The winner of my Cookware.com giveaway is ....
Laurel left a comment about her cooking-related New Year's Resolution that said:
After seven years of living on my own, I am preparing to move back in with my parents. While the initial thought of this scares me stupid, there is one aspect of it that I am thoroughly looking forward to: the opportunity to cook for a family! Cooking and planning meals for one can be difficult and surprisingly not all that cost efficient. It's almost not worth the effort considering all the ingredients that must be purchased to put into a dish regardless of the number of people you plan to feed with it, and all the leftovers that will go to waste when you simply cannot eat the same casserole another night in a row. Cooking only for myself has severely limited the number of balanced meals I eat per week. This year, I vow to pull my weight as a "Boomerang Kid" by planning out meals in advance, preparing a weekly shopping list to take to the store with my mom, and taking the initiative to start cooking dinner so it will be ready by the time the family gets hungry. After all, deciding what to eat can be half the battle, and I want to do all I can to keep my parents from giving into the temptation to spoil me and take me out to dinner.I let Sean pick the winner and he said he chose Laurel because it seemed like she could really use some new cookware and he liked that she was making a commitment to learn to cook for her family. I think he especially likes that she plans to make herself useful while living at home, unlike many a boomerang kid.
Thank you all so much for entering my first giveaway! I was so happy to see your interest and I think you all had really great resolutions; I, too, have struggled with baking, packing lunch for work, cooking for one and getting in a rut.
In other news, I managed to practically rub my eye out of its socket today, so I'm going to take a break from staring at a computer screen for the rest of the day. I ended up going to Emergicare, where they numbed my eye and examined and all seems to be generally okay, but it sure does sting.