Man, oh man, Halloween weekend is ker-azy BUSY!  As a result, my meals were quick or eaten out.  I ended up eating mostly Paleo despite going out for lunch and having dinner at our friends’ house.

For breakfast, I ate what I ate two days ago except I subbed out frozen Trader Joe’s frozen haricots verts for the frozen broccoli.  Easy peasy.  The only difference in preparation is I nuked the green beans in a microwave safe glass bowl with the plastic wrap loosely covered (instead of tightly wrapped) because that’s how Harold McGee says you should do it in his new book and he is THE MAN.

For lunch, we ate at Calafia and I ordered the Queen Calafia’s cheese burger with no bun and a side of the salad automatic.  It was the first time I ordered a burger there like that and I got no hassle at all.  In fact, our server asked if we wanted to have lettuce on the top and bottom to replace the bun.  I normally hate to ask if the kitchen can modify stuff on the menu for me (and I almost never complain about the quality of the food – I will normally choke down something even if it’s teeming with worms).  Why?  Because I’m a big wimp.  Now, I think I’ll speak up and ask for a dish to be made more Paleo (e.g. sub out grains with more vegetables, etc.) without batting an eyelash.

I finally finished off my Rosie organic chicken strips at snack time when I ate them with nuked leftover sous vide carrots. 

At dinner, we were invited to our good friends’ home and ate yummy, yummy food: grilled pork loin, grilled asparagus, creamed spinach, oven roasted potatoes (I only took 3 small pieces) and homemade sauerkraut (pictured below).  I think they went out of their way to limit the grains (even though they aren’t Paleo) and I really appreciated their efforts.  

Time to get plenty of sleep because tomorrow the kids will be bouncing off the walls until late…again.

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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