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

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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.
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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 | 1 Comment
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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

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 2, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Leftovers safety…………….

Leftovers can be kept for three to four days in the refrigerator. Be sure to eat them within that time. After that, the risk of food poisoning increases. If you don’t think you’ll be able to eat leftovers within four days, freeze them immediately.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 30, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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How Long You Can Keep Leftover Mashed Potatoes……………..

Mashed potatoes should easily last three to five days in the fridge if stored correctly and within two hours of cooking. This means ensuring there isn’t any moisture buildup under the lid that could encourage the growth of bacteria.

Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 27, 2020 at 7:11 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, leftovers | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Thanksgiving Leftovers

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. It started off Cool and cloudy but the sun came out later and a high of 57 degrees. Got the cart out of the shed and did a little yard work and got Mom’s Christmas Decorations out of the shed for her. Put out a couple of things outside and then gave a neighbor a hand and put up some lights on his shrubs. It’s Thanksgiving Leftovers for Dinner tonight. I’ve left part of the post from yesterday for item descriptions. Enjoy and take care everyone!

 

Our Food lineup for today is – a baked Jennie – O Turkey Breast, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes, a jar of canned Green Beans, Sweet Potato Casserole, Deviled Eggs, Hawaiian Rolls, and Heinz Brown Gravy. For Dessert Mom made an Apple Pie made with Splenda. I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. Lets just all stay positive and take precautions when going out around crowds or any inside businesses. Stay Safe and Take Care

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 27, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Leftover Turkey……………

Cooked turkey is safe in the fridge for up to three to four days, so you can get creative with some recipes over the next few days. Remember, if you’re heating up the leftover turkey, ensure it is piping hot throughout. Do not reheat meat more than once.

Cornbread Salad

November 19, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Cornbread Salad. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Leftover Cornbread, Kidney Beans, Chili, Salsa, Tomato, Cilantro, and Onion. Good recipe to use some of those leftovers! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Cornbread Salad
Don’t let that leftover Thanksgiving cornbread go to waste! Give it a new life with this quick and easy recipe.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

5 ounces leftover cornbread (about half of a 9-inch round cornbread, or 4 muffins)
1 can (15 ounces) beans (black, kidney, or navy), rinsed and drained
1 cup leftover chili or thick pasta sauce
1 tablespoon prepared salsa
1 small tomato, diced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro, parsley, or celery leaves
1/4 cup chopped onion (white, red, or green)

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Crumble leftover cornbread into bite-size pieces into a medium serving dish or pasta bowl. Combine beans and chili (or pasta sauce) and salsa in a small saucepan over medium heat to reheat for a few minutes. Do not boil. Spoon bean mixture evenly over cornbread pieces. Top with chopped tomato, cilantro, and onion. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 209 calories, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 10 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 12 mg, Sodium: 604 mg, Fiber: 5 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/cornbread-salad/

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