Double Trouble & Crockpot Favorites

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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After doing Fran on Monday night, last night’s “Double Trouble” WOD  kicked my bee-hind!! (I am most definitely taking a rest day today.)

Our workout started with a quick warm-up before moving onto the Strength part. (FYI: Almost every CrossFit workout has this same format: Warm-up, Strength, WOD, Cool-down. The entire workout is typically done in about an hour””sometimes less.) We did six rounds of weighted sled drags for 150 feet. The gals used one sled while the guys used another, so we didn’t have to keep switching the weight. I’m not sure what the ladies started with for weight, but after each round, we added a 5-pound plate. That bitch was sooo heavy by the end! My legs felt like Jello on the last two pulls!

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And then there was the WOD!

WOD: “Double Trouble”

30-20-10

Abmat Sit-Ups

Wallballs(20#)

Then,

10-14-18

Pistols

Burpees

Just typing that workout makes me tired!

Here’s how “Double Trouble” worked: We did 30 Sit-Ups and then 30 Wallballs (I used a 10-pounder – Level 1). Then, we did 20 reps of the same exercises and then 10 reps. After that, we moved onto 10 Pistols (similar to single-leg squats) and 10 Burpees. Then, we worked our way up to 14 and 18 reps of each. It was so challenging, but I absolutely love these kinds of workouts.

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When I was leaving CrossFit last night, I noticed that someone changed my Level 1 Fran goal to “as Rx’ed,” which, of course, scares the crap out of me, but I’m not going to change it back. It’s a HUGE goal (65 pounds!!! I only did 35 yesterday), but it’s something to work toward. I gave myself the whole year to do it, so, who knows, maybe I’ll surprise myself?

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Dinner

After CrossFit, Mal and I came home to an already-cooked dinner! Woohoo! I love you, Crockpot!

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On the menu: Classic Pot Roast.

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The recipe was another one from Real Simple, so I just cut up the veggies, seasoned the roast, put everything in the crockpot, and then I just needed to set it and forget it.

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After dinner, I enjoyed two servings of Apple Crisp Light for dessert. I love this stuff.

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Question of the Day

What’s your favorite crockpot recipe?

Please share! I love finding new (and easy) recipes for the crockpot, and I know you guys do, too!

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106 Comments

  1. I love roasting a whole chicken in mine. No water or anything in the bottom just season and put a lemon up its bum then let it roast. It keeps the flesh really tender sot it falls off the bone & nothing is wasted.
    I usually put the leftovers in a chicken noodle soup.

    I also make jacket potatoes in the slow cooker. Just prick and sit in the bottom (again no water) leave them on low for the day and then I just put them in the oven to crisp up before serving.

  2. Yayy! So excited you did this post. I got a crockpot for xmas and am waiting until I get back to school to use it. Can’t wait to read all of the recipes in the comments!

  3. I’ve been reading about crossfit and how its really taxing on not just the body and muscles themselves and the central nervous system. And how rest is almost just as important as the working out part or else you can’t make any gains, so I think a rest day is a good idea! I’ve been going 2-3X a week with almost nothing else in between because its so taxing.
    Wall balls are killers- we had to do 70 in a row the other day, I practically passed out haha!

      1. @Tina: I leave mine on all the time when I am at work all day, and every time a little part of my gets afraid that the apartment will catch on fire, with my pup inside! But then I remind myself, that they are meant to be left on all day and cook at a VERY low temp. I am sure you aren’t “supposed” to leave them unattended, but in all the years I (and my mom) have done this, it has been fine!

  4. I use my crock pot almost every week, I love it! I make all kinds of soups, chilis, and curry type things, and lately I’ve been making steel cut oats for the week (make them overnight one night and then reheat in the microwave the rest of the days). I think my favorite recipe is Eating Well’s Barbecue Pulled Chicken (http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/barbecue_pulled_chicken.html). It is SO GOOD. In my experience, chicken (especially boneless chicken) gets really dry in the crock pot even if there is liquid in there, but this chicken is really moist and delicious!

