Four years ago I made a New Year’s resolution.
Normally I’m not very good at them, but this one stuck. For the entirety of 2011 I was going to bake all of my bread from scratch. No store-bought dinner rolls, rustic artisan loaves, sandwich bread, or hamburger buns. They would come out of my oven, or we wouldn’t have them at all.
And aside from a couple of moments when I was extremely crunched for time, I made it. I was pretty proud of my accomplishment.
But I haven’t kept a New Year’s resolution since. Come to think of it, I’m not sure I’ve even made one.