I'll admit it. On my 30th birthday, I made a list of 30 things I wanted to make in that year. I've only made half of them. I'll own it. And I'll say I have three main reasons. One--time. Last year, especially the couple of months after my birthday, were traumatic and terribly sad for my family and me. Two--when I bought my townhouse, I was essentially without a functioning kitchen for a month. Three--and this is the best one--after getting engaged last July, I decided things like buttermilk biscuits, creme brulee, and eclairs weren't really going to help me get into wedding dress shape.
But I've got a plan. Thanks to a fantastic suggestions from Branny, I'm turning my list of 30 into a list of 31, which I'll finish while I'm 31 years old. Here's the catch, though--I don't yet know what one item I want to add to my list. And I won't be able to tell you until after I get back from my honeymoon. You see, I want my 31st item to be something M and I had on our honeymoon in Hawaii. It may be an attempt at recreating a dish we had at one of our dinners, it may be a traditional Hawaiian dish, or it may be a Hawaiian-inspired meal. I'm not sure. But as soon as I know, you'll know. I can promise you that.
two years ago: fresh honey lemonade