08/16/10

July Stats – Part II: Food

After covering what I drank last month, you’re probably overly excited to see what I ate last month. I know. I would be too. It’s thrilling to see what I ate. I will say this. After months of promising myself to buy groceries, I finally did. There was a reason. I am on vacation. Or I was this week. I didn’t want to leave the house. So I had to stock up on food. It’s nice having food. It’s nice knowing that I don’t have to go to McDonald’s or Burger King just to stop the cravings. Then again, the human body can last 4 to 6 weeks without eating. After that, you might look at the person next to you and wonder, “Do people taste like chicken or pork?”

Grab a snack. I’ll wait.

You got one? Good. Let’s start.

Breakfast:

  • I still enjoy a nice bagel in the morning. I don’t bother heating it up or adding cream cheese bagel sauce to it. I just eat it plain. I like bagel sauce. I prefer spreading butter and jam on it. I just eat it plain. If I am at home, then yes. I will add the butter, jam, or bagel sauce to it. Last month I had 10 bagels.
    • 9 of those bagels were blueberry. By far, my favorite bagel. I just love blueberries.
    • 1 bagel was an cinnamon raisin bagel. It would have been a blueberry but the morning bakers didn’t have any ready. It was still good. I like cinnamon. Honestly, the smell of cinnamon is joy to me.
  • Since I switched to bagels, I don’t eat many donuts at work anymore. I still love donuts. I miss Dunkin’ Donuts. There is a store I can go to but traveling 30 minutes for a donut is lame. They have the best strawberry donuts. I had a total of 7 donuts. One more than last month. Of those seven donuts,
    • 1 was from work. It was a maple long john.
    • 6 were from the local gas station, Quick-Trip. They were,
      • 3 maple long johns.
      • 3 chocolate long johns.
  • I made 4 trips to Bob Evans in the month of July. It’s tradition! I stick to the same meal. My mother does too. I stick with the Farmer’s Choice. The meal includes, eggs, bacon, toast, pancakes. Together, I had…
    • 8 eggs over easy.
    • 12 pieces of bacon.
    • 8 pancakes with syrup. No butter. I hate butter on my pancakes.
    • 4 orders of white toast.
  • Last month I had 5 yogurts. This month, I only had a total of 1.
    • It was a Blueberry yogurt with granola.

Lunch (work meals):

It seems it is becoming an issue for me trying to find meals at work. You work at a place for 16 years, you are bound to run into the same issue. I bet people at McDonald’s and such have the same issue. I would hate to work at place like that. Having to eat that food day in and day out. At least where I work, I have many choices. It’s just getting harder to decide. I should try and make it a weekly thing. You know, make each day of the week a certain meal. Like every Sunday, I get the Beef Lo Mein (thank you, John! It’s always amazing!). Who knows. It will only leave me with 7 different meals. But I can always bend the rules.

  • 8 of my meals at work were the ever popular, Medium Spicy Beef Lo Mein (no vegetables, no oyster sauce)
    • I enjoyed a nice piece of New York Style Cheesecake with this 3 times.
  • I had 4 different wraps on break. Wraps have become a staple now. If we can, we are wanting to make a special menu with wraps and burgers to offer people for lunch. Make them signature items only found at our store. Of these 4 wraps,
    • 3 were BLT wraps. One of my favorite wraps.
      • 1 side of baked beans.
      • 1 side of macaroni and cheese.
      • 1 side of tortellini pasta.
      • 1 yeast roll.
    • 1 grilled chicken wrap. Not as good as the BLT but still good. Of course it’s good. I made it. No side with this wrap. *sad panda*
  • I had a whopping total of 6 pulled pork sandwiches.
    • 4 were smaller sandwiches.
    • 2 were larger sandwiches with sides.
      • 2 side of baked beans.
      • 2 side of macaroni and cheese.
      • 2 yeast roll.
      • 1 slice of Dorthy’s strawberry cheesecake (I love that woman.)
  • 1 Burnt End Sandwich. I didn’t want this. I don’t like Burnt Ends. But they mixed up handing the sandwiches to us. When I took a bit (without looking), I noticed their error. Eff you, Jake ate the Fat Man. You ruined my lunch.
  • 2 BBQ Brisket Sandwiches. I do love BBQ. Far too much. Damn, that sheet is good!
    • 2 sides of macaroni and cheese.
    • 1 side of baked beans.
    • 1 yeast roll.
    • 1 piece of white cake with frosting.
  • 1/2 of a Grilled Club. I got busy at work and didn’t get the time to enjoy it all.
  • 1 Bacon Cheeseburger (lettuce, tomato, cheese, bacon, ketchup…)
    • 1 order of tator tots on the side.
  • 2 Foot Long Beef Hot Dog.
  • 1 Angus Beef Hamburger

