Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Baked Steak Fries

November 20, 2017 at 5:53 PM | Posted in Ore - Ida, oysters | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Baked Steak Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. After I finished Breakfast I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. Back home finished up a couple of things around the house then went outside and got the leaf blower out. Cleaned off the deck and drive way areas of leaves. Had everything done so I watched a few shows I had recorded during the week. For Dinner tonight I prepared Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Baked Steak Fries and a Slice of Texas Toast.

 


I said a while back I was going to start having Oysters more often, and I have been. So anyway to prepare my Fried Oysters I’ll need; 12 large-medium Oysters (shucked), 1 tablespoon Flour, 1/4 cup Egg Beaters, 1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs, Sea Salt and Pepper (to taste), 2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil. Hot sauce, Seafood Cocktail Sauce are all optional.

 

 

 

I used Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters. To prepare them; Place shucked oysters in a colander rinse in cold water and drain. Dredge drained oysters in the Flour, then Egg Beater’s, and then in Panko Crumbs seasoned with Sea Salt and Pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. An easy way to coat the oysters with the Panko Crumbs is to place the Crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

 

 

 

Next, heat Oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot. Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately. Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce. I served mine with some Tarter Sauce with a side of my favorite hot sauce Frank’s Hot Sauce. I don’t know why I don’t have these more often! They’re so delicious, golden brown, and with an incredible fresh flavor.

 

 

For a side I baked some Ore Ida Steak Fries and had a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping.Also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe:

Ingredients:

12 large-medium Oysters, shucked
1 tablespoon Flour
1 Eggs, beaten or 1/4 cup egg Beater’s
1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs
Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
Lemon Wedges, optional
Hot sauce, optional
Seafood Cocktail Sauce, optional

Preparation:

Place shucked oysters in a colander to drain.

1 – Dip drained oysters in flour, then beaten eggs, shake off excess, and in panko crumbs seasoned with salt and pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. NOTE: An easy way to coat the oysters with the panko crumbs is to place the crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

2 – Heat canola oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot.

3 – Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately.

Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce.

Makes 2 servings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF OYSTERS
Oysters are naturally high in many essential vitamins and minerals including protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, zinc, and vitamin C.

Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters

Product Details
Hilton’s oysters are plump, juicy and full of flavor making them superb for cooking purposes in stews, pan fried, casseroles and turkey stuffing during the Holidays plus many more recipes.

Features
Available year around
Low in fat, calories and cholesterol
Fast and easy to prepare
High in protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin C
All natural
Product of USA

Ingredients
Fresh Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Steak FriesOre Ida Steak Fries

Big meals, meet your match.
Thick and flavorful, but still crispy and fluffy. With their home-style russet potato flavor, Ore-Ida® Steak Fries are perfect with steak (of course) or any meal that needs a hearty touch.

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 110
FAT 3g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
http://www.oreida.com/Products/S/Steak-Fries#.WBNeBS0rLIU

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The Kitchen is closed tonight, Subway for dinner!

November 19, 2017 at 5:55 PM | Posted in Simply Potatoes, Subway | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Subway 6″ Sub and Chips

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared Skillet Diced Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. Topped it off with a Sunnyside Up Egg and also made that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. In the 20’s this morning and a cold wind blowing! We only had a high of 36 degrees. So not a lot going on outside. Cleaned the fridge out, then the stove and oven, then on to the pantry. Took the brushes out of the vacuum and cleaned them. Well I got everything done so I watched some TV and read a couple of Food Magazines. Tonight I’m having a Subway 6″ Sub on 9 Grain Bun w/ Turkey and Black Forest Ham.

