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2011-12 - Rick's Food Blog

What I ate: December 1, 2011

Breakfast: Egg, toast and bacon . With 1 organic egg, scrambled, one half slice of Barowski's wheat bread with Earth Balance spread.

Lunch: I used to only eat fast food when driving the 5 to 6 hour drive to Mom and Dad's, but seeing as I only live 5 minutes away now, that's kind of silly. But while running errands today I decided to stop by McDonalds for my quarter pounder with cheese and medium French fries for lunch. It really is not as good as my homemade burger made with home ground chuck steak, which has no fillers or additives. You'd think I would remember that. Need tums.

Dinner: Grilled salmon, rice and  spicy green beans . And 2 glasses of Chateau La Goutère Bordeaux.

What I ate: December 2, 2011

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

Lunch: Stir-fry of twice-cooked pork , broccoli and scallions. And rice.

Dinner: Filet mignon steak, salt and olive oil rubbed baked potato and broccoli. And 2 glasses of Cannonball cabernet sauvignon.

What I ate: December 3, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito . And a mimosa.

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: Roast beef, rice, broccoli and gravy. With 5.0 oz. homemade eye round roast beef. And 2 glasses of Cannonball cabernet sauvignon.

What I ate: December 4, 2011

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

Lunch: Hot dog and potato chips. I plan my menu a week in advance but sometimes I'm not in the mood for what's on the menu. And then I run down a list of (literally) a couple dozen things that I have the ingredients for until I find what I'm looking for. Today, it was a grilled Hebrew National beef hot dog on a Barowski's wheat hot dog roll with Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: December 5, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito . And a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Turkey club sandwich. With homemade roasted turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half. With Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Chicken paprika with rice, broccoli and sour cream sauce. And 2 glasses of Parker Station pinor noir.

What I ate: December 6, 2011

Breakfast: Eggs, toast and bacon . I forgot to take a picture of it, but it looked pretty much like this:

Lunch: Stir-fry of turkey and cabbage, rice.

Dinner: Pork spare ribs and tater tots. I previously cooked, smoked, vacuum sealed and froze the ribs; to reheat I put the vacuum sealed back in the sous vide for 45 minutes at 155°F. And 3.8 oz. Cascadian organic spud puppies, deep fried for 2 minutes. And 2 glasses of Parker Station pinor noir.

What I ate: December 7, 2011

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

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

Dinner: Japanese-style chicken curry , rice.

What I ate: December 8, 2011

Breakfast: Pancakes and sausage.

Lunch: Shrimp and onion stir-fry with spinach.

Dinner: Spaghetti and meatballs . With 2.0 oz. Barilla spaghetti, homemade pasta sauce and homemade meatballs . With wheat Italian bread and olive oil.

What I ate: December 9, 2011

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin. With homemade sausage , an organic egg, Cabot cheddar cheese on a Barowski's wheat English muffin. And a mimosa.

Lunch: Pork with broccoli and scallion stir-fry .

Dinner: Fish and chips . I've been cutting the haddock into "fish stick" form because it's a lot easier to dip in the homemade tartar sauce. And the potatoes are seasoned Cascadian organic French fries. With a Saranac lager, or at least the 9 oz. that wasn't part of the beer batter.

Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin

Bacon, egg and cheese English muffin

Sausage, egg and cheese biscuit

Blueberry muffin and bacon

Bagel, lox and cream cheese

Eggs, toast and bacon

Corned beef hash, egg and toast

French toast and bacon

Twice-cooked pork (or beef) with scallion and broccoli stir-fry

Fish and chips #2

Spaghetti and meatballs or Italian sausage

Roast beef sandwich

Turkey club sandwich

Hot dog

Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich (BLT)

Roast beef, rice and gravy

Steak, baked potato and broccoli

Grilled salmon, spicy green beans and rice

Spicy vegetarian chili with jalapeño cornbread

Tuna salad sandwich

Roasted chicken, broccoli, gravy and rice

Roasted pork (bone-in)

Sausage and green pepper stir-fry

Fried chicken fingers, boneless 'wings' and French fries

Beef with snow peas stir-fry

Zucchini and bacon stir-fry

Turkey, rice, gravy and broccoli

Beef (or pork) with bean sprouts and scallion stir-fry

Bacon cheeseburger

Turkey and cabbage stir-fry

Tuna sushi plate #3

Bagel combo breakfast

Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich

Roasted pork soft taco with salsa fresca

Tofu, broccoli and scallion stir-fry

Spicy green bean lunch

Grilled chicken Caesar salad with roll

Grilled chicken, Italian sausage, mushroom, green pepper and onion pizza

What I ate: December 10, 2011

Breakfast: Eggs, toast and corned beef hash . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Tuna salad sandwich with Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Tonkatsu and rice with furikake. There probably should have been a vegetable here. And 2 glasses of Sange de Viña malbec.

Roasted pork, rice, gravy and broccoli

Spinach salad

Chana Masala and Vegetable Pakora

Pasta with meat sauce and zucchini

Sautéed spinach, sardines and rice

Chicken Parmesan

A whole lot of recipes!

What I ate: December 11, 2011

Breakfast: Homemade bagel, lox, cream cheese, tomato and red onion. And a mimosa.

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

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet with Mom and Dad.

