Whew! Today has been a super long day. You will see I finally took a pic of the whiteboard so you can see my WODs. Todays workout looked a little something like this (my time was 10:06):
50 Push Press
40 Bar Facing Burpees
30 Barbell push ups
Killer on the shoulders
Week of 11/21/11-11/23/11 WODs
I was happily surprised to get an early release from work. Woohooo! Then I was off to help my dad make cheesecake cupcakes! NOT PALEO but he needed my help. I will dream of eating cheesecake instead of really eating it! Then it was time to go home so that I could not only get dinner started but to get my PALEO feast cooking 🙂
Our first obstacle was getting fresh ground beef. The one we had didn’t quite smell right. So Ernie took off to Whole Foods (across town) to get us some fresh grass fed beef and some GINORMOUS tomatoes. Dinner was going to be simple spaghetti squash with a meat pasta sauce. Easy enough. It was very delicious. After a tiny little break I got to the real cooking – my first attempts at a Paleo Thanksgiving. We are going to see family out of town and I know they will have an abundant feast, but I wanted to bring some items that I know are best for me.
You will see pictures of all the recipes I made below or however I figure this out. 🙂 I followed the Paleo Plans posted recipes and I’m hoping they are a huge hit.
I started off with getting a sweet potato casserole in the oven. The creation didn’t mess with too many ingredients. Obviously… sweet potatoes! Added ingredients were coconut milk, coconut oil, honey, cinnamon, dried cherries and chopped nuts. I did not taste test but Ernie said it tasted great!
Next up was Cauliflower Mashers. Used a little coconut milk, garlic, chives, and rosemary. Smelled delicious and my only taste tester approved 🙂
While the cauliflower was cooking I was slicing and dicing ingredients up for some Paleo Stuffing which consisted of italian pork sausage, carrots, mushrooms, celery, onions, garlic, dried cherries and almonds. I’m not a big fan of italian sausage and my taste tester had to sleep so I will know in the afternoon if this was a hit or not… ah well. I’ll keep you posted. I almost did forget to tell you of obstacle #2. I forgot to take sausage out to defrost… DOH! Poor Ernie who injured himself doing deadlifts today had to go ALL the way back out to Whole Foods to get more sausage! Bless him! And bless the meat guy who had sympathy for my wiped out person and hooked him up with a deal!
In the meantime I prepared Cranberry Sauce which came out quite tart! But I guess that’s expected when there is no sugar added to help sweeten the deal. It was good nonetheless and the only thing I tried tonight!
I also prepared a Paleo Friendly Pumpkin Pie. The verdict is out on this one as well since I didn’t want to disturb the perfectness of how it appeared. Hopefully we’ll enjoy it for dessert.
I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving! I’ll definitely let you know what the people think. Who knows I may get a slew of converts 🙂 All I know is my kitchen smells great so if anything I have that to hold on to!!!! Gobble Gobble!
Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce
Sweet Potatoes 1
Sweet Potato Casserole
Paleo Stuffing Prep
Voila- Paleo Stuffing ready to go in oven.
Finished Cranberry Sauce
Dessert! Paleo Pumpkin Pie