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2011-11 - Rick's Food Blog

What I ate: November 1, 2011

Breakfast: Bacon egg and cheese English muffin. On a Barowski's whole wheat English muffin. And Cabot cheddar cheese. And a small glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Roast beef sandwich and potato chips. With 3.0 oz. homemade eye round roast beef on one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half, with mayo and horseradish and lettuce. And Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Roasted turkey, rice, gravy and broccoli. I had previously roasted a split turkey breast , sliced, vacuum sealed and froze it, so it only took 45 minutes (from frozen) in the sous vide at 160°F to reheat it. With a glass of Cupcake sauvignon blanc.

What I ate: November 2, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo, green pepper, jalapeño, onion and egg breakfast burrito . A reheat from a few days ago, so this is quick and easy: Wrap the tortilla in a damp kitchen towel and microwave for 45 seconds. Reheat the filling for 40 seconds. And a half glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Pork, broccoli and scallion stir-fry.

Dinner: Fish and chips . Homemade beer-battered haddock, homemade tartar sauce and 4.0 oz. French fries (organic), seasoned. With 9 oz. Saranac Adirondack lager (the rest went into the beer batter).

What I ate: November 3, 2011

Breakfast: Pancakes , sausage. Both were previously cooked and frozen. And a half glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Stir-fry of sausage and green peppers with rice. With 2 pieces of homemade pork sausage . There's sausage for both breakfast and dinner because lunch was supposed to be zucchini and bacon stir-fry, but I was more in a sausage and green pepper mood so I made that instead.

Dinner: Roasted pork, rice and sautéed cabbage.

What I ate: November 4, 2011

Breakfast: Blueberry muffin and bacon , both previously frozen.

Lunch: Zucchini and bacon stir-fry

Dinner: Braised short ribs and garlic mashed potatoes . The beauty of this meal is that I previously made and froze everything. The beef went into the sous vide for 45 minutes at 140°F. The mashed potatoes went into boiling water, then reduced to simmer, for 20 minutes. Since everything was cooked in a bag, the only cleanup was the plate… and that went into the dishwasher!

What I ate: November 5, 2011

Breakfast: Corned beef hash, 1 scrambled egg and 1/2 slice of Barowski's wheat bread toast with Earth Balance spread. That's 1/3 of a 15 oz. can of hash, which is actually the recommended serving size, previously cooked, vacuum sealed and frozen.

Lunch: Bacon , lettuce and tomato sandwich on one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half. With mayo. And Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Tingua poblano , spicy pork and potatoes in a spicy, smoky tomato sauce. With a warm flour tortilla. And 2 glasses of Finca Don Cano malbec. This is a boil-in-bag reheat, so no pots and pans to wash today, either!

What I ate: November 6, 2011

Breakfast: Homemade whole wheat bagel with 2.0 oz. lox, cream cheese, tomato and red onion. And a mimosa.

Lunch: Hot dog and Doritos. A Hebrew National all-beef hot dog, previously grilled, vacuum sealed and frozen. On a Barowski's wheat hot dog bun. With Dijon mustard and relish. 1.0 oz. Doritos.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet with Mom and Dad. There was a slightly smaller second plate as well, which I forgot to take a picture of, but pretty much looked like last week .

What I ate: November 7, 2011

Breakfast: Waffle, bacon

Lunch: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry.

Dinner: Dinner was supposed to be ribs and French fries but instead I had frozen pizza and a Saranac lager since I was tired from finishing the electrical work in the garage. In retrospect, I should have had the ribs because the pizza was disappointing.

Meatballs

What I ate: November 8, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito . And a glass of Proscecco.

Lunch: Turkey and cabbage stir-fry, rice.

Dinner: Ribs and French fries. I previously cooked the ribs in the sous vide, smoked them then vacuum sealed and froze them. 45 minutes in the sous vide at 155°F (from frozen) reheated them perfectly. The French fries are Cascadian frozen organic French fries, deep fried for 2 minutes at 360°F. And 2 glasses of Septima malbec.

What I ate: November 9, 2011

Breakfast: Bacon , eggs and toast. Half slice of Barowski's whole wheat bread toast with Earth balance spread.

Lunch: Pork, broccoli, scallion stir-fry.

Dinner: Spaghetti and meatballs . With 2.0 oz. (dry weight) of Barilla spaghetti and homemade sauce . And wheat Italian bread with olive oil.

What I ate: November 10, 2011

Breakfast: Blueberry muffin and bacon .

Lunch: Bacon , lettuce and tomato sandwich on a slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half. With mayo. And Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Roasted chicken, broccoli, rice and gravy.

What I ate: November 11, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito (reheat of the filling from earlier in the week). And a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Stir-fry of pork, broccoli, scallions and noodles .

Dinner: Grilled wild coho salmon, sautéed savoy cabbage and rice with furikake. I previously grilled, vacuum sealed and froze the salmon so it was an easy 45 minute reheat (from frozen) in the sous vide at 137°F.

What I ate: November 12, 2011

Breakfast: Waffles with blueberries and maple syrup and breakfast sausage links. I reheated the waffles, which I previously made then froze.

Lunch: Tuna salad sandwich. On one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half. With Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Grilled filet mignon steak, broccoli, salt and olive oil-rubbed baked potato . With Red Door pinot noir.

