Something’s not right in the world — Pinga’s cooking at 6am!


The idea of me getting to CrossFit for 5:30am session had people taking bets.  Now it helped that it was CT, so was actually 6:30am for my body clock, but really, getting this body out of bed in the morning has been a challenge for a long time.

This morning, I was up at 6am already cooking supper for tonight, prepping the crockpot, making breakfast, feeding the dog and cat and doing a load of laundry — and no alarms were involved in this shocker.

Crazy!

What’s the difference?

I think a few things.

  • reduced weight, though it isn’t significant, I am sleeping better.
  • reduced snacking and drinking in the evening, I don’t seem to be waking at 3am
  • getting into a regular sleeping pattern, being tired is a new thing.
  • hungry when I wake up, I actually have a drive to get out of bed to  prep food
  • wanting to eat healthy meals implies the crockpot calls first thing in the day

…..and what was I cooking this morning?

Spicy Peanut Chicken:

  1. Fried up chicken in coconut oil for 8min, then transferred chicken to crockpot.
  2. Added 1 1/2 cups of onions to the oil in the pan, cooked for 5min, added 2 cloves of minced   garlic, added chilis.  Added 2 teaspoons of curry powder, fried up.   Added 3/4 cup of chicken bouillon, 1/2 can of tomato paste, and heated up.  Transferred all over to the chicken without stirring them together.
  3. Mixed 1/3 cup of smooth peanut butter with 2 tablespoons of hot water until creamy and put on top of onion mix.
  4. Chopped up 3/4 cup of red pepper, put on top of all.
  5. Turn on crockpot & wait 8 hours.
  6. Chop up cucumber, peanuts, cilantro and put on top prior to serving.  Serve with couscous and a salad.

Smelled great this morning, and was able to wash all the dishes from last night so kitchen is clean, and of course, put in a load of laundry.

All before 7am.

Crazy, I tell you, crazy

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