Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bring on 2011!

Wow. How did 2010 fly by so FAST?! Today we recouped from our busy month of December doing a whole lot of this:

It was GLORIOUS! hah And then today the hubs was working on a big “Southern-Style” New Year’s meal that he wanted to cook for me :) Super Sweet of him!

On the Menu:

Spicy Pulled Pork Roast

Homemade Collard Greens

Homemade Mac n’ Cheese

Black Eyed Peas

Corn Muffins

Impressed? I sure was!!! :) It was DELICIOUS. My favs were the greens and the mac n’ cheese – the hubs killed it! Fabulous. Absolutely Delicious.

Alrighty, I’m ready to curl up on the sofa with the hubs, so I’ll leave you with some Goals/Challenges I decided to set for 2011- I’m not saying that I will complete or accomplish all of them, but I sure am going to give them a try!!

Kitchen Challenges:

  • Make Homemade Bagels
  • Make Gnocchi (I now have a Potato Ricer thanks to my in-laws!!)
  • Make Homemade Tortillas
  • Make Homemade English Muffins
  • Braise Something!
  • Try out some Vegetarian Dishes (to incorporate more greens into my life!)

Personal Challenges:

  • Go to bed earlier so that I can read my Bible before going to sleep every night.
  • Try to break up my cleaning throughout the week so that I don’t spend my entire weekend cleaning/doing laundry.

Health Challenges:

  • Use my new Zumba DVD’s a few times a week
  • Break out Wii Fit Plus more often
  • Try out Yoga
  • Eat more Whole Grains
  • Drink at least 8 glasses (64 oz) of water each day – I am always SO dehydrated!

Blog Challenges:

  • Make an effort to post every day (or at least ever other day)
  • Incorporate more “daily life” things into my blog (Home Decorating/Renovations, DIY Projects, The hubs’ beer brewing adventures, etc…)
  • Be more interactive (Respond to comments, and comment on other blogs)
  • Have the hubs do some guest posts (he’s a fantastic writer!)
  • Grow my amount of readers!

To Do Challenges:

  • Cultivate a fresh herb garden in my Kitchen window sill (Basil, Parsley, Mint, Scallions… etc)
  • Get outside more often (take dogs for long walks, ride our bikes, hit up the beach… etc)
  • Have a picnic with the hubs at the Jupiter Lighthouse
  • Take a Camping Trip (or two!)
  • Organize the garage: Find mounts and hang the surfboards and bikes up out of the way!

What are your goals for 2011??

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2 Responses to “Bring on 2011!”

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    Cook in a Bar — January 6, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    Great resolutions! Good luck!

    I practiced making homemade flour tortillas during 2010…here’s my last entry, it might help you. http://cookinabar.blogspot.com/2010/05/making-flour-tortillas-final-attempt.html

    I’m on to corn tortillas for 2011 since I just picked up a tortilla press…stay tuned for updates.

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    Kristina — January 6, 2011 @ 11:41 am

    Thanks! :)

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