Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fun & Productive Weekend

I was up early Saturday morning (thanks to my lovely kiddos), so I decided to make the most of it.  I seasoned a pork shoulder with kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder, granulated onion, smoked paprika and mesquite liquid smoke and put it in the crockpot on low.  Then I prepped shrimp ceviche so that it could marinate in the fridge for a few hours and be ready for lunch!  I headed to CrossFit for the 8:30 class and then I taught my first Elements Class solo at 9:30.  I think I'm going to like this teaching thing :)  I got home and ate some leftover frittata topped with avocado, roasted sweet potato and some cherry tomatoes.
 

 I was pleased to find that my hubby and his friend Andy were busy at work organizing the garage while I was gone.  We can now park both of our cars inside!  Bring on the snow :)


Lunch was the shrimp ceviche that had marinated for around 4 hours.  I made lettuce wraps and topped them with guacamole.  This is definitely one of my new favorite recipes.  I think I could eat it everyday and be perfectly happy.


The pork cooked in the crockpot on low for 10 hours and was perfectly cooked by dinner time.  I had the pulled pork topped with grilled red onion and bell peppers along with some leftover steamed green beans & bacon. I got hungry later that night and had a snack of a cut up apple dipped in almond butter....mmmmm.


Sunday morning I worked out at 8:30 again.  I made some progress on my squat snatches.  I was always afraid to drop under the bar but I *think* I am finally getting comfortable. I did a bunch at 95lbs and they felt super easy now that I am using proper technique. Hopefully next week I can add some more weight and break my old PR (105lb).  When I got home, breakfast was already ready for me. JD had made breakfast burritos and he was nice enough to leave the egg & tri tip scramble paleo for me :)  So I had that topped with some bell peppers & cilantro.  I also cut up some leftover roasted sweet potato & fried them in coconut oil and topped with coconut flakes.


For lunch I had asian lettuce wraps with shrimp, onions, bell peppers, cilantro & shredded carrots.  I dipped them in Thai "no peanut" sauce.

 Our friends were having a pig roast at their house Sunday night.  They dug a hole and filled it with hot coals at 4am and threw the pig in to cook all day.  Unfortunately it took a little longer to cook than they expected and even after they pulled it out they realized it wasn't all the way done. So they had to cut it up and put it in the oven to finish it off. It still turned out great and was a fun evening with friends.


My dinner was paleo...pork, veggies with guac and sweet potato chips. But I did have a few cheats that night.  My friend Amy is an amazing chef so I couldn't resist the yummy desserts she had made for the occasion!

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