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Jul 27, 2011 01:43 PM

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.

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  1. I'm guessing you don't have set goals in New Mexico, so it really depends on location.

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    1. re: ferret

      Hatch green chile every day in every way!

    2. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. 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.

          1. On one of our visits to B'more in the recent past, I resolved to eat crab three times a day during our visit. Trip was four full days. Mission accomplished.

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            1. re: RedTop

              Haha! When my mom (from Iowa) visited me in college years ago in Boston, she successfully ate lobster twice away. I'll have to tell her that you beat her record :)

              1. re: DCLindsey

                I just ordered a dozen lobsters and a 5 gal bucket of crabs, from an old student. Ms. Keg's birthday tomorrow!

                1. re: Passadumkeg

                  Please wish M. the best day ever, pdk. :)

                  1. re: mamachef

                    And my Greek buddy, whose wife is working in Texas, too hot for him. My goal is to have him over for supper at least twice a week. His b-day is Sat.

                  2. re: Passadumkeg

                    Does Mrs. Keg need any help celebrating??? That is my idea of a perfect birthday meal. She's a lucky lady.

                    1. re: jlhinwa

                      And I'm a lucky man! My goal is to make my wife happy w/ my cooking.

                      1. re: Passadumkeg

                        Okay, a looooong ways from lobster thrice a day, but when we're traveling, a "3 Cracker Barrel meal day" is cause for celebration (we don't have 'em where we live).

                2. re: RedTop

                  Congratulations. Years ago on a 2-week trip to Nova Scotia during lobster season, my goal was to find a restaurant and eat lobster every day. I was unable to accomplish my mission, and I shall never forget it!