I long ago abandoned the idea of resolutions. What I do instead is create a list of things I want to try for or do in the coming year. Some can be a year long vocation others can be a one-off that I do when the timing, season or boredom create an opportunity. This year I created a list of 26 items. Some are just silly like get a push scooter and ride it around town. Others are a little adventuresome, like grow a plant you never have before, or largely adventuresome like take a hike in a famous place on your bucket list. I decided I would share these with you during the year and get you to try them with me. I will include photos of me on my scooter!
Additionally this year, I will be continuing the recipe theme that I started in 2018. For this I will assign each month a theme and share a number of recipes from my massive archive to focus on that theme. This year we have 12 new topics, different from the topics of last year. To find the recipes of last year, check out this recipe link or search the blog with the topic Recipe2018.
The monthly themes this year will be:
Since it is cold and raining and I am hibernating with a cup of tea I will share a great recipe for Chicken and Dumplings to get the year started.
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 Tbls lard or butter
1/2 cup ice water
1 Tbls BYP Lemon Thyme Gourmet Salt or BYP Savory Salt Substitute
3-1/2 quarts water
1/2 small onion, chopped very fine
1 stalk celery, chopped very fine
1 carrot, chopped very fine
1/4 cup butter
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp BYP poultry seasoning