A Full Harvest: Stuffed Vegetable Recipes for Fall

September 16, 2017 at 6:27 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website its – A Full Harvest: Stuffed Vegetable Recipes for Fall. Delicious and Healthy recipes like; Roasted Stuffed Pumpkin with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, Stuffed Eggplant, and Polenta-Stuffed Kabocha Squash. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

 

A Full Harvest: Stuffed Vegetable Recipes for Fall
To celebrate Autumn, turn fall’s best vegetables into cornucopias of plenty. Try stuffing luscious roasted eggplant with curried pork and shrimp. Tuck briny oysters, nutty Parmesan and fresh herbs between tender artichoke leaves. Fall vegetables take center stage in these delicious stuffed vegetable recipes.

 

Roasted Stuffed Pumpkin with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
This roast pumpkin with a mushroom-and-bread stuffing is a beautiful vegetarian entree for the holidays. Use a small pumpkin if you can find one, but a winter squash like kabocha or buttercup also works. For a special garnish, save the seeds from the pumpkin, toss them with spices and roast them. If you use a squash, opt for store-bought pepitas; the squash seeds are too woody to eat….

 

Stuffed Eggplant
In this Italian stuffed eggplant recipe, fresh breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and parsley make a simple, yet delicious filling for an “inside-out” eggplant Parmesan. Serve these stuffed eggplants as a light dinner along with a big salad…….

 

Polenta-Stuffed Kabocha Squash
The cheesy polenta filling in this healthy stuffed squash recipe makes a great alternative to mashed potatoes, as well as a hearty vegetarian entree. If you can’t find kobocha squash, try using a buttercup squash or pie pumpkin–or skip serving it in the hollowed-out vegetable altogether and use 2 cups of your favorite pureed winter squash in Step 5………

 

* Click the link below to get all the – A Full Harvest: Stuffed Vegetable Recipes for Fall
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22414/seasonal/fall/vegetables/stuffed/slideshow/a-full-harvest-stuffed-vegetable-recipes-for-fall/

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Buffalo Teres Major Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower

September 7, 2017 at 4:57 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo Teres Major Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower

 

 

So to start this day off I prepared a Poached Egg and a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. And as always my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cool morning, 48 degrees. For the day it was around 68 degrees and partly sunny. There’s a few trees in the neighborhood that’s starting to turn on the Fall Colors already. After Lunch In went over to Dad for a while, he wasn’t feeling real good today. Not sure if he’s going to be able to come back home this time. Still hoping he can regain strength and be able to come home. For Dinner tonight Buffalo Teres Major Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower.

 

 

 

I used the Wild Idea Buffalo 8oz. Buffalo Terres Major Fillets that I had just ordered from Wild Idea. It’s sometimes tough to find these Steaks, they sell out as soon as they become available because they are so tender! Beyond any doubts one of the most tender cuts of any steak, Beef or Buffalo, you can find. I pan fried it in Extra Light Olive Oil and seasoned it with a bit of Crushed Dry Thyme along with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I fried it about 4 minutes on one side and about 3 1/2 minutes on the other side, it gets done very quickly because it’s so lean. The Fillet came out medium rare with a beautiful char on it! These Wild Idea Buffalo Teres Major Steaks are tender and delicious, love them! I also prepared some Sauteed Mushrooms to go with my Steak. I don’t think there’s a better partner for Steak than Mushrooms!

 

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! And this too has quickly become a favorite. 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, Crumbled Bacon Bits, 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!

 

 

 

I also prepared some Roasted Cauliflower. I used a package of Kroger Packaged Cauliflower Florets. To prepare them I needed; 1 Package of Cauliflower Florets, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and pepper to taste, 1/4 cup or more) hot sauce, and blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping. Then to make it is really easy I just tossed the cauliflower florets in the oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, arranged in a single layer on a baking sheet and roasted in a preheated 400 degree oven until lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes. Then, the good part, toss the cauliflower in the hot sauce! I served it with Litehouse Lite Bleu Cheese Dressing/Dip for dipping. It’s one delicious side dish! I also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Lite Garlic Texas Toast. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – 8 OZ. TERES MAJOR FILET

