Along with reading and crafting goals, I am challenging myself in the kitchen as well. I figure if I try just one new skill or recipe per month (save April) I can overcome my fear of failure in the kitchen once and for all. Granted I have tried new recipes and different takes on recipes, but my biggest fear is waste. “What if it turns out badly and no one will eat it and I’ll have to throw the whole thing away or worse yet, I’ll have to suffer through eating all the leftovers myself because I can’t bring myself to throw it away?” That is over my friends! It has been a looong time since I have screwed something up so royally or picked such a terrible recipe that we had to scrap the whole meal. And even if it were a total flop, so what, you live and learn and do better next time.
With that, here is my list of skills/recipes for 2012 broken down into monthly goals:
Basic Bread Recipe
Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Homemade Crackers-" target="_blank">Jam it, Pickle it, Cure it
Homemade Mustard-" target="_blank">Jam it, Pickle it, Cure it
Homemade Ketchup-" target="_blank">Jam it, Pickle it, Cure it
Homemade Soda-" target="_blank">Jam it, Pickle it, Cure it (this one will be with the help of hubby since he’s the one who reeeally wants to try it!)
Homemade Tomato Sauce-" target="_blank">Jam it, Pickle it, Cure it
Homemade Pie Crust Recipe
Homemade Pitas (I want to make Gyros)
Homemade Runzas (once I get the bread thing down I will be whipping up a batch of these babies! I made them with my mother-in-law once but she had already made up the dough. They are so good and are great to keep in the freezer and pull out for a quick lunch or dinner!)
How about you, do you have any recipes you are dying to try? How about that culinary skill you need to suck it up and try? Share with us below and we’ll give you lots of encouragement!
I’m linking this to Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop!