Cubed Steak Sandwich w/ Baked Waffle Fries

April 24, 2017 at 4:55 PM | Posted in Cubed Steak, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cubed Steak Sandwich w/ Baked Waffle Fries

 

 

Started off the morning with a Poached Egg on a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I had this for Breakfast yesterday and it was so good I’m having it again! Beautiful day out here today. Well the deck is all done and it turned out great. Mom bought a new table for the deck and I put that together today. Caught up on all the cleaning so I got the cart out for a while and took a spin around the neighborhood and down by the lake. For dinner tonight I prepared a Cubed Steak Sandwich w/ Baked Waffle Fries.

 

 

It’s very seldom I use Beef but when I do it’s usually my favorite Cubed Steak, Meijer Beef Cubed Steak. When I go to Meijer I always pick up a package or two. 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 1 pattie. I had a package in the freezer so I let it thaw overnight in the fridge. I first grabbed a small sauce pan and heated up a jar of Heinz Brown Mushroom Gravy. I added some sliced Portabella Mushrooms to it for some extra Mushrooms. 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 Virgin 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. Served it on toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread and topped it with some Heinz Mushroom Brown Gravy. I’ll have the other half for breakfast in the morning.

 

To go with Cube Steak I baked some Ore Ida Waffle Fries. I preheated the oven to 425 degrees. I used a small baking sheet that I lined with foil and sprayed the foil with Pam Cooking Spray. The Waffle Fries are a little higher in calories than the Crinkle Fries I normally prepare, but it’s good to change it up a bit. So I lined the Fries on the baking sheet, seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper, and baked them for about 17 minutes (until a light golden brown). Just a flat out excellent Fry, as all Ore Ida Products! I had a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping the Fries and a Snapple Diet Half and Half Lemonade/Tea to drink. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 
Ore-Ida Waffle Fries
Share the great American potato with your family. Proudly nestled on the Oregon-Idaho border, Ore-Ida potato experts have been serving locally grown taters from the heartland of potato country since 1952. Ore-Ida Waffle Fries Crispy, Waffle-Cut French Fried Potatoes are made from 100% real, fresh peeled, American grown potatoes. Ore-Ida takes great care to cut, season and freeze them in under an hour to lock in all the delicious, freshly cooked flavor. Your family deserves the highest quality because, if it’s not Grade A, it’s not Ore-Ida.
Ore-Ida Waffle Fries Crispy:
* Made from 100% Grade A real potatoes
* 0g trans fat per serving
* 150 calories per serving

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 8 pieces (89 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*

Calories 150
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 360mg 15%
Potassium 309.99mg 9%
Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g

BBQ Shredded Pork Sandwiches w/ Potato Chips

April 22, 2017 at 4:55 PM | Posted in Hormel, Pork | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: BBQ Shredded Pork Sandwiches w/ Potato Chips

 

 

 


For Breakfast this morning I fried up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links along with some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns. Also had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Lot of rain out there today. Showers on and off all day, had a high of 55 degrees. Good day to stay in and I did! So today I cleaned the house, vacuum and dusted. Then cleaned the fridge and oven in the Kitchen. Later on caught up on some shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight i prepared BBQ Shredded Pork Sandwiches w/ Potato Chips.

 

 

 

I had used the Hormel Slow Simmered Pork Roast Au Jus but it had been a while since I’ve used it. It comes fully cooked in a sealed microwavable plastic tray. To prepare it first remove the outer sleeve and place vacuum-sealed tray in microwave, do not pierce or vent film. Then heat on high for 4 minutes. Self-venting film expands as it heats, forming a bubble to lock in flavor and juiciness. Let stand for 2 minutes. Peel back film and serve! Excellent Pork!

 

 


I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun. I topped the Pork with some Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce. For a side I had some Ruffle’s Reduced Fat Potato Chips. Also had an Ice-Cold Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For Dessert later a Breyer’s 100 Calorie Vanilla Ice Cream Cup.

