“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Apple Pie Oatmeal

December 30, 2019 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 – Apple Pie Oatmeal. Start off with your day off with a Delicious and Healthy bowl of Apple Pie Oatmeal. Made using Old Fashioned Oats with a topping made using Splenda Brown Sugar, Chopped Apple, and Apple Pie Spice. The recipe comes from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Apple Pie Oatmeal
Start your day with a bowl of steaming oatmeal. It is even better topped with fresh apples and spices.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup water
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 dash salt

Apple Pie Topping:
2 teaspoons Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1 tablespoon chopped apple
1 dash apple pie spice

Cooking Directions:
1 – Stovetop Directions: Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in oats and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat 5 minutes.
2 – Microwave Directions: Combine water, oats, and salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover tightly with heavy-duty plastic wrap; fold back a small edge to allow steam to escape. Microwave on HIGH 2 1/2 to 3 minutes; stir well.
3 – Top oatmeal with Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, chopped apple and spice.
Makes 1 serving.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 recipe): Calories 200 | Calories from Fat 25 | Fat 2.5g (sat 0.5g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 400mg | Carbohydrates 37g | Fiber 5g | Sugars 9g | Protein 5g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/apple_pie_oatmeal_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – PUMPKIN-MAPLE CRUSTLESS CHEESECAKE

September 19, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a PUMPKIN-MAPLE CRUSTLESS CHEESECAKE. This one just screams the upcoming Fall Season! It’s made using; Fat Free Cream Cheese, Eggs, Splenda Brown Sugar, Low Fat Maple or Vanilla Yogurt, Rum Flavoring, and Seasoning. This is is just one of many Diabetic Friendly Recipes that you can find at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website so be sure to check it out! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

PUMPKIN-MAPLE CRUSTLESS CHEESECAKE
Ingredients

3 (8 ounce) packages fat-free cream cheese, warmed in a microwave for 15 seconds
1/3 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
3 large eggs
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1/2 cup low-fat maple or vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon imitation maple or rum flavoring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup thinly sliced crystallized ginger (garnish)

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat the bottom and sides of a 9-inch spring form pan with non-stick cooking spray.
2 – Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and Splenda Brown Sugar Blend until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time. Blend in pumpkin, yogurt, flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, maple flavoring, and vanilla.
3 – Pour filling into prepared pan. Bake until outer rim is puffy and center is slightly wobbly, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Remove from oven and run a butter knife around the inner edge but do not remove the pan side. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Refrigerate warm cake, uncovered, until cold. Then cover with foil and refrigerate at least 4 hours (or up to 3 days). Remove 1 hour before serving.
4 – When ready to serve, carefully remove side of pan. Cut into 12 wedges with wet knife wiped clean between cuts. Garnish with crystallized ginger, if desired.
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/pumpkin-maple-crustless-cheesecake

Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies)

March 8, 2018 at 6:07 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies)

 

 


For Breakfast this morning I poached an Egg and served it on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Big change in the weather out there. 24 degrees, snow flurries, and windy, which makes it feel a lot colder out there! Had a high of 40 degrees but it sure felt colder. Had a good nights sleep last night, no Phantom Pains! Did some house cleaning and that was about it. For Dinner tonight it’s Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies). Comfort Food tonight, Good Ole Beans and Weenies!

 

 

Been a while since I’ve prepared Sausage and Beans. So tonight it’s Beans and Weenies, but I kicked this version up a bit. I used 1 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage (sliced into thin bite size pieces), 3 slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon (Fried and Crumbled), 1 can of Bush’s White Chili Beans, 1 can Bush’s Vegetarian Reduced Sodium Baked Beans, 1/4 cup of Red Onion (Chopped), 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon Ground Mustard, 1 tablespoon Splenda Brown Sugar, Liquid Smoke (Optional and to taste), a couple of shakes (or more) of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and 2 cups of Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce (or to taste).

 

I used a small size Dutch Oven that I had sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. Added all the ingredients except for the Turkey Smoked Sausage to the Dutch Oven, and stirred until well mixed. I turned the stove on medium low, covered the pot and just let it simmer. Another set it and forget recipe! After I got the Beans started I fried up 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages. I first sliced them up into bite size pieces then fried them on medium until they started to brown and removed them from the heat and put them in a small bowl and set aside.

