First things first
You all may have noticed a few minor changes around the ol’ Chocolate Medals lately, or really since the New Year. As 2013 was wrapping up, I started noticing (feeling?) like my blog was becoming a place I “had to go” three times a day, at least during the week. I felt like I was a disappointment if I didn’t, and wrote even when I didn’t have much to say.
I love Chocolate Medals, it’s my little internet home and where I’ve connected with SO many amazing and inspiring people. When I started to feel like the quality of the blog was being affected, I knew that I needed to make some changes. Since then, I have posted twice, and sometimes even once a day. With intention. While I recognize that I’m not writing anything Earth shattering over here, I do feel like while I am writing less, I am writing MORE. Better. And that’s what matters to me.
The community that I have connected with via the blog (family and friends at home, as well as all the new people I’ve met all over the world that have become fast friends) are the most important thing to me. I want to give you guys something worth coming back to :). So I hope you all don’t mind the fewer posts, and keep coming back. And while we’re at it, PLEASE email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with anything you may want me to address here! I’d love your ideas and opinions.
This was actually sparked today when I realized that my gmail had been “spaming” my wordpress emails. . . so I was missing comments. I was going through all the ones I missed over the past week or so and was overwhelmed with how much I love you guys 🙂
Moving on . . .
Tonight was a SPECTACULAR dinner that USED to be a regular in the Jara household. MEXICAN BAKES! These are GREAT garbage meals (look at my EASY MEALS tab to find more of these meals) for whatever produce is left in the fridge . . . and a great new way to do Mexican.
- 1 can of refried beans
- 2 roma tomatos
- 1 small onion
- 1/2 yellow pepper
- 1/2 green pepper
- 2 pieces of bacon
- 1 sweet potato
- Chips/tortillas for garnish
- Cheese for topping (I used cheddar and colby)
- Side greens of choice
- Preheat oven to 350 and boil water
- Cut your sweet potato into bite size pieces and steam for 20 minutes
- Prepare your bacon (we grilled it)
- Begin layering your bake (you could easily use a ramekin but we used french onion bowls)
- Start with refried beans as your base
- Add the veggies and bacon however you like
- Top with cheese
- Bake for 30 minutes
Have a great night guys! Almost the weekend 🙂
Question of the Night: Your opinion. Is less sometimes more in the blog world, or do you like constant posting?