Whoa, nelly! Phil’z Coffee is STRONG stuff. I was buzzing when I started work but the java is so delicious, I didn’t mind the palpitations and jitters. Yes, I shouldn’t chug 20 ounces in less than 15 minutes before starting my nightshift but I’m an all or nothing kind of gal.
Here’s what I ate while on my caffeine high:
My first meal was at 2:30 a.m. when I drank some soup filled with veggies, smoked ham, and chicken apple sausage.
For snack, I ate a Primal Pac. If I had to choose between a Primal Pac or a Paleo Kit, I’d eat a Paleo Kit. Why? I just think they’re a little tastier: the jerky is more flavorful and I like dried strawberries better than mango. Don’t get me wrong, both are tasty emergency snacks but my personal preference is to chow on a Paleo Kit.
I wasn’t really hungry at the end of my shift so I didn’t eat the dinner I packed. Instead, I came home and made some breakfast for dinner (inspired by Ms. Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites): pastured bacon and eggs with a side of Farmhouse Culture Smoked Jalapeno Kraut.
After I ate, I removed the pork chops out of the SousVide Supreme (hubby plunked them in the water oven before heading to his 5:00 a.m. class at CrossFit Palo Alto).
I chilled them in an ice bath for an hour before sticking them in the fridge since we’ll be eating these chops tomorrow night.
Then, I hit the sack and slept until the evening.
At 5;00 p.m., I woke up and plopped the sous-vided cowboy steaks in the water oven (130 F for about 45 minutes) to reheat.
To accompany the dino-sized chops, I broiled asparagus (drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar)…
…and eggplant slices (topped with balsamic vinegar and basil chiffonade)…
…pureed a batch of garlic cauliflower mashed potatoes.
…and nuked leftover gravy from the freezer.
Once I finished cooking the veggies, I seared and blow-torched the cowboy steaks.
And, yes, that little Lego lady is there to emphasize the ginormousness of these steaks. We split one steak between four adults!
Here’s my dinner plate:
After dinner I did some burpees and put gathered my crap for work. No coffee tonight — just some coconut flakes and coconut water before heading out the door. Two more nights of work before I’m on PTO!