Day 267 - A Recipe And A Tired Girl.
Hey. Oh gosh I'm tired today. How about you? Who here feels like it should be the end of the week? Frankly, I am a bit at the tired today. Wait, I already mentioned that didn't I? Some people ask me how I can create a blog post everyday. When I stand back it does seem heavy on the crazy. First, I need to come up with an idea. Next shopping needs to be done for styling or food. Then photographs taken, video produced, illustrations drawn, editing and scanning visuals, writing a headline, writing the post, proof reading and then back end work for SEO and finally business stuff.
In short, as anyone creating at full speed, it's pretty amazing fun but sometimes tired becomes inevitable. I was brainstorming about what to produce for today's post and nothing came to mind. Nothing. A terrifying idea spread through me "What if this is it? What if I can't think of another project." Then I was reminded that creating should be something we incorporate into our lives. Perhaps instead of looking for a project, I should think about "applying creativity" to what I already know. So, I did what I do when I have any life crisis. I cook. Straight into my kitchen, I pulled open the refrigerator door and loaded up a pile of ingredients on the kitchen counter.
I decided I was going to make a new recipe. I determined it didn't matter if the dish turned out delicious or if anyone spit it out. I decided to try "applying creativity" by listing the constraints: 1) the dish needed to take no more than a half hour 2) there were a set number of ingredients 3) pasta usually gets a gold star
With these constraints, I made a caramelized fennel, onion and sausage pasta toss. It turned out pretty tasty. What, however, made it delicious is the feeling of applying creativity and seeing the outcome. Today's project is to identify your constraints and then apply your creativity in the kitchen. Create a new recipe today. For all people saying you can't cook. I can't do this project. Toast counts!
If you would like the recipe for Caramelized Fennel and Sausage Toss, send me a message and let's swap recipes. Otherwise get cooking and see you tomorrow creative cooks!