BBQ Pork Loin Boneless Backribs w/ Baked Potato and Mini Ears of Corn on the Cob

February 14, 2017 at 6:19 PM | Posted in Pork, ribs | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: BBQ Pork Loin Boneless Backribs w/ Baked Potato and Mini Ears of Corn on the Cob

 

 

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For Breakfast this morning i toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also, as usual my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mom needed a few items for Dad so after Breakfast I went to the Kroger up the road. While there I picked up a package of the Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Kansas City Style BBQ Pork Loin Boneless Backribs. The Pork Loin Boneless Backribs are just over 1 lb. and already Rubbed and Seasoned. Second time we’ve had these, really enjoyed them the first time!

 

 

 

I chose the Baking Method to prepare it. I preheated the oven on 350°F. Removed the meat from package and bbq-pork-loin-boneless-backribs-w-baked-potato-and-mini-ears-of-004placed cut side up in an uncovered roasting pan. The instructions said to cook approximately 40 to 45 minutes or until internal the temperature on a meat thermometer reaches 145°F in the thickest part of the meat. After 20 minutes I put a light glaze of Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce. It took about the full 45 minutes to reach the 145°F. Removed from oven and let rest 3 minutes. Then carve and serve. Lean, moist, and seasoned perfectly! Just an excellent flavor and very tender. A very good item to have handy in the freezer!

 

 

 

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For a side I prepared a Baked Potato. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, topped it with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

 

 

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I also boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. If you’ve never tried the Green Giant Corn you need to! It’s frozen Mini Ears of sweet Corn and you just boil for 10 minutes and you have some of the Sweetest Corn you can find! For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Kansas City Style BBQ Pork Loin Boneless Backribs

Cooking Directions:

Grilling:
1 – Pre-heat gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat.
2 – Remove meat from package and place on grill, cut side up.swift-premium-dry-rubbed-kansas-city-style-bbq-pork-loin-boneless-backribs-packaged
3 – Grill for 20 minutes, turning 2 to 3 times until internal temperature reaches 145°F in the thickest part of the meat.
4 – Remove from grill and let rest in covered pan for 3 minutes.
5 – Carve and serve.
For the Oven:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 – Remove meat from package and place cut side up in an uncovered roasting pan.
3 – Cook approximately 40 to 45 minutes or until internal temperature on a meat thermometer reaches 145°F in the thickest part of the meat.
4 – Remove from oven and let rest 3 minutes.
5 – Carve and serve.
*Grill and oven temperatures may vary, adjust cooking time accordingly.

Ingredients: Pork, sugar, salt, spices including paprika, onion & garlic and natural hickory smoke flavor (maltodextrin).

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4 oz Amount Per Serving Calories 210 Calories from Fat 120 % Daily Value*Total Fat 13g 20% Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%Trans Fat 0gCholesterol 55mg 18%Sodium 470mg 20%Total Carbohydrate 2g1% Dietary Fiber 0g0% Sugars 1gProtein 21g 42%

http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/brands/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork-products/ribs/boneless-backribs/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-kansas-city-style-bbq-pork-loin-boneless-backribs.aspx

Montgomery Inn Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

February 12, 2017 at 6:02 PM | Posted in BBQ, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Montgomery Inn Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 
Started my day with toasting 2 slices Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free montgomery-inn-pulled-pork-bbq-sandwich-steak-fries-001Blackberry Jam. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast started a load of laundry for Mom and then went to the local Kroger. Back home did some light house cleaning. It’s a special day today, it’s my Mom’s Birthday! She turns 89 today! I cherish every day with her. We’ve been through so much together. I was a freshman in High School and got hit by a car. Came real close of not making it, I was in critical condition for weeks but finally pulled thorough. Mom was right there with me and helped me recover. Them lost my left leg to Melanoma Cancer. Again in serious condition for about 2 weeks. Pulled through again and Mom right there with me. Love you Mom and Happy Birthday, don’t know what I would do without you! For dinner tonight I prepared a Montgomery Inn Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

When it’s Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches it’s always Montgomery Inn Hardwood Smoked Pulled Pork w/ Barbecue Montgomery Inn Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich 001Sauce. Montgomery Inn is one of the original Barbecue and Ribs Restaurant in the Cincinnati area. It has some of the finest BBQ food anywhere! They also sell their Ribs and Pulled Pork and Chicken at all Kroger. So when it’s Pulled Pork I almost always use the Montgomery Inn brand. Anyway you just heat it in a medium sauce pan until it’s warmed and you have BBQ. It’s the perfect combination of the Pork and the mouth watering Montgomery Inn Sauce that makes this so delicious! Plus it’s only 110 calories and 8 carbs per serving. I served it on a Kroger Whole Grain Hamburger Bun.

