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2012-08 - Rick's Food Blog

CSA Week #9 (2012)

What I ate: August 1, 2012

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

Lunch: Pizza. Two slices, one quarter, of a small (12") pepperoni and mushroom pizza, previously frozen. And a Saranac Adirondack lager.

Dinner: Sushi regular at Mt. Fuji Japanese restaurant in Oneonta, NY, with Mom and my nephew. Much better than Tokyo Tavern last week . Well, there was a lot more food last week, but the quality was much better this week.

What I ate: August 2, 2012

Breakfast: I'm not going to be home for breakfast on Sunday, so I'm having my Bagel, lox and cream cheese today. On a homemade whole wheat bagel with tomato and red onion.

Lunch: Beef with snow peas , rice.

Dinner: Mom's salmon and salad at Mom and Dad's with my nephew. I forgot to take a picture of it, but it looked pretty much like this.

What I ate: August 3, 2012

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. Reheat of the filling left over from Wednesday in a fresh flour tortilla.

Lunch: A very tasty cheese steak sandwich and French fries at The Depot in Oneonta with Mom and Dad. With an Amber Bock beer. I forgot to take a picture, which is unfortunate because it really was quite good.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet with Mom, Dad and my nephew. Small serving because I was still full from lunch!

What I ate: August 4, 2012

Breakfast: Cinnamon raisin toast with butter (made from homemade whole wheat cinnamon raisin bread ) and a side of bacon. I apparently forgot to take a picture of this, but it looked like this:

Lunch: Hot dog on a whole wheat hot dog roll with Dijon mustard and pickle relish. And Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips and a Saranac pale ale.

Dinner: Mom's pot roast at Mom and Dad's with my nephew and brother-in-law.

What I ate: August 5, 2012

Breakfast: 3 slices of bacon at Mom and Dad's.

Lunch: Mom's tuna sashimi at Mom and Dad's.

Dinner: 3 ears of Johnson's sweet corn on the cob with butter and salt.

What I ate: August 5, 2012

What I ate: August 6, 2012

Breakfast: Egg, toast and bacon . With one organic egg, half a slice of Barowski's wheat bread with butter and 3 slices of bacon.

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

Dinner: Salad with carrot, celery, mushrooms, cucumber, green pepper, red onion, Olivia's croutons and Annie's Tuscan Italian dressing.

What I ate: August 7, 2012

Breakfast: Cinnamon raisin toast with butter (made from homemade whole wheat cinnamon raisin bread ) and a side of bacon and melon from CSA Week #9 .

Lunch: Barbecued pork sandwich . With 3.0 oz. left-over pork spare rib meat and homemade barbecue sauce on a whole wheat hamburger roll. With Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Braised beef short ribs with 5.0 oz. mashed potatoes. And I updated the mashed potato recipe post with new reheating instructions.

CSA Week #10 (2012)

Whole wheat pasta with zucchini, tomato and prosciutto

What I ate: August 8, 2012

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

Lunch: Marinated tempeh fried wontons and a few fried wonton strips.

Dinner: Whole wheat pasta with prosciutto, zucchini and tomato (new recipe). It also has garlic, onion, red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese. I made up this recipe based on what I had from my CSA and it was delicious!

What I ate: August 9, 2012

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin .

Lunch: I was going to make an arugula salad, but I was out running errands and had a craving for McDonalds, so I had a quarter pounder with cheese and French fries instead. That's roughly equivalent, right?

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry with rice.

What I ate: August 10, 2012

Breakfast: Cinnamon raisin toast with butter (made from homemade whole wheat cinnamon raisin bread ) and a side of bacon.

Lunch: Salad with at least 3 kinds of lettuce, carrot, celery, mushrooms, cucumber, green pepper, red onion and tomato. With Annie's organic cowgirl ranch dressing and Olivia's croutons.

Dinner: Mom's tempura, reheated from frozen. 6 shrimp, 2 fish, 2 onion, 2 green bean and 1 green pepper.

What I ate: August 11, 2012

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. Reheat of the filling left over from Wednesday in a fresh flour tortilla.

Lunch: Beef with bean sprouts and scallion stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Summer squash lasagna . With a slice of whole wheat Italian bread with olive oil. Reheated from frozen for 22 minutes boil-in-bag (maybe should have done 24 minutes), the I melted the cheese with the propane torch, though the broiler would have been faster for more than one serving. This was really good!

What I ate: August 12, 2012

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese on a homemade whole wheat bagel with tomato and red onion.

Lunch: Cheeseburger and French fries. With a 4.0 oz. (before cooking) grilled hamburger patty made with homemade ground beef, Cabot cheddar cheese and 3.0 oz. frozen Cascadian organic French fries. And a Saranac pale ale.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: August 13, 2012

Breakfast: Egg, toast and bacon . With one organic egg, half a slice of Barowski's wheat bread with butter and 3 slices of bacon.

Lunch: Mom's fried rice. I previously vacuum sealed and froze it. To reheat it, I brought a pot of water to a boil, added the frozen vacuum sealed bag, brought back to a boil, then reduced the heat to simmer and simmered for 21 minutes. Open the bag up, fluff up the rice a little, and it was perfect!

Dinner: Nachos , with homemade taco-seasoned ground beef, black beens, jalapeño, tomato and cheddar cheese.

Risotto side for one

What I ate: August 14, 2012

Breakfast: Homemade blueberry muffin and bacon .

Lunch: Swiss chard with pancetta and risotto (new post). This was really good, and while making risotto is time consuming, it takes about 30 minutes and you pretty much have to be there the whole time, it's not really that much work. I think I'll start making it more often!

