Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Brussel Sprout, Turkey Sausage and Potato Hash

August 31, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Brussel Sprout, Turkey Sausage and Potato Hash. Made using a package of JENNIE-O® All Natural* Turkey Sausage along with Brussels Sprouts and Yukon Gold Potatoes. Perfect dish for Brunch or Dinner. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy Jennie – O Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Brussel Sprout, Turkey Sausage and Potato Hash
Think hash is too hard? Think again. This recipe features turkey sausage, Brussels sprouts and perfectly crispy potatoes. Full of flavor and your favorite veggies, this will soon become your most requested weekend dish. Bring on brunch!

INGREDIENTS
1 (1-pound) package JENNIE-O® All Natural* Turkey Sausage
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound Yukon gold potato, cubed
1 small onion, chopped
1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced
½ red bell pepper, chopped
½ cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
chopped green onion, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook turkey sausage as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) Add oil and potatoes and cook 5 minutes. Stir in onion and cook 5 minutes. Add sprouts, bell pepper, chicken broth, salt and pepper and cook 3 minutes or until bell pepper is tender. Garnish with chopped green onion, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 220
Protein 19g
Carbohydrates 21g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Fat 7g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 930mg
Saturated Fat 1.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1127-brussel-sprout-turkey-sausage-and-potato-hash

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Garlic-Herb Roasted Hasselback Baby Potatoes

June 2, 2017 at 5:33 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Passing along a delicious side dish off the Jennie – O website, Garlic-Herb Roasted Hasselback Baby Potatoes. At the Jennie – O website you’ll not only find a fantastic selection of Turkey recipes but also selections of side dishes and desserts. So don’t wait check it out today. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Garlic-Herb Roasted Hasselback Baby Potatoes
These delicious sliced potatoes are a dream come true—lightly seasoned and roasted until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.

 

INGREDIENTS

½ cup butter
3 cloves garlic, sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves
16 small Yukon Gold potatoes
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
DIRECTIONS

1) Heat oven to 400°F.
2) In small saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt butter. Add garlic and herbs and cook 2 minutes or until fragrant.
3) Make ⅛-inch slices in top of potatoes, making sure not to cut through. Place potatoes in 13-x 9 inch baking pan. Spoon butter mixture over potatoes. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Bake 40 minutes or until tender. Serve with Horseradish Cream Sauce, if desired.
4) Horseradish Cream Sauce: Stir 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish into 1 cup sour cream. Season with salt to taste.

 

 

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 340
Protein 6g
Carbohydrates 54g
Fiber 8g
Sugars 4g
Fat12g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 260mg
Saturated Fat 7g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1061-garlic-herb-roasted-hasselback-baby-potatoes

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Smashed Potatoes and Purple Passion Asparagus

May 23, 2017 at 4:53 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Smashed Potatoes and Purple Passion Asparagus

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Scrambled Egg that i topped with Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a few drops of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. Then I fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it was 48 degrees this morning and its partly cloudy and had a high of 76 degrees. Gave Mom a hand with laundry and then outside and cleaned. After Lunch I got the clippers out and trimmed the vines alongside the driveway. Got the cart out later and took a ride around the neighborhood. For Dinner tonight its Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Smashed Potatoes and Purple Passion Asparagus.

 
I love Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me back up from Florida! I had a fillet of it in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillets in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Seafood Breading Mix Seasoning. Shook until the fillets were well coated. Shook off the excess. Then got the Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. Love Fish and Love this Grouper!

 

For a side dish I prepared Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt. I’ve made Smashed Potatoes before and thought I would give this recipe a try. I came across this recipe on the Swift Premium site while reading about the Shoulder Roast I’m having tonight. I’ll need the following to prepare the dish; Yukon gold new potatoes, Blue Bonnet Light Butter (melted), Extra Light Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley Pepper.

