My last post really got me to thinking how such a philosophy could be applied to food as well. Lately- and here I blame all the amazing foodie blogs I’ve been reading– I’ve been really feeling as if I’ve not been cooking/baking enough. When at my apartment, it’s just me and I don’t have this huge array of ingredients ready to cook with. I usually just toss things in a pot and call it pasta. Same thing, different sauce. I’m mostly too emotionally or physically or mentally exhausted to give more of a shot when the only one who will appreciate it is me and, honestly, at that point, any food will do. During weekends, if I’m at my apartment I try and make a bit of an effort but that gets strictly limited by whatever is in the pantry and fridge and my funds. If I go home to my mother’s, either she or my grandmother are the ones to cook. I’m too busy unpacking, doing laundry and repacking in the never ending cycle of “I just got here yesterday and I have to leave tomorrow“.
Now, if it’s a special occasion, then it’s a different story. I get full reign of any and all desserts. Most often it’s a petition of tried and true classic favorites. Very rarely do I get the chance to research and tap into the fun of finding something new and wonderful that I just HAVE to make. Although, if allowed free reign over my own kitchen and with enough resources to actually do things, I think I would certainly go to town. I’m really hoping to change all this. My family does enjoy trying new things and I really do like putting my skills to the test.
But still I wonder… does she with the most batter/dough win? Do you buy in accordance to what your making or do you make according to the wonderful finds you have and wish to try? Do you feel better making enough cookies and cakes and buns to feed an army? Or are you alright with a single sheet or a simple loaf?