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2012-12 - Rick's Food Blog

What I ate: December 1, 2012

Breakfast: Corned beef hash , one egg and a half slice of Barowski's wheat bread toast with butter.

Lunch: Ham and cheese sandwich . With 2.2 oz. smoked ham, 3/4 slice of Swiss cheese with Dijon mustard on one slice of Barowski's whole wheat bread, cut in half. And Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Filet mignon steak and a salt and olive oil-rubbed baked potato with butter and sour cream.

What I ate: December 2, 2012

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

Lunch: Turkey and cabbage stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: December 3, 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: Twice-cooked pork, broccoli and scallion stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry with potatoes, carrots, celery and onion.

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

What I ate: December 4, 2012

Breakfast: Homemade Blueberry muffin and bacon, both previously frozen.

Lunch: Grilled ham and cheese . With baked ham and 3/4 slice of Swiss cheese on one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half. And Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Fish and chips . With previously made and frozen beer battered haddock, reheated in the deep fryer, and served with homemade tartar sauce. And 3.0 oz. Cascadian organic shoestring French fries, seasoned with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and granulated garlic.

What I ate: December 5, 2012

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

Lunch: Asian lettuce wrap filling, with rice instead of the lettuce.

Dinner: Tonktasu and rice with furikake.

What I ate: December 6, 2012

Breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese English muffin sandwich . With 3 slices of bacon, one organic egg and Cabot cheddar cheese on a Barowski's whole wheat English muffin.

Lunch: Chana malsala and rice. Previously cooked, vacuum sealed and frozen. Reheated boil-in-bag.

Dinner: Homemade spicy Italian sausage and green pepper pizza . Previously vacuum sealed and frozen.

What I ate: December 7, 2012

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

Lunch: McDonalds quarter pounder with cheese while I was out running errands.

Dinner: Meatloaf , rice and gravy. With previously made, vacuum sealed and frozen meatloaf (5.0 oz. serving), reheated in the sous vide 45 minutes at 135°F in the bag.

What I ate: December 8, 2012

Breakfast: Western omelet, two egg. With a half slice of Barowski's wheat bread toast with butter.

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

Dinner: Homemade chicken fingers and French fries. I previously cooked and froze the chicken; I just defrosted them and reheated it for 90 seconds in the deep fryer. The 3.0 oz. of frozen Cascadian organic French fries went in for 2 minutes after that.

What I ate: December 9, 2012

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

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

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: December 10, 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: Salami Toscano English muffin sandwich and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Chicken and cheese enchilada . Previously made, vacuum sealed and frozen. Defrosted then reheated for 20 minutes in the oven at 350°F.

What I ate: December 11, 2012

Breakfast: Homemade Blueberry muffin and bacon, both previously frozen.

Lunch: Twice-cooked pork stir-fry with scallions, broccoli and noodles .

Dinner: Whole wheat penne with prosciutto, garlic and green beans .

What I ate: December 12, 2012

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

Lunch: Grilled ham and cheese . With baked ham and 3/4 slice of Swiss cheese on one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half. And Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry with potatoes, carrots, celery and onion.

What I ate: December 13, 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: Chana malsala and rice. Previously cooked, vacuum sealed and frozen. Reheated boil-in-bag.

Dinner: Thanksgiving dinner reprise. I previously individually vacuum sealed the elements of a serving of Mom's Thanksgiving dinner. I defrosted everything in a sink of cold water. I reheated the gravy in a saucepan on the stove since stirring is really necessary when reheating frozen gravy. The rest of the bags when into a pot of boiling water for boil-in-bag. Once the pot returned to a boil, I reduced the heat to simmer and reheated for 10 minutes. I could have done it from frozen, but since I had to defrost the gravy anyway, I went with this route. And it was excellent - the bags keep in the moisture so things don't dry out, and boil-in-bag is really the only way to reheat frozen mashed potatoes.

What I ate: December 14, 2012

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

Lunch: Beef with snow pea stir -fry with rice.

Dinner: Filet mignon steak and a salt and olive oil-rubbed baked potato.

What I ate: December 15, 2012

Breakfast: Cinnamon raisin toast (whole wheat) with butter.

