Thursday, August 17, 2017

It's Nuts I tell you..........RECIPE FOR ROASTED PEPPER PECANS

This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its a RECIPE FOR ROASTED PEPPER PECANS. Its made using Georgia Pecans that you can purchase at the Nuts website. Pecans are just one of many items that you find at the Nuts website. You can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Most items can be purchased in small amounts or in bulk. Plus there's Free Shipping over $59, see for details. So check the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) out today. Now on to the recipe for Roasted Pepper Pecans. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!



RECIPE FOR ROASTED PEPPER PECANS

Roasted Pepper Pecans
Recipe Ingredients:
1 pound Georgia Pecans
1 egg white
1 tbsp hot pepper sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp light brown sugar
1/2 tsp coarse salt

Cooking Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 300
2. In a medium bowl, combine pecan halves with egg white. Make sure pecans are well coated.
3. In a small bowl, combine hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Stir well to dissolve sugar. Spoon over pecans and stir to combine. Sprinkle on coarse salt and toss to coat pecans well.
4. Spread nuts onto two baking sheets and place in oven. Bake pecans about 20 minutes, or until crisp.
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Healthy Fish and Seafood Main Dish Recipes

From the eatingWell website and EatingWell Magazine its Healthy Fish and Seafood Main Dish Recipes. Lobster, Shrimp, Fish, Scallop, healthy and delicious recipes. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.eatingwell.com/


Healthy Fish and Seafood Main Dish Recipes
Find healthy, delicious fish and seafood main dish recipes including crab, salmon, shrimp and tuna. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.



Angry Lobster
In this lobster recipe, pieces of lobster are roasted in a very hot oven with white wine, herbs and crushed red pepper to make a spicy sauce. The angry in the name most likely comes from the hot pepper, but some say cutting up the lobsters sets the tone for this dish. Serve with crusty bread to sop up the sauce and plenty of fresh napkins......


Low-Country Boil
One pot is all you need for this easy Low-Country boil. We added green beans to the classic combination of potatoes, corn, shrimp and sausage to boost the veggie servings for a healthier crowd-pleasing meal. Dump the whole potful out on newspaper and serve with melted butter for dipping and crusty bread to round it all off!......


Rice Noodles with Butternut Squash and Five-Spice Shrimp
Noodle dishes like this one are often served as part of a Chinese New Year's celebration to symbolize a long, healthy life. In this easy recipe, butternut squash adds another layer of meaning with a golden color evocative of a prosperous year to come......




* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Fish and Seafood Main Dish Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17952/ingredients/fish-seafood/main-dishes/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Herbs........


Add tender herbs such as parsley or basil to stews and casseroles at the end of the cooking period, so they do not disintegrate during the long cooking times.

Wednesday, August 16, 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






To start my day off I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, topped it with Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie's Light Whole Grain Bread. 91 degrees and humid outside today. Gave the house a quick cleaning and then after Lunch went to see Dad over at rehab. He looked good today but his dementia is getting worse, and not a lot we can about it. Back home, I wanted an easy prepared meal so tonight its a Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers.



I'm always 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 Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.





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* No refrigeration required. Store it on your shelf or in your desk!
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Buckeye Beer Bash - Jungle Jim's Fairfield August 19, 2017

No pretension here - just great Ohio beers. We’re celebrating the Buckeye State with a night full of some of the best Ohio breweries we could wrangle, all under one roof. Join us from 7-11pm, we’ll have dozens of beers to sample from our favorite breweries from around the state. There will be live music and we’ll have local food trucks to keep your stomachs full. This is going to be a great Ohio night all around.


Like the premise of the Buckeye Beer Bash, we’re keeping this one simple. For $30 pre-sale, and $35
the day of, you’ll get a glass for sampling and tickets for samples of the Ohio beers of your choice. We want to celebrate Ohio and it’s bountiful beers and breweries, and we want you to enjoy as many as you can (safely, of course). We’ll have dozens of beers to sample from our favorite breweries from around the state. There will be live music from Ron Fletcher and Southern Edge, and we’ll have local food trucks to keep your stomachs full. This is going to be a great Ohio night all around. Don’t want to drink? No worries! Non-drinker tickets are only $5, and we’ll have water available, and food and beverages to purchase.

Date & Time
Saturday, August 19, 2016 | 7:00 - 11:00pm

Location
Snake House at Jungle Jim's Fairfield

Restrictions
You must be 21 or older to attend this event. All attendees must show proof of valid photo I.D. at the door. No children, toddlers, infants or strollers are permitted. No exceptions.

