Welcome, 2011

It’s so full of promise, isn’t it? A chance to start fresh, a whole year stretched out before you, filled with possibilities and hope.

I used to make grand lists of all the things I’d like to accomplish in a year, but this year my list is far smaller, and more meaningful. As far as food and cooking resolutions go, we’ll make meat. We’ll keep canning. Once our holiday leftovers are gone, we’ll work on some version of that cleanse everyone is talking about. I want to make tortillas from scratch, and tamales, too, just like grandma used to make. I want to cook for my family, not just Mike, but the family we’ve been away from for far too long. This year will be about living more simply, and moving toward the next phase of our lives, surrounded by family and friends, sharing meals and more every chance we get. I can’t wait to get started in earnest.

I wish you all a happy, healthy, and fulfilling 2011.

12 thoughts on “Welcome, 2011

  1. Happy New Year Jen- I hope 2011 brings only the best to you and Mike.
    ps I’m looking forward to the making of meat and lots more canning, too.

  2. Samantha from Maine says:

    Happy New Year to you, Jen. I hope it’s a great year for you and your family.
    I want to make tortillas and tamales this year too…and learn to like Fennel…we’ll see. 🙂

  3. I hope this year goes much better for you than last, and that some of your transportation woes calm down a bit! I look forward to another year of cooking, and can’t wait to experiment a little bit more as well.

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