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2014-05 - Rick's Food Blog

What I ate: May 1, 2014

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

Thin crust pizza #4

What I ate: May 2, 2014

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

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

Dinner: Homemade Italian sausage, green pepper and mushroom pizza (new post). This time I made two larger pizzas (9 oz. dough) because a 6 oz. pizza is too large for one serving, but not enough for two servings. And a 4.5 oz. pizza upsets the crust-to-pizza ratio with too much crust. This was just right.

Queso dip #1

What I ate: May 3, 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: Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich . With Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Teriyaki London Broil and a salt and olive oil-rubbed baked potato. This was actually supposed to be steak, but I grabbed the wrong vacuum sealed package from the freezer. The funny thing is that every package has a clear, computer-printed label on it, I should probably read the labels!

What I ate: May 4, 2014

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese on a 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 hot jalapeño potato chips and a Brown's IPA.

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

What I ate: May 5, 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: Homemade jalapeño poppers with raspberry chipotle sauce (sauce from a jar).

What I ate: May 6, 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: Chicken paprika .

What I ate: May 7, 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: Salame Toscano English muffin sandwich . With Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry .

What I ate: May 8, 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: Pork with scallion and broccoli stir-fry .

Dinner: Homemade Italian sausage, green pepper and mushroom pizza , previously frozen.

What I ate: May 9, 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: Japanese-style crushed hamburger .

What I ate: May 10, 2014

Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon. I made a new batch of pancakes today, so there are also 3 servings frozen and vacuum sealed, ready for future breakfasts.

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

Dinner: Grilled chicken quesadilla . With 1.0 oz. tortilla chips and salsa fresca. And a glass of Smoke Stack New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

What I ate: May 11, 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: May 12, 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.

What I ate: May 12, 2014

What I ate: May 13, 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 scallion and broccoli stir-fry .

Dinner: A salad and chicken picatta at the Angus and Ale in Sidney, NY, with Mom and Dad. It was good; I ate the whole thing, which, in retrospect, was too much for me to eat. And 2 glasses of cabernet sauvignon. And a slice of bread.

What I ate: May 14, 2014

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. A reheat of the filling I made Monday evening 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 Goose Island 312 urban wheat ale.

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

What I ate: May 15, 2014

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: Sardines, spinach, and rice . I haven't made this in a long time, since September 10, 2013, but I was in the mood today and it was delicious.

Dinner: Steak , wild rice mix and grilled zucchini . That's 3.4 oz. of rib-eye steak, weight after cooking.

What I ate: May 16, 2014

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

Lunch: Salame Toscano English muffin sandwich . With Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry .

What I ate: May 17, 2014

Breakfast: Corned beef hash, egg and toast .

Lunch: Pork with scallions and noodles .

Dinner: Barbecued chicken and French fries. This was the chicken I got last week, previously split, vacuum sealed and frozen. Reheated for 45 minutes at 155°F in the sous vide from frozen. Then crisped for 30 seconds in the deep fryer at 360*F. With 3.0 oz. Cascadian organic French fries, seasoned. This was really good, and reheated this way, I think better than when I brought it home.

Queso dip #2

What I ate: May 18, 2014

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese on a 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 in Oneonta, NY, with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: May 19, 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: Veggie sausage and green pepper stir-fry .

Dinner: Chana Masala with rice.

What I ate: May 20, 2014

Breakfast: Toasted bagel with butter and a side of bacon . This is the mini-bagel, 2.5 oz. instead of 3.0 oz., the remainder of the dough after making the 9 normal-sized ones.

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

Dinner: Pasta with meat sauce and zucchini and homemade garlic multigrain French bread. With 2.5 oz. beef, onions and garlic, half of a small zucchini, 1.8 oz. penne pasta, and 5.0 oz. pasta sauce. With 2 glasses of Septima malbec.

Hot pepper infused vodka

Veal Marsala #1

What I ate: May 21, 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: Pork with scallion and broccoli stir-fry .

Dinner: Veal marsala (new recipe) with polenta. This was really good - I'll definitely make this again.

Queso dip #3

What I ate: May 22, 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: Homemade Italian sausage, green pepper and mushroom pizza , previously frozen. The reheated pizza tastes good, but looks bad, probably because of the cooking, freezing and reheating process. I wonder if I should just par-cook the crust, then freeze uncooked pizza, like a supermarket frozen pizza?

What I ate: May 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: Turkey and cabbage stir-fry

Dinner: Fried chicken sandwich on a Barowski's whole wheat bun with lettuce and wasabi mayonnaise. And 3.0 oz. Cascadian organic French fries.

What I ate: May 24, 2014

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

Lunch: Grilled Hebrew National hot dog with Cabot extra sharp cheddar cheese and pickled jalapeños on a whole wheat bun, Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips and a Goose Island honker's ale.

Dinner: Mom's lobster at the lake with Mom, Dad, my nephew and brother-in-law. Two claws and two tails.

What I ate: May 24, 2014

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

Lunch: Mom's fried rice at the lake with Mom, Dad, my nephew and brother-in-law. I forgot to take a picture of it, but it looked like this.

Dinner: Mom's steak at the lake.

What I ate: May 25, 2014

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

Lunch: Mom's fried rice at the lake with Mom, Dad, my nephew and brother-in-law. I forgot to take a picture of it, but it looked like this.

Dinner: Mom's steak at the lake.

What I ate: May 26, 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. And a mimosa. I normally don't have one on Monday, but it's a holiday!

Lunch: Mom's shrimp and egg stir-fry at the lake with Mom, Dad, my nephew and brother-in-law.

Dinner: Bacon cheeseburger with a homemade 1/4 lb. (before cooking) beef patty, Cabot extra sharp cheddar, 1 slice of bacon and barbecue sauce on a whole wheat bun. With 3.0 oz. Cascadian organic French fries, seasoned.

What I ate: May 26, 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 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: May 28, 2014

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: Beef with bean sprouts and scallion stir-fry .

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry .

What I ate: May 29, 2014

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

Dinner: Chana Masala .

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.

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: May 30, 2014

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

Lunch: Veggie sausage and green pepper stir-fry .

Dinner: Veal Marsala with polenta.

What I ate: May 30, 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: Pork with bean sprouts and scallion stir-fry .

Dinner: Steak au poivre and wild rice mix .

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