 

 

Didn’t feel like cooking tonight and I hadn’t had Subway in a while so it just sounded good for dinner! I had a 6″ Black Forest Ham and Turkey Sub on a 9 grain Wheat Bun w/ Black Olives, Lettuce. The total calories for the sub is 270 calories and 41 net carbs. I added Hellman’s Light Mayo and French’s Yellow mustard to the Sandwich when I got home. I also had a side of Ruffle’s Reduced Fat Potato Chips and a bottle of Diet Dr. Pepper. For dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

Subway – Turkey Breast & Black Forest Ham
A sandwich so deliciously hearty, you won’t know you’re eating low fat. Enjoy the flavor of tender sliced turkey breast and Black Forest ham with your favorite veggies from juicy tomatoes to sweet red onions served on your favorite freshly baked bread.

https://www.subway.com/menu/

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 


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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

McCormick Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix

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

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

Serving size
1/4 cup Mix

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

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

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

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

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

Boneless and Seasoned Pork Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans

November 15, 2017 at 5:46 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Margaret Holmes Products, Pork, pork tenderloin | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Boneless and Seasoned Pork Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Not feeling real good this morning, restless night, not a lot of sleep. I’ve had a very bad Sinus Headache the past day or so and it’s really wore me down. So I took it easy most of the day. It finally eased up around 2:00 this afternoon. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Boneless and Seasoned Pork Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans.

 

 

 

 

While at Meijer I picked up a Meijer Brand Boneless and Seasoned Pork Tenderloin w/ Garlic and Olive Oil. Already Seasoned with Garlic and Olive Oil I then Seasoned it with Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Chili Powder, and Oregano. To prepare it preheat oven to 350°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Then took a Cast Iron Skillet, added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it over medium-high heat. With the Skillet hot I added the Pork Roast to the pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. From the stove to the oven; Baked at 400° for 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet into a platter and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being tender and moist! The other “White Meat” sure is good!

 

For one side I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better.

 

 

 

 

 

For another side I heated up a can of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans. To prepare it just empty the contents into a medium saucepan. Cover it and bring it to a boil. Stir and reduce the heat to slow simmer and serve when ready. And I have delicious side dish! I love Beans of all kinds and these Seasoned Pinto Beans are delicious, love the Seasoning. I also baked a loaf of LaBrea Multi-Grain Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans

Pinto beans are a great source of fiber and amino acids. Our delicious Seasoned Pinto Beans are slow-simmered with our unique blend of down-home Southern spices to create a true delicacy. Just heat and serve!

Directions:
Instructions: STOVETOP HEATING INSTRUCTIONS: EMPTY CONTENTS INTO MEDIUM SAUCEPAN. COVER AND BRING TO BOIL. STIR AND REDUCE HEAT. SIMMER UNTIL READY TO HEAT.

Ingredients:
Ingredients: PINTO BEANS, WATER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, SALT, DEHYDRATED ONION, SUGAR, SPICES, NATURAL FLAVORS, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PRESERVE COLOR) AND CHICKEN FAT. MAY CONTAIN ALLERGENS: WHEAT (WHEAT GLUTEN), SOYBEANS (HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN) & PEANUTS.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size141 g (0.5 cup)
Amount Per ServingCalories 120 Calories
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
http://margaretholmes.com/products/seasoned-pinto-beans/

Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

November 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Posted in Banquet Homestyle Bake | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I fried up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I headed to the local Kroger to pick up a few items. Then on my way back I stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and stopped and got gas. After Lunch went to the rehab center to see Dad. I’m afraid his dementia is getting worse, hoping that wouldn’t happen. A lot of stressful days ahead. But we’ll do whatever we can to help him. For Dinner tonight I prepared a box of the Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta.

 

 

Oh I love this Pizza Pasta! This is one of my favorite boxed foods, Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta. Nothing like a quick, easy and delicious comfort food. But here’s another product I love and it’s getting harder and harder to find, I can only find it at Walmart or online now! I found this box at Walmart the other day.

 

 

 

Anyway it’s got two of my favorites in it, pasta and pizza! The box contains 1 can of Pizza Sauce w/ Pepperoni and Sausage and 1 Pouch of Rotini Pasta. I also added a few slices of Turkey Pepperoni and sliced Portabello Mushrooms to the mix. For the preparation you can bake it or prepare it on the stove top, which is how I prepared it. Add 1 cup of water, stir and mix, and simmer and you have your dinner! This came out fantastic! Really had a good Pizza flavor to it. The Sauce with the Mushrooms, Sausage, and Pepperoni provides the great flavoring. Easily prepared and makes a hearty and delicious meal.

