Sunday, July 23, 2017

5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato and Cut Italian Green Beans

Dinner Tonight: 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato and Cut Italian Green Beans







For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin (lightly buttered), fried 2 Jennie - O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties, and the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Lunch I headed up to the hospital to see Dad. He's looking a lot better and feels a whole lot better. They still have him on heavy duty water pills, and they seem to be working as most of the water has now drained. Another hot and humid day out! Back home did a load of laundry and some house cleaning. For Dinner tonight I prepared a 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato and Cut Italian Green Beans.


I’ll be using Wild Idea Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak (5 oz.). To prepare the Steak; I rubbed the Steak with a 1/2 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with Dried Rosemary, McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. As the Steak rested I preheated a Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, cooked it 4 1/2 minutes per side to a beautiful Medium Rare! The Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are just incredible. So juicy and the best flavor of any Steak, Beef or Buffalo I’ve ever had. As always when cooking Buffalo, keep an eye on it will get done quickly. They cook faster than marbled meat and when overcooked will be tough and dry. Buffalo is best cooked medium-rare or rare. I topped it with some Sauteed Mushrooms.




For one side I 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 another side dish I heated a can of Allens Cut Italian 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! I also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Light Texas Toast Bread, love this Bread!. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar.













Wild Idea Buffalo – 5 oz. Petite Top Sirloin Steak
Famous for their flavor, these juicy steaks are perfect for the grill. The small size makes for a great meal for one. 5 oz.
http://wildideabuffalo.com/products/petite-top-sirloin-steaks

Soup Special of the Day.......Turkey Ham and Corn Chowder

This week's Soup Special of the Day is Turkey Ham and Corn Chowder. Made with JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham along with Onions, Hash Browns, Corn, and more! You can find this week's recipe at the Jennie - O web site along with all their other delicious and healthy recipes. Enjoy and Make the Switch!  https://www.jennieo.com/


Turkey Ham and Corn Chowder

A rich, creamy homemade broth combined with corn and turkey ham makes the perfect weeknight dinner. And at less than 300 calories per serving, comfort food just got even more comforting.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 tablespoons flour
½ teaspoon black pepper
4 cups milk
2 cups frozen hash brown potatoes
2 (11-ounce) cans corn with red and green peppers
¾ pound JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham, cut into ½-inch cubes

DIRECTIONS

1) In 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, saute onion in vegetable oil 3 minutes or until tender. Blend in flour and black pepper. Remove pan from heat; slowly add milk; stirring constantly. Return pan to heat.
2) Add hash brown potatoes; bring mixture to boil, stirring constantly. Add corn and ham; return mixture to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender and mixture has thickened.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories250
Protein17g
Carbohydrates35g
Fiber2g
Sugars11g
Fat7g
Cholesterol35mg
Sodium740mg
Saturated Fat2g

https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/42-turkey-ham-and-corn-chowder

Healthy Make Ahead Dinner Recipes

From the EatingWell website and Magazine its - Healthy Make Ahead Dinner Recipes. Delicious and healthy recipes like Buffalo Chicken Casserole, Slow-Cooker Stout and Chicken Stew, and Quick Shrimp Enchilada Bake. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website and don't forget about the EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.eatingwell.com/



Healthy Make Ahead Dinner Recipes
Find healthy, delicious make ahead dinner recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.



Buffalo Chicken Casserole
We took the classic flavors of Buffalo wings—hot sauce, blue cheese, carrots and celery—and created a finger-licking-good casserole. Serve this dish during football season to a hungry crowd and it's sure to be a hit. We don't typically recommend ingredients by brand name, but in this case we make an exception for Frank's RedHot Sauce. It has the perfect balance of spice and tang for this casserole. Texas Pete and Crystal hot sauces are suitable alternatives if you can't find Frank's........


Slow-Cooker Stout and Chicken Stew
Chicken thighs can take plenty of cooking without getting tough or drying out, which makes them perfect for the slow cooker. Here we braise them in Guinness stout along with hearty vegetables, with just the right amount of bacon for added savoriness......