  5. OOOO I am going to try this wod for sure! I miss doing Crossfit with a group… I’ve been doing it solo at a local gym for almost a yr. And you will soon own Fran as Rxed!! I bet you could do do her as rxed in 3 months! The thing that helped me get to do *most* wod’s as Rxed was working on strict pull-ups a ton, esp. after wods when you are tired! It took a while to be able to do them, but it truly helped with most wods that involved kipping pull-ups. thanks for always sharing your wod’s! I love finding new ones I can try!

  6. I love crossfit! My quads are so sore from my workout yesterday. We ended up with 484 squats and 484 seconds of wall sits. PAINFUL but still awesome! I love how crossfit makes you feel strong!

  7. oh yes, i’m a HUGE fan of the crockpot as well!! i’ve been on a soup kick lately with it… minestrone soup, chili, split pea soup. the recipes can be found here: http://www.myfoodnfitnessdiaries.com/healthy-recipes/dinner/

    today i’m actually using it for dinner – we’re having buffalo chicken sandwiches. just throwing some chicken, buffalo sauce, and a little water in there, shredding it, and serving on buns – yum!

  8. You can do level 1 within in the year!!! If you keep going, I have no doubts!

    I like to cook turkey in the crock pot. I usually just buy the turkey breast and throw it in there with 1 or 2 packets of McCormick gravy. Cook it on low for forever and it tastes amazing! Also super easy way to do Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!
    ~Ang

  9. Tina….give the whole chicken in the crock pot a whirl!! You will love it!!

    It is so easy and delicious, a perfect dinner for a busy day, you and Mal will enjoy!!

    I have the same crock pot, it’s great, right?! Have a wonderful rest day.

  10. Hey, we have the same crock pot! It’s defintiely one of the most used small appliances in our kitchen. I actually have mine cooking away as I type this with what has to be the easiest recipe out there. I’m cooking onion pork (which I’ll serve tonight with a spinach salad and baked potato). Pork tenderloin was on sale last week so we had a 2 pack to use up. All I did was lay the tenderloins on the bottom of the crock pot and top with onion soup mix + 2C of water. I’ve made this in the past and it’s oh so tasty! The best part – it took me all but 2 minutes to throw in the pot this morning. 🙂

  11. Red lentils, fire roasted diced tomatoes, chicken broth and peanut satay sauce. This turns into a lentil chilli that my whole family adores!

  12. Sweeeeet! The comments are a jackpot for crockpot recipes. Lol. I usually hit up the skinnytaste website like a lot of others have said. I would be so happy to come from the gym to a crockpot. Oh yeah. I love that someone upped your goal!!! Just do it! 🙂

  13. Of all the kitchen appliances that I have, a crockpot is the ONE thing I have yet to get. I really need to make this happen because the entire idea of “set it and forget it” sounds gooood to me! 😉

  14. Bucking Furpees. 🙂 That’s what I call those suckers! Sounds like an awesome workout! This morning we did an AMRAP 20 – 10 push jerks, 20 push ups, 30 box jumps. I also hate box jumps. It’s amazing how many individual movements you can hate and still love the experience as a whole!! I love that you’re loving Crossfit so much!!

    ps LOVE your new Fran goal!!

  15. This recipe looks delicious! I love using the crock pot. I have quite a few crock pot recipes on my recipe page. Definitely check it out 🙂

  16. We made this one last month. So delicious! Serve over rice or as Tacos..

    Cilantro Lime Chicken
    In a slow cooker, mix together:
    One 24-ounce jar medium or mild salsa
    Juice from one lime
    1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
    One 1.25-oz. package taco seasoning
    2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped (optional)
    Add 4-6 boneless chicken breast halves (completely defrosted) to the slow cooker and coat with the salsa mixture. Cover and cook on Low for 6 hours.

  17. I love my crockpot! The best recipe I’ve ever made with it was my own creation. “Everything But the Kitchen Sink Black Bean Soup.”

    Chicken or veg broth, diced tomatoes, peppers, corn, onions, carrots, homemade taco seasoning. Set on low for 4 hours. Enjoy with shredded cheese, avocado, sour cream, or tortilla chips.

  18. One hour? Not me… I take my time and get my money’s worth. Like when it took me 56 minutes to finish the Filthy Fifty. Oh wait, thats not a good thing. That was on top of warm up and cool down.

    I love crock pot roast! I’m going to try pulled chicken too.

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