Here’s another day of Paleo eats…

My first meal at work was some leftover roast chicken, Asian cauliflower fried rice, and roasted bacon and broccoli.

I’ve been meaning to eat this lunch for several days but it was languishing in my work fridge because I was either too busy to nuke it or I wasn’t hungry enough.

For snack, I gobbled up a package of grass fed jerky chews and a small container of strawberries.

Right before I got off work, I ate some leftover frittata made with Full of Life Farm ham steak and frozen broccoli.

While I waited with my mother-in-law to get checked out by her physicians, I snacked on a Primal Pac – half of which I spilled on the floor. Argh! I also chitchatted with Fit Daffy who was visiting my MIL for the second time(!) within 12 hours. She brought my MIL a big container of oxtail stew which she happily chowed down for breakfast.

I didn’t get home until close to 11:00 a.m. and I was tired and emotionally fried. Luckily, my dear hubby vacuum packed the sous vide Turkish slider burgers in the freezer…

…heated up the water oven

…and volunteered to come home early from work to make dinner so I could sleep in a little bit.

When I finally woke up in the evening, dinner was basically finished. Yay! Hubby washed some lettuce…

…baked a batch of Fatted Calf bacon…

…doctored store-bought guacamole (by adding fresh avocado chunks)…

…and sous vided and fried the sliders.

My half-assed contribution to dinner was a spigarello, shredded carrot, and calcot onion stir-fry…

…AND I also cracked open a jar of Farmhouse Culture smoked jalapeno sauerkraut.

Here’s two shots of my dinner plate:

Our dinner tonight was a tribute to one of my favorite Paleo bloggers, Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites. Lettuce wrap! Bacon! Sauerkraut!

There’s been lots of talk about bacon lately in the Paleo blogosphere. Read about it here, here, and here. What’s my take on it? I love bacon but I won’t eat it every day. If you buy the good stuff, it’s too dang expensive to eat all the time. ‘Nuff said.

After dinner, I eschewed exercising and went to Phil’z Coffee to fuel up on coffee (Sooo Good with heavy cream). I brought in my own gigantic thermos from home and it got filled to the brim for the price of a small coffee. Oh yeah.

On another note, thanks for all the well wishes about my MIL. She’s doing much better and was discharged home Tuesday morning. She’ll be evaluated by her oncologist Wednesday and may or may not have another chemotherapy infusion in the afternoon depending on her status.

This week has been pretty challenging to say the least. I’ve tried to hang tough but I’ve cracked a few times this week. The three things I’m supremely grateful for are:  

  1. Fitbomb is a super supportive partner. I know the situation is way harder on him than it is on me and he’s been my rock.
  2. My parents are preternaturally accommodating, helpful, and understanding – even when I’m an irrational raging bee with an itch.
  3. My kids’ jubilation when I finally get home. Hugs and kisses from my boys make everything okay. 

I’m relieved that my work week is almost over!

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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