Lobster Rolls and Potato Chips

December 31, 2020 at 6:58 PM | Posted in Lobster, Luke's Lobster | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Lobster Rolls with Potato Chips

 

 

The last day of 2020, finally! We woke up to about 1/2 inch on the ground and 22 degrees. So to heat the morning up I made us a good Breakfast. I prepared some Glier’s Goetta, Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Scrambled Eggs, Pillsbury Flaky Biscuits, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Good start to the last day! Did a load of laundry and some light house cleaning. Then it was a day computer and TV. Relaxing day. For Dinner tonight for the first time, Lobster Rolls with Potato Chips.

 

I purchased the Lobster from Luke’s Lobster (https://www.lukeslobster.com/) out of Maine. I read about Luke’s from a blog that featured the Lobster Rolls that I’m preparing tonight. I purchased the Luke’s Lobster Roll Bundle – Serves 8. It comes frozen, 2 packages of 1 lb. each of Lobster Pieces (Chunks), an 8 pack of frozen Split Top Rolls, and a package of Luke’s Seasoning. I’m drooling while writing this! I laid 1 of the packages of Lobster and 4 of the Split Top Rolls in the fridge overnight to thaw.

 

To prepare the Lobster I took a small skillet, sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Butter, and heated it on medium low. As the Butter was melting I increased the heat to in between low and medium heat. Let it heat for 2 minutes and added the Lobster Chunks. Heated it for 2 minutes, stirring several times. Removed it from the heat and put the Lobster in to a bowl. Then added a 1/2 tsp of Lemon Juice, a tsp of Kraft Light Mayo w/Olive Oil, and seasoned it with about 4 pinches of the Luke’s Seasoning. Set aside and prepare the Rolls.

 

In another small skillet I heated the Rolls up. Heated the skillet on medium low heat. Added the Rolls on both sides for about 2 minutes and removed the Rolls on to plates. I spread the inside of the Rolls with a bit of the Mayo. Then filled each Split Roll with the now Chilled Lobster. I topped them with just a light coat of melted Butter and served! Wow, what a Lobster Roll! Huge Chunks of Lobster with that hint of Lemon, Butter, and Luke’s Seasoning. Lobster maybe pricey but worth every cent. The Lobster Meat tasted so Fresh and Sweet. We will be purchasing more from Luke’s Lobster again! Also the Luke’s Lobster arrives Frozen insecure Packaging along with a ship date of your choice!

 

We served the with some Mike Sell’s Reduced Fat Chips. Later for a Dessert/Snack a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luke’s Lobster
Luke’s Lobster first opened its doors in the East Village in 2009. We now bring traceable, sustainable seafood to guests across the country. We work directly with fishermen to hand pick the best seafood, bring it straight to our own seafood company and then ship directly to our shacks. Cutting out the middleman means better tasting lobster, crab and shrimp for you to enjoy and a fairer price for our fishermen.
https://www.lukeslobster.com/

 

 

 

Lobster Roll Bundle – Serves 8

This bundle includes 2lbs of Lobster Meat with Luke’s Seasoning, plus a pack of 8 New England-style, split-top buns – enough to make 8 perfect Luke’s Lobster rolls. Our lobster meat is flash frozen using liquid nitrogen to preserve freshness and quality. Enjoy lobster shipped from Maine to anywhere in the US!

Ingredients
Lobster Meat with Seasoning Ingredients: Lobster, Water, Seasoning Packet (spices, including celery seed powder, sea salt, garlic powder), Salt.
https://shop.lukeslobster.com/collections/shop-lukes/products/lobster-roll-bundle-4-packs-lobster-meat-with-lukes-seasoning-pack-of-buns

Salmon Patties w/ Baked Mac and Cheese

November 4, 2020 at 6:53 PM | Posted in Mac and Cheese, Main Street Bistro, salmon | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Salmon Patties w/ Baked Mac and Cheese

 

 

 

Just a cup of Biglow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 70 degrees and sunny out today, beautiful Fall Day out there! I had to pick a Pick and Click order up at Kroger at 10:40. After Lunch I got the cart and rake out and raked some leaves in the backyard, and there were plenty of them! For Dinner tonight I prepared Salmon Patties w/ Baked Mac and Cheese.

