Happy Saturday, folks! It sure feels like Friday to me since it’s a three-day weekend, and I like it.
When I woke up this morning, I slurped up a bowl of meaty bone broth that I topped off with leftover roasted broccoli.
I also ate two scrambled eggs with sliced avocado because I needed more protein and fat. Doesn’t everybody?
We dawdled around the hotel room, surfing the interwebs for Weird Al song lyrics until it was time for lunch. (I know I can be snarky and sarcastic but I’m being dead serious here.)
At noon, we drove to Big-O’s favorite spot, Tootsie’s, and chowed outside under overcast skies.
It was so chilly, the heat lamps were turned on to warm the patio. Ker-azy.
Three of us ordered the braised short rib sandwich sans bread…
…and Lil-O, the outlier, ordered scrambled eggs.
In the afternoon, I seasoned and dunked a few pork chops into the SousVide Supreme…
…before we ran/biked to Big-O’s school.
Our house ain’t fixed yet, but the contractor did drop off our new flooring so we’re making a smidge of progress.
Since I was super sore from yesterday’s WOD, it felt good to stretch my muscles as I scampered after the kids on the playground.
Then, we met J and M at the mall — where the boys ran around some more.
It makes me so happy when M refers to the Double-Os as his cousins.
By the time we returned home, it was dinnertime. Thankfully, the pork chops were finished cooking and all I had to do was sear them and make some veggies.
I chopped broccoli, shallots, and shiitake mushrooms….
….tossed everything with Spice Hound’s seasoning sea salt…
…and macadamia nut oil before popping the tray in a hot oven.
When the veggies were roasted, I drizzled on aged balsamic vinegar…
…and seared the pork chops in melted ghee.
Here’s my dinner plate:
For dessert, I savored a few squares of dark chocolate.
Although I love E. Guittard’s 91% cacao Nocturne bars, I’ve decided to find an alternative without soy lecithin since Mark Sisson says it’s not okay anymore. After reading Charissa’s chocolate recs on Balanced Bites, I bought one of these bars and loved it.
Just a friendly reminder that I won’t be posting a new Paleo Eats tomorrow ‘cause I’m allowing myself pizza every other Sunday. Kidding, of course. I’ll be back with a new post on Monday after I’ve had time to recharge with my family tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!