Today was a great finish to a wonderful holiday weekend. Hubby and I were able to sleep in until 8:00 a.m. since the kids were crashing at my parents’ house. Yes, childless people, 8:00 a.m. is really LATE.

Since I had been peer-pressured and shamed into doing Murph at CrossFit Palo Alto at 9:00 a.m. (you all know who you are!), I fueled up on some melted coconut butter (fat!) and Applegate Farms organic roast beef (protein!) as a pre-workout meal.

Murph was tough but Coach Tim did a fantastic job of reminding us pussies that we needed to suck it up because thousands of past and present members of our armed forces put their lives on the line everyday to ensure our freedoms.

How’d I do? You can read about my Murph experience over at the Five Tribe – or just check out this photo of me, taken about ten seconds before I finished:

Post-Murph, I scarfed down a sweet potato, buffalo jerky, and some chestnuts. My glycogen stores were spent and I needed to replenish them ASAP.

Afterwards, hubby and I caught a matinee showing of Bridesmaids – our first movie sans kids in over a year. I like my movies without cartoon characters and heaps of steaming scatological humor, so I really enjoyed this one.

For lunch, we hit the Chipotle next to the theater and ordered our regular: carnitas salad bowl with pico de gallo, spicy salsa, and guacamole.

Then, we went to pick up our kiddies and took a family trip to my favorite grocery store, Sigona’s in Redwood City, to stock up on meat and veggies.

At dinnertime, I steamed the two gigantic artichoke globes that I received in my weekly Mariquita Farm CSA box.

I also made cheater crispy sous vide crispy duck confit and nuked some leftover broiled asparagus and Portobello mushrooms.

Here’s my dinner plate:

So sad that the weekend is 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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