Fish Sandwich Fillet Sandwich w/ Baked Tater Tots

May 20, 2019 at 6:41 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Fish Sandwich Fillet Sandwich w/ Baked Tater Tots

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea this morning for Breakfast. Partly cloudy and 68 degrees out today. Afterward I had to follow my neighbor to the repair shop. He dropped his car off and I gave him a ride back. Then later in the afternoon I took him back to pick his car up. Not much else going on today. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Fish Sandwich Fillet Sandwich w/ Baked Tater Tots.

 

 

 

 

 

I used Van De Kamps – Fish Sandwich Fillets for my Fish. Having these reminds me of the Lunch Menu in High School every Friday! Anyway very easy to prepare. Removed the Fish from the plastic pouch. Heated the oven at 425 degrees. Placed the Frozen Fish Fillets in a single layer evenly on a baking sheet. Place the pan on the oven rack. Bake uncovered 21 minutes. I turned the Fish Fillets over halfway through baking.

 

 

 

 

 

These turned out perfect! Golden Brown and nice Flavor to them. I topped the Fish with a slice of Kraft Deli Style Sharp Cheddar Cheese and served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Hamburger Bun.

 

 

 

 

 


I also baked some Ore Ida Tater Tots as I was baking the Fish. Just baked at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes and done! The Tater Tots come out golden brown and delicious! I served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Van De Kamps – Fish Sandwich Fillets

Product Information
* Tempting meals are made easy with our ideally-sized portions, perfect short cuts for fish sandwiches!
* Wild Caught!
* Natural Source of Omega-3
* Whole Fillet!

Nutrition Facts
Serv. Size: 85g
Servings Per Container: 6
Calories: 190
Calories from Fat:
%DV
Saturated Fat: 2.5g 12%
Total Fat: 10g 15%
Cholesterol: 15mg 5%
Sodium: 360mg 15%
Carbohydrates: 18g 6%
Fiber: 3g 12%
Sugar: 2g
Protein: 6g
https://www.vandekamps.com/Products/Fish-for-Sandwiches-Tacos/Sandwich-Fillets.aspx

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Tater Tots
If it’s not Ore-Ida, it’s not Tater Tots.
With their crunchy outside and fluffy inside,Tater Tots® potatoes are as tasty as they are fun. We should know, we invented them! Try them in our Tater Tots Casserole and other yummy recipes.
SERVING SIZE 86g
CALORIES 160
FAT 8g
SODIUM 420mg
CARBS 20g
http://www.oreida.com/en/Products/T/Tater-Tots#.Wv2wFKQvzIU

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Turkey and Black Bean Mini Street Tacos and Refried Beans

May 18, 2019 at 6:33 PM | Posted in Old El Paso Products, Ortega, tacos | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey and Black Bean Mini Street Tacos and Refried Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Poached Egg that I served on a toasted Thomas Light English Muffin. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly cloudy with a passing shower, 89 degrees and a little humid out today. Took it easy today, allergies and sinuses are bad today! My head feels like those passing thunderstorms! Did a few things around the house then rested the rest of the afternoon. For Dinner tonight, Turkey and Black Bean Street Tacos and Refried Beans.

 

 

 

 

When making Turkey Tacos I always use Jennie -O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast! Love all the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. But Jennie -O Products are difficult to find in this area. Meijer is the only place that now carries it, and they have an okay selection of it. So I started by frying the Ground Turkey till it was no longer pink in Extra Light Olive Oil and seasoning it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Cilantro Flakes. As the Turkey was finishing cooking I added, 1 can OF Bush’s Chili Beans – Black Beans, 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning and 2/3 cup Water, continued to cook and stir for an additional 6 minutes. Jennie -O, Bush’s Beans, and Old El Paso together make one fine Taco!

