Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

August 1, 2020 at 7:14 PM | Posted in chicken, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

 

Woke up with a big appetite! I prepared a Breakfast Sandwich. I used 4 slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham, 1/2 slice of Swiss Cheese, a Fried Egg, and served on a Thomas Light English Muffin. With that first bite the Egg Yolk busted and spread all over the Sandwich. It was one gooey and delicious mess, it was a 2 napkin Breakfast! I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 94 and partly sunny out, rain moving in later in the day. Not much going on today. Did a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight one of our favorite meals, Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

We are having the family favorite Big 3 Of Dinner tonight – Fried Chicken Thighs, Fried Potatoes, and Green Beans! I had the Chicken Thighs in the freezer and grabbed a package last night and let it thaw in the fridge overnight.To prepare them I’ll just need Flour, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil. I think the trio of Fried Chicken Thighs, Fried Potatoes, and Canned Green Beans were meant to be together, one of our favorite meals!

 

 

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

 

For one side we had Fried Potatoes, which I picked up at Meijer the other day. I love these and Mom makes the best! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on medium high.

 

With the skillet heated add the Potatoes. After adding the Potatoes add your Seasoning, we just used Salt and Pepper. Then fry until the Potatoes start to turn brown. Then flip them with a spatula and continue frying until done. I love these Potatoes and they are so easy to prepare.

 

I had opened up a quart jar of Canned Green Beans and had them already cooking. I love these, Green Beans they always taste so fresh! Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. One delicious Dinner as always when having the Chicken Thighs! For Dessert/Snack later I had a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello. Take Care and Stay Safe all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – GOLDEN PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

July 30, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – GOLDEN PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES. To make these Cookies you’ll be needing Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, Flour, Equal Sweetener, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Egg Substitute, Pure Maple Syrup, and Vanilla Extract. The Cookies are 77 calories and 9 carbs per cookie. You can find this recipe at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Gourmet site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Care Tips, Diabetes News and much more so be sure to check it out! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

GOLDEN PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
Ingredients

1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup oat flour
Sugar substitute equal to 1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup fat-free egg substitute
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2 – Combine the flours, sugar substitute, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl and stir to mix well. Set aside.
3 – Combine the peanut butter, margarine, and brown sugar in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer to mix well. Beat in the egg substitute, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture and beat to mix well.
4 – Shape level teaspoonfuls of the dough into balls and arrange 1-1/2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten each cookie to 1/4 -inch thickness by crisscrossing with the tines of a fork. Dip the tines of the fork lightly in sugar between each cookie if desired.
5 – Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the bottoms of the cookies are golden brown. Remove the cookies and let sit for 2 minutes. Transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 40 cookies“Serving size: 1 cookie

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 77
Fat: 4 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.7 grams
Fiber: 0.9 grams
Sodium: 82 milligrams
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/golden-peanut-butter-cookies

Creamy Turkey Breakfast Casserole

July 17, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I also have a recipe for a Creamy Turkey Breakfast Casserole. To make this one you’ll be using JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon, JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, Butter, Flour, Milk, Mushrooms, Black Pepper, Egg Substitute, and Refrigerated Biscuit Dough. Start your morning off with a delicious and healthy Creamy Turkey Breakfast Casserole. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Creamy Turkey Breakfast Casserole
With lean ground turkey, mushrooms and bacon, this Creamy Turkey Breakfast Casserole recipe is a twist on the classic American biscuits and gravy. Less than 300 calories per serving, ready in under 60 minutes and serves 12!
Ingredients
6 slices JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon
1 (12-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links
½ cup butter, divided
½ cup flour
4 cups milk
½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms
¼ teaspoon black pepper
4 cups egg substitute or 16 eggs
1 (7.5-ounce) package refrigerated biscuit dough

Directions
1 – Heat oven to 350ºF. In large skillet, cook bacon as specified on the package. Drain on paper towels; chop. In large skillet, cook sausage as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Drain on paper towels; chop.

2 – In skillet, melt 6 tablespoons butter. Add flour and whisk until smooth. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add sausage, bacon, mushrooms and pepper; set aside.

