Friday, November 17, 2017

Lemon Butter Dill Bay Scallops, Stuffed Clam, and Baked Potato

Dinner Tonight: Lemon Butter Dill Bay Scallops, Stuffed Clam, and Baked Potato




No Breakfast this morning. I had to fast overnight and had to be at the Hospital at 6:45 this morning. I had to sit there for an hour and drink the solution they give you before you have Scans made, that's
the worst part. I had my yearly Scans for Melanoma done. I've been Cancer free sine 2004 but I still get nervous taking the Scans, I guess I always will. But It's better safe than sorry, as they say. I'll get the results next week. I stopped by the ATM and then stopped and got gas before heading home. Mostly cloudy out today and 51 degrees with rain moving in overnight and Saturday. Did a few things around the house and then took an afternoon nap later. For Dinner tonight a Seafood Fest! I prepared Lemon Butter Dill Bay Scallops, Stuffed Clam, and Baked Potato.



I purchased some beautiful looking Bay Scallops from Kroger the day before. Rinsed them in cold
water and stored them in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag, kept them in the fridge until ready to use. I'll need some McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley along with McCormick Fat Free Lemon Butter Dill Seafood Sauce, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Extra Light Olive Oil.







To prepare them I preheated a medium size skillet that I had sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and added 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, heated it on medium heat. As the Skillet heated I
seasoned the Bay Scallops with the Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. When the Skillet was ready I added my Scallops. Next I added a 1/4 cup of the McCormick Fat Free Lemon Butter Dill Seafood Sauce, stirred making sure all the Scallops were covered in the Sauce. Cooked them for a total of 4 minutes, stirring often. The Bay Scallops came out delicious! Scallops are so meaty and taste so fresh. The  McCormick Fat Free Lemon Butter Dill Seafood Sauce was the perfect Sauce for them. You can taste the Lemon, Butter, and Dill in it and it's Fat Free! Should go great on Tilapia, Cod, or Shrimp.



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




I also prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop - Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.












Scallops
Why they're healthy: Scallops are more than 80 percent protein. "One 3-ounce serving provides 20
grams of protein and just 95 calories," says Bowden. They're also a good source of both magnesium and potassium. (Clams and oysters provide similar benefits.)










MCORMICK® FAT FREE LEMON BUTTER DILL SEAFOOD SAUCE

USAGE TIPS
POUR 1/4 to 1/2 cup sauce on 1 pound fish or peeled shrimp. Best with salmon, tilapia, flounder, cod, shrimp, or scallops. BAKE fish in 425º F oven 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork; bake shrimp 8 to 10 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. BROIL or GRILL fish 8 to 12 minutes per inch of thickness or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Cook shrimp or scallops 2 to 3 minutes per side. SHAKE WELL. REFRIGERATE AFTER OPENING. USE WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER OPENING.

SERVING SIZE - 2 tbsp. (32g)

NUTRITION INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
30 CALORIES
0 g TOTAL FAT
0 mg CHOLESTEROL
210 mg SODIUM
7 g CARBOHYDRATES
2 g FIBER
4 g SUGAR
https://www.mccormick.com/spices-and-flavors/seafood/sauces-and-marinades/fat-free-lemon-butter-dill-seafood-sauce







Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams

Set Sail for Something Different for Dinner Tonight!
It’s the dreaded question, “What’s for dinner tonight?” Instead of reaching for another steak, pork
chop, or that old standby, chicken nuggets for the kids, set sail for something different:
a bounty of delicious options from under the sea.

With families today looking for healthier and more flavorful meal options than ever before, seafood lovers young and old will enjoy discovering new items in the frozen seafood section that are convenient, affordable and tasty. That’s why, Matlaw’s, creator of America’s #1 Seafood Appetizer, has introduced a full line of products that the whole family will love.

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

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

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

Jennie - O Turkey Recipe of the Week -Turkey and Rice Pilaf

This week's Jennie - O Turkey Recipe of the Week is -Turkey and Rice Pilaf. Made using JENNIE-O® DELI FAVORITES® Oven Roasted, Reduced Sodium Turkey Breast. Along with a Rice Pilaf, Carrots, Raisins, Green Onion and Garlic. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie - O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH!  https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey and Rice Pilaf

Looking for a sweet, savory weeknight meal with less fat? Look no further — with only 6 grams of fat per serving, this Turkey and Rice Pilaf recipe is perfect for anyone looking to eat better!

