Hamburger Helper Spaghetti w/ Baked French Bread

October 31, 2013 at 5:06 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, spaghetti | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Hamburger Helper Spaghetti w/ Baked French Bread

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Happy Halloween Everyone! Well they cancelled Trick or Treat Night around most of the area for tonight. Cancelled due to a heavy thunderstorm with high winds that’s supposed to move through a large chunk of this part of the Country. Most have rescheduled Trick or Treat for tomorrow night. Tonight I prepared Hamburger Helper Spaghetti w/ Baked French Bread.

 

 
I had tried the Hamburger Helper Lasagna a while back, which was very good, so I thought I would give the Hamburger Helper Spaghetti a try. As usual I replaced the Ground Beef with Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. What a huge difference in calories and grams of fat for 1 lb. of Ground Turkey and Ground Beef! All the nutrition sites vary somewhat but according to http://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/ web site 1 Lb of Ground Beef (95% Lean / 5% Fat) contains 621 Calories and 22.68g Total Fat! While Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast contains Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g Total Fat 1.5 g – See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/products/3-Extra-Lean-Ground-Turkey-Breast#sthash.wCRJyEmM.dpuf. A huge difference!!

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To prepare it, the short version, start by browning the Ground Turkey and seasoning it with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, Ground Roasted Cumin, and Parsley Flakes. Stir in hot water, uncooked spaghetti and sauce mix. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. 3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until spaghetti is tender. Remove from heat and uncover. (Sauce will thicken as it stands.) It was very easy to prepare and I really enjoyed it! I liked this better than the Hamburger Lasagna. The Spaghetti was tender and the Sauce was excellent. I added just a bit of Kraft Grated Parmesan and topped with a bit of Sargento Reduced Fat Mozzarella. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Simply Rustic French Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

Hamburger Helper Spaghetti
Hamburger Helper Spaghetti

Spaghetti skillet-meal mix of spaghetti and Italian-style sauce mix for hamburger
Directions
You will need: 1 lb lean ground beef (You can use 1 lb ground turkey instead of ground beef.), 3-1/2 cups hot water. 1. Brown ground beef in 10-inch skillet; drain. 2. Stir in hot water, uncooked spaghetti and sauce mix. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. 3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until spaghetti is tender. Remove from heat and uncover. (Sauce will thicken as it stands.) High altitude: (3500 – 6500 ft): Increase hot water to 3-3/4 cups.

Microwave: 1. Crumble 1 lb lean ground beef into 2-1/2-quart microwavable casserole or bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 3 to 5 minutes, breaking up beef after 3 minutes, until brown; drain. 2. Stir in 3-3/4 cups boiling water, uncooked spaghetti and sauce mix. 3. Microwave uncovered on High 12 to 16 minutes, stirring every 6 minutes, until spaghetti is tender. (Sauce will thicken as it stands.) Dish will be hot. High altitude microwave (3500 – 6500 ft): Increase boiling water to 4 cups and last microwave time to 14-18 min.

 

Ingredients
Enriched Spaghetti (Wheat Flour, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Dried Tomato, Sugar, Corn Starch, Salt, Paprika, Dried Onion, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (Corn, Soy, Wheat), Citric Acid, Dried Garlic, Spices, Dextrose, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Beet Powder Color, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Egg, Nonfat Milk.

 

Nutrition Facts
Calories 290
Calories from fat 99
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 11g 17%
Sat. Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 750mg 31%
Total Carbs. 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 20g
Calcium 20mg

Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage w/ Red Beans and Rice

October 1, 2013 at 5:21 PM | Posted in beans, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, rice, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage w/ Red Beans and Rice

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It was partly sunny out and a little higher temperature at 82 degrees. Spent part the afternoon at the doctor’s office, trying to get Dad healthy with the breathing being no better. At 92 years old though it’s tough. in the kitchen front, still wishing you could find more single serve of grocery items. I freeze what I can of the extra but you can only freeze so much and the rest is in the garbage, such a waste. Maybe one day they’ll have more options. For dinner tonight a Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage w/ Red Beans and Rice along with a slice of Whole Grain Bread.

 

 

i used my favorite Smoked Turkey Sausage, Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. For me this is a perfect Smoked Turkey Sausage; fantastic flavor, great seasoning, and cooks up just right. To prepare it I pan fried it in a medium size skillet. Just sprayed the skillet with Pam and fried them on medium heat about 12 minutes, turning the sausages frequently until done. When done I sliced 1 1/2 of the two sausages up into quarter size pieces and set aside. Saved 1/2 of one of the sausages and I’m going to have it for lunch tomorrow.

