Catfish Nuggets w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta

July 17, 2017 at 4:51 PM | Posted in Bear Creek Products, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Waffles. I used Bisquick Heat Smart Flour to make them with and used Egg Beater’s to replace the Egg. I’ve got a large Waffle Maker and a smaller on that makes 2 Waffles, I used the smaller one. I also heated up a couple Jimmy Dean Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Really enjoy waffles and Pancakes and by using the Bisquick Heart Smart Flour it makes them a bit healthier. I also had my usual cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea.

 

 

 

Outside it’s Hot and Humid with a passing shower. After Breakfast I headed to Walmart, needed some printing ink and copy paper. Looked at a couple of new TVs while there also. I might get a larger one for our spare room If I can find a good buy. Stopped and got my car a much needed car wash and had the inside cleaned also. Then stopped and got gas and back home. Just did some of those odd and ends jobs around the house. For Dinner tonight it’s Catfish Nuggets w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta.

 

 

Picked up the Catfish Nuggets at Meijer yesterday. 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. You can bake Catfish but for me you just can’t beat fried Catfish.

 

To go with my Fried Catfish Nuggets I prepared some Bear Creek Creamy Cheddar Pasta Mix. I’ve had this a few times now and really like it. Grabbed a 2 quart sauce pan, added 4 cups of water. Heated to a rolling boil. Whisked in the Pasta and Sauce Mix. Brought the mixture back to a rolling boil. Reduced the heat to a medium boil and cooked for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 crumbed 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%

 

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

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

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 CUP PREPARED
Servings Per Container 4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories
Calories From Fat 80 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9.0 g 14.0
Saturated Fat 3.5 g 18
Trans Fat 0.50 g
Cholesterol 5 mg2
Sodium 890 mg 37
Total Carbohydrate 49.0 g 16.0
Dietary Fiber 1.00 g 4.00
Sugars 5 g
Protein 9.0 g

http://www.bearcreekcountrykitchens.com/pasta.php

Herb-Crusted Red Snapper w/ Mini Ear of Sweet Corn and Baked Potato

July 8, 2017 at 5:13 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Herb-Crusted Red Snapper w/ Mini Ear of Sweet Corn and Baked Potato

 

 

 

For Breakfast on this Saturday morning I cooked up some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, topped them with some cooked diced Ham, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar, and finally a Sunnyside Up Fried Egg. Also toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and a cup of my Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I had seen a similar Hash Brown dish like this on Food Network’s Dinners, Drive – In’s, and Dives. It looked delicious and I gave it a try, and it is delicious!

 

 

After I had Breakfast and did the dishes I went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. It’s not quite as hot out, 81 degrees but still a tad muggy. We had one strong storm move through our area late yesterday. Some areas are still without power and other areas are flooded. So after Breakfast I had some cleaning up to do outside, a lot leaves, limbs, and garbage. For Dinner tonight it’s Red Snapper! I prepared a Herb-Crusted Red Snapper w/ Mini Ear of Sweet Corn and Baked Potato.

 

 

I purchased a beautiful Red Snapper Fillet while at Kroger the day before. I’ll be preparing it by a new recipe I found on the Taste of Home website, Herb-Crusted Red Snapper. I’ll need the following; 1 tablespoon Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, 1 teaspoon Dried Basil, 1 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Fennel Seeds, 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme, 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano, 1/4 teaspoon Pepper, 1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, 1 Red Snapper fillets, and 2 teaspoons Extra Light Olive Oil. I only had 1 fillet of the Red Snapper, the original recipe and ingredient amounts are for 2 fillets. I only used 1/2 of amount of the above ingredients.

 

To prepare it was very easy. To start; In a food processor, combine the first nine ingredients; cover and process until Fennel is finely ground. Transfer to a shallow bowl; dip fillets in herb mixture, coating both sides. In a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, cook fillets in oil for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. So easy and quick to prepare this. The crust was excellent and provided great flavor while the Snapper remained moist.

