Happy Blogaversary to The Three Bite Rule!
Can you believe The Three Bite Rule is a year old today?!?! Wow. I cannot believe it’s been 365 days with 139 posts and 667 photos and lots of techie learning along the way. This year has been full of changes, travel, our wedding, job changing, new kitchen equipment, and so much more.
In celebration I’d love to make some goals for year 2 of the blog and extend some awards.
Goals for year 2:
1 – Some behind the scenes growing up and some website changes: I need a better archive system/recipe index; biz cards; pinterest follow icon; and to finally figure out why my tweets like to repeat. I’m sure there are some other items that need tweaking too.
2 – I would love to improve my photos…I’m sure you’d love that too! I desperately want a kitchen with a window but in the meantime I need a better lighting set up. I got an amazing camera but the lack of natural light and too much yellow light annoys me when photo editing. Stay tuned.
3 – More guest posts: come on down! (email firstname.lastname@example.org for details)
4 – Get a bit better about prepping posts further in advance. Ever notice they appear at 7:30 or 11:30? Well, I’m spilling the beans that no, I’m not hitting “send” before/during work. I schedule them to appear.
5 – More Giveaways. Scratch that. Some giveaways. Wouldn’t that be fun?
6 – More restaurant recreations, more food round ups, more food/drink related crafts, & more unusual stuff.
7 – Move to a house with real kitchen unlike my current apartment kitchen which drives me nutty. Then all my new kitchen toys can come out to play!
8 – Preview of coming attractions so you can get excited before I even post ‘em!
9 – Host more often so I can share with others and learn more from different tastes.
10 – Be more creative.
Now, for some superlatives:
Party Animal: Mac & Cheese Taste-Off
This was my favorite party of the year. I was blown away that we had 10 entries! Wow! Delicious! I was too busy having a wonderful time to take many photos. You get the idea though, right?
Best Dressed: Tangy Asian Wings
I was happy with the photos of these and thought these were the best looking plates.
Most Likely to be Famous: Life Savor Fundraiser Event
This meal was so memorable. I loved all the courses, the wine pairings, how the restaurant really went all out, and all the choices.
Biggest Meal Surprise: Ranch Chicken Burgers and Apple Slaw
I was surprised how amazing this meal was. I mean I knew it would be good but I was bowled over! I hadn’t made a burger inside before and it was a really pleasant surprise.
Biggest Flop: Baked Orzo Flop
This dish was just sad and it didn’t even taste better than it looks. Bahh.
Most Likely to Succeed: Calzones
Calzones are my signature dish and always seem to be a success!
Proudest Moment: Meatballs
I hadn’t made them myself before but totally should more often…especially given my beef-less life!
Best Supporting Actor: Butternut Squash Risotto
For Valentines Day at home I made some bbq pork ribs and butternut squash risotto. This side dish was sooo good. As Rachael would say…yum-o!
Thanks to everyone who reads, comments, follows, subscribes, and supports me and The Three Bite Rule!