I knew that with such a busy day of eats yesterday, I wouldn’t have time to document everything before the clock struck midnight.

It wasn’t until today – with the kids at their grandparents’ house – that I had time to compile a CliffsNotes version of yesterday’s eats:

As you may recall, we threw a post-cancer-treatment party for Fitbomb’s mom at our house. In the morning, while the hubs did some last minute cleaning, I cooked us breakfast: scrambled eggs, 4505 Meats’s maple breakfast sausage, nuked frozen broccoli, and sliced tomatoes.

Shortly after breakfast, Fitbomb picked up a bag of oysters at our Siren SeaSA pick-up spot and a few dozen gluten-free cupcakes at Kara’s Cupcakes.

I stayed home with the kids and watched in awe as the talented crew from Joshua Charles Catering prepped the food…

…and set up the tables outside.

The guests arrived around noon and the noshing commenced shortly thereafter.

We all dined outside under sunny, clear skies and toasted to my mother-in-law’s good health. (Click here for more about our Paleo party!)

After the last of our guests left in the late afternoon, Fitbomb and I decompressed before hauling our oysters to Dr. HA’s house. A group of us were dining in the city sans children(!), so we decided to convene early to slurp down some oysters before carpooling together. 

None of us had ever shucked an oyster before, so I channeled Lady Macbeth and forced Fitbomb to be the bivalve mass murderer, arming him with only a dull knife

We gulped down the sweet and slippery mollusks after spritzing them with some fresh lemon juice.

Then, we piled into a car and drove up to San Francisco for a fun and relaxing dinner at Locavore.

After a long day spent with family, friends, and fantastic food, we came home late and exhausted but so damn content. 

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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