Through the spring snow, through the freezing rain and through my own sanity, a nice, lengthy visit was made to the parents a few weeks ago. The trip helped me realize all the little things in life that my careers tediousness takes away from. To sum it up simply, I cannot truly receive packages that require a signature, because I’m always at work.
This winter, in the midwest, has been painful, grueling and never-ending. Perhaps, the weather got to my head, but money isn’t everything. Time is money. Passionate hobbies should not decrease to better others dreams. I quit my job this last weekend.
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”
While visiting my parents, homemade Mustard was created in two separate batches.
German Beer was used for both.
Yellow & Brown Mustard Seeds, Garlic, Beer, Allspice, Sea Salt, Tarragon, Turmeric, Brown Sugar and Wasabi Powder were carefully combined and set at room temperature before blending, cooking and cooling.
Keep exploring. Do the things that you LOVE. And don’t let anyone (but yourself) take them away from you.
Fork it. Fork it all. Finger foods are constantly my go-to, first-choice, comfort food. Sometimes, changing things up can be chaotically forking comforting.
The one thing I would’ve done differently, is baking the Tortillas ahead of time to avoid soggy Tortillas.
And nothing cheers up soggy Tortillas than Vegan Enchilada Flats.
Blackened Corn was the beginning. After that, Boca crumbles, Tofu crumbles, Garlic, Peppers, Onion, Ghost Pepper Sauce, Sea Salt, Pepper, Chipotle Powder and Paprika. Cilantro was stirred in very last.
The Enchilada Sauce was as simple as Tomato Sauce, diced Tomatoes, Sugar, Sea Salt, Pepper, Cayenne, Oregano, Garlic & Onion Powder, Parsley and diced Jalapeños.
These awesome ingredients were layered Sauce, precut Tortilla, Daiya and repeat.
Garnishment was with beautiful Scallions.
Yesterday was a fun-filled awesome day. With some lows and some extreme highs. I awoke at 4:00am thinking that I was late for my 6:30am shift. At 5:45am and around 25 degrees F, I commuted via bicycle to work. Dressing in various layers, the commute was absolutely comfortable.
The sun was present throughout the day. Being a sunshine addict, I suited up after my shift (without all of the layers) for a beautiful November day and rode on to enjoy a few hours of remaining daylight. After picking up a 4-pack of beer, I ventured to a wildlife refugee before heading to a brewhouse for a few more amazing beers.
Fall into Winter months are progressively dying, cold and dreary. Utilization of warmer//brighter days is a must, in my book. Overcoming the cold and the death is essential to becoming stronger and prepared for any further difficult situations.
It is game time. Here in the midwest, the next five months will not be pleasant. Optimism and drive will get me through.
Cheers to an early Spring.