‘Ohana’s Pineapple Breakfast Bread

Fans of Disney World know that when you plan a trip to see the mouse, you have to book your dining reservations 180 days in advance. It might seem a little strange but if you don’t make those reservations, you may not get to eat where you want, when you want. Many of you know that I’m going back to Disney World in January for marathon weekend to do Goofy’s Race and Half Challenge with my running group. Which means our 180-day window is coming up and it’s time to get organized. One of our group meals is going to be at the Polynesian resort. It’s my favorite resort at Disney – I love the theming of the resort and I think it has some of the best restaurants on property. That got me thinking about some of my favorite foods from the Polynesian. One of those is ‘Ohana’s Pineapple Breakfast Bread.

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Fresh Find Friday – Munching at Menchies

I see lots of bloggers posting ice cream recipes and I have no room for an ice cream machine in my freezer. Kinda makes me sad. You thought the real estate market was bad? Try finding space in my freezer. Geez! But not having an ice cream machine isn’t all that bad because it’s a great excuse for me to get out and try something new. Enter Menchie’s, a popular self-serve fro-yo chain from the US. Yeah they’ve been around for a while but it’s new to Canada. And for all of you Dole Whip fans out there, if you can’t get to Disney World, Disneyland or Hawaii, you’ll want to keep reading.  Continue reading “Fresh Find Friday – Munching at Menchies”

Chilled Strawberry Yogurt Soup

It’s hot and humid, and the city is under a heat alert. You know that blast of heat that hits your face when you open the oven door? It’s kind of like that. The last thing I want to do is pack a lunch for work. Unfortunately it was another busy day at the office and I only had time to run downstairs to grab something at the food court. I thought to myself “I’ll get a soup, because no one else is going to want soup today and I can be back upstairs in five minutes.” Murphy’s law – guess where everyone decides to go for lunch? There was a huge line at the soup place. Because nothing beats the heat like a steaming hot bowl of soup. Did I miss something? Continue reading “Chilled Strawberry Yogurt Soup”

Here we go again – Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge 2013

Last night, I registered for Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge in January 2013. It’s official, I will be going for my second Goofy race! The Goofy race is part of Disney’s annual marathon weekend. It involves completing a half marathon on Saturday and then a full marathon on Sunday. So over the course of two days, I will be logging a total of 39.3 miles.

What’s the draw? For me, I like the challenge of running back to back races and where better to run than the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’? You get to run through the parks, there are characters on course, tons of live entertainment and if you time your full marathon just right, you might even get to take a break mid-race and ride a roller coaster! Let me tell you, Disney knows how to put on a race. But more importantly, marathon weekend is the one of the few opportunities I get to run with friends who live across Canada and the US. We have a ton of fun hanging out at the parks, during the race, and of course celebrating afterward!

So here we go again! I’ll keep you posted on my training progress over the next eight months or so (yikes!) . Even though it’s my second Goofy, I have to say that I’m still a little nervous but definitely looking forward to the experience!