Hey, y’all! Happy Fiesta Friday! Isn’t it awesome that it’s Friday already? First week back at work after Spring break and I barely broke a sweat.
Trust me, I did everything they asked me to do at work and then some, but the key is to work smarter, not harder. That’s how you get things done!
And if I follow that same motto for my blogs (remember, I now have two), I could have done or achieved a lot more. Sob… For some reason, when it comes to my blogs, I’m really dragging my feet.
I sort of know what I want to do, but I don’t know if I should. I have ideas, but I don’t know how to implement them. I want a certain design, but I can’t be satisfied with anything I come up with.
Geez Louise! I’m getting bored of myself!!
Lucky for me, I have Fiesta Friday to attend! That’s the only thing that gets me going. I get so excited and I just can’t hide it…I’m about to lose control and I think I like it…
Okay, that’s enough excitement for now. Especially since I still have to come in to work this morning. But as soon as I get home later, I’ll party with y’all, promise!
In the meantime, you can party with Julianna @Foodie On Board and Hilda @Along The Grapevine.
But first, let’s take a look at our features of the week:
Stewed Beef with Tomatoes, Chipotle Peppers and Currants from Olga @ Oceanview Kitchen
“I love, love LOVE beef stew. The wonderful photography in this post was the first thing to catch my eye, the next was the wonderful combination of ingredients in this dish. Even though I’m ready for Spring, big bowls of hearty stew are good for me year round.” — Jess
“I thought I was so ready to embrace the lighter fare in light of the changing season, until I saw Olga’s beef stew! And don’t even bring the hubby into the conversation. I just flashed him the picture. That’s it, just a flash! And he was like…you want me to pick up beef on the way home? Lol, he’s a funny one! Actually, not that funny. Since I was also drooling along with him!” — Angie
Elvis Cake from Michelle @Giraffes Can Bake.
“Wow. Oh woooooooow. Michelle never EVER disappoints when it comes to baking. This girl knows how to bake a CAKE. It’s probably one of the richest, most sinful things you could put into your mouth (that’s what she said, lol), but that in itself is probably the reason why I just love this cake to pieces. Two thumbs WAY up to Michelle….and Happy Birthday :-)” — Jess
“Is there any other cake you’ll ever want to celebrate your birthday with after seeing and reading about this cake? There is none! I’m sure of it! This cake has everything going for it. Peanut butter, bananas, bourbon and bacon! It’s called the Elvis Cake! I expected nothing less! Happy Birthday, Michelle!” — Angie
Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked Inspired Cake from Hannah @Domestic Gothess
“You’d think I would be completely “caked” out after Michelle’s Elvis Cake, but just look at this cake! There’s no way you can resist! And that ermine frosting? Never even heard of it, but now I’m in love. Smooth, velvety frosting you say? It was love at first sound!” — Angie
Maple Waffle Chicken Nuggets from Stephanie @The Cozy Cook.
“This is such a good twist on the Chicken and Waffles dish. Stephanie should really stat bottling and selling the honey mustard sauce too. Delicious!” — Jess
“How good do these nuggets sound?! OMG, they have my name written all over them! I just love chicken nuggets and dipping them in sauce. And that sauce? OMG, I wanna swim in it!” — Angie
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Oh, those cakes make my mouth water. 😀 Happy FF, Angie. Thanks for hosting and I am enjoying the party. I am waiting for the others to come in… I need more sugar! Haha!
Hi Jhuls! I’m so glad to see your comment here! Were you having trouble at all leaving the comment? A few people complained about it, but it’s not like I know how to solve it!
I tried checking my comment after it’s published, but I didn’t see anything. I thought it’s waiting for approval?
Yes, it was, but it shouldn’t have been. You’ve commented before, so it should show up immediately. They’ve been going to my spam folder and I noticed that after a comment was posted, it didn’t give the commenter the option to follow the blog. Oh well, I guess I know what I’ll be doing this weekend. Fixing things! 🙂
Oh, weekend and fixing things don’t sound fun. 😐
It’s part and parcel of having a self-hosted site 🙁
Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook says
Hey Ang!!! WAHOO! Thank you so much for featuring my Maple Waffle Chicken Nuggets.. those things are a dream. I want to swim in the sauce too! You’re the best, Happy Friday! 🙂
They will be tried and I already know will be LOVED by everyone in my house!! As soon as I actually have time to cook! Is there ever a time when you don’t have to fix anything on your self-hosted blog? I have comment problem over here. Glad to see you made it through!!! Happy FF!!
Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook says
Hey Ang!!! You just made a really good point- that FOOD bloggers barely have time to COOK because they’re so busy doing everything else blog-related! Like bug fixes and whatnot! You have a comment problem?! What the…! Feel free to share and I’ll see if I can help. What a pain right?!
