Friday, September 25, 2020

Chopped Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Light)

Today’s Menu: Chopped Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Light) For Breakfast this morning I had toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 79 degrees and mostly sunny out today. After Breakfast
I went to Kroger and then Meijer, we needed quite a few things. Back home did some laundry and few chores around the house. For Dinner tonight its one of our favorites, Chopped Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Light). For Dinner tonight it’s one of our 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. This might be all the SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak that we have left. They no longer make the Chopped Steak, very sad! I topped the Chopped Steak with some A-1 Sauce Thick/Hardy. Also cooked up some Sauteed Mushrooms. 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. I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast, One delicious meal tonight. The Chopped Steak, Potato, and Texas Toast just seem to work the best! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels and a Sprite Zero 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/

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week - Bison and Pasta Bake

This week's Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a Bison and Pasta Bake. I can't wait to try this one! To make this week's dish you'll need Wild Idea Ground Buffalo, Olive Oil, Salt, Black Pepper, Oregano, Fennel, Basil, Garlic Powder, Pizza Sauce, Ziti Pasta, Mozzarella Cheese, Grated Parmesan Cheese, and Parsley. Looking forward to this one! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020!   https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Bison and Pasta Bake
A great make ahead dish that can be frozen and popped in the oven at any time. I made four small casseroles
out of this recipe, which fed four people each. Approved by my grandkids, who are two and five years old! Honest deliciousness!

Ingredients: (serves 8 to 16, based on appetite)

1 – pound Ground Buffalo Meat
1 – tablespoon olive oil
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
2 – teaspoons oregano
2 – teaspoons fennel, crushed
2 – teaspoons basil
2 – teaspoons garlic powder
1 – 14 oz. jar pizza sauce
1 – 1 pound bag penne or ziti pasta, cooked al dente
8 – ounces mozzarella or cheddar cheese, chopped or grated
½ - cup Parmesan, grated
Italian Parsley, fresh basil or green onions for garnish

Preparation:

1 - In a pan over medium high heat add oil and heat, then crumble in ground buffalo and add the dry seasonings.
Push the meat around the pan breaking it up and incorporating the spices. Continue to cook until the meat is browned.

2 - Add the jar of pizza sauce and stir to incorporate. Remove from the heat.
3 - Place the cooked pasta in a large bowl and add the meat sauce and the mozzarella cheese. Toss to incorporate.
4 - Transfer the pasta mix to a lightly buttered casserole pan or divide between smaller pans.
5 - Cover the pan with foil and bake in a 375° preheated oven for 30 minutes. *If baking a frozen pan, extend cooking time to 45 minutes.
6 - Remove the foil from the pan and top with the grated parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered until the cheese is melted and the top is slightly browned.
Serve immediately and accompany with a vegetable salad.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/bison-pasta-bake

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week - PIZZA MEATBALLS WITH PESTO PASTA

This week's Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is PIZZA MEATBALLS WITH PESTO PASTA. This one is made using the Ground Wild Idea Buffalo Meat along with Pizza Sauce, Oregano, Fennel, Thyme, Salt and Pepper, Garlic Powder, Olive Oil, Bread Stuffing, Pasta, and Basil Pesto (recipe included). A true Italian Style Buffalo Meal! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020!

PIZZA MEATBALLS WITH PESTO PASTA
We could all use a little comfort (and health) during this challenging time and where better to find solace than with a delicious, healthy meal. Jill's recipe will dish up both comfort and flavor.

So, create your own personal retreat by filling your home with great tunes and scented aromas and cozy up to comfort.

Pizza Meatballs with Basil Pesto Pasta
The aroma of this dish will call people to the kitchen and the taste will make them smile. We could all
use a smile. :)

*Substitute spices with others, such as Italian seasoning for the meatballs and fresh spinach for the pesto.

