Leftovers – Turkey and Black Bean Mini Street Tacos and Refried Beans

October 24, 2020 at 7:03 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Mission Tacos, Old El Paso Products, Ortega, tacos | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Leftover – Turkey and Black Bean Mini Street Tacos and Refried Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Only a high of 47 degrees today, big change! After my Tea I headed out to Meijer. First time in a long time that they had a lot of items that had been out of stock of back on the shelves! They even had Disinfectant Spray. Very good Beef, Chicken, Pork, and Seafood selections also. Back home did a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight I heated up the Leftover Turkey and Black Bean Mini Street Tacos and Refried Beans. I have left the original post from last night for the recipe and directions. Take Care Al!

 

We had these about a week ago but Mom loves them! So if this is what she wants, that’s what I’m fixing! When making my Turkey Tacos I always use my favorite, Jennie -O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast! Love all the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. But Jennie –O Products are difficult to find in this area. Meijer is the only place that now carries it, and they have a good selection of it. So I started by frying the Ground Turkey till it was no longer pink in Extra Light Olive Oil and seasoning it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Cilantro Flakes. As the Turkey was finishing cooking I added 1 can OF Bush’s Chili Beans – Black Beans, 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning and 2/3 cup Water, continued to cook and stir for an additional 6 minutes. Jennie -O, Bush’s Beans, and Mission Tacos together make one fine Taco!

 

For the rest of my toppings I used; Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Olives, Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce, Sliced Jalapenos, Shredded Lettuce, and Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas. These Tortilla are so good and taste so fresh. Love these Taco Nights. I also heated up a can of Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans for a side for Mom. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas

Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas may be miniature in size, but they’re still big on flavor. Our flour tortillas have a soft texture and authentic, fresh baked flavor that makes them the perfect complement to any culinary combination you can imagine. Whether you fill them with traditional carne asada or switch it up with tandoori shrimp, our tortillas will inspire a world of possibilities. You can also feel good about serving our tortillas to your friends because they’re certified kosher and don’t contain any trans fat or cholesterol. We recommend making a batch of muffaletta roll ups filled with ham, salami, cheese, and olive spread. Includes one 12 ct package of Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas.

* One 12 count package of Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas
* Soft texture and authentic taste
* 0g of trans fat per serving
* No cholesterol
* Versatile addition to any recipe

Directions:
Instructions: Heating Instructions: Tortillas may be heated on the stove top or in the microwave. For freshness, refrigerate after opening.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size51 g
Servings Per Container6
Amount Per Serving
Calories150.0 Cal
Calories From Fat25.0 Cal
% Daily Value
Total Fat3.0g5.0%
Saturated Fat1.0 g5.0
Trans Fat0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol0.0 mg0.0
Sodium410.0 mg17.0
Total Carbohydrate26.0g9.0%
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4.0
Sugars1.0 g
Protein4.0 g
https://www.missionfoods.com/products/tortillas/flour-tortillas/

Leftover – Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

October 7, 2020 at 7:21 PM | Posted in Banquet Homestyle Bake | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover – Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea.80 degrees and sunny out today! A perfect day out there today and our warmest in a while. Got the cart out early to get some yard work done, mainly raking leaves! My neighbor across the street from us has a huge tree in his front yard and it provides enough leaves to keep 6 houses busy raking leaves! After I was done, I took the cart out for a spin around the neighborhood. So I’m having the leftovers from the other night’s Dinner, Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread. I never let these leftovers go to waste! I’ve left the original post from the other night for recipe description and directions. Take care all!

 

 

I Love this Pizza Pasta from Banquet and haven’t had it in a while! This is one of my favorite boxed foods, Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta. Nothing like a quick, easy and delicious comfort food. I can only find it at Walmart or online now.

 

Anyway it’s got 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 also prepared some Baked Cheesy Bread. I’ll be using Healthy Life Sour Dough Bread, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Just Butter the Bread and add your Cheese on top. Then bake on 400 degrees until the Bread is toasted and Cheese is melted. For Dessert later a Dole Diced Peach Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cheese and Tortilla Rounds

September 21, 2020 at 6:54 PM | Posted in chili | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cheese and Tortilla Rounds

 

 

 

To start my day off I toasted Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Black Raspberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Beautiful Fall Day out there, sunny and 72 degrees out! After Lunch I got the Cart, rake, and leaf blower all out of the shed. Did some yard work and enjoyed that sunshine! I helped one of my neighbors do some yard work. For Dinner tonight I prepared some 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cheese and Tortilla Rounds.

 

I made some of my Crock Pot 3 Bean Turkey Chili yesterday. I’ll be freezing 1 1/2 containers. I kept out enough for Dinner tonight. So it’s an easy dish to make tonight. I’ll need to heat up the leftover 3 Bean Turkey Chili, Frank’s Hot Sauce, Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream, Sargento Off the Block Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and Mission Tortilla Rounds. When making my Chili I use a Crock Pot and let it simmer all day! To make it I use; 2 – 1 lb. packages of Jennie – O Ground Turkey Breast, many Spices, 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, and Frank’s Hot Sauce. To reheat; I just added the Chili to a sauce pan and heated it on low, stirring often until heated through. Set aside until needed.

