Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My "To Do" List

A couple weeks ago, when my birthday was looming, I started a to do list specifically for my blog.  Goals I'd  like to have accomplished by my birthday the next year.  In order to stick with it I thought I would share the list with you.  This way all of you are motivating me, so thanks :)  If anyone has comments or any information that would help me with any of the goals, please post your feedback in the comments section, I'd love to hear what you think! Here we go...

1.  Make an Asian inspired meal
2.  Cook something with bison meat
3.  Have a guest post on my blog
4.  Start giving credit to the original writers on any recipes I adapt and post about
5.  Get a food photo accepted on Food Gawker and/or Tastespotting
6.  Make my own ice cream - essentially I need to buy an ice cream maker
7.  Make homemade granola
8.  Cook a whole chicken - I've been a wimp and just use chicken breasts usually
9.  Participate in a writing and photography class 
10.  Take more photos of everyday life - started already with the photos today :)
11.  Participate in other people's blogs more by commenting, following and tweeting about them

I'll update every couple of months to show my progress!  Again, if you have any feedback on any of my to do's feel free to share.

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  1. Rachel,
    Here's what I can help you with:
    #6- I have a few ice-cream recipes on my blog: http://melissascuisine.blogspot.com/search/label/Ice-Cream. Also, a little secret, you don't need a an ice-cream maker. It's a little more complicated but you can follow the directions up to the part where you would put the ice-cream in the maker. Just put it in a freezer safe container, freeze for an hour, then remove and stir it real good. Then freeze another hour and remove and stir. Repeat this a couple times until you get the ice-cream consistency you want.

    #7- This is my go-to recipe for granola: http://melissascuisine.blogspot.com/2011/03/chewies.html

    #8- Here's a yummy chicken recipe: http://melissascuisine.blogspot.com/2008/05/herb-roasted-chicken.html

    #4- I've found that the easiest way for me to remember to do this is when I know I'm going to post a recipe, I make a draft of the recipe with the url of the original recipe. Then when I create my post, I have the original right there.

    Have fun and good luck! :)

  2. I think the first thing you should do is read that book that you promised you would read.

  3. I always find that a to do list is a great way to get things done! Well done and enjoy working through it.

  4. Melissa - Thank you for all your great feedback! I'll for sure being using some of your ideas.

    Yooper Dad - I don't know which book you're referring to ;)

    Nessa - I think so too, nothing more satisfying than crossing something off your to do list! Thanks for stopping by, hope you continue to read.