Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots

May 18, 2018 at 5:04 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots

 

 

To start this rainy Friday morning off I prepared one of my favorites, Skillet Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a Sunnyside Up Fried Egg. We had Thunderstorms overnight and into the morning here. Mostly cloudy and 76 degrees in the afternoon. Finished up on the Kitchen painting, looks 100% better! For Dinner tonight its a Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots.

 


I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper. I had a couple small fillets 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 Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful.

 

As my Grouper was cooking I preheated the oven on 425° to bake some Ore Ida Tater Tots. Just bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes and done! The Tater Tots come out golden brown and delicious! I served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 


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SERVING SIZE 86g
CALORIES 160
FAT 8g
SODIUM 420mg
CARBS 20g
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Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Mac and Cheese

April 10, 2018 at 5:14 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Poached an Egg and served it on a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Then I heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly cloudy and a high of 49 degrees out. After Breakfast headed out to Mernard’s. They had a few things on sale this week we needed around and for outside the house. Waiting for it to dry out around here, getting behind on some outside work that needs to be done. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

 

Last time I was at Meijer I purchased 2 Rockfish Fillets. Ocean Rockfish tastes similar to Snapper. The Fillets cost less than 1/2 than what you pay for Snapper. So I picked up a couple of Fillets washed them off in cold water, cut the fillets in half, and stored them in a hefty plastic bag and had them in the freezer. I laid 1 of the bags out in the fridge to thaw overnight. I’ll be cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet and will need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley along with Zatarain’s Seasoned Seafood Breading Mix, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

Seasoned on both sides with Grinders Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Then rolled the Fillets in the Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri Mix. Seasoned on both sides with Grinders Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Then rolled the Fillets in the Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri Mix. Next heated a Cast-Iron Skillet over high heat. As the Pan is heating I added the Extra Light Olive Oil. When the skillet was heated I placed the fillets in the pan, skin side down. Press down gently on the fillets with a spatula for about 20 seconds to prevent curling. Lowered the heat to medium and let cook until the fish is golden and caramelized around edges, about 2 to 3 minutes. Carefully flip fillets and until golden all over and cooked through, 45 to 90 seconds more.

 


The Rockfish fried up to a perfect Golden Brown. It does have a taste similar to Snapper. Really a delicious meaty version of Snapper, and costs a lot less! Really enjoyed it and Mom, who isn’t a huge Fish Lover, really likes them.

 

 

 

 


To go with the Rockfish I prepared some Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Cups. just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. I love Mac and Cheese with Fish. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

Rockfish – Sebastes

Sebastes is a genus of fish in the family Sebastidae (though some include this in Scorpaenidae), most of which have the common name of rockfish. A few are called ocean perch, sea perch or redfish instead. Most of the Sebastes species live in the north Pacific, although two (Sebastes capensis and Sebastes oculatus) live in the south Pacific/Atlantic and four (Sebastes fasciatus, Sebastes mentella, Sebastes norvegicus and Sebastes viviparus) live in the north Atlantic. The coast off South California is the area of highest rockfish diversity, with 56 species living in the Southern California Bight.

Rockfish are an important sport and commercial fish, and many species have been overfished. As a result, seasons are tightly controlled in many areas. Sebastes are sometimes fraudulently substituted for the more expensive northern red snapper.

Rockfish has a sweet, mild flavor, with a flaky, medium-firm texture. It is best baked, sautéed, broiled or poached. Since the flesh tends to flake easily, it is not the best fish for grilling. Try it with a little lemon to bring out the sweet flavor without overpowering.

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Steak Fries

January 13, 2018 at 6:05 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Steak Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. Well after 2 days of being 60 degrees we are paying for it now! It started raining yesterday and early today and then the temperature started dropping late yesterday. Turned to freezing rain, sleet, and snow. We ended up with about 3 inches. The low this morning was 8 degrees with a cold wind blowing. It made it to 23 degrees today. Did some house cleaning and then watched some College Basketball. So many people with the flu around here, we’ve been lucky so far. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Steak Fries.

 

 

I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper. 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 Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun. I got 2 Bun Size Fillets out of it, I’ll have the other one for Lunch tomorrow.

