Baked Chili and Cheese Nachos

March 28, 2021 at 6:56 PM | Posted in cheese, chili, Hormel, Jalapenos, Nachos, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chili and Cheese Nachos

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Very windy and a high of 44 degrees. After my Tea I headed to Meijer. They had Cook’s Hams on sale at 89 cents a pound. I wanted to get one before they were picked over, for an Easter Dinner Ham. They had some great looking Half Shank Bone In Hams! Meijer had a big crowd to be so early and most were grabbing a Ham. Back home I didn’t get outside, just too windy and cold. So I was Couch Potato all day! For Dinner tonight a real Comfort Food and Mom’s favorite, Baked Chili and Cheese Nachos.

 

So Mom loves Baked Chili and Cheese Nachos, as I do! So Nachos it is tonight! To make them I’ll need: Tostitos Multi Grain Scoops for my Chips. I love these with Salsa or just as a snack, they bake and hold their shape better than most chips. For my toppings I used 1 can of Mario Sliced Black Olives, sliced up some Green Olives, Mezzetta Deli Sliced Jalapeno Peppers, Hormel Turkey Chili with Beans, a few shakes (or more) of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and Sargento Reduced Fat Mozzarella. Put all that together and it’s nothing but good Nachos! I especially love the Jalapenos, nice mild heat!

 

To prepare I preheated the oven at 400 degrees and sprayed a glass baking dish with Pam and layer everything in. I first opened up 2 cans of the Hormel Chili with Beans and heated them up in a saucepan, as it was heating I added about 6 shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce to it and mixed. After the Chili was ready I added 4 tablespoons of Chili to the baking dish, then I added my Scoops (Chips). I then added the Sliced Black Olives and Sliced Green Olives, the remainder of the Chili, Sliced Jalapeno Peppers (Love These), and then top everything with the Cheese. Then just pop it in the oven for 10 minutes or until the Cheese has started to melt and everything is heated. We love Nachos, nothing better than a big plate of Chili Cheese Nachos! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

Hormel Turkey w/Beans 98% Fat Free Chili
* Since 1891
* NO preservatives

Directions:
Stove top: empty chili into saucepan. Stir occasionally while heating over medium heat, about 5 minutes or until hot. Microwave: empty chili into microwaveable bowl; cover loosely. Heat for 2 To 3 minutes or until hot, stirring once. Careful. Let chili stand in microwave 1 minute and stir before serving. All microwaves And stoves vary. Times given are approximate.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (247 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 210
Calories from Fat 27
Total Fat 3.0g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Cholesterol 45 mg 15%
Sodium 1250 mg 52%
Carbohydrates 28.0g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6.0g 24%
Sugars 6.0g
Protein 17.0g
http://hormel.com/Brands/HormelChili/HormelChili/HORMEL-Chili-Turkey-with-Beans

 

Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips

Serve up a sensible snacking option with multi-grain tortilla chips at your next gathering using Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz. Whether its family Mexican food night or a game night with friends, there are plenty of Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! to go around with this 10-ounce bag. Make a platter or two of individual appetizers to share with guests or for a family weekend snack.

The authentic flavor of Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz. makes them versatile for pairing with a variety of Tostitos dips. These multigrain tortilla chips and a bowl of salsa are a perfect pair for an evening snack while watching a movie. Spruce up chips and salsa with a dollop of sour cream and some freshly chopped cilantro for a different take on the classic snack. The crunchy texture of the chips makes them a great substitute for crackers with a bowl of chili or soup.

Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz.:
* 10 oz. bag
* Multigrain chips
* Perfect for quick, easy appetizers
* Sturdy for scooping through layered dips
* Great for parties

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Whole White Corn, Vegetable Oil (Contains One Or More of The Following: Corn, Sunflower, Or Soybean Oil), And Salt.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Oz
Servings Per Container 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
Calories From Fat 60
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7 G 10
Saturated Fat 1 G 4
Trans Fat 0 G
Monounsaturated Fat 2 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 110 Mg 5
Total Carbohydrate 17 G 6
Dietary Fiber 2 G 7
Sugars <1 G
Protein 2 G

Shrimp Jambalaya

March 20, 2021 at 7:04 PM | Posted in rice, seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp Jambalaya

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 59 degrees and sunny out today. After Breakfast I headed to Kroger and picked up a Prescription for Mom. Finished up some cleaning indoors. Got the cart out of the shed and rode around the yard and made a list of things I would need to fix up the yard. Then raked some leaves and limbs in the backyard. Then for Dinner tonight I prepared Shrimp Jambalaya.

