Panko Crusted Veal Cutlet w/ Peppered White Gravy, Sugar Snap Peas, and Mashed Potatoes

November 13, 2013 at 6:03 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, veal | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Veal Cutlet w/ Peppered White Gravy, Sugar Snap Peas, and Mashed Potatoes

 

 
Well my favorite time of the year, Autumn, has come and quickly gone. Winter has moved in and in a big way!. We had a little cover of snow and cold yesterday, then this morning it was our lowest temperature in a while. I went out and got the morning paper and it was only 13 degrees, and it felt like it! So it’s good-bye Fall and hello Winter I guess. For dinner I prepared Panko Crusted Veal Cutlet w/ Peppered White Gravy, Sugar Snap Peas, and Mashed Potatoes.

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While at Jungle Jim’s Market a while back I purchased some Veal Cutlets, I used one the day I purchased them and froze the other. I laid that one out in the fridge to thaw overnight. I got the big three out to bread these beautiful Veal Cutlet; Flour, Egg Beaters, and Panko Bread Crumbs. I seasoned the flour with Sea Salt and Ground Pepper and added some Hungarian Paprika to the Egg Beater’s. These were thick cutlets so I had to fry them a little bit longer than you would normally fry Veal. I fried them in Canola Oil about 5 minutes per side. The coatings gave it a fantastic golden brown coating and the cutlet was tender and moist, and seasoned just right. You could cut by using a fork! Topped it with some Pioneer Peppered White Gravy that I prepared. And as you can tell by the picture its big enough to cut in half and have the other half for lunch tomorrow.

 

 
Then for one side I had Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, leftover from the other night, that I reheated in the microwave. Topped them with some of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy that I prepared. I also heated a bag of Walmart’s Marketside Sugar Snap Peas. It comes in a microwavable bag, just heat 2 minutes and done. I also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.

 

 

 

Panko Crusted Veal Cutlet

Panko Crusted Veal Cutlet

Veal
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Veal is the meat of young cattle (calves), as opposed to meat from older cattle. Though veal can be produced from a calf of either sex and any breed, most veal comes from male calves (bull calves) of dairy cattle breeds.

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Seasoned Fried Haddock w/ Macaroni and Cheese and French Bread

October 12, 2013 at 5:35 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Fried Haddock w/ Macaroni and Cheese and French Bread

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Beautiful outside and spent most of it at a local County Park, Winton Woods. It’s located in the neighboring County, Hamilton County. It’s the largest County Park around. A good size lake and some beautiful scenery. Another 2 or 3 weeks and the leaves will have turned colors and it will be a gorgeous site. For dinner I prepared a Seasoned Fried Haddock w/ Macaroni and Cheese and French Bread.

 

 

Love that Haddock that I’ve been buying from our local Kroger Seafood Department. To prepare it I rinsed the fillet in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Then sliced the fillet into four pieces. I then seasoned it with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the pieces in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix. Shook until all the pieces were well coated. I then pan fried them in Canola Oil, frying them about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Delicious! Haddock and Zatarain’s is a perfect combo!

 

 

I had been craving some Macaroni and Cheese for some time now. So for a side I heated up an individual cup of Bob Evan’s Macaroni and Cheese. Just microwave for 1 1/2 minutes and you have your Mac. First time I tried the Bob Evan’s Mac and Cheese and was very pleased with it. Excellent Cheesy flavor and the Pasta was spot on, Good job there Bob! I baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread also. For dessert/snack tonight some Cheese and Crackers! Bought some Boar’s Head Colby Longhorn Cheese, at Jungle Jim’s Market, and served it on some Ritz Whole Grain Crackers. My favorite pair of sweat pants, t-shirt, remote, and in my favorite chair, it’s going to be a good night!

 

 

 

 

Bob evans Mac

Bob Evans Macaroni & Cheese Tasteful Sides Singles:

* Farm-fresh goodness
* Made with real cheddar cheese
* Microwaveable
* Ready to heat and eat
* 2 single servings

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 170 G
Servings Per Container 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10 G 16
Saturated Fat 5 G
24
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 25 Mg 8
Sodium 810 Mg 34
Total Carbohydrate 22 G 7
Dietary Fiber 1 G
6
Sugars 3 G
Protein 10 G

Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Collard Greens

September 30, 2013 at 5:04 PM | Posted in Crappie, fish, hash browns, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Collard Greens

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A dreary and cloudy day out today. Had to run my parents to Cincinnati for my Dad to get a new portable breather. He’s had a home oxygen for a while now but he’s going to have to keep a portable air with him when he’s out. A lot going on locally with Operation Pumpkin in Hamilton and Jungle Jim’s Ring of Fire Weekend in Fairfield, you can read about both in two earlier posts. For dinner tonight, Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Collard Greens.