Beef Stroganoff

What I ate: December 12, 2011

Breakfast: Breakfast burrito with spicy chorizo, green pepper, onion, jalapeño and egg. So good, though my mouth is on fire! With a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Zucchini and bacon stir-fry .

Dinner: Beef stroganoff . I haven't had it for years but it seemed like a good cold weather comfort food and it was delicious!

Fried chicken sandwich

What I ate: December 13, 2011

Breakfast: Waffles and bacon . Today was a fresh batch of waffles as I had finished off all of my previous made and frozen waffles.

Lunch: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry .

Dinner: Fried chicken sandwich with wasabi mayonnaise on a wheat roll with lettuce, a few chicken tenders on the side and French fries.

What I ate: December 14, 2011

Breakfast: Breakfast burrito with spicy chorizo, green pepper, onion, jalapeño and egg. The is the leftover filling from Monday, reheated and put into a freshly warmed tortilla. Delicious!

Lunch: Marinated tempeh fried wontons  with a side of plain fried wonton strips.

Dinner: Roasted chicken, broccoli, gravy and rice . And 2 glasses of Mark West pinot noir.

What I ate: December 15, 2011

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin

Lunch: Chicken soup with soba noodles and spinach .

Dinner: Rigatoni, broccoli, prosciutto and tomato in spicy vodka cream sauce . With one slice of wheat Italian bread and 2 glasses of Mark West pinot noir.

What I ate: December 16, 2011

Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon. A new batch of pancakes today.

Lunch: Lunch was supposed to be  pork with broccoli and scallions  but after spending the morning runner errands and shopping, including going to one of my least favorite places, Wal-Mart, I felt the sudden craving for McDonalds. Quarter pounder with cheese, medium fries.

Dinner: Tuna sushi plate . Spicy tuna and cucumber nori roll and tuna, cucumber, avocado and carrot nori roll. And some tuna sashimi.

What I ate: December 17, 2011

Breakfast: Corned beef hash, eggs and toast .

Lunch: Pork with broccoli, scallions and noodles .

Dinner: Steak, baked potato, broccoli .

What I ate: December 18, 2011

Breakfast: Homemade bagel, lox, cream cheese, tomato and red onion . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Nachos with beef, black beans, jalapeños and cheddar cheese and homemade guacamole . And a Saranac lager.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: December 18, 2011

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

Lunch: Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich  and Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Mom's fried rice.

What I ate: December 20, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito .

Lunch: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry .

Dinner: Chicken fingers, boneless 'wings' and French fries .

Jalapeño poppers, tortilla chips and homemade guacamole

What I ate: December 21, 2011

Breakfast: Eggs, toast, bacon .

Lunch: Jalapeño poppers, tortilla chips and homemade guacamole . This was not my planned lunch, but I had a sudden abundance of jalapeños and leftover guacamole, so this was my solution.

Dinner: Crumb pork chop , rice, cabbage. The pork chop is one of those crazy 1970s comfort food things and includes both mayonnaise and crushed Ritz crackers.

What I ate: December 22, 2011

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese biscuit .

Lunch: Roast beef sandwich . With home-cooked eye round roast beef, mayonaise and horseradish on one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half. And Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Grilled salmon, spicy green beans and rice . That's wild coho salmon that I previously grilled, vacuum sealed and froze. I reheated it in the sous vide for 40 minutes at 138°F from frozen and it was perfect.

What I ate: December 23, 2011

Breakfast: A  waffle  and bacon, both previously frozen. And a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Beef with snow peas .

Dinner: Shrimp scampi with spinach .

What I ate: December 24, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Turkey club sandwich .

Dinner: Sushi regular at Tokyo Tavern in Oneonta, New York, with Mom and Dad. I should have gotten the California roll instead of the spicy crunchy tuna roll. 

What I ate: December 25, 2011

Breakfast: Homemade bagel, lox, cream cheese, tomato and red onion . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Beef with broccoli and scallion stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: December 26, 2011

Breakfast: Pancakes , maple breakfast link sausage and real maple syrup. Pancakes and sausage were previously frozen.

Lunch: Well I was going to have zucchini and bacon stir-fry  but the hot dogs smelled so good I decided to have one of those instead. Reheated for 30 minutes at 150°F in the sous vide, since it wasn't frozen yet. Normally it would be 45 minutes from frozen.

Dinner: Roast beef, rice, gravy, broccoli . And 2 glasses of Ruta 22 Malbec.

What I ate: December 27, 2011

Breakfast: Eggs, toast, bacon . And a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Spicy vegetarian chili and jalapeño cornbread .

Dinner: Chicken paprika , rice and broccoli. And 2 glasses of malbec.

Fried clams and coconut fried shrimp

What I ate: December 28, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito .

Lunch: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Fried clams, coconut fried shrimp and French fries. And 9 oz. of Saranac Adirondack lager.

What I ate: December 29, 2011

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin .

Lunch: Roast beef sandwich .

Dinner: Roasted pork, rice and sautéed cabbage . And 2 glasses of Aguaribay malbec.

What I ate: December 30, 2011

Breakfast: Eggs, toast and bacon .

Lunch: Spicy sesame beef with snow peas .

Dinner: Fish and chips . And 1 glass of Sebastiani chardonnay.

What I ate: December 31, 2011

Breakfast: Waffles and bacon . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Tuna salad sandwich .

Dinner: Tingua poblano - Mexican stew of pork, potatoes and tomatoes.

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