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2013-02 - Rick's Food Blog

What I ate: February 1, 2013

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

Lunch: Homemade chicken soup with soba noodles and spinach .

Dinner: 2 slices of homemade salame Toscano and mushroom pizza , previously frozen.

What I ate: February 2, 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: Twice-cooked pork with scallion and broccoli stir-fry and rice.

Dinner: Spaghetti with Italian sausage . With 1.7 oz. Barilla spaghetti, 6.0 oz. homemade red wine marina sauce and 1 spicy Italian sausage.

Buffalo chicken wings

What I ate: February 3, 2013

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

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. I was going to make beef with snow peas, but when I walked into the kitchen I had a sudden craving for a hot dog.

Dinner: Superbowl dinner! Buffalo chicken wings . There were 3 pieces left. And two Saranac pale ales.

What I ate: February 4, 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: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Tingua poblano - Mexican pork with smoky tomato sauce and potato stew. Previously made, vacuum sealed and frozen and reheated boil-in-bag. With a warm flour tortilla.

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

What I ate: February 5, 2013

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

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

Dinner: Bacon cheeseburger . With a 6.0 oz. (before cooking) homemade beef patty, grilled, vacuum sealed, frozen and reheated and cooked rare in the sous vide. And browned in the deep fryer. With Cabot cheddar cheese, 1 slice of bacon and barbecue sauce on a whole wheat hamburger bun. And 3.0 oz. Cascadian Organic French fries.

What I ate: February 6, 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: Swiss chard with pancetta and quinoa .

Dinner: Tonkatsu and rice with furikake.

What I ate: February 7, 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: Tofu, broccoli and scallion stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Sort of a goulash. With 3.5 oz. of beef, 6.0 oz. of Nature's Place organic tomato sauce and 1.7 oz. Barilla penne. With red pepper flakes. Delicious!

What I ate: February 8, 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: Sopresata English muffin sandwich with Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry with rice.

What I ate: February 9, 2013

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

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

Dinner: Nachos with ground beef, black beans, jalapeños and cheddar cheese. With a side of sour cream and salsa.

What I ate: February 10, 2013

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

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

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet with Mom and Dad.

Quinoa with prosciutto, garlic, tomato and chard

What I ate: February 11, 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: Quinoa with prosciutto, garlic, tomato and chard (new recipe).

Dinner: Steak and baked potato .

What I ate: February 12, 2013

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

Lunch: Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich with 4 thin slices of ham on one slice of Barowski's whole wheat bread, cut in half. With Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Broccoli and celeriac with sesame tofu with sweet and spicy garlic sauce. And rice. With one glass of Kono New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

What I ate: February 13, 2013

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

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

Dinner: Chicken paprika with rice, broccoli and sour cream paprika sauce.

What I ate: February 14, 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: Twice-cooked pork with scallions and noodles .

Dinner: Chicken and cheese enchilada . It doesn't look that great after being frozen and reheated, but it still tastes good. I think enchiladas, like breakfast burritos, are best if you freeze the filling separately, and make them in a fresh tortilla.

What I ate: February 15 - 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: Fried clams at Salty's Pub and Bistro in Clifton Park, NY. Very good! I'll definitely stop here again if heading up the Northway. I-87, Exit 8A.

Dinner: Crab cakes at the Lake Placid Club boat house in Lake Placid, NY.

Breakfast: Hash, eggs and toast at Howard Johnson's in Lake Placid, NY.

Lunch: We missed lunch.

Dinner: Bison at the Interlaken restaurant at the Interlaken Inn, Lake Placid, NY. This was delicious! Everybody enjoyed their food at the Interlaken.

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito a Breakfast Club, etc. in Lake Placid, NY. It's a lot bigger than the breakfast burrito that I make! Quite tasty, though.

Lunch: An unexciting cheeseburger at the cafeteria at Whiteface Mountain, NY. I forgot to take a picture of it.

Dinner: Chicken marsala special at Milano North in Lake Placid, NY.

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin with home fries at the Downtown Diner in Lake Placid, NY.

Lunch: After two unsuccessful attempts, we actually succeeded in eating lunch at the J. Lohr café and wine bar at Whiteface Mountain. Fondue.

Dinner: Pheasant at Artisans at the Lake Placid Lodge. Highly recommended!

Breakfast: "Mountain Woman" breakfast at Saranac Sourdough in Lake Placid, NY. Approximately half of the "Mountain Man" breakfast with pancakes, sausage, home fries, egg and toast.

Lunch: Fried chicken sandwich at Duanesburg Diner in Duanesburg, NY.

Dinner: 2 slices of homemade Salame Toscano pizza, previously frozen. At home.

What I ate: February 20, 2013

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

Lunch: Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich with Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Steak and baked potato . With rib-eye steak and a salt and olive oil-rubbed baked potato with butter and sour cream.

What I ate: February 21, 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 scallion and broccoli stir-fry and rice.

Dinner: Japanese-style crushed hamburger and rice.

What I ate: February 22, 2013

Breakfast: Raisin toast with butter and a side of bacon.

Lunch: Swiss chard with pancetta and quinoa .

Dinner: Tacos. With beef, cheddar cheese, salsa and lettuce in a hard corn taco shell. With 1.0 oz. tortilla chips and more salsa.

What I ate: February 23, 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: Grilled ham and cheese sandwich

Dinner: Roasted squash lasagna , previously frozen. I'm still experimenting with the best way to reheat it. This time I tried:

What I ate: February 24, 2013

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

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

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry with rice.

What I ate: February 25, 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: Twice-cooked pork with scallion and broccoli stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Beef Stroganoff . Quite tasty!

What I ate: February 26, 2013

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

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

Dinner: Meatloaf with rice and gravy. I made, vacuum sealed and froze the meatloaf last week. I reheated in the pre-heated sous vide 45 minutes at 138°F. The gravy was vacuum sealed and refrigerated, because freezing gravy does weird things to it, and I reheated on the stove in a saucepan. Never in the microwave!

What I ate: February 27, 2013

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

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

Dinner: Sort of a goulash with ground beef and homemade tomato sauce with penne.

What I ate: February 28, 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: Twice-cooked pork with scallion and broccoli stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes with gravy. The chicken fried steak I previously made, vacuum sealed and froze. I defrosted it in cold water (in the vacuum sealed bag!), then reheated in the deep fryer for 2 minutes at 360°F so it would get nice and crispy again.

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