My last night at work! Halle-effing-lujah!

So here’s the late-night nosh I brought to work:

Starting clockwise from the top left: coconut milk; blueberries; pistachios; can ‘o sardines; green tea; sauerkraut; macadamia nuts; coconut flakes; dinner box with leftover grassfed sous vide top sirloin steak, sautéed shiitake mushrooms, and braised cabbage; and leftover cream of tomato soup.

Yes, I ate every last thing pictured above. I’m a growing girl.

When I got off work, I walked my older son to kindergarten, trudged back home, and promptly conked out. (I knew I’d be getting less sleep than normal on my “flip day.”) After I woke up at 1:00 p.m., Fitbomb and I drove to the East Bay to meet his mother at her initial oncology appointment. We then fought our way through rush hour traffic back down the Peninsula to pick up my monthly meat CSA box before returning home.

By then, I was exhausted. I was THIS close to caving in and ordering non-Whole30 takeout – but I remembered I had some sous vide chicken breasts and salad greens still sitting in my fridge.

In about 10 minutes, I managed to cobble together a salad with sous vide chicken breasts, mixed greens, cucumbers, shredded carrots, avocados, and sweet peppers.

Then, I scarfed down a s-load of coconut flakes and some macadamia nuts for dessert.

I’m so relieved that my workweek is FINALLY over. Feeling physically taxed at the end of a 7-night stretch isn’t new to me (I’ve been on this schedule for years), but due to recent bad news, this week has been emotionally draining, too. Time to get some much-needed sleep so I can focus on getting all our ducks in a row for what’s to come.

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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