Cubed Steak Sandwich w/ Baked Waffle Fries

January 23, 2016 at 6:11 PM | Posted in BEEF, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cubed Steak Sandwich w/ Baked Waffle Fries

 
Well the big snow that headed to the East missed our are a completely, which is fine by me! For Breakfast I had an Egg Beater’s Scrambled Egg White that I served on a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin.

 

 

Wow, you don’t realize how much you miss your computer until it goes down on you. I went to go online last night Cubed Steak Sandwich w Baked Waffle Fries 019around 9:00 and I had no internet service. Called Time Warner and checked it out and said it was showing I had service. After more checking they said it had to be my modem, which is about 8 years old now. There just enough ice and snow leftover from the other day that I was going to need a little help getting out and going to a local mall where Time Warner is located to get a mew modem. So I called around last night to various friends and it seemed everyone was busy Saturday. I was determined to get there one way or another this morning. I was up early, as usual, so before Breakfast I over to the computer unplugged everything and plugged everything back up, and BAM I had service again! Something must have loosened up. No internet just overnight but I suddenly realized how much I use a computer. Especially being in a wheelchair, it provides a lot of entertainment and gives me a lot to do. But I’m back! Anyway for dinner tonight I prepared a Cubed Steak Sandwich w/ Baked Waffle Fries.

 

 

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I rarely use Beef anymore but when I do it’s usually my favorite Cubed Steak, Meijer Cubed Steak. When I go to Meijer I always pick up a package or two. The best Cubed Steak I have ever found by far. They’re good size patties so I’m able to cut them in half and get 2 meals out 1 pattie. I had a package in the freezer so I let it thaw overnight in the fridge. I first grabbed a small sauce pan and heated up a jar of Heinz Brown Mushroom Gravy. I added some extra sliced Portabella Mushrooms to it for some extra Mushrooms. To prepare the Cubed Steak I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and I then dusted them in flour that I had mixed with a bit of Hungarian Paprika. Shook off the excess flour and pan fried them in Extra Virgin Oil, about 4 minutes per side. They came out delicious! Excellent flavor and very tender, especially for Cubed Steak which sometimes can be somewhat tough and stringy. Served it on toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread and topped it with some Heinz Mushroom Brown Gravy. I’ll have the other half for breakfast in the morning.

 

 
To go with Cube Steak I baked some Ore Ida Waffle Fries. I preheated the oven to 425 degrees. I used a small baking Waffle Fries_cropsheet that I lined with foil and sprayed the foil with Pam Cooking Spray. The Waffle Fries are a little higher in calories than the Crinkle Fries I normally prepare, but I wanted to change it up a bit. So I lined the Fries on the baking sheet, seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper, and baked them for about 17 minutes (until a light golden brown). Just a flat out excellent Fry, as all Ore Ida Products! I had a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping the Fries. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Mousse.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cube steak is a cut of beef, usually top round or top sirloin, tenderized by fierce pounding with a meat tenderizer, or use of an electric tenderizer. The name refers to the shape of the indentations left by that process (called “cubing”). Many professional cooks insist that regular tenderizing mallets cause too much mashing to produce a proper cube steak, and insist on either using specialized cube steak machines, or manually applying a set of sharp-pointed rods to pierce the meat in every direction. This is the most common cut of meat used for chicken fried steak.

In Canada as well as in some parts of the United States, cube steak may be called a minute steak, because it can be cooked quickly.
Others distinguish minute steak as:
* simply referring to the cut, which is not necessarily tenderized;
* thinner than cube steak (hence does not need tenderizing);
* cut from sirloin or round, while cube steak cut is from chuck or round.
The term “minute steak” is also used in the United Kingdom, where the term “cube steak” is little known.

 

 

 

Ore-Ida Waffle Fries
Share the great American potato with your family. Proudly nestled on the Oregon-Idaho border, Ore-Ida potato Ore Ida Waffle Friesexperts have been serving locally grown taters from the heartland of potato country since 1952. Ore-Ida Waffle Fries Crispy, Waffle-Cut French Fried Potatoes are made from 100% real, fresh peeled, American grown potatoes. Ore-Ida takes great care to cut, season and freeze them in under an hour to lock in all the delicious, freshly cooked flavor. Your family deserves the highest quality because, if it’s not Grade A, it’s not Ore-Ida.

