2012 is the year that I get my space in order, anyone that knows me even a little bit will totally understand how the phrase “organised chaos” is the only way in which to describe me. I start things and don’t finish them, I buy things and don’t use them, I don’t put myself first enough which often doesn’t leave me enough time to do the things I really enjoy doing. I include my attempt at blogging in all of this, I have managed to keep my Twitter account updated but even that succumbs to my lethargy with life on some days, but regular blogging has escaped me entirely.
I have had a vision of a blog that I love and nurture, like the many others that I read on a regular basis, for ages now, I have had many failed attempts in the last few years when life has got in the way. This time will be different and I plan to share my love of food and cooking, (and a some of the crafty things that I occasionally try my hand at) with the world or those of you that decided to read my ramblings on a very regular basis.
I am going to set myself monthly challenges to make writing more manageable and give me some sort of purpose (I do love to ramble – I’m doing it now aren’t I?). I have a few ideas already but I will confirm these over the next few days and put them out to the world, you then have my permission to berate me when I don’t live up to my end of the bargain.
The first challenge (January’s) that I will set myself is to clear out my fridge and freezer, and to use up some of the random things that are lurking in my cupboards. There are many meals hiding within them as the title of this blog suggests but I have to make use of my mountain of cookbooks and my ability to cook to create them. It is also the time of year where money is a little tight after the excess of Christmas, this wasn’t down to partying but spreading the love when it came to present buying for my family, so reducing my food bill at the end of the week is also another positive that this challenge will bring about.
My first job will be to update the list of what I have hidden behind the doors in my kitchen and then invest some time in a little menu planning…wish me luck!!