Wow, just gotta say 2012 was a crazy year, but crazy in a good way. The Man and I were able to bring it in together with a group of our friends, which was better than the year before when he was deployed. We knew it was going to be our last year being stationed in Germany, so we made it count! We visited Paris and had the most decadent meal we’ve ever had at the Moulin Rouge. We also visited Berlin with some very close friends of ours, it was amazing to see how much history had taken place there! Then I took some classes in Italy, so I got to visit Venice and Naples. Italy seriously has the best pizza! American pizza just doesn’t compare at all! (We also visited Rome in Italy, but since that was in December of 2011 it doesn’t quite count for 2012.)
In July we moved back to the states and settled into Killeen, Texas. Althought it’s not Germany, it’s been pretty amazing here too. We bought our first house, something that we didn’t think would happen for quite a while! So we’ve been busy tweaking things here and there to make it truly our home. Luckily the Man knows how much time I spend in the kitchen and has done a lot of work in there to make it as close to my dream kitchen as possible.
2012 was also the start of this blog. I started out over on blogger and thanks to a lot of encouragment from the Man, I moved it to my very own website. It’s been a lot of work, but I’ve enjoyed almost all of it. (I still hate HTML speak, but I’m getting better with it.) I’ve also had the opportunity to meet all of my wonderful followers, here and on my Facebook and Twitter. I can’t wait to see where The Man Approved Diet is going to go in 2013. I have a surprise in store for everyone planned the beginning of the year. I’m still working on a couple of things, so I’m going to start regularly posting again after the 7th.
I thought it would be fun to share with everyone the Man’s top three recipes of 2012, so here they are (in no particular order):
I hope you enjoy and I’ll see you all in 2013!!!