 

 

 

For the Corn I used my favorite, Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. You can not beat this for frozen or not frozen Ears of Sweet Corn. It’s frozen, so it rare it goes bad, prepared in 10 minutes, and some of the Sweetest Corn on the cob you’ll find! Topped it with some Morton’s Lite Salt and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

 

 

I also had a Baked Russet Potato. Topped this with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley and some I can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Any Potato Dish works for me! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Snapper
Red snapper is a low-calorie, lean source of protein that is rich in selenium, vitamin A, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids. A diet that regularly incorporates these nutrients may significantly benefit your health by preventing serious medical conditions.

 

 

 

HERB-CRUSTED RED SNAPPER RECIPE

An appetizing blend of herbs complements the mild flavor of these flaky fillets from field editor Nella Parker of Hersey, Michigan. Red pepper flakes give the entree its zip.
MAKES: 2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min

Ingredients
1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 red snapper fillets (5 ounces each), skin removed
2 teaspoons canola oil

Directions
1. In a food processor, combine the first nine ingredients; cover and process until fennel is finely ground. Transfer to a shallow bowl; dip fillets in herb mixture, coating both sides.
2. In a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, cook fillets in oil for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts
1 each: 200 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 681mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/herb-crusted-red-snapper

Our Best Grilled Fish and Seafood Recipes

July 1, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Get the grill fired up for these Grilled Fish and Seafood Recipes from the Diabetic Living Online website! It’s Our Best Grilled Fish and Seafood Recipes, recipes including; Grilled Jamaican Jerk Fish Wraps, Grilled Herbed Salmon, and Grilled Salmon Tacos. Find these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Our Best Grilled Fish and Seafood Recipes

Grilled fish and seafood dishes are yummy additions to a healthful diabetes meal plan. From savory salmon and scallops to tasty tilapia and tuna, these grilled fish and seafood recipes are light yet satisfying.

 

Grilled Jamaican Jerk Fish Wraps

The colorful (and tasty!) combo of fresh spinach, tomato, and mango complements the jerk-seasoned grilled fish…….

 

Grilled Herbed Salmon

This recipe provides two yummy, lower-calorie sauces. Pair the grilled salmon with the peppy blackberry sauce, or opt for the creamy dill sauce instead. Feeling daring? Try a little of both…….

 

Grilled Salmon Tacos

These diabetes-friendly fish tacos get their big flavor from ground chipotle chili pepper, green salsa, lime juice, and cilantro……..

 

* Click the link below to get all the – Our Best Grilled Fish and Seafood Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/fish/our-best-grilled-fish-seafood-recipes

Healthy 4th of July Dinner Recipes

June 30, 2017 at 5:13 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its – Healthy 4th of July Dinner Recipes. Healthy and Delicious Recipes for your 4th of July Grillout. Recipes like; Barbecue Pulled Chicken, Crab Cake Burgers, and Grilled Fish Tacos. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website and Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy. http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy 4th of July Dinner Recipes

Find healthy, delicious 4th of July dinner recipes including hamburgers, BBQ chicken, fajitas and kabobs. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

Barbecue Pulled Chicken
This BBQ pulled chicken recipe is a fanciful reinterpretation of pulled pork that slow-cooks chicken in lots of tangy tomato sauce. Have sliced jalapenos, sliced red onions and some sour cream on hand to top this barbecue pulled chicken, which makes a hearty main course. You can turn it into an unbelievable sandwich or serve it on mashed potatoes or even whole-grain spaghetti. Serve with shredded napa cabbage tossed with low-fat mayonnaise, cider vinegar, celery seed and honey to taste……

 

Crab Cake Burgers
These burgers have a true crab flavor that isn’t masked by fillers or strong seasoning. Serve on a bun with tartar sauce or with a lemon-juice-dressed salad of greens, sprouts and sliced peaches. This recipe works best with convenient pasteurized crabmeat, usually found in the refrigerated case near the fish counter. If you prefer lump crabmeat, cut it into small, uniform pieces…….

