Leftover – Smoked Turkey Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

January 9, 2020 at 6:39 PM | Posted in Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover – Smoked Turkey Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

To start the morning off I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Not too active today down with a bad sinus headache. This weather is killing me! First cold then warm. 36 degrees yesterday and back up to 58 degrees today! Not much I can do. For Dinner tonight I reheat the Leftover Smoked Turkey Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread. I’ve left the original post from yesterday below for description and instructions. Enjoy!

 

I had bought a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Mix with Rice while at Meijer last week. So for Dinner tonight I’m preparing a Smoked Turkey Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo. Using the Zatrain’s Gumbo Mix, Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage, and a bag of Meijer Frozen Shrimp (Large Size). Add all together and I’ve one Delicious Meal coming!

 

 

 

 

To prepare it I got a large saucepan and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. Then added 6 cups of Water, bite sized sliced 1 1/2 Sausages of the Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, and the Gumbo Mix. Mixed until well blended together. I brought it to a boil; covered and simmered for 25 minutes.

 

 

 

 

Next as the Gumbo was cooking I got the Shrimp out of the fridge washed then and let then drain in a colander. Then with 15 minutes of cooking time left I added the Shrimp to the Gumbo, stirring again until well mixed. Continued for 15 minutes. Removed the pot from the heat and let it stand for 5 minutes before serving.

 

 

 

 

This made one excellent Gumbo Dish! The Mix itself was flavored perfect, spicy but not over powering. Then with the added Sausage and Shrimp, it just capped everything off! I added a few shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce to the Dish also. Lots of delicious leftovers for tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguette Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! I loved this dish tonight, plenty leftover for a couple of lunches! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Sticks with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S® GUMBO MIX WITH RICE
In New Orleans, there are as many different varieties of gumbo as there are people who make it. Zatarain’s Gumbo Mix with Rice is a flavorful foundation, making it easy to create classics like shrimp & okra or chicken & sausage gumbo – or to invent a new signature gumbo of your own!

Gumbo is the quintessential dish of New Orleans, a city of diverse influences that formed a new culture greater than the sum of its parts. Those same influences are reflected in every bowl of gumbo. The dish is a rich and flavorful melting pot, just like its hometown.

Gumbo can be prepared with your choice of 1 lb. of cooked chicken, smoked sausage or seafood, cut into bite-size pieces.

STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS
1. MIX 6 cups water and Gumbo Mix in 4-quart saucepan until well blended.
2. For Chicken or Sausage Gumbo: Stir in chicken or sausage. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
For Seafood Gumbo: Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in seafood. Cover and simmer 10 minutes longer or until rice is tender.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS
1. MIX 6 cups water and Gumbo Mix in 4-quart microwavable bowl until well blended.
2. For Chicken or Sausage Gumbo: Stir in chicken or sausage. Cover. Microwave on HIGH 30 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
For Seafood Gumbo: Cover. Microwave on HIGH 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in seafood. Cover. Microwave on HIGH 10 minutes longer or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Let stand in microwave 5 minutes.

80 CALORIES
0g TOTAL FAT
0mg CHOLESTEROL
750mg SODIUM
18g CARBOHYDRATES
<1g FIBER
0g SUGAR
2g PROTEIN
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/dinner-and-side-mixes/rice-mixes-and-side-dishes/gumbo-mix-with-rice

 

 

Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage
14 oz. | Servings: 7

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

Microwave:
Wrap individual sausages in paper towels and place on a microwave-safe plate.
Microwave on High 3-1/4 minutes (1-1/2 minutes for one).
Let stand 2 minutes before serving.
**Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate.Always heat thoroughly.
Grilling: Grill at medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.

Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)
Servings Per Container 7

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Iron 2%
Calcium 2%

Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.
http://www.butterball.com/products/turkey-sausage-and-franks/every-day-smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

Smoked Turkey Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

January 8, 2020 at 6:33 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, gumbo, seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Smoked Turkey Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

To start the morning off I prepared a Sunny Side Up Egg, 4 strips of al fresco Chicken Bacon, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 34 degrees, sunny, and windy out today. After Breakfast I went to Menard’s for a couple of things and stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Did a few things around the house and then caught up on some programs I had recorded. For Dinner tonight i prepared a Smoked Turkey Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

I had bought a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Mix with Rice while at Meijer last week. So for Dinner tonight I’m preparing a Smoked Turkey Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo. Using the Zatrain’s Gumbo Mix, Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage, and a bag of Meijer Frozen Shrimp (Large Size). Add all together and I’ve one Delicious Meal coming!

 

 

 

 

To prepare it I got a large saucepan and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. Then added 6 cups of Water, bite sized sliced 1 1/2 Sausages of the Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, and the Gumbo Mix. Mixed until well blended together. I brought it to a boil; covered and simmered for 25 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

Next as the Gumbo was cooking I got the Shrimp out of the fridge washed then and let then drain in a colander. Then with 15 minutes of cooking time left I added the Shrimp to the Gumbo, stirring again until well mixed. Continued for 15 minutes. Removed the pot from the heat and let it stand for 5 minutes before serving.

 

 

 

 

 

This made one excellent Gumbo Dish! The Mix itself was flavored perfect, spicy but not over powering. Then with the added Sausage and Shrimp, it just capped everything off! I added a few shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce to the Dish also. Lots of delicious leftovers for tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! I loved this dish tonight, plenty leftover for a couple of lunches! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Sticks with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S® GUMBO MIX WITH RICE
In New Orleans, there are as many different varieties of gumbo as there are people who make it. Zatarain’s Gumbo Mix with Rice is a flavorful foundation, making it easy to create classics like shrimp and okra or chicken and sausage gumbo – or to invent a new signature gumbo of your own!

Gumbo is the quintessential dish of New Orleans, a city of diverse influences that formed a new culture greater than the sum of its parts. Those same influences are reflected in every bowl of gumbo. The dish is a rich and flavorful melting pot, just like its hometown.

Gumbo can be prepared with your choice of 1 lb. of cooked chicken, smoked sausage or seafood, cut into bite-size pieces.

STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS
1. MIX 6 cups water and Gumbo Mix in 4-quart saucepan until well blended.
2. For Chicken or Sausage Gumbo: Stir in chicken or sausage. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
For Seafood Gumbo: Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in seafood. Cover and simmer 10 minutes longer or until rice is tender.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS
1. MIX 6 cups water and Gumbo Mix in 4-quart microwavable bowl until well blended.
2. For Chicken or Sausage Gumbo: Stir in chicken or sausage. Cover. Microwave on HIGH 30 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
For Seafood Gumbo: Cover. Microwave on HIGH 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in seafood. Cover. Microwave on HIGH 10 minutes longer or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Let stand in microwave 5 minutes.

80 CALORIES
0g TOTAL FAT
0mg CHOLESTEROL
750mg SODIUM
18g CARBOHYDRATES
<1g FIBER
0g SUGAR
2g PROTEIN
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/dinner-and-side-mixes/rice-mixes-and-side-dishes/gumbo-mix-with-rice

 

 

 

Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage
14 oz. | Servings: 7

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

Microwave:
Wrap individual sausages in paper towels and place on a microwave-safe plate.
Microwave on High 3-1/4 minutes (1-1/2 minutes for one).
Let stand 2 minutes before serving.
**Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate.Always heat thoroughly.
Grilling: Grill at medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.

Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)
Servings Per Container 7

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Iron 2%
Calcium 2%

Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.
http://www.butterball.com/products/turkey-sausage-and-franks/every-day-smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

Leftovers – Meatball Pasta Bake w/ Baked Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

December 15, 2019 at 6:33 PM | Posted in leftovers, Meijer Turkey Meatballs, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Meatball Pasta Bake w/ Baked Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 37 degrees and mostly cloudy out today. After I had my Tea I headed out to the Grocery Store. I first went to Kroger for Mom and then on to Meijer for a few items. Back home cleaned the house today, dusted and ran the vacuum. Spent the rest of the day watching NFL Football. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Meatball Pasta Bake and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread. I didn’t want the leftovers to go to waste from Thursday night’s Dinner so I reheat the Meatball Pasta Bake. Just as good the 2nd time! I left the original post from the other night for directions and description. Enjoy!

