What I ate: January 9, 2012

I boiled and baked the batch of homemade whole wheat bagels.


Breakfast: Toasted fresh homemade bagel with butter, a side of bacon and a glass of orange juice.


Today was grocery shopping and cooking day, and I went a little crazy.

Meatloaf made with 1.5 lbs. of homemade ground beef (from chuck steak). This was complicated by an unresolved failure of the meat grinder attachment for my KitchenAid mixer. It's making a horrible snapping sound on each revolution and I was pretty sure something was going to break or I'd end up with plastic chips in my beef so I use the food processor and that worked fine. Meatloaf is Wednesday's meal, and I made enough for four servings, all vacuum sealed and frozen.


A batch of homemade spicy breakfast sausage patties. They're made from homemade ground pork loin, which interestingly is much lighter in color than supermarket ground pork. It looks like turkey sausage, but it's pork. It's presumably lower in fat, as well.


The rest of the pork roast I split in the "light meat" that went into the sous vide for 2 hours at 160°F for stir-fry pork. The other piece I roasted in the oven for treats for Roscoe.

Four 3.2 oz. servings of sliced pork for stir-fry, vacuum sealed and ready for freezing.


I coated a rack of pork spare ribs with homemade dry rub and vacuum sealed them. They'll rest in the refrigerator for a day or so, then they'll go into the sous vide for 18 hours, then the smoker.

And with the homemade ground beef left over after making the meatloaf I made a batch of two servings of Japanese-style crushed hamburger. I vacuum sealed and froze them.


Snack: 3 Kashi roasted garlic crackers with horseradish cheddar. It's okay but not amazing, but I'll try it with a plain cracker next time and see if that makes a difference.

Update: I tried it with a bigger piece of cheese and a milder cracker, a Late July organic cracker, which is like a Ritz. This was a good combination.


Dinner: Beef stroganoff. And 2 glasses of Yauquen malbec.


Weight at beginning of the day: 116.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 114.4 lbs.