 

For the Shrimp I used a bag of Kroger Frozen Wild Caught Shrimp. I grabbed a skillet and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, added a 1/2 tablespoon of Olive Oil Cooking Oil, and a pat of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. I seasoned the Shrimp with a shake of Sea Salt and Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning. I heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet heated up I added the Shrimp. Cooked it a total of about 2 minutes and removed it from the heat. I put the semi cooked Shrimp into bowl and set aside until needed.

 

I used Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Jambalaya Mix (Mild) for my base for the Jambalaya.  I use Zatarain’s Products whenever I can, love the flavor and seasoning of all their products. To prepare it I just followed the easy instructions on the box. Mixed 2 1/2 cups of Water and 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and brought it to a boil. Added the Zatarain’s Jambalaya Mix Returned it to a boil, and then reduced the heat to low. Covered and simmered for about 25 minutes, adding the Shrimp with 2 minutes of cooking time left. Continued cooking till most of the moisture had been absorbed, 2 minutes. Removed it from the heat and let it rest for about 5 minutes before I served it.

 

The Shrimp and Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Jambalaya Mix make a perfect pairing! I added a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to the mix also, nothing like a little heat to liven things up! This makes one delicious dish. For Dessert later a bowl Breyer’s Chocolate Carb Smart Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Jambalaya (Mild)

Product description
This delicious Creole rice mix is perfect jazzed up as a meal — just add 1 pound of smoked sausage, chicken, ham or shrimp. Enjoy the authentic flavor and soul of New Orleans in less than 30 minutes.

Preparation instructions
Stove Top Directions: Pick a Protein: 1 lb., cut into bite-sized pieces. Smoked Sausage. Cooked Chicken. Ham. Shrimp (Add cooked shrimp during last 5 minutes of cooking time.) Cook: Mix 2-1/2 cups water, Rice Mix, meat of your choice and 1 tbsp. vegetable or olive oil (optional) in 3-quart saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover. Simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Enjoy: Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

Ingredients
Enriched Long Grain Parboiled Rice (Rice, Iron, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid), Onion, Spices (Including Paprika, Chili Pepper), Salt, Yeast Extract, Red and Green Bell Pepper & Garlic.
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/dinner-and-side-mixes/rice-mixes-and-side-dishes/jambalaya-mix-mild

 

 

 

Shrimp Health Benefits……….
Shrimp may have a variety of health benefits. It is high in several vitamins and minerals, and is a rich source of protein. Eating shrimp may also promote heart and brain health due to its content of omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidant astaxanthin ( 6 , 11 , 12 , 13 ).

Panko Crispy Turkey Tenderloins w/ Baked Fries

March 9, 2021 at 7:10 PM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crispy Turkey Tenderloins w/ Baked Fries

 

For Breakfast I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, heated up 2 Johnsonville Turkey Sausage Links, toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Nice way to start the day! 66 degrees and mostly sunny out, still windy. After Breakfast I went to Kroger for a few things for Mom and stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for her. Did a little yard work and then later a friend of mine stopped by for a while to catch up a bit. For Dinner tonight I prepared Panko Crispy Turkey Tenderloins w/ Baked Fries.

 

I purchased another package of the JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloins at Meijer. There’s only 120 calories, 1 gram of fat and 0 carbs per serving! I’m preparing them the same way as last time we had them. I had looked around at different recipes and I combined a couple of ideas from a few of them to prepare the Tenderloins. I’m making Panko Crispy Turkey Tenderloins. To make these I’ll be needing 1/3 of a cup Low Fat Buttermilk, 3/4 teaspoon (or more) of Frank’s Hot Sauce, 1/4 teaspoon of Garlic Powder, 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder, Sea Salt, 1 package of JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloins (sliced into smaller strips), Extra Light Olive Oil for frying, 1 cup All-Purpose Flour, 2 teaspoons Hungarian Paprika, Grinder Black Peppercorn, 2 cups Progresso Panko Breadcrumbs, 1 1/2 tablespoons Chile Powder, and 2 Large Eggs or Egg Beater’s which is what I used.

 

Then to prepare them; You’ll be needing 3 bowls. Whisk the Buttermilk, Hot Sauce, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, and Sea salt in a small bowl. Place the sliced Turkey in a resealable plastic bag and pour in the Buttermilk Marinade. I refrigerated them for 3 hours.