 

 

 

 
Hormel Slow Simmered Pork Roast Au Jus

HORMEL® Slow Simmered Pork Roast Au Jus
Serve up Slow Simmered Pork Roast in no time! Explore a variety of great-tasting, fast and easy meal options perfect for any night of the week!

Product Features
* Ready for the microwave or skillet
* No preservatives
* Fully cooked
* Microwaveable

Microwave directions
1. Remove outer sleeve and place vacuum-sealed tray in microwave. Do not pierce or vent film.
2. Heat on high for 4 minutes or until hot. Self-venting film expands as it heats, forming a bubble to lock in flavor and juiciness.
3. Let stand for 2 minutes. Peel back film carefully, as contents will be hot.
Serve and enjoy!

IF FROZEN, DOUBLE COOKING TIME.
All microwaves vary. Times given are approximate.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 140.0g
Servings per Container: varies
Amount Per Serving
Calories:170.0
Total Fat:7.0g
Saturated Fat:3.0g
Cholesterol:75.0mg
Sodium:450.0mg
Total Carbs:1.0g
Fiber:0.0g
Sugars:1.0g
Protein:26.0g
http://www.hormel.com/Brands/Refrigerated-Entrees/Others-Youll-Love/HORMEL-Slow-Simmered-Pork-Roast-Au-Jus.aspx

Fried Ocean Perch w/ Shells and Cheese

April 21, 2017 at 4:49 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Ocean Perch w/ Shells and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a bowl of Golden Puffs Cereal along with my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Growing up I loved Sugar Crisps Cereal. Well while at Meijer yesterday I came across a bag of Malt O Meel Golden Puffs, only 100 calories per serving. These taste just like the old Super Sugar Crisps! After Breakfast I grabbed a broom and the leaf blower and cleaned the deck and driveway areas. After that I watered all the new plants outside. Then got some empty plant pots out of the shed and filled them with potting soil and planted Wild Flower Seeds in them. Later after Lunch I headed over to see Dad for a while. Outside it’s a bit cooler out. In the 80’s the past couple of days with lots of sunshine and today cloudy and 65 degrees. For my dinner tonight I prepared Fried Ocean Perch w/ Shells and Cheese.

 


I picked up the Ocean Perch at Kroger  earlier today. Really love the Kroger Seafood Department. Good selection. To prepare them I preheated a medium size skillet, that I had sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and added Extra Light Olive Oil, on medium heat. Rinsed the Perch with cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Lightly seasoned them with the McCormick Sea Salt. I then put them in a Hefty Zip Lock Bag and added Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri, shaking the bag then until the Perch Fillets were coated. Added the Fillets to the heated skillet and fried them for 6 minutes. 3 minutes per side. They came out Golden Brown! Delicious and fresh tasting, I love all Fish and Seafood!

 

 

 

Then for a side I prepared a box of Annie’s Shells and Real Aged Cheddar. I’ve used Annie’s products in the past and always enjoyed them. The reason I choose Annie’s is on Friday’s Kroger runs an online special of a free product. You just log in to the Kroger site and click on it and it goes on your Kroger Card, very good deal every Friday!

 

 

To prepare it is preparation like most boxed Mac and Cheese. Boil 6 cups of water in a medium sauce pan. Stir in the Pasta and cook 8-10 minutes.When done drain the Pasta. Next add 3 tbsp of low fat Milk to a warm sauce pan. Sprinkle the Cheese packet over the Milk and stir to combine. Finally add the Pasta back to that saucepan and stir until well mixed. And done! Excellent Mac and Cheese! Tender and nice flavor, goes great with the Perch! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

Ocean Perch
Ocean perch is mild tasting yet a bit sweet, with a moderately firm texture. The meat is lean, moist and flaky. Large ocean perch develop a coarse texture. Deep-skinned ocean perch with the fat line removed has the most delicate flavor. The flesh is white, though not as light as cod, and it turns opaque white when cooked.Whole fish may have bulging eyes and distended air bladders, which is a result of being brought up from great depths, not an indication of poor quality.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 94
Fat Calories: 14.4
Total Fat: 1.6 g
Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
Cholesterol: 42 mg
Sodium: 75 mg
Protein: 18.6 g
Omega 3: 0.3 g

