Healthy Summer Recipes

August 7, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Summer Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Summer Recipes with recipes including Chunky Black Bean Salsa with Corn and Bell Pepper, Prosciutto Pizza with Corn and Arugula, and Ground Beef and Pasta Skillet. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Summer Recipes
Find healthy, delicious summer recipes including summer salads, appetizers, desserts and dinners. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Chunky Black Bean Salsa with Corn and Bell Pepper
This TikTok-trending, veggie-packed salsa gets inspiration from Texas caviar (aka cowboy caviar), a dish created in 1940 to ring in the New Year by Helen Corbitt, who was a chef at Neiman Marcus. Scoop it up with tortilla chips or try it as a topping for grilled meat or fish, or as a filling for a quick quesadilla……

Prosciutto Pizza with Corn and Arugula
This grilled prosciutto and arugula pizza makes the perfect summer dinner. If you have time, let the dough stand at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes to make rolling it out easier in this 20-minute healthy pizza recipe. Thawed frozen corn works in place of fresh, just pat it dry before sprinkling it on the pizza……

Ground Beef and Pasta Skillet
Sneak extra vegetables into your child’s day (and yours too!) with this easy one-skillet pasta recipe. Finely chop mushrooms to resemble the texture of ground beef and stir them into a classic meat sauce for an extra-healthy twist on a dinnertime favorite……

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Summer Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18026/seasonal/summer/

Fried Catfish Fillet w/ Mac and Cheese and a Skillet of Cornbread

August 6, 2022 at 6:52 PM | Posted in fish, Kraft, Mac and Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Catfish Fillet w/ Mac and Cheese and a skillet of Cornbread

 

For Breakfast I prepared a Poached Egg and served it on a slice of tasted Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Wheat Bread. I also heated up 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage links and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Very humid outside, rain on and off, and a high of 85 degrees. Still recovering from my injuries, but feeling better. I have good days and bad, today not bad. So I thought I would finally get a Dinner Post in. Hope to be back to 100% soon. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Catfish Fillets w/ Mac and Cheese and a skillet of Cornbread.

 

I had purchased the Catfish Fillets from Kroger and had them in the freezer. I laid the fillets in the fridge overnight to thaw.

 

 

I rinsed the Fillets off in water and dried them with a paper towel. To prepare them I’ll just need some Morton’s Lite Salt and Zatarain’s Fish Fri Seasoned Seafood Breading Mix. I got a large Cast Iron Skillet sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Spray and added 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I Seasoned the Catfish with the Salt and then got pie pan and added the Breading Mix to it. Then rolled the Fillets in it making sure the Fillets were well covered with Breading. With the Cast Iron heated I added the Fillets. I fried them 4 minutes a side, nice and golden brown. The Zatarain’s Breading Mix give’s it fantastic flavor.

 

To go with my Catfish I prepared a cup of Kraft 50% Whole Grain Mac and Cheese. They come in a microwavable plastic container, these are very hard to find anymore. To prepare it just remove the lid, add water and stir, microwave for 3 1/2 minutes, and stir in the packet of cheese sauce. And you have your Mac and Cheese! Another nice item to have in the pantry. Easy to prepare, nothing like good old-fashioned Kraft Mac and Cheese! Container makes 1 serving. Love these Kraft Mac and Cheese!

 

I also made a small Cast Iron Skillet of Cornbread. Mom loves Cornbread so I made it for her. As always I used Martha White Corn Meal Mix, something I think I could eat every meal. I like a nice fresh and hot slice with Butter on it. When I make this I just make it by the instructions on the package but I only use half the ingredients because I use a small cast iron skillet to make it. I use Egg Beaters and Extra Virgin Oil instead of Eggs and Vegetable Oil the recipe calls for. Bake at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes and you have some golden brown piping hot Cornbread! If you use a small Cast Iron Skillet just cut the recipe in half and it comes out just right for the skillet size. What a dinner tonight! For Dessert/Snack later a Snapple Diet Lemonade/Tea. Take Care and Stay Safe All!

