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Freezer Meal: Curried Pork Loin with Sweet Plantains

Before I write about this recipeI need to disclose a few things:
I did not know what a plantain was before the freezer meal party ... I honestly thought they were something like a tamale ... don't judge! So obviously I never tried one before ... I'm not a fan of pork loin in general - yes, I've tried it several ways, but none of them really excite meThe recipe recommends that you serve the dish over rice, but I didn't see that beforehand - instead, I cleaned out some leftovers in the fridge and served it with mashed potatoes and broccoli So, let's say that you actually had tried plantains before, liked pork loin and served this dish with rice: Then I bet you'd like it a lot better than I did. I'm definitely NOT saying this dish was bad, but it's just not something that suited my taste buds. My husband really liked the pork loin's flavor, but he wasn't digging the plantains. I, on the other hand, actually liked the plantains better than the pork l…

Racecation Recap: Cedar Point Run and Ride

For once, I don’t have a lot of words for a race recap. I think I can sum up the Cedar Point Run and Ride Half Marathon weekend in a few bullet points: Despite a few minor issues, our family had a pretty fantastic time in the parks (and in our cabin), which isn’t surprising since we’ve been vacationing at Cedar Point for years. Kenlee especially LOVED our “ba-cation” and rode every ride she could (she’ll be my coaster partner in a few years!). Her favorite part of the entire trip was playing in the water at Soak City.Steroids did the trick, and my sciatica didn’t bother me the entire weekend, including race day! (In case you don’t follow on Facebook, I’ve been having some trouble …) Because I wanted to run the race as a marathon training run, I took it easy and averaged around a 9:30 pace – finish time was 2:03:24, which is great, but I’m just happy I finished without any hip pain.Most importantly: KYLE RAN HIS FIRST HALF MARATHON! He finished in 2:26:50, which beats my first half time…

Dear Husband - Before You Run Your First Half Marathon

Dear husband,

Before you head out to run your first half-marathon, I'd like to tell you a few things. First of all: DO NOT GO OUT TOO FAST. (I know I've already said this 20 times in the last week, but it's worth repeating ... I just want you to learn from my mistakes, OK? Also: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.)

Second, no matter how the race goes this weekend, I AM SOOOO FRICKIN' PROUD OF YOU. (Yes, the frickin' is necessary.) For I-don't-know-how-many weeks, you've been training for this and you've never once given up. Sure, not every run was perfect, but you ran anyway. You've done the work; you've taken the challenge. YOU KNOW YOU CAN DO IT. This race is just your victory lap.

I'll be honest, just a few years ago, I could have never imagined I could run a half marathon ... let alone that YOU can run a half marathon. (I know you won't hate me for that statement because we both know it's true... smooches!) You say I've inspired you .…