Happy new year!
Do you all make resolutions? In the past I haven’t, but this year I’m going to give it a go. (And I’m thinking if I write them here, maybe I’ll feel some sense of accountability).
1. Learn Italian. So far, I can read most restaurant menus, I can order gelato… I can ask for directions… but I’d love to be able to have an actual conversation.
2. Send back wedding rsvp cards, and mail out baby gifts on time. I’m the worst… I’m the friend that shows up to your baby shower with a printout from Amazon.com of what I purchased off your registry that morning. But I mean well, really I do.
3. Get some furniture and hang things on my walls. We moved into this new house just about two years ago. If you’ve seen our kitchen, it might appear as if we live in a state of togetherness, but I assure you that every other room has a ways to go. Furniture is hard.
I haven’t made any specific food resolutions… but if eating healthier in the new year is one of yours, this salad is a good tasty place to start. It’s light, yet satisfying, and packs a nice kick. Sweet pears and paper-thin fennel are tossed in a tangy dijon vinaigrette. Salty feta ads a richness (and just a little bit goes a long way).