How was your 2007?

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!


Peabody said...

I hope you do more cake decorating...I love those posts.
Here's to a happy and stress free 2008!

Katie said...

So how does a newbie join in your Daring Baker challenges? :-)

Happy New Year!

Jenny said...

Katie, to join the DB's you need to contact either Ivonne or Lis - check out the Daring Baker's Blogroll (the link is at the side) and let them know - however, we have just gotten all our January members so you would have to wait until February, assuming you contact them early enough!

Helene said...

I second Peabody:more cake decorating because you have talent and they always turn out great!
Happy New Year!

breadchick said...

Happy New Year my Daring Baker Sister!

I'm so glad we got to "meet" because of DB but best of all I'm glad to call you friend.