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Old 01-23-2013, 01:16 PM   #481
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I overcooked the meat, and it did not come out as tender as I hoped.

Still, as my BIL and his wife stopped by, we invited them for an impromptu dinner, and they really liked it. Asked me for the recipe (which I found on the Web), and they have never used cumin in the marinade, so I gave them some.

I will wait a few weeks, then try again. The last time I had it, it was a pre-marinated package from Fresh&Easy, and it was better than what I made. Perhaps I did not marinate for long enough, besides the overcooking.

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However, I just finished preparing and marinated some thin-sliced beef for Carne Asada this evening. Just thinking about this makes me salivate already. Or is it because I have not had any food?
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:55 PM   #482
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Breakfast: coffee, blueberry Greek yogurt parfait
Lunch: apple
Dinner: grilled peppercorn steak, grilled mushrooms en papillotte, steamed butternut squash, steamed celery, glass of red wine

It's hard to go wrong with simple food.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:31 AM   #483
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Breakfast: 2 eggs, scrambled; bowl of blackberries
Lunch: Stir-fried venison and veggies, served over a little wild rice
Dinner: Grilled lamb chop; baked sweet potato with cinnamon and butter
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:37 PM   #484
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Breakfast: coffee, blueberry scone, small banana.
Lunch: skipped lunch.
Dinner: steamed vegetables (broccoli, chopped red potato, chopped leek), halibut burger, grilled, topped with a slice of tomato and a spoonful of 1000 island dressing. Glass of Chenin Blanc. Blueberries on vanilla ice cream.

Yum!
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:40 PM   #485
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It's SPD. Having Corn beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread and Guinness Stout, maybe even two.
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I had green eggs and ham for breakfast at Boston Beanery. Later in the day, I had a piece of delicious carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, that my DD made for my birthday! Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:39 PM   #487
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I had a Caesar salad. That's my token green food for St. Patrick's Day!
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:57 PM   #488
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I made a Guinness beef stew with mash potatoes for dinner. Yum.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:28 AM   #489
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White bean kale soup.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:39 AM   #490
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Two glasses of blender green drink made of spinach, lettuce, oranges, bananas, flax seeds.

Handful of raw walnuts/almonds
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:11 PM   #491
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I am concentrating on using leftover food from the freezer.

Lunch: Mr B and I split a fried haddock filet with a side of homegrown filet beans sauteed in olive oil with garlic.

Dinner: Leftover Armenian shish-ka-bob (all lamb) with flat bread and tzatziki.

A friend of ours (the widower whose kitchen I am helping clean up) sent me a picture of what he ate the other night...his version of a true Bachelor's Dinner.
He does things like this to make me crazy and invite him over for a home cooked dinner. It w*rks perfectly. At least his sense of humor is returning.
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Breakfast was 1/2 cup cottage cheese and a banana. Post-run snack was a fat and sugar free yogurt. Lunch is turkey and cheese on whole wheat with a side of homemade no-fat refried beans. Tonight is our weekly pizza outing with a group of 4 couples.

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breakfast was a bowl of granola cereal and a glass of OJ. Lunch was a bag of plain popcorn. dinner probably a grilled hamburger. and beer.
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A friend of ours (the widower whose kitchen I am helping clean up) sent me a picture of what he ate the other night...his version of a true Bachelor's Dinner.
I really like sardines and often eat them for lunch or as a snack (prefer them in olive oil or mustard). Along with some fresh veggies, sardines are a great lunch.
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Nothing the whole day, its Good Friday, fasting is a tradition.
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A glass of orange juice for breakfast.
A bowl of raisin bran for lunch.
BBQ'd chicken, pasta salad and Italian veggies for supper.

I tried something different this time. I cut the backbone out of the chicken (with scissors), turned it over and pressed firmly on the breast. The bone cracked and the chicken was almost flat.

Looked kind of sad...and so 'wrong'.

Placing it bone down, I grilled it on low on the gas grill for two hours. An hour and a half into cooking, I slathered it with Sweet Baby Ray's bbq sauce. Fifteen minutes later, I added more bbq sauce just to be sure there was enough. After another fifteen minutes went by, the temp of the meat was right and I turned the grill off and let it rest for a bit.

Heh...I have no pics...we tore into it. Grrrrrrrrr......
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I made brunch today: a frittata with organic brown eggs, chopped smoked trout, chopped tomato and cilantro, freshly brewed coffee with organic 2% milk. (Can you tell I shopped at the organic store LOL?).

I have figured out how to avoid eggs sticking to my Gordon Ramsay stainless steel pans: wait till the oil is really hot before putting anything else in, and don't disturb the omelet or frittata until it spontaneously separates from the pan!

Nothing else so far. Probably a tossed salad for dinner.
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Tonight's dinner was health food x 2...

Mine: 3 fried hot dogs with 2 slices American cheese over top, with deli brown mustard on the side for dipping, plus a small handful of french fries, with mayo for dipping. No bread with the hot dogs.

Mr B's: Store-bought fish fillets with a large helping of french fries, ketchup for dipping.

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Grilled chicken breast with curried mayonaise, and fresh vegetables steamed to perfection.
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Dinner: grilled portabello mushroom, sweet potato baked "fries", cranberry salsa, blueberries
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