May 12, 2010
Why the internet rocks
I enjoy cooking. I don't know if I have said that. I really like trying new recipes and making something delicious. I think I am blessed for cooking to not be a chore.
That said, I am not by nature a cook. I am superb at following a recipe. Not so great at making them up. I am incapable of standing in front of the fridge and pulling things out that I think will go together and then making something out of it. That is not my talent. So, as long as I have a recipe in front of me, I'm good.
The other night we had some family over. I was grilling fish and then I was going to make rice pilaf to go with it. The rice is really simple to make, but it takes at least 30 minutes to cook. I forgot completely about the rice until the fish was almost done cooking. So, spur of the moment, I decided that we were having pasta. I boiled some water, threw in some angel hair and in 5 minutes, it was done. Problem: plain pasta isn't so great.
Enter the internet: I pulled out the computer, looked up a recipe for an easy butter sauce and voile! Dinner on the table to rave reviews.
My epiphany was this: I am so lucky to have the internet. It took me less than a minute to run the search and find a recipe to use. 30 years ago, I would have had to rely on my own creativity (not so good) or my recipe box (a huge mess). Never would I have been able to pull off a great meal.
So really, you should thank the internet after eating a meal at my house. Or, you know what. scratch that. You can actually thank me all you want.
I know. I'm humble like that.
Sent out into the void by Rachel Ward at 5:44 AM