Last year I seen a post about Naming the Year. When I have a bit more time, I will repost the direct link to her site and what has inspired me. (I have since found it and its Magical Mommy who provides me with continued inspiration. Here you can find her 2010 update for this entry. ) http://magickalmommy.blogspot.com/2010/10/naming-your-year.html
This year I am dedicating myself to living frugally. I have been so consuming in my life of materialistic things it needs to stop. So everyday (hopefully) I will be writing about what is for dinner and how much it cost me to make it. I want to focus on cooking for my family, providing them with nourishment as much as I possibly can. I often think about trying to turn into a retro housewife. I can remember growing up, my own mother cooked most of our meals and the house was spotless. Always clean, always smelling wonderful.
So my list of things to accomplish for 2011 are as follows:
Cook at least 5 dinners a week for my family, more so from scratch than convienence.
Have a patio garden containing at least one basil, tomato, and bell pepper plants.
Learn how to carve a chicken without tearing it to shreds.
Learn how to bake bread and make it from scratch at least once a week.
Eat more nourishing and organic foods whenever our pocketbook allows.
Research and possibly support a local CSA if our pocketbook allows.
Buy in bulk to save money in the long run.
Organize my pantry.
Let food not go too waste by it expiring.
Cheers to a new year and sucessful cooking adventures!