Mushroom and Sharp Cheddar Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries

December 22, 2013 at 6:27 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Ore - Ida, salad, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Mushroom and Sharp Cheddar Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

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The rains and storms finally ended, we ended up with over 2″ of rain. We avoided any storm damage like some of the area had. Had to go to Walmart and pick up several items. It just still amazes me on Walmarts prices compared to Kroger! A box of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea at Walmart $1.28 – Kroger $1.98, Tide Detergent Walmart $11.49 – Kroger $12.39, Ball Park Turkey Franks, Fisher Nuts, Del Monte Products, it all keeps adding up. Look before you buy! For dinner tonight I prepared Mushroom and Sharp Cheddar Turkey Burgers w/ Baked Fries for everyone.

 

 

 

I used Jennie – O Turkey Burger Patties (Lean). Only 180 calories and 9 g fat and already made into patties. Pan fried them in a 1/2 Tbs of Canola Oil and seasoned it with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I served them on an Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun and topped with some sauteed sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms and a slice of Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar. I also baked some Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries. Served these with a side Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream. I had also bought a bag of Salad that I made for Mom and Dad. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream Bar

 

 

 

 

Jennie o Lean Turkey Burgers

Jennie – O Lean Turkey Burger Patties

An all-natural burger choice.
Product Features:
* Gluten Free
* All Natural
* The Biggest Loser® product

 

Cooking Instructions:
STOVETOP METHOD:
Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray or add 1-2 teaspoons of oil.
Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
Place burgers patties in hot skillet.
Cook approximately 15 to 17 minutes, turning occasionally (2-3 times).
Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

 

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 180 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 80 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 9.0 g Protein 21 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g Vitamin A 2%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 80 mg Iron 6%
Sodium 100 mg Calcium 2%

 

 

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Ore Ida Simply
Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries

 

You can take the potatoes out of the country.
But you can’t take the country out of our delicious Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries. Simple ingredients like potatoes, olive oil and sea salt – simply prepared. That’s Ore-Ida style.
Ore-Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries:
* French fried potatoes seasoned with cracked black pepper, olive oil and sea salt
* All natural
* Made with Grade A potatoes
* 0 grams trans fat per serving
* Gluten free
* Kosher
SERVING SIZE: 84g
CALS 130
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 22g

 

 

http://www.oreida.com/en/Products/S/Simply-Olive-Oil-and-Sea-Salt-Country-Style-Fries#.UhecmRvOk20

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Turkey Breast Steak w/ Cut Green Beans & Potatoes and Whole Grain Bread

November 18, 2013 at 6:24 PM | Posted in greenbeans, Jennie-O Turkey Products, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Breast Steak w/ Cut Green Beans & Potatoes and Whole Grain Bread

 

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Well the predicted heavy wind and storm that was to hit, didn’t hit this area too bad. The worst part of the storm, Heavy Rain and Strong Winds, only lasted about 10 minutes. Unlike a lot of other places that were hit, we had little to no damage. It brought some cooler weather with it though, in the morning it’s going to be in the low 20’s. It is that time of year though. For dinner tonight a couple of new items, I prepared a Turkey Breast Steak w/ Cut Green Beans & Potatoes and Whole Grain Bread.

 

 
I came across Jennie – O Turkey Breast Steak while at Walmart earlier today, first time I’ve seen this product from Jennie – O. It comes Seasoned and it’s only 130 calories per serving. You can prepare it several ways, I pan fried mine. To prepare it just preheat a large skillet over medium heat, spray it with nonstick spray. Cook the steaks, turning 2-3 times until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of meat reached 165°F, approximately 19-21 minutes. Covered with lid for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Remove from stove top, cover, and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Then you have a fine and tasty Turkey Breast Steak! Another winner from Jennie – O! It was well seasoned, I did add a couple of shakes of Sea Salt while it was cooking. This is good on its own and I think it would make a good Taco Dish or on Pita Bread, I’ll try it soon!

 

 
For a side dish I also tried another new one, Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. As all Del Monte Vegetable Products just empty the can into a Sauce Pan and heat. I had seen this one before but just never purchased it before. Good idea and product! I also had a couple of slices of Klosterman Wheat Bread that I buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. This was one delicious meal and it was under 300 calories! For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Mango Chunks Cup.