 
Ore-Ida Waffle Fries Crispy:
* Made from 100% Grade A real potatoes
* 0g trans fat per serving
* 150 calories per serving

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 8 pieces (89 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*

Calories 150
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 360mg 15%
Potassium 309.99mg 9%
Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g

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Cubed Steak w/ White Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Cut Italian Beans

December 19, 2015 at 5:58 PM | Posted in beans, BEEF, Bob Evan's, Cubed Steak | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cubed Steak w/ White Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Cut Italian Beans

 

 

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Another cold day out there, also still a strong cold breeze blowing which makes it feel even colder. They say next week though the temps go up to the 50’s and 60’s all week. Looks as though it will be a Wet Christmas instead of a White one. Had a few errands to run after Breakfast. Those out of the way came back home and did some house cleaning. Then I baked some Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls for snacks late this evening. You can read the separate post for the recipe. For dinner tonight it’s a Cubed Steak w/ White Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Cut Italian Beans.

 

 

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While at Meijer the other day I picked up a couple of packages of the Meijer Beef Cubed Steak. When I go to Meijer I always pick up a package or two. They are the best Cubed Steak I have ever found by far. They’re good size patties so I’m able to cut them in half and get 2 meals out of 1 patty. They come 2 to a package so I froze the other patty. I tried a new flour and spice combination to coat it with. I was watching Food Network last night and this was the coating that they used on their Cube Steak and looked delicious, so why not give it a try!

 

 

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For the Cube Steak dredging I’ll need; Dried Oregano, Cayenne Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Ground Black Pepper, and Flour. I’ll also need 2% White Milk. The amounts of Spices will vary according to the size and how many Cube Steaks you’ll be using. In this case with making 1 Cube Steak I used 1 teaspoon of each Spice combined with 1/4 cup of Flour.

 

 

 

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I first put the flour into a pie pan and added the Spices and mixed with a fork. To prepare it I seasoned the Cube Steak with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I then dredged it in the Milk, shaking off the excess, and then dredged it in the Spice and Flour mix. I then took a medium size skillet, sprayed it Pam Cooking Spray and added 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I fried it about 4 minutes per side. It came out golden brown and delicious! Excellent flavor from the Spices and very tender, especially for Cubed Steak which sometimes can be somewhat tough and stringy. I’ve found another recipe to prepare Cube Steak with! This recipe will work on Cubed Pork Steak also.

 

 
For a side dish I heated up some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, just microwave for 6 minutes total. Then I also madeFried Walleye w Cut Roma Beans and Baked Roasted Fingerling Pota 003 some Pioneer Peppered White Gravy, that I used to put on the Mashed Potatoes and Cubed Steak. Then for one side dish I heated a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. To prepare them just empty the can into a small sauce pan and simmer until heated. I love the taste of these, just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready! I could have Beans every day and never get tired of having them. This turned out to be one Classic Comfort Food Dinner! For dessert later a Devil’s Food Chocolate Frosted Cup Cake.

 

 

 

 

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Cube steak is a cut of beef, usually top round or top sirloin, tenderized by fierce pounding with a meat tenderizer, or use of an electric tenderizer. The name refers to the shape of the indentations left by that process (called “cubing”). Many professional cooks insist that regular tenderizing mallets cause too much mashing to produce a proper cube steak, and insist on either using specialized cube steak machines, or manually applying a set of sharp-pointed rods to pierce the meat in every direction. This is the most common cut of meat used for chicken fried steak.

 

In Canada as well as in some parts of the United States, cube steak may be called a minute steak, because it can be cooked quickly.
Others distinguish minute steak as:
* simply referring to the cut, which is not necessarily tenderized;
* thinner than cube steak (hence does not need tenderizing);
* cut from sirloin or round, while cube steak cut is from chuck or round.
The term “minute steak” is also used in the United Kingdom, where the term “cube steak” is little known.

White Turkey & Gravy w/ Mashed Potatoes and Sliced Carrots

September 8, 2014 at 5:13 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: White Turkey & Gravy w/ Mashed Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, and Baked Harvest Grain Bread

 

 

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Beautiful morning out, Sunny and about 57 degrees to start the day! Still a little sore from the tumble I took yesterday. Had a light Breakfast and then off to Meijer. Meijer had some good buys that i seen on-line and in Sunday’s ads in the paper. I’m real glad I went, Meijer now carries a fantastic selection of various Jennie- O Turkey products! Plus they had 20% off on all Jennie – O Products! Stocked up the Turkey Breast Tenderloins and Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Love those Sausage Links, 65 calories for two links! I also bought a new Jennie – O Product I had not tried before, Jennie – O White Turkey & Gravy. Dad is better and may be released soon, be nice to have him home. For dinner tonight I prepared the Jennie – O White Turkey & Gravy w/ Mashed Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, and Baked Harvest Grain Bread.

 

 

 

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I came across this at Meijer this morning and couldn’t wait to try it, Jennie – O White Turkey & Gravy. Comes in bake-ready foil pan, just bake at 350 degrees for 2.5 – 3 hours (165 degree internal temp.). As all Jennie – O Turkey Products it’s low in calories, only 130 per serving. So I grabbed a small cookie sheet and let it bake. I kept in about 3 hours and it came out piping hot with an incredible aroma. Came out absolutely delicious! The Brown Gravy was well seasoned and delicious while the White Turkey Roast was moist and delicious. Another great item to keep handy in the freezer.

 

 

 

For one side I prepared my favorite Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. Easy to fix and delicious. To prepare it just heat it up in the microwave for 6 minutes and it’s ready. I used the Brown Gravy from the Turkey to top the Mashed Potatoes with. Then i heated up a can of walmart Brand Sliced Carrots. I also baked a loaf of Kroger Private Selection Harvest Grain Loaf Bread. For dessert/snack later some fresh sliced Mozzarella with Ritz Whole Grain Crackers.

 

 

 

 

Jennie - O White Turkey & Gravy
Jennie – O White Turkey & Gravy
Delicious all-white meat roast that can be used in a number of recipes.
Find this product in the freezer section of your grocery store.

 

Product Features:
* Gluten Free
* 32-oz package (2 lbs)

 

Cooking Instructions:
* OVEN METHOD:
* Preheat conventional oven to 350°F.
* Leave lid on foil pan.
* Place foil pan on baking sheet at least 6″ from top of heating element.
* Oven roast until center of Turkey & Gravy registers 165°F. (about 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 hours).
* Do not broil or microwave.
Nutritional Information
Serving Size 140 g Total Carbohydrates 5 g
Calories 130 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 50 Sugars 2 g
Total Fat 5.0 g Protein 15 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 40 mg Iron 2%
Sodium 790 mg Calcium 2%
Ingredients
TURKEY ROAST: WHITE TURKEY CONTAINING UP TO 27% OF. A SOLUTION OF. TURKEY BROTH, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, SALT, SUGAR, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, FLAVORING. GRAVY: WATER, SEASONING (MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, SWEET WHEY SOLIDS (MILK), CORN STARCH, AUTOLYZED YEAST EXTRACT, SALT, CARAMEL COLOR, CALCIUM CASEINATE (MILK), ONION POWDER, PAPRIKA, XANTHAN GUM, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, FLAVORING). CONTAINS MILK. NO GLUTEN.

