Top 10 Diabetic Chicken Dinner Recipes

September 23, 2017 at 5:37 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its their Top 10 Diabetic Chicken Dinner Recipes. 10 Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Chicken Recipes! Recipes including; Alfredo-Sauced Chicken, Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken, and Farro-Stuffed Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Squash . Find these and all the rest at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Top 10 Diabetic Chicken Dinner Recipes
You can have a fresh, flavorful, satisfying meal that is diabetes-friendly — and it won’t cost a fortune or take all night to prepare. Enjoy this collection of 10 distinctive diabetic chicken recipes that elevate dinner from dull to delicious.

 

Alfredo-Sauced Chicken
Make a meal the whole family will rave about. A creamy Alfredo sauce blankets chicken, pasta, and fresh veggies for a restaurant-style meal under 400 calories and 35 grams of carb per serving. Plus, get Chef’s Secret tips for a flawless finish…….

 

Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken
Craving fried chicken but don’t want all the excess fat and calories? Enjoy the best of both worlds with this low-carb chicken recipe that boasts just 13 grams of carb per serving. Marinate before breading for the perfect oven-fried chicken meal…….

 

Farro-Stuffed Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Squash
A twist on chicken and rice, this healthy comfort food recipe is a carb-smart choice for people with diabetes. Featuring a whopping 39 grams of protein per serving, this superfood chicken meal is sure to be a fall favorite………

 

* Click the link below to get the Top 10 Diabetic Chicken Dinner Recipes

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/chicken/top-10-diabetic-chicken-dinner-recipes

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Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Baked Lasagna and Baked French Bread

September 19, 2017 at 5:11 PM | Posted in Banquet Homestyle Bake | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Baked Lasagna and Baked French Bread

 

 

For Breakfast I didn’t have anything. I had to fast over night for my Family Doctor checkup of my Sugar, Cholesterol, and such. I should have the results back later this week, hopefully all good. I made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea when I got back from the Doctor. Well Dad finally made it back home! Hopefully he can remain here. But Dad isn’t in very good health, we’ll just have to pray and hope he can remain here. Thunderstorms and a high of 81 degrees, and humid! Not a lot going on today I just helped Mom getting Dad settled in, he’s been gone for a while. For Dinner tonight I prepared Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Baked Lasagna and Baked French Bread.

 

 

I’m having the Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Lasagna Complete Meal Kit. I love these Banquet Homestyle Bakes so easy to make and delicious! As it says, it’s a Complete Meal Kit. All I added was a 1/2 cup of Water, a little Sea Salt for taste, Sargento Shredded Mozzarella, and some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese.

 

 

 

 

To prepare it you can bake it in the oven or cook it in a skillet on the stove top. I’m baking mine. Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F. Stir together both cans of sauce and 1/2 cup water in 8″ x 8″ baking dish. Stir in the pasta until well coated. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes, until pasta is tender. Carefully uncover. Stir until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes; sauce will thicken. Ready to serve!

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Came out hot and delicious. Nothing fancy, just good and hearty Dinner. I topped it with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. I also reheated the leftover Pillsbury French Bread, which is perfect with Pasta Dishes. For Dessert later a Weight Water’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Lasagna Complete Meal Kit

For over 50 years, Banquet has been bringing American families a variety of good hearty food. Banquet Homestyle Bakes Lasagna comes complete with everything you need, so you can spend less time thinking about dinner and more time enjoying it.
* Contains four (4) 1-cup servings
* Lasagna Sauce with Meat & Curly Pasta
* Complete meal kit – just add water
* 0 grams trans fat per serving
* Perfect to serve for dinner tonight

Directions
Just add water. Inside this box: 2 Cans of lasagna meat sauce. 1 Pouch curly pasta. All you need to add: 1/2 cup water. For food safety and quality: Ovens, stove top burners and skillets may vary. Adjust cooking times as needed. Product must be cooked thoroughly. Read and follow these cooking directions. Refrigerate or discard any unused portion.

Oven preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Stir together both cans of sauce and 1/2 cup water in 8″ x 8″ baking dish. 2. Stir in pasta until well coated. 3. Cover with foil. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until pasta is tender. 4. Carefully uncover. Stir until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes; sauce will thicken.

