Homemade carnitas a success. #paleo #noms will be guaranteed this week. (at Sniper seat in Ben’s Backyard)
4 pounds pork roast (I used sirloin)
1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
1 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Cinnamon Stick
Add everything but the Cinnamon stick to roast in bowl and cover, then move to pot and add Cinnamon stick, fill with water till covered. Put in oven at 350F for 4 hours, shred then put back in for another 2 1/2-3
Recipe adapted from Mark’s Daily Apple
Step one in a new #paleo meatloaf recipe #cooking #experiment (Taken with Instagram at Ranger Station)
So far I have lived in Ranger housing for two weeks, and I’ve set an alarm off 3 times. First time wasn’t my fault, they didn’t disarm the house before I went to move in, and didn’t have someone come with me that had a code. So I won’t take any blame for that, I will however own up to the other two.
First fire alarm: Days in house 2
Culprit: Bacon and walking away to brush my teeth.
First morning of work, start bacon, get it going and walk away to brush teeth and get my stuff so I can walk out the door right after breakfast. New stove, and cookware means that it was set higher than it should have and fire alarm goes off. Still no code to disarm, security company calls and I’ve got nothing for them. Luckily maintence was in the building working and they shut if off. Not a good start.
Second Fire Alarm: Days in house 14
Culprit: Oven self cleaning cycle
Lesson learned: don’t clean the freaking oven, or at least don’t use the self cleaning cycle ever again. Day off work, being the responsible person I am take this as a day to get stuff done. I read, workout, do my batching for the week and clean the house. Realize about 9 that the oven is kind dirty from a couple weeks of making large amounts of Paleo awesomeness I figure hey I’ll run the cleaning cycle while I watch Eureka. Bad idea, 20 mins in the alarm is going off and my code still doesn’t work. Call the Chief Ranger, embarassed again, and explain over voicemail that I wasn’t trying to burn the house down. Feel dumb for rest of night, miss 2/3 of episode of Eureka.
Not exactly the best start to my week but hey, technically tomorrow is my Monday so maybe it’s the end of my week. Things coming up this week that are awesome:
First school bus group, actually 2, 120 school kids that are getting a tour of the Dam.
Second, Log Hewing training on Friday, dress up in reproduction clothes and swing a big axe, who wouldn’t want to do this.
Followed by even bigger news, I’m going to be trained to fire weapons for demonstrations in the park. That’s right your favorite Ranger will be sporting Mexican American War uniforms and firing weapons from the 1840s. This is easily the best news I’ve heard since I was offered the job.
Snatch 5x2 115
Snatch Pulls 3x3 190
Heaving Snatch Balance 3x3 95, failed my first attempt at 115 and it landed on my head, good thing it’s so hard
Had strength and conditioning too
12 min AMRAMP
7 strict pullups
21 GHD situps
Clean and Jerk 5x2 155
Felt really good
3 Power Cleans 165
6 Hand Release Push Ups
9 Air Squats
5 rds of 3 minute AMRAMP
8 rds 9 cleans, 14 pushups