another option. Designed to be left in the meat during the entire duration of cooking, they often include a probe that is placed in the meat. The probe is connected via cord to the thermometer unit, which can be placed on a countertop near the stove. – See more at:

 

http://www.porkbeinspired.com/Basics_MeatThermometerHowTo.aspx#sthash.ejfqNdOr.dpuf

 
Nutritional Information
Today’s Pork Leaner Than Ever
A Study released in 2006 by the USDA reveals six common cuts of fresh pork are leaner today than they were fifteen years ago.

Power Up With Pork
Purdue Weight Loss Study

Pork and Health Science Update
Frequently Asked Questions: Pork And The AICR/WCRF Second Expert Report

MyPyramid Food Guidance System
The MyPyramid food guidance system for Americans emphasizes the importance of finding a balance between food and physical activity. Lean pork can enhance and easily fit into a balanced diet.

Vitamins and Minerals in Pork
Daily Values are listed on food labels. They tell us how much of various nutrients we should consume each day. The following information is based on a 3-ounce serving of pork. As you can see, pork is an important source of many key nutrients.

Fat in Pork
Through changes in feeding and breeding techniques, pork producers have responded to consumer demand for leaner pork. Today’s common cuts of pork are 16% leaner and has 27% less saturated fat as compared to 1991. Many cuts of pork are as lean as skinless chicken.
How does pork compare to other meats for fat, calories and cholesterol? Pork today compares favorably for fat, calories and cholesterol with many other meats and poultry. While providing a greater amount of vitamins and minerals, many cuts of pork are as lean or leaner than chicken. Pork tenderloin, for example, is just as lean as skinless chicken breast and meets the government guidelines for “extra lean.” In total, six pork cuts meet the USDA guidelines for “lean,” with less than 10 grams fat, 4.5 grams saturated fat and 95 milligrams of cholesterol per serving. Any cuts from the loin – like pork chops and pork roast – are leaner than skinless chicken thigh, according to USDA data. Pork steaks or roasts from the leg (“fresh ham”) are also lean choices.

 

 

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Baked Rubbed Boneless Pork Chops Topped with Mango Salsa w/ Loaded Potato Casserole,..

June 21, 2013 at 5:44 PM | Posted in baking, beans, Idahoan Potato Products, JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, pork chops | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Rubbed Boneless Pork Chops Topped with Mango Salsa w/ Loaded Potato Casserole, Cut Green Bean, and Whole Grain Bread

 

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Happy first day of Summer everyone! It’s the longest day time of the year and the days will be getting shorter starting tomorrow. It was sunny here but humid. Spent the day reorganizing the pantry, always fun! For dinner I prepared Baked Rubbed Boneless Pork Chops Topped with Mango Salsa w/ Loaded Potato Casserole, Cut Green Beans, and sliced Whole Grain Bread.

 
I had a package of 2 Boneless Pork Chops that I had purchased from Walmart the other day that I prepared tonight. Earlier in the day I used JB’s Fat Boy All Purpose Rub and put a rub on them until they were well coated and sealed them in a Hefty Zip Bag in the fridge until i was ready to bake them. I baked them on 350 degrees for 1 hour and let them rest about 3 minutes before serving. I love that JB’s Rub, I normally have it on the Roasted Boneless Pork Roast that I prepare from time to time. The Chops came out perfect, good seasoning and moist and the Mango Salsa kicked the flavor up that much more! I used Newman’s Own Mango Salsa.

 
For sides I prepared some Idahoan Loaded Potato Homestyle Casserole. I love all the Idahoan Potato Products. A very quick and easy way to prepare some delicious pipping hot Potato Dishes. I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and had Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

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There’s no better way to start a savory Loaded Baked® homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich, cheesy, bacony side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.

Oven Directions

Best for Golden Browning

1 – PREHEAT oven to 450°F. COMBINE potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
2 – STIR in 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with whisk.
3 – BAKE uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
4 – Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
BAKING NOTES: To prepare 2 casseroles at once, double all ingredients, increase baking dish size accordingly, and bake about 30 min. To bake potatoes and roast meat at the same time, bake at 375°F for about 45 min; 350°F for about 50 min; or 325°F for about 60 min.

Stove Top Directions

1 – HEAT potatoes and sauce mix, 1 1/2 cups hot water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter to boil in 2-quart saucepan over high heat, stirring occasionally. Watch carefully to avoid boilover.
2 – REDUCE HEAT, then COVER and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender and sauce reaches desired consistency (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
3 – Remove from heat and let stand a few minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving Unprepared Prepared
Calories 100 150
Calories from fat 10 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g* 2% 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 640mg 27% 30%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7% 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g

 

http://www.idahoan.com/products/retail/loaded-baked-homestyle-casserole/

Pulled Buffalo Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

May 6, 2013 at 5:05 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, bison, Bob Evan's, greenbeans, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Pulled Buffalo Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

 

 
With my Mom spending almost most of her time at the rehab center I spent the day catching up on all the housework and laundry Pulled Buffalo 002today. Outside another cloudy and rainy day! For dinner a Pulled Buffalo Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.

 

 

The Pulled Buffalo was from Wild Idea Buffalo, of course. It was from my last order that I had ordered from them. First time I tried it and it was incredible! So delicious in fact that I as soon I update my Blog here I’m going to order 2 more 1 lb. packages. Originally I was going to make BBQ Sandwiches out of it but as I was heating it up I sampled it and I knew right away this didn’t need anything else added to it, it was perfect! It comes in 1 lb. packages already braised and seasoned. According to the package ingredients list it was braised and seasoned with Organic Apple Cider, Organic Lime Juice, Organic Onion Powder, Organic Cumin, Sea Salt, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Chili Powder, Organic Oregano, and Organic Cayenne Pepper. It all comes together to make one delicious meal! As I said earlier I was going to add BBQ Sauce but none is needed here, maybe some other time as it would make a fantastic BBQ. I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bun.

 

 

To go with the Sandwich I made sides of Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans. The Mashed Potatoes were Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes and were leftover from last night’s meal. The Green Beans were Del Monte Cut Green Beans in a single serve can, just heat and serve. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Fudge Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

Wild Idea Pulled Buffalo MeatPulled Buffalo 001

 

http://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

Pulled Buffalo Meat – Our pulled Buffalo Chuck Roast is rubbed with our own blend of Mexican seasonings and then slowly braised to fall apart tender. We’ve done the work for you, so all you need to do is heat and eat! Use in all of your favorite Mexican dishes, like tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas. Or use for B.B.Q. sandwiches!

 
http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/monthly-special/products/may-special-feature

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