Tickets are non-refundable.
https://jungleshop.junglejims.com/adult-general-admission-buckeye-beer-bash-p92.aspx

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week - BUFFALO ANTIPASTO PASTA SALAD

This week's Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is BUFFALO ANTIPASTO PASTA SALAD. ANTIPASTO PASTA SALAD made even healthier by using Wild Idea Buffalo Salami. You can even substitute the regular Pasta with Whole Grain Pasta. You can find this recipe or purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Salami all at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. At the Wild Idea site you can purchase any of delicious cuts of Buffalo, Heritage Chicken, or Grain Packets along with a large choice of recipes. I've left the recipe along with info and a link for the Wild Idea Buffalo Salami. Enjoy and eat Healthy!  https://wildideabuffalo.com/


BUFFALO ANTIPASTO PASTA SALAD

Substitute ingredients according to what you have on hand or what you like.
A great summertime meal or side dish!

Ingredients:
1 - 10 oz. pkg. Buffalo Salami, cut into pieces
1 - cups, fresh mozzarella, shredded or cubed
2 - bell peppers, red, yellow or orange, diced
1 - bunch green onions, chopped
2 - 12 oz. jars artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
½ - cup Kalamata olives, halved or quartered
¾ - cup sundried tomatoes, julienned
8 - ounces pasta, cooked el dente and drained
¼ - cup basil pesto
¼ - cup olive oil
¼ - cup rice or cider vinegar
2 - teaspoons ground fennel
salt & pepper to taste.

Preparation:
Put all ingredients in large bowl and toss. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. The salad becomes more flavorful after the ingredients have a chance to rest. Leftovers can be kept for up to a week, refrigerated, however you may need to add a bit more olive oil or dressing before serving.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/buffalo-antipasto-pasta-salad




10 OZ. BUFFALO SALAMI
Wild Idea Buffalo Salami is seasoned in the authentic salami tradition, but is naturally lower in fat,
without compromising on flavor! We're confident it will stack up proudly to any favorite. Great to have on hand for sandwiches and a fantastic addition to a party tray! We warn you – it’s addictive. Our salami comes unsliced in a 10 oz. chub.

Ingredients: 100% Grass-fed Buffalo, Sea Salt, Organic Spices: Cracked Black Pepper, Mustard Seed, Cultured Celery Powder, Organic: Black Pepper, White Pepper, Pure Cane Sugar, Coriander. Encased in A REMOVABLE artificial casing.

*All products are made without the use of added nitrites or nitrates, except for those naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/charcuterie/products/12-oz-buffalo-salami

Eat to Beat Diabetes: Home-Style Dinner Recipes

From the Diabetic Living Online Website its - Eat to Beat Diabetes: Home-Style Dinner Recipes. Diabetic Comfort Food Meals with recipes like; Double-Cheese Potatoes with Ham, Sesame Honey Chicken and Green Beans, and Pork Paprikash with Cauliflower “Rice”. Find these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/


Eat to Beat Diabetes: Home-Style Dinner Recipes

When you think of your favorite comfort foods, what comes to mind? Casseroles, pizza, chicken, meat loaf, and potatoes? You can eat all of these home-style foods and more even while managing a diabetes meal plan and maintaining a healthy weight.



Double-Cheese Potatoes with Ham

Crazy about twice-baked potatoes? You get two loaded potato halves filled with a creamy and cheesy mixture that comes together in minutes in the microwave. Perfect for busy weeknights, these potatoes boast just 219 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 34 grams of carb per serving.....


Sesame Honey Chicken and Green Beans

Quick and easy weeknight meals don’t have to come frozen in a box. This diabetic dinner for two is ready in less than 30 minutes and features simple and fresh ingredients. Enjoy a generous serving for just 35 grams of carb, which includes 1/3 cup of brown rice!.....


Pork Paprikash with Cauliflower “Rice”

Looking for low-carb comfort food in a bowl? You won’t believe how quick and easy this healthy pork recipe comes together in a flavorful and creamy tomato-base sauce. Finely chopped cauliflower replaces rice for a hearty and generous diabetes-friendly meal the whole family will love......



*Click the link below to get all the - Eat to Beat Diabetes: Home-Style Dinner Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/eat-to-beat-diabetes-home-style-dinner-recipes

Ohio Festivals August 17th - 20th, 2017

August 17, 2017 - Taste to Remember - Cincinnati, Ohio
Annual Taste to Remember.  Freshly prepared food and fine wine will delight your senses as you tour the silent auction and vie for the chance to have a local chef dazzle you with a delicious, multi-course meal in your home.  Your fabulous night out will benefit Children’s Hunger Alliance.

https://www.childrenshungeralliance.org/events2/


August 17-19, 2017  Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival - Bucyrus, Ohio
Brats, Beers and Cheers.  First celebrated in the summer of 1967, this is an annual three-day event that is always held on the full third weekend of August. There are all kinds of activities to keep all ages entertained.