 

When ready I got a large cast-iron skillet and added3 tablespoons of the Olive Oil to it and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I put the Flour in a bowl and seasoned it with the Paprika and Sea Salt and Pepper. I then put the Panko in another bowl and season it with the Chile powder and Salt and Pepper. And finally I poured the Egg Beater’s in the last bowl.

 

I removed the Turkey from the Marinade, allowing the excess to drip off. I dredged the Turkey first in the Flour, then in the Egg Beater’s and finally coat them with the Panko. With the cast iron skillet heated I fried the turkey in batches, always being careful not to overcrowd the skillet, until golden brown and an instant read thermometer inserted into the center read 160 degrees. I fried them 3 minutes per side.

 

These came out so delicious! They came out Golden Brown, Tender and so Flavorful. The Spices worked perfect and the Panko Breadcrumbs gave it a fantastic crunch. I served these with some Blue Cheese Dressing for dipping. We have found a new Keeper Recipe! I also baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. Then for Dessert/Snack a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloins

JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloins are 99% fat-free and can be used in quick meals or on the grill. Make turkey breast tenderloin the main ingredient in pasta, kabobs or add some seasoning to create a one-of-a-kind barbeque sandwich. Find this all natural* product in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.

*Minimally processed, no artificial ingredients.

Nutrition Facts
4.5 servings per container

Serving size(112g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 75mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 26g
https://www.jennieo.com/products/extra-lean-boneless-turkey-breast-tenderloins/

Leftover 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

February 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, cheese, chili, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Sargento's Cheese | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Leftover 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

 

To start this morning off I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also prepared a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 25 degrees, snow flurries and cloudy out all day. Possible 1-2 inches of more snow coming in later tonight. Went and picked up Breakfast for Mom and stopped by the Bank for her. Not a lot going today, caught up on everything. And like yesterday, what a better way than Chili to heat up this cold Winter’s day! For Dinner tonight it’s Leftover 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread. We thought one more day of Chili would be great. I’m freezing the rest. I left yesterday’s post below for ingredients and directions. Stay Safe and Enjoy!

 

I love making a batch of my 3 Bean Turkey Chili! To make my Chili I’m using Jennie -O Lean Ground Turkey, 2 – 1lb. packages. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans) drained and rinsed, Then I mix in 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Seeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste (2 cans),4 Cloves Minced Garlic, 2 tsp Ground Anchio Chile Pepper, 2 tsp Ground Paprika, 1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning, 2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon, 1 tbsp of Cilantro Leaves and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). What’s good about this recipe you can use your own favorite Spices and make your own tweaks to it.

 

First thing I do is get the Crock Pot out and put in a Glad Crock Pot Liner. The Liners are incredible, just line your Crock Pot with one and spray it with Pam Cooking Spray. Now you are set to go. It makes for one easy clean up, just remove it when done and give the inside of your Crock Pot a quick wipe down and your clean up is done! On with the recipe.

 

To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. When heated I add the Ground Turkey and all the Seasonings and Tomato Paste, stirring often. When the Turkey has browned I put it aside and mixed my Beans. I opened all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed.

 

Next I turned the Slow Cooker on Low, sprayed the cooker liner with Pam Non Stick Spray, and added a 1/2 cup of Water to it. Let heat for about 20 minutes and I added everything to the Crock Pot. I’ll be cooking my Chili for 6 – 7 hours. Then sit back and enjoy the aroma, that usually starts after a couple of hours or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I’ll be using the Leftover Chili in a couple of different ways for meals , can’t wait! Chili is even better after sitting in the fridge for a day! The full recipe and list of ingredients is at the end of the post.

 

I also prepared a small Cast Iron Skillet of Cornbread. For the Corn Bread I’m using Martha White White Corn Meal. The Cornbread goes perfect with Chili! Then for Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili

Ingredients
2 – 1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans), drained and rinsed
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
2 Tsps Ground Anchio Chile Pepper
2 Tsps Ground Paprika
1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
1 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I like to use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.

