Friday, November 30, 2007

1/2 cheese stick
1/2 banana muffin
wrap: tortilla, avocado spread, ham, lettuce, tomato, cheese
1 piece fresh lemon pie
supper out (DATE!!): shrimp and spinach artichoke dip with baguette, lettuce salad with creamy pesto dressing, sampler platter of spaghetti (Old Spaghetti Factory), spumoni

Thursday, November 29, 2007

2-ish scrambled eggs with cheese
1/2 PeeWee cookie (toast, ya know!)
a bite of Klara's cereal bar
a bite of Avrie's cookie
a few giant green olives
2 oven-roasted chicken legs
some leftover rice
1 PeeWee cookie with a spoonful of ice cream on top
1 banana bread muffin
(I'm starting to see some carb issues here!!)
hamburger patty with swiss
sauteed mushrooms
a few slurps of strawberry malt
a few Alexia onion rings

PeeWee Cookies

1 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar (I've used all brown before)
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
1 cup rolled oats
2 cups cornflakes (I use Nature's Path: no HFCS or hydrogenated oils (Kellog's) and sweetened with fruit juice)
3/4 bag chocolate chips
1/2 cups walnuts or pecans (or just add the entire bag of chips and omit the nuts)

350 for 12 minutes

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

what was left of the kids pancakes

1/2 pinto bean muffin (I guess they weren't that bad)

a few giant green olives

maki roll (eel)

few bites of cookie dough

1 hot out of the oven PeeWee cookie*

buffalo chicken wings (my favorite food)

hashbrown potatoes

1 PeeWee split in half and stuffed with a spoonful of ice cream

*I made these for Evan's family the first time they came to meet my family when we were dating. Someone asked what they were called and I said "PeeWee cookies". Elliot (12 years) said "you mean, the PeeWee Scouts"? I crawled under the table until my face cooled off.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

1 pinto bean muffin (yeah, yuck) with butter

a few colossal green olives

giant bowl of lobster bisque (TJ's)

sourdough bread with butter

an entire pack of BeeGee's gum

a few peanuts

chicken masala

cilantro rice cooked in chicken broth

buttered peas

Monday, November 26, 2007

Daily Food Log

In an effort to post more and eat better I'm going to attempt to post what I ate each day. No fancy pictures. I'll try my best to be honest, but ice cream eaten out of the container with the freezer door open doesn't count...we all know that. Oh, I drink massive amounts of water and tea and I will not list it.

2 bites of Avrie's pancake
tiny apple
handful of pecans
a little bowl of authentic flan (snack at preschool)
1 spinach and ricotta calzone (frozen 'healthier' junk)
a bowl of frozen strawberries with a bit of ice cream
a little bowl of chicken pad thai with extra peanuts

Friday, November 23, 2007


Clockwise from the 9: Waldorf Salad, Sweet Potatoes with cranberries and homemade marshmallows, Jellied Cranberries, Onion and Herb Dressing, Green Bean casserole from scratch, Mashed Potatoes with Turkey Gravy, Brined Turkey.
Nolan's favorite part of the bird!

Brad's Pumpkin Pie. Which was an edible flop, but only because I didn't follow the directions. Which tends to help it seems! It was still delicious.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Duck Confit

I'm giving a shout out for Biaggi's duck confit (yes, I have chain shame). Wow. Amazing. Braised duck confit with wild mushrooms, sun-dried cherries and a veal demi sauce served over herb - parmesan polenta. Seriously, this stuff makes me swoon. And it was only $9. And I had to leave one bite of polenta save a bit of room for the creme brulee. My tummy loves me.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Paprika Chicken was so pretty.

I had half my plate gone before I realized I hadn't taken a picture.

Paprika Chicken

4 chicken breast, sliced into thirds
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
2 stalks green onion, sliced (I didn't use these)
olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups sliced peppers (I used 1 green/1 red)
2 tbsp paprika
1.5 cups sour cream
salt and pepper, for seasoning

Preheat oven to 350.

I prepared and cooked this in my dutch oven. Only one pan to wash.

Saute the onion in some olive oil until translucent. Toss in the garlic towards the end and remove onions from the pan. Put in a bit more olive oil and fry the chicken breasts (salt and pepper them) on high heat just until browned, not fully cooked (few minutes per side). Put the onions back in the pan along with the green onions, peppers and 1 TBS of the paprika. Add a drizzle more of olive oil and stir it all up. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and add the other TBS of paprika and stir well. Bake uncovered for another 20 minutes. Take out the chicken pieces and add the sour cream to the pan. Using a stick blender, puree. (Or dump it all in your food processor). Throw the chicken back in and stir it all up. We served it over whole wheat couscous. It would be great on rice, mashed potatoes, possibly even noodles.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Round #2

Salt, hydrolyzed vegetable protein (a form of msg), corn syrup solids, sugar, beef fat, monosodium glutamate, dextrose, onion powder, water, garlic powder, caramel color, natural flavorings, disodium guanylate & disodium inosinate, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, artificial color.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Round #1

I list the ingredients, you name the product.

Hint: Hospitals often serve this as "health" food.

Skim milk, water, sugar, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, modified food starch, salt, sodium stearoyl lactylate, artificial flavor, color added (including FD&C yellow #5)