 
– See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/products/100-White-Turkey-and-Gravy

Cubed Steak w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans

February 14, 2014 at 6:39 PM | Posted in BEEF, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cubed Steak w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans

 

 

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The forecast went from around 1″ of snow for this Afternoon till Saturday Morning to anywhere from 2″-4″. Then a possible 1″-2″ Saturday Afternoon. But they’re also saying by next Thursday a high of 60 degrees! Come on Spring Weather! For dinner tonight I prepared Cubed Steak w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

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While at Meijer a while back I came across the most tender and delicious Cubed Steak I had ever had. I’ve been buying them ever since! It’s about the only Beef I ever have, normally it’s Buffalo, Fish, Chicken, or Pork. They’re good size patties so I was able to cut them in half and had 1 for dinner and the other half for breakfast. To prepare them I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and I then rolled them in flour that I had mixed with a bit of Hungarian Paprika. Shook off the excess flour and pan fried them in Canola Oil, about 4 minutes per side. They came out delicious! Excellent flavor and very tender, especially for Cubed Steak which sometimes can be somewhat tough and stringy.

 

 

 
For one side I had a Baked Potato that I seasoned with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Then I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and I had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Mango Chunks Cup.

 

 

 

 

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Cube steak is a cut of beef, usually top round or top sirloin, tenderized by fierce pounding with a meat tenderizer, or use of an electric tenderizer. The name refers to the shape of the indentations left by that process (called “cubing”). Many professional cooks[who?] insist that regular tenderizing mallets cause too much mashing to produce a proper cube steak, and insist on either using specialized cube steak machines, or manually applying a set of sharp-pointed rods to pierce the meat in every direction. This is the most common cut of meat used for chicken fried steak.

 

In Canada as well as in some parts of the United States, cube steak may be called a minute steak, because it can be cooked quickly.
Others distinguish minute steak as:
* simply referring to the cut, which is not necessarily tenderized;
* thinner than cube steak (hence does not need tenderizing);
* cut from sirloin or round, while cube steak cut is from chuck or round.
The term “minute steak” is also used in the United Kingdom, where the term “cube steak” is little known.

Cheddar Bacon Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries

October 3, 2013 at 5:11 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cheddar Bacon Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries

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Hard rains out on and off all day here. Went to Meijer in between the down pours and picked up a few items for dinner tonight and ran a few errands. For dinner tonight I prepared a Cheddar Bacon Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

Meijer carries the best selection of Jennie – O Turkey Products, at around here. While there earlier today I purchased some Jennie – O Turkey Burger Patties (Lean), which was for dinner. Only 180 calories and 9 g fat and already made into patties. Pan fried them in Canola Oil about 17 minutes, flipping three times. While the patties were frying, in another skillet I fried up some Jennie -O Turkey Bacon, another low calorie and lean Jennie – O Turkey Product. The bacon is only 30 calories, 0 carbs and .05 g fat. I served the burger on an Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun and topped with a slice of Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar and a slice of Turkey Bacon. One good tasting Burger!

 

 

For a side with my burger I baked some Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries. Served these with a side Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie – O Lean Turkey Burger PattiesJennie o Lean Turkey Burgers

An all-natural burger choice.
Product Features:
* Gluten Free
* All Natural
* The Biggest Loser® product

 

Cooking Instructions:
STOVETOP METHOD:
Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray or add 1-2 teaspoons of oil.
Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
Place burgers patties in hot skillet.
Cook approximately 15 to 17 minutes, turning occasionally (2-3 times).
Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

 

GRILL METHOD:
Spray grill rack with nonstick cooking spray.
Preheat grill over medium-high heat.
Place burger patties on grill rack 4 inches from heat source.
Grill approximately 15 to 17 minutes, turning occasionally (2-3 times).
Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 180 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 80 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 9.0 g Protein 21 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g Vitamin A 2%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 80 mg Iron 6%
Sodium 100 mg Calcium 2%

 

– See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/products/70-Lean-Turkey-Burger-Patties#sthash.BexBV2hD.dpuf

Low Country Seafood Boil w/ Baked Sour Dough Bread

June 27, 2013 at 5:18 PM | Posted in potatoes, Sea Salt, seafood, shrimp, spices and herbs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Low Country Seafood Boil w/ Baked Sour Dough BreadLow Country Seafood Boil 007

 

 

 
Well I always wanted to make a Low Country Seafood Boil and today was that day! I hit the Kroger Seafood Department early this morning and purchased my ingredients which included Jumbo Shrimp, Alaskan Crab Legs, Little Neck Clams, and a loaf of Sour Dough Bread. I already had the Potatoes, Ekrich Smoked Turkey Sausage, Seasoning, and Corn on the Cob. I had purchased a Big kettle a few weeks back at Meijer. Dinner tonight, Low Country Seafood Boil w/ Baked Sour Dough Bread.

