Abs Are Built in The Kitchen

…or at least that’s what I read on the interwebs.

For March, we slaved over hot ovens and greasy pans to cook two new recipes every week.  If I’m being honest, we mostly watched the most delicious magic happen in our crockpot, but we did it…

Well almost…

Our goal was to cook 8 recipes for March, and we made it 7.  We had an amazing Italian chicken recipe on deck for March 31, and then life happened and we wanted tacos.  However, we still found some amazing recipes so here is the breakdown with commentary

Week 1

Lee’s Chicken Enchiladas – Slap yo mama good.  Sorry Mom! Taste them first and see if you blame me.

Lemon Chicken – Courtesy of Nan (also the creator of the Magic Blanket) via the Grace Presbyterian Church Cook Book.  This is a lunch staple in our house now.  It’s an extremely easy crockpot recipe.  In fact, we are eating this for lunch this week.  Just pair this very easy crockpot recipe with some freshly steamed vegetables and it’s the perfect meal prep option.

Week 2

Sesame Chicken – This was a tangy Asian-fusion option from the crockpot. To be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan, but I could be willing to try this again as a dinner entree instead of with our lunches.

Chicken Casserole

Week 3

Chicken Spaghetti – I saw this on Facebook over a year ago and saved the video. Every now and then Facebook would remind me that I saved it so we used it.  It’s good, contains a lot of cheese (1 pound of Velveeta), and sits well after a hards day work. #comfortfood

Parmesan Chicken – This was a lunch option for us one day. Just a simple breaded parmesan chicken breast.  Very tasty and a good lunch choice.

Week 4

Taco Pie – Sounds weird, but it was super good. It’s a heavy duty meal though so we recommend using ground turkey instead of beef.

Italian Chicken – R.I.P. This will live to see another day!  Oh what could have been! If only tacos, margaritas, and queso weren’t so delicious!

Here’s what we’ve learned:

  1. We eat a lot of chicken.  Like a lot.  We spend a lot of money on chicken as well, and we buy it in bulk.
  2. We are picky about the type of chicken we use.
  3. We’ve definitely added a few recipes to our repertoire especially the enchiladas and lemon chicken.
  4. Crockpot=LOVE

April is all about fitness for us.  We are each committed to doing 25 pushups every day for the entire month of April! So far so good! I’ve started lifting weights regularly instead of just boxing as well.  I’m using the 5×5 Strong Lifts routine to keep it short and focused.  We will update you in a few weeks to let you know about our progress.  Expect an update with more aches and pains than anything else.