 

 

Along with the Pizza Pasta I also prepared some Baked Cheesy Bread. Another easy one, using Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Just Butter the Bread and add your Cheese on top. Then bake on 400 degrees until the Bread is toasted and Cheese is melted. For Dessert later a bowl of Dole Sliced Peaches.

 

 

 

 

Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta

When only comfort food will do, Banquet Homestyle Bakes are the perfect choice. Each comes complete with everything you need to make a delicious and hearty straight-from-the-oven meal. So you’ll spend less time worrying about your meal—and more time enjoying it.

*Pepperoni and sausage included
*5 minute preparation oven or stove top

Stove Top:

1. Stir Together Can of Sauce and 1 Cup Hot Water In Medium Skillet.
2. Stir In Pasta Until Well Coated. Heat to Boiling.
3. Reduce Heat. Cover and Simmer About 15 Minutes, Or Until Pasta Is Tender, Stirring Occasionally.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup prepared (195g)
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 820mg 34%
Potassium 530mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 12g
Protein 10g
http://www.banquet.com/homestyle-bakes/pizza-pasta-bake

Reames Chicken and Dumplings and Sliced Carrots

November 12, 2017 at 5:49 PM | Posted in chicken, noodle, Perdue Chicken Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Reames Chicken and Dumplings and Sliced Carrots

 

 

 

For Breakfast I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. I also toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain bread, fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and had my Morning Cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mom was gone most of the day so I stayed home to keep an eye on Dad. Did some house work and outside got the leaf blower out and cleaned the deck and driveway area off. With everything done I kicked back and watched some shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight I prepared Reames Chicken and Dumplings and Sliced Carrots.

 

 

Here’s another one I haven’t prepared in a long time, Reames Chicken and Dumplings. Why i can’t tell you, the Noodle/Dumplings are fantastic to use! While at Meijer I seen a package of these in the Frozen Foods and grabbed a package. To prepare the dish I’ll need; 2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 3 Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless, Skinless chicken breasts (cut into 3/4″ chunks), 1 quart (32oz) Swanson Low Sodium Chicken Broth, 1 tablespoon Parsley flakes, 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper, and 1 bag (12oz) Reames Frozen Flat Dumplings.

 

 

I’m using Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts. I love using these. Their individually wrapped, perfect size, and cook up perfectly. To prepare it; In a large pot, heat oil, add Chicken and cook until chicken is slightly browned.

 

 

 

 

Add Broth, Parsley and Pepper, Bring mixture to a boil. Add Reames Frozen Flat Dumplings, stirring to separate, return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 25 min. Stir occasionally to prevent dumpling from sticking. Or until dumplings are desired tenderness. All done, and serve! I’ve got to remember to have these more often! They always turn out so good. Easy to prepare and an excellent Noodle. They go perfect with Chicken.

 

 

 

I also heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced Carrots. Just empty the contents into a small sauce pan , bring it to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until heated through. For Dessert later a Jello Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reames Chicken and Dumplings

Ingredients
2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless, Skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4″ chunks
1 quart (32oz) Swanson Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1 tablespoon Parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
1 bag (12oz) Reames Frozen Flat Dumplings

Directions
1) In a large pot, heat oil, Add chicken and cook until chicken is slightly browned.
2) Add broth, parsley and pepper, Bring mixture to a boil.
3) Add Reames Frozen Flat Dumplings, stirring to separate, return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 25 min. Stir occasionally to prevent dumpling from sticking. Or until dumplings are desired tenderness. Serve.

 

 

Reames Homestyle Flat Dumplings

* Easy Old-Fashioned Chicken And Dumplins Recipe. See Back Of Package.
* Since 1952 We Have Devoted Ourselves To Making The Best Egg Noodles You Can Buy Fresh-Frozen To Preserve Their Special, Old-Fashioned Goodness. You Can Trust Your Favorite Family Recipes To Reames. We Proudly Prepared This Package Of Reames Flat Dumplins So You Can Make Your Favorite Great-Tasting Homestyle Recipes In Even Less Time. Perfect For Soups And Salads, Casseroles And Main Dishes, There’s Nothing Better.
* Quick Cook.
* The Original Frozen Noodle.

