Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Well, here we are again. 2008 even though I still have a tendency to date my checks for 2004. Wondering where the last year went and if this will be any slower. Knowing it won't be. Wondering why the new school semester always has to kill my fun. Sigh. But! I've made cooking resolutions I can keep this year. One new thing I've always wanted to make each month. Yep, I can pick as the month comes up, whenever I'd like and go at it. No more pressure than that. Yay! Without further ado:

1. Marshmallows
2. Fancy Cake
3. Tart
4. Caramel
5. Panna Cotta
6. Sourdough Bread
7. Gumbo
8. Pizza
9. Prickly Pear
10. Jam
11. Risotto
12. Croissants
Bonus Points: Ginger Ale

Most of these I know are simple, but it's always funny the things that hold you back. That unnatural fear of rising pizza dough or self-sealing canning lids. Of actually being precise while baking and trying to match my Grandmother's gumbo glory. Yet, this will be the year. The year where all those niggling little foodstuffs will be tackled and filed for good. No more hiding behind a dirty kitchen.

So who else has plans?


Mary said...

I'm excited to see how they turn out! I wouldn't say they're simple at all. And really it's admirable of you to conquer your fears. Things like caramel and prickly pears scare me.

I'm trying to blog most of January about Vegetables. And read more. Oh and I'm training to do a triathlon. A tiny sprint distance one.

Mary said...

Oh croissants and ginger ale sound really hard too.

She sure is strange! said...

I have conquered the fear of pizza dough!! I've got two recipes on my blog(one is a link to a flatbread, one is my own recipe).

Love your recipes, can't wait to try the chicken and dumplings, I used to do the thing with the tortillas but haven't in years!