Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The long haul

This stretch of winter (mid January through mid March) is always the toughest for me. The cold gray light and the cold are like a one/two sucker punch that leaves me feeling bluer than the normal amount of blue.

But this year, I'm better prepared. I've got my Happy Light, a mid-February pick-me-up visit with family and new recipes on the horizon. What those new recipes are, I've yet to figure out. But this, I know. I am bound and determined to try 10 new recipes in the next 2 months. I find that for every 10 recipes I try, on average, only 2 or 3 are keepers. Hence the number 10. I also find that 5 new recipes a month is a reachable goal for me. Sometimes, I can do much better than that, but if I do, then I will have exceeded my goal.

So if you find a keeper recipe in the next two months, hope you'll share here and help spread the foodie joy!


  1. I have the same struggle and I am trying to do it better this year. So far, not so great but I've got 2 1/2 more months to go so I have lot's of time to practice :)
    Please share your recipes!

  2. I hope to be sending lots of recipes your way. Hopefully they can be modified so your kids will eat them too!

  3. Yeah, I'm crummy when it comes to food experimentation, just because by 4 or 5pm, I'm done with my day, and don't have the mental energy to Like Spinach Smoothies! Yum! Aren't you just tackle new things. But, if I do get out of my slump, I'll for sure post a recipe.

    waiting with baited breath for my next concoction?! LOL

    P.S. Those are cute recipe cards! Where'd you swipe the pic?

  4. Usually to be successful at anything you have to start with a good plan, looks like you're on the raod to a successful February and some new good eats for you fam.