Life is a juggling act. Work, home, the family, the errands … We all sometimes feel like hamsters on their wheels. And this year, lucky me, I got an extra day to run, run, run (and leap). I don’t know how I could continue at that pace; I honestly didn’t think I could though I think it was manageable so far. Wouldn’t it be great if I could just swallow a pill and make it all better? Sorry, haven’t got one. But let’s see if I can come up with a tasty, healthy, and well-proportioned recipe to help get started on finding some of that elusive balance back into my life.
“Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.”
When I am following a recipe, this is the point — putting it all together — where I stray.
What I’m trying to say is that we need to pick and choose which cooking directions — and even ingredients — will suit my particular palate and needs for the banquet that is life. I feel honor-bound to tell you, at the close of this column, that I am by no means an expert in the art of work-life balance. I’ve been trying to improve, and will continue doing so.
But honestly, nerdies like me need to look straight in the mirror and figure out what’s working and what isn’t.
- Preheat oven to 98.6 degrees. Any hotter and this won’t work. Flaring tempers just burn it.
- Mix all the ingredients well and consider their particular qualities before adding them to the mix.
- Change recipe at own discretion. People are like snowflakes: no one is exactly the same.
- Bake until consistency feels right. Be sure to taste before serving.