Recipe Distraction Disorder
Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to make a confession. I suffer from a strange and blog-debilitating disorder. Perhaps you’ve heard about it. It’s called RDD – Recipe Distraction Disorder. I never know when it is going to strike, but evidence of its effects can be found on my camera’s memory card.
Why, look at this artfully composed shot of tasty ingredients, including bacon! Mmmm, bacon. If you are a meat eater and you had to choose just one to live on for life, which would it be? Beef, pork, poultry or seafood? I lean towards pork, after all, bacon is included in that category. And ham. I do love a good ham. Wait, what was I talking about???
Right. This photo. You see, it is the only one of this recipe. I went ahead and made a glorious bacon-y potato salad with that bounty and failed to take a picture of the finished product or blog about. I’ll blame the bacon. But there’s more!
I made Sugarcrafter’s beautiful Leek & Prosciutto Puff Pastries for a party. This is the before picture. There is no after picture. The after was awesome. All puffy and pretty and sophisticated. They were a huge hit at the party and they all disappeared in a hurry. Well, prosciutto is a cured pork product. Hmmm.
Sometimes RDD manifests itself in other ways. Like this frittata. At leat it is the finished product, but this is the only picture and it is blurry and pretty unappetizing looking. I am not quite sure why I took it. There weren’t even any pork products to explain my distraction away.
Here’s a nice chuck steak from the CSA that became a fantastic pot roast, after a lot more cooking and no more photos. Why, pot roast? Why? I made the pot roast a little differently this particular time and the sauce was divine. But I didn’t take any notes either and I don’t remember exactly what I did so…. sorry, I won’t be telling you about that one.
Shocking, I know.
So, people, don’t let RDD happen to you. Food is awesome and all but if you are going to blog about it, stay strong! Stay focused! Take pictures, take notes. Don’t let the food get the best of you, man!
(This has been a public service announcement on behalf of the RDD Foundation. Please don’t send donations. Send bacon. Thank you.)