Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

Small victories that you eat

Food. Food is good. Food's also not rude, but that's a subject for another time. THE POINT IS: once again I'm glad I learned this very basic but vital lesson from Lisa and Brian Wood, of Big-Ass Sandwiches fame and among the people I know who really appreciate food, who like to point out that almost any recipe can be modified. Except of what you bake, as baking is more an exact science, but when it comes to stove-top cooking (most of the cooking I currently do), substitute away! This ingredient is 70% like the ingredient the recipe calls for, but it just might work in this, for one example. That other ingredient may be 40% like what's called for, but -- but -- I might like that ingredient better! Try experimenting, it probably won't kill you!

I decided to say that the chicken meal I made tonight was "Chicken á la King-ish," because it's not a classic version of that recipe but it was a lot like it (with dark meat, for example, as I had chicken thighs). And it's enough to fill me up tonight and another day, too. Leftovers are good...when they're cooked all right. I'll likely never recreate this, making it a staple of meals for the rest of my life, but I'll figure out other food, because I simply feel better and more productive when I feed myself.

I cooked all right. I'll take that.

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