Lunch:

I visited the pizza joint called ‘Pizza Street’. Went there with my sister. When there, I had…

  • 1 visit to Pizza Street.
    • 1 slice of Pineapple Ham Pizza.
    • 1 slice of Alfredo Pizza.
    • 2 slices of Baked Potato Pizza.
    • 2 slices of Pepperoni Pizza.
  • 1 foot long cold cut combo.
  • 1 6 inch cold cut combo. (would have been a foot long, but couldn’t finish it for some reason.)
  • 1 visit to Philly Time.
    • 1 Deluxe Philly Steak.
    • 1 Philly Time Chocolate Chip Cookie.
    • 1 side of Philly Time Onion Rings.
  • 3 McDonald’s 20 piece chicken nuggets
    • 6 sweet and sour sauces.
    • 6 BBQ sauces.

Dinner:

  • 1 visit to Ming Garden.
    • General Tso Chicken and steamed rice.
  • 2 large Papa John’s Cheese Pizza (12 slices total)
    • 7 hot slices
    • 5 nuked slices
  • 11 Papa John’s Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Tostino’s Cheese Pizza (BURNT!!)
    • I finally got the oven fixed!
  • 1 Tupperware of Fettuccine Chicken Pasta made by my friend. (thanks, babe!)
  • 2 Slices of Minsky’s Taco Pizza

DISCLAIMER: I am really not too sure what I had for lunch and what I had for dinner. I tried to keep track of it by marking what I had for lunch and what was for dinner. But I slip. I try to judge. Usually, I skip lunch. I am just too lazy to leave the house. By the time I do, It’s about 5 or 6. I like food. I do. Just lazy.

Drinking Snacks:

  • 1 Butterfinger Bar. Was at the bowling alley. I like to make note that I cannot play. I think I scored a 50. Maybe 60. I don’t know. I can’t bowl and my co-worker Adam can’t dance.
  • 1 8 piece mozzarella stick basket at 54 Street.

Desserts/Snacks:

  • 1 Snickers Bar.
  • 12 Cookies.
    • 2 Jumbo Monster Cookies.
    • 4 Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies.
    • 4 Small Chocolate Chip Cookies.
    • 2 Small M&M Cookies.
  • 1 Strawberry Strudel
  • 1 Box of Hot Tamales (went to see, Dinner For Schmucks)
  • 2 Single Off Brand Peanut Butter Cups (mini)
  • 1 Yeast Roll.
  • 4 Tator Tots

Taste Testing:

  • 1/3 size Pancake on a stick (with sausage link inside)
  • 1 piece of Polish Sausage

Misc:

  • 18 Valerian Pills
    • Don’t think I am dying anymore. I just take them cause.
07/9/10

June Stats – Part II: Food

Sorry about slacking on posting the data for the month of June. I have been slightly addicted to the site, Bitstrips. Too fun. I mentioned in my last post that I haven’t been eating right. Actually, I never eat right. Let me rephrase what I just said. I’ve haven’t been eating. After I get home from work, I am just too lazy to leave again. I have no food in the house. I’ll shop tomorrow. I promise. Not that you care but not having food in the house blows. Anyway, here is the data for last month. Remember, next week sometime (hopefully), I’ll post the 6 month log. The post that began it all!