 

 

 

Annie’s Shells and Real Aged Cheddar
Annie’s Cheddar Mac (as we call it!) is our answer to all those chemically orange-colored cheeses out there. We’ve taken our original Shells & White Cheddar and added a little color to it, naturally! Our totally natural cheese is colored with a plant extract called annatto. Annatto has been used in tropical American cultures for generations to color foods such as butter, cheese and mustard. The annatto tree grows 20 to 30 feet in height and when its seeds are stirred in water, they produce orange annatto dye, also called achiote, to color foods. Annie’s Cheddar Macaroni and cheese is a great alternative for kids who need to have that “orange” cheese on their macaroni.

* Made with real cheese
* Made with organic pasta

BEST INGREDIENTS: Organic Wheat Shell Pasta, Cheddar Cheese (Cultured Pasteurized Milk, Salt, Non-Animal Enzymes), Whey, Butter, Nonfat Milk, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Annatto Extract For Color.
CONTAINS MILK AND WHEAT INGREDIENTS.
MADE ON SHARED EQUIPMENT THAT ALSO PROCESSES EGG AND SOY.
http://www.annies.com/products/pastas/shells-real-aged-cheddar

Elk Steak (8 oz.) w/ Hash Browns and Southern Style Blackeye Peas

April 20, 2017 at 5:01 PM | Posted in SayersBrook Ranch | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Elk Steak (8 oz.) w/ Hash Browns and Southern Style Blackeye Peas

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread (Lightly buttered w/ I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter), and the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Some rain overnight and an early morning passing shower outside. A bit warmer out today, 83 degrees. Had the outsides, deck, and driveway power washed so that’s out of the way. My cousin is going to repaint our deck for us, hopefully within a week. With that done everything is looking good outside! Lot of work and money to keep everything up. Cleaned the house today, vacuum and dusted. Full day today. For Dinner something new, Elk Sirloin Steak. I prepared a SayersBrook – Elk Strip Loin 8 oz. w/ Hash Browns and Blackeye Peas.

 

 

 

It’s my first time preparing an Elk Steak. Elk cooks quickly like Buffalo. Elk is so lean that it is more prone to overcooking and drying out than beef or chicken. The key to cooking Elk well is to either cook it hot and fast, or low and slow. I’m going low and slow with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I preheated the oven to 350°F. Then I grabbed a Cast Iron Skillet which I love using. You can take it from stove right into the oven and it holds heat evenly. I first pat the Steak dry with paper towel. Next heated 1 tablespoon Extra Light Olive Oil in Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. I then seared tenderloins on both sides. From the stove to the preheated oven. Continued cooking it to around 135 to 130 F, medium rare.

 

 

 

 

 

It cooked up beautifully! Nice browning on the outside and slightly pink and juicy on the inside. The Elk has a fantastic flavor to it and very tender! I served it with a side of A-1 Thick and Hearty. Next I’ll be trying a Wild Boar Sirloin. I have a nice assortment of Steak now; Buffalo, Elk, and Wild Boar to choose from.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For one side dish I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns. Fried in Extra Light Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. I love Hash Browns, they make the perfect side for any Dish.

 

 

 

The for another side dish I heated up a can of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Blackeye Peas. Haven’t had these in a while and they sounded good! If you are a fan of Blackeye Peas, like myself, you’ll love these! Just emptied the Peas into a small saucepan, covered, and heated to a boil. Reduced the heat, stirred. Simmer until ready to serve. Nice size Peas and Seasoned just right! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 
SayersBrook – Elk Strip Loin 8 oz.