 

 

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I also baked up some Ore Ida Steak Fries. Served these with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup and also had an Ice-Cold Dr. Pepper that I let set in the freezer for about 10 minutes. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 
Montgomery Inn Pulled Pork with Barbecue Sauce
Product Details
* World famous.Montgomery inn BBQ2
* The ribs king.
* Hardwood smoked.
* Fully cooked.
* Genuine barbecue.

Just heat & eat! US inspected and passed by Department of Agriculture. Previously frozen for your protection. The world’s greatest pulled pork barbecue is now all yours! We slow-smoke our choice cuts of pork for hours over hardwood coals; blend the lean, juicy meat with our secret spices; and then add our world-famous Montgomery Inn Barbecue Sauce to give it that special flavor. Enjoy!

Directions
Refreeze or keep refrigerated. Microwave Oven: 1. Remove desired amount of barbecue from tray and place in microwave safe bowl. 2. Cover with plastic wrap and heat on High power (100%) for two (2) minutes. 3. Pull film back from edge of container and stir product thoroughly. 4. Replace film and heat for an additional 1-2 minutes or until hot! 5. Remove from oven and stir well before serving. Stove Top: 1. Place desired amount of barbecue in a medium size sauce pan. 2. Heat over medium low heat 6-12 minutes (covered) and occasionally stir so as not to burn. 3. Remove product from stove and serve. We highly recommend cooking our barbecue from a thawed state. Remove any uncooked barbecue from original packaging and place in a sealable container and refrigerate.

Ingredients
Pork, Tomatoes, Distilled Vinegar, Corn Syrup, Sugar, Water, Salt, Spices, Dehydrated Onions, Dehydrated Garlic, Molasses, Natural Flavors, Caramel Color, and Tamarinds.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 oz
Servings per container: 16
Nutrient Qty %DV
Calories 110
Calories from Fat 35
Total Fat 4 g 6%
Saturated Fat 1 g 5%
Cholesterol 35 mg 12%
Sodium 250 mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 8 g 3%
Sugars 8 g
Protein 8 g
Iron 6%

Seasoned Pork Tenderloin w/ Cream Style Skillet Corn and Mashed Potatoes

February 4, 2017 at 6:29 PM | Posted in pork tenderloin | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Pork Tenderloin w/ Cream Style Skillet Corn and Mashed Potatoes

 

 
For Breakfast I made a favorite, Skillet Potatoes and Ham. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasonedseasoned-pork-tenderloin-w-cream-style-skillet-corn-and-mashed-p-020 Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped everything with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar and a fried Sunny Side Up Egg. After Breakfast I did a load of laundry for Mom. Then did some cleaning around the house. After Lunch went over to spend the afternoon with Dad. Doing somewhat better, he’s able to stand up from a sitting position now. All he can do is keep working hard and build his strength back up. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Seasoned Pork Tenderloin w/ Cream Style Skillet Corn, Mashed Potatoes, and Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

While at Meijer yesterday I picked up a Meijer Brand Boneless Seasoned Pork Tenderloin – Garlic and Olive Oil. To seasoned-pork-tenderloin-w-cream-style-skillet-corn-and-mashed-p-011prepare it preheat oven to 350°. Got it out of the refrigerator and let sit for 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Seasoned the Pork with a bit of Sea Salt. Add the Pork to the skillet; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. The Garlic and Olive Oil gave the Pork a nice crust. The Roast itself was tender and moist with an excellent flavor!