Directions
Cooking Instructions: Bring 4 quarts of water to a rapid boil. Add 2 teaspoons salt, if desired. Add frozen dumplings and return to a full rolling boil, stir to separate. Cook dumplings uncovered for 30 minutes or until desired tenderness, stir occasionally. Drain thoroughly. Dumplings will be tender but still slightly firm. For Soups and Stews: Cook dumplings in broth for the same length of time. Omit salt. Keep frozen.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1/2 Cup
Servings Per Container5.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories170 Calories
Calories From Fat10 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat1.5 g2.0
Saturated Fat0.0 g0.0
Trans Fat0.0 g
Cholesterol35.0 mg12.0
Sodium550.0 mg23.0
Total Carbohydrate34.0 g11.0
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4.0
Sugars1.0 g
Protein5.0 g

 

Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Hanging Steak w/ Baked Potato and Bourbon and Brown Sugar Beans

November 11, 2017 at 5:50 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Hanging Steak w/ Baked Potato and Bourbon and Brown Sugar Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared an Egg, sunny side up. I also prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Nice start to a chilly November Morning. 31 degrees out there this morning. It was mostly cloudy and a high of 42 degrees. Mom had some things to do today so i did the laundry for her and looked after Dad. Did a few chores around the house after Lunch. Everything done, I watched some College Football the rest of the afternoon. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Hanging Steak and Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato, Bourbon and Brown Sugar Beans, and baked Texas Toast.

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo had their 16 oz. Hanging Tender Steaks on sale a couple of weeks ago and I ordered a couple of them and I’m having one of them for Dinner tonight. I had it in the freezer so I laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To season it I’ll need; McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley, Dried Rosemary, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

For the Steak; I rinsed the Hanger Steak and pat it dry. Then I grabbed a sharp fillet knife and ran the knife along one side of the sinew that runs down the center, creating two fillets. Remove the sinew from fillet that it remains attached to with knife. When I first found this recipe I didn’t know what the word “sinew” meant. I looked it up and the definition is; sinew – a piece of tough fibrous tissue uniting muscle to bone or bone to bone; a tendon or ligament. Learned something new! Which is why I enjoy cooking so much, you’re always learning something! To continue, next I rubbed the steaks with the Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Pepper, and Rosemary . Cover and allow it to rest at room temperature for 2 hours. I cut the other half of the Steak in half again and I’ll be having them for a couple of Steak and Eggs Breakfasts with that!

 

To start I got out a Cast Iron Skillet out. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the Skillet on medium heat. Next I preheated the oven to 400 degrees. Then to start I pan fried it, on medium heat about 2 minutes per side. Starting out cooking it on the stove gave it a nice sear to start. Then I put the Skillet in the oven and roasted it until it had internal temperature of 145 degrees for a medium rare, and it came out perfect, love using Cast Iron Skillets; from the stove to the oven! After removing it from the oven I put the Steak on a plate and lest it rest for 5 minutes before serving. These Steaks are so moist and tender and have that distinct Wild idea Buffalo flavor. The juices off the Steak was just incredible! I also prepared some sauteed Mushrooms to go with Steak.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Then for another side I prepared some Bush’s Grillin’ Beans Bourbon and Brown Sugar. Not sure if I’ve had these before or not, but they sure are good! As all Bush Beans are. I just emptied the can into a small sauce pan and heated them until they started to simmer and the Beans heated. Love these Bush Beans! I also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Garlic Texas Toast. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – 16 oz. Hanging Tender Steak
Also known as the hanger steak, this is a coveted favorite of butchers. The deep rich flavor and delicate tenderness requires less cooking time. Roast whole or cut for medallions or kebabs. 1 lb.
http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/premium-steaks/products/hanging-tender-

 

 