Stove top preparation: 1. Stir together both cans of sauce and 1/2 cup water in 10-inch skillet. 2. Stir in pasta until well coated. Heat to boiling. 3. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes, or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. 4. Stir until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes; sauce will thicken. Alternate preparation: Baking dish size – 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Temperature – 425 degrees F. Baking time – 35-40 minutes. Baking dish size – 2-quart casserole dish. Temperature – 425 degrees F. Baking time – 35-40 minutes. Baking dish size – 13 x 9-inch baking dish (for 2 box prep). Temperature – 425 degrees F. Baking time -40-45 minutes. High altitude preparation (3500-6500ft). Cooking adjustments: Oven: reduced water by 1/4 cup for all baking dish sizes; no bake time adjustment. Stove Top: reduced water by 1/4 cup; simmer 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size240g
Servings Per Container4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories320 Calories
Calories From Fat90.0 Grams
% Daily Value
Total Fat10 g15.0
Saturated Fat4 G20
Trans Fat0 G
Cholesterol20 Mg7
Sodium640 Mg27
Potassium680 Mg19
Total Carbohydrate42 g14.0
Dietary Fiber4 G16
Sugars13 G
Protein13 g

Baked Garlic Herbed Tilapia w/ Mac and Cheese

September 18, 2017 at 5:05 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, fish, Mac and Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Garlic Herbed Tilapia w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

I Scrambled a couple of Eggs and toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Along with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start the day off. After Breakfast I went to Meijer and had to stop by Kroger for a couple of items. For the day outside its 84 degrees and humid with rain on and off. After Lunch went to spend the afternoon with Dad. He should be coming home within the next day or so. I’m not sure if it will work out or not but Mom wanted to see if he could make it here or not. Just hoping for the best! Back home for Dinner tonight I prepared a Baked Garlic Herbed Tilapia w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

 

While at Kroger earlier I picked up a 2 Fillet Package of Tilapia that had already been Seasoned with Garlic and Herbs. To prepare them I’m baking them. I preheated the oven 350 degrees. I took a small Baking Sheet and lined it with Foil and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray w/ Olive Oil. I sprayed both sides of the Tilapia with the Pam and layed them on the Baking Sheet. The Pam helps brown most meats when baking them. When the oven was ready I baked the Tilapia. I baked them for about 25 minutes, until they started to flaky.

 

 

I’m a Fish and Seafood lover and I love this Tilapia! Nicely Seasoned and Meaty. Tilapia can be prepared so many different ways and it cooks up so easily. And as I said it’s a very Meaty Fish.

 

 

 

 

 

For my Mac and Cheese I’m using Bob Evan’s Single Serving Cup Macaroni and Cheese. They come in a 2 pack microwavable bowl package. To prepare it; Cut a small slit in film to vent. Microwave on high power for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir. Continue cooking for an additional 30 to 40 seconds. Let cool for 2 minutes and serve! My type of side. An excellent Pasta with plenty of Cheese, the bowl is plenty for 1 person. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

Tilapia
Tilapia is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fish from the tilapiine cichlid tribe. Tilapia are mainly freshwater fish inhabiting shallow streams, ponds, rivers and lakes and less commonly found living in brackish water. Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Tilapia, cooked
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 112
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.3 g 3%
Saturated fat 0.8 g 4%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.8 g
Cholesterol 50 mg 16%
Sodium 49 mg 2%
Potassium 331 mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 23 g 46%

 

 

 

BOB EVANS MACARONI AND CHEESE SINGLE SERVE
Our creamy and delicious Macaroni & Cheese, made with real cheddar, is great for a snack or a meal.

Nutritional Info
230 Calories | 9 g Fat | 820 mg Sodium | 27 g Carbs | 8 g Protein
https://www.bobevansgrocery.com/grocery-and-foods/pasta-and-rice/special-recipe-macaroni-and-cheese-single-serve

Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

September 14, 2017 at 5:02 PM | Posted in Pasta Roni, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

 

 

Made a Breakfast Sandwich this morning. I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, fried several slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham, and a 1/2 slice of Boar’s Head Colby Longhorn Cheese. Build your Sandwich and Eat! Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly cloudy and a light shower, about 78 degrees for a high. After Lunch went over to see Dad for the rest of the afternoon. For Dinner tonight its Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese.

As usual when I make the Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese dish I have the leftovers the next day. So for Dinner tonight its Leftovers! Below is the original post of Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese and La Brea Multi Grain Bread, which contains ingredients 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. 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!

 

 

 

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_

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 10, 2017 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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A pasta cooking hint……..

 

Don’t bring pasta and water to a boil together. Drop pasta into boiling water. It will be way less likely to glue together.

