These aren't your Mom's resolutions!

I'm really excited about my New Year's resolutions. Usually, my resolutions have been all about improving existing behavior: exercise more, clean more, read my Bible every day. Usually, it's a giant list. And usually, this happens...

But this year, I'm doing things a little differently.

This year, they are challenges.

And best of all, there are only two things on the list.

1. The Bread Challenge
 I'm pretty horrible at making yeast bread. I can make the Five-Minute Artisan Bread all right, but even a monkey can do that one. Adam goes running the other way whenever I announce that I'm MAKING the sandwich bread for the week, because my loaves are always really crumbly and too flat. So, this year, I'm going to become skilled at making breads and bread-y products by making a variety of breads, one a week. I really, REALLY wanted to do this one last year, but morning sickness hit me right after Christmas and kept me out of the kitchen for the next couple months.

2. A Sugarless 2011
That's right, no sugar in the Year 2011. I already lead a fairly low-sugar life (I never drink pop and hardly ever buy candy), but now I'm going to up the ante. The only exception will be the occasional sweet bread from my Bread Challenge, because I wanted to do that first, and I think I need to do a few sweet breads in order to get the entire bread experience. When I told Adam about this one, he immediately jumped on the bandwagon. Since we got a ton of Christmas sweets, I suggested that we finish up what sweets we do have into the new year so that we don't die trying to eat everything in the next two days, but Adam thinks that's a bad idea. What would you do?

So those are my New Year's resolutions! Do you make resolutions, or do you think they're a waste of time? Have you ever had a resolution that actually lasted the entire year?


  1. What about some normal food recipes that use sugar? Will you simply omit it or does that not count because it's in such small proportion? Isn't there some amount of sugar in most breads? That one seems so difficult because there are small amounts in various sauces, and sides. But I am most intrigued.

  2. I'll be writing a post soon about the particulars. Stay tuned!


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