Monday, March 28, 2011

Enjoying the process of it all

I'm a total list maker and that most definitely comes from my mom. She alone has probably kept those post-it note people in business! I write down everything, from what I eat, to my workouts, to my grocery lists, to new menu ideas. One time a friend of mine saw my notebook and said, uhh you write down that you showerr!? I said, sure do! Have you ever made a list? It feels so satisfying to check it off when it's complete! *Friend then gave me weird look *

If I haven't added anything new around here its not because I haven't been in the kitchen, in fact more the opposite. This last weekend I did some cooking for a couple clients. I'm also taking a course right now and something was said that really resonated with me about work. Work in life, work in your work out, work in your job, whatever it may be, either way you really have to enjoy the process of it all, not just the end result. I think I'm always so focused on the end result of my work, getting things done, checking off my to do list, that I'm not always taking the time to really enjoy the moment and the process of it all before getting to that end goal.

Smoked Bacon Chili w/ Kale. Toppings of 6 Yr Aged Cheddar, Green and Red Onions, Cilantro, Green Peppers, Lime Wedges, Greek Yogurt, more Bacon. Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread

Asparagus tips must be penciled. It's a weird thing I have.

Glazed Honey Mustard Roasted Trout w/ Mango Salsa, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Roast Asparagus and Zucchini w/ Aged Balsamic, Lemon Zest and Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano

This week I really took the time to enjoy the process of my work and checking it off my to do list? Very satisfying.

*Conversation w/ one of the clients this was made for*

C: The trout was soo delicious! The salad was very onion-y but really good!!

Me: Um what salad?

C: Well I threw together the green peppers, green onion, red onion, bacon, cilantro and cheddar...

Me: Those are your chili garnishes! Didn't you read the instructions I left you! Hmm but you may be on to something here..


The New School for Inspired Work said...

What a beautiful feast you prepared for your clients - wow! And what better work to enjoy the process than cooking! I bet you they were VERY happy. Great blog, Laura!

Jessica604 said...

:) Thanks for the welcome back.

I am a total list person too! I don't check off that I've taken a shower, but there are definite "mundane" things that I list on post its, emails, and on the "stick notes" program on the computer that I cross out / strikeout or delete. :D