Trying Something New
Try Something new even if it might be scary
"learn something new try something different convince yourself that you have no limits"
It is always good to try something new. For me, this trying something new was cooking and baking. I have always liked cooking, but I never actually tried it. This year I really started baking and started making new things and trying new things. I have really started to good at baking over this past year.
Every time I bake I either do it with my mom or my sister. I do it to have fun, also to eat good food. I have not tried many things in the kitchen, but I hope too soon. In these times where there is a lot of time to fill I hope I can try something new in the kitchen. Every time there is some free time I try to bake. The only thing I don't like about baking is cleaning up. I love everything else about it.
It all started a couple of years ago when I would start to watch this series called worth it on youtube. It was these guys who would go to try one food at three different restaurants. One restaurant was cheap, one was medium, and the other was super expensive. I would watch these and think, I wish I could cook like that, or I want to go make that food, but I never would be able to make these things they were always too advanced. The food would always look amazing. I never dared to try something new like baking, cooking, or something like that. I would keep watching them though. This year I started to watch more videos. This time I would watch recipes for food that looked fun to bake, or good to eat. This time I got more motivated to try these things and try to make them. I would try to watch as many videos as possible. I finally got motivated to bake something. I started with chocolate chip cookies. I found this recipe that I had wanted to try for a while. It required me to make the dough and put it in the fridge to set and rest for a day or two. They came out and they didn't give me that satisfying feeling when you have a warm chocolate chip cookie, but they were really good, and I wanted to try to make them better. In January I tried again, this time I put them in the fridge for two days, and used a different recipe. When they came out they were perfectly crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside This time they were a lot better than the first time. This made me feel like I could try anything in the kitchen.
Last week I got motivated when I saw that Mr. Irwin posted a cooking challenge. I knew exactly what I wanted to make: steak. This was something that I had not tried before, but I knew I could do it. Last Saturday I started in the afternoon by making herb butter which was herbs mixed with a stick of butter and lemon juice. Later that night I put it in the griddle and grilled it on the griddle. I loved the sizzling noise coming off the piping hot griddle. I made it perfectly medium-rare. I cut it and tasted it. At that moment I realized I could cook anything I wanted to.
It doesn't matter what you try to do, it doesn't matter how scary it might be, and it doesn't matter how difficult the thing you try maybe. All that matters is that you face your fears, try something new, and if it is hard you persevere. That is what I did I tried something new and when it didn't work out I tried again. That is what you have to do try something new and keep trying even if it doesn't work out the way you want it to.