Food Resolutions 2012

I’m a little behind in making my food resolutions this year since I’ve been away. Now that I’ve had time to think about it, here are my Food Resolutions for 2012:

1. Make chocolate croissants from scratch. They’ll be the best croissants ever too because they’ll be made with love and possibly some tears.

2. Pickle something. And I’m not talking about cucumbers – too predictable. I want to pickle interesting stuff, like watermelon, daikon, or sweet potato fries. OK, probably not that last one. Plus my cousin bought me this book that I can use, entitled “Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects.”

Perfect timing!

3. Make my own chicken stock. The bouillon cubes are a great time saver and very convenient as I never keep canned or box chicken stock handy. But they are full of salt and other flavor enhancers so I would like to take a crack at making my own stock and freezing it.

4. Try lamb without grimacing. I hear it tastes good. Chris loves it. In the past when I’ve tried lamb, my forehead would wrinkle and I would find myself shuddering and making horrified sounds. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.

5. Bake a battenberg cake but miniature versions. Look how pretty.

6. Eat more green stuff. Meaning vegetables, not green M&Ms or pistachios. My diet mostly consists of chicken, popcorn, and candy. I really need to start eating leafy green vegetables.

7. Make vegan ice cream. I can’t believe I just committed to that. Don’t get me wrong, I will learn to make all different kinds of ice cream and even sorbet and frozen yogurt this year. Thanks to my bro and his girlfriend for getting me an ice cream maker 🙂 But I want to try making a vegan version. Just once. I do like cream.

8. Give oysters another chance. This one is a stretch. Part of me knows this will be a tall order. It’s as if I said I will run a marathon this year or finally learn French. It’s a lot of talk but who knows. I did eat some pretty interesting things last year.

I will stop at 8. 8 is a good number. This list may be short, but I think it’s a notable one 😉 If you know me, you would be proud.

What are your food resolutions? 

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