Top Sirloin Buffalo Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Cut Green Beans

April 11, 2013 at 5:19 PM | Posted in bison, greenbeans, potatoes, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 8 oz. Top Sirloin Buffalo Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Cut Green Beans

 
It’s amazing what a few warm days and a couple of rain showers does to the plants and trees in the Spring. We went from barren flower Top Sirloin Bison 003beds and leafless trees to flowers sprouting all over and trees full of buds! I love the Spring, not the pollen that comes with it though. Parents are both still suffering with head colds and I’ve been lucky so far to avoid it. For dinner I prepared them both Soup and a Salad, neither has much of an appetite. For myself; an 8 oz. Top Sirloin Buffalo Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Cut Green Beans. My appetite is fine!

 
My order from Wild Idea Buffalo arrived yesterday afternoon and I couldn’t wait to have one of the 8oz. Buffalo To Sirloins! As I’ve said before there are no better tasting Buffalo, or Bison if you prefer, than Wild Idea Buffalo. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. To prepare it I pan fried it in Canola Oil, about 4 1/2 minutes per side to a beautiful and delicious Medium Rare. This order is just as mouth watering as the other orders, it almost just melts in your mouth and the taste just incredible! I topped it with a side of Sauteed Baby Bell Mushrooms.

 

For side dishes I prepared a Baked Potato, that I seasoned with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn and topped with Newman’s Own Pineapple Salsa. I also heated up a single serving can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. For dessert later a slice of Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread topped with a scoop of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

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Top Sirloin Steak
Famous for their flavor, these juicy steaks are perfect for the grill. 8 oz.Wild Idea

 

 
Wild Idea Buffalo meat is:

Lower in calories, fat, and cholesterol than chicken or fish.
40% more protein than beef.
Nutrient-dense, flavor rich, outrageously lean, and high in antioxidant Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E.
100% native grass fed – delivering 3.5x more omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed bison.
Red Meat That’s Good for You!

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Fried Crappie w/ Baked Potato, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread

March 26, 2013 at 5:14 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Crappie w/ Baked Potato, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread

 

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I just got my yearly supply of Lake Okeechobee Crappie, or as they call them there Specks, and the first bags last week and just couldn’t wait no longer to break that second bag out! So easy to fry up and so delicious. Dinner tonight; Fried Crappie w/ Red Potatoes, green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread.

 

I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I then rolled each fillet in Italian Bread Crumbs. I lightly fried them in Canola Oil about 3 minutes per side, golden brown. the taste of Crappie is just incredible! I could eat these at every meal. To go with the Crappie I had a Baked Potato that I seasoned with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. For dessert a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Del Monte No Sugar Added Sliced Peaches.

Crock Pot Baby Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread

December 30, 2012 at 6:15 PM | Posted in Crock Pot, greenbeans, Idahoan Potato Products, ribs | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Baby Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin, Green Beans, and Whiole Grain BreadCrock Pot Ribs 003

Cold outside but warmed it up on the inside! I prepared Crock Pot Baby Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread. I love fixing these Ribs! The night before I cut the rack in half so they fits in the Crock Pot. I then rub in JB’s Fat Boy Haugwaush BBQ Sauce and place them in Hefty Zip Lock Bag, then into the fridge to marinate all night. JB’s Fat Boy has several sauces and rubs for all meats. I’ve use them all and purchase them at a local Kroger. So back to the ribs. Next day I line my Crock Pot with a Reynolds Crock Pot Bag. Another fantastic invention! No scrubbing the Crock Pot with these after using just throw the bag away and wipe out the Crock Pot of any moisture, clean up done! I spray the bag with Pam Spray and add my ribs to the Crock Pot.

 
I just tighten the lid, turn it on low, and I’m done. I cook them anywhere from 7 – 8 hours, I cooked these for dinner tonight for 8 hours. After about 5 hours I poured about a half bottle of the BBQ Sauce over top the ribs. The aroma through out the day is amazing! The only hard part is trying to get the ribs out whole, they’re so tender they fall apart. No knives needed, the bones just pull out. Fantastic flavor, moist and tender, and very easy to prepare.

 
For side dishes i prepared a couple of cans of Del Monte Low Sodium Cut Green Beans (the family could live on Green Beans!), Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole, and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. I left the Idahoan Product info and instructions at the end of the post. For dessert is the same thing we had last night, because it was so good! Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Bob Evan’s Glazed Apples.

 

 

Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle CasseroleIdahoan Au Graten

Product Description
There’s no better way to start a savory Au Gratin homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich & cheesy side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.

Preparation Instruction
Oven Directions
Best for Golden Browning

PREHEAT oven to 450°F. COMBINE potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
STIR in 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with whisk.
BAKE uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
BAKING NOTES: To prepare 2 casseroles at once, double all ingredients, increase baking dish size accordingly, and bake about 30 min. To bake potatoes and roast meat at the same time, bake at 375°F for about 45 min; 350°F for about 50 min; or 325°F for about 60 min.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving Unprepared Prepared
Calories 100 160
Total Fat 1g* 2% 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 590mg 25% 28%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g

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Prime Rib w/ Mashed Potatoes, Brown Mushroom Gravy, Green Beans, and..

