Some of my favorite Sides and Seasonings -Zatarain’s!

May 29, 2017 at 12:35 PM | Posted in Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Below is just a sample of the delicious recipes you can find at the Zatarain’s website (https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains). Check it out today!

 

 

BANANAS FOSTER RICE PUDDING
Turn ordinary rice pudding into a classic New Orleans favorite dessert, Bananas Foster Rice Pudding. Mix 1 package of Zatarain’s Rice Pudding, milk, butter, brown sugar, heavy cream and, of course, 2 ripe bananas…….

 

Dirty Rice Burritos
Craving a Mexican dish? Try this dirty rice, egg and chorizo burrito recipe for any time of day – breakfast, lunch or dinner. Just open a box of Zatarain’s Dirty Rice Mix, and add sausage and eggs, and whisk in Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning for added New Orleans flavor………

 

Creole Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Need an easy veggie soup recipe? Add the bold flavor of Zatarain’s® Yellow Rice and Creole Seasoning into the pot and use any fresh or frozen vegetables you have on hand to prepare this quick and easy soup……..

 

Find these incredible recipes and more all at the Zatrain’s website.
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains

Seasoned Haddock w/ Multi Grain Medley and Potato Pancakes

December 30, 2014 at 6:08 PM | Posted in fish, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Haddock w/ Multi Grain Medley and Potato Pancakes

 

 

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One busy morning for me to start my day. My Dad was sick all night, so there was a ton of laundry to do. So I got that out of the way and while Mom made Breakfast for her and Dad I ran the vacuum and dusted. Had to get everything done, Dad had a nurse coming over to check him out and then a physical therapist after that. Busy Morning. Then I ran to Kroger to pick up a couple of prescriptions for Mom. For dinner tonight it was leftovers at it’s finest! I had Seasoned Haddock w/ Multi Grain Medley and Potato Pancakes.

 

 

 

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I had a few pieces of Haddock leftover from the other night that I used for tonight. To prepare it I rinsed the fillet in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then seasoned it with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the pieces in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix. Shook until all the pieces were well coated. Shook off the excess and pan fried them in Canola Oil, frying them about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Haddock and Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Mix, the perfect combo. I have I mentioned I love Fish!

 

 

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Last night I had made some Potato Pancakes, so I heated what was left up for a side dish. I always use Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix, my favorite (Never made a cake I didn’t like!). Just add 2 Egg Beater’s (1/2 Cup), 2 1/4 Cups Water, to the mix stir and fry! Easy and makes one good Potato Pancake and their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving (3 Potato Pancakes). Then i also heated up the leftover Minute Whole-Grain Medley, leftover from the other night when I had Haddock.It has Brown Rice, Thai Red Rice, Wild Rice, and Quinoa. Now that’s a good combo of Grains! The box contains 4 – 2 Serving Packets and easy to prepare. Combine water and the contents of one bag in medium saucepan and stir. Add oil if desired. Or, if desired, to add more flavor, substitute broth, fruit or vegetable juice for water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 MINUTES or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat. Fluff with fork and serve! Easy to prepare and makes one excellent side dish. Also this time I added some Chopped Pecans to it, made a nice addition to the dish! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 
Manischewitz Potato Pancake MixMANISCHEWITZ Potato Pancake Mix

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

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

Nutrition Facts

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

 

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

Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Canned Green Beans, Fried Potatoes, and…

April 10, 2014 at 5:12 PM | Posted in Crappie, greenbeans, potatoes, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Canned Green Beans, Fried Potatoes, and Corn Bread

 

 

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I think Spring may have a foot hold on our weather finally! The Winter that wouldn’t go away has finally did just that, go away. Windy but sunny all day and about 70 degrees, My Mom’s Easter Flowers are up and getting ready to bloom, our neighbors are already in bloom. More rain coming, deal with that when it happens. Got the 4 wheel mobility cart out for a while today. It’s still running good and I think I’ve had now for 5 or 6 years now. My Mom’s cousin and her husband stopped by and brought me 10 big and beautiful bags of Okeechobee Crappie, or Specks as they call them in Florida! I love all Fish and Seafood but these have to be my favorite. So for dinner tonight it’s Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Canned Green Beans, Fried Potatoes, and Corn Bread. A Country Style Dinner Feast!