Catfish Nuggets w/ Mac and Cheese

September 8, 2017 at 5:02 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. And as always my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Out side another beautiful Fall like day. Started out at 49 degrees and had a high of 75 degrees, and mostly sunny! This was our coolest August that I can ever remember, we had 2 days where it hit 91 degrees. Right after Breakfast went to see Dad. The doctor told us his lungs and heart have about had it. We’ll just have to wait and see if we can ever get him home again. Back home got the cart out and did some yard work. For Dinner tonight Catfish Nuggets w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

Picked up the Catfish Nuggets at Meijer and had it in the freezer. Set the bag in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare them I rinsed the Catfish Nuggets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty.

 

 

To go with my Catfish I made a single cup serving of Annie’s Real Aged Cheddar Microwavable Mac and Cheese Cup. I picked a cup of this for free last week at Kroger on their Free Friday Give Away. I believe it’s the first time I’ve tried this. I’ve had several of the Annie Products before but not this one until today. It comes in a microwavable, single serving cup. Just remove the lid and take out the Cheese Sauce Packet. Add cool water to the fill line in the cup and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove the cup from the microwave and stir in the Cheese Packet. It’s ready! It makes a good cup of Mac and Cheese. Pasta was good and plenty of Cheese. I’ll have to get more of these. For Dessert/Snack alter a bowl of Skinny – Pop Pop Corn and Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

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%

 

 

Annie’s Real Aged Cheddar Microwavable Mac and Cheese Cup
Now there’s a microwavable mac and cheese cup made with organic pasta, 100% real cheese, whole grains and no artificial flavors, synthetic colors or preservatives. It’s easy to make! Just add water, microwave two minutes and enjoy. Also available in a twin pack.

* Made with real cheese
* Made with organic pasta

BEST INGREDIENTS: Organic Wheat Macaroni (Organic Wheat Flour, Organic Whole Grain Wheat Flour), Tapioca Starch, Cheddar Cheese (Cultured Pasteurized Milk, Salt, Non-Animal Enzymes), Corn Starch, Nonfat Dry Milk, Organic Coconut Oil, Whey, Butter, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Cultured Whole Milk, Sunflower Lecithin, Sodium Phosphate, Annatto Extract For Color, Silicon Dioxide For Anticaking.
CONTAINS MILK, WHEAT, AND COCONUT INGREDIENTS.

http://www.annies.com/products/pastas/real-aged-cheddar-microwavable-mac-cheese-cup

Skinny Slow Cooker Recipes You Can’t Live Without

September 5, 2017 at 5:40 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the DiabeticLiving Online website its – Skinny Slow Cooker Recipes You Can’t Live Without. Diabetic Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes! Recipes like; Fork-Tender Pot Roast, Light Ziti with Sausage, and Sausage and Sweet Pepper Hash. Find these and many more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Skinny Slow Cooker Recipes You Can’t Live Without

Slow cookers are the closest thing to culinary magic. Simply throw in your ingredients, simmer all day, and come home to a miraculous dinner with little cleanup. Plus, we’ve lightened the carbs and calories, so there’s no limit to what your slow cooker can do!

 

Fork-Tender Pot Roast

If you have meat-lovers to feed, don’t miss this delicious low-carb pot roast recipe that is sure to become a requested favorite. Tender pot roast is slow-cooked on a bed of vegetables and covered in a rustic broth that combines red wine, Italian seasoning, tomato paste, and garlic. Be sure to leave enough time for cooking – the recipe recommends 10 to 12 hours on low or 5 to 6 hours on high……

 

Light Ziti with Sausage

Take a break from traditional chicken and beef dishes to try this flavorful diabetic slow cooker recipe that features a delicious combination of sweet Italian sausage and eggplant. You’ll also enjoy the benefits of 6 grams of fiber and 14 grams of protein in this healthy pasta recipe that has less than 300 calories per serving……

 

Sausage and Sweet Pepper Hash

Perk up your weekend routine with this low-calorie, low-carb slow cooker breakfast recipe that’s also perfect for brunch or dinner. You won’t believe this recipe featuring chicken sausage and red potatoes boasts just 116 calories and 18 grams of carb per serving.