 

 

 

Jennie – O Turkey Breast SteakJennie O Turkey Steak
A leaner, great tasting grilling option with only 130 calories and 23 g of protein per serving.
* 97% Fat Free
* Gluten Free
* Great on the Grill
* 16 – 24 oz package

 

Cooking Instructions:
SKILLET METHOD:
Preheat a large skillet over Medium heat.
Spray with nonstick spray.
Cook steaks, turning 2-3 times UNTIL meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of meat reaches 165°F, approximately 19-21 minutes.
Cover with lid for the last 5 minues of cooking.
Remove from stovetop, cover, and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

 

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 3 g
Calories 130 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 30 Sugars 1 g
Total Fat 3.0 g Protein 23 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 2%
Cholesterol 60 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 510 mg Calcium 0%

 
– See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/products/160-Turkey-Breast-Steak#sthash.19f6j809.dpuf

Panko Crusted Veal Cutlet w/ Peppered White Gravy, Sugar Snap Peas, and Mashed Potatoes

November 13, 2013 at 6:03 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, veal | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Veal Cutlet w/ Peppered White Gravy, Sugar Snap Peas, and Mashed Potatoes

 

 
Well my favorite time of the year, Autumn, has come and quickly gone. Winter has moved in and in a big way!. We had a little cover of snow and cold yesterday, then this morning it was our lowest temperature in a while. I went out and got the morning paper and it was only 13 degrees, and it felt like it! So it’s good-bye Fall and hello Winter I guess. For dinner I prepared Panko Crusted Veal Cutlet w/ Peppered White Gravy, Sugar Snap Peas, and Mashed Potatoes.

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While at Jungle Jim’s Market a while back I purchased some Veal Cutlets, I used one the day I purchased them and froze the other. I laid that one out in the fridge to thaw overnight. I got the big three out to bread these beautiful Veal Cutlet; Flour, Egg Beaters, and Panko Bread Crumbs. I seasoned the flour with Sea Salt and Ground Pepper and added some Hungarian Paprika to the Egg Beater’s. These were thick cutlets so I had to fry them a little bit longer than you would normally fry Veal. I fried them in Canola Oil about 5 minutes per side. The coatings gave it a fantastic golden brown coating and the cutlet was tender and moist, and seasoned just right. You could cut by using a fork! Topped it with some Pioneer Peppered White Gravy that I prepared. And as you can tell by the picture its big enough to cut in half and have the other half for lunch tomorrow.

 

 
Then for one side I had Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, leftover from the other night, that I reheated in the microwave. Topped them with some of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy that I prepared. I also heated a bag of Walmart’s Marketside Sugar Snap Peas. It comes in a microwavable bag, just heat 2 minutes and done. I also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.

 

 

 

Panko Crusted Veal Cutlet

Panko Crusted Veal Cutlet

Veal
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Veal is the meat of young cattle (calves), as opposed to meat from older cattle. Though veal can be produced from a calf of either sex and any breed, most veal comes from male calves (bull calves) of dairy cattle breeds.

Whole Seasoned Roaster Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and..

November 11, 2013 at 6:24 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, greenbeans, Perdue Chicken Products | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Whole Seasoned Roaster Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Whole Wheat Bread

 

 
This part of Ohio just cracks me up, people will never change! All it takes is one weather news cast to mention snow and the panick is on! They’re calling on anywhere from an 1″ to a dusting of snow overnight and flurries Tuesday. And as usual people flock to the store buying anything and everything, I’m not exaggerating! I had to go the store this morning and went to a local Walmart. I guess I got there around 8:30 and by the time I left it was getting crowded. Going through the checkout line, the woman before me was telling the cashier how “she wanted to get out and stock up before the snowstorm hit!” SNOWSTORM, 1″ at the most that their calling for and it’s, quote unquote a SNOWSTORM! This area is funny when it comes to weather! Anyway life is pretty normal for me and for dinner tonight I prepared a Whole Seasoned Roaster Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Whole Wheat Bread.

