Happy Presidents’ Day!
Lincoln and Washington were awesome and all, but my primary reason for celebration was that it wasn’t a typical manic Monday. Instead of frantically rushing the kids off to school, I leisurely got my stuff together for my women’s class at CrossFit Palo Alto.
For breakfast, I reheated a couple of Big-O slider burgers and fried myself an egg in butter.
With some time to kill, I marinated some lamb spare ribs with curry powder and salt that I plan to pressure cook tomorrow…
…and seasoned a batch of chicken wings with Magic Mushroom Powder for dinner.
At the women’s class, I had a super-slow date with Fran, but I’m okay with being the tortoise bringing up the rear. My fellow CrossFitters and Coach Trish motivate and inspire me every time I show up to class, so my back-of-the-pack status never gets me down. I love that Coach Trish, who’s now RKC-certified(!), pushes me to challenge myself and never lets me quit.
When I came home, I scarfed down a nuked yam and quickly threw together a berry salad.
The kids and I headed to a playdate at my buddy’s place, and this simple dish was all I brought. See? I’m a terrible guest.
Check out the spread that awaited us at lunch: sauteed spinach, roasted broccoli, carrots, parsnips, and pastured turkey leg.
Here’s my lunch plate:
The afternoon flew by and before I knew it, the kids were pestering me for dinner. I roasted the Magic Wings…
…and pressure cooked a pot of braised kale and carrots.
I also had a pound of fresh squid from Siren SeaSA that I couldn’t let go to waste. I flayed them open…
…tossed ‘em with bacon grease, and threw them on the backyard grill.
I roasted a bell pepper on the gas range, julienned it, and tossed everything together with balsamic vinegar-soaked shallots, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. Calamari salad, y’all!
Good night, Paleo buds!