 

 

 

Ready for the skillet!

Ready for the skillet!

They brought them straight up from Florida sealed and frozen. I laid 2 bags out in the fridge overnight to thaw. I rinsed the fillets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then seasoned them a bit of Sea Salt and then rolled them in Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix. Pan fried them in Canola Oil about 3 minutes per side. As usual this year’s batch of Crappie is just as good as previous years. They came out Golden Brown and delicious! I could just eat these fillets for dinner, or any meal, with no sides needed!

 

 

 
For one side I peeled and sliced some Red potatoes up. Seasoned with Morton’s Salt Substitute and ground Black Pepper. Fried them in a Cast Iron Skillet in Canola Oil, fried on medium high and turned with a spatula several times until both sides started browning. I rarely fix Potatoes like this, but I should. The Potatoes come out so delicious prepared this way. Then for another side I heated up a Mason Jar of the canned Green Beans that we had canned back last Summer. They taste as if they were just picked from the garden. I also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread but Mom and Dad wanted some Cornbread so I prepared them a small Cast Iron Skillet of Martha White Cornbread. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding topped With a dab of Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Okeechobee Crappie Fishing

The Florida Crappie fishing, speckled perch or speck’ as they are called throughout the State of Florida is the most sort after pan fish on Lake Okeechobee. Although the Florida crappie can be caught during the summer months, they really are at their best from late fall to early spring.

Go Lake Okeechobee freshwater fishing with your family and friends together for an affordable day of Florida crappie fishing on Lake Okeechobee. Lake Okeechobee comprises a 730-square-mile area and is the second-largest natural lake in the U.S., holding more than a trillion gallons of water.

Most fishing takes place along the southeastern, west and north portions of the lake within a mile of the shoreline. Look for hyacinths, hydrilla and other water plants where big bass ambush shiners, bluegills and other scaled groceries. They also pounce on frogs, crickets, worms, grasshoppers and pretty much any fish smaller than itself. Plastic imitations of those baits work well.

You know the deal black crappies speckled perch to most Floridians are about as smart as a dead bird, but fortunately they are a lot more abundant. Stick a minnow in their face, set the hook and start heating up the frying-pan as we say here on Okeechobee.

 

 

http://www.lakeokeechobeebassfishing.com/crappie-fishing/

 

 

 

Zatarain's Crispy Southern

Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri

The secret of authentic Southern style fried fish is the crispy combination of cornmeal, corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 60

Calories from Fat: 0

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 630mg 26%

Total Carb: 12g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 1g

Vitamin A: 2%

 

http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Crispy-Southern-Fish-Fri.aspx

Blackened Tilapia Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

April 7, 2014 at 5:12 PM | Posted in Ore - Ida, tilapia | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Tilapia Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 

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When it rains it pours, especially around here! It started raining about 9:30 this morning and hasn’t let up since, even a couple of thunderstorms passing through. They say we have a day or two of this and then clearing and 70 degrees, hope they’re right! Not much going on today. For dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Tilapia Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 
I purchased the Tilapia from Kroger Sunday. To prepare it I rinsed the fillet off in water and patted dry with a paper towel. I seasoned it with a bit of Sea Salt. Then I melted a 1/2 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter down and rubbed the fillet down with it, covering both sides. I then covered both sides, with Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning. I added Canola Oil to a Cast Iron Skillet and preheated it until the Oil was almost ready to start smoking and I added the Tilapia. Just a word of warning have your window open and overhead stove fan a working, it will smoke! I cooked the fillet for 3 minutes each side and it was fork tender and ready. I love the smokey and heated flavor the Zatarain’s Seasoning provides. I served it on an Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie hamburger Bun. I topped it with some Hidden Valley Spicy Chipotle Pepper Sandwich Spread & Dip. If you haven’t tried this Spread, and you like some added heat this is your Spread! It’s not that over powering heat but it is Spicy. It’s a creamy and thick Spread so if you like Spicy give it a try.

 

 
For a side I baked some of my favorite Fries, Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries. Served them with a bit of Hunt’s Ketchup. Had a Snapple Diet Peach Drink also. For dessert later a bowl of Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks.

