Smoky Mushroom Bread Pudding with Three Cheeses

July 25, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Smoky Mushroom Bread Pudding. Some of the Ingredients you’ll be needing are Bread, Butter, Onion, Spices, Mushrooms, Tabasco, Eggs, Green Onions, Wisconsin Smoked Cheddar Cheese, Wisconsin American Processed Cheese, Wisconsin Parmesan Cheese, and more! 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 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Smoky Mushroom Bread Pudding with Three Cheeses
Bread pudding is one of the comfort foods. This savory version features smoked cheddar, processed cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, and can be served as a satisfying meatless entrée or hearty side dish.

Recipe Ingredients:
8 slices firm textured bread, not sourdough
2 tablespoons butter – divided use
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
8 ounces fresh mushrooms, chopped unevenly
Salt and pepper
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon dried (powdered) mustard
Dash hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco™
3 large eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
1/2 cup shredded Wisconsin Smoked Cheddar cheese
4 slices (3 ounces) diced Wisconsin American processed cheese
1/2 cup Wisconsin Parmesan cheese, shredded or grated

Cooking Directions:
1 – Trim the crusts from the bread and place half the slices in an oblong baking dish, about 10 inches in length. Cut the bread to cover the bottom of the casserole. Reserve remaining slices.
2 – Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
3 – Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a deep, large skillet and add the onion. Crumble the oregano and thyme over the onion and mix. Cook the onion over low/medium heat until it is soft, about 12 minutes. Add the remaining butter and mushrooms. Stir so the mushrooms are coated. Cook the mushrooms for about 5 minutes, until tender. Season with salt and pepper.
4 – In a large bowl, whisk the milk, dried mustard, hot pepper sauce and eggs. Stir in green onions. In another bowl, mix the cheeses.
5 – Spoon the mushroom mixture over the bread in the casserole. Layer with half the cheese. Place remaining bread slices over and top with remaining cheese. Pour milk mixture over all. Cover with foil. Bake 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes longer.
6 – Serve hot.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/sidedish/smoky_bread_pudding_with_wisconsin_cheeses_recipe.html

Healthy Grilled Pizza Recipes WEDNESDAY

July 21, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Grilled Pizza Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Grilled Pizza Recipes with recipes including Farmstand Pizza, Caribbean Jerk Chicken Pizza, and Sausage, Mushroom and Pesto Grilled Pizza. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Grilled Pizza Recipes
Find healthy, delicious grilled pizza recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Farmstand Pizza
Using premade pizza crusts means this dinner can be on the table in just 30 minutes. The vegetable sauce is prepared on the stove and the pizzas are finished up quickly on the grill……

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Pizza
These Caribbean-inspired pizzas are topped with jerk chicken, sweet mango, tangy pineapple, and spicy jalapeño and are grilled, rather than baked, for a quick and healthy meal!……..

Sausage, Mushroom and Pesto Grilled Pizza
Healthy homemade sausage-and-mushroom pizza in the comfort of your backyard? Yes, please. All you need for a Naples-worthy pie is a hot grill, store-bought pizza dough and easy prepared ingredients. Serve with a glass of Chianti………….

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Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Fresh Green Beans and Sweet Corn on the Cob

July 19, 2021 at 7:06 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Fresh Green Beans and Sweet Corn on the Cob

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea and a 1/2 a Cake Donut for Breakfast. Mostly sunny and 87 degrees out today. I completed moving everything out of the spare room but a chair, computer and computer desk, and T.V. out of the room. Then did some yard work and I also cleaned the 3 portable fans of all dust on them and inside of them. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Fresh Green Beans and Sweet Corn on the Cob.

 

I had a pack of Pork Chops in a package in the freezer. Put the bag in the fridge to thaw overnight. To to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it, preheat the oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 160°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible tasty Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

I also prepared a Quart Jar of the Canned Green Beans. I cooked them with a piece of Fatback Pork in a kettle. Love these Canned Green Beans, they are so fresh tasting! I could have Green Beans every day, love them!