3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

February 9, 2021 at 7:14 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, chili, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

 

 

To start this morning off I prepared a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. We got our biggest snowfall sine 1992. Some areas have 10 inches. We have about 8-9 inches with more on the way tonight, Wednesday, and the weekend! My neighbor cleared most of our driveway with his snow blower/plow. Then I hit it with the Salt. By 1:00 the driveway was almost cleared and I was able to use the snow shovel to clear the rest out. I’ll salt it again later tonight. It’s a pain to shovel snow from a wheelchair but you have to get things done. What a better way than Chili to heat up this cold Winter’s day! For Dinner tonight it’s my 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread. I prepared the Chili yesterday afternoon. So it was ready to be heated up for Dinner tonight. I’ve left the ingredients and directions below. Take Care All!

 

I love making a batch of my 3 Bean Turkey Chili! To make my Chili I’m using Jennie -O Lean Ground Turkey, 2 – 1lb. packages. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans) drained and rinsed, Then I mix in 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Seeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste (2 cans),4 Cloves Minced Garlic, 2 tsp Ground Anchio Chile Pepper, 2 tsp Ground Paprika, 1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning, 2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon, 1 Tbsp of Cilantro Leaves and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). What’s good about this recipe you can use your own favorite Spices and make your own tweaks to it.

 

First thing I do is get the Crock Pot out and put in a Glad Crock Pot Liner. The Liners are incredible, just line your Crock Pot with one and spray it with Pam Cooking Spray. Now you are set to go. It makes for one easy clean up, just remove it when done and give the inside of your Crock Pot a quick wipe down and your clean up is done! On with the recipe.

 

 

To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. When heated I add the Ground Turkey and all the Seasonings and Tomato Paste, stirring often. When the Turkey has browned I put it aside and mixed my Beans. I opened all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed.

 

 

Next I turned the Slow Cooker on Low, sprayed the cooker liner with Pam Non Stick Spray, and added a 1/2 cup of Water to it. Let heat for about 20 minutes and I added everything to the Crock Pot. I’ll be cooking my Chili for 6 – 7 hours. Then sit back and enjoy the aroma, that usually starts after a couple of hours or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I’ll be using the Leftover Chili in a couple of different ways for meals , can’t wait! Chili is even better after sitting in the fridge for a day! The full recipe and list of ingredients is at the end of the post.

 

I also prepared a small Cast Iron Skillet of Cornbread. For the Corn Bread I’m using Martha White White Corn Meal. The Cornbread goes perfect with Chili! Then for Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili

Ingredients
2 – 1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans), drained and rinsed
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
2 Tsps Ground Anchio Chile Pepper
2 Tsps Ground Paprika
1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
1 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I like to use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Diabetic Buffalo Chicken Recipe

February 9, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Diabetic Buffalo Chicken Recipe. To prepare this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Cooking Spray, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, Reduced Calorie Margarine, Dried Parsley, Garlic Powder, Celery Sticks, and Reduced Fat Blue Cheese Dressing. There’s 154 calories and 0 net carbs per serving. 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Diabetic Buffalo Chicken Recipe
With only 1 gram of carbohydrate per serving, this Buffalo chicken appetizer is to score a touchdown with your guests!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 25 minutes (includes baking time)

Cooking spray
1 pound cooked chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks
1/2 cup red hot sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot Sauce)
3 tablespoons melted, reduced-calorie margarine
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Celery sticks
Reduced-fat ranch or blue cheese salad dressing

Directions
Yield: 42 pieces
Serving size: 7 pieces

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray, and place chicken bites in the baking dish. In a bowl, combine Red Hot sauce, margarine, parsley, and garlic powder. Pour evenly over chicken. (If you wish, you can refrigerate the combined chicken and sauce until you are ready to heat and serve.) Bake for 20 minutes. Put a toothpick in each piece of chicken and place on serving tray. Serve with celery sticks and salad dressing.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 154 calories, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Protein: 24 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 209 mg, Fiber: <1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/buffalo-chicken-bites/

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Baked Chili and Cheese Nachos

February 7, 2021 at 7:02 PM | Posted in cheese, chili, Hormel, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chili and Cheese Nachos

 

For Breakfast this morning I lightly fried some Turkey Spam, had a Sunny Side Up Egg, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It’s one cold morning out there today! The temperature was at 9 degrees and the wind chill was Below Zero! 23 for a high and sunny, but the winds kept it in the single digits. Good day to stay in. Just did a few chores around the house and then relaxed and watched a few shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight a real Comfort Food and Mom’s favorite, Baked Chili and Cheese Nachos.

