Of the many things that I’d like to change, most don’t make for interesting photos, such as getting a new job, or getting in shape! No one wants to see a picture of me working, which usually involved me talking on the phone all day and sending out emails, or a picture of my flabby belly. But there is one thing that I do hope to do in the coming year and that is to improve on my cooking skills.
As the stay at home parent, one thing I do most days is cook dinner most nights. It’s not as though I’m a bad cook, but my selections have become stale lately. So I’ve been looking to add new things to the standard group of recipes that I make. I have no problem buying cookbooks, or reading them, it’s the actual planning involved in getting a list of ingredients together and then going out and buying those specific things that I’m not so great at, especially if the ingredients are new to me. I’m the king of recipe ingredient substitutions!
This resolution will undoubtedly result in many failed attempts at making something edible. Such as the pork ribs marinated in orange juice and maple syrup that we had earlier this week. Must have been a measuring mistake on my part, but they tasted more like oranges and maple syrup than like pork ribs. Oh well, back to the cook books. I have had some successful meals recently though, here’s a post , and another one.
So here’s some random photos of meals that did at least turn out to be edible. Nothing fancy here though!
I should also add that if Ms. J could add something to this post it would be to say that her resolution for me would be to get back to doing some artwork. This year for Christmas she got me a set of pencils from Irojiten. She knows that I’m a sucker for really high quality things, but I’ll never buy them for myself, so she found these Japanese pencils. A total of 30 pencils, grouped together in sets of 10 in small boxes. Ohhhh.. very nice. Last year, my soon to be brother-in-law bought Mr. C a beautiful set of colored pencils from Germany. I’m sure J saw me eyeing them for myself. Either that or she remembered the promise I made years ago to draw something for her after she came across some of my old artwork. With these Irojiten pencils I might have to actually do it.
These resolutions t might be hard to follow through on since most of my time is taken up with my 3 year old, but we’ll see what happens I guess