 

 
It’s always a sad day when I use my last bags of the Lake Okeechobee Crappie, or as the locals there call them “Specks”. My cousin always brings me a batch when they go down for the winter at Lake Okeechobee, Florida. I try to make them last as long as I can but the time has come to break that last bag out of the freezer. I love all fish but these are my favorite fresh water fish by far! Love the taste and just how they fry up so good and brown. I laid the last bag out last night to thaw in the fridge. I rinsed the fillets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then seasoned them a bit of Sea Salt and then rolled them in Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix. Pan fried them in Canola Oil about 3 minutes per side. As usual with Crappie they came out Golden Brown and delicious!

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For side dishes I prepared Hash Browns and Collard Greens. I used Simply Potatoes Hash Browns, my favorite Potato side dishes. Fried in Canola Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. Also, for the first time, I prepared Collard Greens. They were canned and Walmart Store Brand. Just heated them in a small sauce pan on medium high for 5 minutes, drained, and season with Sea Salt. I think I had Collard Greens 1 other time. They came out very good, a good change of pace for a side dish! For dessert later tonight a bowl of Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks.

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish FriZatarain's Crispy Southeren Fish Fri
The secret of authentic Southern style fried fish is the crispy combination of cornmeal, corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 60

Calories from Fat: 0

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 630mg 26%

Total Carb: 12g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 1g

Vitamin A: 2%

 

http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Crispy-Southern-Fish-Fri.aspx

Chicken ‘n’ Noodles w/ Cut Green Beans and Whole Grain Bread

September 24, 2013 at 5:28 PM | Posted in chicken, greenbeans, Margaret Holmes Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken ‘n’ Noodles w/ Cut Green Beans and Whole Grain Bread

 

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Another very cool morning and beautiful Fall Day out again. Stopped by Jungle Jim’s Market with my parents, picked up some produce and Ocean Perch. Love that store, there’s always something going on in the store and today they cooking breakfast dishes with Ostrich Eggs! Amazing how huge those Eggs are, big enough to feed 5 people on 1 Egg (if not more). For dinner tonight I prepared Chicken ‘n’ Noodles w/ Cut Green Beans and Whole Grain Bread.

 

 

 

I used Margaret Holmes Simple Suppers Chicken n Noodles Fixins’. Another of my favorite Comfort Foods! It comes in a 5 serving can and contains the Noodles and Fixings, I added the Chicken. I cut up 2 Chicken Breasts seasoning them with Sea Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Ground Smoked Cumin, and Parsley. I then fried them in a large skillet until done, removed and sliced into small pieces. Then added the Chicken back to the pan along with the can of Noodles and Fixins’. Cooked until it the Sauce was bubbling and heated throughout. The broth that’s with Noodles is incredible! Rich and thick and seasoned just right. I left the info and web site link to Margaret Holmes at the end of the post.

 

 

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I also heated up a can of Del Monte Low Sodium Cut Green Beans and a couple of slices of buttered Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Holmes Simple Suppers Chicken n’ Noodles Fixinsmarg-holmes (1)

Chicken n’ Noodles will become a comfort-food favorite in any household. Add boneless, skinless chicken breast to a can of Simple Suppers Chicken n’ Noodles, which is filled with plump noodle dumplings and special seasonings.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size Serving size 2/3 cup as packaged (174g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 45
Calories 230

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 860mg 36%
Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 8g

 

http://www.margaretholmes.com/

Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin w/ Sliced New Potatoes and Boiled Mini Carrots

September 1, 2013 at 5:52 PM | Posted in carrots, pork tenderloin, potatoes | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin w/ Sliced New Potatoes and Boiled Mini CarrotsHerb Crusted Pork Roast 009

 

 

 

Myself and a couple of friends visited the new Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati today. They did an amazing job, it’s a beautiful Casino. I got registered for the Million Dollar Give Away, to be drawn later today. Their giving away 1 Million Dollars on 4 drawings throughout the Summer, I believe this is the third drawing. Besides the Casino they have a wide assortment of restaurants, Steak and Seafood to BBQ and Booby Flay’s Burger Palace. Beautiful job Cincinnati! For dinner tonight I prepared a Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin w/ Sliced New Potatoes and Boiled Mini Carrots also a little side of some fresh sliced Peaches.

