Cuthbertson Middle Staff News

April, 2015

  • Congratulations to Michael Laney. He and his wife, Vanessa are expecting their second baby, due Oct. 27th.
  • Congratulations are extended to Jeff Hanson. Jeff and his wife, Jen, are expecting their first child September 24th.
  • Congratulations, also, to Daniel Cox. He and his wife, , are expecting their second baby in September.

April Birthdays

  • Jennifer Marryat- April 4th
  • Leslie Rosenthal- April 7th
  • Delon Ferdinand- April 8th
  • Rebekah Rainey- April 9th
  • Paul Greenleaf- April 9th
  • Stephanie Ellis- April 18th
  • Dave Patterson- April 21st
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Pork Carnitas and Fiesta Plantain Nachos from Jodi Bradford

Fiesta Plantain Nachos

serves two


two servings slow cooker pork carnitas

two yellow plantains (medium ripe)

coconut oil

sea salt and chili powder to taste


homemade guacamole

fresh salsa

diced onions

fresh cilantro

garlic tabasco or your favorite hot sauce


Peel and slice your plantains. In a skillet over medium high heat, heat enough coconut oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Place the plantain slices in the hot oil, season with chili powder, and cook on either side until brown and crispy but not burnt – about 2 minutes per side. Remove the plantains from the oil and set on a paper town to dry. Sprinkle fried plantains with sea salt. To serve, arrange the plantains on the plate, top with a scoop of carnitas, and add your garnishes – guacamole, salsa, onion, cilantro, etc.

For the Pork:

2.5 lbs pork butt roast

3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

1 yellow onion

1 can diced green chiles

chili powder, roasted cumin, and garlic salt to taste

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

For the Pork:

Chop your onion and garlic and toss in the bottom of the crock pot. Place pork roast on top of the onion and garlic and cover liberally with your chili powder, cumin, and garlic salt. Sprinkle the apple cider vinegar over the top, dump in the can of green chiles, and cover. Cook that sucker on low for 12 hours.

In the morning, if you've resisted temptation and still have your beautiful, luscious roast in one piece, pull the pork apart with two forks and stir everything to combine the flavors.

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Wendy Amos and Lisa Horstman both do this bootcamp and love it. You can see either of them for more details.

Island Sun Fitness Bootcamp

At Waxhaw Flyers, by City Tavern in downtown Waxhaw

Tuesday/Thursday 730-830pm, Saturday 900-1000am

Jay Stogner 704.579.0892 or