Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

February 22, 2018 at 6:23 PM | Posted in pasta, Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. I topped 1/2 the Muffin with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam and the other 1/2 with Nutella. If your not sure what Nutella is, Nutella is a brand of sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread. I’ll buy a small jar of this from time to time. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside more rain! There’s heavy flooding in a lot of places, especially in Cincinnati along the Ohio River. A lot of roads and businesses are under water. Plus heavy rain up until Sunday so it will get worse. Not feeling real good again today. So I took it easy still fighting with my Sinuses. For Dinner tonight its Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese. And thank goodness for Leftovers, sure didn’t feel like cooking today. I left the post from yesterday below for the Dish description and directions.

 

For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat I cooked the Shrimp. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning and a sprinkle of Morton’s Lite Salt. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

 

I love having Shrimp with the Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese. It comes with the Pasta Parm Sauce and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! Love these Semi-Homemade Meals! I’ll be having the leftovers for my Dinner tomorrow night! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

Inspired by the flavors of Italy, our Pasta Roni® Parmesan Cheese flavor blends angel hair pasta in a Parmesan cheese sauce with other natural flavors your whole family will enjoy. This flavorful dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian recipes.

What You’ll Need
1 1/3 cups of water
2/3 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of margarine*

What You’ll Do:
In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.

http://www.ricearoni.com/Products/Pasta_Roni/classic_favorites/Angel_Hair_Pasta_

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Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

February 21, 2018 at 6:25 PM | Posted in pasta, Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

 

 

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For Breakfast this morning I got the Waffle Grill out but instead of normal Waffles I made Hash Brown Waffles. I seen these made in Cooking Magazines and on TV but never tried them until this morning. Just spray the Griddle with Cooking Spray, add your Simply Potatoes Shredded Hashbrowns, season with Salt and Pepper, shut the lid of the Waffle Griddle, and cook. Quite easy to make and something different for Breakfast! I love Hash Browns, I could have them twice a day, and preparing them this was turned out great! I topped the Hash Brown Waffles with an Egg I fried Sunnyside Up and I toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Also, as always, I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea.

 

 

Yesterday a record high of 80 degrees and Sunny. Today our high was 62 degrees at Midnight and fell through the day to about 42 degrees and Rain! Welcome to Ohio Weather! It’s like Forest Gump’s box of Chocolate, you never know what you’ll get! Not a lot going today so I took it easy still fighting with my Sinuses. For Dinner tonight its Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese.

 

 

 

 

For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat I cooked the Shrimp. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning and a sprinkle of Morton’s Lite Salt. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

 

I love having Shrimp with the Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese. It comes with the Pasta Parm Sauce and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! Love these Semi-Homemade Meals! I’ll be having the leftovers for my Dinner tomorrow night! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

Pasta Roni – Parmesan CheeseInspired by the flavors of Italy, our Pasta Roni® Parmesan Cheese flavor blends angel hair pasta in a Parmesan cheese sauce with other natural flavors your whole family will enjoy. This flavorful dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian recipes.

What You’ll Need
1 1/3 cups of water
2/3 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of margarine*

What You’ll Do:
In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.

http://www.ricearoni.com/Products/Pasta_Roni/classic_favorites/Angel_Hair_Pasta_

Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

November 22, 2017 at 6:01 PM | Posted in pasta, Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

 

For my Breakfast this morning I had purchased a package of Thin Cut Pork Cops from Meijer yesterday and having them this morning. I just prepared the whole package for myself and Mom and dad. Their cut real thin so they aren’t very big at all. To go with the Chops Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Started out a cold morning, in the 20’s. The afternoon was mostly sunny and a high of 40 degrees. Finished up some cleaning around the house and did a load of laundry. Outside I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas, not a lot of leaves left! After Lunch I gave Mom a hand in the kitchen. She was baking a couple of Pies for Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow, made a Pumpkin and an Apple Pie! For Dinner tonight its Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese.

 

For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat I cooked the Shrimp. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

 

 

I love having Shrimp with the Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese. It comes with the Pasta Parm Sauce and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! Love these Semi-Homemade Meals! I’ll be having the leftovers for my Dinner tomorrow night! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese
Inspired by the flavors of Italy, our Pasta Roni® Parmesan Cheese flavor blends angel hair pasta in a Parmesan cheese sauce with other natural flavors your whole family will enjoy. This flavorful dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian recipes.