 

 

I used my favorite Pork Loin Roast recipe, Herb Crusted Pork Roast. Preheat your oven at 400 degrees. Then combine 2 tablespoons olive Herb Crusted Pork Roast 003oil, 4 cloves garlic, minced, 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves, 1 teaspoon dried basil or 2 teaspoons fresh basil leaves, 1 teaspoon dried rosemary or 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary, with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper for seasoning. You combine all the ingredients except the Salt and Pepper in a bowl and stir until well mixed. You then rub into your Pork Roast which will create the Herb Crust as it bakes. Roast the pork for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and roast for an additional 30 minutes or until done. Test for doneness using an instant-read thermometer. When the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F, remove the roast from the oven. Allow it to sit for about 20 minutes before carving. It will continue to cook while it rests. The Pork comes out perfect! The Herb Crust gives that extra taste to make it one delicious Roast! Love this recipe.

 

 

 

For side dishes I heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced New Potatoes. Just seasoned and boiled in its own juices until heated through. I also boiled some Mini Carrots. In addition to those I had a few slices of some fresh sliced Peaches. My Mom had purchased them from Jungle Jim’s Market, they were from South Carolina and delicious! For desert/snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.

 

 

 

 

Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients

1 (4-pound) boneless pork loin, with fat left on
1 tablespoon sea salt
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme or 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon dried basil or 2 teaspoons fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon dried rosemary or 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the pork loin on a rack in a roasting pan. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. With your fingers, massage the mixture onto the pork loin, covering all of the meat and fat.

Roast the pork for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 375 degrees F and roast for an additional 30 minutes or until done. Test for doneness using an instant-read thermometer. When the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F, remove the roast from the oven. Allow it to sit for about 20 minutes before carving. It will continue to cook while it rests.

5 Pepper Baked Salmon w/ Whole Wheat Noodles, Boiled Mini Carrots,…

July 22, 2013 at 5:22 PM | Posted in carrots, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, salmon | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: 5 Pepper Baked Salmon w/ Whole Wheat Noodles, Boiled Mini Carrots, and Harvest Grain Baked Bread5 Pepper Salmon Noodles 004

 

 

The Half Runner Green Beans are coming in now! Jungle Jim’s Market has all kinds of them in. My Mom went down this morning and picked some up. A lot of Green Beans for upcoming dinners! For dinner tonight I prepared a 5 Pepper Baked Salmon w/ Whole Wheat Noodles, Boiled Mini Carrots, and Harvest Grain Baked Bread.

 

 

On a McCormick recipe update I seen a new McCormick Spice ad for a Grill Mates Fiery 5 Pepper. They also had a recipe for a grilled Salmon with Fiery 5 Pepper. Humid and rainy out so I baked the Salmon instead of grilling it. I brushed about a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the two small Salmon Fillets and then Seasoned them with the McCormick Fiery 5 Pepper Spice. Preheated the oven to 400 degrees, put the Fillets in a small baking pan. Baked them for about 11 minutes, until they were fork flaky. The 5 Pepper Spice gave it some nice heat, not over powering but good heat! The fillets came out delicious!

 

 

For sides to go with my Salmon I reheated up the leftover Ronzoni Whole Grain Noodles from yesterdays dinner. Just microwaved and added a bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sea Salt, and fresh chopped Parsley. I also boiled some Mini Carrots and reheated the remaining Harvest Grain Loaf, which I had leftover from yesterday also. For dessert/snack later some Ritz Whole Grain Crackers topped with Philly Fat Free Cream Cheese, love that Philly!

 

 

 

Grilled Fiery 5 Pepper Salmon

A quick and easy recipe for summertime grilling – perfect for a weekday dinner when time is short. Great on salmon as well as shrimp kabobs.
Ingredients

Serves: 4

1 pound salmon fillets

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon McCormick® Grill Mates® Fiery 5 Pepper Seasoning
Directions

* Brush salmon with oil. Sprinkle with Seasoning.
* Grill over medium-high heat 6 to 7 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

 
http://www.mccormick.com/Recipes/Main-Dishes/Grilled-Fiery-5-Pepper-Salmon?utm_term=071813_July_Volume1_GrillingFlavors&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=McCormick_Newsletter

 

 

 

Grill Mates® Fiery 5 Pepper SeasoningMcCormick 5 Pepper
Flavor You Can See!™ Shake on this exciting blend of ancho, chipotle, and roasted chile peppers.

