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2014-04 - Rick's Food Blog

What I ate: April 1, 2014

Breakfast: Homemade Blueberry muffin and bacon, both previously frozen. I reheated the bacon in a sauté pan from frozen. I reheated the blueberry muffin for 0:35 in the microwave on high, from frozen.

Lunch: Beef with snow peas stir-fry .

Dinner: Spaghetti with Italian sausage . And wheat French bread garlic bread.

Pickled red onions #1

What I ate: April 2, 2014

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

Lunch: Pork with scallion and broccoli stir-fry .

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

What I ate: April 3, 2014

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

Lunch: Grilled Hebrew National hot dog with Cabot cheddar cheese and pickled jalapeños on a whole wheat bun, Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips and a Saranac pale ale.

Dinner: Pork teriyaki (previously frozen). And rice.

What I ate: April 4, 2014

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

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

Dinner: Meatloaf, rice and gravy.

What I ate: April 5, 2014

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

Lunch: Veggie sausage and green pepper stir-fry .

Dinner: Steak and baked potato . Filet mignon steak, previously grilled and frozen, reheated in the sous vide 45 minutes at 132°F from frozen. And a freshly baked salt and olive oil rubbed gold potato, 1 hour at 400°F in the oven.

What I ate: April 6, 2014

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 . With Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

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

What I ate: April 7, 2014

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 with scallion and broccoli stir-fry .

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry .

What I ate: April 8, 2014

Breakfast: Homemade Blueberry muffin and bacon, both previously frozen. I reheated the bacon in a sauté pan from frozen. I reheated the blueberry muffin for 0:35 in the microwave on high, from frozen.

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

What I ate: April 9, 2014

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

Lunch: Veggie sausage and green pepper stir-fry .

Dinner: Japanese-style crushed hamburger . With ground beef (5.0 oz. before cooking), onion, fresh ginger, garlic, sake, a little sugar and soy sauce.

What I ate: April 10, 2014

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin . With homemade sausage, an organic egg and Cabot cheddar cheese on a Barowski's 12-grain wheat English muffin.

Lunch: Tuna salad sandwich with Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips on one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half.

Dinner: Pasta with meat sauce and zucchini , homemade garlic bread.

What I ate: April 11, 2014

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

Lunch: Pork with scallion and broccoli stir-fry .

Dinner: Hamburger (4.0 oz. before cooking) with bacon, Cabot extra sharp cheddar, barbecue sauce and lettuce on a Barowski's organic whole wheat bun. With 2.9 oz. Cascadian organic French fries.

What I ate: April 12, 2014

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

Lunch: Grilled Hebrew National hot dog with Cabot cheddar cheese and pickled jalapeños on a whole wheat bun, Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips and a Saranac pale ale.

Dinner: Mom's salmon, rice and broccoli at the lake with Mom, Dad and my nephew. And 2 glasses of Fernlands New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

What I ate: April 13, 2014

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

Lunch: Mom's roasted chicken, rice and gravy at the lake with Mom, Dad and my nephew.

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

What I ate: April 14, 2014

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: Thai style pork with green peppers and onions , with my nephew. He did all of the chopping:

Dinner: Mom's spare ribs at the lake with Mom, Dad and my nephew.

What I ate: April 15, 2014

Breakfast: Homemade Blueberry muffin and bacon, both previously frozen. I reheated the bacon in a sauté pan from frozen. I reheated the blueberry muffin for 0:35 in the microwave on high, from frozen.

Lunch: Mom's shrimp and egg stir-fry. I forgot to take a picture of it, but it looked just like this:

Dinner: Mom's tempura at the lake with Mom, Dad and my nephew. 4x shrimp, 2x fish, 2x green pepper, 2x asparagus and 2x onion.

What I ate: April 16, 2014

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

Lunch: Mom's salmon, rice, and broccoli at the lake with Mom and my nephew.

Dinner: Mt. Fuji Japanese restaurant with Mom and my nephew. Miso soup, salad and sushi regular platter. And a glass of Kendall Jackson chardonnay.

What I ate: April 17, 2014

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin . With homemade sausage, an organic egg and Cabot cheddar cheese on a Barowski's 12-grain wheat English muffin.

Lunch: Mom's green salad with chicken and Catalina-style dressing at the lake with Mom, Dad and my nephew. I'm not sure how I forgot to take a picture of it.