 

 

For another side I boiled a couple of Ears of Sweet Corn. It came out so good. I seasoned it with Morton’s Light Salt and Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Ross, Ohio it has the best Sweet Corn grown anywhere! Quite a Meal tonight! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

 

 

 

 

Green Beans Health Benefits………….
You should learn to love green beans with all of your heart – their powerful combination of fiber, folate, and the minerals magnesium and potassium make green beans a super food for cardiovascular health. Green beans are a healthy addition to almost any eating plan because they are a low-calorie, low-fat source of energy.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Eggplant “Steak” with Blue Cheese Cream MONDAY

July 19, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Eggplant “Steak” with Blue Cheese Cream. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Eggplant, Portabella Mushrooms, Spices, Garlic, Heavy Cream and more! Also included is a recipe for Wisconsin Blue Cheese Cream. 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 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Eggplant “Steak” with Blue Cheese Cream
Eggplant ‘steak’ is topped with a savory portabella mushroom ‘paste’ and cap, and served with a tangy blue cheese cream.

Recipe Ingredients:
8 slices (1/2 inch thick, 4 inches wide) eggplant, peeled
4 portabella mushrooms, stems removed and reserved
6 tablespoons basil oil
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 teaspoons finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, mashed and chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup heavy cream
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Nutmeg to taste

Polenta, flavored with marjoram for accompaniment

Wisconsin Blue Cheese Cream:
1 cup vegetable stock
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup (2 ounces) blue cheese, crumbled

Cooking Directions:
1 – Lightly brush eggplant slices and mushroom caps with basil oil; season with salt and pepper. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F (205°C) for 20 minutes, turning over at halfway point; set aside to cool.
2 – Meanwhile, in a sauté pan, heat remaining basil oil. Add onions and garlic; cook until translucent.
3 – Chop the reserved mushroom stems; add to pan with 1 tablespoon chopped mushrooms. Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat, or until no moisture remains.
4 – Add cream; reduce mixture to a light mushroom paste, or until a creamy mushroom mixture remains. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
5 – To assemble, layer four (4-inch) molds, first with 1 slice eggplant then with 1/2 inch of mushroom mixture. Repeat layer; top each mold with 1 mushroom cap.
6 – Reheat in oven.
7 – Serve with marjoram-flavored polenta; pour Wisconsin Blue Cheese Cream around each plate.
8 – For Wisconsin Blue Cheese Cream: Bring stock to a boil; reduce to 1/2 cup. Add cream; reduce to a total volume of 1 cup. Add blue cheese; season with salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/eggplant_steak_with_blue_cheese_recipe.html

Breakfast Recipes with Potatoes

July 18, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Breakfast Recipes with Potatoes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Breakfast Recipes with Potatoes. Find recipes like- Summer Skillet Vegetable and Egg Scramble, Sweet Pepper Hash Brown Baked Eggs, and Egg, Hash Brown and Bacon Breakfast Skillet. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Breakfast Recipes with Potatoes
Find healthy, delicious breakfast potato recipes including hash browns, home fries and potato pancakes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Summer Skillet Vegetable and Egg Scramble
Don’t toss out those almost-past-their-prime vegetables and fresh herbs. Toss them into this skillet egg scramble for a quick vegetarian meal. Nearly any vegetable will work in this easy skillet recipe, so choose your favorites or use what you have on hand……………

Sweet Pepper Hash Brown Baked Eggs
This hash brown and egg dish with sweet green pepper rings is easy to create and perfect for brunch or breakfast…………

Egg, Hash Brown and Bacon Breakfast Skillet
This breakfast skillet is reminiscent of the hashbrown bowl at Waffle House. It’s filling and tastes decadent, but is still a pretty low-calorie breakfast. Be sure to use a large skillet because although it may seem too big for the amount of ingredients, you need the surface area to get your potatoes crispy (overcrowding your skillet will just steam them)……………..

