This post by Jennifer Flaten
My daughter is taking Tech Ed this year, also known as Skills USA, this class gives her a change to build and design robots.
A few days ago, I asked her how it was going. “It’s all dimensions, Mom”, she wailed. She was bummed because they were still in the design phase and she was eager to get to the building stage.
She is a builder, always creating or making things, but she doesn’t spend much time planning these creations. She just jumps in and builds them. This is fine for a fort in the basement, but certainly won’t cut it for a robot.
I have to admit, I am the same way. If I have a new project, I want to jump right in and do it. I am especially guilty when I cook or bake.
Every recipe you read advises gathering all your ingredients before you bake. If you didn’t skip this step you would realize you are out of flour before you have the rest of the ingredients for the cookies mixed up, thus skipping a run down to the Quick mart for over priced flour.
Still, I’ve done it more times then I can count. I also forgo the measure all the ingredients and put them in the little bowls like you see on the cooking shows. Who has time for that? Besides, I barely want to wash the bowl after I make one-bowl brownies, let alone was five individual bowls.
Just last night I decided to, on the spur of the moment, make an applesauce spice cake. Why? Well, it’s fall and a warm spicy applesauce cake sounds good, plus my father in law just gave us two thirty two ounce containers of applesauce and I have to use them in SOMETHING.
I wanted the cake, but I also didn’t want to do many dishes, so instead of using the actual ½, and ¼ measuring spoons, the recipe called for I just the teaspoon for everything…just eyeballing what I thought was ½ or ¼. I even eyeballed that last ¼ cup of flour and the raisins? Yeah, instead of a cup it was whatever fell out of the bag.
It turned out delicious. The recipe can be found here.
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