One of the trickiest things about owning your own business and working from home…. being alone. No one to chat with, share a recipe with, waste 4 minutes by the coffee center at work. It just gets weird sometimes. Oh, I like my alone time, just gets a little quiet now and then.
Now, don’t get me wrong, a certain sweet hairy Golden Retriever is excellent company. No really. She listens when I complain and she watches with interest while I do paperwork. She is always up for “let’s go out and get some fresh air”. She waits patiently while I cook up a new recipe. She is the world’s greatest taste tester. Makes me feel wonderful. 99.9% of the time she is impressed and finishes the sample.
I never thought I would ever embrace technology. I find that I use it more and more. It keeps me connected and I don’t feel so alone.
I read about, buy and print patterns. I belong to a couple of on line craft groups. I receive pictures of our grands on a daily basis. I Christmas shop. I study and learn on a daily basis. Yes, technology pushes my swing.
Here is an idea that I jumped all over. Two friends from different states wanted to cook together. What? Fire up the internet and count me in! I may have scared them with how anxious and excited I was to be included. oopsie.
One chose a recipe, new to each of us. Then we dug in. We procured the ingredients, fired up the stove and tied on the aprons.
Then we share thoughts and pictures (of course) on how it all came out in the wash.
I like having homework. I like working towards a goal & having a delicious outcome is a charming bonus. Sharing with a couple of girlfriends? Complete and wonderful WIN!
This challenge was Black Bean Burgers and Salsa Verde.
Here’s is a bit of what I wrote about mine:
The aroma of roasting jalapenos and tomatillos makes your house smell like you know how to cook. .Making your own Salsa Verde takes your ordinary dinner up a notch. The colors are bright and smart, just as I would describe the taste……..flavorful, a touch of tang and heat and messy enough to use paper napkins. 5 star….
Next recipe to share and talk about? As I type this, I can smell the Tuscan Baked Beans cooking away.
Maybe home alone, cooking isn’t so lonely. Maybe one needs alone time to create amazing food?