20 May 2009

Free time? What's that?

During school I rarely had "free time."  There was always homework to be done, tests to be studied for, work work to do, etc. etc.  I would always think -wow, when i have free time i'm going to do this and this and this. and it's going to be so wonderful.

Fast forward to right now when all I have is fre
e time.  I currently am job free (which sounds so much better than unemployed), school free (although that CPA business is still looming over my head), basically, I am responsibility free.  And I am at a loss of what to do with myself!

One hobby I have picked up again is cooking.  I love love love to cook but during school I cooked maybe once a month. Maybe.  It has been fun getting back in the kitchen and testing out some new recipes.  My favorite so far has been this recipe for penne with sun-dried tomatoes and arugula from Gourmet magazine.  I made it with diced tomatoes instead of sun-dried (because I don't really like sundried ones) and with bacon instead of pancetta (not quite sure what the difference is actually...) and it was delicious!!  I also made mock risotto from this recipe I found on foodnetwork.  It turned out great!

So here's my question for you...what would you do if you were responsibility free? What hobbies would you pick up again?

(this is the photo of the penne recipe...yum!)


Ian said...

Golf, which I have been doing the last few weeks.

T-Ray said...

Free time is awesome. I would do a lot of things. If I had a lot of money... travel and travel and travel some more. But cooking and gardening and decorating are fun too.

Mika said...
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Mika said...

That pasta looks wonderful! I will have to try it sometime! :)