Friday, March 7, 2014

Taking a Break

I am taking a break from blogging.  I am going to continue to experiment with making my own recipes and use my blog as an online recipe bank so I can always find my favorites.  I plan to share certain family events, milestones and activities that I would want to remember and share with my children down the road.  So basically, I have decided that I am going to use it for my own personal data storage rather than for reaching others.

There are several reasons I made this decision, but I will keep it simple.  There are too many distractions in the world today and my time is precious.  I want less distractions to allow me to be more focused on the things that are important to me such as my family, my friends and my career. Although it isn't a direct distraction from those things since I blog during my downtime, I feel like technology is everywhere and I want to take a break from it in areas that I have a choice in.  I have a Facebook account, a blog Facebook, my work Facebook that I run, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Linked In, my blog, my yahoo email, gmail email and work email.  It is actually really ridiculous when I think about all the accounts.  So, I am basically taking a break from all of it or decreasing my time on it (except my work email...where my emails are always increasing!).

I have stopped browsing social media and blogging since the beginning of the month to see if I felt like it made a difference and it has.  I feel less distracted and more focused on the important things.  So...that being said...I am going to continue! 

If you feel like you have too many distractions, I challenge you to give some up or take a break from them!  You will thank me!  :) 

~Erin Leigh

Last Minute Meal

Last night I was looking for a quick and easy dinner to throw together (are your surprised??)...I had pork to make so I decided on using my Tasty Tomato seasonings to season my pork and home made sweet potato fries!  So quick and simple and delish!
Pork Chops:
3 Pork Chops
Sprinkle with Adobo, garlic powder and Sassy Onion from The Tasty Tomato
I cooked it in a large pan on the stove with a little coconut oil - approx. 10 minutes per side
Sweet potato fries:
Preheat oven to 425
Slice two sweet potatoes into thin small pieces (you can also cube them)
Sprinkle with Adobo, garlic powder, sea salt and Sassy Onion seasoning
Bake for about 45 minutes - flipping fries a few times
Talk about quick and easy!  I loved the flavor using the Sassy Onion seasoning packet! I also used it in my beef stew the beginning of the week in place of a Onion Soup packet - it was a huge success!  I like that there are no additives in it like packets you buy at the grocery store!  If you want more information you can check out their Facebook page.  Hope you like! :)


~Erin Leigh