Thursday, July 27, 2006

Thirteen Things On My Someday To-do List

I looked around my house and thought of all the things I've bought with good intentions, hence this list, which excludes all the places I'd like to visit someday and all the other things I'd like to do. These are mostly fun things; my house will not fall apart if I don't accomplish these. But I think it's good to have these kind of projects on the back burner.

  1. Make my own dog treats for my dog. Yes, I have a set of doggie cookie cutters!
  2. Go back to Ireland and while I'm there, I may as well visit Scotland and England. (Okay I slipped this one in here just for fun!)
  3. Watch all MacGyver reruns on DVD. I own the first 2 seasons, compliments of my husband for my birthday last year.
  4. Read all of Jane Austen's books. I keep buying these, reading a chapter or two and never seem to finish them.
  5. Have my entire house entirely cleaned, inside and out, for one day. Oh, I have many many cleaning & organizing gadgets for this purpose.
  6. Make yogurt cheese. I keep buying yogurt but I eat it before I get around to making the cheese!
  7. Organize my photos somewhere. I have several albums and boxes of photos waiting my attention.
  8. Master Photoshop and put together a DVD of each of my nieces and nephews. That's why I got a laptop with a DVD burner. So far I haven't burned a thing but time!
  9. Collect the rest of Jan Karon's books (must be Penguin imprint) and make dinner from herMitford Reader & Cookbook. So far I've just managed to read the excerpts from the book and imagine myself sipping raspberry tea on my back porch.
  10. Find a really good salsa recipe I can make and put up in jars. This is a must-have around our house - I think my husband could go through a jar a day if it were available. He is pretty picky though - whereas I love fresh salsa with lots of garlic and some jalapeno, he prefers his cooked, mild and with more onions. Am open to any tried & true recipes here.
  11. Make my own pasta. Oops. Dunno if this one belongs here. I inherited a pasta maker from my gram but I think I got rid of it because alas! I never got around to using it. Well, you don't need a machine to make pasta - or so the TV chefs say.
  12. Make my own granola recipe. This counts currently as I have a bag of dried cranberries I bought for this purpose, but if I don't hurry up and make it, I'm likely to eat them all in my oatmeal.
  13. Finish a crosstitch project for my gameroom.
I know - most of the items listed above have to do with food. What can I say? I love to cook! And think about cooking. And read cookbooks. And talk about cooking . . .

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Stacy said...

What a wonderful list, we actually have several things in common on here! #2, although I've not been at all, my lifelong dream is to visit England and Scotland! I'd love to do #4, although I only own a couple of Austen books, but I loved them as a teenager. I'd like to learn to make yogurt cheese also, as well as my own granola. I keep collecting granola recipes and buying dried fruit, and then I buy the boxed or bagged stuff in the store! I am perpertually behind on organizing photos, scrapbooks and albums. Now, add to that the digital aspect and that is a huge project in and of itself. And oh my, I'm a HUGE Jan Karon fan, the Mitford books are some of my most favorites (although I do not own the entire collection). I don't have the Reader/Cookbook yet, but I might need to add that to my wishlist!

What a great list, really enjoyed it. Sorry to hijack your comments!

Thanks for stopping by my T13, and have a wonderful day Dianne!

Susanne said...

We won't even mention how behind I am on getting photos in albums! The trip to Ireland sounds great! My oldest would volunteer to carry your luggage for you!

Katrina said...

Great list - I need to make one like this as well. Unfortunately, I don't think that #5 will every happen for me. Or #7. And be sure to share your granola recipe, and whatever salsa recipe you decide on!

Jennifer said...

On the last paragraph, me too, and me too, and me too. I like thinking about it and eating more than doing it, but I do like cooking itself as well.

Fun list! I might have a salsa recipe somewhere that might do the trick. A friend made it in the blender with canned tomatos (so they are more cooked like), and lime. It was really good. I'll look around.

Jeannine said...

I made salsa years ago and it was way too hot. I canned a batch and threw the rest onto our compost pile. I didn't realize until later that when the salsa was canned it lost quite a bit of it's fireiness(how's that for a word!) and tasted really good. I've always regretted that I composted the rest. Take heed--the extra cooking causes it to lose some of it's heat.

I've read all of Jane Austen's books and my all time favorite is Pride and Prejudice but I really like Emma too. My third favorite is Sense and Sensibility.