Rotisserie Chicken w/ Cut Green Beans, Mahed Potatoes, Baked French Bread

July 10, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, chicken, greenbeans | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Rotisserie Chicken w/ Cut Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Baked French Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a Jimmy Dean Simple Scramble Cup – Egg Whites, Crumbled Turkey Sausage, Cheddar Cheese. Along with my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Plenty of Sun, 99 degrees, and very humid outside today! It’s really almost too hot to do anything outside. They said the heat index was over 100 degrees! After Breakfast I went to Costco as they opened up at 10:00 this morning. I need some Vitamins, picked up a couple of cases of Canned Goods for the Reach Out Lakota Center, Shrimp, and a Rotisserie Chicken. Back home and stayed in the AC all day! For Dinner tonight its a Rotisserie Chicken w/ Cut Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Baked French Bread.

 

 

 

 

I had no clue on tonight’s Dinner until going to Costco this morning. I came across some beautiful and large Kirkland Rotisserie Chickens. I mean these Chickens were really big!

 

 

 

 

 

 

So the Chicken was already cooked and all I had to do was reheat it. I grabbed a small baking sheet and lined it with foil. Heated the oven on 350 degrees. When ready I put the Chicken in and cooked until it heated through, about 25 minutes. It came out perfect and looked delicious! When I sliced it the juices in it came flowing out. It was seasoned just perfect with an incredible flavor. Very glad I went to Costco!

 

 

 

 

 


For one side I prepared a can of Del Monte Low Sodium Cut Green Beans. Just emptied the can into a small sauce pan and heated on high to a boil. Reduced the heat to low and simmered until heated through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then it was leftover Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes for another side. Heated the leftovers in the microwave and served. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Loaf Bread. Very Good Meal considering I had no clue on what to have earlier! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Turkey Meatballs and Rotini Pasta w/ Baked French Bread

December 7, 2018 at 6:33 PM | Posted in Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Meatballs and Rotini Pasta w/ Baked French Bread

 

 

For Breakfast I had a bowl of Cheerios’s along with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cold morning out at 19 degrees. Sunny and 34 degrees for the afternoon. After Breakfast I went and picked up Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s. Later I went Walmart to pick up the last couple of Gift Cards I needed for Christmas Gifts and a few Christmas Cards. Stopped by the ATM and got gas before heading home. Did a few things around the house and later went outside and got the leaf blower out and cleaned the deck and driveway areas, so many leaves still! For Dinner tonight its Turkey Meatballs and Rotini Pasta w/ Baked French Bread.

 

 

 

 

You can make any Meal healthier by using healthier ingredients. That includes Meatballs and Pasta! I’ll be using Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs Kroger finally started having these back in stock! The Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs are some of the best I’ve found, fantastic taste and they’re 190 calories and 6 carbs for 3 large Meatballs. For the Sauce I’m using LaRosa’s Original Pasta Sauce. Then for the Rotini Pasta I’ll be using Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Rotini. For the added Cheese topping I’m using Sargento Off the Block Mozzarella Cheese and Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese.

 

 

 

 


As I said, for the Meatballs I’m using my favorite, Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. Kroger finally started having these back in stock! The Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs are some of the best I’ve found, fantastic taste and they’re 190 calories and 6 carbs for 3 large Meatballs.

 

 

 

 

 


I’ll be cooking them in LaRosa’s Original Pasta Sauce, one of my favorites! The Sauce goes great on Pasta, Pizza, or as a Dipping sauce. I grabbed a Sauce Pan, sprayed it Pam 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. Reduced the heat to low and let the Meatballs simmer in that Sauce until ready to use.

 

 

 

 

 


For the Rotini Pasta I’m using my favorite, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Rotini. Easy to prepare; I used a large sauce pan and added 1 1/2 quarts of water and Salt and brought it to a rapid boil. Added the Pasta and brought it back to a boil. Cooked uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring often. Drained the Pasta and put it into the Baking Dish. Then Seasoned the Rotini with 2 teaspoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, some McCormick Grinder Italian Seasoning, and Kraft Grated Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese.