What I ate: November 13, 2011

Breakfast: Homemade whole wheat bagel with 2.0 oz. lox, cream cheese, tomato and red onion. And a mimosa.

Lunch: Stir-fry of beef with snow peas, rice.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet with Mom and Dad.

Breakfast: Homemade whole wheat bagel with 2.0 oz. lox, cream cheese, tomato and red onion. And a mimosa.

Lunch: Stir-fry of beef with snow peas, rice.

What I ate: November 14, 2011

Breakfast: Corned beef hash, scrambled egg and toast. With one half slice of Barowski's wheat bread with Earth Balance spread. And a small glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Twice cooked pork with broccoli and scallion stir-fry and rice.

Dinner: Fried chicken fingers, Buffalo-style boneless chicken "wings" and French fries. And a glass of Redcliffe sauvignon blanc.

What I ate: November 15, 2011

Breakfast: Bacon , egg and cheese English muffin. With 3 slices of bacon, an organic egg and Cabot extra sharp cheddar cheese on a Barowski's English muffin.

Lunch: Stir-fry of green pepper and homemade spicy sausage

Dinner: Shepherd's pie. With roasted lamb, gravy, peas, corn and mashed potatoes. 

What I ate: November 16, 2011

Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon . Both previously frozen. And a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Roast beef sandwich and potato chips. With 3.2 oz. homemade eye round roast beef on one slice of Barowski's wheat bread cut in half, with mayo, horseradish and lettuce. And Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Roasted pork, sautéed cabbage with garlic and rice. The pork I previously roasted, sliced, vacuum sealed and froze. Putting the frozen vacuum bag in the sous vide for 40 minutes at 155°F made a perfect moist pork chop.

What I ate: November 17, 2011

Breakfast: Blueberry muffin  and  bacon . And a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Bacon , lettuce and tomato sandwich on one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half. 

Dinner: Roasted chicken, rice, gravy and broccoli. And 2 glasses of Aguaribay malbec.

What I ate: November 18, 2011

Breakfast: Eggs, toast and bacon . With one organic egg, scrambled, a half slice of Barowoski's wheat bread toast with Earth balance spread. And a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Roast beef, gravy, mashed potatoes, salad and some cake, with Mom and Dad.

Dinner: Fish sticks and tater tots. Actually, they're homemade fish sticks, made with haddock, seasoned and prepared with standard breading (flour, egg and seasoned breadcrumbs). And homemade tartar sauce . I didn't make the tater tots from scratch. They're Cascadian organic spud puppies (4.0 oz.), cooked in the deep fryer.

What I ate: November 19, 2011

Breakfast: Waffle and bacon . And a mimosa. 

Lunch: Shrimp and onion stir-fry with spinach .

Dinner: Short ribs and mashed potatoes . And 2 glasses of Sebastiani cabernet sauvignon.

What I ate: November 20, 2011

Breakfast: Homemade whole wheat bagel with 2.0 oz. lox, cream cheese, tomato and red onion. And a mimosa.

Lunch: Tuna salad sandwich on one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half. With Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: November 21, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with green pepper, onion, jalapeño, chorizo sausage and egg.

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

Dinner: Japanese-style chicken curry with rice,

What I ate: November 22, 2011

Breakfast: Blueberry muffin  and  bacon . With a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. On one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half. With Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Tonkatsu , sautéed cabbage and rice with furikake.

What I ate: November 22 - 28, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with green pepper, onion, jalapeño, chorizo sausage and egg.

Lunch: Cheeseburger and French Fries. 

Dinner: Mom's salmon, rice, salad.

Breakfast: Bacon, grapefruit

Dinner: Mom's Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, broccoli

Breakfast: Bacon, grapefruit, 2 jelly donuts

Lunch: Mom's fried rice

Dinner: Mom's pot roast, asparagus

Breakfast: Sausage, grapefruit

Lunch: Sashimi

Breakfast: Bacon, grapefruit

Lunch: Mom's Shrimp and eggs, rice

Dinner: Turkey dinner reprise back at home

What I ate: November 28, 2011

Breakfast: Blueberry muffin , bacon . And a mimosa with some cava left over from yesterday's Christmas tree decorating.

Lunch: Twice-cooked pork with scallions and broccoli .

Dinner: Beer battered fish sticks and seasoned French fries. This is really just fish and chips , except I cut the fish into stick form first, which is more convenient for dipping into homemade tartar sauce. With the Saranac Adirondack lager left over after making the beer batter.

What I ate: November 29, 2011

Breakfast: Homemade whole wheat bagel with 2.0 oz. lox, cream cheese, tomato and red onion. And a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Spicy vegetarian chili and jalapeño cornbread .

Dinner: Italian sausage spaghetti. With homemade marinara , 2.0 oz. Barilla spaghetti, a spicy Italian sausage and wheat Italian bread with olive oil. And 2 glasses of Sangre de Viña malbec.

What I ate: November 30, 2011

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese biscuit. With homemade spicy pork breakfast sausage , an organic egg and Cabot extra sharp cheddar on a homemade buttermilk biscuit . And a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Roast beef sandwich and Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips. With 3.0 oz. homemade eye of round roast beef on one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half with mayo and horseradish and lettuce.

Dinner: Bone-in roasted pork (2 pieces) and rice. There probably should have been a vegetable in there somewhere, but I wasn't feeling in a cabbage or broccoli mood tonight so I added a second slice of pork instead.

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