Thursday, November 19, 2009

Food log: Thursday, November 19

Eggs, bacon, toast, milk
eggs, bacon, toast at home

Bouddha Bleu tea from Marriage Frères
Marriage Frères "Bouddha bleu" tea at home
Served in my favorite cup! I worked from home today and this tea is the perfect pick-me-up for added productivity. Also: tasty.

Crackers, cream cheese, vegetable cocktail
crackers, cream cheese, vegetable cocktail

Sweet potato purée, Brussel sprouts and onion sautéed in duck fat with garlic and walnuts
Sweet potato purée, Brussel sprouts sautéed in duck fat with garlic, onions and roasted walnuts
I can't believe I used to hate Brussel sprouts when I was a kid. Cooked like this, it's a meal fit for a queen, both rustic and flavorful. You just cook the sprouts in boiling water for 5 minutes, drain, cut them in half, sautée some onions until caramelized in a pan, then add the sprouts to the pan and cook until golden. You then add chopped garlic and roasted nuts and give it a whirl for a few minutes. For a quicker version, you can do like I did and use homemade onion confit (I make mine with duck fat) instead of cooking the onions from scratch. The same recipe is very good with pecans and bacon.

I had this with a piece of chicken pot pie.

Money spent on food today: 0

Food log: Wednesday, November18

Cheese sandwich, toast
Cheese sandwich and milk at home

Pistachios from the bistro - free
Pistachios from the bistro - free

Boeuf Bourguignon, salad, rice, clafoutis, orange juice - $6
Boeuf bourguignon, rice, salad, cherry flan pie - $6
orange juicre from the bistro (came with lunch)

Veggies, dips - free from the bistro
Veggies and dips from the bistro - free

Crackers and goat cheese
Goat cheese and crackers

Chicken pot pie, corn, yellow beans
Yellow beans, corn, chicken pot pit

Chocolate gaufrettes
Chocolate gaufrette at home

Waffles with peanut butter and honey, milk (no pic)

Money spent on food today: $6

Food log: Tuesday, November 17

Toast with cream cheese
Toast with cream cheese at home

Banana from the bistro - free
Banana from the bistro - free

Cabbage soup, veal roast, veggies, potatoes, mushroom sauce, chocolate mousse, lemonade
$6 from the Bistro
Cabbage soup, veal roast, mushroom sauce, veggies, potatoes, chocolate mousse, lemonade - $6

Italian chocolate, candy and nuts from the bistro - free
Italian chocolate and pistachios - free snack from the bistro
Candy from work - free

Steak-frites and yellow beans, Orangina
Steak-frites with yellow beans, Orangina

Waffles and milk 
waffles and milk

Money spent on food today: $6