 

 

Then using the same skillet I fried the Sausage in I fried 3 slices of Applegate No Sugar Added Uncured Bacon, actually I fried 5 slices. Always remember when preparing Bacon to always add 2 extra slices. Because you know you’ll grab a couple of slices, it’s called the Bacon Factor or Bacon Math. First time I’ve tried the Applegate Bacon. I normaly use Turkey or Chicken Bacon but this looked like an excellent Bacon. It fried up perfect and very good flavor to it. Plus it’s only 60 calories for 2 slices. As I said it fried up nice and crisp and when done crumbled it up into small pieces and added it to the Beans. Sausage, Bacon, and Beans are such a natural combo, Bacon gives it that wonderful smoky flavor.

 


I love dishes that you can set and let them simmer, to me it seems to give food a much richer and deeper flavor. After a couple of hours I added the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages to the Beans. Kept the heat on low until it was time for dinner. A good Hearty Meal tonight. You have the smokiness of the Bacon and Liquid Smoke, the Sweetness and Tang of the BBQ Sauce, the Spices, along with the Smoked Turkey Sausage and Beans. I just love all the flavors, a real comfort food favorite! Another plus is the cleanup, just one dutch Oven and 1 skillet to clean. Also reheated the leftover Bakehouse Multigrain Bread. For Dessert later a So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream Sandwich.

 

 

 

 

Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage
14 oz. | Servings: 7
Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

Microwave:
Wrap individual sausages in paper towels and place on a microwave-safe plate.Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage
Microwave on High 3-1/4 minutes (1-1/2 minutes for one).
Let stand 2 minutes before serving.
**Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate.Always heat thoroughly.

Grilling:
Grill at medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.

Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.

Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)

Servings Per Container 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Iron 2%
Calcium 2%

Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.
http://www.butterball.com/product/smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

 

 

 


Bush’s Beans
Baked Beans, burritos, bean salads, hummus, refried beans, chili, soups and stews — hardly scratches the surface of what beans can do. At BUSH’S®, we celebrate the “humble” bean in all its many varieties and forms; just as much as we champion great flavor and balanced nutrition. So, when you cook with beans in your day-to-day meals, you know what: you’re living the bean life.
https://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/bean-life/

Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies)

January 30, 2018 at 6:03 PM | Posted in Bush's, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies)

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a another of the delicious SayersBrook Bison Ranch Filet Mignon! I love these they’re so tender and fry up so easy. So I had Steak and Egg. I had Bison Filet Mignon in the freezer, I laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. I fried it like last time. I just seasoned it with some McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I then grabbed a small skillet, sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray, and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. Fried the first side 3 minutes and flipped it over and cooked it another 2 minutes. And like last time it came out a perfect medium rare! It was so tender and juicy. Then I also fried up a Sunny Side Egg and toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Sure tough to beat a Steak and Egg Breakfast Combo! Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea.

 


We had snow showers on and off all night, none of it stuck to the ground though. Another cool day out, a high of 33 degrees and sunny out. After I had Breakfast I prepared Breakfast for Mom and Dad. I prepared Scrambled Eggs, sausage Patties, Buttery Grits, Toast, and made a pot of Coffee. Gave Mom a hand with a couple of loads of laundry. Then cleaned the house, dusted and vacuumed. For Dinner tonight it’s Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies). Comfort Food tonight!

 

 

I’ve been wanting some more of the Sausage and Beans for a while now. So tonight it’s Beans and Weenies, but I kicked this version up a bit. I used 1 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage (sliced into thin bite size pieces), 3 slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon (Fried and Crumbled), 1 can of Bush’s White Chili Beans, 1 can Bush’s Vegetarian Reduced Sodium Baked Beans, 1/4 cup of Red Onion (Chopped), 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon Ground Mustard, 1 tablespoon Splenda Brown Sugar, Liquid Smoke (Optional and to taste), a couple of shakes (or more) of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and 2 cups of Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce (or to taste).