December 25, 2012 at 6:30 PM | Posted in green tea, greenbeans, mushrooms, Pillsbury, potatoes, prime rib | 2 Comments
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Christmas Dinner: Prime Rib w/ Mashed Potatoes, Brown Mushroom Gravy, Green Beans, and Baked Rustic French BreadPrime Rib 005

 

First off Merry Christmas Everyone! Now let’s talk about our Christmas Dinner Feast. I prepared a Prime Rib w/ Mashed Potatoes, Brown Mushroom Gravy, Green Beans, and Baked Rustic French Bread.

 

We purchased our annual Christmas Prime Rib Roast a couple a weeks ago from the local GFS Store. We always purchase one there and have never had a bad one. I put the Prime Rib in the oven at 1:30 PM at 250 degrees. At 3:30 I checked the temperature and it was spot on at 120 degrees, rare. I pulled it out of the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes before slicing. Letting it sit lets it finish cooking and absorb some of the delicious juices. When I sliced it the juices just flowed! Moist, tender and delicious!

 

For sides I prepared Bob Evans Mashed potatoes, Heinz Savory Mushroom Brown Gravy, 2 large cans of Del Monte Low Sodium Cut Green Beans, and baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Del Monte No Sugar Added Sliced Peaches.

Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Mac & Cheese, Sugar Snap Peas, and…

September 28, 2012 at 5:06 PM | Posted in beans, diabetes friendly, fish, Velveeta/Kraft Dinners | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Mac & Cheese, Sugar Snap Peas, and Whole Grain Bread

 
Fall was in the air around here today.They say we are in for a beautiful stretch of weather coming up for the next 4 – 5 days, 70 and Sunny! I had a beautiful Walleye fillet, thank you Meijer Seafood Dept., for dinner tonight. I washed the fillet off and patted it dry. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I then rolled the fillet in a Flour and Bread Crumb mix and skillet fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, about 4 minutes per side. I just love the taste of Walleye and it browns perfectly when fried.

For side dishes I had Velveeta 2% Shells & Cheese, Sugar Snap Peas, and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. The Velveeta Shells and Cheese is the easy way to have Mac and Cheese. It comes in a microwavable container. Just add water and microwave for 3 1/2 minutes and it’s ready. The Sugar Snap Peas are from Walmart Produce. I’ve been buying the Snap Peas for the past month or so. Their fresh, crisp, and full of flavor! For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Del Monte No Sugar Added Sliced Peaches.

Herb Crusted Pork Roast w/ Smashed Red Potatoes, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread

September 13, 2012 at 5:12 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, greenbeans, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, low calorie, low carb, pork roast, potatoes | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Herb Crusted Pork Roast w/ Smashed Red Potatoes, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread


Coming back with the Herb Crusted Pork Roast for dinner tonight. This is my favorite recipe for a Pork Roast. The herb mixture makes a fantastic and flavorful crust for the roast while the roast comes out moist and tender.With Rosemary, Thyme, Basil, Garlic, and Sea Salt as your seasonings you know it’s got to be good! I left the full recipe at the end of the post. As good as the Pork is the leftovers are just as awesome the next day!

For sides I quartered 4 Red Potatoes seasoning them with Dill, Sea salt, Ground Black Pepper, and Extra virgin Olive Oil. I then boiled them in water until they were fork tender. Then serving them by partially fork smashing them reseasoning with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper, topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also heated up a single serving can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans along with two slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Mango slices.

 

 

Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen, 2007

Ingredients
1 (4-pound) boneless pork loin, with fat left on

1 tablespoon salt

2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme or 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon dried basil or 2 teaspoons fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon dried rosemary or 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
Directions
Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.

Place the pork loin on a rack in a roasting pan. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. With your fingers, massage the mixture onto the pork loin, covering all of the meat and fat.

Roast the pork for 30 minutes, then reduce the heat to 425 degrees F and roast for an additional hour. Test for doneness using an instant-read thermometer. When the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F, remove the roast from the oven. Allow it to sit for about 20 minutes before carving. It will continue to cook while it rests.

Smoked Cheddar & Mushroom Bison Burger w/ Baked Crinkle Fries

September 1, 2012 at 5:48 PM | Posted in bison, cheese, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, mushrooms, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Smoked Cheddar & Mushroom Bison Burger w/ Baked Crinkle Fries
We were supposed to get 3 – 4 inches of rain around here in the next 2 days and it was to start around noon, we’ve yet to receive a drop, so I went to Krogers early. I picked up some Great Range Brand Ground Bison. It was 1 pound package and enough to make a couple of burgers and some Bison Joes later. Anyway for dinner tonight I had a Smoked Cheddar & Mushroom Bison Burger w/ Baked Crinkle Fries.