 

 

 

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

 

 

Hidden Valley Spicy Chipotle Pepper Sandwich Spread & Dip1

Hidden Valley Spicy Chipotle Pepper Sandwich Spread & Dip
Spice up your ordinary sandwich with Hidden Valley™ Sandwich Spread & Dip in Spicy Chipotle Pepper.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 tbsp (15 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 25
Calories from Fat 13
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Carbohydrates 1.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 1.0g

Seasoned Fried Haddock w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans

March 3, 2014 at 6:17 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, Zatarain's | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Fried Haddock w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

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Another day and another cleaning up after a snowy night! We ended up with about 5″ or a tad more along with about a 1/4″ of ice below it. Wow, this is getting old! We have about 1/2 a bag of Driveway Salt left, more than most people, and there is none anywhere to be bought. After cleanup did some cleaning and organizing the pantry. For dinner I prepared Seasoned Fried Haddock w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 
I had some Haddock Fillets in the freezer, bought on sale at Kroger last week. I laid the fillets out in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare it I rinsed the fillet in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Then sliced the fillet into smaller pieces. I then seasoned it with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the pieces in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix. Shook until all the pieces were well coated. I then pan fried them in Canola Oil, frying them about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Haddock and Zatarain’s is a perfect combo, delicious every time!

 

 

 

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For a side dish I made some Potato Pancakes. I used Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix, my favorite (Never made a cake I didn’t like!). Just add 2 Egg Beater’s (1/2 Cup), 2 1/4 Cups Water, to the mix stir and fry! Easy and makes one good Potato Pancake and their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving (3 Potato Pancakes). I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread. Before baking the bread I buttered the top of it with Garlic Butter. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 
Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Fish-FriZatarain's Seasoned Fish Fri   Lemon Pepper

The secret of authentic Southern Style fried fish is the crispy combination of corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 Tbsp.

Servings Per Container: Servings per container – 40
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 50

Calories from Fat: 0

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 1140mg 48%

Total Carb: 11g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 0g

 

http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Lemon-Pepper-Fish-Fri.aspx

 

 
Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mixpotato pancake

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

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

Nutrition Facts

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

 

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

Seasoned Fried Haddock w/ Tofu Mac & Cheese and Fried Red Potatoes

February 15, 2014 at 6:25 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes, tofu, Zatarain's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Fried Haddock w/ Tofu Mac & Cheese and Fried Red Potatoes

 

 

 
Well we ended up with about 4″ or more of new snow! And another possible 1″ overnight. But warmer and nicer weather coming next week, hopefully! Ate Breakfast while watching Team U.S.A Men Hockey go up against their arch rival Russia. It went to an overtime shoot-out but the U.S.A. won it 3-2! U.S.A. U.S.A.! Really enjoy the Winter Olympics. For dinner tonight it’s a Seasoned Fried Haddock w/ Tofu Mac & Cheese and Fried Red Potatoes.

 

 

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I had Haddock Fillet in the freezer, bought on sale at Kroger a while back. I laid the fillet out in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare it I rinsed the fillet in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Then sliced the fillet into smaller pieces. I then seasoned it with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the pieces in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix. Shook until all the pieces were well coated. I then pan fried them in Canola Oil, frying them about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Haddock and Zatarain’s is a perfect combo, delicious every time!

 

 

 

For one side dish I made some Tofu Mac & Cheese! I used TOFU SHIRATAKI (Yam Noodle with Tofu) MACARONI SHAPE which is only 20 calories and 1 net carb per serving! To prepare it I used 1 serving of Velveeta 2% Cheese, a small handful of fresh shredded Dutch Gouda (for that creamy texture), 2 teaspoons Hungarian Paprika, and Sea Salt and Ground White Pepper (to taste). To start drain and rinse the Tofu thoroughly. Microwave for 1 min., to reduce the authentic aroma. Dry very well and jut use as you would regular cooked noodles. Add the ingredients and stir until well mixed. I then put them in a small sauce pan and heated it on medium, heated until the Cheese was melted and Tofu was heated through. Came out rich and creamy with a nice flavor. I should you use House Tofu Shirataki – Tofu Shirataki more often, no excuse not to except I forget about buying it. Kroger has a small variety of it sometimes but it’s Jungle Jim’s International Market that has it in all varieties and always in stock. Makes a fine side dish and a good alternative to Pasta.

