Wednesday, 15 June 2011

New Year's Resolutions, 6 months on...

The problem with New Year's Resolutions is that, after a month or so,  I forget about them. Honestly, at this point I don't even remember all of them.

So I came up with this cunning plan to shame me to stick to them. After all, it is only June, I still have more than 6 months to get some results. Maybe if make a plan to blog weekly about my progress (or lack of) it will help me to keep focused?

I'll list my resolutions as I get them started again.

Resolution 1 - Meals: Every week try to cook something new. It doesn't have to be anything big, a side dish, a dessert is fine.

I got a subscription to Easy Food with my Tesco vouchers and I've tried a few recipes from that. Now I started to save interesting recipes I find online with Pinterest, that way, I can keep track of I want to try and write down if I liked it or not afterwards.

Today I tried Hasselback Potatoes, Donal Skehan's version. It was a bit dry, but rereading it, I made a mistake and didn't melt the butter. I'll make it again.

This is a foto from Donal's blog, mine didn't turn out as pretty, but nice enough.

Resolution 2 - Home and Garden. Let's say they're not looking good. Prunning, cleaning, weeding in the garden. Home needs decluttering, repainting. And lots of imagination, it is so bland.

My husband got a multiple picture frame like this one for this birthday in February. It is a tricky one because you need lots of photos that go well together. I printed some photos but didn't like the final result then had a brainwave and went for mirrors instead.

It is temporarily sitting on top of my mantelpiece.


Cook22 said...

Hasselback potatoes - oh my, that's something I haven't had in years - my mother used to make them. Thank you for the reminder :D.
I don't even bother with resolutions!!

Ady said...
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Anilu Magloire said...

Oh, I LOVE Everyday Food!. Best mag ever for everyday meals.
Thank you for the sweet words on my blog. It's been fun :-)