Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Potato and Carrot Kugel

November 29, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Potato and Carrot Kugel. The Dish is made using Carrots, White Potatoes, Granny Smith Apples, Onion, Pepper, Salt, Onion Powder, Sugar, Flour, Egg Substitute, and Reduced Fat Margarine. The Dish is 107 calories and 14 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Potato and Carrot Kugel
This hearty dish is light on calories and carbohydrate. Featuring carrots, white potatoes and Granny Smith apples, this casserole will put a good base in your stomach for your Passover celebrations.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes.

Nonstick cooking spray
2 large carrots (1/2 pound), peeled and grated
8 ounces white potato (2 small), peeled and grated
1 large Granny Smith apple (3–4 inches in diameter), peeled, cored, and grated
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup liquid egg substitute
3 tablespoons reduced-calorie margarine, melted

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – nonstick skillet, spray nonstick cooking spray, then add carrots, potato, apple, and onion. (Spray with additional cooking spray or add 1–2 tablespoons water to prevent sticking if necessary.) Stir constantly, and cook only until vegetables have softened slightly. Spoon vegetable mixture into casserole dish. Combine black pepper, salt, onion powder, sugar, flour, egg substitute, and melted margarine in a small bowl and whisk together. Pour liquid over vegetables, and stir gently to make sure mixture is evenly distributed in dish. Bake for 35–40 minutes or until kugel is firm to the touch in center and lightly browned.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 107 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 262 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/potato-and-carrot-kugel/

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Chicken Dinner Salad with Green Onion Dressing

November 29, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have another Diabetic Friendly Dish to pass along, Chicken Dinner Salad with Green Onion Dressing. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing to make the Dish are Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts, Iceberg Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Green Onions, Worcestershire Sauce, Dry Mustard, Splenda, and more! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chicken Dinner Salad with Green Onion Dressing

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes to cook chicken.

4 cooked chicken breasts (3 ounces each), boneless, skinless
4 cups iceberg lettuce, washed and torn into bite-size pieces
4 small tomatoes (about 3 1/2 inches in diameter) or 24 grape tomatoes
1 large cucumber (about 8 inches), sliced thinly
1 cup grated carrot
4 ounces green onions
1/4 cup canola oil or extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 packets Splenda
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 dashes salt
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 breast on 1 1/2 cups salad

Dressing:

1 – Cut chicken into bite-size cubes and set aside. Place 1 cup torn iceberg lettuce on each of four salad plates. Quarter each tomato and place quarters around each plate, or place 6 grape tomatoes on each plate. Distribute cucumber slices evenly between tomato slices on each plate. Top with grated carrots (1/4 cup per plate) and chicken.

2 – Trim the roots and 2 inches from the tops of the green onions. In a blender or food processor, combine all dressing ingredients and blend thoroughly until well mixed. Pour approximately 1/4 cup dressing over each salad. Top with cilantro if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 255 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 18 g, Fat: 15 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 56 mg, Sodium: 411 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/chicken-dinner-salad-with-green-onion-dressing/

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 29, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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What about Chickpeas…………..

As a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management and reducing the risk of several diseases. Additionally, chickpeas are high in protein and make an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets.

Kitchen Closed – Penn Station

November 28, 2020 at 7:07 PM | Posted in Food | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Penn Station Subs

 

 

I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start the morning. Only 35 degrees out there this morning. We had a high of 47 degrees and sunny for the afternoon. Went to Meijer after my Tea about 7:00 this morning. I wanted to get there early, get what I needed and get out before it got crowded. With this Virus running wild it’s best to go early before a lot of people get there. I have 3 friends, 1 cousin, and Aunt and an Uncle all with the Virus. So I just stay in with my Mom. She’s 92 so I really can’t get out much and take a chance of passing something along to her. But she is in excellent health so that’s a plus for her. Anyway did some work around the house and watched some College Football. Kitchen Closed Again, Penn Station tonight!

