Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy New Year and some things

Hello friends!! Well, unfortunately, I don't have a new recipe for you today. I am still dealing with my broken fridge situation and trying not to pull out my hair because my landlord is a lazy butt who refuses to deal with it. I am really, really hoping the situation is fixed today, but you never know. So instead, I wanted to take this time to wish everyone a happy early new year and tell you about a couple of things.

First, up, the ever so amazing Greg of Sippity Sup nominated me for a Homie over on one of my favorite websites, The Kitchn. I've never been nominated for anything (besides an embarrassing turn as homecoming princess in college) so it would be great if you could vote for me here.

In other awesome news, I have recently partnered with Springpad and their fabulous planners. Regular readers know that I am head over heels in love with Springpad's weekly meal planner. I use it to plan out what meals I will be making and also to generate my shopping lists. These help me stay planned and within budget (for the most part). Now you can click the "Spring It" button and add my recipes to your own meal planner. It's pretty awesome. I think you will love it as much as I do! Here's an example:

Lastly, I got a new camera!!! I am still learning how to use it and since I haven't been cooking I haven't had any practice with shooting food, but I am so excited and that also means I have another item to cross of my 101 list. Speaking of my list...I have been able to cross off quite a few goals and I am thinking of things to add for next year. Have you made any resolutions for the new year?

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Kerstin said...

Congrats on your new camera and Happy New Year!

kellypea said...

I need to get more organized with my meal planning. I avoid it like the plague for some reason. I've heard about Springpad from others so will have to check it out. Congrats on the Homie nomination -- tried to vote and it won't let me sign in :(

vanillasugarblog said...

I seriously think your landlord and mine are related. I can't believe your NEW fridge isn't working. You are going thru exactly what I went through. She better give you a break on your rent. Mine did after I sent a letter to her from my lawyer. Yeah happy new year momma, hope things get better.

Erica said...

Hooray for the new camera! Just gorgeous. Going to vote for you right now!!

Jenn said...

Sorry to hear about your fridge. I hope it gets fixed soon. Have fun with your new camera.

Happy new year!!

Diana said...

We are so on the same page -- I wrote about the 101 goals list today! I sort of failed miserably at it this year aside from trying new recipes and eating scary things like foie gras and runny eggs.

Really cool about your homie nomination! I'm going to go vote for you now!

The Active Foodie said...

Congrats on your new camera! That is so exciting! And i'm sorry about your fridge, what a nightmare. I am going to go vote for my home now :) Happy new year, and may you cross off even more off your list in 2010!

Reeni said...

I hope your fridge gets fixed soon! And yay! for your new camera - I have a new one too - not quite as nice as yours! Congrats on your nomination! Happy New Year!

angela@spinachtiger said...

New camera. Hooray! I cant wait to hear about how much you love it.
I make resolutions every year. New blogging software, new camera and I'd like to make a croquembouche. First I have to learn how to spell it.

Happy New Year.