Elk strip loin steaks. (2) 8 oz. package. 1lb total The elk or wapiti as they are called in North America is one of the largest species of deer in the world and one of the largest land mammals in North America and Eastern Asia. Only the moose rivals it in size. Elk feed on grasses, plants, leaves and bark. The meat is leaner and higher in protein than either beef or chicken. Elk meat is one of the tastiest and healthiest all-natural alternatives to traditional meats. Elk meat is low in fat, cholesterol and calories. Elk meat is a one of those rare foods that is very healthy for you and still tastes great! It’s a dark red, dense meat. Very tender and needs no marinating. The taste is similar to beef but with more flavor. It does not taste gamey. Substitute elk meat in any recipe calling for beef. Do not over cook elk meat. Because of it’s low fat content, elk cooks quickly and if overdone it will be dry and tough. Burgers, steaks and roasts should be pink in the center.
http://www.sayersbrook.com/elk-strip-loin-8-oz-each-2/

Buffalo Cheese Burger w/ Baked Fries

April 19, 2017 at 4:53 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo Cheese Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 


For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Then I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns along with frying up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Had a brief morning passing shower but it went through quickly. Got the leaf blower out and cleaned up around the deck and driveway areas. After Lunch headed over to see Dad for a while. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Buffalo Cheese Burger w/ Baked Fries.

 

Time to satisfy that Buffalo Burger craving! And like most of the time I used the Wild Idea Buffalo Buffalo Burger. I always have a couple of packages of them in the freezer so I grabbed one of the patties and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. To prepare it I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I then pan fried it, on medium heat, in Extra Light Virgin Olive Oil about 3 1/2 minutes per side. Buffalo gets done rather quickly due to it’s so lean. After I flipped it, I topped it with a slice of Kraft Sharp Cheddar Cheese and then served it on an Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun. Lean and delicious, love these Buffalo Burgers!

 

 


Then for a side I baked some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Shoestring Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For dessert later a bowl of Smart Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple.

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo 1/3-Lb Buffalo Burgers

Prepare for a whole new level of burger. Conveniently pre-made into one-third pound patties that are ever so grillable. Dinner ready. Each pack is 1 pound with 3 – 1/3 Lb patties.
http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/3-1-3-lb-ready-made-buffalo-burgers-1-lb-pack

 

 

 

 

 
Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries

Lightly seasoned with sea salt, these Julienne Fries make your everyday French fry wonder where it went wrong.

Ingredients: Organic Potatoes, Organic Canola Oil and/or Organic Sunflower Oil and/or Organic Safflower Oil, Sea Salt, Citric Acid.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 oz (84 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 36
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/fries/yukon-gold-julienne-fries

Catfish Nuggets w/ Creamy Cheddar Rotini Pasta

April 18, 2017 at 4:48 PM | Posted in Bear Creek Products, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Creamy Cheddar Rotini Pasta

 

 

 
To start this 18th day of April I toasted a couple Eggo Waffles. Still love these after all these years! I also made my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. What a beautiful day out there today, 77 degrees and sunny! After Breakfast I went to Walmart to pick up a few bottles of gas for the new grill. Also put a new outdoor table and chair in layaway, I’ll get it out after the deck is painted. Back home I had hired a neighborhood repair man to spray and wash the house, deck, and driveway down. Hope he gets time here soon to repaint our wooden deck. Had to change a tire on my 4 wheel mobility chair, picked up a nail. So for Dinner tonight its Catfish Nuggets w/ Creamy Cheddar Rotini Pasta.

 

 

 

I had purchased the Catfish Nuggets from Kroger last week. I rinsed and cleaned the nuggets and froze them. Last night I laid a bag in the fridge to thaw overnight. To prepare them I first 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 as always.I love using all the Zatarain’s Products, perfect for Fish and Seafood!