 

 

I ordered a couple of Subs for us. Mom had the Reuben Footlong with Fresh Cut Fries and I had the Dagwood on Multi Grain Bun with Turkey, Salami, Ham, and American Cheese. First time in a very long time we had Penn Station. We’ll have to go back more often, they were Delicious! Mom’s Fresh Cut Fries were good too! Great Job Penn Station!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penn Station


OUR PRODUCT
Enjoy The Grill Thing.
Penn Station has developed a unique product line that demonstrates, in full customer view, the true quality of our products. Our menu features an array of mouth watering grilled submarine sandwiches, fresh-cut fries and hand-squeezed lemonade. All sandwiches are prepared fresh in full view of the customer using delicious hearth-baked bread, USDA steak and the finest meats, cheeses and vegetables. The potatoes are hand selected, fresh-cut and flash-fried in cholesterol-free peanut oil. The lemonade is made from scratch every day using hand-squeezed lemons.

Our franchisees and their crew are happy to serve you and ensure your dining experience meets our high standards for the quality that produces the finest grilled subs and fresh-cut fries around. Come visit a Penn Station® to see why “It’s all about good taste”.

Dagwood
Cold, Grilled, Wrap or Salad
Your choice of meats, cheese, toppings and condiments.
MEATS: Smoked ham, hard salami, pepperoni, oven-roasted turkey, slow-roasted corned beef.
CHEESES: Provolone, Swiss, American.
TOPPINGS: Lettuce, Roma tomatoes, red onions, peppers, pickles.
CONDIMENTS: Spicy brown mustard, honey mustard, mayo, olive oil & red wine vinegar, salt & pepper, oregano.

Reuben
Grilled, Cold, Wrap or Salad
Slow-roasted corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss
YOUR CHOICE: Thousand Island dressing
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Appetizer of the Week – Meatballs with Chipotle Chile Sauce with Queso Fresca Cheese

November 28, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Meatballs with Chipotle Chile Sauce with Queso Fresca Cheese. To make the Meatballs you’ll be needing Ground Beef, Ground Pork, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Flat Leaf Parsley, White Onion, Garlic Cloves, Ground Cumin, Salt, White Bread, and Ground Pepper. Also included is a recipe for the Sauce. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Meatballs with Chipotle Chile Sauce with Queso Fresca Cheese
Meatballs are always a favorite at parties, but this recipe also makes a great entrée, as well.

Recipe Ingredients:
Meatballs:
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
3/4 cup Wisconsin Cotija or Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, minced
1/2 large white onion, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, or to taste
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, beaten
2 slices coarse white bread, crust removed and soaked in 2-3 tablespoons milk
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Sauce:
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (16-ounce) jar Chipotle chile salsa
1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
1 cup chicken broth
1 sprig mint (or pinch ground dried mint)
1 cup Wisconsin Queso Fresco Cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Meatballs: With your hands, combine meatball ingredients in bowl. Refrigerate one hour.
2 – Shape meatballs in desired size, depending on use–main course or appetizer.
3 – For Sauce: Add cinnamon to chile salsa.
4 – Heat oil until quite hot (not smoking) in heavy, deep skillet. Add the salsa and “fry” until thick (it will splatter). Add broth. Bring to boil. Stir in mint. Add meatballs. Simmer 30 minutes, or until meatballs are done.
5 – Garnish each serving with crumbled Queso Fresco, cilantro and additional mint, if desired.
Makes 4 servings as a main course, 10 to 12 servings as appetizers.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/meatballs_in_chipotle_chile_sauce_with_queso_fresca_cheese_recipe.html

Quarterback Quesadillas

November 28, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Quarterback Quesadillas! The Quesadillas are made using Flour Tortillas, Pork Roast, Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, Jalapeño Peppers, Onion, Cilantro, Salt, Pepper, and Salsa. Bring the Flavor on! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Quarterback Quesadillas
Cheer on your favorite team with these savory quesadillas that work well as appetizers or part of a buffet. Use leftover pork roast (or use Spicy Latin Pork Roast). Serve with your favorite tomato salsa, Pico de Gallo, or Mango Salsa.

Recipe Ingredients:
8 (10-inch) flour tortillas
1 pound cooked pork roast, shredded or chopped
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 to 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
1/4 cup minced onion
4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Salsa for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:
1 – In large bowl, stir together the pork, cheese, peppers, onion, cilantro, salt and pepper.
2 – Arrange one-eighth of the filling on each tortilla, covering half of it. Fold the tortilla over to make a half-moon. Place quesadillas, not touching, on shallow baking pans.
3 – Bake in a 500°F (260°C) oven until tortillas are crisp and golden; about 5 minutes.
4 – Transfer to large cutting board and cut into wedges to serve with salsa.
Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/sandwich/quarterback_quesadillas_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 28, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Making a Quesadilla………………..

