Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Seasoned Haddock w/ Mac and Cheese

Dinner Tonight: Seasoned Haddock w/ Mac and Cheese




For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of eggs, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie's Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly sunny and 74 degrees, rain and thunderstorms moving in toward evening. Had the other half of the outside deck painted, looks great. Went to Meijer Lawn and Garden and picked up another bag of the dark Mulch. Ran a little short of Mulch for around the tree out front. Got the front and side yards looking good! Next is the back yard flower bed and replacing some skirting around the back of the shed. For Dinner tonight I prepared Seasoned Haddock w/ Mac and Cheese.

Had not had Haddock in a while and it sounded good! I had purchased the Haddock from Kroger a couple of weeks ago and had them in the freezer. I sat the bag of them in the fridge overnight to thaw. I had already rinsed the fillets off in cold water  and cut the fillets in half before I froze them. So to prepare them I seasoned them 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 the pieces were well coated. Shook off the excess and pan fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil, frying them about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Haddock and Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Mix, the perfect combo. The Zatarain’s Breading and Seasonings are my favorites. I love Haddock it cooks up so nicely and I love the flavor and how meaty it is.

Then for a side I microwaved Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cup. Frozen individual Mac
Cups, just microwave and serve. Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.











Haddock

The haddock is a saltwater fish from the family Gadidae, the true cods, it is the only species in the monotypic genus Melanogrammus. – Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Haddock, cooked
Amount Per 1 fillet (150 g)
Calories 136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.8 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.2 g 1%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 99 mg 33%
Sodium 391 mg 16%
Potassium 527 mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 30 g 60%






Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups are just the right size of delicious

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups:
* 100% real cheddar cheese
* No preservatives
* Stouffer’s in a cup

NUTRITIONAL INFO
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 170
Servings Per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11 17.00 %
Saturated Fat 6 30.00 %
Cholesterol 30mg 10.00 %
Sodium 560mg 23.00 %
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9.00 %
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
http://www.stouffers.com/products/detail.aspx?id=11406&c=0

Diabetic Dish of the Week - ALASKA SALMON CAKES WITH YOGURT DILL SAUCE

This week's Diabetic Dish of the Week is ALASKA SALMON CAKES WITH YOGURT DILL SAUCE. Made using Cottage Cheese, Fresh Dill, Green Onions, 2 cans of Alaska Salmon, Yogurt, and Dill. The Dish is 217 calories and 8 carbs per serving. The recipe is from one of my favorite sites the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!  https://diabeticgourmet.com/

ALASKA SALMON CAKES WITH YOGURT DILL SAUCE
Ingredients
1 egg
1/4 cup small-curd nonfat cottage cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 can (14.75 ounces) traditional pack Alaska salmon or 2 cans or pouches (6 to 7.1 ounces each) skinless, boneless salmon, drained and chunked
3 tablespoons garlic-and-herb bread crumbs
Vegetable oil

Yogurt Dill Sauce
Yogurt Dill Sauce Ingredients
1/2 cup nonfat yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons finely minced fresh garlic
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/4 cup grated cucumber (squeeze dry)

Directions
1 - In medium bowl, whisk egg lightly. Add cottage cheese, dill, lemon pepper and green onions; mix well.
2 - Mix in drained salmon, then sprinkle in bread crumbs and mix well.
3 - Shape mixture into 4 patties, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick and 3 inches in diameter.
4 - Heat nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and brush skillet with oil.
5 - Fry salmon cakes for about 2-1/2 to 3 minutes per side.
6 - Cakes should be crisp and golden on the outside and still moist on the inside.

