Success and Failure!
Heroin Chicken, I now know why you have your name. The thighs came out PERFECT!! They are completely delicious! We each had 3-4 pieces for lunch and later, after I had put them away, I caught my wife eating another thigh - just stuck it with a fork and ate it, no plate, no knife. She said it was Heroin Chicken on a stick....needless to say it gave me ideas for our October Girls' Night party food.
My failure? I didn't realize just how long it would take for our pot roast to cook in a slow cooker - I guess the "slow" part should have tipped me off. Around noon I looked at the instructions and said "10 hours???" Yup, 8-10 hours for a pot roast..so into the Le Creuset it went and 4 hours later we had a phenomenal dish, and moist. This time I went light on the spices and it turned out so much better.
So a fail on using my slow cooker this weekend but a success for my Heroin Chicken and Pot Roast attempts. Tomorrow I'm working from home and shall be attempting RIBS in the slow cooker....ack!
Diet-wise, or rather eating-wise....I was not good this past week. This weekend I was back on track and very amped up for the week ahead. We have some rather tough days ahead this coming weekend...a day out with sisters that will, I'm sure, involve a trip to a sub-shop and ice cream store. Luckily the sub-shop has good chef salads. Then the following day we're responsible for the desert table and cake for a good friend's wedding reception. Luckily its a smallish group (40-50 ppl) so we have a plan ready, my wife's been perfecting her recipes, I have taste-testers at work ready to commit themselves to our cause, but the trick will be to NOT eat anything from that table and stick to the bun-less hamburgers and hot-dogs. Not thrilled at the concept of mystery meat, so will most likely try to fill up before we leave the house.
Today I weighed in at 253.6, not too bad considering my week, let's see if I can break out of the 250's before the end of the month.
On a sad note, the wife is NOT pregnant. First time was not a charm and we are back to the drawing board. She is trying very hard not to seem devastated, but I know from experience how hard she is hurting. I'm being as supportive as possible. She's looking at the positives though, which is that our ObGyn is on vacation the next time we would inseminate so we'll most likely be skipping a month, giving her another month to get healthier, lose a little more weight, etc. Not a bad way to look at it. Hey, we only had a 15% chance of getting pregnant this time. Next time I think it rises to about 30-35%, and upwards. By the time we hit 6 tries we can opt for IVF which is 98% effective and then we'll have a better chance of having twins, which would thrill us!