It’s hard to believe that I’ve been retired for a year! Some days it feels like it was just yesterday and on others it seems a lifetime ago. I’d hoped that by now I’d have accomplished great things. Alas, this past year has been mostly a time of adjustment, contemplating, and resting. Those are not bad things just not what I expected. One small goal that I’m happy to say I have achieved is my “recipe challenge”. I love to cook and so I decided that in retirement I would find and try at least one new recipe a week. I must say it’s been a fun and tasty undertaking. With the encouragement of my dear friend Debbie, I have decided to share with you the dishes that I’ve been creating. Over the past months my family and friends have graciously been my guinea pigs and for the most part the job hasn’t been too hard to swallow….literally! So, when mealtime is approaching and you don’t know what to fix, just take a stroll through my blog and take something from my kitchen into yours!