Friday, November 11, 2011


I am joining in today with Beverly of BE glorious who had the wonderful idea to prepare an 11-11-11 post with:
*your favorite ELEVEN personal photos (so photos taken by you or with you in them) taken in 2011
*a list of ELEVEN things you want to (need to, have to) accomplish btw now and the end of the year
*ELEVEN things you've read/seen/experienced in 2011.

I'm adapting Beverly's idea slightly as I focus on food & recipes. Robbie and I both enjoy cooking and trying new recipes, and I thought this would be a fun review of the foods we experienced and still want to try in 2011.

First, ELEVEN of my favorite food photos taken in 2011. These are all photos of foods that Robbie and I made at some point during the year.

Second, a list of ELEVEN new recipes we want to try before now and the end of the year. I have a file folder in the kitchen where we collect recipes that we want to try; some are pulled from magazines or the newspaper, others are printed from blogs or other online sites, and some are recipes from friends. We both went through the collection in the file yesterday and chose these eleven to try before the end of the year.

1. Pumpkin Pecan Bread
2. Garden Three-Bean Salad with Fresh French Dressing
3. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
4. Grits-and-Greens Breakfast Bake
5. Taco Rice
6. Edmund's Up North Roasted Potatoes
7. Pea Salad
8. Mini Crab Cakes with Garlic-Chive Sauce
9. Grilled Maple Chipotle Pork Chops
10. Spicy Steak and Black Bean Chili
11. Fresh Herb Spoon Rolls

Last, here are ELEVEN foods that we have enjoyed while dining out this year.

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  1. How clever you are!!!! Thanks for joining in, Melissa! I think there are some reviews I am going to be interested in. It's 1:00 am and my stomach is rumbling, I think I better head to bed before I find myself staring into the fridge lol

  2. Ewww Your post is very tasty looking :) Great photos Melissa!

  3. Oh goodness, what a great array of food, we love cooking here too! Melissa, your chicken and rice dish, which came about because of Beverly's blog hop, has become a firm favourite for all of us here - thank you! :-)

  4. love this idea, will be looking at those recipes

  5. I like how you tied all your 11's together - although I wish I'd read your post after breakfast! I'll stay tuned.

  6. Great take on the 11's. Now I'm hungry!!

  7. Love your take on 11.11.11....some seriously yummy looking food here Melissa!
    Alison xx

  8. A clever take on the theme of Eleven Melissa - looking forward to hearing how you get on with the Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  9. Great idea Melissa - as a bit of a foodie I like this idea.Now the mint choc chip cookies stood out to me too :0)

  10. Hmmm I am loving the idea of those oork chops. Your post made me hungry :-)

  11. I like what you did with your 11-11-11 project. Everything looks soooo good!

  12. I often think of photographing my plate when I've finished! clever spin on the theme!

  13. Clever; what a good 11-11 project! I just found a great recipe app for my iPod and am getting all the computer generated recipes onto it. Cooking with it in the kitchen has been great!


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