The Teres Major, also known as the Shoulder Tender, is second most tender cut on the animal. Cut from the blade of the shoulder within the primal chuck, it is considered to be of similar quality to the filet mignon with its mouth-watering flavor and tenderness.
http://wildideabuffalo.com/products/8-oz-terres-major-filet

Kitchen Closed – It’s Pizza Tonight from Domino’s

September 3, 2017 at 5:17 PM | Posted in pizza | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Kitchen Closed – It’s Pizza Tonight from Domino’s

 

Early Morning and long day today. The phone rang about 5:00 this morning and it was the rehab center where Dad is at. They didn’t Dad would make it. The pneumonia along with his COPD, he was barely breathing. So we rushed over there and he seemed to get better. Dad panics if we are not around when something isn’t right. Later in the day they took more x-rays and the pneumonia had cleared up! Later in the day he was breathing good, thankfully! So it was a very long day and it ended good. Back at home I caught up on some sleep. Too tired to cook so the Kitchen is Closed! Tonight it’s Domino’s.

 

I had been wanting a Domino’s Pizza so it seemed like a perfect time for it! A few more calories and carbs than what I normally like to have for dinner but it had been a while since I had one and it sounded good for a Sunday Meal, and love the clean up afterwards! We ordered a Domino’s Hand Tossed Pizza Large with Cheese, Sauce, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, and Black Olives, Green Olives. As always the Pizza arrived on time, hot and delicious! I had a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn. The Kitchen will reopen tomorrow! Happy Labor Day Weekend Everyone!

 

 

 

Medium (12″) Hand Tossed Pizza
Whole: Cheese, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Green Olives, Black Olives, Mushrooms, Robust Inspired Tomato Sauce. https://www.dominos.com/en/index.jsp

Healthy, Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes

September 1, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy, Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes. Delicious and healthy recipes like; Gluten-Free Apple Cheddar Cheese Toast, White Bean and Veggie Salad, and Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy, Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes
Find healthy, delicious, quick and easy dinner recipes including 5 ingredient and 30-minute dinner recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

Gluten-Free Apple Cheddar Cheese Toast
Think of these apple Cheddar cheese toasts like a grilled cheese 2.0. Not only do you get two servings of veggies when you bulk out your plate with this generous side salad, but we’ve also added in the goodness of fresh apple under the cheese for a bit of crunch! You only use half of the apple, so save the other half for a snack…….

 

White Bean and Veggie Salad
This meatless main-dish salad combines creamy, satisfying white beans and avocado. Try mixing it up with different seasonal vegetables……..

 

Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms
Whether you scored wild mushrooms at the farmers’ market, found cultivated maitake or shiitake at the supermarket or just have some baby bellas on hand, this healthy creamy chicken recipe is delicious with any of them. Serve over whole-wheat egg noodles or mashed potatoes……..

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy, Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18700/cooking-methods-styles/quick-easy/dinner/

Marinated Bison Strip and Provolone Steak Hoagie w/ Tossed Salad

August 27, 2017 at 4:51 PM | Posted in Sargento's Cheese, Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Marinated Bison Strip and Provolone Steak Hoagie w/ Tossed Salad

 

 

To start my Sunday off I had a Poached Egg that I served on a toasted Jennie – O Whole Grain English Muffin. I also made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I headed to Kroger for a few items I need for Dinner tonight. I also stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Mom went on to Church and I cleaned the house, cleaned the oven, and did a load of laundry. It’s a bit hotter and more humid out but still beautiful outside, a high of 85 degrees. Later in the day i went over to see Dad. He was having a pretty good day today, just wish he could come home. He’s been in the Hospital and Rehab Units more often than he’s been home this year. Back home, For Dinner tonight its a Marinated Bison Strip and Provolone Steak Hoagie w/ Tossed Salad.

 

 

 

I had seen on the Wild Idea Buffalo website that they had Buffalo Premium Steak Strips and had been wanting to try them. So on my latest order that I placed with Wild Idea Buffalo I ordered a package, and having them for Dinner tonight. I’m preparing them and having them as a Buffalo Steak Hoagie.

