I hope no one minds too terribly that Tummy Treasure has been taking a bit of a break this week. There hasn't been much at all to blog about food-wise, as we're relaxing post-holiday with leftovers and dining out. We literally have scads and scads of cookies and treats leftover, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to deal with them. Part of me wants to tuck them away in the freezer for a sweet attack at another time. Part of me wants to prove I have the willpower to just toss them, and part of me wants to go to town and eat them up before they go bad. Inevitably, a large platter will make it's way to church on Sunday, but I imagine most will be like me- a little tired of the sweets.
As the year nears its close, I think back on this last year on Tummy Treasure, and I am simply amazed. Going all the way back to last January, it has been an eventful year in my kitchen! Coming up in the next day or two, watch for a "year in review" as I highlight my foodie accomplishments for 2006.
And then I want to look ahead to 2007. I want to set some goals food-wise. Maybe I'll master a couple of new techniques, or a particularily challenging dish. Maybe I'll devote one day a week to a cookbook gathering dust on the shelf. I'm also thinking about exploring other cusines from around the globe, but putting a kid-friendly twist on them. The only thing that I am certain on is that I would like to get back to Weigh-In Wednesday- it is sorely needed, I think. I am also looking to incorporate some vegetarian cooking into my repertoir. I'm not planning on using any soy replacements or anything, just a meal or two a month more than now that highlights vegetables and whole grains as a complete meal. I'd also like to do a couple more ingredient challenges, those are always fun.
Here's where my readers come in. Do you have any suggestions for me? An ingredient or two that you'd like to learn more about? Or a cuisine that you love that you'd like to share, or just a suggestion for a new cooking technique. I'd love to hear it, just leave a comment in the comment section, I promise to take all suggestions under consideration.
I hope everyone's having a great week! We've been having a great time relaxing, amid getting some long-awaited projects finished up. Today we're going shopping for fish to fill Abigail's new fish tank. And speaking of Abigail! We discovered her first ever loose tooth yesterday (actually, two of them) so we're anxiously awaiting the arrival of the first hole. Does anyone know the going rate for a first tooth? I'll be back in the next day or two with the year in review.