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Day 15: Paleo Champ

I went to sign a lease on a sweet new house this afternoon, so I had a goal of fixing all three meals for the day before 2pm. . .and hey nonny nonny, I did! After a nap, I spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning my apartment.

Breakfast
I got up at about 9 and started in on some meat muffins and paleo tomato bisque. I used ground pork, garam masala, and curry powder in the meat muffins, for a sort of Indian variation. This is the second time I’ve made these meat muffins. They are honestly kind of a pain because I tend to make a mess with them, but they are great to pack for breakfast, and I stuck a few in the freezer for later. I’m trying to stock up on freezer food since I’ll be moving soon and certainly won’t feel like cooking every night.

Enough Spinach for Popeye

Meat Muffins Have Enough Spinach for Popeye

Lunch
I ran down to the co-op as the meat muffins finished so I could get my groceries for the week, then immediately put a chicken in the oven. As usual, I followed this recipe, but I have found that I prefer an orange inside the chicken instead of a lemon. Then I just throw in whatever veggies I have around; today it was red onion, green onion, and carrots.  I order this “poultry mix” of herbs from Green Bean that I really like. I think it’s just rosemary, sage, and thyme. I also roasted some buttercup squash and Brussels sprouts. I let the chicken rest while I ran out to sign my lease. I think resting the chicken until it starts to cool leaves it nice and juicy.

Dinner
I made dinner before my chicken and roast veggies were even done for lunch. Spicy beef has become a new staple in my paleo repertoire because it’s spicy AND easy. Plus: sunshine sauce! Sometimes I use lettuce cups and make a mess of myself, and sometimes I just give up and make a salad, then dump the meat and sunshine sauce on top. Either way is good. Today we ate it in cups with some red bell pepper, and I swept up all the meat I dropped later when I cleaned.

Eight hours of sleep, plus a nap and my fish oil, plus a lot of food stocked up in my fridge and freezer AND a clean apartment leaves me with my full points and feeling mighty accomplished for the weekend.
 

Day 4: Busy, Busy, Busy

“Busy, busy, busy, is what we Bokononists whisper whenever we think of how complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle

Yep, that's me.

Yep, that’s me.

I keep going away for the weekend, which is really putting a cramp in my meal planning style, and making me very busy. Not in the greater scheme of life’s complexities kind of way, I just really like that quote. And, really, I’m doing pretty well with the challenge, except for the whole sleeping eight hours a night thing. Ain’t nobody got time for that. I have to be up at 5 to make the 6 AM WOD, so here’s the food rundown real quick like.

Breakfast
Since snowpocalypse happened in the Midwest last night, I was home this morning and cooked up some scrambled eggs with baby kale and chard in about a teaspoon of bacon fat with some crushed red pepper and salt and pepper.

Lunch
The last of the leftover chocolate chili and cauliflower rice in my face hole.

Dinner
I had yetiman whip up some sunshine sauce this afternoon so we could have spicy beef salads. Because you know what else nobody got time for? Lettuce cups. I just make a damn mess. The salad was simple – romaine, red bell pepper, and green onion. I put the beef on top of that, and a blob of sunshine sauce on top of that. I used spicy Thai chiles in the beef because I love them and I just stocked up from Jungle Jim’s last weekend.

8.5 hours of sleep last night and I took my fish oil, so I should get all my points for the day. With the sleep situation, tomorrow is another story. Next week we’ll be able to earn some “bonus” points by completing a challenge, so hopefully I can earn back my stupid rogue sleep schedule points.