Day 325 – November 21, 2018
I love cooking. It is really no secret, but I do really enjoy whipping up dinners, etc., whenever I am not too tired and we have the ingredients needed to make a meal. I also believe it is safe to say that what I do cook tastes really good. I love flavors and finding what balances another out. In fact, I would like to think that I could say, with strong conviction, that I could be a good chef, but I think that would ruin my desire to cook at home. It’s also not that glamorous. Unless you end up on a food network show. I am also not saying that teaching is any more glamorous than cooking, but then that is why I teach in the visual and performing arts. Still nothing is more glamorous than shopping for groceries the night before Thanksgiving. It starts when trying to park in the parking lot . At that time you get that sense that someone is screaming “BEWARE!, you should have done this earlier!” I prefer working with fresh vegetables and ingredients which is why I wait to the night before. And I am super organized. Which is probably the only time of the year where I am, and I also have a schedule and I stick to it. My menu is planned out so I know exactly what ingredients I need, when I need to start cooking so that everything finishes in the time necessary for optimal service. It is also probably the only time where I might have severe OCD. And like a poet who completes a beautiful poem, a musician who completes their composition, a songwriter who finishes a song, a table full of my work is every bit as rewarding. Wishing you a wonderful start to your Thursday.