Work started tonight and I was excited because the sooner I finish my seven night stretch, the faster my three-week vacay starts. Don’t get me wrong, I really like my job but a good chunk of my PTO will be spent on Kauai. Yes, I’m gloating a little.
This morning, I didn’t have a lot of time to prepare breakfast before meeting my mother-in-law for her oncology appointments — so I just plated myself some smoked salmon, leftover broiled asparagus, and roasted Portobello mushrooms.
While I was at the hospital, I scarfed down a grass fed beef Paleo Kit as a snack. Oooh! I like these snack packs! It won’t be your thing if you don’t like mixing sweet and savory items, but I’m all over that kind of thing. I’m gonna stick a couple in my bag so I have emergency Paleo grub on me at all times.
As a quick aside, my mother-in-law is doing MUCH better now that she’s decided to eat more meat; her labs are great and she’s got more energy. See? Meat = magic!
When I got home, I made myself a quick salad with sautéed spicy shrimp, greens, cucmbers, and carrots.
I seasoned the shrimp with salt, pepper, and Arizona Dreaming before sautéing them with sliced onions, red bell peppers, minced garlic, and Primavera salsa.
I took a two-hour nap and I woke up at 5:00 p.m. to make dinner. We had leftover Bo Kho and garlic cauliflower mashed potatoes so I just needed to make a couple additional dishes.
I was itching to try the homemade pancetta R & K brought over the other night…
…so I diced up a piece and crisped the porky bits in a frying pan.
I added the yummy pancetta to a Savoy cabbage, onion, and mushroom stir-fry…
…and made a pancetta-spinach frittata.
Here’s my dinner plate:
In honor of National Running Day, I ran over to Phil’z Coffee before starting work to fill a large thermos with Anesthesia to the Upside with cream. This java is so tasty, I’m always muttering, “thisissodamngoodthisissodamngoodthisissodamngood…” to myself in the parking lot in between sips. Yes, I look like a nut but I’m okay with it.