Turkey Wild Rice Casserole

November 17, 2017 at 5:36 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Passing along another Delicious Dinner Recipe from Jennie – O, Turkey Wild Rice Casserole. Made using JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Oven Roasted Turkey Breast along with Sautéed Mushrooms, Wild Rice and Water Chestnuts. You can find this Classic Casserole Dish along with all the Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie- O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Turkey Wild Rice Casserole

A classic casserole recipe for fans of comfort food. Sautéed mushrooms, wild rice and water chestnuts baked into a hearty, lean dinner. Only 320 calories per serving!

INGREDIENTS

2 cups sliced mushrooms
¼ cup butter
6 tablespoons flour
2 chicken flavored instant bouillon cubes
1 cup water
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
4 cups cubed JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
1 cup uncooked wild rice
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
½ cup almonds, sliced
DIRECTIONS

1 – Heat oven to 350°F. In skillet, saute mushrooms in butter until tender. Blend in flour, bouillon cubes and water. Stir in evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to boil.
2 – Add cubed turkey, wild rice and water chestnuts. Pour mixture into buttered baking dish. Sprinkle top with almonds. Cover. Bake 30 minutes. Uncover. Bake 30 minutes or longer until hot and bubbly.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 320
Protein 26g
Carbohydrates 25g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 9g
Fat 13g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 800mg
Saturated Fa t5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/59-turkey-wild-rice-casserole

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Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

November 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Posted in Banquet Homestyle Bake | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I fried up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I headed to the local Kroger to pick up a few items. Then on my way back I stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and stopped and got gas. After Lunch went to the rehab center to see Dad. I’m afraid his dementia is getting worse, hoping that wouldn’t happen. A lot of stressful days ahead. But we’ll do whatever we can to help him. For Dinner tonight I prepared a box of the Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta.

 

 

Oh I love this Pizza Pasta! This is one of my favorite boxed foods, Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta. Nothing like a quick, easy and delicious comfort food. But here’s another product I love and it’s getting harder and harder to find, I can only find it at Walmart or online now! I found this box at Walmart the other day.

 

 

 

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. The Sauce with the Mushrooms, Sausage, and Pepperoni provides the great flavoring. Easily prepared and makes a hearty and delicious meal.

 

 

Along with the Pizza Pasta I also prepared some Baked Cheesy Bread. Another easy one, using Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella 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 bowl of Dole Sliced Peaches.

 

 

 

 

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

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza – Turkey Pepperoni and Turkey Sausage

November 10, 2017 at 5:50 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, pizza | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Skillet Pizza – Turkey Pepperoni and Turkey Sausage

 

 

I Had a Poached Egg on a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Finished up some laundry for mom and some light house cleaning around the house. The weather out is a chilly day. 19 degrees this morning, wind chill made it 15 degrees) and a high of 35 degrees. Later on I went to Kroger for Mom, she needed a few items. For dinner tonight Cast Iron Skillet Pizza – Turkey Pepperoni and Turkey Sausage.

 

 

Seen this recipe sometime back in an email update from one of my favorite blog sites, The Chunky Chef (https://www.thechunkychef.com/). I had not made this in quite some time and a Pizza sounded good for tonight! Cast Iron Skillet Pizza, it uses my favorite piece of cookware, the Cast Iron Skillet, and it’s making one of my favorite foods, Pizza. In her recipe she made her own dough for the Pizza Pie. I do not have a very good baking history using yeast, I’m down right terrible! So I just always use Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust when making my own Pizza. For my toppings I’m using; Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, Jennie – O Turkey Ground Sausage, Sliced Mushrooms, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Olives, Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and Ragu Original Pizza Sauce. Using a medium size Skillet, I fried the Jennie – O Turkey Ground Breakfast Sausage ahead of time. When that was done I drained what little grease there was and put the Sausage in a small bowl, and set aside.

 

I preheated the oven at 425 degrees. I then took out a large Cast Iron Skillet, spraying it with Pam Cooking Spray w/ Olive Oil and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Got the tube of Pillsbury Pizza Crust from the fridge and removed it from the packaging. I then got a flour board out and added a little bit of flour and Cornmeal to it. I then took the Pizza Dough on it and formed a ball with it. Sprinkled on some Cornmeal, not a lot, and rolled it half way out. I love that crunch texture Corn Meal gives the bottom of the Pizza Crust.

