I think that is similar to writer’s block. That is where you realize you have nothing of importance to write about. At least in my own opinion I don’t. I have dealt with this before but have not ever admitted it here, in public. Crazy huh? I find that it happens to many bloggers and they also hide it. I think one of the easiest ways to hide it is to repost old entries. I am trying to avoid doing something like that.
I do have another cooking class to prepare for this week. Then again in March there are two more classes on the schedule. It’s exciting and now that I have done one, I think the anxiousness and stress of wondering how it will go is mostly gone. That might be having an effect on my writing.
Or it could have something to do with reading an article yesterday on authentic Italian cooking-how to spot fakes. There is another blogger who wrote a wonderful three-part series on this subject and I was only slightly depressed while reading. I came to the realization that I am an Italian-American and therefore I am going to cook like one. There is no getting around some of my habits that have been ingrained in me by my family or the culture we live in. It’s that simple. It’s not that I won’t keep trying to learn the authentic way of cooking but I need to learn how to give myself a break when I cook in a different way, less authentic if you will.
We like a variety of foods and that is a good thing. I’m learning that simple foods with simple ingredients is the best way to go. I plan to focus more on cooking in that manner in the next few months. Last night was one of those meals where I did a very simple menu. It was Valentine’s day but we didn’t need to spend a fortune to celebrate. I made simple chicken cutlets with breadcrumbs and cheese for breading, mashed white beans, orzo pasta with garlic olive oil and some more rosemary peasant bread. It required just a few ingredients and not a lot of time, unless you count waiting on the bread to rise, and I had dinner ready when I wanted to eat.
Maybe I did have something to say after all!