I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here.
Today’s tip is to make a meal using a recipe or ingredient you’ve not tried before.
While I enjoy cooking, I haven’t experimented a lot. Some, but not a lot. I made a few things this year that I’ve never made before, as an experiment. For example, I put together homemade ramen early in the pandemic, which was a hit.
For me, I had never made donuts. We’ve enjoyed (too many) donuts during the pandemic, but most aren’t gluten free. I have a cookbook that includes and one for donuts. It’s involved, like bread, with letting the dough rise twice and then frying in oil.
I told my daughter I’d make them and she got very excited. I didn’t quite realize what I’d gotten myself into, and it was hours after my girl expected something, but they came out well.
It felt good to make these. My Mom had made something similar when I was a kid, but I’d never done them until now.