Dinner: Rigatoni with tomato and prosciutto in spicy vodka cream and cheese sauce.

CSA Week #11 (2012)

What I ate: August 15, 2012

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

Lunch: Beef with snow pea stir-fry.

Dinner: Rib eye steak and baked potato.

Bruschetta

What I ate: August 16, 2012

Breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese English muffin .

Lunch: Hot dog . This was not my planned lunch, but I drove past a hot dog truck on the way home from running errands so I was in the mood for a hot dog. But this is my own grilled hot dog on a whole wheat hot dog bun, with Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Mom's tempura, previously frozen. 6 shrimp, 2 fish, 2 asparagus, 1 green pepper and 1 onion. With rice. And a glass of Kono New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

Roasted beets

Roasted beet, feta and toasted walnut ravioli

What I ate: August 17, 2012

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. Reheat of the filling left over from Wednesday in a fresh flour tortilla.

Lunch: I used some of the beets to make a roasted beet, feta and toasted walnut ravioli (new post). It was an experiment, and turned out to be quite tasty!

Dinner: Homemade pizza . With homemade tomato sauce, Salame Toscano, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese.

Tomato and fresh mozzarella salad with balsamic vinaigrette

What I ate: August 18, 2012

Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon (previously frozen).

Lunch: Tomato and fresh mozzarella salad with balsamic vinaigrette (new post).

Dinner: I was originally going to have ribs and corn but I kind of corned myself out at lunch. I guess I should stick to two ears of corn!

What I ate: August 19, 2012

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese on a homemade whole wheat bagel with tomato and red onion.

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

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet with Mom and Dad. If you haven't noticed, I eat almost exactly the same thing every week , even though it's a pretty big buffet. So this week I actually made a point of eating something completely different with none of the items I regularly eat!

What I ate: August 20, 2012

Breakfast: Egg, toast and bacon . With one organic egg, half a slice of Barowski's wheat bread with butter and 3 slices of bacon.

Lunch: Chana masala and rice.

Dinner: Whole wheat pasta, zucchini, tomato and prosciutto .

What I ate: August 21, 2012

Breakfast: Cantaloupe, bacon and cinnamon raisin toast with butter (made from homemade whole wheat cinnamon raisin bread ).

Lunch: Spicy vegetarian chili and jalapeño cornbread.

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry .

CSA Week #12 (2012)

What I ate: August 22, 2012

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

Lunch: Fried chicken sandwich with homemade fried chicken breast, lettuce and wasabi mayo on a whole wheat roll. With Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Spaghetti with Italian sausage , homemade sauce and homemade garlic bread, made from wheat French bread. I didn't make the bread.

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

What I ate: August 23, 2012

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese biscuit . With homemade sausage, ground for a pork roast, an organic egg and a homemade buttermilk biscuit.

Lunch: Zucchini and bacon stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Beef stroganoff .

Bacon, mushroom, shallot and cheddar cheese omelet

Buttermilk biscuits

What I ate: August 24, 2012

Breakfast: Bacon, mushroom, shallot and cheddar cheese omelet . With 2 eggs and a half slice of wheat bread with butter.

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

Dinner: Pork spare ribs with homemade barbecue sauce and French fries.

What I ate: August 25, 2012

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. Reheat of the filling left over from Wednesday in a fresh flour tortilla.

Lunch: Barbecued pork sandwich . With 3.0 oz. left-over pork spare rib meat and homemade barbecue sauce on a whole wheat hamburger roll. With Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Mom's roast beef, rice, gravy and asparagus (2 servings) at Mom and Dad's with my nephew. And 2 glasses of Alma del Sur malbec.

What I ate: August 26, 2012

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese on a homemade whole wheat bagel with tomato and red onion. And a mimosa.

Lunch: Mom's shrimp, eggs and scallions (2 servings) at Mom and Dad's with my nephew.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet with Mom, Dad and my nephew. And I'm back to my normal meal.

What I ate: August 27, 2012

Breakfast: Egg, toast and bacon . With one organic egg, half a slice of Barowski's wheat bread with butter and 3 slices of bacon.

Lunch: Mom's fried rice at Mom and Dad's with my nephew.

Dinner: Mom's salmon, rice and broccoli (2 helpings) at Mom and Dad's with my nephew.

What I ate: August 28, 2012

Breakfast: Homemade blueberry muffin and bacon .

Lunch: Mom's tuna sashimi, daikon with hana katsuo and rice at Mom and Dad's with my nephew.

Dinner: Mom's grilled porterhouse steak with rice and salad with Mom, Dad and my nephew.

CSA Week #13 (2012)

What I ate: August 29, 2012

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

Lunch: Mom's fried fish at Mom and Dad's with my nephew.

Dinner: Salmon roll and California roll sushi at Tokyo Tavern with Mom and my nephew. I forgot to take a picture of it, however.

What I ate: August 30, 2012

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin . With homemade sausage made from a lean pork roast, an organic egg and Cabot cheddar cheese on a whole wheat English muffin.

Lunch: Mom's Japanese noodle soup with chicken and spinach with Mom and my nephew. I forgot to take a picture.

Dinner: Mom's roast beef, rice, gravy and sautéed cabbage (2 servings), with Mom, Dad and my nephew.

What I ate: August 31, 2012

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. Reheat of the filling I made last Wednesday on a fresh tortilla.

Lunch: Mom's fried rice at Mom and Dad's with my nephew.

Dinner: Mom's tempura at Mom and Dad's with my nephew. 4 shrimp, 2 fish, 2 asparagus, 2 green pepper, 2 onion, rice and salad.

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