INGREDIENTS

1 (7-ounce) package rice pilaf mix
1 cup sliced carrots
⅓ cup raisins
¼ cup chopped green onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon butter
⅔ cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 cups chopped JENNIE-O® DELI FAVORITES® Oven Roasted, Reduced Sodium Turkey Breast, from the service deli

DIRECTIONS

1 - Prepare rice pilaf mix according to package directions.
2 - In large skillet, cook carrots, raisins, green onion and garlic in butter until tender. Combine broth and cornstarch in small bowl; add to vegetables. Heat to boiling. Gently stir in turkey; heat until hot. Serve turkey mixture over pilaf.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 340
Protein 25g
Carbohydrates 51g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Fat 6g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 960mg
Saturated Fat 2g

https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/20-turkey-and-rice-pilaf

Turkey Wild Rice Casserole

Passing along another Delicious Dinner Recipe from Jennie - O, Turkey Wild Rice Casserole. Made using JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Oven Roasted Turkey Breast along with Sautéed Mushrooms, Wild Rice and Water Chestnuts. You can find this Classic Casserole Dish along with all the Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie- O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH!  https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Wild Rice Casserole

A classic casserole recipe for fans of comfort food. Sautéed mushrooms, wild rice and water chestnuts baked into a hearty, lean dinner. Only 320 calories per serving!

INGREDIENTS

2 cups sliced mushrooms
¼ cup butter
6 tablespoons flour
2 chicken flavored instant bouillon cubes
1 cup water
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
4 cups cubed JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
1 cup uncooked wild rice
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
½ cup almonds, sliced
DIRECTIONS

1 - Heat oven to 350°F. In skillet, saute mushrooms in butter until tender. Blend in flour, bouillon cubes and water. Stir in evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to boil.
2 - Add cubed turkey, wild rice and water chestnuts. Pour mixture into buttered baking dish. Sprinkle top with almonds. Cover. Bake 30 minutes. Uncover. Bake 30 minutes or longer until hot and bubbly.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 320
Protein 26g
Carbohydrates 25g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 9g
Fat 13g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 800mg
Saturated Fa t5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/59-turkey-wild-rice-casserole

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Sugar Snap Peas............


One of the most notable health benefits of sugar snap peas is they are high in vitamin C. This water-soluble, antioxidant vitamin speeds wound healing, boosts immunity and also aids in the production of collagen. Sugar snap peas contain 60 milligrams per 100-gram serving.


Since they're naturally sweet and tasty, including more sugar snap peas in your diet can be as easy as grabbing a bowl full to eat on their own. They also pair well with healthy dips, from garlicky hummus to a creamy-but-nutritious eggplant-based baba ganoush.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

Dinner Tonight: Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Cut Green Beans







For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie's Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Still having Sinus Headache problems. This Ohio weather is the worst for Sinuses and Allergies. So another day of taking it easy. I have to
fast starting at 11:00 tonight. I have to be at the Hospital for my yearly scans for Melanoma Cancer. Even after all these years it still makes me nervous. I went through so much before becoming Cancer Free. I've been Cancer Free since June of 2004. So it's been over 13 years but it still brings back a whole lot of bad memories. I'll have the results back next week when I go to my Oncologist for my 6 month check up. Be glad to get this out of the way and things back to normal! For Dinner tonight it's one of Mom and dad's favorites Shrimp! I prepared Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Savory Herb Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Baked Multi Grain Bread



While at Kroger earlier I picked up some of the huge Freshwater Colossal Shrimp, I cleaned them and put them in the fridge until needed for Dinner tonight. To prepare these I’m using McCormick Golden Dipt Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix.










Poured about 1 inch of Extra Light Olive Oil into large skillet. Heated the oil to 350°F on medium
heat. I then took a 1/2 cup of the Cracker Meal Mix in a Hefty Zip Lock Plastic Bag. Take the peeled shrimp, 3 at a time and place them in the bag and shake until Shrimp had a nice coating on them. Had all the Shrimp coated I then began to fry them. Frying them about 3 minutes the shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in the hot oil until light golden brown turning after 1 1/2 minutes. Drain on paper towel lined plate . Love using the McCormick Cracker Meal Mix, nice light crust and seasoning!




A favorite I always pick up at Meijer are the Little Potato Company Savory Herb Potatoes. I have
these quite often and really enjoy them. The Potatoes come in a microwavable tray. Just pop the tray in the microwave for five minutes and mix in the seasoning pack and you have a nutritious and tasty Potato Dish. These are definitely a good item to have in the pantry! So easy to prepare and no clean up. I also baked a loaf of La Brea Multi Grain Bread. So easy to prepare and no clean up.






Then I heated up a large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast, One delicious meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.











McCormick Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix

Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix adds extra crunchiness to fried and baked foods. All ingredients have been specially selected to provide a superior coating that seals in natural juices for fish, seafood, poultry, meats and vegetables.

