This week Miss Jillian Michaels and I have been having knock down drag out fights...and I think I'm winning. hehe. I've been passing out as soon as soon as my head hits the pillow at night, but I've been getting it done. And I'm feeling proud of myself again. Something I haven't felt in a long time. I'm feeling uplifted again in my life and capable of taking control of my life again. I hope to be able to say that with each passing week I spin just a little more to reach 180 degrees.
As another element in doing what I love to live my life rather than allow it to pass me by, I have decided to take a cooking class as often as possible in order to hone my skills and feed my creative needs. So far I have taken a Cold Beer and Small Plates class as well as a Pasta Workshop. These classes were belated birthday gifts from my dad and I am so grateful for this jump start into my creative advancement. I would like to show you all my creations:
|The local grocery store where I took my classes.|
|This is a local beer from right here in Austin, TX (we make great beer)|
|The beer is called "El Cedro" a Hoppy Cedar-Aged Ale made by Jester King|
|My second class, turned out to be more about sauces than the pasta specifically.|
|Though we did get to mix our own pasta dough|
|My smooth as a baby's bum dough|
|The kitchen/stage where all the magic happened|
|Lasagna with Bolognese and Bechamel Sauce|
This was not my favorite version of this dish, I found it to be a bit bland and lacking the lovely cheesy elements that I love in lasagna. Give me Ricotta and Mozzarella any day.
|Class participants having their turn up at the stove|
This last week and a half brought new perspective, renewed drive, hope, and desire. I know that this challenge is one of the best things I have done for myself in years. What's been the best thing you have done for you lately? Till next time..