 

 

 
For my other side dish I peeled and sliced up some small to medium-sized Red Potatoes and pan fried them in a Cast Iron Skillet. After thin slicing them I rinsed them off and dried them with a paper towel. Then seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. Then pan fried them in Cat Iron Skillet in Canola Oil, turning them over several times with a spatula until they were starting to brown on both sides. Love Potatoes and love the pan fry method! A delicious dinner for a cold Winter’s Day, and saved a lot on calories and carbs by having Fish and by using Tofu Macaroni. For dessert later a Weight Watchers Vanilla Swirl Ice Cream Cone.

 

 

 

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House Tofu Shirataki – TOFU SHIRATAKI (Yam Noodle with Tofu) MACARONI SHAPE 8oz.

A Dieters Delight! With only 20 calories, 3g carbs per serving and no cholesterol, Tofu Shirataki is a pasta lovers’ dream! And as a great bonus-it’s gluten-free!
It is a healthy, uniquely textured noodle – that pleases people of all ages!

What’s all this noodley hubbub about? It might seem like these pasta enthusiasts are just over-excited, but these are real people who are really crazy about Tofu Shirataki!
Tofu Shirataki is a stunning pasta alternative made by blending the flour of the Konnyaku – a member of the Asian yam family and tofu. It is a healthy, uniquely textured noodle that has noodle lovers raving.
Tofu Shirataki has been pegged as a pasta alternative because unlike pasta, it’s gluten-free, low in calories and low in carbs! It’s also cholesterol-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, vegan and kosher certified. Offered in a variety of shapes including, macaroni, spaghetti, fettuccine and angel-hair we have enough to satisfy all your noodle needs!
Can you ask for more? Our fans don’t think so. Read some additional reviews if you need more convincing, but the secret is in the Tofu Shirataki!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 113g / 4.0oz
Servings per Container: 2
Per Serving
Calories 20
Fat Calories 5
Per Serving %DV
Total Fat – 0.5g 1%
Sat. Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g %
Cholesterol – 0mg 0%
Sodium – 15mg 1%
Total Carb. – 3g 1%
Fiber Less Than 2g 9%
Sugars 0g

 

http://www.house-foods.com/tofu_shirataki_usa/

Blackened Grouper w/ Buffalo Cauliflower and Cut Green Beans

February 5, 2014 at 6:27 PM | Posted in fish, vegetables, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Grouper w/ Buffalo Cauliflower and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 
The forecast called for a Winter Weather Alert and they were right, unfortunately! It started off as freezing rain, a good 2 hours of it. That was mixed with bursts of snow and then followed by snow throughout the night and early morning. We ended up with a little over 6″, so I guess it could have worse. More to come over the weekend again! Our neighbor used his snow blower and scraper to get what he could off the driveway and then I was able to get out and salt it real good. Looking out the window this afternoon, it was a shoveling party up and down the street. For dinner nothing but good things! I prepared Blackened Grouper w/ Buffalo Cauliflower and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

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I had found another package of the Gulf Coast Grouper in the freezer so I laid that in the fridge to thaw overnight. A friend of mine who goes down to the gulf Side of Florida quite often always brings me back some of his fresh caught Grouper. I started by rinsing the fillet off in cold water and patting dry and cut it into smaller pieces. I melted a tablespoon of butter, Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter. I then brushed both sides of the fillets with the Butter and then rubbed the fillets with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning and Sea Salt. Then I got out my favorite skillet, The Cast Iron Skillet. When the pan was fully heated I added my Grouper. Cooked it about 4 minutes per side, and it was ready for the table! This fish is just soooo good, hard to describe! Moist and bursting with flavor. The Zatarain’s Seasonings are perfect for any Seafood.

