Before I jump in on 2011’s goals, let’s see how I did with 2010’s.
- Learn how to (properly and prettily) frost a cake.
- Sans guilt,
purchase at least two kitchen tools I consistently pine over(mandoline, dutch oven, KitchenAid, food processor, a nice knife…to name a few).
- Master meat. The Boyfriend (The BF) really likes meat. I’m scared of cooking red meat…this should change.
Rock the crock (pot).A friend (shout out!!!) got me one for Christmas…probably because she tired of me saying how much I wanted one (see Resolution #2).
- Make a pie. Crust, filling and all. Like, a real pie. With crinkly edges and slits on the top.
Eat at new placeswhen I do eat out. Eating out is a rarity with my self-imposed budget constraints, but I should get out and try new stuff more often. Start a blog…take this baking thing to the next level. DONE!
get back to the farmer’s markets. DC has some of the best in the nation so I should take more advantage of living so close to Dupont Circle’s farmer’s market. I fell in love with Eastern Market in 2008, but not the commute. Dupont it is!
I feel like I was so epic at the ones I did complete that it kinda makes up for the ones I didn’t. For example: Eat at new places. Wow. Did I ever. I ate at new places like whoa! And my wallet can vouch for that.
Also: get back to the farmer’s markets. I did that! Twice every weekend practically! Me and my markets are back in love!
Some goals I kiiiinda did…like make a pie. I went over to Modern Domestic‘s house and learned how to make a great crust! Master meat? I kinda did that…but I’m far from comfy with beef still. Frost a cake? That was an epic fail. Never did it. But I can frost a cupcake!
I give myself a B+ for resolutions met in 2010. I’ve learned a lot and had a ton of fun in the process. I think I’ll pick fewer, and much more specific resolutions for 2011 but the list is already coming together and man is it interesting!