In lieu of attending Saveur Magazine’s Best Food Blog Awards soiree in NYC (as the winner of the Best Special Diets Blog), I stayed put and followed my regular zombie drug dealer routine. Believe me – I was totally crestfallen when I wasn’t able to finagle my way out of work. With only two weeks’ notice, it was impossible to find coverage at the hospital so I could hob nob with my food blogging idols.

Oh well. 

To make matters worse, my first graveyard shift of the week was super busy. In fact, I didn’t have time to eat my packed lunch until I returned to the hotel in the morning. My meal consisted of deli roast beef, sauerkraut, and sliced avocado.

It was nothing fancy but my grub hit the spot.

After the kids were dropped off at school, I came home and seasoned a couple of New York steaks…

…and dunked them in the SousVide Supreme. I was soaking these steaks for Big-O’s remaining school lunches (Lil-O still insists on scrambled eggs).

Before I nodded off, I skimmed through my new copy of It Starts With Food. Unlike Melicious, I hate reading but I’m so excited to read this book. The Hartwigs’ new opus has actually supplanted Andy Cohen’s Most Talkative as my go-to leisure reading when I’ve got a few minutes to spare. What are you waiting for? Go pre-order it now by clicking here!

When I woke up in the late afternoon, I fished the steaks out of the water oven, stored one in the fridge, seared off the other…

…and sliced it up.

Then, we all went out to dinner at Steak Out (again)…

…where I ordered the sirloin platter.

Quelle surprise!

I downed an espresso with heavy cream, packed my lunch, and headed to the hospital for another shift as the all-mighty drug vending machine.

I’m totally looking forward to my week off – BlogHer Food, here I come! Who else is gonna be there?

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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