What I ate: October 29, 2010

Breakfast: 2 pancakes, 3 slices of bacon, and 0.5 oz. maple syrup. 440 calories.

Lunch: Twice cooked pork with scallions and rice. 407 calories. 2.8 oz. pork.

ate.20101029.l.jpgSnack: 0.4 oz. peanuts. 86 calories.

Snack: Two Late July crackers with Mt. Mansfield gondolier cheese. About 75 calories.

ate.20101029.s.jpgDinner: Roasted turkey with gravy, rice, and spicy Brussels sprouts. The gravy looks funny due to a failed experiment. I know that microwave reheated frozen gravy is bad, as is beef-temperature sous vide (133°F). I thought maybe the higher temperature for turkey (160°F) would make the gravy "fix" itself like it does on the stove. The answer is: No.

The spicy Brussels sprouts just cooked in toasted sesame oil with garlic, hot pepper sesame oil, and chili garlic sauce (like Thai pork). The theory behind this is that Brussels sprouts are just tiny cabbages, and kim chee is spicy cabbage, so this should work, right? Okay, kim chee is fermented and has a lot of other things going on, as well, but this was actually pretty good.

Served with Anton Bauer Gmörk Grüner Veltliner 2009, Austria.

And 1 square of Lake Champlain chocolate raspberry truffle dark chocolate. 60 calories.

Snack: 1.4 oz. popcorn with 1/2 tbsp. butter and salt. 171 calories.

Snack: 0.7 oz. potato chips. 105 calories.

And perhaps an Absolut Pear and soda.

Weight at beginning of the day: 115.0 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 113.0 lbs.

I can't really explain that, either.