http://www.bucyrusbratwurstfestival.com/


August 17-20, 2017  Lexington Blueberry Festival - Lexington, Ohio
Centered around family-friendly events and blueberries!  Every year the festival adds more activities and entertainment for festival goers to enjoy. Every night includes noteworthy bands. Each day is full of rides, contests, business vendors, locally made crafts and a grand variety of blueberry foods. Festive parade, 5K Run, Highlander games, children’s blueberry games and fireworks on Saturday.

http://www.lexblueberryfest.com/


August 18-19, 2017  Burning River Fest - Cleveland, Ohio
Burning River Fest invites guests to discover Cleveland’s historic Coast Guard Station with live music, fresh food from local farms and eateries, chef demos, and plenty of GLBC beer, including Burning River Pale Ale, Oktoberfest, and a special, yet to be determined beer perfect for summer and the Burning River Fest. Festival goers can dance, eat, drink, and socialize while celebrating one of Cleveland’s most unique monuments.

http://burningriverfest.org/


August 18-19, 2017  Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Held in celebration of Reynoldsburg's claim as "birthplace of the commercial tomato".  Festival-goers enjoy tomato displays and contests, consessions, arts and crafts exhibits, live musical entertainment, children's activities, and the opportunity to meet the friendly people of Reynoldsburg.  Attendance: 35,000.

http://www.reynoldsburgtomatofestival.org/


August 19, 2017  109th Swanton Corn Festival - Swanton, Ohio
The theme for 2017 will be "Rivals in the Corn - Who Ya Rootin' For?".  Among the activities will be a parade, car show, corn hole tournament, and entertainment on Saturday night.

http://swantoncornfest.com/


August 19-20, 2017  36th Annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival
Fairborn, Ohio
The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival features handmade arts and crafts. This is a family oriented alcohol-free event featuring children's activities with free entertainment, parking, and activities. Many local and regional artisans offering handmade arts and crafts, and of course, Sweet Corn!

http://www.fairbornsweetcornfestival.org/index.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Preparing Clams and Oysters............


Clams and oysters will be simple to open if washed with cold water, then placed in a plastic bag and put in the freezer for one hour.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fried Oyster Mini Po' Boy w/ Baked Fries

Dinner Tonight: Fried Oyster Mini Po' Boy w/ Baked Fries






for Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A bit hotter out there today, 88 degrees and humid. I guess our mild August days have ended, at least for now. After Breakfast i took my car up to get it washed and vacuumed on the inside. Laid back day, all caught up on cleaning. I did do a load of laundry and after Lunch I straightened up the Pantry. For Dinner tonight its a Fried Oyster Mini Po' Boy w/ Baked Fries.






I love Fried Oysters, just can't have them enough! To prepare them I’ll need; 1 container of  Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters, 1 tablespoon Flour, 1/4 cup Egg Beaters, 1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs, Sea Salt and Pepper (to taste), 2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil. Louisiana Remoulade Sauce, Louisiana Tarter Sauce, Lettuce, and Aunt Millie's Reduced Fat Hot Dog Buns. I'm making my Oysters the same way i usually do except I'm making a Mini Po' Boy Sandwich out of them.






I used Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters. To prepare them; Place shucked oysters in a colander rinse in cold water and drain. Dredge drained oysters in the Flour, then Egg Beater’s, and then in Panko Crumbs seasoned with Sea Salt and Pepper (coating each Oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. An easy way to coat the Oysters with the Panko Crumbs is to place the Crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add Egg-dipped Oysters, seal bag, and then shake.






Next, heat Oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot. Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and make your Po'Boy!






I took an Aunt Millie's Reduced Fat Hot Dog Bun and split it open, length wise. On the bottom bun I spread a small amount of the Tarter Sauce on it. Next I layered my Fried Oysters, followed by the Shredded Lettuce, and then on the bottom of the top bun I spread the Remoulde Sauce. Just another way to serve these mouth-watering delicious Fried Oysters! The Oysters cam out delicious as always and the 2 Louisiana Sauces combined perfectly to kick this Po' Boy up another notch! Excellent Sandwich.







To go with the Fried Oyster Po' Boy I baked up some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with Morton’s Lite salt and Ground Black Pepper. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right.! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. Served with a side of my favorite Ketchup, Hunt’s Ketchup. I had a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.









Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters

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Hilton’s oysters are plump, juicy and full of flavor making them superb for cooking purposes in
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High in protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin C
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Ingredients
Fresh Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters

Diabetic Dish of the Week - Chocolate Cheesecake

This week's Diabetic Dish of the Week is Chocolate Cheesecake. That's right Chocolate Cheesecake, and its Diabetic Friendly! It had reduced fat and the big one is 76% less carbohydrates than the traditional recipe for Cheesecake. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Check out all the delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes when at the site. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://diabeticgourmet.com/


Chocolate Cheesecake
This delicious chocolate cheesecake is not only greatly reduced in fat, but also has 76% less carbohydrates than the traditional recipe. It will become a favorite!

