I have a problem. It’s a recipe problem. If there is even the remotest possibility I will want to try to make something, I will rip it out, copy it down, bookmark it or print it so fast. Then I take it home and file it away. And then the odds of me actually using it diminish. So a few months ago, I got really brutal and cleared out my files. I narrowed it down to only things I really will try to also got rid of a lot of very similar ideas. That has helped a lot with giving me a push to really getting to making the things that seem so inspiring.
This has not stopped repeat use recipes from hanging around my kitchen. Pictured are the current ones I have hanging around. I really should take some of them down.
One of the recipes that was just waiting to get used was one for mozzarella cheese. I was at the market on Friday and saw whole organic milk on clearance for $2…that was my sign. So now I have officially made cheese. I will not say it is great cheese (it needs more salt and I kneaded it too long) but it is cheese. And I will be testing its meltiness on a pizza tomorrow night. This kind of cooking makes me really happy my husband is so supportive of trying new things. And he really eats everything I make as well.
I am also happy because Mission: Sit and Actually Draw was successful. One of my nastier habits has to do with instant gratification. When I come up with an idea for a drawing, I want it done now and I want it to be perfect. Which means I tear through something and then I hate it and I get discouraged about drawing. And it turns into this big ugly cycle where I feel like crap. So I started a drawing a little over a week ago and shared a few teasers. Than I actually worked on it. For an extended period of time. Well, extended for me. It’s not finished yet, but I am happy so far.
So for this week, all I have left to do is wrap up some swap packages. Then I had better start on some wedding gifts. I have two to make, and time is wasting!