At long last, I’ve decided on my food-related resolutions. Want to hear ’em? I thought you’d never ask!
Here are the first three:
1. Make more stuff from scratch. I’ve had a blast these past couple of weeks with the time freed up by a break in classes. I packed my kitchen with homemade bread, granola, sauerkraut, cookies, and other goodies. I hope I can keep this up even when my schedule gets tighter.
2. No eating at the computer. This goes for both work and home. I wanted to make this “no more eating at my desk,” but found it hard to make the giant leap to the little meeting table in my office. For now, at work, I eat lunch on the part of my desk’s ‘L’ without the computer. I may evolve further. Already, I see that it’s allowed me to read more and be more mindful of what I’m eating.
3. Entertain dinner, brunch, or cocktail guests at least once a month. This means events for 2+ guests. I hope to start this off on the 30th with a Shabbat dinner plan that a friend and I have been throwing around. I’ve begun tangible preparations by buying a new set of glasses (bringing me up to 13 of the “on the rocks” size) and a bamboo table runner (I’ve been setting serving dishes on an extra placemat when it’s just me or one guest, but you’ve got to give people those extra placemats and still have a place to put the piping hot food). This endeavor can prove a little pricey, both in accoutrements and groceries, but hopefully that will be offset by Resolution #1. See how nicely that all works out?