Kitchen Hint of the Week!

November 14, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Freeze Rice leftovers……………

After you make a big batch of rice, you can freeze it in multiple microwave-safe containers. Once you’re ready for rice again, sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of water over the rice and cover with dampened paper towels. Pop it in the microwave on high for 1-3 minutes before fluffing. Repeat until the rice is fully hot.

Leftovers – Red Beans and Rice w/ Smoked Turkey Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

November 3, 2019 at 4:43 PM | Posted in Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Red Beans and Rice w/ Smoked Turkey Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

Another cold morning out, 28 degrees and another heavy frost out this morning. Sunny and 55 degrees out today. After Lunch got the leaf blower, rake, and cart out of the shed and a little yard work. Not a lot of leaves today, just staying ahead of it. Helped a neighbor up the street do a few things around her yard. It feels so good to be outside in the sun doing things. Before long it will be so cold or snowy you can’t get out so I get out as much as I can. For Dinner tonight I heated up the Leftover Red Beans and Rice w/ Smoked Turkey Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread. I’ve left the original post from yesterday for the dish recipe and description. Take Care all!

 

Well nothing better than Red Beans and Rice w/ Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage to warm up a cold and windy day here in Ohio! For the Red Beans and Rice I used a box of Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans and Rice Mix. For the Sausage I used Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey and for the Garlic Loaf I used a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread. I love these types of meals! I’m preparing 3 Bean Turkey Chili tomorrow! To prepare it I’ll need; the box of the Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Mix, 3 cups Water, Extra Light Olive Oil, and the Sausage. Mixed 3 cups of water, Rice Mix and 2 tbsp. of Light Olive Oil in 2-quart saucepan until it was well blended. Brought to a boil. Then reduced the heat to low and covered.

 

I got another skillet out, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. Sliced the Sausage into bite size slices and added them to the heated skillet until heated through. Removed them from the heat and set aside until needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simmered for 25 minutes, until the rice was tender. Stirred occasionally to prevent the Rice and Beans from sticking. With 4 minutes of cooking time left I added the Smoked Turkey Sausage. When done I removed the skillet from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. And done ready to serve! This makes one fantastic Meal! The Red Beans and Rice is Seasoned perfect. It made plenty of both the Red Beans and the Rice. And the Sausage works perfect with it. Plenty of great leftovers!

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S REDUCED SODIUM RED BEANS AND RICE
A quintessential New Orleans dish, traditionally prepared on Mondays when a long stove top simmer gave home cooks time to do laundry. Today, red bean lovers rely on Zatarain’s for classic flavor in a fraction of the time.

Enjoy Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans & Rice with 25% less sodium than the original as a main course or side dish. Supplement with sausage, ham or pork chops, or hold the meat and have a tasty vegetarian meal. However you prepare it, Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans & Rice is hearty but not heavy, packed full of flavor and an instant crowd-pleaser.
STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS
1. MIX 3 cups water, Rice Mix and 2 tbsp. butter, margarine or olive oil in 2-quart saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
2. SIMMER 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir occasionally to prevent rice and beans from sticking.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

Serving Suggestion: Add a half pound of sliced sausage to make a complete meal.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
CALORIES 230
TOTAL FAT 1g
SATURATED FAT 0g
TRANS FAT 0g
CHOLESTEROL 0mg
SODIUM 580
CARBOHYDRATES 45g
FIBER 5g
SUGAR <1g
PROTEIN 9g
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/dinner-and-side-mixes/rice-mixes-and-side-dishes/reduced-sodium-red-beans-and-rice

 

Pulled BBQ Pork Rib Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

October 15, 2019 at 6:34 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Ore - Ida, Pork, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Pulled BBQ Pork Rib Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

 

I had to have my car over at the car shop at 8:00 this morning. Took it in for a oil change, tires rotated, and the radiator flushed and filled. All set for Winter! Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast after I got back. Mostly sunny and 76 degrees out today. Did some yard work. Later had to go pick my car up from the shop. For Dinner tonight its a Pulled BBQ Pork Rib Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

There will no Leftover Ribs ever thrown away in this house hold! Those were some delicious Ribs we had last night, thank you Meijer! So I pulled all the Rib Meat from the bones last night after Dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

To reheat them I used a small sauce pan. I sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added the Rib Meat. I added some JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce and heated the Ribs on medium low heat, stirring often. Oh man these heated up so good, it was tough not eating the Ribs before it was made into a Sandwich! I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Bun and topped it with a bit more of the BBQ Sauce. The Sandwich was so good, the Rib Meat along with the JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce are perfect together!

