2010. A new decade. Can you believe it?
I thought first about writing a best of list or a recap of 2009, but who wants to live in the past? So, instead, we are going to lay our food goals for 2010. I’m going to take a wild guess that Anne and I will have very different goals or thoughts about this but that’s why we make such a good pair!
Jen’s 2010 Food Goals
1. Know where my meat comes from….when at all possible. The meat I purchase for the house will come either from 1) Brette or other family member’s hunting expeditions or 2) farmers at the market or those that sell to the local co-op or grocery store. After reading Fast Food Nation, Michael Pollan’s books, and watching Food, Inc. , I just have to draw a line for myself. I want to know my beef/chicken/pig was treated decently, handled and processed safely, and isn’t full of crap.
Outside my house, I will make my best effort, but I will not be “that gal” that turns down a home-cooked meal from a pal because I’m not sure where the chicken came from, ya know?
2. Make my own yogurt. I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time and don’t know what I’m waiting for. I have the instructions and I know it’s not hard, I just need to do it. I’m hoping that writing it as a goal will be a good motivator.
3. Cook a lobster. One of those things that I just think I should do and rumor has it – it’s easy! Plus, I got a huge stockpot for Christmas that will work perfect.
4. Make more bread. Practice makes perfect right? Well, I need a lot of practice. I’m vowing to bake bread (of some kind) once a month. I will chart my progress on she said. she said. You heard it here first.
5. Can two new things. I have successfully canned tomatoes, sweet pickles and beets. I want to do more. I’m thinking maybe jam and some type of pickled vegetable. Now that I have this whole gardening thing down, I really want to preserve more. Or as they said back in the day, put up some food for the winter.
I don’ t know about you, but I think 2010 is going to be a great year. I just have a feeling. I’m excited to tackle these goals, but more excited to eat the results!
Anne, what do you have cooking for your food goals?
Heh, heh. Funny you should ask. My food goals are not monumental.
1. Make my own granola. I know, this is supposedly so easy. Recipes are everywhere (including right on this blog!) It’s more a matter of choosing a recipe, making a list, and shopping for the ingredients.
3. Get out of my cooking funk.
4. Eat some fine meals over at Jen’s house. (smiles:)
5. Prepare some ‘meals-in-advance’ to have on hand in the freezer once this Baby #2 arrives. I didn’t prepare any meals in advance with kid #1; I’m not sure why, but it would have made things a lot easier.
6. Survive. (See above: Baby #2. Need I say more?)
And now just a couple of outtakes- She Said, She Said style- from twenty ought nine.
What about you? Any food-related goals for 2010? Please share!