Two months into my 18 for ’18 list and things continue to go well. Here’s an update on what I did this month.
List Item Number 1: Bake Cookies Once a Month
This month, I modified a recipe for Chocolate Kisses (the original is from this Williams-Sonoma cookbook). Another big hit – I think my mom wants me to bring them over again next time I see her!
For my birthday, one of the gifts Paul bought me was The Perfect Cookie, an America’s Test Kitchen cookbook. I’m so excited to try out a ton of the recipes in there.
List Item Number Five: Send Birthday Cards
I don’t have a long list of people to send birthday cards, but I did start doing it in February – there are a couple people coming up in March, so I’ll keep tallying up numbers on this one as the year goes along.
List Item Number Eleven: Get a Painting of Choppy
Paul is responsible for crossing this one off of my list – for my birthday, he got a picture of Choppy blown up. I’m pretty sure you’ll all recognize this one from a Howlidays post just a few weeks ago.
List Item Number Twelve: Go Out to Lunch with Paul Once Per Month
We saved this one until the end of the month – February 27. And we went to the same place we went in January, Bel-Air Cantina. Paul loves tacos, and I love not having to leave my office building for lunch, so it works out great for a lunch spot.
List Item Number Fifteen: Eat at 6 New-to-Me Restaurants
I officially crossed off Number Fifteen on February 8. It turns out, I eat at lots of new restaurants – far more than I thought (I mean, we eat every weeknight meal at home, so it’s not like we eat out every night). Here are the six new restaurants I ate at this month (yes, I could have crossed this one off the list in February alone):
- February 3: Island Fish Company – Marathon, Florida
- February 8: Pescado Fish Truck – Key West, Florida
- February 9: Pepe’s Cafe – Key West, Florida
- We’ve been coming to Key West for years and we somehow had never eaten at Pepe’s. I have no idea how that happened.
- February 9: Seven Fish – Key West, Florida
- February 19: Weary Traveler Freehouse – Madison, Wisconsin
- February 21: La Kitchenette – Madison, Wisconsin
Things continue to go well – here’s the updated list:
On to March!