 

 

 

To prepare the dish; Cook potatoes in gently boiling heavily salted water for 12 to 15 minutes or just until tender. Drain well and cool slightly. Transfer the potatoes to a large baking sheet lined with foil. Gently press each potato with the bottom of a cup until slightly crushed and flattened, but not falling apart. Next preheat oven broiler. Combine the butter, oil and garlic powder. Brush half of the butter mixture on potatoes. Broil 3 inches from heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden and slightly crisp. Carefully turn potatoes over using a wide spatula. Brush with butter mixture; lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for another 2 to 4 minutes or until golden. Let cool and serve! Excellent Smashed Potato Recipe!

 

For another side dish I had picked up some more of the Purple Passion Asparagus at Meijer. It tastes like Green Asparagus but it’s less fibrous and sweeter due to a higher sugar content. I prepared it the same way as the Roasted Asparagus I’ve made before. 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 that slight sweet taste to it. Really like the Purple Asparagus over the Green Asparagus! What a Dinner tonight! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 
Grouper – Firm texture, white meat with large flake and a mild flavor. Extra lean fish.

NUTRITION
Nutritional values for approximately 4 ounces (114 grams) of raw, edible portions
* Calories 110
* Calories From Fat 20
* Total Fat 2 g
* Saturated Fat 0 g
* Cholesterol 55 mg
* Sodium 65 mg
* Total Carbohydrates 0 g
* Protein 23 g

 

 

Stuffed Clam and Sea Scallops w/ Smashed Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

May 20, 2017 at 5:22 PM | Posted in seafood, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Stuffed Clam and Sea Scallops w/ Smashed Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

 

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled some Egg Beater’s Egg Whites, fried 2 Jimmy Dean Breakfast Turkey Sausage Links, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Nice way to start a Saturday Morning! After Breakfast I did a load of laundry and cleaned the house while that was going. After Lunch went to a friend’s house for a Graduation Party for his son. Ran into a lot of people I had not seen in a while, good catching up. For Dinner tonight a Seafood treat. I prepared Stuffed Clam and Sea Scallops w/ Smashed Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn.

 

 


For the Stuffed Clam; I purchased these at Seafood Department at Kroger. They are Matlaw Stuffed Clams (Brand) that they have in the Seafood Case. We have these every so often now,we love them! For my Stuffed Clams I preheated the oven on 425 degrees. Lined a small baking sheet with foil and placed the Clams on it. I sprinkled some Sea Salt on them and a drizzle of Lemon Juice. When the oven was ready I baked the Clams until heated through, about 25 minutes. Meaty and seasoned just right and the Louisiana Remoulade Sauce is perfect to dip it in. Plus they are only $1 per Clam.

 

I used Kroger Seafood Sea Scallops. I took a Cast Iron Skillet and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray, also added 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and 1 table spoon of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter. Heated it up on medium high. Then I washed the Scallops in cold water and patted them dry with a paper towel. I’ll be using Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning. In a small microwavable bowl I melted a tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter. I then dipped the Scallops in the Butter one at a time, just buttering the tops and bottoms of the Scallop. Then I took about 2 tablespoons of the Blackened Seasoning and put it in a small bowl, and took the Scallops one at a time and pressed the top and bottom of each Scallop into the Seasoning. I had my skillet already heated up, added the Scallops and cooked each Scallop 3 minutes per side. As the Scallops were cooking I cut a Lemon in half and squirted a little Lemon Juice across the tops of them. They turned out delicious! The freshness of the Scallops, the butter, Lemon, and Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning gave them an incredible flavor.

 

For a side dish I prepared Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt. I’ve made Smashed Potatoes before and thought I would give this recipe a try. I came across this recipe on the Swift Premium site while reading about the Shoulder Roast I’m having tonight. I’ll need the following to prepare the dish; Yukon gold new potatoes, Blue Bonnet Light Butter (melted), Extra Light Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley Pepper.