Lunch: Tuna salad sandwich on one slice of Barowski's whole wheat bread, cut in half. And Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Homemade pizza with Salame Toscano and mushrooms.

What I ate: December 16, 2012

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

Lunch: Pork, broccoli and scallion stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: December 17, 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: Shrimp and onion stir-fry with spinach . And rice.

Dinner: Cheesesteak sandwich and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

What I ate: December 18, 2012

Breakfast: French toast made with whole wheat Italian bread with bacon.

Lunch: Cheddar broccoli soup and a small piece of whole wheat Italian bread.

Dinner: Nachos with ground beef, black beans, tomato, jalapeño and cheddar cheese.

Duck stock

What I ate: December 19, 2012

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

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

Dinner: Grilled salmon and mushroom risotto . The salmon was previously grilled, vacuum sealed and frozen. I reheated it for 45 minutes at 138°F in the sous vide. I made the risotto from scratch, it takes about 30 minutes.

What I ate: December 20, 2012

Breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese English muffin sandwich . With 3 slices of bacon, one organic egg and Cabot cheddar cheese on a Barowski's whole wheat English muffin.

Lunch: Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich . With Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Mom's fried rice.

What I ate: December 21, 2012

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

Lunch: Turkey and cabbage stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Fried chicken, boneless Buffalo "wings" and French fries .

Pork fried wontons #2

What I ate: December 22, 2012

Breakfast: Whole wheat cinnamon raisin toast with butter and 3 slices of bacon.

Lunch: Pork fried wontons (new recipe).

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

What I ate: December 23, 2012

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

Lunch: Chicken soup with soba noodles and spinach .

Dinner: Tuna sushi. Hosomaki: tuna, shredded carrot, cucumber, and rice surrounded by nori, avocado roll, with cucumber, shredded carrot and rice, surrounded by nori, spicy tuna roll, with tuna, cucumber and sriracha hot sauce, and tuna sashimi.

Cheese fondue

What I ate: December 24, 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: Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich . With 3 slices of bacon on one slice of Barowski's whole wheat bread, cut in half. And Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Cheese fondue (new recipe). This was tasty but I make it so infrequently I always forget how much work it is to clean up! Next time I'm going to The Melting Pot instead.

What I ate: December 25, 2012

Breakfast: 3 (maybe it was 4) beignets and 3 slices of bacon. And a mimosa.

Lunch: Salame Toscano English muffin sandwich . And Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

What I ate: December 26, 2012

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

Lunch: Grilled ham and cheese sandwich . And Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry with potatoes, carrots, celery and onion.

What I ate: December 27, 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: Pork, broccoli and scallions with noodles .

Dinner: Homemade mushroom and Salame Toscano pizza. Previously frozen and reheated for 15 minutes at 400°F.

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: Pork, broccoli and scallions with noodles .

Dinner: Homemade mushroom and Salame Toscano pizza. Previously frozen and reheated for 15 minutes at 400°F.

What I ate: December 28, 2012

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

Lunch: Grilled Hebrew National hot dog on a whole wheat hot dog roll with Dijon mustard and pickle relish. And Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips

Dinner: Tonkatsu and rice with furikake.

New England clam chowder #1

Steak au poivre (pepper steak)

What I ate: December 29, 2012

Breakfast: Toasted homemade whole wheat bagel with butter, baked fresh today.

Lunch: Homemade clam chowder (new recipe), made from scratch from fresh whole clams! I made this yesterday and just reheated it today. It was quite tasty! With a homemade whole wheat and oat dinner roll with butter.

Dinner: Steak au poivre (peppered steak) and a salt and olive oil-rubbed baked potato with butter and sour cream.

What I ate: December 30, 2012

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese on a homemade whole wheat bagel with tomato and red onion. And a mimosa. I accidentally deleted the picture before uploading it, but it look pretty much the same as last week.

Lunch: Ham and cheese sandwich . On one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half. And Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: December 31, 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: McDonalds quarter pounder with cheese and French fries. I was out running errands.

Dinner: Beef short ribs and garlic mashed potatoes. Both previously frozen, but delicious!

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