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.
06/12/10

May Stats – Part II: Food

It’s that time again. I am here to share with you all the amazing unhealthy things I ate last month. I will say that I am lacking on preparing a home cooked meal. There are many factors. I really have no time. Okay, I do. I just am lazy when I get home. I cook food for about 1800 kids (now, only 1100) every morning. No one wants to spend all day cooking at work, get home and cook more. It’s unheard of. Plus, it’s hard to cook for just one person. I tend to make too much food and rather than saving it for leftovers, I over indulge myself, licking the plate clean. Gluttony at its best.

My fridge is barren. It does have the essentials all good bachelors need. I have my ketchup and miracle whip bottle. I have the pizza box (with one slice still lingering inside), the soda, the beer, and block of processed cheese. I live the good life. It would be a crime if I ever decided to get married and have kids. We’ll stave. But if my wife is a homebody, then she can do the cooking and we’ll probably have food with names I cannot pronounce and textures not seen by many.

Looking back at the year and everything I have ate, it’s basically the same shit over and over again. I said I hate change. When I find something I like, I stick with it. No need to go and be adventurous. It’s too much of a hassle and I am not a “on a whim” kind of guy. Not saying I don’t do things on a whim. I do. Just not very often. But you’re probably asking yourself right now, “so, Kirk. What did you eat last month? All your readers are dying to know. Please! Please, tell us!”

No need to twist my arm. Here is the list. Enjoy.

Breakfast:

  • 2 Farmer’s Choice Breakfast
    • 4 eggs over easy
    • 4 pancakes
    • 6 pieces of bacon
    • 2 orders of toast
      • 1 white
      • 1 wheat (this was during my “be healthy” era. Did it taste different? No. But I prefer white.)
  • 1 Bowl of Oatmeal
    • (brown sugar, butter)
  • 12 Bagels
    • 10 blueberry bagels
    • 2 cinnamon raisin bagels
  • 12 Yogurts
    • 3 Strawberry
      • 2 with granola
      • 1 without granola
    • 2 Raspberry with granola
    • 7 Blueberry

      • 6 with granola
      • 1 without granola
  • 11 Donuts
    • 8 maple cinnamon rolls
    • 1 maple iced raised donut with chocolate drizzle
    • 2 Quicktrip long johns
      • 1 maple
      • 1 chocolate
  • 3 Jumbo Blueberry Muffins

Lunch (work meals):

  • 9 Medium Spicy Beef Lo Mein
    • no vegetables, no oyster sauce
  • 2 Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwiches
    • lettuce, tomato, mayo
      • 2 Rotini Pastas
  • 2 Pasta Bakes
    • 1 corn
    • 1 mashed potatoes with beef gravy
    • 1 rotini pasta
    • 1 slice of wheat bread
    • 1 bread stick
  • 1 Chicken Enchilada
    • side of mexican corn
    • side of spanish rice
  • 3 Pulled Pork Sandwiches
    • 2 small, 1 large
      • 1 side of baked beans
      • 1 side of mashed potatoes with beef gravy
      • 1 piece of cornbread
  • 1 Beef Tip Sandwich (with BBQ Sauce)
    • 1 side of baked beans
    • 1 side of macaroni and cheese
    • 1 piece of cornbread
    • 1 oatmeal raisin cookie
  • 1 Grilled Club Sandwich (with 3 miracle whips)
    • 1 bag of fun size fritos
  • 2 Hot Turkey Sandwiches With Beef Gravy
    • 1 on white bread/1 on wheat bread
      • 4 scoops of Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 Bacon Cheeseburger
    • lettuce, tomato, ketchup)
    • 1 side of tator tots
  • 2 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Lunch:

  • 1 Philly Time Deluxe Philly Steak
    • 1 side of onion rings
    • 1 chocolate chip cookie
  • 1 Burger King Whopper
    • 1 side of onion rings
  • 7 Peanut Butter and Raspberry Sandwiches
  • 1 Hy-vee Club Foot Long on Wheat
    • 4 miracle whips
  • 1 Subway Cold Cut Combo
    • 1 on white bread
    • 3 oatmeal raisin cookies
  • 1 Visit to Pizza Street
    • 2 slices of baked potato pizza
    • 2 slices of bacon pineapple pizza
    • 2 slices of pepperoni pizza
    • 1 slice of taco pizza
    • 2 slices of cheese pizza
    • 1 pizza street cinnamon roll