 

 

 

For a side I baked some Ore Ida Steak Fries and had a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 110
FAT 3g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
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Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Cheddar Potato Bake

December 19, 2017 at 6:05 PM | Posted in fish, Stouffer's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Cheddar Potato Bake

 

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. After Breakfast I headed out to Meijer. I wanted to pick up a small Prime Rib and I needed some new shoes. Having one leg, left leg amputated, I have a collection of new left shoes. Anyway my Tennis Shoe is worn out so i bought a pair of new ones and also a pair of Boots. I love one stop shopping! For Dinner tonight it’s a Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Cheddar Potato Bake.

 

 

I love Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me back up from Florida! It’s good to have friends that also own a house off the South Florida Gulf side. 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 Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. Love Fish and Love this Grouper!

 

 


Then to go with my Grouper, I prepared a Stouffer’s Cheddar Potato Bake. Another easy to prepare and delicious dish. To prepare this one I’m using the microwave. It comes in a microwavable tray. I just slit the film cover on the tray and microwaved it for 6 minutes, Done! I love this side by Stouffer’s! Delicious Potato Dish, really like the bread crumb topping. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookie and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

Stouffer’s Cheddar Potato Bake
* A side dish with diced potatoes in a cheddar cheese sauce with baconstouffers-cheddar-potato-bake
* Serves 2
* Russet potatoes

We use simple, quality ingredients that are delicious on their own. Then we combine them into the perfect recipe to make an irresistible dish.NESTLE Good Food, Good Life Made with Russet potatoes Cheddar cheese sauce Topped with bread crumbs
Ingredients:
Ingredients: Potatoes, Skim Milk, Water, Cheddar Cheese (Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes, Annatto Color), Soybean Oil, Bread Crumbs (Wheat Flour, Sugar, Yeast, Soybean Oil, Salt), Bacon (Cured with Water, Salt, Sugar, Smoke Flavoring, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite), 2% or Less of Modified Cornstarch, Canola Oil, Bleached Wheat Flour, Onions, Sea Salt, Mono- & Diglycerides, Spice, Seasoning (Celery Salt, Spices and Coloring).

NUTRITIONAL INFO
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2
Servings Per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17 26.00 %
Saturated Fat 5 25.00 %
Cholesterol 20mg 7.00 %
Sodium 500mg 21.00 %
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7.00 %
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Hush Puppies and Mac and Cheese

June 19, 2017 at 4:51 PM | Posted in fish, Kraft Cheese | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Hush Puppies and Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a couple of Nutri Grain Low Fat Eggo Waffles and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast and my morning workout I started a load of laundry for Mom and then headed to Marsh and Kroger. I needed quite a few things from Meijer and then stopped by Kroger to pick up a few things for Mom. Back home, after Lunch I got out the leaf blower and cleaned the deck and driveway areas. Trimmed the vine along the driveway and then picked some Basil and Cilantro for tonight’s meal. This is the best my Herb Plants have ever grown, nice size plants. Love watching stuff grow. As a child growing up my Grandparents always live on a farm with huge fields of Vegetables. Lucky to get to see all that while growing up. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Hush Puppies and Mac and Cheese.

 

I love Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me back up from Florida! It’s good to have friends that also own a house off the Florida Gulf side. 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 Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. Love Fish and Love this Grouper!

 

For one side for my Grouper I prepared a box of the McCormick Hush Puppy Corn Meal Mix. First time I’ve made these and they turned out great! Just followed the easy instructions and served. I left the full instructions at the end of the post. First time I’ve had Hush Puppies in a long time, really enjoyed these!

 

 

 

 

Also to go with the Grouper prepared some Kraft 50% Whole Grain Mac and Cheese. I normally have the regular Mac and Cheese but I seen the 50% Whole Grain at Meijer and picked up a 4 pack of them. It comes in a microwavable plastic container. To prepare it just remove the lid, add water and stir, microwave for 3 1/2 minutes, and stir in the packet of cheese sauce. And you have your Mac and Cheese! Another nice item to have in the pantry. Easy to prepare, nothing like good old-fashioned Kraft Mac and Cheese! Container makes 1 serving. Love these Kraft Mac and Cheese! Seafood and Mac and Cheese are just a natural pairing. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

McCormick Hush Puppy Corn Meal Mix

McCormick Hush Puppy Corn Meal Mix is a unique blend of yellow corn meal and wheat flour that helps you make tasty hush puppies quickly and easily. Just add water! The ingredients in this traditional recipe have been specially selected for authentic, golden fried Hush Puppies that are ready in minutes!