 

 

 

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To go with the Pork I prepared a new item, a can of Glory Seasoned Southern Style Cream Style Skillet Corn. Just emptied the can into a sauce pan and heated to a boil. Reduced the heat, to a low simmer and continued heating until heated through. If you like Corn you’ll love this Glory Corn! Very good Corn side dish.

 

 

 

 

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Also for another side I heated up 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 La Brea Multi Grain Loaf Bread. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Glory Foods Cream Style Skillet Corn features sweet yellow and white corn kernels blended in a creamy sauce with onions, black pepper and a hint of bacon.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 0.5 cup
Servings Per Container 3
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 30
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 320mg 13%
Total Carb 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g

http://www.gloryfoods.com/products/seasoned-string-beans-and-other-vegetables/skillet-corn/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 4, 2017 at 6:25 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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To lower your risk of heart disease….

 
* Select lean cuts of beef and pork, especially cuts with “loin” or “round” in their name.
* Bake, broil, roast, stew or stir-fry lean meats, fish or poultry.
* Eat fish regularly. Try different ways of cooking such as baking, broiling, grilling and poaching to add variety.
* Use liquid vegetable oils and soft margarine instead of stick margarine or shortening.

 

….and these are just a few ways to improve your diet!

Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

February 1, 2017 at 5:51 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

 

 
For Breakfast this morning I made a packet of Pioneer Peppered Whit Gravy. Toasted a couple of slices of Healthy panko-crusted-cubed-pork-steak-gravy-mashed-potatoes-green-bn-002Life Whole Grain Bread and fried a couple of Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Patties. Topped all off with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. And that’s the way to start off the 1st day of February! Wow, January flew by! Did some house cleaning and finished up a couple of loads of laundry for Mom. After Lunch I went to spend the afternoon with Dad at the rehab center. He’s taking therapy twice a day there. I think he’s making progress, I just hope he can get strong enough to come home. So for dinner tonight I prepared a Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ White Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.

 

 

I bought a of packages of Cubed Pork Steak at Kroger the other day. To prepare them, I got the big three out to breadPanko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak 001 it with; Flour,Egg Beater’s, and Panko Bread Crumbs. I seasoned the Steak with Sea Salt and Black Ground Pepper. Next I seasoned the Flour with Hungarian Paprika and rolled the Cube Pork in that and shook off the excess. Then I dipped it in the Egg Beater’s shaking off the excess and then pressed both sides in the Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs, making sure both sides was well covered. I heated up a medium size skillet, that I drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, on medium high heat. Added my Cubed Pork and fried both sides about 4 minutes per side, till each side was golden brown. Topped it with some Pioneer Peppered White Gravy that I Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w Scalloped Potato Casserole 003had leftover from Breakfast. The Cubed Pork Steak came out delicious! Moist and very tender with a good flavor from the Paprika and all the other ingredients. As you can tell in the picture, the Steaks are huge so I cut them half, I’ll have the other half for Breakfast in the morning.

 

 

For one side dish I prepared my favorite Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. Easy to fix and delicious. Topanko-crusted-cubed-pork-steak-w-gravy-mashed-potatoes-and-gre-002 prepare it just heat it up in the microwave for 6 minutes and it’s ready. To top my Mashed Potatoes and Cubed Pork Steak I made some Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. Another quick and easy prep and comes out piping hot and delicious. I topped both my Mashed Potatoes and Cubed Steak with it. Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Low Sodium Cut Green Beans. One delicious Country Comfort Food Dinner tonight, just love Gravy! For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 
Pioneer Brand Peppered White Gravypioneer

IngredientsPioneer
Vegetable Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil), Bleached and Enriched Wheat Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Food Starch-modified, Corn Syrup Solids, Salt, Maltodextrin, Sodium Caseinate (A Milk Derivative), Mono and Diglycerides, Black Pepper, Sodium Citrate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Artificial Flavor, Artificial Color.