 

 

 

 

For the rest of my toppings I used; Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Olives, Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce, Sliced Jalapenos, Shredded Lettuce, and Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas. I usually use the Old El Paso Stand N’ Stuff Taco Shells (Whole Grain Corn) when making Tacos but tonight I’m using Mission – Street Tacos Flour Tortillas. First time using these and not the last! These are so good and taste so fresh. Love these Taco Nights. I also heated up a can of Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans for a side for Mom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast

Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat-free with no gluten.
Product Features:
99% fat-free
Gluten Free
All Natural

20-oz (1.25 lbs) or 40-oz package (2.5 lbs)

Cooking Instructions:
STOVE TOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 1.5 g Protein 26 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 55 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 70 mg Calcium 0%
– See more at: http://www.jennieo.c

 

 

Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas

Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas may be miniature in size, but they’re still big on flavor. Our flour tortillas have a soft texture and authentic, fresh baked flavor that makes them the perfect complement to any culinary combination you can imagine. Whether you fill them with traditional carne asada or switch it up with tandoori shrimp, our tortillas will inspire a world of possibilities. You can also feel good about serving our tortillas to your friends because they’re certified kosher and don’t contain any trans fat or cholesterol. We recommend making a batch of muffaletta roll ups filled with ham, salami, cheese, and olive spread. Includes one 12 ct package of Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas.
* One 12 count package of Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas
* Soft texture and authentic taste
* 0g of trans fat per serving
* No cholesterol
* Versatile addition to any recipe

Directions:
Instructions: Heating Instructions: Tortillas may be heated on the stove top or in the microwave. For freshness, refrigerate after opening.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size51 g
Servings Per Container6
Amount Per Serving
Calories150.0 Cal
Calories From Fat25.0 Cal
% Daily Value
Total Fat3.0g5.0%
Saturated Fat1.0 g5.0
Trans Fat0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol0.0 mg0.0
Sodium410.0 mg17.0
Total Carbohydrate26.0g9.0%
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4.0
Sugars1.0 g
Protein4.0 g

Bison Chopped Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Slow Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

May 17, 2019 at 6:41 PM | Posted in carrots, mushrooms, potatoes, SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Chopped Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Slow Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared an Egg Beater’s Egg White folded Egg, lightly fried up 4 slices of thin cut Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham, got a slice of Sargento Ultra thin Swiss Cheese, and toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin. And I had my Breakfast Sandwich, Egg White, Ham, and Swiss Cheese on English Muffin! Also had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly cloudy with a passing shower, 82 degrees outside today. I had to go to Kroger for a couple of items then stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Back home after Lunch I got the cart out and did a few things around the yard. Then took the cart around the neighborhood. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Bison Chopped Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Slow Roasted Potatoes and Carrots.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a side I prepared some Slow Roasted Potatoes and Carrots. I came across how delicious these are by way of another Dinner. A while back I helped Mom prepare a Crock Pot Beef Stew w/ Potatoes and Carrots. To prepare it I used a packet of McCormick Beef Stew Mix, which gave those Potatoes and Carrots incredible flavor. So I thought why not use the Stew Mix to Slow Roast the Potatoes and Carrots as a side dish. Glad I did!

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it I peeled and quartered some medium size Red Potatoes. Next I had bought a bag of Whole Carrots. I washed them off and cut the Carrots into quarters. Got out my small Dutch Oven. Added a 3 cups of water and mixed the packet of Stew Mix in it and turned it on. Then its Put a Lid on it and Forget it! I put them on late this morning and let them cook until it was time to eat. They turned out so delicious! Just incredible flavor. I’ll be using this as a side dish again, very soon!

 

 

 

 

 

I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chopped Bison Sirloin

SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak

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

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

 

 

 

 

New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast
With half the fat of our Garlic Texas Toast, New York Bakery® Lite Texas Toast has the same garlic taste with half the guilt.

