So I have to work this weekend. Steve and I came up with this great weekend WOD for Sunday morning, but of course, now the weather report says it will be sunny and cold saturday, but rainy sunday. I guess I shouldn't complain too much. We've had a great fall, and it's still incredibly warm for Toronto weather. Now, any self-respecting caveman would get out there, rain and all, and conquer their environment! We'll see. I have a family Christmas dinner to go to that night, so maybe not the best day to get freezing cold and muddy and exhausted. And oh, crap, I just realized I have to cook stuff to take with me sunday afternoon that I haven't even bought yet. Typical of me. But I'm thinking roasted beets and carrots. Simple. Maybe the stuffed cherry tomatoes on Marks Daily Apple... I think we're having ham, not turkey (the sacrilege!!). And spinach squares. I can easily pass on the scalloped potatoes, but no one has said a word about dessert. I'm a little worried about dessert. I just can't say no to pumpkin pie. Or just about any dessert, really, I'll eat grain-and-sugar free through the whole meal, then fall apart on dessert. I'll have to pick my battles on this one. I am of weak willpower... I might try to make paleo-eggnog. Maybe I'll luck out and my sister-in-law will make the two desserts Sarah Fragoso of Everyday Paleo made and posted on her facebook (this is not a crazy fantasy; she is also Paleo and she loves Sarah, so I'm sure she's seen the post). Those pies look crazy-good. I wish they would just show up at our little un-Christmas dinner party.. Sarah, do you do mail-order yet????
I know, you're thinking, it's not Christmas yet. My family is pretty busy at this time of year, what can I say??? So it's Un-Christmas for us. We get to pretend its Christmas this weekend, complete with baked ham, gift exchange and an appearance from my 90+ year-old grandparents.... And I haven't even started shopping yet. Hmmm. I'm a pretty crappy daughter, I guess.
Salsa Turkey Meatloaf
3/4 c salsa
2 lbs ground chicken or turkey
1/2 c ground almonds or almond meal
half onion, finely chopped
half green or red pepper, finely chopped
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp thyme
1/2 c grated cheddar, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix 1/4 c salsa with all other ingredients except cheese. Form into loaf shape on cookie sheet and top with remaining salsa. Cook for about 1 hour, check for doneness. Add cheese, if using, and pop back in the oven for about 5 minutes to melt cheese. Enjoy with mashed cauliflower.
I know, my husband went a little overboard on the cheese, because unlike me, he is not lactose-intolerant... The cheese is totally unnecessary and in the past we've forgotten to put it on often. I don't know what came over him... Must've been the hunger.
Now, back to my weekend WOD, what do you think? Do I get out there in the rain and try it anyways? It may make for some interesting pics!