I was hesitant to sign up, telling myself I was getting in over my head, it would be too much to take on, etc etc. However, we will be doing only 2 recipes a month (one every other week)... if I can't handle cooking 2 recipes a month, then I've got bigger issues to deal with :P Also, I had the same hesitations for the Dark Days challenge and I've been doing just fine with it so far. Plus, the rules are very minimal, and it will be a great opportunity to improve my baking skills!
That being said, I'm still a little intimidated... I remember watching PBS when I was younger, and whenever Julia Child was on, she would always make a fantastic mess (but have a hell of a good time) in the kitchen and end up with some ridiculously elaborate end result. I particularly remember her making a Buche de Noel in which she flings sugar syrup around to make 'moss' to drape over her finished buche:
Anyway, the first set of recipes will be White Loaves (yay, bread!) and Chocolate Truffle Tartlets. My mantra for this challenge shall be "Quality, not quantity"... I want to improve my skills and learn new ones, not just make a ton of fattening foods ;) Perhaps B will help remind me of that, and drag me out for the occasional evening walk so I don't end up weighing 300 pounds by the end of all this. Very anxious/excited to get started on this...!