Ingredients

Crust Ingredients:

1/2 cup finely ground almonds
Cheesecake Ingredients:

3 packages (8 ounces each) reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1-1/4 cups Equal Spoonful or Granulated*
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 ounces (4 squares) semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled
Fresh raspberries, optional
Fresh mint, optional
* May substitute 30 packets Equal sweetener.

Crust pictured above made with chocolate wafer crumbs

Directions

1 - For Crust, spray bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Sprinkle almonds over bottom, patting gently onto pan; set aside.
2 - For Cheesecake, beat cream cheese and Equal in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in eggs, egg whites and salt. Fold in sour cream and vanilla until combined. Gently mix in chocolate until blended. Pour batter over crust.
3 - Bake in preheated 325F oven 40 to 45 minutes or until center of cake is almost set. Cool on wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. To serve, remove side of pan. Garnish top of cheesecake with fresh raspberries and mint, if desired. Cut cake into wedges.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 197
Protein: 7g
Sodium: 231 mg
Cholesterol: 67 mg
Fat: 16g
Carbohydrates: 7g
Exchanges: 1/2 milk, 3 fat

http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/989.shtml

Frozen Pops and Ice Pop Recipes

From the Diabetic Living Online website its Frozen Pops and Ice Pop Recipes. The perfect Summertime Treats and they are all Diabetic Friendly! Delicious Frozen Pops and Ice Pop Recipes like; Pudding Pops, Banana Buster Pops, and Layered Frozen Chocolate Coffee Pops. You can these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/


Frozen Pops and Ice Pop Recipes

When you’re looking to beat the heat, nothing’s better than a cold treat. Instead of reaching for high-fat, high-carb ice cream sundaes or bars, pick one of these light and pleasing options. With our simple, delicious frozen pop recipes, you can sit back, relax, and cool down with a guilt-free diabetic dessert.



Layered Frozen Chocolate Coffee Pops

These delectable frozen coffees on a stick will give you a pick-me-up and cool-down all in one........


Banana Buster Pops

It’s like a banana split on a stick! Just freeze chocolate-dipped bananas with a sprinkle of crunchy peanuts for a low-carb chocolate dessert everyone will love......


Pudding Pops

Mix and match your favorite pudding flavors in these creamy, cool treats. Each pop has just 7 grams of carb, making it a no-worries indulgence......



* Click this link to get all the Frozen Pops and Ice Pop Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/frozen-pops-and-ice-pop-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Baking Cakes......


If you put a cake into an oven that's not hot enough, it will affect the way it rises. Fan ovens can dry a cake slightly so for a longer shelf-life use the conventional setting. And then you can have your cake and eat too!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Chopped Bison Sirloin Steak w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Golden Hominy,....

Dinner Tonight: Chopped Bison Sirloin Steak w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and Baked Multi Grain Bread






For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, that I topped
with some Meijer Diced Ham, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Colby-Jack Cheese, and a Fried Egg Sunnyside Up. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it's mostly cloudy and 85 degrees. I took Mom's car over to the shop to have the oil changed and replaced her wiper blades replaced. Then I stopped and the car washed before heading home. After Lunch I headed over to see Dad, he was having a good day today. Still no word on when he might get to come home. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Chopped Bison Sirloin Steak w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and Baked Multi Grain Bread.



For Dinner tonight it’s one of my favorites, SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak. I love
this Chopped Steak. To start I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare it I’ll need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and  Peppercorn Medley, McCormick Crushed Rosemary, and McCormick Thyme Leaves (all seasoning to taste). I got the Cast Iron Skillet out to prepare it. I first sprayed it with a very light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and then added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. When the pan was heated I added the Chopped Steak. I cooked each side 2 minutes.Then finished it in the oven, at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. It cooked up beautifully, perfect medium rare! Had a nice little char on the outside and moist and juicy inside. These are so tender you could slice them with a spoon and have an excellent taste to them.





For one 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). Just empty the can into a small sauce pan and heat until heated through.










For another side 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! I also baked a loaf of the La Brea Bakery Multi-Grain Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop - Pop Corn with a Diet Dr.Pepper to drink.







SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak

If you like the flavor of the sirloin, love the Bison Burger but want to take it up a notch, then the Chopped Sirloin Steak is for you! 4 lbs (4 packages each with 2-8oz chopped sirloin steaks).
Great flavor of the sirloin but also extremely tender and juicy.

http://www.sayersbrook.com/bison-chopped-sirloin-steak-4-lbs/

One of America's Favorites - Chimichanga


Chimichanga (/tʃɪmiˈtʃæŋɡə/; Spanish: [tʃimiˈtʃaŋɡa]) is a deep-fried burrito that is popular in Tex-
A chimichanga with rice
Mex, Southwestern U.S. cuisine, and also found in the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Sonora. The dish is typically prepared by filling a flour tortilla with a wide range of ingredients, most commonly rice, cheese, machaca (dried meat), carne adobada (marinated meat), carne seca, or shredded chicken, and folding it into a rectangular package. It is then deep-fried and can be accompanied with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and/or cheese.



Debate over the origins of the chimichanga is ongoing:

The words chimi and changa come from two Mexican Spanish terms: chamuscado, (past participle of the verb chamuscar which means seared or singed, and changa, related to chinga, (third-person present tense form of the vulgar verb chingar, a rude expression for the unexpected or a small insult.

According to one source, the founder of the Tucson, Arizona, restaurant El Charro, Monica Flin, accidentally dropped a burrito into the deep-fat fryer in 1922. She immediately began to utter a Spanish profanity beginning "chi..." (chingada), but quickly stopped herself and instead exclaimed chimichanga, a Spanish equivalent of "thingamajig".

Woody Johnson, founder of Macayo's Mexican Kitchen, claims he invented the chimichanga in 1946 when he put some burritos into a deep fryer as an experiment at his original restaurant Woody's El Nido. These "fried burritos" became so popular that by 1952, when Woody's El Nido became Macayo's, the chimichanga was one of the restaurant's main menu items. Johnson opened Macayo's in 1952.

Although no official records indicate when the dish first appeared, retired University of Arizona
A chimichanga with refried beans and rice
folklorist Jim Griffith recalls seeing chimichangas at the Yaqui Old Pascua Village in Tucson in the mid-1950s.

Given the variant chivichanga, mainly employed in Mexico, another derivation would have it that immigrants to the United States brought the dish with them, mainly through Nogales into Arizona. A third, and perhaps most likely possibility, is that the chimichanga, or chivichanga, has long been a part of local cuisine of the Pimería Alta of Arizona and Sonora, with its early range extending southward into Sinaloa. In Sinaloa, the chimichangas are small.

Knowledge and appreciation of the dish spread slowly outward from the Tucson area, with popularity elsewhere accelerating in recent decades. Though the chimichanga is now found as part of the Tex-Mex repertoire, its roots within the U.S. seem to be in Pima County, Arizona.

According to data presented by the United States Department of Agriculture, a typical 183-gram (6.5-ounce) serving of a beef and cheese chimichanga contains 443 calories, 20 grams protein, 39 grams carbohydrates, 23 grams total fat, 11 grams saturated fat, 51 milligrams cholesterol, and 957 milligrams of sodium.



"Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week - Grilled Beany Zucchini

This week's "Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week is a- Grilled Beany Zucchini. The recipe is off the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Grilled Beany Zucchini

Hollowed out zucchini are stuffed with a savory Italian-seasoned bean filling and grilled just until the shells are crisp-tender.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 large zucchini, cut lengthwise into halves
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium tomato, seeded, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo or red beans (1 1/2 cups), rinsed, drained and coarsely mashed
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese - divided use

Cooking Directions:

1 - Hollow out zucchini with sharp knife, leaving 1/4-inch shells; reserve shells. Chop zucchini that was removed.
2 - Sauté chopped zucchini, bell pepper, onion, and garlic in oil in large skillet until crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Add tomato and basil and sauté until tomato is wilted and mixture is fairly dry, about 5 minutes.
3 - Add beans to side of skillet; coarsely mash about half the beans. Mix beans and 2 tablespoons cheese into zucchini mixture.
4 - Spoon mixture into reserved zucchini shells; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Grill, covered, over medium-hot coals until zucchini shells are crisp-tender when pierced with a sharp knife, 10 to 15 minutes.
Makes 4 main-dish servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 240; Fat 7 g; % Calories from Fat 24; Calcium 152 mg; Carbohydrate 37g; Folate 138 mcg; Sodium 327 mg; Protein 11 g; Dietary Fiber 9 g; Cholesterol 4 mg.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/grilled_beany_zucchini_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Gravy making.........


Add a teaspoon of instant coffee granules to pork or beef gravy, it adds color and gives it a rich flavor.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Mac and Cheese

Dinner Tonight: Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Mac and Cheese





I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast, no appetite this morning. Did my morning workout, took a quick shower, and off to Walmart. I needed some Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, Copy Paper, and a few other things. Back home after Lunch, I went to see Dad. Still having good days and bad days, hope he can come home soon. Another pretty nice day out again. After getting back home I got the cart out for a ride around the neighborhood. For Dinner tonight it's a Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Mac and Cheese.