Conventional Oven*

Pre-heat oven to 425°f.
* Place slices flat on baking sheet
* Bake 5 – 8 minutes on middle shelf of oven
* To brown on both sides, turn over and bake an additional 2 minutes
*Oven temperatures may vary
Box contains 8 slices.
http://www.nybakery.com/products/lite-texas-toast/

Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Green Beans

May 16, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Posted in chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Green Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning a favorite of mine, Hash Browns and Diced Ham. I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Partly cloudy and 76 degrees outside. After Lunch I got my cart out of the shed and planted 3 plants Mom had bought yesterday. Swept out the shed and straightened it up before putting the cart back up. For Dinner tonight its Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

I picked the Chicken up at Meijer the other day, Katie’s Best Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breasts. For the BBQ Sauce I’m using Kraft Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce. I’m seasoning it with Morton’s Lite Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I went out and fired the grill up first. Next I sprayed the Chicken with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray on both sides of the Chicken Breast, then seasoned them with the Salt and Pepper and waited for the Grill to heat.

 

 

 

 

 

With the Grill ready I started. Added the Chicken and shut the lid on the grill. I let the chicken cook for 7 minutes, then used the tongs to flip the breasts over. Grilled for another 7 minutes longer. With about 1 minute of cooking time left I basted the Chicken with the Kraft Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce and finished cooking. Checked temperature of the Chicken with a thermometer reads it read just a tad over 165°. The Chicken came out fantastic! Moist and flavorful. Love that Kraft Sauce, and it was excellent!

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 


As the Squash was roasting I had also opened up a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, canned last summer, and had them cooking. Love these Beans, they taste just as fresh as the day we bought them. Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. Fresh Green Beans any time you want. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 


Katie’s Best
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/

Katie’s Best is NON-GMO Verified!
Non GMO logo-300Yes, this is a BIG DEAL! We test every load of grain for this certification process

We take the Non-GMO verification very seriously! Our feed mill and farms go through the verification process and approval according to the Non-GMO Project verified specifications. Grains that do not pass this test are turned away and not labeled with the certification of Non-GMO. Katie’s Best is chicken has been raised on a diet of certified, non-genetically modified grains. The feed mill and farms go through a certification process to ensure that our grains meet the certification guidelines. Our chickens are raised on a complete non-genetically modified grain diet.
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/non-gmo/

Fried Bologna Sandwich /w Hash Browns topped with Cheddar Cheese

May 14, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Posted in hash browns, Kraft Cheese, Simply Potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Bologna Sandwich /w Hash Browns topped with Cheddar Cheese

 

 

 

To start the day off I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly sunny and 68 degrees out today. After Breakfast I headed out to Meijer for a few items. Then I stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Got a good night’s sleep last night, NO Phantom Pains! Back home I got the cart out of the shed and did some yard work. Then grabbed the leaf blower and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. For Dinner tonight some good old Baloney! I prepared a Fried Bologna Sandwich /w Hash Browns topped with Cheddar Cheese.

 

 

 

 

I seen some pictures from a website about Bologna and a Fried Bologna Sandwich. It looked so good my mouth was watering. So I was determined to have that for my Dinner tonight! To make I’ll need some Kahn’s Deluxe Bologna, Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Sliced Cheese, Kraft Reduced Fat Olive Oil Mayo, and Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. A note on the Kraft Cheese – I finally found a place that sells the Kraft Deli Style Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Jungle Jim’s International Market! I though I was going to have to find a new Cheese since Meijer stopped selling it but I have found it at Jungle Jim’s!

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it I grabbed a small skillet and lightly sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray then heated the skillet on medium heat. as the skillet heated I got the Bologna and Cheese ready. Also as the skillet heated I toasted my Bread, Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. When I buy Lunch Meat, like the Kahn’s Bologna, I always have them slice it as then as the can. Reason being I have Diabetes 2 and having it sliced so thin I can pile it up and not have as many calories as a regular slice of meat. It also looks like your getting more than what you really are. Moving on, I got 5 slices of the Bologna and placed it in the heated skillet. Cooked it for about 4 minutes and flipped it over to cook another 4 minutes. With about a minute left I added the Kraft Sharp Cheese.

