Thursday, January 1, 2015

Looking Ahead

I was inspired by Lisa of Grandma's Briefs to think about things I would not do in 2015.  Well, that, of course, segued right into a resolution!  So here it is--TA-DA!:  I resolve to no longer "brown" meats, onions, or any other tidbits I might throw into a pan.  For the whole of 2015, I resolve to "caramelize." Way, way yummier.

So, New Year's Day.  Tomorrow I will put away decorations.  I have a young man coming to pressure wash the aluminum siding and then I will take out the outside furniture.  I will get some annuals to plant for the "cold" season.  Some pansies, perhaps.

Also, Santa time is past.  I can now, without the tiniest shred of guilt, start in on the Lake Champlain chocolate Santa my brother gave me the day before I left Vermont.


Oh, no!!! Poor Santa, missing his foot.  But, AHA! Me with a satisfied grin on my face!

15 comments:

  1. I forgot for a moment that you are in Florida, not Vermont, when you started talking about outdoor furniture and pressure washing!
    Have fun!

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  2. You have two seasons of spring to work on it seems. Chocolate Santas?

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  3. Yes, the outdoor furniture got me, too! I was restacking wood for the stove while it snowed today!

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  4. I am beyond impressed that a Santa foot would satisfy you. That little guy, in my hands, wouldn't have a chance. In fact, he would have been . . . disappeared . . . long ago.

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  5. How kind of you to start with the foot. I usually bite off the head first! Belated Merry Christmas to you and Happy New Year. Looking forward to your 2015.

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  6. I could never murder my chocolate bunnies or Santas even though I love chocolate. . I got attached to them and they usually died of heat exhaustion by summer.
    Enjoy sunny Fla. .

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  7. Sounds idyllic. We are having a cold snap in Hawaii. It's in the 60s.

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  8. What would Freud say about you starting with Santa's foot? My wife used to pull her chocolate Santas and Easter Bunnies and put tooth marks all over them when she was a kid. Her mother was a chocoloholic and would eat her kid's chocolate when they were in school.

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  9. Carmelize... LOL! All these new terms for what we've always done! We're cold up here, so your patio furniture remark warmed me up!

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  10. I'm like an earlier commentor, I tend to eat the head first (so the Santa/Bunny) can't see me perhaps?

    Enjoy the warm weather!

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  11. Poor Santa! Hope he won't hold it against you next year when he is bringing presents!

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  12. I'm happy you are in the land of warm weather. Enjoy that Santa. Enjoy the caramelized meats and onions. Enjoy the New Year!

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  13. Oh absolutely good for you. If you don't eat the chocolate quickly, it won't stay fresh forever. I've been trying to remember to caramelize too. I'll redouble my efforts in 2015.

    I looked up Jin Shin Jyutsu. I've never heard of it. Intriguing though.

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    1. Exactly! Wasting chocolate is a grievous sin.

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  14. I'm delighted to see this! And I'm now intrigued by "carmelize" vs "brown" and must try it. (Wish I had a chocolate Santa to try, too!)

    Cheers to a fabulous 2015!

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