What I ate: January 18, 2013

Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon, both previously frozen.

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Grocery shopping and cooking today!


I got a really good deal on this pork roast. It's what they call the "Chef's Prime Roast" and it's not my favorite cut; I prefer the center-cut. But at $ 6.02 for a 1.96 pound roast, it was a steal. What I did was remove the fat layer and split it into two roasts. The one on the right is all white meat like a center cut roast. The other is a mix of light and dark meat and a very thin layer of fat. I seasoned it with salt, freshly ground pepper and granulated garlic, vacuum sealed, and cooked for 2 hours at 155°F in the sous vide.

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Here is is after rapid chilling, slicing, and dividing into 3.2 oz. portions for use in pork stir-fry. There are 7 lunch-sized servings to freeze a little left over for Roscoe.

And since it's winter, rapid chilling actually means, "Drop the vacuum sealed bag in the snow outside."

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I made a batch of spicy vegetarian chili. It's really good, but kind of a lot of work. Here are the vegetables:

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After cooking, cooling, and dividing into 12 oz. servings, 6 vacuum sealed for freezing and 1 refrigerated in a container. The frozen servings are reheated boil-in-bag for 20 minutes from frozen.

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Grilled a package of Hebrew National beef hot dogs.

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Individually vacuum sealed and ready to freeze. I reheat them 25 seconds in the microwave in the bag. Flip over once half way through and stop cooking when the bag begins to inflate.

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Divided a package of bone-in thin cut pork chops, vacuum sealed and froze for future meals, probably crumbed pork chops. It was $ 3.59 for a package of 4 chops, and that's two of my dinner servings.

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And finally I cooked a package of pork breakfast sausage. They just get frozen in a ziplock bag so I can grab 3 for a breakfast or a lunch serving of sausage and green pepper stir-fry.

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Lunch: Cheddar broccoli ale soup. With a homemade whole wheat and oat roll with butter. Both previously frozen.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. pretzels and a Saranac pale ale.

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Dinner: Japanese-style "crushed hamburger" with rice.

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And 2 glasses of Trivento malbec.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 120.4 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 120.6 lbs.