 

 

 

A TASTE OF TENNESSEE
BUSH’S® BOURBON AND BROWN SUGAR GRILLIN’ BEANS®

When you’re grilling your favorite meats, you want a side that can hold its own—like the bold taste of BUSH’S® Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grillin’ Beans®. We slow-cook plump navy beans in a robust sauce generously seasoned with brown sugar, molasses, a bold blend of spices and a touch of natural bourbon flavor for a side dish that’s decidedly different.
http://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/bourbon-and-brown-sugar

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza – Turkey Pepperoni and Turkey Sausage

November 10, 2017 at 5:50 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, pizza | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Skillet Pizza – Turkey Pepperoni and Turkey Sausage

 

 

I Had a Poached Egg on a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Finished up some laundry for mom and some light house cleaning around the house. The weather out is a chilly day. 19 degrees this morning, wind chill made it 15 degrees) and a high of 35 degrees. Later on I went to Kroger for Mom, she needed a few items. For dinner tonight Cast Iron Skillet Pizza – Turkey Pepperoni and Turkey Sausage.

 

 

Seen this recipe sometime back in an email update from one of my favorite blog sites, The Chunky Chef (https://www.thechunkychef.com/). I had not made this in quite some time and a Pizza sounded good for tonight! Cast Iron Skillet Pizza, it uses my favorite piece of cookware, the Cast Iron Skillet, and it’s making one of my favorite foods, Pizza. In her recipe she made her own dough for the Pizza Pie. I do not have a very good baking history using yeast, I’m down right terrible! So I just always use Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust when making my own Pizza. For my toppings I’m using; Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, Jennie – O Turkey Ground Sausage, Sliced Mushrooms, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Olives, Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and Ragu Original Pizza Sauce. Using a medium size Skillet, I fried the Jennie – O Turkey Ground Breakfast Sausage ahead of time. When that was done I drained what little grease there was and put the Sausage in a small bowl, and set aside.

 

I preheated the oven at 425 degrees. I then took out a large Cast Iron Skillet, spraying it with Pam Cooking Spray w/ Olive Oil and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Got the tube of Pillsbury Pizza Crust from the fridge and removed it from the packaging. I then got a flour board out and added a little bit of flour and Cornmeal to it. I then took the Pizza Dough on it and formed a ball with it. Sprinkled on some Cornmeal, not a lot, and rolled it half way out. I love that crunch texture Corn Meal gives the bottom of the Pizza Crust.

 

 

Ready for the oven….

I didn’t fully roll it out because I wanted to add it to Cast Iron Skillet and work it out by hand, fully covering the bottom of the Skillet. I flipped the Dough Crust one time, that way I had a light coating of the Olive Oil on both sides. I then added my toppings; Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, Jennie – O Turkey Ground Breakfast Sausage, Sliced Mushrooms, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Olives, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and Ragu Original Pizza Sauce. Slid that baby into the oven and waited for it to get done! Baked it a total of about 11 minutes.

 

 

…and done!

It came bubbling hot and just flat out delicious! All the toppings and Sauce work great together, this makes on delicious Pizza. As all Pizzas you decide what toppings you want to use. It’s my family’s favorite Pizza Recipe, thanks to Amanda of My Adventures in Dinner Time! I’ve left the link and original recipe below. When you get a chance check out her blog, full of tips and recipes. For dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

CAST IRON SKILLET PIZZA:

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 cups bread flour
1/2 tsp dry active yeast
1 cup + 3 Tbsp warm water
2 tsp olive oil, plus more to coat pan
Pizza sauce
Cheese
Toppings
Fresh basil, minced (optional garnish)

