That link above is to the blog entry in which I came up with ten things I wanted to do this year that only needed to be done once to “count.” (In other words, not just “lifestyle” changes like “lose weight” or “donate more money.”)
First, I performed in something scripted (https://strangedavid.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/one-out-of-ten/).
Then, I ate something I had never tried before (https://strangedavid.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/i-did-a-second-resolution-without-meaning-to/).
Third, I learned a new skill (https://strangedavid.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/three-out-of-ten/).
Fourth, I did something that terrified me in improv (https://strangedavid.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/a-crazy-handful-of-days/).
Now, I’ve completed my fifth resolution. I learned to cook something that I found intimidating.
Tonight, I made homemade — from scratch — butternut squash ravioli. It had ginger and sage in it. (That’s a small ‘s’ there in the word sage. Relax. My daughter was not harmed in the making of this meal.) Ann kindly assisted with the brown butter sage (ibid) sauce with toasted pecans, simply because she knew that I already knew how to do that and wasn’t intimidated by it. The ravioli itself was worrisome, but turned out pretty darn good. There were a few problems — the dough never got as thin as I would have preferred (although I don’t mind a thick slightly chewy pasta — but it wasn’t what I was going for), and I have no idea how you’re supposed to get the bottom pasta sheet and the top pasta sheet to match up congruently. But I made and kneaded the dough by hand and cut the ravioli by hand as well. Oh, and I picked the sage (still ibid) from our own garden.
Halfway done with my resolutions. And I happen to know that within the next three weeks, I will complete two more. Not bad.