Quick Shrimp Enchilada Bake
Shrimp enchiladas offer a taste of coastal Mexican cuisine but some versions contain so much cheese, butter and sour cream that they can pack a whopping 50 grams of fat per serving. Our version has vibrant flavor and only half the calories and 6 grams of fat per serving, plus we use precooked peeled shrimp so you can get the dish on your table fast enough for a weeknight supper. The addition of refried beans helps makes these enchiladas an excellent source of fiber as well.......




* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Make Ahead Dinner Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18701/mealtimes/dinner/make-ahead/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Save some money, fill that freezer.......


A full freezer is more economical to run as the cold air doesn't need to circulate so much, so less power is needed. If you have lots of space free, fill plastic bottles half full with water and use them to fill gaps. Alternatively, fill the freezer with everyday items you're bound to use.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Jimmy John's - Ultimate Porker and Billy Club

Dinner Tonight: Jimmy John's -  Ultimate Porker and Billy Club






For Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin (lightly buttered), Scrambled 1 Egg, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I headed up to the hospital to see Dad. He's doing okay. They have him on heavy duty water pills to try to drain the water on his lungs. He's had so many problems for the past few years. Another hot and humid day out! Back home did some house cleaning and a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight I ordered a delivery from Jimmy John's, Ultimate Porker Sub Sandwich.




The weather is still the same here; hazy, hot, and humid! And when it's like this I really don't feel like cooking a big meal so tonight I tried a Sub Sandwich from Jimmy John's. I tried the Jimmy John's Ultimate Porker and Mom had the Billy Club. First time trying Jimmy John's, I had it delivered.








The Ultimate Porker is a Sub Sandwich that has Wood-Smoked Ham, Ham, and Bacon with Lettuce,
and Mayo . It comes with Tomato also but I didn't get that. Nice size Sub with plenty of Meat. The Smoked Ham and Bacon were great! Everything came together and made one delicious and filling Sub Sandwich! Plus I didn't even have to get out in the heat to get it, I had delivered. The Sub was 298 calories and 57 carbs. A bit more carbs than I like but well worth it. We'll be ordering again. Mom' really enjoyed hers also she had the Billy Club. The Billy Club is a Sub Sandwich with Choice Roast Beef, Smoked Ham, Provolone Cheese, Dijon Mustard, Lettuce, Tomato, and Mayo. First Sub Sandwich in a while and it hit the spot! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop - Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.



Jimmy John's - https://www.jimmyjohns.com/

#17 Ultimate Porker® (customized)
Wood-smoked ham, ham, and bacon with lettuce, tomato and mayo.
Nutrition
Serving Size 298.2 g
Calories 765 --
Total Fat 38.5 g --
Saturated Fat 8.5 g --
Cholesterol 65 mg --
Sodium 1780 mg --
Total Carbohydrate 62 g --
Dietary Fiber 5 g --
Protein 39 g

Meanwhile back at the SayersBrook Bison Ranch.......SPICY WILD BOAR WITH POTATOES AND STINKY CHEESE SAUCE

This week from the SayersBrook Bison Ranch website (http://www.sayersbrook.com/)  its a recipe for SPICY WILD BOAR WITH POTATOES AND STINKY CHEESE SAUCE. It's made using SayersBrook Wild Boar Steaks. I had never tried Wild Boar and I didn't know what I was missing! I've tried the Wild Boar Steaks, Ground Wild Boar, and Wild Boar Bacon and love all three. Wild Boar is just one of many items that you can choose from at the SayersBrook site. You can choose from items like; Bison, Elk, Ostrich, Chicken, Hams, and more! So check out their site today! Now on to the recipe for SPICY WILD BOAR WITH POTATOES AND STINKY CHEESE SAUCE. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.sayersbrook.com/



SPICY WILD BOAR WITH POTATOES AND STINKY CHEESE SAUCE

This Recipe for Wild Boar Steaks, Potatoes and Cheese is Robust. The Curry Makes it Spicy, the Stinky Cheese Gives Major Flavor. This is a Recipe for the Gourmet. This is a quick recipe if you have all ingredients on hand.