DIRECTIONS

* Combine flour, yeast, salt, oil, and warm water in a large bowl. Using a wooden spoon, mix until no dry flour remains. Make sure the bowl is nice and large to accommodate for rising.
* Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let sit on a counter for 8-24 hours. Dough will rise quite a bit.
* Once fully rested, sprinkle top of dough with flour and turn out onto a well floured surface.
* Divide dough into 2 portions, shape each into a ball/disk… tucking dough under itself to form a tight ball.
* If desired, place one of the balls in a Ziploc bag for freezing.
* Pour some oil (a couple of tablespoons) in the bottom of the cast iron pan, place ball of dough in pan, turning to coat in the oil.
* Using your hand, push the dough around to spread the oil in the pan.
* Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rest for 2 hours.
* Preheat oven to 550 degrees (or as high as your oven goes)
* Once dough has rested, it should have settled and puffed to fill the pan. Use your fingers to push the dough into all edges of the pan and remove large air bubbles.
* Lift up edges of the dough to eliminate any air pockets on the bottom of the dough.
* Top the dough with your pizza sauce, cheese and any desired toppings or seasonings. Drizzle with olive oil.
* Place skillet in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. The top should be bubbly and golden brown.
* Use a spatula to lift the edge of the pizza and check to see if the bottom is nice and golden brown and crisp. If you’d like it crispier, place on a stove top burner over medium heat for a couple of minutes.
* Sprinkle pizza with grated Parmesan cheese and/or fresh basil. Slice into pieces and serve hot.

https://www.thechunkychef.com/cast-iron-skillet-pizza/

Mini Carb Cakes, Wings, and Oven-Roasted Fingerling Potato Fries

November 9, 2017 at 5:49 PM | Posted in chicken, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Mini Carb Cakes, Wings, and Oven-Roasted Fingerling Potato Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled an Egg and toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Also, as usual, I had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cold morning starting off but it was sunny and 53 degrees out for the day. After Breakfast I straightened up the pantry, checking the expiration dates on everything. Then did the same in the freezer. After Lunch I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. That was about it for my day. For Dinner tonight it’s an oven menu. I prepared Mini Carb Cakes, Wings, and Oven-Roasted Fingerling Potato Fries.

 

Trying a couple of new items tonight; that I purchased here at our local Kroger, Dockside Classics Mini Crab Cakes and Kroger Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings. I also purchased some Fingerling Potatoes while at Jungle Jim’s Market a couple of days ago that I’m slicing up and baking.

 

 

 

 

The Dockside Classics Mini Crab Cakes come fresh in a package, 24 to a package. To prepare them preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the Mini Cakes on a baking sheet and bake for 18 minutes or until they hit an internal temperature of 160 degrees. I love these little Crab Cakes. Nice flavor and real easy to prepare. Served it with some Heinz Cocktail Sauce for dipping.

 

 

 

Then I also prepared some Kroger Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings. Like the Mini Crab Cakes I’ll be baking these also. After baking the Crab Cakes I turned the temperature up to 425 degrees. Used a baking sheet, lined it with foil and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. I lined the Wings up on the foil and seasoned them with BBQ Dry Rub that came with the Wings. I then baked them for 17 minutes, flipping them over after 8 minutes. These turned out to be a very good Wing! Excellent BBQ Dry Rub. Served these with a side of Litehouse Light Blue Cheese Dressing.

 

Then for another side I prepared some Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. Started by washing the Potatoes off in cold water. I then cut the Fingerling Potatoes in half, lengthwise. Put the Potatoes in a large bowl seasoned them with; Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder, and Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese to top the Potatoes with. Using a cookie sheet lined with foil I spread the Potatoes out on the sheet . Then Roasted them at 400 degrees until they were fork tender, about 20 minutes. Still can’t figure out why it’s so hard to find Fingerling Potatoes in this area, only 1 store around here locally that sells them (Thank you Jungle Jim’s).

 

 

 

The Dockside Classics Mini Crab Cakes
Premium Crab Cakes – Four hand made lump crab cakes with just the right amount of seasonings and spices. Comes with our own delicious recipe of cocktail sauce.
http://www.seafoodamerica.com/index.html#

 

 

 

 

Oven-Roasted Fingerling Potato Fries

Ingredients:

Fingerling Potatoes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Garlic Powder
Sea Salt
Pepper
Chili Powder
Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese
Directions:
1.) Thoroughly clean and scrub the potatoes.
2.) Cut the potatoes in half and add to a large mixing bowl.
3.) Add the olive oil. I used about 1 tablespoon, but this will vary by how many potatoes you use. Just use enough oil to give the potatoes a nice coat. Add your seasonings.
4.) Put on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the Parmesan Grated Cheese.
5.) Roast in the oven for 25-35 minutes at 450 degrees. The potatoes should be tender in the middle when done.

