Yay! It’s already more than halfway through my work week!
For my first meal at work, I ate some leftovers from The Patty Shack: a mini slider burger (sans bun), roasted Brussels sprouts, asparagus, and wilt-y salad greens. I also ate a nectarine for dessert.
About an hour before I left work, I chowed on leftover smoked turkey thigh (c/o my brother-in-law) over roasted bell peppers, shredded carrots, and jicama.
When I got home, I chilled with my boys and packed Big-O’s belongings for his first sleep over. Eeeeeek! My big boy is growing up way too fast!
Then, I popped my vitamins and went to sleep.
When I woke up in the evening, I dunked the pre-cooked oxtail packets in the SousVide Supreme and quickly got Big-O ready for his slumber party. I swear, as soon as his friend’s mom came to pick him up, he dashed out the door without so much as an adios. I insisted he give me a hug and a kiss, even if it made him look uncool. I told him if his buddy gave him grief he could totally just blame it on his needy mommy. Sigh.
For dinner, I roasted a tray of curried cauliflower…
…sauteed some zucchini and shallots in coconut oil…
…and topped the sauteed courgettes with a handful of cherry tomatoes.
Then, I seared off the sous vide oxtails in melted coconut oil…
…and made a quick sauce by combining sauteed mushrooms, onions, the defatted braising liquid, tomato paste, and Red Boat fish sauce.
Here’s my dinner plate:
Sous vide is the BEST and EASIEST way to “braise” oxtails or any tough, cheap cut o’ meat. I’ll post the recipe soon…
I still had time to run to Philz Coffee to fill up my thermos, do a little exercise in our garage gym, pack my meals, and shower before heading to work. Dude, having only one kid in the house makes a HUGE difference.
Only two more nights to go!