6 oz. Buffalo Sirloin Steak w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Seasoned Blackeye Peas

May 6, 2018 at 5:07 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 6 oz. Buffalo Sirloin Steak w/ Roasted Butternut Squash, Seasoned Blackeye Peas, and Lite Texas Toast

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Next I lightly fried a few slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Sliced Ham and as they Ham was finishing cooking I topped it with a slice of Sargento Swiss Cheese. In another small skillet as the Ham was cooing I Scrambled some Egg Beater’s Egg Whites. Put the Egg Whit Scramble on the English Muffin and topped it with the Ham and Swiss. And had a delicious Breakfast Sandwich to start this Sunday Morning. Outside it’s another cloudy day and a high of 78 degrees. Went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Mom went on to Church afterwards and I went to see Dad for a while. Back home I did a load of laundry and cleaned the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared a 6 oz. Buffalo Sirloin Steak w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Seasoned Blackeye Peas.

 

I had a Wild Idea Buffalo 6 oz. Sirloin Steak in the freezer and I set it in the fridge overnight to thaw. I love these Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks, always lean and so delicious! To prepare the it I rubbed the Steak with a teaspoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with Dried Rosemary and McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. As the Steak rested I preheated a Skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray, on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, I cooked it 4 minutes per side to a beautiful Medium Rare! The Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are just incredible. So juicy and tender.

 

Then for one another side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Piecess, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

 

 

 


For another side I heated up a can of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans. I purchased a few of cans of this at a nearby Walmart, they carry a good selection of a lot of the Margaret Holmes Products. To prepare it just empty the contents into a medium saucepan. Cover it and bring it to a boil. Stir and reduce the heat to slow simmer and serve when ready. And I have delicious side dish! I love Beans of all kinds and these Seasoned Pinto Beans are delicious, love the Seasoning. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo
https://wildideabuffalo.com/


BEST TASTING MEAT
The incredible flavor of Wild Idea Buffalo meat is the result of the animals’ lives being lived more naturally and without unnecessary human interference. Its clean, rich, slightly sweet taste has subtle notes of grass, sage, and we swear – sunshine. Our humane prairie harvests ensure that our buffalo are not exposed to any undue stress that would spoil the flavor of this natural meat. Our buffalo are given respect, dignity, and care throughout their lives. Our buffalo tastes better because they are raised better!

THE BEST MEAT FOR YOU
Wild Idea meat is lower in calories, fat and cholesterol than chicken or fish. It’s higher in protein than beef. Our 100% native grass-fed meat delivers 3.5x more antioxidant omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed buffalo. Try the red meat that’s good for you!

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Prairie restoration is vital to our mission. Our land and animal management practices are as close to nature’s intentions as possible. By giving the buffalo room to roam, the Great Plains prairie is brought back to health. Grasses, forbs, and flowers flourish, providing a sustainable ecosystem for all life. Our vision of sweeping landscapes where the buffalo roam continues to grow, and we are now affiliated with other like-minded ranchers, including Native American ranchers and Nature Conservancy herds, positively impacting over 150,000 acres of grasslands.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans

Pinto beans are a great source of fiber and amino acids. Our delicious Seasoned Pinto Beans are slow-simmered with our unique blend of down-home Southern spices to create a true delicacy. Just heat and serve!

Directions:Instructions: STOVETOP HEATING INSTRUCTIONS: EMPTY CONTENTS INTO MEDIUM SAUCEPAN. COVER AND BRING TO BOIL. STIR AND REDUCE HEAT. SIMMER UNTIL READY TO HEAT.

Ingredients:
Ingredients: PINTO BEANS, WATER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, SALT, DEHYDRATED ONION, SUGAR, SPICES, NATURAL FLAVORS, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PRESERVE COLOR) AND CHICKEN FAT. MAY CONTAIN ALLERGENS: WHEAT (WHEAT GLUTEN), SOYBEANS (HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN) & PEANUTS.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size141 g (0.5 cup)
Amount Per ServingCalories 120 Calories
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
http://margaretholmes.com/products/seasoned-pinto-beans/

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Elk Steak (8 oz.) w/ Hash Browns and Southern Style Blackeye Peas

April 20, 2017 at 5:01 PM | Posted in SayersBrook Ranch | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Elk Steak (8 oz.) w/ Hash Browns and Southern Style Blackeye Peas

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread (Lightly buttered w/ I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter), and the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Some rain overnight and an early morning passing shower outside. A bit warmer out today, 83 degrees. Had the outsides, deck, and driveway power washed so that’s out of the way. My cousin is going to repaint our deck for us, hopefully within a week. With that done everything is looking good outside! Lot of work and money to keep everything up. Cleaned the house today, vacuum and dusted. Full day today. For Dinner something new, Elk Sirloin Steak. I prepared a SayersBrook – Elk Strip Loin 8 oz. w/ Hash Browns and Blackeye Peas.

 

 

 

It’s my first time preparing an Elk Steak. Elk cooks quickly like Buffalo. Elk is so lean that it is more prone to overcooking and drying out than beef or chicken. The key to cooking Elk well is to either cook it hot and fast, or low and slow. I’m going low and slow with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I preheated the oven to 350°F. Then I grabbed a Cast Iron Skillet which I love using. You can take it from stove right into the oven and it holds heat evenly. I first pat the Steak dry with paper towel. Next heated 1 tablespoon Extra Light Olive Oil in Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. I then seared tenderloins on both sides. From the stove to the preheated oven. Continued cooking it to around 135 to 130 F, medium rare.

