Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 2, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Leftovers safety…………….

Leftovers can be kept for three to four days in the refrigerator. Be sure to eat them within that time. After that, the risk of food poisoning increases. If you don’t think you’ll be able to eat leftovers within four days, freeze them immediately.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 1, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Storing Nuts…………..

To preserve the quality of your nuts, keep them away from onions and other high-odor foods. They tend to take on the smell of things around them. Store shelled nuts at room temperature for up to three months. Store shelled or unshelled nuts in the refrigerator for up to six months, or in the freezer for a year or more.

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

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 27, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Leftover Turkey……………

Cooked turkey is safe in the fridge for up to three to four days, so you can get creative with some recipes over the next few days. Remember, if you’re heating up the leftover turkey, ensure it is piping hot throughout. Do not reheat meat more than once.

Thanksgiving Dinner 2020

November 26, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Posted in greenbeans, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Thanksgiving Dinner 2020

 

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast, saving room for Dinner! Cloudy and 54 degrees for our Thanksgiving Day Weather. Not a thing going on. Did a load of laundry and gave Mom a hand in preparing the Feast!

 

 

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 a Apple Pie made with Splenda. Oh my, more than enough and so delicious! 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 All!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 25, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Make sure your Bird is done…………………..

If your turkey has a “pop-up” temperature indicator, it is recommended that you also check the internal temperature of the turkey in the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast with a food thermometer. Cook your turkey until your thermometer reads 155 -160 degrees. Yes, we know that new safe cooking guidelines say to cook your bird to 165 degrees, but remember that your turkey will continue to cook after removed from the oven and it’s temperature will increase by 10 degrees while resting. Enjoy that Turkey!

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Roast Turkey With Cranberry Stuffing

November 24, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Roast Turkey With Cranberry Stuffing. To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients that you’ll be needing are French Bread, Onions, Celery, Poultry Seasoning, Cranberries, Whole Turkey, 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/

Roast Turkey With Cranberry Stuffing
Looking for a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving menu? We’ve got you covered! This turkey and stuffing combo is packed with flavor, not calories or carbohydrates.

Ingredients
1 loaf (12 ounces) Italian or French bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 tablespoons margarine
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cranberries
1 tablespoon sugar
Nonstick cooking spray
3/4 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 whole turkey (about 8 to 10 pounds), thawed if frozen

Directions
Yield: 20 servings
Serving size: 1/20 of recipe

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Arrange bread on 2 (15×10-inch) jelly roll pans. Bake 12 minutes or until lightly toasted. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.

2. Melt margarine in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and celery; cook and stir 8 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

3. Remove pan from heat; stir in bread cubes, poultry seasoning, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Combine cranberries and sugar in small bowl; mix well. Stir into saucepan. Gently stir broth into saucepan.

4. Spray roasting pan and rack with nonstick cooking spray. Remove giblets from turkey. Rinse turkey and cavity with cold water; pat dry with paper towels. Fill turkey cavity loosely with stuffing; place any remaining stuffing in casserole sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate until baking time.

5. Place turkey, breast side up, on rack in prepared roasting pan. Bake 3 hours, or until thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reaches 180°F. Transfer turkey to cutting board; loosely tent with foil.

6. Increase oven temperature to 375°F. Place covered casserole of stuffing in oven. Bake casserole, covered, 25 to 30 minutes, or until heated through.

7. Remove and discard turkey skin. Slice turkey and serve with cranberry stuffing.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 220 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 28 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 68 mg, Sodium: 223 mg
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One of America’s Favorites – Cranberry Sauce

November 23, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Cranberry sauce

Cranberry sauce or cranberry jam is a sauce or relish made out of cranberries, commonly served as a condiment or a side dish with Thanksgiving dinner in North America and Christmas dinner in the United Kingdom and Canada. There are differences in flavor depending on the geography of where the sauce is made: in Europe it is generally slightly sour-tasting, while in North America it is typically more heavily sweetened.

The recipe for cranberry sauce appears in the 1796 edition of The Art of Cookery by Amelia Simmons, the first known cookbook authored by an American.

Although the Pilgrims may have been aware of the wild cranberries growing in the Massachusetts Bay area, sugar was scarce, so it’s unlikely that cranberry sauce would have been among the dishes served at the First Thanksgiving meal. Cranberries aren’t mentioned by any primary sources for the First Thanksgiving meal. The only foods mentioned are “Indian corn”, wild turkey and waterfowl, and venison. The rest remains a matter of speculation among food historians. Although stuffings are not mentioned in primary sources, it was a common way to prepare birds for the table in the 17th century. According to a “Thanksgiving Primer” published by the Plimoth Plantation, cranberries may have been used in the stuffing recipes, but it’s unlikely they would have been made into a sauce because sugar was very scarce.

Cranberry sauce was first offered to consumers in North America in 1912 in Hanson, Massachusetts. Canned cranberry sauce appeared on the market in 1941, allowing the product to be sold year-round. Cranberry sauce can be used with a variety of meats, including turkey, pork, chicken, and ham.

Cranberry jelly from a can, sliced

The most basic cranberry sauce consists of cranberries boiled in sugar water until the berries pop and the mixture thickens. Some recipes include other ingredients such as slivered almonds, orange juice, zest, ginger, maple syrup, port, or cinnamon.

Commercial cranberry sauce may be loose and uncondensed, or condensed or jellied and sweetened with various ingredients. The jellied form may be slipped out of a can onto a dish, and served sliced or intact for slicing at the table.

Cranberry sauce is often eaten in conjunction with turkey for Christmas in the United Kingdom and Canada or Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada, and it is only rarely eaten or served in other contexts there.

 

 

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 23, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Hints for Pork Roast…………..

For a crisp surface on your roast, be sure the oven is fully preheated before putting the roast in and don’t cover the meat while roasting. Searing (quickly browning at high heat) the outside of a pork roast before continuing with cooking is a great way to seal in flavor.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 17, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Stop, don’t rinse the Turkey………………

Food experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They say that could spread the germs lurking on your turkey in the kitchen sink or nearby food. But it’s been a challenge trying to convince cooks to stop rinsing off raw poultry.

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