So, I’ve found I can’t necessarily stay on top of Janathon posts AND Whole30 posts, so my whole 30 updates haven’t been as regular as they should be. That doesn’t mean they aren’t coming!
Looking at day 13 – Breakfast and Lunch weren’t overly impressive. But Dinner? Hold on while I stop patting myself on the back!
See that? That is an Onion Pot Roast, with a nice Sun-dried tomato topping, a side of roasted asparagus, and cubed Jersey Sweet Potatoes with Nutmeg and Cinnamon.
Ok, now that I’ve strained my back with patting myself on it…
So my wife made all of the incredible food that we had the last week. It only seemed fair, that this turned this week into my week to do it! As Such, I started my planning. She gets home from work earlier than I do, so in order to keep her from having to do any prep-work, the Crock Pot was the way to go. This is what the week so far has looked like:
Monday (Day 11):
Breakfast – Leftover Chicken Breakfast sausage that my loving wife had made. SO. GOOD. Also had 3 hard-boiled eggs.
Lunch- No idea. Don’t remember what I had.
Dinner – Pork Chile Verde – This one was not my recipe, I found it on another blog – “agirlworthsaving.net” The substitution I made, was to use a Pork Shoulder, instead of a tenderloin (because it was on sale for $1.99 a pound!). I added another half a bound, due to the high fat content.
Turns out I should have added more! It ended up making the perfect amount for 4 people, which was a horrible disappointment. The chili wasn’t a disappointment – the quantity was! I totally wanted leftovers for lunch the next day (as did the rest of the family!)
Somehow I didn’t take a picture – but the blog above has one (And the recipe!) I strongly suggest this one! It was only slightly spicy, the kid had no problem with the spice level, but did add sour cream – mostly because they like sour cream.
Tuesday (Day 12):
Breakfast & Lunch: (I don’t remember what I ate when) – More awesome sausage, Sugar Snap Peas, Salad, carrots, Hard Boiled Eggs, Apple and some Almonds.
Dinner: Pork Carnitas. I got this wonderful recipe from myheartbeets.com -and it was tasty. The wife and i ate it over a bed of greens with tomatoes and pico de gallo, while the kids had it in tortillas with tomatoes, pico de gallo, and sour cream.
This recipe WAS really tasty, but I probably will not make this one again during the Whole30. I may however make it after – so we can have it on tortillas, with some cheese! With every bite I took, I could just picture how much better it could be…
Wednesday (Day 13):
Breakfast: Celery Sticks with
Pecan Butter Almond Butter. (Turns out I find Pecan butter to be disgusting). Alonds.
Lunch: Hard Boiled Eggs, and a Salad
Dinner – The Amazing Pot Roast you see in the first picture, along with the Asparagus and Sweet Potatoes! (Recipes Below).
Thursday (Day 14):
Breakfast – hard boiled eggs, celery and almond butter
Lunch – Left over Pot Roast (STILL AMAZING!!!!), along with a salad and some almonds.
Dinner – (I’m telling the future here) – Lettuce Wrap Club Sandwiches – Roast Beef, Turkey, Bacon, Tomatoes, Mustard all wrapped up in lettuce. Not sure of the side dish yet!
Overall it is going well, we are two weeks in. I think my wife would kill someone for a piece of chocolate, and to be honest – if they had a pizza, I’d hold them down for her. Personally, the ONLY problem I am having – is a desire for pizza. Even bought the kids sundaes with no problems! Almost half way there!
Onion Pot Roast Recipe:
1 Chuck Roast
Handful of Sun dried Tomatoes
Salt/Pepper (isn’t this in every recipe?)
Coconut oil (to Brown the beef)
2 cups Mushroom broth
3/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1) Slice Onions and layer in the bottom of the Crock-pot.
2) Pour mushroom broth into crock-pot, add spices.
3)Sear beef in frying pan, browning all sides. (Browning the meat adds a lot of the flavor depth – do not skip this!!)
4) Rehydrate the Sun dried tomatoes in a pot of ~ a cup of water. Dice.
5) move the beef into the crock-pot, and put diced rehydrated sun-dried tomatoes on top.
5) Pour Balsamic Vinegar over top of the meat.
6) Cook on low for 7 or 8 hours (mine went 9). Slice and Serve!
Jersey Sweet Potato Recipe:
Cube 2 Jersey Sweet Potatoes, lay in glass baking pan.
Add cinnamon and nutmeg
Sprinkle olive oil over the top
Mix until they are all covered.
I apologize, i didn’t measure the spices. but I know I would put more nutmeg in it next time. We have talked about possibly cubing some apples to toss in it as well!