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Recipes & Cooking Directions

****COOKING DIRECTIONS****

Below you will find cooking directions for current menu items as well as items from previous months.

Blueberry Breakfast Bites
Time to table: 17 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place 16 pieces on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake 17 to 20 minutes



Breaded Fish
Bake at 375 for 18 to 20 minutes


Jumbo Chicken Wings

Heating directions from frozen state:

Deep fry for 6 – 8 minutes
Microwave for 5 – 6 minutes
Convection Oven 15 - 18 minutes @ 350F
Conventional Oven 2- to 22 minutes @ 375F




from the January Prairie Pak
Stir Fry (in white bag) "grilled white meat chicken with dried cranberries, broccoli, red onions, etc"

#1 heat a little oil in a skillet or wok, add stir fry from the bag, heat until everything is hot, serve over rice
#2 a customer told me this morning they served it as a salad and it was wonderful



Tyson Chicken Breast Filets
pre-cooked, you can heat in the oven, in a skillet, add a little oil to crisp the outside, or bake in the oven until hot.



Angus Beef Sliders
heat in the microwave 55 seconds from frozen state

Schwann's Pepperoni Pizzas (7")

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS:

Cooking Method: Temp Time Instructions
Convection Oven 425 °F 8-9 MINUTES Cook before serving
Conventional Oven 425 °F 6-7 MINUTES



PRIME RIB ROAST
cooking directions from a thawed state
Heat oven to 350. The roast is vacum packaged and sealed to ensure freshness. Open the package, pour natural juices into a baking pan. Remove roast and place, fat side up in a pan with the juices. Cover with foil, allowing a 2-inch space between roast and foil, creating a tent over the roast. Place in oven to desired degree of doneness at the stime specified on the chart below.

Medium Rare Roast, cook 1 hour 15 minutes
Medium Roast, cook 1 hour 25 minutes

DO NOT OVERHEAT, roast is already cooked
Remove roast from oven, let stand covered 10 minutes. The standing time is very important to finish off the heating process, the internal temperature will continue to rise slightly during this time.

Carving
remove roast from pan with a large carving fork and place on a clean surfce, fast side up. Secure roast with fork and cut downward with a large, sharp knife into slices. Arrange slices on a serving plater or on individual slices. Strain juices, serve over roast or pour into a gravy dish and serve separately.


BLACK FOREST HAM

Preheat Oven to 325 degrees, remove the packaging and put the ham in your roasting pan.
Cut a diamond pattern 1/3" deep into the exterior of the ham, using a knife to make diagonal lines. This will allow the glaze and spices to infuse the interior of the ham while cooking, adding more flavor. Whole black forest hams require 10 to 15 minutes of baking time per lb to achieve temperature of 140 degrees.

Glaze recipe if you wish to use for added flavor: put dried cranberries in a saucepan, add dry red wine and orange juice. Bring to a boil, stir and simmer 5 minutes.
take the ham out of the oven about 30 minutes before
it is finished baking, cover with glaze, using a pastry brush, return ham to oven.
remove the ham from the oven every 10 minutes to add glaze and baste with its natural juices. Allow to cook for 20 minutes before serving.




Schwann's Breakfast Pizza Cooking Directions

The cooking directions are on the outside of the box, and the little packets to bake them in is in the box with the pizzas.
The directions says convection oven, since most of us do not have a convection oven, this morning I prepared a pizza so I could test cooking directions. This is what I came up with. Using the same temperature 350 degrees, bake the pizza in an oven for 10 to 12 minutes. I baked mine for 10 minutes it was done, but I think a couple more minutes would have been ok too. They are very good.
I have also decided that because the pizzas need to be thawed before they can be put into the packet that I am setting them out in a single file to thaw enough to fold to put in the packet, then putting them back in the freezer, that way they are ready to bake one at a time or the whole bunch at one time. If you are baking more than one, you will probably need to adjust the baking time.

FRESCHETTA® Flatbread

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Sandwich

· Easy prep, heat fold and serve

Preparation instructions

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS CONVECTION OVEN:
1. Preheat the convection oven to 350°F (High Fan).
2. Cook at 350°F for 6-8 MINUTES. CO
MICROWAVE cooking is not recommended

Cooking Method:

Temp

Time

Instructions

Convection Oven

350 °F

6-8 MINUTES

Prepare from frozen state

The cooking directions are on the outside of the box, and the little packets to bake them in is in the box with the pizzas.
The directions says convection oven, since most of us do not have a convection oven, this morning I prepared a pizza so I could test cooking directions. This is what I came up with. Using the same temperature 350 degrees, bake the pizza in an oven for 10 to 12 minutes. I baked mine for 10 minutes it was done, but I think a couple more minutes would have been ok too. They are very good.


"Perdue Stuffer Roaster Boneless Chicken Breasts"

Thawing: thaw in original plastic package in refrigerator for 2 to 3 days
Cooking: remove roast from plastic bag and wrap with foil folds, turned up before cooking
Place foil wrapped (frozen or thawed) roast in a 2 inch deep pan (cooking with foil wrap keeps roast moist)
Cook following temperatures and time guide
To Brown, turn roast over and peel back foil 30 minutes for a convection oven, 60 minutes for a conventional oven before end of cooking time.

Remove from oven, remove netting with scissors while roast is still hot. Let stand 20 - 30 minutes for easier slicing.

