“We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.” – food writer Adelle Davis
This blog started off as a happy distraction to turning 30. In that regard it was HIGHLY successful as 30 came and went in a swirl of champagne and lobster. It was also successful by measure of total butter consumption, increased dinner parties, and a spike in the use of puff pastry.
So, as I get ready to launch the NEXT LIST I need your help. I had been brainstorming a “theme” for my list, when I realized we’re 31 weeks from my 31st birthday. As we say in the flyover house it was “MTB” (Meant To Be). So, the next list created itself: 31 Before 31.
There are so many classic recipes and quintessential dishes out there….time for me to conquer 31 more that I’ve never before attempted. Here’s where you come in: I need help filling up the remainder of the list. I’m stuck at number 22.
So tell me, what are you “quintessential” dishes? Are they things your grandmother made from scratch? Or a favorite item you always order at restaurants? Or just things you’ve heard of again and again?
I have a couple of each category on the list so far: rack of lamb (classic); Baked Alaska (heard of it…no idea what it is); gnocchi (ordered again and again); and I have perogies on the list, mostly to win points with my mom.
Also, I added a type of bread to the list at the request of a friend who thinks its “funny when you get frustrated”. See what a good sport I am!?
Ok, so give me your ideas. I still need 8 or 9 mores to round out this list of mine. Send me your classics….help!
xoxo Flyover Foodie
p.s. I’m so excited to get cooking again! I’ve missed you.
p.p.s. Confession: I already started the first item on the new list!!!