Hello AR World
As usual, I’ve procrastinated on a post.
Intention – to post New Years Day. Resolution SMASHED!!
But really…I don’t make resolutions on New Year’s…I make them all the time.
I always tell myself I resolve to do something and I just try doing.
Some days I have a resolute determination to
revolt and conquer something and some days I just resolve that I’m just plain tired or lazy.
And as I get older and wiser, my priorities change and so therefore my goals change and I just roll with it.
I think 2011 was a year of a lot of personal growth for me.
And boy did I have some growing pains/scars…but I’m the better for it.
My cooking has really relieved a lot of stress. I mean, it’s really a process in which one can feel very accomplished in a short time and you get to make people happy and “eat your feelings” (as my son would say).
In the kitchen…I’m kicking tortilla butt right now.
I just resolved that I was going to make tortillas if it killed me!!!
If not, I was going to set fire to my kitchen!!! And I’m pretty close to getting it to where I want.
I know, tortillas…some of you might say ‘how easy’.
But I want my mom’s tortillas and I want to make them like lightning like my Tias do.
So not just any tortilla, but he Michael Jordan of tortillas and I want to be able to make them in my sleep.
Dominos, Pizza Hut, Howies…all you pizza joints…don’t be expecting my call soon.
I got the recipe for pretty freakin’ awesome pizza dough (5 attempts later).
I’ve almost entirely eliminated fast food from our diet with the help of the hubs.
He learned to cook this last year and it’s been more than awesome.
His style is way different from mine and so that means a good variety of food.
Not to mention he’s elevated my Mexican cooking with his memories of how his mom did certain dishes that my mom never touched.
If he can just resolve not to skim the fat so much (our last batch of menudo tasted like dish water).
My one thing I definitely want to conquer in 2012 is bread.
Now you see where my tortilla and pizza dough experiments are tying me to the one RESOLUTION I’ve had for the longest time to accomplish and haven’t yet.
Ever see that movie “LIMITLESS”?
Where this guy finds a drug that allows him to use 100% of his brain?
The drug sort of takes away all of the mental blocks that prohibits us to use the rest of our brain’s capabilities.
So I’d like to be a bit more LIMITLESS and FEARLESS about life this year (about bread this year)…a bit more than last year…and grab more opportunities to enjoy life.
Hope you all get to do the same.
I’d also like to say thank you to the AR SO CAL Group for letting me into this foodie sorority of awesome women.
I’m just getting to know you ladies, but from I’ve seen so far, I’m really going to look forward to more awesomeness from you.
And to all my other AR Homies who hit me up every so often, your comments crack me up and put a smile on my face.
As always, thanks for stopping by and Provecho!!