Today's NaBloPoMo prompt: "Have you ever made up your own recipe? Tell us about it."
Before I do though, just to let you know that I need to keep my posts relatively brief this week; something important that I need to attend to has come up recently.
The quick answer to the question above is that I think I do this all the time; however, I'm not sure it deserves the title of 'recipe.' Let me tell you why.
Have you ever seen the Swedish chef muppet? He speaks Swedish primarily with the odd English word while attempting to cook? Well, I feel like him, some of the time at least.
In the video below, he is making hot sauce of all things! ;)
Muppets - Swedish Chef - Hotsauce by beautifulcynic
You see, I basically throw stuff together like he does, both by his throwing of two large utensils up in the air as well as his use of hot spices and pepper sauce.
How I usually cook is as follows: I first look in the fridge and/or pantry, decide what needs to be eaten based on freshness and expiry date, and then concoct my own recipe. I usually make something familiar as a base for a background such as rice as in stir-fried rice for example.
It's oftentimes no masterpiece, albeit at times I do surprise myself. More often that not though, it tastes good, sometimes just okay. And occasionally I confess, it tastes horrid.
If anyone was to ask for a recipe for my creative dish, I probably couldn't tell you in terms of amounts of things. Thus, not sure if the word "recipe" qualifies here.
Truly, I would rather someone cook for me!
Do you make your own recipes and/or do you follow those in a cookbook?