Monday, June 1, 2009

June is so Sixy!

My friend M has encouraged all of her friends to participate in a monthly club of sorts...well, this is the second month so I'm calling it "monthly". If we're still going by August, I'll be pretty impressed! Last month was "Every Day in May" something, anything, every day for a month. I tried to do a random act of kindness every day, but it really only turned out to be every third day or so...BUT, I did do one big thing that should count for quite a few days. No, I can't tell you what it is, that would be cheating. But if you guess it, I will nod.

Though I haven't received the catchy title for June, the gist of it is to set six goals of any sort (avoiding "nots" if you can) and actually do them during June. Kind of like short term New Year's resolutions. I like this. I decided to center mine around food. Yes, I need to lose a few pounds, but dieting is not what I mean. Here, read them and you'll see:
  1. Barbecue at least once a week. I have a very nice grill and a husband who loves grilled anything.
  2. Clean out the freezer by either eating or chucking the "mature" food.
  3. Organize my small task. I have about a thousand ripped out magazine pages and an almost empty binder with good intentions.
  4. Cook with mushrooms at least three times. Again, husband.
  5. Grill sweet potatoes. I've been wondering whether this is possible, and today there was Bobby Flay doing it, right on Food Network.
  6. "Kitchen Cupboard Cook" once a week. I have molasses, marshmallow fluff, cornmeal, and a dozen other random ingredients that need to be utilized. has an ingredient lookup that will give me plenty of recipes to choose from. And I will NOT BUY additional ingredients in order to use up the offenders.

Thanks, M, for the kick in the butt. I love lists...but uh, six is bothering me. Five or ten would be so much better. Next year do this one in May or October, please!


margi said...

Great list - and it has a theme! I'm a fan of themes. =)

I really like your kitchen/food focus. I could use some work in that area, too. This past winter I was making a concerted effort to eat my way through some of my stockpiled victuals - but I kept thinking, "Oooo, I'm craving such-and-such and I don't have such-and-such in the cupboard. Better go buy some." That said, there's still a bit of food waiting for me to eat. Most of it healthy stuff requiring some assembly that I pass over in favor of the quick-and-easy foods I can whip up after work. I'm a lazy bum.

As of yet, I'm afraid that there is no catchy title. Do you want to be in charge of coming up with a title? Or how about August's challenge and theme? =)

Keep on sixing,

Michie said...

Hi there - I've got an award for you over on my blog. :)

MoziEsmé said...

You're brave! How's it going so far?

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