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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Status Check: 28 by 28

Back in December I decided to start a '28 by 28' list, almost like a cooking bucket list of things I'd like to attempt before my 28th birthday. Since I'm less than 2 months from this date (yikes), I figured it was time from a quick status check to see my progress. In my defense, I did start this list 2 months late, so just keep that in mind.

Well, it looks like I've completed 12 of the 28 items. I can tell you right now this thing is not getting finished before I turn 28. So, I'm going to pick 4 items from this list that I'm really going to try and complete. These are: Banana Cream Pie, Spaghetti Sauce, Stuffed Peppers, and Ravioli. The rest will just be rolled over onto a "28 while 28" list.

1. Pierogi
2. PF Changs Copy Cat Lettuce Wraps Posted on 3/20
3. Lasagna
4. Macaroni Grill Copy Cat Penne Rustica Posted on 5/7
5. Fried Green Tomatoes Posted on 7/18
6. Banana Cream Pie
7. BBQ Pork Hushpuppies
8. Fettuccine Alfredo Posted on 4/23
9. Swedish Meatballs
10. Baked Macaroni and Cheese Posted on 1/5
11. Stuffed Cucumber Cups Posted on 4/26
12. Dijon Crusted Salmon Posted on 1/29
13. Roasted Red Pepper Aioli
14. Spaghetti Sauce
15. Cannolli
16. Apple Turnovers
17. Potato Souffle-Made on 8/8 (just "eh", not blog-worthy)
18. Tuna Burger- Posted on 12/14
19. Stuffed Peppers
20. Lemon Squares
21. Ranch Dressing
22. Ravioli
23. Tiramisu
24. Crock pot French Dips
25. Watermelon Salad Posted on 6/28
26. Pasta Carbonara Posted on 8/1
27. Baklava
28. Fried Chicken Tenders with Dipping Sauce Posted on 1/9


  1. Good luck finishing up your "final four". You can certainly do it! If you don't already have a spaghetti sauce recipe, but I have a super simple and quick marinara (adapted from PreventionRD) in my blog. I make a ton of this at a time and freeze it for future use.

  2. Thanks I'll need the luck haha, I thought this would be so easy to complete when I had 10 months to do it!

    I actually got my mom's family recipe for spaghetti sauce, I'm pretty excited to make it now that I can really appreciate a sauce that takes all day to make!