January 3, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

For Christmas, the kitchen gifts were lavished upon me. Between Ryan, my parents, Ryan's parents and his aunt, I made out like a serious kitchen bandit. At this rate, there will be nothing on my hypothetical wedding registry. ;) There were the books...

And the KitchenAid pasta attachments...
Then there were the Give It A Rest spoons made from organic bamboo...
And of course, the bread machine.
There were also a handful of vintage cake stands. That adds up to 7,500 new recipes and techniques, at least 10 new tools, a great deal of time- and energy-saving tactics, and even enough flair to show it all off to guests.

This means I have a lot of work to do. We even got a 25% off coupon from Greenling (since we haven't ordered in months), so I put in our order and next week we'll get a shipment of fresh local goodies. Let the cooking begin!

Tomorrow I'm going to try soyrizo, cheese, and green chile empanadas with my famous salsa. And soon I'd like to make cinnamon raisin swirl bread. With just shy of 10K recipes to try, time's a wastin.

Ryan is preoccupied with bicycle maintenance (I just heard an "uhoh" followed by a not-so-healthy-sounding gear spin from the makeshift bike shop in our living room) so that leaves me with plenty of time to try my hand at new things in our kitchen. And yes, we're "organized" enough that I was able to get everything to fit in our cabinets and still managed to make the kitchen look LESS cluttered. Hi-five.

All this to say...this year I plan on cooking a LOT, keeping the kitchen clean, and blogging all about it. So, readers, hold me to it! If you catch me not blogging, I'll bake you a loaf of bread. :)


Mason Arnold said...

Yay! Glad to have you back in the Greenling family. Call or email if you have any questions!