JusJoJan – 1/2/2020

This post is part of Linda G Hill’s “Just Jot it January.” Click here to read other people’s jots for today!

Happy New Year everyone!

I have been neglecting my poor blog for quite a while because I’m not sure what I really want to do with it, and so now I realize that this is the last year I’ll be able to keep the current name of “Forty, C’est Fantastique.” Bummer! So I think I’ll take this JusJoJan to try and re-spark my interest in the blog and re-visualize what I want it to be. I’m also going to need a new name for it soon! (Ugh) So that will be something I will ponder over the next few months, and I may ask for your help, chers lecteurs.

Linda’s prompt today asks for a photo taken in the last week. I don’t have a published jot for yesterday, but today’s prompt is perfect to cover both days! Yesterday, 1/1/2020, my husband and I went to our friends house to make tamales, which is a tradition for us dating back about seven years. After this long, we have streamlined the process a lot and have gone from our first try, which took from 10 am to 9pm, to yesterday which took from 10am to 3pm and netted about 75 tamales and 50 burritos! So my “jot” for yesterday included several ways to improve our process for next year. Our friend has a spreadsheet that we add ideas to each year, so yesterday we finally figured out that we can bundle them in groups of 6 for the steamer, instead of tying each one individually! (It was a “duh” moment.) So next year— remember kitchen twine!

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