So sometimes while we are on our adventure in life and walking down paths we have never seen.
We come across the past.
So what do you do ...
When we look at them past paths..
Some of those paths we are so happy to meet..
Because they brought us so much joy.
Nostalgia...always brings a smile to our face..
But what about a past that hurt us..
Do we walk there again..
Well they say you must approach it like a fresh path, because everything and everybody changes..
But if true feelings and friendship are still there so will sensitivity and caring..
And it could blossom into something beautiful ...
What do you say ...????
I don't know I would be scared because I have been scarred..
But would I walk there again..
No clue.. ..
I have actually walked down some past paths, and walked with a fresh slate..
Most have been fantastic, and we have been able to start something new and different and yet full of love and a new understanding of us both as individuals.
And some pasts have always left me , standing in the same place that I was standing at before...
So should we let these be , because they are not meant to be..
Or give it a chance once more..
I don't know anymore..
And I definately do not want to live life with all the answers anyway..
And so today I'm making churros..
A few days ago, I went to eat them because wanted to bite into something sinfully and comfortingly decadent ..
And so after completely indulging myself..
Till I made a hundred promises of no chocolate no more( ha ha not possible)
I came back and googled churros, because I'm crazy , everything I taste and love , I need to be able to make..
Just like how all the people I meet that I love , I want to keep, somehow, save them as my exotic ingredient ..
Water -1 cup
Salted butter -1 cup
Demerara sugar - 2 tbsp
Flour - 1 cup
Vanilla essence -1 tsp
Caster sugar-1 cup
Cinnamon powder- 1/2 tsp
Cream - 1 cup
Cooking chocolate - 1 cup
Condensed milk-1/2 cup
Chili powder- 1/2 tsp
In a non stick vessel over a medium flame, bring to boil the water, butter and the Demerara sugar.
When it is properly boiling, add the flour to it, stirring it continuously , till it clumps together.
Then put it back on the fire and cook for about three minutes.
Take it off the fire and vigorously keep stirring , or then put it into a dough mixi, and beat it till it is cool.
Crack the four eggs in a clean bowl, and add the vanilla essence to it.
Then add the eggs to the batter, 3 tbsp at a time, till it it fully incorporated.
Then with a spatula, put the batter in an icing bag , with a star nozzle tip .
And pipe strips of dough into hot oil.
Make each Churro about 3 inches long, but there is no hard and fast rule , you can make it in circles, or any shape you like.
Just see that it's easy for you to handle.
And fry each piece, till it is nice and brown and crispy.
After that roll the cooked Churros in the caster sugar and cinnamon mix.
For the chocolate sauce, boil the cream,with the chili powder, and pour it over the grated chocolate, when the chocolate is melted, pour the condensed milk into it.
This gives it a very dense and thick texture.
And so I realised that you make churros just like you you make "Paris Brest" and that's something I love..
It's nearly the same ingredients , JUST the end procedure is different..
And so I was extremely happy with my churros..
And while I was frying them in oil, I know not the healthiest option but oh so tasty and yummy
I was thinking about life and how like life, is like what I cooked today..
How alike they are to Paris Brest ..
Mostly the same ingredients, just the method of cooking is different , and that's what makes all the difference..
We attract the same type of people in our life..
Because there are a certain types of characteristics that attract us to them..
I'm not saying they are all alike, they will be as varied as the myriad colours of the rainbow...
But there will be a common thread..
They may all not always be our best friends, or soul mates, or our 4 am friends..
But they all make our life better in some way..
I don't know..
I'm just rambling..
But I know that every person comes into our life for a reason..
To heal us, or to teach us something we needed to learn..
That changes our core..
But I'm very very confused..
And what about the ones that leave us feeling hurt..
Maybe the next time we meet them..
We need to change the way we cook our relationship..
A different style, a different approach
I just know, that there is always something good that you learn about yourself in every situation in life..
It's only when you are sitting in a corner alone , that you have time to look deep inside your self..
And discover facets to your self you never knew existed.
And according to me thats fantastic, as you get to discover who you really are...
Also you become more compassionate..
You feel someones pain, only, if you have ever felt it yourself..
And so as I bite into this decadent dish of Churros , dunked in Mexican chocolate..
I have one life to live..
So many adventures I have still not been on..
So many new paths to see, and if I come across a path I have walked through for a bit...
But had to leave as there were more thorns that hurt than flowers that made me smile..
I do not know yet what I will do..
I think I will just be my impulsive self ..and decide then..
Go with my gut..
It may not be always completely right, but it's never fully wrong...
So chomping on a plate of "Have I tasted you before Churros " is good for your soul..
It made me realise one thing..
Some people in my life are like chocolate,
"I give them up for a bit..
I swear off them for reasons and seasons..
But they will always stay in my life..
And so I am officially celebrating "Mothers Day" today..
As I'm out of bed and feeling a mucho better..
What we did on Mothers day..
Ha ha Zeke , Zene and me, sang karaoke with out favourite singers.... Maroon5, Adele, Shakira's waka-waka, Colbie , Disney classics on our bed, it was too much fun..
Singing makes us happy..
And we all sang without a care in the world ..
So as I bite into the crispness of the "Have I met you before Churros " and the voluptuous decadent richness of the Mexican chocolate, hits your taste buds, you are already on a path to an adventure, whether it's is a brand new one, or a path you have travelled..
Is completely yours to choose..
With lotsa love and calories only from"Maria's kitchen"...