 

 

 
For one side dish I made more of the Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower. I made this for the first time a while back and couldn’t wait to have it again! To prepare it I needed; 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and pepper to taste, 1/4 cup or more) hot sauce, and blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping. Then to make it is really easy I just tossed the cauliflower florets in the oil, salt and pepper, arranged in a single layer on a baking sheet and roasted in a preheated 400F oven until lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes. Then, the good part, toss the cauliflower in the hot sauce. Serve it warm with blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping and celery sticks on the side. It’s one delicious and healthy side dish! I left the full recipe along with the Closet Cooking web site link to the original recipe.

 

 

 
Then for the other side dish I heated up a cn of Del Monte Cut Green Beans, I can never have enough of Green Beans! I also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert my Mom had prepared some Fried Apples for her and Dad this morning for their Breakfast, so I get the leftovers! Fried Apples are easy to make, Mom uses Brown Sugar Splenda, but none taste as good as Mom can make!

 

 

 
Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower
ingredients

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1 tablespoon oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup hot sauce
blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping (optional)

directions
Toss the cauliflower florets in the oil, salt and pepper, arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast in a preheated 400F oven until lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.
Toss cauliflower in the hot sauce and enjoy warm with blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping and celery sticks on the side.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 48, Fat 4g (Saturated 0.3g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 0, Sodium 400mg, Carbs 4g (Fiber 2g, Sugars 2g), Protein 1g

 

http://www.closetcooking.com/2013/01/buffalo-roasted-cauliflower.html

Catfish Nuggets w/ Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Mac and Cheese

February 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, fish, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Catfish Nuggets w/ Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Mac and Cheese

 

 

 

 

 

Well if we get this big snow coming in that they say we may get Tuesday and Wednesday at least some of what we already have on the ground will be gone. In the 40’s yesterday and near 50 today, a heat wave I tell you! The storm coming in is either going to be mostly rain or we’re going to get one of the bigger snows in quite sometime, possible 12″-15″ of snow! But it’s a long time between now and Tuesday so we’ll see. I seen where Meijer had Catfish Nuggets on sale so I went there early this morning and picked some up for dinner and then to Kroger who had Ice Salt on sale and picked up a 20 lb. bag of that, just in case. For dinner tonight I prepared Fried Catfish Nuggets w/ Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Mac and Cheese.

 

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Gave the Catfish Nuggets a good cleaning to start and seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Canola Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets wer good size and meaty.

 

 

 
For one side I made Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary. Love those potatoes and love this recipe also! A real simple one to prepare. You’ll need 6 to 8 small red potatoes, quartered into 1/2-inch pieces, 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary leaves, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Then combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat potatoes. Transfer potatoes to a large baking sheet or shallow roasting pan. Roast 25 to 30 minutes, until tender and golden. Then for another side, for my parents, I heat up some Bob Evan’s Mac and Cheese. By far the best premade Mac and Cheese there is in my opinion. Delicious Down Home Dinner tonight! For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunk Cup.

 

 

 

 

Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary

Ingredients
6 to 8 small red potatoes, quartered into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil or garlic-flavored olive oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat potatoes. Transfer potatoes to a large baking sheet or shallow roasting pan. Roast 25 to 30 minutes, until tender and golden.

 

 

 
Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish FriZatarain's Crispy Southern

The secret of authentic Southern style fried fish is the crispy combination of cornmeal, corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.
Ingredients:
ENRICHED YELLOW CORN FLOUR (CORN MEAL, IRON, NIACIN, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), SALT, SPICES (INCLUDING RED PEPPER) , CITRIC ACID, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE (FLAVOR ENHANCER), GARLIC, CORN MALTODEXTRIN, ONION, LEMON PUREE. AND LEMON JUICE.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 Tbsp Mix (17g)

Servings Per Container: about 20
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 60
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 630mg 26%
Total Carb: 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0 0%
Sugar: 0g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 2%
Vitamin C: 0%
Calcium: 0%
Iron: 0%

 
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Crispy-Southern-Fish-Fri.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blackened Tilapia Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

January 13, 2014 at 6:20 PM | Posted in Ore - Ida, tilapia, Zatarain's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Tilapia Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 
Light rain and cloudy outside today. Went Meijer this morning to do some grocery shopping. They had all their Jennie – O Turkey Products 20% and then I had 3 different $1 off coupons for Jennie – O Products, so I stocked up! I also bought some more of the Meijer Cubed Steak. If you live near a Meijer try their Cubed Steak, best I’ve ever had! For Breakfast I had a half  pattie of the Cubed Steak with a Scrambled Egg on a Whole Grain English Muffin. Not a bad way to start your day! For dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Tilapia Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

