Baked Turkey Meatballs and Rotini Pasta w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread

February 24, 2018 at 6:34 PM | Posted in Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu:Baked Turkey Meatballs and Rotini Pasta w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread
 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I’m having another of the Buffalo Fillet Mignon. I love these SayersBrook 4 oz. Bison Filet Mignon! To prepare it I just seasoned it with some McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I then grabbed a small skillet, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. Fried the first side 3 minutes and flipped it over and cooked it another 2 minutes. It came out a perfect medium rare! It was so tender and juicy. Then I also fried up a Sunny Side Egg and toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. Sure tough to beat a Steak and Egg Breakfast! Also as usual, had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea.

 

Rain, Thunderstorms, and a high of 56 degrees for a high. We have a lot of flooding across the area. So its a another indoor day. Did some cleaning; Turned the oven on and let clean, straightened up the freezer, and straightened up the pantry. After that just kicked back and watched some College Basketball. For Dinner tonight its Baked Turkey Meatballs and Rotini Pasta w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

 

 

 

You can make any Meal healthier by using healthier ingredients. That includes Meatballs and Pasta! I’ll be using Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs Kroger finally started having these back in stock! 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. For the Sauce I’m using LaRosa’s Original Pasta Sauce. Then for the Rotini Pasta I’ll be using Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Rotini. For the added Cheese topping I’m using Sargento Off the Block Mozzarella Cheese and Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. The Bread is River Road Bakehouse Multi Grain Bread. I’ve been buying this from Meijer the last few months and it’s our favorite Baked Bread.

 

I first turned the oven on to 400 degrees. As I said, for the Meatballs I’m using my favorite, Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. Kroger finally started having these back in stock! 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.

 

 

 

 

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 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.

 

 

 

For the Rotini Pasta I’m using my favorite, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Rotini. Easy to prepare; I used a large sauce pan and added 1 1/2 quarts of water and Salt and brought it to a rapid boil. Added the Pasta and brought it back to a boil. Cooked uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring often. Drained the Pasta and put it into the Baking Dish. Then Seasoned the Rotini with 2 teaspoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, some McCormick Grinder Italian Seasoning, and Kraft Grated Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese.

 

 

 

 

Next I topped the Rotini with the LaRosa’s Sauce and Turkey Meatballs. Sprinkled more of the Grated Parm Cheese followed by a layer of Sargento Mozzarella Cheese. The oven was preheated at 400 degrees so it was ready to bake. As the Past Dish was baking I also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread.

 

 

 

 

 

The Meatballs and Rotini came out incredible! The Turkey Meatballs, Rotini Pasta, Cheese, and Sauce combined to make one delicious Dish! Plus Mom and Dad both enjoyed it. Neither is big on Pasta but had 2 servings of it!. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Rotini 100% Whole Grain

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Rotini 100% Whole Grain. Since 1915. This is 100% all natural and made from a single ingredient, 100% whole wheat. With an excellent source of fiber, it is an important part of a heart healthy* diet. Its delicious flavor is the perfect complement to your favorite pasta recipes.

* Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Rotini 100% Whole Grain.
* Since 1915.
All natural.
* 56g whole grains per serving.
* Excellent source of fiber.
* 100% Whole Grain When it comes to nutrition, why settle for less than 100%?
* Ronzoni healthy harvest pasta is 100% all natural and made from a single ingredient, 100% whole wheat.
* With an excellent source of fiber and 56g of whole grains per serving, it is an important part of a heart healthy* diet.