 

 

 

To prepare the dish; Cook potatoes in gently boiling heavily salted water for 12 to 15 minutes or just until tender. Drain well and cool slightly. Transfer the potatoes to a large baking sheet lined with foil. Gently press each potato with the bottom of a cup until slightly crushed and flattened, but not falling apart. Next preheat oven broiler. Combine the butter, oil and garlic powder. Brush half of the butter mixture on potatoes. Broil 3 inches from heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden and slightly crisp. Carefully turn potatoes over using a wide spatula. Brush with butter mixture; lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for another 2 to 4 minutes or until golden. Let cool and serve! Excellent Smashed Potato Recipe!

 

I also boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn, Mom and Dad love this. If you’ve never tried the Green Giant Corn you need to! It’s frozen Mini Ears of sweet Corn and you just boil for 10 minutes and you have some of the Sweetest Corn you can find! Wow, what a Dinner tonight! It’s been Fish and Seafood most of the week and I love it! For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 
Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt
Serves: 6
Ingredients:
2 pounds small red or Yukon gold new potatoes (1 1/2 inches in diameter)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Coarse-ground sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook potatoes in gently boiling heavily salted water for 12 to 15 minutes or just until tender. Drain well and cool slightly.
2 – Transfer potatoes to a large baking sheet lined with foil. Gently press each potato with the bottom of a cup until slightly crushed and flattened, but not falling apart.*
3 – Preheat oven broiler. Combine butter, oil and garlic powder. Brush half of the butter mixture on potatoes. Broil 3 inches from heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden and slightly crisp. Carefully turn potatoes over using a wide spatula. Brush with butter mixture; lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for 2 to 4 minutes or until golden. Transfer to platter. Serve with Swift Premium® Dry Rubbed Petite Shoulder Roast with Whiskey Black Pepper Seasoning.
*If potatoes stick to bottom of cup, lightly brush the cup bottom with the melted butter mixture.
http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/recipes/shoulders/petite-roast/rustic-smashed-potatoes-with-sea-salt.aspx

 

 

 
Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams
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From classic New England Style, Bacon and Cheese, Chorizo or Chili Lime Stuffed Clams served in a natural clam shell; to Crispy Original, Barbecue, or Coconut Popcorn Shrimp; and Southwest Tortilla Breaded Cod, Jalapeño Breaded Cod, or Pubstyle Battered Cod, these exciting new flavor combinations are sure to have family members asking for more every night of the week.

For many families the Stuffed Clams have become a favorite. Each natural clamshell is filled with a delectable matlawsbreadcrumb stuffing with clams, green and red peppers, and delicate spices, and individually frozen to insure freshness and flavor. They’re great on the grill and so easy to prepare. Instead of turning on the oven and heating up the kitchen, simply wrap in a foil “boat” and place right on the grill on medium heat for 25 minutes. Pair with a crunchy green salad and top with butter and lemon, (or a dash of hot sauce for the truly adventurous), is all it takes to satisfy the family.

With Matlaw’s it couldn’t be easier to serve up a seafood feast at dinner time, lunch time or party time too. Discover even more recipes, tasty food pairing suggestions, menu recommendations, special offers, coupons and more at http://www.Matlaws.com/setsail.com

Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast w/ Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt

May 8, 2017 at 4:54 PM | Posted in Pork, pork roast, potatoes, Swift Premium | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast w/ Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt

 

 

 

 

 

To start this sunny Monday morning off I prepared a Poached Egg, served it with a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It’s sunny out but 31 degrees out there this morning! One cool May morning! It was a bit warmer out today, a high in the 60’s. A good day to get catch up on some yard work and cleaning. The last few days we’ve had a lot of rain with local flooding. Had everything done and took a ride around the neighborhood in the cart. For Dinner tonight its a Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast w/ Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt.

