What I ate: September 27, 2012

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese biscuit. With homemade sausage and a homemade buttermilk biscuit. Apparently I used too small of a diameter cutter when I made the biscuits...

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.


Busy day today! Three loads of laundry, a trip of the grocery store, liquor store and Home Depot and now it's time to cook.

I broke down a natural (no antibiotic, no hormone, vegetable feed) 4.7 pound chicken into its corresponding parts, vacuum sealed and froze them.

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A second chicken I roasted.

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That chicken made:

2x 5.0 oz. sliced roasted chicken for dinner
1x 3.1 oz. sliced roasted chicken for stir-fry, sandwich, chicken salad, etc.
4x 15 oz. chicken soup with 3.0 oz. chicken

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The two carcasses, random extra bits and so forth made a double batch of chicken stock. Just celery, carrots and onions and 96 oz. of water, simmered for 3 hours.

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Lunch: Swiss chard with pancetta. With rice.

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Made a batch of homemade tomato pasta sauce. I wasn't thinking and accidentally used diced tomatoes instead of crushed tomatoes, so this batch is extra chunky style! Here it is chilling in the sink.

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Among the things this 1.5x batch of sauce made were 6x 6.0 oz. packages of tomato pasta sauce.

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Normally I make my own ground beef from grinding steak, but I had a number of recipes that needed ground beef so I just bought a 3.4 pound package of 90/10 ground beef at the supermarket today.

On the left is 1 pound of ground beef for meat pasta sauce. On the right is 1 pound of ground beef for taco-seasoned beef (before adding the taco seasoning).

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3 servings of meat sauce with 3.0 oz ground beef and 7.0 oz. homemade tomato sauce.

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4x servings of taco-seasoned ground beef (3x 3.0 oz. and 1x 4.5 oz.)

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2x 6.0 oz. servings of Japanese-style crushed hamburger.

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8.0 oz. raw ground beef, vacuum sealed and ready for a future recipe when I need ground beef.

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I made a small roasted squash lasagna.

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3 servings vacuum sealed and ready for freezing.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. potato chips and French onion dip. It looked the same as yesterday.


Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry with rice. It was previously frozen; despite spending 7 hours cooking I neglected to make something for dinner. Oops.

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And 1 glass of 90+ malbec. I used the other glass making the pasta sauce.



Weight at beginning of the day: 120.0 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 120.4 lbs.