"I was 32 when I started cooking: Up until then, I just ate." -- Julia Child
A couple of weeks ago, I started sharing my personal goals for the new year. But then I got distracted -- by mittens and hockey and minions and comments. But here I am today. Back on track.
I really like to cook. It hasn't always been like that, though. I used to consider it . . . just another chore. BUT. The potential for Liking to Cook was always there. You see, I've always entertained the notion of cooking as something fun and creative to do. Looking through food magazines. Reading cookbooks. Organizing old recipes. I've even been - at various times in my earlier life -- an Adventurous Cook. (C'mon, Tom. What can we consider "Frank Fiesta" . . . 30 years ago. . . if not "adventurous"?) Over the last few years, though, I've really started to LIKE cooking. (As opposed to baking. . . which I've always been pretty good at.)
So. Here are my Cooking Goals for 2010:
- Support local growers/producers as much as possible.
- Make bread on the weekends during the cold months.
- Make at least one new dish/recipe each week.
- Become adept at cooking fish -- by putting fish on the menu at least once a week.
- Expand vegetarian repertoire -- by preparing at least one vegetarian meal per week. (Sorry, Brian.)
I'm off to a grand start!
Vegetarian AND bread!