Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Seasoned Pinto Beans and Mashed Potatoes

October 25, 2017 at 4:59 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Margaret Holmes Products, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Seasoned Pinto Beans and Mashed Potatoes

 

 

 

I had a light Breakfast this morning. Toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English and lightly Buttered it with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A bit nippy out there this morning, 38 degrees. We had a high of 57 degrees and it was sunny. I just love the Fall Season, my favorite time of the year! After Breakfast I headed to Meijer for a few items. Stopped by the bank and dropped off some letters at the Post Office before heading back home. 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. They have some of the finest Pork Chops you can find.

 

 

 

 

 

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. I always have some of the Rub made up in a large Spice Jar I have 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 heated up a can of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans. I purchased a few of cans of this at a nearby Walmart, they carry a good selection of a lot of the Margaret Holmes Products. To prepare it just empty the contents into a medium saucepan. Cover it and bring it to a boil. Stir and reduce the heat to slow simmer and serve when ready. And I have delicious side dish! I love Beans of all kinds and these Seasoned Pinto Beans are delicious, love the Seasoning.

 

 

 

For a second side I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. I also baked a loaf of LaBrea Multi-Grain Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Whole New Potatoes, Cut Green Beans and Harvest Apples

September 10, 2017 at 5:01 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops, Stouffer's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Whole New Potatoes, Cut Green Beans and Harvest Apples

 

 

 

For Breakfast on this Sunday morning I fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausages and toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread that I lightly Buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast went to Meijer, needed Bread and Buns. After Lunch went to see Dad for a bit. Back home all caught up on everything so it was an afternoon of NFL Football! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Whole New Potatoes, Cut Green Beans and Harvest Apples.

 

 

I picked up a couple of large Center Cut Pork Chops from the Meijer Meat Department and had them in the freezer. I laid one of them in the fridge overnight to thaw. Just love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats, and all their products and produce. I like using these large Chops, plenty leftover for Breakfast or Lunch the next day!

 

 

 

 

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 Chop. Let stand 20 minutes. I’ll be using a Cast Iron Skillet for the Chop. I love using Cast Iron Skillets, not only do the heat up evenly and retain that heat but you can also go from using it on the stove and right into the oven. So I start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in the Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Chop 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 gives a fantastic flavor and perfect browning to the Chop. The inside being so tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

For 1 side dish I heated up a can of Del Monte Whole New Potatoes. Just heat and serve, seasoned with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley, Parsley, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

 

 

 

Then I reheated the leftover Del Monte Cut Green Beans from last night’s Dinner, I love Beans!

 

 

 

 

 

Then for another side dish. I prepared a package of Stouffer’s Harvest Apples, first time I’ve tried this one. An easily prepared way to get a delicious and savory Apple Dish. Easy to prepare; It comes in a microwavable tray. Microwave on high for 6 minutes, let cool and serve! Apples and Pork Chops are always go great together. This is a good one to have in the freezer! For Dessrt 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.

 

 

 

STOUFFER’S Harvest Apples

Stouffer’s Simple Dishes Harvest Apples are baked apples that are seasoned with cinnamon. Good question: Why does it matter how apples are harvested? Good to know: Stouffer’s uses hand-picked apples to help ensure the quality of apples. Good to remember: Stouffer’s is supported by the Nestle Research Center, one of the world’s leading centers for nutrition, health and wellness.

Stouffer’s Simple Dishes Harvest Apples:
* No preservatives
* Baked apples seasoned with cinnamon
* Serves 2
Ingredients:
Apples, Sugar, 2% Or Less of Soybean Oil, Bleached Wheat Flour, Modified Cornstarch, Ascorbic Acid, Spice. Contains Wheat

