You see, we have been VERY fortunate with travel these days. The hubs has had some help with travel accommodations and it has saved us TONS! It has also allowed me to go to a few races as well! And trust me, I am very very thankful to be able to watch/support him. Anyway, back to my story……
Yesterday I took the hubs to the airport for a 6am flight. He has a race this weekend in Portland and its always good to leave a few days early (I am actually leaving today to meet him, yea!). So I drop him off at 5am and moments later I get a call. Not only had his flight been canceled, but they decided to charge him $200 each way for his bike box. WHOA! Now that’s more than my ticket alone. Sheesh!
Looks like the bike might take priority over the wife. Hmmmm, I guess I can’t argue there, right? I provide the food and cheering during race weekend but the bike is kinda crucial. Plus, he does look pretty hot with that bike, right?
Oh, and about that canceled flight…….he finally caught another flight later……at 6PM! A good 12 hours later! I think I would have gone insane. But not the hubs, he said he played on his phone and slept, all at the airport. Such a man! haha.
My worst travel experience? I think I got the hubs beat. I was stuck in South Africa for a week due to an airline strike. . This was actually 5 years ago on mission trip. Lets just say our mission was not so much complete….haha.
We spent a lot of time at the airport and jet lag was not our friend
okay okay, lets end with something good, like food! With the hubs being gone last night I decided to whip up something fast and easy. I also needed to get rid of some ingredients in the fridge before I left (cheese, leftover tamales, etc). I decided to go with the tamale bake I made last week. I think a few of you asked about it, so here it is.
And yes, I cheated, its not from scratch.
Tamale Bake for One
- 1 or 2 black bean tamales (husked removed)
- 1/4 cup corn and tomato salad mix
- 1 tsp garlic
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup diced bell pepper (I cooked them a little in cumin before hand)
- 1/4 cup cheese ( daiya melts well if you are going for dairy free)
- jalapenos (sliced)- optional
- 1 or 2 medium sized corn tortillas. Can use flour if you are not worried about gluten
- Toppings- avocado salsa or fresh avocado and salsa
Keep tamales at room temp. Set aside. Preheat oven to 400F. Mix corn, peppers, seasoning, and jalapenos. Place into one or two corn tortillas along with tamales and cheese. Roll up tightly. You might have to pin the side down with toothpicks or something. Bake in baking dish for 10-15 minutes or until the tortilla is browned and cheese in melted inside. Top with avocado or salsa.
Alright, about time I board this flight. Looking forward to the cool Portland air and supporting the hubs! I have a feeling this will be my last time to travel with him to a race. Unless, I fit in the bike box.
Tell me a tale about one of your travels. I know you're just dying to vent!
I just have to share. Heather and I did some fun trading this past week. She sent me some of her home made dog treats for Sadie. Go check them out now on Etsy. They will make your pup happy! And is it wrong that I kinda want to eat them?