While finance bloggers come up with goals to save more money, invest in stocks, and buy houses, food bloggers get to list less lofty goals like “must make chicken salad someday.” Why chicken salad? My husband makes so many better tasting dishes; however, I think my list includes foods that I didn’t grow up with. I see/experience real Italian and Chinese cooking, but chicken salad remains a mystery (even though I grew up in the U.S.).
Without further ado, here’s my random list of foods that I want to cook someday, or what I’m calling my food goals/resolutions:
1 ) Chicken Salad: I’ve tried several store-bought versions, even two from Trader Joes, and they all disappoint. I want to start by roasting a whole chicken.
2 ) Risotto: This intimidates me; I really want to walk away once I stir in the rice.
3 ) Bechamel: I’ve only attempted it once while my husband was nearby.
4 ) Lamb shanks
5 ) Hummus: It’s not even one of my favorite foods but I keep seeing recipes for it in health/fitness magazines.
6 ) Won tons: I’m ready to move up from wrapping duties to making the filling!
7 ) Baccala: There are so many good recipes using baccala, or salt cod, that I can’t just name one.
8 ) Clam chowder: This can’t be too hard, but I don’t want to start with canned clam juice.
9 ) Eggplant Parmigiana: I want to do this from start to finish, without my husband’s intervention.
10) Lamb Moussaka
Truthfully, once I’m retired, I would like to make just 50% of the dishes from my husband’s repertoire as well as many of my mom’s recipes. What about you? Do you have a “bucket list” of recipes, i.e. dishes that you want to make someday?