Directions:
For food safety & quality, follow these cooking instructions. Microwave oven cooking: since microwave oven wattage varies, cooking times may require adjusting. Remove tray from box. Remove the cover. Cook on high 1 tray: 5-6 minutes 2 tray: 9-11 minutes. After cooking, let stand in microwave 1-2 minutes. Carefully remove tray from microwave & enjoy! Conventional oven cooking: since ovens vary, cooking heat And times may require adjusting. Preheat oven to 350f. do not exceed 350f. remove tray from box. Remove film cover. Place tray on baking sheet on center rack in oven. Cook 33-35 minutes. Carefully remove baking sheet with tray from oven And let stand on baking sheet 1-2 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 170 G*
Servings Per Container 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200
Calories From Fat 25
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3 G 5
Saturated Fat 0 G 0
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 5 Mg 0
Total Carboydrate 43 G 14
Dietary Fiber 2 G 8
Sugars 34 G
Protein 0 G

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans

August 19, 2017 at 4:55 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Margaret Holmes Products, Pork, pork chops | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans

 

 

 

To start my morning off I prepared a Poached Egg, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly sunny and 85 degrees out there today. Passing showers and humid also. It was house cleaning today, dusted and vacuumed. After Lunch did a couple of loads of laundry for Mom. Dinner tonight I had a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans.

 

 

 

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. I like using these large Chops, plenty leftover for Breakfast or Lunch the next day!

 

 

 

 

 

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 Chop. Let stand 20 minutes. I’ll be using a Cast Iron Skillet for the Chop. I love using Cast Iron Skillets, not only do the heat up evenly and retain that heat but you can also go from using it on the stove and right into the oven. So I start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in the Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Chop 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 gives a fantastic flavor and perfect browning to the Chop. The inside being so tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

For another side an item I haven’t had in a while, Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans. I purchased a couple of cans of this at a nearby Walmart, they carry a good selection of a lot of the Margaret Holmes Products. To prepare it just empty the contents into a medium saucepan. Cover it and bring it to a boil. Stir and reduce the heat to slow simmer and serve when ready. And I have delicious side dish! I love Beans of all kinds and these Seasoned Pinto Beans are delicious, love the Seasoning. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with a dab of 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.

 

 

 

Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans

Pinto beans are a great source of fiber and amino acids. Our delicious Seasoned Pinto Beans are slow-simmered with our unique blend of down-home Southern spices to create a true delicacy. Just heat and serve!

Directions:
Instructions: STOVETOP HEATING INSTRUCTIONS: EMPTY CONTENTS INTO MEDIUM SAUCEPAN. COVER AND BRING TO BOIL. STIR AND REDUCE HEAT. SIMMER UNTIL READY TO HEAT.

Ingredients:
Ingredients: PINTO BEANS, WATER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, SALT, DEHYDRATED ONION, SUGAR, SPICES, NATURAL FLAVORS, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PRESERVE COLOR) AND CHICKEN FAT. MAY CONTAIN ALLERGENS: WHEAT (WHEAT GLUTEN), SOYBEANS (HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN) & PEANUTS.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size141 g (0.5 cup)
Amount Per ServingCalories 120 Calories
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
http://margaretholmes.com/products/seasoned-pinto-beans/

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.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Sliced Carrots

July 19, 2017 at 4:54 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Sliced Carrots

 

It’s Bacon and Eggs to start off this hot and very humid morning! I fried up a couple of slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, 2 Eggs Scrambled, toasted 1 slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Love a good Breakfast! Dad is back in the hospital, he has pneumonia in his right lung, here we go again!  Well we are in for a stretch of hot and humid days here. High in the 90’s with a very high humidity. They say the heat index for the next 5 days will be over 100 degrees. I don’t mind the heat but can’t stand that high humidity. So anything that needs to be done outside will get done early! So this morning after Breakfast I got leaf blower out and cleaned up on the deck and driveway areas. After Lunch I took Mom’s car over to the car Shop and the oil changed and then stopped and washed and the inside cleaned. The time I got back home it was 92 degrees already. I had everything done so I caught up on some shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Sliced Carrots.

 

I had picked up a large Center Cut Pork Chop from the Meijer Meat Department Counter and had it in the freezer. Sat it in the fridge and let it thaw overnight. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats, and all their products and produce.

 

 

 

 

To prepare my Chop 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. I’ll be using a Cast Iron Skillet for the Chop. I love using Cast Iron Skillets, not only do the heat up evenly and retain that heat but you can also go from using it on the stove and right into the oven. So I start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in the Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Chop 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 145° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which gives a fantastic flavor and perfect browning to the Chop. The inside being so tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork. The Chop was huge, plenty leftovers for Breakfast and Lunch!

