I’m halfway through my week of night shifts!

During my fourth night at the hospital, I gobbled up a crab, broccoli, and cherry tomato frittata.

Remember? Frittatas are perfect for packed lunches – you can make them with whatvever you’ve got on hand, plus they can be eaten hot or cold.

When I came back to the hotel in the morning, I fried up a chicken apple sausage and a bunch of chard for my last meal before bedtime.

While I slept all day at our dusty house, the boys spent a leisurely day by the hotel pool…

….and kept cool by gobbling up frozen bananas.

The Double-Os love frozen bananas so we keep a steady supply of them in the freezer.

In the evening, we drove to Steak Out in Mountain View for dinner.

Hubby and I lunched at this casual biergarten six months ago, but promptly forgot about it. After our meal tonight, Steak Out has officially replaced The Counter as our neighborhood burger joint.

The two of us split a garlic lamb burger with feta, slaw, and marinated peppers (all burgers can now be ordered wrapped in lettuce)…

..and the sirloin steak plate with sautéed spinach, mushroom sauce, and garlic sweet potato fries.

We enjoyed both entrees but the hearty steak plate was far and away the winnah.

The steak plate is only available after 5 p.m. but you should definitely seek it out. For only $16(!), you get a high-quality, half-pound grass fed sirloin accompanied by fantastic veggie sides.

I don’t normally do fries but these babies were tasty and crisp – even the ones that were under the steak!

Per the chef, the dish is gluten-free but it does contain dairy and alcohol. 

We’ll be back soon because the kiddos loved their mini burgers…

…and dining outside.

Before we left, I ordered one of their daily specials – a chicken and spinach salad – to take to to work. 

We got back to the hotel after the kids’ bedtime (eek!) so we hurriedly hosed them down before plopping them in bed. Then, I gathered my things and zoomed to the hospital. Man, I can’t wait until my work week is ovah.

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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