Blackened Tilapia Fries 002
I had the Tilapia in the freezer and let it thaw in the fridge overnight. To prepare it I rinsed the fillet off in water and patted dry with a paper towel. I seasoned it with a bit of Sea Salt. Then I melted a 1/2 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter down and rubbed the fillet down with it, covering both sides. I then covered both sides, with Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning. I added Canola Oil to a Cast Iron Skillet and preheated it until the Oil was almost ready to start smoking and I added the Tilapia. Just a word of warning have your window open and overhead stove fan a working, it will smoke! I cooked the fillet for 3 minutes each side and it was fork tender and ready. I love the smokey and heated flavor the Zatarain’s Seasoning provides. I served it on an Meijer Bakery Wheat Mini Sub Bun. I topped it with some Hidden Valley Spicy Chipotle Pepper Sandwich Spread & Dip. If you haven’t tried this Spread, and you like some added heat this is your Spread! It’s not that over powering heat but it is Spicy. It’s a creamy and thick Spread so if you like Spicy give it a try.

 

 

 
For a side I baked some of my favorite Fries, Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries. Served them with a bit of Hunt’s Ketchup. Had a Snapple Diet Peach Drink also. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

Hidden Valley Spicy Chipotle Pepper Sandwich Spread & Dip1Hidden Valley Spicy Chipotle Pepper Sandwich Spread & Dip
Spice up your ordinary sandwich with Hidden Valley™ Sandwich Spread & Dip in Spicy Chipotle Pepper.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 tbsp (15 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 25
Calories from Fat 13
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Carbohydrates 1.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 1.0g

Seasoned Fried Haddock w/ Macaroni and Cheese and Cut Green Beans

January 9, 2014 at 6:17 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, fish, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Dinner Tonight: Seasoned Fried Haddock w/ Macaroni and Cheese and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 
Been one long day today. Took my car up to get an oil change and have the tires rotated. Then to the store to pick up a few items and dropped off a couple of prescriptions to be filled at Walmart Pharmacy, and that’s where the long day started! I switched Prescription Insurances and of course there are problems. All my tier one prescriptions are only $1 but Walmart was saying that the Insurance was only paying part of the cost. So after an hour of Walmart calling them and myself calling them it was straightened out! It seems nothing is ever easy. For dinner I prepared Seasoned Fried Haddock w/ Macaroni and Cheese and Cut Green Beans.

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I had picked a Haddock Fillet on sale at Kroger earlier today. To prepare it I rinsed the fillet in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Then sliced the fillet into smaller pieces. I then seasoned it with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the pieces in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix. Shook until all the pieces were well coated. I then pan fried them in Canola Oil, frying them about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Haddock and Zatarain’s is a perfect combo, delicious every time!

 

 

 

I had been craving some more Macaroni and Cheese, so Mac and Cheese with Fish is a perfect pairing! So for a side I heated up an individual cup of Bob Evan’s Macaroni and Cheese. Just microwave for 1 1/2 minutes and you have your Mac and Cheese. I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert a Weight Watchers Vanilla Fudge Swirl Ice Cream Cone.

 

 

 

Bob evans Mac
Bob Evans Macaroni & Cheese Tasteful Sides

* Farm-fresh goodness
* Made with real cheddar cheese
* Microwaveable
* Ready to heat and eat
* 2 single servings

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 170 G
Servings Per Container 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10 G 16
Saturated Fat 5 G
24
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 25 Mg 8
Sodium 810 Mg 34
Total Carbohydrate 22 G 7
Dietary Fiber 1 G
6
Sugars 3 G
Protein 10 G

 

 

 
Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Fish-FriZatarain's Seasoned Fish Fri   Lemon Pepper

The secret of authentic Southern Style fried fish is the crispy combination of corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 Tbsp.

Servings Per Container: Servings per container – 40
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 50

Calories from Fat: 0

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 1140mg 48%

Total Carb: 11g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 0g

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