To Make Yogurt Dill Sauce:
1 - Mix yogurt and garlic, and add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in dill and cucumber. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve.
Recipe Yield: Serves 4

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 217
Fat: 8 grams
Sodium: 897 milligrams
Cholesterol: 112 milligrams
Protein: 27 grams
Carbohydrates: 8 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/alaska-salmon-cakes-with-yogurt-dill-sauce

Healthy Bacon Recipes

From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Bacon Recipes. Here's some Delicious and Healthy Bacon Recipes. Find recipes like; Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tacos with Pineapple and  Bacon and Kale Pizza, and Pineapple-Bacon Barbecue Burgers. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!  http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Bacon Recipes
Find healthy, delicious bacon recipes including bacon and brussels sprouts. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.


Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tacos
Breakfast tacos are quintessential morning eats in Austin, but with this breakfast taco recipe you can enjoy them wherever you are. The smoky, earthy ancho chile salsa is what makes these extra-special, though for a quicker weekday breakfast, feel free to swap in your favorite store-bought salsa..........


Pineapple, Bacon and Kale Pizza
This homemade Hawaiian pizza can be on the table in just 20 minutes and thanks to the bonus addition of kale—has more fiber, calcium, and vitamin K than takeout............


Pineapple-Bacon Barbecue Burgers
For your next barbecue, try these Hawaiian-inspired sweet and savory burgers. They're made from lean ground beef and have bacon and crushed pineapple baked right in. Served with barbecue sauce on Hawaiian sweet rolls, they're sure to impress your guests...............



* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Bacon Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19270/ingredients/meat-poultry/pork/bacon/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Reducing Salt (Sodium)..........


A couple of hints on lowering the amount of Salt in our cooking. Prepare foods at home so you can control the amount of salt in your meals. Also use as little salt in cooking as possible. You can cut at least half the salt from most recipes.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Deviled Egg

Dinner Tonight: Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Deviled Egg






I toasted a Thomas Light 100% Multi Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker's Sugarless Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly Cloudy and 76 degrees out today. After Lunch I got the rake, leaf blower, and the cart out. Did yard work today. Later on I took a ride around the neighborhood. Then went down by the lake. Not too bad out. For Dinner it's Easter Dinner Leftovers. I made a Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Deviled Egg.




Plenty of leftovers from the Easter Dinner Feast! Good thing we like Ham, there's a ton leftover. We almost always use Cook’s Ham when we bake a Ham. So with the Ham I baked yesterday, we made some into Ham Sandwiches. Just took a few slices and serving it on Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. The Ham is so delicious and moist. And as always with Cook’s Ham, perfect seasoning! We’ll have quite a few Breakfasts and Lunches out of this. To make the Sandwich I used Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Topped it with a bit Kraft Light Mayo with Olive Oil, French's Yellow Mustard, and a slice of Boar's Head Swiss Cheese. Love this Sandwich!


For a side I heated up the leftover Bob Evan's Mashed Potatoes and I had a leftover Deviled Egg. Just love these leftovers! It's sometimes better the second time around! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.











Cook’s Hams

Semi-Boneless Hams
Classic Reduced Sodium Half (Serves: 15-20)
Half (Serves: 15-20)
Whole (Serves: 30-40)
Semi-Boneless Hams
Cook’s Semi-Boneless Hams are now fully cooked! This means they may be eaten cold or heated. The ham only needs to be heated through if serving warm.
With fewer bones and less fat, Cook’s Semi-Boneless Hams are a great value. With two of the three bones removed, carving and serving are much easier. With only the center bone remaining, your family can still can enjoy the great taste and flavor that only a Cook’s bone-in ham can offer, plus the added value of more lean meat and the convenience of less bone.

Ingredients
CURED WITH: Water, Dextrose, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Nitrite.
http://www.mycooksham.com/product/bone-in-premium-semi-boneless 

One of America's Favorites - Baked Beans

Baked beans over scrambled eggs on toast
Baked beans is a dish containing beans, sometimes baked but, despite the name, usually stewed, in a sauce.] Most commercially canned baked beans are made from haricot beans, also known as navy beans (a variety of Phaseolus vulgaris) in a sauce. In Ireland and Great Britain, a tomato sauce is most commonly used, and they are commonly eaten on toast or as part of a full English, Scottish, or Irish breakfast.

American Boston baked beans use a sauce prepared with molasses and salt pork, the popularity of which has led to the city's being nicknamed "Beantown". Beans in a tomato and brown sugar, sugar, or corn syrup sauce are widely available throughout the US.

Canada's Quebec-style beans often use maple syrup. This style is also popular in states bordering Canada's eastern provinces.

Canned baked beans are used as a convenience food. They may be eaten hot or cold, straight from the can, as they are already fully cooked.

The beans presently used to make baked beans are all native to South America and were introduced to Europe around 1528. The dish is commonly described as having a savory-sweet flavor and a brownish- or reddish-tinted white bean once baked, stewed, canned or otherwise cooked. According to alternative traditions, sailors brought cassoulet from the south of France or northern France, and the Channel Islands, where bean stews were popular. Most probably, a number of regional bean recipes coalesced and cross-fertilised in North America and ultimately gave rise to the baked bean culinary tradition familiar today.

While many recipes today are stewed, traditionally beans were slow-baked in a ceramic or cast-iron beanpot. A tradition in Maine of "bean hole" cooking may have originated with the native Penobscot people and was later practiced in logging camps. A fire would be made in a stone-lined pit and allowed to burn down to hot coals, and then a pot with 11 pounds of seasoned beans would be placed in the ashes, covered over with dirt, and left to cook overnight or longer. These beans were a staple of Maine's logging camps, served at every meal.

Canned beans, often containing pork, were among the first convenience foods, and it is in this form that they became exported and popularised by U.S. companies operating in the UK in the early 20th century. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration stated in 1996, "It has for years been recognized by consumers generally that the designation 'beans with pork,' or 'pork and beans' is the common or usual name for an article of commerce that contains very little pork." The included pork is typically a piece of salt pork that adds fat to the dish.[citation needed]

Canned baked beans with small pork sausages are still available, as are variants with other added ingredients such as chili.

In the United States, Bush's (Bush Brothers and Company), Van Camp's, B&M (Burnham & Morrill Inc.), Allens, Inc., the H. J. Heinz Company, and the Campbell's Soup Company are well-known producers or brands of packaged baked beans. B&M specializes in Boston-style baked beans often sold in beanpot-shaped jars, and canned brown bread, a traditional regional accompaniment to baked beans, whereas Bush and Van Camp produce multiple flavor varieties of canned beans, some styles using cured bacon to flavor the products.
Three beanpots used for cooking homemade baked beans. 

In the New England region, baked beans are flavored either with maple syrup (Northern New England), or with molasses (Boston), and are traditionally cooked with salt pork in a beanpot in a brick oven for six to eight hours. In the absence of a brick oven, the beans were cooked in a beanpot nestled in a bed of embers placed near the outer edges of a hearth, about a foot away from the fire. Today, baked beans can be made in a slow cooker or in a modern oven using a traditional beanpot, Dutch oven, or casserole dish.

In southern states and along the eastern seaboard of the U.S., the beans become tangier usually due to the addition of yellow mustard. For example, the baked beans of Tennessee-based Bush's include mustard in most of their varieties of beans. Ground beef may also become common alongside bacon in the home versions some of these bean styles. They may take on a flavor similar to Cowboy Beans, a home-mixed stew, somewhat similar to a chili but made instead with sweet baked beans.

Baked beans are a staple side dish for various types of barbecue. This is due in part to the ease of handling, as they can be served hot or cold, directly from the can, making them handy for outdoor eating. The tomato-based sweet sauce also complements many types of barbecue. The already-cooked beans may also be baked in a casserole dish topped with slices of raw bacon, which is baked until the bacon is cooked. Additional seasonings are sometimes used, such as additional brown sugar or mustard to make the sauce more tangy.

Heinz baked beans became very successful as an export to the UK, where canned baked beans are now a staple food. In America, the H. J. Heinz Co. continue to sell baked beans, although they are not always as widely distributed as competing American brands. Despite their international fame, there are currently substantial differences between the Heinz baked beans produced for the UK market (descended from the original American recipe) and the nearest currently equivalent American product (Heinz Premium Vegetarian Beans).

