Thursday, December 30, 2010

I resolve...

The internet is ablaze with New Year's Resolutions.

"Lose 20 pounds in 2011!"

"Kick your bad habits to the curb this year!"

"Find the love of your life before the ball drops!"

For the past several years, my New Year's resolution has been to stop procrastinating.  I decided to continue putting that one off in 2011.  I think, though, that I'll have a kitchen resolution as well.  I haven't made the final resolution yet (I still have a few hours before Dick Clark!), but here are my ideas:
  • Use a new ingredient once a week.
  • Eat dinner in front of the TV no more than once a week.  (30 Rock just beckons to me...)
  • Cook a vegetarian meal once a week.
  • Shop at the farmer's market weekly (when it's open).
  • Eat fish once a week.
As you can see, my resolutions must be manageable, and they must be easy to measure.  Otherwise I will procrastinate (see New Year's Resolution 2008, 2009, and 2010.)

So, what do you think of my ideas?  Have you tried any of them?  What's your resolution for 2011?


  1. Hi Erin, I have resolved to shop at locally owned places. Love Target, but more of my cash will go to my neighbor this year! Thanks to you and the Lady of the House for "being there" for me every weekday! Bless you both! Happy New Year!

  2. Those sound like doable resolutions - I like the one about using a different ingredient once a week. I'd like to do that, too! Thanks for the idea!
    I never make NY resolutions - for me that is a setup for failure :)

  3. Happy New Year, and I hope your New Year resolution plan comes true!:)

  4. These are grand resolutions - I've done almost all of them and incorporated them into my life. Best of luck with them - they are so very do-able. Happy 2011!

  5. I'm not a big believer in New Year's resolutions, but I do plan to do more shopping at my local farmer's markets this year.

  6. Sounds like local shopping is a real fan favorite! I bought queso fresco today for week one of new ingredients. Wish me luck!