 
I love trying new recipes and really excited to prepare this! I started by soaking my Littleneck Clams in water and scrubbing them down to remove any excess grit. Then I filledl a large pot with enough water to cover all of the ingredients. Added the crab boil and old Bay Seasoning and bring to a boil. Adjust the Old Bay Seasoning to suit your taste. When the water boils, add the potatoes and sausage. Cook on medium heat for 30 minutes. Add corn, lemon slices, crab legs, and clams and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for no more than 3 minutes. Drain and serve with the Bread of your choice. I baked a Loaf of Sour Dough Bread. I left the full recipe at the end of the post. And what a meal it turned out to be! The Clams were incredible and the Crab Legs sweet as can be. The Potatoes, Shrimp, Corn on the Cob, and Turkey Smoked Sausage just a perfect mix! I’ll have to purchase some more of the Ekrich Smoked Turkey Sausage, best I ever had. Then the Sour Dough Bread to mop everything up with. For dessert later a Dole Mini Banana.

 

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Simmering Away!

 

Low Country Seafood Boil

A few of the Ingredients

A few of the Ingredients

Ingredients:
Water
1 Lemon cut in half
1 Spice bag of McCormick Shrimp and Crab Boil
2 Tbs of Old Bay Seasoning
12 red new potatoes
6 (4-inch) Smoked Turkey Sausage Link
6 Green Giant Extra Sweet Mini Ears of Corn
2 pounds Jumbo Peeled Shrimp
4 Clusters of Alaskan Crab Legs
6 Littleneck Clams, cleaned

 

Directions:
Fill a large pot with enough water to cover all of the ingredients. Add the crab boil and old Bay Seasoning and bring to a boil. Adjust the amount of Old Bay Seasoning to suit your taste. When the water boils, add the potatoes and sausage. Cook on medium heat for 30 minutes. Add corn, lemon slices, crab legs, and clams and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for no more than 3 minutes. Drain and serve with warm fresh baked Sour Dough Bread.

7″ Whole Wheat Gourmet Crust Pizza w/ Mushrooms, Turkey Sausage, Turkey Pepperoni…

June 26, 2013 at 5:15 PM | Posted in pizza | 1 Comment
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:Today’s Menu; 7″ Whole Wheat Gourmet Crust Pizza w/ Mushrooms, Turkey Sausage, Turkey Pepperoni, and Turkey Bacon Crumbles7 inch pizza 003

 

 
So tonight it’s Pizza Night, a 7″ Whole Wheat Gourmet Crust Pizza w/ Mushrooms, Turkey Sausage, Turkey Pepperoni, and Turkey Bacon Crumbles Pizza Night! I tried a new Pizza Crust that I came across at Meijer the other day. Mama Mary’s 7″ Whole Wheat Gourmet Crusts, It’s 100 calories and 18 carbs per serving (1/2 a Pizza Crust). It baked up nice with a good crust. I’ll have to use this again sometime.

 

 
For my toppings I used Bob Evans Ground Turkey Breakfast Sausage, Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, Oscar Mayer Low Sodium Turkey Bacon, sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms, Ragu Original Pizza Sauce, and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. The crust with all the toppings makes a very good Pizza!. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt.

 

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Ready for the oven!

 

 

Mama Mary’s 7″ Whole Wheat Gourmet Crusts

Our Gourmet Whole Wheat Crusts come 3 in a pack and are made with 100% whole grains and real honey for a family friendly meal!