Directions:
Instructions: All You Need:1 box Hush Puppy Mix2/3 cup Water Vegetable Oil Pour oil into deep fryer, large heavy skillet or saucepan, filling no more than 1/3 full. Heat oil to 375F on medium heat.1. Stir Batter Mix and water in medium bowl until smooth. Let stand 10 minutes to thicken.2. Drop batter carefully by teaspoonfuls into hot oil. Cook several hush puppies at a time. Fry 2 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels.To prepare only of the box use 1 cup Hush Puppy Mix and 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. water. Continue as directed above.Serve hot hush puppies with a fish or seafood dinner.Cooking tip: cook several hush puppies at a time to help maintain oil at its best frying temperature.
Safe Handling Instructions: Jalapeno Hush Puppies Hush Puppies with Corn and Chiles Cooking tip: cook several hush puppies at a time to help maintain oil at its best frying temperature.

 

 

 

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner, Whole Grain, Original Flavor

Made with 50% whole grain. 19 g of whole grain per serving (nutritionists recommend eating at least three one-ounce equivalents of whole grain products per day [about 16 g whole grain per serving or at least 48 g per day]. One serving of this product contains 19 g whole grain, approximately 39% of the minimum daily amount). Ready in 3.5 minutes. Just add water.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size (in container): 1 package (1)
Calories 220
Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol less than 5mg 2%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 5g

Fried Ocean Perch w/ Sharp White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

May 26, 2017 at 4:54 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Ocean Perch w/ Sharp White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

 

 

 

To start my Friday morning off I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and as always my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly sunny out today and 80 degrees. Went up and had my car washed, really needed it! Drove on over to Walmart, I wanted to check out the Lawn and Garden Department for a few things. Back home got the cart out for a while and drove around the neighborhood and down by the lake. Relaxing day! For Dinner tonight it’s Fried Ocean Perch w/ Sharp White Cheddar Mac and Cheese.

 

 

I picked up the Ocean Perch at Kroger the day before. Really love the Kroger Seafood Department. Good selection. I first rinsed the fillets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. To prepare them I preheated a medium size skillet, that I had sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and added Extra Light Olive Oil, on medium heat. Rinsed the Perch with cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Lightly seasoned them with the McCormick Sea Salt. I then put them in a Hefty Zip Lock Bag and added Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri, shaking the bag then until the Perch Fillets were coated. Added the Fillets to the heated skillet and fried them 3 minutes per side. They came out Golden Brown! Delicious and fresh tasting, I love all Fish and Seafood!

 

For a side dish it was leftover Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese Dinner – Sharp White Cheddar. I just reheated the Mac and Cheese leftover from Dinner last night. I put it into a bowl, covered the bowl with a paper towel, and microwaved it for 1 minute and 10 seconds. Heated up great and still delicious. Really enjoyed the Cracker Barrel Mac and Cheese. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 
Ocean Perch
Ocean perch is mild tasting yet a bit sweet, with a moderately firm texture. The meat is lean, moist and flaky. Large ocean perch develop a coarse texture. Deep-skinned ocean perch with the fat line removed has the most delicate flavor. The flesh is white, though not as light as cod, and it turns opaque white when cooked.Whole fish may have bulging eyes and distended air bladders, which is a result of being brought up from great depths, not an indication of poor quality.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 94
Fat Calories: 14.4
Total Fat: 1.6 g
Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
Cholesterol: 42 mg
Sodium: 75 mg
Protein: 18.6 g
Omega 3: 0.3 g

 

 

 

 

 

Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese Dinner – Sharp White Cheddar

The difference is in the cheese. We’ve been doing thing differently for over 60 years. Our unique aging process gives our cheese a delicious, bold sharpness. Today, we offer that same distinctive flavor in our rich macaroni & cheese. Smooth, creamy and full of flavor—one bite will keep you coming back for more.

