Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 9, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Leftover Ham……………

Leftover ham should be wrapped tightly and refrigerated as soon as possible. Do not leave the ham at room temperature for more than two hours. If it is not going to be used within four days of cooking, it should be frozen. Uncooked or cooked ham can be stored safely in a refrigerator at 40°F or lower for several days.

Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

February 25, 2021 at 7:04 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, leftovers, seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin, heated up a few slices of Boar’s Head Thick Cut Bacon, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 44 degrees and partly cloudy out. Not quite as nice as our 68 degrees yesterday! They delivered a new Hoveround Mobility Chair for me today. I still have my last one and it’s an excellent chair but under Medicare law they will not pay for repairs for a chair that’s 5 years old. Instead they buy a new one. It makes no sense to me, but who am I! I do appreciate it though but I would think it would save Medicare money to make repairs than buy a new one. The chair I had before that I got 10 years ago is still running! Oh well! For Dinner tonight I heated up the Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. I left the original post from a night ago for ingredients and directions. Take Care and Stay Safe!

 

It’s Gumbo time! And Gumbo is always one of my favorite meals, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Meijer Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.

 

The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continue to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Plus enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too, I took a small bowl over to my neighbor also. Then for Dessert/Snack later I had a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix is an easy-to-prepare mix that has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. With Zatarain’s New Orleans style pasta dinners, you can enjoy the fun of pasta and the authentic flavor of New Orleans! Just add ground beef to complete this easy-to-prepare dinner your whole family will love.

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889
* Add meat to make a complete meal

https://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Pasta-Mixes/Jambalaya-Pasta-Dinner-Mix

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Yum, leftover Chicken…………

Cold chicken is safe to eat, if it’s been kept cold. If your chicken is cooked place it into the refrigerator in a closed container, or remove the cooked meat from the bones and then refrigerate it of course it will be safe to eat. But you should eat the leftovers within 2–4 days. It should be safe.

Leftover 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili

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

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

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

Rotisserie Chicken w/ Green Beans and Golden Hominy

January 28, 2021 at 7:19 PM | Posted in chicken, greenbeans | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Rotisserie Chicken w/ Green Beans and Golden Hominy

 

I’m really pressed for time today. I’ve been behind all day long! Our roads last night and earlier today were a skating rink! We got about 1 inch of snow, which isn’t much, but the temps and wind chill took it to the low teens and everything froze! It was a mess. I heavily salted our driveway so that was in good shape about 10:00 this morning. The roads were back in good shape by noon. Which is when I took off for Meijer. We needed quite a few things so I got there before it was crowded and as I was checking it out it was getting packed. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Rotisserie Chicken w/ Green Beans and Golden Hominy.

 

First I would like to thank Meijer on what a fantastic job they did of snow removal and salting their parking lot! We had no clue on Dinner tonight so I searched for Dinner tonight also. I came across their Rotisserie Chickens they had just put out, I found Dinner! I think that was the 1st time I had bought a Meijer Deli Rotisserie Chicken. All I did to prepare was reheat it in the oven. It turned out absolutely delicious! Nicely seasoned and perhaps one of the most moist Chickens I’ve had, Mom agreed! So we’ll be getting another one some time. Good job Meijer!

 

We had Green Beans leftover from last night so I reheated those. Just added them to a sauce pan and heated it on low until heated through. Delicious!

 

For another side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy, and it’s been a while since I’ve had any. For those that have never had or heard of Hominy, Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. There is White and Golden Hominy, my favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish! I also baked a small can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke zero to drink.

 

 

 

Rotisserie Chicken
Rotisserie chicken is a chicken dish that is cooked on a rotisserie by using direct heat in which the chicken is placed next to the heat source.
The chicken will take between 1 1/2 – 2 hours to cook, depending on how hot your grill is. With chicken it’s always best to go with telling it’s done by the temperature, not by the time. Chickens are cooked when the thickest part of the thigh registers 165 degrees F.

 

 

 

 

 


Allen’s Golden Hominy
For quality vegetables, there’s only one name to remember—Allens. We’ve been producing traditional classics and Southern-style favorites since 1926.