Directions:
Instructions: See perfect pasta guide for quantities and cook times.Bring water to a rapid boil. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt.Add pasta and stir; return to rapid boil.Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally.Drain well. Serve as desired.Maintaining perfect pasta.To keep cooked pasta fresh for later use, toss with a small amount of olive oil or sauce, and refrigerate.Perfect pasta guide.Servings – 2. Pasta – 1/3 box. Water – 2 quarts. Salt – 1 tsp.Servings – 3. Pasta – 1/2 box. Water – 3 quarts. Salt – 2 tsp.Servings – full box. Water – 5 quarts. Salt – 1 Tbsp.Very firm 8 min – firm 9 min – tender 10 min.To keep cooked pasta fresh for later use, toss with a small amount of olive oil or sauce, and refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 56.0
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories180 Calories
Calories From Fat 15 Calories

% Daily Value
Total Fat 1.5 g2
Saturated Fat 0 G0
Trans Fat 0 G
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 G
Monounsaturated Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg0
Sodium 0 Mg0
Potassium 240 Mg7
Total Carbohydrate 39 g13
Dietary Fiber 5 G20
Sugars 2 G
Protein 9 g

 

 

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 Honeysuckle White Fresh Italian Style Turkey Meatballs and ready to heat and eat.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 oz (85.0 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 90, Total Carbohydrates 6.0g 2%, Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%, Protein 17.0g

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Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice, Whole Baby Carrots, and Light Texas Toast

February 23, 2018 at 6:32 PM | Posted in carrots, fish, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice, Whole Baby Carrots, and Light Texas Toast

 

 

 

For Breakfast this rainy morning I prepared some al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon, 1 Egg Sunnyside Up, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside its raining again, big shocker! We have a high of 62 degrees and heavy rain at times. Not much to do so it was house cleaning today. Dusted and vacuumed then cleaned the refrigerator. For Dinner tonight I tried a fish I had never tried before, Rockfish. Tonight its Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice, Whole Baby Carrots, and Light Texas Toast.

 

 

 

I was at Meijer yesterday to pick up a few items and going by the Seafood Department and noticed they had Rockfish Fillets in the display case. I had heard of Rockfish but never I had tried it, until now. Growing up there was a creek that ran across the street and we would go fishing and catch a Fish we called Rockfish. But this (Ocean) Rockfish is totally different. I was told it has a taste similar to Snapper, which I love. The Fillets cost lass than 1/2 than what you pay for Snapper. So I picked up a couple of Fillets to try it out. I’ll be cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet and will need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley along with Zatarain’s Seasoned Seafood Breading Mix, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

To prepare it; I first washed and cleaned the Fillets in cold water. Pat the fillets dry with a paper towel. Seasoned on both sides with the Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Then rolled the Fillets in the Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri Mix.

 

 

 

 

 

Next heated a Cast-Iron Skillet over high heat. When the Pan is hot, added the Extra Light Olive Oil. Place the fillets in the pan, skin side down. Press down gently on the fillets with a spatula for about 20 seconds to prevent curling. Lower heat to medium and let cook until the fish is golden and caramelized around edges, about 2 to 3 minutes. Carefully flip fillets and until golden all over and cooked through, 45 to 90 seconds more.

 

 

 

The Rockfish fried up to a perfect Golden Brown. It does have a taste similar to Snapper. Really a delicious meaty version of Snapper, and costs a lot less! Really enjoyed it and will purchase more of it. Mom, who isn’t a huge Fish Lover, really liked them.

 

 

 

 

 

For one side dish I prepared a packet of Microwavable Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice. It comes in a microwavable bag. I microwaved it for 90 seconds and done! I guess my favorite among the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, all though I love using them all. Another tasty and easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready.

 

 

 

 


Then I also heated up a can of Kroger Brand Whole Baby Carrots. These are so much easier to prepare than boiling fresh Baby Carrots, and they taste just as fresh and good. I also baked a loaf of Bake House RiverRoad Multi Grain Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Rockfish – Sebastes

Sebastes is a genus of fish in the family Sebastidae (though some include this in Scorpaenidae), most of which have the common name of rockfish. A few are called ocean perch, sea perch or redfish instead. Most of the Sebastes species live in the north Pacific, although two (Sebastes capensis and Sebastes oculatus) live in the south Pacific/Atlantic and four (Sebastes fasciatus, Sebastes mentella, Sebastes norvegicus and Sebastes viviparus) live in the north Atlantic. The coast off South California is the area of highest rockfish diversity, with 56 species living in the Southern California Bight.