 

 

 

Catfish
The most commonly eaten species in the United States are the channel catfish and the blue catfish, both of which are common in the wild and increasingly widely farmed. Farm-raised catfish became such a staple of the diet of the United States that on 25 June 1987, President Ronald Reagan established National Catfish Day to recognize “the value of farm-raised catfish.”

Catfish is eaten in a variety of ways. In Europe it is often cooked in similar ways to carp, but in the United States it is popularly crumbled with cornmeal and fried.… Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Catfish, breaded and fried
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 g 18%
Saturated fat 2.9 g 14%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 62 mg 20%
Sodium 244 mg 10%
Potassium 296 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 16 g 32%

 

 

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner
Whole Grain Original Flavor 4-2.0 oz Micro Cups

Get ready to drown into a mighty pool of cheese and cream with Kraft Easy Mac Whole Grain Original Flavor Macaroni and Cheese Dinner; dipped in extravagant cheesy sauce. Crafted with care from the USA for the people who are in love with extra cheese. Once you start eating, you will not be able to resist this thick and cheezy meal.

Love at First Healthy Bite It’s rich in taste with velvety cream and lip-licking cheese to appease your undying cravings for a cheesy – creamy bite. The pleasing fragrance in the air will magnetize you to your seat until you gobble up every last portion. So what are you waiting for? Grab a box and satisfy your cravings now!
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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PIZZA MEATBALLS WITH PESTO PASTA

August 3, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is PIZZA MEATBALLS WITH PESTO PASTA. This one is made using the Ground Wild Idea Buffalo Meat along with Pizza Sauce, Oregano, Fennel, Thyme, Salt and Pepper, Garlic Powder, Olive Oil, Bread Stuffing, Pasta, and Basil Pesto (recipe included). A true Italian Style Buffalo Meal! You can find this recipe and purchase any of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

PIZZA MEATBALLS WITH PESTO PASTA
We could all use a little comfort (and health) during this challenging time and where better to find solace than with a delicious, healthy meal. Jill’s recipe will dish up both comfort and flavor. And, the aroma of this dish will call people to the kitchen and the taste will make them smile. We could all use a smile. 😊
So, create your own personal retreat by filling your home with great tunes and scented aromas and cozy up to comfort.

Ingredients: (makes 54 meatballs – serves 6 to 12 entrées)

1 – 1 pound Ground Wild Idea Buffalo Meat
1½ – cup pizza sauce
1 – teaspoon oregano
1 – teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
½ – teaspoon thyme
1 – teaspoon black pepper
½ – teaspoon salt
½ – teaspoon garlic powder
2 – tablespoons olive oil, plus more for rolling meat balls
1 – cup crushed seasoned bread stuffing (*Optional – if you leave out, reduce pizza sauce to 1 cup)
Pasta of your choice – cooked al dente
Basil Pesto *recipe below or purchased

Preparation:

1 – Mix all ingredients other than the meat together.
2 – Crumble in the ground buffalo meat and mix until well incorporated.
3 – Rub your hands with olive oil to roll the meat balls and place on a baking sheet.
4 – Bake at 425°in a preheated oven, on the top rack for about 7 minutes.
5 – Prepare pasta per directions, reserving ½ cup of the pasta water. Do not rinse the pasta.
6 – Pour the reserved pasta water back in the pot and add the pasta and desired amount of pesto. Toss to incorporate and heat through.
7 – Place desired amount of pasta on plate and top pasta with 4 to 6 meatballs.
Basil Pesto
*I am not a 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 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon pepper (I like a little more)
2 – tablespoon. lemon juice
1 – cup olive oil

Preparation: Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate.
*Substitute spices with others, such as Italian seasoning for the meatballs and fresh spinach for the pesto.

Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/dishing-up-comfort-health

 

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1 lb. package

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Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Texas Toast

July 17, 2022 at 6:46 PM | Posted in Meijer Turkey Meatballs, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, spaghetti | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Texas Toast

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start the day. 79 degrees, humid with rain and thunderstorms on and off all day. I did nothing but rest all day. Recovering from my fall yesterday, very sore today. i was in bed most of the day. For Dinner tonight I prepared Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Texas Toast.

