04/3/10

March Stats – Part II: Food

As promised, here are the stats to the food I ate last month. I reckon there isn’t much different than last time. At least for work that is. I still keep to the same food I like at work.

Breakfast:

  • 1 Farmer’s Choice Breakfast
    • 2 eggs over easy
    • 2 pancakes
    • 3 strips of bacon
    • 1 order of white toast
  • 1 Bowl of oat meal (with butter and brown sugar)
  • 2 Bowls of Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • 1 Plain Bagel with strawberry cream cheese
  • 3 Bacon/Egg Cheese Strudels
  • 1 Single piece of bacon
    • I had to ease my pain one morning at work and nothing makes life better than a greasy piece of bacon!
  • 3 Cinnamon Rolls with icing
  • 13 muffins
    • 3 jumbo blueberry muffins
    • 1 jumbo apple muffin
    • 7 mini strawberry muffins
    • 2 mini apple cinnamon muffins
  • 8 Donuts
    • 3 maple long johns
      • 2 from work
      • 1 from Quicktrip
    • 1 chocolate long john
    • 2 iced cinnamon rolls
      • 1 maple iced cinnamon roll
      • 1 chocolate iced cinnamon roll
    • 1 chocolate ring donut
    • 1 glazed donut

Lunch: (work meals)

  • 5 Medium Spicy Beef Lo Mein (no vegetables, no oyster sauce)
    • 1 side of NY Style Cheesecake
    • 2 pieces of Michael’s birthday cake
    • 1 Nestle Drumstick (vanilla fudge)
  • 3 Bacon Cheeseburgers (lettuce, tomato, ketchup)
    • 1 side of tator tots
    • 1 side of onion rings
  • 2 General Chicken/Orange Chicken
    • 2 orders of steamed rice (with 2 sugars each)
  • 3 2 Piece Chicken Dinners (4 legs, 2 thighs)
    • 3 sides of mashed potatoes w/beef gravy
    • 1 sides of macaroni and cheese
    • 2 side of baked beans
  • 1 BBQ Brisket Sandwich
    • 1 side baked beans
    • 1 side macaroni and cheese
  • 3 Grilled Turkey Clubs (lettuce, tomato, yellow american cheese, bacon, miracle whip-4 per sandwich/12 total)

    • 3 bags of fritos
    • 1 slice of Michael’s birthday cake

Lunch:

  • 1 visit to “The Clean Place”
    • 2 helpings of kung pao chicken
    • 2 helpings of beef and broccoli
    • 1 helping of general chicken
    • 1 helping of sweet and sour chicken (no sauce)
    • 1 helping of steamed rice (2 sugars)
  • 1 visit to Margarita’s
    • 1 #5 meal (2 beef and cheese enchilada, 1 taco, rice)
    • 7 single chips w/salsa
    • 1 piece of spearmint orbit gum
  • 1 Philly Time Double Cheeseburger (lettuce, tomato, ketchup)
    • 1 side of onion rings
  • 5 Hot Dogs with ketchup
  • 2 Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches (raspberry jam)
  • 1 visit to Pizza Street
    • 1 baked potato pizza slice
    • 1 sausage pizza slice
    • 1 pepperoni slice
    • 2 pineapple and canadian bacon slices
    • 2 taco pizza slices
    • 2 alfredo pizza slices
    • 1 piece of cinnamon roll
  • 2 sandwiches of white bread
    • 1 brown sugar ham, lettuce, tomato, cheese miracle whip
    • 1 oven roasted turkey, lettuce, tomato, cheese, miracle whip
      • 1 bag of fun size fritos
  • 2 bowls of chicken flavored ramen noodles
    • each bowl had 2 packages; 4 servings total
  • 1 plate of Velveeta macaroni and cheese (shell pasta)

Dinner:

  • 3 Cheeseburgers (with ketchup)
    • 1 at Perkins (asked for no pickle; whoe didn’t listen)
      • 1 bowl of Chicken Soup at Perkins
    • 2 were made at home using the famous George Forman Grill
  • 4 servings of Spaghetti and meat sauce
    • 3 servings at home
    • 1 serving at the annual, St. Pius X Spaghetti Dinner
    • 5 slices of white bread
    • 3 meatballs
    • 1 brownie
  • 1 20 piece chicken nugget from McDonalds
    • 2 BBQ Sauces
    • 2 Sweet and Sour Sauces
  • 1 Ming Garden General Chicken
    • 1 side of Steamed Rice
  • 3 Hot Dogs (ketchup only)
  • 1 Tostinos Pizza (pepperoni)
  • 2 bowls of Egg Noodles
  • 2 helpings of Rotisserie Chicken (dark meat)
    • 1 side of mashed potatoes
    • 1 side of corn on the cob
  • 2 blueberry waffles with syrup
    • 3 strips of bacon
  • 2 bowls of Velveeta macaroni and cheese (shell pasta)
    • 2 beer brats
  • 1 Dinner at Outback Steakhouse
    • 1 kc strip steak (medium rare)
    • 1 side of steamed vegetables (carrots, peapods, yellow squash, broccoli
    • 1 bowl of chicken tortilla soup
    • 7 medium spicy chicken wings
    • 2 celery sticks
    • 2 slices of rye(?) bread
    • 1 slice of new york style cheesecake with raspberry sauce
  • 1 Slice of Stouffer’s Lasagna Italiano