What You’ll Need
1 1/3 cups of water
2/3 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of margarine*

What You’ll Do:
In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.

http://www.ricearoni.com/Products/Pasta_Roni/classic_favorites/Angel_Hair_Pasta_

Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

September 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Posted in Pasta Roni, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

 

 

 

Woke up hungry this morning! I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, fried up 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it’s another day rain. Nothing like the rains down South but we got plenty here the last 2 days. I was going to try to go see Dad today but the rains were coming down pretty good. So I stayed inside for the day. Cleaned the house and a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight its Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese.

 

For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat I cooked the Shrimp. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

 

I love having Shrimp with the Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese. It comes with the Pasta Parm Sauce and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! Love these Semi-Homemade Meals! I’ll be having the leftovers for my Dinner tomorrow night! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese
Inspired by the flavors of Italy, our Pasta Roni® Parmesan Cheese flavor blends angel hair pasta in a Parmesan cheese sauce with other natural flavors your whole family will enjoy. This flavorful dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian recipes.

What You’ll Need
1 1/3 cups of water
2/3 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of margarine*

What You’ll Do:
In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.

http://www.ricearoni.com/Products/Pasta_Roni/classic_favorites/Angel_Hair_Pasta_

Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

August 6, 2017 at 5:04 PM | Posted in pasta, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

 

 

To start my Sunday morning off I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also made my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Started a load of laundry for Mom. Outside it’s mostly cloudy, 78 degrees. It was 55 degrees this morning. Another cool day to be August, but I’m not complaining! After Breakfast I got the cart out of the shed and finished cutting and up rooting 2 dead bushes. Later in the afternoon I went over and spent some time with Dad. He was having a rough day breathing. Back home, for Dinner tonight I prepared Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese.

 

For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat I cooked the Shrimp. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

 

I’ve prepared this many times now, sometimes I make it using Chicken but Shrimp is my favorite. Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese. It comes with the Pasta Parm Sauce and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! Love these Semi-Homemade Meals! I also reheated a couple of slices of La Brea Multi Grain Bread. I’ll be having the leftovers for my Dinner tomorrow night! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese
Inspired by the flavors of Italy, our Pasta Roni® Parmesan Cheese flavor blends angel hair pasta in a Parmesan cheese sauce with other natural flavors your whole family will enjoy. This flavorful dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian recipes.

What You’ll Need
1 1/3 cups of water
2/3 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of margarine*
What You’ll Do:
In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.

http://www.ricearoni.com/Products/Pasta_Roni/classic_favorites/Angel_Hair_Pasta_

Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese

June 26, 2017 at 4:59 PM | Posted in Cracker Barrel Mac and Cheese, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast I Scrambled an Egg, reheated 3 leftover Potato Pancakes, Fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Our streak of beautiful days continues today, sunny and 74 degrees! Did a few things around the house and then after Lunch got the cart out and did some yard work. Had everything done so I too k the cart for a ride around the neighborhood and enjoyed this beautiful day! For Dinner tonight Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

 

I had some large Shrimp in a bag in the freezer. Sat the bag in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare them I first washed them off in cold water and patted dry with paper towels. I then seasoned them with a sprinkle of Sea Salt and Old Bay Seasoning.

 

 

 

 

Next I grabbed a large skillet and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the pan on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added the Shrimp, fried the Shrimp in 2 batches so not to overcrowd the skillet. Fried the Shrimp 3 minutes a side. Ended up with a nice plate full of Shrimp! Love the flavor of the Old Bay Seasoning on Shrimp.

 

 

 

As I was frying the Shrimp I started my Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese Dinner. I picked a box of the Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheddar the other day at Kroger.

 

 

 

 

 

Start by boiling 8 cups of water in medium saucepan. Stir in Macaroni.Cook 12 min. or until tender, stirring occasionally. Drain. Do not rinse. Return to pan. Squeeze the Cheese Sauce over hot Macaroni. Stir until blended and serve. Came out nice and cheesy with excellent flavor. I really like the Cracker Barrel Mac and Cheese varieties that they have. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread and had a slice of that also. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Peanut Butter Carmel Ice Cream Candy Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese Dinner – Sharp Cheddar

The difference is in the cheese. We’ve been doing thing differently for over 60 years. Our unique aging process gives our cheese a delicious, bold sharpness. Today, we offer that same distinctive flavor in our rich macaroni and cheese. Smooth, creamy and full of flavor—one bite will keep you coming back for more.

