Trying new things doesn’t always work. In your mind, you may have thought you had a brilliant recipe, only to find out it turned to mush in the end. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Millions of people have begun to have a go at life only to hit a roadblock and call it quits. It’s the same in cooking, especially if you cook a lot, and, once in awhile, you’re going to make something that tastes absolutely horrible. That’s okay! Did you learn something new? You should have. At least you know that what you attempted to cook doesn’t work. Now, try and figure out why not. I have made some horrible dishes in my time. Ultimately, I discovered what I did wrong and how to correct those errors next time. Too much garlic (yes there is such a thing), not enough salt, all things that CAN happen sometimes DO. . . and all that can be fixed the next time.
That’s what is great about cooking; there is always a next time. Each day you get a chance to offer something up that’s your very own creation. Add a little of this; add a little of that. It doesn’t matter if it comes from a boxed complete meal or from a can. You throw in a few extra spices or other ingredients, and, Presto! You made a simple dish into something better and new. Life is like any recipe you are attempting; just change one ingredient, and it can go from bland to brilliant! Remember that any time life gets dull or boring, try something new to spice it up. Get outside the normal and create new things. Each day, open your refrigerator and cupboards and figure out what you have in there. Then decide what to make. Don’t let the world pass you by. You are your own unique recipe, so add a little spice!
Our Favorite Spice!
2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
5 Teaspoons Paprika
4 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
3 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
2 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/8 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Mix all seasoning in a mortar and pestle preferred but not required
This makes enough seasoning for 1 pound of ground beef.