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Enriched Macaroni Product (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate [Iron], Thiamin Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Folic Acid); Cheese Sauce (Cheddar Cheese [Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes], Whey, Sodium Phosphate, Canola Oil, Contains Less than 2% of Salt, Whey Protein Concentrate, Milk Protein Concentrate, Lactic Acid, Sorbic Acid as a Preservative, Sodium Alginate, Annatto Extract [Color]).
Directions:
Instructions: Easy Preparation Cooking Directions: Boil 2 qt. (8 cups) water in medium saucepan. Stir in Macaroni.Cook 11 to 12 min. or until tender, stirring occasionally. Drain. Do not rinse. Return to pan. Squeeze Cheese Sauce over hot macaroni. Stir until blended.Makes about 4 servings.Note: Do not overcook pasta.

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta

May 3, 2017 at 4:57 PM | Posted in Bear Creek Products, fish | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta

 

 

 

For Breakfast I’m having a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, topped with Smucker’s Sugar-Blackberry Jam, and as every morning, a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I headed out to do some grocery shopping. Another windy day and a high in the low 60’s. Went to Meijer and then swung by the Kroger up the road for a couple of items. They are expanding the Meijer here in West Chester. It’s a huge store already but they are putting in a lot of upgrades. Should be even nicer when done. After Breakfast did a few chores around the house. For Dinner tonight its Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta.

 

I love 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!

 

To go with my Fried Grouper I prepared some Bear Creek Creamy Cheddar Pasta Mix. I had tried this a while back and loved it! I’ve also had the Bear Creek Potato Soup Mix, Navy Bean Soup Mix, Minestrone, and Creamy Chicken Pasta, which all were excellent! To prepare it; Grabbed a 2 quart sauce pan, added 4 cups of water. Heated to a rolling boil. Whisked in the Pasta and Sauce Mix. Brought the mixture back to a rolling boil. Reduced the heat to a medium boil and cooked for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 

 

Removed from the heat and let it sit for 8 minutes. The Sauce thickened up beautifully as it cooled. Another excellent product from Bear Creek. Really enjoy these all these Products! I seasoned the Pasta with just a little sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. The Pasta and Catfish make a great pairing! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate 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
Bear Creek Creamy Cheddar Pasta Mix

 

 

High in the heber valley of the wasatch mountains, bear creek country kitchen began with one goal in mind: deliver great hearty homestyle dishes that the whole family will enjoy. Using the same qualities that you find in our soups, bear creek now presents delicious pasta dishes with hearty pastas, quality cheeses and tasty vegetables, all in rich and flavorful sauces. Just add water and in minutes you can serve a delicious pasta dish that will satisfy every appetite in your family.

Hearty rotini pasta in a rich, creamy cheddar sauce. 4 one cup servings. Great taste! Just add water. Cooks in 12 minutes. High in the Heber Valley of the Wasatch Mountains, Bear Creek Country Kitchens began with one goal in mind: Deliver

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1 CUP PREPARED
Servings Per Container 4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories
Calories From Fat 80 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9.0 g 14.0
Saturated Fat 3.5 g 18
Trans Fat 0.50 g
Cholesterol 5 mg2
Sodium 890 mg 37
Total Carbohydrate 49.0 g 16.0
Dietary Fiber 1.00 g 4.00
Sugars 5 g
Protein 9.0 g
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Fried Ocean Perch w/ Shells and Cheese

April 21, 2017 at 4:49 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Ocean Perch w/ Shells and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a bowl of Golden Puffs Cereal along with my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Growing up I loved Sugar Crisps Cereal. Well while at Meijer yesterday I came across a bag of Malt O Meel Golden Puffs, only 100 calories per serving. These taste just like the old Super Sugar Crisps! After Breakfast I grabbed a broom and the leaf blower and cleaned the deck and driveway areas. After that I watered all the new plants outside. Then got some empty plant pots out of the shed and filled them with potting soil and planted Wild Flower Seeds in them. Later after Lunch I headed over to see Dad for a while. Outside it’s a bit cooler out. In the 80’s the past couple of days with lots of sunshine and today cloudy and 65 degrees. For my dinner tonight I prepared Fried Ocean Perch w/ Shells and Cheese.

