December 31, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Is 2013 already over?
There’s so much food I didn’t get to. So many recipes I didn’t try. So many things I didn’t write about.
As this blog post title indicates, I’m not going to spend my time recapping. I like to take the occasion of a New Year to look forward, not back. I like having things to look forward to — new goals, new adventures, new restaurants.
Here’s a collection of some of the things I’d like to accomplish in life and on this blog in 2014. Let’s not call this a list of “resolutions” — I’m allergic to that word because it sets me up for failure by March. How about this handy dandy headline:
10 Ways I Will Rock the Glasses off 2014
1. I will not be such a beast before I’ve had my first cup of coffee.
To those mighty giants who can operate without a hot splash of caffeine, I salute you. I have an addiction, and I can be pretty mean if coffee doesn’t hit my lips before 9 a.m.
2. I will finally complete my $10 Challenge on Simply Thai.
Remember when I had the reader’s choice Challenge? I sampled one restaurant, Mussel & Burger Bar, that you guys selected. The other, Simply Thai, has been outside my grasp lately, because of a busy schedule and long waits. That ends in 2014, friends. I’m going to make this happen.
3. I will make an edible batch of biscuits.
I consider myself a pretty good cook and a decent baker. I can’t, however, make biscuits if my life depended on it.
4. I will accept the fact that pizza, no matter how many vegetables I pile on top, does not count as a well-rounded meal.
This is going to be a tough one. I will, however, eat pizza at Loui Loui’s Authentic Detroit Style Pizza, Bonnie & Clyde’s Pizza Parlor and Angilo’s Pizza. These places need some more love and attention, and I’m the lady to give it.
5. I will become more efficient at using chopsticks.
Also, I will eat more sushi because IT IS DELICIOUS.
6. I will stop giving my dog, Roscoe, so many table scraps.
I know, I know, this is bad news bears, and I don’t recommend it. But if you see these puppy eyes looking up at you, it’s hard to resist sliding Roscoe a bit of pork chop.
This feels counterintuitive. I know that most people make fun of folks like me who take pictures of my meal and plaster them all over social media. But I’m a food blogger, darn it. I gotta show you what I’m eating. I just have to pause long enough to snap a pic. When a full plate is put before me, I lose my mind and dig in.
8. I will take pictures using my good camera, not the crappy one on my phone.
Let this picture speak 1,000 words.
9. I will eat correct portion sizes.
For example, not eating all of the plate above in one sitting.
10. I will keep my commitment to exploring good, inexpensive food in Louisville.
Happy New Year, y’all.