I had no intention of jumping on the whole ‘Year in Review’ and ‘Top Ten Recipes’ bandwagon today.
Being semi-resistant to the whole idea, I even scoffed at it at one point; vigorously I might add. The voices in my head were pretty persistent though, as is often the case, and they kept reiterating the benefits of shameless self-promotion. I mean really, who else is going to do it? Certainly not the figments of my imagination, even if those guys are pretty epic.
I don’t know why I was so anti-year in review to begin with, other than the fact everybody and their mothers is doing a 2014 recap, and I didn’t want to fall victim to the herd mentality. Not me, no siree. I march to the beat of my own drum, dammit!, which is why I was going to share a simple recipe for roasted candied nuts today, along with whatever wicked humor I could dish up. Yeah, like no one’s ever done that before. Insert eye roll here.
At the end of the day, I’m pretty sure every recipe and post idea has been around the block more times than Jenny, which is why the actual penning part of a post means something. The things I look for in a blog, aside from copious amounts of veggies with a side of cheese porn, is witty writing and well crafted sentences, with a double dollop of personality. That’s what gets my motor running, aside from monkey loving and spinning, although not at the same time. Wait, on second thought, that could be interesting. Hmm, I knew there was reason they created tandem bicycles. [Oh Hubby, a word please….]
Roasted nuts aside, I’ve succumbed to the pressure and joined the annual review party, although I’m giving it my own little twist. No surprise there.
For starters, let’s see which posts were YOUR favorites. And the crowd goes wild…
The Posts Which Captured Your Heart
When the fitness industry told me to I need to lose nine pound of straight up fat in order to be fit, it pissed me off and put knots in my knickers. While I don’t necessarily want to speak for your underwear, I’m pretty sure you felt the same.
This post delves into the difference between health and diet, all while encouraging you to walk away from a restriction mentality. Let’s collectively leave that crap in 2014. I know Dippy-Doo, the lesser known eighth dwarf, would agree.
Not only do ruts happen, it’s more than okay to embrace them. Plus it’s far less taxing than fighting them, and I’d rather devote my energy to other things, like shenanigans.
The Posts Which Made You Laugh
Have I mentioned my self-diagnosed ADD? Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
Participating in a CSA is not for the faint of heart. Speaking of which, I’ve already signed up for next year. Bring on the veggies and the dash of crazy.
A cheeky little number about Instagram hashtags, with a sprinkling of Macklemore. ♫What, what. What, what. ♫
It’s possible I was the only one shedding tears in this post. No matter, sometimes that’s exactly what we need.
The Posts Which ‘Write On With Their Bad Selves’
This post explores the whys, the whens and the hows behind my writing style. It’s also a window into the inner workings of my mind.
The tale behind the time I got a little excessive with my behavior, the reason behind it, and the consequences of the same. Dun, dun, dun.
In his blogging debut, the Hubby brought down the house and apparently a few other things while mowing the law.
The Posts About Food: Your Five Favorite Recipes
This is far and away my number recipe and post on a near daily basis. You guys love it, and I love you, so it’s a beautiful menage a trois.
Who doesn’t love oven roasted vegetable goodness? I could eat these by the metric ton. Oh wait, I already do.
A quiche whose beauty is comparable only to John Stamos. It’s also filled with flavors so vibrant, it’s guaranteed to make your mouth water. That is, if pictures of John doesn’t.
I’m fairly certain this recipe needs no description. Suffice to say, it’s the Hubby’s favorite.
Absolutely bursting with all things citrus, this granola is hands down my favorite.
You guys are the bomb.com and the cats pajamas all rolled into one. You make me smile, you make me laugh, you make me question things which need questioning, you gently prod me outside of my comfort zone, and you make me a better person.
I read and appreciate every single comment here, on Facebook, and on Instagram (Twitter still sucks). Your support means the world to me, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart right down to the tips of my toes. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Oh and Happy New Year! Big love and other phallic veggies to you all.
What were your favorite posts? Any exciting plans to ring in the New Year?