Eleven New Year's Resolutions: Wandering Off the Beaten Track, Perfecting Indian Flatbreads; What To Do With a Pound of Vanilla Beans
Resolution #10: First clean up messy desk, then redecorate office. But what if the mess is really creative disarray?
Oh, the horror! Citrus-marinated Cuban pork roast, oozing with luscious fat, mounds of white rice and black beans simmered with smoky bacon. Magnums of champagne and other sparklers. Trays of sugar cookies, pans of gingerbread, and don’t forget the chocolate pot(s) de crème, hidden under cumulous towers of whipped cream. Ribbons of tagliatelle, a tree’s worth of pecans, boxes of dark chocolate truffles….
There’s nothing I like better than making lists, and the first Monday of the year is resolution time. Like the rest of the world—does that include you?—I need to lose a few pounds, clean out our exploding closets (or perhaps the entire exploding house), be kinder and gentler to those I love. But I won’t bore you, at least not yet.
I’ve been on the prowl for quirky New Year’s resolutions. I love Nanette Lepore’s simple intention: “More flirting, including with my husband.”