 

 

 

I had picked up a Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast at Kroger yesterday and preparing it for Dinner tonight. The Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast comes packaged already seasoned. You can roast this in the oven or use the Slow Cooker as I am today. I got my Crock Pot out and put a plastic liner in it and sprayed that with Pam Cooking Spray.First remove the Shoulder Roast from the package and place in slow cooker with 1 inch of water in bottom. Put the lid on and cook on high for 4 hours or until fork tender.

 

 

Remove the Roast from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly. Then shred meat with two forks for Sandwiches or you can slice it, I’m having it sliced. The Roast came out mouth-watering delicious! Tender, moist, and well seasoned. So tender it broke apart while taking it out of the Slow Cooker. I’ll use the leftovers for Sandwiches.

 

 

 

 

 

For a side dish I prepared Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt. I’ve made Smashed Potatoes before and thought I would give this recipe a try. I came across this recipe on the Swift Premium site while reading about the Shoulder Roast I’m having tonight. I’ll need the following to prepare the dish; Yukon gold new potatoes, Blue Bonnet Light Butter (melted), Extra Light Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley Pepper.

 

 

 

 

To prepare the dish; Cook potatoes in gently boiling heavily salted water for 12 to 15 minutes or just until tender. Drain well and cool slightly. Transfer the potatoes to a large baking sheet lined with foil. Gently press each potato with the bottom of a cup until slightly crushed and flattened, but not falling apart. Next preheat oven broiler. Combine the butter, oil and garlic powder. Brush half of the butter mixture on potatoes. Broil 3 inches from heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden and slightly crisp. Carefully turn potatoes over using a wide spatula. Brush with butter mixture; lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for another 2 to 4 minutes or until golden. Let cool and serve! Excellent Smashed Potato Recipe! If you love Potato Dishes as much as I do, you’ll like this recipe. The full recipe and web link is below. For Dessert later a jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast
http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/
Cooking Directions:
Slow Cooker (preferred method):

1 – Remove meat from package.
2 – Place in slow cooker with 1 inch of water in bottom.
3 – Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until fork tender. Increase cooking time to 6 hours if cooking from frozen.
4 – Remove from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly.
5 – Shred meat with two forks.
Oven:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 – Remove meat from package.
3 – Place pan on stovetop, add two tablespoons of oil and heat pot briefly on medium-high heat.
4 – When oil is hot, brown the roast on all sides.
5 – Place roast in oven safe dish with 1/2 cup of water. Cover and cook for 3 hours or until internal temperature in the thickest part of the meat reaches 185°F.
6 – Remove from oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
7 – Slice and serve.
8 – If shredded roast is desired, cook an additional hour.
*Slow cooker and oven temperatures may vary, adjust cooking times accordingly.

Seasoning Ingredients: Spices including paprika, sea salt, dextrose, dehydrated garlic & onion, yeast extract, natural flavors and citric acid.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4 oz
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 70 %
Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 460mg
19%Total Carbohydrate 1g%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 22g 44%
http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/brands/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork-products/shoulders/petite-roast/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-santa-maria-boneless-petite-pork-shoulder-roast.aspx

 

 
Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt
Serves: 6
Ingredients:
2 pounds small red or Yukon gold new potatoes (1 1/2 inches in diameter)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Coarse-ground sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook potatoes in gently boiling heavily salted water for 12 to 15 minutes or just until tender. Drain well and cool slightly.
2 – Transfer potatoes to a large baking sheet lined with foil. Gently press each potato with the bottom of a cup until slightly crushed and flattened, but not falling apart.*
3 – Preheat oven broiler. Combine butter, oil and garlic powder. Brush half of the butter mixture on potatoes. Broil 3 inches from heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden and slightly crisp. Carefully turn potatoes over using a wide spatula. Brush with butter mixture; lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for 2 to 4 minutes or until golden. Transfer to platter. Serve with Swift Premium® Dry Rubbed Petite Shoulder Roast with Whiskey Black Pepper Seasoning.
*If potatoes stick to bottom of cup, lightly brush the cup bottom with the melted butter mixture.
http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/recipes/shoulders/petite-roast/rustic-smashed-potatoes-with-sea-salt.aspx

