Way back in November watching the teen counterpart pick apart breakfast tacos, the potatoes to be exact, the table counterpart said in a joking fashion the teen would be a stuck duck if when the Year of Different Daily Recipes was over the new challenge was the Year of the Potato.
The Year of the Potato. As days went by, we joked about all the different ways to eat a potato. Soon both counterparts drifted away from the idea of the daily potato. But not me. Every spare moment of free time was spent brainstorming. Dull moments during the holidays, driving to the store, hours when I should have been sleeping but instead I lay in bed awake thinking. Pondering, contemplating, scheming.
One thought lead to another and what was settled on was a monthly food challenge. Starting in January a food item will be picked and the selected item must be consumed every day in one form or another. However, the food item cannot be consumed in its native state, it must altered before eating. For example: if bananas were the selected food of the month, eating a raw banana does not count. Adding something as simple as peanut butter to the banana does count. To make the challenge a little more exciting, at least three of the seven days must be new recipes to continue with last year's food challenge. Oh, and because I am not a total crazy, leftovers count towards the daily consumption.
The Month of _________. It's gonna be great, I just know it.