 

So Mom loves Baked Chili and Cheese Nachos, as I do! So Nachos it is tonight! To make them I’ll need: Tostitos Multi Grain Scoops for my Chips. I love these with Salsa or just as a snack, they bake and hold their shape better than most chips. For my toppings I used 1 can of Mario Sliced Black Olives, sliced up some Green Olives, Mezzetta Deli Sliced Jalapeno Peppers, Hormel Turkey Chili with Beans, a few shakes (or more) of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and Sargento Reduced Fat Mozzarella. Put all that together and it’s nothing but good Nachos! I especially love the Jalapenos, nice mild heat!

 

To prepare I preheated the oven at 400 degrees and sprayed a glass baking dish with Pam and layer everything in. I first opened up 2 cans of the Hormel Chili with Beans and heated them up in a sauce pan, as it was heating I added about 6 shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce to it and mixed. After the Chili was ready I added 4 tablespoons of Chili to the baking dish, then I added my Scoops (Chips). I then added the Sliced Black Olives and Sliced Green Olives, the remainder of the Chili, Sliced Jalapeno Peppers (Love These), and then top everything the Cheese. Then just pop it in the oven 10 minutes or until the Cheese had started to melt and everything heated. We love Nachos, nothing better than a big plate of Chili Cheese Nachos! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

Hormel Turkey w/Beans 98% Fat Free Chili
* Since 1891
* NO preservatives

Directions:
Stove top: empty chili into saucepan. Stir occasionally while heating over medium heat, about 5 minutes or until hot. Microwave: empty chili into microwaveable bowl; cover loosely. Heat for 2 To 3 minutes or until hot, stirring once. Careful. Let chili stand in microwave 1 minute and stir before serving. All microwaves And stoves vary. Times given are approximate.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (247 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 210
Calories from Fat 27
Total Fat 3.0g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Cholesterol 45 mg 15%
Sodium 1250 mg 52%
Carbohydrates 28.0g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6.0g 24%
Sugars 6.0g
Protein 17.0g
http://hormel.com/Brands/HormelChili/HormelChili/HORMEL-Chili-Turkey-with-Beans

 

Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips

Serve up a sensible snacking option with multi-grain tortilla chips at your next gathering using Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz. Whether its family Mexican food night or a game night with friends, there are plenty of Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! to go around with this 10-ounce bag. Make a platter or two of individual appetizers to share with guests or for a family weekend snack.

The authentic flavor of Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz. makes them versatile for pairing with a variety of Tostitos dips. These multigrain tortilla chips and a bowl of salsa are a perfect pair for an evening snack while watching a movie. Spruce up chips and salsa with a dollop of sour cream and some freshly chopped cilantro for a different take on the classic snack. The crunchy texture of the chips makes them a great substitute for crackers with a bowl of chili or soup.

Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz.:
* 10 oz. bag
* Multigrain chips
* Perfect for quick, easy appetizers
* Sturdy for scooping through layered dips
* Great for parties

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Whole White Corn, Vegetable Oil (Contains One Or More of The Following: Corn, Sunflower, Or Soybean Oil), And Salt.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Oz
Servings Per Container 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
Calories From Fat 60
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7 G 10
Saturated Fat 1 G 4
Trans Fat 0 G
Monounsaturated Fat 2 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 110 Mg 5
Total Carbohydrate 17 G 6
Dietary Fiber 2 G 7
Sugars <1 G
Protein 2 G

Panko Crispy Turkey Tenderloins w/ Baked Fries

January 31, 2021 at 7:31 PM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Ore - Ida | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crispy Turkey Tenderloins w/ Baked Fries

 

 

For Breakfast I heated up the leftover Biscuits and Gravy. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It snowed a couple of inches overnight. Then this morning it started raining, which got rid of most of the snow, high of 39 degrees. More snow coming though. There’s not a thing to do today, I’m all caught up on housework, laundry and such. So it was kick back TV and Crossword day! For Dinner tonight I prepared Panko Crispy Turkey Tenderloins w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

I purchased a package of JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloins on my last visit to Meijer. There’s only 120 calories, 1 gram of fat and 0 carbs per serving! I looked around at different recipes and I combined a couple of ideas from a few of them to prepare the Tenderloins tonight. I’m making Panko Crispy Turkey Tenderloins. To make these I’ll be needing 1/3 cup Low Fat Buttermilk, 3/4 teaspoon (or more) of Frank’s Hot Sauce, 1/4 teaspoon of Garlic Powder, 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder, Sea Salt, 1 package of JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloins (sliced into smaller strips), Extra Light Olive Oil for frying, 1 cup All-Purpose Flour, 2 teaspoons Hungarian Paprika, Grinder Black Peppercorn, 2 cups Progresso Panko Breadcrumbs, 1 1/2 tablespoons Chile Powder, and 2 Large Eggs or Egg Beater’s which is what I used.