Ingredients
Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, And Folic Acid), Whey (Milk), Dextrose, And Soybean Oil.

Serving size 1/4 cup Mix

All You Need
1/2 cup Cracker Meal
1 lb. Fish or Seafood*
Water or Milk
Vegetable Oil
Directions
1. POUR Cracker Meal into shallow dish or large plastic bag. Moisten fish, cut into serving-size pieces, or seafood with water or milk. Shake off excess.
2. COAT fish, several pieces at a time, evenly with Cracker Meal. Let stand 5 minutes. Discard any remaining Cracker Meal. Fry as directed below. Serve with McCormick® Cocktail Sauce or Tartar Sauce. Use the entire package to coat 4 lbs. fish or seafood.

*Best with tilapia, trout, catfish, shrimp, or scallops. Also try with shucked oysters and clams, or soft-shell crabs (pierce several times before coating).

Pan Fry: Pour oil to a depth of 1/4 inch in a large skillet; heat to 350°F on medium heat. Fry fish, in batches, 2 to 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drain on paper towels.

Oven Fry: Cover bottom of shallow baking pan with melted butter. Arrange fish or seafood in a single layer in pan; turn to coat with butter. Bake in preheated 425ºF oven 10 to 20 minutes until golden brown around edges and fish flakes easily with a fork.

Flavorful Tips:
• For a thicker coating, dip fish in a mixture of 3 tbsp. milk and 2 beaten eggs before coating with Cracker Meal.
• Coat boneless skinless chicken breast halves or chicken parts as directed. Bake in 400ºF oven 20 to 30 minutes for chicken breast halves or 45 to 50 minutes for chicken parts.
• Use Cracker Meal instead of bread crumbs when making meat loaf or meat balls.

http://www.mccormick.com/spices-and-flavors/seafood/breading-and-batters/cracker-meal-seafood-fry-mix

It's Nuts I tell you.........CHOCOLATE SUPREME TIN


This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its the perfect Thanksgiving Gift - CHOCOLATE SUPREME TIN. Going to a relatives or friends for Thanksgiving, if so surprise the host with this delicious tin of Chocolate covered Nuts! You get a combination of almonds, pecans, cashews, and raisins, all dipped in luscious milk chocolate! It comes in a decorative and reusable tin. You can choose from three decorative tins. At the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) you'll find a huge selection of Delicious and Healthy items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there's free shipping for orders over $59, see for details.  Now more on the CHOCOLATE SUPREME TIN. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!



CHOCOLATE SUPREME TIN
The Chocolate Supreme Tin makes a sublime treat for any chocolate lover. This pretty gift tin
features a mouth-watering combination of almonds, pecans, cashews, and raisins, all dipped in our luscious milk chocolate! Over 2 ½ pounds of pure joy. Available in three decorative, reusable tins.

Ingredients
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Storage
Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. It is ok to refrigerate.

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Whole-Grain Pasta Recipes

From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Whole-Grain Pasta Recipes. Healthy and Delicious Whole-Grain Pasta Recipes like; Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Meal-Prep Freezer Pack, Ground Beef and Pasta Skillet, and Smoky Shrimp, Corn and Pea One-Pot Pasta. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Looking for a good recipe Magazine, look no further! Subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine. I've had subscription for years now and have found so many Delicious recipes! Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.eatingwell.com/



Whole-Grain Pasta Recipes
Find healthy, delicious whole-grain pasta recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.


Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Meal-Prep Freezer Pack
Not only does this chicken noodle soup recipe utilize the crock pot for a set-it-and-forget-it easy dinner, you can also prep all the ingredients ahead of time and store them away in the freezer to pull out on a day where you forgot to plan dinner. That's a meal-prep win! Just make sure you thaw the food before adding it to the slow cooker—otherwise it will remain at an unsafe temperature for too long........


Ground Beef and Pasta Skillet
Sneak extra vegetables into your child's day (and yours too!) with this easy one-skillet pasta recipe. Finely chop mushrooms to resemble the texture of ground beef and stir them into a classic meat sauce for an extra-healthy twist on a dinnertime favorite.......


Smoky Shrimp, Corn and Pea One-Pot Pasta
Make your sauce and pasta all at once with this fast weeknight pasta dinner recipe. By using the exact amount of water you need to cook the pasta—no colanders here—the starch that cooks off into your pasta water, which you usually drain away, stays in the pot, giving you delectably creamy results.......



* Click the link below to get all the Whole-Grain Pasta Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18997/ingredients/pasta-noodle/whole-grain/

Kitchen Hints of the Day!