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LEMON CAESAR SALAD

July 17, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a LEMON CAESAR SALAD. Some of the ingredients that you’ll be needing are Romaine Lettuce, Grape Tomatoes, Lemon Juice, Worcestershire Sauce, Spices, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Anchovies, Whole Grain Bread, and more! So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

LEMON CAESAR SALAD
Ingredients

1 head Romaine lettuce, washed and trimmed, cut into bite size pieces
1-1/2 cups grape tomatoes (375 mL)
1/4 cup lemon juice (60 mL)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce (7 mL)
1 tsp dry mustard (5 mL)
1 tsp lemon zest (5 mL)
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper (1 mL)
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (75 mL)
1 (2 oz/75 mL) can anchovies
1 cup canola oil (250 mL)
4 thick slices whole grain bread, cut into cubes
2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese (30 mL)
dash of pepper
1 Tbsp Italian parsley, very finely chopped (15 mL)

Directions
1 – In a large salad bowl, prepare lettuce and toss with tomatoes. Cover and refrigerate while preparing the dressing.
2 – Combine lemon juice, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, lemon zest, freshly ground pepper and Parmesan cheese in a food processor. Blend on high speed for 30 seconds. With processor running, add canola oil in a fine stream and continue to blend until smooth.
3 -Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Toss bread with canola oil, Parmesan cheese, pepper and Italian parsley. Spread on lightly greased baking sheet and bake about 20 minutes, until croutons are golden.
4 – Pour desired amount of dressing over salad, add croutons and toss lightly. Top the salad with additional Parmesan cheese shavings. Serve immediately.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 490
Fat: 46 grams
Saturated Fat: 4.5 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sodium: 570 milligrams
Cholesterol: 15 milligrams
Protein: 9 grams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/lemon-caesar-salad

Roasted Garlic and Herb Pork Loin Chops w/ Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Butternut Squash…..

July 14, 2021 at 7:18 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Roasted Garlic and Herb Pork Loin Chops w/ Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Butternut Squash and Baked Roasted Garlic Bread

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. 83 degrees and cloudy out today, but no rain! I was off to Meijer after my Tea. I needed a couple of more boxes for moving some stuff out of the room that’s going to have new flooring in it. Amazing how much you gather after time! Then later I went around to gather donations to help out the family who lost family members in the fire here the other day. All the neighbors have really stepped up to help the other family members. For Dinner tonight it’s Roasted Garlic and Herb Pork Loin Chops w/ Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Butternut Squash and Baked Roasted Garlic Bread.

 

While at Meijer I picked up a new product, AdapTable Meals – Roasted Garlic and Herb Pork Loin Chops, Seasoned With: Garlic, Onion, Tomato and Olive Oil. First time that I seen these. They looked Delicious and I was looking for something for Dinner, and I found it! I’ll be preparing them by Skillet.

 

To prepare them I heat one tablespoon of Cooking Olive Oil in a skillet on medium-high. I cooked the chops in a covered skillet for 2 1/2 minutes per side until product reaches 145°F on a my meat thermometer. Removed from the heat, let them rest for 3 minutes. These came out Delicious! Very well seasoned, tender and moist. I’ll purchase more of their products!

 

 

 

For 1 side I prepared a package of Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 total minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. I could make a meal out of just Mashed Potatoes.

 

 

Then for a 2nd side I repaired some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, 1 tablespoon Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash. I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Popcorn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

AdapTable Meals – Roasted Garlic and Herb Pork Loin Chops
Seasoned With: Garlic, Onion, Tomato and Olive Oil

Directions
1 – Briefly heat one tablespoon of oil in a skillet on medium-high.
2 – Cook chops in a covered skillet for 2-2 1/2 minutes per side until product reaches 145°F on a meat thermometer.
3 – Remove from heat, rest for 3 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4 oz
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 440mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Protein 25g 50%
https://adaptablemeals.com/product/roasted-garlic-herb-pork-loin-chops/

One of America’s Favorites – Bacon Explosion

July 12, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A Bacon Explosion on a grill

A Bacon Explosion is a pork dish that consists of bacon wrapped around a filling of spiced sausage and crumbled bacon. The American-football-sized dish is then smoked or baked. It became known after being posted on the BBQ Addicts blog, and spread to the mainstream press with numerous stories discussing the dish. In time, the articles began to discuss the Internet “buzz” itself.

The Bacon Explosion is made of bacon, sausage, barbecue sauce, and barbecue seasoning or rub. The bacon is assembled in a weave to hold the sausage, sauce, and crumbled bacon. Once rolled, the Bacon Explosion is cooked (either smoked or baked), basted, cut, and served. The Bacon Explosion’s creators produced a cookbook featuring the recipes which ultimately won the 2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for “Best Barbecue Book in the World”. The Bacon Explosion also won at the 2013 Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival.

