Daily Archives: May 14, 2010

30 Before 30….

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” – Julia Child

Last week it hit me: I’m 15 weeks from turning 30.  Sigh.  30 is hard. Just saying “thirty” feels very serious and settled.

So I decided to make a list…a happy list to distract me.  A PROJECT.  I love a project.  Lists, planning, errands, research…fulfillment.  And, there is currently a project void in my life.  Sadly, I am not allowed to plan my own wedding every year.  (judge away)

So, the project list started as a list of things to do.  I got to about #11.  Ummm, it was boring.  Really boring. Honestly…one of the items was “match white paint in the living room”.  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.   Then, on the morning commute…I got it.

30 quintessential recipes. Pillars of cooking. Dishes you make and feel like you’ve accomplished something when you set them on a table…as if you’ve reached some sort of unwritten kitchen goal.  You’ve created something unlike any other food…you can boldly proclaim to Facebook “_____ successfully made a croquembouche!”*

So here is my list. Some are easy, some are hard. Some are common, some fancy and French.** And I’ve made none of them…yet.

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