Ingredients
For the dauphinoise sauce

4 tbs of butter
1 tbsp oil
4 potatoes, peeled and sliced
12 oz hard stinky cheese, grated
salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the wild boar

a little oil for cooking
4 wild boar steaks (http://www.sayersbrook.com/wild-boar/wild-boar-steaks/)
2 tsp curry powder
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F Heat an ovenproof pan with the butter and oil.
2. Add the potato slices and sauté for a few minutes until the potatoes are golden brown on both sides.
3. Sprinkle the cheese, salt and pepper over the potatoes and place the pan in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
4. Sprinkle the wild boar steaks with curry powder, salt and pepper.
5. Sear in a hot pan for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until cooked to your liking.
6. Allow to rest for five minutes before slicing diagonally.
7. Turn out the potatoes onto a plate and serve with the slices of wild boar.

if you don’t like the spicy part of this dish, leave out the curry powder and substitute with garlic salt, or go easier on the curry. The curry and the cheese give it a vibrant flavor that is truly unique. If you don’t like stinky cheese then use any non stinky cheese.

This recipe serves 4 people but you can add wild boar steaks and an extra potato for each extra person. It’s a pretty quick recipe if you have all the ingredients on hand.
http://cooking-buffalo.com/spicy-wild-boar-with-potatoes-and-stinky-cheese-sauce/




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Chicken Cacciatore over Pasta

I came across a recipe for Chicken Cacciatore at the CooksRecipe website that I wanted to pass along, Chicken Cacciatore over Pasta. The dish is only 210 calories and 19 net carbs. At the CooksRecipes website (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html) you can find a huge assortment of recipes for all cuisines and tastes. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

Chicken Cacciatore over Pasta

Impress the family tonight with this easy, Italian-style pasta and chicken main dish.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 (16-ounce) can chopped tomatoes, drained
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/3 cup sliced ripe olives
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups hot cooked noodles (or any favorite pasta)

Cooking Directions:

1 - Slice chicken breasts into 32 pieces.
2 - Spray a large skillet with olive oil flavored cooking spray. Sauté chicken, onion, and green pepper for 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in drained tomatoes and tomato sauce.
3 - Add Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, Italian seasoning, olives, and black pepper. Mix well to combine. Lower heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4 - For each serving, place 1/2 cup pasta on a plate and spoon 2/3 cup sauce over top.
Makes 6 servings. Serving Size: 1/2 cup noodles, 3/4 cup chicken cacciatore.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 210; Calories from Fat: 40; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 65mg; Sodium: 460mg; Total Carbs: 22g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 21g.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/chicken_cacciatore_over_pasta_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

An Apple a day......


Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers

Dinner Tonight: Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers





For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I wasn't hungry at all, just tired. I struggled all night with the Phantom Pains! It was a real rough night as the pain was very bad. Just wish they could come up with a cure for Phantom Pains! Dad is doing good and feeling a lot better. But x-rays show he now has water on both lungs, so that will have to be cleared up also. Hopefully he'll be able to come straight home without rehab. The heat and humidity is so bad, worse than it's been in a long time. It's so humid! Good day to stay in, which is what I did and caught up on some needed sleep. Wanted an easy prepared meal so tonight its a Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers.





I was in the mood for some Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers. Nothing says comfort food more than a Skyline 3 Way! As always I used my favorite, the Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti. It comes packaged for the microwave, a bit smaller size than what you get at a Skyline but just right for those still watching calories and carbs. It comes with Spaghetti topped with Skyline Chili. To prepare it, it couldn’t be easier!






Easily prepared - Just peel back the cover film about an 1″, to vent it. Place the tray in a dish and set the dish in the microwave.Heat on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Let stand one minute. Remove from the microwave and peel off the cover film. Stir it up and top it with the Sargento Cheese and you have the classic Three-Way! The Chili Spaghetti is 270 calories and 20 net carbs. I also had a side of Skyline Oyster Crackers. And if you’re having Oyster Crackers, then Frank’s Red Hot Sauce is a must! Just add a few drops on top of the Crackers, it's the local way to have your Oyster Crackers. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookie and Cream Ice Cream Bar.






