My Emu Is Emo

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2011: What’s Ahead?

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Veinous Dude makes marshmallows

If only my kitchen were this retro-hip!

One lesson of 2010 was that left to myself, I will happily subsist on a diet of:

  • Shrimp in pesto sauce
  • Beans and potatoes in salsa verde
  • Pizza
  • Biscuits
  • Small batches of muffins

My great triumph, on the other hand, was determining that after years, nay decades, of resistance, I will eat yams. I am practically an evangelist for the white yams that taste like a cross between a potato and a parsnip, though nothing like a partridge in a pear tree.

2011 requires bigger challenges:

  • Tackle one Large Hunk of Meat a month — and actually eat the leftovers in a cooked way, rather than a “hacking bits off and making sandwiches” way.
  • Try one new food a month, even if this requires hauling self to Asian market in Chandler and/or using hacksaw.
  • Buy the proper storage containers for homemade spaghetti sauce, salad dressing, and jellies, as I like what I make much more than what’s store-bought, but I don’t make ‘em often enough.
  • Go through with threats to infuse vodka with various substances (because I’m infusiastic about it, that’s why).
  • Meditate upon the success of the sweet roll dough and then tackle the doughy problems that have been troubling me: yeast bread, pizza dough, and pie crust.
  • Do one exciting thing a week with a vegetable, preferably one that is not a yam, and preferably a thing that does not involve cream sauce.

That seems moderately challenging, yet part of me is riven with shame for not needing to include a blow torch or any form of molecular cookery.

I shall think upon the blow torch.

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One Response to “2011: What’s Ahead?”


  1. Juanita
    on Jan 3rd, 2011
    @ 12:25 AM

    I’m with you on the shrimp in pesto sauce!

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