Product Details

Ingredients

SEA SALT, SPICES (INCLUDING ANCHO CHILE, CHIPOTLE FLAKES, CAYENNE PEPPER, ROASTED CHILI PEPPER, BLACK PEPPER AND OREGANO), UNREFINED SUGAR, GARLIC, ONION, RED BELL PEPPER, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVORS, AND EXTRACTIVES OF PAPRIKA.

Serving Size

1/4 tsp. (0.8g)

 

 

http://www.mccormick.com/Spices-and-Flavors/Grill-Mates/Seasoning-Blends/Grill-Mates-Fiery-5-Pepper-Seasoning

Whole Grain Noodles Topped w/ Turkey Meatballs in a Brown Mushroom Gravy…

July 21, 2013 at 5:25 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, mushrooms, noodle, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Whole Grain Noodles Topped w/ Turkey Meatballs in a Brown Mushroom Gravy and a Stuffed Peppadews AppetizerNoodles and Turkey Meatballs Gravy 006

 
I’m pretty sure to predict the weather they write down all the possibilities, put them in a hat, and pull one out for our forecast! They had predicted 2 1/2″ to 3″ of rain and a front to move through and move out all the humidity, wrong. We did get a couple of brief cloud bursts of rain but not close to the amount they said and it’s still humid! Never trust the weather report. Tried a couple of new dishes for dinner, one I wasn’t real sure on but it turned out to be a keeper of a recipe! I prepared some Whole Grain Noodles Topped w/ Turkey Meatballs in a Brown Mushroom Gravy and a Stuffed Peppadews Appetizer.

 

 

 

The Whole Grain Noodles Topped w/ Turkey Meatballs in a Brown Mushroom Gravy is loosely based on a Rachael Ray dish that I had seen earlier on TV. I did a few things to shorten the cooking and prep time and I also lightened it up, fewer calories and carbs. I used Ronzoni Health Harvest Whole Grain Noodles. I love Egg Noodles but I always try to stay with the Whole Wheat when possible. As I was boiling my Noodles I went ahead and started preparing the Meatballs and Gravy.

 

 

 

I found some Jennie – O Turkey Meatballs at Jungle Jim’s Market a while back and them frozen waiting to try them with a Meatball Noodles and Turkey Meatballs Gravy 007Dish. First time I’ve tried the Jennie – O Turkey Meatballs, I usually use Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. These were 10 fewer calories per serving, they’re not quite as big as the Honeysuckle White’s though but every bit as good! I pan fried them in a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and took them off the heat before they were quite done. Then in another skillet I heated up my Heinz Mushroom Gravy, I had added additional sliced baby Bella Mushrooms to the gravy. As the gravy was heating I added my Meatballs and let them simmer in the gravy until heated through. First time I had ever had Turkey Meatballs in a Mushroom Gravy and it was as they say “Off the Hook”! What a great combo. My Noodles were just finishing up as my Meatball/Gravy mix was. To serve I made a bed of the Noodles and topped it with the Meatballs/Gravy. I then topped it with some freshly grated Asiago Cheese and fresh chopped Parsley. What a hearty comfort food! A keeper recipe. Everything just seemed like a natural pairing and the Asiago Cheese was the perfect topper. I also baked a mini loaf of Kroger Bakery Harvest Grain Bread.

 

 
For an appetizer another new one with Peppadew Peppers, which I had never heard of until this morning when I was at Kroger doing Noodles and Turkey Meatballs Gravy 009some early morning shopping. They had these in the Deli/Cheese Shop already seeded and marinated. There was 6 whole ones and 2 small ones in the container. I stuffed 3 of them with fresh grated Havarti Cheese and the other 3 with Turkey Sausage and Havarti Cheese. After stuffing them I put them in a microwave plate and heated them for about 40 seconds. I love them! Wasn’t sure how they would turn out but they came out a winner. A good appetizer to have around. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Whole Grain Wide Noodle

Whole Grain Wide Noodle from Ronzoni Healthy Harvest
Whole Grain Wide Noodles are short flat pasta strips made with eggs. Whole Grain Noodles come in wide or extra wide. Whole Grain Wide Noodles are best in soup, entrées, side dishes or oven bakes. Cream or cheese sauces, gravy, light tomato sauce or simple butter (or olive oil) tosses are complementary.
Ingredients
Durum whole wheat flour and semolina blend, wheat fiber, egg whites, thiamin mononitrate, niacin, riboflavin, iron (ferrous sulfate), folic acid.

