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2013-05 - Rick's Food Blog

What I ate: May 1, 2013

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. And a glass of orange juice.

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

Dinner: Pork spare ribs and French fries. Ribs previously cooked sous vide, smoked and frozen. With seasoned Cacadian organic French fries.

What I ate: May 2, 2013

Breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese English muffin sandwich .

Lunch: Pork sandwich and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips. The pork is one leftover spare rib from yesterday, diced, with barbecue sauce.

Dinner: Chicken fried steak and garlic mashed potatoes. I made two servings and froze the second serving. And made a new batch of gravy. The mashed potatoes I previously made and froze and reheated boil-in-bag.

What I ate: May 3, 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: Sardines, spinach and rice .

Dinner: Steak au poivre with fresh asparagus.

What I ate: May 4, 2013

Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon.

Lunch: Soppressata English muffin sandwich with Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Mom's fried rice. The funny thing is that Mom sent over a plate, and it was twice this amount! I vacuum sealed and froze the other half. It reheats really well boil-in-bag from frozen.

What I ate: May 5, 2013

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

Lunch: Beef with scallion and broccoli stir-fry .

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: May 6, 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: Meatloaf , rice, gravy and asparagus.

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: Meatloaf , rice, gravy and asparagus.

What I ate: May 7, 2013

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

Lunch: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry

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

Homemade loose chorizo sausage #2

What I ate: May 8, 2013

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

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

Dinner: Mom's shrimp tempura, previously frozen.

What I ate: May 9, 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: Sardines, spinach, and rice .

Dinner: Penne pasta with meat sauce. There was supposed to be some zucchini in it, but the zucchini was a little iffy so I left it out.

What I ate: May 10, 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: Turkey and cabbage stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Sesame tofu with broccoli in spicy garlic sauce .

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

What I ate: May 11, 2013

Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon. Both previously frozen, a quick reheat in the oven, 8 minutes at 375°F on a sheet pan.

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

Dinner: Japanese-style chicken curry with rice. A 30-minute meal: 10 minutes to heat the water and 20 minutes boil-in-bag from a vacuum-sealed frozen serving.

What I ate: May 12, 2013

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

Lunch: Tuna salad sandwich with Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: May 13, 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: Spaghetti and Italian sausage . With 1.7 oz. of Barilla spaghetti (less than the 2.0 oz. USDA serving), 1 Italian sausage and 5.0 oz. homemade tomato sauce.

Pickled jalapeños

What I ate: May 14, 2013

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. This is normally my Wednesday breakfast, but I was in the mood for this today. And a mimosa.

Lunch: Chana Masala and rice. And a Saranac pale ale.

Dinner: Angus and Ale in Sidney, NY with Mom and Dad. It was good! A nice salad and the lamb chop special with a rosemary and mint pesto with asparagus and mashed potatoes. And a couple glasses of wine.

What I ate: May 15, 2013

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

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

Dinner: Chicken and cheese enchiladas (updated recipe).

What I ate: May 16, 2013

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

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

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

What I ate: May 17, 2013

Breakfast: Bagel, toasted, with butter. And 3 slices of bacon.

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

Dinner: Bacon cheeseburger . With a homemade 6.0 oz. (before cooking) grilled burger, Cabot cheddar cheese, bacon, homemade barbecue sauce and lettuce on a Barowski's wheat bun. And 3.0 oz. Cascadian organic French fries, seasoned.

What I ate: May 18, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

What I ate: May 19, 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: Mom's fried rice. Previously vacuum sealed and frozen, reheated boil-in-bag.

What I ate: May 20, 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: Sardines, spinach, and rice .

Dinner: Tingua poblana, pork with smoky tomato sauce and potatoes. With a warm tortilla.

What I ate: May 21, 2013

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

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

Dinner: A goulash with 2.0 oz. penne pasta, 3.4 oz. ground beef and 6.0 oz. homemade tomato sauce.

Fried chicken #3

What I ate: May 22, 2013

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

Lunch: Chana Masala with rice. And a Saranac pale ale, because this batch is spicy!

Dinner: Fried chicken (new recipe), with 3.0 oz. seasoned Cascadian organic shoestring French fries.

What I ate: May 23, 2013

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

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

Dinner: Japanese-style chicken curry .

What I ate: May 24 - 27, 2013

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese on a homemade whole wheat bagel with tomato and red onion. This is normally my Sunday morning breakfast, but since I won't be home on Sunday, I decided to have it today.

Lunch: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry .

Dinner: Mom's fried rice at Mom and Dad's. And 2 glasses of Cholila Ranch malbec.

Breakfast: Sausage and grapefruit at Mom and Dad's with my nephew and brother-in-law.

Lunch: Mom's salmon and rice.

Breakfast: Bacon and grapefruit at Mom and Dad's with my nephew and brother-in-law.

Lunch: Mom's tuna sashimi, diakon and rice.

Dinner: Mom's steak, spinach, asparagus and rice.

Breakfast: Sausage and grapefruit at Mom and Dad's with my nephew and brother-in-law.

Lunch: Mom's shrimp (and lobster) and egg stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: 1/3 of a DiGiorno rising crust supreme frozen pizza. Yes, I realize it's undercooked. Thankfully, I didn't die.

What I ate: May 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: Beef with snow peas stir-fry and rice.

Dinner: Chicken and cheese enchiladas .

What I ate: May 29, 2013

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

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

Dinner: Mom's steak. With a salt and olive oil rubbed baked potato with butter and sour cream.

What I ate: May 30, 2013

Breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese English muffin sandwich .

Lunch: Chana Masala with rice. Previously made and frozen and reheated boil-in-bag. And a Saranac pale ale.

Dinner: Pork Spare Ribs and 3.0 oz. seasoned Cascadian organic shoestring French fries. I previously made and froze the ribs and reheated from frozen 45 minutes at 155°F in the sous vide.

What I ate: May 31, 2013

Breakfast: Corned beef hash , a scrambled egg and a homemade buttermilk biscuit. The hash is from a can, but it still takes a while to cook. Fortunately, a can is three servings, so I vacuum sealed and froze the two remaining servings and it's quick to reheat.

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

Dinner: Braised beef short ribs and garlic mashed potatoes.

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