This week Linda has given us a choice for our Stream of Consciousness posts, we can either use shortcut or cut short.
I like a shortcut when I am working at my job in the community. The problem is that, as I do not have a very good sense of direction, I end up getting lost and taking longer to get there. One village road looks similar to the next for me, and even when given very precise directions, I still manage to mess up and end up in the wrong place. Having said that, I do make sure that the patients’ visits are not cut short if it has taken me a while to get there.
There are some occasions when a shortcut can be an advantage though. I remember our Home Economics lessons at school, when making a cake, creaming the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon, then adding the egg, making sure not to curdle the mixture, and finally, folding in the flour,with a metal spoon, carefully, and then producing a cake that was more like a biscuit than a light and fluffy sponge! Years later, I was introduced to the ‘all-in-one method’, bung everything in together (which seemed like sacrilege), mix it all up and something that resembles a sponge appears. Sometimes it feels good to use a shortcut!
I am going to have to cut short this post now as I have yet another essay to write for one of my Uni assignments. I wish there was a shortcut I could use for that!
I rather feel the all in method is a sacrilege too sis… but if it works! Hey why not!
I don’t bake all that often now, Sis, but when I use that method, it always seems to come out better! 🙂
So shortcuts can work!!!
Oh yes, definitely! 🙂
I love my one-bowl chocolate cake recipe, dump and stir and bake! But you’re right, there isn’t always a shortcut to what we want 🙂
I love the sound of your one-bowl chocolate cake recipe too!!! 🙂
Ah, I remember the days of Uni assignments, Judy.
Why do they always give you 4 at once?! We also have an A & P exam soon which is really worrying me. I have a head like a sieve! 🙂
Fortunately, I only have to worry about my sons exams now.
That is still nail biting, though! 🙂
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