Rockfish are an important sport and commercial fish, and many species have been overfished. As a result, seasons are tightly controlled in many areas. Sebastes are sometimes fraudulently substituted for the more expensive northern red snapper.

Rockfish has a sweet, mild flavor, with a flaky, medium-firm texture. It is best baked, sautéed, broiled or poached. Since the flesh tends to flake easily, it is not the best fish for grilling. Try it with a little lemon to bring out the sweet flavor without overpowering.

Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

February 22, 2018 at 6:23 PM | Posted in pasta, Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. I topped 1/2 the Muffin with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam and the other 1/2 with Nutella. If your not sure what Nutella is, Nutella is a brand of sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread. I’ll buy a small jar of this from time to time. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside more rain! There’s heavy flooding in a lot of places, especially in Cincinnati along the Ohio River. A lot of roads and businesses are under water. Plus heavy rain up until Sunday so it will get worse. Not feeling real good again today. So I took it easy still fighting with my Sinuses. For Dinner tonight its Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese. And thank goodness for Leftovers, sure didn’t feel like cooking today. I left the post from yesterday below for the Dish description and directions.

 

For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat I cooked the Shrimp. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning and a sprinkle of Morton’s Lite Salt. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

 

I love having Shrimp with the Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese. It comes with the Pasta Parm Sauce and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! Love these Semi-Homemade Meals! I’ll be having the leftovers for my Dinner tomorrow night! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

Inspired by the flavors of Italy, our Pasta Roni® Parmesan Cheese flavor blends angel hair pasta in a Parmesan cheese sauce with other natural flavors your whole family will enjoy. This flavorful dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian recipes.

What You’ll Need
1 1/3 cups of water
2/3 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of margarine*

What You’ll Do:
In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.

http://www.ricearoni.com/Products/Pasta_Roni/classic_favorites/Angel_Hair_Pasta_

Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

February 21, 2018 at 6:25 PM | Posted in pasta, Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

 

 

Almost done….

For Breakfast this morning I got the Waffle Grill out but instead of normal Waffles I made Hash Brown Waffles. I seen these made in Cooking Magazines and on TV but never tried them until this morning. Just spray the Griddle with Cooking Spray, add your Simply Potatoes Shredded Hashbrowns, season with Salt and Pepper, shut the lid of the Waffle Griddle, and cook. Quite easy to make and something different for Breakfast! I love Hash Browns, I could have them twice a day, and preparing them this was turned out great! I topped the Hash Brown Waffles with an Egg I fried Sunnyside Up and I toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Also, as always, I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea.

 

 

Yesterday a record high of 80 degrees and Sunny. Today our high was 62 degrees at Midnight and fell through the day to about 42 degrees and Rain! Welcome to Ohio Weather! It’s like Forest Gump’s box of Chocolate, you never know what you’ll get! Not a lot going today so I took it easy still fighting with my Sinuses. For Dinner tonight its Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese.

 

 

 

 

For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat I cooked the Shrimp. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning and a sprinkle of Morton’s Lite Salt. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

 

I love having Shrimp with the Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese. It comes with the Pasta Parm Sauce and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! Love these Semi-Homemade Meals! I’ll be having the leftovers for my Dinner tomorrow night! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

Pasta Roni – Parmesan CheeseInspired by the flavors of Italy, our Pasta Roni® Parmesan Cheese flavor blends angel hair pasta in a Parmesan cheese sauce with other natural flavors your whole family will enjoy. This flavorful dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian recipes.

What You’ll Need
1 1/3 cups of water
2/3 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of margarine*

What You’ll Do:
In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.

http://www.ricearoni.com/Products/Pasta_Roni/classic_favorites/Angel_Hair_Pasta_

Roasted Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes……..

