So I had an idea at dinner tonight. It stemmed in part from the fact that I brought a lot of leftovers to school during the fall, and my classmates would always ask where I’d gotten takeout from. (In Ann Arbor the takeout containers are somehow exactly the same from the two places I usually go, and they’re—supposedly—microwave- and dishwasher-safe, so I use them a lot.) I realized I cook a lot more these days, and I try to be healthy about it, so I wanted to see if I could keep track of an entire year of dinners. So this is how I’m going to do it:
1) Take a picture every night of whatever I eat for dinner, whether I make it or buy it. They will not be super fancy presentation pictures, because hey, I’m trying to eat dinner. (Although I hope most of them are more exciting than the example below).
2) Save the pictures and upload them all at the end of the week with a brief description of what’s in each dish (not a recipe unless I somehow have time), as well as anything else I ate or drank at dinner. If someone actually reads this blog AND they want a vague description of a recipe, just shoot me a comment and I will make it available.
3) Keep track of the number of dinners per year in the following categories: total, homemade, leftovers, and store-bought.
You will see the above picture again on Sunday, hopefully accompanied by a few pictures of other things I’ve made! Always up for suggestions of what to make, of course.
Happy New Year, y’all. Hopefully by the time the next December 31st rolls around, I will look like a healthy eater!