Happy New Year!
Well, with 2011 here I have been thinking, what are some food things that are on my to do list...
"Joy of Cooking in 1943", Bread Pudding, Nikon D3100 d-slr...
In random order here are a few:
My all time favorite dessert and I have never attempted making. I have started a collection of recipes and it seems simple enough but then I start analyzing everything, like, I must have the right kind of bread or it won't turn out, I must be sure to have time to let things soak, yadda, yadda, yadda...(I hate kitchen failures and I have high expectations for bread pudding, so...thus, I have not attempted this one) This year I will! (I promise!) I have put it in writing so I must!
I have made this before, but only like once or twice. So, I vow to make more homemade pasta this year. I have the pasta attachment for my KitchenAid mixer and even a cute little ravioli press.
While I have made bread in the past, this is another area I want to branch out in and discover new kinds of breads. Speaking of, I need to get my sourdough starter going and I also need to post a series on my friendship bread. Mmmmm...
I will conquer old fashioned fudge.
(Wow, where did that confidence come from! Well, it is almost the new year, you know how you get at the new year! "I will go to the gym", well, my confidence induced, new year goal isn't for the gym, mine is for the kitchen!)
and I really want to make some old fashioned peanut butter candy, like homemade butterfinger!!! I have been eyeing this recipe!!
I treasure it. It has been in my family since 1943, the year my parents were born.
Learn how to use the darn thing!!! (maximize its use) Yes, I am kind of embarrassed to actually admit, I am the new owner of a shiny, new Nikon DSLR 3100 and really have no idea on how to use it besides watch for the green magical box to appear on auto!
And do my best to not use paper plates for my food pics anymore!!! (Darn my secret is out at how good those paper plates are!)
So, there you have it, just a few of my food goals for 2011, I am sure there will be more to come!