 

 

 

 

To make the Sandwich I got my toasted Bread and on the bottom slice I added the Kraft Mayo, I used a good amount of it. Then added the Bologna and Cheese and topped with the other toasted slice of Bread. And done! Oh I’ve been wanting a Fried Bologna Sandwich for a while and this looks so good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

As my Bologna was cooking I had started to make my Hash Browns. I used Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns. To prepare these just use a small skillet and give it a light spray of the Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, add a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heat the skillet on medium. When heated add the amount of Hash Browns you want, season with Salt and Ground Black Pepper to taste. Fried for 5 minutes and flipped them over. Seasoned again the salt and Pepper. Remove from the heat and plate them and add your Cheese. I used Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. These Has Browns with Fried Bologna Sandwich has hit spot! I couldn’t eat fast enough! Really enjoyed the Dinner. For Dessert/Snack later a small bag of Snyder’s 100 Calorie Stick Pretzels with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahn’s Deluxe Bologna

Beef up your grown-up bologna sandwiches with Kahn’s® Deluxe Club Bologna. Made from a blend of pork, turkey and beef, our lean bologna slices are juicy, flavorful and perfect for stacking on your favorite sandwiches. Fully cooked and ready to eat, our traditional seasonings and dedication to quality will make this lunch meat an instant family favorite. Serve with cheddar cheese and lettuce on toasted white bread for a meaty, deli-style sandwich.

*Lean, premium sliced lunch meat
* Made from a blend of pork, turkey and beef
* Seasoned to enhance natural meat flavors
* Fully cooked

Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Texas Toast

May 13, 2019 at 6:28 PM | Posted in Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, LaRosa's Pizzeria, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Baked Texas Toast

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Jimmy Dean Simple Scramble Cup – Crumbled Turkey Sausage, Egg Whites, Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 58 degrees and partly cloudy out today. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Cloudy with passing showers, high around 57 degrees. Not a lot to do today which is fine since it was one of those long nights again, had to deal with Phantom Pains! So a lot of rest today. Don’t know why these have been so often lately! For dinner tonight I prepared Spaghetti and Meatballs w/ Light Texas Toast.

 

 

 

 

Spaghetti and Meatballs tonight, we love Spaghetti and Meatballs! And you can make it healthier by using Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs. For the Meatballs I’m using my favorite, Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. The Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs are some of the best I’ve found, fantastic taste and they’re 190 calories and 6 carbs for 3 large Meatballs. But this all the Meatballs I have left of them. And no one carries them any longer in this area. So I’ll have to find something new.

 

 

 

 

 

Anyway I’ll be cooking them in LaRosa’s Original Pasta Sauce, one of my favorites! The Sauce goes great on Pasta, Pizza, or as a Dipping sauce. I grabbed a small Sauce Pan, sprayed it Pam Cooking Spray, added the sauce to it, and heated on medium low heat. As the sauce started to heat up I added the Turkey Meatballs, stirred until covered with the Sauce. Cooked them for about 7 minutes and then reduced the heat to low until I was ready to use them.

 

 

 

 

 

I’m using Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Spaghetti. It’s my favorite and I use all the Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pastas. The Spaghetti is 180 calories and 35 net carbs, which isn’t bad for Pasta. To prepare the Spaghetti; I cooked the Spaghetti as to the package instructions. I used a large Sauce Pan and filled it 1/2 way up with water. Turned the burner on high and brought the water to a rapid boil. Added the Spaghetti and stirred, returning it to the rapid boil. Cooked it uncovered, stirring it occasionally. Cooked it for a total of 8 minutes and done! Love this Pasta so tender and tasty. As the Spaghetti was cooking I baked my New York Bakery Light Texas Toast.

