Happy New Year!
By the time this publishes, we'll know the answer to the most pressing question of 2010...What collar will Chloe wear?? But there are other important matters, too - resolutions. I know resolutions are cliche (especially my #1) but I LOVE New Year's Day, I love fresh starts. I'm excited and ready for the start of this new year, this new decade where I will:
1. I resolve in 2010 not to meet 2011 with a resoltion of losing weight.
Do you know someone who you see one day and she looks fit and sassy, only to see her just months later and she's a little piggy? Well, you do now....because I'm SO that girl. And I'm so tired of being that girl. It's not that I think there's some mystery around this reality - I know what causes these inconsistencies in my waisteline! I just need - and want - to get in under control, because I'm so tired of meeting the end of each year feeling like a heiffer. I'm sure you'll be hearing more about this as the weeks progress...if I get wildly brave, I may even post Before and After pictures, Biggest Loser style!
2. In spite of #1, I want to learn to make home-made dumplings
photo credit: www.tastykitchen.com
I love chicken and dumplings (mostly the dumplings part!), but I've never, ever made them on my own. Now that I live an hour in every direction from a Cracker Barrel, this is a dish I'd like to master.
3. I want to start a supper club.
I've been entertaining this idea for a while. It really started to fester once I moved up to
I still have a core group of besties spread all over the DC metro area, and we have regular dates, but I don't see a lot of the women I've come to know through years in Washington. When I do, I always wish I saw them more...so if I start a little club, all these really intersting, smart, talented girls I know will have to hang out with me AT LEAST once monthly....and I will also get to steal their recipes.
Is it wierd that all my resolutions revolve around food???