If you’re reading this sentence, I am uber thankful for your time. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to read all these words that somehow come together to become a thing referred to as a blog. ¡¡Muchas gracias!!
Thanksgiving is only a few days away and that only means that delicious food along with family/friends is just around the corner. Spending time with family and friends can also mean unnecessary DRAMA! The important thing to remember is that Thanksgiving is supposed to be a day in which we pause and appreciate all the things that we have. Let’s be thankful that we have those people (whether they’re annoying or not) in our lives still. Embrace them, tolerate them, accept them and just learn to love them. There are those that wish they still had specific loved ones in their lives and it’s just not a reality anymore. This year let’s try our best to be thankful for all the good and the not so good. (It’s important to note that regardless of your situation… unfortunately, there are people who are worse off than you. Let that sink in.)
Since holidays tend to involve drama, it was impossible to not think back to novelas. Yes, don’t even act like your upbringing didn’t involve those novelas that were available for everyone to enjoy after school and during the evening Mondays through Fridays. My mother would come home from work to start cooking while watching the novela at 7PM, 8PM and 9PM. It was three hours of juicy cachetadas, awkward kissing, and arguments that involved hilarious words in Spanish that I anxiously still keep in my back to pocket to use whenever needed. (I still have yet to use them, but I’m looking forward to it.) Attempting to change the channel wouldn’t have been a good idea since it would have most likely resulted in a quick trip to the hospital. Kids, never change the channel while a mother is in the middle of her novelas.
Novelas were part of my childhood whether I wanted it or not, so I began to embrace them. The best part of them was the over-the-top introductions that included a very catchy song and shots of the main characters. Sometimes when I hear a specific song, I am transported to my living room back in the 90’s and I see myself sitting on the couch doing homework while a novela such as “Dos Mujeres Un Camino” played in the background. The introduction song was the best part! Nowadays, all these series and shows on streaming services don’t embrace theme songs anymore. I have to admit that it’s a sad reality.
With that idea in mind, our MICHE MIX OF THE WEEK contains those songs that novelas used in their introductions. The list includes hits from the 90’s, 2000’s and 2010’s. Trying to guess which novela each song represents is fun! The list of novelas is endless, so we tried our best to include as many as possible. Unfortunately, Spotify did not have several good ones. That’s such a shame! The hit song from “Soñadoras” from Sentidos Opuestos was not available, as well as the theme songs from “Carrusel” and “Luz Clarita.” That’s unacceptable Spotify. LOL
On Thursday, please make sure that your Thanksgiving meal (that’s hopefully drama-free) includes some micheladas! The easiest way to make sure your micheladas are easy to make and are on-point is to use our tasty and savory mixes. All you need to do is pair your favorite beer or sparkling water with any of our “I Love Micheladas” mixes! Our OG Brown mix is a bit on the spicy side, while our Red Mix isn’t. Both create perfect micheladas catered to your specific flavor profile needs.
Our 32 oz bottles of our Red mix or OG Brown mix can be purchased at most latino supermarkets or online at www.ILoveMicheladas.com. Our bottles can also now be found at all Food 4 Less stores! Make sure to tag us on your “I Love Micheladas” creations on Instagram and Facebook using @ilovemicheladas!
May you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Keep the happiness up and the drama down. Eat a lot of food and feel free to have our novela playlist ready to go just in case a family argument erupts in your household and it needs some background music.
And in the epic words of Soraya Montenegro…… “¡¡Maldita lisiada!! ¡Ve y disfruta de tu Thanskgiving!”
MICHE MIX OF THE WEEK: