First of all, I never paid a lick of attention to the Mayan Calendar, I don’t agree I am headed for a tumble over the “Fiscal Cliff,” and I have a very definite opinion about why people cling to any type of “doomsday” prediction.
We people just love, LOVE, L O V E drama. And getting all excited and worried about doomsday or cliffs or devastation by meteorite seems a lot more exciting sometimes than the challenge of facing our lives and making the moment by moment decisions in which we are actually creating our own futures and navigating through our own personal doomsday.
But in the spirit of the New Year and the tradition of making resolutions, I’m joining in on WordPress’ DPChallenge and I’m going to tell you about three things I’d like to change in my life.
My cooking life, that is!
The secret to a good resolution is to have a definite plan on how you are going to accomplish it and then lay out your targets which will lead to your goal. Don’t defeat your own goal before you’re hardly started by deciding it is not big enough, important enough, worthwhile enough, etc., or adopt the consideration that you’ll probably fail to reach your goal.
1. I’m going to learn how to make the best, most excellent dark chocolate mousse. I resolve to make a different dark chocolate mousse recipe every month this year and find out which one is the best. I’m pretty sure my husband will agree to be my
guinea pig taste tester and I’ll post my research findings for you to see. Stay tuned for the first “Dark Chocolate Mousse of the Month.”
2. I’m going to learn how to take great pictures of food (for your viewing pleasure when you read my blog). For this I have purchased Food Photography for Dummies even though I absolutely dislike being referred to as a
“Dummy” and have avoided purchasing any book with this theme in the title until now.
3. I’m going to find and feature six guest authors to contribute to mycookinglife.com I’ve invited two and have more in mind!
Nope. Not much doom and gloom here in my kitchen! What do you resolve to do this year in YOUR cooking life?