Tuesday, January 8, 2008

The inevitable New Year's resolutions

I know what you're thinking: the only thing worse than making New Year's resolutions is making them and then foolishly posting them on the internet. And you're right. But last year my only resolution was to have more fun, and I did! So now I'm ignoring the fact that, last year aside, I've never managed to keep a single, miserable resolution I've ever made. I'm overcome with optimism and misplaced determination. Here are my resolutions:

1. I will cook more stuff from scratch and use ingredients I've never tried before. But I'm still not eating anything that leaves a slime trail behind it when it decides to change locations. So there.

2. Motivated purely by my desire to be a good global citizen and not by the fact that Tanana Valley carrots are the world's best, I will eat more local food, and be more aware of where my food is coming from and how its production impacts the environment.

3. I will coax at least one tomato plant into production, even if I have to sacrifice an entire salmon and mega-gallons of water at its feet.

Okay, now that the food related resolutions are out of the way:

4. I will not celebrate my 60th birthday by counting the wrinkles around my lips or calculating the number of gray hairs per square inch on my scalp.

5. I will organize the garage. (Hey, it could happen.)

6. I will continue to be the cheerful, optimistic, enthusiastic person I love to greet in the mirror every morning. And if you doubt it, well, that's just another example of the way the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Oh. Heh. But I'm smiling when I say that.

7. I will take more food pictures. (Wait, should that go with the food resolutions??)

Happy 2008. May it be filled with purple potatoes, parsley, cranberry nut bread and other good things!


PhantomMidge said...

Mmmmnnn...spuds! I like the purple ones but think the golden/yellow ones (if you can find them) are the best.

Every year I keep vowing to grow a small veggie patch out back and eagerly circle things in my new seed/plant catalogs but so far no results. Good luck with the tomato!

MizMagee said...

Are you thinking of Yukon Gold? I just made some potato-kale soup with those using a recipe I found here. Perfect winter food!

Phantom Midge said...

Hmmm..I'm going to have to try that one, as I never know what to do with kale. It falls into the same category, for me, as okra.