 

 

Ready for the oven….

I didn’t fully roll it out because I wanted to add it to Cast Iron Skillet and work it out by hand, fully covering the bottom of the Skillet. I flipped the Dough Crust one time, that way I had a light coating of the Olive Oil on both sides. I then added my toppings; Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, Jennie – O Turkey Ground Breakfast Sausage, Sliced Mushrooms, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Olives, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and Ragu Original Pizza Sauce. Slid that baby into the oven and waited for it to get done! Baked it a total of about 11 minutes.

 

 

…and done!

It came bubbling hot and just flat out delicious! All the toppings and Sauce work great together, this makes on delicious Pizza. As all Pizzas you decide what toppings you want to use. It’s my family’s favorite Pizza Recipe, thanks to Amanda of My Adventures in Dinner Time! I’ve left the link and original recipe below. When you get a chance check out her blog, full of tips and recipes. For dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

CAST IRON SKILLET PIZZA:

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 cups bread flour
1/2 tsp dry active yeast
1 cup + 3 Tbsp warm water
2 tsp olive oil, plus more to coat pan
Pizza sauce
Cheese
Toppings
Fresh basil, minced (optional garnish)

DIRECTIONS

* Combine flour, yeast, salt, oil, and warm water in a large bowl. Using a wooden spoon, mix until no dry flour remains. Make sure the bowl is nice and large to accommodate for rising.
* Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let sit on a counter for 8-24 hours. Dough will rise quite a bit.
* Once fully rested, sprinkle top of dough with flour and turn out onto a well floured surface.
* Divide dough into 2 portions, shape each into a ball/disk… tucking dough under itself to form a tight ball.
* If desired, place one of the balls in a Ziploc bag for freezing.
* Pour some oil (a couple of tablespoons) in the bottom of the cast iron pan, place ball of dough in pan, turning to coat in the oil.
* Using your hand, push the dough around to spread the oil in the pan.
* Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rest for 2 hours.
* Preheat oven to 550 degrees (or as high as your oven goes)
* Once dough has rested, it should have settled and puffed to fill the pan. Use your fingers to push the dough into all edges of the pan and remove large air bubbles.
* Lift up edges of the dough to eliminate any air pockets on the bottom of the dough.
* Top the dough with your pizza sauce, cheese and any desired toppings or seasonings. Drizzle with olive oil.
* Place skillet in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. The top should be bubbly and golden brown.
* Use a spatula to lift the edge of the pizza and check to see if the bottom is nice and golden brown and crisp. If you’d like it crispier, place on a stove top burner over medium heat for a couple of minutes.
* Sprinkle pizza with grated Parmesan cheese and/or fresh basil. Slice into pieces and serve hot.

https://www.thechunkychef.com/cast-iron-skillet-pizza/

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Barley-Stuffed Peppers

October 30, 2017 at 5:34 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Barley-Stuffed Peppers. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes that will please all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Barley-Stuffed Peppers
These stuffed peppers use barley filling instead of Mom’s old-fashioned hamburger stuffing—and they’re just as comforting.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup reduced-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2/3 cup quick-cooking barley
2 large red, yellow, and/or green sweet peppers (about 1 pound)
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (3 ounces)
1 large tomato, peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
1/3 cup soft bread crumbs
1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/8 teaspoon onion salt
Several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
Fresh rosemary (optional)
Dried red chile peppers (optional)

Cooking Directions:

1 – In a medium saucepan combine the broth, mushrooms, and barley. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until barley is tender. Drain thoroughly.
2 – Cut sweet peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. If desired, precook pepper halves in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
3 – In a medium mixing bowl stir together the egg, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the tomato, zucchini, bread crumbs, basil, rosemary, onion salt, and bottled hot pepper sauce. Stir in cooked barley mixture. Place peppers, cut side up, in a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Spoon barley mixture into the pepper halves.
4 – Bake stuffed peppers, covered, in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is heated through. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the peppers. Return to oven; bake 2 minutes more. Carefully transfer peppers to a serving platter. If desired, garnish with fresh rosemary and dried red chile peppers.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories: 195, total fat: 5g, saturated fat: 2g, cholesterol: 62mg, sodium: 364mg, carbohydrate: 28g, fiber: 5g, protein: 12g, vitamin C: 213%, calcium: 17%, iron: 8%.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/barley-stuffed_peppers_recipe.html

Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms and Baked Potato

October 29, 2017 at 5:03 PM | Posted in SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms and Baked Potato

 

 

To start my morning off I had Steak and Eggs. I love these SayersBrook 4 oz. Bison Filet Mignon! I had used my last one a couple of weeks ago and had ordered more of them that came in yesterday. So to prepare it I just seasoned it with some McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I then grabbed a small skillet, sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray, and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. Fried the first side 3 minutes and flipped it over and cooked it another 2 minutes. It came out a perfect medium rare! It was so tender and juicy. Then I also fried up a Sunny Side Egg and toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. Sure tough to beat a Steak and Egg Breakfast! Also as usual, had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea.

 

 

 

Another cool morning out there, 32 degrees and a few snow flakes. We only had a high in the low 40’s. Mom went to Church and I stayed home to keep an eye on Dad. His Dementia is getting worse everyday. I feel so sorry for him. So for Dinner it was a Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Texas Toast.

 

 

 

 

For Dinner tonight it’s the always delicious SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak. I love this Chopped Steak. To start I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare it I’ll need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, McCormick Crushed Rosemary, and McCormick Thyme Leaves (all seasoning to taste). I got the Cast Iron Skillet out to prepare it. I first sprayed it with a very light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and then added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. When the pan was heated I added the Chopped Steak. I cooked each side 2 minutes.Then finished it in the oven, at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. It cooked up beautifully, perfect medium rare! Had a nice little char on the outside and moist and juicy inside. These are so tender you could slice them with a spoon and have an excellent taste to them. Another very good item from SayersBrook Ranch! I topped the Chopped Steak with some A-1 Sauce Thick/Hardy. Also cooked up some Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

For a side I prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Garlic Texas Toast.  For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak

Chopped Bison Sirloin

If you like the flavor of the sirloin, love the Bison Burger but want to take it up a notch, then the Chopped Sirloin Steak is for you! 4 lbs (4 packages each with 2-8oz chopped sirloin steaks).
Great flavor of the sirloin but also extremely tender and juicy.

http://www.sayersbrook.com/bison-chopped-sirloin-steak-4-lbs/

Stuffed Turkey Braided Bread

October 29, 2017 at 6:14 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have a second Jennie – O recipe for you today, Stuffed Turkey Braided Bread. This one looks so good, a perfect dish for the upcoming Holiday Meals! Made using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey along with mushrooms, leeks, fresh thyme, Parmesan Cheese. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Stuffed Turkey Braided Bread
Wow the crowd in every course! Start this holiday meal with this stuffed turkey braided bread! This recipe features mushrooms, leeks, fresh thyme, Parmesan and JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey for a savory start to your celebration.

INGREDIENTS

½ (1-pound) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
3 leeks, thinly sliced
1 (8-ounce) package assorted mushroom, sliced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 (13.2-ounce) package puff pastry dough
1 egg, lightly beaten or ¼ cup egg substitute
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS

1) Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) Add leeks, mushrooms, thyme and salt and cook 10 minutes. Spread mixture on jelly-roll pan to cool completely.
3) Place puff pastry sheet on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Make 3-inch slits diagonally along each side of puff pastry, about 1 inch apart. Brush strips with egg. Place turkey mixture down center of pastry and fold dough strips across diagonally overlapping. Brush with remaining egg mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 25 minutes or until browned.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

 

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories370
Protein15g
Carbohydrates30g
Fiber2g
Sugars4g
Fat21g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium770mg
Saturated Fat6g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1126-stuffed-turkey-braided-bread

It’s Nuts I tell you………RECIPE FOR CHICKEN WITH CASHEWS

October 26, 2017 at 5:10 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its a RECIPE FOR CHICKEN WITH CASHEWS. Chicken and Cashews are just a good pairing! Add Mushrooms, Soy sauce, Chinese Noodles and you have the makings of one delicious dish! The recipe is just one of many you can find at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/). You can even purchase the Cashews used to make the dish online. Besides the Cashews you choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Find these and more all at the Nuts site. Now on the recipe for Chicken with Cashews and a link to purchase the Cashews. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

