Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy New Year

The holidays were full of silly hats, wild debauchery, and lots of gifts for me.

As you can tell by my red cheeks, the holidays were also full of wine.

But now it's 2006 and time for sobriety and resolutions and all that awful stuff.

I’m not a fan of resolutions, and I’ve never had much success at anything involving willpower. One glass of wine and I’m craving the smokes. If there’s cheese in the fridge, it’s not there for long. Eventually I discovered that, for me, the most successful resolutions involve enhancing my life rather than depriving myself of something.

I don’t actually remember what I resolved to do last year, but let’s just pretend that it was “run the marathon” or “start a food blog” because I actually ended up accomplishing those things.

Like many food bloggers, I have a few new things I’d like to try and work on in 2006…

Bread – Learn to make it using my own starter.

Dessert – I don’t usually eat dessert, but that doesn’t mean the dinner guests aren’t sitting there craving something sweet. I need to expand my dessert repertoire beyond crepes, chocolate chip cookies, and ciao bella ice cream.

Scary Foods
– I need to use up or throw out some of those old scary foods and condiments lurking around the fridge before I poison someone.

Fish – It’s delicious (and sometimes even healthy), so why do I never cook it? If I could make the perfect fried fish tacos I’d be contributing significantly to my quality of life.

Wine - I love it so much, but I experiment so little. In 2006 I hope to find many new and affordable wines to add to my list of favorites.

I know there are more – I’ll add them as I remember them.

I'll be blogging more frequently in the next few weeks, so see ya tomorrow.


Blogger Randi said...

I love fish taco's. I wouldnt attempt the fried version either, but I make a grilled version thats pretty darn good. Pic in my blog somewhere.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Mona said...

Hey I especially like the wine idea. I'm all about it. Maybe we could get a little wine roundup day going. Pick a day and we each try a new wine/write about it? I mean, we're no sommeliers but at least we'd be able to pick some new fun affordable wines? Whatcha think?

7:56 PM  
Blogger MeBeth said...

Randi - I'll definitely check out the grilled tacos, that sounds like perfect start for my fish taco quest.

Mona - I think thats a great idea! I would love to hear about some tasty wines that other people enjoy. Count me in! Should it be weekly? Monthly? Argentines have a tradition of serving gnocci on the last day of the month (b/c its so cheap)- maybe we could follow that idea and have inexpensive wine and pasta at the end of the month?

8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Running the marathon? Wow! Cool! Congratulations! And it's great that you started a food blog, too!

Happy New Year and best of luck on your new endeavors for the new year! You've got a great list!


10:51 PM  
Blogger s'kat said...

Sounds like a very noble list. I frequently experiment with new wines, so a Not-So-Official-Wine-Blogging-Wednesday sounds like it would be fun.

Happy New Year!

3:16 PM  
Blogger MeBeth said...

Thanks Paz! There was definitely a lot of walking involved in my marathon experience, but it was great fun.

S'kat - honestly, any excuse to drink wine sounds fun to me!

5:18 PM  

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