Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Roasted Asparagus and Roasted Butternut Squash

May 30, 2019 at 6:36 PM | Posted in Pork, pork tenderloin | Leave a comment
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Today’ Menu: Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. 77 degrees, humid, and thunderstorms out today. Same weather a bit cooler. Dayton, Ohio which is just North of where we live is still recovering from 5 tornados in that area a couple of nights ago. So much damage, I have a few friends in Dayton and they all were hit by one of the tornados. But all are okay health wise. Not a lot going on today. For Dinner tonight its Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Roasted Asparagus and Roasted Butternut Squash.

 

 

 

 

I’m using the Costco, always delicious, Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions. The package had 20 slices in it and have them in the Freezer. So Last night I grabbed a couple of packages out of the freezer and let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I think that’s my last packages of the Pork Medallions, time for Costco run!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To start I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare them I used a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated it on medium heat. I then lightly Salted the Pork with Sea Salt and a sprinkle of McCormick Dried Parsley. Added the Medallions to the skillet and cooked it for 2 minutes a side, as it just started to brown. Then from the stove to the oven, love Cast Iron Skillets! I then baked them to a medium rare, 145 degrees in the center of the medallions using a meat thermometer. Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorites. The Pork is so tender and flavorful. Seasoned just right and so moist.

 

 

 

 

For a side dish I prepared some Roasted Asparagus. I love pairing Asparagus with Potatoes! To prepare it I’ll need; 1 bunch of Purple Asparagus (fibrous bases removed), 1 Tablespoon of Crumbled Bacon or Bacon Bits, Ground Garlic Salt, Sea Salt, Freshly Ground Black Pepper, and 1 tbsp Extra Light Olive Oil. To prepare it is easy; Preheat the oven to 400F. Place asparagus in a baking tray sheet. Add the bacon, garlic salt, salt, pepper, and olive oil and toss to coat. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool a couple of minutes and serve! Comes out tender and delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

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 tablespoons 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, add the Walnut Pieces, 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 really love Butternut Squash! Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. For Dessert later Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Coll Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions w/ Hash Browns and Bush’s Grillin’ Beans

April 8, 2016 at 4:47 PM | Posted in Bush's, hash browns, Pork | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions w/ Hash Browns and Bush’s Grillin’ Beans (Smokehouse Tradition Beans)

 

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I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Went to Kroger for Mom and got some gas before coming back home. Another cool morning about 34 degrees. At least it quit raining for a while during the day. Rain moved back in later though. If its true that “April showers make May flowers” is true, we are going to be loaded with flowers! Gave Mom a hand on her Spring Cleaning the rest of the afternoon. For dinner tonight I prepared Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions w/ Hash Browns and Bush’s Grillin’ Beans.

 

 

 

Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions

 

I’m using my last package of the Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions.I had purchased a package with 24 slices. So I got the bag of 4 medallions out and let them thaw in the fridge oversight.

 

 

 

 
To prepare them I started by preheating the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare them I used a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and heated itTuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w Cut Italian Beans, Whole Potat 002 on medium heat. I then lightly Salted the Pork with Sea Salt and a sprinkle of McCormick Dried Parsley. Added the Pork to the skillet and cooked it for 2 minutes a side, just started to brown. Then from the stove to the oven, love Cast Iron Skillets! I then baked them to a medium rare, 145 degrees in the center of the medallions using a meat thermometer. Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorites. The Pork was so tender and flavorful. Seasoned just right and very moist. I’ll have to buy another package next visit to Costco I really enjoy these!

 

 

 

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

For one side I prepared some Simply Potatoes Hash Browns, I always use Simply Potatoes Hash Browns. Fried them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Then for a second side I heated up a can of Bush’s Grillin’ Smokehouse Tradition Beans. First time using these, the beans come in a sweet and smoky sauce. To prepare them just emptied the contents into a sauce pan. Heat to simmer and serve! As all the Bush’s Beans they were fantastic! I like the sauce they are in, as it says sweet and smoky. Another Bush’s product to have in the pantry. I also baked a can of Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

Bush's Grillin' Smokehouse Tradition Beans

Bush’s Grillin’ Smokehouse Tradition Beans

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BUSH’S® SMOKEHOUSE TRADITION GRILLIN’ BEANS®
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Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Cut Italian Beans, Whole Potatoes, and..

February 29, 2016 at 5:48 PM | Posted in beans, Pork, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Cut Italian Beans, Whole Potatoes, Baked Italian Loaf Bread

 

 

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Went out to get the morning papers early this morning and it was really windy out and a lot cooler than it’s been. For Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with some Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam. I love the Smucker’s Sugarless Jams. There’s no difference in taste but fewer calories and carbs. I’ve even got Mom and Dad using them now. Did some cleaning around the house and took my Hoveround outside and gave it a good cleaning, it’s a dust magnet under the seat and around the batteries. For dinner tonight I prepared a Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Cut Italian Beans, Whole Potatoes, and Baked Italian Loaf Bread.