 

Spaghetti and Meatballs sounded good, so that’s what we are having. You can make it healthier by using Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs. For the Meatballs I’m using Meijer Turkey Meatballs. These Meatballs are 150 calories and 5 carbs per serving (6 Meatballs). For the Spaghetti I’ll be using Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Spaghetti.

 

I’ll be cooking the Meatballs in LaRosa’s Sauce, one of my favorites! The Sauce goes great on Pasta, Pizza, or as a Dipping sauce. I grabbed a small Saucepan, sprayed it Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, added the sauce to it, and heated on medium low heat. As the sauce started to heat up I added the Turkey Meatballs, stirred until covered with the Sauce. Cooked them for 7 minutes and then reduced the heat to low until I was ready to use them.

 

As I said, I’m using Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Spaghetti. It’s my favorite and I use all the Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pastas. The Spaghetti is 180 calories and 35 net carbs, which isn’t bad for Pasta. To prepare the Spaghetti; I cooked the Spaghetti as to the package instructions. I used a large Saucepan and filled it 1/2 way up with water. Turned the burner on high and brought the water to a rapid boil. Added the Spaghetti and stirred, returning it to the rapid boil. Cooked it uncovered, stirring it occasionally. Cooked it for a total of 8 minutes and done! Love this Pasta so tender and tasty. As the Spaghetti was cooking I baked the New York Bakery Garlic Bread Loaf. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding

 

 

 

 

 


Meijer Turkey Meatballs 32 oz.
Product Description
Flame Broiled. Meat Used Is 100% Turkey. Fully Cooked. Keep Frozen.
Ingredients
TURKEY, WATER, ONIONS, MECHANICALLY SEPARATED TURKEY, TEXTURED SOY FLOUR, SEASONING (DEHYDRATED ONION, MALTODEXTRIN, SUGAR, SPICES, GARLIC POWDER, PARSLEY), BREAD CRUMBS (WHEAT FLOUR, SALT, AND YEAST), SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, SALT, SODIUM PHOSPHATE. NATURAL FLAVOR.
https://www.meijer.com/shop/en/meat/prepared-meat/frozen/meijer-turkey-meatballs-32-oz/p/70882009416

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 6, 2022 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Always add salt to pasta water…..

The salt helps the pasta bind with the sauce for a thicker consistency. “It also dissolves and is absorbed into the pasta to give it extra flavor.

Italian Pasta Salad with Rotisserie Chicken

June 30, 2022 at 7:16 PM | Posted in chicken, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, salad | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Italian Pasta Salad with Rotisserie Chicken

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start my day. 54 degrees to start the day with a high of 83 degrees and sunny. After my Tea I went to Meijer. I saw that they finally got some Jiff Peanut Butter back in stock, with a limit of 2 jars. All Jiff products have been off the shelves for a while because of a recall. Picked up a few sale items and a few things Mom wanted also. I stopped and picked up Breakfast for Mom on the way back and filled her car up with gas. Back home I watered the plants and lawn. Done for the day. For Dinner tonight I prepared an Italian Pasta Salad with Rotisserie Chicken.

 

I prepared a Italian Pasta Salad, made about noon today. It always taste even better after chilled for a while. A Light and tasty dish that includes Ronzoni Garden Delight Tri Color Rotini Pasta, Black Olives, Kalamata Olives, Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, Anchovies, Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, Kraft Zesty Italian Fat Free Dressing, McCormick Italian Seasoning. Prepared the Pasta according to the box and added all the ingredients and tossed until well mixed. Then refrigerated until ready to use.

 

Boiled the Pasta for 10 minutes and drained it. After it cooled I seasoned and added it with the Black Olives, Kalamata Olives, Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, Anchovies, Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, Kraft Zesty Italian Fat Free Dressing, McCormick Italian Seasoning. I can’t wait to dig in!