Ingredients: (makes 54 meatballs – serves 6 to 12 entrĂ©es)

1 – 1 pound Ground Wild Idea Buffalo Meat
1½ – cup pizza sauce
1 - teaspoon oregano
1 – teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
½ - teaspoon thyme
1 - teaspoon black pepper
½ - teaspoon salt
½ - teaspoon garlic powder
2 - tablespoons olive oil, plus more for rolling meat balls
1 – cup crushed seasoned bread stuffing (*Optional - if you leave out, reduce pizza sauce to 1 cup)
Pasta of your choice - cooked al dente
Basil Pesto *recipe below or purchased

Preparation:

1 - Mix all ingredients other than the meat together.
2 - Crumble in the ground buffalo meat and mix until well incorporated.
3 - Rub your hands with olive oil to roll the meat balls and place on a baking sheet.
4 - Bake at 425°in a preheated oven, on the top rack for about 7 minutes.
5 - Prepare pasta per directions, reserving ½ cup of the pasta water. Do not rinse the pasta.
6 - Pour the reserved pasta water back in the pot and add the pasta and desired amount of pesto. Toss to incorporate and heat through.
7 - Place desired amount of pasta on plate and top pasta with 4 to 6 meatballs.
Basil Pesto
*I am not a pine nut fan, but if you are, add ¼ cup to ingredients.

Ingredients:

2 - cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 - cups shredded parmesan cheese
3 - garlic cloves, chopped
1 - teaspoon salt
1 - teaspoon pepper (I like a little more)
2 - tablespoon. lemon juice
1 - cup olive oil

Preparation: Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate.

Photo Credit: Jill O'Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/dishing-up-comfort-health


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Friday, August 16, 2019

One of America's Favorites - Rotisserie Chicken MONDAY

Rotisserie chicken

Rotisserie chicken is a chicken dish that is cooked on a rotisserie, using direct heat in which the chicken is placed next to the heat source. Electric- or gas-powered heating elements may be used, which use adjustable infrared heat. These types of rotisseries have proven quite functional for cooking rotisserie-style chicken. Leftover rotisserie chicken may be used in a variety of dishes, such as soup, chicken salad, and sandwiches.

In the United States, ready-to-eat rotisserie chickens were available in supermarkets and some butcher shops during much of the twentieth century. However, they did not become a widely available option for consumers until the early 1990s, when Boston Market helped popularize the selling of packaged rotisserie chickens.

Rotisserie chickens are now highly popular. In 2010, 600 million rotisserie-cooked chickens were purchased by consumers "in U.S. supermarkets, club stores and similar retail outlets." In 2018, over 900 million rotisserie chickens were sold by foodservice outlets and retail stores.

Rotisserie chickens are often lower in price than raw whole chickens. Two explanations are often given to justify this phenomenon. First, some grocery stores may use rotisserie chickens as loss leaders to bring shoppers into the store. The logic behind this theory is that if customers come to a store for its rotisseries chickens, they will buy other products while they are there, too. Second, rotisserie chickens are often made with poultry that is about to reach its "best by" date. By cooking and selling the chickens, the grocery stores are able to recoup some of their expenditures.

In the U.S., chickens used for rotisserie cooking may be injected with brine to retain moisture. Additional ingredients may be used to add flavor and to brown the chicken, such as oleoresin, yeast extract, sodium tripolyphosphate, and natural flavorings.
A packaged rotisserie chicken

Costco is one of the largest producers and vendors of rotisserie chickens in the United States, with one commentator describing it as "the undisputed king of rotisserie chickens." In 2017, Costco sold approximately 87 million rotisserie chickens in the United States. Costco's CFO, Richard Galanti, has repeatedly rebuffed suggestions that Costco might eventually increase the cost of its chickens above $4.99, which has been the price of a Costco rotisserie chicken since 2009.

In 2017, Costco broke ground on a new 414-acre facility in Fremont, Nebraska that would include a hatchery, feed mill, and processing plant. The facility – which is expected to produce around 100 million chickens per year, or roughly 40 percent of Costco's needs – has been reported as costing between $275 million and $400 million. The plant is scheduled to open in September 2019.