Ok, so haven't posted to this in over 3 1/2 years, but it's a new year so I figure, why not?
Over the past few years I've been sharpening my cooking skills, learning new techniques and gathering recipes that my family loves. One big problem I have, though, is that I tend to spend more time picking out recipes than actually making them! I have
notebooks filled with references for recipes I want to make (cookbook name, recipe name, and page, all methodically written out) and while I have made a fair few of the recipes, there are a vast number of ones I HAVEN'T made yet.
I've decided that this year I'm going to try to change that. I'll be starting with the recipes I've saved right here one All Recipes. I figured I'll work chronologically, starting with the recipes I pinned first and working up to the most recent ones.
I also figure this will help me weed out any recipes I don't need to save (do I really NEED 7 different buttermilk pancake recipes? Well ok, maybe I do. We'll see)
I've just started, but so far it's going great. Roasted Brussels Sprouts was my first recipe, and they were FANTASTIC. Never thought I'd say I LOVE Brussels sprouts, but I do now. This first success makes me eager to try more of the recipes I've saved
over the years. Plus, I'm rating them as I make them, so I will easily be able to keep track of which ones I've made and which I haven't.
Also, I (like half the other people in this country) have made the yearly "I vow to eat healthier and lose weight" New Year's Resolution. Whether it lasts, I don't know yet, but I've seen some truly delicious looking recipes on here that would mean eating
healthier won't be so hard. Plus, nutritional information for most of the recipes! I love this feature. It's so easy to overlook and just blindly throw together food without realizing how much fat/salt/sugar it contains. I'm trying to cut back on those (dad
has high cholesterol, mom is diabetic, so I need to be careful) so hopefully I'll get better at making healthy AND yummy choices.
Anyway, I'm really looking forward to this, and hope to make a major dent in my "recipes to be made" list. Wish me luck!