 

To make the Salmon Patties I used Kroger Low Fat Saltine Wheat Crackers, 10 Crackers. By using these Crackers instead of a regular Saltine Cracker, such as Zesta Saltine Crackers, I saved on Fat, Calories, Carbs, and Sodium. Also instead of 1 Egg I used a 1/4 cup of Egg Beater’s. Make cuts where you can, it all adds up! I’m also using a can of Kroger Brand Pink Salmon, Old Bay Seasoning, and Dried Parsley.

 

In a large bowl I mixed all the ingredients until it well mixed and thickened up. Made the mixture into patties and pan fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat. Fried until cooked through and golden brown on both sides. Golden brown and delicious!

 

For the Mac and Cheese I used Reser’s Main Street Bistro Signature Macaroni and Cheese. We have used several of their sides now and trying the Mac and Cheese tonight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll be baking it, you can also microwave it. I prefer baking items in the oven. First preheat the oven to 350°F. Next I removed the tray from the package and removed the film. I placed the  container on baking tray and heated it in the oven for 22 minutes. Nice and bubbly around the edges. Let it cool a bit and it’s ready! The Mac and Cheese is delicious! Fantastic Elbow Macaroni with plenty of Cheese, seasoned just right! Excellent Salmon Patty and Baked Mac and Cheese Dinner tonight! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Canned Salmon

Both canned and fresh fish are a good source of protein and other important nutrients, and one isn’t necessarily healthier than the other. … In fact, a USDA study found slightly higher levels of two omega-3s in canned pink and red salmon than it found in fresh. Canned salmon has other merits, too. Canned salmon is also rich in protein, vitamin D, calcium (from the bones) and healthy omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fats are heart healthy fats. They also promote healthy brain development in babies.

 

 

 

 

 


Reser’s Main Street Bistro Signature Macaroni and Cheese
An extra rich and cheesy dish featuring tender elbow macaroni, whole milk, and real cheddar cheese in a larger size!

* Menu-Inspired Recipe
* No Artificial Colors or Flavors
* No Margarine
* Ready in 6 Minutes

Directions:
Instructions: For best Results:
Oven 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. 2 Remove tray from package and remove film. 3 Place container on baking tray and heat in oven for 20-22 minutes or until bubbly around edges. Caution: Product may be hot.

Heating Instructions Microwave 1 Remove tray from package and remove film. 2 Heat on high for about 4 minutes until bubbly around edges. 3 Let stand 1 minute before serving. Microwave ovens vary, adjust cooking times as needed. Caution: Product may be hot.

Safe Handling Instructions: Do not use in a toaster oven. Do not broil.
https://mainstbistro.com/product/signature-macaroni-cheese-family-size/

One of America’s Favorites – Macaroni and Cheese

October 5, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Macaroni and cheese

Macaroni and cheese—also called mac ‘n’ cheese in the US, macaroni cheese in the United Kingdom—is a dish of cooked macaroni pasta and a cheese sauce, most commonly cheddar. It can also incorporate other ingredients, such as breadcrumbs, meat and vegetables.

Traditional macaroni and cheese is a casserole baked in the oven; however, it may be prepared in a sauce pan on top of the stove or using a packaged mix. The cheese is often first incorporated into a Béchamel sauce to create a Mornay sauce, which is then added to the pasta. In the United States, it is considered a comfort food.

US History of Mac and Cheese
The US president Thomas Jefferson and James Hemings, his chef and slave, encountered macaroni in Paris and brought the recipe back to Monticello. Jefferson drew a sketch of the pasta and wrote detailed notes on the extrusion process. In 1793, he commissioned the US ambassador to France William Short to purchase a machine for making it. Evidently, the machine was not suitable, as Jefferson later imported both macaroni and Parmesan cheese for his use at Monticello. In 1802, Jefferson served “a pie called macaroni” at a state dinner. The menu of the dinner was reported by Reverend Manasseh Cutler, who apparently was not fond of the cheesy macaroni casserole. Nevertheless, since that time, baked macaroni and cheese has remained popular in the United States.