February 20, 2018 at 6:39 PM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackberry Glazed Roasted Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Turkey Stuffing

 

 

To start my morning off I prepared a package of Tennessee Pride Turkey Sausage and Biscuit. They come 2 to a package and are frozen. Just microwave the package for 50 seconds and done. they are 200 calories and 26 carbs for the 2 snack size sandwiches. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 58 degrees to start the morning off and had a high of 75 degrees! 2nd day in a row of Spring like weather temperatures. After Breakfast I started a load of laundry and then went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. Afterward I went to pick up some Prescriptions at Kroger for Dad. Then on to the Post Office and Bank. Good to be out in this weather! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Blackberry Glazed Roasted Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Stove Top Stuffing.

 

I had purchased the Jennie – O Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin from Meijer and had it in the freezer. Sat it in fridge to thaw overnight. Meijer is the only store that carries this and most of the other Jennie – O Turkey Products. The Turkey Tenderloin comes pre-seasoned and is 100 calories, 4 carbs, and 99% fat free. Besides this beautiful Tenderloin all I’ll need to prepare it is some McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Blackberry Glaze, and Extra Light Olive Oil. To make the Blackberry Glaze I’ll need Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam, Red Wine Vinegar, Splenda Sugar, and Ground Cinnamon.

 

 

First I mixed my Blackberry Glaze and set it aside until ready to use. I left the recipe for this at the end of the post. To prepare the Tenderloin I’ll be baking it. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Next sprayed a shallow baking pan with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and add a tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil to it. Then place the Tenderloins in the baking pan. With about 10 minutes of cooking time left I Glazed on of the Tenderloins. Bake until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the meat reaches 165°F, approximately 62 minutes. Remove from the oven, cover and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.

 

 


Started slicing it and it’s so very tender and moist. It has a fantastic taste. The Applewood Smoke and combination of Spices it was marinated in was perfect! Good job Jennie- O. For the added Blackberry Glaze , it was perfect! It went with the Turkey perfectly.

 

 

 

 

To go with the Turkey Tenderloin I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better.

 

 

 

 

 

I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Then I also made a box of Kraft Stove Top Lower Sodium Chicken Stuffing. Mom loves Stuffing so I made some for her. For Dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLACKBERRY GLAZE
INGREDIENTS Nutrition
1⁄2 cup Smucker’s Sugarfree Blackberry Jam
2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
1 tablespoon Splenda sugar substitute
1⁄4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

DIRECTIONS
Whisk Blackberry Jam, Red Wine Vinegar, Splenda, and Cinnamon,in small bowl until blended, set aside.

 

 

 

Jennie – O Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin

JENNIE-O® Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast Tenderloin is a savory combination of flavor and ease. It comes pre-seasoned so you don’t have to marinate. And it’s 99% fat free and gluten free. Grill up a turkey breast tenderloin at your next barbeque!

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

CONSUMER GAS GRILL:TO GRILL:
Preheat grill over medium heat, place tenderloins directly on grate. Grill, turning occasionally, until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the meat reaches 165°F, approximately 45-50 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.

CONSUMER OVEN:
TO BAKE:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place tenderloins in a shallow baking pan. Bake until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the meat reaches 165°F, approximately 60-70 minutes. Remove from oven, cover and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.

SLOW COOKER:
Peel back and remove packaging. Place tenderloins (two in each packet) in slow cooker, add ½ cup water, and cover with lid. Cook according to chart below AND until internal temperature reaches 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer. Remove and serve. Slow cookers may vary in cooking performance.* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size 112 g
Calories 100
Calories From Fat 5
Total Fat .5 g
Saturated Fat 5.0 g
Trans Fat .0 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 410 mg
Total Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 21 g

INGREDIENTS
Turkey Breast Tenderloin Containing up to 30% of a solution of Water, Seasoning (Sugar, Brown Sugar, Spices, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Apple Juice Concentrate, Maltodextrin, Molasses, Natural Flavor), Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Salt, Sugar, Baking Soda, Applewood Smoke.
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Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Harvest Apples and Roasted Asparagus

February 19, 2018 at 6:33 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops, Stouffer's | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Harvest Apples and Roasted Asparagus

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Dealing with Phantom Pains again overnight and into the morning. This has been happening way too often lately! Sure wish the Medical World would find a cure or something to ease the pain. 50 degrees out this morning but rain showers. Had a high of 70 degrees! But not a lot going on for me except catching up on some sleep. For Dinner tonight a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Harvest Apples and Roasted Asparagus.

