Cast Iron Seared Buffalo Flat Iron Steak w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Seasoned Blackeye Peas

June 25, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Seared Buffalo Flat Iron Steak w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Seasoned Blackeye Peas

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I fried up a few slices of Kahn’s Bologna, used a 1/2 slice of Kraft Deli Style Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin. And I had myself a Breakfast Sandwich. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Sunny and 82 degrees out today! That’s right, I said Sunny! They say no rain until sometime Saturday, I hope they are right. This area needs to dry out from all the rain. Got the cart out of the shed and did some yard work most of the day. Feels so good to be outside with sunshine! Yes, I had plenty of sunscreen on! So for Dinner tonight I had a Cast Iron Seared Buffalo Flat Iron Steak w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Seasoned Blackeye Peas.

 

 

 

 

I had a Wild Idea Buffalo – 8 oz. Flat Iron Steak in the freezer, I sat it in the fridge overnight to thaw. I’m preparing it using a Cast Iron Skillet, my favorite way to prepare these Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks! I love the Cast Irons, from the stove straight into the oven! I love these Flat Iron Steaks, as I do all of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products. These are hand cut with no fat and so easy to prepare. I’ll need Extra Light Olive Oil, Dried Thyme, and McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I first rubbed the Steak with Olive Oil and then Seasoned it with the Thyme, Sea Salt, and Peppercorn Medley. I then cut the Steak in half, 1/2 for Dinner and the other 1/2 for Lunch tomorrow. Next I turned the oven on to 400°F.

 

 

 

 

 

I got my Cast Iron out and added a 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. When heated up I added the Flat Iron Steak to the skillet. I seared for 1 minute and flipped it over and cooked it another 2 minutes. Removed it from the heat and let it rest for 5 minutes. And Wow what a Steak! So juicy and tender, with that Wild Idea Buffalo taste that’s like no other. All their Buffalo are raised on the free range of the Great Plains grasslands. So good! I also Sauteed some Baby Bella Mushrooms. Sauteed in Extra Light Olive Oil and Blue Bonnet Light Butter. seasoned with Sea Salt, Pepper, Dried Thyme, and Parsley.

 

 

 

 

 

For one side dish I prepared Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, add the Walnut Pieces, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash. I really love Butternut Squash! Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. For Dessert later Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Coll Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

Then for another side dish I heated up a can of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Blackeye Peas. If you are a fan of Blackeye Peas, like myself, you’ll love these! Just emptied the Peas into a small saucepan, covered, and heated to a boil. Reduced the heat, stirred. Simmer until ready to serve. Nice size Peas and Seasoned just right! I also baked a loaf of Italian Bread that I had purchased at Walmart Bakery. For Dessert later tonight a few slices of a Honey Crisp Apple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – FLAT-IRON STEAK 8 OZ.
We carefully fillet our flat irons from the upper shoulder blade of the primal chuck. The flat iron has recently become a favorite on restaurant menus due to its high quality and flavor. The flat iron steak is what many chefs consider a best-kept secret of steak cuts. 8 oz.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/steaks/products/flat-iron-steaks

 

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One of America’s Favorites – Panini (sandwich)

April 15, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A typical panini with salami, mortadella, tomatoes and lettuce

A panini (from the Italian panini [paˈniːni], meaning “small bread, bread rolls” ) or panino (meaning “bread roll” ) is a sandwich made with Italian bread (such as ciabatta, and michetta), usually served warmed by grilling or toasting.

However, in many English-speaking countries, a panini is a grilled sandwich made from many types of bread. Examples of bread types used for modern panini are baguette, ciabatta, and michetta. The bread is cut horizontally and filled with deli ingredients such as cheese, ham, mortadella, salami, or other food, and often served warm after having been pressed by a warming grill.

Panini is a word of Italian origin. In Italian the noun panino (Italian: [pa’niːno]; plural panini) is a diminutive of pane (“bread”) and refers to a bread roll. Panino imbottito (“stuffed panino”) refers to a sandwich, but the word panino is also often used alone to indicate a sandwich in general. Similar to panino is tramezzino, a triangular or square sandwich made up of two slices of soft white bread with the crusts removed.[citation needed]

In English-speaking countries, panini is widely used as the singular form, with the plural form panini or paninis, though some speakers use singular panino and plural panini as in Italian.

A tri-tip panini with salad

Although the first U.S. reference to panini dates to 1956, and a precursor appeared in a 16th-century Italian cookbook, the sandwiches became trendy in Milanese bars, called paninoteche, in the 1970s and 1980s. Trendy U.S. restaurants began selling panini, with distinctive variations appearing in various cities.

