Culinary Resolutions

There is an old proverb ” you are what you cook“? and if there isn’t I am
making one up now.
On Sunday, I was clearing some drawers and came across a diary of my
younger years when one made enthusiastic lists with so much zest. One
list I made some years ago was a ‘Culinary Resolution List‘ In the spirit of looking backwards to go forwards, I thought it might be good to see how far I’ve come in a few years.
1. Prep like a chef –
Well, I was doing well, and boasting of all the hours I shaved off on weeknight dinner prep. However, The lockdown has put a stop to it ,with WFH and flexi hours. Now I finish a whole lot of work for the next day after the kids are tucked in for bed.
2. Try one new recipe every week –
Sure, you have your repertoire of roasted chicken, spaghetti carbonara
& Dark chocolate cake down to a “T”. But now, more than ever, there is
an entire internet chocked with recipes, to inspire you. Then luckily I also found food kit companies like Home Baker who make home baking
so easy,  and keeps the kids all excited.
3. Make and Eat more veggies
With all the focus on health with all the covid around, I have definitely ramped up adding veggies which even I never knew about earlier. Now we even have exotic Zucchini Bread on the menu for dinner.
4. Meat free Mondays
With all the news on the animal products front I had wanted to do this
since long. This is one resolution I stuck with and its adventurous to
plan a meal without it. It was  Started by Linda and Paul McCartney and I suggest you try doing so too.
5. Be grateful
“I will remember how lucky I am to be able to have food in my fridge
and family and friends to share it with.”
Always, or ‘100 per cent’, as the kids say now. Especially after 2020.

So, I think I can generously give myself a pass. I’m not a complete
fool, I have learned a thing or two. Still can’t believe I had given
up macaroons though. Maybe my 2021 resolution is to eat them more
often…

Do you make resolutions? How good are you at keeping them?