 

 

 


I had picked a Pork Tenderloin Center Cut Pork Chop at Meijer and had it in the freezer. I laid the Chop in the fridge overnight to thaw. They have some of the finest Pork Chops you can find at Meijer.

 

 

 

 

 

So to prepare my Chop 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. I always have some of the Rub made up in a large Spice Jar I have To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 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 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

For a side dish. I prepared a package of Stouffer’s Harvest Apples, haven’t had this in a while. Easy to prepare; It comes in a microwavable tray. Microwave on high for 6 minutes, let cool and serve! Apples and Pork Chops are always go great together. This is a good one to have in the freezer!

 

 

 

 

I prepared Roasted Asparagus for one side. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

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.

 

 

Stouffer’s Harvest Apples
Baked apples seasoned with cinnamon.

Ingredients
Apples, Sugar, 2% or Less of Soybean Oil, Bleached Wheat Flour, Modified Cornstarch, Ascorbic Acid (to Maintain Color), Cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 2.00
Amount Per Serving:

Calories 190 | Calories from Fat 25 % Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.00g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.50g 2 %
Cholesterol 0.00mg 0 %
Sodium 5.00g 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 40.00g 13 %
Dietary Fiber 2.00g
Dietary Fiber Daily Value 0.08g
Sugars 33.00g
https://www.stouffers.com/our-dishes/classics/for-one/harvest-apples

Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms and Baked Potato

February 18, 2018 at 5:54 PM | Posted in bison, potatoes, SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms and Baked Potato

 

 

To start my morning off I had Steak and Eggs. I love these SayersBrook 4 oz. Bison Filet Mignon! To prepare it I just seasoned it with some McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I then grabbed a small skillet, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. Fried the first side 3 minutes and flipped it over and cooked it another 2 minutes. It came out a perfect medium rare! It was so tender and juicy. Then I also fried up a Sunny Side Egg and toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. Sure tough to beat a Steak and Egg Breakfast! Also as usual, had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea.

 

 


32 degrees out to start the morning and had a high of 50 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Went to Kroger after Breakfast, just needed a couple of items. Then to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. Mom went on to Church and I stayed home and kept an eye on Dad. Dad and the Dementia is getting worse with each passing day and nothing we can do about it. So for Dinner it was a Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Texas Toast.

 

 

 

For Dinner tonight it’s the always delicious 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. Another very good item from SayersBrook Ranch! I topped the Chopped Steak with some A-1 Sauce Thick/Hardy. Also cooked up some Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

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. I also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Garlic Texas Toast. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

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/

Catfish Nuggets w/ Baked Scalloped Potatoes and Baked Multi Grain Bread

February 17, 2018 at 6:14 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Baked Scalloped Potatoes and Baked Multi Grain Bread

 

 

For Breakfast I made my Skillet 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 cooked the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a Fried Egg Sunnyside Up. And Breakfast is served! Had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s to get Breakfast for Mom and Dad and I also stopped at Dunkin Donuts and picked up Donuts for them. Lot of rain the last day or so and a lot more on it’s way. The news says rain every day next week, and heavy at times. Come on Sunshine! Back home did a couple of loads of laundry and then after Lunch did some house cleaning. For Dinner tonight Catfish Nuggets w/ Baked Scalloped Potatoes and Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

I had purchased some Catfish Nuggets from Meijer a while back. So I grabbed a package out of the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. To prepare them I rinsed the Catfish Nuggets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty.

 

For a side dish I prepared some Bob Evan’s Oven Baked Scalloped Potatoes. I hadn’t had these in quite a while so I picked up a package while at Meijer. It comes in a microwave package, just heat for 6 minutes and serve, or you can bake it which is how I prepared it. Comes out with plenty of Potatoes with an excellent Cheese Sauce and seasoning. Easy way to have Scalloped Potatoes with no clean up! I also baked a loaf of River Road Bakehouse Multi Grain Bread. I’ve been buying this from Meijer the last few months and it’s our favorite Baked Bread. Mom’s a big Bread eater like me! For Dessert later a Dole No Sugar Added Diced Peach Cup.