Jennie – O Turkey: Make-Ahead Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

November 19, 2016 at 6:06 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along another Side dish for your Thanksgiving Day Meal, Make-Ahead Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes. Put a spin on those everyday Mashed Potatoes by adding Goat Cheese! At the Jennie – O site you’ll find full menu ideas and recipes. So check it out if your looking for some Thanksgiving recipes! Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Make-Ahead Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Whip these rich and creamy mashed potatoes up the night before to save time Thanksgiving Day. And if you love this easy Thanksgiving recipe, you’ll love our entire Make Ahead Thanksgiving Menu.

INGREDIENTS

4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, choppedmake-ahead-goat-cheese-mashed-potatoes
5 garlic cloves
4 ounces goat cheese, softened
¼ cup butter, softened
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
½ cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese
¼ cup chopped green onions
salt and pepper, if desired
DIRECTIONS

1)Place potatoes and garlic in Dutch oven with water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain and mash with potato masher. Stir in goat cheese, butter, chicken broth, cheese and green onions until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
2) Place in 2-quart baking dish. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
3) To serve: Heat oven to 350°F. Let potatoes stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Bake, covered (in foil) 30 minutes; remove foil and bake 10 minutes more, or until heated through.

 

 

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATIONJennie O Make the Switch
PER SERVING
Calories300
Protein11g
Carbohydrates41g
Fiber3g
Sugars0g
Fat9g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium220mg
Saturated Fat6g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1079-make-ahead-goat-cheese-mashed-potatoes

Crockpot BBQ Pork Shoulder w/ Boiled Baby Carrots and Roasted Yukon Potatoes with Rosemary

August 9, 2015 at 4:34 PM | Posted in carrots, JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, Pork, potatoes | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Crockpot BBQ Pork Shoulder w/ Boiled Baby Carrots and Roasted Yukon Potatoes with Rosemary

 

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It’s a typical Ohio Summer Day outside today! Hot and Humid, but not overly bad. Had a light Breakfast and then my morning workout. I got my Pork Shoulder going in the Crock Pot and then gave the Kitchen and Fridge a good cleaning. Ran the vacuum and dusted, and cleaning was done for the day! Not much else going on so it was the sofa and remote for me. For dinner tonight I prepared a Crockpot BBQ Pork Shoulder w/ Boiled Baby Carrots and Roasted Yukon Potatoes with Rosemary.

 

 

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I had been wanting some Pork Shoulder for a while. So while I was at Kroger yesterday I picked one up. I used a real easily prepared recipe for it. Using one of my favorite cooking vessels, the Crock Pot. To make this I’ll need the following; Pork Shoulder or Boston Butt (about 4 to 7 pounds, bone-in or boneless), 1/4 cup of Water, JB’s Fat Boy Premium All-Purpose Rub, and JB’s Fat Boy HaugWaush BBQ Sauce.

 

 
The night before I applied the Rub all over Pork Shoulder and sealed it in a plastic bag. Refrigerate until ready to use the next day. Pulled the Pork Shoulder from the fridge, shaking off any excess Rub. Then to prepare it I lined my Crockpot BBQ Pork Shoulder 005Crock Pot with a Reynolds Crock Pot Plastic Bag Liner and sprayed that with Pam Cooking Spray w/ Olive Oil. Turned the Crock Pot on High. Placed the Meat in the slow cooker with Water. Covered and cooked on High for 1 hour. Turned it to Low and cooked 7 to 9 hours longer, until very tender. Removed the Roast and discarded the fat and juices. Shredded the Pork; returned it to slow cooker. Mixing a little BBQ Sauce into the Meat for more flavor. Cover and cooked on Low for about 1 hour longer, until hot. Served on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Sandwich Bun. With Coleslaw (Optional) and extra BBQ Sauce on the side. Nothing but a winning Pork Shoulder Dish! So tender and seasoned just right with Rub and BBQ Sauce. A lot of leftovers for some delicious Sandwiches!