DRINKING SNACKS:

  • 2 slices of Northern Light Pizza
    • 2 slices of taco pizza

DESSERT:

  • 11 Cookies
    • 2 chocolate chip cookies
    • 1 no bake cookie
    • 5 M&M cookies
    • 3 Girl Scout Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
  • 1 Blue Bunny Neapolitan Ice Cream Bar

SNACKING:

  • 1 Bag of Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 2 Min Twix Candy Bars
  • 1 Caramello Candy Bar
  • 1 Double Bubble Blueberry Gum
  • 1 Piece Of Cherry Coffee Cake
  • 1 Slice of Rhubarb Pie
  • 1 Bag of Fun Size Nacho Cheese Doritos

TASTE TESTING AT WORK:

  • 1 Single medium macaroni shell
  • 4 diced pieces of celery
  • 2 Pieces of pineapple brat
  • 1 Piece of Charlie’s Southwestern Burger
  • 1 Taste of nacho cheese
  • 3 Lime flavored Margaritaville chips with nacho cheese sauce

There you go, kiddies! Another month down. Only 9 more to go. I should really try to eat healthier. Maybe start packing a lunch to work again. I did that once. I tried to eat better but when I did, this happened. Maybe cut the snacking out. Hmm… I don’t know. I like food to much. I do plan when I hit 6 months, to tally up everything I ate so far. Then at the end of the year, do it again. I am a very unhealthy person when it comes to food. Oh well. It’s all good.

Perkins Burger

Outback Steakhouse

Margaritas

Mike's Birthday Cake

07/1/09

Tossing The Salad*

*insert gay joke here.

I can’t recall the last time I actually ate a tossed salad. It’s one of those things I just stopped eating. Most of the things I don’t eat anymore are because of that. Me just stopping. I love cucumbers, lettuce, and tomatoes. I just can’t eat it if it’s mixed together in a giant bowl. I’ve noticed salads have gotten way too complex over the years. A salad is not just a side anymore. It can be an entire meal. You can put, ham, turkey, chicken, eggs, olives, cheese, peas, peppers, onions, etc… It’s an endless list of crap. My salad was simple. I mentioned the lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers earlier. That there, was my salad. Never tried cheese on it. I don’t think I can.

What about dressings? Hmm… That’s a little more complicated. First off, ranch is nasty. I don’t like to dip vegetables in it. Why is it a chicken finger dipping sauce? That’s beyond. Same with honey mustard. I hate mustard. So that is out. Italian is good. I like it on my pasta salads. I’ll get to those a little later. My favorite dressing, hands down, is thousand island! When I go for lunch at TGIFriday’s, I get their, “all you can eat salad bar.” I usually get the same crap. Cucumbers, a pasta salad, carrots, and green peppers. I’ll get my dressing and dip the vegetables in it.  Pure heaven! Every dressing is fat free now. Oh, I did forget one I do like. It’s sun dried tomato dressing. We make this great pasta salad (see? pasta salad.) at work. It calls for the tomato dressing. I’ve tried ceaser dressing. Don’t like it. Did you know the ceaser salad was created by luck? Shouldn’t really trust Wiki, but here is a link to the article about the famous salad.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_Salad

A competing story, originating in Mexico, concerns Alex Cardini, who was Chef of Hotel Peñafiel in Tehuacán. Cardini, the son of an Italian immigrant, made the Caesar Salad specially for a gourmet contest in Tijuana, winning first place with his innovative dish.

Some historians believe that the salad was created for a group of Hollywood stars after a long weekend party. Still others suggest that brother Alex created it as “Aviator’s salad” for a bunch of San Diego aviator comrades who were in a hurry, and the dish was renamed later, when Alex was a partner of his brother. A few fellows among Cardini’s personnel also claimed the authorship, but without success.

Pasta salads are a whole different story. There is this salad at TGIFriday’s that is amazing. I don’t know what’s all in it but it is the only reason I get the salad bar. We make quite a few salads at work. If memory serves me right, I think we make, maybe…6 pasta salads. Out of those 6, I eat 2 of them. One of them has too much crap in it, but I just pick it out. I like cheese but it’s cheese overload. Plus, it has green olives and I perfer the black over the green.

I am just not a salad person. I love vegetables. I said it earlier and I’ll say it again.

“I love cucumbers, lettuce, and tomatoes. I just can’t eat it if it’s mixed together in a giant bowl.”

Are you a salad person? You dressing of choice?