 

 

 

 

I made a bed of the Rotini Pasta in a bowl. I topped it with the Turkey Meatballs that slow cooked in the LaRosa’s Sauce and Sargento Off the Block Mozzarella Cheese. The Meatballs and Rotini came out incredible! The Turkey Meatballs, Rotini Pasta, Cheese, and Sauce combined to make one delicious Dish! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. One delicious Dinner! For Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Chocolate Hot Fudge Topping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honeysuckle White Fresh Italian Style Turkey Meatballs

Product Description
Add traditional Italian taste to your pasta dishes with our Fresh Italian Style Turkey Meatballs. They’re fully cooked Honeysuckle White Fresh Italian Style Turkey Meatballs and ready to heat and eat.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 oz (85.0 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 90, Total Carbohydrates 6.0g 2%, Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%, Protein 17.0g

http://www.honeysucklewhite.com/ProductDetail.aspx?product_id

 

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Rotini 100% Whole Grain

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Rotini 100% Whole Grain. Since 1915. This is 100% all natural and made from a single ingredient, 100% whole wheat. With an excellent source of fiber, it is an important part of a heart healthy* diet. Its delicious flavor is the perfect complement to your favorite pasta recipes.

* Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Rotini 100% Whole Grain.
* Since 1915.
All natural.
* 56g whole grains per serving.
* Excellent source of fiber.
* 100% Whole Grain When it comes to nutrition, why settle for less than 100%?
* Ronzoni healthy harvest pasta is 100% all natural and made from a single ingredient, 100% whole wheat.
* With an excellent source of fiber and 56g of whole grains per serving, it is an important part of a heart healthy* diet.

Directions:
Instructions: See perfect pasta guide for quantities and cook times.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 desired.Maintaining perfect pasta.To keep cooked pasta fresh for later use, toss with a small amount of olive oil or sauce, and refrigerate.Perfect pasta guide.Servings – 2. Pasta – 1/3 box. Water – 2 quarts. Salt – 1 tsp.Servings – 3. Pasta – 1/2 box. Water – 3 quarts. Salt – 2 tsp.Servings – full box. Water – 5 quarts. Salt – 1 Tbsp.Very firm 8 min – firm 9 min – tender 10 min.To keep cooked pasta fresh for later use, toss with a small amount of olive oil or sauce, and refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 56.0
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories180 Calories
Calories From Fat 15 Calories

% Daily Value
Total Fat 1.5 g2
Saturated Fat 0 G0
Trans Fat 0 G
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 G
Monounsaturated Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg0
Sodium 0 Mg0
Potassium 240 Mg7
Total Carbohydrate 39 g13
Dietary Fiber 5 G20
Sugars 2 G
Protein 9 g

Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

May 3, 2018 at 5:19 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pilgrim's Chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

Started the morning off with just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I was wanting to go to Meijer for groceries early this morning but it was pouring the rain. It let up later in the morning and I headed out. Stopped by Kroger for a few things for Mom. After Lunch I got up on a few projects around the house. We had to have the air conditioner inspected and cleaned. We also had to have a new spigot put in along with some new water lines to it put in. Everything coming along good at the old homestead! For Dinner tonight its Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

I’m baking some Pilgrim Chicken Strips. Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips, it’s always a great go to when you want that easy to prepare meal! Preheated the oven to 350° F. Arranged frozen chicken breast strips in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, to an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the Chicken Strip . And Chicken is served! It’s some of the best frozen Chicken you can find! Excellent seasoned breading and very meaty, and easy to prepare. Served it with a side of Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing.

 


To go with the Chicken I reheated the leftover Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 2 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. Next I made a packet of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy to top the Mashed Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

Then I reheated up the Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the leftovers into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread, One delicious meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 


Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips

Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips evoke memories of growing up in a sleepy southern town. The crickets chirping, the moss hanging from the trees, the air humid and everything moving slow in the heat. And your grandmother’s delicious home cooking brought the entire family around the table on the weekends.

Our Southern Style Breast Strips feature a juicy piece of chicken with a breading just right to deliver that southern flair. Our special blend of spices and seasonings with the whole muscle goodness of white breast meat will please kids and old-timers alike.

