Post gong sleep is nothing shy of GLORIOUS! Although I had an alarm set this morning, I reset it and snoozed an incredible 10 straight hours. I considered calling my trainer to cancel in order to stay in bed, but when I realized I had to get out of bed to make the call, it seemed pointless.
As I walked out the door, the sky started spitting huge globs of snow. It looked like someone was splatter painting across our front yard. The snow stopped by the time I got to the gym, where I got on a serious sweat with some heavy weights. After the gym, I did a Costco and grocery store run. I packed a few post workout snacks to fuel my shopping. This dark chocolate almond/honey roasted peanut mix tasted like a peanut butter cup!
The BOY did most of the cooking last week, so I decided to get involved with some new recipes this week. When I got back from the grocery store, I changed right into my PJ’s for the rest of the day. Man, I LOVE Mondays!
For dinner tonight. I decided to make pulled chicken with cider. I was pleasantly surprised to find StrongBow at Mariano’s. I discovered this cider 13 years ago when my friends and I did a mini mester in London. Being young and inexperienced with quality beer, we hated the warm Guinness so spent most of our time drinking StrongBow and Snake Bites.
Ahh! The memories! So of course, I chose StrongBow to make dinner and drank some with my lunch : )
The BOY has been asking for Crabby Mac for a few weeks now, typically on week nights when I work late. So I told him that since I had the time, I would make him a super creamy Mac and Cheese for dinner.
My chicken turned out wonderful and I ate it atop a salad.
With plenty of leftovers for lunch this week.
Check out our his and hers dinners : )
Meal Planning 12/07/14
Monday: Crabby Classic Mac and Cheese (for him) and Apple Cider Pulled Chicken (for her)
Tuesday: Honey Sesame Chicken (make ahead crockpot version)
Wednesday: Salmon and Veggies
Thursday: BBQ Pork and Veggies
Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Chicken
- 1 apple, peeled and sliced
- 1 large sweet onion, sliced
- 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 t salt
- 1 t pepper
- 1 t paprika
- 2 t dry mustard
- one 12 oz bottle hard cider
Place the onion and apple slices on the bottom of your slow cooker. Lay the chicken breasts on top of the apples and onions, and sprinkle on the salt, pepper, paprika, and mustard. Pour the hard cider over the top.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until chicken is cooked through and shreds easily. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker, shred with two forks, and return to the slow cooker. Using tongs, toss together the chicken, apples, onions and cooking liquid until evenly distributed.
Use to make sandwiches, top salads, or top potatoes. Anything is possible!