 

 

To go with my Catfish Nuggets I prepared some Bear Creek Creamy Cheddar Pasta Mix. I had tried this a while back and loved it! I’ve also had the Bear Creek Potato Soup Mix, Navy Bean Soup Mix, Minestrone, and Creamy Chicken Pasta, which all were excellent! To prepare it; Grabbed a 2 quart sauce pan, added 4 cups of water. Heated to a rolling boil. Whisked in the Pasta and Sauce Mix. Brought the mixture back to a rolling boil. Reduced the heat to a medium boil and cooked for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 

 

 

Removed from the heat and let it sit for 8 minutes. The Sauce thickened up beautifully as it cooled. Another excellent product from Bear Creek. Really enjoy these all these Products! I seasoned the Pasta with just a little sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. The Pasta and Catfish make a great pairing! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 
Catfish
Catfish are a diverse group of ray-finned fish. Named for their prominent barbels, which resemble a cat’s whiskers, catfish range in size and behavior from the three largest species, the Mekong giant … 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%

 

 
Bear Creek Creamy Cheddar Pasta Mix

High in the heber valley of the wasatch mountains, bear creek country kitchen began with one goal in mind: deliver great hearty homestyle dishes that the whole family will enjoy. Using the same qualities that you find in our soups, bear creek now presents delicious pasta dishes with hearty pastas, quality cheeses and tasty vegetables, all in rich and flavorful sauces. Just add water and in minutes you can serve a delicious pasta dish that will satisfy every appetite in your family.

Hearty rotini pasta in a rich, creamy cheddar sauce. 4 one cup servings. Great taste! Just add water. Cooks in 12 minutes. High in the Heber Valley of the Wasatch Mountains, Bear Creek Country Kitchens began with one goal in mind: Deliver

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1 CUP PREPARED
Servings Per Container 4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories
Calories From Fat 80 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9.0 g 14.0
Saturated Fat 3.5 g 18
Trans Fat 0.50 g
Cholesterol 5 mg2
Sodium 890 mg 37
Total Carbohydrate 49.0 g 16.0
Dietary Fiber 1.00 g 4.00
Sugars 5 g
Protein 9.0 g

Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Shoestring Fries

April 17, 2017 at 4:50 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Shoestring Fries

 
To start the morning I toasted a Thomas Bagel Thin. These toast up great and make very good Breakfast Sandwich. Then I Scrambled some Egg Beater’s Egg Whites and took one slice of Sargeto Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar Cheese to top the Egg Whites. And I have my Breakfast Sandwich! I was at Kroger yesterday and they had the Thomas Bagel thins on sale, buy 1 get one free. These are 110 calories and 21 net carbs. I froze one package so we’ll see how they hold up. We had about 1 1/2 inches of rain overnight, lot of local flooding down in Cincinnati. After Breakfast I took Mom’s car in to have the oil changed at a local Car Repair we go to. Then after Lunch I went over to spend some time with Dad. Back home did a load of laundry for Mom. So for Dinner tonight its a Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Shoestring Fries.

 

 

I used the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. I cut the Sausage Links into Bun length pieces. I absolutely love the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. It’s got such a fantastic flavor and always cooks up just right. To prepare them I used a large skillet, added about a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and preheated it on medium heat. Put the Sausage in the skillet when it was heated up and covered with a lid. I turned the Sausage every few minutes to get an even char on them, cooked about 11 minutes total. As always they came out just bursting with flavor and flat-out delicious! I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hot Dog Bun and topped with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard.

 

 

To go with the Sausage Dog I baked up some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with Morton’s Lite salt and Ground Black Pepper. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right.! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. Served with a side of my favorite Ketchup, Hunt’s Ketchup. I had a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar, love these things!

 

 

 

 
Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage
14 oz. | Servings: 7

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)
Servings Per Container 7

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%
Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.
http://www.butterball.com/products/turkey-sausage-and-franks/every-day-smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

 

 

Thomas’® PLAIN BAGEL THINS® BAGELS
Light texture and delicious taste in a 110 calorie bagel.
* 4g Protein
* 3g Fiber
* No High Fructose Corn Syrup
* Cholesterol Free Food
* Low Fat
* Good Source of Fiber
* 0g Trans Fat

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bagel (46g)
Servings Per Container 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110
Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
https://thomasbreads.com/products/plain-bagel-thins-bagels

Prime Rib w/ Savory Herb Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Whole Baby Carrots