 


I used a small size Dutch Oven that I had sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. Added all the ingredients except for the Turkey Smoked Sausage to the Dutch Oven, and stirred until well mixed. I turned the stove on medium low, covered the pot and just let it simmer. Another set it and forget recipe! After I got the Beans started I fried up 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages. I first sliced them up into bite size pieces then fried them on medium until they started to brown and removed them from the heat and put them in a small bowl and set aside.

 

Then using the same skillet I fried the Sausage in I fried 3 slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, actually I fried 5 slices.  Always remember when preparing Bacon to always add 2 extra slices. Because you know you’ll grab a couple of slices, it’s called the Bacon Factor or Bacon Math. I fried it up nice and crisp and when done crumbled it up into small pieces and added it to the Beans. Sausage, Bacon, and Beans are such a natural combo, Bacon gives it that wonderful smoky flavor.

 

 

 

I love dishes that you can set and let them simmer, to me it seems to give food a much richer and deeper flavor. After a couple of hours I added the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages to the Beans. Kept the heat on low until it was time for dinner. A good Hearty Meal tonight. You have the smokiness of the Bacon and Liquid Smoke, the Sweetness and Tang of the BBQ Sauce, the Spices, along with the Smoked Turkey Sausage and Beans. I just love all the flavors, a real comfort food favorite! Another plus is the cleanup, just one dutch Oven and 1 skillet to clean. Also reheated the leftover Bakehouse Multigrain Bread. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage

14 oz. | Servings: 7

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

Microwave:
Wrap individual sausages in paper towels and place on a microwave-safe plate.Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage
Microwave on High 3-1/4 minutes (1-1/2 minutes for one).
Let stand 2 minutes before serving.
**Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate.Always heat thoroughly.

Grilling:
Grill at medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.

Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.

Always heat thoroughly.

Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)

Servings Per Container 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Iron 2%
Calcium 2%

Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.
http://www.butterball.com/product/smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

 

 

Bush’s Beans

Baked Beans, burritos, bean salads, hummus, refried beans, chili, soups and stews — hardly scratches the surface of what beans can do. At BUSH’S®, we celebrate the “humble” bean in all its many varieties and forms; just as much as we champion great flavor and balanced nutrition. So, when you cook with beans in your day-to-day meals, you know what: you’re living the bean life.
https://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/bean-life/

Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies)

January 29, 2017 at 5:57 PM | Posted in Bush's, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies)

 

 
For Breakfast I toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread that I lightly buttered with I Can’t Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies) 014Believe It’s Not Butter. Then I fried up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links and prepared the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast i went up the road to the local Kroger to pick up a few items for Mom and myself. Back home, put everything away and went over to Rehab to see Dad, I was lucky to find this place, they are so nice and Dad is real happy with it! So Monday starts the therapy and building his strength back up. Back home I did some laundry and some light cleaning. For Dinner tonight it’s Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies). Comfort Food!

 

 

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I’ve been wanting the Sausage and Beans for a while now. So tonight it’s Beans and Weenies, but I kicked this version up a bit. I used 1 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage (sliced into thin bite size pieces), 3 slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon (Fried and Crumbled), 1 can of Bush’s White Chili Beans, 1 can Bush’s Vegetarian Reduced Sodium Baked Beans, 1/4 cup of Red Onion (Chopped), 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon Ground Mustard, 1 tablespoon Splenda Brown Sugar, Liquid Smoke (Optional and to taste), a couple of shakes (or more) of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and 2 cups of Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce (or to taste).
I used a small size Dutch Oven that I had sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. Added all the ingredients except for the Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies) 003Turkey Smoked Sausage to the Dutch Oven, and stirred until well mixed. I turned the stove on medium low, covered the pot and just let it simmer. Another set it and forget recipe! After I got the Beans started I fried up 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages. I first sliced them up into bite size pieces then fried them on medium until they started to brown and removed them from the heat and put them in a small bowl and set aside.

 

 
Then using the same skillet I fried the Sausage in I fried 3 slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, actually I fried 5 slices turkey-bacon-and-muenster-cheese-buffalo-burger-w-baked-fries-002actually. Always remember when preparing Bacon to always add 2 extra slices. Because you know you’ll grab a couple of slices, it’s called the Bacon Factor or Bacon Math. I fried it up nice and crisp and when done crumbled it up into small pieces and added it to the Beans. Sausage, Bacon, and Beans are such a natural combo, Bacon gives it that wonderful smoky flavor.

