I’m going to try to keep this short ‘cause I gotta get some shut-eye ASAP – especially since I’m losing an hour of sleep tonight due to the start of Daylight Savings Time. Usually, I love setting the clock an hour forward because the time change happens while I’m at work; as a result, I get 60 minutes shaved off my nightshift. But this time around, I happen to be on vacation, so  I officially hate this day again.

For breakfast, I made a simple tuna salad with Paleo mayonnaise and Sunny Paris seasoning

….and wrapped it up in a curry-flavored Pure Wrap with cucumbers and micro greens.

I didn’t eat a real lunch today – but I did fill my belly with mac nuts again. Dang it – why do they have to be so irresistible?

Fitbomb didn’t eat lunch either. He’s participating in the third workout of the CrossFit Games Open, and didn’t want to barf all over his barbell or something. So after the kids gobbled up some leftovers for lunch, our whole family headed to CrossFit Palo Alto to cheer on everyone who competed.

Hubby was exhausted after his mighty effort, but the Double-Os just told him to suck it up. When he finally peeled himself off the floor, he wolfed up the nuked yam and pressure cooked hard “boiled” eggs I’d packed him for his post-WOD meal. 

When we came home, I started preparing food for a dinner party with our Paleo cousins, D & T, and their adorable daughters. The main dish, lamb necks and shoulder, had already finished cooking in my Sous Vide Supreme (24 hours at 160F), so I turned my attention to making veggie sides.

I charred bell peppers on the stove…

…broiled a tray of asparagus…

…blitzed a bowl of cauliflower, carrot, and parsnip puree

…sauteed baby kale in duck fat…

…and pressure cooked a pot of carrots, onions, and savoy cabbage.

When the veggies were finished, I removed the lamb from the water oven and strained the reserved cooking liquid.

Then, I oven-broiled the neck and shoulder to get a nice, crisp char on the surface.

I shredded the necks and plated them on top of the cabbage and carrots…

…and hacked up the lamb shoulder.

D & T are the coolest guests because they always bring me the bestest hostess gifts…

…and yummy appetizers like Melicious’s Smoky Pear Bites.

Good company & filling eats. We chatted for hours while the kids put on an impromptu dinnertime theater show for us, complete with bow ties, “Frenchy-worm” dances, and poop jokes.

Time to nod off!

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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