Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

October 24, 2019 at 6:34 PM | Posted in chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. 68 degrees and partly cloudy out today. The wind finally calmed a bit and I was able to get out and get some yard work done. Filled 2 yard bags full of leaves. And that was my afternoon. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

 

 

I had a bought package of the Simple Truth Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thighs from Kroger and had them in the freezer. Laid the package in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare them I’ll just need Flour, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil. I think the trio of Fried Chicken Thighs, Fried Potatoes, and Canned Green Beans were meant to be together, one of our favorite meals!

 

 

 

 

I got a large Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Non Stick Spray, added 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I got a pie pan out and put 2 tablespoons of Flour in it. Next I got the Chicken Thighs out of the package and seasoned them with Salt and Pepper and rolled them in the Flour. With the skillet heated I added the Thighs to the skillet and put a lid on the skillet. Fried the Thighs for about 9 minutes and then flipped them over, put the lid back on the skillet to cook another 7 minutes. As the Chicken Thighs were cooking I got out a second Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it, added the Olive Oil and let it preheat on medium heat. Then I washed and cut the Potatoes for the Fried Potatoes.

 

 

For one side we had Fried Potatoes, which I picked up at Kroger yesterday also. I love these and Mom makes the best! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on medium high.

 

 

 

As the Potatoes were cooking I had also opened up a quart jar of Canned Green Beans and had them on already cooking. I love these, always taste so fresh! Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. One delicious Dinner tonight as always when having the Chicken Thighs! For Dessert tonight I had a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chicken Thighs – One medium, baked chicken thigh with skin provides 140 calories, 14 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbohydrate, 9 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, 2 gram of polyunsaturated fat, and 275 milligrams of sodium.

Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Corn Bread

June 30, 2019 at 6:42 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Corn Bread

 


Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Had one of those long nights last night dealing with those Phantom Pains! Oh how I wish that they would find a cure for Phantom Pains! But for now nothing I can do except to wait them out. They continued until the early afternoon before stopping. So just tried to rest up today when I could. For Dinner tonight its Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Corn Bread.

 

 

 

 


I had purchased the Catfish Nuggets from Kroger yesterday. To prepare them I rinsed the Catfish Nuggets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty.

 

 

 


For one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’ve loved these all my life and my Mom makes the best! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on high.

 

 

 

 


With the skillet heated add the Potatoes. After adding the Potatoes add your Seasoning, we just used Salt and Pepper. Then fry until the Potatoes start to turn brown. Then flip them with a spatula and continue frying until done. I love these Potatoes and they are so easy to prepare.

 

 

 

 

 


Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through.

 

 

 

 

 


I also made a small Cast Iron Skillet of Corn Bread, for Mom, using Martha White White Corn Meal. First Corn Bread I’ve made in a while and it’s just as good as it always was! What a meal Fried Catfish, Fried Potatoes, Green Beans, and Corn Bread. Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catfish
The most commonly eaten species in the United States are the channel catfish and the blue catfish, both of which are common in the wild and increasingly widely farmed. Farm-raised catfish became such a staple of the diet of the United States that on 25 June 1987, President Ronald Reagan established National Catfish Day to recognize “the value of farm-raised catfish.”

Catfish is eaten in a variety of ways. In Europe it is often cooked in similar ways to carp, but in the United States it is popularly crumbled with cornmeal and fried.… Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Catfish, breaded and fried
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 g 18%
Saturated fat 2.9 g 14%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 62 mg 20%
Sodium 244 mg 10%
Potassium 296 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 16 g 32%

Healthy Potato Recipes

May 11, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Potato Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Potato Recipes like; Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup, Skillet Lemon Chicken and Potatoes with Kale, and Mustard-Crusted Potatoes. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Potato Recipes
Find healthy, delicious potato recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at eating well.

Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup
In this healthy cauliflower soup recipe, roasting the cauliflower first adds depth and prevents the florets from turning to mush. A little tomato sauce and coconut milk give the broth a rich, silky texture. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt, if desired…………..

Skillet Lemon Chicken and Potatoes with Kale
This easy one-pan skillet-roasted lemon chicken is perfect for weeknight dinners. Juicy chicken thighs are cooked in the same pan as baby potatoes and kale for a satisfying meal with the added bonus of minimal cleanup………..

Mustard-Crusted Potatoes
This simple potato side dish really delivers on taste. A mix of Yukon Gold and sweet potatoes (you could also use red new potatoes or fingerlings) are roasted in a scrumptious mustard-turmeric sauce and coated with mustard seeds and coriander seeds which form a nice crust…….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Potato Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19313/ingredients/vegetables/potatoes/

May 7, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Posted in BEEF, carrots, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Beef Stew w/ Potatoes, Carrots, and Corn Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning a Poached Egg, 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside its beautiful! Sunny and 81 degrees out today. After Breakfast I went and picked up Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s. Stopped by at the ATM and filled Mom’s Car up with gas. Then later took her car up to be washed. After Lunch did a couple of loads of laundry. Then got the cart out and did some yard work. Nice to be out in sunshine! For Dinner tonight its Beef Stew w/ Potatoes, Carrots, and Corn Bread.