 

 

 

 

I had the package in the freezer so I let thaw overnight in the fridge. I opened the package up this morning and what beautiful cuts of Meat! The Slices were a dark red and just made your mouth water looking at them! Washed the Slices off in water and patted them dry. Then put them in a sealed plastic container where I added Kraft Lite House Italian Dressing to let them marinate until I was ready to prepare them.

 

 

 

When I was ready to start Dinner I first grabbed a skillet, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray, added 2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated the skillet on medium heat. I got the container of Buffalo Strips out of the Fridge. I pulled the Strips out of the Marinade, shaking off the excess and added them to the preheated skillet. I sautéed the Buffalo Strips for about 4 minutes, tossing to turn occasionally. Removed them from the heat and put the Strips in a bowl. As the Steak was finishing I Sauteed some Mushrooms to go with the Steak Strips.

 

To make my Hoagies I’ll need; Kroger Brand 100% Whole Wheat Hoagie Rolls (these always taste so fresh), the Buffalo Strips, Sargento Provolone Sliced Cheese, Kraft Lite Italian Dressing, Emeril’s New York Deli Style Mustard, Sauteed Mushrooms, and Shredded Lettuce.

 

 

 

 

To start I split the Hoagie Roll open. On the bottom bun I added the Provolone Cheese, then the Buffalo Steak Strips, added a little of the Italian Dressing, Sauteed Mushrooms, then the Shredded Lettuce, and finally on the bottom of the bottom of the top Bun I spread some of the Emeril’s New York Deli Style Mustard. Done and ready to eat! The Buffalo Strips were even better than they looked, and look incredible! So tender and they have that incredible Wild Idea Buffalo taste. Paired with all the toppings, we have another keeper recipe! I’ll be ordering another package of the Wild Idea Buffalo – 1 LB. PREMIUM STEAK STRIPS again! They make a fantastic Steak Hoagie!

 

 

To go with the Hoagie I had a Tossed Salad topped with Kraft Classic Fat Free Catalina Dressing, I got the Salad from the Kroger Salad Bar. For the longest time my body was having trouble digesting leafy green vegetables, they would leave me with upset stomach. But as late I haven’t had any problems, which I’m glad I love Salads! Then later on for Dessert/Snack I’m having a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – 1 LB. PREMIUM STEAK STRIPS
Pre-cut strips from the tenderloin, New York strip, ribeye, and sirloin. This product has top-of-the-line taste and is amazingly tender. Perfect for stir frying, or on the grill.

1 lb. package.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/products/1-lb-premium-steak-strips

Soup Special of the Day……..Turkey Mushroom and Barley Soup

August 20, 2017 at 5:31 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is – Turkey Mushroom and Barley Soup. Made with JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Breast Cutlets along with Barley, Mushrooms, Garlic and Fresh Thyme. Homemade soup made easy! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Mushroom and Barley Soup
This hearty, flavorful soup features lean turkey cutlets, mushrooms, garlic and fresh thyme in a savory broth. It’s under 300 calories.

INGREDIENTS

½ ounce dried mushrooms, preferably porcini
1 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon butter
1 (8-ounce) package sliced mushrooms
½ cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (13¾-ounce) cans reduced-sodium beef broth
½ cup quick-cooking pearl barley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 (17.6-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Breast Cutlets
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¼ teaspoon salt, if desired

DIRECTIONS

1) Soak dried mushrooms in 1 cup boiling water 20 minutes or until softened. Meanwhile, melt butter in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add sliced mushrooms, onion and garlic; cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain soaked mushrooms, reserving liquid. Coarsely chop mushrooms. Add mushrooms, beef broth, barley, thyme and mushroom soaking liquid to saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 to 18 minutes or until barley is tender.
2) Cook cutlets as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165ºF as measured by a meat thermometer. Cut into ½ strips and sprinkle with ground pepper and salt, if desired. Stir into soup; simmer 10 minutes.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 200
Protein 24g
Carbohydrates 17g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 1g
Fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 300mg
Saturated Fat 1.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/143-turkey-mushroom-and-barley-soup

