I popped out of bed bright and early this morning because I had a podcast date with Diane, my pal who blogs over at Balanced Bites. In her honor, I reheated a mug of bone broth and fried up a rasher o’ bacon for breakfast.

After throwing together Big-O’s camp lunch and fixing everyone’s breakfast, I roused the rest of the clan and locked myself in the guest room with a telephone so I could gab in peace. I had such a fun time chitchatting with Diane that – before I knew it – 90 minutes had passed. Listen in on our convo here.

The rest of the day was spent running errands and washing mountains of laundry. For lunch, I scrambled some eggs, sautéed baby kale, and sliced up half an avocado.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have any emergency protein on hand, but eggs are always my back-up emergency protein. (When I’m outta eggs, canned tuna is my back-up back-up. And jerky is my back-up back-up back-up. Got it?)

In the afternoon, Lil-O and I finally broke free of the gravitational pull of our house and ventured to the Speck store to get new cases for our iPads.

Isn’t this iGuy adorable? I kind of want to dress him up in baby clothes.

At dinnertime, I dunked a package of duck confit into my trusty meat jacuzzi and roasted broccoli in the oven.

By the time the broccoli was toasty…

…the duck was ready to be crisped in a cast iron skillet. Afterwards, I removed the Crispy Cheater Sous Vide Duck Confit Legs from the pan…

…and stir-fried sliced summer squash…

…with cherry tomatoes…

…and fresh basil.

Here’s my dinner:

In the words of Eric the Actor: Goodbye…for now!

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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