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2013-06 - Rick's Food Blog

What I ate: June 1, 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 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: 1/3 of a DiGiorno rising crust supreme frozen pizza. This time it was much better because I didn't undercook it. 18 minutes at 425°F on a sheet pan.

What I ate: June 2, 2013

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 Buffer with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: June 3, 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 and Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips. With one slice of Barowski's 12-grain bread, cut in half, Dijon mustard, 1 slice of Swiss cheese and 3 slices of Black Forest ham.

Dinner: Whole wheat pasta with zucchini, tomato and prosciutto . This was delicious!

What I ate: June 4, 2013

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

Lunch: Asian lettuce wrap , minus the lettuce. It's the spicy beef filling, served with rice instead of lettuce, a tasty variation of crushed hamburger .

Dinner: Tonkatsu , rice and sautéed cabbage. And 2 glasses of Eagle's Rock malbec.

What I ate: June 5, 2013

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

Lunch: Beef with snow peas stir-fry .

Dinner: Meatloaf , rice and gravy.

Hummus

What I ate: June 6, 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: Something completely different and pretty healthy! A salad with lettuce, carrot, celery, cucumber, green pepper and mushrooms with Annie's Tuscan Italian salad dressing. Homemade hummus with 1.0 oz. New York Style red hot chili pepper baked pita chips. And a half glass of Cupcake New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

Dinner: Chicken and mushrooms with balsamic sauce and risotto . It only takes a half hour, but it's a busy half hour because both dishes need to be cooked at the same time and both require quite a bit of attention. It is delicious, however.

What I ate: June 7, 2013

Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon. Both previously cooked and frozen; a quick reheat in the oven, 8 minutes at 350°F on a sheet pan.

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

Dinner: Rib-eye steak , baked potato and a salad with lettuce, carrot, celery, cucumber, green pepper, mushrooms and tomatoes with Annie's Tuscan Italian salad dressing. This was a little much food, but still much less than you'd get in a restaurant! Delicious, however.

Chana Masala #2

What I ate: June 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. And a mimosa.

Lunch: Sautéed salame Toscano sandwich on a toasted Barowski's whole wheat English muffin with Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Salad with lettuce, carrot, celery, cucumber, green pepper, mushrooms and tomatoes with Annie's Tuscan Italian salad dressing.

What I ate: June 9, 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.

Sautéed teriyaki tempeh

What I ate: June 10, 2013

Breakfast: Egg, toast and bacon . With one organic egg, half a slice of Barowski's 12-grain bread with butter and 3 slices of bacon.

Lunch: Spicy Vegetarian Chili and jalapeño skillet cornbread . Something happened and the chili turned out really soupy today. Maybe there was a bad seal on the vacuum bag and some cooking water leaked in? It's never happened to me before, but it's possible. It was still tasty, however.

Dinner: Homemade chicken fingers (previously frozen) with Cascadian organic seasoned French fries.

What I ate: June 11, 2013

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

Lunch: Loaded baked potato with bacon, broccoli and cheese (updated recipe).

Dinner: Salad and spaghetti and meatballs . Salad with lettuce, carrot, celery, cucumber, green pepper, mushrooms and tomatoes with Annie's Tuscan Italian salad dressing.

CSA Week #1 (2013)

What I ate: June 12, 2013

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. I made the filling yesterday, and it only takes 40 seconds to reheat in the microwave. Another 40 seconds for the tortilla, in a damp kitchen towel, and that's it.

Lunch: Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich . With 3 slices of Black Forest ham, Swiss cheese and Dijon mustard on one slice of Barowski's 12-grain bread, cut in half. With Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Chicken paprika with rice and broccoli. I haven't made this in a while and I suddenly had a craving while contemplating what to have for dinner tonight.

Rhubarb apple ginger sorbet

What I ate: June 13, 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: A salad with lettuce, carrot, celery, cucumber, green pepper, red onion and tomatoes with Annie's Asian sesame salad dressing. Homemade hummus with 1.0 oz. New York Style red hot chili pepper baked pita chips. And a half glass of Pongo New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

Dinner: Japanese-style chicken curry and rice.

What I ate: June 14, 2013

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

Lunch: Grilled Hebrew National hot dog on a whole wheat hot dog bun with Dijon mustard and pickle relish. And Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips. And a Saranac wild hop pils beer. I freeze hot dog buns, but in retrospect I should probably separate them before freezing. I really mangled that one separating it from a frozen block of buns!

Dinner: Salad and barbecued chicken. Salad with lettuce, carrot, celery, cucumber, green pepper, red onion and tomatoes with Annie's Tuscan Italian dressing and Olivia's butter and garlic organic croutons.

What I ate: June 15, 2013

Breakfast: Corned beef hash, egg and toast . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Kale with pancetta and quinoa . The recipe is for Swiss chard, but it works just as well with kale.

Dinner: Cheesesteak sandwich and Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

What I ate: June 16, 2013

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

Lunch: Mom's sushi and tofu with kamaboku and scallions at Mom and Dad's.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: June 17, 2013

Breakfast: Egg, toast and bacon . With one organic egg, half a slice of Barowski's 12-grain bread with butter and 3 slices of bacon.

