Wednesday, February 03, 2010

If I had pictures . . .

I realize I don't blog without pictures - so it looks like nothing at all happened in January.

If I HAD pictures I would have blogged about my new 2010 goal of trying a couple of new recipes a week. I was off to an ambitious start in Jan. and tried 12 new recipes:

Lemon chicken, Field Green salad with Goat Cheese, Basil Tomato Soup, Cheddar Cheese Scones,
Carmelized Carrot Risotto, Autumn Butternut Squash, Arugula Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette, Mixed Salad with Strawberries and Avocados, new & improved Lemon Bars, Weight Watchers Crositini, Lemon Rosemary Chicken, and World Peace Cookies.

Of course my favorite - BY FAR - were the World Peace Cookies - figures. This is why:
a recipe a french chef named Pierre Herme created for a Champs Elysee restaurant. They were called World Peace because they are so good that a daily dose of these is all that is needed to ensure global peace and happiness. Very dark and rich and buttery and decadent- (let's not discuss calories). Too bad I don't actually crave the salads.

If I had pictures I could tell you all about celebrating my birthday for about 2 weeks with visits from girlfriends, lunches, and a date night in the City. One of my other 2010 goals is to try a new restaurant every month - preferably in a place I've never been to before. For January we went to French restaurant in the Inner Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco. It was called CHAPEAU. It was very small, delicious, and the prices were very reasonable - especially for a French restaurant. It was a great evening.

Just realized my 2 big resolutions revolve around food - well I have also committed to running 3 miles on the treadmill daily (except weekends). I have been watching the first season of "Lie to Me". I like the show - but I LOVE the wardrobe of the lead character (Kelli Williams aka- Foster). Classy, sophisticated, professional, beautiful. I'd love a wardrobe like that :)

I also started reorganizing and purging thru the closets, drawers, etc in the house. I started out full charge and was obssessedly cleaning for the first few weeks of the month - but I have definitely lost steam on that one. It has lost its excitement - but I did get a lot done initially.

Just realized why I don't blog without pictures - too boring. If you are a good writer you can pull it off - I am not - so I will quit while I am ahead.