16 August 2017

Back in the Saddle Again...Again

Do you ever want takeout because you just don't know what to cook? I mean, there are ingredients, but nothing jumps out at you? I've felt that a lot lately and just throw random stuff together to mediocre results. Last night, my husband came home after his first day of clean eating. Bracing for the sinking feeling that lack of inspiration brings, I opened the refrigerator and started pulling things out. Bagged veggies, sausage, half an avocado. Starting with an idea for slaw, I pulled out the mayo and apple cider vinegar. Then I added a few golden raisins and shredded half a carrot into it.

Looking at the avocado, I wanted to have something inspired by potato salad, so I diced it, added some chopped dill pickle, and a couple of squeezes of mustard. Then I put it on a plate and took this picture. Oh, and I sprinkled smoked paprika on top for color.

How exhilarating to have ideas again. I figured I better document it for inspiration in the next dry season. But in the meantime, it feels good to be back in the saddle again.