 

 

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We had the Perdue Oven Ready Whole Seasoned Roaster Chicken about 2 weeks ago and couldn’t wait to have one again. Kroger was the only one that I had found that carries them, until now and Walmart now has them! And by no great surprise at a cheaper price. These are great, a real easy way to prepare a Whole Roasted Chicken. To prepare it preheat the oven to 400ºF. Cut open the outer bag and remove roaster, sealed in cooking bag. Place it in a shallow roasting pan, breast side up.Cut open outer bag and remove roaster, sealed in cooking bag. Place it in a shallow roasting pan, breast side up. Cut one small 1″ slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. Place pan with roaster (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 90-115 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 roaster to serving plate or cutting board. Remove string from legs before carving. Remaining juices in bag can be used for a delicious seasoned gravy. The full instructions are at the end of the post. It can’t get much easier! Little mess to clean up and one mouth – watering delicious Roasted Chicken! Tender, moist, well seasoned, and browns up perfect. Huge Chicken (see the picture), It’s as big as some small Turkeys! Plenty of great leftovers for lunch and some more of the Buffalo Chicken Nachos.

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For sides I heated up a can of Del Monte Low Sodium Cut Green Beans. I also prepared some Stove Top Chicken Stuffing and Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, just microwave and serve the Potatoes! Then for dessert later tonight I picked up a package of Pillsbury Real Apple Turnovers. Baked them and served them with a scoop of Breyer’s Low Carb Vanilla Ice Cream. I’ll post tomorrow if we survive the “White Death” storm! (lol)

 

 

 

 

 

Perdue Oven Ready Whole Seasoned Roaster
PERDUE® OVEN READY Whole Seasoned Roaster
No prep work
Deliciously seasoned
Cooks perfectly in bag
Easy clean-up
6-8 servings
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

FEATURES & BENEFITS
Perfectly seasoned, juicy and convenient. Perdue’s Oven Ready Roaster cooking bag saves time on traditional roasting and makes cleanup a snap.
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 roaster, sealed in cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan, breast side up.Cut open outer bag and remove roaster, sealed in cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan, breast 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.
• To Cook from Fresh (Preferred): Place pan with roaster (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 90-115 minutes, until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF.
• To Cook from Frozen: Place pan with roaster (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 2 3/4 – 3 hours 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 roaster to serving plate or cutting board. Remove string from legs before carving. Remaining juices in bag can be used for a delicious seasoned gravy.

 
Nutrition:
Serving Size 4oz (112g)
Servings Per Container about 20
Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)
Calories 210
Calories from Fat 140
Total Fat 15g (23%)
Saturated Fat 4.5g (23%)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 70mg (23%)
Sodium 360mg (15%)
Total Carbohydrate 0g (0%)
Dietary Fiber 0g (0%)
Sugars 0g
Protein 16g

 

http://www.perdue.com/products/details.asp?id=447&title=PERDUE%AE%20OVEN%20READY%20Whole%20Seasoned%20Roaster%20(6%20lbs.)

Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato and Seasoned Pinto Beans

November 1, 2013 at 5:31 PM | Posted in beans, bison, Margaret Holmes Products, mushrooms | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato and Seasoned Pinto Beans

 

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A day of errands today. The Bank, Post Office, Meijer, and Walmart. Got a couple of Gift Cards for the family, buying some early Christmas Gifts. The storm they were warning everyone about for 2 days barely affected our area, and it didn’t come in till about 10 pm last night. For dinner tonight; Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato and Seasoned Pinto Beans.

 

 
Still running low on the Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks so I used a Great Range Bison Sirloin. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea salt and Black Peppercorn. No new grill yet so I pan fried it in Canola Oil, about 4 minutes per side. Medium rare with a nice char on the outside and a little pink and moist inside, love Bison or Buffalo! Topped it with some Sauteed Baby Bella Mushrooms. Steak and Mushrooms are always the perfect pairing.

 

 
For a side I had a Baked Potato that I seasoned with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper, topped with some I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Then I also heated up a can of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans. First time I tried these, I picked a can up while at Walmart earlier. And as all Margaret Holmes Products they were delicious! Nicely seasoned and full of flavor. For dessert/snack later tonight a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto BeansMargaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans

* Great taste since 1838
* Heat-n-serve

 

Ingredients

Pinto Beans, Water, Monosodium Glutamate, Salt, Dehydrated Onion, Sugar, Spices, Natural Flavors, Natural Smoke Flavor, Calcium Disodium Edta (to Preserve Color) And Chicken Fat. May Contain Allergens: Wheat (Wheat Gluten), Soybeans (Hydrolyzed Soy Protein) & Peanuts.

