It’s that time of year again (it seems like I am starting a lot of blogs out that way recently) where people are reflecting on the year that was and what the coming year will
be. There are Best of Lists and Worst of Lists. There are trends that caught fire and trends that faded away. There are outlandish predictions and high hopes. And of course, there are the New Year’s Resolutions. We all make them and we all break them. A lot
of them are recycled from year to year. We proudly proclaim things like we are going to lose weight, go to the gym and actually workout, try something new, get rid of something old, make peace in the middle east, send in an application to Survivor, try pork
rinds for the first time or be a better person….yadda yadda yadda.
Since a lot of resolutions are recycled from year to year, I don’t really have a problem recycling some of my New Year’s Resolution blogs either. Last year I wrote a blog that
nobody read where I ditched the normal resolutions I mentioned above and decided to make a few Food Resolutions instead. Some of them actually worked out (AR accepted my Alligator Chili recipe -
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Alligator-Chili/Detail.aspx< ) and quite a few of them did not. So without further ado, lets get to this year’s list of Food Resolutions for 2011:
I resolve to take a class in culinary knife skills. I think my knife skills are adequate for the cooking I do
but my lovely wife does not agree. She says I will never get on a cooking show if I don’t improve but the kind of show I would want to do wouldn’t need great knife skills. She is probably right but I can be a stubborn husband.
I resolve to finally send in an audition tape for cooking show like Master Chef on Fox or Ultimate Recipe Showdown
on the Food Network. No Hell’s Kitchen for me. The cheftestants on that show could screw up a glass of cold water. (In a side note, I did recently stay at an Embassy Suites where the breakfast chef proudly told me that they came in sixth one year on Hell's
Kitchen) My experience with the What’s Cooking ? folks at Allrecipes.tv this summer got me thinking about it again.
I resolve to be better about my overall food blogging. I promised to report from the road earlier this year and
then proceeded to write about one restaurant. That was just plain lazy. In fact, I promise to write about the things at the end of just about every blog that I never do write about. (of course that could just be a comedic crutch of which I have so many that
I could qualify for a comedic wheelchair)
I resolve to give Middle Eastern Food (Lebanese in particular since the Boss is Lebanese) a better chance. I
had some seriously lemon lemon chicken that wasn’t that bad when I broke down and went with him last week but I draw the line at Kibbeh Nayyeh.
And I resolve to get yet another recipe from my list of submitted recipes accepted on the Allrecipes site. One
of them is even an old Cookierecipe.com recipe that I was told to re-submit so it could be matched up with the community video we made & posted. (http://allrecipes.tv/community/default.aspx< - Snickerdoodles) I
currently have 12 published recipes but I see nothing wrong with wanting at least a Baker’s Dozen.
So those are my
Food Resolutions for 2011 and I will feel good if I can follow through on at least one of them again. What are your
Food Resolutions for 2011 ?
Come back next time when I talk about ruining my resolution to lose weight by halftime of the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day when I attack the leftover desserts from our New Year’s
Eve dinner party or when I talk about the latest disparate batch of ingredients my wife threw at me in an attempt to get me CHOPPED by the kids.
Happy New Year !!!