 

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For one side dish I prepared Boiled Baby Carrots. I used a can of Kroger Baby Carrots, just heat in a sauce pan in its own juices and serve. I use these all the time, just as good as fresh and easier to prepare.

 

 

 
Then for the other side I prepared Roasted Yukon Potatoes with Rosemary. I’ll need; YukonCrockpot BBQ Pork Shoulder 007 Gold Potatoes (cut in wedges), 1 tablespoon Dried Rosemary, 1 tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. To prepare I preheated the oven to 425 degrees F. Tossed the Potatoes, Dried Rosemary, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt and Pepper. Then on a foil lined baking sheet arrange the Potatoes cut side down and roast until fork tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Potatoes and Carrots and Pork, a perfect trio combo for dinner. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

Crockpot BBQ Pork Shoulder

INGREDIENTS
Pork Shoulder or Boston Butt, about 4 to 7 pounds, bone-in or bonelessJBs Haug Waush
1/4 cup of Water
JB’s Fat Boy Premium All-Purpose Rub
JB’s Fat Boy HaugWaush BBQ Sauce

PREPARATION

1 – The night before apply the Rub all over Pork Shoulder and seal in a plastic bag. Refrigerate until ready to use the next day.

2 – Place the meat in the slow cooker with water.

3 – Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Turn to LOW and cook 7 to 9 hours longer, until very tender. Remove roast and discard fat and juices. Chop or shred the pork; return to slow cooker. Mix a little barbecue sauce into the meat for flavor. Cover and cook on LOW for about 1 hour longer, until hot.

4 – Serve on sandwich buns with coleslaw (Optional) and extra barbecue sauce on the side.

Surf and Turf – Bay Scallops (Surf) and 5 oz. Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak (Turf)

May 27, 2015 at 5:18 PM | Posted in seafood, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Surf and Turf – Bay Scallops (Surf) and 5 oz. Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak (Turf)

 
Another one of the “H” Days out; Hazy, Humid and about 80 degrees. Had an Eggo Nutri – Grain Waffle for Bay Scallops   5 oz. Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak 010Breakfast, not that hungry this morning. After my morning workout headed out to Meijer, picked up some items that was on sale and some Jennie – O Sweet Italian Turkey Sausages. Then stopped by Kroger on the way back home and grabbed some Snapple they had on sale, $1 off per 6-pack. Back home and more cleaning. We have 3 Rotor fans in the bedrooms, I got all 3 and took them outside to clean them. Used my handy-dandy Cordless Leaf Blower to clean all the dust out of them. For dinner tonight it’s a Surf and Turf Night! I prepared a Surf and Turf – Bay Scallops (Surf) and 5 oz. Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak (Turf).

 

 

For the Surf part of my meal; While at Kroger I picked up some Bay Scallops, which I love but never have often enough! I just used a simple skillet recipe to prepare them. I’ll need; Bay Scallops, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Blue Bonnet Light Butter, Cayenne, Sea Salt and Pepper (to taste), and Chopped Italian Parsley.

 

To prepare them; in a small skillet sprayed with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray add a 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Bay Scallops   5 oz. Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak 001Olive Oil, heat on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I rinsed the Scallops off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then added a tablespoon of the Butter to the skillet, when the Butter was melted I added the Scallops. Seasoned them with the Cayenne, Sea Salt, and Pepper and stirred. Cooked them for a total of 3 1/2 minutes. The scallops should feel firm to the touch, but still slightly soft, like well-set Jello; do not overcook or the scallops become tough and chewy. These came out perfect and delicious! I just love the taste of Scallops.

