Sometimes when you are focusing so much on something you are passionate about, it’s normal to feel drained and unmotivated by it. That’s how I felt about blogging for these last several weeks. I had spent the last several months completely absorbed in the blog rebranding and website, that I reached a point where I didn’t even want to look at my laptop.
I shared my thoughts on Instagram, and the response I received was overwhelming. The majority of folks had the same advice- walk away for a bit, focus on something else, and you’ll feel a sense of renewal. And that’s just what I did.
For the past month, I’ve taken it easy on myself. I cooked as I normally would for my family, and I stayed away from my laptop and camera. We also took a family trip to Texas (namely Dallas and Houston) for a whopping 11 days.
It seems like the break was just what I needed. I feel reinvigorated and full of inspiration.
Today I’m coming at you with a simple hack- making dulce de leche (a.k.a. liquid gold) from a can of condensed milk. It’s really simple (and safe, granted you follow the instructions), and comes together relatively quick. I picked up this hack from the geniuses over at Serious Eats, and I’m so excited to share it with you! Stay tuned because this homemade dulce de leche will be featured in a recipe in the next few days 😉
Dulce De Leche (From Condensed Milk)
- 1 (14 ounce) can condensed milk
Remove the label from the can. Try to remove as much of the adhesive as possible.
Place the can on its side in a large pot. Fill the pot with water, making sure the can is covered by at least 2 inches.
Place the pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium or medium low, making sure the water is at a simmer. Cook for 2 ½ hours, adding more boiling water as needed.
Remove the can from the water carefully. Place on a rack and allow it to come to room temperature before opening.
It is important that the water level remains above the can. Check periodically, and add additional boiling water as needed. Also, it can be dangerous to try to open the can before it cools; wait until it has come to room temperature before opening.