Ingredients:

Ingredients: Enriched Macaroni Product (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate [Iron], Thiamin Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Folic Acid); Cheese Sauce (Cheddar Cheese [Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes], Whey, Sodium Phosphate, Canola Oil, Contains Less than 2% of Salt, Whey Protein Concentrate, Milk Protein Concentrate, Lactic Acid, Sorbic Acid as a Preservative, Sodium Alginate, Annatto Extract [Color]).

Directions:
Instructions: Easy Preparation Cooking Directions: Boil 2 qt. (8 cups) water in medium saucepan. Stir in Macaroni.Cook 11 to 12 min. or until tender, stirring occasionally. Drain. Do not rinse. Return to pan. Squeeze Cheese Sauce over hot macaroni. Stir until blended.Makes about 4 servings.Note: Do not overcook pasta.

Shrimp w/ Sharp White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

May 25, 2017 at 4:46 PM | Posted in Mac and Cheese, seafood, shrimp | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Sharp White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a Breakfast Sandwich. I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, lightly fried some slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham, and 1 slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Heavy rain overnight, some areas 4 inches of rain! A lot flooding in the area. It finally quit raining around Noon. But more heavy rain tonight, about 68 degrees for a high. After Breakfast helped Mom do laundry and did a few things around the house. Later went to the post office and stopped by the bank. For Dinner tonight I prepared Shrimp w/ Sharp White Cheddar Mac and Cheese.

 

 


Mom needed a few things from the local Kroger yesterday and I picked up the ingredients for my Dinner tonight! I’m using some Large Shrimp I purchased from the Seafood Counter. to prepare them I first washed them off in cold water and patted dry with paper towels. I then seasoned them with a sprinkle of Sea Salt and Old Bay Seasoning. I use Old Bay on Chicken, Chops, and most Seafood, provides perfect Seasoning.

 

 

 

 

 

Next I grabbed a large skillet and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the pan on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added the Shrimp, fried the Shrimp in 2 batches so not to overcrowd the skillet. Fried the Shrimp about 3 minutes a side. Ended up with a nice plate full of Shrimp! Love the flavor of the Old Bay Seasoning on the Shrimp.

 

 

As I was frying the Shrimp I started my Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese Dinner. First time I’ve tried the Cracker Barrel Brand of Mac and Cheese. I picked a box of the Sharp Cheddar and Bacon and a box of the White Cheddar which I’m having tonight.

 

 

 

 

Start by boiling 8 cups of water in medium saucepan. Stir in Macaroni.Cook 12 min. or until tender, stirring occasionally. Drain. Do not rinse. Return to pan. Squeeze the Cheese Sauce over hot Macaroni. Stir until blended and serve. Came out nice and cheesy with excellent flavor. Looking forward to trying Sharp Cheddar and Bacon! Shrimp and Seafood is so good with Mac and Cheese! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread and had a slice of that also. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Peanut Butter Carmel Ice Cream Candy Bar.

 

 

 

Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese Dinner – Sharp White Cheddar

The difference is in the cheese. We’ve been doing thing differently for over 60 years. Our unique aging process gives our cheese a delicious, bold sharpness. Today, we offer that same distinctive flavor in our rich macaroni & cheese. Smooth, creamy and full of flavor—one bite will keep you coming back for more.

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Enriched Macaroni Product (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate [Iron], Thiamin Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Folic Acid); Cheese Sauce (Cheddar Cheese [Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes], Whey, Sodium Phosphate, Canola Oil, Contains Less than 2% of Salt, Whey Protein Concentrate, Milk Protein Concentrate, Lactic Acid, Sorbic Acid as a Preservative, Sodium Alginate, Annatto Extract [Color]).
Directions:
Instructions: Easy Preparation Cooking Directions: Boil 2 qt. (8 cups) water in medium saucepan. Stir in Macaroni.Cook 11 to 12 min. or until tender, stirring occasionally. Drain. Do not rinse. Return to pan. Squeeze Cheese Sauce over hot macaroni. Stir until blended.Makes about 4 servings.Note: Do not overcook pasta.

Leftovers – Shrimp w/ Noodles and Mushrooms

September 9, 2016 at 5:05 PM | Posted in leftovers, mushrooms, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, seafood, shrimp | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Shrimp w/ Noodles and Mushrooms

 

 

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I made a Breakfast Sandwich this morning to start the day off. I scrambled 1 medium size Egg, fried up 4 slices of Boar’s Head Deluxe Ham, 1 slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and served on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin.Back when I was able to work I would fix a Breakfast Sandwich every morning before work and wrap it in foil. Then eat on the way to work, used to love that! Outside it’s showers and in the low 80’s. Swept the driveway off and got the cart out and cleaned it up, much needed. Back inside it was computer cleaning day. Ran scans, reinstalled 2 programs, updated passwords, and then cleaned computer desk. So for Dinner tonight its Leftovers – Shrimp w/ Noodles and Mushrooms.

