Apr 22, 2013

Bacon/Brussels/Sweet Potato Hash + Crossfit Total

Soooo this could probably be labeled as a "breakfast" hash, but since I've never had it for breakfast, it's not.  Plus, I could eat eggs for every meal and probably never get sick of them.  Seriously, had fried eggs for breakfast AND lunch yesterday.  Makes a great pre-workout snack, too. ;)  Oh, and don't forget the BACON!

Now I know you're going to tell me you don't like Brussels sprouts.  I thought I didn't either.  Lies.  Roast the shit out of those suckers.  Add bacon.  Delicious.

Another way to get people (yourself!) to like them is buying the bag of "shaved brussels sprouts" from Trader Joe's.  That's what I used here.  I'm sure you could chop them up yourselves, but this is just so much easier!  And add bacon.  Duh.

Without further adieu, my favorite breakfast for dinner recipe:

Bacon/Brussels/Sweet Potato Hash
source:  How Sweet it is

4-6 slices bacon  (who am I kidding, always use more)
1 small red onion, diced
2  medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
3 cups shredded brussels sprouts
4-6 large eggs
salt + pepper to taste

Fry bacon in skillet until crispy.  Remove and drain on paper towel.  Add chopped sweet potato and onion to bacon grease and cook until softened, 8-10 minutes.  you may need to add a little coconut oil if they start sticking.  Add brussels sprouts and stir to combine everything, cooking another 4-5 minutes until wilted, but still crunchy.  Set aside to cool a bit.

Fry up eggs in another frying pan, and place atop hash.  Stuff your face!

I always get 4 servings out of this, 2 for us for dinner, and 2 more for lunch the next day.  It's also a quick, easy meal to make when I forget to pull meat out to defrost.  (...which is more often then I'd like to admit!)

We ran out of bacon last week, and it took a few days for me to get to the store to pick some more up.  I obviously needed to make up for some lost time.

So, let me set the scene for how our weekends go around here:
Thursday evening, checking the WOD blog last week, I'm in the kitchen, Sean's on the couch.

Sean: I'm going to tell you the warm up and after bash, guess what the WOD is.

Me: Okay... (thinking it's Murph - naturally)

Sean: Skill Warmup is "Total Skills"; After Bash: "Ring that PR Bell!"

Me: Uhhhhhh Crossfit Total?



I'm still not a member of the 200 club. :sadface:  I tried.  I failed. (literally dropped the weight on myself. That was fun.)  God, I want it so bad.  IT'S SO CLOSE.

I DID make significant improvements though!  +15# on back squat, +10# on strict press, +20# on my deadlift. Whoop!  Sean did well, too.  Up to 795# total from 770#.  In almost four months.  We celebrated with some beers.

We're going to need more bumper plates veeeeeeeeeeeeeerrry soon.  Or well, now.  But I don't feel like dropping $200, so OB-VEE we're waiting for a sale.  Or something like that...  :D

PR's are fun, bro.

And exhausting, apparently.