I made some food-related resolutions around this time last year. Let’s see how they turned out!
Learn to bake. Although I never did make a third baked good, more importantly, I realized I’m no longer afraid to bake something new. I made cakes, I made frosting, I made a pie crust — and I already knew how to bake yeast bread. I think I can count this one as done.
Compost my garbage. I’m fairly proud of this goal. You can read the details of it here. If I had to estimate, I’d guess I composted about… 300 pounds of food scraps this year. (Wow. I even surprised myself with that one.)
Visit the Greenmarket at least once a week (even in winter). I think I made it there once a week — if I average out the whole year. February and March…? It’s a dreary, depressing time to hit the Greenmarket, let me tell you. But in summer, I’m probably at one of the Greenmarkets a couple times during the week. Sooo… eh, it’s close enough.
Cook something I haven’t cooked before every week. I initially described this one as “the college blow-off course of the lot” and it really was. I did this — as I’m sure a lot of us did — without really even realizing it.
Prepare wonderful bento lunches. I admit, I gave up on this one. Less than halfway through the year, my husband started working from home. Husband at home + homeschooled kid + me = not a whole lot of reason to make bentos.
And now, I start to think about Resolutions: 2008. So far, I’ve got buy humanely raised meat and cook more vegetarian meals, but otherwise I’m at a loss. Suggestions?