2011 is rapidly winding down, and for many of friends 2011 was a rough year. They are looking to 2012 for a fresh, new start. Are you?
At this time of year, many people are searching for a cleaning routine or a printable chore schedule and you’re in luck, I’ve got one just for you. Are you thinking of learning how to cook? Are you determined to start menu planning? Perhaps you’re just looking to start cutting out processed foods?
Are you making resolutions or setting goals?
What are they?
My goals for this site are:
- To continue adding recipes, cooking tutorials, and answering reader questions as I have done for nearly 5 years. (Don’t forget, you can send your household and cooking questions to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- To continue working to make the information already on the site more easily accessed. I think I’ve made a good start with the new Clean It page
- To encourage more of a community feel to Home-Ec 101 without losing the tone or voice.
Is there anything you want to see happen with Home-Ec 101 over the next year? I can’t promise it’ll happen, but I can certainly listen and give your ideas consideration. And no, I’m not coming over to clean your house. Completely unrelated, I hate it when I make an offhand comment about completing some chore or another and someone pipes up with, “Now come do that at my house.” Dude, I never said I enjoyed doing said task, what on earth makes you think I’m all gung-ho about doing it for you? Chances are it took all my will power to complete the task for myself. Grr.
Are you hosting this New Year’s Eve?
Bobbie will be sharing a couple of savory snacks for New Year’s later this week. We’re having friends over for a nerds’ night in. If you want to be technical, we’re more geeky than nerdy, but that lacks consonance. We’ll be playing Settlers of Catan, watching some form of Sci-Fi marathon, and stuffing ourselves silly on things like Ree Drummond’s bacon wrapped jalapenos, albondigas, and other gluten-free treats that make homemade margaritas extra good. (My last goal for 2011 is to finally get around to posting the how to make margaritas tutorial.)
How about New Year’s Day? Do you have any traditions?
I always make hoppin’ john, collard greens, and cornbread for luck and prosperity (settle down, it’s tradition not superstition). I know it sounds sacrilegious, but I’m thinking of making these vegetarian collard greens, as I am in the mood for some peppery, spicy goodness.
What do you serve?
Oh and since everyone’s all in a tizzy about the Mayan calendar and 2012, how about just taking some basic, rational steps toward emergency preparedness. You’ll thank me during the next actual minor emergency.