Yes, that was time consuming. Yes, it may feel like overkill for some. But this is one of the techniques I use to deal with the intense procrastination urge and eventual overwhelm I get from cooking (or even thinking about starting!) difficult recipes due to my special mix of ADHD and Sensory Integration Disorder (SID). I think this method catches the essence of the difference between using ADHD as an excuse to not do stuff vs as a launching pad for finding new and wacky ways to learn to do things - eventually. The excuse approach would be "I can never cook" (and boy, have I used that approach enough!), while the launching pad approach says "It's more difficult for me to cook than for you for x, y, z reasons, but let me work at it for a while, and then use loads of tools and crafty methods to make you a great meal - once I figure out how".
Have you found any similar cooky (catch what I did there?) methods to make your life go round? If so, post them below; the people need to know!