Ingredients
Prepared Yellow Corn, Water, Salt, Sodium Metabisulfite added to help promote Color.Allens Golden Hominy
Directions
Stove top: add contents to saucepan and gently simmer until hot.
Microwave: empty contents into a microwave safe dish and cover loosely. Heat on high power for 2 minutes, or until hot. Stir and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Servings Per Container 3.5
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 450mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 9%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g

Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

January 8, 2021 at 6:46 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, gumbo, leftovers, seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 32 degrees, windy and cloudy out. After my Tea I went to Jungle Jim’s to pick up a few items for Mom and some Seafood for me! Love this Grocery Store! I picked up some Cooked Shrimp, Salmon Pieces, a Haddock Fillet, and 2 Red Snapper Fillets. Good Eating coming up! I stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Back home did laundry and cleaned the house. So for Dinner tonight I reheat Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. The Leftovers are just as good as yesterday when made fresh! I left the original posts below for recipe directions and description. Take Care and Stay Safe!

 

When it’s time, it’s time for Gumbo! And Gumbo is always one of my favorite meals, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Meijer Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.

 

The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Plus enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too, I took a small bowl over to my neighbor also. Then for Dessert later I had a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix is an easy-to-prepare mix that has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. With Zatarain’s New Orleans style pasta dinners, you can enjoy the fun of pasta and the authentic flavor of New Orleans! Just add ground beef to complete this easy-to-prepare dinner your whole family will love.

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889
* Add meat to make a complete meal

https://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Pasta-Mixes/Jambalaya-Pasta-Dinner-Mix

Leftover – Prime Rib Sandwich and Green Beans

January 2, 2021 at 7:09 PM | Posted in BEEF, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, leftovers, prime rib | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover – Prime Rib Sandwich and Green Beans

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 38 degrees and cloudy out all day. Did laundry, cleaned the house and did a few things outdoors. Just not a lot going on again. For Dinner tonight I prepared the Leftovers, Prime Rib Sandwich and Green Beans. I sliced the remaining Prime Rib into nice size slices and made Sandwiches out of them. Served it on a Healthy Life Wheat Bun and topped with some Woeber’s Horseradish Mustard. I left the original post from last night for ingredients and cooking instructions. Take Care and Stay Safe All!

 

 

For the Prime Rib, I purchased it at Costco. It’s a 3 1/2 lb. Heartland Farm Foods Sous Vide Prime Rib. It’s already cooked so all I do is reheat it. I had it in the freezer and sat it in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then to prepare it I heated the oven to 425 degrees. Took it out of the package and heated it in a foil lined baking pan for 40 minutes. Internal temperature of 100 degrees. Removed it from the pan to a serving dish.

 

 

The Prime Rib turned out perfect! Very tender and moist with excellent flavor. Came out a nice Rare to Medium Rare. We’ll purchase one from Costco again next time we have one! I sliced off an extra slice. I prepared a plate for a elderly woman who lives up the street. I usually make her a plate of our Holiday Meals and take them to her.

 

 

For a  side I heated up the leftover Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just reheat them in a small sauce pan and heat until heated through on medium heat. Ready to eat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heartland Farm Foods Sous Vide Prime Rib

Tender beef never tasted so good
The ultimate in gourmet convenience! Our extremely precise Sous Vide process eliminates any over or under cooking for incredible beef every time. And Heartland Fresh Sous Vide beef comes vacuum sealed and perfectly seasoned or sauced. With five tantalizing flavors to choose from, a chef created, restaurant quality meal can be ready in minutes!

PRIME RIB
This very tender, slow cooked via sous vide, prime rib is expertly seasoned. Soon to be the newest star in our offerings, this item is perfect to heat and eat.
https://heartlandfreshfoods.com/sous-vid

Leftovers – Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Deviled Egg

December 26, 2020 at 6:53 PM | Posted in Ham, leftovers | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Deviled Egg

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Sunny and 36 degrees out today. Not a thing going on today. Did some small chores around the house, changed the furnace filters and such. Then caught up on some shows I had recorded. For Dinner it’s Christmas Dinner Leftovers. I made a Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Deviled Egg. Stay safe everyone!

