Instructions of All Kinds (Curiousity Fluff and Non-Political!)
I recently had a conversation with some other moms at an event.
They were talking about how they love my cooking and asked me about recipes.
I could give them base ingredient lists, but I haven't written anything down. The recipes I get from other sources are not quite what I make either, I always do things differently.
Neither of these women ever deviates from the written recipe. Ever. They seemed really surprised that I do and stuff still turns out.
It occurred to me that I never follow the instructions on anything, unless it is a new thing to me.
I know how food goes together, so I cook and use a recipe as a checklist (since I often forget to put eggs in things...not sure why).
When I sew, I either draft a pattern or use a purchased one, but even with a purchased pattern, I don't even open the instructions. I know how garments go together and I just do it.
My greatest screw ups have been when I've been trying to follow instructions to the letter. Something always goes terribly wrong.
So, are you a follower of instructions or a "wing it" kind of person? Or maybe somewhere in the middle.