3 – Whisk eggs. Melt remaining butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add eggs, stirring until soft scrambled. Pour ⅓ sauce into lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan; top with half the egg mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining sauce. Lay biscuits on top of sauce. Bake uncovered 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated and biscuits are golden brown.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Nutritional Information
Calories 220 Fat 9g
Protein 17g Cholesterol 40mg
Carbohydrates 17g Sodium 620mg
Fiber 0g Saturated Fat 4g
Sugars 5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/creamy-turkey-breakfast-casserole/

Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

July 3, 2020 at 7:04 PM | Posted in chicken | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

 

 

To start my day off I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns and heated up some Kroger Diced Ham. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns. One of my favorite Breakfast Dishes. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 94 degrees, partly sunny, and very humid. Not much going on today. Did a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight one of our favorite meals, Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

We are having the family favorite Big 3 Of Dinner tonight – Fried Chicken Thighs, Fried Potatoes, and Green Beans! I had the Chicken Thighs in the freezer and grabbed a package last night and let it thaw in the fridge overnight.To prepare them I’ll just need Flour, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil. I think the trio of Fried Chicken Thighs, Fried Potatoes, and Canned Green Beans were meant to be together, one of our favorite meals!

 

 

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

For one side we had Fried Potatoes, which I picked up at Meijer the other day. I love these and Mom makes the best! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on medium high.

 

 

With the skillet heated add the Potatoes. After adding the Potatoes add your Seasoning, we just used Salt and Pepper. Then fry until the Potatoes start to turn brown. Then flip them with a spatula and continue frying until done. I love these Potatoes and they are so easy to prepare.

 

 

I had opened up a quart jar of Canned Green Beans and had them already cooking. I love these, Green Beans they always taste so fresh! Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. One delicious Dinner as always when having the Chicken Thighs! For Dessert/Snack later I had a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzel Sticks and a Diet Mango/Tea to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

One of America’s Favorites – Pound Cake

June 1, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A pound cake with almonds

Pound cake is a type of cake traditionally made with a pound of each of four ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. Pound cakes are generally baked in either a loaf pan or a Bundt mold, and served either dusted with powdered sugar, lightly glazed, or sometimes with a coat of icing.

It is believed that the pound cake is of northern European origin that dates back to the early 1700s. A recipe for pound cake is in the first U.S. cookbook, American Cookery, which was published in 1796.

Over time the ingredients for pound cake changed. Eliza Leslie, who wrote the 1851 edition of Direction for Cookery, used 10 eggs, beat them as lightly as possible, mixed them with a pound of flour, then added the juice of two lemons or three large oranges. This changed the flavor and texture of the cake. In the 2008 issue of Saveur, James Villas wrote that cake flour would not work in place of all-purpose flour because it lacks the strength to support the heavy batter.

An early variation on this cake replaced some of the flour with cornmeal made from dried corn (maize), which was then called Indian meal. A recipe for Indian pound cake was first published in 1828 by Eliza Leslie and later included in The Indian Meal Book, which was published in London in 1846, when people in Ireland were looking for alternatives to expensive wheat flour.

There are numerous variations on the traditional pound cake, with certain countries and regions having distinctive styles. These can include the addition of flavoring agents (such as vanilla extract or almond extract) or dried fruit (such as currants or dried cranberries), as well as alterations to the original recipe to change the characteristics of the resulting pound cake. For instance, baking soda or baking powder may be incorporated to induce leavening during baking, resulting in a less dense pound cake. A cooking oil (typically a vegetable oil) is sometimes substituted for some or all of the butter, which is intended to produce a moister cake. Sour cream pound cake is a popular variation in the United States, which involves the substitution of sour cream for some of the butter, which also is intended to produce a moister cake with a tangy flavor. Some of these variations may drastically change the texture and flavor of the pound cake, but the name pound cake is often still used. Some of the variations are described below.

Slices of pound cake

American South style
A traditional American pound cake would contain one pound each of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. This recipe is quite popular in the cuisine of the Southern United States.

French style
In France, the pound cake is well known. The name of the pound cake “quatre-quarts”, means four quarters. There are equal weights in each of the four quarters. In tradition, the popular cake of the French region of Brittany, as its name implies, uses the same quantity of the four ingredients, but with no added fruit of any kind. However, the Caribbean parts of the world that speak French traditionally add rum to the ingredients for Christmas Eve or even mashed bananas for extra moisture. In some cases the French might have beaten egg whites instead of whole eggs to lighten the batter. Other variants include adding chocolate or lemon juice for flavor.