CHICKEN WITH CASHEWS
Recipe Ingredients:
1 pound chicken breast, boned and sliced thin
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp corn starch
4 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 small chopped onion
1/2 pound mushroom, trimmed and sliced
1 small cabbage head
1 tsp sugar
2 cups Roasted Cashews
1 tsp cornstarch
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 ounces Chinese noodles

Cooking Directions:
1. – Place chicken, 2 tablespoons soy sauce and 1 tablespoon cornstarch in a bowl; let stand for 15 minutes. Heat 2 tablespoons oil with salt in wok or heavy skillet over high heat. Add chicken and stir-fry until white and firm. Add onion and mushrooms and stir-fry until vegetables are soft.

2. – Remove from pan.

3. – Add 2 tablespoons oil to wok. Stir in cabbage and sugar. Stir-fry 3 or 4 minutes until cabbage is crisp tender. Return chicken-vegetable mixture to wok. Add cashews and toss to combine. Add 1 teaspoon cornstarch to 1/4 cup soy sauce. Stir into chicken-cashew mixture. Cover and steam 1 minute. Uncover and stir until sauce is slightly thickened. Sprinkle with Chinese fried noodles before serving. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
https://nuts.com/recipes/chicken-with-cashews.html

 

Roasted Cashews (Unsalted)
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Sweet Italian Leftovers – Turkey Sausage and Baked Whole Grain Penne Rigate

October 17, 2017 at 5:24 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage and Baked Whole Grain Penne Rigate

 

 

For Breakfast I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Chilly out there this morning, 39 degrees. But it was another beautiful Fall Day out there, 66 degrees and sunny! We had to have Dad at the Eye Care Center. He has Cataracts and they were going to do testing to see if he would be strong enough to take the surgery. We’ll find out when they call with the results. Its been a very stressful day so I’m going to reheat the leftover Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage and Baked Whole Grain Penne Rigate for Dinner tonight. I left the original post from last night below. Till tomorrow everyone!

 

I prepared a Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage and Baked Whole Grain Penne Rigate. I’m using 2 of my favorites, Jennie – O Turkey and Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta. I’ll be using Jennie – O Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage along with Ronzoni Healthy Harvest 100% Whole Grain Penne Rigate. I’ll also be needing; 1 jar La Rosa Sauce, 16 ounces fresh Mozzarella (sliced), ¼ cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, and sliced Mushrooms.

 

 

 

I cooked the Pasta according to package directions. Boiling Water for 10 minutes. Drain; set aside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the Pasta was cooking I got out the Jennie – O Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage and removed the casing on the Sausage. Then in a large skillet I sauteed the Sausage and the sliced Mushrooms. Cooked it until the Sausage is no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet.

 

 

 

 

 

Added the cooked Pasta, La Rosa Sauce, and Parmesan Cheese to skillet and stir to combine. Next I poured half of the Pasta mixture into a 13×9-inch baking dish coated with Pam Cooking Spray. Layer half of the Mozzarella slices on top. Then bake at 375 degrees F, uncovered, for about 40 minutes or until heated through and Mozzarella is melted. Let cool and chow down!

 

 

 

 

Well the wait for my Comfort Food Pasta Bake was well worth it! The Turkey, Mushrooms, Sauce, and Pasta was just so good. Then the fresh slices of Mozzarella sealed the deal! I love that fresh Mozzarella! Also had the baked French Bread. No Dessert tonight.

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

1 lb. dry Healthy Harvest 100% Whole Grain Penne Rigatoni Pasta
3 cups (or 1 large jar) La Rosa Sauce
16 ounces fresh Mozzarella, sliced
1 lb. Jennie – O Sweet Italian Sausage, casings removed
¼ cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese
6 ounces sliced Mushrooms

Instructions
1 – Cook the Pasta according to package directions. Boiling Water for 9 minutes. Drain; set aside
2 – Meanwhile, in a large skillet sauté the Sausage and Mushrooms until Sausage is no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet.
3 – Add the cooked Pasta, La Rosa Sauce, and Parmesan Cheese to skillet and stir to combine.
4 – Pour half of the Pasta mixture into a 13×9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer half of the Mozzarella slices on top.
5 – Add another layer of Pasta and a final layer of Mozzarella.
6 – Bake at 375 degrees F, uncovered, for about 30-40 minutes or until warmed through and cheese is melted.

