Everyone knows the tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions. Those of us who are regular gym members are keenly aware of the large number of people who resolve to get healthy/ lose weight/ exercise more. January and February are the months that are always hard to find parking spots at the gym.
Last year, instead of making a list of resolutions, I made two lists. The first was a look back at what I was thankful for from the past year and the second a list of what I hoped to see in the new year.
This year, I think I’ll do something a little different.
Sunday was a glorious day of cooking for us.
It was so much fun to be in the kitchen for a couple of hours with my dear husband. He was cooking a few dishes to prep his lunches for the week, while I was prepping for easier meals for the week’s dinners.
After we cleaned up our mess (and boy, was it a mess!), I made us some jackfruit tacos for dinner.
This was only the second time I had worked with jackfruit, and the first time wasn’t a failure, but it wasn’t my favorite creation. This time I worked without a recipe and just rolled with it.
The results were FABULOUS!!
My awesome coworkers gave me a birthday present the other day. It consisted of a couple of vegan cookbooks (!) and a couple of gift cards, Sur la Table being one of them. I’m super excited about that.
What’s funny, is that just a few days prior to me opening these gifties, I had been looking at and almost purchased one of the cookbooks!
This is written by the personal chef for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. First of all, I want a personal chef. Secondly, I’ll settle for using this dude’s recipes.
Tony surprised me by making dinner! Yay! He even used one of the recipes from the book. It took him an hour to make, and I enjoyed sitting nearby as he made a mess in the kitchen.
Oh wow! Don’t feel like I’ve abandoned or forgotten you, friends! Life, as usual, has been non stop and it has been hard to find time to just breathe.
Lucky for me, I got the day off work today (this job rocks!) so I got to do a little pampering, catch up with an old friend, and actually visit the blog. I’ve missed it so much!
Dinners around here have been really uninspired since I’m still adjusting (or readjusting) to the working world and the lovely schedule that comes with it. My commute home gets me home between 5:45 and 6:15 each night, then I TRY to get to the gym. Dinner for us is usually at 8 or 9 o’clock at night. Not ideal, but what can you do?
The other thing I’m adjusting to? My kitchen just isn’t big enough for me. Clearly, I’m in need of one of those GIANT cooking show kitchens.
Speaking of cooking shows, Tony has mentioned to me that it would a fun idea for me to film a sort-of YouTube cooking show for you guys. Any thoughts? Any special requests if I decide to go down that road? I think it would be a lot of fun and I think you, my awesome readers, would enjoy it as well.
So here’s what we’ve been up to in the mean time:
Tony is attempting to grow organic tomatoes and I’m so excited!
Tony and I have been apartment hunting, once again. Yes, it was just September when we last moved, but we gotta do what we gotta do.