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2013-11 - Rick's Food Blog

What I ate: November 1, 2013

Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon. With Vermont maple syrup. Two of the pancakes that I made and froze yesterday.

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

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

What I ate: November 2, 2013

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

Lunch: Salame toscano English muffin sandwich . With Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Pizza. One quarter of a DiGiorno frozen supreme pizza. I baked the whole thing, then vacuum sealed and froze the remaining 3 servings.

What I ate: November 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 with Cabot cheddar cheese and pickled jalapeños on a whole wheat bun, Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips and a Saranac pale ale.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: November 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: Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich . With deli baked ham and Swiss cheese on one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half and Dijon mustard. And Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips. I was going to have a healthier lunch, but I was in the middle of a project and I didn't feel like cooking lunch.

Dinner: Steak and green bean risotto . Risotto is an kind of a lot of work, but it really is delicious. It only takes 25 minutes or so, but you have to check on it every couple minutes.

What I ate: November 5, 2013

Breakfast: Homemade Blueberry muffin (previously frozen) and bacon.

Lunch: Turkey and cabbage stir-fry .

Dinner: Chicken fingers, jalapeño poppers and boneless Buffalo "wings." The "wings" just small pieces of chicken breast in the regular Buffalo sauce (melted butter and Frank's hot sauce), along with celery and blue cheese dressing. The poppers have raspberry chipolte sauce (from a jar). And the chicken fingers have barbecue sauce (Stubb's, from a jar).

What I ate: November 6, 2013

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

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

Dinner: Frozen pizza. I know it's kind of weird after cooking all that food. It's one quarter of a DiGiorno frozen supreme pizza, previously baked, re-frozen, vacuum sealed, and baked again today.

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

What I ate: November 7, 2013

Breakfast: Cinnamon raisin bagel, toasted, with butter. Normally Thursday is sausage or bacon egg and cheese English muffin day, but I had a craving for a cinnamon raisin bagel, and I picked one up at the grocery store yesterday so I had to have it while it was still fresh.

Lunch: Beef with snow peas stir-fry

Dinner: Spaghetti and Italian sausage with homemade marinara sauce and garlic wheat French bread.

What I ate: November 8, 2013

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

Lunch: Turkey club sandwich with turkey, bacon, lettuce and tomato on Barowski's whole wheat bread toast. With mayo. And Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Chana masala with rice and vegetable pakora . And a Roscoe Beer Company American amber beer.

What I ate: November 9, 2013

Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon, both previously frozen. Reheated for 8 minutes at 350°F on a sheet pan in the oven.

Lunch: Homemade potato leek soup with homemade ciabatta bread (previously frozen).

Dinner: Fried clams and French fries . The clams are frozen, from Seapak, because making fried clams from scratch is really a pain! And the French fries are Cascadian organic shoestring fries. While both can be cooked in the oven, they're much better deep fried, 1 minute for the clams, 2 minutes for the fries. The fries are seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. And the ramekin has homemade tartar sauce.

What I ate: November 10, 2013

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

Lunch: Turkey club sandwich with turkey, bacon, lettuce and tomato on Barowski's whole wheat bread toast. With mayo. And Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet with Mom and Dad. I forgot to take a picture of the first round, but it looked exactly like the week before. I'm predictable that way.

What I ate: November 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: Homemade potato leek soup with homemade ciabatta bread (previously frozen).

Dinner: Japanese-style curry .

What I ate: November 12, 2013

Breakfast: Homemade Blueberry muffin and bacon.

Lunch: Pork with scallion and broccoli stir-fry

Dinner: Steak and wild rice mix . The steak is one of Mom's filet mignon steaks, previously grilled, vacuum sealed and frozen. Reheated in the sous vide 45 minutes at 132°F from frozen.

Angry burger

What I ate: November 13, 2013

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

Lunch: Turkey and cabbage stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Angry burger (new recipe) and French fries. This was really good, though kind of a lot of work! It has a grilled quarter pound burger, pepper jack cheese, spicy fried onions, tomato, bacon, pickled jalapeños, lettuce and spicy sauce. On a whole wheat hamburger bun. And 2.9 oz. Cascadian organic French fries, seasoned with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and garlic powder.

What I ate: November 14, 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: Veggie sausage and green pepper stir-fry .

Dinner: Beef Stroganoff .