 

 

To go with my Sandwich I baked some Ore Ida Golden Crinkle Cut French Fries. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pork Back Ribs – Pork ribs are a cut of pork popular in North American and Asian cuisines. The ribcage of a domestic pig, meat and bones together, is cut into usable pieces, prepared by smoking, grilling, or baking – usually with a sauce, often barbecue – and then served.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce
Be happier than a pig in sauce after adding Haugwaush to any meat. Serve direct as a condiment or coat on grilled meats the last few minutes of cooking. Sauce will caramelize on meat when heated.

Warning: Consumer should be aware that frequent use of this sauce may result in the temptation to ‘pig out’ at the dinner table.

All Natural. Gluten Free. Fat Free. Cholesterol Free. No High Fructose Corn Syrup. No MSG.
INGREDIENTS
Water, Brown Sugar, Tomato Paste, Prepared Mustard (Water, Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Salt, Turmeric, Spices), Distilled Vinegar, Honey, Salt, Dehydrated Garlic and Onion, Natural Smoke Flavor, Spices (Including Chili Peppers)
https://bestnaturalbbq.com/

Pulled BBQ Pork Rib Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

September 19, 2019 at 6:24 PM | Posted in Ore - Ida, Pork, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Pulled BBQ Pork Rib Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

 

To start this morning off I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I may have to give my Tea up! The cheapest I can find it now is at Walmart. They are at $2.88 a box while other places are at $2.99 – $3.22 a box! When I started drinking Tea it was $2.17 a box, such a shame! Partly cloudy and 85 degrees outside today. I went to make my Tea this morning and the Microwave stopped working. So after Breakfast we went to Best Buy and purchased a new one, cheaper to buy one than repair it. So that will be delivered next Tuesday! Not a lot going on today. For Dinner tonight its a Pulled BBQ Pork Rib Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

No way I was going to let those Leftover Ribs go to waste! Those were some of the best Ribs we had ever had, thank you Meijer! So I pulled all the Rib Meat from the bones last night after Dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

To reheat them I used a small sauce pan. I sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added the Rib Meat. I added some JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce and heated the Ribs on medium low heat, stirring often. Oh man these heated up so good, it was tough not eating the Ribs before it was made into a Sandwich! I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Bun and topped it with a bit more of the BBQ Sauce. The Sandwich was so good, the Rib Meat along with the JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce are perfect together!

 

 

 

 

To go with my Sandwich I baked some Ore Ida Golden Crinkle Cut French Fries. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Diet Peach Snapple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pork Back Ribs – Pork ribs are a cut of pork popular in North American and Asian cuisines. The ribcage of a domestic pig, meat and bones together, is cut into usable pieces, prepared by smoking, grilling, or baking – usually with a sauce, often barbecue – and then served.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce
Be happier than a pig in sauce after adding Haugwaush to any meat. Serve direct as a condiment or coat on grilled meats the last few minutes of cooking. Sauce will caramelize on meat when heated.

Warning: Consumer should be aware that frequent use of this sauce may result in the temptation to ‘pig out’ at the dinner table.

All Natural. Gluten Free. Fat Free. Cholesterol Free. No High Fructose Corn Syrup. No MSG.
INGREDIENTS
Water, Brown Sugar, Tomato Paste, Prepared Mustard (Water, Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Salt, Turmeric, Spices), Distilled Vinegar, Honey, Salt, Dehydrated Garlic and Onion, Natural Smoke Flavor, Spices (Including Chili Peppers)
https://bestnaturalbbq.com/

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

3 Bean Turkey Chili

August 29, 2019 at 6:34 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, chili, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili

 

For Breakfast this morning I had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Did a load of laundry and cleaned the house, dusted and vacuumed. 80 degrees and Sunny out today! I got the cart of the shed along with the rake and leaf blower. Raked the front and side yard. Then took the cart for a spin around the neighborhood. Signs of the Fall getting closer; more leaves to rake and a few trees turning color, Football starting up, growing my beard back, and a stronger yearning for Chili! So I grabbed the last container from the freezer of my 3 Bean Turkey Chili for Dinner tonight! New Batch coming soon though!

I had made a batch of my 3 Bean Turkey Chili and had it in the freezer. I’ve left the original post below with details of ingredients and directions. Enjoy, later!

 

To make my Chili I’m using Jennie -O Lean Ground Turkey. 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), 1/2 Tsp Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin (McCormick), 2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon (McCormick), 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves (McCormick), 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.

 

 

 

 

I prepared the Beans and Ground Turkey last night. 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 in a large plastic container and on into the fridge after it had cooled a bit. Next I opened all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed. Stored them in a bowl and in the fridge also.

 

 

 

Then this morning I added everything to the Crock Pot. I also added a 1/2 cup of Water, stirred twice, and put the lid on the Crock Pot and set on low for 5-6 hours. The full recipe and list of ingredients is at the end of the post. Then sit back and enjoy the aroma, that usually starts after an hour 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 just love the aroma of the simmering Chili, that usually starts after an hour 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 the couple of days, can’t wait! Chili is even better after sitting in the fridge for a day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
1/2 Tsp Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 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.

Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

August 28, 2019 at 6:37 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, chicken, greenbeans | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a couple of Nutri- Grain Eggo Waffles and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Sunny, low humidity, and 78 degrees outside today! Got the cart out and did some yard work. Later on I had a Doctor’s appointment to see if he could give me something for my Sinuses and these Sinus Headaches I’ve been having lately. He wrote a prescription to see if that could break up the congestion. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

 

I had a package of the Simple Truth Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thighs from Kroger in the freezer. I sat the package in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then to prepare them I’ll just need Flour, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil. I think the trio of Fried Chicken Thighs, Fried Potatoes, and Canned Green Beans has become one our favorite Dinners!

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

I grabbed a plate and put paper towel on it and removed the Chicken Thighs from the skillet to the lined plate. Paper towel absorbs any of the excess oil. Just love the crust on the Chicken provided by the Flour Coating! The Flour and cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet. So moist and delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 


As the Potatoes were cooking I also reheat the leftover Green Beans from last night’s Dinner. Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. Quite a Dinner tonight as always when having the Chicken Thighs! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rotisserie Chicken, Mushrooms, and Rotini Pasta

August 16, 2019 at 6:24 PM | Posted in chicken, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Rotisserie Chicken, Mushrooms, and Rotini Pasta

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a Jimmy Dean Simple Scramble Cup – Crumbled Turkey Sausage, Egg Whites, and Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly cloudy, 88 degrees, and a little humid out today. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Then later I went to Costco for a few items. Not much else going on today, did a few things around the house and outside. For Dinner tonight its Rotisserie Chicken, Mushrooms, and Rotini Pasta w/ French Bread.

 

 

 

 

 

I had this meal a while back and really enjoyed it, good Dinner when you want something light. I enjoy simple Meals so much! So for the Chicken I used the leftover Kirkland – Costco Rotisserie Chicken. I put the Chicken in a bowl and I seasoned it with a shake of Morton’s Lite Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Set aside until ready to use.

 

 

 

 

 

Next I prepared the Sauteed Mushrooms. I used a small package of Baby Bella Mushrooms that I had purchased at Meijer the other day. Cooked them in a small skillet. I added a tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Butter and a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, heated the skillet on medium heat. I sliced up the Mushrooms and added them to the heated skillet. Seasoned them with Salt, Ground Pepper, Ground Roasted Cumin, Dried Thyme, and Dried Rosemary. Sauteed for about 5 minutes stirring them often. Removed the skillet from the heat and set aside.

 

 

 

 

As the Mushrooms were cooking I started cooking the Rotini Pasta. For the Pasta I used Ronzoni Smart taste Rotini. For some reason finding Rozini Pasta Products in this are is getting harder and harder to find. I found this at Walmart. To prepare it I got a sauce pan out and added about 1 1/2 quarts Water and Salt. Brought the water to a rapid boil. Added the pasta and stirred; returned it to a rapid boil. Cooked it for 9 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 9 minutes removed it from the heat, drained it. Added it to a bowl, seasoning it with a bit more Salt and a 1/2 a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Then added the Chicken and Mushrooms. Stirred until well mixed. The trio of Chicken, Mushrooms, and Rotini Pasta combine together to make one delicious Dinner! Served it in a bowl and topped it with Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. I also had a slice of Pillsbury French Bread leftover from last night. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotisserie Chicken Nutritional Benefits
With rotisserie chicken, you get a good amount of protein with lower amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol than you find in red meat. What’s more, the chicken contains robust amounts of niacin and phosphorus as well as smaller amounts of other minerals and vitamin B-12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronzoni Smart Taste Rotini – Same Great Taste. Smarter Pasta.

Smart eating means combining great taste with nutrition. Ronzoni® Smart Taste® pasta is made with oat fiber giving it the same great pasta taste your family loves and the extra nutrition you’ll love to give them.
About the product
* Great White Pasta Taste; 2.5x the Fiber of Regular Pasta*
* Excellent Source of Calcium; Low Fat; Cholesterol Free Food
* Excellent Source of Vitamin D; Low Sodium
* Kosher
Directions:
Instructions: 1. Bring water to a rapid boil. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt.2. Add pasta and stir; return to a rapid boil.3. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally.4. Drain well. Serve as desired.

Leftovers -Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta

August 11, 2019 at 7:10 PM | Posted in Hormel, leftovers | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta

 

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. After my Tea I stated a load of laundry and then headed out to Walmart. Didn’t need much, just something to do. After Lunch I got the cart out and grabbed a rake and leaf blower and raked the back yard. Sprayed for weeds along the back along the woods. I love the warm weather and getting out and doing things around the yard! It was mostly Sunny and 91 degrees out, a bit more humid out.

