January 5, 2011
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We’re 5 days into 2011 and most people are still going strong with new year resolutions and goals. Food resolutions are an important aspect of the typically unrealistic expectations people set for themselves with weight loss as the end goal. I’d estimate that by February most people have strayed, but if you want to bow out in style, here’s a list of ways to make your slip up worthwhile.
5 Ways to Break Your Food Resolutions in Style
- Office Craving: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – Conveniently located at your vending machine or convenience store, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups offer more interactive eating than a typical candy bar along with the perfect creamy peanut butter to milk chocolate ratio. An all American favorite for children and adults.
- Late Night Getting Home With No Food in the Fridge or Pantry: Chinese Take Out – Readily available in most areas, Chinese take out offers cheap and fast instant gratification. Gravitate towards carb centric dishes like lo mein, fried rice and chow foon as they travel especially well for lunch the next day so you can carry your failure flag with pride.
- Inability to Resist Happy Hour: Beer and Wings – Cold beverage, hot finger food and reduced prices help put TPS reports on the back burner.
- Feeling Depressed: Ben & Jerry’s AmeriCone Dream – Relationship troubles or conflicts at work can all be solved with reassuring image of Stephen Colbert accepting you for who you are. Cry yourself to sleep with a sugar induced coma.
- Seasonal Affective Disorder: Ramen – Quick and easy to make, warm and comforting, salty and versatile. Jazz your ramen up with protein like eggs, beef or chicken to help get over long, dark nights.
If you’re still going strong with your resolutions. Please ignore my list and just imagine this weirdo standing between you and your guilty pleasure.
I’ve got my eyes on you.
Here are my food related goals for 2011
- Stay active on food blogging and to keep cooking through the Cafe Boulud Cookbook.
- New ethnic food to try: Ethiopian
- Food to make from scratch: Pasta and Noodles
- New recipe to try: Buttermilk Fried Chicken from Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller
- Learn to cook better tasting stand alone vegetable side dishes
What are your food resolutions for 2011?