Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Sliced Carrots,

December 23, 2013 at 6:38 PM | Posted in carrots, chicken, greenbeans, Perdue Chicken Products, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, and Baked Harvest Grain Bread

 

 

 

Mid 50’s the last couple of days and now the mid 30’s with a wind chill in the 20’s! Welcome to Ohio Winters! Dropped off a couple of gifts to my Cousin and after that sofa city, with the remote of course. For dinner tonight I prepared a (Perdue) Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, Baked Harvest Grain Bread.

 

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I used one my favorite ways to prepare Roasted Chicken, the Perdue Oven Ready Chickens! As it says “Oven Ready’, already seasoned, and little clean-up needed plus their always delicious. To prepare it just preheat the oven to 400ºF. Cut open outer bag and remove Oven Ready Roaster Bone-In Breast, sealed in a cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan, seasoned side up. Cut one small 1″ slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. If cooking from Fresh: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes, until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF. Comes out piping hot and delicious! Plenty leftovers!

 

 

 

For one side dish I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. I really like using the Del Monte Cut Green Beans and New Potatoes, contains 2 of my favorite vegetables (Green Beans and Potatoes). Then I also heated up some Sliced Carrots and we had slices of Klosterman Wheat Bread. I also opened up a couple of small cans of Mixed Fruit Cocktail for Mom and Dad. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Frozen Vanilla Bean Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

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PERDUE® OVEN READY Whole Seasoned Roaster Bone-In Breast (3 lbs.)
Deliciously seasoned and juicy, whole bone-in chicken breast. Oven ready for convenience. Cooks perfectly in the bag for easy clean up.
INGREDIENTS
*Ingredients: Chicken, water, salt, potassium and sodium phosphates, brown sugar, dextrose, carrageenan, yeast extract, maltodextrin, natural flavor.

*Seasoning Ingredients: Dextrose, modified food starch, onion, maltodextrin, natural flavor, garlic, cottonseed oil, dried carrot, xanthan gum, dried parsley, calcium chloride, potassium chloride, carrageenan.
PRODUCT HANDLING
Keep refrigerated or frozen. Thaw in refrigerator or microwave. Cook thoroughly.
**If breast temperature is below 180ºF, return to oven and continue cooking, checking the temperature every 10 minutes until the temperature reaches 180ºF.

COOKING AND PREP
• Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut open outer bag and remove Oven Ready Roaster Bone-In Breast, sealed in a cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan, seasoned side up.
• Cut one small 1″ slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. Note: Cooking bag will expand during cooking; allow enough room for the bag to expand without touching oven rack or walls.
• Cook from Fresh: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes, until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF.**
• Cook from Frozen: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oen and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF.**
• Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Cut open cooking bag (use care to avoid hot steam and juices) and transfer breast to serving plate or cutting board. Remaining juices in bag can be used for a delicious seasoned gravy.

 

Nutrion Facts:

Serving Size 4oz (112g)
Servings Per Container about 11
Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)
Calories 170
Calories from Fat 80
Total Fat 9g (14%)
Saturated Fat 2.5g (13%)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg (20%)
Sodium 360mg (15%)
Total Carbohydrate 0g (0%)
Dietary Fiber 0g (0%)
Sugars 0g
Protein 20g

 
http://www.perdue.com/products/details.asp?id=455&title=PERDUE%AE%20OVEN%20READY%20Whole%20Seasoned%20Roaster%20Bone-In%20Breast%20(3%20lbs.)

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Grilled Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Chunky Baked Potato with Cheddar and Bacon Soup

December 16, 2013 at 6:20 PM | Posted in Ham, Sargento's Cheese, soup | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Chunky Baked Potato with Cheddar and Bacon Soup

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Another day and another 2″ of snow! We just get our driveway and walks clear and snows again, HO HO HO! They say by Thursday though it’s going to hit 50 degrees. Dropped of the food I had bought for the Free Food Store and that was about it for the day. I did get in an on-line Scrabble Tournament, love playing Scrabble! For dinner I kept it simple and a real comfort food meal. I prepared a Grilled Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Chunky Baked Potato with Cheddar and Bacon Soup.

