Life has been keeping me busy lately. That speeding train known as time has been zipping by at rates I cannot seem to comprehend. How did it get to be mid-May already?
Now that I am back from holiday, I’ve taken some time to assess the state of affairs here. I am what you might call a wee tad bit behind on the Recipe Project.
It’s not entirely my fault you see. With the house for sale, things must be kept clean and tidy at all times just in case a buyer should request a visit. Worrying about not making a mess while cooking or baking tends to become quite a fun-buster.
These last few weeks I have been working under the premise that I want to pack and move as few boxes as possible, so when it comes to the pantry I need to use it or I’ll have to move it. (This theory has been working with remarkable efficiency in the wine cellar.) I have done repeat tastings of some recipes to use odds and ends from my cupboards. As the supplies dwindle, I imagine there could be some serious experimentation going on in my kitchen, which may or may not work out well at the dinner table.
Luckily the weather here is improving and it will be better for outdoor grilling. I’m going to pull out the recipes that are simple summer barbecue types and make an attempt at catching up. I’m sure that getting moved and settled into a new kitchen will also bring on a cooking extravaganza.
So here we are at day 135 and I have only made 87 recipes from the pile of papers hiding in my desk. Yikes! I think I need to apply the ‘use it or move it’ plan to that weighty stack of papers…But cooking goes well with wine so in keeping priorities in order, I’m off to replenish the stock. Use it or move it – when it comes to the wine, I’ll do both!