Happy New Year!

I’m still struggling to recuperate from a long, fun, exhausting two weeks with my husband on vacation from work and two of my three kids sick with various ailments. Not to mention all the snow we had here in the Beehive State over the holidays.

Each year I try to set a few goals for my cooking habit/hobby. Just to keep things interesting and give me something to work towards.

About the only thing I did from my 2008 list was to make a roasted goose for my husband. (Maybe one goal this year will be to post about it!)

There are also going to be some changes here around the old blog–that’s another goal I need to work on. Keeping my blog updated.

Here’s my list:

*Update the links, recipes, and look of my blog
*Plan healthy meals that won’t break my budget–stick to it (or copy what Tania does)
*Learn how to make artisan bread once and for all
*Limit dessert making to Sunday nights (that’s gonna be hard, but it doesn’t include cookies…)
*ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE (my recipes, my kitchen, my life)
*Do the dishes before I go to bed each night
*Start working on my food storage

These were contenders for the list, in case you were curious…

*Open up the real Cafe Johnsonia after spending three months in France perfecting my baking skills.
*Buy a Viking Range and a Sub-Zero
*Sign a deal for my own cooking show on PBS (or The Food Network)
*Become rich, famous , and fabulous (so I can do the first three things)
*Write a cookbook (see above)

I thought I’d have more luck with my first list. We’ll see how it goes.


If all goes as planned, I have a fabulous guest popping over for a few posts this week. I think you’ll like it. And hopefully there will be more guests to follow.

Happy New Year!

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  1. Great resolutions!! I hope that you will share your artisan bread tips with us at cooking club.

    When are we going to get together? I think we should do it soon.

  2. My friend has some supposedly amazing no fail easy artisan bread recipe. I don’t know if it can count if it’s easy and no fail though. Will investigate.

    I would like a viking range, or one of those french ovens like Jamie Oliver has that you can lie you pizza and dough on the bottom of and it’s like a cooking stone.

  3. I love your second list. :) I would love to get organized too, that’s on my “to-do list” every year. Happy 2009 to you and your family!

  4. Happy New Years Lindsey! Can’t wait to see what surprises you have up your sleeve for us and of course all the goodies you are going to tempt us with in the coming year!

  5. Uh-OH, I saw you linked to my neglected menu blog & quickly updated! OK, that and the children in my house crying from hunger ….

    Can’t wait to see what you make this year – and the artisan bread.

    Sorry I never made it down there this trip! I really wanted to, it was just crazy chaos every day. I promise next time for sure!

  6. A great website for helping you get going on food storage: todaywhilethesunshines.blogspot.com

    Good luck with those goals, especially the Cafe Johnsonia. You can just make peppermint bark brownies and I will be a happy customer:)

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