Ideal as:
* Appetizers
* Snacks
* Lunch or Dinner Entrées
* Crowd Pleasers

Cooking Instructions:
Oven: Preheat oven to 350° F. Arrange frozen chicken breast fritters in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes until no pink remains or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Fryer: Heat oil to 350° F. Fry frozen chicken breast fritters for 6 minutes or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Due to variations in equipment, heating times and/or temperature may require adjustment. DO NOT MICROWAVE.

Nutritional Guide
Serving Size: 4 oz. (112g)
Calories per Serving: 190

Servings per Container: About 8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g 9 %
Cholesterol 40 mg 13 %
Sodium 940 mg 39 %
Total Carbs 17 g 6 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 17 g
http://www.pilgrims.com/products/productinfo.aspx?id=10

Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

April 20, 2018 at 5:29 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pilgrim's Chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

Started the morning off by Scrambling 2 Eggs, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin (lightly buttered), and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A little under the weather still, fighting a Sinus Infection. So I took it easy today and didn’t do a whole lot. I don’t think its anything that some sunny and warm days won’t be able to cure! For Dinner tonight its Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 

One of those days where I didn’t feel like putting a whole lot of effort into preparing my dinner. So there’s nothing easier than baking some Pilgrim Chicken Strips. Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips, it’s always a great go to when you want that easy to prepare meal! I had not had these in a while. I switched over to Perdue Chicken Strips so I wanted to change it over to Pilgrim’s. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Arrange frozen chicken breast strips in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, to an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the Chicken Strip . And Chicken is served! It’s some of the best frozen Chicken you can find! Excellent seasoned breading and very meaty, and easy to prepare. Served it with a side of Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing.

 

 


To go with the Chicken I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better.

 

 

 

 

 


Then I also heated up a large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread, One delicious meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips

Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips evoke memories of growing up in a sleepy southern town. The crickets chirping, the moss hanging from the trees, the air humid and everything moving slow in the heat. And your grandmother’s delicious home cooking brought the entire family around the table on the weekends.

Our Southern Style Breast Strips feature a juicy piece of chicken with a breading just right to deliver that southern flair. Our special blend of spices and seasonings with the whole muscle goodness of white breast meat will please kids and old-timers alike.

Ideal as:
* Appetizers
* Snacks
* Lunch or Dinner Entrées
* Crowd Pleasers

Cooking Instructions:
Oven: Preheat oven to 350° F. Arrange frozen chicken breast fritters in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes until no pink remains or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Fryer: Heat oil to 350° F. Fry frozen chicken breast fritters for 6 minutes or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Due to variations in equipment, heating times and/or temperature may require adjustment. DO NOT MICROWAVE.

Nutritional Guide
Serving Size: 4 oz. (112g)
Calories per Serving: 190

Servings per Container: About 8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g 9 %
Cholesterol 40 mg 13 %
Sodium 940 mg 39 %
Total Carbs 17 g 6 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 17 g
http://www.pilgrims.com/products/productinfo.aspx?id=10

Chicken Topped with Mozzarella w/ Chive Pappardelle and Marinara Sauce

March 12, 2018 at 5:17 PM | Posted in Boar's Head, chicken, pasta | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Topped with Mozzarella w/ Chive Pappardelle and Marinara Sauce

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made a Breakfast Sandwich. I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. I then lightly fried a few slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Sliced Ham and got a slice of Boar’s Head Sliced Gouda Cheese and made my Sandwich. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside had some sunshine early and a high of 45 degrees. After Lunch I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Not much else going on today. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Chicken Topped with Mozzarella w/ Chive Pappardelle and Marinara Sauce.

 

 

For my Dinner tonight I’m preparing Chicken Topped with Mozzarella w/ Chive Pappardelle and Marinara Sauce. For the Chicken I purchased a package of Katie’s Best Thin Cut Chicken Breasts then for Seasoning I’ll need; Flour, McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Litehouse Poultry Seasoning, Buitoni Marinara Sauce, Boar’s Head Deli Sliced Mozzarella Cheese, Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

To prepare everything I grabbed a Large Sauce Pan and a Skillet. Sprayed each with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I filled the Sauce Pan with 4 quarts Water and a couple of shakes of Morton’s Light Salt. Turned it on medium heat. I’ll be using this to cook my Pappardelle Pasta with.