 

 

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My cousin gave my Mom an Appleton Farms Smoked Ham-Shank Portion, which quite possibly be the best tasting Baked Ham we had ever tasted or prepared! Just an incredible taste and very moist and tender. This is one good Ham. My cousin and her family buy them all the time from Aldi, at 99 cents a lb. We’ll be buying our Hams there from now on. I sliced some Ham off for the Sandwich. I used Klosterman Wheat Bread and 2 slices of Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese. Put the Ham and Cheese on the Bread and got out the flat top griddle. I heated the griddle up putting a 1/2 tablespoon of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter on it and then grilling my SandwicH, about 3 minutes each side till golden brown.

 

 

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For my Soup I used Campbell’s Chunky Baked Potato With Cheddar and Bacon Bits. I love thick Soups and this one works! It’s thick with nice chunks of Potato, it’s 200 calories and 20 net carbs per serving. As always the simplest meals are sometimes the best! For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Mango Chunk Cup.

 

 

Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Sliced Carrots,

December 6, 2013 at 6:25 PM | Posted in carrots, chicken, greenbeans, Perdue Chicken Products, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, and Baked Harvest Grain Bread

 

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They finally hit a weather forecast! They said “Snow” and it’s “Snow” we are getting! When it ends we’re predicted to have between 6-9 inches. Not bad for the first of the Season. Then Saturday it’s only going to be a high in the low 20’s so everything will freeze and then Sunday a whole lot of freezing rain heading our way. I’d rather have a foot of snow than freezing rain! We’ll just make the best of it! For dinner tonight I prepared a (Perdue) Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, Baked Harvest Grain Bread.

 

 

 

 

I love using these Perdue Oven Ready Chickens! As it says “Oven Ready’, already seasoned, and little clean-up needed plus their always delicious. To prepare it just preheat the oven to 400ºF. Cut open outer bag and remove Oven Ready Roaster Bone-In Breast, sealed in a cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan, seasoned side up. Cut one small 1″ slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. If cooking from Fresh: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes, until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF. Comes out piping hot and delicious! Plenty leftovers!

 

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For one side dish I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. Another of my new favorites, contains 2 of my favorite vegetables (Green Beans and Potatoes). Then I also heated up some Sliced Carrots and Baked a Loaf of Harvest Grain Bread. For dessert later tonight a Del Monte No Sugar Added Mango Chunk Cup.

 

 

 

 

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PERDUE® OVEN READY Whole Seasoned Roaster Bone-In Breast (3 lbs.)

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Deliciously seasoned and juicy, whole bone-in chicken breast. Oven ready for convenience. Cooks perfectly in the bag for easy clean up.
INGREDIENTS
*Ingredients: Chicken, water, salt, potassium and sodium phosphates, brown sugar, dextrose, carrageenan, yeast extract, maltodextrin, natural flavor.

*Seasoning Ingredients: Dextrose, modified food starch, onion, maltodextrin, natural flavor, garlic, cottonseed oil, dried carrot, xanthan gum, dried parsley, calcium chloride, potassium chloride, carrageenan.
PRODUCT HANDLING
Keep refrigerated or frozen. Thaw in refrigerator or microwave. Cook thoroughly.
**If breast temperature is below 180ºF, return to oven and continue cooking, checking the temperature every 10 minutes until the temperature reaches 180ºF.

COOKING AND PREP
• Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut open outer bag and remove Oven Ready Roaster Bone-In Breast, sealed in a cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan, seasoned side up.
• Cut one small 1″ slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. Note: Cooking bag will expand during cooking; allow enough room for the bag to expand without touching oven rack or walls.
• Cook from Fresh: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes, until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF.**
• Cook from Frozen: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oen and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF.**
• Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Cut open cooking bag (use care to avoid hot steam and juices) and transfer breast to serving plate or cutting board. Remaining juices in bag can be used for a delicious seasoned gravy.

 

Nutrion Facts:

Serving Size 4oz (112g)
Servings Per Container about 11
Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)
Calories 170
Calories from Fat 80
Total Fat 9g (14%)
Saturated Fat 2.5g (13%)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg (20%)
Sodium 360mg (15%)
Total Carbohydrate 0g (0%)
Dietary Fiber 0g (0%)
Sugars 0g
Protein 20g

 

 
http://www.perdue.com/products/details.asp?id=455&title=PERDUE%AE%20OVEN%20READY%20Whole%20Seasoned%20Roaster%20Bone-In%20Breast%20(3%20lbs.)