Crispy Pan Fried Tilapia w/ Sliced Potatoes and Asparagus Cuts and Tips

November 8, 2017 at 5:40 PM | Posted in fish, Simply Potatoes, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crispy Pan Fried Tilapia w/ Sliced Potatoes and Asparagus Cuts and Tips

 

 

To start this 8th day of November off I prepared a Scrambled Egg and toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread that I lightly Buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. About 30 degrees this morning. Had a high of 50 degrees and partly cloudy out. Spent most of the day house cleaning today. Later in the afternoon I went to Bank for Mom. For Dinner tonight I prepared Crispy Pan Fried Tilapia w/ Sliced Potatoes and Asparagus Cuts and Tips.

 

 

I purchased the Tilapia while Jungle Jim’s International Market the other day. I had already rinsed it in cold water and had it in plastic bag the freezer. I sat the bag in the fridge and let it thaw overnight. To prepare it I’ll need; the Tilapia, McCormick Grinder Sea salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri. To start I heated Extra Light Olive Oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When the skillet was ready I cooked the Tilapia in the hot Oil until Golden Brown, about 4 minutes per side. I had not had Tilapia in a while and it tasted great! Moist with excellent seasoning. Love hitting the Seafood Dept. at Jungle Jim’s. They have about anything, they even have tanks of live Tilapia and Trout!

 

For one side I prepared some Simply Potatoes Homestyle Sliced Potatoes , first time having these. Again Jungle Jim’s is the only place around here that I seen carries this product from Simply Potatoes. To prepare them; Heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a skillet until hot. Add potatoes. Cover with lid. Cook 5–6 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Turn and cook an additional 4–5 minutes. According to the package instructions – During cooking, potatoes must reach a temperature of 165degrees F for 2 minutes. Wow what an easy way to have Fried Sliced potatoes! These came out so good and were so easy to prepare! You can use these for several different Potato Recipes including Scalloped Potatoes. I’ll have to buy more of these!

 

I also heated up a can of Del Monte Asparagus Cuts and Tips. Partially drained some of the can’s liquid. Then added the contents to a small sauce pan and cooked on medium high to a boil and then reduced the heat to simmer. Cooked about 7 minutes. Really enjoyed Dinner tonight! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri

The secret of authentic Southern style fried fish is the crispy combination of cornmeal, corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.

Amount Per Serving % Daily ValueZatarain’s Crispy Southeren Fish Fri
Calories: 60
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 630mg 26%
Total Carb: 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0 0%
Sugar: 0g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 2%

http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Crispy-Southern

 

Simply Potatoes Homestyle Slices

Description
New look, same great taste. We’ve added the logo of our sister company, Crystal Farms, to our package because we share one main goal: to provide outstanding quality at a great value. We’re committed to bringing you the very best from our table to yours.

Try all our delicious varieties: shredded has browns. Southwest style hash browns. Diced potatoes with onion. Homestyle slices. Red potato wedges. Rosemary & garlic red potato wedges. Traditional mashed potatoes. Country style mashed potatoes. Garlic mashed potatoes. Sour cream & chive mashed potatoes. Mashed sweet potatoes.

Why Buy?
Made from Fresh Potatoes
Instruction
1 – After opening, store in an airtight container and use within 3 days.
2 – Cook before serving. Keep refrigerated. For best quality and cooking results, do not freeze. Keep refrigerated.
3 – Simple Steps to Delicious Potatoes HEAT 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a skillet until hot. ADD potatoes. Cover with lid. COOK 5–6 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Turn and cook an additional 4–5 minutes.Note: During cooking, potatoes must reach a temperature of 165degrees F for 2 minutes. Do not eat until fully cooked.

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