Well, someone has been out of the kitchen too long! Crazy time tonight (after getting home at 10:00 from a wonderful production at the community theater)! A new recipe was picked up somehow between going to the show and coming home. No flour chocolate cookies.
preheat oven to 350°
Mix the following thoroughly:
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt,
1 cup cocoa powder, 3 lg egg whites, 2 tsps vanilla
Drop teaspoons of batter, about 2 inches apart, onto greased cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes. They will spread and become somewhat shiny with crinkles on top. Cool on pan. Try not to eat them all as soon as (or before) they are cooled.
That recipe requires three egg whites.
What to do with the yolks?
It’s been awhile since I made lemon curd, (this recipe will be posted later) so, that’s what the plan was. Or so I thought. After beginning the recipe, a check in the cookbook (which I wrote!) revealed I needed three WHOLE eggs. O.k. So much for memory. That was made.
Now, again, what to do with the yolks? Omelet? Reaching for some milk, the sour cream is grabbed instead. A dollop of sour cream added to the whipped egg yolks was a good start. Then 1 Tablespoon of flour was whipped in, (hey, why not?) then some salt. Poured into a greased, hot fry pan, the egg mixture looked a lot like an omelet. Next, shredded mozzarella cheese was sprinkled on top and down the center a strip of Raspberry Jalapeno Pepper Jelly (which was just waiting in the refrigerator to be used).
It was spicy delicious and a slightly different version, texture wise, of an omelet. It was declared a success!
This whole process of creation came about with the challenges that were faced causing modification after modification. Considering this principle, two different things I read today came to mind. A friend on facebook posted a quote: If you hate starting over, DON’T QUIT. (meaning modify and continue) The other example was a blog from an awesome couple I’ve met (through the blogging world) from New Zealand who are teaching English in S. Korea. (Click here if you want to read it.) Cool, huh? Anyway, they met with a crazy challenge and instead of quitting decided to learn from it and smile!
Isn’t this a great principle to live by? How do you meet the challenges of life? As a stumbling block or a stepping stone? Do you focus on what you are trying to avoid or on what you are moving toward? How different is life when you “modify” instead of quit? Just some questions to ponder.