Cooking Times: Temperature Cooking time, minutes per lb
Convection Oven thawed 325 degrees 19 - 23 minutes per lb
frozen 325 degrees 33 - 37 minutes per lb
Conventional Oven thawed 350 degrees 24 - 28 minutes per lb
frozen 350 42 - 46 minutes per lb



"GOLD FOIL TURKEY BREAST"

Keep frozen until use, thaw in refrigerator for 24 hours or 5-6 hours in cool water.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees (convection) / 350 cake (conventional). Remove plastic bag, but leave in foil. Place in roasting pan and add 1 inch water. When center of roast reaches 110 degree F, remove from oven and peel back foil to brown. Return to oven. Remove from oven when internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Total cooking time, approximately 20 minutes per pound. Let stand 10 minutes before carving

Schwan's Pizza Conventional Oven:
for a softer crust bake at 400; place pizza on cookie sheet in oven on center rack. Bake for about 10 - 23 minutes
for a crisper crust bake at 425 directly on center oven rack for 16 – 19 minutes.
Pizza is done when cheese is melted and edges are golden brown. Let pizza stand 5 minutes before serving.



****RECIPES****

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Is Zucchini the same as Green Italian Squash?

The answer is YES. Actually the zucchini is a member of the cucumber and melon family. It was developed in Italy centuries ago. The word zucchini comes from the Italian word zucchino meaning small squash; however the ones I grew in the garden got a little over sized. This is a question that intrigued me when I moved to Arizona. My family grew up calling it zuchinni which the only time we ate it was in a hot dish that my mother made and only my father and her ate it. My brothers and I didn't like it at all. The markets and grocery stores in Tucson call it Italian Squash.

As I grew up, I came to the realization that I couldn't live off of junk food the rest of my life and found that if prepared properly, I like zucchini! I came up with this recipe last summer and we eat it quite frequently. It is really versatile, you can throw whatever you have in the refrigerator in the mixture! It's great for cleaning out the crisper!

SAUSAGE & CHEESE STUFFED ZUCCHINI OR GREEN ITALIAN SQUASH:

3 – Zucchini (cut in half lengthwise)

1# seasoned chicken sausagehttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png or seasoned pork sausage (I just buy the Hot Chicken Italian Sausage @ Sprouts and take it out of the casing)

1 cup Italian Bread Crumbs

1 clove minced garlic

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped red bell or green bell pepper

1/4 cup chopped mushrooms

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (fresh is the best)

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Trim stems from zucchinihttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png and slice lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and put in bowl. Mix seeds with sausage, garlic, bread crumbs, and additional vegetables and Parmesan cheese. Stuff squash with sausage mixture and place in 9Ãâ€â€?13 inch baking pan. Pour sauce over squash and cover pan with foil.

Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until sausage is cooked. Remove foil and cover with mozzarella cheese. Cook until cheese is melted.

A simple and good way to use green squash:


"Bacon . Squash . Onions Stir Fry"

Equal amounts of:

Bacon (cut in small pieces and browned)

Squash (sliced thin )

Onions (sliced thin )

Stir fry until tender

recipe submitted by Erma Westblade, Syracuse, KS

Grilled Pineapple-Chicken Kabob Packs

1/3 cup pineapple preserves

2 tablespoons packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

4 boneless skinless, chicken breasts, cut into 2-

inch cubes

1 medium red bell pepper cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes

1 medium green bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes

1 cup pineapple chunks

1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, stir together pineapple preserves, brown sugar, and soy sauce and crushed

red pepper.

2. Cut 4 (24x12 inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil. Divide chicken, bell peppers, pineapple chunks and pineapple preserves

mixture among foil sheets. Sprinkle with salt. Bring up 2 sides of foil so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2 inch

fold; fold again, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal.

3. Place packet son grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 6 minutes. Using tongs, carefully turn packets over, taking

care not to puncture foil. Cook 10 to 12 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink in center and vegetables are

crisp-tender.

Servings: 4

Cooking Times

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe.

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie

diet.

Nutrition information provided by the recipe author.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 300

% Daily Value

Total Fat 4g 6%

Cholesterol 70mg 23%

Sodium 450mg 19%

Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%

Fiber 2g 8%

Protein 26g 52%

Source

Source: Betty Crocker

Grilled Cheddar Burgers and Veggies Packs

1 pound lean ground beef

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 medium green onions, chopped (2 tablespoons)

1 teaspoon peppered seasoned salt

2 medium yellow Yukon potatoes, thinly sliced

1 1/2 cups baby-cut carrots

12 cherry tomatoes halved

4 medium green onions, sliced

1/2 teaspoon peppered seasoned salt

1. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Spray half of one side of four 18x12 inch sheets of heavy-duty foil with cooking

spray.

2. Mix beef, cheese, Worcestershire sauce, 2 chopped onions and 1 teaspoon seasoned salt. Shape mixture into 4

patties, about 1 inch thick.

3. Place potatoes on sprayed sides of foil sheets. Top with beef patty, carrots, tomatoes and sliced onions, sprinkle with

1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt. Fold foil over patties and vegetables so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2 inch

fold; fold again. Allow space on sides for circulation and expansion.

4. Cover and grill packets 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 17 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Place packets

on plates. Cut a large X across top of packet; fold back foil.

Servings: 4

Cooking Times

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe.

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie

diet.

Nutrition information provided by the recipe author.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 439

% Daily Value

Total Fat 26g 40%

Cholesterol 85mg 28%

Sodium 800mg 33%

Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%

Fiber 4g 16%

Protein 30g 60%

Source

Source: Betty Crocker

Frosted Strawberry Salad

2 packages (6 ounces each) strawberry gelatin

3 cups boiling water

2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened

sliced strawberries, thawed

1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries

Topping

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow crème

1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Fresh strawberries and mint

1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in strawberries and pineapple. Refrigerate until partially set.

2. Stir in pecans and cherries. Transfer to a 13x9 in. dish. Chill for 2 hours or until firm.

3. For topping, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and marshmallow crème just until combined; fold in whipped topping.

Spread over salad. Chill for several hours or overnight. Cut into squares. Garnish with strawberries and mint.