Time and Tamales
Time, my ultimate love-language.
Some women want gifts or sweet talk. Those things are nice, but all I really crave is ample time with the people I love.
Time is what I consider my greatest asset. I give it freely to loved ones, and become stingy when it's under attack. If someone isn't valuing my time, WASTING my time even...it makes me crabby! Just being honest.
To only spend time on VALUABLE efforts is the goal. "Just Say NO" is a real challenge, isn't it? Sometimes I feel like the bad guy saying no, but you have to protect your assets.
Faith, Family, Friends, Volunteering, Workouts, Cooking/Blogging, these things envelop my time. If something doesn't fit under these parameters, I shove it with brute force it usually falls to the wayside. If something fits under these parameters and is "busy work" (meaning I think it's a waste of time) it STILL usually falls to the wayside. *smile* What do you think, difficult or charmingly efficient?
This recipe is a time saver on TWO levels, do you know how excited that makes a person like me???
One, if you were going to make traditional tamales, this recipe cuts the time in half! The prep work is much quicker and so is the cooking time.
Two, this recipe starts with cooked shredded meat. That means, LEFTOVERS from another meal--such as a beef roast, pulled pork, grilled chicken, even take-out! So when you prepare one meal during the week, you are actually getting a head-start on the appetizers for your weekend gathering! Isn't that EXCITING!?!
Truly, I'm bouncing in my seat over this!
For further appeal, these cute little tamale bites are slightly spicy, hearty, and perfect for cool weather. I recently took them to an event and they disappeared in no time!
This is another recipe that may very well end up at our Halloween Party this year--allowing me more time to decorate monster cookies with my babies. Yay!
Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have - so spend it wisely. ~Kay Lyons