Since I will be finished with classes in 3 short days (YAY!) I am super excited about being able to come home after my work day and cook a healthy and delicious dinner for Aaron and I. Ever since day 1 of our marriage school has kept me from being home by dinner time most nights of the week. Then I am exhausted from a busy week and when I am home we go out to eat or pick something up. Lazy town, and it gets expensive too. And it bums me out that instead of having our dining out experiences at somewhere cool and hip, we just go eat at Pei Wei or Chipotle constantly. (Don't get me wrong, those places are delicious). But dangit, we are in the middle of a giant city and in close proximity to really awesome places, and we are eating at Pei Wei?!
This is just wrong, and it needs to stop. So I want to make a resolution to a. eat out less, and b. spend our dining out dollars at places that are cool/local/new to us.
This brings me to my next food related resolution, is that I want to learn how to make pretty food. Like something a pretentious foodie hipster would love(Aaron.)((love you, dear)). No joke guys, we have subscriptions to Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Martha Stewart Living, VegNews, and probably some others that have seriously beautiful looking food. Everything I make tastes like blah, and ends up like this:
I want to remedy this and since I will have the time, I want to make things that look more like these:
Not to mention we have like 1000 cookbooks that I rarely use!
We have 63 of those bad boys.
So while I am not having a Julie and Julia kind of year planned, I do want to make a much better effort in the kitchen.
Has anyone else thought about resolutions for 2013 yet? Or banking on the fact that the world is ending on 12/21 and not worrying about it? lol