Do you have food goals?
After an academic year in New Mexico, I am back in Maine for 2 months. I set a goal of eating fresh seafood 2 meals a day, each day. I return to NM next week and am happy to report that I came damn close to meeting my goal. I hope it carries me over until next summer.
Have you long or short term food goals; sorry diets don't count.
My goal is to make my own cheese and salumi.
Another goal is to cook a Kalua pig in a backyard imu.
Time frame? Sometime in the future.
You certainly get around!
My short term goal is to come up with an appealing menu, then crank out the goods for my inlaws' upcoming 50th annivesary gathering. I would rather hire caterers, but y'know... whatever the guests of honor want.
Long term goal is to just grow into a more well rounded cook. The dishes I enjoy eating the most are easy for me to prepare and feel confident in. But a lot of it is heavily influenced by international flavors. Making a great Thanksgiving meal, or coming up with a casserole that people love are skills that escape me.
What's great about cooking is that every day is truly a new day, and anything you want to accomplish is within your grasp with enough effort.
I guess another goal is to continue to avoid chain restaurants. I'm coaching HS varsity soccer. I'm going to have to get creative or brown bag it at away games.