Mexican style
In Mexico, the pound cake is called panqué. The basic recipe of Mexican panqué is much like the traditional U.S. recipe. Most common variants are panqué con nueces (pound cake with walnuts) and panqué con pasas (pound cake with raisins).

Colombian and Venezuelan style
Ponqué is the Colombian and Venezuelan version of the pound cake: the term ponqué is itself a Spanish phonetic approximation of pound-cake. The ponqué is essentially a wine-drenched cake with a cream or sugar coating, and it is very popular at birthdays, weddings and other social celebrations.

Traditional German Osterlamm which often is made of Eischwerteig mit Fett

German style
The German Eischwerteig mit Fett (roughly “egg-weight dough with fat”) is a recipe very similar to the pound cake, but thought of in multiples of the weight of the average egg used. For example, in a German cooks vocational school book from the 1980s the basic recipe for such a cake baked in a 26 cm spring form tin is given as four eggs, 3 egg-weights of butter, 4 egg-weights of sugar, three egg weights of flour and one egg-weight of starch. If you add it all up, it is close to the English pound of each and the French four equal quarters.

Thinking of the dough in terms of base egg-weight makes it a very versatile base recipe which can be easily scaled to different sized tins by increasing or decreasing the number of eggs and the dependent ingredient weights. And so, with the simple addition of nuts, chocolate, dried fruits and alcohols, and the use of different shapes and sizes of tins, a wide variety of traditional German cakes are made. For example, this dough or a minor variation of it is often used to make cakes made in a loaf tin (Orangenkuchen – orange cake; Nußkuchen- hazelnut cake), marbled cakes in a bundt tin (Marmorkuchen ) and other flavor combinations in shaped tins (Falscher Rehrücken – fake venison saddle with bitter chocolate and almonds, Osterlamm – Easter Lamb with vanilla and rum.

 

Southwestern-Style Corn Pudding

May 24, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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A Southwestern-Style Corn Pudding to go with the Roast Pork Loin Southwest Style. To make this recipe you’ll be using Egg Substitute, Fat Free Half and Half, Flour, Splenda Sweetener, Salt, Frozen Corn, Green Chilies, Cooking Spray, and Reduced-Fat Margarine. Time to dig in! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Southwestern-Style Corn Pudding

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: approximately 30 minutes

3/4 cup liquid egg substitute
2 cups fat-free half-and-half
1/4 cup flour
4 teaspoons Splenda sweetener
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups frozen corn, thawed and drained (fresh corn cut from the cob may be used)
1 can (4 1/2 ounces) diced green chilies, drained
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons reduced-fat margarine

Directions
Yield: 6 cups
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, whisk together egg substitute, half-and-half, flour, Splenda, and salt. Stir in corn and chilies. Pour into a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Dot with margarine. Bake uncovered 15 minutes, stir, and continue baking another 15–20 minutes, or until pudding is no longer liquid in the center.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 95 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Cholesterol: <1 mg, Sodium: 253 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/southwestern-style-corn-pudding/

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Leftover Chicken and Dumplings and Cornbread!

May 22, 2020 at 6:42 PM | Posted in chicken, leftovers | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover Chicken and Dumplings and Cornbread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly sunny and 74 degrees outside today, 80 degree weather and dry on the way! I had to stick close to the phone and house. We are having trouble with our phone and cable TV and I had to wait around for the repairman to call and arrive. It was finally dry enough for them to mow our grass, and it needs it! It’s been so wet out that you couldn’t mow it. Did a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight its Leftover Chicken and Dumplings! No way these leftovers were going to go to waste! Mom makes the best Chicken and Dumplings there is! I have many an old room mate through the years that will back that up. I left the original post from yesterday for recipe and intsruction. Take care all!

My Mom is making her Chicken and Dumplings for Dinner Tonight! 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.

 

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 the 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 everymeal. 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/Snack a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels and a Sprite 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

Chicken and Dumplings and Cornbread!

