I am so excited for 2012. I have been looking at recipe after recipe and I’ve found some fantastic recipes (sweet and savory) that I plan on trying out this year. I can’t wait to share them all. To start off the new year following my resolutions, I’m posting a savory recipe. Half of you are probably saying “oooh I love tomato soup”. The other half is saying “Alicia, I don’t really like tomato soup. It’s so bland and blah tasting. I’ll read the next post”. To those nay sayers I want to let you know I used to hate tomato soup too. I wanted to love it. I see people eating their grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup and I wanted to enjoy it as much as they seemed to. However, I always felt it was too tomatoey (yes, I made that word up) and the soups never had that much flavor. Until I tried Campbell To Go Parmesan Tomato Bisque. It’s fantastic. I’m not even going to pretend that my soup compares. However, those little To Go cups are about $2 a piece. For a newcomer to the workforce like me, $2 for a little thing of soup is a bit frivolous. So I found a recipe, changed a few things and VOILA I have delicious tomato soup.
I hope everyone had a happy and healthy New Year. I had a great time with family and friends. Now, it’s time to go back to the real world. I usually don’t do resolutions, but this year I’m making an exception because there are two things I really want to do this year.
Resolution #1 – Learn Spanish. I have Rosetta Stone for Spanish, which I had been working on. Then with moving, starting a new job and the holidays I fell behind. However, 2012 is the year of no excuses. I’m learning Spanish.
Resolution #2 – Expand my cooking to more savory, dinner items. For the most part I focus on sweets and baking. However, my dinners pretty much consist of tv dinners, sandwiches and pasta. Which is delicious, but I want to have some more yummy items on a regular basis.
Both of these I feel can be accomplished, and I’m excited to share my year of learning with all of you. What are your resolutions this year??