I just realized that three days ago, Apron Warrior published it’s 100th blog post! I can’t believe it! Here is to many, many more to come!
I’m a huge notebook addict and I’ve been that way ever since I was a kid. I love making lists, sketching, brainstorming, and taking notes. I never end up filling up the notebook, because another one catches my eye before I can finish the one I’d be working on at the time. This is bad, I know. I’ve been working on correcting this habit, but I’ve still not achieved perfection.
These days, the majority of my “notes,” whether they are things I need to quickly jot down, reminders, brainstorming, weekly planning, or to do lists, go into my planner. One of them–or all, depending if i want to transfer the info into the planner I carry with me, the planner that stays home on my desk, or my project planner. Most of my notes are stored in the planner I carry around with me however. Right now that’s the Passion Planner I just got last week (review to come).
Ideas for: recipes, stories, art, house projects, crafts, parties, you name it, goes into my happy little book. I also make notes on what my little one has done on a particular day or when a milestone has been achieved.
A project of mine I will eventually get to, is to create a notebook that allows you to write your anger or worries down and work through them. I find that a lot of time, you can feel so much better after you get it out of your system. The ability to write out the issue, go through some questions, and release in art or scribbles or poetry on a blank page can do wonders. It is, in a way, a healthy meditation.
Today, I’m planning out the move and figuring out what meals I’ll be cooking next week. This may sound silly, but the first meal in a house should be a well thought out one in my mind. Have I figured out what meal will be first yet? No.
When we were moving to Oregon, I had planned to christen the house and the Le Creuset I won last year with a lovely Moroccan lamb dish as the first meal. I would still very much like to use the Le Creuset, projecting my wishes for glorious cooking adventures in the new home into the dish–but still no solid idea of what I want to make.
We’re in the 90s all week here in SoCal. It only makes sense, we moved out on one of the hottest weeks of the year, and we move in during a heatwave. So–I don’t know if I want to make a hot dish because of this.
My notebook is full of different ideas and wants regarding this hard decision. How many people I’ll be feeding also plays an important role. When I actually make the meal is also something to take into consideration. I might not be able to cook for the first couple of days.
What do you guys suggest? Should I make a hot dish or no? What would you make?