Man, oh man. The Thursday after my Flip Day – the excruciating day during which I switch from working seven consecutive night shifts in a row to “flipping” back to being a somewhat-attentive, vitamin D-synthesizing, full-time mommy – can be painfully frenetic.

After an inadequate amount of shuteye (a chronic condition for the NomBomb duo), I dashed out of bed, downed an espresso, fed the kids and packed their lunches, and hustled over to volunteer at Lil-O’s co-op preschool. I didn’t have time to make a pretty, photo-ready breakfast. Instead, I grabbed cold leftovers from the fridge and stuffed them in my craw: roasted asparagus, roast chicken, and a handful of chestnuts.

When I staggered home at lunchtime, I fished more leftovers out of the refrigerator, but thankfully, I was able to reheat ‘em this time around. I ate a bowl filled with roasted broccoli and bone broth meat (cross shanks and oxtails) sprinkled with Aleppo pepper.

In the afternoon, I picked up my weekly veggie CSA haul from Mariquita Farm. I’ve been a loyal member for over six years and the vegetables are simply phenomenal. Today, my favorite item in the box was a fresh bunch of lamb’s quarters, a common and nutritious weed(!) that you can cook like spinach.

An less welcome surprise was the angry wasp I found in my bag of veggies. I’m no vegan, so I had no qualms about smashing it to smithereens.

There wasn’t any time for cooking because we attended Big-O’s first little league game of the season. (I love the photo of him dancing for joy as he crossed home plate. Jazz hands!)

When the game was over, we headed to The Counter and dined al fresco under the heat lamps.

Here’s a pic of my bison burger in a bowl:

Time for bed! Oyasumi Nasai! (Thanks, Wendy!)

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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