|not me, not my kitchen|
I remember the first time I made chicken pot pie (no, not in my current way of eating...this was almost 25 years ago). I went to the store, bought all the ingredients, went home, followed the recipe and made the dish. As my husband and I were eating we were talking about how good the flavor was but that it was dry. I went to the fridge to get something to drink and realized I completely forgot to add the milk!! FOUR CUPS OF MILK!!! No wonder it was dry!! The second time I made it I made sure to pour the milk into cups where I was mixing the veggies on the stove so I wouldn't forget. That would have worked if only all the milk was in one cup/bowl. Unfortunately for me it was in two cups...and I only used one of them!!! But, hey-at least that time it wasn't as dry!
You'd think the third time for the chicken pot pie was a charm...it was if you think following the recipe to a T is what it takes. I used all the ingredients and I followed the recipe, and found it to be WAY too runny!!! If I had never had it as dry as I had I might not have realized what I needed to
change in order to fix it to make it better. I might have thought it was good enough. Instead I knew that 3 cups was about right.
Anything in life we desire to do well will require some mistakes and a learning curve. Some things have a steeper curve than others. I have found doing those things to be well worth the time and effort more than doing the easy things.
I am beginning to feel really good again. I'm breathing easier and I've had a few pain free day, some good runs and a good swim.
MONDAY is the day I go back to kindergarten!! I better go buy my sleep mat...
Until next time...