    Breakfast:

    • 3 Bob Evan’s Farmer’s Choice Breakfast
      • 6 Eggs Over Easy
      • 9 Strips of Bacon
      • 6 Pancakes
      • 3 Order’ of White Toast
    • 21 Blueberry Bagels
    • 5 Yogurts
      • 3 Blueberry with granola
      • 2 Strawberry with granola
    • 6 Donuts
      • 4 Chocolate Long Johns (QuickTrip)
      • 2 Maple Long Johns (QuickTrip)
    • 3 Jumbo Blueberry Muffins
    • 2 Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls With Icing

    Lunch (work meals):

    • 1 BBQ Pork Sandwich
      • side of macaroni and cheese
      • side of baked beans
    • 1 Cheeseburger
      • (lettuce, tomato, 2 slices american cheese)
      • side of baked beans
    • 1 Beef and Bean Burrito
      • side of spanish rice
      • side of spicy corn
      • yeast roll
    • 1 Chicken Enchilada
      • side of spanish rice
      • side of macaroni and cheese
      • New York Style Cheesecake
    • 7 Medium Spicy Beef Lo Mein
      • (no vegetables, no oyster sauce)
      • side of New York Style Cheesecake
    • 3 Chicken Strip Wraps
      • (lettuce, tomato, cheese, pepper, mayo)
      • side of macaroni and cheese
      • side of baked beans
      • New York Style Cheesecake
    • 1 Fried Chicken Meal (2 legs)
      • side of mashed potatoes with beef gravy
      • side of macaroni and cheese
    • 3 Grilled Club Sandwiches (with 4 miracle whips)
      • side of 1/2 bag of Frito’s Corn Chips
    • 2 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
      • (lettuce and tomato)

    Lunch:

    • 1 Visit to the Clean Place
      • 1 side of steamed rice
      • 2 sides of general chicken
      • 2 sides of beef and broccoli
      • 2 sides of oriental chicken
      • 2 sides of sweet and sour chicken (no sauce)
    • 1 Deluxe Philly Time Cheesesteak
    • 2 Deluxe Chic-Fila Sandwiches
      • (lettuce, tomato, american cheese, 4 mayos)
    • 1 20 Piece McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets
      • (2 BBQ Sauce, 2 Sweet and Sour Sauce)
    • 1 Plate of Macaroni and Cheese
      • (shells and Velveeta cheese)
    • 1 Burger King Whopper with Cheese
      • side of onion rings
    • 2 Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam Sandwiches

    Dinner:

    • 7 Slices of Papa John’s Cheese Pizza
      • (3 were hot, 3 were nuked, 1 was cold)
      • side of 3 cinnamon sticks
    • 2 20 Piece McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets
      • (4 BBQ Sauces, 4 Sweet and Sour Sauces)
    • 3 Popeye’s Chicken Dinners (3 piece dinners, mild/dark meat)
      • (4 thighs, 2 legs)
      • 2 biscuits
      • 2 sides of mashed potatoes with gravy
    • 2 Subway Cold Cut Combos (foot long)
      • (lettuce, tomato, salt/pepper, vinegar/oil on white)
      • side of Cheddar Harvest Sunchips
    • 1 Ming Garden General Chicken (ate 3/4)
      • side of steamed rice
    • 1 Burger King Whopper with Cheese (ate 1/2)
      • side of onion rings

    Drinking Snacks:

    • 1 Tiny piece of apple soaked in Everclear

    Desserts/Snacks:

    • 2 Packages Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (4 cups total)
    • 8 Cookies
      • 1 No Bake Cookie
      • 4 Chocolate Cookies
      • 6 Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (3 Subway, 3 Hy-vee)
    • 1 Strawberry Danish
    • 1 Klondike Heath Ice Cream Bar
    • 3 Peanut Butter And Jam Bars
    • 1 Twix Bar
    • 1 Small Bag of Hy-vee Fruit Chews (Cherry Flavored)
    • 1 Pretzel (went to see Cedar Rapids)
    • 1 Bag of Frito’s Corn Chips
    • 1 Double Bubble Gum (original)
    • 1 Slice of Pepperjack Cheese