 

Far be it from me to let delicious leftovers go to waste! I really enjoyed last night’s Dinner. So much that I’m having the leftovers for my Dinner tonight! I’m just a huge fan of Shrimp and Pasta and with the added Mushrooms, I’m all over it! So for Dinner tonight its Leftovers – Shrimp w/ Noodles and Mushrooms. I’m leaving yesterday’s Dinner posting for the description and directions to make the dish, Enjoy!

 

 

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I came across a recipe from a site I follow, Food Mingle. The recipe was Egg Noodles and Mushrooms and it gave the idea for my Dinner tonight, thank you Food Mingle! So tonight I’m preparing Shrimp w/ Noodles with Mushrooms. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 – 1 lb. bag of Kroger Jumbo Shrimp, Old Bay Seasoning, 1/2 bag of Ronzini Smart Taste Extra Wide Noodle Style Pasta, sliced Baby Portabella Mushrooms, Parsley, and Sea Salt.

 

 

 

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For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love the Shrimp and Seafood. I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat I cooked the Shrimp. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. So delicious and so easy to prepare! Removed them from the pan and placed them on a plate and set it aside.

 

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As the Shrimp was cooking in a small skillet I sauteed the sliced Mushrooms. Using Baby Bella Mushrooms, I sliced the Mushrooms. I seasoned them with Dried Thyme, Ground Smoked Cumin, Dried Parsley, and Sea Salt. Pan fried them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a pat of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Removed from the heat and set aside.
 

 

 

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Finally to prepare the Noodles I brought 2 qts. water to a rapid boil. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt. Add the pasta and stir; return to rapid boil. Cook uncovered for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain well and empty the Noodles into a large bowl. Toss in the sauteed Mushrooms. Add the Shrimp, add the parsley, and season with a little salt, to taste. I love the combo of Shrimp and Pasta and throw in the Mushrooms, it’s a winner! For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

Ronzini Smart Taste Extra Wide Noodle Style Pasta

Smart eating means combining great taste with nutrition. Ronzini Smart Taste Extra Wide Noodle Style Pasta has the white pasta taste your family loves and extra nutrients to help them grow strong and healthy. Ronzoni Smart Taste is an excellent source of fiber and an excellent source of the bone-building nutrients calcium and vitamin D. Plus, Ronzoni Smart Taste looks, cooks and tastes like regular white pasta. It’s a smart way for your family to get more nutrition from every pasta meal.

* Ronzini Smart Taste Extra Wide Noodle Style Pasta :Ronzini Smart Taste Extra Wide Noodle Style Pasta
* Cholesterol and yolk free
* Excellent source of calcium, vitamin D and fiberRonzini Smart Taste Extra Wide Noodle Style Pasta
* Low fat
* Low sodium

Directions:
Instructions: Cooking directions: bring water to a rapid boil. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt. Add pasta and stir; return to rapid boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally. Drain well. Serve as directed. Perfect pasta guide: for 1 portion: 1/4 bag pasta, 2 quarts water & 1 tsp. Salt; 2 portions: 1/2 bag pasta, 3 quarts water & 2 tsp. Salt; 4 portions: full bag of pasta, 5 quarts water & 1 tbsp. Salt. For very firm pasta cook 5 minutes. For firm pasta cook 6 minutes. For tender pasta cook 7 minutes. Maintaining perfect pasta: to keep cooked pasta fresh for later use, toss with a small amount of olive oil or sauce, and refrigerate

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 56 G
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180.0
Calories From Fat 5
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.5 G 1
Saturated Fat 0 G 0
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 25 Mg 1
Total Carbohydrate 39 G 13
Dietary Fiber 5 G 20
Sugars 1 G
Protein 7 G

https://www.ronzoni.com/en-us/products/categories/2095/Ronzoni%C2%AESmartTaste%C2%AE.aspx

Shrimp w/ Noodles and Mushrooms

September 8, 2016 at 4:46 PM | Posted in Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Noodles and Mushrooms

 

 

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I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. After my Tea and my morning workout I headed to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. Another Hazy, Hot, and Humid day out there but with some Thunderstorms moving in. We really need the rain though. After I got back I went outside and trimmed the vines along the driveway. Then I had to repair a hole a racoon had made in the corner of our shed. The raccoon had been making the shed his home, that ended! Back inside straightened up the pantry and a few other little chores around the house. Dad has been doing real good since he returned from the hospital. He starts at home therapy Friday. For Dinner tonight its Shrimp w/ Noodles and Mushrooms.

