A Jump-Start On The Year - A New Recipie Every Week - Ali's 2010 Resolution Blog Blog at Allrecipes.com - 148725

A New Recipie Every Week - Ali's 2010 Resolution Blog

A jump-start on the year 
 
Jan. 5, 2010 1:45 pm 
Updated: Jan. 6, 2010 5:21 pm
This year one of my New Years Resolutions is to cook a new recipe every week for a year. This sounds super easy until you know that I work full-time and am the mother of 2 very young kids, currently they are 25 months and 4 months old. I also am blessed with a husband who hates more veggies than he likes. So the goals will be to find new recipes that feed a picky family and can be made without too much time commitment. Let's add in my goal to finish losing the last few pounds of baby-weight and you have a real goal.

Because I knew I would be out of town visiting the in-laws for most of the first week of the new year I started with a new recipe on December 29th with things I already had in the house, a shrimp scampi bake served with whole-wheat pasta. I started with the following recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Shrimp-Scampi-Bake/Detail.aspx<

I knew my 2 year old would  be hard-pressed to actually eat the shrimp, so I reduced the amount of shrimp but kept the sauce amount the same so I'd be sure to have enough to pour over pasta for her. I sure did have enough. And it was quite good. I made some slight changes, I doubled the garlic (I always like more garlic) and added a few shakes of thyme, basil, and oregano. I didn't have the parsley on hand so that was cut. I also used frozen instead of fresh shrimp.

My husband and I both enjoyed it quite a bit. Next time I make it I'm going to try it with bay scallops and serve it with broccoli. I will certainly keep this one in my recipe box for the future.

One week down. 51 to go until 2011!
 
Comments
400luv 
Jan. 5, 2010 4:20 pm
Good for you! I also made a resolution to try some new recipes this year. Happy cooking!
 
Jan. 6, 2010 12:12 pm
This site is tailor-made for you. I've been using for two years, and there are lots of time-saving recipes. As far as vegetables go, sneak 'em in. If you have time, mince a bunch of carrots and zucchini really fine and add them to just about any sauce! Colorful and strategic!
 
Jan. 6, 2010 5:21 pm
I too would like to do at least one new recipe per week. I read some older blog that questioned readers as to how many new recipes they tried over the past year and some had tried hundreds off of AR. Omigosh! So I started last week and tried roast duck for the first time. It came out just like it should and was seasoned well. Only problem-it's still dark meat. (And nothing is going to change that fact.) Yuck! However, the dear hubby enjoyed it immensely. It also wasn't as fatty as I thought it would be. Good thing since I am also trying to lose weight this year. Keep up your blog with your recipe progress! I need to find a recipe to try for this week.
 
 
 
Click to Change your Profile Picture
AlisonSommer

Member Since
Dec. 2009

Cooking Level
Not Rated

Links
 
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Chicken On the Grill
Chicken On the Grill

Something about the grill's heat brings out the best flavor in the simplest chicken recipe.

Summer Desserts
Summer Desserts

We have over 700 dessert recipes just for summer fun.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

About Me
 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States