Baked macaroni and cheese

A recipe called “macaroni and cheese” appeared in the 1824 cookbook The Virginia Housewife written by Mary Randolph. Randolph’s recipe had three ingredients: macaroni, cheese, and butter, layered together and baked in a hot oven. The cookbook was the most influential cookbook of the 19th century, according to culinary historian Karen Hess. Similar recipes for macaroni and cheese occur in the 1852 Hand-book of Useful Arts, and the 1861 Godey’s Lady’s Book. By the mid-1880s, cookbooks as far west as Kansas and Festus, Missouri, included recipes for macaroni and cheese casseroles. Factory production of the main ingredients made the dish affordable, and recipes made it accessible, but not notably popular. As it became accessible to a broader section of society, macaroni and cheese lost its upper class appeal.

Pasta other than macaroni are often used: almost any short-cut extruded pasta and many of the decorative cut pasta will do, particularly those with folds and pockets to hold the cheese. The dish may still be referred to as “macaroni and cheese” when made with a different pasta; while “shells and cheese” is sometimes used when it is made with Conchiglie.

While Cheddar cheese is most commonly used for macaroni and cheese, other cheeses may also be used — usually sharp in flavor — and two or more cheeses can be combined. Popular recipes include using Gruyere, Gouda, Havarti, and Parmesan cheese.

Macaroni and cheese can be made by simply layering slices of cheese and pasta (often with butter and/or evaporated milk) then baking in a casserole, rather than preparing as a cheese sauce. Also, some like to include a crunchy topping to their baked macaroni and cheese by topping it off with bread crumbs or crushed crackers, which also keeps the noodles on top from drying out when baking.

One novelty presentation is deep-fried macaroni and cheese found at fairs and food carts. In Scotland, macaroni and cheese can often be found incorporated into a pastry shell, known as a

Macaroni and cheese pizza

macaroni pie. Macaroni and cheese pizza can be found in some American restaurants, such as Cicis.

A similar traditional dish in Switzerland is called Älplermagronen (Alpine herder’s macaroni), which is also available in boxed versions. Älplermagronen are made of macaroni, cream, cheese, roasted onions, and in some recipes, potatoes. In the Canton of Uri, the potatoes are traditionally omitted, and in some regions, bacon or ham is added. The cheese is often Emmental cheese or Appenzeller cheese. It is usually accompanied by apple sauce.

Extra ingredients sometimes incorporated include bacon, jalapeños, tomatoes, onions, leeks, dried herbs, Tabasco sauce, sautéed mushrooms, ham, ground beef, sliced hot dogs, Spam, lobster, canned tuna or salmon, peas and broccoli.

Packaged macaroni and cheese is available in frozen form or as boxed ingredients for simplified preparation. Boston Market, Michelina’s, Kraft, and Stouffer’s are some of the more recognizable brands of prepared and frozen macaroni and cheese available in the United States. “Macaroni and cheese loaf”, a deli meat which contains both macaroni and processed cheese bits, can be found in some stores.

A variety of packaged mixes which are prepared in a sauce pan on the stove or in a microwave oven are available. They are usually modeled on Kraft Macaroni & Cheese (known as Kraft Dinner in Canada), which was introduced in 1937 with the slogan “make a meal for four in nine minutes.” It was an immediate success in the US and Canada amidst the economic hardships of the Depression. During the Second World War, rationing led to increased popularity for the product which could be obtained two boxes for one food rationing stamp. The 1953 Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook includes a recipe using Velveeta, which had been reformulated in that year. The boxed Kraft product is popular in Canada, where it is the most-purchased grocery item in the country.

Boxed mixes consist of uncooked pasta and either a liquid cheese sauce (often labeled “deluxe”) or powdered ingredients to prepare it. The powdered cheese sauce is mixed with either milk or

A plate of pre-packaged Kraft macaroni and cheese, served with tomato and sausage

water, and margarine, butter, or olive oil and added to the cooked pasta. Some mixes prepared in a microwave cook the pasta in the sauce.

Another popular variant is jarred macaroni cheese sauce, which is especially popular in the UK and US, available under the Dolmio and Ragú brands, among others. The pasta is purchased and prepared separately, then mixed with the heated cheese sauce.

