Whole30: Day 12
Are you tired of these yet? How about now?
Today is Friday. It’s also payday. Those are both such good, good things.
This morning started like most mornings this week, which means we were cooking some combination of meals (that weren’t breakfast) before 8am. Welcome to paleo in our house! Right before my wife hopped in the shower around 6:45am, she preheated the oven so that we could bake some chicken breasts (salt, pepper, olive oil, and into the oven at 375 for 30 minutes) to have with our leftover meat sauce from last night’s spaghetti squash dinner. We had the world’s smallest spaghetti squash, so we tried to pull one over on RR and serve her egg noodles, but she spat them out and demanded squash instead. Weird kid.
So the chicken was baking, and after everyone was up, I put the pork roast (isn’t is just… gorgeous?) that had been marinating overnight in the slow-cooker. Seriously – that hunk of meat was beautiful. Here’s the marinade recipe, and it’s amazing. We leave out the cinnamon, though. And we did serve it in lettuce leaves last time, but this time, we’re serving it over a plantain mash, with a baked sweet potato side.
This, hopefully, will set us up for non-weekend failure! We should be able to have chicken salads for lunch tomorrow (either homemade, or from the grocery store’s salad bar), then leftover pork for dinner.
Time to make a menu for this next week, which might involve giving the slow-cooker a moment to sit in the cupboard before it goes on strike. Then it’s just over two weeks more of these shenanigans, which is a little light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-ish. Our anniversary is next week (married eight years!), so we’ll have to figure out a way to paleo-celebrate, whatever that will mean!