Along with the New Year’s ample opportunities for making new resolutions and to-do lists, there always comes the somewhat embarrassing task of reviewing the previous year’s resolutions and seeing what we did and did not do. Last year, my list involved 5 new items I wanted to try making from scratch. I succeeded in making pasta from scratch as well as perfecting my hummus recipe. I did experiment with granola, although I never blogged about it. However, I never got to making my own bagels or yogurt. They’re still in my mind. Especially the yogurt. So here’s my new list including a few items where I failed last year. So thank you 2011 for a second chance!
2011 To-Do List:
I love yogurt and I eat a lot of it. Ever since I stumbled across a recipe for making your own yogurt in one of my favorite cookbooks, I’ve had this on the top of my to-do list. I didn’t get to it last year and its been sitting there for too long, so this year it’s a must. I’ll let you know how it goes. PROMISE!
In addition to bagels, I’ve been thinking about pretzel bread a lot as well. So this year, I’m going to experiment with boiled breads. I’d better have some mustard ready!
This one hits two birds with one stone: trying something new and eating better. I’ve been wanting to grow my own sprouts for a while ever since I read about how easy it is to do in your kitchen. I’ve been putting it off, but the time is now.
OK, I admit it. I’ve never made a souffle. I will prove my chops this year by giving one a try. Hopefully it will not be to small or too tall.
This year I vow to make every recipe from Julia Child’s Cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. HA! Ya right. My name is not Julie and I’m not really that into following a single recipe let alone an entire book. However, this year, I vow, to open this book and at least read a few pages. How is that for being realistic!
Let 2011 begin!