 

 

 

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 3, 2013 at 10:06 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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You’ve managed to talk the rest of the family into helping you with tonight’s scalloped potatoes, but now the potatoes are peeled long before you need them! To keep peeled potatoes from discoloring, place them in a bowl of cold water with a few drops of white vinegar, then refrigerate. Drain before cooking and add a small amount of sugar to the cooking water to revive some of the lost flavor.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 2, 2013 at 7:30 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 1 Comment
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Did you know potatoes can remove some stains from your hands? Just rub raw potatoes slices against the stain under water.

Turkey Breast Steak w/ Cut Green Beans & Potatoes and Whole Grain Bread

November 18, 2013 at 6:24 PM | Posted in greenbeans, Jennie-O Turkey Products, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Breast Steak w/ Cut Green Beans & Potatoes and Whole Grain Bread

 

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Well the predicted heavy wind and storm that was to hit, didn’t hit this area too bad. The worst part of the storm, Heavy Rain and Strong Winds, only lasted about 10 minutes. Unlike a lot of other places that were hit, we had little to no damage. It brought some cooler weather with it though, in the morning it’s going to be in the low 20’s. It is that time of year though. For dinner tonight a couple of new items, I prepared a Turkey Breast Steak w/ Cut Green Beans & Potatoes and Whole Grain Bread.

 

 
I came across Jennie – O Turkey Breast Steak while at Walmart earlier today, first time I’ve seen this product from Jennie – O. It comes Seasoned and it’s only 130 calories per serving. You can prepare it several ways, I pan fried mine. To prepare it just preheat a large skillet over medium heat, spray it with nonstick spray. Cook the steaks, turning 2-3 times until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of meat reached 165°F, approximately 19-21 minutes. Covered with lid for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Remove from stove top, cover, and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Then you have a fine and tasty Turkey Breast Steak! Another winner from Jennie – O! It was well seasoned, I did add a couple of shakes of Sea Salt while it was cooking. This is good on its own and I think it would make a good Taco Dish or on Pita Bread, I’ll try it soon!

 

 
For a side dish I also tried another new one, Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. As all Del Monte Vegetable Products just empty the can into a Sauce Pan and heat. I had seen this one before but just never purchased it before. Good idea and product! I also had a couple of slices of Klosterman Wheat Bread that I buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. This was one delicious meal and it was under 300 calories! For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Mango Chunks Cup.

 

 

 

Jennie – O Turkey Breast SteakJennie O Turkey Steak
A leaner, great tasting grilling option with only 130 calories and 23 g of protein per serving.
* 97% Fat Free
* Gluten Free
* Great on the Grill
* 16 – 24 oz package

 

Cooking Instructions:
SKILLET METHOD:
Preheat a large skillet over Medium heat.
Spray with nonstick spray.
Cook steaks, turning 2-3 times UNTIL meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of meat reaches 165°F, approximately 19-21 minutes.
Cover with lid for the last 5 minues of cooking.
Remove from stovetop, cover, and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

 

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 3 g
Calories 130 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 30 Sugars 1 g
Total Fat 3.0 g Protein 23 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 2%
Cholesterol 60 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 510 mg Calcium 0%

 
– See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/products/160-Turkey-Breast-Steak#sthash.19f6j809.dpuf

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 18, 2013 at 8:53 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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If your soup or stew is too salty, use one of these methods to make it less so. If it won’t affect the taste, add a can of peeled tomatoes or a small amount of brown sugar. Alternatively, stir in a slice or two of raw apple or potato, let simmer for a few minutes, then discard the apple or potato.

What to do with – Leftover Sweet Potatoes

November 13, 2013 at 10:23 AM | Posted in leftovers | 4 Comments
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It’s the day after the Holiday Feast and you have leftover Sweet Potatoes, no problem! Use them for Baked Apples with Sweet Potato Stuffing. Problem Solved. Thank you to Connie for sending this one to me.

