I thought of something recently that I’d like to do regarding cooking. It’s unfortunate that we may not be able to do it until after the new year, but it might be a wonderful way to ring in 2014.
I had the idea of expanding our edible repertoire by committing to making a different dish for dinner every day for a month. Like many people we repeat certain meals through the month, but Eric and I both love food, so we talked about it a bit, and thought it could be interesting to make a new dish every day with no repetition.
It might be a bit tricky, but it would be a great opportunity to learn some new recipes and experience some dishes we’ve never had before. To help us get ideas, I’ve started compiling some tasty meal options on Pinterest. I’m going to be browsing the internet more, and I hope to add more options to that list.
I also had the idea of adding an additional twist to the challenge. Meatless Mondays. I frequently eat meatless lunches, but we don’t do it for dinner very often. Eric will never become a vegan, and I doubt I will, but personally I’m all for having some meatless dishes in our arsenal. I can be quite happy to eat a meal with no meat. He said he’ll give it a go so long as I don’t try to take away all his meat. [smiles]
When we do this challenge, I’ll be taking photos and writing about it. I’m sure plenty of you would like to see what we come up with and hear about how it goes. I’m excited about the idea. I love the things that we currently eat, but more and more I’m getting the itch to have new food experiences. I want to broaden my horizons and expand my taste sensations. It’s fun just talking about it! Food is one of those great sources of joy for me.
Have you ever done something like this? Do you commonly have the same meal more than once a month, or do you have a wide variety? What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without making the same meal a second time?