SKYLINE CHILI & SPAGHETTI Microwavable Package
It’s a great new way to enjoy your Cincinnati favorite, Skyline Chili!
* Microwavable in 90 seconds!
* No refrigeration required. Store it on your shelf or in your desk!
* Totally portable, Just heat and eat

Jennie - O Recipe of the Week - Terrific Turkey Tostados

This week's Jennie - O Recipe of the Week is Terrific Turkey Tostados. Sounds good, looks good, got to be good! You'll be using  JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey along with Flour Tortillas, Red Onions, Bell Peppers, Black Beans, Monterey Jack Cheese, and more! You can find this recipe at the Jennie - O website along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes like this week's Terrific Turkey Tostados! Enjoy and Make the Switch!  https://www.jennieo.com/

Terrific Turkey Tostados
Love tacos and quesadillas? Then you’ll love these Mexican Tostados—featuring pan-fried tortillas topped with seasoned ground turkey, sautéed veggies, melted cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
6 flour tortillias
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
½ cup red onion, sliced in strips
½ cup yellow or green bell pepper, sliced into strips
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons ground cumin
¾ teaspoon salt, if desired
¾ cup salsa, divided
1 (15-ounce) can refried black beans or refried beans
1 cup crumbled queso fresco or shredded Monterey jack cheese
¼ cup sour cream, if desired
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro or sliced green onions

DIRECTIONS

1) In large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil until hot. Add tortilla to hot oil; cook 1 to 2 minutes per side or until golden brown and crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain; repeat with remaining 5 tortillas.
2) Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to skillet. Cook ground turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with cumin and salt. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add ½ cup salsa; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3) Meanwhile, combine beans and remaining 1/4 cup salsa; heat in microwave oven or small saucepan until hot. Spread bean mixture over tortillas; top with turkey mixture, cheese, sour cream, and cilantro. Serve with additional salsa, if desired. Makes 6 servings.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories410
Protein26g
Carbohydrates32g
Fiber6g
Sugars3g
Fat19g
Cholesterol70mg
Sodium920mg
Saturated Fat7g

https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/221-terrific-turkey-tostados

Jazzed-Up Turkey Fajitas

Thought I would pass along another fantastic Jennie - O recipe, Jazzed-Up Turkey Fajitas. This one uses the JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Oven Roasted Turkey Breast. Other ingredients include; Tortillas, Bell Peppers, Red Onions, Salsa, Monterey Jack Cheese, and more. Give new life to those Fajitas with this Jazzed-Up Turkey Fajitas recipe. Enjoy and Make the Switch!  https://www.jennieo.com/

Jazzed-Up Turkey Fajitas

Looking for the easiest Mexican recipe ever? This quick fajita recipe features extra lean oven roasted turkey breast—found at your local deli—for a delicious weeknight shortcut.

INGREDIENTS

6 (6 to 8-inch) tortillas
2 red, green or yellow bell peppers, cut into thin strips
1 red onion, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
12 ounces JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, cut into strips
1 (.78 ounce) packet taco seasoning
1½ cups salsa
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers

DIRECTIONS

1) Heat tortillas according to package directions.
2) In large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté peppers and onion in oil 5 minutes or until peppers are slightly softened.
3) Add turkey, heat 2 minutes or until warmed. Stir in taco seasoning. Evenly divide turkey mixture among tortillas. Top with salsa and cheese.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories260
Protein18g
Carbohydrates22g
Fiber2g
Sugars1g
Fat11g
Cholesterol40mg
Sodium990mg
Saturated Fat4g

https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/13-jazzed-up-turkey-fajitas

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Buying Crabs.....