 

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Then for the Red Beans and Rice I used Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Reduced Sodium Red Beans and Rice. Esay way to have some excellent Red Beans and Rice, plus it’s Reduced Sodium. If you love Red Beans and Rice you’ll love this! To prepare; In a 2 quart saucepan, combine 2 3/4 cups water, 2 tablespoons olive oil or margarine and Zatarain’s Black Beans and Rice. Stir well and bring to boil. Stir, reduce heat, cover and simmer over Low heat for 25 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Stir and serve. Black Beans and Rice will be saucy. Before serving this I added the sliced Smoked Turkey Sausage and a few shakes of the Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, too good! I also had a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. One delicious meal! For dessert later a bowl of Del Monte No Sugar Added Mango Chunks.

 

 

Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans and RiceZatarains Red Sodium Red Beans Rice

25% Less sodium than our original Red Beans and Rice. Serves 4. A New Orleans tradition. Since 1889. This easy-to-prepare dinner mix has just the right blend of ingredients for a great tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. Zatarain’s has been the leader in authentic New Orleans style food since 1889. So when you want great flavor, Jazz it up with Zatarain’s! This product contains 720 mg of sodium per serving. Our original Red Beans & Rice contains 1200 mg sodium per serving.

Tips: Try adding a half pound of sliced smoked sausage or diced ham to make a delicious dinner entrée.

 

Directions
Easy Stove Top: 1. In a 2 quart saucepan, combine 2 3/4 cups water, 2 tablespoons olive oil or margarine and Zatarain’s Black Beans and Rice. Stir well and bring to boil. 2.Stir, reduce heat, cover and simmer over Low heat for 25 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. 3. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Stir and serve. Black Beans and Rice will be saucy. For less saucy product reduce water by 1/4 cup. Microwave: 1. In a 1 1/2 quart microwave-safe casserole dish, combine 2 3/4 cups water, 2 tablespoons butter, margarine or olive oil and Zatarain’s Black Beans and Rice and stir thoroughly. 2. Cover and cook on High for 5 minutes, stir and reduce power to 60% and cook for approximately 18 minutes (cook time may differ depending on the power of the microwave oven.), stirring occasionally. 3. Remove, stir and allow to stand covered for 5 minutes before serving.

 
Ingredients:
ENRICHED LONG GRAIN PARBOILED RICE (RICE, IRON, NIACIN, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, FOLIC ACID), RED BEAN, ONION, ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR (WHEAT & MALT BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), SALT, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, SOY SAUCE (HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, SALT), POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, RED & GREEN BELL PEPPERS, TORULA YEAST, YEAST EXTRACT, GARLIC, CARAMEL COLOR, SPICES (INCLUDING RED PEPPER), AND NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR (INCLUDING HICKORY SMOKED SALT).

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: about 1/3 cup (65g) = 1 cup prepared

Servings Per Container: about 3.5
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 230

Calories from Fat: 5

Total Fat: 0.5g 1%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 720mg 30%

Total Carb: 46g 15%

Dietary Fiber: 6g 24%

Sugar: less than 1g

Protein: 9g

Vitamin A: 4%

Vitamin C: 20%

Calcium: 4%

Iron: 15%

 
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Reduced-Sodium/Reduced-Sodium-Red-Beans-Rice.aspx

Seasoned Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries

September 20, 2013 at 5:28 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, fish, Ore - Ida, tilapia, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries

 

 

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It was cleaning day, computer cleaning day. Amazing how much dust can gather in and around a computer. Took the panel off and cleaned inside it, then cleaned the outside of it. Cleaned the computer desk, which is always a dumping site for everything! Then did some back up of files, deleted a lot of things and ran a day long computer scan. All is okay and back up running! For dinner I had laid some frozen Tilapia Fillets in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then for dinner it was Seasoned Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries.

 

 

Still using the bag of Tilapia I had purchased from Walmart. Good thing to have in the freezer, their easily thawed, easy to prepare , and delicious! I rinsed the fillets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then seasoned them a bit of Sea Salt and then rolled them in Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix. Pan fried them in Canola Oil about 3 minutes per side. Served it on a Aunt Millie’s Deli Style Whole Grain Mini Sub Bun.