Mushroom and Chicken Risotto

August 11, 2017 at 4:47 PM | Posted in chicken, mushrooms, risotto | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Mushroom and Chicken Risotto
For Breakfast this morning I had a bowl of Cheerios’s Cereal and also a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside today about 86 degrees, humid, with showers later in the day. Right after Breakfast I headed up to the local Kroger to pick up a few items for tonight’s Dinner. Back home did some house cleaning. Then after Lunch headed out to go see Dad at the rehab unit. It’s been a rough day for him, having a lot of trouble breathing today. His breathing isn’t going to get any better, his lungs have about given up on him. I guess we can always hope! Back at home finished up a few things  around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared Mushroom and Chicken Risotto with Baked French Bread.

 

 
I purchased a Simple Truth Rotisserie Whole Roaster Chicken while at Kroger this morning. I went ahead and pulled all the meat, one big roaster I ended up with 2 containers of Pulled Chicken. Set the Chicken aside until needed.
 
Next, I had picked up a small container of fresh Mushrooms at Kroger also. Wiped them off with a paper towel and sliced them up. Setting them aside also.
For the Risotto I used a box of Lundberg Creamy Risotto. Love using the Lundberg Risotto Products, always turns out great. To prepare it is quick and easy. In a 2 qt. saucepan, sauté the Rice in ½ Tbsp. Extra Light Olive Oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add 2½ cups water and contents of Seasoning Pouch. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cook uncovered for 20 minutes stirring occasionally until rice is tender. With about 8 minutes of cooking time left I added the Chicken and Mushrooms. Stirred until both were well mixed in the Risotto.
 
Topped it with some Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese, and done! The Mushroom and Chicken blended with Risotto perfectly and Parmesan Cheese on anything makes it better! I baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread to go with everything. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a small can of Coke Zero to drink.

Lundberg Creamy Parmesan Risotto

Enjoy the delectable flavor of rich, aged Parmesan cheese in this elegant Italian-style risotto. We created this delicious gourmet side dish by blending quality ingredients like Parmesan cheese, onion, garlic, and spices with our creamy Arborio rice. You’ll love how the individual kernels plump, creating a rich, creamy sauce while the rice grains remain separate and al dente. Preparing this tasty risotto takes about 20 minutes and requires minimal stirring. It’s an easy, convenient way to add gourmet flair to any meal.

Cooking InstructionsLundberg Risotto2

In a heavy 2 qt. saucepan, sauté rice in ½ Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add 2½ cups water and contents of seasoning pouch. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cook uncovered for 20 minutes stirring occasionally until rice is tender. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese is desired. Serve piping hot.

Ingredients

Eco-Farmed Arborio Rice, Parmesan and Cheddar Cheese Blend (Parmesan Cheese, Cheddar Cheese {Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes}), Salt, Whey, Buttermilk Powder, Dried Cane Syrup, Natural Flavors (Cheese, Dairy), Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Sodium Phosphate, Maltodextrin, Dried Parsley, Yeast Extract, Butter (Cream, Salt), Rice Flour, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Expeller-Pressed Safflower or Sunflower Oil, Pepper, Lactic Acid, Nonfat Milk, Enzyme-Modified Cheddar Cheese, Turmeric. Contains Milk.

http://www.lundberg.com/products/risottos/Creamy_Parmesan_Risotto.aspx

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 11, 2017 at 4:56 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Sneaking in the vegetables……

 

Looking for a way to sneak more vegetables into your children’s diets, try this one! Make your own Tomato Soup or Tomato Sauce. Then take some carrots, mushrooms, scallions, or zucchini and put them into a food processor. Chop them or puree them all together then add it to the Soup or Sauce as its cooking.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 10, 2017 at 5:17 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Mushrooms……..

 

A quick and easy way to slice mushrooms evenly is to just use your egg slicer. Plus it makes for an easy cleanup.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 14, 2017 at 5:31 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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I love Mushrooms…….

 

Prevent mushrooms from getting slimy by wrapping them in paper towels before refrigerating.

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