Powdered cheese sauce, very similar to what is found inside a box of macaroni and cheese mix, is also sold without the pasta. This product is produced by several companies, most notably Bisto, Cabot, Annie’s and Kraft.

A number of different products on the market use this basic formulation with minor variations in ingredients.

Although high in carbohydrates, calories, fat, and salt, macaroni and cheese is a source of protein and certain variations of the dish can decrease the negative health aspects.

 

 

Loaded Potato Hearty Soup

October 2, 2020 at 6:53 PM | Posted in Idahoan Potato Products | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Loaded Potato Hearty Soup

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 60 degrees and partly cloudy out there today. 68 degrees and partly cloudy out today. After my Tea I went to Kroger and then over to Meijer. Stopped and got the car washed and got gas on the way home. Back home it was raking leaves time again. So many leaves out there and we are not even in prime time leaf falling yet! For Dinner tonight I prepared Loaded Potato Hearty Soup.

 

I wanted something light for Dinner so Soup seemed perfect! I’m trying the Idahoan Loaded Potato Hearty Soup. It comes in a packet and easy to prepare. I’ll be preparing the Soup on the stovetop. Start by heating 4 cups of water to a boil in a 2 quart pot. Whisk in the contents of one pouch of soup all at once. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 min, stirring occasionally. Remove the pot from heat and let stand 5 min to cool slightly before serving.

 

Really a very good Potato Soup! I topped it off with Sargento Off the Block 4 State Cheddar Cheese. Plenty of Potatoes and the Soup had excellent Seasoning. I’ll be adding this to the Pantry! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IDAHOAN LOADED POTATO HEARTY SOUP
As a 2017 BrandSpark Best New Product Awards winner, Idahoan Loaded Potato Hearty Soup gives you restaurant quality soup—flavorful, hearty, slow-cooked taste—in minutes. You don’t have to go out for restaurant-quality potato soup anymore—Idahoan is bringing it straight to your table! Filled with real, red potatoes and red potato skins, this hearty soup delivers exceptional taste and texture with every spoonful!

Prep Instructions
Stove Top Preparation

1 – On the stovetop, heat 4 cups of water to a boil in a 2 quart pot.
2 – Whisk in the contents of one pouch of soup all at once. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 min, stirring occasionally.
3 – Remove from heat and let stand 5 min to cool slightly before serving.
https://idahoan.com/products/loaded-potato-hearty-soup/

 

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Chicken Jambalaya

February 18, 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 a Chicken Jambalaya. I’ve got a Chicken Jambalaya for this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week. Made using Cubed and Cooked Chicken, Vegetable Oil, Onions, Green Pepper, Garlic, Rice, Seasoning, Hot Pepper Sauce, Tomatoes, and Unsalted Chicken Broth. Jambalaya, I love it! 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 Jambalaya
Craving authentic Louisiana fare? You can’t go wrong with this one-pot Creole jambalaya!

Ingredients
Preparation time:
1 hour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 onions, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken
1 cup uncooked rice
1 bay leaf, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt-free Creole seasoning
3–4 drops hot pepper sauce
1 can (16 ounces) tomatoes
1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth

Directions
Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: 1 1/4 cups

1 – Heat vegetable oil in a large pot, then sauté onions, green pepper, and garlic until tender. Add chicken and rice, stirring until well coated with oil. Add bay leaf, thyme, Creole seasoning, hot pepper sauce, tomatoes, and broth. Cover and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 30–40 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 283 calories, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Protein: 16 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 60 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/chicken-jambalaya/

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

December 7, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | 1 Comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Chunky Beef Chili. Made using Beef for Stew (cut into chunks), Seasoning, Onion, Jalapeño Pepper, and Diced Tomatoes. The recipe comes from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so be sure to check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Chunky Beef Chili
This simple hearty bowl of red is an excellent source of protein, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of niacin.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds beef for stew, cut into 1 to 1 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium jalapeño pepper, minced*
2 (14.5-ounce) cans chili-seasoned diced tomatoes**

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat 1 tablespoon oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Brown 1/2 of beef; remove from stockpot. Repeat with remaining beef. Remove beef from stockpot. Season with salt, as desired.
2 – Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, onion and jalapeño pepper to stockpot. Cook and stir 5 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
3 – Return beef and juices to stockpot. Add tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
Makes 4 servings.

