Random Bits


Alright, three stories that are at my expense and a recipe are this week’s bits.   

Yesterday, 1 person came to this web-site because they searched for Rosie Molinary.  181 people came to this web-site because they searched for black rat snake. 

The other day, I noticed that after I installed updates on my web-page all of my page tabs disappeared.  You’d arrive at my home page and couldn’t select blog or books or anything else because they weren’t there.  I emailed my web-site guru, Ron Doyle (who, really, is a rockstar), and told him about my woes and then put it out of my mind as it was the weekend and Ron’s a busy fella and I just figured it would be a couple days before it was straightened out.  So, Monday morning comes, and I go to the web-site to check something out and notice that the page tabs are back.  Quickly, so that Ron doesn’t waste one unnecessary minute trying to deal with my no longer existing problem, I email him to tell him that something happened overnight and my web-site straightened itself out.  Because, seriously, in my head, that’s how technology works.  Bless my heart.  Ron emailed me back to say he’d taken care of it the night before.  Don’t you just love how I am so technology naive that I think magic happens overnight?  Bless my heart, indeed. 

This may be a TMI story, but I’ll tell you anyway because it cracks me up. On Saturday, I am in my hometown of Columbia, SC at a local department store, buying bras, when a woman walks by, swivels her head towards me as I stand with bras in my hand in the checkout line, and comes my way.  “Is your name Rosie?”  She says.  I study her face to see if I recognize her from high school but it’s definitely not a face from high school.  “Yes, I am.”  I tell her.  “Oh my goodness,” she says.  “I just saw you on television on Thursday.”  As it turns out, this woman is from a Charlotte suburb and saw me doing a segment on Charlotte Today a couple days before and was then visiting her in-laws in Columbia for the weekend.  How funny is that?  Got to love make new friends in the intimate apparrel section of the department store. 

So, the big recipe hit at our house last week was Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas.  My friend, Jen, shared this receipe with me and it is mad yummy.   

2 large sweet potatos, peeled & diced
1 tbsp olive oil

1 large garlic clove, minced

1.5 cups cooked or 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained & rinsed

1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes with jalepenos (or green chiles),

drained salt & black pepper to taste

2 cups salsa

8 flour tortillas (I always use wheat)

1/4 cup finely chopped red (or green) onion

1/2-1 cup shredded cheese (Monterey Jack is my fave)

1. Preheat the oven to 400. Arrange sweet potatoes in single layer on a lightly oiled baking sheet and roast until tender, turning once, about 20 mins. Remove from oven & set aside.

2. Reduce oven temp to 350. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 secs.Add the beans, tomatoes, and salt & pepper to taste. Stir in the sweet potatoes and simmer for 5 mins.

3. Spread a thin layer of salsa over the bottom of a lightly oiled 9×13-inch baking dish & set aside.

4. Place a tortilla on a flat work surface. Spoon a portion of the sweet potato mix down the center of the tortill and roll it up. Place the filled tortilla in the baking dish seam side down and repeat with the rest. Spoon any remaining filling mixture on top of the enchiladas, top with salsa and sprinkle with the onion and cheese. Cover and bake until hot & bubbly, about 20 mins. Serve hot.

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One response to “Random Bits”

  1. Ron S. Doyle

    Aw, I think it’s perfectly reasonable to believe that things magically change overnight on the Internet! In fact, sometimes I fix things just by walking away—computers have personalities and sometimes they just get cranky and tired. 😉

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