Follow the Recipe for Dinner
Last night as I was cooking dinner I came to a realization.
I am far more afraid of creating and experimenting with recipes for cooking than I am for baking. I like using recipes for cooking meals. For baking, notsomuch.Then I went back and looked at past recipes I’ve posted on the blog, and the minority of them are for dinners.
I couldn’t figure out why, though. Especially when most people say the opposite.
Then as I was stirring the chicken enchilada soup a la Tasty Kitchen’s recipe we had for dinner last night, I smelled the drool-inducing aroma, got super excited for a delicious feast, it hit me.
I stick to other people’s recipes with cooking more than I do baking because while I do get upset if I have a dinner flop (it sucks!) While a baking disaster doesn’t really phase me. If a baking disaster occurs in the kitchen, then I just wipe down the counters, re-evaluate my measurements and ingredients, and give it another go. Case in point with the pumpkin primal protein bars.
However, If a dinner flops, then it affects who I cook for (Shane) and we’re left scrambling for frozen pizza, BFD, or take out. And I get angry. And hungry.
Luckily, the realmomkitchen at Tasty Kitchen knows what she’s doing while making magic in the kitchen, because our chicken enchilada soup crock pot dinner last night was a hit!!
We headed to bed with full bellies and now here we are yet again, ready to face another Monday. Didn’t it seem like we were just here?
I made my friend Heidi promise to make me go to spin class this morning, which isn’t for another hour, so breakfast was eaten early.
Just a basic yummy strawberry banana protein smoothie – milk, protein powder, banana, and strawberry. It was also a little less than I usually eat for breakfast, since I’ll probably eat a little more after some lifting and RPM.
On that note, I better get scootin’ if I want to get in some strength training before class! Then it’s off to the office. Have a marvelous Monday, friends
Which do you follow recipes more for – cooking or baking?