I wasn’t going to do a 2011 “Best Of What’s for Dinner” post for a few reasons, but mainly, and completely honestly, I don’t particularly want to look back on 2011.
It started out with the absolutely worst week of my life so far. Starting the year out with the death of my dad was the start of a trend. 2011, while it had its highlights, was a year full of death, sadness, heartbreak, stress, and lots and lots of personal reflection.
But then I thought about it a bit. While I’m always going to remember parts of this past year as some of the worst, there are also parts that were completely and truly wonderful. I made it a point to be adventurous in the kitchen, enjoy new things, and save up money for weeks on end to experience meals unlike anything I’d ever seen.
So I’m doing a recap of 2011. It’s as much to help me remember the good in the year as it is for you. Each link is to that given month’s posts. Enjoy!
Wow. I was wrong. While the year definitely had its moments of being downright crappy, it also had moments of pure joy, new friends, new pets, and obviously, great food. I’m always humbled by the blogging community, even through all its changes over the past years.
Here’s to a happy, healthy, stress-free, and delicious 2012!
Happy new year!