 

 

 

I normally don’t have Beef but Mom wanted to make some Beef Stew. I had purchased a Chuck Roast for her at Meijer along with Carrots and Red Potatoes. I gave her hand and we cooked everything in the Crock Pot. She made some Cornbread later on to go with the meal. Everything was so delicious. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Diet Mango Snapple to drink. Kept the post short today as Mom was the cook. And you know everything is better when Mom does it! Later!

Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Corn Bread

March 29, 2019 at 6:31 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Corn Bread

 

For Breakfast I toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and topped them with some Smucker’s Sugarfree Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Rough morning and afternoon, I’ve had a bad Sinus Headache all day. Did a lot of resting and that was it. For Dinner tonight its Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Corn Bread.

 

 

 

 

 

I had purchased some Catfish Nuggets from Kroger. To prepare them I rinsed the Catfish Nuggets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty.

 

 

 

 

For one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’ve loved these all my life and my Mom makes the best! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on high.

 

 

 

 

 

With the skillet heated add the Potatoes. After adding the Potatoes add your Seasoning, we just used Salt and Pepper. Then fry until the Potatoes start to turn brown. Then flip them with a spatula and continue frying until done. I love these Potatoes and they are so easy to prepare.

 

 

 

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through.

 

 

 

 

 

I also made a small Cast Iron Skillet of Corn Bread, for Mom, using Martha White White Corn Meal. First Corn Bread I’ve made in a while and it’s just as good as it always was! What a meal Fried Catfish, Fried Potatoes, Green Beans, and Corn Bread. Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catfish
The most commonly eaten species in the United States are the channel catfish and the blue catfish, both of which are common in the wild and increasingly widely farmed. Farm-raised catfish became such a staple of the diet of the United States that on 25 June 1987, President Ronald Reagan established National Catfish Day to recognize “the value of farm-raised catfish.”

Catfish is eaten in a variety of ways. In Europe it is often cooked in similar ways to carp, but in the United States it is popularly crumbled with cornmeal and fried.… Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Catfish, breaded and fried
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 g 18%
Saturated fat 2.9 g 14%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 62 mg 20%
Sodium 244 mg 10%
Potassium 296 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 16 g 32%

Turkey Bacon Skillet Breakfast

February 8, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a second Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Recipe along to everyone, Turkey Bacon Skillet Breakfast. This one is made using JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon along with Red Potatoes, Carrots, Green Cabbage, Red Cabbage, Red Onion, and Spices. Get the Cast Iron Skillet out and heated up for this one! 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 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Bacon Skillet Breakfast
This is a Gluten Free Recipe

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In this case, it’s also the most delicious. Lean turkey bacon, caraway seeds and sautéed veggies bring this gluten free skillet recipe to the next level of breakfast flavor.

INGREDIENTS
1½ pounds red potatoes, cubed
2 carrots, chopped
½ (12-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon
2 tablespoons olive oil
1½ teaspoons caraway seeds
3 cups shredded green cabbage
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1 red onion, chopped
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

DIRECTIONS
1) Place potatoes and carrots in microwavable safe dish. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 3 minutes; stir. Microwave 2 minutes longer or until tender and set aside.
2) Cook turkey bacon as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Chop and set aside.
3) Heat oil in skillet. Add potato mixture and caraway seeds. Cook stirring occasionally 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Stir in cabbage and onion. Cook 3 minutes or until cabbage is slightly wilted. Stir in turkey bacon pieces. Cook 3 to 4 additional minutes or until cabbage is tender. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 320
Protein 12g
Carbohydrates 44g
Fiber 9g
Sugars 11g
Fat 12g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 500mg
Saturated Fat 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/264-turkey-bacon-skillet-breakfast

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Classic Beef Stew

January 19, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday Recipe is – Classic Beef Stew. Your choice you can use Buffalo or Beef to make this Delicious and Healthy Stew! It’s from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. You’ll also find Diabetic News and Diabetes Management, so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Classic Beef Stew

Ingredients
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 pound stew beef or buffalo
1 large onion, chopped into 1-inch chunks
1/2 cup red wine
3 large cloves garlic, cut in half
1 cup low-sodium broth (beef, chicken, or vegetable)
3 medium (3–4 ounces each) red-skinned potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
2 large carrots, peeled
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 bay leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
1–2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions
Heat canola oil in pressure cooker until hot, add meat, and brown. Add onion and cook about 5 minutes more. Add wine, garlic, and broth and bring to a boil. Scrape browned bits of cooked meat from bottom of pressure cooker. Place lid on cooker and cook at high pressure 15 minutes. Quick-release pressure. Open cooker and add potatoes, carrots, thyme, oregano, and bay leaves. Replace lid and cook at high temperature for 5 minutes. Quick release pressure and remove lid. Cut cooked carrots into large chunks. Add salt and pepper to taste and chopped parsley before serving. Simmer stew uncovered if you desire a thicker consistency.

