I’m still alive. I avoided my computer like the plague while I was off of work, except for some funny YouTube video viewing, so you’ll please excuse my prolonged absence.
In lieu of giving you my New Year’s resolutions (because I, um, haven’t gotten that far yet), and thanks to my friend Chrissy for the special request, I figured I’d share with you some favorite dishes that came out of my kitchen during 2011.
(Maybe my resolution for 2012 should be to stop using run-on sentences. Jeez.)
Without further ado, and in no particular order, I give you BTR’s “Top Ten from Twenty Eleven”:
And under 300 calories a pop. Quite a feat, if I do say so myself.
Not your British grandma’s dinner.
also see: Southwestern Loaded Potatoes
I like putting things in potatoes, apparently.
Long name, but worth it.
A classic. I could probably eat this every day.
Not a substitute for mashed potatoes, but just as good.
Simple, yet so good.
Yeah, it’s good during any season, I was just being kitschy.
I made these vegetarian, but you could add chicken or beef in place of the black beans. Just don’t be a hater and leave the cheese out, k?
I figured I should round this list out with something braised. But it’s good, I promise.
And with that, I bid 2011 adieu. It was a bit of a rollercoaster of a year for me, but it’s good to see that my kitchen didn’t really suffer for it.
Here’s to lots more recipes in 2012!