This is the obligatory New Years Resolution post, admittedly a couple of weeks late. I’ve never been big on resolutions, but when I do make them I’ve usually done them on my birthday rather than on January 1st. But this year I made what I believe (or believed) was a very manageable resolution, which is to cook one new thing every week. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just something I’ve never made before.
Why this resolution? Because I realized that one week in December I ate a Trader Joe’s bean and rice burrito for dinner four times.
So I blew it the first week. I didn’t even try. But to be fair I had a friend staying with me and he did all the cooking. Which helped inspire me, by the way.
To make up for this disappointing start, yesterday I made two (2) new food items. One was Olive-Oregano bread. I don’t think I’ve ever made bread at all, so this was really something for me. It turned out great. Then for dinner I made this gnocchi dish with spinach and pine nuts. No, I didn’t make the gnocchi myself. Come on.
I think to keep this going I’ll need to start having people over or just giving out food…or get a whole lot more Gladware.