Yield: 4 cups. Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 269 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 27 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 80 mg, Sodium: 233 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/classic-beef-stew/

Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Corn Bread

December 6, 2018 at 6:31 PM | Posted in fish, Zatarain's | 3 Comments
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Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Corn Bread

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a favorite of mine. I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. Snow Flurries and 24 degrees this morning with rain showers and 41 degrees out for the afternoon. Gave Mom a hand in doing a couple of loads of laundry. Then I went to Walmart to pick up a couple of boxes of small Christmas Lights later in the day. For Dinner tonight its Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Corn Bread.

 

 

 

 

 

I had purchased some Catfish Nuggets from Kroger yesterday. To prepare them I rinsed the Catfish Nuggets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty.

 

 

 

 


For one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’ve loved these all my life and my Mom makes the best! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on high.

 

 

 

 


With the skillet heated add the Potatoes. After adding the Potatoes add your Seasoning, we just used Salt and Pepper. Then fry until the Potatoes start to turn brown. Then flip them with a spatula and continue frying until done. I love these Potatoes and they are so easy to prepare.

 

 

 

 

 


Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through.

 

 

 

 

 


I also made a small Cast Iron Skillet of Corn Bread using Martha White White Corn Meal. First Corn Bread I’ve made in a while and it’s just as good as it always was! What better side for Fried Catfish, Fried Potatoes, and Green Beans than Corn Bread. Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catfish
The most commonly eaten species in the United States are the channel catfish and the blue catfish, both of which are common in the wild and increasingly widely farmed. Farm-raised catfish became such a staple of the diet of the United States that on 25 June 1987, President Ronald Reagan established National Catfish Day to recognize “the value of farm-raised catfish.”

Catfish is eaten in a variety of ways. In Europe it is often cooked in similar ways to carp, but in the United States it is popularly crumbled with cornmeal and fried.… Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Catfish, breaded and fried
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 g 18%
Saturated fat 2.9 g 14%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 62 mg 20%
Sodium 244 mg 10%
Potassium 296 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 16 g 32%

Beef Pot Roast with Gravy w/ Roasted Carrots and Red Potatoes

November 10, 2018 at 6:19 PM | Posted in BEEF, carrots, potatoes | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Beef Pot Roast with Gravy w/ Roasted Carrots and Red Potatoes

 

 

Went out to grab the Morning Papers and it is COLD out there this morning. It’s 20 degrees with a wind chill in the teens, COLD! Partly sunny and 37 degrees but the wind chill kept it at below freezing most of the day. So for Breakfast I prepared one of my favorites, Hash Browns and Ham topped with an Egg and Cheese. I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, topped them with some cooked diced Ham, 1 Egg Sunnyside Up, and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also had a cup of my Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Did a load of laundry and cleaned the house today. Then watched some Football for the rest of the afternoon. For Dinner tonight a Beef Pot Roast with Gravy w/ Roasted Carrots and Red Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

While at Costco the other day I came across a Morton’s of Omaha Beef Pot Roast with Gravy. It sounded and look delicious so I bought a container of it. It’s precooked so all you have to do is heat it up. There’s 2 ways you can prepare it, by the microwave or by boiling the bag in water. I went with the microwave preparation. To prepare it; Remove the outer sleeve and the tray seal. Leave the reheat bag with the Beef Pot Roast in the tray. Cut 4 small holes in the top of the reheat bag for ventilation. Place the tray with the reheat bag into the microwave. Microwave on high for 10 minutes. Cut end of bag with scissors and empty into tray for serving. Very easy to prepare.

 

 

 

 

For one side I roasted some Carrots. I bought a bag of Whole Carrots from Kroger. Washed the Carrots off and then sliced them up. I grabbed a medium-sized sauce pan and filed it with water. Heated it on high bringing it to a boil. Added the sliced Carrots and boiled until almost for tender. Drained the water and set the Carrots aside. For the Potatoes I used a bag of Petite Red Gourmet Potatoes. Gave them a quick wash with water and the cut them in half. Put them in a bowl and seasoned them with McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Dried Parsley, and Extra Light Olive Oil. Mixed them in a bowl until seasoned. I had already preheated the oven on 425 degrees. I got a baking sheet and covered it with foil. Sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and added a 1/2 a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. I then added the sliced Carrots and Red Potatoes to the pan. Seasoned them with Dried Rosemary and Dried Thyme then mixed them together in the pan. Put the pan in the oven and baked until fork tender.