Cheddar, Monterey Jack, goat cheese, or Oaxaca cheese are all good options—choose one, or combine two for a creamy, melty mashup. Grate your cheese if it needs to be grated, crumble if not. In a pinch, you can certainly use pre-sliced cheese. You could stop here and make a cheese-only quesadilla. Other Ingredients often include a variety of vegetables like onions, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms and some type of protein such as diced chicken or steak.

Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 27, 2020 at 7:11 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, leftovers | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Thanksgiving Leftovers

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. It started off Cool and cloudy but the sun came out later and a high of 57 degrees. Got the cart out of the shed and did a little yard work and got Mom’s Christmas Decorations out of the shed for her. Put out a couple of things outside and then gave a neighbor a hand and put up some lights on his shrubs. It’s Thanksgiving Leftovers for Dinner tonight. I’ve left part of the post from yesterday for item descriptions. Enjoy and take care everyone!

 

Our Food lineup for today is – a baked Jennie – O Turkey Breast, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes, a jar of canned Green Beans, Sweet Potato Casserole, Deviled Eggs, Hawaiian Rolls, and Heinz Brown Gravy. For Dessert Mom made an Apple Pie made with Splenda. I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. Lets just all stay positive and take precautions when going out around crowds or any inside businesses. Stay Safe and Take Care

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Grilled Turkey and Swiss Sandwich

November 27, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Grilled Turkey and Swiss Sandwich. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Mustard, Reduced Calorie Salad Dressing, Tarragon Leaves, Sliced Sourdough Bread, JENNIE-O® Original Oven Roasted Slicing and Shaving Turkey Breast, Reduced Calorie Swiss Cheese, and Butter. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Grilled Turkey and Swiss Sandwich
This delicious Grilled Turkey and Swiss Sandwich (the grown-up version of a grilled cheese) is ready in just 15 minutes. Your entire family will love the layers of melted cheese, oven roasted deli turkey and flavorful mustard spread in this sandwich.

Total Time 15 Minutes
Serving Size 4 Servings

Ingredients
1½ tablespoons mustard
1½ tablespoons reduced-calorie salad dressing
½ teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
8 slices sourdough bread
8 ounces sliced JENNIE-O® Original Oven Roasted Slicing and Shaving Turkey Breast, from the service deli
8 slices reduced-calorie Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons butter

Directions
1) In small bowl, combine mustard, dressing and tarragon.

2) Spread bread slice with mustard mixture. Layer 4 slices of bread with turkey and cheese. Top with remaining bread slices.

3) In skillet, melt butter over medium heat.

4) Cook sandwiches 3 minutes per side or until golden brown and cheese is melted.

Nutritional Information
Calories 330
Protein 24g
Carbohydrates 18g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Fat 18g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 820mg
Saturated Fat 10g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/grilled-turkey-swiss-sandwich/

Waffled Stuffing Turkey Sandwich

November 27, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s 2nd Jennie – O Recipe is a recipe for a Waffled Stuffing Turkey Sandwich. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Leftover Stuffing, Egg, Chicken Broth, Non Stick Cooking Spray, Lefyover Mashed Potatoes, Leftover Jennie – O Turkey, Leftover Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, and Turkey Gravy. Save those Leftovers for a Delicious Waffled Stuffing Turkey Sandwich! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Waffled Stuffing Turkey Sandwich

Total Time 20 minutes
Serving Size Makes 2 Servings

Ingredients
2 cups leftover stuffing

1 egg

1/2 cup chicken broth

Non-stick cooking spray, as needed

1/2 cup leftover mashed potatoes, warmed

4 ounces leftover JENNIE-O® turkey, warmed

6-8 leftover steamed green beans, if desired

2 tablespoons cranberry sauce

1/2 cup turkey gravy, warmed

Directions
1) In large bowl, combine stuffing, egg and chicken broth until stuffing is moistened. Prepare 4-waffle iron for medium heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Distribute stuffing evenly into prepared waffle iron. Cook waffles 10 minutes or until crisped and browned or according to manufacturer’s instructions.

2) Spread mashed potatoes on 2 waffles. Divide turkey, beans and cranberry sauce on top of each. Drizzle with gravy. Top with remaining waffles.
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/waffled-stuffing-turkey-sandwich/

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