Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday Sentiments and Two Recipes

For the love of small children, is it over yet???

What a fun, gluttonous, magical, hilarious, shenan-filled holiday.   

I won't go through every detail because really...what's more of a snoozefest than someone else's Christmas week recap?   Well, someone else's Disney week recap... but we've already talked about that.

Just a few random's....

1.  So this is funny....I get up at the crack of dawn on Christmas Eve to bust out some serious miles before Body Pump and basically the general gluttony that was about to go down later in the day.  I'm somehow minding my own beezwax, just rocking out to Timber, ya know?   I  look over  and realize that about 1/3 of my running mama's are lined up next to me on the 'mills.  No discussion or planning  took place prior to this.  Nothing.    And a couple more showed up as the run went on.  But seriously, do we all have the same birth mom or what?????   Cuz I'm kinda thinking we do.

2.   The 3 1/2 year old and I both love faux fur.  We do.  It's where it's at.  Faux fur = the glamorous life.    It does.  There's more where that came from.  #facty #trust  #flossyflossy

3.  The wildebeest/ snuffleupagus/ #Runnerdog/ designer mutt that somehow lives in this house basically wormed his way into every picture.  Morning, noon, and night.    He did.  #doubledoodle  

3.  Yet another #40thselly went down for the BFF.   Feel free to admire the exquisite quality of my Iphone pics at any time...

4.  Oh and Advocare got named the best sports performance supplement of 2013 by Competitors Magazine.   So that's nothing but #awesomesauce and kinda made my heart skip a beat or two.  #toldya 

5.  These little foo's 'o mine made their annual Christmas Eve birthday cake for Jesus.  Something I always love.   An icing covered pajama arm is always a pre-req.

So let's talk about this upcoming 24 Day Challenge!

As you guys know, I'm starting on January 13th.  Primarily because I want to eat cake on my birthday (#hollah).  Plus there are couple other big social obligations coming my way that will be hard for me to stay 100% 24 DC compliant.

However, I'm already scouting new recipes.   So while I'm not starting the challenge quite yet, I'll be trying new recipes with the rest of y'all.  Oh and of course, supporting you guys on the FB board!

On deck for me this week....

First of you guys follow    If not, you need to, stat.  While I know Advo and our awesome supplements are not Paleo....  A lot of her recipes fall right into what we are doing here.    Plus, they are easy peasy, which is huge for all of us.  

 Two things that are on my menu for the week.

Simple Bacon and Spinach Stuffed Chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts, butterflied and pounded flat
  • 6-8 ounces of button mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 5 strips of bacon
  • 4-5 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butterfly your chicken. I’m not totally sure how to butterfly a chicken breast but I cut mine in half, then placed plastic wrap on top of the chicken and pounded it until it was flat. Do that, it works.
  3. Then place a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the five strips of bacon and cook on both sides until crispy, then place bacon on a paper towel to soak up the excess fat. When cooled, dice up the bacon.
  5. Pour out the excess fat from the bacon, leaving behind about 3 tablespoons in the pan.
  6. While the pan is still over medium-high, toss in the garlic cloves then add diced mushrooms.
  7. Sprinkle in a bit of salt and pepper on the mushrooms.
  8. Once mushrooms have begun to soften, add the spinach and a bit more salt and pepper.
  9. Cover and let steam until spinach has begun to wilt. When the spinach has wilted, remove the pan from heat and add in diced bacon. Mix with mushrooms and spinach until well combined.
  10. Place mixture into the middle of your butterflied chicken, fold chicken over to make a little “pocket” and use a two toothpicks to keep it closed while cooking.
  11. Place stuffed chicken breasts on a parchment lined baking sheet and put in oven to bake for 18-20 minutes or until there is no longer pink in the chicken. The time will range depending on how thin you pound the chicken. It may take a bit longer.
  12. Love moist chicken. Don’t overcook it, don’t you do it!
  13. Don’t eat the toothpick. Duh.

Oh and can't wait to attack this!

Simple Herb Crusted Salmon Salad

For the salmon
  • 2 salmon fillets (6oz each)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (or dried, if you have on hand)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste
For the salad
  • 2 cups arugula
  • ¼ red onion, sliced thin
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place salmon fillets on a parchment or foil lined baking sheet.
  3. Top your salmon off with olive oil and dijon mustard and rub into your salmon.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together your coconut flour, parsley, and salt and pepper.
  5. Use a spoon to sprinkle on your toppings on your salmon and then your hand to pat into your salmon.
  6. Place in oven for 10-15 minutes or until salmon is cooked to your preference. I cooked mine more on the medium rare side at 12 minutes.
  7. While the salmon is cooking, mix together your salad ingredients.
  8. When salmon is done, place salmon on top of salad and consume.

Stay tuned for more recipes as the week goes on.   If you're new to the FB board, remember that all of the resources are tucked away right under the "files" tab.  Print your grocery list, instructions, and all the other goodies there.

Hope you guys had a fabulous Christmas!!!

Laters Babes.


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  2. Those recipes look fab!! I am always looking to spruce things up in the kitchen pale-esque! Thanks for sharing!


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