 

 

 
I love dishes that you can set and let them simmer, to me it seems to give food a much richer and deeper flavor. AfterBeans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies) 007 a couple of hours I added the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages to the Beans. Kept the heat on low until it was time for dinner. A good Hearty Meal tonight. You have the smokiness of the Bacon and Liquid Smoke, the Sweetness and Tang of the BBQ Sauce, the Spices, along with the Smoked Turkey Sausage and Beans. I just love all the flavors, a real comfort food favorite! Another plus is the cleanup, just one dutch Oven and 1 skillet to clean. Also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread and had a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 
Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage

14 oz. | Servings: 7Butterbal Smoked Turkey Sausage

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

Microwave:
Wrap individual sausages in paper towels and place on a microwave-safe plate.Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage
Microwave on High 3-1/4 minutes (1-1/2 minutes for one).
Let stand 2 minutes before serving.
**Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate.Always heat thoroughly.Grilling:
Grill at medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)
Servings Per Container 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Iron 2%
Calcium 2%

Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.

http://www.butterball.com/product/smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies)

September 4, 2016 at 5:01 PM | Posted in Bush's, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies)

 
For Breakfast it was a bowl of Cheerio’s Cereal along with the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies) 014Breakfast I started a load of laundry for Mom and then headed out to the local Kroger for Mom. She just needed a few items so I did the shopping for her. Then on the way back I stopped at McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for her. Back home did a little yard work before the heat and humidity set in for the day. Done with all the major chores so just did a few things around the house that needed done. After Lunch headed up to the hospital to see Dad. He turns 95 today! We thought he was going to get to come home today but he had a bad night last night, sick to his stomach and didn’t sleep all night. So he’ll be there till next week. For Dinner tonight it’s Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies).

 

Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies) 001

So tonight it’s Beans and Weenies, but I kicked this version up a bit. I used 1 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage (sliced into thin bite size pieces), 3 slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon (Fried and Crumbled), 1 can of Bush’s White Chili Beans, 1 can Bush’s Vegetarian Reduced Sodium Baked Beans, 1/4 cup of Red Onion (Chopped), 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon Ground Mustard, 1 tablespoon Splenda Brown Sugar, Liquid Smoke (Optional and to taste), a couple of shakes (or more) of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and 2 cups of Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce (or to taste).

 

 

Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies) 003
I used a small size Dutch Oven that I had sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. Added all the ingredients except for the Turkey Smoked Sausage to the Dutch Oven, and stirred until well mixed. I turned the stove on medium low, covered the pot and just let it simmer. Another set it and forget recipe! After I got the Beans started I fried up 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages. I first sliced them up into bite size pieces then fried them on medium until they started to brown and removed them from the heat and put them in a small bowl and set aside.

 

 

Turkey bacon cooking in skillet.

Then using the same skillet I fried the Sausage in I fried 3 slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, actually I fried 5 slices actually. Always remember when preparing Bacon to always add 2 extra slices. Because you know you’ll grab a couple of slices, it’s called the Bacon Factor or Bacon Math. I fried it up nice and crisp and when done crumbled it up into small pieces and added it to the Beans. Sausage, Bacon, and Beans are such a natural combo, Bacon gives it that wonderful smoky flavor.

 

 

Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies) 007
I love dishes that you can set low and let them simmer, to me it seems to give food a much richer and deeper flavor. After a couple of hours I added the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages and added it to the Beans. Kept the heat on low until it was time for dinner. A good Hearty Meal tonight. You have the smokiness of the Bacon and Liquid Smoke, the Sweetness and Tang of the BBQ Sauce, the Spices, along with the Smoked Turkey Sausage and Beans. I just love all the flavors, a real comfort food favorite! Another plus is the cleanup, just one dutch Oven and 1 skillet to clean. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage

14 oz. | Servings: 7Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

 

