I feel like a lot of people are in that “winter is coming…” mode. By that I mean, we are all sitting around just waiting for Game of Thrones to return, am I right?! Well, half of us maybe. Seriously, I’ve been slogging through the novels since last CHRISTMAS. I’m not even joking. Obviously, I don’t get a chance to read much. I think I may have read sixteen chapters while on planes, ferries or other transportation. The other 1697 chapters have been read one by one right before I fall asleep every night. I seriously cannot get through more than one chapter before I would have to tape my eyes open to stay awake. CrossFit has a way of making sure you get enough sleep every night, and by that I mean I’m so exhausted after days filled with recipe development, book writing, child minding, pick-up and drop off, grocery shopping, dinner making and WODs, I’m done.
Hence slow cooked food. I loathe having to make dinner after a WOD. Since we work out after Adrian gets home from work (about 4:30pm) and it sometimes takes over an hour to get through it all, that leaves little time to prep dinner before the kids have to go to bed so they aren’t zombies at school the next day. Sometimes I prep everything in the afternoon so that I just cook it in a frenzy as soon as the last barbell touches the rubber mats (seriously…I throw down the barbell and vacate the gym so fast the chalk is still in the air sometimes…), but lately, I’ve been trying to load up the slow cooker more often.
Rabbit may not be the first thing that comes to mind for most people, but most people are missing out. Rabbit should long ago have taken over for chicken, in my humble opinion, it’s just that much better. Yes, it takes a tiny bit of skill to take one apart, but the same goes for chicken. They are just as easy to raise, if not easier and they taste damn delicious! But there is that cute and fuzzy bit. I’m not one see my food as cute though. I mean yes, baby cows are cute, but I don’t eat them….
Have you ever had rabbits? I have. They are kind of cute when they are little bunnies, but they show no love. Sure you can litter train them, but they aren’t the cuddly, personality soaked furry friends that cats and dogs are. So I’m okay eating them. #sorryimnotsorry
Finding rabbit in your area may be tough, so find a great butcher and ask around. They are actually pretty easy to find here, most often found in the freezer section of good quality grocers. Our butcher sometimes has fresh rabbits though, which is my fav.