Tuesday 8th November 2011
As I steam into the home stretch of my daily blogging challenge, I’ve been looking over the meals I made this time last year & was quite surprised to find I was making almost the same things at the same time.
Sausages & mash feature were in heavy rotation in those first few months as were spaghetti & poached eggs. (Not together of course. That would be a bit odd.)
Also by pure coincidence, the last time I made chicken stew was almost one year ago to the day. My internal clock must have just clicked round to chicken stew time.
Looking back at what I’ve produced, started me thinking about what skills I’ve learnt from the opportunity.
• Saying something in 25 words rather than 2.
I know, for most people it’s the other way round. If I could say it in 160 characters I would.
• Learning to not overdo the smilies.
It took me a while to work out that I should let the reader have their own emotions rather than impose mine.
• The realisation that I am not an island & without the support of my fellow bloggers (You know who you are.) I would have stopped writing this blog back in February.
• Little things are important & make a difference.
Herbs, dusting meat with flour before frying & turning down the flame on the hob have not only transformed the results of my cooking but have also given the smoke detector a break too.
All valuable lessons I think.