If you like the white meat from the claws, buy a male crab. For the rich pink coral from inside the body shell, choose a female.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Baked Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp w/ Whole Grain Mac and Cheese

Dinner Tonight: Baked Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp w/ Whole Grain Mac and Cheese





For Breakfast this morning I prepared a al fresco Chicken Breakfast Sausage Patty, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Same weather outside as yesterday except its a bit hotter and more humid. Our heat index is over 100. Not a good day to be doing a whole lot outside. After Lunch I headed up to the hospital and spent the afternoon with Dad. He's doing good, they just have to clear the pneumonia up in his right lung. Stopped and got gas on the way home and that was about it for the day. For Dinner tonight its Baked Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp w/ Whole Grain Mac and Cheese.



It's so hot out I wanted something sort of light and easy to preapre. So I baked 1 item and
microwaved the other one, don't get much easier! So I prepared a box of SeaPak Jumbo Shrimp. I preheated the oven on 425°f. I then got a small baking sheet, covered with aluminum foil and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. I arranged the frozen shrimp in single layer on the baking sheet. Then baked at 425 degrees for 13-14 minutes turning over once after 6 minutes. They came out Golden Brown and delicious. Hard to beat these always great tasting. I served them with a side of Heinz Shrimp Cocktail Sauce.



 For a side I 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! For Dessert/Snack later tonight a bowl of Skinny Pop - Pop Corn along with a Coke Zero to drink.





SeaPak JUMBO BUTTERFLY SHRIMP

- Keep frozen until ready to prepare.
- Due to differences in appliances, cooking times may vary and require adjustment.
- Microwaving not recommended.
- For food safety this product must be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F
- Caution - Product will be hot!
PREPARATION:
BAKE
* preheat oven to 425°f.
* arrange frozen shrimp in single layer on baking sheet so shrimp are not touching.
* for full package, bake 13 to 14 minutes.
* for best results, turn product over halfway through cooking.

FRY
* preheat oil to 350°f.
* place frozen shrimp in fry basket.
* for full package fry 2 minutes and 30 seconds to 3 minutes.
* drain on absorbent paper before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size about 4 shrimp
(3oz/84g)
Servings Per Container about 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 100
Total Fat 11g
 Saturated Fat 2g
 Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 340mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
 Dietary Fiber 1g
 Sugars 0g
Protein 12g
https://www.seapak.com/products/jumbo-butterfly-shrimp






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

It's Nuts I tell you........DRIED STRAWBERRIES



This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its DRIED STRAWBERRIES. This makes the perfect snack! DRIED STRAWBERRIES are just of the healthy and delicious items that you can purchase here at the Nuts site. Choose from items like NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, GIFTS, and more. You can purchase most items in small amounts or in bulk. Plus there's Free Shipping over $59, see for details. Now more on the DRIED STRAWBERRIES. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!




DRIED STRAWBERRIES
One of our most delicious dried fruit treats, dried strawberries are a customer favorite! We guarantee
each fruity bite is moist and sweet. Frankly speaking, our search for the best-tasting dried strawberries on earth was tireless, but we think the result is worth it. Enjoy our delicious dried strawberries as snacks or sweet treats.

These dried strawberries contain added sugar. For a lower-sugar strawberry option, check out our Freeze-Dried Strawberries. Perfect for cereals, snack mixes and more.
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Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss

From the EatingWell website its Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss. Delicious low calorie Dinners with recipes like; Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili, Inside-Out Lasagna, Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad, and more! Find these and all the other Delicious and Healthy recipes at the EatingWell website, plus don't forget the EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.eatingwell.com/



Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss
Find healthy, delicious low-calorie dinner recipes for weight loss, from the food and nutrition experts
at EatingWell.



Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
Make a double batch of this quick vegetarian chili, full of black beans and sweet potatoes, and eat it for lunch the next day or freeze the extras for another night. We love the smoky heat from the ground chipotle, but omit it if you prefer a mild chili. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread and coleslaw........


Inside-Out Lasagna
Here we take basic lasagna ingredients—ricotta cheese, pasta and tomatoes—and skip the layering and long baking time to make a super-quick and satisfying meal for the whole family. To cut down on prep time, look for presliced mushrooms. For meat lovers, brown some crumbled turkey sausage along with the onions and garlic. Serve with: Steamed broccoli and whole-grain baguette.......


Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad
For a satisfying last-minute supper, it's hard to beat a sweet potato zapped in the microwave. The fragrant filling of beans and tomatoes adds protein. Be sure to eat the skin, which is full of fiber, as well......



* Click the link below to get all the Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18573/weight-loss-diet/dinner/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Scallops........


When buying Scallops - Buy Scallops that are a creamy ivory; coral, if attached, should be bright orange. If they are too white, they may have been soaked in water to increase the weight.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Sliced Carrots

Dinner Tonight: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/  Mashed Potatoes and Sliced Carrots




It’s Bacon and Eggs to start off this hot and very humid morning! I fried up a couple of slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, 2 Eggs Scrambled, toasted 1 slice of Aunt Millie's Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Love a good Breakfast! Well we are in for a stretch of
hot and humid days here. High in the 90's with a very high humidity. They say the heat index for the next 5 days will be over 100 degrees. I don't mind the heat but can't stand that high humidity. So anything that needs to be done outside will get done early! So this morning after Breakfast I got leaf blower out and cleaned up on the deck and driveway areas. After Lunch I took Mom's car over to the car Shop and the oil changed and then stopped and washed and the inside cleaned. The time I got back home it was 92 degrees already. I had everything done so I caught up on some shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Sliced Carrots.




I had picked up a large Center Cut Pork Chop from the Meijer Meat Department Counter and had it in the freezer. Sat it in the fridge and let it thaw overnight. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats, and all their products and produce.








To prepare my Chop I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp
Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. I’ll be using a Cast Iron Skillet for the Chop. I love using Cast Iron Skillets, not only do the heat up evenly and retain that heat but you can also go from using it on the stove and right into the oven. So I start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in the Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Chop to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 145° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which gives a fantastic flavor and perfect browning to the Chop. The inside being so tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork. The Chop was huge, plenty leftovers for Breakfast and Lunch!





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













Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced carrots. These are so much easier to prepare than boiling fresh Carrots, and they taste just as fresh and good. I also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Light Texas Toast Bread. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate 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.

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week - BUFFALO KIELBASA AU GRATIN CASSEROLE

This week's Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is BUFFALO KIELBASA AU GRATIN CASSEROLE. It's made using Wild Idea Buffalo Uncured Smoked Kielbasa along with Potatoes, Cabbage, Onions, Apples, and more! All formed to make the perfect BUFFALO KIELBASA AU GRATIN CASSEROLE. You can fin d this recipe or purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Uncured Smoked Kielbasa all at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BUFFALO KIELBASA AU GRATIN CASSEROLE

A perfect casserole for family diners or easy entertaining. (Makes 6 to 8 servings)

Ingredients:

1 - 12 oz. Uncured Smoked Kielbasa
3 to 4 lbs. - potatoes, par-boiled and chopped
¼ - cup olive oil
1 - small cabbage, sliced thin
1 - onion, sliced thin
2 - apples, peeled, cored and chopped
2 - cups white cheddar cheese, finely grated
¼ - cup vinegar
1 - tablespoon coarse mustard
3 - teaspoons salt
3 - teaspoon black pepper
2 - eggs, beaten
1 - pint heavy cream
2 - teaspoons caraway
2 - cups dark rye crackers crushed

Preparation:

1)  Preheat oven to 475* Rack positioned on middle rack.
2)  Place chopped potatoes in a bowl. Mix vinegar, mustard, 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper together in separate bowl until incorporated and pour over potatoes. Toss.
3)  Pour oil in bottom of heavy casserole pan and spread to cover. Spoon potatoes in pan and place in hot oven.
4)  Allow potatoes to brown, turning as needed.
5)  Remove from oven. Turn oven temperature down to 375*
6)  Toss sliced cabbage, onions and apples all together. Place mixture on top of potatoes and cover with grated cheese.
7)  Top with sliced Buffalo Kielbasa.
8)  Whip cream into beaten eggs with remaining salt and pepper. Pour over casserole.
9)  Cover casserole and bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Remove casserole and continue to bake for 15 minutes.
10) Remove casserole from oven and turn oven to broil. Top casserole with crushed rye crackers and bake until crackers start to brown, about 7 minutes.
11) Remove from oven and allow too rest for 5 minutes.