 

 

Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions

While at Costco a while back I came across a package of Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions. it was a good size package with 24 slices. I kept 4 slices out and froze the remaining 20 pieces. Prepared 4 of them and they were excellent and couldn’t wait to have them again! So I got a bag of 4 medallions out and let them thaw in the fridge oversight.

 

 

 

 

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I started by preheating the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare them I used a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and heated it on medium heat. I then lightly Salted the Pork with Sea Salt and a sprinkle of McCormick Dried Parsley. Added the Pork to the skillet and cooked it for 2 minutes a side, just started to brown. Then from the stove to the oven, love Cast Iron Skillets! I then baked them to a medium rare, 145 degrees in the center of the medallions using a meat thermometer. Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorites. The Pork was so tender and flavorful. Seasoned just right and very moist. I’ll have to buy another package next visit to Costco!

 

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Then for one side dish I heated a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. To prepare them just empty the can into a small sauce pan and simmer until heated. I love the taste of these, just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready! I could have Beans every day and never get tired of having them.

 

 

 

 

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Then for another side dish I heated up a can of Kroger Whole New Potatoes. Just heat and serve, seasoned with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley, Parsley, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Italian Loaf Bread. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

Allens Italian Cut Green Beans

Allens Italian Cut Green Beans contain fiber and are naturally free of cholesterol and saturated fats. Diets rich in vegetables such as Allens Italian Cut Green Beans may help lower the risk of heart disease, high cholesterol and some cancers.
Allens Italian Cut Green Beans:Allens Cut Italian Green Beans
* Heart healthy
* Heat and serve
* Cholesterol free
* Saturated fat-free
* Kosher

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Italian Green Beans, Water, Salt.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 119 G
Servings Per Container 3.5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30
Calories From Fat 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0 G 0
Saturated Fat 0 G 0
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 300 Mg 12
Total Carbohydrate 5 G 2
Dietary Fiber 2 G 7
Sugars 1 G
Protein 1 G

Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Cut Italian Beans

February 6, 2016 at 5:52 PM | Posted in Pork, potatoes | 8 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Cut Italian Beans

 

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Not quite as cold this morning, sunny and about 27 degrees. For Breakfast I scrambled a couple of medium size Eggs and toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. After Breakfast I helped Mom out with a couple of loads of laundry and did a little house work. About Noon or so a friend of mine came over and helped replace the hard drive on my computer. Bit of a pain, had to transfer all the files to the new hard drive and reinstall Windows. When I bought the computer it came with Windows 7 already installed so I had to purchase a Windows 7 disc to reinstall. If this happens again I think I’ll just buy a new computer! Anyway long afternoon, thankfully I had help. For dinner tonight I prepared Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Cut Italian Beans.

 

Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions
While at Costco the other day I came across a package of Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions. it was a good size package with 24 slices. I kept 4 slices out and froze the remaining 20 pieces.

 

 

 

 
I started by preheating the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare them I used a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed it with Pam Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w Roasted Fingerling Potatoes an 003Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and heated it on medium heat. I then lightly Salted the Pork with Sea Salt and a sprinkle of McCormick Dried Parsley. Added the Pork to the skillet and cooked it for 2 minutes a side, just started to brown. Then from the stove to the oven, love Cast Iron Skillets! I then backed them to a medium rare, 145 degrees in the center of the medallions using a meat thermometer. Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorites and this one ranked way up the chart! The Pork was so tender and flavorful. Seasoned just right and very moist. Can’t wait to prepare the other pieces in the freezer!

 

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For a side I had some Fingerling Potatoes left so I used them tonight, prepared Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. Started by washing the Potatoes off in cold water. I then cut the Fingerling Potatoes in half, lengthwise. Put the Potatoes in a large bowl seasoned them with; Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder, Parsley, and Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese to top the Potatoes with. Using a cookie sheet lined with foil I spread the Potatoes out on the sheet . Then Roasted them at 400 degrees until they were fork tender, about 20 minutes. Still can’t figure out why it’s so hard to find Fingerling Potatoes in this area, only 1 store around here locally that sells them (Thank you Jungle Jim’s).

 

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Then for one side dish I heated a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. To prepare them just empty the can into a small sauce pan and simmer until heated. I love the taste of these, just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready! I could have Beans every day and never get tired of having them.

 

 

 

 
Oven-Roasted Fingerling Potato Fries

Ingredients:Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w Roasted Fingerling Potatoes an 002

Fingerling Potatoes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Garlic Powder
Sea Salt
Pepper
Chili Powder
Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese
Directions:

1.) Thoroughly clean and scrub the potatoes.

2.) Cut the potatoes in half and add to a large mixing bowl.

3.) Add the olive oil. I used about 1 tablespoon, but this will vary by how many potatoes you use. Just use enough oil to give the potatoes a nice coat. Add your seasonings.

4.) Put on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the Parmesan Grated Cheese

5.) Roast in the oven for 25-35 minutes at 450 degrees. The potatoes should be tender in the middle when done.

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