I use Post-Its to gather random thoughts, ideas and conversations that pass my way – useful and useless alike.
Some of the Post-Its serve their purpose and then I send them to the shredder. Many of them I simply hang on to until I decide the information is outdated, unimportant, or otherwise useless.
So, what kind of crap am I hanging on to?
Group One: Recipes
When trying a new recipe, my strategy is to search online and pick about eight recipes to use as models so I can create my own. I jot my recipe on a few Post-Its and hang the notes together on a kitchen cabinet for easy viewing. Once I make the recipe a few times and have it somewhat perfected, I transfer it to Word. (Then I can print it out and tape it to the cabinet while cooking.)
When I wrote the post about chili, I think I proofread it seven times before I realized something was wrong... it seemed like a lot of food. By the time I added in two pounds of meat, four cans of beans and four cans of tomatoes, it appeared there wouldn’t be enough room in the crock pot to fit six large potatoes, six carrots, four celery stalks, two large onions, a bunch of mushrooms and two cups of peas.
After some online research, I realized that I had part of a stew recipe mixed in with the chili.
Yes, I actually transferred the recipe to Word, incorporated it into a blog, proofread it seven times, had a feeling something was wrong, then Googled “chili recipe” and looked at two or three recipes before realizing my mistake. Eeediot.
Luckily I did not cook this recipe for a disasterous meal.
...To be continued...
I know you're thinking, “Is she seriously To-Be-Continuing a freaking story about Post-It notes!?”
I am totally for serious.
This blog started to feel a bit ramble-y, even for my standards.
Listening to: NIL8 – Hollywood Babylon