 

Baked Apples with Sweet Potato Stuffing
Ingredients:

6 baking Apples – peeled and cored
1/2 cup Cinnamon Red Hot Candies
1 cup Water
Leftover Sweet Potatoes, equal amount of 1 29 oz. Can of Sweet Potatoes
2 Table and 1 1/2 teaspoons packed Splenda Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Crushed Pineapple, drained
1/4 cup chopped Pecans
6 large Marshmallows
Directions:

* Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
* In a large pot over medium heat, combine the candies and water. Stir until candies are dissolved.
* Add the apples and baste frequently until apples begin to soften. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
* Mix together the sweet potatoes, brown sugar, pineapple and pecans.
* Stuff the cooled apples with the sweet potato mixture. Mound any remaining mixture on top of apples.
* Place in 4 quart casserole dish and bake for 20 minutes; place a marshmallow on each apple, return to oven and cook until marshmallows are golden brown.

What to do With – Ham Leftovers

November 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM | Posted in Ham, leftovers, potatoes | 2 Comments
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It’s the day after one of the upcoming Holidays and you have a lot of Ham leftover. Here’s one idea, and a delicious one, to use that Ham!

 

Ham and Potatoes Casserole

 
INGREDIENTS:
2 cups Potatoes, cubed
2 cups Leftover Cooked Ham, cubed
1 (15.25 ounce) can Whole Kernel Corn,
drained
1/4 cup finely minced fresh Cilantro
1/4 cup Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter
1 tablespoon chopped Onions
1/3 cup All-Purpose Flour
1 3/4 cups 2% Milk
1/8 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
4 ounces Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar, (or more!)

 

 

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Bring a large pot of salted, sea Salt, water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool.
3. Combine potatoes, ham, corn and cilantro; set aside. In a saucepan saute onion in butter for 2 minutes, stir in flour until blended well. Gradually add milk and pepper. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour over the ham mixture. Stir to mix well.
4. Pour into greased 11×7 baking dish. Cover and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and bake 5 to 10 minutes longer until cheese melts.

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Parmesan and Herb Red Potatoes and Green Beans

November 3, 2013 at 6:36 PM | Posted in Crock Pot, greenbeans, Idahoan Potato Products, ribs | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Parmesan and Herb Red Potatoes and Green Beans

 

 
Not much going on at all today! Did come cleaning and that is it. For dinner tonight I prepared Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Parmesan and Herb Red Potatoes and Green Beans.

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I purchased the Ribs from Kroger. They always have top quality Pork, too bad their Beef isn’t as good! Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge. Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put them in the Crock Pot where I let them cook and simmer, on low,e. for about 8 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, intoxicating! After 8 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For all of us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs are incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time.

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For one side dish I prepared Idahoan Premium Parmesan and Herb Red Potatoes. As all the Idahoan Potato Products the Parmesan and Herb Red Potatoes are easy to fix and a delicious Potato Dish. The box contains the Potatoes, Sauce, and Topping. I added 2 Tbsp. of Butter, 1/2 cup 2% Milk, and Water. Just mix all the ingredients, pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees, and bake uncovered for about 25 minutes. Let it set for 5 minutes before serving, that lets the Sauce thicken up. I also heated up some Del Monte Cut Green Beans and I baked a loaf of Pillsbury Simply French Bread for Mom and Dad, I passed on the Bread to save on the carbs and calories. One fine meal that everyone enjoyed! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

Idahoan Premium Parmesan and Herb Red PotatoesIdahoan Steakhouse-Parmesan-Herb
Idahoan Steakhouse Parmesan & Herb Red Potatoes start with world-famous Idaho® red potato slices in a premium cheese sauce, then finish with a real Parmesan cheese topping! These Steakhouse Parmesan & Herb potatoes will add premium restaurant quality flavor to any meal.
Oven Directions
1 – In 1 1/2 qt casserole dish, combine potatoes, contents of sauce pouch, 2 Tbsp butter, and 1 3/4 cups boiling water.
2 – Add 3/4 cup milk and stir to combine.
3 – Bake uncovered at 450°F for 20 minutes. Sprinkle Parmesan topping on top of potatoes and bake another 5 min.
4 – Let stand 5 minutes, then serve.
Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving Packaged Prepared
Calories 120 180
Calories from fat 25 70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g* 5% 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10% 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2% 7%
Sodium 540mg 23% 25%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0% 4%
Vitamin C 4% 4%
Calcium 6% 10%
Iron 2% 2%

 
http://idahoan.com/products/steakhouse-parmesan-herb/

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