We all do. Yes, you do too. Wait, not those games! What kind of a girl do you…never mind.
I mean the little half truths we tell ourselves. Like: “I can get by on four hours of sleep” or “I can get that done in a couple hours.” I can put in a garden, and train the dogs, and go to my job all in the same day. No problem.
The ones I like (or hate!) the most have to do with cleaning the house, or packing for a trip. No, I can NOT load the motor home in less than half a day. And no matter what lies I tell myself, fifteen hours driving is fifteen hours driving, or in the motor home more like twenty. We can’t fold time…yet.
Then there are the writing lies. Like: sure I can get all those reports, articles, and reviews done all at the same time. They won’t have any impact on edits or story creation or that great Deep Story class I’m taking. NO problem on racing through edits…even when deep down inside I’m wondering if this is the best ever or just a bunch of rambling words on the page. Yeah I know that’s not a new whine.
Maybe, in an alternate reality, I could do all these and more. Fact is not only are we all limited on available time but also on available brain cells, or maybe creative energy is a better term. We need that down time, whether it’s planting bulbs or walking with the beasts or maybe messing around with a new recipe.
Speaking of a new recipe, I had a bunch of zucchini from a recent buy. It’s the proverbial dark and stormy night and I’d seen a recipe for zuke fritters. And I thought…hmmmmm
Here’s the recipe, from the amazing ALL DAY I DREAM ABOUT FOOD. Well, okay, that’s the starter recipe. I’m avoiding grocery stores as much as possible unless I’m wearing blinders and racing through with a list. Trying so hard to break my fried chicken addiction! So I worked with what’s in the house.
The original ingredients:
- 2 cups finely shredded zucchini
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup golden flax seed meal
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp ground marjoram
- 3/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 cup crumbled feta
- 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
- 2 large eggs
- 6 tbsp coconut oil or butter
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt for garnish (optional)
I had three zucchini so I grated those and put into a colander to drain. Chopped up an onion very fine. Used a low salt Tuscan blend of dried herbs. Flax Seed Meal, Coconut Flour, check. No feta but this amazing Cheddar Cheese from Trader Joe’s “Unexpected Cheddar” with a rich, tangy flavor and a crumbly texture. Added some grated Parrmesan. All that dry stuff added to the grated zuke. Then the last little bit of chopped green chile in the fridge…next time I add more. Make a hole in the middle for the eggs so I can
whip them up a bit. Coconut flour AND butter. for cooking. Four splats into the fry pan…no way am I waiting around to fry all these so I poured some of the oil mix onto an oven pan and baked the rest.
2 responses to “The Games We Play With Ourselves #MFRWAuthor”
Mona, I’ve never had a fritter. And I would really like to. And I can’t cook. So could you send me some?
I figure with my meals taken care of, I could actually do all those things you mentioned. 🙂
ha ha. Good luck on that one, unless you’re in New Mexico. I’m stumbling through getting it done myself. Sort of. At this rate I’ll have to make it to 100 or more just to get caught up!