5.30.2015 | TI8


Breakfast: Granola, cranberry juice
Lunch: Barney’s burgers. My eyes were not bigger than my stomach, but bigger than good sense would dictate. A Western burger, which I failed to split, more than my share of curly fries, and a chocolate milk shake.
Afternoon snack: See above. Still feeling it.
Dinner: Vegetable platter, bread and cheese, salad
Dessert: Leftover chocolate raspberry bundt cake

5.29.2015 | TI8


Breakfast: Grapenuts, cranberry juice. This shit is kind of gross… how did I really eat this every day last year?
Morning Snack: Cilantro and jalapeno hummus and pita chips from the hummus guy
Lunch: Leftover rice and pork tenderloin with asparagus
Afternoon snack: Coke zero and peanut M&Ms
Dinner: Experimental stuffed pizza
Dessert: Leftover chocolate raspberry bundt cake

5.28.2015 | TI8


Breakfast: Granola, cranberry juice
Lunch: Burrito carne al pastor from Burrito Express
Afternoon snack: A square of chocolate, Coke Zero
Dinner: Slice of pepperoni pizza at the school talent show
Dessert: Raspberry chocolate bundt cake

5.27.2015 | TI8


Breakfast: Granola, cranberry juice
Lunch: Pizza from Amazonas in Oakland. This place is highly recommended by a genuine New Yorker as the best NY style pizza around. It definitely delivered. There was also a certain amount of cookies for a work party.
Afternoon snack: More cookies, including some delicious chocolate chip ones that included spicy pepper and ginger.
Dinner: Leftover chili and rice
Dessert: Coffee ice cream with ganache

5.26.2015 | TI8


Breakfast: Granola, cranberry juice
Lunch: Leftover chili with rice and cheddar cheese
Afternoon snack: Cookies from Aroma, Coke Zero
Dinner: Pork tenderloin, rice, bbq sauce, applesauce, green salad
Dessert: See’s Candy

Quick beef chili

Beef chili is one of those meals that you think needs to simmer all day. But it doesn’t have to; in fact, this has become one of our standards that can be made in about an hour, and keeps on giving all week.

The recipe is based, originally on a Smokey Beef and Bacon Chili recipe from Sunset Magazine. Over the years, we’ve tweaked it to make it a bit easier and tastier.

Beef Chili Recipe

Quick beef chili

A beef chili recipe that's simple, quick, and filling. Great for a crowd, with rich flavors of bacon, beef and spices. Not very hot, but it's simple to increase the spiciness
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: moose


  • 6 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic diced
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1.5 Tbls chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1.5 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 can 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 can 14.5 oz tomato sauce
  • 12 oz dark beer
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can 14.5 oz black beans
  • 1 can 14.5 oz kidney beans
  • 1 can 14.5 oz pinto beans


  • Saute the bacon for a few minutes until it starts to brown a bit (5 min), then add onion and cook another 5 minutes or until it start to get translucent. Toss in the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add the ground beef and brown it for about 5 minutes. Add spices and stir for a minute. Add tomatoes, sauce, beer, and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Drain and rise the beans and add, then simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve with rice, cheese, sour cream, all the usual fixings. Feel free to add more spice, since this isn't very hot.

5.25.2015 | TI8


Morning Snack: Peanut butter filled pretzels
Lunch: Leftover Mac&Cheese with some veggies on the side
Afternoon snack: Chocolate chip cookie, iced tea
Dinner: Beef chili with rice and cheese
Dessert: Coffee milkshake with ganache. Frankly, the ganache was a little over the top

5.24.2015 | TI8


Breakfast:  Waffles with chocolate chips
Morning Snack:  string cheese
Lunch: cheeseburger and fruits at Alvarado Brewery in Monterey. Really good burger. Fantastic fries
Afternoon snack: kettle chips with sour cream onion dip
Dinner: chicken with lime marinade, spaghetti with pesto, green beans, garlic bread, salad
Dessert: leftover raspberry chocolate cake

5.23.2015 | TI8


Breakfast: Granola, cranberry juice
Lunch: leftover Mac& cheese
Afternoon snack: coke zero
Dinner: pork tenderloin with sauteed tomatoes. Green salad
Dessert:  experimental raspberry bundt cake

5.22.2015 | TI8


Breakfast: Granola, cranberry juice
Lunch: Chicken and bacon sandwich with cheddar
Dinner: Mac&Cheese with gorgonzola and prosciutto
Dessert: Root beer float with mint chip ice cream
Dessert(2): Ice cream with ganache