Using Whole Wheat Pastas..........


* Whole-wheat pasta usually requires more cooking time than regular pasta, but don’t overcook it! Whole-wheat pasta quickly loses its texture if overcooked, so follow package directions carefully. Get your kitchen timer out and use it.
* Toss it with pesto or dark, leafy greens like Swiss chard for an earthy, herbal flavor that goes perfectly with whole wheat pasta.
* Make a cold pasta salad with plenty of olive oil and a splash of rice vinegar or squeeze of lemon juice to lighten it up.
* You may eat a little less pasta than you normally would. The whole-wheat and higher- fiber pastas seem to be more satisfying.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Boneless and Seasoned Pork Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans

Dinner Tonight: Boneless and Seasoned Pork Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans







For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker's Sugarless Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Not feeling real good this morning, restless night, not a lot of sleep. I've had avery bad Sinus Headache the past day or so and it's really wore me down. So I took it easy most of the day. It finally eased up around 2:00 this afternoon. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Boneless and Seasoned Pork Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans.





While at Meijer I picked up a Meijer Brand Boneless and Seasoned Pork Tenderloin w/ Garlic and Olive Oil. Already Seasoned with Garlic and Olive Oil I then Seasoned it with Morton's Lite Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Chili Powder, and Oregano. To prepare it preheat oven to 350°. Combine all
the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Then took a Cast Iron Skillet, added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it over medium-high heat. With the Skillet hot I added the  Pork Roast to the pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. From the stove to the oven; Baked at 400° for 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet into a platter and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being tender and moist! The other “White Meat” sure is good!



For one side I prepared some Bob Evan's Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better.













For another side I heated up a can of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans. To prepare it just
empty the contents into a medium saucepan. Cover it and bring it to a boil. Stir and reduce the heat to slow simmer and serve when ready. And I have delicious side dish! I love Beans of all kinds and these Seasoned Pinto Beans are delicious, love the Seasoning. I also baked a loaf of LaBrea Multi-Grain Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet peach Snapple to drink.





Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans

Pinto beans are a great source of fiber and amino acids. Our delicious Seasoned Pinto Beans are
slow-simmered with our unique blend of down-home Southern spices to create a true delicacy. Just heat and serve!

Directions:
Instructions: STOVETOP HEATING INSTRUCTIONS: EMPTY CONTENTS INTO MEDIUM SAUCEPAN. COVER AND BRING TO BOIL. STIR AND REDUCE HEAT. SIMMER UNTIL READY TO HEAT.

Ingredients:
Ingredients: PINTO BEANS, WATER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, SALT, DEHYDRATED ONION, SUGAR, SPICES, NATURAL FLAVORS, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PRESERVE COLOR) AND CHICKEN FAT. MAY CONTAIN ALLERGENS: WHEAT (WHEAT GLUTEN), SOYBEANS (HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN) & PEANUTS.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size141 g (0.5 cup)
Amount Per ServingCalories 120 Calories
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%

http://margaretholmes.com/products/seasoned-pinto-beans/

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – CORNED BUFFALO HASH WITH CREAMED SPINACH

This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is CORNED BUFFALO HASH WITH CREAMED SPINACH. It’s made using Wild Idea Buffalo CORNED BRISKET. Add Potatoes, Onions, and Spinach and you set to go! You can find this recipe at the Wild Idea Buffalo website and you can also purchase the Buffalo Corned Brisket or any of the other delicious and healthy cuts of Buffalo they have. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

CORNED BUFFALO HASH WITH CREAMED SPINACH

One more reason to try our Corned Buffalo Brisket! A great lazy weekend brunch, where you get to eat your buffalo meat and have your vegetables too!

Ingredients for Hash: (serves 2)
1 ½ – tablespoons oil
2 – medium potatoes, pre-cooked and chopped (*Leftovers work well.)
¼ – cup chopped onion
1 – cup chopped Wild Idea Corned Buffalo Brisket
2 – eggs
½ – cup hot water
salt & pepper

Ingredients for Creamed Spinach: (serves 2)
1 – tablespoon butter
¼ – cup onion, minced
1 – teaspoon garlic, minced
2 – big handfuls spinach
1/3 – cup heavy cream
salt and pepper

Preparation:

1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil and add the potatoes, onion,
and a pinch of salt & pepper. Allow the potatoes to brown a bit before stirring. Continue to cook until the potatoes are lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Add the Corned Buffalo and mix to incorporate. Continue to cook for 3 minutes.
2 – Simultaneously in another sauté pan over medium -to- medium low heat, melt the butter for the creamed spinach. Add the onions and garlic and cook until tender, about 6 minutes. Add the spinach and cover, stirring occasionally until spinach is wilted. Add the heavy cream and stir in to incorporate. Reduce heat to low and allow the cream to reduce and thicken a bit.
3 – Transfer the hash to a plate and cover with foil. Wipe the pan out with a paper towel and return to the burner over medium heat. Brush the pan with the remaining oil. Add the eggs to the pan, and then add the hot water and cover. Baste for 1 to 2 minutes.
4 – To serve, divide the spinach between two plates and top with desired amount of hash. Place basted egg on the top and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/corned-buffalo-hash-with-creamed-spinach

Healthy Thai Recipes

From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Thai Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Thai Recipes like; Pad Thai, Thai Chicken Stir-Fry with Basil and Cashews, and Lemongrass Pork and Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowl with Peanut Sauce. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. While at the site subscribe to the EatingWell website. It's one of my favorite Magazines! Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.eatingwell.com/


Healthy Thai Recipes
Find healthy, delicious Thai recipes including Thai curry, pad Thai, chicken and seafood. Healthier
recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.


Pad Thai
This healthy pad thai recipe has less than half the calories and sodium of the traditional Thai-restaurant favorite. Look for dried wide rice noodles, sometimes called “Pad Thai noodles” or “straight-cut,” in the Asian-food section at most supermarkets and natural-foods stores. Serve with sliced cucumbers with a rice vinegar and cilantro vinaigrette.......


Thai Chicken Stir-Fry with Basil and Cashews
This quick chicken stir-fry recipe is flavored with classic Thai ingredients: savory fish sauce balanced with tangy lime juice and plenty of fresh basil. Have all the ingredients prepared and ready to add to the wok before you turn on the heat. Serve with brown rice........


Lemongrass Pork and Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowl with Peanut Sauce
In this Asian-flavored spaghetti squash recipe, thin slices of lean pork tenderloin are marinated with lemongrass, ginger, brown sugar and soy sauce. The flavorful marinade is then cooked with peanut butter and coconut milk to make a delicious sauce for this low-carb noodle bowl.......



* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Thai Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19715/cuisines-regions/asian/thai/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

I love taht Seafood............


Nutritional Benefits. Seafood is a nutrient rich food that is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Scientific studies continue to explore the relationship between the unique type of fat found in seafood, the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, in the prevention or mitigation of common chronic diseases. Also: Promotes heart health, Good for your joints, Boosts brainpower

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Izzy’s Lean Corned Beef Sandwich w/ Ruffle’s Reduced Fat Chips

Dinner Tonight: Izzy’s Lean Corned Beef Sandwich w/ Ruffle’s Reduced Fat Chips





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 bowl 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. One of my favorite Breakfasts! 33 degrees out there this morning. Plenty of sunshine today and had a high of 46 degrees. Got the cart out of the shed along with the leaf blower. Took care of some final yard work for the year then used the leaf blower and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Nice to be outside taking in all the sunshine! So the Kitchen is closed tonight it was Izzy’s Lean Corned Beef Sandwich w/ Ruffle’s Reduced Fat Chips for Dinner tonight.




I would put Izzy’s Corned Beef up against any other. Plus with their “Lean’ version of the Corned Beef it makes it healthier also. The sandwich contains 170 calories and 16 carbs per serving (1/2 Sandwich) and 340 calories and 32 carbs for a Full Sandwich. I had the Full, as usual, along with a serving of Ruffle’s Reduced Fat Potato Chips. Then to go along with it all I had an ice-cold Diet Dr. Pepper, 0 calories and 0 carbs. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.







Izzy’s Izzy's

Izzy’s famous corned beef—96% lean cut— on whole wheat bread. Served with pasta salad
Calories/ Carbs
170/16 (1/2 Sandwich) 340/32 (Full Sandwich)
http://izzys.com/

Diabetic Dish of the Week - APPLE-MUSTARD MEAT LOAF

This week's Diabetic Dish of the Week is an APPLE-MUSTARD MEAT LOAF. Wow, I came across this one on the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website and it sounds and looks like one winning Meatloaf Dish! Made with Ground Pork along with Applesauce, Bread Crumbs, Envelope of Dry Onion Soup Mix, Dijon-Style Mustard, and Black Pepper. It's only 198 calories and 10 net carbs per serving. And it again its from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The Diabetic Gourmet site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes and Diabetic Management Tips. So check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  https://diabeticgourmet.com/

APPLE-MUSTARD MEAT LOAF
Recipe Yield: 8

Ingredients

2 Pounds Ground Pork
1/2 Cup Applesauce
1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
1 1-Oz Envelope Dry Onion Soup Mix
2 Tablespoons Dijon-Style Mustard
Black Pepper, To Taste
Directions

