Hola! Happy New Year!

January 14th, 2009

So, J and I are roaming around the streets of Buenos Aires and what do we spy but… a cake? unfrosted? just sitting on the sidewalk? Of course, we had to stop and take many a picture… why would someone leave a cake on the sidewalk? I’m so confused…what a waste! haha!

That was one of many amusing incidents from our trip. We had an amazing time. It was exactly what this stressed out law student needed after her first semester. I slept until at least noon, lazily explored the city, ate way too much and really relaxed. It was blissful. Photos, recipes (yes, we cooked too!) and more stories will be coming soon.

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year. Now, I am not one for New Year’s Resolutions. I like goals and I do have a list of things I would like to accomplish. But I have never felt that the New Year was the right day to suddenly begin anew for me. New Year’s has always been my dad’s birthday to me (Happy Belated Birthday Dad!). However, this year it was a bit different. Maybe it was having just finished my first semester, being on vacation or finally relaxing, but I found that I was very introspective and thinking of resolutions for the coming year. As part of it, I made some New Year Food Resolutions too…

1. In the coming year, I will learn to make:
a. Sushi
b. Curry
c. Sacher Torte
d. Macaroons

2. I will finish the posts that I often hint about involving souffles, glass blowing and empanadas.

3. I will go back to answering all my comments. I do read and really appreciate them all but unfortunately last semester sucked away my time.

That is about it for now…I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!

P.S. As I mentioned earlier, over Christmas we made chocolate chip cookies. My mother uses the recipe from the Gold Medal Flour bag. This time, however, my sister chopped up two bags of Hershey’s miniatures (Chocolate, KRACKEL, SPECIAL DARK, MR. GOODBAR) and used them instead of chocolate chips. They were down right delicious.

9 Responses to “Hola! Happy New Year!”

  1. VeggieGirl on January 15, 2009 6:00 am

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, GINNY!!! Fabulous trip you had; and good luck with your fod resolutions!! :-)

    **Just as a heads up: I will not be able to comment on blogs as often now, during this semester, due to work overload (I’m stressed already) – PLEASE know that I’m still loyally reading, but just won’t have time to comment. I hope you understand!!

  2. maris on January 15, 2009 11:10 am

    Great goals for 2009! I’m sure its tricky to make sushi.

  3. Resa on January 15, 2009 2:14 pm

    My first intuition is that the cake is a variation on the classic dog poop trick. Ponder that for a second…

  4. LyB on January 15, 2009 7:02 pm

    A cake? On the street? Well, I’ve never seen that before! I can’t wait to hear more about this trip of yours! Happy New Year! :)

  5. Emily on January 16, 2009 12:10 am

    Wow! That’s interesting. I wouldn’t know if I should eat it or not. I’d be tempted, but it’s probably not a good idea. :) Glad you had a good time.

  6. admin on January 17, 2009 1:39 pm

    veggie girl- don’t you worry one bit! good luck with the work…

    maris- thanks for stumbling across my blog! stay tuned and I’ll let you know! :)

    resa- like in mighty ducks? yuk!

    lyb- thanks! :)

    emily- it did cross my mind but J wouldn’t let me…

  7. Manggy on January 17, 2009 3:42 pm

    Hey admin! I’m glad you had a lovely time. Gladder that you didn’t feel compelled to eat said wasted cake! ;) (or frost it, at least– and now I’ve read the comments, I now know you WERE!)
    As for your targets, do you mean parisian macarons or coconut macaroons? I need to make some curry too! Yum!

  8. admin on January 18, 2009 9:26 am

    Mark- you just crack me up! :) I mean parisian macarons…after drooling over tartelette’s for so long, I think I need to try it…

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