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2013-01 - Rick's Food Blog

What I ate: January 1, 2013

Breakfast: Homemade cranberry scones. And a side of bacon.

Lunch: Mom's mochi soup and sushi at Mom and Dad's.

Dinner: I intended to make a normal dinner, but I got distracted by a project. I was in the mood for pizza, but I didn't have any frozen and it would take too long to make one from scratch, and my local pizza place closed, so frozen pizza it is. I'm glad I had this in my freezer, though technically it expired 6 months ago. It actually wasn't too bad, cooked in the oven instead of the microwave.

What I ate: January 2, 2013

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

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

Dinner: Beef Stroganoff .

What I ate: January 3, 2013

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: Marinated tempeh fried wontons . I previously made and froze the filling, but formed and fried the wontons today. 10 wontons, a rice ball (omusbe) and soy sauce with scallion for the dipping sauce.

Dinner: Spaghetti and meatballs. With 1.8 oz. Barilla spaghetti, 2.4 oz. meatballs (homemade) and 6.0 oz. Nature's Place organic tomato basil pasta sauce.

What I ate: January 4, 2013

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

Dinner: Chicken and cheese enchilada , 1.0 oz. tortilla chips and salsa fresca .

What I ate: January 5, 2013

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: Cheesesteak sandwich . With Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips. That's probably only about 2/3 of the original hoagie roll after trimming off the ends and taking a slab out of the middle.

What I ate: January 6, 2013

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

Lunch: Homemade New England clam chowder (previously frozen) and a small Caesar salad. I wasn't really sure if you could vacuum seal and freeze clam chowder, but it worked quite well.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: January 7, 2013

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

Dinner: Rib eye steak (5.2 oz. after cooking) and a salt and olive oil-rubbed baked potato with butter and sour cream.

What I ate: January 8, 2013

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

Lunch: Salami Toscano English muffin sandwich and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: 5.0 oz. roasted chicken , rice and gravy. With French-cut green beans (frozen).

What I ate: January 9, 2013

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

Lunch: Spicy Vegetarian Chili and jalapeño cornbread.

Dinner: Jerk chicken and 3.0 oz. Cascadian organic shoestring French fries, seasoned.

What I ate: January 10, 2013

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

Lunch: Marinated tempeh fried wontons . I previously made and froze the filling, but formed and fried the wontons today. 10 wontons, rice with furikake and soy sauce with scallion for the dipping sauce.

Dinner: Chicken paprika with rice, broccoli and sour cream sauce. With 5.2 oz. of chicken (before cooking).

What I ate: January 11, 2013

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 bean sprouts and scallions . And rice.

Dinner: Spicy beef and sausage ravioli with tomato sauce. They're Buitoni ravioli, and there are 6 pictured, half the package, but I ate 5, since there are supposedly 2 1/2 servings per package. They were okay, but I think I can make something better, which is why I should always just make everything from scratch instead of taking a shortcut and buying it prepared!

What I ate: January 12, 2013

Breakfast: Homemade cranberry scones and a side of bacon.

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: 5.0 oz. teriyaki grilled pork and rice with furikake.

What I ate: January 13, 2013

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

Lunch: Spicy sesame beef with snow peas .

Dinner: 6.0 oz. grilled homemade hamburger with Cabot cheddar cheese, 2 slices of bacon, barbecue sauce and lettuce on a whole wheat hamburger bun. And 3.0 oz. Cascadian organic shoestring French fries, seasoned with salt, freshly ground black pepper, cayenne pepper and granulated garlic.

What I ate: January 14, 2013

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 with rice.

Dinner: Homemade sausage and green pepper pizza . Normally I eat two slices, but I was hungry and I also flipped one slice over putting it on the cooling rack, so I decided eat 3 and throw out the mangled one.

Swiss chard with pancetta and quinoa

What I ate: January 15, 2013

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

Lunch: Swiss chard with pancetta and quinoa (new recipe). This was delicious, and I'll definitely make this again.

Dinner: Shrimp pad Thai . And 2 glasses of Kono New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

What I ate: January 16, 2013

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

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

Dinner: Rib eye steak and salt and olive oil rubbed baked potato.

What I ate: January 17, 2013

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: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Meatloaf with rice and gravy.

What I ate: January 18, 2013

Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon, both previously frozen.

Lunch: Cheddar broccoli ale soup . With a homemade whole wheat and oat roll with butter. Both previously frozen.

Dinner: Japanese-style " crushed hamburger " with rice.

What I ate: January 19, 2013

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

Lunch: Shrimp and onion stir-fry with spinach .

Dinner: Japanese-style lamb curry with rice.

What I ate: January 20, 2013

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

Lunch: Spicy vegetarian chili . and jalapeño cornbread.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet with Mom and Dad.

Quinoa with chorizo and peppers

What I ate: January 21, 2013

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: Spicy quinoa with chorizo and peppers (new recipe). I made this up for lunch today and it was delicious!

Dinner: Roast beef, rice and gravy . With 5.0 oz. homemade eye of round roast beef, previously frozen.

What I ate: January 22, 2013

Breakfast: Raisin toast with butter and 3 slices of bacon.

Lunch: Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich with 3 thin slices of ham on one slice of Barowski's whole wheat bread, cut in half. With Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Spaghetti with Italian sausage . With 1.7 oz. Barilla spaghetti, one extra spicy Italian sausage and marinara sauce.

Bacon and horseradish sour cream dip

What I ate: January 23, 2013

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

Lunch: Turkey and cabbage stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Crumbed pork chop and rice with furikake.

What I ate: January 24, 2013

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

Lunch: Beef with snow peas stir-fry and rice.

Dinner: Cheesesteak sandwich . With Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips. And 2 glasses of Trapiche malbec.

What I ate: January 25, 2013

Breakfast: Homemade Blueberry muffin and bacon, both previously frozen. Normally I have this on Tuesday, but I forgot to make the muffins before Tuesday morning.

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

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

What I ate: January 26, 2013

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

Lunch: Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich with 3 thin slices of ham on one slice of Barowski's whole wheat bread, cut in half. With Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Tonkatsu and rice with furikake.

What I ate: January 27, 2013

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

Lunch: Swiss chard with pancetta and quinoa .

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: January 28, 2013

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: Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich with 3 thin slices of ham on one slice of Barowski's whole wheat bread, cut in half. With Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry with rice.

What I ate: January 29, 2013

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

Lunch: Chana masala with rice. And a Saranac pale ale because this batch is so spicy I needed something to cool off my mouth!

Dinner: Steak, baked potato and broccoli .

What I ate: January 30, 2013

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

Lunch: Marinated tempeh fried wontons . I previously made and froze the filling, but formed and fried the wontons today. 10 wontons, rice ball (omusbe) and soy sauce with scallion for the dipping sauce.

Dinner: Meatloaf with rice and gravy.

What I ate: January 31, 2013

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

Dinner: Mom's fried rice. Previously vacuum sealed and frozen, reheated boil-in-bag.

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