 

Grilled Fish Tacos
Instead of deep-frying the fish for these fish tacos, we coat the fish with a flavor-packed chile rub and grill it instead. Make sure the fillets are no more than ½ to ¾ inch thick so they cook quickly. Sometimes flipping fish on the grill can be tricky since the fish can stick to the grill or fall apart. The solution is to invest in a grill basket that easily holds 4 to 6 fish fillets and secures the fish in the basket for easy flipping. If you don’t have a grilling basket, make sure the grill is hot and well oiled before adding the fish……..

 

 

* Click the limk below to get all the Healthy 4th of July Dinner Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19836/holidays-occasions/4th-of-july/dinner/

Orange Roughy Fish Hoagie w/ Baked Potato

June 29, 2017 at 4:53 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Orange Roughy Fish Hoagie w/ Baked Potato

 

 

It was Gravy and Toast this morning for Breakfast. I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy and toasted a couple slices of Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Bread. Also had a cup of my favorite Tea, Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Warmer and a little more humid out today. A little more like our normal June/July weather. Did a couple of loads of laundry and then off to Walmart for a few items. Stopped and had the car washed on the way back home. Other than that not much else going on. For Dinner tonight an Orange Roughy Fish Hoagie w/ Baked Potato.

 

 

I had picked up the Orange Roughy at Kroger a while back and had a fillet left in the freezer. I normally don’t purchase Orange Roughy due to its sustainability classification. But it was in the case already packaged and I grabbed it. So to make it I’ll need; the Orange Roughy Fillet, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Flour, egg Beater’s (1/2 cup), Paprika, and Shake and Bake Panko Bread Crumbs. I’ll also need McCormick Tarter Sauce and Kroger 100% Whole Wheat Hoagie Roll.

 

 

I had laid the Roughy in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare it I first rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then grabbed a skillet and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Then preheated the skillet on medium heat. Back to the fillet, I seasoned both sides of the fillet with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Then in a pie pan I added some Flour and seasoned it with some Paprika. Rolled the Roughy in the Flour till it was completely covered. Next in another pie pan I added a 1/2 cup of Egg Beater’s and dipped the fillets in the Egg Wash, shaking off the excess. Finally the third pie pan, I added a package of Shake and Bake Panko Seasoned Bread Crumbs to it and put the fillet in, making sure the fillet was well covered.

 

With the skillet heated I added my fillets. I then fried it for 3 minutes per side. It fried up perfect! Golden Brown on the outside and a moist center. I served it on a Kroger Whole Grain Hoagie Roll. Topped the Roughy fillet with some McCormick Tarter Sauce. Orange Roughy makes a perfect Fish Sandwich. Fries up great and an excellent taste to it.

 

 

 

For a side I prepared a Russet Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Potato Puffs

June 25, 2017 at 4:57 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Potato Puffs

 

 

 

For Breakfast on this beautiful Sunday Morning I reheated 3 of the Potato Pancakes leftover from last night’s Dinner, love these things! I also toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another gorgeous day out there again. Sunny and 75 degrees, and no humidity. It’s unusual for this area to have weather like this at the end of June. Usually the high humidity has set in for the Summer and high temps. After Breakfast I headed to Meijer for a few items and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad at McDonald’s for them. Did a load of laundry and some light house cleaning, not a lot going on after that. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Potato Puffs.

 

Purchased the Cod Loin Fillets at Kroger and had them in the freezer. So I laid a fillet in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the Cod I rinsed the fillet off with cold water and patted dry. Then seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Combined flour and both Garlic Powder and Onion powder. Then pressed both sides of fillet into flour for a light dusting , shaking off any excess flour. Dipped the floured fillets into the Paprika seasoned Egg Beater’s, allowing excess to drip off. Placed the fillets, one at a time, in Panko Bread Crumbs, and lightly toss fillets until both sides are covered. Meanwhile, heated the Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a skillet and placed the fillets in and cooked 3 minutes each side. Served on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun. I love making Fish Sandwiches with Cod and the Panko Bread Crumbs. Cod cooks up great no matter how you prepare it. Plus it’s a very meaty Fish.