Microwave:
Wrap individual sausages in paper towels and place on a microwave-safe plate.Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage
Microwave on High 3-1/4 minutes (1-1/2 minutes for one).
Let stand 2 minutes before serving.
**Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate.Always heat thoroughly.Grilling:
Grill at medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)
Servings Per Container 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Iron 2%
Calcium 2%

Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.

http://www.butterball.com/product/smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies)

July 10, 2015 at 5:08 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies)

 

Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage 008
Woke up to a beautiful Sunrise out. The day started off sunny but clouds moved in and had a couple of brief showers, somewhat cooler out though. Ran Mom to the store and come back home and got the leaf blower out. There’s always plenty of leafs on and around the driveway. Finished up a load of laundry for Mom and then had to repair a shed door outside. For dinner tonight it was comfort food!. I prepared Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies).

 
While growing up who didn’t like the old-fashioned Campbell’s Beans and Weenies! So it’s Beans and Weenies but I Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage 003kicked this version up a bit. I used 1 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage (sliced into thin bite size pieces), 3 slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, 1 can of Joan of Arc Spicy Chili Beans, 1 can of Dark Red Kidney Beans (drained and rinsed), 1/4 of a medium-sized White Onion (Chopped), 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon Ground Mustard, 1/2 tablespoon Splenda Brown Sugar, Liquid Smoke (Optional and to taste), a couple of shakes (or more) of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and a 1 cup of Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce (or to taste).

 

 

Another one of those delicious one pot meals. I used a small size Dutch Oven that I had sprayed with Pam Cooking Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage 001Spray. Added all the ingredients except for the Turkey Smoked Sausage to the Dutch Oven, and stirred until well mixed. I turned the stove on medium low, covered the pot and just let simmer. Another set it and forget recipe! After I got the Beans started I fried up 3 slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon. I fried it up nice and crisp and when done crumbled it up into small pieces and added it to the Beans. You could make this in a crock pot on low and let it go all day or by using a medium size sauce pan and get done even quicker. I love dishes that you can set low and let them simmer. After a couple of hours I sliced up one of the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages and added it to the Beans. I then increased the heat to medium for about another 1/2 hour and then reduced it back down to medium low until it was time for dinner. A good Hearty Meal tonight. You have the smokiness of the Bacon and Liquid Smoke, the Sweetness and Tang of the BBQ Sauce, the Spices, along with the Smoked Turkey Sausage and Beans. I just love all the flavors, a real comfort food favorite of mine! Another plus is the cleanup, just one dutch Oven to clean. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage

Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage
14 oz. | Servings: 7

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

Microwave:
Wrap individual sausages in paper towels and place on a microwave-safe plate.Butterball Polska Kielbas Turkey Sausage
Microwave on High 3-1/4 minutes (1-1/2 minutes for one).
Let stand 2 minutes before serving.
**Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate.Always heat thoroughly.Grilling:
Grill at medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)
Servings Per Container 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Iron 2%
Calcium 2%

Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.

http://www.butterball.com/product/smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies)

January 4, 2015 at 5:50 PM | Posted in beans, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies)

 

 

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First week of the New Year and it was 51 degrees this morning when I ventured out to get the morning papers! But that’s going to ending real quick, as they’re saying by Wednesday it will be zero or below to start the day with a high of 10 degrees, got to love this Ohio Weather! Forgot a couple of items when at Kroger yesterday so this morning I went back to pick them up. Back home for the day watching the Football Playoffs. For dinner tonight a favorite Comfort Food of mine, Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies).

 

 

 

While growing up who didn’t like the old-fashioned Campbell’s Beans and Weenies! So it’s Beans and Weenies but I kicked it up a bit. I used 1 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage (sliced into thin bite size pieces), 3 slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, 1 can of Joan of Arc Spicy Chili Beans, 1 can of Bush’s Reduced Sodium Black Beans (drained and rinsed), 1/4 of a medium-sized White Onion (Chopped), 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, 1 tablespoon Ground Mustard, 1/2 tablespoon Splenda Brown Sugar, Liquid Smoke (Optional and to taste), a couple of shakes (or more) of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and a 1 cup of Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce (or to taste).

