And for the upcoming year, who's stopping you to reach for the stars? Isn’t it only you and your willingness to say YES. With almost two weeks into the new year and the end of the holiday season, there is no time like the present to start afresh. The key is keeping things simple, realistic and achievable. Could be any of those top ten things that you have been intending to do since eternity but never got around to in reality. It can be as uncomplicated as reading some quality books in 2015/ learning a new language/ visiting a dream holiday destination stretching up to giving up smoking or exercising regularly or saving up much more.
Next question, how do I ensure to sustain myself through this? With the advent of multiple social media platforms, it has never been easier sharing around your bucket list. This can used as an opportunity to tick mark off those items in your list while reminding you about the eyes watching you. You could even post a monthly/quarterly update on your progress.
Wouldn’t you want to feel that sense of achievement on seeing that check marked list at the end of the year? Not to mention the experience you have gained from doing them and realizing how you have been able to push your limits farther than you had even imagined.
My 2015 Bucket list
1. Read 12 books
2. Learn basic spoken and written Arabic
3. Learn how to use the DSLR camera and click decent photographs
4. Complete part I of a financial course I registered for last year
5. Learn cake decorating using fondant
6. Experiment authentic recipes from 12 different cuisines and record those experiences
7. Cook atleast 3 recipes from each of the cookbooks I own
So what's yours?
Signing off by wishing you a very happy new year once again filled with happiness, good health and achievements! And a stunner and fail-safe recipe that is sure to win souls and hearts of those who taste it. We absolutely loved itttttttt and that would be an understatement. The only downside being that I cannot make it as often as I would want due to the richness this dish comes with.
CHICKEN , MUSHROOM AND SUN-DRIED TOMATO QUICHE
(Completely adapted from Maria’s menu with a few personal touches)
Have only mentioned what I did different:
· For the filling, I used two boneless, skinless chicken breasts . I pressure cooked them and further allowed it to cook for about 15-20 mins so that chicken gets cooked till tender. Shred the cooled chicken breast using a fork or hand and the stock can be reserved for making soups/pasta etc.
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· For the pastry, I did a broiled the quiche in the end at 200 C for 2 mins to get the deep golden colour.