 

 

As I said I’m serving the Chili with some Frank’s Hot Sauce, Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream, and Sargento Off the Block Sharp Cheddar Cheese. For the Tortilla Chips I’m using Mission Tortilla Rounds.

 

To make it I got a bowl and made a bed of the Tortilla Rounds. Topped with some of the Chili, Hot Sauce, and Cheese. I had the Sour Cream on the side of the Bowl. Fantastic Light Meal. The Mission Tortilla Rounds are excellent Chips! I love using the 3 Bean Chili as many ways as I can, its so delicious! So for Dessert later tonight I’m having a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
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 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.

 

 

 

Mission Rounds Tortilla Chips
Round up your favorite nacho recipe and get cooking! With our Rounds Tortilla Chips in the original Brown Bag, you’ll find authentic Mexican flavor and a satisfying crispy crunch in every bite. Top these Rounds Tortilla Chips with Mission® dips and salsas or your favorite ingredients and start sharing, or keep them all for yourself.
https://www.missionfoods.com/products/rounds-tortilla-chips/

Leftover: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

August 4, 2020 at 6:44 PM | Posted in pasta, Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

 

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A high of 79 degrees and rain in the morning and partly sunny for the afternoon. I had a rough night last night dealing with Phantom Pains all night into the morning. They were bad ones so I got little to no sleep. So I spent most of the day catching up on some sleep. Luckily I had an easy Dinner to prepare, Leftovers! I heated up the leftover Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni. I left the original post from yesterday below for instructions and description. Stay Safe and Take Care All!

So for the Shrimp part of the dish I used Meijer Brand Frozen 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! For Dessert/Snack later a Diet Mango/Tea 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 ).

Leftover – Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

July 23, 2020 at 6:56 PM | Posted in Banquet Homestyle Bake, leftovers | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover – Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a couple of Scrambled Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Not real active today. My allergies are running wild today. Did a load of laundry and that was it. Lot of rest. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread.

Having the leftovers from the other night’s Dinner, Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread. I never let these leftovers go to waste! I’ve left the original post from the other night for recipe description and directions. Take care all!

 

I Love this Pizza Pasta from Banquet and haven’t had it in a while! This is one of my favorite boxed foods, Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta. Nothing like a quick, easy and delicious comfort food. I can only find it at Walmart or online now.

 

Anyway it’s got 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 also prepared some Baked Cheesy Bread. I’ll be using Healthy Life Sour Dough Bread, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Just Butter the Bread and add your Cheese on top. Then bake on 400 degrees until the Bread is toasted and Cheese is melted. For Dessert later a Diet Peach Snapple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Leftover Turkey and Black Bean Mini Street Tacos and Refried Beans

July 7, 2020 at 6:47 PM | Posted in Bush's, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, leftovers, tacos | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover Turkey and Black Bean Mini Street Tacos and Refried Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another repeat in our weather except its more humid! High of 94 degrees and real humid! After Breakfast I got some yard work done. I wanted to get it done before the heat and humidity got too bad. Not much else going on, stayed in and kept cool! For Dinner tonight, Leftover Turkey and Black Bean Street Tacos and Refried Beans. I reheated everything. I was going to prepare something else but Mom insisted on these leftovers. This is one of her favorites! I left the original post from yesterday below for instructions and description of the recipe. Stay Safe and Take Care All!

 

When making Turkey Tacos I always use my favorite, Jennie -O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast! Love all the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. But Jennie -O Products are difficult to find in this area. Meijer is the only place that now carries it, and they have a good selection of it. So I started by frying the Ground Turkey till it was no longer pink in Extra Light Olive Oil and seasoning it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Cilantro Flakes. As the Turkey was finishing cooking I added, 1 can OF Bush’s Chili Beans – Black Beans, 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning and 2/3 cup Water, continued to cook and stir for an additional 6 minutes. Jennie -O, Bush’s Beans, and Mission Tacos together make one fine Taco!

 

 

For the rest of my toppings I used; Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Olives, Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce, Sliced Jalapenos, Shredded Lettuce, and Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas. These Tortilla are so good and taste so fresh. For Dessert later some Honeycrisp Apple Slices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas

Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas may be miniature in size, but they’re still big on flavor. Our flour tortillas have a soft texture and authentic, fresh baked flavor that makes them the perfect complement to any culinary combination you can imagine. Whether you fill them with traditional carne asada or switch it up with tandoori shrimp, our tortillas will inspire a world of possibilities. You can also feel good about serving our tortillas to your friends because they’re certified kosher and don’t contain any trans fat or cholesterol. We recommend making a batch of muffaletta roll ups filled with ham, salami, cheese, and olive spread. Includes one 12 ct package of Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas.

