My 3 2020 Kitchen Challenges

My 3 2020 Kitchen Challenges

As it is the 1st of January today, I thought I would write down and share some New Year goals for myself and my blog. I’m going to set myself 3 challenges that I want to complete this year. They are all things I’ve been meaning to do at some point but never got round to it and so I thought if I make them public, then I will have to complete them.

1. Make A Roast Dinner

The first is to make a proper roast dinner all by myself, including roasting a joint of meat, potatoes, vegetables and making my own gravy. I think my best approach with this one is to start in steps by first doing the meat, then everything else and finally bringing the whole dish together. I suspect it will take time for my roast dinner to be as good as my Mum’s, but I’ve got to start somewhere and who best to learn from but by my mum herself. I look forward to sharing how I get on with this challenge and hopefully by Christmas this year I will be able to provide photographic evidence of my completed dish.

2. Make Scones

The next thing I want to do is to bake scones. Scones are something my Nan used to make all the time and I love them, especially warm straight from the oven. The problem is my Nan’s recipe was never written down, it was all in her head. She never weighed any of her ingredients or anything, she just got on and made them and they were perfect every time. They are such a simple thing to make really and something I’ve wanted to bake for a long time, so this year I’m going to do it. You can make both sweet and savoury scones and I would like to attempt both kinds. 

3. Prepare Seafood

The third challenge is going to be a little trickier and require some help from others, but I would love to learn how to properly prepare shellfish, especially prawns. Firstly I need to get over my fear of them being whole and still with their heads on, but I also need to learn how to safely remove everything and what parts I can and can’t eat. I do really enjoy eating prawns and other shellfish but I’m often too scared to order them when out incase they come with their shells on and I don’t know what to do. It can be very frustrating, especially in Mediterranean restaurants. There are so many lovely types of seafood that I am missing out on. If there is anyone out there willing to help me with this one then please do get in touch. I would really appreciate your input.

So there you have it, my 3 2020 kitchen challenges. Feel free to share any of yours in the comments below. I would also appreciate any tips on how to go about completing them. Happy New Year everyone and may 2020 be a happy and healthy year for you all.

Thank you for reading and speak soon.


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