 

Plenty of leftovers from the Christmas Dinner Feast! And thank goodness for leftovers because I really didn’t feel like cooking. We almost always use Cook’s Ham when we bake a Ham. So with the Ham we baked yesterday, we made some into some delicious Ham Sandwiches. Just took a few slices and serving it on Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. The Ham is so delicious and moist. And as always with Cook’s Ham, perfect seasoning! We’ll have quite a few Breakfasts and Lunches out of this. To make the Sandwich I used Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Topped it with a bit of Kraft Light Mayo with Olive Oil, French’s Yellow Mustard, and a slice of Boar’s Head Swiss Cheese. Love this Sandwich!

 

For a side I heated up the leftover Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes and I had a leftover Deviled Eggs. Just love these leftovers! It’s sometimes better the second time around! For Dessert/Snack a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cook’s Hams

Semi-Boneless Hams
Classic Reduced Sodium Half (Serves: 15-20)
Half (Serves: 15-20)
Whole (Serves: 30-40)
Semi-Boneless Hams

Cook’s Semi-Boneless Hams are now fully cooked! This means they may be eaten cold or heated. The ham only needs to be heated through if serving warm.
With fewer bones and less fat, Cook’s Semi-Boneless Hams are a great value. With two of the three bones removed, carving and serving are much easier. With only the center bone remaining, your family can still can enjoy the great taste and flavor that only a Cook’s bone-in ham can offer, plus the added value of more lean meat and the convenience of less bone.

Ingredients
CURED WITH: Water, Dextrose, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Nitrite.
http://www.mycooksham.com/product/bone-in-premium-semi-boneless

Leftovers – 3 Bean Turkey Chili

December 23, 2020 at 7:02 PM | Posted in Bush's, chili, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs and toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly Cloudy and a high of 53 degrees! Not bad for the end of December. I took advantage of the nice weather and got my cart out of the shed. I did a few things around the yard and picked up a lot of boxes and trash that had landed in our yard from the heavy winds the night before. It had knocked over quite a few garbage cans that had been set by the curb for pick up. Good to get out before the weather turns on Christmas Day, wind chill near zero! ‘Tis the Season! So for Dinner tonight I got the last container of the leftover 3 Bean Turkey Chili out of the freezer and heated that up. So it’s 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes. I’ve left a previous post for the ingredients and directions. I’ll be making a new Batch soon! I also made some Johnny Cakes to go with the Chili Take care all and Stay Safe!

 

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 a couple of hours or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I’ll be using the Leftover Chili in a couple of different ways for the couple of days, can’t wait! Chili is even better after sitting in the fridge for a day!

 

 

To prepare Johnny Cakes all you’ll need is: Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray, 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 3/4 cups Low Fat Buttermilk, and 2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix. Just mix all your 3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 004ingredients in a large bowl. Spray your Pam on a Flat Top Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Top Griddle. When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. To serve I placed mine on a plate and topped it with my 3 Bean Chili and Shredded Cheese. And now it’s Comfort Food Heaven! Chili and Cornbread are meant to be together!

 

 

 

 

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 (Black Beans), drained and rinsed3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 001
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs 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.

 

Johnny Cakes (My way)

Ingredients:

Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 3/4 cups Buttermilk
2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix

Directions:

Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl.
Spray your Pam on a Flat Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Griddle.
When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. Serve while warm and enjoy!

Leftover – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

December 12, 2020 at 7:15 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, gumbo, seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Leftover – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

 

For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly Cloudy and 63 degrees and passing rain showers most of the day. First it pours the rain and then the sun will come out. So not a lot to do today so I took care of a bunch of odd and end jobs that needed done. For Dinner tonight it was the Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo from the night before. I have left the original post from the night before for description and instructions. Take Care and Stay Safe everyone!

 

When it’s time, it’s time for Gumbo! And Gumbo is always one of my favorite meals, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Meijer Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.

 

The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish.

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix is an easy-to-prepare mix that has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. With Zatarain’s N

ew Orleans style pasta dinners, you can enjoy the fun of pasta and the authentic flavor of New Orleans! Just add ground beef to complete this easy-to-prepare dinner your whole family will love.

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889
* Add meat to make a complete meal

https://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Pasta-Mixes/Jambalaya-Pasta-Dinner-Mix

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