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2016-01 - Rick's Food Blog

What I ate: January 1, 2016

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

Lunch: Mom's mackerel and sushi at the lake with Mom and Dad. And 4 more sushi.

Dinner: 2 slices of Digiurno rising crust supreme pizza. It's somewhat misshapen due to a nearly catastrophic accident with nearly dropping the perforated sheet pan. I caught it and the sliding pizza just in time!

What I ate: January 2, 2016

Breakfast: Refried black bean, egg and cheese breakfast burrito . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Cheese and jalapeño hot dog on a whole wheat bun and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips. And a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, green pepper, radish, pickled banana peppers and red onion, and Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing and a Brooklyn Lager.

Dinner: Thai style pork with peppers and onions and a glass of Starborough New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

What I ate: January 3, 2016

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

Lunch: Spicy black bean veggie burger with a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato and Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing. And a Brooklyn Pilsner.

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

Cheese snack plate #1

What I ate: January 4, 2016

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

Lunch: Veggie chicken patty sandwich on a whole wheat bun with lettuce, dill pickles and mayonnaise. And a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato and Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing. And a Brooklyn East IPA.

Dinner: Miso-marinated pork , rice and a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, green pepper, radish, pickled banana peppers, red onion and Annie's Asian sesame dressing. And a half glass of Starborough New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

What I ate: January 5, 2016

Breakfast: Spicy western omelette . Filling cooked Sunday and reheated, in 2 eggs, freshly cooked. With a homemade buttermilk biscuit (previously frozen).

Lunch: Spicy black bean veggie burger with a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, radish, pickled banana pepper and red onion with Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing and a Brooklyn Brown Ale.

Dinner: Mom's roast beef, rice, gravy and broccoli. And 2 glasses of Bota Box Nighthawk Black.

What I ate: January 6, 2016

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

Lunch: Roasted garlic and quinoa veggie burger with lettuce, cheddar cheese, dill pickles, hot pickled banana peppers and sriracha. And a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, radish, pickled banana pepper and red onion with Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing. And a Long Trail Ale.

Dinner: Beef with snow peas stir-fry . And 2 glasses of Bota Box Nighthawk Black.

What I ate: January 7, 2016

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin . With homemade sausage, one egg and Cabot cheddar cheese on a Barowski's whole wheat English muffin.

Lunch: Spicy black bean veggie burger with cheddar cheese, bacon and barbecue sauce. It's not vegetarian with the bacon, but it was delicious! With a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, radish, pickled banana pepper and red onion with Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing and a Saranac Adirondack Lager.

Dinner: 2 slices of Digiorno supreme frozen pizza, previously cooked, vacuum sealed and frozen. Defrosted in water, the reheated on a perforated sheet pan, 15 minutes at 400°F. And 2 glasses of Folonari Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.

What I ate: January 8, 2016

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

Lunch: Veggie chicken patty sandwich on a whole wheat bun with lettuce, dill pickles and mayonnaise. And a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, radish, pickled banana pepper and red onion with Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing. And a Brooklyn Lager.

Dinner: Pork with scallion and broccoli stir-fry . And 2 glasses of Folonari Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.

What I ate: January 9, 2016

Breakfast: Refried black bean, egg and cheese breakfast burrito . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Cheese and jalapeño hot dog on a whole wheat bun and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips. And a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, radish, pickled banana pepper and red onion with Annie's Tuscany Italian  dressing and a Long Trail IPA.

Dinner: Fried clams and French fries . And a Long Trail Double Bag.

What I ate: January 10, 2016

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

Lunch: Spicy Indian veggie burger with cucumber yogurt sauce with a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato and Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing. And a Long Trail Mostly Cloudy.

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

Boca chile relleno veggie burger

What I ate: January 11, 2016

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

Lunch: Boca chile relleno veggie burger (new post) and a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato and Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing. And a Brooklyn Lager.