 

 

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I came across a recipe from a site I follow, Food Mingle. The recipe was Egg Noodles and Mushrooms and it gave the idea for my Dinner tonight, thank you Food Mingle! So tonight I’m preparing Shrimp w/ Noodles with Mushrooms. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 – 1 lb. bag of Kroger Jumbo Shrimp, Old Bay Seasoning, 1/2 bag of Ronzini Smart Taste Extra Wide Noodle Style Pasta, sliced Baby Portabella Mushrooms, Parsley, and Sea Salt.

 

 

 

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For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love the Shrimp and Seafood. I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat I cooked the Shrimp. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. So delicious and so easy to prepare! Removed them from the pan and placed them on a plate and set it aside.

 

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As the Shrimp was cooking in a small skillet I sauteed the sliced Mushrooms. Using Baby Bella Mushrooms, I sliced the Mushrooms. I seasoned them with Dried Thyme, Ground Smoked Cumin, Dried Parsley, and Sea Salt. Pan fried them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a pat of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Removed from the heat and set aside.

 

 

 

 

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Finally to prepare the Noodles I brought 2 qts. water to a rapid boil. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt. Add the pasta and stir; return to rapid boil. Cook uncovered for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain well and empty the Noodles into a large bowl. Toss in the sauteed Mushrooms. Add the Shrimp, add the parsley, and season with a little salt, to taste. I love the combo of Shrimp and Pasta and throw in the Mushrooms, it’s a winner! For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

Ronzini Smart Taste Extra Wide Noodle Style Pasta

Ronzini Smart Taste Extra Wide Noodle Style Pasta

Smart eating means combining great taste with nutrition. Ronzini Smart Taste Extra Wide Noodle Style Pasta has the white pasta taste your family loves and extra nutrients to help them grow strong and healthy. Ronzoni Smart Taste is an excellent source of fiber and an excellent source of the bone-building nutrients calcium and vitamin D. Plus, Ronzoni Smart Taste looks, cooks and tastes like regular white pasta. It’s a smart way for your family to get more nutrition from every pasta meal.

* Ronzini Smart Taste Extra Wide Noodle Style Pasta :Ronzini Smart Taste Extra Wide Noodle Style Pasta
* Cholesterol and yolk free
* Excellent source of calcium, vitamin D and fiber
* Low fat
* Low sodium

Directions:
Instructions: Cooking directions: bring water to a rapid boil. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt. Add pasta and stir; return to rapid boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally. Drain well. Serve as directed. Perfect pasta guide: for 1 portion: 1/4 bag pasta, 2 quarts water & 1 tsp. Salt; 2 portions: 1/2 bag pasta, 3 quarts water & 2 tsp. Salt; 4 portions: full bag of pasta, 5 quarts water & 1 tbsp. Salt. For very firm pasta cook 5 minutes. For firm pasta cook 6 minutes. For tender pasta cook 7 minutes. Maintaining perfect pasta: to keep cooked pasta fresh for later use, toss with a small amount of olive oil or sauce, and refrigerate

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 56 G
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180.0
Calories From Fat 5
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.5 G 1
Saturated Fat 0 G 0
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 25 Mg 1
Total Carbohydrate 39 G 13
Dietary Fiber 5 G 20
Sugars 1 G
Protein 7 G

https://www.ronzoni.com/en-us/products/categories/2095/Ronzoni%C2%AESmartTaste%C2%AE.aspx

Fall Harvest: Celery

September 28, 2013 at 8:15 AM | Posted in vegetables | 1 Comment
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Celery is at its best in the fall, with its harvest continuing through winter in warm and temperate climates.

 

 

Head of celery, sold as a vegetable. Usually only the stalks are eaten.

Head of celery, sold as a vegetable. Usually only the stalks are eaten.

Celery (Apium graveolens var. dulce) is a plant variety in the family Apiaceae, commonly used as a vegetable. The plant grows to 1 m tall. The leaves are pinnate to bipinnate leaves with rhombic leaflets 3–6 cm long and 2–4 cm broad. The flowers are creamy-white, 2–3 mm diameter, produced in dense compound umbels. The seeds are broad ovoid to globose, 1.5–2 mm long and wide.