During the 1980s, the term paninaro arose in Italy to denote a member of a youth culture represented by patrons of sandwich bars such as Milan’s Al Panino and Italy’s first US-style fast food restaurants. Paninari were depicted as right-leaning, fashion-fixated individuals, delighting in showcasing early 1980s consumer goods as status symbols.

A panini press or grill is a contact grill for heating sandwiches, meat products, vegetables, and specialty menu items, nearly always with electric elements, comprising a heated bottom plate that is fixed, and a heated top plate that closes towards the bottom plate and comes in contact with the food. The function of the panini grill is to heat food to an appropriate internal temperature with desirable external characteristics (i.e. melted cheese, crisp finish, grill marks).

 

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cheese and Vegetable Strata

March 4, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Cheese and Vegetable Strata. Eggs combined with Asparagus, Italian Bread, Red Bell Pepper, Mushrooms, Green Olives, Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella cheese, Wisconsin Jack Cheese, and Wisconsin Feta cheese equals one delicious and meatless Italian Style Dish! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which is stocked full of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cheese and Vegetable Strata
Assemble this wholesome, deliciously satisfying Italian-style cheese and vegetable dish at least four hours prior to baking.

Recipe Ingredients:
7 large eggs
1 1/4 cups half-and-half (light cream)
8 stalks asparagus, thinly sliced
4 cups Italian bread, cubed
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup portabella mushrooms, chopped
1/4 cup stuffed green olives
1/2 cup Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella cheese, cubed
1/2 cup Wisconsin Morel Mushroom & Leek Jack cheese (or Jack cheese), cubed
1/4 cup Wisconsin Feta cheese, crumbled

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and half-and-half until well blended. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
2 – Grease 6 (1 1/2-cup) casserole dishes or 1 (13×9-inch) baking dish.
3 – Spoon bread and cheese mixture into dish(es).
4 – Pour egg mixture over the top.
5 – Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
6 – Place casserole(s) in a 350°F (175°C) preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and eggs are set.
7 – Remove from oven and serve.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/cheese_and_vegetable_strata_recipe.html

Fried Shrimp w/ Cheddar Potato Bake and Sliced Italian Bread

July 15, 2018 at 5:25 PM | Posted in seafood, shrimp, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Shrimp w/ Cheddar Potato Bake and Sliced Italian Bread

 

 

For Breakfast on this Sunday Morning I prepared a Scrambled Egg, heated up 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it’s 93 degrees and very humid. After Breakfast I went to Kroger for a couple of items and then stopped by McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom, and stopped and filled her car up with gas. Gas is still around 2.89 a gallon around here. Mom went to Church and it house cleaning and laundry for me. Later I cleaned the oven and fridge. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Shrimp w/ Cheddar Potato Bake and Sliced Italian Bread.

 

So for the Shrimp I used Meijer Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray, added a 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, and I heated on medium heat. I seasoned the Shrimp with Old Bay Seasoning and a sprinkle of Morton’s Lite Salt and added the Shrimp to the skillet. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. Cooked up perfect! The Meijer Shrimp is some of the best!

 

 

For a side I prepared a Stouffer’s Cheddar Potato Bake. Another easy to prepare and delicious dish. To prepare this one I’m using the microwave. It comes in a microwavable tray. I just slit the film cover on the tray and microwaved it for 6 minutes, Done! I love this side by Stouffer’s! Delicious Potato Dish, really like the bread crumb topping.

 

 

 

 

I was at Walmart yesterday afternoon and I bought a loaf of Sliced Italian Bread, couldn’t resist buying a loaf it looked so fresh! Topped it with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Trop A Rocka Snapple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stouffer’s Cheddar Potato Bake
* A side dish with diced potatoes in a cheddar cheese sauce with baconstouffers-cheddar-potato-bake
* Serves 2
* Russet potatoes

We use simple, quality ingredients that are delicious on their own. Then we combine them into the perfect recipe to make an irresistible dish.NESTLE Good Food, Good Life Made with Russet potatoes Cheddar cheese sauce Topped with bread crumbs
Ingredients:
Ingredients: Potatoes, Skim Milk, Water, Cheddar Cheese (Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes, Annatto Color), Soybean Oil, Bread Crumbs (Wheat Flour, Sugar, Yeast, Soybean Oil, Salt), Bacon (Cured with Water, Salt, Sugar, Smoke Flavoring, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite), 2% or Less of Modified Cornstarch, Canola Oil, Bleached Wheat Flour, Onions, Sea Salt, Mono- & Diglycerides, Spice, Seasoning (Celery Salt, Spices and Coloring).

NUTRITIONAL INFO
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2
Servings Per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17 26.00 %
Saturated Fat 5 25.00 %
Cholesterol 20mg 7.00 %
Sodium 500mg 21.00 %
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7.00 %
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g

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