Whole 30 Day 22 & 23

Michael and I started our last week on the Whole 30 strong–he had leftover Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff and mashed potatoes for lunch.  I sliced up multicolored potatoes, boiled them for 8ish minutes, drained them, and then put them back in the pan with some butter, garlic powder and salt.  They were aMAHZing.

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I then reheated the salmon from dinner the other day (have you done this in the microwave? Why is it so hard to reheat without it exploding?!?  Needless to say, our microwave had to be cleaned out afterward, despite my covering the glass container with a paper towel), and had it atop the taters!  It was quite delish!
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Wednesday evening, I made one of Michael’s and my favorite meals for just the two of us –Jalapeño Chicken.  I couldn’t find the recipe online anywhere, so here it is!

Place 3-4 jalapeños (sliced and deseeded) in the food processor (or blender).  Pour extra virgin olive oil in–enough to almost cover the peppers.  You can play with the amount–I never measure.
Add in:
1tsp Salt
1tsp Pepper
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Lemon Pepper
3 Garlic cloves
1 bunch of Cilantro

Blend till it’s a green sauce.

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I used about 2lbs of chicken breasts, cut them into bite size pieces, place in a bowl, and then pour the sauce in and mix it all around.

Place in the fridge and marinate for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350.
After it’s finished marinating, pour into a dish that is small enough for the chicken to mostly be covered by the sauce, and cook for 1 hour.

I place potatoes in the oven at the same time as the chicken and then we have the sauce and chicken over top of the baked potatoes.

This recipe is SO good.  If you want to make it hotter, leave some of the jalapeños seeds in, but I wouldn’t start with too many, unless you enjoy burning your lips off.

Thursday, we had beef roast and mashed potatoes!  We had pork roast earlier in the month, but it was just not as delicious as the chuck roast.  I love putting it in the crockpot in the morning, salting it generously (on all sides, because it was a chunk!!), and then just letting it stew all day.  I come home from training to a house that is filled with its savory aroma, and then mashed up some potatoes to be eaten with it.

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I was in such a hurry to make the potatoes, that I forgot to peel them before slicing them.  Doh.  But I think it actually added some good flavor to them (maybe a little dirt too, haha!), and we all raved about the flavor for the entire meal.  I give it an A++!

 

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