 

To make this recipe I’ll be needing: Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Penne Rigate Pasta, LaRosa’s Sauce, Meijer Turkey Meatballs, LiteHouse Dried Oregano, Morton’s Lite Salt, Sargento Off the Block Mozzarella Cheese, Extra Light Olive Oil, and Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese.

 

 

 

I first turned the oven on to 425 degrees. To prepare it was easy! I used the Leftover Meijer Turkey Meatballs in the LaRosa’s Sauce. I put those in a sauce pan and reheated them on medium low, stirring often.

 

 

 

 

As the Meatballs and Sauce was heating I made my Pasta. I grabbed a large sauce pan and filled it 3/4 full of water, added the Salt to the water. Brought the water to a rapid boil. Added the Pasta and stirred; return to rapid boil. Cook uncovered for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. I removed the Pasta just before it was done. It will finish in the oven without getting over cooked. Drain well.

 

 

 

I added the Pasta to casserole glass dish. Reseason with the Salt and added the Oregano and a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Stirred until well mixed. Next I added Meatballs and Sauce and stirred until the Pasta was well coated with the Sauce and the Meatballs mixed in.

 

 

 

Topped everything with the Mozzarella Cheese and Oregano. Popped it in the preheated oven. and baked for about 20 minutes. I really wanted all those flavors to marry together. Before removing from the oven I switched it on to the broiler and left it in the oven another 3 minutes to get the Cheese a little brown on top. Done and ready to serve!

 

 

 

Served it in a bowl, I topped it with a sprinkle of the Grated Parmesan Cheese. One delicious dish! By making extra Meatballs in Sauce I got 2 delicious meals out of it. I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish, especially Pasta Dishes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronzoni® Healthy Harvest®
100% all natural and made from a single ingredient, 100% whole wheat. With an excellent source of fiber and 56g of whole grains per serving … the delicious flavor of Ronzoni® Healthy Harvest® is the perfect complement to your favorite pasta recipes. Lasagna (available in 12 oz.); others available in 16 oz. cartons: Linguine, Penne Rigate, Rotini, Spaghetti, and Thin Spaghetti.
From the Latin for “feathers”(reminiscent of old-fashioned quill pens), Whole Grain Penne Rigate is diagonally cut tubular shapes with ridged surfaces, versatile in size and shape.
Use it in entrées, side dishes, soup, oven bakes or cold salads. Most pasta sauces are great with Whole Grain Penne Rigate, but thinner sauces will cling to ridges in penne.

* Ronzoni Healthy Harvest 100% Whole Grain Penne Rigate
* 100% all natural, made from single ingredient
* Excellent source of fiber
* 56g of whole grains per serving
* 16 oz. box

Directions:
Instructions: 1. Bring water to a rapid boil. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt (optional).2. Add pasta and stir; return to rapid boil.3. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally.4. Drain well. Serve as desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g)
Servings per Container: About 6 Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value* Total Fat 1.5g 2% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Monounsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 0mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 39g 13% Dietary Fiber 5g 20% Sugars 2g Protein 9g
– See more at: http://pasta-products-ronzonihealthyharvest.newworldpasta.com/Whole-Grain-Penne-Rigate-ZX003340006504ZX7#sthash.NS07qkEV.dpuf

Meatball Pasta Bake w/ Baked Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

