For the past two years, I’ve managed to actually keep my New Year’s resolutions, and it felt really good. So this year, I submit for your approval my food- and drink-related resolutions for 2013:
Cook at home more often
I do love take out. But it’s a money sucker and not the healthiest thing in the world (20-pound burrito, I’m looking at you.)
Finally throw that Mad Men dinner party I’ve been talking about for nine months
I've gestated this idea for as long as I gestated my child. Now it's time to give birth to the thing. Plus, my friend, Rosie, gave me a Mad Men cookbook and vintage cocktail recipes for Christmas. I can take a hint.
Spend the summer seriously canning every piece of fresh produce in sight
Last year, I didn’t become the canning maniac that I really know I can be. This summer, I want to people to walk into my kitchen and immediately start thinking about Victory Gardens and War Bonds while humming “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”
Make some cheese
For my birthday and Christmas, loved ones gifted me with a cheese-making book, two cheese-making kits, a night at a cheese-making class, and a gift certificate to a cheese shop. Again, I get the hints. The universe is asking—nay, begging—me to make some damn cheese, already.
Sorry, that’s a typo. It should actually read “drink less-crappy wine.”
Happy New Year, folks! Bottoms up!