 

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest 100% Whole Grain Penne Rigate
When it comes to nutrition, why settle for less than 100%? Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pasta is 100% all natural and made from a single ingredient, 100% whole wheat. With an excellent source of fiber and 56g of whole grains per serving, it is an important part of a heart healthy* diet. Its delicious flavor is the perfect complement to your favorite pasta recipes. When it comes to keeping your family happy and eating healthy why settle for less than 100%?
Ronzoni® Healthy Harvest® 100% Whole Grain Penne Rigate

* 100% whole grain linguine,
* NON GMO Project Verified
* All natural
* Excellent source of fiber, A low fat
* Sodium free
* Cholesterol free food
* Kosher
Ingredients:
Ingredients: Durum Whole Wheat Flour. Contains Wheat. Manufactured In A Facility That Uses Eggs.

Directions:
* Instructions: 1. bring 4 quarts of water to a rapid boil. 2. add pasta And stir; return to rapid boil. 3. cook uncovered, stirring occasionally for 7 to 9 minutes. 4. drain well.
Safe Handling Instructions: Contains: Wheat.Manufactured in a facility that uses egg ingredients.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size56 G
Servings Per Container6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180
Calories From Fat 15 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1.5 G2
Saturated Fat 0 G0
Trans Fat 0 G
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 G
Monounsaturated Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 0 Mg 0
Potassium 240 Mg 7
Total Carbohydrate 39 G 13
Dietary Fiber 5 G 20
Sugars 2 G
Protein 9 G
https://www.ronzoni.com/en-us/products/3455/WholeGrainPenneRigate.aspx

 

Jennie – O Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage

Lovers of sweet Italian sausage have found a perfect option.

* GLUTEN FREE
* 65% LESS FAT THAN REGULAR PORK SAUSAGE

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

STOVETOP SKILLET:

Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Place dinner sausage in hot skillet. Cook uncovered, turning occasionally, 17-19 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size 109 g
Calories 160
Calories From Fat 90
Total Fat 10.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat.0 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium6 70 mg
Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 17 g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Iron 8%
Calcium 2%
https://www.jennieo.com/products/76-lean-sweet-italian-turkey-sausage

Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage and Baked Whole Grain Penne Rigate

October 16, 2017 at 4:44 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, pasta, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage and Baked Whole Grain Penne Rigate

 

 

For Breakfast I Poached an Egg and served it on a toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A big change in our Morning weather, 38 degrees out! Had a high of 60 degrees and mostly cloudy. After Breakfast I went to Kroger for a few items and stopped by the Post Office and mailed a couple of letters and stopped by the Bank before heading home. Back at home I had to repair the Wheel Chair I keep in the trunk of my car, replaced some bolts and screws. Then got the sweeper out and cleaned the rotating brush on it. For Dinner tonight its Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage and Baked Whole Grain Penne Rigate, I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread.

 

I had been wanting some type of a Comfort Food Pasta Bake. Sort of a cool Fall day out so what better than to have a Comfort Food Pasta Bake! I prepared a Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage and Baked Whole Grain Penne Rigate. I’m using 2 of my favorites, Jennie – O Turkey and Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta. I’ll be using Jennie – O Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage along with Ronzoni Healthy Harvest 100% Whole Grain Penne Rigate. I’ll also be needing; 1 jar La Rosa Sauce, 16 ounces fresh Mozzarella (sliced), ¼ cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, and sliced Mushrooms. I’ll also be baking a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread.

 

To start I preheated the oven to 350 degrees F, to bake the Bread. After the Bread was done I raised the temperature to 375 degrees F, to bake my dish.

 

 

 

 

Next I cooked the Pasta according to package directions. Boiling Water for 9 minutes. Drain; set aside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the Pasta was cooking I got out the Jennie – O Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage and removed the casing on the Sausage. Then in a large skillet I sauteed the Sausage and the sliced Mushrooms. Cooked it until the Sausage is no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet.

 

 

 

 

Added the cooked Pasta, La Rosa Sauce, and Parmesan Cheese to skillet and stir to combine. Next I poured half of the Pasta mixture into a 13×9-inch baking dish coated with Pam Cooking Spray. Layer half of the Mozzarella slices on top. Then bake at 375 degrees F, uncovered, for about 40 minutes or until heated through and Mozzarella is melted. Let cool and chow down!