 

 

Then to prepare them; You’ll be needing 3 bowls. Whisk the Buttermilk, Hot Sauce, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, and Sea salt in a small bowl. Place the sliced Turkey in a resealable plastic bag and pour in the Buttermilk Marinade. I refrigerated them for 3 hours.

 

 

When ready I got a large cast-iron skillet and added3 tablespoons of the Olive Oil to it and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I put the Flour in a bowl and seasoned it with the Paprika and Sea Salt and Pepper. I then put the Panko in another bowl and season it with the Chile powder and Salt and Pepper. And finally I poured the Egg Beater’s in the last bowl.

 

 

I removed the Turkey from the Marinade, allowing the excess to drip off. I dredged the Turkey first in the Flour, then in the Egg Beater’s and finally coat them with the Panko. With the cast iron skillet heated I fried the turkey in batches, always being careful not to overcrowd the skillet, until golden brown and an instant read thermometer inserted into the center read 160 degrees. I fried them 3 minutes per side.

 

 

Hey Chicken Tenders, you just got replaced! These came out so delicious! They came out Golden Brown, Tender and so Flavorful. The Spices worked perfect and the Panko Breadcrumbs gave it a fantastic crunch. I served these with some Blue Cheese Dressing for dipping. We have found a new Keeper Recipe! I also baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. Then for Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloins

JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloins are 99% fat-free and can be used in quick meals or on the grill. Make turkey breast tenderloin the main ingredient in pasta, kabobs or add some seasoning to create a one-of-a-kind barbeque sandwich. Find this all natural* product in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.

*Minimally processed, no artificial ingredients.

Nutrition Facts
4.5 servings per container

Serving size(112g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 75mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 26g
https://www.jennieo.com/products/extra-lean-boneless-turkey-breast-tenderloins/

Baked Chili and Cheese Nachos

December 18, 2020 at 7:14 PM | Posted in chili, Hormel, Nachos, tortilllas | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chili and Cheese Nachos

 

 

For Breakfast this morning a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 37 degrees and partly cloudy out today. Partly sunny and 41 degrees out today. Did a load of laundry after Breakfast. Later I went to Staples and bought a ne paper shredder. I bought one on moveable stand a larger shredded container. Back home cleaned the house. For Dinner tonight a real Comfort Food, Baked Chili and Cheese Nachos.

 

So Mom loves Baked Chili and Cheese Nachos, as I do! So Nachos it is tonight! To make them I’ll need: Tostitos Multi Grain Scoops for my Chips. I love these with Salsa or just as a snack, they bake and hold their shape better than most chips. For my toppings I used 1 can of Mario Sliced Black Olives, sliced up some Green Olives, Mezzetta Deli Sliced Jalapeno Peppers, Hormel Turkey Chili with Beans, a few shakes (or more) of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and Sargento Reduced Fat Mozzarella. Put all that together and it’s nothing but good Nachos! I especially love the Jalapenos, nice mild heat!

 

To prepare I preheated the oven at 400 degrees and sprayed a glass baking dish with Pam and layer everything in. I first opened up 2 cans of the Hormel Chili with Beans and heated them up in a sauce pan, as it was heating I added about 6 shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce to it and mixed. After the Chili was ready I added 4 tablespoons of Chili to the baking dish, then I added my Scoops (Chips). I then added the Sliced Black Olives and Sliced Green Olives, the remainder of the Chili, Sliced Jalapeno Peppers (Love These), and then top everything the Cheese. Then just pop it in the oven 10 minutes or until the Cheese had started to melt and everything heated. We love Nachos, nothing better than a big plate of Chili Cheese Nachos! For Dessert Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding. Take care and Stay safe all!