Use a large spoon to dish up portions. Serve with crusty bread and additional mustard to pass.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/56236289-buffalo-kielbasa-au-gratin-casserole




14 oz. Wild Idea Buffalo Uncured Smoked Kielbasa

Our 100% Buffalo Kielbasa Sausage is and old world favorite, just like you would pick up at the neighborhood butcher. Lightly smoked and made from our 100% lean grass-fed buffalo, with no added nitrites; making it better for you, without compromising the taste. Great alone or use in your favorite casserole. 14 oz. rope.

Ingredients: Buffalo, Organic Spices:[Black Pepper, Coriander, Garlic Powder, Pure Cane Sugar, Salt] & Veg Stable {celery powder, sea salt, silicon dioxide (anti caking)}, water.
Encased in a natural pork casing.


http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/products/polish-sausage

Healthy Appetizer Recipes

From the EatingWell website its Healthy Appetizer Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Appetizer Recipes like; Onion Rings, Southwestern Layered Bean Dip, and Turkey and Balsamic Onion Quesadillas. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Also don't forget about the EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.eatingwell.com/



Healthy Appetizer Recipes
Find healthy, delicious appetizer recipes including deviled eggs, chicken appetizers, and low-calorie finger foods. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.



Onion Rings
We couldn't get enough of these crunchy onion rings in the EatingWell Test Kitchen. Try any seasoning blend that you have on hand to add flavor to the breading or substitute 1 teaspoon salt instead. Seasoned whole-wheat breadcrumbs are available in some supermarkets and natural-foods stores. If you can find them, try them in place of the plain breadcrumbs and seasoning blend......


Southwestern Layered Bean Dip
Plenty of black beans, salsa and chopped fresh vegetables mean a healthy amount of dietary fiber in this Tex-Mex layered dip. We use reduced-fat sour cream along with full-fat (and full-flavored) cheese to make the dip lighter without compromising great taste. Be sure to have lots of baked tortilla chips on hand when you serve it.......


Turkey and Balsamic Onion Quesadillas
Not your traditional quesadilla, these feature deli turkey and Cheddar cheese, along with onions quickly marinated in balsamic vinegar. Serve with sauteed vegetables or a tossed salad for a quick meal.......



* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Appetizer Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18041/appetizer/

Ohio Festivals July 21-23, 2017

July 14-22, 2017  12th Ohio Brew Week Festival - Athens, Ohio
Ohio Brew Week celebrates Ohio's diverse micro brews during the week long festival. You can enjoy more than 200 craft beers from 40 Ohio microbreweries. Events include craft brew cooking competition, Brew BBQ Cookoff, home brew competition, and Boogie on the Bricks.

https://ohiobrewweek.com/


July 20-22, 2017  36th Annual Lodi Sweet Corn Festival - Lodi, Ohio
The festival includes a parade, carnival, fireworks, and 5K run.

http://lodiohiochamber.com/sweet-corn-festival


July 21-22, 2017  10th Annual Hudson Wine Festival - Hudson, Ohio
The event will showcase over 250 wines from local, national and international producers. Guests will enjoy musical entertainment, international foods, artist exhibits, discussions on wine trends and various raffles throughout the weekend.

http://www.hudsonwinefestival.com/


July 21-23, 2017  Jazz & Rib Fest - Columbus, Ohio
The Jazz & Rib Fest has become one of the most anticipated traditions in Columbus--thanks to hot ribs, cool jazz and great fans!

http://www.hotribscooljazz.org/


July 22, 2017  Ukranian Village Festival - Parma, Ohio
Hosted by St. Vladimir Cathedral, the event will offer Ukrainian Foods including Perogies, Stuffed Cabbage, and Borscht. There will be Ukrainian entertainment including dancers, music, displays and demonstrations of Ukrainian art and crafts.

http://www.stvladimirs.org/festival.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Cast Iron Skillet storing..........