 

 

 

 

 

As the Water was heating up I Seasoned the Chicken. I Seasoned it with the Sea Salt, Peppercorns, Poultry Seasoning, and then rolled the Chicken Breasts in Flour. Next I added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated the Skillet on medium high heat. When the Skillet was ready I fried the Chicken, turning it occasionally, 18-20 minutes, to 170ºF internal temperature. Uncovered the last 2 minutes of cooking. I then topped each Chicken Breast with a slice of the Mozzarella Cheese. Then a spoonful of the Marinara Sauce and finished cooking. The Chicken came out great! Browned up good, moist, and excellent flavor with the added Mozzarella Cheese and Marinara Sauce. I put the lid on the Skillet and set it aside while the Pasta finished.

 


To prepare the Buitoni Roasted Garlic and Chive Pappardelle; As the Chicken was cooking I had already started boiling the Water. When it was a full boil I added the Pasta. Reduced the heat for a gentle boil of the Pasta, stirred frequently with a pair of tongs to separate the Pasta. Drained the Water and served.

 

 

 

 

To serve it I got a plate and made a bed of the Pasta and added a spoonful of the Marinara Sauce. Then topped that with one of the Mozzarella Chicken Breasts. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. Everything turned out delicious! First time I had the Buitoni Roasted Garlic and Chive Pappardelle in quite a while. The Pappardelle and Chicken combo worked great, Excellent dish! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

Buitoni Roasted Garlic and Chive Pappardelle

Developed together with our chefs at Casa Buitoni, these wide cut, flat pasta ribbons are freshly made with no GMO ingredients and real roasted garlic and chives infused into the pasta dough. How about enjoying with a freshly made Buitoni sauce?

 

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 89 g.
Servings per container: 3

Calories 230
Calories from fat 10
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 30mg 0%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
https://www.buitoni.com/pasta-products/11833/roasted-garlic–chive-pappardelle.aspx

Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans

October 27, 2017 at 5:34 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I fried up a package of Thin Cut Breakfast Pork Chops. I purchased these at Meijer. I had been wanting something different and I saw the Chops. So I seasoned them with Sea Slat and Ground Black Pepper and then put a light coat of flour on them. I sprayed a large skillet Pam Cooking Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried them on medium heat for 2 minutes per side, and done! To go with the Chops I fried some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Scrambled some Eggs, and toasted slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I skipped the Eggs, they were for Mom and Dad. Cloudy and 65 degrees today, rain moved in later in the day. After Lunch I went to a Medical service Warehouse and picked up a wheel chair for Dad. He really needed this. Back home just did some odds and ends jobs around the house. For Dinner tonight one of my favorites, Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans.

 

Picked up the Catfish Nuggets at Meijer yesterday. 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. You can bake Catfish but for me you just can’t beat fried Catfish.

 

The whole family love’s Potato Pancakes! So for a side I prepared some Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix, my favorite (Never made a cake I didn’t like!). Just add 2 Egg Beater’s (1/2 Cup), 2 1/4 Cups Water, to the mix stir and fry! Easy and makes one good Potato Pancake and their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving (3 Potato Pancakes).

 

 

 

 

Next I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just open the can and heat the beans up in a small sauce pan. The Beans are done! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread, Mom has to have Bread with every meal. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix
Ingredients
Potatoes ( Contains Sulfites to Maintain Whiteness), Potato Starch, Salt, Onion, Vegetable Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil).

Directions
Makes 18-24 pancakes. You Will Need: Medium bowl, 2 eggs, 2 1/4 cups cold water, vegetable oil, large skillet. 1. Mix: In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with a fork until blended. Add 2 1/4 cups cold water and mix well. Stir in the contents of this package. Allow batter to thicken for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir. 2. Fry: Drop tablespoons of batter into 1/8 inch hot vegetable oil in a large skillet and brown on both sides.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 3 cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 10
Calories from Saturated Fat
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g (1%)
Saturated Fat 0.5g (4%)
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Trans Fat 0g (0%)
Cholesterol 0mg (0%)
Sodium 500mg (21%)
Potassium
Total Carbohydrate 18g (6%)
Dietary Fiber 2g (9%)
http://www.manischewitz.com/sidesandmixesproducts.htm

 

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%

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Multi Grain Bread

October 13, 2017 at 4:59 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Baked Muti Grain Bread

