Friday, January 8, 2010

Welcome Back/Cooking Challenge 101

According to it has been a mere 78 days or 2 months and 17 days since my last blog post. Just one year ago I was blogging my fingers to the bone trying to reach my 365 blog posts in 365 days. I would like to say that in my 78 day hiatious that I have traveled around the world, or accomplished major goals, or had any exciting news to report. Unfortunately it was SJ just getting lazy and not being creative to come up with new blog topics.

With the New Year comes New Year's resolutions. This years list is simple: 1) Blog more often and 2) Reduce my overall meat consumption be first not eating "anything that had feet" (that means seafood is in - crab and lobster don't really have "feet", right?). So far the no meat resolution has been going great!

The blogging on the other hand not so well, until last night. Last might MacPro and I watched Julie and Julia, the story and Julia Child and one inspired 30-year-old who challenged herself to cook all 524 of Julia's recipes in Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julie blogged this entire journey gathering fans as any good blog does along the way. This true story, turned book, turned into a wonderful movie that even MacPro found enjoyable!

I was so inspired by the movie that I decided to put my two New Year's resolutions together into one. No I will not be cooking all 524 of Julia Child's recipes, no I will not be trying a new recipe every day. My challenge is that I will try at least one new recipe a week attempting to broaden my cooking skills and nightly cooking variety.

I am all set to start the challenge this weekend. Recipe books have been consulted, two recipes have been selected, and the shopping list has been made. Tomorrow (I think) I'm off to the store to pick up a few necessary ingredients. Until then, what are your own personal challenges for the New Year?

Enjoy ~SJ


rach :) said...

Welcome back. Good to see you here :)

My resolutions were posted on my blog... continue with last year's move more/eat less/drink more water, and adding write more and stretch daily. So far... I wouldn't call it a failure, but it's not quite in the roaring success yet, either.

I enjoyed Julie and Julia, the movie. I think I may need to read the book, but that might have to wait until summer. I just finished Time Traveler's Wife, and I did enjoy that book... but I don't think I want to see the movie. I'll stick with my version.

Katie said...

Rach or Sarah, you may borrow "Julie and Julia" after Amity finishes it...It'd be an entertaining read for the summer. (I didn't dig the ending though...but all in all, a great book.)