 

 

 

 

 

It cooked up beautifully! Nice browning on the outside and slightly pink and juicy on the inside. The Elk has a fantastic flavor to it and very tender! I served it with a side of A-1 Thick and Hearty. Next I’ll be trying a Wild Boar Sirloin. I have a nice assortment of Steak now; Buffalo, Elk, and Wild Boar to choose from.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For one side dish I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns. Fried in Extra Light Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. I love Hash Browns, they make the perfect side for any Dish.

 

 

 

The for another side dish I heated up a can of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Blackeye Peas. Haven’t had these in a while and they sounded good! If you are a fan of Blackeye Peas, like myself, you’ll love these! Just emptied the Peas into a small saucepan, covered, and heated to a boil. Reduced the heat, stirred. Simmer until ready to serve. Nice size Peas and Seasoned just right! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 
SayersBrook – Elk Strip Loin 8 oz.

Elk strip loin steaks. (2) 8 oz. package. 1lb total The elk or wapiti as they are called in North America is one of the largest species of deer in the world and one of the largest land mammals in North America and Eastern Asia. Only the moose rivals it in size. Elk feed on grasses, plants, leaves and bark. The meat is leaner and higher in protein than either beef or chicken. Elk meat is one of the tastiest and healthiest all-natural alternatives to traditional meats. Elk meat is low in fat, cholesterol and calories. Elk meat is a one of those rare foods that is very healthy for you and still tastes great! It’s a dark red, dense meat. Very tender and needs no marinating. The taste is similar to beef but with more flavor. It does not taste gamey. Substitute elk meat in any recipe calling for beef. Do not over cook elk meat. Because of it’s low fat content, elk cooks quickly and if overdone it will be dry and tough. Burgers, steaks and roasts should be pink in the center.
http://www.sayersbrook.com/elk-strip-loin-8-oz-each-2/

Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Seasoned Blackeye Peas

April 30, 2016 at 4:47 PM | Posted in fish, Zatarain's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Seasoned Blackeye Peas

 

 

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I made an early Breakfast for me and Mom. Then we were at the hospital by 8:00 this morning to talk to the doctors about Dad. The news wasn’t the best. He has a collapsed left lung again along with water in both lungs. This is the second time for a collapsed lung. The bad news is that they can only repair this one more time and after that if it happens again, it wont be a good outcome. We are hoping and praying for the best. Back at home I did a few things around the house and some laundry for Mom. I went to Applebys to pick Mom’s dinner for her when she came home from the hospital. For myself I prepared a Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Seasoned Blackeye Peas.

 

 

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My friends had brought me back some Florida Gulf Coast Grouper they had caught a while back and I had them in the freezer. I got one of the fillets out of the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. It’s one beautiful Grouper fillet! To prepare it I rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted it dry with paper towel. I then seasoned them it with a bit of Sea Salt. Then I melted 1 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Lite Butter and rolled the fillet in the Butter. I then added the Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning, coating both sides of the fillet.

 

 
I prepared it in a preheated Cast Iron Skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. When the pan was fully heated, Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Seaso 004on medium heat, I added my Grouper. At this point turn on your Stove Overhead Exhaust Fan on, because it will start smoking from the seasoning. Cooked it about 4 minutes per side, and it was ready! Cast Iron Skillets are perfect to use for any cooking but especially when you Blacken something. The Skillet heats up and holds it heat and the heat evenly distributes across the Skillet, perfect for Blackening Meats. This is one delicious Grouper! The fresh taste of the Grouper, so meaty, along with the Blackening Season are a perfect combo. Love Fish, Love Seafood! Plus as you can tell as big as this filet was I only had half of it for dinner. The other half for lunch tomorrow!
 

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For one side dish I heated up a can of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Blackeye Peas. If you are a fan of Blackeye Peas, like myself, you’ll love these! Just emptied the Peas into a small saucepan, covered, and heated to a boil. Reduced the heat, stirred. Simmer until ready to serve. Nice size Peas and Seasoned just right!

 

 

 

 

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Then for a second side it was a can of Green Giant Whole Kernel Sweet Corn. Just emptied the Corn into a small saucepan and heated to a boil, and served! Very good Sweet Corn.Forget a bunch of that “Peas and Carrots”, Blackeye Peas and Sweet Corn make a perfect pairing! I wasn’t sure how the two would work out, but they are fantastic together! Then I also had a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Blackened SeasoningZatarain's Blackened Seasoning

This spicy seasoning blend is rubbed on the outside of fish (or chicken, steak or other meats) for blackening. Also Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoninggreat as a seasoning rub for the grill or broiler.
Ingredients:
SALT, PAPRIKA, CAYENNE PEPPER, BLACK PEPPER, WHITE PEPPER, CHILI POWDER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, ONION, GARLIC, SPICES.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 tsp. (.71g)

Servings Per Container: about 120
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 0
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Spices-and-Extracts/Blackened-Seasoning.aspx

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