I have mixed feelings about 2011. It started off pretty bad, when my father passed away. As the year went on, though, it got better, and ultimately ended on a high note. My brother, cousin, and best friend each got married, Joel finally got his dream job, and we bought our first house (which we are eagerly awaiting our closing date….Friday the 13th can't come soon enough!). All in all, I'm ready for 2012 and excited to see what it will bring. At least I know that it will start on a high note!
So now, as the end of the year is here, just as many other bloggers have done, I'd like to reflect on my favorite recipes of 2011. What were your favorites?
January: Though the circumstances around this dinner were sad, this Chicken Pot Pie brought us such comfort in a time of sorrow.
February: I love Nutella, but it can be expensive, so making my own not only satisfied my taste buds, but also my wallet!
March: A tough month to choose. But my favorite may be the Guinness & Onion Soup. Like french onion, but better!
May: I enjoyed eating these Shrimp Tacos on my patio in the first few awesome days of spring.
June: This Avocado Sandwich quickly became a summer-time staple in our house. So simple, and so good!
July: A copy-cat Sesame Cashew Noodle Bowl was a very pleasant surprise, since we guessed at the ingredients!
August: I couldn't choose between two for this month so I'll just pick both!
How could I not post my brother's Wedding Cake? I was very proud of this accomplishment!
September: These Drunken Noodles were spicy and delicious!
November: These Chicken Parm Burgers were a great
December: Beer & Brown Sugar Kielbasa is sure to please any Octoberfest crowd!