Work tonight was busy, busy, busy! Luckily, the torrential shitstorm meant my nightshift went by lickety-split.

For my meal at work, I ate half a leftover sous vide chicken breast, sauteed peppers, and roasted cauliflower. To chase it all down, I consumed a small container of slushy Hawaiian Sun frozen coconut milk.

When I finally got home, I was famished so I fried a couple scrambled eggs in butter and ate them with some leftover sous vide Cowboy chop.

After I dropped Lil-O off at preschool, I came home and found an awesome birthday parcel from Matt & Stacy of Paleo Parents on my doorstep!

Yes, we all know sugar is bad for you but a worthwhile F-off cheat once in a blue moon keeps this mama sane. Plus, they’re from world-famous Georgetown Cupcake

Look at how purty these gluten-free lava fudge cuppycakes are!

I resisted temptation and willed myself to sleep (with a little assist from my trusty friend, Ambien).

When I woke up in the evening, I started making dinner. We were celebrating my pop’s birthday with a simple dinner of fried sausages and salad. These weren’t any old sausages – they were delicious Paleo-friendly meat sticks from 4505 Meats!

I fried up a package of apple breakfast sausage….

…and lamb merguez (my favorite!).

Then, I thinly sliced an onion and sauteed them in the pan drippings…

 …until they were soft and caramelized.

To accompany the sausages and onions, I tossed a salad with greens, tomatoes, avocados, and carrots. I seasoned the salad with coarse salt and pepper and dressed it with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

Here’s my dinner plate:

Afterwards, we sang happy birthday to Gong Gong and chowed on the cupcakes!

The lava cakes were soooooo yummy! My pancreas is relieved that we are thousands of miles away from that bakeshop! Big hugs and thanks to Matt, Stacy, Cole, Finian, and Wesley!

After everyone went to sleep, I made myself a tiny espresso with a splash of cream and drove to work. 

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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