What I ate: April 20, 2012

Breakfast: Corned beef hash, egg and toast.


Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.

Lunch: Shrimp, onion and spinach stir-fry.

It was a beautiful day today, but with very bad weather forecast for this weekend into next week, so I planned my menu, got some groceries, and started cooking!

I seared off 3 filet mignon steaks, individually vacuum sealed and froze them for a future steak dinner. They'll be fully cooked through, from frozen, in the sous vide at 132°F for 45 minutes, which makes a perfect steak every time.

And I grilled some wild sockeye salmon, also individually vacuum sealed and frozen. A 45 minute reheat at 138°F from frozen in the sous vide and they'll be perfect.

I buy natural chicken breast tenders in 4.8 lb. packages, divide them into packages about 6.0 oz., vacuum seal, and freeze them. The vacuum sealing is nice because it prevents freezer burn and pretty much never leaks. Though they're in an additional zip-lock bag, just in case. This is one of my least favorite tasks, but fortunately I only have to do it every 3 months. Chicken comes in fifth after pork, beef, fish and shellfish in my diet.

And finally I seasoned pork spare ribs with homemade dry rub and vacuum sealed them for cooking in a day or two.

Dinner: Roast beef, rice, gravy and broccoli.

And 2 glasses of Aguaribay malbec.


Dessert: 2 strips (9 rectangles) of Green & Black's ginger dark chocolate bar.

Weight at beginning of the day: 119.6 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 120.6 lbs.