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2011-06 - Rick's Food Blog

What I ate: June 1, 2011

Breakfast: Hash, potatoes, scrambled egg and Manghi's wheat toast at Coffee Corner.

Lunch: 1 (very large) slice of pepperoni pizza at Positive Pie 2.

Dinner: The Johnny Crêpe at The Skinny Pancake. And an IPA.

What I ate: June 6, 2011

Breakfast: 3 (small) pancakes , 3 slices of bacon and Vermont maple syrup.

Lunch: Bacon and lettuce sandwich on homemade 9-grain bread .

Dinner: Roasted pork, broccoli, rice and gravy.

What I ate: June 7, 2011

Breakfast: Homemade 9-grain toast , bacon and an egg, scrambled.

Lunch: Stir-fry of beef with broccoli and scallions. And rice.

Dinner: Tonkatsu , rice and sautéed cabbage.

What I ate: June 8, 2011

Breakfast: Bacon , egg and cheese English muffin.

Lunch: Shrimp and white onion stir fry with rice.

Dinner: Filet mignon steak, baked potato and broccoli. I previously seared the the steak on the grill, vacuum sealed and froze it. I reheated it in the sous vide for 40 minutes at 133°F which defrosts, reheats and finishes cooking to perfect medium rare all in one step.

What I ate: June 9, 2011

Breakfast: A homemade blueberry muffin and 3 slices of Vermont Smoke and Cure bacon .

Lunch: Twice cooked pork with scallions and rice.

Dinner: Mom's mackerel and tofu at Mom & Dad's.

What I ate: June 10, 2011

Breakfast: Homemade whole wheat bagel with 2.0 oz. lox, 0.8 oz. Organic Valley cream cheese, tomato and red onion.

Lunch: Leftover Mom's mackerel and tofu with rice.

Dinner: Cheeseburger. With organic ground beef, Cabot cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato on a Barowski's wheat hamburger roll. With Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips. And Saranac Lager.

What I ate: June 11, 2011

Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon. I made a new batch of pancakes today and froze the rest. It wasn't until after I was done cleaning up that I remembered that I had fresh blueberries left over from making blueberry muffins yesterday.

Lunch: Tuna salad. It's on Barowski's wheat bread, which comes in an abnormally wide loaf so it's one slice of bread cut in half but filled with the amount for a whole sandwich.

Dinner: Roast beef, gravy and broccoli.

What I ate: June 12, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo, green pepper, jalapeño, onion and egg breakfast burrito . In a Maria and Ricardo's multi-grain organic tortilla (100 % whole grains).

Lunch: Tuna salad. It's on Barowski's wheat bread, which comes in an abnormally wide loaf so it's one slice of bread cut in half but filled with the amount for a whole sandwich. It's the other half of the tuna salad I made yesterday. I suppose I could just vacuum seal and freeze the other half of the tuna, before making it into tuna salad. That would solve the half can of tuna problem. I might have to do that next time.

Dinner: Weekly Sunday night Chinese dinner with Mom and Dad at Iron Chef Buffet in Oneonta, New York.

What I ate: June 13, 2011

Breakfast: Homemade whole wheat bagel with 2.0 oz. lox, 0.8 oz. Organic Valley cream cheese, tomato and red onion.

Lunch: Lunch with Mom at Red Lobster. Salad, biscuit, and a lunch platter of fried fish, fried clams and French fries. Too much food, and I didn't even eat it all!

Dinner: Twice cooked pork with scallions and broccoli. And rice.

What I ate: June 14, 2011

Breakfast: Bacon, egg and toast. Half slice of Barowski's wheat bread as the toast.

Lunch: Bacon and lettuce sandwich. One slices of Barowski's wheat bread cut in half and 3 slices of bacon. And a little mayo. And potato chips.

Dinner: Shrimp fra diavolo with spinach . And a slice of Red Hen Bakery Mad River Grain bread.

What I ate: June 15, 2011

Breakfast: Waffles (freshly made this time) and 3 slices of bacon (previously frozen and reheated in a sauté pan).

Lunch: Spicy vegetarian chili .

Dinner: Baby back ribs, corn and a whole wheat and oat roll . And a Saranac Lager. I didn't eat two of the ribs as they were much meatier than I anticipated. And very delicious and tender - the dry rub, sous vide then smoke technique really works well!

What I ate: June 16, 2011

Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon (both previously frozen).

Lunch: Getting my car serviced took longer than I was expecting and I was starving so I stopped at McDonalds for a quarter pounder with cheese. I forgot to take a picture.

Dinner: Filet Mignon steak, baked potato with butter and sour cream and broccoli. And 2 glasses of Cholila Ranch Malbec.

What I ate: June 17, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo, green pepper, jalapeño, onion and egg breakfast burrito . In a Maria and Ricardo's multi-grain organic tortilla (100 % whole grains).

Lunch: Roast beef sandwich. With 3.0 oz. of homemade roast beef (eye of round), horseradish, mayo and lettuce on Barowski's wheat bread. It's once slice of bread, cut in half. With potato chips.

Dinner: Spaghetti with Italian sausage. 2.0 oz. Barilla spaghetti, 5.2 oz. Bove's basil marinara and 1 Vermont Smoke and Cure hot Italian sausage. With Red Hen Bakery Mad River grain bread. And 2 glasses of Tomaioloi riserva Chianti, 2006.

