4.28.2020 | TI8

Tuesday I ate

Breakfast: Scone
Lunch: Carnitas tacos. Took some of the pulled pork and fried it up. Added onions, cabbage, cheese, and pepper sauce. Amazing.
Afternoon snack: Ghirardelli chocolate squares. Iced tea.
Dinner: Tri Tip sous vide. Followed the APL recipe for seasoning, then cooked for 3 hours at 135F. Added honey glaze and put it on the hot grill, then used torch to caramelize the glaze. Totally awesome. Had with Rosemary sweet potatoes and asparagus.

Dessert: Midnight snack of Eliza’s mini birthday cake

4.24.2020 | TI8

Friday I ate

Breakfast: none
Lunch: Leftover chicken and waffle
Afternoon snack: Went to Pete’s for a mocha whatever they are calling their shake thing these days. Used to be a Fredo. New name is dumber.
Dinner: Burritos. Rice, beans, and zucchini.
Dessert: Experimental chocolate chip shortbread cookies. Kind of trying to copy the ones from Acme Bakery.

4.23.2020 | TI8

Thursday I ate

Breakfast: Scone & Pear
Lunch: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Buffalo Bleu chips.
Afternoon snack: Chocolate chips. Iced tea
Dinner: Creamed chicken with Waffles. The original plan was Tessa’s desire to have “breakfast for dinner” and she had that. But honestly, I don’t love breakfast any time of the day, so the creamed chicken was much better. Also with asparagus and cranberry relish on the side. Delicious.

Dessert: None. WTF?

4.20.2020 | TI8

Monday I ate

Breakfast: Pear and Lemon scone
Lunch: Pulled pork sandwich on sweet potato roll
Afternoon snack: Ghirardelli chocolate squares, iced tea
Dinner: Pulled pork pizza with bbq sauce. Green salad
Dessert: Jam hand pie with ice cream

4.19.2020 | TI8

Sunday I ate

Breakfast: Made lemon scones. Basically, the recipe here, but without raspberries. Tessa couldn’t decide on lemon or vanilla glaze, so we made both.
Lunch: Grilled salami and cheese sandwich

Afternoon snack: Hand Pie. Some chocolate chips. Iced Tea
Dinner: Pulled pork. Tried a combination of sous vide and smoker based on Serious Eats. The texture and moisture of the meat was awesome, but it didn’t really pick up much smoke flavor. I used the gas grill with wood chips over the lighted burner on one end and the meat at the other end. Kept the grill temp around 280F. Wood just smoked for a few minutes, then went out. Next time (and there will be a next time for this technique) I’ll try the electric smoker. Two hours smoking. Also made the usual BBQ sauce from APL (Serious BBQ). Suzanne made sweet potato rolls and an awesome vinegar slaw.

Dessert: Vanilla cream pie.

4.12.2020 | TI8

Breakfast: Granola and yogurt. Easter candy. Kinder Joy eggs are really sketchy
Lunch: Leftover lasagne
Afternoon snack: Easter candy. Also chocolate cookies
Dinner: Ham, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, garlic bread
Dessert: Easter egg jam hand pies