Among tidiness, exercise, and finally meeting the neighbors, why not involve our favorite place, the grill? Trying new recipes and cooking methods will shake up your routine, enhance your meals and stimulate your mind -- isn't that what New Years resolutions should be about? I think we're on to something here.
Without straying too far from the prescribed path, may I suggest that you bring the awesomeness of smoke and fire to the Thanksgiving table while simultaneously freeing up valuable real estate in your oven on this, the busiest cooking day of the year? Rest assured: the celebrants of the first Thanksgiving used live fire.