When viewing my life as though it were an Aesop's fable, I tended to skew more towards Hare than Tortoise. I was always in such a rush- hurry up and graduate, get out into the work force, apply to grad school, then move to LA. I was on the fast track but after 10 years had passed in what felt like 10 minutes I still hadn't reached the finish line, much less had any idea where or what it was. That's when I knew I needed to slow down and reevaluate exactly where I was headed on this race- to start looking at it more like a marathon, less like a sprint. Once I took a breather, I could really focus on what was right in front of me, this culinary passion I didn't even know I had, but instead of jumping in the fast lane I'm taking it slow.
Today was my maiden voyage to Restaurant Depot (where restaurants shop!) which felt like a big step to me. Do I really need a 2 pound bag of flour right now? No, but I might someday and that in itself is pretty darn exciting. So what if I only bought 2 bowls and a thermometer? Baby steps.
This week's TWD, Chewy Chunky Blondies are so chock full of mix-ins a Restaurant Depot card just might come in handy. Made with giant chunks of bittersweet chocolate, coconut and pecans, they are great just out of the oven but even better the next day. So whether you're a tortoise or a hare, it's a win-win situation.