 


I picked up the Ocean Perch at Kroger  earlier today. Really love the Kroger Seafood Department. Good selection. To prepare them I preheated a medium size skillet, that I had sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and added Extra Light Olive Oil, on medium heat. Rinsed the Perch with cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Lightly seasoned them with the McCormick Sea Salt. I then put them in a Hefty Zip Lock Bag and added Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri, shaking the bag then until the Perch Fillets were coated. Added the Fillets to the heated skillet and fried them for 6 minutes. 3 minutes per side. They came out Golden Brown! Delicious and fresh tasting, I love all Fish and Seafood!

 

 

 

Then for a side I prepared a box of Annie’s Shells and Real Aged Cheddar. I’ve used Annie’s products in the past and always enjoyed them. The reason I choose Annie’s is on Friday’s Kroger runs an online special of a free product. You just log in to the Kroger site and click on it and it goes on your Kroger Card, very good deal every Friday!

 

 

To prepare it is preparation like most boxed Mac and Cheese. Boil 6 cups of water in a medium sauce pan. Stir in the Pasta and cook 8-10 minutes.When done drain the Pasta. Next add 3 tbsp of low fat Milk to a warm sauce pan. Sprinkle the Cheese packet over the Milk and stir to combine. Finally add the Pasta back to that saucepan and stir until well mixed. And done! Excellent Mac and Cheese! Tender and nice flavor, goes great with the Perch! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

Ocean Perch
Ocean perch is mild tasting yet a bit sweet, with a moderately firm texture. The meat is lean, moist and flaky. Large ocean perch develop a coarse texture. Deep-skinned ocean perch with the fat line removed has the most delicate flavor. The flesh is white, though not as light as cod, and it turns opaque white when cooked.Whole fish may have bulging eyes and distended air bladders, which is a result of being brought up from great depths, not an indication of poor quality.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 94
Fat Calories: 14.4
Total Fat: 1.6 g
Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
Cholesterol: 42 mg
Sodium: 75 mg
Protein: 18.6 g
Omega 3: 0.3 g

 

 

 

Annie’s Shells and Real Aged Cheddar
Annie’s Cheddar Mac (as we call it!) is our answer to all those chemically orange-colored cheeses out there. We’ve taken our original Shells & White Cheddar and added a little color to it, naturally! Our totally natural cheese is colored with a plant extract called annatto. Annatto has been used in tropical American cultures for generations to color foods such as butter, cheese and mustard. The annatto tree grows 20 to 30 feet in height and when its seeds are stirred in water, they produce orange annatto dye, also called achiote, to color foods. Annie’s Cheddar Macaroni and cheese is a great alternative for kids who need to have that “orange” cheese on their macaroni.

* Made with real cheese
* Made with organic pasta

BEST INGREDIENTS: Organic Wheat Shell Pasta, Cheddar Cheese (Cultured Pasteurized Milk, Salt, Non-Animal Enzymes), Whey, Butter, Nonfat Milk, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Annatto Extract For Color.
CONTAINS MILK AND WHEAT INGREDIENTS.
MADE ON SHARED EQUIPMENT THAT ALSO PROCESSES EGG AND SOY.
http://www.annies.com/products/pastas/shells-real-aged-cheddar

Catfish Nuggets w/ Cut Green Beans and Oven Fries

March 25, 2017 at 4:38 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, fish, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Cut Green Beans and Oven Fries

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam and as usual had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside we had rain shower and it was cloudy for most of the day, about 75 degrees for a high. Well Dad finally made it back home after 2 months in the hospital and rehab center! He is one happy man to be back home. Me and Mom are going to have to help him do most everything, I’m just glad we are able to! So for Dinner tonight I prepared Catfish Nuggets w/ Cut Green Beans and Oven Fries.

