Feeling ignorant of what to do? Feeling ignorant on how to plan for the future?

You’re not alone…

In a recent interview, Alan Alda of M*A*S*H fame offered advice on dealing with ignorance:  

“We don’t value our ignorance enough. Ignorance is really good to have if it is combined with curiosity, and scientists are professional curiosity machines.  We should all imitate that as much as possible.”

Replacing the anxiety of feeling ignorant – with the wonder of curiosity is a wicked cool idea. Curiosity opens our senses to the wonders of this moment. Curiosity opens our left and right brains to communicating with each other. Curiosity causes us to see the beauty in discovering the new, the novel and the wonderful. 

I’ve forced myself this week to make the mental flip from feeling Ignorant to curiosity. 

Feeling ignorant on how to flip our house from old world Satellite TV – to the new digital delivery options – has become a curiosity journey of experimentation. Feeling ignorant on how to make some a collection of inexpensive “smart home” devices work with Home Kit has has become a curiosity journey of laughs and lots of searches for answers on Google 🙂

Give it a try, when you’re feeling ignorant and don’t know what to do, try to FLIP to a CURIOSITY mindset!

Debbie’s Paddle Wheel Bourbon Meatballs

Feeling ignorant on how to cook something that’s amazing?  Here’s an easy and amazing recipe by my wife Debbie. 

It’s my opinion that they are best enjoyed with a classic Old Fashioned made with our Paddle Wheel Bourbon (95 Rating).  

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix the following ingredients together:
    • 3/4 pound of ground beef
    • 3/4 pound of ground pork
    • 1 sleeve of crushed Ritz crackers
    • 1/2 cup of chopped onion
    • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
    • 1 egg
  3. Form into 1 inch meatballs.
  4. Brown meatballs in small batches in a fry pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  5. Transfer to baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Mix the following ingredients together and simmer for 10 minutes till thick:
    • 1/2 cup of Paddle Wheel Bourbon
    • 1 jar of apricot preserves
    • 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce
    • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  7. Place meatballs in sauce and heat through before serving in a sauce pan or use a Crock Pot to keep them warm.

To Make a Classic 1862 Old Fashioned

  1. Mix the following together: 
    • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
    • 3 drops of bitters
    • 2 ounces of Paddle Wheel Bourbon
    • Ice
  2. Stir with ice for 40 revolutions and strain into a clean glass with a large ice cube.