 

 

 

 

With everything done I grabbed a large serving bowl and added the Carrots and Red Potatoes. Then I topped them with Beef Pot Roast. I saved the gravy that was with the Roast in another bowl and added that to top the Roast with when serving.This is the 1st time I tried the Morton’s of Omaha Beef Pot Roast with Gravy and it was delicious! The Beef was tender and flavorful and the Gravy was seasoned just right! The Carrots and Potatoes were perfect with the Beef Roast. Fantastic Meal! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morton’s of Omaha Beef Pot Roast with Gravy

Create a honest-to-goodness home-cooked meal in a matter of minutes with our fully cooked Pot Roast. You’ll love the heat and serve convenience. And the homemade taste is out of this world.

INGREDIENTS: Beef Chuck Roast. Rubbed with a 3% Mixture of Dextrose, Salt, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Caramel Color, Beef Stock, Natural Flavors, Spices, Dehydrated Onion & Garlic, Extractive Of Paprika, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, and less than 2% Soybean Oil added to prevent caking.

Directions – Microwave
Remove outer sleeve and the tray seal. Leave the reheat bag with the Beef Pot Roast in the tray. Cut 4 small holes in the top of the reheat bag for ventilation. Place the tray with the reheat bag into the microwave. Microwave on high for 8-10 minutes. Cut end of bag with scissors and empty into tray for serving.

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Asparagus and Smashed Red Potatoes

June 25, 2018 at 5:09 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Asparagus, Smashed Red Potatoes, and Baked Garlic Bread Loaf

 

 

I made a Big Breakfast for me and Mom this morning. I fried up some Thin Cut Breakfast Chops, prepared some Simply Potatoes Garlic and Herb Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, and toasted slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Needless to say I skipped Lunch after this Breakfast! Outside it’s mostly cloudy and 83 degrees. After Breakfast I went to Walmart and had to get a new water hose for outside. The old one was leaking where the connector threads weer worn out. Back home got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck, driveway, and shed. I think I’m going to buy some wood and make some shelves for the shed. Since we cleaned and straightened it up we have all kinds of space now. For Dinner tonight I prepared Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Asparagus, Smashed Red Potatoes, and Baked Garlic Bread Loaf.

 

I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper. My good friend just got back from his Florida Home and brought several fresh fillets of Grouper! These were just caught a couple of days ago and briefly frozen. So I laid a couple of the fillets in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillets in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Seafood Breading Mix Seasoning. Shook until the fillets were well coated. Shook off the excess. Then got the Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. And these fillets tasted so fresh, thank you Jim for bringing these to me!

 

For one side dish I prepared Roasted Asparagus for one side. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and Grated Parmesan Cheese before serving.

 

 

For another side I made some Smashed Red Potatoes. I grabbed a Cast Iron Skillet and sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil. Preheated the Skillet on medium heat. Next I quartered the Red Potatoes, putting them in a large bowl. Seasoned them with the Garlic salt, Dried Parsley, Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Bacon Pieces, and 1 tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil. Mixed them with the Seasoning until the Potatoes were Seasoned on all sides. I then added them to the preheated Cast Iron Skillet. Then added some sprigs of Thyme and Rosemary, that I grew.

 

 

When the Red potatoes were ready, fork tender, I removed them from the skillet and put them into a large bowl. Added 2 pats of Blue Bonnet Light Butter and got out the hand Potato Masher. I stirred the Potatoes , mixing them with the Butter. I then Smashed them a couple of times withe Masher. I just Smashed them enough to break them up but leaving chunks of the Potatoes in it. Served by Seasoning it with some McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley along with some of the Blue Bonnet Light Butter. These turned out great! I also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

Grouper – Firm texture, white meat with large flake and a mild flavor. Extra lean fish.

NUTRITION
Nutritional values for approximately 4 ounces (114 grams) of raw, edible portions
* Calories 110
* Calories From Fat 20
* Total Fat 2 g
* Saturated Fat 0 g
* Cholesterol 55 mg
* Sodium 65 mg
* Total Carbohydrates 0 g
* Protein 23 g

 

 

 

 

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A Way With The Spoon

Healthy-ish recipes for everyday meals

Low carb living sinful baking

Low carb living...it's not as hard as you think

Simply Sundays!

For the love of home cooking

AMERICA ON COFFEE

Americans' daily coffee ritual... A communal enjoin!

My Spice Cuisine

Good food equals to good mood -Unknown

RefreshHer

Find refreshment for your heart, home and life