Jason Day and Aaron Chronister posted the dish in December 2008 on their “BBQ Addicts” blog. It quickly became an Internet phenomenon, generating more than 500,000 hits and 16,000 links to the blog, and was even included on political blogs because “Republicans like meat.” There are fan clubs and follow-up videos of various attempts to create the dish.

The inventors are experienced barbecue competition participants from Kansas City, and compete in cook-offs as the Burnt Finger BBQ team. According to the Telegraph, “They came up with the delicacy after being challenged on Twitter to create the ultimate bacon recipe.” They christened their innovation the “Bacon Explosion: The BBQ Sausage Recipe of all Recipes.” The Bacon Explosion is similar to a number of previously published recipes. Day and Chronister do not claim to have invented the concept, but assert the term “Bacon Explosion” as a trademark.

Preparing a Bacon Explosion “requires the minimum of culinary talent” and the ingredient list is short. It is made from 2 pounds of thick cut bacon, 2 pounds of Italian sausage, one jar of barbecue sauce, and one jar of barbecue rub/seasoning. The Bacon Explosion is constructed by weaving the bacon together to serve as a base. The base is seasoned and followed by the layering of sausage meat and crumbled bacon. Barbecue sauce and more seasoning is added before rolling it into a giant “sausage-shaped monster” inside aluminum foil. It takes about an hour per inch of thickness to cook and is then basted with more barbecue sauce, sliced into rounds, and served.

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Greens and Broccoli Salad with Peppy Vinaigrette

July 11, 2021 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 Greens and Broccoli Salad with Peppy Vinaigrette. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Sun Dried Tomato Halves, Leaf Lettuce, Broccoli Florets, Mushrooms, Radishes, Balsamic Vinegar, Chicken Bouillon Granules, Spices, and more! There’s 54 calories and 7 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Greens and Broccoli Salad with Peppy Vinaigrette
Chock-full of fresh veggies, and weighing in at only 54 calories per serving, this Greens and Broccoli Salad is perfect for a light lunch.

Ingredients
4 sun-dried tomato halves (not packed in oil)
3 cups torn leaf lettuce
1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup sliced radishes
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1/4 teaspoon dried chervil or dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of total recipe

1 – Pour boiling water over tomatoes in small bowl to cover. Let stand 5 minutes; drain.

2 – Chop tomatoes. Combine tomatoes, lettuce, broccoli, mushrooms, and radishes in large salad bowl.

3 – Combine 2 tablespoons water, vinegar, oil, bouillon granules, chervil, mustard, and red pepper in jar with tight-fitting lid; shake well. Add to salad; toss gently.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 54 calories, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 79 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/greens-and-broccoli-salad-with-peppy-vinaigrette/

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Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Golden Hominy

July 6, 2021 at 10:29 PM | Posted in pork tenderloin | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/Roasted Butternut Squash and Golden Hominy

 

Started the day off with a couple of toasted slices of Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Wheat Bread that I topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 94 degrees, humid and partly cloudy out today. After Breakfast I went to Kroger for a few items. Stopped by Wendy’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Same thing going on here. I watered the plants and got a little yard work in before the heat and humidity set in for the day. After Lunch I laid down for a while. I had a bad headache today, I believe it was due to my allergies. So for Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Golden Hominy.

 

I had not had a Pork Tenderloin in a while so I purchased one of the the Simple Truth Pork Tenderloin from Kroger the other day, just over 1 1/2 lbs. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 pork Tenderloin, 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 350°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. From the stove to the oven; Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet into a platter or dish and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being tender and moist! This is my favorite Pork Recipe by far!

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, 1 tablespoon Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

 

For another side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy, and its been a while since I’ve any. For those that has never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. There is White and Golden Hominy, my favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

Pork Tenderloin


Simple Truth Natural Pork comes from pigs raised humanely on family farms, and fed an all-vegetarian diet as nature intended. This results in pork that is tender and flavorful — the way pork should taste.
• No antibiotics — ever
• No added hormones — ever
• No preservatives
• No artificial colors or flavors — ever
• Always 100% vegetarian-fed

 

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