As everyone else was celebrating the end of their workweek with Friday night festivities, I was at the hospital burning the midnight oil. Everyone bring out your mini violins…

For my first meal at work, I ate a few slices of organic roast beef slices over leftover stir-fried spinach with bacon. Since it wasn’t a big portion, I also savored a few bites of coconut butter and some organic kimchee. My nosh kept me full until the morning so I left for home before eating anything else.

After I got home from work, I fried myself a couple scrambled eggs and prosciutto and gobbled them all up with an heirloom tomato.  

I hung out with my guys for a little bit before retiring to the bedroom. I’m sad to report that I’m still not finished with my book club reading assignment. I have one more day to cram in my reading…

I woke up in the evening with a big smile on my face ‘cause Fitbomb and I were heading to a surprise birthday dinner party! Yes, it’s a work night but I wouldn’t miss J’s birthday party for anything! After we fed our kids and gave our digits to the babysitter, we drove over to J’s parents’ new pad to join in on the festivities.

J’s dad is wading in the Paleo pond, so we brought over a housewarming gift/Paleo-starter kit filled with Paleo snacks, spice blends, cheats, and fat.

We enjoyed Paleo-friendly hors d’oeuvre outside under the clear blue skies….

…and then we wandered indoors to nosh on barbecue catered by Armadillo Willy’s.

Here’s my dinner plate: 

The night was capped off with champagne toasts…

…and birthday cake. 

(In case you nosy readers wanna know, I respectfully abstained from both the bubbly and the cake.)

Happy birthdays, J & S! You two are our dearest buddies on the whole planet! Also, happy anniversary to J’s parents, C & D, who gave up their own party to throw an awesome surprise shindig for their daughter! 

I was so sad to leave the party early but I had to hustle on over to the hospital. Only four 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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