I picked up the August 2012 issue of Cooking Light magazine recently and read the note from the editor. It was titled “Have You Gotten to the Simple Place Yet?”
I am all about simple! I mean, our tag line is
Organize Everything – Simplify Life
The editor, Scott Mowbray suggests that there are two modern cooking anxieties – complication and simplicity. He says that American anxiety about cooking being complicated stated post World War II, when women entered the work force and didn’t have time to learn the skills needed in the kitchen to be confident about what they were doing.
He also noted that recent studies suggest that more people are cooking now, due to the economy and the availability of high quality produce. But this is where the simplicity anxiety comes in. American’s are over doing it when they add, stir, check and fuss way to much over their creations. Mowbray suggest simple is good (or in my eyes good enough). Don’t over complicate your cooking and maybe you can relax and enjoy it more.
It seems to me that you could take this concept and use it in many areas of life.
Don’t make things any more complicated than they have to be.