Jim in IA says
I like the stewed beef. Looks really good. The chipotle goes along with my contribution today.
Already bought my beef! We’ll have beef stew this week. Are you bringing something hot to the party?
Jim in IA says
I brought some sciency stuff. You know…Education R Us. 🙂
Good! I like to learn me a few things. 😀
Wow! The features this week are once again amazing! This week’s Fiesta Friday looks mighty good too! We’re on spring break this week. Well, my kids are, which means more craziness for me. I’m looking forward to quieter days ahead. Have a lovely weekend! -Julia
I know what you mean. Spring break for the kids means more work for moms 🙂 but it gets better as they get older. I have a teenager and an almost-teenager who acts older than the teenager! I love spending time with them, especially at home. My favorite day is when we don’t have to go anywhere or do anything and just hang out. 😀
Elaine @ foodbod says
More weekly amazingness coming up!!! Happy Fiesta Friday xx
I can’t keep up with these amazing cooks, Elaine, you among them! Guess what I just bought? A cauliflower (yes, again) and some green garbanzos. Also beef 😀
Elaine @ foodbod says
Yay! That made me chuckle…also beef 🙂
Giramuk's Kitchen says
Loved the features this week!! 😀 Can’t wait to see all the yumminess this week!
So glad to hear, Dini! I have to see what you’ve made this week. Your recipes are always top notch! 🙂
What an amazing woman you are, Angie! Work, play, and play again… I am really looking forward to your new adventures over at the Dinner Party Collective! But now, first things first, I’d better have a look around this party 🙂
P.s. not sure if you got my email – I received yours but couldn’t reply!
I will send you an email again. I’m still looking for a partner for you. Any suggestion? Who do you want to work with? And I’m not sure about amazing, just someone who loves to party maybe :D.
Anybody, really, who is free that time! I am so excited already!
Okey dokey, will ask someone nice. Just kidding, all FF friends are nice! 😀
what an amazing array of food to make my mouth water. The casserole at the top had me hooked, being a meaty girl hehe. I see changes on your blog Angie, well done 🙂 slowly but surely is the best way x
I hope you’re right, Justine, about slowly but surely. I feel like maybe some followers are getting frustrated with me. Oh, well, I can only do so much since it’s a one woman show 😀
Nah I think it’s your own expectations of yourself hehe don’t worry we’re not honestly x
Thanks, Justine! I know I can count on you! XO
Sarah 'n Spice says
I’m all about working smarter not harder! 🙂 Happy Fiesta Friday!!!
There, finally someone who agrees with me! Thank you, Sarah! Happy FF to you! 😀
Wow! Thank you so much for featuring my Beef Stew!!! It was really good
I think my comment got cut off or maybe I am having trouble typing today:) running late today, hopefully join soon the party! Happy FF!
No, it’s my blog. It’s having issues. You’re not the first to tell me about the comment problem, but I have no idea how to solve it! I’m hoping it’ll go away on its own. Happy FF, Olga! So many people love your beef stew! 🙂
Happy FF and thanks again for sharing by beef stew! have a nice weekend!
Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake says
Aww thank you for the feature! Happy FF all, I’m afraid I can’t attend this week but hopefully I can pop my head in a bit later to take a nosey at what everyone brought!
You’re welcome! You can still hang out with us, with or without bringing anything to the party 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!
Sadhna Grover says
Thanks for the party again.
You’re welcome, Sadhna! I hope you’re enjoying the party and getting to know other participants! 🙂
Hi all! This my first contribution to your ‘potluck’ fiesta friday party. Thought I’ll say ‘Hello!”. I’d decided to join as I was blown away by the amazing talent at this party. Very inspiring ! Thank you for welcoming me onboard 🙂 and thank you to Angie and all the organizers.
Welcome to Fiesta Friday, Vasun! I hope you’re enjoying the party and getting to know the other participants. They’re all amazingly talented, but they’re all super friendly and I’m sure would love to get to know you as much as I do. 🙂
Looking forward to getting to know more partygoers 🙂 cheers!
Angie, I can completely understand your problems in a self-hosted site. I had similar frustrations and still do, wondering why some followers don’t seem to get my posts, etc….Hang in there! There is no hurry to fix things. Maybe tomorrow, things will be better! You’re right, FF does makes it all worthwhile.
Thanks for your words of encouragement, Apsara. And you’re right, there’s no hurry. We’re not in a race, except maybe with ourselves. I guess I’m just impatient for things to just happen. Though I’m not sure what “things” I expect to happen 😀