2011 To-Do List

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:

1) Yogurt

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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!

2) Boiled Breads

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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!

3) Grow Sprouts

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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.

4)  Souffle

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.

5)  Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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!

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