Directions
1. Blend Peppered Gravy Mix with 1/2 cup cool water. Mix or whisk until lump free. Set Gravy Mix blend aside. 2. Bring 1-1/2 cups water to a full rolling boil. 3. Pour the Gravy Mix Blend into the boiling water. Stir vigorously with a fork or whisk until thickened. Remove from heat.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving (10 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 50
Calories from Fat 27
Total Fat 3.0g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Sodium 250mg 10%
Carbohydrates 5.0g 2%
Sugars 1.0g

Delicious Diabetic Casserole Recipes

January 29, 2017 at 6:37 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Delicious Diabetic Casserole Recipes. I love casseroles, hearty and classic comfort foods. Now make them healthier with these Diabetic Friendly Casserole Recipes. Recipes including; Garlic Cashew Chicken Casserole, Pork Stew with Amaranth Biscuit Topper, and Popover Pizza Casserole. Find them all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2017! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 
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Casseroles are one-dish wonders that are easy to make and can be full of nutritious food combinations, like the ones in this best-ever diabetic casserole recipe collection.

 
Garlic Cashew Chicken Casserole

You’ll forget all about Chinese takeout with this delicious, protein-packed dish. Get a full serving of veggies in each 1-1/3-cup serving of this creamy, crunchy casserole recipe…..

 
Pork Stew with Amaranth Biscuit Topper

A fun take on a classic, this pork stew will be your go-to dinner recipe for deliciously guilt-free comfort. The hearty stew is topped with biscuits made from amaranth, a protein powerhouse that’s packed with cholesterol-lowering vitamins and minerals……

 
Popover Pizza Casserole

This is the perfect recipe to sneak in veggies. With this dish’s pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and popover topping, picky eaters will be too distracted by the yummy pizza taste to notice…..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Delicious Diabetic Casserole Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/delicious-diabetic-casserole-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 11, 2017 at 6:12 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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For a tender pork loin….

 
When roasting a pork loin, cook it with the fat side down for the first 20 minutes, so that the fat begins to liquefy. Then turn the roast over for the balance of the cooking time, and the fat will baste the meat.

Whole Grain Recipes

January 10, 2017 at 6:19 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Whole Grain Recipes. Add fiber, protein, and nutrients to your diet with these Whole Grain Recipes! Recipes that include; Greek Pork and Farro Salad, Garlic Shrimp over Teff, and Turkey Wild Rice Salad. Find these and more all on the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2017! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

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Cooking and baking with a variety of whole grains is a delicious way to add fiber, protein, and nutrients to your diabetic diet. Replacing refined grains with whole grains may help improve insulin sensitivity, blood glucose control, and your weight. Plus, whole grains may reduce your risk of health issues that often accompany diabetes, such as heart disease and hypertension. Check out these whole grain recipes for meals, snacks, and desserts.

 

 

Greek Pork and Farro Salad

Get the heart-healthy benefits of whole grains and indulge in the flavors of the Mediterranean—all at once. Farro combines with refreshing veggies, juicy pork tenderloin, and tart feta cheese for a substantial meal that will fill you up for just 26 grams of carb per serving……

 
Garlic Shrimp over Teff

Rich in iron and calcium, teff is a hardworking whole grain that’s great as a porridge or polenta. In this seafood recipe, we added Parmesan cheese to teff and served sautéed shrimp and spinach on top….

 
Turkey Wild Rice Salad

A perfect use for leftover turkey, this speedy turkey salad features both long grain rice and wild rice, meaning it’s packed with protein. Sweet apples, dried cherries, and pecans dress up the whole grain recipe…..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all of the Whole Grain Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/whole-grain-recipes

Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes

January 7, 2017 at 6:18 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes. Enjoy a homemade comfort food dinner, and they’re low carb! Delicious recipes like Mahogany Chicken Thighs, Low-Carb Chicken Tortilla Soup, and Zesty and Healthy Sloppy Joes. Find them all at one of my favorite recipe sites, Diabetic Living Online. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Low-Carb Slow Cooker RecipesDiabetic living logo

Slow cookers are the ultimate convenience, simmering foods to perfection for hours at a slow and steady rate. These low-carb meals (all with 35 grams of carb or less per serving!) allow you to save time and enjoy the foods you love with half the carbs!

 

 

Mahogany Chicken Thighs

Serve these sweet and tart marinated chicken thighs on a bed of white rice for a restaurant-worthy meal in 25 minutes — plus a few hours in the slow cooker……

 
Low-Carb Chicken Tortilla Soup

Warm up with a low-fat, Mexican-inspired chicken soup topped with crunchy tortillas and spicy jalapenos. Using canned no-salt-added stewed tomatoes and frozen vegetables makes preparing this low-carb slow cooker recipe a breeze…..