I seasoned the Bison Burger with McCormick Grinder Steakhouse Seasoning and fried about 3 1/2 minutes per side in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Served on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun and topped with a slice of Borden Smoked Cheddar and Sauteed Mushrooms. For a side I baked a serving of Ore Ida Crinkle Fries. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Del Monte No Sugar Added Sliced Peaches.

Chicken Fried Chicken w/ White Peppered Gravy, Blackeye Peas, Mashed Potatoes

August 4, 2012 at 6:07 PM | Posted in beans, chicken, diabetes friendly, Egg Beaters, Idahoan Potato Products, Margaret Holmes Products | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Fried Chicken w/ White Peppered Gravy, Blackeye Peas, Mashed Potatoes

 

 

Down home comfort food dinner tonight! Chicken Fried Chicken w/ White Peppered Gravy, Blackeye Peas, Mashed Potatoes for dinner. I used Simple Truth Natural Chicken Breast Cutlets/Thinly Sliced, Skinless, and Boneless for the Chicken. The Breasts were already cut thin so I didn’t have to pound them out to make them thinner. I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. For the coating of the Breast I used Whole Wheat Flour, Italian Style Bread Crumbs, Egg Beaters, and Paprika. First rolling the Breasts in Flour, then Egg Beaters/Paprika dip, then in a Flour and Bread Crumb mix. then heat the Extra Virgin Olive Oil in large skillet on medium high. Add the Breasts and cook and turn until golden brown and juices run clear, (about 8 – 10 minutes). Love this Chicken! Comes out moist and juicy with a great crust. The full recipe and directions are at the bottom of the post.

 

I topped the Chicken with Pioneer White Peppered Gravy. You can make gravy from scratch but Pioneer Gravy is just as good and a whole lot easier to make. They are several types of Pioneer Gravy including a Brown Gravy which is awesome also. For sides I had Idahoan Homestyle Mashed Potatoes, also topped with the gravy, and Blackeye Peas that I had leftover from dinner the other night. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with some fresh sliced Peaches.
Chicken Fried Chicken

Ingredients:

2 Boneless Skinless Thin Cut Chicken Breast halves
Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste
1/4 Teaspoon Paprika
1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 Cup Italian Style Bread Crumbs
1/4 Cup Egg Beaters, equals 1 Egg
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions:

1) Pound breasts a little to flatten, if you purchase the Thin Cut Breasts you won’t have to pound them.
2) Add Paprika to Egg Beaters and stir until well mixed.
3) Roll Breasts in Flour, then Egg Beaters/Paprika, and back in Flour/Bread Crumb mix.
4) Heat Extra Virgin Olive Oil in large skillet on med high.
5) Add breasts and cook and turn until golden brown and juices run clear, (about 8 – 10 minutes).

Chili Lime Seasoned Wings w/ Baked Crinkle Fries

August 2, 2012 at 5:22 PM | Posted in baking, chicken, Ore - Ida | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chili Lime Seasoned Wings w/ Baked Crinkle Fries

 
It was an easy to prepare Lip Smackin’ good dinner tonight. I purchased a bag of Tyson Chili Lime Seasoned Chicken Wings at Walmart earlier today and prepared them for dinner tonight. I preheated the oven to 425 degrees and lined a large cookie baking sheet with foil. I then baked them for 35 minutes. The wings came out perfect! It was the first time we tried the Chili Lime Wings and won’t be the last. The Chili Lime Seasoning provides a fantastic flavor. Just a hint of heat with the cool Lime made a beautiful glaze on the Wings. We’ll be having these again! I served them with Litehouse Gorgonzola Dressing and Dip. Along with the Wings we had Ore Ida Baked Crinkle Fries. Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Dole mango Slices.

Loaded Bison Burger w/ Smoked Cheddar, Mushrooms, and Turkey Bacon

July 15, 2012 at 5:06 PM | Posted in bison, cheese, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, mushrooms, Ore - Ida, turkey bacon | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Loaded Bison Burger w/ Smoked Cheddar, Mushrooms, and Turkey Bacon

 

 

Had one tasty burger for dinner tonight! I had a Ground Bison Sirloin that I seasoned with McCormick Steakhouse Seasoning. I fried it in Extra Virgin Olive Oil about 4 minutes per side. Served on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun and topped with a slice of Bordon‘s Smoked Cheddar, Sauteed Portobella Mushrooms, and a slice of Turkey Bacon. Now that’s loaded! I’ve switched over to Bison from Beef for a few years now. I just love the taste of Bison and how easy it is to prepare, and also the healthier benifits it has over Beef. I still have Beef from time to time but it’s mainly Bison.

For a side I had Ore Ida Steakhouse Seasoned Griller Potatoes. Another one I’ve recently staerted using. Nice thick cut potatoes and well seasoned. Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with some of those delicious South Carolina Peaches!

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