So first of all, happy new year!
I have been looking back on 2010, and as many of my friends have also attested, last year was probably the best year of my life yet. Obviously you probably know the main reason why....getting married of course! But I also finished up my masters and ran my second 1/2 marathon just a tad bit faster than I did my first 1/2, so I was pleased. I got to see a lot of my friends from out of state thanks to their dedication and support of the now Mr. and Mrs. Burks, and got to spend the holidays in Tennessee with Chas and his wonderful, loving, and giving family.
We then ended the year by playing a show together with Chas' band Cheatwood. Their lead singer took the rest of the year off, so I got to sub in for the first time. It was fun to get to be able to sing with the boys and be with Chas as we rang in the new year as a married couple :) Lots of firsts happened last year, it was nice.
I am also happy that so far the goal to try at least 3 new gluten free recipes a month has been successful. I have yet to pick out the meals that I am going to try for January, but, it is only the 5th, after all.
I did, however, try my luck again at a wheat based recipe, provided by yours truly over at www.triedandtasty.com , and was shocked to find that the results of the gluten free version were mouthwatering and taste-bud pleasing. I have tried to convert a couple of regular recipes into gluten free recipes in the past, only to be disappointed. But this one, it was delicious! And, I just happen to love poppyseed loaf! I didn't make the actual loaf though, more like a round cake-type dessert. Either way, it was awesome.
Note to self, use about 1/2 a cup less of GF flour when making a wheat based recipe.