 

 

 

 

Well the wait for my Comfort Food Pasta Bake was well worth it! The Turkey, Mushrooms, Sauce, and Pasta was just so good. Then the fresh slices of Mozzarella sealed the deal! I love that fresh Mozzarella! Also had the baked French Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and an Ice-Cold Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

1 lb. dry Healthy Harvest 100% Whole Grain Penne Rigatoni Pasta
3 cups (or 1 large jar) La Rosa Sauce
16 ounces fresh Mozzarella, sliced
1 lb. Jennie – O Sweet Italian Sausage, casings removed
¼ cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese
6 ounces sliced Mushrooms

Instructions
1 – Cook the Pasta according to package directions. Boiling Water for 9 minutes. Drain; set aside
2 – Meanwhile, in a large skillet sauté the Sausage and Mushrooms until Sausage is no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet.
3 – Add the cooked Pasta, LaRosa Sauce, and Parmesan Cheese to skillet and stir to combine.
4 – Pour half of the Pasta mixture into a 13×9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer half of the Mozzarella slices on top.
5 – Add another layer of Pasta and a final layer of Mozzarella.
6 – Bake at 375 degrees F, uncovered, for about 30-40 minutes or until warmed through and cheese is melted.

 

 

 

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest 100% Whole Grain Penne Rigate


When it comes to nutrition, why settle for less than 100%? Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pasta is 100% all natural and made from a single ingredient, 100% whole wheat. With an excellent source of fiber and 56g of whole grains per serving, it is an important part of a heart healthy* diet. Its delicious flavor is the perfect complement to your favorite pasta recipes. When it comes to keeping your family happy and eating healthy why settle for less than 100%?
Ronzoni® Healthy Harvest® 100% Whole Grain Penne Rigate
* 100% whole grain linguine,
* NON GMO Project Verified
* All natural
* Excellent source of fiber, A low fat
* Sodium free
* Cholesterol free food
* Kosher
Ingredients:
Ingredients: Durum Whole Wheat Flour. Contains Wheat. Manufactured In A Facility That Uses Eggs.
Directions:
* Instructions: 1. bring 4 quarts of water to a rapid boil. 2. add pasta And stir; return to rapid boil. 3. cook uncovered, stirring occasionally for 7 to 9 minutes. 4. drain well.
Safe Handling Instructions: Contains: Wheat.Manufactured in a facility that uses egg ingredients.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size56 G
Servings Per Container6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180
Calories From Fat 15 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1.5 G2
Saturated Fat 0 G0
Trans Fat 0 G
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 G
Monounsaturated Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 0 Mg 0
Potassium 240 Mg 7
Total Carbohydrate 39 G 13
Dietary Fiber 5 G 20
Sugars 2 G
Protein 9 G
https://www.ronzoni.com/en-us/products/3455/WholeGrainPenneRigate.aspx

 

 

 

Jennie – O Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage

Lovers of sweet Italian sausage have found a perfect option.

* GLUTEN FREE
* 65% LESS FAT THAN REGULAR PORK SAUSAGE

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

STOVETOP SKILLET:

Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Place dinner sausage in hot skillet. Cook uncovered, turning occasionally, 17-19 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size 109 g
Calories 160
Calories From Fat 90
Total Fat 10.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat.0 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium6 70 mg
Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 17 g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Iron 8%
Calcium 2%
https://www.jennieo.com/products/76-lean-sweet-italian-turkey-sausage

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Italian Buffalo Sausage and Mushroom Pizza

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This guy loves Pizza! And this week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is Buffalo Italian Sausage and Mushroom Pizza. It’s made with Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage. Included are the recipes for the Pizza, Pizza Dough, Basil Pesto, and Caramelized Onions. It’s another great recipe from Jill O’Brien of Wild Idea Buffalo. https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

Italian Buffalo Sausage and Mushroom Pizza (3 medium or 6 small pizza)
Who doesn’t love pizza? And good pizza is well – irresistible. This will require a little bit of time, but all the steps are super easy. Although I attempted my own pizza sauce, it just was not as good (and I tried many) as my favorite purchased brand, Mezzetti, which has a deep richness that I could not duplicate. For best results apply your toppings evenly and not too heavily. Baking the pizza can be done in a variety of ovens and the timelines for those are noted at the end of the recipe.

