I had a busy 24 hours: I went to work, picked up veggies and half a hog at the farmers’ market, slept, hosted my glam fashion exec cousin and her charming hubby for dinner, did a short stint of exercise in the garage, and I went back to work again. That’s it, folks. I’m signing off.


You want pictures and more details? So damn demanding…

While I was at work, I ate some sous vide chicken breast topped with Aubergine dip along with some nuked frozen green beans and a baked sweet potato.


My last meal at work was leftover pork pot roast, reheated frozen green beans, and roasted butternut squash.


When I got home from work, I seasoned and vacuum-sealed two honking T-bone steaks that I was going to sous vide for dinner later.


I also unpacked two cases of coconut flakes that we received from Amazon.


Stop looking at me like that! I’m not a crazy coconut horder!

Then, the family piled into the car and drove to the Mountain View Farmers’ market to pick up more veggies and 100 pounds of pork. Yes, I pick up two different vegetable CSA boxes every week but we go through greens fast.

At home, I unloaded our four boxes of swine…


…and transferred the porky treasures into our chest freezer in the garage.


It’s literally filled to the tippy-top with meat.

I preheated my SousVide Supreme to 130 F and gave instructions to dear hubby to plop in the steaks at 4:00 p.m. (2 hour soaking time). Then, I downed a can of sardines…


…and hit the sack.

When I woke up in the evening, I ran to the kitchen and started preparing dinner. I reheated some curried cream of broccoli soup that I’d stored in my freezer a few weeks back…


…broiled a batch of asparagus tossed in bacon grease that I finished with a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar…


…prepared some mushroom gravy with a splash of heavy cream…


…and whipped up a batch of cauliflower, carrot, and parsnip puree.


After I torched the steaks, I plated our dinner:


Once the kiddies were put to bed and our guests left, I packed my meals for work, cobbled together a short homemade WOD, and then I sped off to work. Only three more nights of work!

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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