 

 

While at Meijer earlier this morning I picked up a Rotisserie Whole Chicken. We love Rotisserie Chicken, delicious and easy to prepare. When it was time for Dinner I heated the oven on 325 degrees. Got a small baking pan and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. Took the Chicken out of the package and into the baking pan. Reheat it for 30 minutes. After the Chicken cooled a bit I pulled all the Chicken from the bones and it was ready to serve!

 

 

To serve made a bed of the Pasta and topped it with Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and some more of the Kraft Zesty Italian Fat Free Dressing. The Pasta Salad and Rotisserie Chicken are a perfect combination. The Kraft Italian Dressing provides some great flavor for the Pasta and the Rotisserie Chicken was seasoned perfectly! I enjoy Simple and Delicious Meals so much! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronzoni Garden Delight Trio Italiano Pasta

Trio Italiano from Ronzoni Garden Delight
Trio Italiano is a combination of three shapes in one box: Rotini, Penne & Shells. With three shapes in three colors RONZONI GARDEN DELIGHT Trio Italiano is perfect for showcasing the vegetables in any meal, but is especially appealing in cold salads.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value* Total Fat 1g 2% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g Monounsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 20mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 40g 13% Dietary Fiber 2g 8% Sugars 3g Protein 8g
See more at: https://www.ronzoni.com/en-us/products/3378/TrioItaliano%C2%AE.aspx

 

 


Rotisserie Chicken Nutritional Benefits
With rotisserie chicken, you get a good amount of protein with lower amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol than you find in red meat. What’s more, the chicken contains robust amounts of niacin and phosphorus as well as smaller amounts of other minerals and vitamin B-12.

Whole Grain Linguine w/ Sea Scallops and Baked Garlic Bread

June 18, 2022 at 7:13 PM | Posted in pasta, scallops, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Whole Grain Linguine w/ Sea Scallops and Baked Garlic Bread

 

 

Started the morning off with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The high humidity has finally moved out of our area. Sunny and 79 degrees out. I headed out early to Meijer, I needed a few items for Dinner tonight. One item I needed was Fresh Sea Scallops. I was told that Meijer was no longer carrying Fresh Scallops, only frozen. So I left there and headed for Kroger. Kroger had Fresh Sea and Bay Scallops, so I bought some of Both. Anymore Kroger is better stocked than Meijer! Back home I got the cart out and cleaned around the yard and flower beds. For Dinner tonight I prepared Whole Grain Linguine w/ Sea Scallops and Baked Garlic Bread.

 

For the Linguine I used Barilla Whole Grain Linguine. To prepare it I got a medium sized pot and added water to fill just over 1/2 of it. Added Salt and brought it to a boil. When it was a rolling boil Added the Linguine. Boiled for 8 minutes and removed it from the heat and seasoned it again with a bit of Sea Salt and some dried Oregano.

 

As I said, I purchased the Sea Scallops at Kroger earlier. I washed the Scallops and had them in a Hefty Zip Bag in the fridge. As my Linguine was cooking I prepared the Scallops. The Scallops were in a plastic bag and added to a bowl. I then added a 1/4 cup of McCormick Lemon Butter Dill Sauce to the bowl and stirred until the Scallops were coated. I’ve used the Dill sauce before and really love the flavor it gives Seafood, especially good on Orange Roughy and Grouper.

 

I got a medium size skillet and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a i/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil to it, heated it on medium low heat. Removed the Scallops and shook off the excess Sauce and added them to the heated skillet. Cooked them for 2 minutes and flipped them over and cooked another 2 minutes. They came out beautiful, it was tough not to eat them coming out of the skillet!

 

To serve the Dish, in a bowl I made a bed of the just cooked Linguine. Sprinkled some Sea Salt and Grated Parmesan Cheese to the   Linguine. Then I added those Delicious Scallops to top it off! Oh what  Dish! The  Linguine was so good and the Sweet Meat taste of the Scallops, the perfect match! I had also baked a loaf of Garlic Bread, great with any meal! For Dessert/Snack later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barilla® Whole Grain Linguine
Barilla® Whole Grain Linguine is made with one simple ingredient, whole grain durum wheat flour, and is an excellent source of fiber. This whole grain pasta is ideal for anyone seeking to increase their intake of fiber and whole grains without sacrificing taste.