 

 

 

Catfish
The most commonly eaten species in the United States are the channel catfish and the blue catfish, both of which are common in the wild and increasingly widely farmed. Farm-raised catfish became such a staple of the diet of the United States that on 25 June 1987, President Ronald Reagan established National Catfish Day to recognize “the value of farm-raised catfish.”

Catfish is eaten in a variety of ways. In Europe it is often cooked in similar ways to carp, but in the United States it is popularly crumbled with cornmeal and fried.… Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Catfish, breaded and fried
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 g 18%
Saturated fat 2.9 g 14%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 62 mg 20%
Sodium 244 mg 10%
Potassium 296 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 16 g 32%

 

 

BOB EVANS OVEN BAKE™ SCALLOPED POTATOES

Bob Evans Oven Bake Scalloped Potatoes

Our Bob Evans Oven Bake™ Scalloped Potatoes look like you made them from scratch in the oven–but you didn’t.

Bob Evans Oven Bake Scalloped Potatoes

Made with real cheddar cheese, they’re microwave ready in just minutes.

Directions
Keep refrigerated. Microwave (time and temperature settings may vary due to differences in your particular microwave oven. Always cook this product to 160 degrees F prior to serving): 1. Remove board overwrap and film. 2. Microwave on High power for 5 to 6 minutes until bubbly around edges. 3. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes prior to serving. Conventional Oven (time and temperature settings may vary due to differences in your particular microwave oven. Always cook this product to 160 degrees F prior to serving): 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Remove board overwrap and film. 3. Place container on baking tray and heat in oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until bubbly around edges. 4. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes prior to serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 140 g
Servings per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220.00 Calories from Fat 110.00
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.00g 20%
Saturated Fat 8.00g 40%
Trans Fat 0.00g 0%
Cholesterol 40.00mg 13%
Sodium 490.00mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 19.00g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2.00g 8%
Sugars 2.00g 0%
Protein 7.00g 0%

Turkey Frank Cincinnati Style Cheese Coneys

February 16, 2018 at 6:35 PM | Posted in Ball Park Smoked Turkey Franks, Sargento's Cheese, Skyline Chili | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Frank Cincinnati Style Cheese Coneys

 

 


For Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life English Muffin, Scrambled a couple of Eggs, heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast sausage Links, and made my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A lot of rain overnight and into the morning. I had a long night again with dealing with some very bad phantom Pains. Didn’t get a lot sleep so with the dreary day outside I caught up on some sleep. For Dinner tonight I prepared Turkey Frank Cincinnati Style Cheese Coneys.

 

 

I love my Cheese Coneys! Living here all my life here in the Cincinnati area you are raised on Cheese Coneys, Chili Spaghetti, and such. From all the classic Chili Parlors; Skyline Chili, Gold Star Chili, Camp Washington Chili, just to name a few. But having Diabetes 2 I have to watch my carbs and calories so I make mine a little healthier but keeping the incredible flavors.

 

 

 

I used Ball Park Smoked White Meat Turkey Franks, an excellent Turkey Frank! I boiled them, it took about 5 minutes and they were ready, plump, and delicious. I heated the can of Skyline Chili for my topping. I served everything on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Hot Dog Buns. Put the Frank in the Bun then topped it with French’s Yellow Mustard, the Chili, and Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Shredded Cheese. Had a small side of some Skyline Oyster Crackers with a few drops of Frank’s Hot Sauce on them, which is a common way to have them here in the Cincinnati area. We love our Chili, Chili Dogs, Chili Spaghetti, and Hot Sauce here in the Cincinnati area. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 


Ball Park Smoked White Meat Turkey Franks – Dial up the lean while you dial in the flavor

Ball Park Turkey Franks are so packed full of classic Ball Park satisfaction, don’t be surprised if he thinks he’s eating an original Ball Park.

