I’m a bit hungry, so I’m going to picture talk about food this early afternoon. I like to cook. Well, that’s not technically true. I like the idea of cooking, but I haven’t mastered the perfect juggle that it takes to have things cooking all at the same time to end up being ready on time, nor the cleaning as I go part. I get hot, things are chaotic, sometimes I get fussy.
It’s gotten better. I started with two sinks and the counters piled full of dirty dishes and food items splattered all over the place, including myself, temper aflare, to end up serving food that was tepid and burnt. Now I’ve somewhat got the cleaning part down pat. Have the dishwasher empty before hand, rinse off and reuse bowls and measuring things and spoons, be less in a hurry so as not to fling stuff everywhere. There might still be just a few dishes, rinsed off, in one of the sinks, but they’re ready to go in the dish washer, and only on a few occasions do we have some items of food that are cold while the other is hot. I have learned to keep things warm in the oven.
I am getting better, though I still have a habit of taking too much on at one time. Last night was a good example. I was making a recipe I’d never made before. And I decided to bake chocolate chip cookies as well, and prepare side dishes… AND make biscuits from scratch, which I’ve also never done before. I need to remember what I keep telling myself. Bake the cookies one day, cook the food the other, and don’t try to do too many things that you aren’t accostomed to yet. Fry this chicken recipe and use frozen biscuits. Next time make scratch biscuits for breakfast or something.
However, I do adore baking and am quite good at it. Not fantastic, mind. I’ve not gone to any fancy baking schools and I do still have quite a bit to learn about things, but I’ve come a long way in my baking abilities, though I was never really fussy when it came to baking. For some reason it always just came naturally to me, so I always found it quite enjoyable. That is, The Sister will be whipping up some savoury dinner and has the natural instinct to know what to add to counteract this sort of taste or what to add to enhance this other one. I’m that way with baking, since I started at age eleven. I just knew things I could add or that this perhaps isn’t best in this recipe, so I should choose to add this other item instead. That sort of thing.
So, I am the type of person to take a photo of a dinner or baked good because I’m really proud of it. So, I thought it’d be fun to take a look. I also just really enjoy food, so a lot of this aren’t things that I made, they’re just glorious.