Feel Good 5 Friday… Jalapeño Cornbread and Timeouts

28 May

Jalapeño Corn Bread.

That right there did it for me.

The week of frustration, headaches, couple migraines, Friday looked good to me. Crossed that finish line.

There I was winding down the week high-fiving myself as I managed both a 4th and 7th grade curriculum. Distance learning done! And we move on! Kids were happy, I was happy. Feeling like the strut of a Bee Gees music video.

After all the Zoom Meetings, attendance records, and extra everything going on this year I was so glad to have conquered it.

Check.

That’s when the Jalapeño Corn Bread just came into my life and made for such an amazing feeling. You know when the food is so good, that you pause, you just close your eyes and take a breath. You’re about to take a knee it’s so good but then you just dance with your stank face on. Just bust a move. It’s in your spirt.

That was me and the warm, crumbly, soft Jalapeño Cornbread.

First time I’ve ever tasted it and guaranteed it won’t be the last. I am on it. This southern comfort food place in the neighborhood that I’d never tried and the cornbread made me a fan.

Nothing like sitting in the peace and quiet of your car, picking up the food and peeking in the bag just for a minute to discover a warm goodness in its steamy container. This is the moment that you remember… hey the airplane people always say put your mask on first and then … THEN … put your child’s mask on. That’s what they say and so I did.

I stayed in that parking lot and took some time. I smelled the sweet aroma, took a bite of that top edge and instantly knew this was gonna be a good evening. I sat back in the driver’s seat.

C’mon now, you better eat, girl. I turned up that Hall and Oates jam on the radio and the next six minutes of jams and tastiness made for an epic soundtrack of self-care. A timeout. Sometimes you just need a timeout, you need to tag someone in, but sometimes there is no someone, so you need a timeout, a brief moment to get back to Zen, to restore. Timeouts are important.

If you haven’t tried corn bread yet, jalapeño cornbread, I highly encourage it. Changes your good Friday into a great Friday! Reminds you to take a minute for yourself, a minute, and just enjoy something, you deserve it.

Buen Camino my friends!

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.Hall and Oates — You Make My Dreams

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Fania All Stars with Oscar De Leon, El Canario, Milly Quezada — Quitate Tu

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Chic — Good Times

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Billy Idol — Mony, Mony

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Glenn Frey — The Heat is On

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3 Responses to “Feel Good 5 Friday… Jalapeño Cornbread and Timeouts”

  1. Sorryless May 29, 2021 at 7:08 AM #

    Great inlay of songs to go with your jalapeno cornbread- which is a MUST, I agree. Nothing like it. My mouth is watering now.

    High five hermana! You made it to the weekend with a walk off home run!

  2. The Guat May 31, 2021 at 11:10 PM #

    Thanks! When that Hall & Oates song came out and then Billy Idol, I was like this is totally my jalapeño cornbread mixed tape. 🙂 can’t believe I’d never had it before I was like duuuuuuuude what’s going on here? It was so good. Sneaking a peek in the take-out bag and taking a minute was the right call. I’m all for checking your order as you pick it up. Lends itself to moments like this. 🙂 thanks for hanging out senior you some sunshine and waves 🙂

  3. Island Traveler June 4, 2021 at 10:33 AM #

    Great food and great music, perfect celebration treat. My son also had its last schools day yesterday. It’s officially Summer. Yippee! So excited of the adventures ahead. Happy weekend🙏☀️

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