How many of you love to cook? I do. I'm better with baking than cooking, but I'm learning how to make decent meals with limited ingredients. I have fun experimenting. Sometimes they turn out great. Other times...not so much. The most recent ones were a balsamic chicken dish that turned out reasonably good and a pot of black beans that turned out nasty. The beans didn't get eaten for leftovers while the balsamic chicken stuff did.
Sunday night, I attempted chicken quesadillas. They were food, and I thought they turned out okay. Yes it was another experiment because I had to figure out how to season the chicken and get it into the quesadillas evenly. It was fun though.
Cooking is only one of my passions. I love reading and writing. I like taking walks, though this is new. I enjoy knitting and crocheting, though I will have to rebuild my stock of yarn and needles/hooks since I abandoned all of it when we moved this last time. I'm fascinated by history and do a lot of research on it.
Hobbies are great. They help you relax, unwind, and take you away from the stress of your every day life and into a world of comfort. They can take intense concentration, they can be physically demanding, but they still have worth because they are something that you enjoy.
I love my hobbies. I have an easier time with reading, writing, and cooking – though I don't get too much baking done these days – than I do with the others. But I take time every day to do what I enjoy. It makes me happier and helps me get out of my depression and makes me feel better.
What about you? What are some of your hobbies?