April 16, 2017 at 4:55 PM | Posted in prime rib | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Prime Rib w/ Savory Herb Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Whole Baby Carrots

 

 

For Breakfast on this Easter Morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, Scrambled 1 Egg, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Not much going on today. Mom went on to Church early, she was meeting some friends for Breakfast. I stayed home and did a load of laundry and cleaned the house. Cloudy this morning and rain moved in by the afternoon. Went over to see Dad for a while and back home to fix an Easter Dinner for me and Mom. I prepared a Prime Rib w/ Savory Herb Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Whole Baby Carrots.

 

 

 

 

 

We had a Prime Rib Roast in the freezer that I had purchased at Mejier. I like Prime Rib but it’s so overpriced. This was one that weighed just over 3 lbs., 3.7 lbs. Just the right size for myself and Mom.

 

 

 

 

 

I preheated the oven on 325 degrees. I took a small roaster pan and sprayed it Pam Cooking Spray and I rubbed a light coat of Extra light Olive Oil on it. Once the oven was heated I put the Roast in the pan and baked it for about 75 minutes. I took the pan out and checked the internal temperature with my meat thermometer and it was right where we wanted at 121 degrees.

 

 

 

 

 

I let the Roast sit for 10 minutes before slicing it. The Roast was cooked to a perfect Medium Rare. The Roast came moist and juicy! Cutting in to it was very tender and has an excellent taste. We’ll definitely purchase this again from Meijer!

 

 

 


Mom loves having multiple side dishes with meals so I prepared a good variety. For one side I prepared some Little Potato Company Savory Herb Potatoes. Then I prepared a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Then I opened up a can of Kroger Brand Whole Baby Carrots. I also baked some of Mom’s favorite Rolls, Hawaiian Rolls. For my Dessert later a Breyer’s 100 Calorie Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream. Hope everyone had a great Easter!

Grilled Ham and Swiss on Sour Dough Bread w/ Baked Fries

April 15, 2017 at 5:08 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, Boar's Head, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu; Grilled Ham and Swiss on Sour Dough Bread w/ Baked Fries

 

 


For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, not much of an appetite this morning. Started the laundry up for Mom after that. About an hour later we headed up to Home Depot. Needed paint, to paint the wooden deck, bought some new plants for outside, potting soil, grass seed, and checked out the back splash for the Kitchen. Mostly sunny and 80 degrees out today! Our new grill arrived so I spent some of the day putting that together. It is one pain in the rear putting that together while in a wheelchair! Finally got it together. Also planted a couple of new shrubs in the back of the house. I’m one tired man tonight. For Dinner tonight its Grilled Ham and Swiss on Sour Dough Bread w/ Baked Fries.

 


To prepare the Sandwich I’ll need; Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham, Sargento Reduced Fat Swiss Cheese, French’s Yellow Mustard, Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/ Olive Oil, and Kroger Bakery Sour Dough Bread. I used the flat top Griddle to grill it with. I sprayed the griddle with a very light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and spread about 1/2 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Butter on it. Heated it on medium heat. I also turned the oven on at 425 degrees.

 

 

 


While the griddle was heating I prepared the Sandwich. Took a slice of the Sour Dough Bread and topped it with some of the Kraft Mayo, the Boar’s Head Ham, the Sargento Swiss, French’s Mustard, and added the top slice of the Sour Dough Bread. I then Buttered the bottom and top halves of the Bread with Blue Bonnet Butter. With the griddle heated I grilled my Sandwich. Grilled the bottom half just over 3 minutes, then flipped it over and grilled the other side about 2 1/2 minutes. Until both sides were golden brown! What a Sandwich, Sour Dough Bread just makes everything that much better!

 


I had already preheated the oven, so as the griddle was heating I baked my fries, I’m using Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Shoestring Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For Dessert later a Weight watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Boneless Smoked Ham
With natural juices.

