I love to cook and eat too much to resolve to lose weight. May sound horrible, but if nothing else, I am truthful. Every year I find myself resolving to try a few new things in the kitchen and it does add a bit of excitement to my routine that can be mundane at time. All wives and mothers know the definition of mundane...this I'm sure of! This year, I resolved to try five new dishes/ways of cooking. Here goes:
1) Roast my own prime rib. Never done this, isn't hard...I don't know why I have never done this!
2) Roast a pork shoulder. Again, I don't know why I've never done this. I frequently cook for a large group of people and really need to find a few main course recipes that are less labor intensive. By less labor intensive, I really mean I'm lazy and hate to do large amounts of dishes. Just sayin'
3) Learn how and attempt to master smoking meat. Again, never tried this much. I have a lovely grill with a smoking compartment and everything. It seems that I am seldom home long enough to attempt a recipe that requires several hours. This is sad. Maybe I should resolve to simplify my life and schedule.....that's another post.
4) Make bread from a starter. I'm a pretty fair bread maker, but I have never attempted a sourdough or Amish friendship bread from start to finish. As I type I have a sourdough starter going and just put my first batch of dough to rising. I am excited!!!!
Okay, y'all. We'll see how this goes. How about my readers...does anyone have any food resolutions they would like to share?