Navy bean soup #1

What I ate: November 15, 2013

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

Lunch: Navy bean soup (new recipe). This was pretty good, especially for a vegan soup.

Dinner: Braised beef short ribs with garlic mashed potatoes.

Fast-food style cheeseburger

What I ate: November 16, 2013

Breakfast: Homemade whole wheat mini-bagel toasted, with butter, and bacon. The mini-bagel is the bit left over after I scale out the 9 regular-sized ones.

Lunch: A fast-food style cheeseburger (new post). I made it at home, but with an overcooked, thin burger patty and American cheese, so it was kind of like fast food. And, really, I didn't know it was National Fast Food Day until after I made it.

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

What I ate: November 17, 2013

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

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

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

What I ate: November 18, 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 and a Saranac pale ale.

Dinner: Steak, baked potato and broccoli . There really was broccoli, I forgot to plate it and didn't notice until I had started to eat.

What I ate: November 19, 2013

Breakfast: Toasted homemade bagel with butter and a side of bacon.

Lunch: Pork with scallion and broccoli stir-fry .

Dinner: Pasta with meat sauce and zucchini and garlic bread (made with wheat French bread).

What I ate: November 20, 2013

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

Lunch: Grilled veggies, meat and bread .

Dinner: Chicken paprika with rice and broccoli.

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

What I ate: November 21, 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: Veggie sausage and green pepper stir-fry .

Dinner: Grilled chicken quesadilla with homemade salsa fresca and 1.0 oz. tortilla chips. Here it is during assembly with grilled chicken, shredded "Mexican-style" cheese and salsa fresca.

What I ate: November 22, 2013

Breakfast: Wheat French bread French toast and bacon . Both previously frozen, reheated for 8 minutes at 350°F on a sheet pan in the oven.

Lunch: Cheeseburger and Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips. This is one of my fast-food style quarter pound hamburger patties that I had previously grilled, vacuum sealed and froze. This is really quick, 15 seconds from frozen in the microwave, plus 20 seconds more with the cheese.

Dinner: Pork chop balsamic . It's actually my chicken balsamic recipe, with a bone-in thick cut pork chop instead of chicken. It was really good! With wild rice mix .

What I ate: November 23, 2013

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

Lunch: Chana Masala with rice and Saranac pale ale.

Dinner: Meatloaf , rice and gravy.

What I ate: November 24, 2013

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

Lunch: Japanese-style rushed hamburger and rice.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: November 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: Homemade clam chowder and a slice of homemade ciabatta bread (previously frozen)

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry .

What I ate: November 26, 2013

Breakfast: Homemade Blueberry muffin and bacon (both previously frozen). Muffin defrosted and reheated in the microwave (0:35 high) and bacon in a sauté pan.

Lunch: Homemade clam chowder . I made it yesterday and it reheated on the stove.

Lunch Part 2: A Caesar salad. With romaine lettuce, Drew's Caesar dressing, Olivia's garlic and herb croutons and anchovies. I was so hungry when I made the soup I didn't feel like making a salad at the time. It's been a while since I made a Caesar with anchovies, and I really like it with the anchovies. I'll definitely have to use them more often.

Dinner: Frozen pizza. One quarter of a DiGiorno frozen supreme pizza, previously baked, re-frozen, vacuum sealed, and baked again today.

What I ate: November 27, 2013

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

Lunch: Beef with snow peas stir-fry .

Dinner: Fried clams and French fries .

What I ate: November 28, 2013

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

Lunch: Caesar salad. With romaine lettuce, Drew's Caesar dressing, Olivia's garlic and herb croutons and anchovies.

Dinner: Thanksgiving Dinner with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and broccoli.

What I ate: November 29, 2013

Breakfast 1: Back at home to shower, do a load of laundry and get a little bite to eat before going back to the lake. Half a slice of Barowski's wheat bread toast with butter and one egg, scrambled.

Breakfast 2: A Dunkin' Donuts raspberry jelly doughnut.

Lunch: Mom's tuna sashimi at the lake.

Dinner: Mom's pot roast and salad at the lake. And there was more, this was serving #1.

What I ate: November 30, 2013

Breakfast: A half a grapefruit and several sausages at the lake.

Lunch: Mom's shrimp and egg stir-fry. I had a small second serving as well.

Dinner: Mom's tempura, rice, and salad. This is just the set up, the actual tempura was shrimp, fish, asparagus, green pepper and onion. With Urban Riesling.

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