As of last week, it is the Jewish New Year!
L’Shana Tovah, everyone!
As such, I think it’s time for a list of resolutions.
Here is my lofty list of goals for the next year.
1. Fewer crappy carbs
I love bread. Rice is my go-to. And if you ever take away potatoes, you better run. Fast. But the truth is, I waste valuable stomach space and calories on sub par products. Why would I get cheapo supermarket bread when I can get some artisanal bread for just a little bit more? Why would I spend money on salty fried rice when I can make it cheaper and better on my own? And why would I eat McDonald’s fries when…wait, scratch that. McDonald’s fries really are great. I’m just going to be a little more careful with how I choose to allot my carbohydrates.
and on that note…
2. Baking Bread
I know. I know. This whole year was supposed to be the season of yeast and that failed miserably. But this winter I am GOING to master bread if it’s the LAST THING I DO…and at this rate, it really might be! But really, I want to learn how to make my own bread. It’s the one thing that I really have never mastered (besides patience and playing softball), and it is a personal goal of mine to eat a hunk of warm bread that I myself have baked.
3. Playing with my kitchen tools more
I have a lot of cool kitchen stuff – so why don’t’ I use them more!? I should be making more ice cream! I should be mandolin-ing potatoes for homemade chips! I should be using the pasta maker that I got in August to make my own pappardelle and bucatini! I need to stop using the same dried and prepackaged stuf I have used forever! I think that you all will think it is interesting and I will certainly enjoy feeling more accomplished.
4. Take better pictures
Because I don’t just want your stomach to grumble when you read the recipes, I want you to drool when you see the very first photograph. Boom.
5. Eat more Turkish food
I have simply become addicted. Expect to see manti, kebabs, cacik, anda whole lot more Turkish food here!
I know that all of you have some foodie resolutions you want to make soon. Share them here!