There are alot of year end reviews floating around the blogosphere right now. Including an event where you are asked to post your Best of 2007.
How do I choose though?
Seriously? I made alot of wonderful things this year. Some were huge successes, others were flops - though there weren't too many flops, I am happy to say.
I can be proud that I participated in 12 Daring Baker challenges: Croissants, Chocolate Intensity Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Crepe Cake, Gateau St. Honore, Bagels, Strawberry Mirror Cake, Milk Chocolate Caramel Tarts, Cinnamon/Sticky Buns, Bostini Cream Pie, Tender Potato Bread and finally, A Yule Log. That's alot of butter, alot of sugar, alot of cream, but most of all, alot of new blogging friends.
Last New Years I made a few little resolutions, which I can honestly say I have kept throughout all of 2007. One of them was to make at least one new recipe a week, rather than sticking with the tried and true that I knew my family would eat. I pushed their boundries this year, making things I wasn't sure they would eat, regardless of the outcome. Which means there were a few things that I had to either eat myself or throw out. On the other hand, my children have expanded their own comfort zones a bit - they will now eat Butter Chicken and Naan, and my oldest will now eat Talapia.
There are alot of things I would like to try in the new year - learning more about Indian food and perhaps getting my family to try some more vegetarian style meals. Progressing further in my cake decorating, maybe even getting to go back to classes for it! Pushing some more of my own cooking and baking comfort zones. And while I explore new foods and techniques, I plan to have my camera along with me, taking more and more pictures as I go along.
Sounds like a good way to start a new year to me!