 

 
For the Turf part of my meal I used a Wild Idea 5 oz. Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak. As my Scallops were cooking I fired up another skillet for the Buffalo. To prepare the Steak; I rubbed the Steak with 1 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. As the Steak rested I preheated a small Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, I cooked it 4 minutes per side to a beautiful Medium Rare! The Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are just incredible. So juicy and the best flavor of any Steak, Beef or Buffalo, I’ve ever had!

 

 
I also had a couple of the Yukon Potatoes leftover from last night’s dinner. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo 5 oz. Petite Top Sirloin Steak

Wild Idea Buffalo – 5 oz. Petite Top Sirloin Steak
Famous for their flavor, these juicy steaks are perfect for the grill. The small size makes for a great meal for one. 5 oz.
http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/premium-steaks/products/petite-top-sirloin-steaks

 

 

 

 
Wild idea Buffalo Steak Cooking Times:Wild Idea

Length of cooking time depends on the thickness of steaks. Adjust to your personal preference.
* 1/2″ thick: 2 minutes each side.
* 1″ thick: 3 minutes first side, and 2 minutes second side for medium rare.
* 1½” thick: 4 minutes each side for medium rare.
For thicker cuts, increase cooking time by 1 minute per half-inch per side, for medium rare.
Temperature Guide–Internal temperatures of meat:
* Rare – 130 degrees. Medium-rare – 140 degrees. Medium – 155 degrees.

 
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Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Herbed Golden Potatoes and Sugar Snap Peas..

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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Herbed Golden Potatoes and Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas & Peanuts

 

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Been a mostly cloudy and windy out today, high in the 60’s. After Breakfast and the Morning Workout I went to Meijer for some items that they had on sale this week. I was on I-75 North heading toward Meijer and I heard on the radio that in the South bound lane where my Exit was there was a huge accident. As I approached the wreck they were right a huge accident. There was 1 semi, 3 pick-up trucks, and 4 cars. No major injuries so they were very lucky, can’t say the same for most of the cars though. At Meijer loaded up on some of their sale items, love going to Meijer always so clean and well stocked. So for dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Herbed Golden Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas & Peanuts, and a baked Multigrain Batard Bread (Loaf).

 

 

I picked up a huge package of Pork Chops on my last visit to at Costco and had them in the freezer. I got 3 of the Cumin Spiced Pork Chops Potatoes Snap Peas 002Chops from the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. Then to prepare my Chop I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 20 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

For one side I prepared some Herbed Potatoes using Yukon Gold Potatoes. To prepare them I cut quartered each Potato. Then after putting them in a bowl I added a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and then McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn, Dried Rosemary, and Dried Thyme. Mixed until all were coated. I then boiled them for 20 minutes and served.

 

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I also prepared some Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas & Peanuts. I took a 1/4 cup of Peanuts and gave them a rough chop, and set aside. I then heated 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Olive Oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Added the Sugar Snap Peas, Sea Salt, Pepper and Peanuts and sautéed, tossing occasionally for 5 to 6 minutes, until the Sugar Snap Peas were crisp tender. Love this recipe! Then I also baked a Multigrain Batard Bread. For those wondering what Batard means; Batard, in bread circles, refers to an inferior baguette, typically half the length and many times the width of a classic baguette. (Traditional baguettes are about 2 inches in diameter and anywhere from 15 to 40 inches in length.) The long slender shape of a baguette maximizes the crus-to-bread ratio, but requires more time and labor to achieve than its squat batard cousin. First time I tried it and I’ve found a winner of a loaf! It’s 120 calories and 21 net carbs per serving (1/5 of loaf). This meal is Parent Approved, Mom and Dad loved it! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

(Home Made) White Cheddar and Chive Potato Soup w/ Ham Sandwich

February 28, 2015 at 6:11 PM | Posted in Cooking Light | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: (Home Made) White Cheddar and Chive Potato Soup w/ Ham Sandwich

 

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White Cheddar and Chive Potato Soup w/ Ham Sandwich

Started off the morning with some Simply Potatoes Hash Browns and a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Sausage Breakfast Links and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 12 degrees this morning but little to no wind chill. Mostly sunny but more snow coming in Sunday. Ran an errand for Mom and stopped off and got my Saturday Night Lotto Tickets. I’ll buy a couple every now and then and watch the Ohio Lottery Show on Saturday Evening. For dinner tonight a new recipe, (Home Made) White Cheddar and Chive Potato Soup w/ Ham Sandwich.