Dinner: Homemade pho . The stock was previously homemade and frozen. And a half glass of Pongo New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

What I ate: January 12, 2016

Breakfast: Spicy western omelette . Filling cooked yesterday and reheated, in 2 eggs, freshly cooked. With a homemade buttermilk biscuit (previously frozen).

Lunch: Veggie chicken patty sandwich on a whole wheat bun with lettuce, dill pickles and mayonnaise. And a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, green pepper, radish, pickled banana peppers, red onion and Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing. And a Brooklyn East IPA.

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

Breakfast: Spicy western omelette . Filling cooked yesterday and reheated, in 2 eggs, freshly cooked. With a homemade buttermilk biscuit (previously frozen).

Lunch: Veggie chicken patty sandwich on a whole wheat bun with lettuce, dill pickles and mayonnaise. And a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, green pepper, radish, pickled banana peppers, red onion and Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing. And a Brooklyn East IPA.

What I ate: January 13, 2016

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

Lunch: Spicy black bean veggie burger . And a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, green pepper, radish, pickled banana peppers, red onion and Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing. And a Long Trail Sick Day.

Dinner: Bok choy with kamaboko .

What I ate: January 14, 2016

Breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese English muffin with 3 slices of bacon, one egg and Cabot extra sharp cheddar cheese on  a Barowski's 12-grain English muffin.

Lunch: Spicy Indian veggie burger with cucumber yogurt sauce with a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, radish, pickled banana pepper and red onion with Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing and a Brooklyn Pilsner.

Dinner: Chicken paprika with rice and broccoli. And a half glass of Pongo New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

Kimchi veggie burger

What I ate: January 15, 2016

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

Lunch: Kimchi veggie burger (new post) with a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, radish, pickled banana pepper and red onion with Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing and a Long Trail IPA. This was good!

Dinner: 2 slices of Digiorno supreme frozen pizza, previously cooked, vacuum sealed and frozen. Defrosted in water, the reheated on a perforated sheet pan, 15 minutes at 400°F. And 2 glasses of Folonari Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. And a side Caesar salad with romaine lettuce, Drew's Caesar dressing and anchovies.

Bacon, cheddar and jalapeño scones

What I ate: January 16, 2016

Breakfast: Refried black bean, egg and cheese breakfast burrito . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Cheese and jalapeño hot dog on a whole wheat bun and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips. And a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, radish, pickled banana pepper and red onion with Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing and a Long Trail Ale.

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry . And 2 glasses of Banrock Station shiraz.

What I ate: January 17, 2016

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

Lunch: Veggie chicken patty sandwich on a whole wheat bun with lettuce, tomato, dill pickles and mayonnaise. And a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, radish, pickled banana pepper and red onion with Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing. And a Long Trail Party Cloudy.

Dinner: Asian Temptation in Oneonta, NY, with Mom and Dad. Miso soup, a mystery complementary amuse-buche, and Szechuan beef with broccoli and peppers. And a glass of Riesling.

Smoked salmon lox

Leftover Szechuan beef

What I ate: January 18, 2016

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

Lunch: Spicy black bean veggie burger with a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato and Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing. And a Saranac Pale Ale.

Dinner: Leftover Szechuan beef (new post). My reheated and enhanced leftovers were so good I made a post for it!

Bacon, green pepper, jalapeño and cheese omelette

What I ate: January 19, 2016

Breakfast: Bacon, green pepper, jalapeño and cheese omelette . Filling cooked yesterday and reheated, in 2 eggs, freshly cooked. With a homemade buttermilk biscuit (previously frozen).

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

Dinner: Homemade pho . And a half glass of Pongo New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

What I ate: January 20, 2016

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

Lunch: Spicy Indian veggie burger with cucumber yogurt sauce with a side salad with mixed spring greens, tomato, cucumber, carrot, celery, green pepper, radish, red onion and pickled banana peppers and Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing.

Dinner: Grilled chicken and cheese enchiladas , Mexican rice (previously frozen, reheated sous vide), refried beans and a margarita .

What I ate: January 21, 2016

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin . With homemade sausage, one egg and Cabot cheddar cheese on a Barowski's whole wheat English muffin.

