Reading Recipes in the Kitchen
My poor lap top. It was all shiny and new and impressive when I got it, and now it’s all smudged up and used. Which reminds me that I do actually have cleaner for it. Just like I have cleaner for the interior of my car…both of which are dusty and smudgy. Hmph.
Where was I going with this?
Oh yah. My lap top. It’s so smudgy because I use it in the kitchen. When I got it, I made a rule that I would only use it away from any and all food. Just like I said I’d never eat anything in my car. I’m full of empty promises!
Oh, hai flour fingerprints!
Why is my lap top in the kitchen, you ask? Well aside from my “office” being at the dining room table, it’s how I make dishes out of recipes. Whenever I make something from a recipe, such as I did last night as I made miss Gina’s cinnamony protein bars, I bring up the recipe online and set my laptop on the island counter. Unless I’m making something out of a magazine. Then I tear it out and tape it to the stove hood thingy (what’s it called?)
Anyway, last night as I was mixing and stirring and checking for the next instruction, I wondered how everyone else does this madness. I can’t possibly be the only one who brings their nice laptop into the kitchen, risking getting egg stuck in the keys. Right?
However, I don’t think that’s reason enough to convince Shane that I need an iPad. Anyone with an iPad have a solid argument for getting one?
After making Gina’s protein bars (which are amazing. why did I not make these sooner?) I made some pizza for dinner.
I used my quick and easy 30 minute pizza crust, and topped it with a little olive oil, pizza sauce, spinach, mozzarella, tomatoes, and organic pork sausage.
Ahhh. I could have eaten a floppity gillion pieces, yet I stuck with three and a side salad.
This morning I had two early morning clients before coming home to write this post. I decided against a workout today, in lieu of protecting my sanity on this 13 hour day. Plus I didn’t want to wash my hair Plus I’ve already worked out more than I usually do this week. Plus I might be able to sneak in some strength training during some down time at the gym.
Instead of working out afterward, I came straight home to breakfast:
Caramelized banana protein waffles. Two of ‘em.
One just doesn’t cut it these days, such the furnace I seem to be. I topped them with my absolute favorite – a mix of Greek yogurt, raw almond butter, and local honey. Then I added some raspberries for the heck of it.
OK, time to get scootin’. Happy Thursday, all!
How do you read recipes in the kitchen?
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