The American product contains brown sugar where the British beans do not, and the U.S. product contains 14 g of sugar per 16 oz tin compared to 7 g for the British version (equating to 140 versus 90 calories). The U.S. beans have a mushier texture and are darker in color than their UK counterpart. This has resulted in a situation where the product is now imported back to the brand's home country. For several years, UK Heinz Baked Beans have been available in the U.S., either in different-sized cans from those sold in the UK or in a 385-gram can (the same can as the 415-gram can in the UK) with an "export" label with American English spelling and the word "baked" dropped from the title on the label. These are sold in many U.S. specialty stores, attesting to the popularity of baked beans and their appeal to expats. Bush, Van Camp, B&M, and Heinz all produce pork-free baked beans labeled as vegetarian beans, making this American dish available to people who abstain from pork for religious, dietary, or ethical reasons.


Beans on toast

In the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Brunei, Malaysia, and Singapore, the term baked beans usually refers to tinned beans in a tomato sauce. They were originally imported from American companies, first sold in the UK in 1886 in the upmarket Fortnum & Mason store in London as an expensive foreign delicacy.

Today, baked beans are a staple convenience food in the UK, often eaten as part of the modern full English breakfast and particularly on toast (called simply "beans on toast"). Baked beans freshly cooked from raw ingredients, much closer to their original unprocessed, unindustrialised form, are offered by a few upmarket brunch establishments.

The best-selling brand in the UK is Heinz Baked Beans.





"Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week - Bean and Spinach Dumplings on Wild Mushrooms

This week's "Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week is Bean and Spinach Dumplings on Wild Mushrooms. Where's the Beef, who cares with this week's recipe! Its Savory bean and spinach dumplings served atop sautéed wild mushrooms. The Dish is only 276 calories per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes for all cuisines so check it out today. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!  https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Bean and Spinach Dumplings on Wild Mushrooms
Savory bean and spinach dumplings served atop sautéed wild mushrooms.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups cooked navy beans, drained and rinsed (or use canned, rinsed and drained)
1/2 cup onion, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil - divided use
1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 cup freshly grated Romano cheese - divided use
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper - divided use
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 large egg white
20 fresh (or dried and reconstituted) wild mushrooms, such as morels or porcini
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt - divided use
2 cloves garlic, chopped

Cooking Directions:
1 - Purée beans in a food processor or blender. Set aside.
2 - Sauté onion in 2 tablespoons oil for 2 minutes. Add bean purée and cook 1 minute. Add spinach and cilantro and cook 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Add cornmeal and mix well. Then add half the cheese, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, nutmeg, and egg white. Combine thoroughly.
3 - Coat a large baking dish with 1 tablespoon oil. Set aside.
4 - Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil.
5 - Dip a teaspoon in cold water, then fill the wet spoon with batter and drop the dumpling into saucepan of boiling water. Repeat until all batter is used. Cover and simmer dumplings for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining grated cheese and bake for 10 minutes at 350°F (175°C).
6 - If using fresh wild mushrooms, clean thoroughly. If mushrooms are dried, soak in tepid water for 20 to 60 minutes, until reconstituted. Drain thoroughly, squeezing out any excess liquid. Slice mushrooms into large pieces.
7 - Cook mushrooms in two batches. Sauté first batch in 2 tablespoons butter in a wide skillet over high heat for 2 minutes. When mushrooms begin to lose their juices, add 1/8 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, and half the garlic. Cook for another 3 minutes. Remove mushrooms from skillet and place on warm platter. Repeat for next batch.
8 - Place dumplings over mushrooms. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 276g; Carbohydrates: 39g; Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 8mg; Protein: 15g; Fiber: 9g; Sodium: 225mg (560mg using canned beans)

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/bean_and_spinach_dumplings_on_wild_mushrooms_recipe.html