Monday, June 27, 2011

June 27, 2011


Mon. AM             Stir Fried Thai Noodles with Ham

Mon. PM             New England Boiled Dinner with Mustard 
                            and Horseradish Sauce Served Cold CCI
                            Harp Lager

Tues. AM             Summer Borscht BCAH

Tues. PM              Grilled Chicken with Balsamic BBQ Sauce GK 147
                             Blue Cheese Potato Salad BA 6/90 54
                             Tossed Salad

                             Rosemount Shiraz 2008

Weds. AM            Korean Grilled Lamb Riblettes with Sesame Noodles

Weds. PM            Grilled Salmon Steak with Pineapple Salsa
                             Rice Salad Barcelona Style Tapas 74
                             Sliced Tomato
                             Jacob's Creek  Pinot Grigio 2009

Thurs. PM            Memphis Dry Rub Ribs PB
                             Blue Cheese Potato Salad
                             Kirby in Mustard Sauce GM 7/83 100
                             Wolf Blass Yellow Label Shiraz 2007

Fri. AM                Pasta with Boglognese Sauce f/i

Fri. PM                 Fillet Steaks with Martini Marinade 
                             and Blue Cheese WC 966
                             Giada’s Lemony White Bean and Arugula Salad 
                             Food Network
                             Terranoble - Chile - Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Sat. AM               Grilled Burgers

Sat. PM                Guacamole CCI
                             Southwestern Pork KBobs RG 131
                             Kirby in Mustard Sauce
                             Potatoes a la Ketchup BB
                             Jacob's Creek - Cabernet Shiraz 2007

Sun AM               Omelets 

Sun PM


Shrimp in Caper and Pickle Vinaigrette – from Penelope Casas.  

Red Pepper Tapas on Whole Wheat Tortilla Chips
 Deep Fried Turkey with New Orleans Marinade
Italian Pasta Salad with Cherry Tomatoes,Provalone Bell Peppers and Kalamata Olives .       

Asparagus Salad with Egg White Dressing From Tom Valenti

Tomatoes and Cukes in Sherry Vinaigrette From Tom Valenti 

Mint Chocolate Pots de Cremes from Tom VAlenti
Low fat Peach Yogurt

Very Berry Frozen Yogurt 

Penfold 28 Shiraz 2006

Friday, June 24, 2011

June 20, 2011


 Got any number of my routine physicals stuff out of the way this week.  It would be nice to be able to check in to one place and have it scheduled so that one moves from room to room where they can poke, prod, squeeze and look in rude places all in one day – instead of these series of trips for one of this and one of that.  The main thing is though, that all the results are good, which, knock on wood, to date they are.  Except for the fact that I am getting older and crankier and I hear there is no cure for that…

We dropped in on the New York Sports Club in West Nyack. Place looks to be a house of torture.   However, they are opening a big one near us this summer and we have the blessings of our quack to join. It should be very helpful if they don’t kill us in the process.  I walk an average of three miles a day, so that’s good.  But I need work on my balance, on my stamina, and the unwanted extra inches around my waist.  It ain’t fair.  Most of my life I couldn’t gain weight on a bet.  I married at 36 and was 5’6” and weighted 110 lbs – soaking wet.

(Above is Virginia, at that weight, about that age and soaking wet - Warner)
 Then a year later I stopped working (physically demanding job), stopped smoking (3-4 packs a day) and learned how to cook.  Bam! I gained 60 lbs.

A lot of that has come off.   Just not all.  And it is annoying as all  hell.  Especially now as I get older and things well….they shift. 

(I've no idea where she thinks that extra weight is, that dress doesn't cover enough to hide it. And she already knew how to cook. -Warner)

 I weigh less than I did when I retired 9 years ago, but I can’t wear any of the wardrobe I had build up in those days. Sometimes life just isn’t fair….

Mon. AM             Scrambled Eggs, Home Cured Bacon, Home Fries

Mon. PM              Grilled Lime Shrimp GFQ 258
                             White Bean Salad with Black Olives and Mint GM 8/06 54
                             Tossed Salad

Tues. AM             Pasta with White Clam Sauce CC I

Tues. PM              Cold Ham, Sweet Potato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
                             Hungarian Cucumber Salad

Weds. PM            Southern Fried Chicken, White Gravy
                             Smashed Red Potatoes
                             Sautéed Corn

Thurs.                  Swai a la Francaise SFCB 145
                             Lemon Pasta EI
                             Baby Peas

Fri. AM                Cold Fried Chicken, Potato Salad

Fri. PM                 Stir Fried Fresh Thai Noodles with Ham BBON 86
                             Tossed Salad

Sat. AM               Home Made Hot Dogs, Sauerkraut

Sat. PM                Chinese Chicken Wings CCII
                             New England Boiled Dinner Served Cold CCI
                             Horseradish Sauce
                             Brooklyn Lager

Sun. AM              Summer Borscht BCAT

Sun. PM               Chinese Boiled Dumplings
                             BBQ Korean Lamb Riblets CBG
                             Cold Sesame Noodles NED 87
                             Tossed Salad
                             Greg Norman Cabernet Merlot 2007

Thursday, June 16, 2011

June 13, 2011


After last weeks temps’ pushing 100, it is down in the 60s again this week.  These variations keep one on ones toes! But it beats running the old ACs this early in the season.

The French comes along slowly.  Rote memory is the name of the game, subtitled Flashcards….I’ve got to have over 1000 made up between the work book and the Wells dictionary.  And in the latter, I’m only up to the letter D.  And heaven help me when I start on the oral language – I  have no ear for this sort of thing.

Some amusement.  The French word for Puff Pastry is  “conversation”.  Says something about their sense of humor…

Mon. AM             Pancakes with Chicken Gravy

Mon. PM              Shrimp Biryani AHMJ
                             Baby Peas

Tues. AM             Grilled Bratwurst & Sauerkraut

Tues. PM              Perch Fillets Milanese TGCF 150
                             Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce
                             Tossed Salad

Weds. AM            Cold Cuts

Weds. PM            Curried Turkey Salad with Cantaloupe, Red Grapes, Celery, Mandarin
                                Oranges, Dried Cranberries and Almonds

Thurs. PM            Broiled Tilapia with Mustard and Lime 60 Min   
                             Spanish Rice, Sautéed Zucchini

Fri. AM                Chicken Salad Revisited

Fri. PM                 Shabu Shabu, Sesame Dipping Sauce Fondue
                             Steamed Rice, Tossed Salad

Sat. AM               Cold Cuts

Sat. PM                Head Cheese Vinaigrette CWPFCC
                             Ham Braised in Burgundy TLG 32
                             Mashed Balsamic Sweet Potatoes
                             Sautéed Baby Spinach

Sun. AM              Pasta with White Clam Sauce CCI

Sun. PM               Creamy Beet Dip FW 2001 13
                             Grilled Beer Brined Pork Chops BA 7/01 106
                             Green Goddess Potato Salad SFS 126
                             Ted’s Hungarian Kirby Salad NYCB 168