 

Then for a side dish I prepared I had some Alexia Potato Puffs, that I had leftover in the freezer. To prepare them; Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Arrange the frozen potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with foil. Baked for 25, stirring halfway through the cooking time. Excellent Potato Product, browned up perfect with excellent seasoning. For dessert later a 100 Calorie Breyer’s Vanilla Ice Cream Cup that I topped with some Smucker’s Sugar Free Hot Fudge Topping.

 

 

 

Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich

Ingredients:

(4) 4oz. Orange Roughy or Cod Fillets
1c. Panko Bread Crumbs
Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper, to taste
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 c. Egg Beater’s
1/2 c. Flour
1 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions:

* Rinse fillets and pat dry the fillets and season with Sea Salt and Pepper.
* Combine flour and both Garlic Powder and Onion powder then press both sides of fillet into flour for a light dusting , shaking off any excess flour.
* Dip floured fillets into Paprika Seasoned Egg Beater’s, allowing excess to drip off.
* Place fillets, one at a time, in Panko Bread Crumbs and lightly toss fillets until both sides are covered.
* Meanwhile, heat canola oil in skillet and place the fillets in oil and saute 4 minutes each side, or until fillets are heated through and Panko Crust has browned.
Number of Servings: 4

 

 

 

Alexia Crispy Seasoned Potato Puffs with Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper

The crispy crunch consumers love in a potato puff, with the unexpected twist of Alexia’s premium seasonings: each crispy puff is perfectly seasoned with Roasted Garlic, Cracked Black Pepper, Sour Cream and Chives. —“All of the goodness of a loaded baked potato in a crispy bite-size puff.”

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 84 g (about 14 pieces)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 580mg 24%
Potassium 240mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g

https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/potatoes/crispy-seasoned-potato-puffs

Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Potato Pancakes and Green Beans

June 24, 2017 at 5:03 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Potato Pancakes and Green Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast I reheated a piece of the Chopped Bison Steak I had leftover from last night’s Dinner. I also had 1 Egg Sunnyside Up, 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Not a bad way to start the day! Well the rain finally stopped and it was mostly sunny and a high of 79 degrees. After Breakfast I got the leaf blower out and did some cleaning. Lot of leaves and limbs from the rain and wind of the last day and half. After Lunch I pulled the cart out of the shed and straightened that up and swept it out. Everything done I took the cart out for a ride around the neighborhood, not bad out! For Dinner tonight its a Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Potato Pancakes and Green Beans

I had a Walleye Fillet in the freezer that I sat in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare them I seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillets in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 3 to 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor!

 

 

The whole family love’s these Potato Pancakes! So for a side I prepared some Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix, my favorite (Never made a cake I didn’t like!). Just add 2 Egg Beater’s (1/2 Cup), 2 1/4 Cups Water, to the mix stir and fry! Easy and makes one good Potato Pancake and their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving (3 Potato Pancakes).

 

 

 

 

For a second side I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. I also reheated a couple of slices of leftover Multi Grain Bread. Had a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Devine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar, only 80 calories and 12 net carbs per bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Walleye Nutrition Facts

1 – 6 ounce serving
Calories 148 Calories from fat 17
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 1.9g 3%
Sat. Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 137 mg 46%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbs. 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 30.4g
Calcium 174.9 mg

 

 

Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix

Directions
Makes 18-24 pancakes. You Will Need: Medium bowl, 2 eggs, 2 1/4 cups cold water, vegetable oil, large skillet. 1. Mix: In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with a fork until blended. Add 2 1/4 cups cold water and mix well. Stir in the contents of this package. Allow batter to thicken for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir. 2. Fry: Drop tablespoons of batter into 1/8 inch hot vegetable oil in a large skillet and brown on both sides.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 3 cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 10
Calories from Saturated Fat
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g (1%)
Saturated Fat 0.5g (4%)
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Trans Fat 0g (0%)
Cholesterol 0mg (0%)
Sodium 500mg (21%)
Potassium
Total Carbohydrate 18g (6%)
Dietary Fiber 2g (9%)

http://www.manischewitz.com/sidesandmixesproducts.htm

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Hush Puppies and Mac and Cheese