 

 
For a side for my Fish Sandwich 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/snack later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style FriesOre Ida Simply

You can take the potatoes out of the country.
But you can’t take the country out of our delicious Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries. Simple ingredients like potatoes, olive oil and sea salt – simply prepared. That’s Ore-Ida style.
Ore-Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries:
* French fried potatoes seasoned with cracked black pepper, olive oil and sea salt
* All natural
* Made with Grade A potatoes
* 0 grams trans fat per serving
* Gluten free
* Kosher
SERVING SIZE: 84g
CALS 130
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 22g
http://www.oreida.com/en/Products/S/Simply-Olive-Oil-and-Sea-Salt-Country-Style-Fries#.UhecmRvOk20

 

 

 

Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Mini Sub BunsAunt Millies Deli Style

Aunt Millie’s brings specialty rolls and buns from the Deli to you. Your sandwich-making occasions can be special occasions, with Aunt Millie’s Deli. Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS: WHOLE GRAIN WHEAT FLOUR, WATER, ENRICHED BLEACHED FLOUR [WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, WHEAT STARCH, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), NIACIN (VITAMIN B3), FOLIC ACID], HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WHEAT GLUTEN, WHEAT BRAN, SOYBEAN OIL, WHOLE GRAIN OATMEAL, SALT, YEAST, RYE FLOUR, BARLEY FLAKES, VINEGAR, CALCIUM PROPIONATE (A PRESERVATIVE), SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, ASCORBIC ACID.

Contains wheat ingredients.
Nutrition
Facts
Serving size 1 Bun (66g)
Servings per Container 8

Calories 170
Calories from fat 20
Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Potassium 105mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g

http://www.auntmillies.com/products/ProductView.aspx?prod=5157&cat=Deli

Seasoned Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries

August 23, 2013 at 5:36 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Ore - Ida, tilapia | Leave a comment
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As I went to bed last night my throat felt funny and then this morning I had Laryngitis. For some reason I get this about once a year. Hopefully it will clear up in a day or so. For dinner Tilapia. I prepared a Seasoned Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries.

 

 

I had purchased a bag of about 12 small Tilapia Fillets from Walmart, just the right size for sandwiches. Good thing to have in freezer, their easily thawed, easy to prepare , and delicious! I rinsed the fillets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then seasoned them a bit of Sea Salt and then rolled them in Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix. Pan fried them in Canola Oil about 3 minutes per side. Served it on a Aunt Millie’s Deli Style Whole Grain Mini Sub Bun and topped with Ice Burg Lettuce. If you read my blog often, you know how I love Fish!

 
For a side for my Fish Sandwich I baked some Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries. Tried these for the first time earlier and really like them. Served these with a side Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream. For dessert/snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.

 

 

 

 
Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style FriesOre Ida Simply

You can take the potatoes out of the country.
But you can’t take the country out of our delicious Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries. Simple ingredients like potatoes, olive oil and sea salt – simply prepared. That’s Ore-Ida style.
Ore-Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries:
* French fried potatoes seasoned with cracked black pepper, olive oil and sea salt
* All natural
* Made with Grade A potatoes
* 0 grams trans fat per serving
* Gluten free
* Kosher
SERVING SIZE: 84g
CALS 130
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 22g

 
http://www.oreida.com/en/Products/S/Simply-Olive-Oil-and-Sea-Salt-Country-Style-Fries#.UhecmRvOk20

 

 

 

 

Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Mini Sub BunsAunt Millies Deli Style
Aunt Millie’s brings specialty rolls and buns from the Deli to you. Your sandwich-making occasions can be special occasions, with Aunt Millie’s Deli. Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS: WHOLE GRAIN WHEAT FLOUR, WATER, ENRICHED BLEACHED FLOUR [WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, WHEAT STARCH, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), NIACIN (VITAMIN B3), FOLIC ACID], HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WHEAT GLUTEN, WHEAT BRAN, SOYBEAN OIL, WHOLE GRAIN OATMEAL, SALT, YEAST, RYE FLOUR, BARLEY FLAKES, VINEGAR, CALCIUM PROPIONATE (A PRESERVATIVE), SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, ASCORBIC ACID.

Contains wheat ingredients.

 
Nutrition
Facts
Serving size 1 Bun (66g)
Servings per Container 8

Calories 170
Calories from fat 20
Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Potassium 105mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g

 

 

http://www.auntmillies.com/products/ProductView.aspx?prod=5157&cat=Deli

 

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