1 - In large mixing bowl, blend together ground pork, applesauce, breadcrumbs, onion soup mix, Dijon-style mustard and black pepper to taste.
2 - Turn mixture into loaf pan and bake in 375 degrees F oven for 1 hour 15 minutes, until meat thermometer inserted reads 160F.
3 - Let loaf rest 10 minutes before slicing to serve.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 198
Fat: 6 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 509 milligrams
Cholesterol: 57 milligrams
Protein: 24 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/apple-mustard-meat-loaf

20 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes

From the EatingWell website and Magazine its 20 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes. Delicious and Healthy Meal recipes like; Classic Sesame Noodles with Chicken, Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes, and Smoked Trout Hash with Mustard Greens. These 3 alone sound incredible! You can find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.eatingwell.com/


20 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes
Think you don't have enough time to make a healthy dinner? These easy recipes are ready in 20 minutes—less time than it takes to order and drive to get takeout. So send those excuses right out the door and get cooking with one of these 20-minute dinner recipes.


Classic Sesame Noodles with Chicken
Classic sesame noodles become a healthy meal with lean chicken and tons of veggies in this quick recipe for Asian noodles. Be sure to rinse the spaghetti until it's cold, then give it a good shake in the colander until it's well drained. Are you a spiralizing pro? Swap 5 cups of raw zucchini, carrot or other veggie “noodles” for the cooked pasta.........


Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes
For a quick and satisfying last-minute supper, it's hard to beat a sweet potato zapped in the microwave. The fragrant filling of beans and tomato adds protein, making it a nutritionally complete entree. Be sure to eat the potato skin; it's full of fiber........


Smoked Trout Hash with Mustard Greens
We've combined assertive mustard greens, smoky trout and crisped potatoes in this interpretation of a hash. If you prefer a milder green, substitute mature spinach or chard. Make it a Meal: Lay a Poached Egg on top and serve with sliced tomatoes and cracked pepper.....



* Click the link below to get all the - 20 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22600/cooking-methods-styles/quick-easy/dinner/20-minute/meals/slideshow/20-healthy-meals-you-can-make-in-20-minutes/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

When canning...........


Thank you Mom for this hint! - Never set jars directly on the bottom of the canner; they will burst. Always use the wire rack that comes with the canner.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

Dinner Tonight: Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread





For Breakfast this morning I fried up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and had a
cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I headed to the local Kroger to pick up a few items. Then on my way back I stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and stopped and got gas. After Lunch went to the rehab center to see Dad. I’m afraid his dementia is getting worse, hoping that wouldn’t happen. A lot of stressful days ahead. But we’ll do whatever we can to help him. For Dinner tonight I prepared a box of the Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta.



Oh I love this Pizza Pasta! This is one of my favorite boxed foods, Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta. Nothing like a quick, easy and delicious comfort food. But here’s another product I love and it’s getting harder and harder to find, I can only find it at Walmart or online now! I found this box at Walmart the other day.









Anyway it’s got two of my favorites in it, pasta and pizza! The box contains 1 can of Pizza Sauce w/ Pepperoni and Sausage and 1 Pouch of Rotini Pasta. I also added a few slices of Turkey Pepperoni
and sliced Portabello Mushrooms to the mix. For the preparation you can bake it or prepare it on the stove top, which is how I prepared it. Add 1 cup of water, stir and mix, and simmer and you have your dinner! This came out fantastic! Really had a good Pizza flavor to it. The Sauce with the Mushrooms, Sausage, and Pepperoni provides the great flavoring. Easily prepared and makes a hearty and delicious meal.




Along with the Pizza Pasta I also prepared some Baked Cheesy Bread. Another easy one, using
Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Just Butter the Bread and add your Cheese on top. Then bake on 400 degrees until the Bread is toasted and Cheese is melted. For Dessert later a bowl of Dole Sliced Peaches.








Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta

When only comfort food will do, Banquet Homestyle Bakes are the perfect choice. Each comes complete with everything you need to make a delicious and hearty straight-from-the-oven meal. So you’ll spend less time worrying about your meal—and more time enjoying it.

