Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year, 2017!

It's that time of year again--a New Year and a new resolution for me. I don't usually make resolutions as such. I think about wanting to make some new lifestyle habits, but it seems to me that New Year's resolutions don't tend to "stick" for many (including me).

Fireworks by US Dept of State
Fireworks photo by U.S. Department of State
This year, however, I am making a resolution. My resolution is to post to this blog more often. My big goal is to post at least once a month; that's pretty ambitious for someone who goes 6 months or more between posts.  For that reason, my smaller goal is to post at least every other month.  This current post doesn't count since it's just about my plans for the year.

The reason for this resolution was that a couple of my friends asked very sincerely that I resume my blog on a regular basis. They've even agreed to help out by writing guest posts or contributing recipes for me to try. My friend, James, is going to have a cookbook party this month where guests bring something made from a cookbook recipe--NOT a recipe found online, but one from an actual cookbook.  This can be a favorite or a new recipe they are trying.  I'm hoping James will do a guest post about the party and the recipes that were tried. *hint hint  I've also been promised a fine-tuned Sloppy Joe recipe from friends K & M.

I will be making turkey vegetable soup tonight when I get home from work. After Thanksgiving I froze the turkey carcass and a bunch of leftover turkey meat so I could use it to make soup. I took everything out of the freezer last night and put it in the fridge.  I'll be including celery, carrots, onions, and maybe some potatoes. What other vegetables would be good in this soup?  Leave me suggestions in the comments.

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!


  1. Cabbage, turnips? bacon. Okay so bacon isn't veg, winter squash. Oh, I don't know, but I know you'll make a great soup.

  2. Oops, I forgot to say. I blogged today too.