 
Zesty, Healthy Sloppy Joes

There’s no need to prepare a separate meal for the kids. Simmer meat and veggies in a slow cooker for an all-time kid-favorite comfort food. The whole family will enjoy these easy, delicious, and low-carb sloppy joes…..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/low-carb-slow-cooker-recipes

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Purple Passion Aspararagus and Savory Herb Potatoes

January 4, 2017 at 5:52 PM | Posted in pork chops, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Purple Passion Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Savory Herb Potatoes

 

 

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For my Breakfast I toasted an Eggo Waffle, topped it with a Poached Egg, and had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Big change in our weather again. We went from a high near 60 degrees yesterday, to a high of 30 with a snow flurries and high winds today. Ohio weather is never boring! After Breakfast I headed up to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. Finished up cleaning out the “junk drawer” and then started on the pantry. So for dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Purple Passion Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Savory Herb Potatoes.

 

 

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While at Meijer I picked up a Center Cut Pork Chop from the Meijer Meat Counter. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats.

 

 

 

 
Then to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w Golden Hominy and Harvest Apples 001Powder, 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 had picked up some Purple Passion Asparagus at Meijer the other day. I had never tried this before cumin-spiced-pork-chop-w-purple-passion-aspararagus-savory-herb-002so I was looking forward to giving it try! They said it 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.

 

 

 

 

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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! I’ll have to get more of this, really like it. It came out tender and had a slight sweet taste to it.

 

 

 

 

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I hadn’t planned on Roasted Butternut Squash but its one of Mom’s favorites so I prepared a package of that also. I had purchased 2 small packages of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger and had them in the fridge.. 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; 2 packages of Diced Butternut Squash, 2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

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To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. I baked this as I was baking the Asparagus. 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!

 

 

 

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While at Meijer I picked up a package of the Little Potato Company Savory Herb Potatoes. I had these a few times now and really enjoyed them. The Potatoes come in a microwavable tray. Just pop the tray in the microwave for five minutes and mix in the seasoning pack and you have a nutritious and tasty Potato Dish. These are definitely a good item to have in the pantry! So easy to prepare and no clean up. I really enjoyed this Dinner, doesn’t get much better than this! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

the Little Potato Company – Savory Herb
HERBS AND SPICES, WITH A HINT OF BACONLittle Potato Co

Evoking all the cozy feelings of home-cooking, the Savory Herb flavor combines a fun mix of red and yellow Creamer potatoes with a comforting blend of savory herbs, earthy spices and just a hint of bacon flavor.

Simply pop the tray in the microwave for five minutes and mix in the seasoning pack and voila! – you have a nutritious taste of home. This is cozy dish on its own, or combine it with other ingredients to take your meal to a whole new level of down-home goodness.

You may also want to try our Garlic Parsley or Zesty Italian flavors.

*CALORIES PER SERVING 85
* GOOD SOURCE OF POTASSIUM
* SOURCE OF FIBER
* SOURCE OF VITAMIN C
* NATURALLY FAT-FREE

Microwave

In three easy steps, you have perfectly steamed and seasoned potatoes!Little Potato Co Savory Herb

1. Simply remove the cardboard sleeve and seasoning pack. The plastic film stays on to aid in steaming the potatoes.

2. Place the convenience tray in the microwave. Cook on high for 5 minutes*.

3. Let the tray rest for 2 minutes then carefully remove plastic film and stir in seasoning pack. Caution – the contents will be very hot. If desired, add 1 tbsp. of butter or olive oil.

Serve and enjoy!
*Cooking times may vary.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 85
Fat 0%
Saturated / Trans Fats 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 175 mg 7%
Potassium 510 mg 15%
Carbohydrate 20 g 7%
Fibre 2 g 8%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 2 g

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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. 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.
Purple asparagus’ color comes from the high levels of anthocyanins in the spears. Anthocyanins are potent antioxidant flavonoids that have protective and preventative health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

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