So it’s the last day of the year. On Wednesday, I told you I most likely wasn’t going to be back until 2013 since I had time off from work, an awesome ski trip planned and wanted to enjoy the last few days with my husband home. Well, guess what? 2012 wanted to make sure it went out with a bang for me which included simultaneously contracting the flu and throwing my back out on Wednesday afternoon. Good times. The combination of not being able to stand up straight and feeling like a truck ran over every inch of my body wasn’t really conducive to a 5 hour car ride and skiing for the weekend. So now I’m home alone on New Year’s Eve giving you this recipe round up of the year instead. So excited about that. Also, sarcasm and I are tight right now if you hadn’t noticed.
I thought about doing 12 recipes for 2012 (so creative, I know), but I got lazy in digging through pageview stats on google analytics and capped this thing at 10 instead. 25 sounded nice too and would’ve made for a pretty collage but that was just way too much linking and searching of old pictures for my flu & inflammed L5 disc body to handle. I’ll admit, I’m pretty surprised by most of these. But then again, I’m always surprised at what “takes off” in popularity whether it be on here, on foodgawker, or on pinterest. Stuff I think is awesome, I get like 2 comments on. Stuff that just seems “ok” to me, goes through the roof. So what the hell do I know? The people of the internet have spoken and apparently out of 200+ recipes this year, oatmeal is worthy of the top 10. (I was happy to see at least one ball recipe make the cut though).
And the #1 most popular recipe of 2012…
Kind of makes me think twice about attempting that complicated paleo risotto (like how the heck can I get cauliflower to actually absorb liquid?!) I have in mind for later this week knowing that the most basic breakfast recipe would kick it’s butt in the world of internet food popularity.
Happy 2013! Hope your New Year’s is fun (and safe) and involves something more than sweats, hot chocolate and multiple episodes of White Collar like mine is turning out to be.