PERFECT FOR …
Linguine is made from long, flat strands of pasta, but is thin and narrow. Linguine, which means “little tongues” in Italian, originated in the Liguria region of Italy. Barilla Whole Grain Linguine cooks up perfectly al dente every time, delivering the delicious taste and texture you expect in every bite.
https://www.barilla.com/en-us/products/pasta/whole-grain/whole-grain-linguine

 

 

 

Sea Scallops
Scallops are mollusks that have two beautiful convexly ridged, or scalloped, shells. They consist of two shells hinged at one end which is why they are known to marine biologists as bi-valve mollusks. The edible portion of the scallop is the white muscle that opens and closes the two shells and is called the “nut.”

Similar to oysters and clams, scallops are filter feeding bivalves (two shells) that can be influenced by the contents of the surrounding waters. Certain plankton and the presence of scallop roe can influence the color of some scallop meats.

Why they’re healthy: Scallops are more than 80 percent protein. “One 3-ounce serving provides 20 grams of protein and just 95 calories,” says Bowden. They’re also a good source of both magnesium and potassium. (Clams and oysters provide

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PASTA ALLA CARRETTIERA WITH ITALIAN BUFFALO MEATBALLS

June 15, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a PASTA ALLA CARRETTIERA WITH ITALIAN BUFFALO MEATBALLS. Pasta with Buffalo Meatballs which are made using the Wild Idea Buffalo – Italian Buffalo Sausage. For the Pasta you could use Casarecce Pasta, Porcini Pasta, or thick Spaghetti. You can find this recipe and purchase any of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

PASTA ALLA CARRETTIERA WITH ITALIAN BUFFALO MEATBALLS
This dish is named after the people who drove food and wine carts in Italy. It is a slightly spicy red sauce, with garlic and basil, and is typically served over a thicker style of pasta. My favorite rendition of this dish also had hints of parsley and mint, which made for lingering, memorable flavors. After a little research, and substituting a few of the more difficult to find ingredients with like alternatives, I thought I might be able to come close to duplicating it. The only thing missing was Wild Idea’s artisan, Italian Buffalo Sausage, and I knew just where to go for that. This simple dish is packed with flavor and very easy to prepare. The perfect solution, for a stress free, delicious dinner! (Serves 4)

Ingredients:
1 – 1 lb. Italian Buffalo Sausage
3 – tablespoons olive oil
3 – cloves garlic, about 1 tablespoon
½ – teaspoon chili flake, or pepperoncino (dried Italian chili pepper)
½ – cup basil, finely chopped
2 – tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
1 – tablespoon mint, finely chopped
1 – 28 ounce can whole *San Marzano Tomatoes, flash processed, *they’re the best
1 – teaspoon salt
2 – teaspoons sugar
1 – lemon, juiced, about ¼ cup
1 – cup freshly grated, Parmigiano Reggiano, or Porcini cheese
1 – 12 ounce box of Casarecce pasta, Pici pasta, or thick Spaghetti, cooked el dente, reserve 1 cup pasta water

Preparation:
1) Divide Wild Idea Italian Buffalo sausage into 24 pieces and roll into meatballs. Pour one of the tablespoons of olive oil on a baking sheet and roll the meatballs in the oil. Cover and set-aside until you are ready to broil.
2) In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the remaining tablespoons of olive oil. Add the garlic, and toss or stir regularly, until tender, about 3 minutes.
3) Add the basil, parsley, and half of the mint to the pan. Sauté and stir for 1 minute.
4) Add the tomatoes, salt, sugar and lemon juice and stir to incorporate. Bring to a gentle boil, cook for 5 minutes and then add the remaining mint. *Sauce can be made ahead and reheated.
5) During step 4, or right before serving, place the prepped bison meatballs on the second rack from the top of a preheated broiler, and broil the meat balls for about 5 minutes or until nicely browned.
6) Simultaneously bring the reserved pasta water to a boil. Add the prepared pasta, and toss to reheat.
7) Drain pasta, transfer to a bowl and add ½ cup of the grated cheese. Toss to incorporate.
8) Place desired amounts of pasta on to plates and cover with ¾ cup or desired amount of sauce. Serve with the hot Italian Bison meatballs and garnish with remaining grated cheese and additional fresh herbs. Delizioso!
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/55157697-pasta-alla-carrettiera-with-italian-buffalo-meatballs

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo ITALIAN SAUSAGE 1 LB.