* One 12 count package of Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas
* Soft texture and authentic taste
* 0g of trans fat per serving
* No cholesterol
* Versatile addition to any recipe

Directions:
Instructions: Heating Instructions: Tortillas may be heated on the stove top or in the microwave. For freshness, refrigerate after opening.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size51 g
Servings Per Container6
Amount Per Serving
Calories150.0 Cal
Calories From Fat25.0 Cal
% Daily Value
Total Fat3.0g5.0%
Saturated Fat1.0 g5.0
Trans Fat0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol0.0 mg0.0
Sodium410.0 mg17.0
Total Carbohydrate26.0g9.0%
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4.0
Sugars1.0 g
Protein4.0 g

Smoked Turkey Sausage and Crawfish Gumbo and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

June 29, 2020 at 7:12 PM | Posted in gumbo, leftovers, Zatarain's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Smoked Turkey Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. Not a nice day out there today! 90 degrees and extremely humid. So not a thing going on today outside. I took the trash out a couple of times, moved the garbage cans down to the street (Garbage Day tomorrow), and watered my Pepper Plants. Besides that I stayed in all day. For Dinner tonight the Delicious Leftovers from last night, Smoked Turkey Sausage and Crawfish Gumbo and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread. Just reheated the Gumbo on low and served the Bread. I never let Leftover Gumbo go to waste! I’ve left last night’s post below for description and recipe. Enjoy and Stay Safe Everyone!

I love Gumbo and Cajun Cuisine, looking forward to this meal tonight! 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 Crawfish Tails. Add all together and I’ve one Delicious Meal coming! I had purchased a couple of 1lb. packages of frozen Cooked Crawfish Tails from Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield. I had them in the freezer and I took 1 of the packages and sat it in the fridge to thaw overnight. I love Crawfish Tails, just don’t use them often.

 

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 Crawfish Tails out of the fridge washed then and let then drain in a colander. Then with 5 minutes of cooking time left I added the Crawfish 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 overpowering. Then with the added Sausage and Crawfish Tail, it just capped everything off! I added a few shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce to the Dish also. Lots of delicious leftovers! Just a word on the Crawfish, it was delicious! I’ll have to use it more often, much more often! The added Crawfish Tails adds just a hint of sweetness to the dish. Also, and don’t get me wrong, I love Shrimp but the Crawfish maybe be a better fit for the Gumbo than Shrimp. Whether it’s made with Shrimp or Crawfish, It is flat out Delicious! Leftovers are coming soon!


Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguette Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread for Gumbo. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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

 

 


Crawfish
Crawfish are usually less tough and more subtle compared to shrimp, and the taste can more accurately be described as a combination of crab and shrimp. Crawfish has a sweet taste with a little bit of salt and mineral flavor.
Crawfish also contain a good amount of B vitamins, as well as iron and selenium — important minerals that can be hard to get through your diet. The only drawback to crawfish is that they do contain some dietary cholesterol. But ultimately, crawfish are an overall healthy source of protein.

Leftovers – 3 Bean Turkey Chili

June 7, 2020 at 7:12 PM | Posted in beans, 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 had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 84 degrees and sunny out today. After Breakfast I did a load of laundry and then later I cleaned the house, dusted, vacuum, and cleaned the fridge and microwave. Done for the day. For Dinner tonight I got the last 2 containers 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!

 

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 Smoked Turkey Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

May 31, 2020 at 6:34 PM | Posted in Zatarain's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Leftover Smoked Turkey Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast on this Saturday Morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 72 degrees and mostly sunny, and no rain! After Breakfast I grabbed my mask and gloves and went to the local Kroger for a few items. They seem to be better stocked, that’s a good thing. Did some yard work, just enjoying the beautiful day out there! For Dinner tonight I heated up the Leftover Smoked Turkey Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread. I couldn’t let these Leftovers go to waste! I’ve left the original post from yesterday for the recipe and Dinner description.

I love Gumbo and Cajun Cuisine, looking forward to this meal tonight! 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!

 

 

 

 

Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguette Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread for Gumbo. For Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Quick n’ Easy Turkey Nachos

May 29, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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For this week’s 2nd Jennie – O Recipe I have a Quick n’ Easy Turkey Nachos. These are made using JENNIE-O® Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey, Tortilla Chips, Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese, Sour Cream, Tomatoes, Jalapeño Pepper, and Cilantro. Easy and Quick to make also in just 30 minutes! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Quick n’ Easy Turkey Nachos
Are they amazing nachos because they’re piled high with melted cheese and taco-seasoned lean ground turkey? Or because they’re ready in just under 30 minutes? We’ll let you decide.

INGREDIENTS

1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey
½ cup baked tortilla chips
1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
½ cup fat-free sour cream
1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
1 jalapeño pepper, sliced into thin rounds
¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves

DIRECTIONS

1) Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165ºF as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) Spoon turkey over tortilla chips. Top with cheese, sour cream, tomato, jalapeño and cilantro leaves.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 360
Protein 23g
Carbohydrates 22g
Fiber1g
Sugars 4g
Fat 20g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 810mg
Saturated Fat 7g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/404-quick-n-easy-turkey-nachos

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