I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me
back up from Florida! It’s good to have friends that also own a house off the Florida Gulf side, thank you Jim and Linda! I had a fillet of it in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillets in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Seafood Breading Mix Seasoning. Shook until the fillets were well coated. Shook off the excess. Then got the Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. Love Fish and Love this Grouper!




To go with the Grouper I prepared some Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups. Just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac.For dessert later a Weight Watcher's Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.










Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese sauce

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

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

Soup Special of the Day!.......Turkey Ham and Barley Cream Soup

This week's Soup Special of the Day is Turkey Ham and Barley Cream Soup. Made with JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham along with Green Onions, Barley, Peas, and Parmesan Cheese. You can find this recipe at the Jennie - O Turkey website along with all their other delicious and healthy recipes. Soups on so enjoy and Make the SWITCH!  https://www.jennieo.com/


Turkey Ham and Barley Cream Soup

There is nothing better than a good homemade soup – especially one that takes under 30 minutes to make. This colorful, hearty recipe will have them craving seconds in seconds. It’s a perfect lunch or weeknight dinner.

INGREDIENTS

¼ cup butter or margarine
¼ cup finely chopped green onion
1 cup quick-cooking barley
5½ cups water
5½ teaspoons chicken flavored instant bouillon
1 cup slivered JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham
¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning
¼ teaspoon white pepper
1 cup light cream
1 cup frozen tiny peas, thawed
4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
nutmeg, if desired
DIRECTIONS

1) In saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Add barley and cook, stirring until it turns a light golden color.
2) Stir in water, bouillon, turkey ham, poultry seasoning and white pepper. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes or until barley is tender.
3) Stir in cream and peas. Heat thoroughly. Top servings with cheese and sprinkle of nutmeg, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories350
Protein15g
Carbohydrates28g
Fiber5g
Sugars4g
Fat20g
Cholesterol55mg
Sodium810mg
Saturated Fat14g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/40-turkey-ham-and-barley-cream-soup


Turkey Ham

Our Turkey Ham is the ideal choice for flavor and versatility. Try it as a tasty addition to breakfast egg bakes or ham and cheese strata; prepare lunchtime favorites when slicing it for sandwiches or dicing it for salads.

* GLUTEN FREE
Find this product in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size56 g
Calories60
Calories From Fat30
Total Fat4.0 g
Saturated Fat1.0 g
Trans Fat.0 g
Cholesterol30 mg
Sodium510 mg
Total Carbohydrates2 g
Dietary Fiber0 g
Sugars1 g
Protein8 g
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Iron4%
Calcium0%

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients: Turkey Thigh Meat with a Portion of Ground Turkey Thigh Trim Added, Water, Contains 2% or less Modified Food Starch, Potassium Lactate, Dextrose, Salt, Carrageenan, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Erythorbate, Natural Smoke Flavoring, Sodium Nitrite.

Our products are labeled in compliance with government regulations. It is always necessary to read the labels on the products to determine if the food product meets your required needs regardless of how the product is represented on this site.
https://www.jennieo.com/products/110-turkey-ham

Healthy Pancake Recipes

From the EatingWell website and the EatingWell Magazine its Healthy Pancake Recipes. A fantastic variety of Healthy Pancake Recipes like; Whole-Grain Buttermilk Pancakes, Blueberry Pancakes, and Healthy Pancake Mix. Find these and so much more at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!   http://www.eatingwell.com/


Healthy Pancake Recipes
Find healthy, delicious pancake recipes including blueberry, banana, chocolate chip and low-calorie pancakes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.



Whole-Grain Buttermilk Pancakes
This healthy whole-grain buttermilk pancake recipe uses 100% whole-wheat flour, heart-healthy canola oil and just a tablespoon of sugar. Compared to most store-bought mixes or a classic recipe, this recipe saves about 30 calories, 3 grams saturated fat and 4 grams total sugar per serving, plus you'll dish up 2 extra grams of fiber. If you want to experiment with different types of whole grains, replace up to ½ cup of the whole-wheat flour with cornmeal, oats and/or buckwheat flour. Or add extra fiber and omega-3s by adding up to 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed or chia seeds........


Blueberry Pancakes
This healthy whole-grain blueberry pancake recipe uses 100% whole-wheat flour, heart-healthy canola oil and just a tablespoon of added sugar. If you want to experiment with different types of whole grains, replace up to ½ cup of the flour with cornmeal, oats and/or buckwheat flour. Or add extra fiber and healthy omega-3 fats by adding up to 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed or chia seeds......


Healthy Pancake Mix
With this whole-grain mix on hand, you can enjoy homemade pancakes on busy weekday mornings. This is also a great item to pack on camping trips. Be sure to refrigerate or freeze the mix as flaxseed meal is highly perishable......



* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Pancake Recipes
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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Pancake hints.........