*Pepperoni and sausage included
*5 minute preparation oven or stove top

Stove Top:

1. Stir Together Can of Sauce and 1 Cup Hot Water In Medium Skillet.
2. Stir In Pasta Until Well Coated. Heat to Boiling.
3. Reduce Heat. Cover and Simmer About 15 Minutes, Or Until Pasta Is Tender, Stirring Occasionally.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup prepared (195g)
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 820mg 34%
Potassium 530mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 12g
Protein 10g
http://www.banquet.com/homestyle-bakes/pizza-pasta-bake

One of America's Favorites - Pecan Pie

Pecan pie

Pecan pie is a pie of pecan nuts mixed with a filling of eggs, butter, and sugar (typically corn syrup). Variations may include white or brown sugar, sugar syrup, molasses, maple syrup, or honey. It is popularly served at holiday meals and is also considered a specialty of Southern U.S. cuisine. Most pecan pie recipes include salt and vanilla as flavorings. Chocolate and bourbon whiskey are other popular additions to the recipe. Pecan pie is often served with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or hard sauce.


Pecans are native to the southern United States. Archaeological evidence found in Texas indicates that Native Americans used pecans more than 8,000 years ago. The word pecan is a derivative of an Algonquin word, pakani, referring to several nuts.

Sugar pies such as treacle tart were attested in Medieval Europe, and adapted in North America to the ingredients available, resulting in such dishes as shoofly pie, sugar pie, butter tart and chess pie. Pecan pie may be a variant of chess pie, which is made with a similar butter-sugar-egg custard.

Some have stated that the French invented pecan pie soon after settling in New Orleans, after being
A slice of pecan pie
introduced to the pecan nut by the Native American Quinipissa and Tangipahoa tribes. Claims have also been made of pecan pie existing in the early 1800s in Alabama, but this does not appear to be backed up by recipes or literature. Attempts to trace the dish's origin have not found any recipes dated earlier than a pecan custard pie recipe published in Harper's Bazaar in 1886. Well-known cookbooks such as Fannie Farmer and The Joy of Cooking did not include this dessert before 1940.

The makers of Karo syrup significantly contributed to popularizing the dish and many of the recipes for variants (caramel, cinnamon, Irish creme, peanut butter, etc.) of the classic pie. The company has claimed that the dish was a 1930s "discovery" of a "new use for corn syrup" by a corporate sales executive's wife. Pecan pie was made before the invention of corn syrup and older recipes used darker sugar based syrup or molasses. The 1929 congressional club cookbook has a recipe for the pie which used only eggs, milk, sugar and pecan, no syrup. The Pecan pie came to be closely associated with the culture of the Southern United States in the 1940s and 1950s.


Variations
In his 2004 book, Ken Haedrich identified a number of popular pecan pie variants:
Chocolate pecan tarts prior to baking

Butterscotch
Characterized by the addition of butterscotch chips and brown sugar (in addition to, not in place of, corn syrup)

Whiskey chocolate chip
In this pie, chocolate chips and a few teaspoons of Jack Daniel whiskey are added.

Alice Colombo's Race Day Chocolate Pecan Pie
This pie is named after Alice Colombo, who was a food editor for the Louisville Courier-Journal in Kentucky. This pie was made by her on the occasion of the Kentucky Derby. The special ingredients suggested in the recipe include cornstarch, to soften the top, bourbon, chocolate chips and whipped cream.

Maple
Includes maple syrup and almond extract

Chocolate brownie
This pie has nuts on the surface and it is layered with chocolate pudding and fudge. It is served at room temperature or chilled.

Sawdust Pie
Sawdust Pie is a signature recipe of Patti's Restaurant in Paducah, Kentucky, consisting of an egg-batter filling with coconut, graham cracker crumbs and pecans, topped with whipped cream and sliced bananas.




"Meatless Monday' Recipe of the Week - Queso Tortilla Torte

This week's Meatless Monday Recipe of the Week is a Queso Tortilla Torte. Made with; Green Chilies, Onions, Refried Beans, Tomatoes, Cheese, and Corn Tortillas. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes for all cuisines and tastes! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Queso Tortilla Torte
Corn tortillas stacked and filled with a seasoned mixture of mild green chiles and green onions, refried beans and three types of cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup green chiles, mild, diced, drained
3/4 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin*
24 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 1/2 cups shredded Wisconsin Cheddar cheese
3 cups shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack Hot Pepper cheese
2 cups refried beans
3 cups shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese
3/4 cup tomatoes, diced
Suggested garnishes: sour cream, hot peppers, red or green taco sauce

Cooking Directions:

1 - Mix together the green chiles, green onions and cumin.
2 - Assemble 6 tortillas on sheet pans lined with silicone paper, as follows:
3 - First Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/4 cup (about 2 ounces) green chile mixture and 2 tablespoons Wisconsin cheddar cheese.
4 - Second Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/2 cup Wisconsin Hot Pepper cheese.
5 - Third Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/3 cup (about 3 ounces) refried beans and 1/4 cup Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese.
6 - Fourth Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/4 cup Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese, 2 tablespoons tomato and 2 tablespoons Wisconsin cheddar cheese.
7 - Bake in oven at 375°F (190°C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes.
8 - Cut each torta in half; serve one half atop the other. Or cut into quarters; do not stack. Garnish as desired.
Makes 12 quesadillas.

