It’s my flip day. I’m typing with one hand because the other paw is busy slapping my face to keep me awake. Powered only by a two-hour nap, I managed to finish my seventh consecutive night of work, tend to my boys, flex my tired brain during a three-hour writing class, and fulfill my daily blogging duties.
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Last night, while I pushed pills at the hospital, I devoured a grass fed PaleoKit, coconut milk, leftover Kalua Pig, braised cabbage, and roasted delicata squash. I came home and walked Big-O to school before shuffling to bed like a zombie.
I woke up in the early afternoon and kept myself awake with an espresso and errands. Before heading to my food blogging/writing course in the evening, I dunked the Double-Os in the bath and prepared dinner for my posse.
By that time, I was running on fumes. I went through the motions of forming a batch of mini sliders seasoned with Arizona Dreaming seasoning…
…fried them in a cast iron skillet…
…and browned some shallots and baby spinach in the remaining beef-y grease.
Here’s my dinner bowl:
Was this the most fantastic meal I’ve ever made? Nope. I was on auto-pilot, and didn’t put much effort into dinner. I was just happy to get something on the table without losing consciousness and collapsing onto a hot stove.
If I wasn’t so tired, I would’ve made Turkish sliders filled with caramelized minced onions – but that was an extra step I wasn’t willing – or able – to take. Big-O let me know that I chose the wrong adventure. He wasn’t a fan of these burgers because they were drier than normal. Geez. Everyone’s a critic.
After dinner, I drove to my class and learned how better to develop my writing voice and hone my writing skills. Yes, Tim, it turns out I do need to take a professional blogging course. The tips of the day? Use strong words to “show, not tell,” cool it with the adverbs, and STOP USING EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!
I’m a work in progress.