May 21, 2020 at 6:37 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chicken and Dumplings and Cornbread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a Thomas Light 100% Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Rain showers on and off and 64 degrees outside. I got out my mask and gloves and headed off to Home Depot. I was going to buy a battery weed trimmer but they were already sold out. I’ll try again some time. Did a few things around the house. Anyway a real Dinner treat 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! 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.

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 the 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 Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Pecan-Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

May 14, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 2 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Pecan-Cranberry Upside-Down Cake. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Light Margarine, Cranberries, Brown Sugar Blend Splenda, Pecans, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Flour, Baking Powder, Salt, Cinnamon, Baking Powder, Egg Substitute, Milk, Almond Extract, Canola Oil, and Fat-Free Nondairy Whipped Topping. This isn’t your average Upside Down Cake! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Pecan-Cranberry Upside-Down Cake
This moist and delicious upside-down cake is the perfect complement for your holiday table!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes.

2 tablespoons light margarine
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup Brown Sugar Blend Splenda, No Calorie Sweetener, granular
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 cup Splenda, No Calorie Sweetener, granular
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup liquid egg substitute
1 cup skim milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup Enova or canola oil
Fat-free nondairy whipped topping (optional)

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 1/10th of cake

* Heat oven to 350°F. Melt light margarine in microwave or over low heat in small skillet on stove. Pour melted margarine into a 9-inch nonstick round cake pan, and use a pastry brush to evenly spread the margarine across the bottom of the pan. In a small bowl, combine cranberries, Brown Sugar Blend Splenda, and pecans. Pour mixture over melted margarine in an even layer. In another small bowl, combine Splenda (white), flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and stir well with a spoon. Add liquid egg substitute, milk, almond extract, and oil, and stir until batter is smooth. Pour batter over fruit and nut mixture evenly. Bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly brown on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes, then carefully invert using protective gloves onto a serving plate and remove pan. Allow cake to cool. Cut into 10 slices and top each with 1 tablespoon fat-free nondairy whipped topping if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 165 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 289 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/pecan-cranberry-upside-down-cake/

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Chicken Tenders and Baked Fries

May 7, 2020 at 7:19 PM | Posted in chicken, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Tenders and Baked Fries

 

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. Wow, what a beautiful day out there today! Sunny and 71 degrees but a possible record cold morning with snow flurries by in the morning! Yes indeed, that Ohio Weather! It’s no wonder everyone has Sinus and Allergy problems in Southwest Ohio! Hopefully they’ll miss that forecast. After Lunch I got the cart out and did a little yard work. Then later took the cart for a spin around the neighborhood, enjoying that sunshine! For Dinner tonight I prepared Chicken Tenders and Baked Fries.

 

I had no clue on what to prepare for Dinner tonight so I hit the freezer. I came across a package of Simple Truth Chicken Tenderloins (Tenders). So I sat them out to thaw this morning. To prepare them I’ll need McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, LiteHouse Poultry Herb Blend, Garlic Salt, Flour, Pam Cooking Spray, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

I seasoned and Floured the Tenders and set then aside. I grabbed a large skillet and sprayed it with the Pam Spray and heated the skillet on medium heat. As the skillet heated I added 2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil. When the skillet was heated I added the Tenders, I cooked them in 2 batches so not to over crowd the skillet. I cooked them for about 5 minutes and flipped them over to continue cooking them another 4 minutes. I checked the Tenders with a meat thermometer and I had the correct reading of 165 degrees F. Removed the first batch on to a paper towel lined plate and cooked the next batch.

They came out excellent! Good Seasoning and the Flour gave it a good crust. Served these with sides of LiteHouse Lite Blue Cheese and Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing.

 

 

 

To go with the Chicken Tenders I baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. Served those with some Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert later a Jello Dark Cherry Sugar Free Jello. Take care everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kroger Simple Truth – 100% Natural Choice: Truly Delicious – Natural Boneless & Skinless Chicken Breast Tenders

It’s only natural that you enjoy our natural boneless and skinless chicken breast tenders that contain no antibiotics or added hormones from chickens raised cage free in a humane environment and vegetarian fed! A natural choice that is 99% fat free and 100% delicious in any meal.

* Raised cage free
* No added hormones
* No preservatives
* No antibiotics ever
* Vegetarian fed
* 99% fat free
* Keep refrigerated
* Inspected for wholesomeness by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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