Dinner:

  • 3 Twenty Piece McDonald’s Nuggets
    • 6 BBQ,
    • 6 Sweet and Sour Sauces
  • 2 Chicken Ramen Noodle Soups
  • 1 Ming Garden General Chicken (ate half)
    • 1 side of steamed rice
  • 1 Plate of egg noodles
  • 2 Popeye’s 3 piece dinners (3 legs, 3 thighs)
    • 2 sides of mashed potatoes with gravy
    • 2 biscuits
  • 2 Subway Cold Cut Combos
    • 1 on white
    • 1 on wheat (forgot the tomatoes
    • 2 M&M chocolate chip cookies
    • 3 oatmeal raisin cookies
  • 14 Papa Johns Pizza
    • 8 hot slices of cheese pizza
    • 3 cold slices of cheese pizza
    • 3 nuked slices of cheese pizza
    • 10 pieces of cinnamon sticks

Drinking Snacks:

  • 2 handfuls of Lime Chips
  • 1 Tostinos Cheese Pizza

Bar Meals:

  • 1 Order of Mozzarella Sticks
    • 8 count
  • 2 Orders of Quesadillas
    • (6 count) 12 total

Desserts:

  • 2 Granola Bars
    • 1 Fudge Bar
    • 1 Honey and Oats
  • 1 Hy-vee Ice Cream Bar
  • 7 Cookies
    • 1 oatmeal raisin cookie
    • 2 M&M cookies
    • 3 Chocolate Chip Cookies
    • 1 Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • 2 Caramello Candy Bars
  • 3 Mini Blueberry Muffins
  • 1 Bag of Sour Patch Kids
  • 1 Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream
    • topped with mini m&ms and chocolate syrup
  • 4 mini cinnamon rolls

Test Tasting:

  • 1 Chicken Taquito
  • 1 sample of crisp topping
    • flour, butter, brown sugar, oatmeal, cinnamon
  • 3 Samples of Taco Salad
    • 1 mixed with black bean salsa
    • 2 without the black bean salsa
  • 1 Strip of grilled Porkloin

Misc…

  • 34 Valerian Pills
    • to cure my attacks

There is the stats for the month of May. I say it about everytime I finish with the stats but I really do need to learn to eat better. I can’t say I try cause I don’t. But you never know. Maybe after this month, I will. I am planning on doing a half way point tally of what I have ate the entire year so far. I don’t know if it will be done but it’s an idea I have. That will take some time. Just keep watching the site. You never know. It might show up.


03/7/10

February Stats – Part II: Food

I have been tied up with some personal business but finally now have the time to post the stats for the food I ate last month.

It has occurred to me that I am not very adventurous when it comes to food and dining out. Just by writing out the places and things I ate last month, I have noticed I eat just about the same thing over and over again.  Shall I begin?

BREAKFAST:

  • 2 Farmer’s Choice Breakfasts
    • 2 eggs over easy, (4 total)
    • 2 pancakes, (4 total)
    • 3 pieces of bacon, ( 6 total)
    • 1 order of white toast, (2 total)
  • 4 Sausage link and biscuit sandwiches
  • 2 French Toast Sticks (1 w/o syrup)
  • 1 double egg and sausage muffin
  • 2 cinnamon rolls (1 w/o icing)
  • 9 mini muffins
    • 4 apple cinnamon
    • 5 orange
  • 2 jumbo cherry muffins
  • 7donuts
    • 2 maple cinnamon rolls
    • 2 chocolate long johns (from Quicktrip)
    • 2 maple long johns (from Quicktrip)
    • 1 chocolate ring donut

LUNCH: (work meals)

  • 3 1/3lb. bacon cheeseburgers (lettuce, tomato)
  • 1 chicken strip wrap (lettuce, tomato, cheese, mayo)
    • 1 side tator tots
  • 1 grilled ham & cheese sandwich
    • 1 side of onion rings

