Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It's That Time of Year Again...

...resolution time. I haven't been one to make many resolutions in the past, but this year I have two. Two. Whole. Resolutions. The first, which I'm sure I share with many, is to choose a more positive outlook daily. I'm trying to reset my mind to think happy thoughts instead of "oh-my-gah-the-world-could-end-any-second" thoughts. Five days in and I've met with some success. Only some because we had a premiere party for work Monday night and this is the first of last three parties that hosted an open bar. Well, I had to catch up! I woke up Tuesday petrified that something stupid came out of my mouth and that would be the day I got fired for the first time. It's Wednesday, I'm still here, and I had rockin' water pressure in the shower this morning so I'm chalking today up as a win.

My second resolution is all about food. Go figure. It's my hope and want (and therefore my resolution) to spend more time in the kitchen. I've done fairly well over the last year with making dinner once maybe twice a week and baking cookies or whipping up a batch of rice crispie treats whenever the mood strikes. This year I will make MEALS. Multiple meals per week. Including sides. I've done a fantastic job of this one so far. Not only did I bake my butt off at Christmas time,  but also made multiple step appetizers for a friend's New Year's Eve party. I've made biscuits, cheese biscuits, cream of tomato soup with croutons and last night was the topper. I made BBQ pulled pork, BBQ vegetables, and a mixed greens salad with Olive Garden dressing (the only edible salad dressing, IMO) (Thanks, Lee.) Check it out!

I made this all by my very self.


I hope after five days in, you're all keeping up with your resolutions of the year. I'd love to hear what you've pledged for yourself and how things are going. What do you know, it's lunchtime. I'm headed to the kitchen to heat up leftovers!

Happy New Year and Bon Appetit!

-Ashley

1 comment:

  1. good resolutions :) can't wait to see what your cooking!

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