5.18.2016 | TI8


Breakfast: English muffin with butter and jam
Morning Snack: Apple
Lunch: Turkey and brie sandwich
Afternoon snack: Coke zero
Dinner: Pizza with gorgonzolla, prosciutto, roasted garlic, and cherries
Dessert: Yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting

5.1.2016 | TI8


Breakfast: Bacon. Lots of bacon. Also bagels with cream cheese. Hot cocoa.
Lunch: Peanut butter and honey sandwich with Buffalo Bleu chips
Afternoon snack: Mocha Frappuccino (it’s been happy hour pricing for a week). Brie with crackers.
Dinner: Beef tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto. Asparagus. Green salad
Dessert: Grasshopper pie. Chocolate bar.

3.14.2016 | TI8


Breakfast: Oatmeal with nibs and blueberries
Morning Snack: Chocolate covered almonds
Lunch: Leftover polenta stuff
Afternoon snack: Coke zero, more almonds, some leftover candy
Dinner: Pizza (it is Pi Day, after all)… made a sauce in the pressure cooker that was really good. Also saute’d some onions, along with red peppers, frozen corn, and prosciutto made for a good pie.
Dessert: Mini grasshopper pie

Here’s the sauce recipe:
Pressure Cooker Pizza Sauce

Olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
5 cloves garlic
2 14 oz cans tomatoes
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar

Heat olive oil until very hot in pressure cooker, then add onion, basic, oregano, and pepper flakes. Saute 5 minutes then add the garlic for another minute.
Add one can of tomatoes, then drain some juice out of the other can before adding. Toss in the salt and sugar, drop the lid on the pressure cooker, bring it up to pressure and cook for 15 minutes. Depressurize however you like, open lid and hit the stuff with a stick blender. If it’s watery, you could let it simmer some more.
This makes enough for 2 pizzas.

1.22.2016 | TI8


Breakfast: Oatmeal with nibs and raspberries
Lunch: Leftover beef bourgonoine
Afternoon snack: Coke zero, a few pieces of candy
Dinner: Beef tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto. Roasted potatoes, green beans, green salad
Dessert: Almond cake with berries and whipped cream

1.18.2016 | TI8


Breakfast: Oatmeal with cocoa nibs and raspberries
Lunch: Went to Citra restaurant in Walnut Creek. They have pretty good skewers (I had beef) and salads and flatbread. It’s a little pricey for what it is, though… the girls always seem to leave hungry.
Afternoon snack: Junior mints, Coke zero (at movie)
Dinner: Made pizza, with cherries, roasted garlic, prosciutto, and blue + mozarella cheese
Dessert: Leftover grashopper chocolate cake

12.28.2015 | TI8


Breakfast: Doughnut (at the hardware store)
Morning Snack: Reese’s peanut butter cup
Lunch: Split a burrito at Cancun
Afternoon snack: Coke zero, mini Milky Way Darks
Dinner: French onion pizza (sauteed onions and grueyere cheese, plus prosciutto)
Dessert: leftover mint chocolate brownies

12.24.2015 | TI8


Breakfast: Oatmeal with raspberries and cocoa nibs
Lunch: Turkey and mozarella sandwich at Molinari Deli in North Beach
Afternoon snack: Iced tea
Dinner: Beef tenderloin with prosciutto, asparagus, mashed potatoes
Dessert: Chocolate fondue

10.14.2015 | TI8


Breakfast: Granola, cranberry juice
Morning Snack: Hummus and pita chips from the UCSF farmers’ market. Not nearly as good as the Hummus Guy, sadly.
Lunch: Leftover Mac&Cheese
Afternoon snack: Diet coke, some more pita chips
Dinner: Beef tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto. Roasted potatoes, asparagus
Dessert: Experimental custard-filled doughnut cake. A surprise birthday party… all the more surprising for being early!

9.17.2015 | TI8


Breakfast: Granola, cranberry juice
Lunch: Leftover chicken sandwich with avocado
Afternoon snack: Coke zero, slice of 7-Up cake from work
Dinner: Split spaghetti bolognaise and a prosciutto-fig salad at Metro in Lafayette
Dessert: Butterscotch pot de creme at Metro. Ooh la la.

9.5.2015 | TI8


Breakfast: Doughnuts. Split a custard bomb with Tessa. Orange juice
Lunch: Sandwich of leftover chicken saltimbocca with cheddar cheese
Afternoon snack: Soft serve ice cream dipped in chocolate. Hello, 4th grade, I missed you. At Lake Anza. Shared with Tessa, and a lot of it dripped on my leg.
Dinner: A serious stroke of brilliance, though this experiment still needs some work. Chicken saltimbocca pizza. Caramelized an onion, with white wine and some lemon juice towards the end. Used that as the base of the pizza, then added the last of the leftover chicken, along with some prosciutto. Topped with grueyere cheese and sage. We ate it with a kale salad with a dressing of lemon juice, lemon zest, and olive oil. While we were eating, we decided that the kale salad was just what the pizza needed on top. Might experiment with this, or might add the kale before baking.
Dessert: Tessa and Suzanne made mint chocolate cupcakes with mint frosting. Awesome! I had two.