Monday, August 24, 2009

What Inspires You?

Besides my amazing family (who, of course, inspire me!), food always sparks creativity and inspiration. The vibrant colors, delicious flavors, endless possibilities... Yesterday I made pork chops w/onions, peppers, and pineapple, cheesy scalloped potatoes, and raspberry cobbler. Earlier this month, I grilled the vegetables below and we enjoyed hamburgers and those gorgeous cherries.

I love it when I have time to wander through the grocery store and allow myself to take in all the ingredients, the fresh produce, the cheese (a rarity, thus I'm not generally a fan of grocery shopping :)). I can't help but occasionally splurge on an item like fresh mozzarella - it begs to be used. I delight in making food that my family and friends enjoy. And I thoroughly enjoy dreaming up new recipes and thinking about new ingredients. So, I think it's fair to say that food inspires me. What inspires you?

6 comments:

Jenna said...

Theatre and creative people... I'm in a good field for that, aren't I? I love the challenge of always tackling something new (for me).

justscrapbooking said...

Seeing people treat people as they should. Seeing people being the hands and feet of Jesus. that is why I love the ministry my husband and I are involved in so much. It inspires me to do more.

Tammy.

Monica said...

Nature inspires me. Being on a trail where there isn't another person in sight. Watching the snow fall. Sitting by a waterfall. Climbing a tree full of yellow leave. I'm inspired just writing about it:)

The Bryants said...

The beginning of the school year inspires me. I was a teacher before I quit to stay home with my daughter. A new school year always feels so full of possibility and adventure!

Mama10EE said...

I think craft stores inspire me the most. I love to scrapbook and cross stitch. Whenever I am in Michaels or another similar store I love to just browse all the aisles, looking for possibilities. It's funny because I am not super creative, but I get great ideas when I am in a craft store!

sam said...

Ideas inspire me. Those half-formed thoughts that have so much potential you just can't wait to see them realized.