30 Before 30

I love making lists, and moreover, I love crossing things off my lists!  It’s a great way of setting goals for yourself, whether it’s a list of things to get done over the weekend, a grocery list, or even a list of lifetime goals.
I’ll be 30 in a little over a year, and in an attempt to broaden my cooking proficiency, I made a “bucket list” of sorts; I’ve compiled a list of 30 things I’d like to make before I turn 30.  I ran out of steam about halfway through, so I asked for suggestions.  I’ll cross things off as I go, so you can follow along to make sure I’m on track to meet my goal!  Please share any recipes, tips, or tricks you have for any of my list items.

30 Before 30

  1. Homemade Flour Tortillas Completed (Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas)
  2. Grilled Pizza Completed (Grilled Pizza)
  3. Homemade Hot Sauce Completed (Red Hot Chipotle Sauce/Garlic Hot Sauce)
  4. French Silk Pie Completed (French Silk Pie)
  5. Lattice Topped Pie Completed (Bourbon Apple Pie)
  6. English Muffin Bread Completed (Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread, Cinnamon Swirl English Muffin Bread with Maple Walnuts)
  7. Bagels Completed (Rosemary Olive Oil Bagels/Jalapeno and Onion Bagels)
  8. Sourdough Bread Completed (Knead-Not Sourdough)
  9. Chocolate Mousse Completed (Chocolate Mousse)
  10. Red Velvet Cake (Red Velvet Cupcakes)
  11. Homemade Pasta Noodles – Completed (Swiss Chard Ravioli with Smoked Onion Tomato Sauce)
  12. Beef Wellington Completed (Individual Beef Wellington)
  13. Onion Rings Completed (Cornmeal Fried Onion Rings with Chipotle Mayo)
  14. Braised Short Ribs – 6/30
  15. Homemade Veggie Burgers Complted (Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers)
  16. Croissants (Suggested by Marsha and Leo) Completed (Croissants)
  17. Lobster Thermidor (Suggested by Kristin) – 7/3
  18. Scallops (Suggested by Nate) Completed (Scallops with Tarragon Butter Sauce)
  19. Swordfish (Suggested by Nate) – Completed (Grilled Chili-Garlic Swordfish)
  20. Naan (Suggested by Choc Chip Uru) Completed (Oasis Naan)
  21. Tomato Basil Soup Completed (Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup)
  22. Jalapeno Poppers Completed (Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers)
  23. Scalloped Potatoes Completed (Horseradish Scalloped Potatoes)
  24. Beer Can Chicken Completed (Beer Can Chicken)
  25. Mom’s Chicken Nuggets Completed (Mom’s Chicken Nuggets)
  26. Whole Wheat Pancakes Completed (Whole Wheat Pankcakes with Oats and Strawberries)
  27. Pad Thai – Completed (Shrimp Pad Thai)
  28. Sweet and Sour Chicken Completed (Sweet and Sour Chicken)
  29. Ahi Tuna – Completed (Jalapeno Cilantro Pesto Crusted Tuna)
  30. Coconut Shrimp Completed (Coconut Shrimp with Two Dipping Sauces)

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