True confessions: I decided to play hooky and not blog yesterday because I was exhausted.


On Sunday morning, I was jolted awake too, too early by the piercing shrieks of little boys guffawing at their own nasty scat jokes. Then we spent the rest of the day entertaining family and feverishly working on our upcoming iPad app. Excuses, excuses…

I mentioned in the  Bacon From the Oven recipe post that I like twofers, so here’s a recap of my eats from the last two days: 

For breakfast on Sunday, I baked a tray of bacon

…and fried up sweet potato hash topped with eggs over easy.

At noon, we met Fitbomb’s family at Left Bank in Menlo Park for brunch.

My hubby and I split a a Niçoise salad…

…and a platter of seared skirt steak, egg (singular!), and fruit.

I’ve gotten quite a few questions from readers about why I don’t eat fruit. See? I do eat it – but only when the stuff I like is in season. I’d much rather eat some dark chocolate than a mealy apple. I love stone fruit and berries so I’ll be eating lots of them this spring and summer.

Our supper last night was Turkish sliders, roasted broccoli, and Farmhouse Culture’s Classic Caraway Kraut.

I went to bed late last night and woke up before the sun came up to take my pop to an appointment. When I returned home mid-morning, I rolled a couple of Pure Wraps around leftover Oven-Braised Mexican Beef and stir-fried broccoli. Look! More fruit!

Before spending the rest of the morning and afternoon riding pint-sized roller coasters at Happy Hollow with Lil-O, I prepped some meat for future meals. I seasoned four New York steaks with Penzeys Adobo seasoning and dunked them in the SousVide Supreme

…and salted a couple of grass fed top round roasts that I will slow roast Tuesday.

When I came home in the evening, I seasoned a whole chicken with salt, pepper, and Penzeys Sunny Paris for tomorrow’s Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy.

I also sauteed some mushrooms and onions that I’ll use to fill prosciutto-wrapped frittata muffins the next day as well. I’m cooking beaucoup dishes mañana because my busy schedule this weekend necessitates having lots of emergency protein on hand.

For dinner, I roasted a tray of kabocha squash

…sauteed chard and onions…

…stir-fried cremini mushrooms…

…and torched the finished sous vide New York steaks.

Here’s my dinner plate from this evening:

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Time to hit the sack…

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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