 

 

In North America, commercial production of celery is dominated by the varieties called Pascal celery. Gardeners can grow a range of cultivars, many of which differ little from the wild species, mainly in having stouter leaf stems. They are ranged under two classes, white and red; the white cultivars being generally the best flavoured, and the most crisp and tender. The stalks grow in tight, straight, parallel bunches, and are typically marketed fresh that way, without roots and just a little green leaf remaining.
In Europe the dominant variety of celery most commonly available in trade is Celeriac (Apium graveolens var. rapaceum) grown for its hypocotyl forming a large bulb (commonly but incorrectly called celery root). The leaves are used as seasoning, and the stalks find only marginal use.
The wild form of celery is known as “smallage”. It has a furrowed stalk with wedge-shaped leaves, the whole plant having a coarse, earthy taste, and a distinctive smell. The stalks are not usually eaten (except in soups or stews in French cuisine), but the leaves may be used in salads, and its seeds are those sold as a spice. With cultivation and blanching, the stalks lose their acidic qualities and assume the mild, sweetish, aromatic taste particular to celery as a salad plant.
The plants are raised from seed, sown either in a hot bed or in the open garden according to the season of the year, and after one or two thinnings and transplantings, they are, on attaining a height of 15–20 cm, planted out in deep trenches for convenience of blanching, which is effected by earthing up to exclude light from the stems.
In the past, celery was grown as a vegetable for winter and early spring; it was perceived as a cleansing tonic, welcomed to counter the salt-sickness of a winter diet. By the 19th century, the season for celery had been extended, to last from the beginning of September to late in April.

 

 

Harvesting occurs when the average size of celery in a field is marketable; due to extremely uniform crop growth, fields are harvested only once. The petioles and leaves are removed and harvested; celery is packed by size and quality (determined by color, shape, straightness and thickness of petiole, stalk and midrib[clarification needed] length and absence of disease, cracks, splits, insect damage and rot). Under optimal conditions, celery can be stored for up to seven weeks between 0 to 2 °C (32 to 36 °F). Inner stalks may continue growing if kept at temperatures above 0 °C (32 °F). Freshly cut petioles of celery are prone to decay, which can be prevented or reduced through the use of sharp blades during processing, gentle handling, and proper sanitation.
In the past, restaurants used to store it in a container of water with powdered vegetable preservative; however, the sulfites in the preservative caused allergic reactions in some people. In 1986, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the use of sulfites on fruits and vegetables intended to be eaten raw.

 

 

Celery is used around the world as a vegetable for the crisp petiole (leaf stalk). The leaves are strongly flavoured and are used less often, either as a flavouring in soups and stews or as a dried herb.
In temperate countries, celery is also grown for its seeds. Actually very small fruit, these “seeds” yield a valuable volatile oil used in the perfume and pharmaceutical industries. They also contain an organic compound called apiol. Celery seeds can be used as flavouring or spice, either as whole seeds or ground and mixed with salt, as celery salt. Celery salt can also be made from an extract of the roots, or using dried leaves. Celery salt is used as a seasoning, in cocktails (notably to enhance the flavor of Bloody Mary cocktails), on the Chicago-style hot dog, and in Old Bay Seasoning.
Celery, onions, and bell peppers are the “holy trinity” of Louisiana Creole and Cajun cuisine. Celery, onions, and carrots make up the French mirepoix, often used as a base for sauces and soups. Celery is a staple in many soups, such as chicken noodle soup.

 

 

The use of celery seed in pills for relieving pain was described by Aulus Cornelius Celsus around AD 30. Celery seeds contain a compound, 3-n-butylphthalide, that has been demonstrated to lower blood pressure in rats.
Bergapten in the seeds can increase photosensitivity, so the use of essential oil externally in bright sunshine should be avoided. The oil and large doses of seeds should be avoided during pregnancy, as they can act as a uterine stimulant. Seeds intended for cultivation are not suitable for eating as they are often treated with fungicides.

 

 

Celery is used in weight-loss diets, where it provides low-calorie dietary fibre bulk. Celery is often incorrectly purported to be a “negative calorie food” based on the idea that the body will burn more calories during the digestion of the food than the body can extract from the food itself. However, the fact that the body uses very small amounts of energy in digestion compared to what can be extracted even from a low-calorie food like celery disproves this hypothesis.

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