Directions
Cooking directions. see perfect pasta guide for quantities and cook times. bring water to a rapid boil. to add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt. add pasta and stir; return to rapid boil. cook uncovered, stirring occasionally. drain well. serve as desired. Perfect pasta guide. 1 portion, 1/4 bag of pasta, 2 quarts of water, 1 tsp of salt. 2 portions, 1/2 bag of pasta, 3 quarts of water, 2 tsp of salt. 4 portions, full bag of pasta, 5 quarts

 
http://pasta-products-ronzonihealthyharvest.newworldpasta.com/Whole-Grain-Wide-Noodle-ZX003340006507ZX9

 

 

 

 
Peppadews

Processed peppadew peppers

Processed peppadew peppers

This type of piquante pepper was first discovered in early 1993 and introduced to market later that same decade. The name is a portmanteaux of pepper and dew.
Although the pepper is sometimes described as a cross between a pepper and a tomato, this description is not botanically accurate, and refers only to the resemblance in color and size between peppadew and cherry tomatoes.
Applications have been made by the various owners of the brand to secure international breeders right by application to the UPOV.
In 2000 the South African mushroom producer, Denny Mushrooms, acquired the Peppadew brand and business. Denny has in turn since been acquired by AVI.

 
The fruit is processed for removal of the seeds and reduction of the heat of the pepper to more pleasant levels. It is then pickled and bottled. The flavor of the Peppadew fruit is sweet, with mild heat of around 1,177 on the Scoville scale.

 

July 6, 2013 at 8:28 AM | Posted in greenbeans | 7 Comments
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It’s Canning Day around here!

 

Well finally Half Runner Green Beans are showing up. I called Jungle Jim’s Market Produce Department and they said that they finally got some in from Tennessee at $1.99 a lb. So picked some up Thursday afternoon and they were some beautiful beans, firm and full. We ended up buying about 19 lbs. So we have plenty to can today! I’ll take you through the steps of how we can them.

 

 
While canning these beans it brings back good memories of when I young and I would spend about the entire summer at my Grandparents. They always lived on a farm, raising cows, pigs, and growing huge gardens. My Grandmother was always canning throughout the summer. She would store most of it in the cellar and there would be dozens and dozens of jars of green beans, beets, corn, and relishes. And what they didn’t can and use they would sell. I spent many a summer day at a small vegetable stand they would set up in front of the farm and sell corn, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, and carrots. They had it all, such good, good memories!

 

 

 

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* Started by gathering up the jars, lids, and bands. Then washed the jars and bands in hot soapy water then drying them. Had a mix of Mason, Ball, and Kerr Jars.

 

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* Next perhaps the part we dread most, taking the strings off and breaking the beans up. A boring but necessary part of canning. Always make sure you get the strings off them.

 

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* After the beans have been broken up wash and clean the beans by running cold water over them several times. Then let them soak in cold water while you prepare the jars and canner pot. While the beans are soaking fill your sink with hot water and let the jars soak in the hot water along with the lids.

 

 

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* Now to start filling your jars. Add a teaspoon of salt to each jar then start filling the jars with the beans. As you add the beans into the jar you want to press your beans to pack them tightly into the jar, add as many beans that will fit into the jar. When full fill the jar with cold water and seal with lid and band.

 

 

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* Now were ready to boil and seal the jars in the canner pot. Fill the canner up half way with water and add your jars to the canner, the one we have will take 7 jars. After adding the jars in place fill the canner up the rest of the way with water, put enough water in to almost cover the jars and put the lid on the canner. Turn the stove burner on high till the water comes to a complete boil and then reduce the heat somewhat while keeping the full boil. You’ll boil the jars for 3 hours.

 

 

 

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* After 3 hours remove the jars, be very careful when removing them from the canner as they are very hot. Put all 7 jars together and set them on top of a bath towel then covering them with another 1 or 2 towels. By covering them the jars will slowly cool off and the jars will completely seal. You’ll hear a pop as the lid seals and the jars start to cool. Your done! You can have fresh and delicious Green Beans year round. Plus it gives you a great sense of satisfaction that you’ve canned your own food. We canned a total of 14 jars!

 

 

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* The finished Product, 14 qts. of Half Runner Green Beans!

 

 

 

* A special thank you to my Mom for passing along this and so many more cooking ideas and recipes, Love you!