Dinner: Mom's roast beef, rice, gravy and asparagus at the lake with Mom, Dad and my nephew.

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin . With homemade sausage, an organic egg and Cabot cheddar cheese on a Barowski's 12-grain wheat English muffin.

What I ate: April 18, 2014

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

Lunch: Cheesesteak sandwich and French fries at The Depot in Oneonta, NY with Dad and my nephew.

Dinner: Mom's pan fried haddock at the lake with Mom, Dad and my nephew.

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

What I ate: April 19, 2014

Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon. Both previously cooked and frozen, reheated on a sheet pan in the oven at 350°F for 8 minutes. Actually, the bacon is overcooked here because I accidentally set the oven to 400°F; 350°F works much better!

Lunch: Mom's fried rice at the lake with Mom, Dad and my nephew.

Dinner: Mom's pot roast at the lake with Mom, Dad, my nephew and brother-in-law.

What I ate: April 20, 2014

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

Lunch: Mom's barbecued pork at the lake with Mom, Dad, my nephew and my brother-in-law.

Dinner: Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich . With Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips. Well, it is ham. I ate so much food the last week and a large lunch as well, so I wasn't in the mood to make a big Easter dinner.

What I ate: April 21, 2014

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 with scallion and broccoli stir-fry .

Dinner: Japanese-style crushed hamburger . With ground beef (5.0 oz. before cooking), onion, fresh ginger, garlic, sake, a little sugar and soy sauce.

What I ate: April 22, 2014

Breakfast: Homemade Blueberry muffin and bacon, both previously frozen. I reheated the bacon in a sauté pan from frozen. I reheated the blueberry muffin for 0:35 in the microwave on high, from frozen.

Lunch: Tuna salad sandwich with Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips on one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half.

Dinner: Chicken and cheese enchiladas with salsa fresca and 0.9 oz. tortilla chips. And a Saranac pale ale.

What I ate: April 23, 2014

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

Lunch: Grilled Hebrew National hot dog with Cabot cheddar cheese and pickled jalapeños on a whole wheat bun, Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips and a Saranac pale ale.

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry .

What I ate: April 24, 2014

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

Lunch: Beef with snow peas stir-fry .

Dinner: Spaghetti Italian sausage . With 1.8 oz. spaghetti and 5.2 oz. sauce. And multi-grain French bread garlic bread.

What I ate: April 25, 2014

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

Lunch: Veggie sausage and green pepper stir-fry .

Dinner: Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich and the rest of the Doritos. And more wine (totaling half of the bottle).

What I ate: April 26, 2014

Breakfast: Corned beef hash, egg and toast .

Lunch: McDonalds quarter pounder with cheese and French fries. I think I've perfected the take-out method: Bring it home in a cooler so it stays warm and doesn't make the car smell like McDonalds. Preheat the oven to 350°F for 4 minutes, then spread the fries on a sheet pan with the cheeseburger. Reheat for 5 minutes. Put the serving plate in the oven during the last minute so it's warm.

Dinner: Tonkatsu and rice.

What I ate: April 27, 2014

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

Lunch: Turkey club sandwich . With 2.3 oz. turkey breast, 1 slice of bacon, lettuce and tomato on one slice of Barowski's whole wheat bread, toasted, with mayo. And Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

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

What I ate: April 28, 2014

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 Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Beef Stroganoff .

What I ate: April 29, 2014

Breakfast: Homemade Blueberry muffin and bacon, both previously frozen. I reheated the bacon in a sauté pan from frozen. I reheated the blueberry muffin for 0:35 in the microwave on high, from frozen.

Lunch: Turkey with scallion and broccoli stir-fry . Actually, it was supposed to be pork, but I accidentally grabbed a package of turkey instead of pork and didn't notice until I dumped the bag into the pan. Oops! The turkey was good, I guess there really is no reason I can't use it in things other than turkey and cabbage stir-fry .

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

Chicken stock and soup (pressure cooker) #1

What I ate: April 30, 2014

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. I made the filling fresh this morning, mainly because I forgot to make it last night, and there's enough left over to have another Friday or Saturday.

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

Dinner: Fried chicken sandwich with a homemade breaded fried chicken breast patty, wasabi mayo and lettuce on a Barowski's whole wheat bun. And 3.0 oz. Cascadian organic French fries, seasoned. The chicken looks really thick, but it was only 3.2 oz. before cooking. And it's moist, tastes great, and is 100 % chicken on the inside.

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