*To control the level of spicy heat, remove and discard some or all of the seeds and membranes from the peppers, or one (4-ounce) can of mild green chiles can be substituted for the fresh jalapeño pepper.

**Canned Mexican or Southwestern-style tomatoes can be substituted for the chili-seasoned tomatoes.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): 328 calories; 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat); 73 mg cholesterol; 849 mg sodium; 2 g carbohydrate; 1.7 g fiber; 27 g protein; 3.5 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 3.8 mg iron; 18.3 mcg selenium; 5.8 mg zinc.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/chunky_beef_chili_recipe.html

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS

September 11, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS. Take your Spaghetti and Meatballs to a new level by using Pappardelle Noodles in place of the Spaghetti and by making Buffalo Meatballs in place of the normal Meatballs you use. Also included is a Tomato Sauce and Pesto sauce recipes. To make the Meatballs you’ll be using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS
A fresh spin on traditional spaghetti and meatballs. Pappardelle (pronounced; Pop a dell a) noodles although egg based, are mostly very light, but this will depend on the brand you can find. My favorites are Rustichella D’arbruzzo or DeCecco. This recipe is a wonderful combination of flavors. For a complete meal I accompanied this dish with a Citrus Salad with Orange Chev Vinaigrette (recipe included with purchase upon request) and crusty bread. Great for a family style dinner – that kids will love, or sophisticated enough to serve at your next dinner party.

All the components make this recipe seem complicated, but the preparation is very easy and does not take a lot of time. For a super short-cut, you could buy ready-made pesto. Bon Appetito!

Meatball Ingredients:
1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
1/3 – cup pesto (recipe follows)
4 – ounces fresh Mozzarella, torn or shredded
olive oil
melted butter

Preparation:

1 – Break ground buffalo apart in a pie pan or bowl, and press out flat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
2 – Spoon pesto over the top of the meat and cover with the shredded mozzarella.
3 – Fold the meat into itself and mix together with hands until all ingredients are equally distributed.
4 – Form meat into silver dollar sized meatballs, or size of your liking and place on lightly oiled baking sheet.
5 – Chill meatballs for one hour in the refrigerator.
6 – Position oven rack on top rung and preheat oven to broil.
7 – For best browning, brush chilled meat balls with a little melted butter.
8 – Broil meatballs for about 7 minutes or until browned. *For larger meatballs increase your cooking time based on size.

Quick Tomato Sauce Ingredients:
1 – 28oz. can whole stewed Italian tomatoes
1 – 28 oz. can crushed Italian tomatoes
1 – teaspoon garlic powder
1 – teaspoon crushed fennel
1 – teaspoon oregano
1 – teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – pinch chili flake
1 – lemon, juiced *1/4 cup
1 – teaspoon balsamic syrup
2 – tablespoons sugar

Preparation:

1 – In deep pot, over medium high heat, add stewed tomatoes and smash with a potato masher, breaking tomatoes into pieces.
2 – Add crushed tomatoes and bring to a light boil.
Add remaining ingredients, stirring to incorporate.
3 – Reduce heat to simmer and allow tomato sauce to thicken, about 15 minutes or until desired consistency is achieved.
4 – Season to taste with a pinch more of salt and an additional squeeze of lemon or to your liking.

Pappardelle Ingredients:
12 – ounces Pappardelle
4 – quarts water
2 – tablespoons salt
1/2 – cup pesto, or more if you prefer – room temperature

Preparation:

1 – Fill a large pot with water and salt and bring to a boil.
2 – Add Pappardelle to the pot and cook uncovered for 7 minutes.
Remove from heat and strain water from the pot, leaving about 1 to 2 tablespoons of water in the pot. Do not return to heat.
3 – Lightly warm pesto in microwave for 30 seconds.
4 – Add pesto to the Pappardelle and toss gently.