December 13, 2019 at 6:40 PM | Posted in LaRosa's Pizzeria, Meijer Turkey Meatballs, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Meatball Pasta Bake w/ Baked Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, 3 slices of Glier’s Turkey Goetta, fried 1 medium Egg Sunny Side Up, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Finally found the Glier’s Turkey Goetta on my last visit to Jungle Jim’s International Market. I love Goetta! Cloudy with rain showers late in the afternoon, high of 44 degrees. Went to Kroger for Mom after Breakfast. When I got to Kroger it was busy but the time I left it was packed. I’ll be glad when the Holidays are over and stores get back to normal. Gave Mom a hand in making Chocolate Fudge, Buckeyes, and Chex Mix. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Meatball Pasta Bake and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

To make this recipe I’ll be needing: Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Penne Rigate Pasta, LaRosa’s Sauce, Meijer Turkey Meatballs, LiteHouse Dried Oregano, Morton’s Lite Salt, Sargento Off the Block Mozzarella Cheese, Extra Light Olive Oil, and Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese.

 

 

 

 

I first turned the oven on to 425 degrees. To prepare it was easy! I used the Leftover Meijer Turkey Meatballs in the LaRosa’s Sauce. I put those in a sauce pan and reheated them on medium low, stirring often.

 

 

 

 

As the Meatballs and Sauce was heating I made my Pasta. I grabbed a large sauce pan and filled it 3/4 full of water, added the Salt to the water. Brought the water to a rapid boil. Added the Pasta and stirred; return to rapid boil. Cook uncovered for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. I removed the Pasta just before it was done. It will finish in the oven without getting over cooked. Drain well.

 

 

 

 

I added the Pasta to casserole glass dish. Season again with the Salt and added the Oregano and a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Stirred until well mixed. Next I added Meatballs and Sauce and stirred until the Pasta was well coated with the Sauce and the Meatballs mixed in.

 

 

 

 

 

Topped everything with the Mozzarella Cheese and Oregano. Popped it in the preheated oven. and baked for about 20 minutes. I really wanted all those flavors to marry together. Before removing from the oven I switched it on to the broiler and left it in the oven another 3 minutes to get the Cheese a little brown on top. Done and ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

Served it in a bowl, I topped it with a sprinkle of the Grated Parmesan Cheese. One delicious dish! By making extra Meatballs in Sauce I got 2 delicious meals out of it. I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish, especially Pasta Dishes! This made one excellent Dish. The Penne Rigate Pasta along with Turkey Meatballs, Sauce, and the Mozzarella Cheese all come together to make this dish so delicious! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Stick Pretzels with a Diet Mango/Tea Snapple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronzoni® Healthy Harvest®


100% all natural and made from a single ingredient, 100% whole wheat. With an excellent source of fiber and 56g of whole grains per serving … the delicious flavor of Ronzoni® Healthy Harvest® is the perfect complement to your favorite pasta recipes. Lasagna (available in 12 oz.); others available in 16 oz. cartons: Linguine, Penne Rigate, Rotini, Spaghetti, and Thin Spaghetti.
From the Latin for “feathers”(reminiscent of old-fashioned quill pens), Whole Grain Penne Rigate is diagonally cut tubular shapes with ridged surfaces, versatile in size and shape.
Use it in entrées, side dishes, soup, oven bakes or cold salads. Most pasta sauces are great with Whole Grain Penne Rigate, but thinner sauces will cling to ridges in penne.

* Ronzoni Healthy Harvest 100% Whole Grain Penne Rigate
* 100% all natural, made from single ingredient
* Excellent source of fiber
* 56g of whole grains per serving
* 16 oz. box

Directions:
Instructions: 1. Bring water to a rapid boil. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt (optional).2. Add pasta and stir; return to rapid boil.3. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally.4. Drain well. Serve as desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g)
Servings per Container: About 6 Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value* Total Fat 1.5g 2% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Monounsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 0mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 39g 13% Dietary Fiber 5g 20% Sugars 2g Protein 9g
– See more at: http://pasta-products-ronzonihealthyharvest.newworldpasta.com/Whole-Grain-Penne-Rigate-ZX003340006504ZX7#sthash.NS07qkEV.dpuf

Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Asparagus and Baked Potato

December 11, 2019 at 6:28 PM | Posted in fish | 3 Comments
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Today’s: Menu: Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Asparagus, Baked Potato, and Baked Garlic Bread Loaf

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had the same thing as I did the day before, I had a Poached Egg that I served on a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Then I also fried up a few slices Turkey Spam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The Poached Egg and Spam was so delicious that I wanted it again. Cloudy and a high of 31 degrees out there today. After Breakfast I did some light house cleaning. Then I finished up on baking the Quick Bread Christmas Gifts for neighbors and relatives. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Asparagus and Baked Potato.

 

I’m having Fish again for Dinner, last night Catfish Nuggets and tonight Walleye. I purchased the Walleye at Meijer the other day. I first rinsed the fillets in cold water and patted them dry with paper towel. Then to prepare them I seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillets in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor!

 

 

For one side dish I prepared Roasted Asparagus for one side. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving.

 

For another side I prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Walleye Nutrition Facts

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

Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

December 3, 2019 at 6:29 PM | Posted in Johnsonville Meats, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, as always! I went to Meijer to do some Christmas Shopping and Grocery’s. I went right after Breakfast to avoid the crowds, and it was crowded by the time I left! For Dinner tonight I’m preparing Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

 

For the Dirty Rice I used a box of Zatarain’s Dirty Rice. The Mix includes a Long Grain Rice Mix with Vegetables and Spices. I added the Sausage. Really looking forward to this meal!

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; I first prepared the Turkey Sausage. I used Johnsonville Turkey Italian Sausages. I bought these from Meijer which carries the the full line of Johnsonville Products. First time using these, and they look delicious! Started by browning the Turkey Sausages in a 3-quart saucepan. Removed them from the skillet to plate and sliced the Sausages into bite size pieces and returned them to the skillet. When done I drained the fat. Stirred in 2 1/2 cups of Water and the Rice Mix into the saucepan until it was well blended. Brought it to a boil. Reduced the heat to low and covered. Simmered for 25 minutes until the Rice was tender.

 

 

Removed the sauce pan from the heat. Let it stand for 5 minutes, fluffed the Rice up and served! Delicious, the Sausage is so good and Rice and Mix all made some fantastic Dirty Rice and Sausage! Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! I loved this dish tonight, plenty leftover for tomorrow’s Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S DIRTY RICE
Rice is a major Louisiana crop and a kitchen staple. This beloved dish evolved as home cooks discovered that adding spices and leftover meat would create rice that tastes a whole lot better – even if it looks a little “dirty.” Dirty rice is infused with flavors of onion and bell pepper. The dish is traditionally prepared with giblets, but Zatarain’s Dirty Rice Mix is delicious with ground beef, ground pork, ground turkey or any other meat of your choosing.
About the product
* Dirty Rice mix features long grain white rice with onions, bell peppers with Cajun seasonings
* One-pot/one-skillet
* Gluten free, no artificial flavors, no MSG added*, no colors from artificial sources
* Ready to enjoy as a side dish or one pot meal (just add meat!)
* PREP TIP: Can be made on the stove top or in the microwave
* 8 oz box
* Zero grams of fat and cholesterol per serving; not too spicy
* Add ground beef for a complete meal
PREPARATION
1 – Brown ground beef in 3-quart saucepan. Drain fat. Stir water and Rice Mix into saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
2 – Simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
3 – Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
CALORIES 130
TOTAL FAT 0.5g
CHOLESTEROL 0mg
SODIUM 500mg
CARBOHYDRATES 28g
FIBER 1g
SUGAR 0g
PROTEIN 3g
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/recipes/main-dishes/zatarains-dirty-rice#

 

 

