2018 is so dead to me
Welcome to the wonderful world of 2019, where the government’s still shut down and the National Parks are filled with literal sh*t, but everyone’s filled with a tiny glimmer of hope for the future (we think. It also may be a little bit of leftover champagne.).
I hate the whole concept of a new year. It bothers me that a date on the calendar is a reason for people to feel like they need to start fresh, and I’ve probably never kept a resolution. But this year feels different. For one, I didn’t cry on New Year’s Eve for the first time in probably five years. Admittedly, this was because I was sleeping so I could wake up very, very early to go watch some hockey at the Winter Classic, but I’m still going to take that as a sign from the universe. For another, I’m surrounded by amazingly positive people all working toward their own resolutions and goals, and I’m getting a lot of energy from them. And so, I present to you, with little to no fanfare, a roundup of 2018 and some vague things I’d like to accomplish in 2019 that definitely aren’t resolutions.
Best Books of 2018
2018 was the year non-fiction rocked my world. Memoirs like Priestdaddy and Black Klansman made me laugh, cry, and revel in some crazy good storytelling. I learned even more about food than I already knew or didn’t know I didn’t know in Butter and The Third Plate.
Best Recipes of 2018
2018 was full of cooking and baking (mostly baking). Here are three of my fave dinners I cooked and three desserts I’ll be baking again in 2019.
And now, 2019:
I’m going to be cooking vegan because as Juliette Majot points out in this summation, which was edited by my friend and fellow food lover Anna Walsh, who once did a guest post here, reducing dependency on meat and dairy really does make a difference. I’m also going to be trying more ~out of the box~ things from scratch. Think kombucha. And crepes. And miso soup.
Reading wise, my goal is just more, period. I mean go look at my friend Ryan Pait’s list. It’s expansive and inspiring.
What about you? What are you planning on reading? Cooking? Any new fad diets I should know about? 2019, let’s do this.
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