Pizza Muffins

June 22, 2021 at 7:19 PM | Posted in Hormel, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, LaRosa's Pizzeria, pizza, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Pizza Muffins



Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. 72 degrees and sunny out, cooler out today. Plus it’s Cicada Free! Great day to get some yard work done. I got the cart out of the shed along with the rake, hedge clippers, weed spray, and leak blower. I was ready for yard work. I went over to my neighbor and gave him a hand with his yard. Good day of yard work! For Dinner tonight I prepared some Pizza Muffins.


One of those days I wanted something a light hot meal. So I usually have a Pizza Muffin for Lunch every now and then, so why not Dinner. I’ll be using Thomas Light English Muffins. For toppings LaRosa’s Pizza Sauce, Jennie – O Ground Turkey, Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, Dried Oregano, and Sargento Mozzarella Shredded Cheese.


Earlier I got the Jennie – O Ground Turkey out. I sliced a small amount off the Roll and cut that into smaller chunks. I grabbed a skillet and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Spray. Turned the stove burner to medium heat. When heated I added the Ground Turkey Pieces. Cooked until browned and cooked through. Removed the skillet from the heat and put them in a bowl until ready to use. And yes I did sample several pieces!


I first turned the oven on to 400 degrees. Next I got a small baking sheet pan out and lined with foil. I sprayed a light coat of Pam Non Stick Spray on it. Time to build the Pizzas. I first sliced the English Muffins in half and laid them on the baking sheet. And added the toppings.


I first put the Sauce on the Muffin Halves. Followed by the Mozzarella Cheese, the Turkey Pieces, the Turkey Pepperoni, and sprinkled the Oregano over the top of each Pizza. Put the sheet pan in the oven and let them bake. You want to bake these until the ingredients are heated through and the Cheese melted.


The Pizza Muffins came out perfect! The Cheese and the other toppings worked out great. Delicious light Dinner, an easy cleanup also. For Dessert later a Breyer’s 90 Calories Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cup.











JENNIE-O® All Natural* Turkey Sausage

JENNIE-O® All Natural* Turkey Sausage makes breakfast a little more nutritious (low fat, 100 calories per serving). Whether you’re forming homemade patties, or crumbling and frying, ground turkey sausage is the versatile, lean, go-to you can never have enough of. Works wonders for meals throughout the day as an alternative meat in burritos, gumbo or lasagna. Find this product in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.

*Minimally processed, no artificial ingredients.





HORMEL Turkey Pepperoni

If you’re looking for great pepperoni taste with significantly less fat traditional pepperoni, try HORMEL Turkey Pepperoni. You’ll love the taste in your favorite Italian sub sandwich, rollups, or on top of a salad or bagels! America’s #1 Pepperoni Brand.* HORMEL is a trademark of Hormel Foods, LLC

70% less fat than HORMEL Original Pepperoni
Fully cooked and ready to eat

9 grams of protein per serving (15 slices); Gluten free
Refrigerate after opening
*Based on latest 52-week IRI Data


Asiago Cheese Ground Pork Burger w/ Baked Fries

June 21, 2021 at 7:04 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's Live Carb Smart, Ground Pork, Ore - Ida, Pork | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Asiago Cheese Ground Pork Burger w/ Baked Fries


To start my morning I made a Breakfast Sandwich. I used a al fresco Chicken Sausage Patty, 1/2 slice of Kraft Deli Deluxe Sliced Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and served it on a toasted Thomas Light English Muffin. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly cloudy, 87 degrees, with passing rain showers out today. I believe our Cicada problem is over, finally! I found very few out today. This seems like a long time coming. I wanted to rake the yard but it was just too windy. So I cleaned out what I could in our flower beds and the cleaned off the deck and driveway. Later I did a small load of laundry.  For Dinner tonight I prepared an Asiago Cheese Ground Pork Burger w/ Baked Fries.