Enjoy the exceptional flavor of a traditional bone-in ham without the bone. Available in the Deli retail case as a center of the plate item or at the Service Deli sliced by the pound for a sandwich of note.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 oz (56g)
Servings Per Container Varied
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 520mg 22%
Potassium 160mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 10g 20%
http://boarshead.com/products/detail/11018-sweet-slice-brand-boneless-smoked-ham

 

 
Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries

Lightly seasoned with sea salt, these Julienne Fries make your everyday French fry wonder where it went wrong.

Ingredients: Organic Potatoes, Organic Canola Oil and/or Organic Sunflower Oil and/or Organic Safflower Oil, Sea Salt, Citric Acid.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 oz (84 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 36
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g

https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/fries/yukon-gold-julienne-fries

6 oz. Bison Top Sirloin Steak and Mushrooms w/ Grillin’ Beans and Whole New Potatoes

April 14, 2017 at 5:15 PM | Posted in beans, bison, Bush's, potatoes, SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 6 oz. Bison Top Sirloin Steak and Mushrooms w/ Grillin’ Beans and Whole New Potatoes

 
For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, not much of an appetite this morning. Started the laundry up for Mom after that. About an hour later we headed up to Home Depot. Needed paint, to paint the wooden deck, bought some new plants for outside, potting soil, grass seed, and checked out the back splash for the Kitchen. Mostly sunny and 80 degrees out today! Our new grill arrived so I spent some of the day putting that together. It is one pain in the rear putting that together while in a wheelchair! Finally got it together. Also planted a couple of new shrubs in the back of the house. I’m one tired man tonight. For Dinner tonight its 6 oz. Bison Top Sirloin Steak and Mushrooms w/ Grillin’ Beans and Whole New Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

First time I’ve tried the SayersBrook 6 oz. Bison To Sirloin Steak. I normally have Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks but I the SayersBrook Bison, Elk, and Wild Boar Steaks were all on sale so I bought a couple of the Sample Packages. I’ll try the Elk and Wild Boar soon! The Steak was a nice lean cut of Bison Top Sirloin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I prepared the same way I prepare the Wild Idea Buffalo. I first rubbed the Steak with a 1/2 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I then preheated a Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, cooked it 4 minutes per side to a beautiful Medium Rare! Very tender and juicy. I topped the Steak with a bit of A-1 Sauce Thick and Hearty and Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

 

 

 


For one side I heated up a can of Bush’s Grillin’ Beans – Smokehouse Tradition. Love to have Beans anytime! First time I tried this style of Bush’s Beans. Emptied the Beans into a sauce pan. Heated on medium heat then turned the heat down for a slow simmer. They added Bell Peppers and Onions to the Beans and all in the Sweet and Smoky Sauce. Perfect Beans to go with Steak.

 

 

 


For another 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. Bison Steak, Beans, and Potatoes, delicious trio of food! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

Bison Top Sirloin Steaks

Our top Sirloin Steaks are cut from the rear of the loin. These delicious buffalo steaks are firm enough to stand up to being served au poivre as pictured. As with all SayersBrook Bison, our top sirloin steaks have 70% less fat and 40% more protein than a choice beef top sirloin steak. Because of this, you can once again enjoy red meat without the guilt associated with eating beef. Remember – buffalo is the red meat of the new millennium! 4 Bison Top Sirloin Steaks in 6 oz or 8 oz portions.
Delicious and guilt-free. 4 Bison Top Sirloin Steaks in 6 oz
http://www.sayersbrook.com/bison-top-sirloin-steaks-4-x-6-oz/

 
BUSH’S® SMOKEHOUSE TRADITION GRILLIN’ BEANS®
Start a bold tradition at your cookouts! Our Smokehouse Tradition Grillin’ Beans® blend plump navy beans with a sweet and smoky sauce enhanced with brown sugar, onion, peppers, bacon and our own hearty blend of spices. It’s an irresistible combination friends and family will look forward to.

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 160
%DV*
Calories from Fat 10 -%
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 550mg 23%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 5g -%
Sugars 14g -%
http://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/smokehouse-tradition

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