Long Time in Coming!

Life has gotten away from me these past few weeks.  Starting college, raising a two year old, building a house, summer activities...we've been busy!  Sorry for the blog silence.  It seems to be the first thing to fall off my list when something has to give.

As far as weight loss goes, I have definitely plateaued.  I bounce around up a pound, down a pound but never really make a loss.  Tim, on the other hand, has lost a total of 15 pounds in the past 6 weeks which I am amazed because as we have gotten busier our eating "rules" have gotten looser!  He is looking so good.  I am proud.

The other night, my son Cian made me proud as well.  He has been eating a modified Paleo diet with us but the other night he surprised me by happily wolfing down shrimp, raw tomato slices, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, dates, walnuts and his special treat of cheese!  He LOVED it all.  I am so glad and hope that his taste for real, fresh foods stays with him as he grows.

Since we have been so busy, I have been sticking to recipes I have grown comfortable with, but we did try a new on the other day.  Spice Rub Crock Pot Chicken from http://www.everdaypaleo.com/.  It was EASY and delicious!  We had a lot of leftovers as well which made lunches for the next several days simple.  Here is the recipe:

Spice Rub Crock Pot Chicken
1 5-6 lb free range organic chicken - giblets removed, rinsed and patted dry with paper towels.
1 white onion, sliced
1 tsp sea salt (optional)
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne (I did a half tsp because a little goes a long way and our little one doesn't like too much heat)
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder

Cover the bottom of crock pot with the sliced onions.  Mix all spices in a small bowl and rub over the whole chicken.  Place the spiced chicken on top of the onions in the crock pot, cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours.  No need for any liquid, the chicken will cook in its own juices.  Make sure you spoon the onions and a little of the juices over the chicken when you serve it.

Spice Rub Crock Pot Chicken

I was amazed at how much juice there was!

Spice Rub Chicken sauce
I would definitely recommend this recipe - quick prep, inexpensive, tasty and a lot of leftovers!

I will try to keep up with my blogging more consistently.  Give me feedback!  Knowing that I am reaching people and that what I post is helpful (or not) really helps keep me going. :)

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