Ingredients:

* 1 – 1 lb. Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage
* 1 – recipe, pizza crust
* ½ – cup basil pesto
* 1 – cup pizza sauce *Mezzetti
* 1 ½ – cups mushrooms, sliced
* ¾ – cup caramelized onions
* 12 – ounces fresh mozzarella or substitute chevre with fennel pollen
* 9 – ounces parmesan, grated
* salt, pepper & chili flake to taste
* flour and cornmeal

Preparation:

1 -Prepare pizza dough per instructions below. Lightly flour work surface and your hands. Stretch and hold dough with one hand and form a fist with the other and place under the dough. Place on peel, baking sheet, or pizza stone that has been generously covered with flour or corn meal. Adjust shape with hands by stretching or scrunching dough into place.
2 – In a large saucepan over medium high heat, add the olive oil and crumble Buffalo Italian Sausage into pan. Lightly brown and stir occasionally breaking up sausage to desired pieces, about 4 minutes.
3 – Spread pizzas with basil pesto, followed by the pizza sauce.
4 – Top each pizza with desired amount of sliced mushrooms, caramelized onions, Buffalo Italian Sausage, mozzarella or chèvre, and parmesan cheese.
5 – Baking:
Outdoor Brick Ovens: Have heat at about 700°. Slide pizza off peel and bake in oven for about 4 minutes, rotating once or twice while baking.
* Indoor convection ovens: Place oven rack to lower level and preheat oven to as high as heat will go, 500° to 550°. Bake on pizza stone or baking sheet for 8 to 12 minutes depending on your heat.
* Gas Grill: Line gas grill rack low to flames with bricks and place bricks on upper grill rack if you have one. Place pizza stone on top of bricks (good old fashioned red bricks work great). Turn all burners to high heat and allow the grill to get very hot, so bricks are heated through, about 30 minutes. The bricks will help in retaining the heat and offer a more even cooking distribution. Slide pizza off of peel onto pizza stone and close grill lid. Bake, turning once for about 6 minutes.
* Remove pizza from oven or grill and place on a cutting board. Allow the pizza to rest for a few minutes before cutting. Season with chili flake as desired.

Pizza Dough (makes 3 medium or 6 large crusts) *Credit to Peter Reinhart.
This is fabulous dough! If not used for pizza it makes a great flatbread, brushed with a little pesto prior to baking.

Ingredients:

* 4½ – cups high protein flour (I used half Kernza whole grain flour & half organic bread flour)
* 1¾ – teaspoon salt
* 1 – teaspoon quick yeast
* 2 – tablespoons olive oil
* 1¾ – cup water, very cold
Preparation: In mixing bowl using a dough hook, sift flour, salt and yeast together. Add olive oil and water, scraping down sides as needed. Continue to mix for 6 minutes, stopping every two minutes to remove dough from the hook. Dust hands with flour and remove dough from mixer and place on flour dusted work surface. Knead dough for 1 to 2 minutes. Dough should spring back from touch. Divide into desired sizes and form into balls. Brush dough lightly with oil, place on lightly oiled baking sheet and cover loosely with saran or a plastic bag. Refrigerate for 8 hours or up to 3 days. Remove from refrigeration and allow to rest at room temperature for 4 hours. Proceed to Pizza instructions. *Dough can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

Basil Pesto
*I am not a ground pine nut fan, but if you are, add ¼ cup to ingredients.

Ingredients:

* 2 – cups fresh basil leaves, packed
* 2 – cups shredded parmesan cheese
* 3 – garlic cloves, chopped
* 1 – tsp. salt
* 1 – tsp. pepper (I like a little more)
* 2 – Tb. lemon juice
* 1 – cup olive oil
Preparation: Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate.

Caramelized Onions

Ingredients:

* 1 – tablespoon butter
* 1 – tablespoon olive oil
* 2 – cups onions, diced
* 1 – tablespoons sugar+
* 1 – teaspoon balsamic vinegar
* season with salt and pepper
Preparation: Heat butter and oil in sauté pan over medium high heat. Add onions and sauté for 3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and stir to incorporate. Reduce heat to low and stir occasionally. Cook for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
http://wildideabuffalo.com/2014/buffalo-italian-sausage-mushroom-pizza/

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