Johnsonville Turkey Italian Sausages
A new take on a sausage classic. Experience the signature flavor of Johnsonville Italian Dinner Sausage with premium cuts of turkey, less fat and no MSG. Fall in love with Johnsonville Brats all over again.
COOKING DIRECTIONS GRILL STOVETOP
1 – Preheat grill to medium-low.
2 – Add sausage.
3 – Cook covered for 20 to 25 minutes or until sausage is browned and the internal temperature is 165°F, turning links often.
STORAGE
Keep Refrigerated. Prepare within 3 days of purchase or freeze up to 30 days.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 link (91g) Servings per Container: 5 Calories: 150 Calories from Fat: 80 % Daily Value * Total Fat: 9g 14% Saturated Fat: 2.5g 13% Trans Fat: 0 Total Carbohydrates: 65mg 21% Sodium: 800mg 33% Total Carbohydrates: 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber:
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 14g
https://www.johnsonville.com/fresh-turkey-sausage.html

Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

December 1, 2019 at 6:42 PM | Posted in Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

 

 

For Breakfast I made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 52 degrees and scattered showers through out the day. Not a lot to do today, caught up on all the chores and nothing needed from the stores. So I was a slug all day! For Dinner tonight a favorite of mine, Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni.

 

 

 

 

For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Meijer Brand Jumbo Shrimp. This is my frozen Shrimp of choice, best I’ve found. 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 and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat. I seasoned them 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. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

I love having Shrimp with the Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs. It comes with the Pasta Special Seasonings Packet and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box, leftovers coming tomorrow. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one easily prepared and delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

Our Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs flavor blends delicate angel hair pasta in a creamy herb sauce with other natural flavors. This delicately flavored dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian-inspired recipes.

What You’ll Do
1 – In a medium saucepan bring water, milk and butter or margarine to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
2 – Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
3 – Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.

http://www.ricearoni.com/products/Pasta_Roni/Angel_Hair_Pasta_with_Herb

 

 

 

 

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 ).

Blackened Red Snapper w/ Cut Green Beans, Brown and Wild Rice, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

November 19, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, rice, seafood, Uncle Ben's Rice, Zatarain's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Red Snapper w/ Cut Green Beans, Brown and Wild Rice, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

 

To start my morning off I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin, lightly fried a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Excellent way to start the day! Cloudy with passing rain showers, 47 degrees for a high. I was able to rake the side yard s before it started raining. Went to post office and bank later on. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Red Snapper w/ Cut Green Beans, Brown and Wild Rice, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

While at Meijer the other day I purchased a Red Snapper Fillet that they had on sale in their Seafood Department. I also purchased a Walleye Fillet, that I froze, and some Cooked Shrimp that was also on sale. The Red Snapper Fillet was nice size and looks beautiful. I decided to Blacken it, I love all Blackened Fish and Seafood. I’ll need Zatarain’s Blacken Seasoning, Blue Bonnet Butter, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt. Cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet in Butter and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

To prepare it I started by rinsing the Fillet off in cold water and patting dry and cut it in half. I melted a tablespoon of butter, Blue Bonnet Stick Butter. I then brushed both sides of the fillets with the Butter and then rubbed the fillets with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning and Sea Salt. Then I got out the Cast Iron Skillet. When the pan was fully heated I added my Snapper. Cooked it about 3 1/2 minutes per side, and it was ready for the table! The taste of the Red Snapper with the added Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning makes it one delicious Fish Dish!

 

 

To go with my Blackened Snapper I opened up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. I heated them up in a small sauce pan on medium heat. Stirred often until heated, then served.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For my Rice I’m using Uncle Ben’s Ready Whole Grain Medley – Brown and Wild Rice. It comes in a micowavable package. I guess one my favorites from the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, all though I love using them all. Another tasty and easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready. Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! I loved this dish tonight, plenty leftover for tomorrow’s Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning

This spicy seasoning blend is rubbed on the outside of fish (or chicken, steak or other meats) for blackening. Also great as a seasoning rub for the grill or broiler.