Other Recipe Ingredients:
½ – cup Italian parsley, chopped
Parmigiano Reggiano, shaved

Entrée Assembly:

1 – Place pesto coated Pappardelle on plates or in a bowl.
2 – Cover with tomato sauce and top with pesto meatballs.
3 – Garnish with parsley and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano.

Basil Pesto
* I am a non-pine-nut person. If you prefer them in your pesto, simply add them to the recipe. Recipe can easily be cut in half.

Ingredients:
2 – cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 – cups shredded parmesan cheese
3 – garlic cloves, chopped
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon pepper (*I like a little more)
1 – tablespoon lemon juice (*I like a little more)1 – cup olive oil

* Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate unused amounts for another use (and there are many).
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/pappardelle-and-pesto-meatballs

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 28, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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When adding Dried Herbs or Fresh Herbs……….

Add dried herbs at the beginning of your cooking, and fresh herbs at the end.

Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings and Baked Crinkle Cut Fries

May 21, 2018 at 5:07 PM | Posted in Chicken Wings, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings and Baked Crinkle Cut Fries

 

For Breakfast on this Monday Morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It’s 85 degrees and humid again outside rain moving in later. I was on the phone most of the day, We are in the process of moving Dad to a different Long Term Care Facility. We are not happy with the care that Dad receives. He’s not mistreated or anything like that but the Center is understaffed and the Food is pretty bad. So we’ve found a different place for him. Hope it all works out. For Dinner tonight I prepared Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings and Baked Crinkle Cut Fries. It’s Freezer Week Dinners for this week. The freezer is getting a little full. You buy an item and it gradually gets pushed back by other items bought and slowly becomes a “Forgotten Freezer Item” So this week I’m digging through the freezer for my meals this week. Tonight Wings and Fries.

 

I prepared some of the Kroger Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings. I really enjoy these Kroger Brand Wings! they 3 or 4 different types of Seasoned Wings. I like these and the Buffalo Wings. I’ll be baking these, I preheated the oven to 425 degrees. Used a baking sheet, lined it with foil and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I lined the Wings up on the foil and seasoned them with the BBQ Dry Rub that came with the Wings. I then baked them for 17 minutes, flipping them over after 8 minutes. These turned out to be an excellent Wing! Excellent BBQ Dry Rub. Served these with a side of Litehouse Light Blue Cheese Dressing.

 

 

To go with my Wings I prepared some Ore Ida Golden Crinkle Cut French Fries. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 


Litehouse – Lite Blue Cheese Dressing

Made with 48% fewer calories than regular blue cheese dressing, this version tastes as delicious as ever. The handcrafted blue cheese crumbles and fresh buttermilk together create a taste you can feel good about. You won’t even miss those calories! Great taste with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

https://www.litehousefoods.com/products/lite-blue-cheese-dressing

 

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®

French fries with ridges.Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®
We’re proud to say that our Golden Crinkles® are America’s favorite fries!* What’s not to love? These oh-so-tasty crinkle cut fries are just plain fun, especially when they’re paired with a juicy hamburger or hot dog and dipped in Heinz® Ketchup

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 120
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
https://www.oreida.com/Products/G/Golden-Crinkles#.Vfy2YN9Viko

Our Best One-Pan Dinner Recipes

May 5, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its, Our Best One-Pan Dinner Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Our Best One-Pan Dinner Recipes like; Cajun-Style Steaks, Chicken in Mushroom Sauce, and Sausage and Pepper Medley. Find these recipes and much more at Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Our Best One-Pan Dinner Recipes
Make dinner easy and cleanup a cinch with these delicious one-pan diabetic recipes.

Cajun-Style Steaks
A little Cajun seasoning adds a flavor wallop to these tomato- and sweet pepper-topped cube steaks. A side of fresh fruit salad completes the meal…………

Chicken in Mushroom Sauce
The aromatic flavors of parsley, thyme, and rosemary are sure to wow family and friends. Chunky carrots and tiny pearl onions simmer together in the sauce, providing enhanced immunity, anticancer benefits, heart protection, blood sugar control, and healthier skin……

Sausage and Pepper Medley
Vitamin C-rich sweet peppers add low-carb flavor as well as volume to this slightly spicy dish. For more heat, use hot Italian turkey sausage links rather than mild………..

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