For Dinner tonight its leftovers! Had a container of the Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta in the freezer that I sat in the fridge overnight to thaw. Come Dinner time I heated up the leftover Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta. I reheat in a small sauce pan. I’ve left the original post below for description. Enjoy!

 

 

 

The Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta has two of my favorites in it, pasta and pizza! The box contains 1 can of Pizza Sauce w/ Pepperoni and Sausage and 1 Pouch of Rotini Pasta. I also added a few slices of Turkey Pepperoni and sliced Portabello Mushrooms to the mix. For the preparation you can bake it or prepare it on the stove top, which is how I prepared it. Add 1 cup of water, stir and mix, and simmer and you have your dinner! This came out fantastic! Really had a good Pizza flavor to it and excellent Sauce! The Sauce with the Mushrooms, Sausage, and Pepperoni provides the great flavoring. Easily prepared and makes a hearty and delicious meal. I know it’s a boxed meal, I can’t help it. It’s always been a favorite of mine since the first time I tried it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along with the Pizza Pasta I had a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta

When only comfort food will do, Banquet Homestyle Bakes are the perfect choice. Each comes complete with everything you need to make a delicious and hearty straight-from-the-oven meal. So you’ll spend less time worrying about your meal—and more time enjoying it.

*Pepperoni and sausage included
*5 minute preparation oven or stove top

Stove Top:

1. Stir Together Can of Sauce and 1 Cup Hot Water In Medium Skillet.
2. Stir In Pasta Until Well Coated. Heat to Boiling.
3. Reduce Heat. Cover and Simmer About 15 Minutes, Or Until Pasta Is Tender, Stirring Occasionally.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup prepared (195g)
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 820mg 34%
Potassium 530mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 12g
Protein 10g
http://www.banquet.com/homestyle-bakes/pizza-pasta-bake

Rotisserie Chicken, Mushrooms, and Rotini Pasta

July 11, 2019 at 6:42 PM | Posted in chicken, leftovers, mushrooms, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Rotisserie Chicken, Mushrooms, and Rotini Pasta

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Scattered thunderstorms in the area, 89 degrees, and humid out today. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. They came today and measured for the carpet in the bedroom and bathroom. Not much else going on. For Dinner tonight its Rotisserie Chicken, Mushrooms, and Rotini Pasta w/ French Bread.

 

 

 

 


For the Chicken I used the leftover Kirkland – Costco Rotisserie Chicken. I put the Chicken in a bowl and I seasoned it with a shake of Morton’s Lite Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Set aside until ready to use.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Next I prepared the Sauteed Mushrooms. I used a small package of Baby Bella Mushrooms that I had purchased at Meijer the other day. Cooked them in a small skillet. I added a tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Butter and a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, heated the skillet on medium heat. I sliced up the Mushrooms and added them to the heated skillet. Seasoned them with Salt, Ground Pepper, Ground Roasted Cumin, Dried Thyme, and Dried Rosemary. Sauteed for about 5 minutes stirring them often. Removed the skillet from the heat and set aside.

 

 

 

 

 

As the Mushrooms were cooking I started cooking the Rotini Pasta. For the Pasta I used Ronzoni Smart taste Rotini. For some reason finding Rozini Pasta Products in this are is getting harder and harder to find. I found this at Walmart. To prepare it I got a sauce pan out and added about 1 1/2 quarts Water and Salt. Brought the water to a rapid boil. Added the pasta and stirred; returned it to a rapid boil. Cooked it for 9 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 9 minutes removed it from the heat, drained it. Added it to a bowl, seasoning it with a bit more Salt and a 1/2 a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Then added the Chicken and Mushrooms. Stirred until well mixed. The trio of Chicken, Mushrooms, and Rotini Pasta combine together to make one delicious Dinner! Served it in a bowl and topped it with Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. I also had a slice of Pillsbury French Bread leftover from last night. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ronzoni Smart Taste Rotini – Same Great Taste. Smarter Pasta.

Smart eating means combining great taste with nutrition. Ronzoni® Smart Taste® pasta is made with oat fiber giving it the same great pasta taste your family loves and the extra nutrition you’ll love to give them.
About the product
* Great White Pasta Taste; 2.5x the Fiber of Regular Pasta*
* Excellent Source of Calcium; Low Fat; Cholesterol Free Food
* Excellent Source of Vitamin D; Low Sodium
* Kosher
Directions:
Instructions: 1. Bring water to a rapid boil. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt.2. Add pasta and stir; return to a rapid boil.3. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally.4. Drain well. Serve as desired.

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