 

 

 

 

Hormel Turkey w/Beans 98% Fat Free Chili
* Since 1891
* NO preservatives

Directions:
Stove top: empty chili into saucepan. Stir occasionally while heating over medium heat, about 5 minutes or until hot. Microwave: empty chili into microwaveable bowl; cover loosely. Heat for 2 To 3 minutes or until hot, stirring once. Careful. Let chili stand in microwave 1 minute and stir before serving. All microwaves And stoves vary. Times given are approximate.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (247 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 210
Calories from Fat 27
Total Fat 3.0g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Cholesterol 45 mg 15%
Sodium 1250 mg 52%
Carbohydrates 28.0g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6.0g 24%
Sugars 6.0g
Protein 17.0g
http://hormel.com/Brands/HormelChili/HormelChili/HORMEL-Chili-Turkey-with-Beans

 

Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips

Serve up a sensible snacking option with multi-grain tortilla chips at your next gathering using Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz. Whether its family Mexican food night or a game night with friends, there are plenty of Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! to go around with this 10-ounce bag. Make a platter or two of individual appetizers to share with guests or for a family weekend snack.

The authentic flavor of Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz. makes them versatile for pairing with a variety of Tostitos dips. These multigrain tortilla chips and a bowl of salsa are a perfect pair for an evening snack while watching a movie. Spruce up chips and salsa with a dollop of sour cream and some freshly chopped cilantro for a different take on the classic snack. The crunchy texture of the chips makes them a great substitute for crackers with a bowl of chili or soup.

Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz.:
* 10 oz. bag
* Multigrain chips
* Perfect for quick, easy appetizers
* Sturdy for scooping through layered dips
* Great for parties

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Whole White Corn, Vegetable Oil (Contains One Or More of The Following: Corn, Sunflower, Or Soybean Oil), And Salt.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Oz
Servings Per Container 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
Calories From Fat 60
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7 G 10
Saturated Fat 1 G 4
Trans Fat 0 G
Monounsaturated Fat 2 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 110 Mg 5
Total Carbohydrate 17 G 6
Dietary Fiber 2 G 7
Sugars <1 G
Protein 2 G

3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cheese and Tortilla Rounds

November 18, 2020 at 7:04 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, chili, leftovers, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cheese and Tortilla Rounds

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 27 degrees out this morning, heavy frost. Sunny, windy, and 49 degrees for the afternoon. After Tea I took Mom to Mejeir, she needed some more books to read. She chooses what she wants and then she goes back out to the car. I don’t like her in a store right now with the increase of virus cases here in Ohio. In fact a 10:00 pm starts tomorrow night for 21 days. Here we go again! People are already hoard buying on almost all items and now stores have put a limit of 2 on all cleaning and paper products. As I said here we go again! For Dinner tonight I prepared some 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cheese and Tortilla Rounds.

 

I made some of my Crock Pot 3 Bean Turkey Chili yesterday. I’ll be freezing 1 1/2 containers. I kept out enough for Dinner tonight. So it’s an easy dish to make tonight. I’ll need to heat up the leftover 3 Bean Turkey Chili, Frank’s Hot Sauce, Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream, Sargento Off the Block Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and Mission Tortilla Rounds. When making my Chili I use a Crock Pot and let it simmer all day! To make it I use; 2 – 1 lb. packages of Jennie – O Ground Turkey Breast, many Spices, 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, and Frank’s Hot Sauce. To reheat; I just added the Chili to a sauce pan and heated it on low, stirring often until heated through. Set aside until needed.

 

As I said I’m serving the Chili with some Frank’s Hot Sauce, Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream, and Sargento Off the Block Sharp Cheddar Cheese. For the Tortilla Chips I’m using Mission Tortilla Rounds.

 

 

 

 

To make it I got a bowl and made a bed of the Tortilla Rounds. Topped with some of the Chili, Hot Sauce, and Cheese. I had the Sour Cream on the side of the Bowl. Fantastic Light Meal. The Mission Tortilla Rounds are excellent Chips! I love using the 3 Bean Chili as many ways as I can, its so delicious! So for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Hot Fudge Chocolate Topping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili

Ingredients
1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans), drained and rinsed
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
2 Tsps Ground Anchio Chile Pepper
2 Tsps Ground Paprika
1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
1 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.

 

 

Mission Rounds Tortilla Chips
Round up your favorite nacho recipe and get cooking! With our Rounds Tortilla Chips in the original Brown Bag, you’ll find authentic Mexican flavor and a satisfying crispy crunch in every bite. Top these Rounds Tortilla Chips with Mission® dips and salsas or your favorite ingredients and start sharing, or keep them all for yourself.
https://www.missionfoods.com/products/rounds-tortilla-chips/

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