Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 10, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Kicked up Mashed Potatoes…….

Next time you make Mashed Potatoes try this; Squeeze some fresh lemon juice into your Mashed Potatoes instead of butter or oil. Season with freshly ground black pepper for a no added fat mash that is flavorful and goes great with roast chicken.

Corn and Potato Mini Pancakes with Salsa

June 27, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Corn and Potato Mini Pancakes with Salsa to pass along. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Mashed Potatoes, Frozen Corn Kernels, Egg, Seasoned Breadcrumbs, and Canola Oil. Also included is a recipe for the Salsa. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Corn and Potato Mini Pancakes with Salsa
Got leftover mashed potatoes? Put them to tasty use by making these southwestern-style potato pancakes studded with kernels of corn and served with a side of fresh tomato, sweet pepper and jalapeño salsa.

Recipe Ingredients:
Corn and Potato Mini Pancakes:
2 cups mashed Idaho potatoes (prepared according to package directions using half of a 22 ounce bag frozen Idaho mashed potatoes)
2 cups frozen corn kernels (thawed) or cooked corn cut off the ear
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup canola oil (for frying)

Salsa:
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
4 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon minced jalapeño pepper
1/2 cup chopped red onion
Juice of 1/2 fresh lime

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Corn and Potato Mini Pancakes: In a medium mixing bowl, combine potatoes, corn and egg; mix well with a spoon.
2 – Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Using clean hands, form mixture into 1 1/2inch diameter patties; dip each pattie in bread crumbs, coating both sides.
3 – Over medium heat, in a large non-stick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the canola oil until hot. Fry the patties, a few at a time, for 2 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom; flip and cook another 2 minutes on the second side. (If flatter, more crispy cakes are desired, flatten cakes while cooking with a metal spatula).
4 – Transfer finished cakes to a baking sheet and keep in a warm oven (200°F / 95°C) until all cakes are cooked. Transfer cakes to a serving platter and serve with salsa, if desired.
5 – For Salsa: Combine all ingredients in bowl and allow flavors to marry for about 30 minutes before using.
Makes 30 corn cakes.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/sidedish/corn_and_potato_mini_pancakes_with_salsa_recipe.html

Happy Easter Everyone!

April 4, 2021 at 2:49 PM | Posted in cooking, Food | Leave a comment
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Happy Easter Everyone!

There will be no Dinner post this evening. Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter. It’s a perfect Spring Easter Day here, 74 degrees and sunny out! Well Happy Easter All, Stay Safe and Take Care!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 1, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Spice up those Mashed Potatoes……………

Add cream cheese to your mashed potatoes so they are extra creamy. Add boursin cheese for potatoes that rich, creamy, and lighter in calories. Add a teaspoon of Wasabi powder for spicy Japanese style potatoes. Mash your potatoes with Greek yogurt to make a healthier version that is still creamy and tangy.

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.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 24, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Mashed Potatoes……………..

Add cream cheese to your mashed potatoes so they are extra creamy. Add boursin cheese for potatoes that rich, creamy, and lighter in calories. Add a teaspoon of Wasabi powder for spicy Japanese style potatoes. Mash your potatoes with Greek yogurt to make a healthier version that is still creamy and tangy. You can also add minced garlic or garlic powder which enhances potatoes, especially when followed by a healthy sprinkling of shredded cheese. Bottled ranch dressing or dry ranch dressing mix offers a zesty kick. Other favorites are dill, chives and crumbled bacon. Enjoy those Mashed Taters!

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Homestyle Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

October 30, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a recipe for Homestyle Turkey Shepherd’s Pie. This week’s recipe is made using Jennie – 0 Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, Garlic, Basil, Thyme, Ground Pepper, Jar of Fat Free Turkey Gravy, Frozen Corn Kernels, Frozen Peas, Mashed Potatoes, and Shredded Low Fat Cheddar Cheese. 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/

Homestyle Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
The aroma of this lean Shepherd’s Pie is enough to lead the whole family to the table. Make dinner in under 30 minutes and under 300 calories with savory ground turkey, mashed potatoes and cheese.
Total Time – 30 Minutes
Serving Size – 6 Servings

INGREDIENTS
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (12-ounce) jar fat-free turkey gravy
½ cup frozen corn kernels
½ cup frozen tiny peas
2½ cups prepared mashed potatoes
½ cup shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS
1) Spray 10-inch oven-proof skillet with cooking spray. Place over medium-high heat; add garlic and turkey.

2) Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.

3) Add ground turkey to hot skillet. Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

4) Add basil, thyme, pepper, gravy, corn and peas; simmer uncovered 5 minutes or until mixture is hot.

5) Spoon mashed potatoes over turkey mixture.

6) Sprinkle with cheese. Broil 4 to 5-inches from heat source 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and cheese is melted.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 240
Protein 24g
Carbohydrates 29g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 750mg
Saturated Fat 1g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/homestyle-turkey-shepherds-pie/

Appetizer of the Week – Mashed Potato Puffs

October 10, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is – Mashed Potato Puffs. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Egg Whites, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. There’s only 63 calories and 7 net carbs per serving. 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/

Mashed Potato Puffs
Low carb, fluffy, and the perfect accompaniment to meat or poultry!

Ingredients
1 cup prepared mashed potatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped broccoli or spinach
2 egg whites
4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, divided

Directions
Yield: 18 puffs
Serving size: 3 puffs

1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray 18 mini (1 3/4-inch) muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Combine mashed potatoes, broccoli, egg whites and 2 tablespoons cheese in large bowl; mix well. Spoon evenly into prepared muffin cups. Top evenly with remaining 2 tablespoons cheese.

3 – Bake 20 to 23 minutes or until golden brown. To remove from pan, gently run knife around outer edges and lift out with fork. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 63 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 32 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 99 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/mashed-potato-puffs/

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Kitchen Closed for Mother’s Day……………..

May 10, 2020 at 6:50 PM | Posted in BEEF, Food | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: By Culver’s

The kitchen is shut down tonight and I ordered Dinner from Culver’s! Mom had the Chopped Steak Dinner with Sauteed Onions and Mushrooms, Mashed Potatoes, Coleslaw, and Roll. I had the Beef Pot Roast Sandwich with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy. Thank you Culver’s! Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mom’s out there! Take Care All!

 

Kitchen Closed tonight – Bob Evans

March 20, 2020 at 6:45 PM | Posted in fish, Food | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bob Evans (Home Delivered)

 

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside we had rain showers in the morning and cloudy and 68 degrees for the afternoon. We have had up to 3-4 inches of rain the past 3 days, a lot of local flooding. So not much going on, waiting out the virus. The Kitchen is closed and we had Bob Evans deliver our Dinner tonight! Mom had a Slow Roasted Turkey Dinner while I had the Lemon Pepper Sole.

 

 

 

I was tired of cooking and I needed a day off. So I had an email come in from Bob Evans come yesterday and they were offering Free Delivery! So it had been quite some time since I had Bob Evans so it sounded good. Mom ordered the Slow Roasted Turkey and Dressing Dinner. With sides of Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Stuffing, Carrots, Cranberry Relish, and a Roll. For myself I ordered the Lemon Pepper Sole. I had sides of Sugar Snap Peas and a Roll, I gave the Roll to Mom. Both Dinners were Delicious and they arrived Hot. We Really enjoyed it! Thank you Bob Evans! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Evans
FREE DELIVERY
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, we’ve got you covered with FREE DELIVERY (where available).
https://www.bobevans.com/

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