In gym news, I was perusing the Whole9 site and came across their 603 PTP program and was intrigued. While I do believe in mixing up the ol' fitness routine (i.e. don't have a fitness routine), I do see the merits of focusing on foundational movements like the deadlift and press to get stronger. I still can't do a pullup, so I am open to trying something different to get there! I'll still be mixing in kettlebell swings and other fun stuff, and I'm looking forward to seeing how much more I can deadlift in 3 weeks. I guess I ought to figure what my 1RM is; I started out the program doing 105lbs, and I was slightly sore the day after, so I think I'm pretty well on target.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Deadlifts, Presses, and Confit, oh my!
Well, the aforementioned chicken confit turned out amazing! I salted the chicken thighs and drumsticks, put them in the crockpot over a few scoops of lard, and also dropped in a handful of garlic, and some roasting herbs wrapped in cheesecloth. I put it all together and stuck it in the fridge before bed, then started cooking before leaving for work in the morning (a little before 6:30). The boyfriend dutifully turned off the crockpot a little before 3:30 pm, and I tried a piece as soon as I got home, and it was wonderful. The garlic I had added was caramelized to perfection, and the chicken was falling apart. I chopped up some cauliflower and garlic, drizzled it with a few tablespoons of the fat out of the crockpot, and roasted it at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes, then blended it into mashed cauliflower. Then I had some chicken with the cauliflower. It was so good, I had to call one of my girlfriends as I was eating it, and tell her what I had done. She said to me "are you crying over chicken?!" This stuff is RICH though; halfway through my small plate, I had to stop, or I may have keeled over. I'll definitely have to make this again; it's super easy, and a great winter meal.
Posted by Jules at 1:58 PM