Happy December 27th everyone! I hope that you have made it through the holiday season without any major kitchen catastrophes. I got to spend a few days in the original Wilde Kitchen, my parents home. We baked dessert, prepared a French toast casserole and waited for five pounds of stollen dough to rise.
I'm back in my adopted (for now!) state of New Jersey and enjoying some much needed time off. Boyfriend still has work this week, which means I have run of the entire kitchen for the whole day. I've been using this time to fight off the last of the bronchitis that I picked up a while back and make plans for next year.
This year was the year of Why Bother. My 2012 challenge had me making some of the things that I would usually only buy from the grocery store. We had fun making bagels and nut butters and had a little less fun with homemade coconut milk and potato chips.
Now that 2012 is winding down, it's time to starting thinking about 2013 and the challenges that await. Due to my recent streak of bad luck in the cold/flu department, I have three Why Bother challenges that have been pushed into the new year. Once these are completed, we begin the new 2013 challenge, Restaurant Wars!
See it up there in the header? This coming year is all about recreating the restaurant experience in your own kitchen. Boyfriend and I will be eating out and then heading home to make it ourselves. I still need your input! I've filled in the first few weeks of challenges with restaurants that popular, nationally reaching and near my apartment. I need your help to finish scheduling the rest of the year!
Do you have a favorite restaurant or dish that you would like to see featured in the Wilde Kitchen? Drop me a message either here or on the 2013 challenge page. Let's have a delicious year, at home.