 

  • BBQ Pork Sandwiches
    • 2 orders of mac and cheese
    • 1 order mashed potatoes w/beef gravy
    • 1 new york style cheesecake
    • 1 piece of Trident Peppermint gum
  • 1 Roasted Porkloin (4 slices)
    • 1 order of mac and cheese
    • 1 order of mashed potatoes w/beef gravy
    • 1 order of cherry crisp
  • 1 BBQ Brisket Sandwich
    • 1 order of baked beans
    • 1 order of mac and cheese
    • 3 pieces of Take 5 “flare” gum
  • 1General/Orange Chicken
    • 1 side of steamed rice (2 sugars)
  • 5 Medium Spicy Beef Lo Mein (no oyster sauce)

LUNCH:

  • 2 Chic-Fil-A Deluxe Chicken Sandwiches (lettuce, tomato, mayo)
  • 5 Slices of Pizza Street Pizza
    • 1 slice of pepperoni/hamburger
    • 3 slices of alredo
    • 1 slice of pepperoni
  • 1 Philly Time Double Cheeseburger (lettuce, tomato)
    • 1 order of onion rings
  • 1 Philly Time Creamy Deluxe (onions, green peppers, cheese)
    • 1 order of onion rings
    • 1 chocolate chip cookie
  • 1 Homemade Egg roll (pork, cabbage, onion, carrot, soy sauce, salt/pepper)
  • 1 double whopper with cheese (no onions, no pickles)
  • 1 Chili Southwest Egg roll
  • 2 subway cold cut combos (lettuce, tomato, salt/pepper, vinegar/oil)

DINNER:

  • 2 McDonald’s 20 piece chicken nuggets
    • 4 bbq sauces
    • 4 sweet and sour sauces
  • 2Ming Garden’s General Chicken
    • 2 orders of steamed rice
  • 1 plate of homemade Goulash*
  • 7 beef hot dogs (with ketchup only)
  • 11 slices of Papa John’s Pizza
    • 2 slices of pineapple, pepperoni, mushroom (picked off mushrooms)
    • 9 slices of cheese pizza (1 slice was cold)
    • 3 pieces of Papa John’s cinnamon sticks
  • 1 3 piece Popeye’s Chicken (2 thighs, 1 leg)
    • 1 side of mashed potatoes w/gravy
    • 1 biscuit
  • 1 2 piece Popeye’s Chicken (1 leg, 1 thigh)
    • 1 side of mashed potatoes w/gravy
    • 1 side of cole slaw
    • 1 biscuit
  • 1 Plate of Venetian Pasta (broccoli, chicken)

DESSERTS:

  • 14cookies
    • 2 Oreo Cookies
    • 1 Sugar Cookie
    • 6 Chocolate Chip Cookies
    • 5 Girl Scout Cookies (peanut butter patties)
  • 7 Wonka Brand Candies
    • 2 packages of bottle caps (12 total caps)
    • 4 boxes of nerds
    • 1 cherry flavored laffy taffy

DRINKING SNACKS:

  • 1 Tostino’s Pizza (cheese)
  • 10 Girl Scout Cookies (peanut butter patties)
  • 3/4 bag of Tostito’s Hint Of Lime Chips

BAR MEALS:

  • 1 Beef Taquito

MISC. TEST TASTING AT WORK:

  • 1 single grain of white rice
  • 1/2 size of beef/bean burrito
  • 1 Turkey Roll-up

Turkey Roll-up

Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Chef Steve makes me breakfast

Venetian Pasta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There you have it, folks! Month two of what I have ate this year. Oh, the asterisk by “Goulash” is there for a reason. My mother likes to call it, Hamburger Italianio. We’ll call it goulash and she gets upset. It’s the same thing! I am hoping to post another ‘chef john’ video soon. I was quite surprised to see so many videos of people making beef lo mein. Some questions for you,

  1. What should I tone down on eating?
  2. What other places do you recommend?
  3. Should I watch what I eat?
  4. Should I watch what I drink?
  5. Cut back on coffee?
  6. Cut back on soda?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.