What do you get when you cross a bison and Italian spices? A way to indulge in a fantastic Italian Sausage, with fewer consequences. Tasting straight from the corner meat shop, it creates a healthier form of Italian dishes, without sacrificing a bit of flavor. Once you’ve tried it will be a staple in your house!
Ground sausage, not in links.

1 lb. package.

Ingredients: 100% Grass-fed Buffalo, Organic Spices: {Black Pepper, Crushed Red Pepper, Fennel Seeds, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Paprika} Red Wine Vinegar, Salt, Water.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/brats-sausages-hot-dogs/products/1-lb-italian-sausage

Healthy Pasta Main Dish Recipes

June 15, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Pasta Main Dish Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Pasta Main Dish Recipes with recipes including Chicken Parmesan Casserole, Shrimp Scampi, and Lemon-Garlic Pasta with Salmon. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Pasta Main Dish Recipes
Find healthy, delicious main dish pasta recipes including lasagna, spaghetti, tortellini and homemade pasta sauce. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Chicken Parmesan Casserole
We took the best parts of chicken Parmesan–ooey-gooey cheese, crispy breadcrumbs and plenty of tomato sauce–and spun them into an easy family-friendly casserole. We simplified it by skipping the breading on the chicken and, instead, loaded the top of the casserole with cheese and breadcrumbs. Serve with a crisp green salad to complete the meal……

Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp scampi is a favorite dish at many Italian restaurants but our version takes just 20 minutes to prepare, so it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner at home. Large shrimp are cooked with garlic and then served over linguine pasta with a buttery-wine sauce……

Lemon-Garlic Pasta with Salmon
Wondering what to do with leftover salmon? This is a delicious and easy way to turn it into another weeknight-friendly, quick dinner. Don’t forget to reserve some pasta water–its starch thickens the lemon-garlic pasta sauce and makes it silky-smooth……

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Pasta Main Dish Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18023/main-dishes/pasta/

Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

June 10, 2022 at 7:15 PM | Posted in Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

To start this day off I fried an Egg Sunny Side Up, heated up 3 slices of Ham, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Wheat Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Good Breakfast for having as rough as early morning as I did. About 4:30 this morning some really painful Phantom Pains hit and continued to about 10:00 this morning. These were really painful! So I was pretty much beat for the day. 74 degrees, overcast, and humid out today. Rain moving in later this evening. After Breakfast I watered all the plants and bushes out front. Cleaned off the deck and I was done for the day. Just rested and caught up on some sleep. For Dinner tonight a favorite of mine, Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni.

 

So for the Shrimp part of the dish I used Meijer Brand Frozen Jumbo Shrimp. This is my frozen Shrimp of choice, best I’ve found. 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 seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning and a sprinkle of Morton’s Lite Salt and added the Shrimp to the skillet. 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 – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs. It comes with the Pasta Special Seasonings Packet 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, leftovers coming tomorrow for Lunch. Nice seasoning, the Pasta is so tender, 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 easily prepared and delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Mango/Tea Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

Our Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs flavor blends delicate angel hair pasta in a creamy herb sauce with other natural flavors. This delicately flavored dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian-inspired recipes.

What You’ll Do
1 – In a medium saucepan bring water, milk and butter or margarine to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
2 – Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
3 – Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.
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Shrimp Health Benefits……….
Shrimp may have a variety of health benefits. It is high in several vitamins and minerals, and is a rich source of protein. Eating shrimp may also promote heart and brain health due to its content of omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidant astaxanthin ( 6

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