One thing I've always wanted to make is a roast duck. Just the thought of the whole process of preparing it and enjoying it, and then using the bones for duck stock and saving the duck fat for little touches of deliciousness in everyday cooking is really something to look forward to.
I'd also like to experiment with variations on a Beef Wellington, maybe using a pork tenderloin instead of a filet and creating some kind of substitute filling because fois gras and truffles are a little outside my budget, but the idea of a pastry filled with meat and tasties really appeals to me.
Does anyone else do this, set cooking goals for the new year? Even if you don't, what are some things you've always wanted to try but haven't gotten around to? I'm curious!