What I ate: June 18, 2011

Breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese English muffin. With a Pete and Gerry's organic egg on a Barowski's wheat English muffin.

Lunch: Barbecued pork sandwich, potato chips. It's the meat from two leftover baby back ribs with homemade barbecue sauce on a Barowski's wheat hamburger roll.

Dinner: My sink repair job became a sink replacement job after I broke my sink. It was pretty late when I finally finished and cleaned up and I felt like having pizza. Unfortunately Positive Pie is 5 hours away, so I had to settle for DiGiorno. And a Saranac lager. And a glass of Chianti.

What I ate: June 19, 2011

Breakfast: Waffles and two breakfast link sausage (both previously frozen).

Lunch: At Mom and Dad's: Mom's Futomaki Makizushi. I think it's egg, kamaboku (fish cake), pickled radish, pickled ginger and cucumber in a nori roll. And I had 10 pieces, not 3. And soup.

Dinner: Sunday Chinese dinner at Iron Chef Buffet in Oneonta, New York. And another similar looking smaller plate.

What I ate: June 20, 2011

Breakfast: 1 scrambled egg, 3 pieces of bacon and a half slice of Barowski's wheat bread toast with Earth Balance spread.

Lunch: Leftover Mom's sushi (8 pieces). That's egg, kamaboku (fish cake), pickled radish, pickled ginger and cucumber in a nori roll (Futomaki Makizushi), from yesterday.

Dinner: Roast beef, rice, gravy and broccoli. That's 5.0 oz. very thinly sliced eye of round roast beef, previously cooked in the sous vide, sliced, vacuum sealed then frozen. I reheated it in the sous vide for 40 minutes at 133°F.

What I ate: June 21, 2011

Breakfast: Blueberry muffin and bacon . The muffin was from the batch where I forgot to add the baking powder, so it's quite a bit flatter than usual, but still tasty.

Lunch: Twice cooked pork with scallions and broccoli. And rice.

Dinner: Lemon, lime and chili pepper marinated grilled shrimp soft taco on a multi-grain tortilla with salsa fresca and lettuce. And 1.0 oz. tortilla chips and more salsa fresca. And a Saranac lager.

Spicy sesame beef (pork or shrimp) with snow peas

Danish butter cookie solution

What I ate: June 22, 2011

Breakfast: Homemade whole wheat bagel with 2.0 oz. lox, 1.0 oz. Organic Valley cream cheese, tomato and red onion.

Lunch: Spicy sesame beef with snow peas . And rice.

Dinner: Tonkatsu , sautéed cabbage and rice.

What I ate: June 23, 2011

Breakfast: 1 egg, scrambed, 1/2 slice of Barowski's wheat bread toast with Earth Balance spread and 3 slices of bacon.

Lunch: Roast beef sandwich. 3 oz. of homemade eye of round roast beef, lettuce, mayo and horseradish on one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half.

Dinner: A DiGiorno frozen supreme pizza. And a Saranac lager. I spend the day doing construction - installing lights, outlets and switches. It seems to make me hungry for pizza.

What I ate: June 24, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo, green pepper, jalapeño, onion and egg breakfast burrito . In a Maria and Ricardo's multi-grain organic tortilla (100 % whole grains).

Lunch: Bacon and lettuce sandwich. 4 slices of bacon on one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half, with mayo. And potato chips.

Dinner: Turkey, rice, gravy and broccoli. 5.0 oz. turkey breast, cooked in the sous vide.

What I ate: June 25, 2011

Breakfast: Waffles and 3 slices of bacon (both previously frozen).

Lunch: Stir-fry of sausage and green peppers.

Dinner: Japanese-style lamb curry . This time I made my curry sauce from scratch rather than using S&B curry sauce mix. It was pretty good!

Japanese-style curry from scratch

What I ate: June 26, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo, green pepper, jalapeño, onion and egg breakfast burrito . In a Maria and Ricardo's multi-grain organic tortilla (100 % whole grains).

Lunch: Grilled chicken salad on Barowski's wheat bread. And Kettle barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Chinese buffet at Iron Chef buffer in Oneonta with Mom, Dad and my nephew.

What I ate: June 27, 2011

Breakfast: Melon and bacon at Mom and Dad's with my nephew. I forgot to take a picture of it.

Lunch: Mom's fried rice, which looked like this, as I forgot to take a picture of lunch too.

Dinner: Mom's roast beef, rice, broccoli and gravy at Mom and Dad's. And 2 glasses of Sebastiani zinfandel.

What I ate: June 28, 2011

Breakfast: Melon and sausage at Mom & Dad's with my nephew.

Lunch: Mom's fried fish. It's white fish (maybe flounder?), seasoned, and dipped in flour and egg then pan fried.

Dinner: Mom's tonkatsu. It looks a little different than my tonkatsu , though I did really start from Mom's recipe.

What I ate: June 29, 2011

Breakfast: Melon and bacon. At Mom and Dad's with my nephew. And Roscoe.

Lunch: Mom's roast beef and gravy on toast.

Dinner: Sushi regular at Tokyo Tavern in Oneonta, NY with Mom and my nephew. He ate the same thing and finished the whole plate! He's 11.

What I ate: June 30, 2011

Breakfast: Melon and sausage at Mom & Dad's with my nephew.

Lunch: Leftover Mom's fried rice. And broccoli.

Dinner: Mom's tempura. This is just the first round of shrimp, there was another round of shrimp, fish, onion, green pepper and asparagus.

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