Variations:

* You may replace the Asadero with any of these Wisconsin cheeses: Wisconsin Monterey Jack, Queso Oaxaca, Queso Quesadilla, Muenster or Fontina.
* Add cooked crumbled ground beef, pork or chorizo to potato mixture.
* For spicier quesadilla, use 1 can mild and 1 can hot green chiles.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/queso_tortilla_torte_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

No need to baste that Bird.........


Basting means more oven door opening, resulting in temperature fluctuations that can dry out your bird. Instead, keep your turkey moist by brining it or by rubbing it all over with butter or oil.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Reames Chicken and Dumplings and Sliced Carrots

Dinner Tonight: Reames Chicken and Dumplings and Sliced Carrots





For Breakfast I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. I also toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie's Light Whole Grain bread, fried 2 Jennie - O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and had my Morning Cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mom was gone most of the day so I stayed home to keep an eye on Dad. Did some house work and outside got the leaf blower out and cleaned the deck and driveway area off. With everything done I kicked back and watched some shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight I prepared Reames Chicken and Dumplings and Sliced Carrots.




Here's another one I haven't prepared in a long time, Reames Chicken and Dumplings. Why I can't
tell you, the Noodle/Dumplings are fantastic to use! While at Meijer I seen a package of these in the Frozen Foods and grabbed a package. To prepare the dish I'll need; 2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 3 Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless, Skinless chicken breasts (cut into 3/4" chunks), 1 quart (32oz) Swanson Low Sodium Chicken Broth, 1 tablespoon Parsley flakes, 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper, and  1 bag (12oz) Reames Frozen Flat Dumplings.







I'm using Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts. I love using these. Their individually wrapped, perfect size, and cook up perfectly. To prepare it; In a large pot, heat oil, add Chicken and cook until chicken is slightly browned.










Add Broth, Parsley and Pepper, Bring mixture to a boil. Add Reames Frozen Flat Dumplings, stirring
to separate, return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 25 min. Stir occasionally to prevent dumpling from sticking. Or until dumplings are desired tenderness. All done, and serve! I've got to remember to have these more often! They always turn out so good. Easy to prepare and an excellent Noodle. They go perfect with Chicken.










I also heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced Carrots. Just empty the contents into a small sauce pan,
bring it to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until heated through. For Dessert later a Jello Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.













Reames Chicken and Dumplings

Ingredients
2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless, Skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4" chunks
1 quart (32oz) Swanson Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1 tablespoon Parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
 1 bag (12oz) Reames Frozen Flat Dumplings

Directions
1) In a large pot, heat oil, Add chicken and cook until chicken is slightly browned.
2) Add broth, parsley and pepper, Bring mixture to a boil.
3) Add Reames Frozen Flat Dumplings, stirring to separate, return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 25 min. Stir occasionally to prevent dumpling from sticking. Or until dumplings are desired tenderness. Serve.



Reames Homestyle Flat Dumplings

* Easy Old-Fashioned Chicken And Dumplins Recipe. See Back Of Package.
* Since 1952 We Have Devoted Ourselves To Making The Best Egg Noodles You Can Buy Fresh-Frozen To Preserve Their Special, Old-Fashioned Goodness. You Can Trust Your Favorite Family Recipes To Reames. We Proudly Prepared This Package Of Reames Flat Dumplins So You Can Make Your Favorite Great-Tasting Homestyle Recipes In Even Less Time. Perfect For Soups And Salads, Casseroles And Main Dishes, There's Nothing Better.
* Quick Cook.
* The Original Frozen Noodle.

Directions
Cooking Instructions: Bring 4 quarts of water to a rapid boil. Add 2 teaspoons salt, if desired. Add frozen dumplings and return to a full rolling boil, stir to separate. Cook dumplings uncovered for 30 minutes or until desired tenderness, stir occasionally. Drain thoroughly. Dumplings will be tender but still slightly firm. For Soups and Stews: Cook dumplings in broth for the same length of time. Omit salt. Keep frozen.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1/2 Cup
Servings Per Container5.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories170 Calories
Calories From Fat10 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat1.5 g2.0
Saturated Fat0.0 g0.0
Trans Fat0.0 g
Cholesterol35.0 mg12.0
Sodium 550.0 mg 23.0
Total Carbohydrate 34.0 g11.0
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g4.0
Sugars 1.0 g
Protein 5.0 g