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2014-08 - Rick's Food Blog

Antipasto plate #1

What I ate: August 1, 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 whole wheat tortilla.

Lunch: Bratwurst on a whole wheat bun with sauerkraut and a Red Hook Long Hammer IPA.

Dinner: Antipasto plate (new recipe). Technically, not antipasto, since it was my dinner, but it has the sorts of things you'd find on one, and it was quite delicious. With a half glass of Ponga New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

Spicy sautéed tofu with green beans

What I ate: August 2, 2014

Breakfast: Blueberry buttermilk pancakes with bacon.

Lunch: Spicy sautéed tofu with yellow beans . The beans were from CSA Week #8 , blanched for 2:30.

Dinner: Tonkatsu , rice and a salad.

What I ate: August 3, 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 Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

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

What I ate: August 4, 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 and rice.

Dinner: Mom's steak and fresh corn on the cob. The steak was leftover, vacuum sealed, frozen, and reheated in the sous vide 45 minutes at 133°F. I made the corn fresh. I ate all of it.

Black bean and grilled corn quesadilla with salsa fresca

What I ate: August 5, 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: Spicy shrimp and kale rice bowl with brown rice.

Dinner: Black bean and grilled corn quesadilla with salsa fresca (new recipe). With tortilla chips.

CSA Week #9 (2014)

What I ate: August 6, 2014

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

Lunch: Pork with scallion and broccoli stir-fry .

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

What I ate: August 7, 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: Summer squash and bacon stir-fry with rice. I normally make it with zucchini, but I still had one yellow squash leftover from CSA Week #8 .

Dinner: Bratwurst on a whole wheat bun with sauerkraut and some Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

What I ate: August 8, 2014

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

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

Dinner: Mom's fried rice. Previously frozen, reheated boil-in-bag 18 minutes from frozen.

What I ate: August 9, 2014

Breakfast: Corned beef hash, egg and toast .

Lunch: Turkey and cabbage stir-fry .

Dinner: Antipasto plate . Technically, not antipasto, since it was my dinner, but it has the sorts of things you'd find on one. I made it last week and had a craving for another. And the rest of the malbec.

Garlic scape and arugula pesto

What I ate: August 10, 2014

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

Lunch: Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich (BLT) and Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

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

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

Lunch: Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich (BLT) and Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

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

What I ate: August 11, 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 with rice.

Dinner: Pasta with meat sauce and yellow squash . And French multigrain garlic bread.

What I ate: August 12, 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: Veal Parmesan, a side of spaghetti and a salad. The veal was left over from a visit to Roma Italian restaurant in Sidney, NY. It's 1/3 of a serving, because I ate part of it, and I ended up vacuum sealing and freezing two servings! There's 1.8 oz. of spaghetti and 5.0 oz. organic marinara, also previously frozen. I defrosted both in cold water for a few hours in their vacuum sealed bags, reheated the veal for 10 minutes at 350°F in the oven, and the sauce in a saucepan on the stove. And a small salad with Romaine and cucumber and Annie's Tuscany Italian dressing.

CSA Week #10 (2014)

What I ate: August 13, 2014

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

Lunch: Homemade clam chowder with homemade ciabatta bread with fleur de sel and olive oil. I made two servings, vacuum sealed and refrigerated one. The bread was previously frozen.

Dinner: Tempeh and vegetable brown rice bowl with carrots, celery, green pepper and cauliflower. This was really good, I should make this more often!

What I ate: August 14, 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: Zucchini and bacon stir-fry

Dinner: Chicken Caesar salad with grilled chicken, anchovies, Drew's Romano Caesar dressing and Olivia's butter and garlic croutons. And a homemade whole wheat and oat roll but butter. And a glass of Ponga New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

What I ate: August 15, 2014

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

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 Dogfish Head 60-minute IPA. Post-lawn mowing and weed whacking meal.

Dinner: Veggie sausage and green pepper stir-fry . And a half glass of Ponga New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

What I ate: August 16, 2014

Breakfast: Blueberry buttermilk pancakes with bacon, both previously frozen. Reheated in the oven on a sheet pan, 8 minutes at 350°F from frozen.

Lunch: Homemade clam chowder that I made a few days ago and a salad with lettuce, celery, carrot, green pepper, cucumber, red onion and tomato with Annie's Asian sesame dressing and Olivia's butter and garlic croutons.

Dinner: Bratwurst on a whole wheat bun with sauerkraut . And a salad with Annie's ranch dressing.

What I ate: August 17, 2014

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

Lunch: Mom's salmon and sushi at the lake with Mom and Dad. And 2 more pieces of sushi.

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

What I ate: August 18, 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: Rib-eye steak and corn. Mostly corn. I ate the whole plate.

What I ate: August 19, 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: Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich with Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips. On one slice of Barowski's whole wheat bread, cut in half.

Dinner: Black bean and grilled corn quesadilla with salsa fresca

CSA Week #11 (2014)

What I ate: August 20, 2014

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

Lunch: Zucchini and bacon stir-fry with zucchini from the CSA.

Dinner: Porterhouse steak and a salad.

What I ate: August 21, 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.

What I ate: August 22, 2014

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

Lunch: Veggie sausage and green pepper stir-fry .

Dinner: Whole wheat pasta with zucchini, tomato and prosciutto and a salad.

What I ate: August 23, 2014

Breakfast: Blueberry buttermilk pancakes and bacon, both previously frozen.

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

Dinner: Tempeh and vegetable brown rice bowl . With sautéed teriyaki tempeh, carrots, celery and cauliflower.

What I ate: August 24, 2014

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

Lunch: Bratwurst on a whole wheat bun with sauerkraut and a Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA.

Dinner: Buffet Star in Vestal, NY, with Mom, Dad and my nephew.

What I ate: August 25, 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: Mom's salmon and rice at the lake with Mom, Dad, and my nephew.

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

What I ate: August 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: Chana masala , made by my nephew and me.

Dinner: Mom's roast beef, rice and gravy at the lake with Mom, Dad and my nephew. And a little more in a second serving.

CSA Week #12 (2014)

What I ate: August 27, 2014

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

Lunch: Roasted chicken Caesar salad at the lake with Mom, Dad and my nephew.

Dinner: Mt. Fuji Japanese restaurant in Oneonta, NY, with Mom and my nephew. Sushi regular platter. Also miso soup and a small salad, not pictured.

What I ate: August 28, 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: Mom's shrimp and eggs at the lake with Mom, Dad and my nephew.

Dinner: Mom's tempura at the lake with Mom, Dad and my nephew. Shrimp, fish, asparagus, green pepper, and onion. With rice and salad.

What I ate: August 29, 2014

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

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

Dinner: Veggie sausage and green pepper stir-fry .

What I ate: August 30, 2014

Breakfast: Zucchini bread and yogurt with granola and blueberries .

Lunch: Mom's fried fish 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. I ate a few bites before remembering to take the picture.

What I ate: August 31, 2014

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

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

Dinner: Mom's barbecued pork at the lake. With asparagus and rice. And a little more pork and rice.

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