Happy New Year – the last couple of months have been so busy.  I am off to a really late start on pretty much everything.  I still have to make my menu plan for the month.  I will work on that this week.  I was out of town for five days and just got back on Monday.  Spent all day today getting everything straightened around… unpacking, cleaning, laundry, packing up Christmas decorations, still not done with that.


I don’t typically do New Year’s Resolutions, but I do have some goals I’d like to reach this year.  Did you make any resolutions or goals?  Do you usually, and if you do, do you usually keep them?

I don’t have a menu planned, exactly.  But, I have a few things in mind for the week.  I saw a recipe in Every Day with Rachael Ray for Low and Slow Chipotle-Maple Beef, I think I will give that a try.  I also pulled a whole chicken out of the oven and will probably roast that in the oven.  I will use the leftovers for these (if there are any) to make another dish each and probably a soup with the chicken bones.