June 19, 2017 at 4:51 PM | Posted in fish, Kraft Cheese | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Hush Puppies and Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a couple of Nutri Grain Low Fat Eggo Waffles and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast and my morning workout I started a load of laundry for Mom and then headed to Marsh and Kroger. I needed quite a few things from Meijer and then stopped by Kroger to pick up a few things for Mom. Back home, after Lunch I got out the leaf blower and cleaned the deck and driveway areas. Trimmed the vine along the driveway and then picked some Basil and Cilantro for tonight’s meal. This is the best my Herb Plants have ever grown, nice size plants. Love watching stuff grow. As a child growing up my Grandparents always live on a farm with huge fields of Vegetables. Lucky to get to see all that while growing up. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Hush Puppies and Mac and Cheese.

 

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

 

For one side for my Grouper I prepared a box of the McCormick Hush Puppy Corn Meal Mix. First time I’ve made these and they turned out great! Just followed the easy instructions and served. I left the full instructions at the end of the post. First time I’ve had Hush Puppies in a long time, really enjoyed these!

 

 

 

 

Also to go with the Grouper prepared some Kraft 50% Whole Grain Mac and Cheese. I normally have the regular Mac and Cheese but I seen the 50% Whole Grain at Meijer and picked up a 4 pack of them. It comes in a microwavable plastic container. To prepare it just remove the lid, add water and stir, microwave for 3 1/2 minutes, and stir in the packet of cheese sauce. And you have your Mac and Cheese! Another nice item to have in the pantry. Easy to prepare, nothing like good old-fashioned Kraft Mac and Cheese! Container makes 1 serving. Love these Kraft Mac and Cheese! Seafood and Mac and Cheese are just a natural pairing. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

McCormick Hush Puppy Corn Meal Mix

McCormick Hush Puppy Corn Meal Mix is a unique blend of yellow corn meal and wheat flour that helps you make tasty hush puppies quickly and easily. Just add water! The ingredients in this traditional recipe have been specially selected for authentic, golden fried Hush Puppies that are ready in minutes!

Directions:
Instructions: All You Need:1 box Hush Puppy Mix2/3 cup Water Vegetable Oil Pour oil into deep fryer, large heavy skillet or saucepan, filling no more than 1/3 full. Heat oil to 375F on medium heat.1. Stir Batter Mix and water in medium bowl until smooth. Let stand 10 minutes to thicken.2. Drop batter carefully by teaspoonfuls into hot oil. Cook several hush puppies at a time. Fry 2 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels.To prepare only of the box use 1 cup Hush Puppy Mix and 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. water. Continue as directed above.Serve hot hush puppies with a fish or seafood dinner.Cooking tip: cook several hush puppies at a time to help maintain oil at its best frying temperature.
Safe Handling Instructions: Jalapeno Hush Puppies Hush Puppies with Corn and Chiles Cooking tip: cook several hush puppies at a time to help maintain oil at its best frying temperature.

 

 

 

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner, Whole Grain, Original Flavor

Made with 50% whole grain. 19 g of whole grain per serving (nutritionists recommend eating at least three one-ounce equivalents of whole grain products per day [about 16 g whole grain per serving or at least 48 g per day]. One serving of this product contains 19 g whole grain, approximately 39% of the minimum daily amount). Ready in 3.5 minutes. Just add water.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size (in container): 1 package (1)
Calories 220
Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol less than 5mg 2%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 5g

Ohio Festivals – June 14th – 18th, 2017

June 14, 2017 at 5:16 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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June 14-18, 2017 Holland Strawberry Festival – Holland, Ohio
Annual Strawberry Festival, since 1938.

http://www.hollandstrawberryfestival.org/

 

 