 

 

 

 

To serve I used a bowl and made a bed with Spaghetti. added a little Morton’s Lite Salt and Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. I then topped with Sauce and Meatballs. Wow these Turkey Meatballs are so good, don’t understand why no one carries them any longer. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honeysuckle White Fresh Italian Style Turkey Meatballs

Product Description
Add traditional Italian taste to your pasta dishes with our Fresh Italian Style Turkey Meatballs. They’re fully cooked and ready to heat and eat.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 oz (85.0 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.0g 15%
Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 600mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 6.0g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Sugars 1.0g
Protein 17.0g
http://www.honeysucklewhite.com/ProductDetail.aspx?product_id=1

Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

May 12, 2019 at 6:32 PM | Posted in chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there! Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. I went to McDonald’s afterward and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Light rain on and off with high of 57 degrees. Not a thing going on this Mothers Day Sunday. I gave Mom a Card, some Flowers, a Hanging Basket of Flowers for outside, and a couple of Gift Cards for Mother’s Day. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

 

Mom usually fries the Chicken Thighs but tonight I’m preparing everything being Mother’s Day. I had a package of the Simple Truth Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thighs from Kroger in the freezer. I sat the package in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then to prepare them I’ll just need Flour, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil. I think the trio of Fried Chicken Thighs, Fried Potatoes, and Canned Green Beans has become our favorite Dinner!

 

 

 

 

 

I got a large Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Non Stick Spray, added 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I got a pie pan out and put 2 tablespoons of Flour in it. Next I got the Chicken Thighs out of the package and seasoned them with Salt and Pepper and rolled them in the Flour. With the skillet heated I added the Thighs to the skillet and put a lid on the skillet. Fried the Thighs for about 9 minutes and then flipped them over, put the lid back on the skillet to cook another 7 minutes. As the Chicken Thighs were cooking I got out a second Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it, added the Olive Oil and let it preheat on medium heat. Then I washed and cut the Potatoes for the Fried Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

For one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’ve loved these all my life and my Mom makes the best! 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 medium high.

 

 

 

 

 

As the Potatoes were cooking I had also opened up a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, canned last summer, and had them cooking. Love these Beans, they taste just as fresh as the day we bought them. Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. Fresh Green Beans any time you want, I love it! Quite a Dinner tonight! For Dessert/Snack some slices of a Honey Crisp Apple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Thighs – One medium, baked chicken thigh with skin provides 140 calories, 14 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbohydrate, 9 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, 2 gram of polyunsaturated fat, and 275 milligrams of sodium.

Italian Pasta Salad w/ Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage

May 11, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Italian Pasta Salad w/ Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage

 

 

For Breakfast on this sunny Saturday Morning I Poached an Egg, toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Beautiful day out there today! 69 degrees and Sunny! Had to go back to Kroger, I forgot a couple of items Mom wanted. Stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for her. Did some yard work then later helped an older neighbor do a few things around his house. For Dinner tonight its an Italian Pasta Salad w/ Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage.

 

 

 

 

 

For my Sausage I used the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. I cut the Sausage Links into Bite size pieces. I absolutely love the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage and I had been wanting some for a while. 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! These go great with anything.

 

 

 

 

Then to go with the Turkey Sausage I prepared a Italian Pasta Salad, made about noon today. It always taste even better after chilled for a while. A Light and tasty dish that includes Ronzoni Garden Delight Tri Color Rotini Pasta, Black Olives, Kalamata Olives, Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, Anchovies, Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, Kraft Zesty Italian Fat Free Dressing, McCormick Grinder Italian Seasoning. Prepared the Pasta according to the box and added all the ingredients and tossed until well mixed. Then refrigerated until ready to use.

 

 

 

 

 

Made a bed of the Pasta in a bowl and topped it with the sliced Turkey Sausage, and chowed down! The Pasta Salad and Turkey Sausage are a perfect combination. And the Kraft Italian Dressing provides some great flavor! I also had a slice of the left over Garlic Bread Loaf. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 


Ronzoni Garden Delight Trio Italiano Pasta

Trio Italiano from Ronzoni Garden Delight
Trio Italiano is a combination of three shapes in one box: Rotini, Penne & Shells. With three shapes in three colors RONZONI GARDEN DELIGHT Trio Italiano is perfect for showcasing the vegetables in any meal, but is especially appealing in cold salads.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value* Total Fat 1g 2% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g Monounsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 20mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 40g 13% Dietary Fiber 2g 8% Sugars 3g Protein 8g

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Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots

May 10, 2019 at 6:34 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots

 

 

To start this Friday morning off I had a Jimmy Dean Simple Scramble – Turkey Sausage, Egg Whites, Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Love these, so easy to prepare and make a good Breakfast. Plus they are only 150 calories and 3 carbs per cup! I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night. I had Phantom Pains on and off all night. I wish these things would stop, so painful. Cloudy and 65 degrees out today. So after Breakfast I went to Kroger for a few items and stopped and picked up Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s. Not a lot going on this afternoon so I caught up on some sleep. For Dinner tonight its a Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots.