Store skillet in a cool, dry place.  If you have several cast iron skillets and need to stack them, place a towel in between the pans to absorb moisture and prevent scratching the seasoning.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bacon and Cheese Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Fries

Dinner Tonight: Bacon and Cheese Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Fries





I wanted something a little different for Breakfast this morning  so I went with a Breakfast Burrito for Breakfast this morning. You can prepare them so many different ingredients. For this one I used 2 medium size Eggs (Scrambled), Jennie – O Turkey Bacon (Crumbled), sliced Black and Green Olives, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Ortega Smoked Chipotle Taco Sauce, and Old El Paso 6 – Inch Flour Tortillas. Eggs and Bacon are just a natural pairing and the Ortega Smoked Chipotle Taco Sauce can’t be beat. It just gives everything an unbelievable flavor, nice heat but not over powering.



Another hot and humid day out there! Did some cleaning outside early to avoid the heat and

humidity. Not a whole lot to do today, all caught up on everything. Did some work on the computer, ran the scans, deleted some old files and such. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Bacon and Cheese Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Fries.









I hadn't had a Wild Idea Buffalo Burger in a while now! I just love these Bad Boys of Buffalo
Burgers! I made this one combining my two favorites, Wild idea Buffalo and Jennie – O Turkey! I used Jennie – O  Turkey Bacon for my Burger topping. Heated up a medium size skillet on medium high heat and fried the Bacon until it was crisp. Removed it from the skillet to a Paper Towel lined
plate, and set aside. Always remember when frying Bacon use Bacon Math. Just decide how many slices you'll need and double it. Because, at least when I fry Bacon, you end up eating as much as you fix as you're preparing it! For the Buffalo Burger I used my favorite Buffalo, the Wild Idea Buffalo 1/3-Lb Buffalo Burgers as usual. Just love these Buffalo Burgers; meaty, juicy and just flat out delicious! Preheated up a small skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray, seasoned my Burger with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I then pan fried it, in Extra Light Olive Oil, about 3 1/2 minutes per side, after flipping the Burger I added my slice of Cheese, Kraft Deluxe Sharp Cheddar with about 1 minute of cooking time left. Topped it with the Turkey Bacon and served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Hamburger Bun. Love a good Burger and love these Wild Idea Buffalo Burgers, and topped with the Jennie – O Turkey Bacon it just adds to the goodness!



To go with my Burger I baked some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries leftover so I prepared them to
go with my Burger.Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Shoestring Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.










Wild Idea Buffalo 1/3-Lb Buffalo Burgers

Prepare for a whole new level of burger. Conveniently pre-made into one-third pound patties that are
ever so grillable. Dinner ready. Each pack is 1 pound with 3 – 1/3 Lb patties.
http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/3-1-3-lb-ready-made-buffalo-burgers-1-lb-pack

Diabetic Dish of the Week - Buffalo Turkey Tacos

This week's Diabetic Dish of the Week is Buffalo Turkey Tacos. Made with JENNIE-O Lean Ground Turkey or you could substitute that by using Jennie - O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. The Lean Ground Turkey Breast has less calories than the Ground Turkey. Along with the Turkey you'll be using Wing Sauce and Blue Cheese Dressing to give that Buffalo heat taste! You can find this recipe at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the site you'll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes and don't forget to subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://diabeticgourmet.com/



Buffalo Turkey Tacos

Ingredients

1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O Lean Ground Turkey
1/3 cup hot pepper wing sauce
8 hard corn taco shells, heated as specified on package
1 cup shredded lettuce
2 tomatoes, diced
1 avocado, sliced
1/2 cup blue cheese dressing

Directions

1 - Cook turkey as specified on package. Always cook to well-done, 165F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2 - Add hot pepper sauce. Stir to combine.
3 - Fill tacos shells with lettuce, turkey mixture, tomatoes and avocado.
4 - Drizzle with blue cheese dressing.


Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 220
Protein: 14g
Sodium: 260 mg
Cholesterol: 45 mg
Fat: 13g
Saturated Fat: 4g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 1g
Carbohydrates: 13g

http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/1341.shtml