 

 

 

To start my morning off I had Steak and Egg. I fried up a SayersBrook 4 oz. Bison Filet Mignon. I just seasoned it with some McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I then grabbed a small skillet, sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray, and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. Fried the first side 3 minutes and flipped it over and cooked it another 2 minutes. I it came out a perfect medium rare! It was so tender and juicy. Then I fried up a Sunny Side Egg and toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. Sure tough to beat a Steak and Egg Breakfast! Also, as usual, my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Since I’ve been drinking Green Tea, 11 years ago, I’ve never had a bad check-up on my Sugar. Some say it helps and others say not enough evidence. All I know is my Diabetes 2 is under control!

 

Sunny and 66 degrees for our high today, beautiful Fall Day! After Breakfast I headed to Meijer, I need some some Jennie – O Turkey Products and Meijer is the only store that sells a wide variety of the Jennie – O products. Not much else going on today. So for Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

 

 

 

I picked the Chop up at Meijer earlier today. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats, and all their products and produce.

 

 

 

 

 

So to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

For one side I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a second side I heated up a can of Del Monte Reduced Sodium Cut Green Beans, love my beans! Then I also baked a loaf of La Brea Multi Grain Bread. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

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 Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

August 28, 2017 at 5:01 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pilgrim's Chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

Started my morning off by Scrambling an Egg, fried up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread (lightly buttered), and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I started a load of laundry for Mom. Then gave the house a quick cleaning. I had to wait for the Cincinnati Bell Repairman to show up today. They are replacing our cable boxes with updated boxes. Mostly cloudy outside with rain moving in, 80 degrees and humid today. For Dinner tonight its Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, Baked French Bread.

 

I love the Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips, it’s always a great go to when you want that easy to prepare meal! I had not had these in a about a month or so. I switched over to Perdue Chicken Strips for awhile so I wanted to change it back to Pilgrim’s. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Arrange frozen chicken breast strips in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, to an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the Chicken Strip . And Chicken is served! It’s some of the best frozen Chicken you can find! Excellent seasoned breading and very meaty, and easy to prepare. Served it with a side of Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing.

 

To go with the Chicken I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. Next I made a packet of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy to top the Mashed Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

 

Then I heated up a large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread, One delicious meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips

Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips evoke memories of growing up in a sleepy southern town. The crickets chirping, the moss hanging from the trees, the air humid and everything moving slow in the heat. And your grandmother’s delicious home cooking brought the entire family around the table on the weekends.

Our Southern Style Breast Strips feature a juicy piece of chicken with a breading just right to deliver that southern flair. Our special blend of spices and seasonings with the whole muscle goodness of white breast meat will please kids and old-timers alike.

Ideal as:
* Appetizers
* Snacks
* Lunch or Dinner Entrées
* Crowd Pleasers

Cooking Instructions:
Oven: Preheat oven to 350° F. Arrange frozen chicken breast fritters in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes until no pink remains or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Fryer: Heat oil to 350° F. Fry frozen chicken breast fritters for 6 minutes or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Due to variations in equipment, heating times and/or temperature may require adjustment. DO NOT MICROWAVE.

Nutritional Guide
Serving Size: 4 oz. (112g)
Calories per Serving: 190

Servings per Container: About 8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g 9 %
Cholesterol 40 mg 13 %
Sodium 940 mg 39 %
Total Carbs 17 g 6 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 17 g
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Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and French Bread

August 4, 2017 at 4:53 PM | Posted in pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and French Bread

 

 

So to off my morning off I had a bowl of Kroger Brand Bran Flakes also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast went to the local Kroger for a couple of items for Mom and stopped at McDonald’s to pick Breakfast for Mom. Did some laundry for and cleaned up a bit inside and outside. After Lunch I went up to see Dad for the rest of the afternoon. So for Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and French Bread.

 

 

 

On my last visit to Meijer I picked up a large Center Cut Pork Chops from the Meijer Meat Department. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats, and all their products and produce.

 

 

 

 

 

So to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

For one side I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better.

 

 

 

 

 

For a second side I made a kettle of the fresh Green Beans we left. I love Beans, especially Fresh Green Beans! Then I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

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