 

 

 

 

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 can of Del Monte Sliced carrots. These are so much easier to prepare than boiling fresh Carrots, and they taste just as fresh and good. I also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Light Texas Toast Bread. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate 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.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Fried Potatoes and Purple Asparagus

June 20, 2017 at 4:56 PM | Posted in Pork, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Fried Red Potatoes and Purple Asparagus

 

 

It’s Bacon and eggs this morning for Breakfast! I fried up some of the Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, 1 Egg Sunnyside Up, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Love a good Breakfast! Mostly sunny and 82 degrees out today! Did some light cleaning of the house and then cleaned up a bit outside. After Lunch I got the cart out to enjoy this beautiful day! Went around the neighborhood and then down by the lake for a while. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Fried Red Potatoes and Purple Asparagus.

 

 

I picked up a large Center Cut Pork Chop from the Meijer Meat Department Counter. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats, and all their products and produce.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare my Chop 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. I’ll be using a Cast Iron Skillet for the Chop. I love using Cast Iron Skillets, not only do the heat up evenly and retain that heat but you can also go from using it on the stove and right into the oven. So I start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in the Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Chop 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 145° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which gives a fantastic flavor and perfect browning to the Chop. The inside being so tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork. The Chop was huge, plenty leftovers for Breakfast and Lunch!

 

Also while at Meijer I picked a bag of Gourmet Red Potatoes. I can’t remember the last time I prepared Fried Potatoes but Mom made some the other night and they looked so good I had to have some. To prepare them I’ll need; the Red Potatoes, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Dried Parsley, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

 

I started by washing the Potatoes off in cold water and drying them with a paper towels. Next I got a Cast Iron Skillet and sprayed with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray. I then added a 2 tablespoons of the Olive Oil and heated the skillet on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I sliced the Potatoes up and putting the slices in a large bowl. I then seasoned them with Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley and Parsley. With skillet heated I added the Potatoes. I then covered the skillet with a lid and let them fry. After about 5 minutes I took a spatula and flipped them over. After about 4 minutes I flipped them over again and let them finish cooking. I’m a Potato Freak anyway and these came out delicious! I love Potatoes anyway you can prepare them.

 

For another side I picked up more of the Purple Asparagus at Mejier. It tastes like Green Asparagus but it’s less fibrous and sweeter due to a higher sugar content. I prepared it the same way as the Roasted Asparagus I’ve made before. I’ll need; 1 bunch of Purple Asparagus (fibrous bases removed), 1 Tablespoon of Crumbled Bacon or Bacon Bits, Ground Garlic Salt, Sea Salt, Freshly Ground Black Pepper, and 1 tbsp Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

To prepare it is easy; Preheat the oven to 400F. Place asparagus in a baking tray sheet. Add the bacon, garlic salt, salt, pepper, and olive oil and toss to coat. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool a couple of minutes and serve! Comes out tender and that slight sweet taste to it. Really like the Purple Asparagus over the Green Asparagus!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Purple Asparagus

Purple asparagus is a similar in appearance and flavor to both white and green varieties as its original cultivar came from green asparagus. Its differentiated by its violet hued stems and conical crowned tips, however its feathery foliage is still green. Its attractive violet coloring is only skin deep as its flesh is pale green to creamy white. It is inherently less fibrous thus more tender than other asparagus types. Also, its preferred sweetness is due to its twenty percent higher sugar content than other asparagus varieties. Cooked purple asparagus develops flavoral notes of artichoke, barley and almonds. Purple asparagus has the highest levels of anti-oxidants among the asparagus varieties.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans

June 4, 2017 at 5:02 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Margaret Holmes Products, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans

 

 

 

