Saturday, September 15, 2012

I'm Excited :)

According to my scale, I'm down to 174 :D I don't even know if I weighed that when I got married! My face looks thinner, and my fingers are the smallest they've been since I was a kid.

I must be doing something right :)

Leftover Butter Garlic Chicken

We had 3 thighs plus sauce left over. And plenty of the dip of course ;)

I chopped the thighs, and heated them and the sauce with 2 c. rice I had cooked in turkey broth. After it was warm, I mixed in some of the dip. The guys ate it with the leftover cucumbers, and I had cole slaw.

It was a yummy way to eat the leftovers!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Butter Garlic Chicken with Dill Mayo Dip

I need to catch up on posting recipes we've been eating. But this one couldn't wait!

For Mother's Day, Jesse and the boys gave me two paleo cookbooks. I've looked through them quite a few times, mainly just for inspiration. One recipe kept catching my eye though - Butter Garlic Wings from Make It Paleo. Having two small boys who can't manage wings was a problem.

So in typical Connie fashion, I thought about how to tweak it to make it work for us...

I guess it's a winner! Everyone cleaned their plates, and Gabriel is on his THIRD plate ;) We ate it with cucumbers sprinkled with salt, pepper, and dill.


1/2 cup butter
10 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
2.5 lbs thin, boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Preheat oven to 325.

Heat butter in a small pan on medium low. Add garlic and salt. Simmer for 3-4 minutes.

Place thighs in a baking dish. Pour butter sauce over them and turn to coat. Bake, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes until done.


And here is the A-MAZ-ING dip to go with it. It's so good that Ethan wanted a spoon to finish off what was left on his plate! I'm glad I had doubled the recipe since I'm sure we'll find lots to eat with it!


1 cup mayo
2 tsp dried dill
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp pepper



Both recipes are adapted from Make It Paleo by Bill Staley and Hayley Mason :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Week's Break

It seems like every time I get going with C25k something happens! This time it was a big, bad hurricane by the name of Isaac :p I took last week off from working out for hurricane prep and the actual storm, which, thankfully, we didn't get much of!

This week I started homeschooling for the first time and it's become apparent I need to tweak my schedule a bit to get my workouts in. So I'll probably repeat my W1 workouts whenever I can get them in this week, then start with W2 next week.