Let’s work backwards from Wednesday night through Tuesday morning, shall we?
I’ve got pulled pork on the menu for Kaz’s birthday party this weekend and I wanted to give my recipe a trial run before I make enough pulled pork to feed a small army. It turned out pretty well and it’s what we’ve eaten for dinner the past two nights.
Served along side my Asian coleslaw addiction – this is a winning combo, even if I have eaten coleslaw nearly every day for the past two weeks.
I made a pot of beef chili on Tuesday too while the pork did it’s thing in the crock pot – this has been lunch for the past two days and probably for the next two days as well.
There was some coconut curried sauteed kale (from the garden!) on Tuesday’s lunch as well. Kale that I shared with Kaz. Kale the I shared with Kaz that he threw on the floor right after I took this picture.
Good thing we follow the 5 second rule in our house.
(Well, maybe not with saucy kale…)
Inspired by my new favorite snack, I put together a little fruit and kefir cereal yesterday after a long morning walk on Wednesday morning with Kaz.
It started with strawberries, chia seeds and shredded coconut, followed by a pour of whole milk plain kefir and some shredded almonds for crunch.
Our walk on this day was unexpectedly long. The pedestrian bridge I’d planned to use to get back across the river to home was closed – which meant we had to go a mile and a half out of the way to get home. And the cup of coffee I had before we left meant I really, really had to go pee by the time we finally made it back.
Don’t forget we’re working backwards today – this is why there is a seemingly oddly placed picture of saucy pulled pork porn following breakfast.
Tuesday night after a 2.75 lb pork shoulder spent 10 hours on low in the crock pot, with two forks to do the pulling! And that array of condiments in the background to make my own sauce.
The sauce was good, but a little mustard-y. I used this recipe as a guide for the rub. I let it marinate for about 12 hours before putting in the crock pot Tuesday morning to cook for 10 hours on low.
Tuesday’s bout of exercise was short and to the point – an at home cross-fit style WOD:
200 m easy jog (from the house to the stop sign down the street, 0.125 miles measured with my Garmin 405)
200 m sprint (back home again)
10 push ups
10 sit ups
10 jumping lunges
(repeat 2 more times)
400 m easy cool down jog, sweaty and done in 19 minutes!
I’ve been aiming to do this work out once a week – it’s nice because I’m never more than .25 miles from home, which means Zak doesn’t have to get up to tend to Kaz if he wakes up during my work out. And there’s no getting stranded on the other side of the river if I decide to have a cup of coffee before I start. Bonus!