Jungle Jim’s International Beer Fest June 14 and 15, 2013

June 13, 2013 at 8:03 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Jungle Jim goes all out for our festivals, and as he says, “The bigger the better, Baby!” We’ll have more breweries and better quality BEERFESTbeers than any other beer festival in Cincinnati! That’s 350 beers from 100 different breweries – where else can you find so many different kinds of beer?

There will be brew masters available to talk about the craft and imported beers and we’ll also have some rare beers that you might not get the chance to sample again. You won’t want to miss the firkin tapping at the start of each night or the opportunity to talk with brew masters about anything beer related. Check out the Details page for more information.

Mark your calendars now for June 14 and 15, 2013 for one of the largest Beer Festivals in Cincinnati. Jungle Jim’s International Beer Fest.

 

Address
The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s
5440 Dixie Hwy

Fairfield, Ohio 45011

Phone Number(s)
Local Number: (513) 674-6000
E-mail Address(es)
General Information: contactus@junglejims.com
Hours
Friday: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Special Hours:

Website(s)
Homepage
Admission
Friday, June 14: 40.00
Saturday, June 15: 45.00
Fri./Sat. Non-drinker: 15.00

Events Dates:
6/14/2013 – 6/15/2013

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

Walmart vs Kroger – The Price War, Not really a War!

June 2, 2013 at 1:19 PM | Posted in cooking, Food | 3 Comments
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I had went to Walmart the other day and purchased 26 items. I had saved the receipt because I wanted to compare prices on a few ofGROCERIES the items and see who had the best prices. I had thought it would be Walmart, I just didn’t think it would be as big as difference as it was! I usually buy my so-called inside aisle items at Walmart and Seafood, Fruits, and Vegetables at Kroger along with a few other items. I always look for coupons and in store sales at both stores. I also go to Meijer and a local market here around the West Chester area Jungle Jim’s. I compared 11 items between Walmart and Kroger and here’s what I found!

 

Campbell’s Slow Kettle Portobello Mushroom and Madeira Bisque – Walmart $3.48, Kroger $3.89 – Save .41 at Walmart

Chopped Walnuts (Huge Saving!) – Walmart $4.18, Kroger $5.59 Save $2.41 at Walmart

Bigelow Decaf Green Tea Bags (20 count) – Walmart $2.18, Kroger $2.89 Save .71 at Walmart

Dannon Plain Greek Yogurt – Walmart $1.00, Kroger $1.29 Save .29 at Walmart

Daisy Reduced Sour Cream – Walmart $1.98, Kroger $2.49 Save .51 at Walmart

Kraft Grated Parm Cheese – Walmart $3.50, Kroger $3.89, Save .39 at Walmart

Daisy Low Fat Cottage Cheese – Walmart $2.18, Kroger $2.49, Save .31 at Walmart

Pillsbury Baby Grands Biscuits (5) – Walmart $.88, Kroger $1.02, Save .14 at Walmart

Morton’s Lite Salt – Walmart $1.58, Kroger $1.94, Save .36 at Walmart

Sea Pak Pop Corn Shrimp – Walmart $3.96, Kroger $4.62, Save .66 at walmart

Ruffles Light Chips – Walmart $3.48, Kroger $3.79, Save.31 at Walmart
Just from these 11 random items that I purchase from time to time I saved $5.57. I checked other items at Kroger like Tide, Bounce, Glade Candles and I didnt have the Walmart price but I know from purchasing quite often a huge savings at Walmart. Overall, stay out of the middle aisles at Kroger. in fact if you can find fresh produce ans Seafood at your Walmart I say purchase them there also. Look before you shop and buy!

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From Beachwood Ohio born and raised in the kitchen is where I spend most of my days

Nicole's Kitchen Bites

A Place Where Variety Meets The Kitchen

On the Menu @ Tangie's Kitchen

Healthy, wholesome and affordable cooking for the heart and soul.

A Note From Abroad

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sailaway from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

Shari's Low Carb Kitchen

Low carb cooking from our kitchen to yours

Jennifer DiGregorio

health coaching for IBS + weight loss

Tasteful Tavern

Live Tastefully.

Ragnar's Hot Peppers

My review of hot sauces, my favorite hot peppers, and other hot stuff...

Bits and Bobs

Making a life from all the little bits around us

Lisa's " I have too much time on my hands" Site

Recipes, Weekly Flyer Report, Small Talk and All Around Craziness

dixiechileranch

Dixie Chile Ranch Updates