Mix your pancake batter just until ingredients are blended. Over mixing will give you tough, chewy pancakes. Also flip them once and only once. One of the easiest ways to know when to flip pancakes is to wait for bubbles to form and burst in the center.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Montgomery Inn Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

Dinner Tonight: Montgomery Inn Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich w/ Baked Fries






It was Toast and Gravy along with Turkey Sausage Links for Breakfast. I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy, my favorite. Then I toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie's Light Whole Grain Bread. I also fried up a couple of Jennie - O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Good Breakfast to start my day! After Breakfast I did a load of laundry. Outside its mostly sunny and a high of 82 degrees but very humid. After Lunch I got the cart out of the shed and did some yard work. For dinner tonight I prepared a Montgomery Inn Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.






When it’s Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches it’s always Montgomery Inn Hardwood Smoked Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce. Montgomery Inn is one of the original Barbecue and Ribs Restaurant in the Cincinnati area. It has some of the finest BBQ food anywhere! They also sell their Ribs and Pulled Pork and Chicken at all Kroger. So when it’s Pulled Pork I almost always use the Montgomery Inn brand. Anyway you just heat it in a medium sauce pan until it’s warmed and you have BBQ. It’s the perfect combination of the Pork and the mouth watering Montgomery Inn Sauce that makes this so delicious! Plus it’s only 110 calories and 8 carbs per serving. I served it on a Aunt Millie's Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun.






For the Fries I’m using Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. 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 Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For Dessert later a Weight watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.














Montgomery Inn Pulled Pork with Barbecue Sauce
Product Details
* World famous.
* The ribs king.
* Hardwood smoked.
* Fully cooked.
* Genuine barbecue.

Just heat & eat! US inspected and passed by Department of Agriculture. Previously frozen for your protection. The world’s greatest pulled pork barbecue is now all yours! We slow-smoke our choice cuts of pork for hours over hardwood coals; blend the lean, juicy meat with our secret spices; and then add our world-famous Montgomery Inn Barbecue Sauce to give it that special flavor. Enjoy!

Directions
Refreeze or keep refrigerated. Microwave Oven: 1. Remove desired amount of barbecue from tray and place in microwave safe bowl. 2. Cover with plastic wrap and heat on High power (100%) for two (2) minutes. 3. Pull film back from edge of container and stir product thoroughly. 4. Replace film and heat for an additional 1-2 minutes or until hot! 5. Remove from oven and stir well before serving. Stove Top: 1. Place desired amount of barbecue in a medium size sauce pan. 2. Heat over medium low heat 6-12 minutes (covered) and occasionally stir so as not to burn. 3. Remove product from stove and serve. We highly recommend cooking our barbecue from a thawed state. Remove any uncooked barbecue from original packaging and place in a sealable container and refrigerate.

Ingredients
Pork, Tomatoes, Distilled Vinegar, Corn Syrup, Sugar, Water, Salt, Spices, Dehydrated Onions, Dehydrated Garlic, Molasses, Natural Flavors, Caramel Color, and Tamarinds.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 oz
Servings per container: 16
Nutrient Qty %DV
Calories 110
Calories from Fat 35
Total Fat 4 g 6%
Saturated Fat 1 g 5%
Cholesterol 35 mg 12%
Sodium 250 mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 8 g 3%
Sugars 8 g
Protein 8 g
Iron 6%

Meanwhile back at the SayersBrook Bison Ranch.......Hot and Spicy Bison Meatballs

This week from the SayersBrook Bison Ranch website (http://www.sayersbrook.com/) it's all about Meatballs, SayersBrook Hot and Spicy Bison Meatballs. Bring new life to your everyday Spaghetti and Meatballs with these delicious Hot and Spicy Bison Meatballs. The Hot and Spicy Bison Meatballs are just one of many Bison meat items you can purchase at the SayersBrook site. You can choose from Elk, Wild Boar, Ostrich, Hams, Rabbit, and more! Now here's more on the Hot and Spicy Bison Meatballs. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.sayersbrook.com/



Hot and Spicy Bison Meatballs

First you start with meatballs made from choice ground bison, so you know that you are already ahead on the fat and cholesterol curve. Add a supremely flavorful sauce with just a hint of horseradish that will complement the flavor of the meat and you have a dish that is almost too good to be good for you. Each order includes 2 (24 oz) packages, in total 3 lbs Meatballs in Hot and Spicy Sauce.
A dish that is out of the ordinary. 3 lbs Meatballs in Hot and Spicy Sauce.
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Diabetic Frozen Dessert Recipes: Ice Cream, Sherbet, Frozen Pops and More

From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetic Frozen Dessert Recipes: Ice Cream, Sherbet, Frozen Pops and More. You know what they say" I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream" You can find recipes for; Silky Chocolate Milkshakes, Raspberry-Mocha Ice Cream Brownie Cake, and Banana Split Ice Cream Pie. Find these and so much more at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!   http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/


Diabetic Frozen Dessert Recipes: Ice Cream, Sherbet, Frozen Pops and More

Frozen desserts are in high demand any time of year, and our collection of diabetic recipes will let you enjoy your favorites guilt-free. Whether you want ice cream, ice pops, sherbet, frozen yogurt, snow cones, or ice cream pie, our sweet frozen treats can't be beat.



