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A Day in the Life of a WTF Challenge Cook

28
Oct

A Day in the Life of a WTF Challenge Cook

21-15 and 9 rep rounds of:
Left-arm Kettlebell snatch, 1.5 pood
Right-arm Kettlebell snatch, 1.5 pood
Pull-ups

The face of the bench press - Kelly Ehret.

Thanks to Hank for sending us our first A Day in the Life of the WTF Challenge

Here’s what Hank’s been making for his family during the last few weeks of the challenge.

1. Oven-roasted split chicken breasts (bone-in, skin-on), served with rough mashed potatoes (some butter & cream), fresh watercress, & steamed brussels sprouts, then dressed (whole plate) with a generous amount of warm, wisked, fresh lemon juice and melted butter (juice of one lemon + ¼ c melted butter per person). Wow. It was good.

2. Steak Fajitas. Grass-fed sirloin sliced to ¼ inch, sliced onions, red & gr peppers, & ____ (other veggies you have – I like to add zucinni). I then marinade everything together (but start steak first, then add veggies) using a spice packet (this might violate, I don’t know ingredients of packet). Sauté in x-large skillet. I serve over rice for the non-paleos in the family. Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream & Chalula.

3. Wild Caught Salmon Salad. Romaine and/or mixed greens tossed in lemon juice and olive oil. On top of greens: kalamata olives, sliced red peppers, cucumbers, red onion (optional), generous goat cheese, grilled salmon.

4. Grilled Pork Chops. Served with boiled beets and braised green cabbage (chop cabbage and beet greens. Warm fat (i.e. butter, olive oil, etc) & a little water in large pot. Add cabbage and greens, salt, generous pepper & cooked bacon if you got it, and braise for 10 minutes or so. Don’t overcook, turns to mush. Also, don’t forget to grill your pork chops. My family loves pork with mustard and beets with sour cream. This meal also goes well with brats instead of pork chops.

2 Responses

  1. Caps

    Shane, if I order 1 lb of bacon from Rocky Plains at $5.50/lb, the shipping is ~$10. If I order 10 lbs of bacon at the same price, the shipping is ~$14. That said, I talked to the guy on the phone and I think I’m actually going to drive out to Dacono today (~30 mins away) to grab maybe 5 lbs for myself instead of shipping it. You want any? Let me know by 3:30, pls!

    I’ll pick something up for a few other people, too, but if the list gets too long it’s going to become a logistical hassle collecting from everyone and I’ll have to start saying no. They have all kinds of meats, but the pork list is here: http://www.rockyplains.com/pork_list.pdf

  2. Caps

    Nevermind, their curing process includes brown sugar in it. “Very little,” according to the guy (less than 2% like everyone else I assume), but that doesn’t cut it.