Nutrition Facts Serving Size 50 G
Servings Per Container 8
Amount Per Serving Calories 45 Calories from Fat 0 % Daily Value* Total Fat 0 G 0 Saturated Fat 0 G 0 Trans Fat 0 G Cholesterol 10 Mg 3 Sodium 490 Mg 20 Potassium 3780 Mg 11 Total Carbohydrate 5 G 2 Dietary Fiber 0 G 0 Sugars 1 G Protein 6 G

http://ballparkbrand.com/#!/products/turkey

 

 

 

 

Skyline ChiliSkyline Chili Can

Enjoy the delicious taste of Cincinnati Skyline Chili. It is easy to make. This original chili has a wonderful flavor. It will be a welcome addition to your kitchen food supplies.
* Cincinnati chili
* Original taste

Ingredients:
Beef, Water, Tomato Paste, Corn Starch, Spices, Salt, Onion, Garlic, Paprika And Natural Flavors.
Directions:
Microwave: empty contents into microwave-safe container. Cover.Microwave on high power for at least 1 minute or until hot. Stove top:empty contents into sauce pan. Heat over medium heat until hot, stirring occasionally.

http://www.skylinechili.com/index.php

Crock Pot – Boneless Pork Loin Roast w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Cut Italian Green Beans

February 15, 2018 at 6:09 PM | Posted in BBQ, Pork | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot – Boneless Pork Loin Roast w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Cut Italian Green Beans

 

 

I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. I wanted to go to Walmart, so when going there the earlier the better. If you don’t go early and you rely on the mobility electric carts you won’t get one or it will not be charged up. They have very few. Our Church is helping some low-income families and I purchased some plate settings, cutlery trays with the cutlery, dish towels, pot holders, and 3 piece skillet sets. I love helping others if I’m able to! Another reason I went early was I wanted to beat the rains moving in for the afternoon. For Dinner tonight Crock Pot – Boneless Pork Loin Roast w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Cut Italian Green Beans

 


I purchased the Pork Loin Roast from Kroger yesterday and had it in the fridge. This morning got it out of the fridge and Seasoned it with Morton’s Lite Salt and Fat Boy All Natural BBQ Steak Rub. Rubbed the Seasoning on all sides of the Roast and let it sit for 10 minutes.

 

 

 

 


As the Roast sat I got the Crock Pot ready. I lined the Crock Pot with a Crock Pot Liner. Then sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and then added a 1/3 of a cup of Water. I then turned the Crock Pot on low to heat up. After 10 minutes I added the Roast to the Crock Pot. That’s when I added the Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce. I added about a 1/2 bottle of it across the top of the Roast. Cover and cooked on low for 7 hours. Always check the temperature of the roast before removing. An instant-read thermometer should register at least 145 F. If overcooked, the pork can become dry and could be difficult to slice or shred.

 

At the end of 7 hours the Roast was ready. Just by opening the lid I could tell right away this was going to be a good one! Removed it from the Crock Pot and it was already falling apart, very good sign. I started shredding it and it was just falling apart. The Roast was so tender and flavorful! This turned out to be the best Roast I think I have ever prepared. Mom agreed, she loved it! I served it on Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Buns. We topped it with a bit more BBQ Sauce. One DELICIOUS Sandwich!

 

 


I made a couple of sides Roasted Butternut Squash and Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. For the 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, Crumbled Bacon Bits, 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, 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.

 

 

 


Next I heated a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. To prepare them just empty the can into a small sauce pan and simmer until heated. I love the taste of these, just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready! I could have Beans of any kind every day and never get tired of having them. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Daniel’s® Honey Smokehouse™

Known for its attention to detail and unrelenting quality, Jack Daniel’s® slow cooks its Honey Smokehouse™ Barbecue Sauce using a blend of real honey and spices to ensure the perfect balance of sweet smokey flavor for all your grilling and baking occasions. Brush on meat during last 10 to 15 minutes of cooking for delicious flavor.

http://www.jackdanielssauces.com/bbq/bbq_products.aspx

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