Saturday, January 01, 2011

2011 Resolutions

First post of a new year, new set of resolutions.  I'm going to keep it short and simple again this year.

Our main family resolution is to plan a country-themed dinner each month.  We have already chosen the 12 countries we want to explore this year, and the boys are excited about being responsible for at least one dish for each meal.  I think it'll be fun, and help boost the kids' cooking skills as well.  And, hopefully, we'll find some new family favorite recipes to add to the regular rotation!  First country up for January? China!  (Colin said that was awesome -- we could just go to Pei Wei's and call it done.  Nate was very irritated with his brother, as he was looking forward to trying some new foods.)

I resolve to clean out the garage.  This is a huge task, that is long overdue, and maybe by posting it here we will finally just get it done.  There are boxes in there that we haven't touched since 2001 (when we moved in.)  It needs to be done, and it will be done.

I am going to re-read some classics I haven't read in a while and read some other classics for the first time.  My Kindle is perfect for this, because so many classics are free to download.  I just finished F. Scott Fitzgerald's Beautiful and Damned and think I'm going to dive into Joseph's Conrad The Secret Agent next.

What about you?  Any that you're willing to share? We can look back next December and see how we all did!


  1. I LOVE the idea of doing a different country's cuisine every month! What a great idea!

    And good luck with the garage - that is a job I always hate! LOL!

  2. Melanie,
    I left a comment in my box concerning the title of the Scripture study..just so you can check it out.

    One time our family did a fun meal every Sunday for awhile using cuisine from a different country..or was it once a't recall, but it was fun and sometimes I'd decorate using flag red, white, and green for Italy or some such thing. :) Have fun if you do that! Suz


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