 

* Click the link below to get all the Skinny Slow Cooker Recipes You Can’t Live Without
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/skinny-slow-cooker-recipes-you-cant-live-without

Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

August 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

 

To start this day I Poached an Egg and served it on a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly cloudy with a passing shower, about 82 degrees and humid. We had some action in the neighborhood, 6 houses up from where we live. The house was being repossessed and the resident wasn’t giving the house up. Plus he had a huge gun collection so they had to call the SWAT Team in. They finally had to break the door down and get him out. I’ll give our Police credit, they tried to talk him out for 4 hours before going in, and they never arrested him. Our neighborhood went back to peace and quiet today. After Lunch went over to see Dad for the rest of the afternoon. For Dinner tonight I prepared a personnel favorite, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.

 

One of my favorites tonight, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.

 

 

 

The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced the Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Plus enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix is an easy-to-prepare mix that has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. With Zatarain’s New Orleans style pasta dinners, you can enjoy the fun of pasta and the authentic flavor of New Orleans! Just add ground beef to complete this easy-to-prepare dinner your whole family will love.

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889
* Add meat to make a complete meal
Ingredients
Enriched Pasta Product (Semolina (Wheat), Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Onion, Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Salt, Modified Corn Starch, Red & Green Bell Pepper, Spices (Including Red Pepper And Parsley), Sprouted Wheat Flour, Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Garlic, Caramel Color, Thiamine Hydrochloride, And Sulfiting

Usage Tips
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Makes 5 (1-cup) servings.

YOU WILL NEED:
1 package Zatarain’s® Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix
1 tablespoon oil
1 pound andouille or other cooked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 3/4 cups water

DIRECTIONS:
1. HEAT oil in large skillet (12-inch) on medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook and stir 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
2. STIR in water and Pasta Dinner Mix. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken upon standing. Stir before serving.

VARIATIONS
Chicken Gumbo: Prepare as directed, using 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, in place of the sausage. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Shrimp Gumbo: Prepare as directed in Step 1, using 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, in place of the sausage. Cook and stir 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet. Continue as directed, stirring shrimp back into skillet after pasta is tender.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 32 G
Servings Per Container 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 G 0
Saturated Fat 0 G
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 570 Mg 24
Total Carbohydrate 23 G 8%
Dietary Fiber 2 G 8%
Sugars 1 G
Protein 4 G

https://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Pasta-Mixes/Jambalaya-Pasta-Dinner-Mix

Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

August 17, 2017 at 4:51 PM | Posted in Velveeta/Kraft Dinners | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

 

 

For Breakfast on this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The hot weather has kicked in again, 88 degrees and humid along with some heavy rain on and off through the day. Mom wanted a McMuffin for Breakfast so I went to McDonald’s and picked it up for her. Back home did a load of laundry for Mom. After Lunch went over to see Dad. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread.

 

 

Second time using the Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Classic Lasagna. The box contains the Pasta, Seasoning, and Velveeta Cheese Sauce. I added the Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, Water, and Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. The instructions call for Ground Beef but as usual I substitute the Ground Beef with the Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. Much healthier option with fewer calories, fat, and carbs.

 

 

 

To make the dish; You will need the 1 lb. Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast and 2 cups water. Cook the 1 lb. Ground Turkey in large skillet, until no longer pink. Add 2 cups water, Pasta and Seasoning; stir. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 11 min. or until most of the water is gone, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in the Velveeta Cheese Sauce. Top it off with a cup of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese before serving.

 

 

 

The Lasagna came out fantastic, hot and cheesy! The Seasoning and Cheese was perfect and the Pasta was excellent. Made a very good and hearty Dinner Dish! I also baked a Pillsbury French Bread Loaf. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Classic Lasagna

Satisfy your taste buds with great tasting Velveeta Cheesy Skillets. Made with rich and creamy Velveeta cheese sauce it’s liquid gold!
Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Lasagna, 13.1 oz:
* Made with real cheese
* Just add ground beef
* Makes about 5 servings
* Ready in about 20 minutes
* Delectable 13.1-oz Velveeta lasagna

Directions:
Instructions: . You will need. 1 lb. lean ground beef. 2 cups water. Brown 1 lb. lean ground beef in large skillet; drain. Return meat to skillet. Add 2 cups water, Pasta and Seasoning; stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 9 to 11 min. or until most of the water is gone, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in Velveeta Cheese Sauce. Customize it! Top with cup shredded mozzarella cheese before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size2.5 oz. (70g/About 1/5 Package) as Packaged
Servings Per Container5.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories220 Calories
Calories From Fat60 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat7.0 g11.0
Saturated Fat2 G25
Trans Fat0 G
Cholesterol10 Mg23
Sodium660 Mg28
Total Carbohydrate33.0 g11.0
Dietary Fiber2 G8
Sugars6 G
Protein8.0 g

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