I bought a 1 lb. package of Ground Pork at Meijer a while back.  With a 1 lb. package of Ground Pork you can easily get 4-5 Burgers. To make them I got a large bowl and added the Pork. I then added all the Spices; Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Cumin, Mustard Powder, Dried Cilantro Leaves. I mixed the Spices with the Ground Pork until well mixed. Don’t overwork the Pork, you don’t want to break the Pork down. Next just form the Pork Mixture into Burgers. I had them all in the freezer. I took a package of 2 and sat them in the fridge overnight to thaw. To cook the Burgers I’m using a Cast Iron Skillet. I first sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added 1 tablespoon of Cooking Olive Oil, heated the Skillet on medium heat. When the Skillet was heated up I added my Burgers.


After 3 minutes flip the burgers. Continued cooking for 4 minutes more. Flipped one more time and cook for another 2 minutes or until cooked through. If you’re adding on Cheese go ahead and do so with about a minute before removing from them pan. I’m using Boar’s Head Asiago Cheese. When cooking Pork Burgers, you want to make sure that they are cooked all the way through. Which means taking them to 160 degrees internally. I served the Burgers on Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Hamburger Buns. The Burgers were topped with the Boar’s Head Asiago Cheese, and Hellman’s Organic Mayonnaise – Spicy Chipotle. One delicious Burger! I had tried the Asiago Cheese on the Pork Burgers last time I made them and loved the taste. So I bought some sliced Boar’s Head Asiago Cheese from the Kroger Deli my last visit there. Kroger has a great variety of Boar’s Head Meat and Cheese Products.


To go with the Burger I I also baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries, served with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Dr. Pepper.







Ground Pork…….
Vitamins B6 and B12, are found abundantly in pork, are essential for blood cell formation and brain function. Pork is also an excellent source of iron — the heme-iron found in red meats is absorbed very easily by the human digestive system.

Pork. Lean pork is every bit as good for your body as lean beef and chicken. In one study, substituting lean pork for beef and chicken led to less body fat and better heart health. For a spicy take, try ancho-rubbed pork tenderloin.



Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®

French fries with ridges.
We’re proud to say that our Golden Crinkles® are America’s favorite fries!* What’s not to love? These oh-so-tasty crinkle cut fries are just plain fun, especially when they’re paired with a juicy hamburger or hot dog and dipped in Heinz® Ketchup

FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg

Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

June 20, 2021 at 7:11 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 had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 94 degrees, humid, and partly cloudy out today. After my Tea I headed out to Kroger, for Mom, then on to Meijer for a few items. Back home, a couple of ladies here on our street thought they could scare a skunk away. Needless to say that didn’t work out at all for them! The skunk sprayed them and the entire street was smelling it! It was pretty bad out there for a while. The Cicadas are finally dying out! Can not wait until they are gone, what a mess this year. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread.


I Love this Pizza Pasta from Banquet and haven’t had it in a while! This is one of my favorite boxed foods, Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta. Nothing like a quick, easy and delicious comfort food. I can only find it at Walmart or online now.


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 and excellent Sauce! The Sauce with the Mushrooms, Sausage, and Pepperoni provides the great flavoring. Easily prepared and makes a hearty and delicious meal. I know it’s a boxed meal, I can’t help it. It’s always been a favorite of mine since the first time I tried it!


Along with the Pizza Pasta I also prepared some Baked Cheesy Bread. I’ll be using Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Whet Bread, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan 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 Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.








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 280
Calories 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

Chicken and Dumplings

June 19, 2021 at 6:47 PM | Posted in chicken, Chicken and dumplings | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken and Dumplings and Cornbread



For Breakfast on this cold and snowy Thursday morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs that I topped with Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce. I also toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and prepared a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside a high of 87 degrees with rain and thunderstorms on and off all day. Well we finally can get out again without worry from the Chinese Covid Virus and can’t even enjoy it for the Cicadas and heat and humidity! No Breaks lately! So for Dinner tonight my Mom is making her melt-in-your mouth Chicken and Dumplings and some Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread.


