Good morning everyone! This week is flying by! I can’t believe it’s December already! Happy Birthday Erin!
Yesterday, I was feeling a bit tuckered out and I asked Mike if he wanted to go out to eat instead of cooking. He had to work late and be available for questions at home so we couldn’t. I decided I better cook even though it was 8:15 when I got home. I wasn’t really in the mood until I got into the kitchen and then something came over me. I realized I was actually enjoying cooking. It’s the same feeling I get when I knit or crochet.
After sitting at a computer crunching numbers or pushing paper all day, it is so satisfying creating something with my hands. While I love yarn crafting, cooking has an even more immediate payoff: it satisfies hunger. It is also easily shared with friends and helps provide a sense of community.
Cooking used to seem like a chore to me or at least a means to an end. Lately, though it is something more, a hobby perhaps? It’s definitely a creative outlet. Cooking in the kitchen helps me transition from the stress of work and the city to the comfort and relaxation of home. If I had a family of five to feed, I might not be saying this, but for now I’m enjoying it! That reminds me, cooking is an expression of love. Ok last night, I expressed my love of curry, not Mike; he doesn’t like Indian food.
I know this has all been said before, but I just wanted to share a little of my joy with you. I was going to share the recipe for my chickpea yellow curry, but I need to tweak it a little first.
What are your creative outlets? Do you enjoy cooking or is it a chore?