    Taste Testing:

    • 2 Freshly Baked Yeast Rolls
    • 1 Strip of Fajita Steak
    • 1 Small taste of peanut butter cookie dough
    • 1 Steak Sirloin
    • 1 Spoonful of Garden Supreme Salad
    • 2 Spaghetti Sauces
      • 1 with sugar
      • 1 without sugar

    Misc:

    • 40 Valerian Root Pills
      • (yep. still dying)

    I hate writing these up. I always feel bad after I do. I keep saying I should eat healthier or maybe try to actually eat at home. I tend to eat the same shit every month. Why not I take the stand now. I mean, I am already half way through the year. Maybe it is time for me to get cracking on cooking at home again. But I said it before, it sucks cooking for one person. How much do I make? I am not too fond of left overs. I like fresh food.  Since this is the 6 month mark, here are the links to all the months before. You can look it over if you like. I’ll do my best to get the stats up next week. It shouldn’t be too hard. Just a lot of note taking.

    FOOD:

    January

    February

    March

    April

    May

    Drinks:

    January

    February

    March

    April

    May

    June


    07/10/09

    I like pizza, steve.

    I do like pizza. It isn’t my favorite but it’s up there. It’s perfect for those, “I’m too lazy to cook” kind of days. It’s good to get if you’re really plastered and can’t drive. I am pretty cool with all kinds of pizza. I like sausage pizza. Pepperoni is good. Hamburger is okay. I like peppers on my pizza. But the all time greatest pizza, is cheese. I like getting my plain, cheese pizza. I’ll eat pizza with meat on it. I just don’t want to.

    Jumping to the speciality pizzas…

    I mentioned in my “Potatoes” blog that I hate hashbrowns. That is true. I think they are nasty. I don’t know what it is or why I do, but I like the baked potato pizza. There is something about that pizza. Maybe it’s the way it’s fixed. It’s one pizza I look forward to when I go to “all you can eat” pizza buffets. I like chicken Alfredo pizza. BBQ chicken pizza is good too. Mexican style pizza is tolerable, it just needs to be made right.

    I can’t do thin crust. Thin crust reminds me of the Eucharist at mass. It’s stale, chalky and tasteless. I like hand-toss. I want to taste the dough.

    I have ate it before but I don’t like pizza crust.

    Stuff crust pizza was a horrible idea.

    Papa Johns is my favorite pizza. I am sure there is better pizza. But talking about getting it delivered, then yes, it’s Papa Johns. I don’t really care for their sauce though. I am very fond of their dough. Next in line is, “Little Ceasers”. They used to deliver but stopped. I always found it funny about that place. There’s a Little Ceasers not too far from where we live. I’d say a 5 minute drive. They always delivered to us. Then one day, we were out of their delivery zone. What the eff? You’re five minutes from our house. How can we possibly be out of your delivery zone? We did pick it up on occasions. But we’re lazy people and having someone else bring it to us is the American way. I do miss that crazy bread though. Number three was Pizza Hut. I have recently been informed about some shady business that goes on inside the Hut. A gentlemen I know worked at a local Pizza Hut. Coincidently, he worked at the one I ordered from. Since talking to him, I have stopped eating at Pizza Hut. It’s been at least two weeks now. You’d be surprised at my “ban list” and how long it is and as to why certain places are banned. Taking the spot of Pizza Hut is, Papa Murphy’s. Great pizza and amazing crust. If you can tell, I am very particular about the crust. I think it is what makes or breaks the pizza.

    I need to be honest with you. I don’t know much about frozen pizza. The only frozen pizza I eat is, Tostinos. They are a buck a pizza. Maybe the food is all processed, the crust is less than par but for one dollar, you can’t go wrong. I honestly could eat pizza at the time. I had pizza on lunch today and I just had pizza for dinner. Pizza is one of my favorite foods. It’s quick and easy and it has all the four food groups.

    I am really not picky on pizza. I will eat just about any kind. I even like the tiny english muffin pizzas we all make. Those are good and fun to make. I wouldn’t ever say I am a picky pizza eater.