Hey cooking pals, do you have cooking goals this year?
I would like to learn to make a good chicken korma.
I'd like to use more foraged and home-grown ingredients.
I'd like to organise the freezer, and figure out how to keep an inventory so I don't keep buying more things that I actually already have but they're buried under frozen peas or whatever.
And I want to start hosting spaghetti nights again.
@artsyhonker I need to learn how to make some Indian dishes.
@artsyhonker chicken korma is also on my to-do list!! I have a couple recipes I've been sitting on: https://www.rachnas-kitchen.com/chicken-korma-recipe/ https://www.asaucykitchen.com/chicken-korma-with-coconut-milk/
@artsyhonker I'm planning an "eat the pantry" no-grocery shopping month. Or maybe season.
There are a few cookbooks on my shelf I need to either use or release back to the wild.
@mcmoots Good shout, my pantry is ridiculous at the moment.
@artsyhonker I was thinking it might be fun as a shared challenge on here. I wouldn't start until late January most likely - not sure if National Pie Day to nettle harvest is the right period or if I just want to do February.
@artsyhonker Our goals are to reduce the use of processed foods and go fresh as much as possible and to cook more and eat out less.
@artsyhonker I'd like to get back to cooking more than a couple of times a week, and try at least two new recipes a month. And maybe learn to cook from frozen rather than buying some stuff intending to cook it that week, then running out of spoons and some of it goes bad then I forget I have the rest, but we don't have much freezer space so that's tricky.
@artsyhonker Making Indonesian food from as scratch as possible. I'm sick of relying on packets for the taste of my culture. Also gonna learn to use this instant pot...
@artsyhonker My cooking goals for the year:
— Actually get a balcony garden going instead of continuing to be depressed wreck; the lack of gardening is making me more depressed
— Use up more of my older pantry items! I have actually been doing a lot of this the past month
— Help my partner get more comfortable in the kitchen, and help myself become more comfortable handing over control
@artsyhonker shop at the local grocery (instead of the supermarket) more often
Meal prep more than once a month
And I realise I might need to join this pantry-clearing endeavour...
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