Weightlifting and Casserole Making
Sunday, October 19, 2014
I am four weeks in to the New Rule of Lifting for Women program and must say that I am really loving it! I'll admit that I was intimidated by the weight room at my gym. Well actually I was first intimidated by the entire gym :)
I am most proud of my push-ups, squats and overhead presses. I can now do 3 sets of 10 push ups on my toes! Push-ups have always been a challenge for me and now I am killing them! I am doing real squats with real weight (at 65 lbs now) in the squat rack. My shoulders and arms are really starting to tone. I'm sure the 30 lb overhead press that I am doing is the reason why.
I have about four more weeks of Stage 1 left and then I will move on to Stage 2. I'll check in then.
We've all seen the "Make 500 freezer meals in 60 minutes" blog posts. I don't have the energy or the patience for those. However, I can do the "eat one freeze one" method. Most casseroles are written for a 9x13 casserole dish. What I didn't know for a long time is those same recipes work perfectly for two 8x8 casseroles. This size is absolutely perfect for my family of four, often with a serving or so left over. I love to make two 8x8 casseroles, cook one tonight and put one in the freezer for another night. That's what I'm doing today.
I don't believe I've shared this recipe before, but it is great! It is a Taste of Home recipe and gives the nutrition information for those of you who are tracking. This recipe is heavy on the protein (meat and beans) and light on the pasta. It is full of flavor with little work. Hope you like it!