Saturday, September 10, 2016

Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

Dinner Tonight: Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

Spent a restless night last night, allergies and sinuses problems. I'll be glad when this weather
changes. So for Breakfast I toasted a couple Eggo and had the every morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I ran a couple of errands for Mom and stopped by a local drive-thru and picked up some lottery tickets. Don't play often, about one a month if that. Back at home did a few things around the house and then kicked back for an afternoon of some College Football! For Dinner tonight its Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.

I always purchase a package of the Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions when in Costco. They are good size packages with 24 slices. I had a package of 4 Medallions in the freeze. So I got a bag out and let them thaw in the fridge oversight.

I started by preheating the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare them I used a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and heated it on medium heat on
the stove. I then lightly Salted the Pork with Sea Salt and a sprinkle of McCormick Dried Oregano. Added the Pork to the skillet and cooked it for 2 minutes a side, just started to brown. Then from the stove to the oven, love Cast Iron Skillets! I then baked them to a medium rare, 145 degrees in the center of the medallions using a meat thermometer. Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorites. The Pork was so tender and flavorful. Seasoned just right and very moist. I’ll have to buy another package on my next visit to Costco, which should be next month sometime.

For a side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy.
For those that has never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. There is White and Golden Hominy, my favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

Then for another side I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. I really like
using the Del Monte Cut Green Beans and New Potatoes, contains 2 of my favorite vegetables (Green Beans and Potatoes). I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For dessert later a Weight watcher's Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

Pork Facts....
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart,
Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

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