 

Seasoned Pinto Beans (Margaret Holmes)
Per 1/2 cup – Calories: 120kcal | Fat: 0.50g | Carbs: 26.00g | Protein: 10.00g

 

 

 

 
Great Range Brand Bison SirloinGreat Range Bison Sirloin

About Great Range Brand Bison
and Rocky Mountain Natural Meats

Great Range Brand Bison is produced and distributed by Rocky Mountain Natural Meats. Rocky Mountain Natural Meats started in 1986 as a small meat distributor devoted solely to bison. From the beginning, our focus was to provide high quality bison meat and great service to grocers, distributors and restaurants nationwide. An in-house grading system was developed to guarantee premium quality and consistency to the end-user – this became the Great Range Bison brand. Carcass characteristics such as fat color, fat cover, muscle color, ossification and weight are the major factors in determining if the product receives the Great Range Bison brand. By working closely with our producers and assisting them with ration formulation, our quality control begins at the source. Today, Rocky Mountain Natural Meats processes over 400 head of bison per week.

 

 

http://www.greatrangebison.com/index.html

Hello Oscar, Goodbye Ball Park!

August 28, 2013 at 12:10 PM | Posted in Hot Dogs, Oscar Mayer, turkey chili | Leave a comment
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While at Walmart the other day I wanted to buy a package of Ball Park Smoked White Turkey Franks but they were out of stock on it, or they failed to restock it, so I picked up a package of Oscar Mayer Extra Lean Turkey Franks. And now the rest is history! Oscar Mayer’s are hands down the better Turkey Frank! When you prepare them their plumper and tastier and just an all-around better Frank. So Ball Park “your out of here!”

 

 

 

Oscar Mayer Extra Lean Turkey FranksOscar Mayer Extra Lean Turkey Franks

These hardwood smoked, bun length turkey franks are 95% fat free and only 50 calories per serving. Enjoy this lean poultry option the next time you’re looking for a hot dog, but without all the fat and calories of a beef frank.
Ingredients: TURKEY INGREDIENTS (TURKEY, MECHANICALLY SEPARATED TURKEY), WATER, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, CORN SYRUP, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF DEXTROSE, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, FLAVOR, HYDROLYZED BEEF STOCK, SODIUM PHOSPHATES, SALT, SODIUM PROPIONATE, MUSTARD FLOUR, SODIUM DIACETATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, LEMON JUICE SOLIDS, SODIUM ASCORBATE, EXTRACTIVES OF PAPRIKA, SODIUM NITRITE.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 50g Servings per Container about 8 Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 4 % Saturated Fat 0.5g 3 % Trans Fat 0g 0 % Cholesterol 20mg 7 % Sodium 400mg 17 % Total Carbohydrate 4g 1 % Dietary Fiber 0g 0 % Sugars 1g Protein 5g

Black Bean and Turkey Tacos

August 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM | Posted in beans, cheese, Jennie-O Turkey Products, low calorie, low carb, tacos | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Black Bean and Turkey TacosBlack Bean and Turkey Tacos 001

 

 
Another beautiful cool morning here. Got out early and hit the stores. Started at Walmart for some of the Meat, Bakery, and basic staples for the pantry. Then off to Kroger for the rest of the Meats, Produce, Cheese, and Deli. I’m still amazed at the big difference in prices between Walmart and Kroger. Anymore I only buy what I can’t find at Walmart. You can save hundreds by purchasing center aisle products from Walmart, Pasta, Can Goods, Paper Products, and such. Stay out of Kroger center aisles! For dinner one of my favorites, Black Bean and Turkey Tacos.

 

 

I used Jennie – O Ground Turkey, 99% Fat Free (120/0). I pan fried it in Canola Oil and I seasoned it a bit with Cilantro, Sea Salt, and Smoked Ground Cumin and I used 1 packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning. As the Turkey was finishing up I added a can of Bush’s Low Sodium Black Beans, before adding them I rinsed them off with cold water in a strainer. I mixed the Turkey and Black Beans in the pan until well mixed and continued cooking until the Turkey was done and the Beans were heated.