June 15-17, 2017 13th Annual Bolivar Strawberry Festival
Bolivar, Ohio
Activities include pageants, strawberry eating contest, rides, entertainment, brew tent, crafters, food and the Fireman’s Parade that tops off the festival to make it a “Berry” great experience for the whole family. Father’s day weekend in June each year.

http://www.villageofbolivar.com/main-street/strawberry-festival/

 

 

June 15-18, 2017 57th Annual Kirtland Kiwanis Strawberry Festival
Kirtland, Ohio
Some of the events and activities include a food court featuring strawberry shortcakes, a strawberry pie contest, Miss Kirtland contest, rides, flea market and a parade.

http://www.kiwanisofkirtland.org/Berry-Festival.html

 

 

June 16-17, 2017 – International Beer Festival – Fairfield, Ohio
Jungle Jim’s Beer Fest will include over 400 beers from more than 100 different breweries. You will have the chance to try: imported beers, craft beers, hard ciders, beer blending, beer fresh from a firkin (the beer is fermented inside the barrel) and even taste your way through our new local beer section. And back this year… Bonus Brews! Bonus Brews are the beers that set us apart from the rest. Bonus Brews can be: Exquisite, Hard to Find, Highly Rated, Rare, or Only sold from the Brewery. Look for Bonus Brews at select booths.

http://www.junglejims.com/beerfest/

 

 

June 16-18, 2017 Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival – Avon, Ohio
14th Annual three-day event celebrates duct tape, its enthusiasts and its wacky and fun uses. The festival also honors the history and heritage of the city that is proclaimed the “Duct Tape Capital” of the world – Avon, Ohio – the home of Duck brand duct tape. From sculptures and fashion to games and a parade, everything at the festival revolves around duct tape and the wonderful City of Avon.

http://www.ducktapefestival.com/

 

 

June 16-18, 2017 Festival of the Fish – Vermillion, Ohio
A reunion of family & friends. We feature daily entertainment, fresh Lake Erie perch sandwiches, kid’s games, food & craft booths, and parade, lighted boat parade, sand castle building contest, crazy craft races, and queen’s pageant.

http://vermilionchamber.net/upcoming-events/

Fried Walleye w/ Boiled Yukon Gold Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Beans

June 11, 2017 at 4:59 PM | Posted in Bush's, fish, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye w/ Boiled Yukon Gold Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Beans

 

 

 

I t was one of those restless nights dealing with Phantom Pains all night into the morning before they finally eased up! So there won’t be a whole lot done today except for catching up on some sleep. Went out to get the Sunday Papers this morning and there was 2 Wild Turkeys out in the side yard, first I’ve seen in quite a while! For Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast went outside and got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Back inside I did a load of laundry and done for the day. After Lunch I laid down for the afternoon and caught up on sleep! For Dinner tonight it’s Fried Walleye w/ Boiled Yukon Gold Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Beans.

 

 

While at Meijer yesterday I seen they had some beautiful looking Walleye Fillets and just couldn’t pass them up. I rinsed it off in cold water, sliced into smaller pieces, and put them in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge until ready to use today. To prepare them I seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillets in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 3 to 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor!

 

 

For 1 side I boiled some Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes. Picked these up at Meijer also yesterday. To prepare them I took a large pot and filled it half way with water and heated it on high. As the water started to boil I added Salt to the water. I then added the Potatoes and boiled them until fork tender. To serve, I put a few them on the plate and smashed them up a bit. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley along with some I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

Then for another side I prepared some Bush’s Reduced Sodium Vegetarian Baked Beans. I had these sometime back and fell in love with the flavor and taste of the Vegetarian Beans! Only 130 calories, 0 fat, and 24 net carbs per serving. To prepare the; just open the can and empty the Beans Into Saucepan. Heat To Simmer until heated through. Love these Beans! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Walleye Nutrition Facts
1 – 6 ounce serving
Calories 148 Calories from fat 17
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 1.9g 3%
Sat. Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbs. 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 30.4g
Calcium 174.9mg

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