My Mom is making her Chicken and Dumplings for Dinner Tonight! I guess if you can’t get out Chicken and Dumplings are the way to go! She used Bisquick Heart Smart Mix for the Dumplings and Tyson Split Chicken Breasts for the Chicken. She first made the Dumplings using a recipe found on Bisquick Boxes. Made those and set them aside until ready to use. My Grandmother and Mom both have used this same recipe since it came out on the Bisquick boxes. Not the best Dinner for calories and carbs but having 1 time every 4 months or so doesn’t hurt.


For the Chicken. She boiled the Chicken Breasts in a pot until they were done adding more water to them twice. After the Chicken was cooked she removed them from the pot and roughly shredded it. Returned it to the pot of Broth or Stew and added the Dumplings, reducing the heat. Cooked the two together uncovered for 10 minutes and then another 12 minutes covered until they were done.


As I said these Dumplings just melt in your mouth! Just incredible flavor with the Chicken being moist and adding it’s flavor. Plus that incredible and thick broth that’s created while its all cooking is the thing that ties it all together! I can’t have these often, having Diabetes 2, but once in a while is just fine! It’s hard to resist these pillowy Dumplings of goodness!


As the Chicken and Dumplings were cooking I made Mom Cornbread, Mom loves Cornbread! I made a small Cast iron Skillet of Cornbread. As always I used Martha White Corn Meal Mix, something I think I could eat every meal. I like a nice fresh and hot slice with Butter on it. When I make this I just make it by the instructions on the package but I only use half the ingredients because I use a small cast iron skillet to make it. I use Egg Beaters and Extra Virgin Oil instead of Eggs and Vegetable Oil the recipe calls for. Bake at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes and you have some golden brown piping hot Cornbread! If you use a small cast iron skillet just cut the recipe in half and it comes out just right for the skillet size. What a dinner tonight! For Dessert later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Coke Zero to drink.






Betty Crocker Bisquick Heart Smart Pancake and Baking Mix

Betty Crocker Bisquick Low Fat Pancake & Baking Mix Heart Smart 40.0 oz Box. Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. Bisquick Heart Smart is low in fat, low in saturated fat and naturally cholesterol free. Excellent Source of Calcium; Fat Free; Naturally Cholesterol Free; Kosher.

* Pancake mix makes fluffy, mouth-watering pancakes, waffles, and more
* Quick and easy breakfast; just add water and pour onto griddle
* Easy to personalize with fruits, nuts or chocolate chips
* Stock up your pantry with an easy and delicious breakfast option for everyone
* The Red Spoon is my promise of great taste, quality, and convenience; This is a product you and your family will enjoy, I guarantee it – Betty Crocker

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

June 18, 2021 at 7:17 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops, spices and herbs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes


For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also made myself a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. We have a hot and steamy one out there today! 96 degrees and humid, and the Cicadas are out in full force! Right after Breakfast I got what yard work needed done before the heat and humidity. My Tomato and Pepper Plants are just full, they love this weather. Later on I took my car and then Mom’s car through the Car Wash. That was about it, too hot and humid to do a lot outside. So for dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.


I had picked some Pork Chops a while back at Meijer. Had them in the freezer so I grabbed the Chops from the freezer last night and let them thaw overnight in the fridge. Then to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it I preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand for 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 160°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible tasty Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on the Pork!


I love the trio of a Pork Chop, Golden Hominy, and Green Beans/ Potatoes. I have these 2 sides quite often when having Pork Chops. For a side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. My favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!


Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. I also had Baked a Loaf of Garlic Loaf Bread. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.










Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese

June 16, 2021 at 7:13 PM | Posted in seafood, shrimp, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese


Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. I then headed to Meijer, I had to buy some more plastic tubs and boxes. I’ll need them for storage. I’m packing everything in boxes from the spare room and pantry. It’s easier to move everything and get it back in the room when the new flooring is in. Mostly sunny and 89 degrees out. I got the cart out of the shed along with leaf blower and rake and cleaned off deck and driveway. Then cleaned up around the flower beds. For Dinner tonight I prepared some Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese.