 

I had purchased the Catfish Nuggets from Kroger yesterday. I rinsed of the nuggets and froze 1/2 of them and kept the other half out for Dinner tonight. To prepare them I first seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then 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. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Light Olive 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 were good size and meaty. I love using all the Zatarain’s Products!

 

For one side dish I heated a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. To prepare them just empty the can into a small sauce pan and simmer until heated. I love the taste of these, just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For another side I prepared some Alexia Oven Fries with Olive Oil, Rosemary and Garlic. I had picked a couple of bags of these up at Jungle Jim’s International Market on my last visit there. They are already seasoned with Olive Oil, Rosemary and Garlic. I also seasoned them with some Morton’s Lite Salt. They baked up perfectly and tasted great, as all the Alexia Potato. Great to have a bag of these handy in the freezer! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Alexia Oven Fries with Olive Oil, Rosemary and Garlic
The finest Pacific Northwest Russets are seasoned with an uncommon blend of rosemary, garlic and olive oil to create this delicious twist on a classic.
https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/fries/oven-fries-rosemary-garlic

 

 

 

 

 

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

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Harvest Vegetables and Fried Toast

February 11, 2017 at 5:57 PM | Posted in fish | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Harvest Vegetables and Fried Toast

 

 
For Breakfast I’m having a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, topped with Smucker’s Sugar-free seasoned-gulf-coast-grouper-w-harvest-vegetables-and-fried-bread-006Blackberry Jam, and as every morning, a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast did a few chores around the house and finished up a load of laundry for Mom. Then after Lunch I headed out to spend the afternoon with Dad. He’s getting a bit restless, wanting to come home. But he just can’t until he builds his strength up more. I feel bad we can’t let him come home yet but it’s for his own safety. It got up to 58 degrees today with a shower. Our temperatures keep on the roller coaster, up and down teens to 60’s. For Dinner tonight its Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Harvest Vegetables and Fried Toast

 

I love Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me back up from Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Seaso 004Florida! 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!

 

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Then for a side I prepared a package of Pict’sweet Harvest Vegetables with Roasted Red Potatoes and Herb and Garlic Seasoning. Another item that’s easy to prepare and a delicious side dish. Just microwave them in their steamable bag they come in on high for 5 minutes an d you have some steaming hot delicious vegetables. Pict’sweet has several different vegetable products but this is my favorite. It contains sugar snap peas, carrots and robust roasted red potatoes in a garlic seasoning.

 

 

 

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Next I made some Fried Toast. All I’ll need is I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and Sliced Sour Dough Bread. Heat a frying pan to a medium heat and add some I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter to the pan. Next; Heat the butter, add the sliced bread to the pan, and cook for a few seconds or until golden brown, and done! Makes a nice twist on Toast and a perfect side to any dish! For Dessert/snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn and and an Ice Cold Diet Peach Snapple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

NUTRITIONFried Gulf Coast Grouper 001
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

 

 

 

 

PictSweet Farm Favorites Harvest Vegetables with Roasted Red Potatoes and a Garlic Herb Sauce
The rustle of leaves, chilly evenings and a good walk in the woods. It’s harvest time, and we’ve brought together sugar snap peas, carrots and robust roasted red potatoes – great vegetables of early fall to steam up for a burst of real stick-to-the-ribs flavor.
Cooking Directionspict sweet
MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
Do Not Open, Pierce, OR Thaw Bag Before Cooking
Gently shake bag side to side to evenly distribute contents.
Place ONE frozen, unopened bag THIS SIDE UP in microwave.
Microwave on HIGH for recommended cooking time.
Let stand 1 minute. CAUTION bag will be hot.
Carefully remove bag from microwave.
Cut open package, pour, stir and enjoy!
STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS:
Open package and pour frozen contents and ¼ cup water into a saucepan. Boil for 3 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add additional water if needed.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1 1/4 cups (118g)
Servings per Container about 2 1/2
Nutrition:
Calories 90 Sodium 260 mg
Total Fat 1 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 17 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 3 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 3 g
Trans 0 g Protein 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 15% Calcium 4%
Vitamin C 8% Iron 4%
http://www.pictsweet.com/our-products/category/steamables

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