Last night at the New Year's Eve Party our friend Abby was asking everyone what their resolution was. I answered that I wanted to lose weight, because that's what I have been working on already for the wedding, but it seemed sort of lame. I mean, how cliche to want to lose weight in the new year? I needed something better.
Tonight while I was making dinner (which included, ahem, refried beans from scratch to go with our tacos and homemade ice cream!) it occured to me that one thing I can't do but really want to be able to is make bread. And not in a bread maker, but actually doing it by hand and baking it in the oven. This is an art that has always mystified me.
Any of my bread-baking, Seattle-area readers care to offer me a lesson or two and make my New Year's dream come true?