Had no clue on what to have for Dinner tonight. I did know I wanted a lighter Dinner and one easy to prepare. I explored the depths of the stand up freezer and found a bag of Frozen Kroger Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp, so it’s Shrimp tonight. Easy to prepare, I just preheated the oven to 450 degrees. Grabbed a large baking sheet, lined it with foil and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. When the oven was ready I baked the Shrimp for 12 minutes, turning them over after 6 minutes. Let cool for a couple of minutes and serve. These were fantastic, really nice size Shrimp and lightly breaded to give a nice crunch but not too much to make it mushy as some breading. Great product to have in the freezer. Served them with Heinz Seafood Cocktail Sauce and Louisiana Remoulade Sauce for dipping.


Then for a side I microwaved Stouffer’s Classic Mac & Cheese Mac Cup. Frozen individual Mac Cups, just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Nice size, excellent Cheesy Mac. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello. Couldn’t get much easier of a Meal to prepare. I have to fast starting at 11:00, I have to be at the Doctor’s at 8:00.








Kroger Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp
Nutrition Facts
Kroger – Crunchy Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp
Servings: 1

Calories 210
Sodium 400 mg
Total Fat 12 g
Potassium 55 mg
Saturated 1 g
Total Carbs 19 g
Polyunsaturated 4 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Monounsaturated 7 g
Sugars 1 g
Trans 0 g
Protein 7 g
Cholesterol 40 mg

Dirty Rice and Ground Turkey w/ Baked French Bread

June 15, 2021 at 7:05 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Toady’s Menu: Dirty Rice and Ground Turkey w/ Baked French Bread


For Breakfast I prepared 3 slices of Bacon, a Sunny Side Up Egg, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Wheat Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I’m ready to face the day, I think! Started a load of laundry after Breakfast. Then it was outside. I watered my Pepper Plants and my Tomato Plants. Now that the weather has stayed hot my Plants are getting loaded with Peppers and Tomatoes. Got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the driveway area. Well hopefully the Cicadas are dying out, not nearly as many so far today! Before heading in, the garbage trucks ran this morning and went around and got 8 of them and moved them up to their house for them. Inside finished up the laundry. Then I dug out some large Plastic Tubs out of the shed. Cleaned them up and used them to pack stuff out of the spare room. I’m getting it straightened up for when they install the new flooring later in July. For Dinner tonight I prepared Dirty Rice and Ground Turkey w/ Baked French Bread.


For the Dirty Rice I used a box of Zatarain’s Dirty Rice. The Mix includes a Long Grain Rice Mix with Vegetables and Spices. I added the Ground Turkey Sausage and 1 can of Bush’s Chili Black Beans. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread Loaf.


I first got a skillet and cooked the the Jennie – O Lean Ground Turkey. To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. Seasoned the Turkey with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, Ground Cumin and Dried Cilantro. About half way through I added a can of Drained Bush’s Chili Beans – Black Beans. Stirred until well mixed and continued cooking until the Turkey was almost done. I didn’t want to over cook the Turkey or Beans because I was going to add them to the Dirty Rice as it was cooking.


As the Ground Turkey was cooking I grabbed another skillet and prepared the Dirty Rice. Stirred in 2 1/2 cups of Water and the Rice Mix into the saucepan until it was well blended. Brought it to a boil. Reduced the heat to low and covered. Simmered for 25 minutes until the Rice was tender. With about 5 minutes of cooking time left I added the Turkey and Black Bean Mix. I stirred that in until it was well mixed and finished out the cooking time.



I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Loaf Bread. Very Good Meal tonight! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey and Black Beans worked perfect with the Zatarain’s Dirty Rice! Excellent Meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.









Zatarain’s makes enjoying this classic South Louisiana rice dish quick and easy. Just brown ground beef and add Zatarain’s Dirty Rice Mix, and then let simmer. The prep is quick. The results are delicious.