 

 

 

Another one of those delicious one pot meals. I used a small size Dutch Oven that I had sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. Added all the ingredients except for the Turkey Smoked Sausage to the Dutch Oven, and stirred until well mixed. I turned the stove on medium low, covered the pot and just let simmer. Another set it and forget recipe! After I got the Beans started I fried up 3 slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon. I fried it up nice and crisp and when done crumbled it up into small pieces and added it to the Beans. You could make this in a crock pot on low and let it go all day or by using a medium size sauce pan and get done even quicker. I love dishes that you can Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage 001set low and let them simmer. After a couple of hours I sliced up one of the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages and added it to the Beans. I then increased the heat to medium for about another 1/2 hour and then reduced it back down to medium low until it was time for dinner. A good Hearty Meal tonight. You have the smokieness of the Bacon and Liquid Smoke, the Sweetness and Tang of the BBQ Sauce, the Spices, along with the Smoked Turkey Sausage and Beans. I just love all the flavors, a real comfort food favorite of mine! I also had a slice of Buttered Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunk Cup.

 

 

 

 

Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey SausageButterball Smoked Turkey Sausage

Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage
14 oz. | Servings: 7

 

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

 

Microwave:
Wrap individual sausages in paper towels and place on a microwave-safe plate.
Microwave on High 3-1/4 minutes (1-1/2 minutes for one).
Let stand 2 minutes before serving.
**Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate.Always heat thoroughly.Grilling:
Grill at medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)
Servings Per Container 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Iron 2%
Calcium 2%

 

Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.

 

http://www.butterball.com/product/smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Potato Pancakes and Glazed Baby Carrots

August 15, 2014 at 5:28 PM | Posted in carrots, chicken, Perdue Chicken Products, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Potato Pancakes and Glazed Baby Carrots

 

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Another gorgeous morning and day here today, 53 degrees this morning. Ran some errands for Mom and back home. Had the cart out for most of the afternoon enjoying the sunshine. Dad is a lot better today, so that’s good. For dinner tonight it’s a Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Potato Pancakes and Glazed Baby Carrots.

 

 

 

 

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For the Chicken I used the PERDUE® OVEN READY Whole Seasoned Roaster Bone-In Breast. As it says “Oven Ready’, already seasoned, and little clean-up needed plus always delicious. To prepare it just preheat the oven to 400ºF. Cut open outer bag and remove Oven Ready Roaster Bone-In Breast, sealed in a cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan, seasoned side up. Cut one small 1″ slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. If cooking from Fresh: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes, until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF. Comes out piping hot, well seasoned, and delicious! Plenty leftovers for some Chicken Fajita or Tacos for lunch tomorrow.

 

 

 

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For one side dish I prepared Potato Pancakes. I used Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix, my favorite (Never made a cake I didn’t like!). Just add 2 Egg Beater’s (1/2 Cup), 2 1/4 Cups Water, to the mix stir and fry! Easy and makes one good Potato Pancake and their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving (3 Potato Pancakes). Then I also prepared some Glazed Baby Carrots. I needed Whole Baby Carrots, Water, 2 tablespoons I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, and 2 tablespoons of Splenda Brown Sugar. To prepare them just cook the carrots in a small amount of water until tender. Drain. In a saucepan, combine the butter and brown sugar; heat until sugar dissolves. Add carrots and toss to coat. Heat through and done! Delicious Carrot Recipe! I also baked Mom and Dad a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 
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Deliciously seasoned and juicy, whole bone-in chicken breast. Oven ready for convenience. Cooks perfectly in the bag for easy clean up.

 

INGREDIENTS
*Ingredients: Chicken, water, salt, potassium and sodium phosphates, brown sugar, dextrose, carrageenan, yeast extract, maltodextrin, natural flavor.

*Seasoning Ingredients: Dextrose, modified food starch, onion, maltodextrin, natural flavor, garlic, cottonseed oil, dried carrot, xanthan gum, dried parsley, calcium chloride, potassium chloride, carrageenan.
PRODUCT HANDLING
Keep refrigerated or frozen. Thaw in refrigerator or microwave. Cook thoroughly.
**If breast temperature is below 180ºF, return to oven and continue cooking, checking the temperature every 10 minutes until the temperature reaches 180ºF.

