I can hardly believe that 2011 is winding down so quickly. In just two days I will have to start writing “2012” on everything. However, if past years are any indication, remembering to actually write 2012 instead of 2011 will probably not happen for at least 3 months. Am I the only one who has that problem? Please tell me I’m not. It’ll make me feel better.
On a more serious note, 2011 has been an eventful year. It started off with an ER visit in February after I wrapped my hand around a 400 degree skillet handle – serious ouchies. April brought a new job and the excitement and adjustment that comes with going back to work full-time after a couple of years of part-timing it while going to grad school. Things settled down for a while after that, but it was back to the hospital again in September for some non-emergency, but definitely needed, surgery. Between the surgery and an allergic reaction to the antibiotic they gave me at the hospital, I was pretty much out of commission through October.
I’m back at full speed now, but this has certainly not been a great year for blogging with any regularity. I am so appreciative of those of you who have stuck with me through the posting droughts and kept coming back even when I didn’t have anything new to say. I’m hoping for a healthier, injury-free 2012 that will be full of new recipes and regular posting. Most of all, I am hoping for a happy, healthy new year for everyone. May 2012 be a great year for all of us – and full of great food to boot!
Speaking of great food, 2011 did manage to bring some recipes that you guys loved. Interestingly, some of the most popular recipes of the past year were actually posted in 2009 and 2010. Thank you to Pinterest for helping get the word out! Below you will find the 10 most popular recipes of 2011 based on viewer page loads. Did your favorites make the list? Let me know!
The 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2011
4.) Tortellini Soup
10.) Chili Mac with Corn and Green Chiles