Ingredients:
SALT, PAPRIKA, CAYENNE PEPPER, BLACK PEPPER, WHITE PEPPER, CHILI POWDER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, ONION, GARLIC, SPICES.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 tsp. (.71 g)
Servings Per Container: about 120
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 0
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Spices-and-Extracts/Blackened-Seasoning.aspx

Tomato and Fresh Ricotta Marinated Chicken Breast w/ Farfalle Pasta and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

October 19, 2019 at 6:37 PM | Posted in chicken, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Tomato and Fresh Ricotta Marinated Chicken Breast w/ Farfalle Pasta and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made a Breakfast Sandwich using Thomas Light English Muffin, Boar’s Head Ham, and a slice of Boar’s Head Vermont Yellow Cheddar. A beautiful day outside today, 70 degrees and mostly sunny. Got the cart out of shed along with rake and leaf blower. Raked the back yard and cleaned out the back and side flower beds of leaves. Later I took a ride on the cart and went to see a buudy of mine that lives a few streets over and spent some time over there. For Dinner tonight I prepared a ne dish, Tomato and Fresh Ricotta Marinated Chicken Breast w/ Farfalle Pasta and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

I had seen the Prego Tomato and Fresh Ricotta Cooking Sauce advertised in a Cooking Magazine a while back. Then I came across it at Meijer along all with all the other Prego Sauces, they had good selection of all flavors. To make this Dish I’ll be using the Prego Tomato and Fresh Ricotta Cooking Sauce, 2 Chicken Breasts, Extra Light Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper, Farfalle Pasta, Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, and La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread.

 

 

 

To start I turned the oven on at 400 degrees, for the Garlic Loaf Bread. Next grabbed a skillet and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and heated the skillet on medium high heat. As the skillet was heating I seasoned the Chicken Breasts with Morton’s Lite Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Then added the Chicken to the heated skillet.

 

 

 

 

After I flipped the Chicken I added the jar of Prego Tomato and Fresh Ricotta Sauce. I simmered the Chicken in the Sauce until it was done, 165° when checked by the Meat Thermometer. Removed the Chicken and Sauce into a bowl and set aside until my Pasta was ready.

 

 

 

 

 

For the Pasta I’m using Meijer Farfalle Pastra. To prepare it I boiled 3/4 pot of water that I Salted. When it started to boil I added the Past. Boiled for for 14 minutes, stirring occasionally. When done I drained the Pasta and put it in a bowl, Seasoned it with Salt, and added a splashy of the Extra Light Olive Oil and stirred.

 

 

 

 

 

To serve I made a bed of the Farfalle and topped it with some Grated Parm Cheese and then topped it with a Chicken Breast and the Prego Tomato and Fresh Ricotta Sauce. We have a Delicious Chicken Dinner! The Chicken was moist and flavorful. Then the Sauce is spot on! Excellent flavor with the Tomato and Ricotta coming through. Will have to have a jar or 2 in the pantry. So easy to prepare and Delicious! Also I baked the loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. For Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla ice Cream topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Hot Fudge Topping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOMATO and FRESH RICOTTA COOKING SAUCE

Go beyond just pasta and sauce with the delectable flavors of sweet tomato, fresh ricotta cheese and herbs and seasonings. Effortless to make, simply brown chicken, stir in the sauce and simmer. Dinner is served in 20 minutes!

Directions
1. BROWN 1lb. boneless chicken breasts (whole or cut) in 1 tbsp. olive oil.

2. STIR in 1 jar sauce. SIMMER until chicken is done.

3. SERVE with pasta. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
About 7 Servings Per Container
Serving size1/4 Cup (60mL)
Amount per serving
Calories60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 370mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 8g3%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes 1g Added Sugars2%
Protein 2g
https://www.prego.com/sauces/cooking-sauces/tomato-fresh-ricotta-cooking-sauce/

Leftovers – Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

September 15, 2019 at 6:42 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, leftovers, Zatarain's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast on this morning I Poached an Egg and served it on a Thomas Light English Muffin. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Afterward I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Mostly sunny and 86 degrees out, low Humidity but high Pollen count out today. Mom went on to Church and I got a few things done around the house. Did a load of laundry and as that was finishing I went out and raked the front yard. Everything done just in time to settle back and watch a day of NFL Football! So for Dinner tonight I’m heating up the Leftover Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

This was too good from the night before to go to waste! So I’m having the Leftovers tonight for Dinner. Have a great evening every one! I left the orignal post from the night before for directions and ingredients.