 

COOKING AND PREP
• Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut open outer bag and remove Oven Ready Roaster Bone-In Breast, sealed in a cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan, seasoned side up.
• Cut one small 1″ slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. Note: Cooking bag will expand during cooking; allow enough room for the bag to expand without touching oven rack or walls.
• Cook from Fresh: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes, until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF.**
• Cook from Frozen: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF.**
• Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Cut open cooking bag (use care to avoid hot steam and juices) and transfer breast to serving plate or cutting board. Remaining juices in bag can be used for a delicious seasoned gravy.

 

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size 4oz (112g)
Servings Per Container about 11
Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)
Calories 170
Calories from Fat 80
Total Fat 9g (14%)
Saturated Fat 2.5g (13%)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg (20%)
Sodium 360mg (15%)
Total Carbohydrate 0g (0%)
Dietary Fiber 0g (0%)
Sugars 0g
Protein 20g
http://www.perdue.com/products/details.asp?id=455&title=PERDUE%AE%20OVEN%20READY%20Whole%20Seasoned%20Roaster%20Bone-In%20Breast%20(3%20lbs.)

 

 

 
Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mixpotato pancake

Ingredients
Potatoes ( Contains Sulfites to Maintain Whiteness), Potato Starch, Salt, Onion, Vegetable Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil).

Directions
Makes 18-24 pancakes. You Will Need: Medium bowl, 2 eggs, 2 1/4 cups cold water, vegetable oil, large skillet. 1. Mix: In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with a fork until blended. Add 2 1/4 cups cold water and mix well. Stir in the contents of this package. Allow batter to thicken for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir. 2. Fry: Drop tablespoons of batter into 1/8 inch hot vegetable oil in a large skillet and brown on both sides.

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 3 cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 10
Calories from Saturated Fat
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g (1%)
Saturated Fat 0.5g (4%)
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Trans Fat 0g (0%)
Cholesterol 0mg (0%)
Sodium 500mg (21%)
Potassium
Total Carbohydrate 18g (6%)
Dietary Fiber 2g (9%)

 

http://www.manischewitz.com/sidesandmixesproducts.html

Spiced Chicken Thighs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Sliced Carrots

July 13, 2014 at 5:16 PM | Posted in chicken, spices and herbs | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Spiced Chicken Thighs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Sliced Carrots

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I have to say it, “Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner” Another Keeper Recipe! I came across this recipe in the latest issue of Cooking Light. It looked and sounded delicious, Chicken Thighs loaded with spices! To prepare it I’ll need; 2 teaspoons ground cumin, 2 teaspoons brown sugar (I used Splenda Brown Sugar), 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (divided), 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind, 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 8 bone-in chicken thighs, trimmed and skinned. I used skinless and boneless Chicken Thighs.

 

 

 
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To prepare it I preheated the oven to 425°. Combined the cumin, brown sugar, chili powder, ginger, 1/2 teaspoon salt, red pepper, lemon rind, and black pepper in a small bowl; then rubbed the spice mixture over both sides of chicken. Heated a large cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Added 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Added the chicken to the pan, placing it skin side down; cooked 5 minutes on each side, until chicken is browned. (If necessary, work in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan.) Transfer pan to oven. Baked the chicken at 425° for 16 minutes, until done. Remove chicken from pan; let stand 10 minutes before serving. And now you have one dynamite Chicken Dish! The spices along with the brown sugar gave the Chicken an unbelievable taste and browned it up just right. One nice Chicken Keeper Recipe. the original recipe and web link is at the end of the post. For one side dish I heated up some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, my favorite Mashed Potatoes by far. Then I also heated up a small can of Sliced Carrots. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Mousse.

 

 

 

 

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Ingredients
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 bone-in chicken thighs, trimmed and skinned (about 2 1/2 pounds)

 
Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Combine cumin, sugar, chili powder, ginger, 1/2 teaspoon salt, red pepper, lemon rind, and black pepper in a small bowl; rub spice mixture over both sides of chicken. Heat a large ovenproof skillet or cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan, placing it skin side down; cook 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is browned. (If necessary, work in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan.) Transfer pan to oven. Bake chicken at 425° for 14 minutes or until done. Remove chicken from pan; let stand 10 minutes before serving.

 
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-thighs-parsley-couscous-50400000136558/

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