Lunch: Spicy black bean veggie burger . And a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, green pepper, radish, pickled banana peppers, red onion and Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing. And a Red Hook Long Hammer IPA.

Dinner: Beef and zucchini lasagna (updated reheating instructions in the post) and a slice of homemade bread . And 2 glasses of Folonari Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.

Boca chile relleno tostada

What I ate: January 22, 2016

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

Lunch: Boca chile relleno tostada (new post). This was good, but tricky to eat! With a,side salad woth lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, radish, pickled banana pepper and red onion with Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing. And a Red Hook ESB.

Dinner: Reheated, previously frozen turkey dinner from Thanksgiving.

What I ate: January 23, 2016

Breakfast: Refried black bean, egg and cheese breakfast burrito . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Cheese and jalapeño hot dog on a whole wheat bun and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips. And a side salad  mixed spring greens, tomato, cucumber, carrot, celery, green pepper, radish, red onion and pickled banana peppers and Annie's Tuscany Italian dressing and a Long Trail Double Bag.

Dinner: Mom's tempura (previously frozen).

What I ate: January 24, 2016

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

Lunch: Spicy Indian veggie burger with cucumber yogurt sauce with a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, radish, pickled banana pepper and red onion with Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing and a Red Hook Audible Ale.

Dinner: Spicy Thai basil pork at Simply Thai in Oneonta, NY, with Mom and Dad. And a glass of Schmitt Söhne Riesling.

What I ate: January 25, 2016

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

Lunch: Veggie chicken patty sandwich on a whole wheat bun with lettuce, dill pickles and mayonnaise. And a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, radish, pickled banana pepper and red onion with Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing. The grocery store finally has the Morningstar version again; it is so much better than the Boca version I threw away the last two Boca veggie chicken patties.

Dinner: Beef with snow peas stir-fry . And 2 glasses of Banrock Station shiraz.

What I ate: January 26, 2016

Breakfast: Spicy western omelette . Filling cooked yesterday and reheated, in 2 eggs, freshly cooked. With a homemade buttermilk biscuit (previously frozen).

Lunch: Spicy black bean veggie burger with a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, radish, pickled banana pepper and red onion with Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing.

Dinner: Pork with scallion and broccoli stir-fry . And 2 glasses of Banrock Station shiraz.

What I ate: January 27, 2016

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

Lunch: Veggie chicken patty sandwich (made with a Buffalo-style patty) on a whole wheat bun with lettuce, dill pickles and mayonnaise. And a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, radish, pickled banana pepper and red onion with Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing.

Dinner: Pasta with meat sauce and zucchini . And 2 glasses of Folonari Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.

What I ate: January 28, 2016

Breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese English muffin with 4 slices of bacon, one egg and Cabot extra sharp cheddar cheese on  a Barowski's whole wheat English muffin.

Lunch: Spicy Indian veggie burger with cucumber yogurt sauce with a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, radish, pickled banana pepper and red onion with Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing,

Dinner: Shrimp and onion stir-fry with spinach . And a half glass of Fernlands New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

What I ate: January 29, 2016

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

Lunch: Spicy black bean veggie burger with a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, radish, pickled banana pepper and red onion with Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing.

Dinner: Turkey barley soup . And a half glass of Ponga New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

What I ate: January 30, 2016

Breakfast: Refried black bean, egg and cheese breakfast burrito . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Cheese and jalapeño hot dog on a whole wheat bun and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips. And a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, celery, carrot, radish, pickled banana pepper and red onion with Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing and a Long Trail Ale.

Dinner: Fried clams and French fries . And a Long Trail double bag.

What I ate: January 31, 2016

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

Lunch: Turkey club sandwich and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips. Also, some more potato chips from the bottom of the bag.

Dinner: Chicken Parmigana at Toscana Northern Italian Grill in Oneonta, NY, with Mom and Dad. And a glass of Toscana red wine. The chicken was huge; I ate about half of it and brought the rest home to vacuum seal and freeze.

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