To celebrate Turkey Day, I went to a cardio kickboxing class this morning and then our family went to Rick’s Café, one of our go-to brunch places, to nosh.  Do you know how hard it is to find a brunch place that’s open on Turkey Day?

Rick’s is a family-friendly place that serves large portions of typical American diner food.  Every breakfast plate comes with two large sides of carbs – a huge-ass bagel and some skillet potatoes.  I normally ask to sub out the carbs with some fruit salad but other times I just don’t eat them.

Today, Fitbomb and I shared the Los Altos Scramble (eggs scrambled with ground beef, spinach, green onions, and cream cheese, topped with parmesan cheese)…


…and the Cobb Salad:


On the scramble, I asked the waitress to hold the cream cheese ‘cause that combo just sounds weird.  It was a tasty egg dish but I was still hungry afterwards since I didn’t eat the carbs.  Plus, it annoys me to pay $10+ for something I can make myself with better quality ingredients.  But then, I’d have to cook and wash up so I guess it’s a wash. The Cobb was fine but I’ve definitely had better.

Rick’s Café is in our regular rotation because our kiddies LOVE it so that’s why I allow us to come here even though the food is mediocre.  Yes, I’m a good mommy and a food nazi.

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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