Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Easiest Meal Ever

Good morning! 

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(They have developed a love for singing/screaming in the bath. I try to stay a safe distance away.)

You guys, I have to tell you about the easiest meal I just made that the whole family loved. I didn’t take a picture because I am the worst blogger ever, but it isn’t that pretty to look at anyways. My aunt made it over Christmas, so I wanted to try it again.

Yesterday morning I put a few small slits in a pork roast and stuffed it with minced garlic. Then I put it in the slow cooker and covered it with a jar of sliced pepperoncini peppers (juice included) and set on low for ~10 hours. 

Thirty minutes before it was time to eat I shredded the pork and let it sit with the juice, then sautéed a head of cabbage and made some brown rice.

Bam. I was in the kitchen maybe 10 minutes total and created a meal that everyone ate. Cora was bite for bite with me and even had seconds, Ina cleaned her plate, which is a rarity these days, and Dan said he was looking forward to leftovers for lunch. Ha! Let me know if you give it a try. 

Other things that have been going on:

- Dan has been trying to teach me to play chess. I am not doing well so far, but I am blaming that on the small children distracting me.

- We finished the first Harry Potter book last night and Ina (and Dan) immediately asked to start the second one. This makes my heart so happy.

-Our little sugar/gluten fast (and dairy for me too!) is still going strong. 

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Having a smoothie (banana, almond butter, almond milk, spinach/kale/chard blend) on my way home really helps to tame my early evening snacky tendencies. 

- When it gets dark so early and is so cold outside, our routine is dinner, bath, bed. There isn’t much else to report. Ha! 

Sunday was a rest day, even though my gym is doing stretching and mobility on Sundays, which I want to try! 

Monday’s Workout (by Fitness Tiger KC):

  • Warm-up: 15# DB
    • 10 halos
    • 10 cossack squat, each side
  • Chipper (30# KB); every 1:15 stop to do pull ups/10 sit ups
    • 10 snatches
    • 20 push ups
    • 30 goblet squats
    • 40 cleans
    • 50 swings
    • 40 lunges with rotation
    • 30 diamond push ups
    • 20 goblet squats
    • 10 snatches
  • Tabata: 3 rounds
    • Snatches (25# KB)
    • Squats
    • Jumping Jacks

I really want to do a pull up and I am really, really, far away from actually being able to do a pull up. It is like my muscles just don’t listen to me. Ha! I had to leave early for Dan to leave the house and finished the jumping jacks tabata at home. Proof below: 

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Have a good day! <3

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I know we'd like that because we did one with pepperoncinis and beef in a crockpot. The recipe was to make beef sammies, but I turned it into lettuce wraps.


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