Nutritional Facts:
Serving Size (42 g) | Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 30
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat .5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 130mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 4%
Sugars Less than 1g
Protein 3g
INGREDIENTS
Whole wheat flour, water, soybean oil, contains less than 2% of each of the following: salt, yeast, fumaric acid, wheatgluten, wheat starch, maltodextrin, honey, sodium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate, sorbitan monostearate, manganese sulfate, l-cysteine, ascorbic acid and enzymes added as a dough conditioner, calcium propionate and potassium sorbate (preservative).
http://www.mamamarys.com/7-whole-wheat.php

Walmart vs Kroger – The Price War, Not really a War!

June 2, 2013 at 1:19 PM | Posted in cooking, Food | 3 Comments
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I had went to Walmart the other day and purchased 26 items. I had saved the receipt because I wanted to compare prices on a few ofGROCERIES the items and see who had the best prices. I had thought it would be Walmart, I just didn’t think it would be as big as difference as it was! I usually buy my so-called inside aisle items at Walmart and Seafood, Fruits, and Vegetables at Kroger along with a few other items. I always look for coupons and in store sales at both stores. I also go to Meijer and a local market here around the West Chester area Jungle Jim’s. I compared 11 items between Walmart and Kroger and here’s what I found!

 

Campbell’s Slow Kettle Portobello Mushroom and Madeira Bisque – Walmart $3.48, Kroger $3.89 – Save .41 at Walmart

Chopped Walnuts (Huge Saving!) – Walmart $4.18, Kroger $5.59 Save $2.41 at Walmart

Bigelow Decaf Green Tea Bags (20 count) – Walmart $2.18, Kroger $2.89 Save .71 at Walmart

Dannon Plain Greek Yogurt – Walmart $1.00, Kroger $1.29 Save .29 at Walmart

Daisy Reduced Sour Cream – Walmart $1.98, Kroger $2.49 Save .51 at Walmart

Kraft Grated Parm Cheese – Walmart $3.50, Kroger $3.89, Save .39 at Walmart

Daisy Low Fat Cottage Cheese – Walmart $2.18, Kroger $2.49, Save .31 at Walmart

Pillsbury Baby Grands Biscuits (5) – Walmart $.88, Kroger $1.02, Save .14 at Walmart

Morton’s Lite Salt – Walmart $1.58, Kroger $1.94, Save .36 at Walmart

Sea Pak Pop Corn Shrimp – Walmart $3.96, Kroger $4.62, Save .66 at walmart

Ruffles Light Chips – Walmart $3.48, Kroger $3.79, Save.31 at Walmart
Just from these 11 random items that I purchase from time to time I saved $5.57. I checked other items at Kroger like Tide, Bounce, Glade Candles and I didnt have the Walmart price but I know from purchasing quite often a huge savings at Walmart. Overall, stay out of the middle aisles at Kroger. in fact if you can find fresh produce ans Seafood at your Walmart I say purchase them there also. Look before you shop and buy!

Grilled Turkey Burger w/ Roasted Red Potatoes and Green Beans

May 24, 2013 at 5:29 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Sargento's Cheese | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Turkey Burger w/ Roasted Red Potatoes and Green Beans

 
The results from all my blood work came back negative! So they say it looks as though the high enzymes that showed up for my liver is Jennie O Turkey Burger 005being caused by a bit of fat on the liver, nothing that can’t be taken care of. Woke up this morning and it was 40 degrees with a chilly wind! Only a high in the 50’s, but sunny! For dinner I fired the grill up, grilling a couple of Angus Beef Burgers for Mom and Dad and myself a Turkey Burger along with a side of Roasted Red Potatoes and Green Beans.

 
The Parents are partial to Beef over Turkey so I grilled them a couple of Walmart Brand Angus Beef Burgers. For myself I grilled a Jennie – O Lean Turkey Burger Pattie. They are 1/4 lb Burger Patties and are 180 calories and 0 carbs. They grilled up real nice, I grilled it about 15 minutes flipping 3 times. It’s one juicy Burger, seasoned it with sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Served all the Burgers on Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Buns and topped my mine with a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Colby/Jack Cheese.
For a side to with our Burgers I prepared another Of Meijer’s New Steamable Frozen Products, Roasted Red Potatoes and Green Beans with Rosemary Butter Sauce. Just microwave it in it’s steamable bag for 5 minutes and it’s done! Another good one from Meijer, plus it’s only 60 cal, 1g fat, 12 carbs. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt. Happy Memorial Day Weekend All!