Lunch: A salad with lettuce, carrot, celery, cucumber, green pepper and red onion with Annie's Asian sesame salad dressing. And sautéed teriyaki tempeh . With a homemade whole wheat and oat dinner roll with butter. This was really good! The tempeh was tasty and goes well with the dressing. It's something a little filling and full of protein without being meat.

Dinner: Chicken and cheese enchilada . With 3.0 oz. grilled chicken and salsa fresca . With 1.0 oz. corn tortilla chips.

What I ate: June 18, 2013

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

Lunch: Pork with scallion and broccoli stir-fry made with shallot greens.

Dinner: Tingua poblana - Pork with smoky tomato sauce and potatoes . With a flour tortilla.

CSA Week #2 (2013)

What I ate: June 19, 2013

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

Lunch: Beef with snow peas stir-fry .

Dinner: Rigatoni with tomato, broccoli, and prosciutto in spicy vodka cream sauce . I love this dish. Too bad it's not particularly healthy :-(

Rice mix

What I ate: June 20, 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: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Salad, chicken and mushrooms with balsamic sauce and wild rice mix . Salad with cucumber, carrot, celery, green pepper, red onion and tomato with Annie's Tuscan Italian dressing.

Kale with chorizo, jalapeño and quinoa

Fried clams and French fries

What I ate: June 21, 2013

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

Lunch: Kale with chorizo, jalapeño and quinoa (new recipe). This was good but great. I think next time I make something like this I'll leave out the quinoa and just use it as a spicy kale side dish.

Dinner: Salad and fried clams and French fries (new post). Salad with cucumber, carrot, celery, green pepper, red onion and tomato with Annie's Tuscan Italian dressing with Olivia's butter and garlic croutons.

What I ate: June 22, 2013

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. Reheat of the filling I previously cooked in a freshly heated tortilla. And a mimosa.

Lunch: A salad with lettuce, carrot, celery, cucumber, green pepper, red onion and tomatoes with Annie's Asian sesame salad dressing. Homemade hummus with 1.0 oz. New York Style red hot chili pepper baked pita chips. And a half glass of Pongo New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

Dinner: Mount Fuji Japanese restaurant in Oneonta, New York, with Mom.

Ciabatta bread #4

What I ate: June 23, 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 bun with Dijon mustard and pickle relish. And Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips. And a Saranac pale ale. I was originally going to make the healthier beef with bean sprouts and scallion stir-fry but I didn't feel like it after cooking all morning.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet in Oneonta, NY, with Mom.

What I ate: June 24, 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 bean sprouts and scallion stir-fry and rice. Actually, it's made with shallot greens from CSA Week #2 .

Dinner: Whole wheat penne with grilled chicken, zucchini and garlic scape pesto . With homemade ciabatta bread .

Grilled chicken sandwich with wasabi mayo

What I ate: June 25, 2013

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

Lunch: Grilled chicken sandwich (new post) with a whole wheat bun, wasabi mayo and lettuce. And a salad with lettuce, carrot, celery, cucumber, green pepper, red onion and tomatoes with Annie's Asian sesame salad dressing.

Dinner: Shrimp pad Thai . And a half glass of 90+ sauvignon blanc.

CSA Week #3 (2013)

What I ate: June 26, 2013

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

Lunch: Chana Masala and rice. And a Saranac rye IPA.

Dinner: Rib-eye steak , risotto and a salad. Salad with carrot, celery, green pepper, cucumber, red onion and tomatoes with Annie's Tuscan Italian dressing.

Repairing a wine chiller

What I ate: June 27, 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: A salad with lettuce, carrot, celery, cucumber, green pepper, red onion and tomatoes with Annie's goddess salad dressing. Homemade hummus with 1.0 oz. New York Style red hot chili pepper baked pita chips. And a half glass of 90+ New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

Dinner: Spaghetti and Italian sausage . And garlic bread made from my homemade ciabatta bread .

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.

What I ate: June 28, 2013

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

Lunch: Sautéed beet greens, sardines and rice . The recipe is for kale, but it works great with beet greens and chard, too.

Dinner: Salad and barbecued chicken. A salad with lettuce, carrot, celery, cucumber, green pepper, red onion and tomatoes with Annie's Tuscan Italian salad dressing and Olvia's garlic and butter croutons.

What I ate: June 29, 2013

Breakfast: Corned beef hash, egg and toast . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Sautéed chard, sardines and rice . The recipe is for kale, but it works great with beet greens and chard, too.

Dinner: Beef and zucchini penne goulash with homemade tomato sauce. And a half slice of homemade ciabatta bread with olive oil.

What I ate: June 30, 2013

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

Lunch: McDonalds quarter pounder with cheese and French fries. I had a sudden craving, so I picked some up instead of my planned meal of beef with snow peas stir-fry . I'm about 10 minutes away from the McDonalds so it wasn't particularly hot when I got home so I spread the fries out on a sheet pan and set the burger, whole, on the pan and put it in to oven at 350°F for 8 minutes. I didn't preheat, though my oven will reach 350°F in about 8 minutes. It worked pretty well, it definitely improved the fries.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet in Oneonta, NY, with Mom and Dad.

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