I don’t generally do resolutions. Ever. I think this comic sums it up best.
But, in the fall I joined Go Mighty! And have slowly been moving my life list over there and adding to it. So, what I have been trying to legitimately tackle are cooking related goals. I am open to more goals, but the New Year seems like a good time to find my way back to more fruits and vegetables. More whole foods.
I have not told Rob about these goals. He tends to dig his heels in whenever I suggest eating food that isn’t meat or some sort of fried potato dish. He also isn’t a fan of trying new things. We have an ongoing battle regarding the fact that I would like to learn how to make a frittata but he is opposed to it. And I am not about to eat an entire frittata on my own. That just seems silly. And, I will readily admit that though Rob is finicky, I am as well. My list of foods that I will not eat includes celery, seafood, white chocolate (or as I call it… chocolate made of pure evil), and bell peppers. So really, we both need to try new things.
So I am just trying new recipes without being overt about it. We shall see how long that works. Last week we tried a new stir-fry from scratch recipe. I like stir-fry, but I hate those heavy, sticky, premade sauces that you buy on the “Asian food” aisle. It makes me think, I am pretty sure this is not what actual Asians make at home. Also, I loathe sweet and sour sauce so I am always afraid that one of those store bought sauces will taste like that. So, if you want a good stir-fry recipe that is relatively simple, there you go. It was a hit with Rob.
So… one down, 5 million to go.
This week I am trying French Onion Chicken (can you tell I spend a lot time here?). I am excited about it because I love cheese and onions. I am also excited about it because there is nothing in it that Rob will pick out as too healthy.