Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

It seems proper on the last day of the year to think back. It's been a great, great year. Highlights include moving to a house, turning 30, getting a new government in Sweden, buying a new camera, cutting my hair, and making many new friends. (I won't bore you with what haven't been quite as good.) I hope next year has a lot of fun in store, too! I plan to make a number of food-related resolutions, just like this year. But first, it's time to see if I actually kept the ones I made for 2006.

1. Budapest Swiss Roll. Yep, I did that for the blog's birthday!

2. Roast Chicken. Yes! Finally! What on earth took me so long?

3. Gnocchi. Um. Well. Let's see. I made it with my friends Lena and Nico who are the gnocchi experts. I also made a Swedish dumpling called kroppkaka, which can maybe be loosely interpreted as a very large, filled, gnocchi. But regular gnocchi? No. Sorry. I tried, though. I followed Jamie Oliver's recipe (where you bake the potatoes, rather than boil them) and everything looked fine and dandy until I tried to gently drain them from the cooking water and they turned to mush. I can safely say that I'm not in the mood to try again anytime soon.

4. Real veal stock. Sorry. Haven't found any veal legs. Or honestly, haven't really looked. And I don't think I will. I tend to think home-made stock is largely over-rated, sorry.

5. Penne alla Vodka. Oh yes, numerous times!

All in all, I say three out of five isn't bad!

Now, I'm off to get a little extra sleep before tonight's big party. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year's Eve! Happy New Year to all, and I hope to see you in 2007!


Ilva said...

Happy New Year Anne! I have been thinking about that challenge as well, I think 3 out of 5 as good as you can get! Well almost, I'll post about what happened to my challenge as well!

Pille said...

Happy new year, Anne! Must think of some cooking challenges for 2007, too:)

liuia drusilla said...

Happy new year! ^^

Cerebrum said...

3 out of 5 is great! I might join you for a challenge in 2007 as well - I already think I know what they'll be ('cause they've been a challenge for some time now, you know!) Happy 2007 to you and yours, Anne!

Farmgirl Susan said...

Happy New Year, Anne! Yours is one of the very first food blogs I discovered, and it's still one of my favorites. Hugs to you and Per and all the kitties! : )