About the product
* Dirty Rice mix features long grain white rice with onions, bell peppers with Cajun seasonings
* One-pot/one-skillet
* Gluten free, no artificial flavors, no MSG added*, no colors from artificial sources
* Ready to enjoy as a side dish or one pot meal (just add meat!)
* PREP TIP: Can be made on the stove top or in the microwave
* 8 oz box
* Zero grams of fat and cholesterol per serving; not too spicy
* Add ground beef for a complete meal
1 – Brown ground beef in 3-quart saucepan. Drain fat. Stir water and Rice Mix into saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
2 – Simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
3 – Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

SODIUM 500mg


JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
JENNIE-O® All Natural* Lean Ground Turkey is packed with nutrition, making it an amazing alternative to ground beef. Create delicious versions of your family’s favorite recipes. Tacos, meatballs, casseroles, sloppy joes, burgers and countless other recipes! With 21 grams of protein, 170 calories, and no artificial ingredients, it’s easier than ever to eat well! Find this product in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.

Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage w/ Baked Fries

June 14, 2021 at 7:07 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's Live Carb Smart, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage w/ Baked Fries



For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam and I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Same weather out today, 92 degrees and humid out. I spent the day inside due to a high mold and pollen count out. Both high like that and my head explodes if I’m outside any amount of time. I spent most of the day packaging things up in the spare room. I’m having a wood floor put down in it. And the room is full of stuff! They won’t be putting it in till late July but I’ll need every day to get it ready. For Dinner tonight it’s Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage w/ Baked Fries.


I used one of my favorites, the healthy and delicious Jennie O Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausages. I bought a package of them at Meijer the other day.  I prepared a few of them for our Dinner tonight. I pan fried them, using Pam w/ Olive Oil Cooking Spray and no oil needed. Heated the pan on medium and cooked a total of about 17 minutes, turning the Sausages occasionally. They fry up plump and brown, as always Jennie – O Products always have that fresh taste to them. The Sausages have 160 calories and 0 carbs per Sausage. I served them on Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Hot Dog Buns and topped with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard. Love these!


I also baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.









Jennie O Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage
* Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage
* Lovers of sweet Italian sausage have found a perfect option

Product Features:
* Gluten Free
* 65% less fat than regular pork sausage

Cooking Instructions:
* Spray grill rack with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat grill over medium-high heat.
* Place dinner sausages on grill rack 4 inches from heat source.
* Grill approximately 16 to 18 minutes, turning occasionally.
* Always cook to well done, 165 °F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Place dinner sausage in hot skillet.
* Cook covered, turning occasionally, 17 – 19 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165º F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.
* Learn how to safely handle turkey

Nutrition Facts
Jennie O – Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage Lean
Servings: 1
Calories 160
Sodium 670 mg
Total Fat 10 g
Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 3 g
Total Carbs 0 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Trans 0 g
Protein 17 g
Cholesterol 60 mg

Arby’s Side Salad

June 13, 2021 at 6:57 PM | Posted in salad | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Arby’s Side Salad

It’s just too miserable outside to do too much of anything. 95 degrees, humid and those darn Cicadas are everywhere. It all adds up to not a very big appetite. So I went to Arby’s and picked me and Mom up a couple of Side Salads. It comes with Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Diced Tomato, Iceberg and Leaf Lettuce, and Marzetti Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. I switched dressing when I got it home and used Kraft Classic Catalina Lite Dressing. Take Care all!

5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato and Baked Texas Toast

June 12, 2021 at 7:20 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato and Baked Texas Toast


For Breakfast I Had a Sunny Side Up Egg, 3 slices of Bacon, a couple of slices of toasted Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Bread and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly sunny, 94 degrees and humid out today. And the Cicadas are terrible outside. So between the heat, humidity and Cicada it was a good day to in. Within a couple of minutes after walking outside you have Cicadas on you. Be glad when they are gone! Did a few things indoors and that was it. I prepared a 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato and Baked Texas Lite Toast.


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


For one side I had a baked Russet Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Perfect side for any Steak Dinner!



I also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Texas Toast. For Dessert later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Raspberry Snapple to drink.











Wild Idea Buffalo – 5 oz. Petite Top Sirloin Steak

Famous for their flavor, these juicy steaks are perfect for the grill. The steaks are cut from the middle and upper part of the primal sirloin and their smaller size makes a great meal for one. 5 oz.

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