 

 

I used Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco Shells. Their a good size Taco Shell with 110 calories and 12 Net carbs per serving (2 Shells). Fewer calories and carbs than the Old El Paso Taco Shells. For the Taco fillers I had Green Giant Summer Crisp White and Yellow Kernel Corn, sliced Black Olives, shredded Lettuce, Sargento Reduced Fat Mexican 4 Cheese, and Old El Paso Medium Taco Sauce. To assemble my Taco I first layered the bottom with shredded Lettuce, the Lettuce helps soak up any moisture so the bottom of your Taco doesn’t get soggy. After the Lettuce I layered in my ground Turkey/Black Beans, then Black Olives, Corn, Taco Sauce topped with the Shredded Cheese! Love these Tacos! I also heated up a can of Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans for Mom and Dad. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

Ortega Whole Grain Taco ShellsOrtega Shells

 

Excellent Source of Fiber and 16 grams of Whole Grains per serving. Each package contains 10 Taco Shells, total net weight of 4.9 oz.

Product Detail
Ortega Whole Grain Taco Shells are rich with flavor and texture and offer the fiber and complex carbohydrates your body needs. Our unique recipe combines whole kernel corn with whole grains for a delicious way to nourish and satisfy your body and the entire family. Plus, only Ortega Taco Shells are carefully placed in a proprietary freshness pack to cushion and protect them from breaking. Each freshness pack is then vacuum sealed to keep the shells fresh and crisp. Taste the Difference!

Ingredients
Whole Yellow Kernal Corn, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Maltodextrin, Corn Bran, Water, Salt, Hydrated Lime.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 shells

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 50Calories 110

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g

 
http://www.ortega.com/products/ortega-whole-grain-taco-shells-10ct_17103

It’s Taco Friday, Black Bean and Ground Turkey Tacos!

July 19, 2013 at 5:08 PM | Posted in cheese, cooking, Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, Ortega, tacos | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: It’s Taco Friday, Black Bean and Ground Turkey Tacos!

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Last day of the heat and humidity for at least a few days they say, at last! We even had a couple of real heavy showers throughout the day, which we needed. Me I went to Walmart early this morning but not my usual Walmart I normally go to. I switched Walmarts, the one I normally go to was going down hill fast. The produce department wasn’t stocked a lot of times with near expired fruits and vegetables and the other aisles were hardly ever fully stocked. Worse of all was their electric carts, which I need being an amputee. Of late the carts are broke or won’t charge, always having to switch carts at least twice on every visit. So I go to a different one now and it’s great. Plenty of working carts and everything well stocked! For dinner it’s Tacos! I prepared Black Bean and Ground Turkey Tacos.

 

 

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I used Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey, 99% Fat Free (130/0). I pan fried it in Canola Oil and I seasoned it a bit with Cilantro, Sea Salt, and Smoked Ground Cumin and I used 1 packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning. As the Turkey was finishing up I added a can of Bush’s Low Sodium Black Beans, before adding them I rinsed them off with cold water in a strainer. I mixed the Turkey and Black Beans in the pan until well mixed and continued cooking until the Turkey was done and the Beans were heated.

 

 

 

 

 

I usually use Old El Paso Stand Up Taco Shells but while at Walmart I picked up a different one, Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco Shells. Their a good size Taco Shell with 110 calories and 12 Net carbs per serving (2 Shells). Fewer calories and carbs than the Old El Paso Taco Shells.

 

 

 

For the Taco fillers I had Green Giant Summer Crisp White and Yellow Kernel Corn, sliced Black Olives, shredded Lettuce, Sargento Reduced Fat Mexican 4 Cheese, and Old El Paso Medium Taco Sauce. To assemble my Taco I first layered the bottom with shredded Lettuce, the Lettuce helps soak up any moisture so the bottom of your Taco doesn’t get soggy. After the Lettuce I layered in my ground Turkey/Black Beans, then Black Olives, Corn, Taco Sauce topped with the Shredded Cheese! Love these Tacos! Making Tacos also gave me the chance to use my new Taco Holders! I had never seen these before I purchased them at Walmart earlier today. Their made of hard plastic and you just sit your Taco Shell in it and it keeps it upright, a lot easier to load up the Taco and keeps it together when your eating it and you want to sit it down. For dessert/snack later some Ritz Whole Grain Crackers topped with some Philly Reduced Fat Cream Cheese.

 

 

 

 

 

Ortega Whole Grain Taco Shells 10ctOrtega Shells
Excellent Source of Fiber and 16 grams of Whole Grains per serving. Each package contains 10 Taco Shells, total net weight of 4.9 oz.

Product Detail
Ortega Whole Grain Taco Shells are rich with flavor and texture and offer the fiber and complex carbohydrates your body needs. Our unique recipe combines whole kernel corn with whole grains for a delicious way to nourish and satisfy your body and the entire family. Plus, only Ortega Taco Shells are carefully placed in a proprietary freshness pack to cushion and protect them from breaking. Each freshness pack is then vacuum sealed to keep the shells fresh and crisp. Taste the Difference!

