Today, I ate most of my meals in restaurants. It’s nice to take a break from kitchen duty, but I’m itching to try out some new recipes on my to-do list. Oh, well – they’ll just have to wait!

For breakfast, I made myself a sardine salad (a can o’ sardines mixed with Paleo mayonnaise, Fines Herbes seasoning, salt, pepper, and fresh chives) and downed it with some crudités.

I wanted to load up on omega-3s in anticipation of our grain-fed meat-apalooza at Pampas later in the evening.

After breakfast, I picked up my Full Belly Farm CSA box…

…which had a nice variety of veggies this week.

At brunch, we stopped by Joanie’s Café and waited 45 loooong minutes for…an altogether mediocre meal. Hubs and I shared two eggs over medium and seared sausages…

…and a three-egg omelet with bacon, sausage, and avocados.

Our boys, on the other hand, gorged on simple carbs and sugar. Yes – that’s right: I’m ashamed to admit that we let our kids order pancakes and waffles.

Ever since Everyday Paleo arrived in the mail, I’ve done a decent job of keeping the kiddies on the Paleo straight-and-narrow. All week, they ate the Paleo meals that I made – albeit sometimes reluctantly. And at breakfast this morning, we stuffed them to the gills with scrambled eggs, bacon, and strawberries. So at brunch, I figured they’d be too full to eat much more, and allowed them to pick what they wanted from the menu.

Big mistake. All they wanted were carbs, carbs, and more carbs.

They were ECSTATIC upon arrival of the gluten and refined sugar…

…and kept eating and eating and eating and eating…

…until we dragged them out of the restaurant.

About an hour later, Lil-O threw a colossal, five-alarm temper tantrum. Then, in the car, he conked out as we drove to my parent’s house.

This was not normal. Lil-O may be a stubborn bugger, but he’s usually even-keeled and well-rested. Was today’s meltdown and sudden narcolepsy the result of a massive sugar crash? No doubt about it. Sometimes, even committed Paleo mommies need a reminder of the importance of sugar-avoidance.

In the afternoon, I snacked on a Tanka Bar, a few mac nuts, some coconut flakes, and a couple tablespoons of coconut butter.

For dinner, we marched into Pampas with the charter members of the Five Tribe and Coach Tim (plus everyone’s spouses) and polished off plate after plate of meat, meat, and more meat. Unlike our last meal here, I actually visited the salad bar and nibbled on a few bites of vegetables…

…along with the mountains of meat.

That’s it for my eats!

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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