Silky Chocolate Milkshakes

Light, silken-style tofu is the unexpected ingredient that gives this diabetic milkshake its high-protein appeal. Choose light vanilla ice cream and unsweetened cocoa powder to help slim down the dessert.....


Raspberry-Mocha Ice Cream Brownie Cake

Love raspberries and chocolate? Part brownie and part ice cream, this diabetes-friendly recipe has all the flavor of a gourmet dessert with half the calories, carbs, and fat.


Banana Split Ice Cream Pie

With a few lightened tweaks, you can enjoy a slice of this ice cream pie and eat it, too. Of course, no banana split is complete without a dollop of whipped cream and a strawberry on top!.....



* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Frozen Dessert Recipes: Ice Cream, Sherbet, Frozen Pops and More
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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Leave the Burgers alone........


Constant turning will toughen and dry out meat, and if you flip too soon, burgers will stick. Cook 2 minutes per side for rare, 3 for medium-rare, 4 for medium, and 5 for well-done. Grill On!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Mushroom and Chicken Risotto

Dinner Tonight: Mushroom and Chicken Risotto


For Breakfast this morning I had a bowl of Cheerios's Cereal and also a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside today
about 86 degrees, humid, with showers later in the day. Right after Breakfast I headed up to the local Kroger to pick up a few items for tonight's Dinner. Back home did some house cleaning. Then after Lunch headed out to go see Dad at the rehab unit. It's been a rough day for him, having a lot of trouble breathing today. His breathing isn't going to get any better, his lungs have about given up on him. I guess we can always hope! Back at home finished up a few things  around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared Mushroom and Chicken Risotto with Baked French Bread.


I purchased a Simple Truth Rotisserie Whole Roaster Chicken while at Kroger this morning. I went ahead and pulled all the
meat, one big roaster I ended up with 2 containers of Pulled Chicken. Set the Chicken aside until needed. 









Next, I had picked up a small container of fresh Mushrooms at Kroger also. Wiped them off with a paper towel and sliced
them up. Setting them aside also. 









For the Risotto I used a box of Lundberg Creamy Risotto. Love using the Lundberg Risotto Products, always turns out great. To prepare it is quick and easy. In a 2 qt. saucepan, sauté the Rice in ½ Tbsp. Extra Light Olive Oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add 2½ cups water and contents of Seasoning Pouch. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cook uncovered for 20 minutes stirring occasionally until rice is tender. With about 8 minutes of cooking time left I added the Chicken and Mushrooms. Stirred until both were well mixed in the Risotto. 




Topped it with some Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese, and done! The Mushroom and Chicken blended with
Risotto perfectly and Parmesan Cheese on anything makes it better! I baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread to go with everything. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop - Pop Corn along with a small can of Coke Zero to drink.    






Lundberg Creamy Parmesan Risotto


Enjoy the delectable flavor of rich, aged Parmesan cheese in this elegant Italian-style risotto. We created this delicious gourmet side dish by blending quality ingredients like Parmesan cheese, onion, garlic, and spices with our creamy Arborio rice. You’ll love how the individual kernels plump, creating a rich, creamy sauce while the rice grains remain separate and al dente. Preparing this tasty risotto takes about 20 minutes and requires minimal stirring. It’s an easy, convenient way to add gourmet flair to any meal.

Cooking InstructionsLundberg Risotto2

In a heavy 2 qt. saucepan, sauté rice in ½ Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add 2½ cups water and contents of seasoning pouch. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cook uncovered for 20 minutes stirring occasionally until rice is tender. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese is desired. Serve piping hot.

Ingredients

Eco-Farmed Arborio Rice, Parmesan and Cheddar Cheese Blend (Parmesan Cheese, Cheddar Cheese {Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes}), Salt, Whey, Buttermilk Powder, Dried Cane Syrup, Natural Flavors (Cheese, Dairy), Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Sodium Phosphate, Maltodextrin, Dried Parsley, Yeast Extract, Butter (Cream, Salt), Rice Flour, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Expeller-Pressed Safflower or Sunflower Oil, Pepper, Lactic Acid, Nonfat Milk, Enzyme-Modified Cheddar Cheese, Turmeric. Contains Milk.



http://www.lundberg.com/products/risottos/Creamy_Parmesan_Risotto.aspx