Ingredients
Whole Yellow Kernal Corn, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Maltodextrin, Corn Bran, Water, Salt, Hydrated Lime.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 shells

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 50Calories 110

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g

 
http://www.ortega.com/products/ortega-whole-grain-taco-shells-10ct_17103

Pork Chops w/ Pork Stuffing, Au Gratin Casserole, Sugar Snap Peas

July 5, 2013 at 5:34 PM | Posted in beans, Idahoan Potato Products, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Pork Chops w/ Pork Stuffing, Au Gratin Casserole, and Sugar Snap Peaslast stage beans cooling Pork Chop 002

 

 
Busy day of canning 14 qts. of Half Runner Green Beans! Nothing better than fresh canned beans and with 14 qts. that should last a while (Hopefully). I’ll have pictures and instructions on how we canned the beans tomorrow. Having 2 stoves on day like this would be nice as the canner took up half the stove top area, the last batch of beans weren’t done after 7:00 pm. It made dinner prep cramped but still was able to cook. Mom was real tired so her and my Dad went out to eat as for me I prepared a Fried Pork Chop w/ Pork Stuffing, Au Gratin Casserole, and Sugar Snap Peas.

 

 
To prepare my Chop I seasoned it with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and then dusted it with a bit of flour, to give it a slight crust. I pan fried it in Canola Oil about minutes per side. Comes out browned and moist.

 

 

 

For side dishes I prepared a box of Stove Top Dressing (Pork). I wasn’t a big fan of any stuffing until last week when I made some Stove Top Stuffing for dinner last week and I couldn’t get enough of it! That was the Chicken Stove Top so I thought I would give the Pork a try and it was just as delicious! I am a fan of Stuffing, at least Stove Top Stuffing, now. I also baked a Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole. A breeze to prepare and always a perfect Potato dish. I also microwaved a bag of Walmart Marketside Sugar Snap Peas. A perfect meal to end a productive day! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt.

Baked Tuna Casserole w/ Whole Grain Bread

June 24, 2013 at 5:16 PM | Posted in baking, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Tuna Casserole w/ Whole Grain BreadTuna Noodle Casserole 004

 

 
I hope everyone else is having a better stretch of weather than what we are having. I’m glad the warm weather is here but we always seem to get the humidity with it, and that’s not good. Did anyone watch the guy tightrope across the Grand Canyon last night? Nerves of steel! For dinner I baked a Tuna Casserole and had some sliced Whole Grain Bread with it. Nice light dinner tonight.

 
I used a box of Walmart Brand Great Value Cheesy Tuna Skillet Meal as my base for the Casserole. It came with Pasta and a Cheesy Sauce Mix. I added a can of Chicken of the Sea Light Chunk Tuna in Water (10 oz.), 1 1/2 cups Water, 2 cups 2% Milk, 3 tbsp. Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter, a couple of shakes of Hungarian Paprika, and Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs. I mixed all those ingredients up in a 2 qt. baking dish, except the Bread Crumbs which I added to the top of the mix. I then covered it with aluminum foil and baked it at 425 degrees for about 37 minutes. It really came out very good! Nice and creamy, hearty dish. I also had a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

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Walmart Great Value Cheesy Tuna Skillet MealTuna Noodle Casserole 003
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (226.8 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.0g29%
Sodium 680mg28%
Total Carbohydrates 26.0g9%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g4%
Sugars 1.0g
Protein 3.0g

 

 

 
Chicken of the Sea Light Chunk Tuna in Water

 

*Naturally high in protein
*Naturally 99% fat free
*Fresh taste
*Excellent source of Omega-3*
*Wild caught, dolphin safe
*Contains 100 mg of EPA and DHA combined per serving, which is 62% of the 160 mg Daily Value for a combination of EPA and DHA.

 

Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 5.00 oz.Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 oz.
Servings: About 2
Calories: 50.00
Calories from Fat: 5
Total Fat: 0.50 g.
Saturated Fat: 0.00 g.
Cholesterol: 10.00 mg.
Sodium: 180.00 mg.
Total Carbohydrates: 0.00 g.
Dietary Fiber: 0 g.
Sugars: 0 g.
Protein: 11.00 g.

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