 

 

 

 

Jennie – O Lean Turkey Burger Patties
Lean Turkey Burger Patties
An all-natural burger choice.
Product Features:
Gluten Free
All Natural
The Biggest Loser® product
Cooking Instructions:
STOVETOP METHOD:
Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray or add 1-2 teaspoons of oil.
Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
Place burgers patties in hot skillet.
Cook approximately 15 to 17 minutes, turning occasionally (2-3 times).
Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

GRILL METHOD:
Spray grill rack with nonstick cooking spray.
Preheat grill over medium-high heat.
Place burger patties on grill rack 4 inches from heat source.
Grill approximately 15 to 17 minutes, turning occasionally (2-3 times).
Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

 

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 180 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 80 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 9.0 g Protein 21 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g Vitamin A 2%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 80 mg Iron 6%
Sodium 100 mg Calcium 2%

Grilled Blackened Grouper w/ Southwest Style Rice and Beans, and…

May 23, 2013 at 5:17 PM | Posted in beans, fish, grilling, rice, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Blackened Grouper w/ Southwest Style Rice and Beans, Cut Spears of Asparagus, and Beans, and Whole Grain Bread.

 

 

 
Yesterday afternoon a couple of good friends of mine called and said they just got back from Florida and they had me something. Did they ever, they had went fishing the day before and brought me back a huge package of fresh Gulf Coast Grouper! Beautiful fillets, one of them was a 26 lb. Grouper. They also gave a bag of Cobalt which I tried for the first time last year. So tonight for dinner I prepared Grilled Blackened Grouper w/ Southwest Style Rice, Cut Spears of Asparagus, and Beans, and Whole Grain Bread.

 

To prepare the Grouper I’ll need a tablespoon or so of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter and Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning. Preheated Grilled Blackened Grouper 003the grill up on high I rinsed the Grouper off and patted dry. Melted the 1 T butter in a microwave about 15 seconds and brushed both sides of the Grouper with the melted butter. I then coated both sides of the Grouper with a generous amount of the rub. Then I got my Fish Basket out and sprayed it with Pam Grill Spray. Loaded the Grouper in the grill basket. If you’re using a griddle then add a tablespoon or so of vegetable oil to grill. Do not use olive oil since it smokes at high temperatures. Placed my Grouper on the preheated grill and closed the lid. Grilled for only 2 minutes and then flipped it and grilled another 2 minutes. Use a watch and keep a very close eye on it, do not over cook! The result some beautifully delicious Blackened Grouper! You had the heat of the Blackened Seasoning and grilling it with the lid shut gave it a nice smoked taste also. I couldn’t get it much fresher either, straight from the Gulf and on to the grill in a matter of 3 days! I’ll have some leftovers for Grouper Sandwiches for lunch tomorrow!

 
To go with my Grouper I prepared a new dish from Meijer, Meijer Steamable Southwest Style Rice and Beans with Butter Sauce. Comes frozen in a microwaveable bag. Just heat for microwave 4-5 minutes and it’s ready. Meijer’s has winner with this great taste, easy to fix, and it’s 210 calories, 2g fat, 38 carbs. They had several new Steamable Items and I purchased 2 other kinds I’ll give a try another time. I also had a side of Green Giant Cut Spears of Asparagus, and Healthy Choice Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

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 great 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

Calories from Fat: 0

Total Fat: 0 0

Saturated Fat: 0 0

Cholesterol: 0 0

Sodium: 170mg 7%

Total Carb: 0 0

Dietary Fiber: 0 0

Sugar: 0

Protein: 0

Vitamin A: 4%

Vitamin C: 0%

Calcium: 0%

Iron: 0%

Organic: 0%

 

http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Spices-and-Extracts/Blackened-Seasoning.aspx

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