Crockpot Freezer Meals

crockpot freezer meals

Well with baby #4 on it’s way in our house saving time and still cooking healthy homemade meals is HIGH on our priority list.  So this past weekend we set aside sometime to freeze down some quick snacks and whole meals.  Here is 2 really easy meals to prep ahead of time and pull out of the freezer for a crockpot meal when you need it. Basically add all the ingredients to the zip lock bag, shake and mix together, seal and freeze.  When you are ready throw the bag on the counter for an hour to defrost and then empty into the crockpot, VOILA! Easy meal on those not so easy days of juggling life with kids!!!

Cilantro Lime Chicken:
4 chicken breasts
1 small red onion diced
1/3 C Cilantro
juice of 1 lime & freeze.
Throw in crockpot on HIGH for 5-6hrs.

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken
4 chicken breasts
2 Cups BBQ sauce
2 C pineapple chunks
4 cloves garlic black pepper & freeze!
Throw in crockpot 4-6hrs on high.

Serve over cauli-rice, rice, quinoa, or in a wrap.

POUND for FORT MAC!!

Rock Your Socks OFFThe lost that Fort McMurray has suffered as a result of wildfire is devastating. As a community that has deep ties with Fort McMurray we cannot just sit around and watch.  The least we can do is raise money to help those who have been misplaced, and need to rebuild and start over.  Join us for a POUND Charity Class where all the proceeds will be donated to the needs of the people of Fort McMurray.

MAY 27th 6:00pm

Where: The HOUSE Arts Venue  #1-240 Lougheed Rd. Kelowna

We anticipate this event selling out.  Tickets will be sold in advanced.  If there are tickets left over they will be sold at the door for $20.

Cost per ticket: $15 (cash donations above and beyond the admission rate will gladly be collected at the door)

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS EVENT.  WE RAISED $700 WHICH IS BEING DONATED DIRECTLY TO TWO FAMILIES THAT LOST THEIR HOMES IN THE FIRES.  STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES!!!!!

 

CROCKPOT – Rotisserie Chicken & Gravy

Looking for a budget friendly easy meal.  Here is one we use in our house.

It will take you 5 minutes to make with only 3 ingredients.

Included as well is a super easy and way healthier gravy recipe. 

ROTISSERIE CHICKEN & GRAVY

3-4 LB whole Chicken, washed

2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp pepper

1/2 onion, chopped

3-4 potatoes, diced

6-7 medium carrots, peeled & sliced in half length wise

2-3 garlic cloves

1 Cup chicken broth

DIRECTIONS:

Place the washed, whole chicken in crockpot, and add onions, and salt.
Cover and cook on LOW for 10 hrs or on HIGH for 8 hrs.

2-3 hrs prior to the chicken being done, throw in all the chopped up vegetables.

Now comes the gravy…

Once the vegetables are cooked through, place all the dripping from the chicken in a high speed blender (or vitamix), 1/2 Cup – 3/4 Cup of vegetables (the starch from the potatoes will help thicken the gravy), and 1 cup of chicken broth, blend until pureed.

Pour into a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Add salt & pepper if desired, and reduce to simmer until slightly thickened.
That’s it!

*If you find that the gravy is too thin, it means that you need to add a couple more potatoes to the blender to thicken it, or you can use arrowroot powder (gluten free thickener) to thicken it. We haven’t had this issue yet though!

On another note…this is a GREAT opportunity to make bone broth. At the end of dinner, throw the leftover bones etc BACK into the crockpot, fill with water and whatever spices or veggies you want. Cover & set it on low for 18 hrs, as the longer you cook it for, the MORE health benefits to it.

Use it for a batch of Chicken soup the next day OR throw it into the freezer for another time!

ENJOY!!!



POUND : Rock Your Socks OFF for Charity

Rock Your Socks OFFJust before CHRISTMAS the #poundposse came together and ROCKED out their workout and raised over $600 and gave a single Mom with 4 kids Christmas.  As soon as the event was over everyone wanted to know one thing.  When are we going to do it again? WELL I officially have your answer!

FEB 26th 6:00pm

Where: The HOUSE Arts Venue  #1-240 Lougheed Rd. Kelowna

This time all funds raised will be donated to a father in need in our community.  This father and his family who are known for being extremely generous givers in our community have entered a time of need themselves.  After injuring himself just before Christmas this father and contractor finds himself unable to work as he recovers from hand surgery over the next 5 to 6 months. All proceeds from your ticket (and anything above and beyond that you want to give) will go towards the current living expenses this family needs over the next couple of months.

We anticipate this event selling out.  Tickets will be sold in advanced.  If there are tickets left over they will be sold at the door for $20.

Cost per ticket: $15

SORRY THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

 

 

Happy New Year : FREE Live Online Workouts

2 (1)It is so hard to start something NEW.  I know so many well intentioned people just want to feel better and look better as the clock rolls over from 2015 to 2016.  So I want to do what I can with what I have available to me to help give you a head start this New Year!  Have you heard of periscope?? I just discovered this awesome app.  Pound Rockout Workout did a 12 days of Christmas promotion where people from all over the world joined them live from LA for 12 days of pound workouts in a row!!!

SO here is how it is going to work.  Starting Jan 4th (yep it is a Monday) until Jan 15th I will be broadcasting workouts (M-F) from my home to your home. You can join me live or you have 24 hours to complete the workout on periscope before it is gone. You up for the challenge?

2 weeks.

10 workouts.

10-20 minutes in length.

Free on periscope.

 How to connect on periscope:

periscope(1) Search for periscope on your mobile device.  If you want to use your ipad look for iphone version of app / there is no ipad version yet.

(2) Download periscope. Sign in and set up an account using an existing twitter account or a cellular phone number.

(3) Search for @IraMcNamara and follow me.

(4) Use the email sign-up form below to get a schedule and workout card for the 2 week event.

(5) Periscope will alert you when I am logging on live for workouts.

(6) Note if you have an apple TV or google play you can also tune in live that way!!!!! Check out www.persicope.tv for more information.

(7) Be sure to challenge your family and friends to join you for the two week adventure. We are all in this together and the more the merrier!

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