Every year I write a list of goals for the coming year. I choose a million different little things and then I forget them all by about May. This year I decided to simplify. I have only 3 things that I want to accomplish and 1 of those is a family goal.
1. Learn how to cook- Now I know how to cook just fine. No one starves here and for the most part I make pretty dang food (except when entertaining....why is that? Its always to salty then. hmmm). This year I want to learn all those tricky terms that I normally gloss by in a recipe, things like braising and parboiling. I am going to tackle some fancier things like creme brule and other treats. By the end of the year I want to have a very good working knowledge of how to prepare meats (something that I do not excel at), have a large array of yummy vegetable dishes and master desserts beyond the normal cakes, pies and cookies.
2- Learn to be a photographer- I love to take pictures. I have literally thousands of pictures I have taken in the last couple of months. I want to be able to start taking pictures professionally by the end of the year. I plan on taking a class at the college if I can and checking out every book I can on the subject. We have a nice camera so now it is just a matter of learning the ins and outs of it.
I will begin scouring all the cook books I have collected, watching youtube videos on both photography and cooking and I will be doing the unthinkable.......getting rid of books. :D I collect books with a passion. We know have books in every corner, on every shelf and quiet possibly under every bed! They have to go. I am getting rid of everything but our favorites. I know that this will make me feel a million times better because there just wont be as much stuff! I am excited.
So that is where I am starting this year. Anyone else tackling some new goals?