It all began about two months ago. I discovered Pinterest and my life would never be the same. I wish I would have thought of it first, a vision board for every aspect of your life complete with links to help you make it come true, perfection.
I was going mad with pin fever, pinning this recipe and that outfit, amazed by all of the things one can do with vinegar and lemons. I was fantasizing about the amazed faces of all of the people I would make this delicious food for, and how I would thank them for their compliments. Except, no one cared about the food I hadn’t made, and that wasn’t enough to keep me motivated, so I kept daydreaming.
Something changed the other day, but we will see how long it lasts (I really think it’s by subconscious trying to get me in gear for the new school year). Maybe in a way, it helps me feel closer to home.
Today I tried a total of 4 ideas that I had from Pinterest or that were inspired by it, and I experienced varying degrees of success.
As Thpyoon Haikou swept through the city, I hunkered down and made some dreams happen.
So, the night before I tried what I thought I saw were the directions for coiled curls that you leave in over night. I made sure and twisted them really tight so that they would be really curly. As you can see, my results are horrifying. Need to read instructions next time so I don’t look like Shirley Temple after she’s all grown up and had too much to drink.
from: …love Maegan
I was thinking about pizza rolls because I had some pastry crust dough that I had been in the freezer forever and I wanted to use the vegetarian pepperoni I had made the night before. It was petty easy and surprisingly tasty! I used Vegan Dad‘s recipe and changed a few things. I didn’t have crushed red pepper or the different colored peppercorns. I just used loads of black peppercorns.
I cut the pastry dough into 6 triangles, and filled them with pepperoni. Then, I rolled the cheese starting on the small end to the large end. Sprinkle with garlic and Italian seasonings and then bake at 350 F for 10-15 minutes. We dipped them in marinara sauce and said, “mmmmmmmm” while the animals slept peacefully.
#3-Homemade Wheat Pasta
I recently bought a pasta maker on one of my recent, I am going to cook dang it! shopping trips. I was excited to use it. I looked up a simple recipe on Food.com and went to work. The kneading took 20 minutes and I was definitely sweaty because of it, but the process was pretty exciting. After about one hour of drying them on the clothing dry rack (which was covered in plastic wrap, of course), it was looking pretty awesome. Some went in the freezer for later. I will have the verdict on the pasta after we eat it. I am pretty excited.
Out of everything I did today, this one drove me the most crazy! It’s a lot of work looking this cool and doing it yourself. I managed to salvage a few that I messed up with the tape I used, and after an outer edge polish removal, I think it will look quite nice. I just don’t know if I want to do it again!
So, tomorrow I will start a new job at a new school. I wonder if I can keep all of this actual doing of things once the year gets busy? I have learned today that although pinning is awesome, it feels much better to do than to dream.
Until next time, “Happy Pinning!”