Everyone has been talking about resolutions lately (shocking) and I hate to tell you this but I'm gonna do it too.
I don't usually make resolutions because I don't stick with them. I don't stick with them because I feel like it is something I'm supposed to do, not something I want to do. My family and my husband will tell you that it is very difficult to make me do something that I don't want to do.
This year I was going to skip even pretending to make a resolution but then I thought of a good one that I really want to try. Plus it is simple and pretty open-ended so I can probably cheat. I am going to do something new every week. I decided it can be anything new. Eating something I've never tried, making something new, going somewhere, a new activity, whatever.
It started on New Year's Eve, before I had even thought of the resolution. We had dinner with friends and every couple was asked to bring a dish to share. We have adventurous friends so we brought roasted bone marrow. I have never had bone marrow but I hope to have it again soon. It was far tastier than I imagined, like delicious meat butter.
Late last week I made pasta with braised oxtail. I have never prepared or eaten oxtail before. I usually leave the meat preparation to my husband but this needed to be cooked all day and he was at work so I had to do it myself. This was also delicious and I will prepare it again soon.
Over the weekend was one more first. I volunteered to make a dessert for a bridal shower I was attending. I went for Tres Leches cake from the new cookbook my brother got me. Another first.
So far it has mostly been new food adventures. I will try to mix it up. Later this week I am going to a concert of a band I have never seen at a venue I haven't been to. Plus I started a new class at school!