Yikes. Tomorrow’s my big ACLS test at work, but I still haven’t finished studying. This reminds me of my college days: Prolonged periods of laziness, interrupted by frantic intervals of late-night cramming. Fun times.

Two decades later, I’m slightly more mature, but I’m still a big fan of putting things off. So in the name of procrastination, here’s a rundown of what I put in my mouth today.

First up: My post-workout meal. When I got home this morning from CrossFit Palo Alto, I sliced up some of my brother-in-law’s home-smoked turkey and ate it along with a baked sweet potato. 

With the kids off at day camp, I had the house all to myself, and could’ve spent my time being productive and actually studying. But naturally, I didn’t. 

Instead, I put the final touches on the first-ever Nom Nom Paleo Newsletter and sent it out to loyal Nomsters who signed up for my mailing list. (You can still subscribe here – it’s free!)

Then, I met a couple of my cousins for an early lunch at Palo Alto’s Anatolian Kitchen, where I enjoyed the Doner Kebab Plate (rotisserie-cooked ground lamb and beef) sans rice.

When I got home, I finally cracked open my textbook, but before long, it was time to pick up the kids. And accompany Big-O to a doctor’s appointment. Aaand shuttle Lil-O to his swim lesson. Aaaaaand shop for groceries at Whole Paycheck. And then come home and cook dinner for the gang.

The kids demanded a reprise of last Wednesday’s supper: the Bacon-Wrapped Smoky Chicken Thighs from Diane Sanfilippo’s upcoming book, Practical Paleo. I love this dish, so I was more than happy to oblige. Plus, I could just stick it in the oven to cook while I scrubbed the grime from my smelly boys.

To accompany the porky poultry, I stir-fried some fresh spinach with garlic and a dash of flavor-enhancing Red Boat Fish Sauce.

I added a few slices of ripe, juicy heirloom tomatoes, and dinner was served.

Three hours later, my hair still smells like bacon, and it’s distracting me from my studies. I kind of want to eat my hair.

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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