Quick recap for those who are new to my blog:
- I like to cook
- I like to try new recipes
- I read old school, paper, get delivered in the mail magazines
- I rip out recipes from said magazines
- I think too much
- I love a list
A few months ago I found a recipe: it was entitled Cheesy One Pot Pasta. For those of you that do know me, you still might not know these things:
- I love a meal where I only dirty one pot
- My husband doesn’t eat any cheese except for mozzarella on pizza and sandwiches
- My daughter and I love cheese so make it whenever my husband isn’t home for dinner
- I like a recipe where I don’t particularly need to think
So my husband was going out for dinner and I decided to make this pasta. I scanned the recipe…
- rimmed baking sheet
- large pot
Ok- I admit that one can say that the writers of the magazine weren’t wrong. You only needed one pot…
In the spirit of all things easy and simple…
Why would you label a recipe “One Pot” and then need three different cooking vessels with which to cook?
Now, all this got me thinking…
- How often do we say one thing, but mean another?
- How often do we say things that are misleading?
- How often do we not communicate to our partners exactly what we expect to happen?
- How often do we not think about the details involved in something?
- How often do we not read something or do research before we embark on something?
I got all this out of a pasta recipe…
(Of course, now I can’t help but wonder if real people in real life actually do take a walk in the park and quote Nietzsche- I mean if I can get all philosophical while reading a recipe featured in Real Simple, maybe those beach read writers know something I don’t…)
Are things as simple as they seem?
Do we delude ourselves with the best of intentions?
To close, if I were to speak to this recipe I would simply say:
“I’m not upset that you lied to me. I’m upset that from now on I can’t Beleive you.”