 
Came across the White Cheddar and Chive Potato Soup Recipe in an issue of Cooking Light. I love a good Thick Potato Soup. Actually Campbell’s Chunky Baked Potato with Cheddar and Bacon Bits is my favorite Potato Soup. So when I came across this one it seemed like a winner, and it was!

 

 

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Start with with Shallots and Garlic

The recipe calls for; 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1/3 cup chopped Shallots, 2 Garlic Cloves (minced), 2 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour, 3 1/2 cups chopped Yukon Gold Potatoes (about 1 pound), 1 3/4 cups 1% Low-Fat Milk, 1 1/2 cups Organic Vegetable Broth (such as Swanson), 3/8 teaspoon Kosher Salt, 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper, 2 ounces Sharp White Cheddar Cheese (shredded about 1/2 cup), 1/3 cup Fat-Free Sour Cream (divided), and 2 tablespoons minced fresh Chives.

 

 
To prepare it heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add shallots and garlic; sauté 1 1/2 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle flour over pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly with a White Cheddar and Chive Potato Soup 002whisk. Add potatoes, milk, broth, salt, and pepper to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove pan from heat. Mash potato mixture with a potato masher to desired consistency. Stir in cheese until melted. Stir in 1 tablespoon sour cream. Place 1 cup soup in each of 4 bowls. Top each serving with about 1 tablespoon sour cream and 1 1/2 teaspoons minced chives and serve! Makes a delicious, thick, and chunky Potato Soup. If you like you can add some crumbled Jennie – O Turkey Bacon to it for even more flavor. Got one of those Keeper Recipes here.

 

 

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Boar’s Head Smoked Honey Ham,

To go with the Soup I made a Ham and Swiss Sandwich. Using; Boar’s Head Smoked Honey Ham, Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese, Kroger Brand Whole Grain Hamburger Buns, and topped with Kroger Private Selection Sweet Hot Stone Ground Mustard. (my favorite Mustard.) For a dessert/snack later Organic Whole Grain Tortilla Chips with Simple Truth Organic Black Bean and Corn Salsa.

 

 

 

 

White Cheddar and Chive Potato Soup
Luscious, creamy potato soup uses just one pan for fast weeknight comfort and even faster cleanup. We love the look and tang of sharp white cheddar.

Yield: Serves 4White Cheddar and Chive Potato Soup

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon canola oil
1/3 cup chopped shallots
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 1/2 cups chopped Yukon gold potatoes (about 1 pound)
1 3/4 cups 1% low-fat milk
1 1/2 cups organic vegetable broth (such as Swanson)
3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
1/3 cup fat-free sour cream, divided
2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
Preparation:
1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add shallots and garlic; sauté 1 1/2 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle flour over pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly with a whisk.

2. Add potatoes, milk, broth, salt, and pepper to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove pan from heat. Mash potato mixture with a potato masher to desired consistency. Stir in cheese until melted. Stir in 1 tablespoon sour cream. Place 1 cup soup in each of 4 bowls. Top each serving with about 1 tablespoon sour cream and 1 1/2 teaspoons minced chives.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
Calories: 263 Fat: 9.6g Saturated fat: 4.2g Monounsaturated fat: 2.5g Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g Protein: 11g Carbohydrate: 34g Fiber: 3g Cholesterol: 20mg Iron: 1mg Sodium: 562mg Calcium: 286mg

 

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