To start my morning off I prepared a Poached Egg, 1 al fresco Chicken Breakfast Sausage Pattie, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I took the split Muffin and put the Sausage pattie on the bottom half and then the Poached Egg. Put the top half of the Muffin on top and I had my Breakfast Sandwich! Sunny and 87 degrees out there today. After Breakfast I headed up to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. Mom went on to Church and I cleaned the house and did a load of laundry for her. After Lunch I got the hedge clippers out and trimmed the vine alongside the driveway. Then got the weed killer out and my cart and sprayed around the back of the house and sprayed around the neighbor’s house for them. Back inside i caught up on a few shows I had recorded. Dinner tonight I had a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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. I’ll be using a Cast Iron Skillet for the Chop. I love using Cast Iron Skillets, not only do the heat up evenly and retain that heat but you can also go from using it on the stove and right into the oven. So I start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in the Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Chop 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 gives a fantastic flavor and perfect browning to the Chop. The inside being so tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

For another side an item I haven’t had in a while, Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans. I purchased a couple of cans of this at a nearby Walmart, they carry a good selection of a lot of the Margaret Holmes Products. To prepare it just empty the contents into a medium saucepan. Cover it and bring it to a boil. Stir and reduce the heat to slow simmer and serve when ready. And I have delicious side dish! I love Beans of all kinds and these Seasoned Pinto Beans are delicious, love the Seasoning. I also reheated some of the French Bread leftover from last night’s Dinner. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with a dab of 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.

 

 

 
Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans

Pinto beans are a great source of fiber and amino acids. Our delicious Seasoned Pinto Beans are slow-simmered with our unique blend of down-home Southern spices to create a true delicacy. Just heat and serve!

Directions:
Instructions: STOVETOP HEATING INSTRUCTIONS: EMPTY CONTENTS INTO MEDIUM SAUCEPAN. COVER AND BRING TO BOIL. STIR AND REDUCE HEAT. SIMMER UNTIL READY TO HEAT.

Ingredients:
Ingredients: PINTO BEANS, WATER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, SALT, DEHYDRATED ONION, SUGAR, SPICES, NATURAL FLAVORS, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PRESERVE COLOR) AND CHICKEN FAT. MAY CONTAIN ALLERGENS: WHEAT (WHEAT GLUTEN), SOYBEANS (HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN) & PEANUTS.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size141 g (0.5 cup)
Amount Per ServingCalories 120 Calories
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
http://margaretholmes.com/products/seasoned-pinto-beans/

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and French Bread

May 2, 2017 at 4:57 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pork | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and French Bread

 

 

 

Chilly morning out there today, about 44 degrees with a cold wind blowing. So to start this Chilly morning off I had a bowl of Kroger Brand Bran Flakes also had that morning cup of Bigelow decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast went to the local Kroger for a couple of items and stopped at McDonald’s to pick Breakfast for Mom. Did some laundry for Mom and cleaned up a bit inside and outside. Hard to anything outside because it’s so windy. I was bringing in the neighbors trash cans for them and had to chase one of them blowing down the street. So for Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Golden Hominy, 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 a side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy, and its been a while since I’ve any. For those that has never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. There is White and Golden Hominy, my favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

 

 

For another side 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 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.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Roasted Butternut Squash, Cut Italian Beans, and Italian Round Bread

March 11, 2017 at 6:36 PM | Posted in pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Roasted Butternut Squash, Cut Italian Beans, and Italian Round Bread

 

 

For Breakfast I prepared a Poached Egg served on top of a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Not to warm out there today, a high of 35 degrees. Our flowers and trees that have had already came out are still surviving. Everything has blossomed so earl this year. Dad is doing okay, he’s ready to come home. He’s been the hospital and rehab now for about 1 1/2 months. Cleaned the house today and did some laundry for Mom. Had to replace the lint hose on back of the dryer. Everything done, took it easy the rest of the day. For Dinner tonight it’s Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Roasted Butternut Squash, Cut Italian Beans, and Italian Round Bread.

 

 

I picked up a package of Center Cut Pork Chops from the Meijer Meat Department yesterday. 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.

 

I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash. This has quickly become a family favorite. I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Crumbled Bacon Bits, 1/2 tablespoon Extra Light Olive Oil, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash!

 

 

 

 

For one side dish I heated a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. To prepare them just empty the can into a small sauce pan and simmer until heated. I love the taste of these, just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready! I could have Beans of any kind every day and never get tired of having them. For Dessert later a bowl of Dole Sliced Peaches.

 

 

 

 

 

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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