It seems the older I get, the more this hectic life disappoints me.
We're all super busy and always on some sort of deadline ,whether it's getting to the grocery story before the game or getting the book to the editor, or just getting the laundry done.
Where is time to slow down and simply enjoy?
(We,, you could just go back and look at Mindy's post from yesterday. :) )
I'll save you the philosophical rants because ... well...I don't have the answer.
I've been trying to simplify my life, but so far I'm not really managing all that well.
I was thinking of all this as Monday morning dawned and once more I was rushing out the door into a day that wouldn't slow down until somewhere after 9PM.
I don't like the rushed feeling so I try to savor little moments when I can.
The gorgeous blue of an October sky.
The scent of woodsmoke when a neighbor used their fireplace for the first time.
The crunch of autumn leaves under booted feet. I love autumn because I can wear boots again!
The sense of home when you come in and close the door behind you.
So what does all this have to do with Wednesdays and recipes?
Just that I was coming home tonight too tired to even contemplate going to the trouble of pulling together anything complicated. I had a meal planned, but once it came time to cook it.... let's just say cereal and milk held greater appeal. :)
Enough with the whining!
All this just means is I'm really happy when I find a super simple meal that tastes delicious. Here's one that I came up with off the top of my head when I was hungry but had no energy to cook.
I've been on this honey mustard kick (as you might recall from last week's post).
On the spur of the moment, I pulled some frozen shrimp from the freezer and defrosted them while I walked the dog. These are pre-cooked so I didn't really have to do much. I spooned out a dollop of honey mustard into the saucepan with enough water to dissolve it. (Note: it turns white!)
Then I broke the shrimp into bite sized pieces and mixed in with the mustard and stirred until warm.
I had no idea what I was going to serve it on but I suddenly remembered Missy's vegetable pasta so I pulled out some spaghetti and quickly boiled the water.
In only slightly more time than it took to cook the spaghetti, I had an amazingly delicious meal.
I love when out of the depths of dinner-planning despair comes a culinary success!
So what do you think? Are you over-stressed, running hither and you or have you found the secret to savoring life?