 

 

 

 

My friends came back from Florida and me a few Grouper Fillets from Florida’s Gulf Coast! I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper. I had the fillet in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. I rinsed the Grouper in cold water and dried it on a paper towel. To prepare the fillet I seasoned it with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillet in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Seafood Breading Mix Seasoning. Shook until the fillet was well coated. Shook off the excess off. Then got the Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful.

 

 

 

 

As my Grouper was cooking I preheated the oven on 425° to bake some Ore Ida Tater Tots. Just bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes and done! The Tater Tots come out golden brown and delicious! I served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grouper – Firm texture, white meat with large flake and a mild flavor. Extra lean fish.

NUTRITION
Nutritional values for approximately 4 ounces (114 grams) of raw, edible portions
* Calories 110
* Calories From Fat 20
* Total Fat 2 g
* Saturated Fat 0 g
* Cholesterol 55 mg
* Sodium 65 mg
* Total Carbohydrates 0 g
* Protein 23 g

 

Ore Ida Tater Tots
If it’s not Ore-Ida, it’s not Tater Tots.
With their crunchy outside and fluffy inside,Tater Tots® potatoes are as tasty as they are fun. We should know, we invented them! Try them in our Tater Tots Casserole and other yummy recipes.
SERVING SIZE 86g
CALORIES 160
FAT 8g
SODIUM 420mg
CARBS 20g
http://www.oreida.com/en/Products/T/Tater-Tots#.Wv2wFKQvzIU

Crock Pot Boneless Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

May 9, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, greenbeans, Pork | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Boneless Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Well our streak of perfect weather is over. Showers and Thunderstorms through out the day and 79 degrees. This afternoon did laundry and it was house cleaning day. For Dinner tonight its Crock Pot Boneless Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

 

I had tried Boneless Ribs in quite some time. So while at Meijer the other day I noticed how beautiful they looked and they were on sale, so why not buy a package. I’m preparing them basically the same way I do my Pork Back Ribs with the bone in.

 

 

Last night before I went to bed I put the Ribs 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 1/2 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 4 hours. In the afternoon the aroma of the Ribs and BBQ Sauce start to fill the air!

 

 

 

 

 

After 4 hours the ribs are ready! Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For us, JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! I’ll be buying the Boneless Ribs more often! 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 who 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. Mashed Potatoes are perfect to go with Ribs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

And what’s perfect with Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans! I had also opened up a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, canned last summer, and got them cooking. Love these Beans, they taste just as fresh as the day we bought them. Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. Fresh Green Beans any time you want, I love it! Quite a Dinner tonight! For Dessert a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

Baby back ribs (also back ribs or loin ribs) are taken from the top of the rib cage between the spine and the spare ribs, below the loin muscle. They have meat between the bones and on top of the bones, and are shorter, curved, and sometimes meatier than spare ribs. The rack is shorter at one end, due to the natural tapering of a pig’s rib cage. The shortest bones are typically only about 3 in (7.6 cm) and the longest is usually about 6 in (15 cm), depending on the size of the hog. A pig side has 15 to 16 ribs (depending on the breed), but usually two or three are left on the shoulder when it is separated from the loin. So, a rack of back ribs contains a minimum of eight ribs (some may be trimmed if damaged), but can include up to 13 ribs, depending on how it has been prepared by the butcher. A typical commercial rack has 10–13 bones. If fewer than 10 bones are present, butchers call them “cheater racks”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pork_ribs

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