Reid and Whitney

Big congrats to Reid and Whitney! They got engaged over the weekend. Whitney was the perfect combination of radiance and giggles this morning. Well played, Reid. Well played.

WOD for 120924:

7X1 3 Hang Squat Cleans + 1 Push Jerk – heaviest possible, rest 60 sec. -then- Run 400m 40 HR Pushups 30(steps) Single Arm KB OH Walking Lunges 24/16kg (15l/15r) 20 Power Cleans 115/75# 30 HR Pushups 20(steps) Single Arm KB OH Walking Lunges 24/16kg (15l/15r) 10 Power Cleans 115/75# Run 400m For time. Slow Cooker Roast Chicken and Gravy from Nom Nom Paleo

Prep time: 30 minutes Cooking time: ~5-6 hours

  • 4-5 pound organic Kosher chicken
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee
  • 2 onions, chopped medium
  • 6 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup white wine (replace with ¼ cup chicken stock if on the Whole30)
  • Sunny Paris seasoning (or your favorite seasoning)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  1. Remove chicken from the fridge and remove any giblets from the cavity. Dry the chicken and season it liberally (inside and out) with salt, pepper, and Sunny Paris seasoning.
  1. Melt the ghee in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat and sauté the onions, garlic, and tomato paste until the aromatics are softened and lightly browned (around 8-10 minutes).  Season the veggies with salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Deglaze the pan with the wine and chicken stock and transfer everything to the slow cooker.
  1. Place the chicken breast side down in the slow cooker, put on the cover, and set it to cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  1. When the chicken is finished cooking, take it out of the slow cooker and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  1. Defat the braising sauce, check for seasoning, and blend it with an immersion blender to make delicious gravy.
  1. Carve the chicken and served it with the gravy. (Serves 4 - 6)
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