Though not novel, cooking is a classic project/activity that is great for experimentation. A few years ago, my mom provided me with a binder with a few of my favorite childhood recipes so that I could recreate them. Recently, I came up with a new method to expand my cooking portfolio.
Have two binders.
My new binder would have printouts of recipes I found on the web. I would search for things like “Best recipes of all time” and print out the ones that looked the best to me. Then, I try cooking a dish. Then, I assign it to one of three categories:
- This is great! It goes in the main binder alongside my mom’s recipes
- This has potential. I will try cooking it again, but change a few things, or try to get better at it.
- This is terrible. I immediately throw it away.
In that way, I build up my cooking repertoire with only my favorite recipes!
This was tonights effort. It is a snack of queso dip and homemade tortillas. The tortillas are going in the main binder. I think I will scour the web for another queso recipe though.