For the Dirty Rice I used a box of Zatarain’s Dirty Rice. The Mix includes a Long Grain Rice Mix with Vegetables and Spices. I added the Sausage. I always look forward to this meal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; I first prepared the Turkey Sausage. I used Johnsonville Turkey Italian Sausages. I bought these from Meijer which carries the the full line of Johnsonville Products. Started by browning the Turkey Sausages in a 3-quart saucepan. Removed them from the skillet to plate and sliced the Sausages into bite size pieces. When done I drained what little fat from the skillet. Stirred in 2 1/2 cups of Water and the Rice Mix into the saucepan until it was well blended. Brought it to a boil. Reduced the heat to low and covered. Simmered for 25 minutes until the Rice was tender. With 5 minutes of cooking time left I added the Sausage back to the skillet, stirring well to mix with Rice.

 

Removed the sauce pan from the heat. Let it stand for 5 minutes, fluffed the Rice up and served! Delicious, the Sausage is so good and Rice and Mix all made some fantastic Dirty Rice and Sausage! Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! I loved this dish tonight, plenty leftover for tomorrow’s Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet 1/2 and 1/2 Lemonade/Tea Snapple to drink. I love my Snapple!

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S DIRTY RICE
Rice is a major Louisiana crop and a kitchen staple. This beloved dish evolved as home cooks discovered that adding spices and leftover meat would create rice that tastes a whole lot better – even if it looks a little “dirty.” Dirty rice is infused with flavors of onion and bell pepper. The dish is traditionally prepared with giblets, but Zatarain’s Dirty Rice Mix is delicious with ground beef, ground pork, ground turkey or any other meat of your choosing.
About the product
* Dirty Rice mix features long grain white rice with onions, bell peppers with Cajun seasonings
* One-pot/one-skillet
* Gluten free, no artificial flavors, no MSG added*, no colors from artificial sources
* Ready to enjoy as a side dish or one pot meal (just add meat!)
* PREP TIP: Can be made on the stove top or in the microwave
* 8 oz box
* Zero grams of fat and cholesterol per serving; not too spicy
* Add ground beef for a complete meal
PREPARATION
1 – Brown ground beef in 3-quart saucepan. Drain fat. Stir water and Rice Mix into saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
2 – Simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
3 – Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
CALORIES 130
TOTAL FAT 0.5g
CHOLESTEROL 0mg
SODIUM 500mg
CARBOHYDRATES 28g
FIBER 1g
SUGAR 0g
PROTEIN 3g
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/recipes/main-dishes/zatarains-dirty-rice#

 

Johnsonville Turkey Italian Sausages
A new take on a sausage classic. Experience the signature flavor of Johnsonville Italian Dinner Sausage with premium cuts of turkey, less fat and no MSG. Fall in love with Johnsonville Brats all over again.

COOKING DIRECTIONS GRILL STOVETOP
1 – Preheat grill to medium-low.
2 – Add sausage.
3 – Cook covered for 20 to 25 minutes or until sausage is browned and the internal temperature is 165°F, turning links often.
STORAGE
Keep Refrigerated. Prepare within 3 days of purchase or freeze up to 30 days.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 link (91g) Servings per Container: 5 Calories: 150 Calories from Fat: 80 % Daily Value * Total Fat: 9g 14% Saturated Fat: 2.5g 13% Trans Fat: 0 Total Carbohydrates: 65mg 21% Sodium: 800mg 33% Total Carbohydrates: 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber:
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 14g
https://www.johnsonville.com/fresh-turkey-sausage.html

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