Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's a Surprise...

Have you missed me? I sure have missed you "guys" too. Not to worry, I'll be playing catch-up real soon. I do have my reasons... However, I will only tell you about the FUN project I've been working on. It's a Surprise Party! You see, not only does the month of October have a pantry full of food celebrations, it also happens to be my Blogoversary!

I hemmed and hawed for weeks trying to think of something special to do on my blogoversary. I didn't want to have another Pizza Party. Although fun, I'm not much of a pizza aficionado, myself. Then, one day when I was on a cookbook shopping binge, yes, every once in a while, I stock my library with more up to date food related books, I realized that October also happens to be Cookbook Month. "Self" I said, "Why not have a Cookbook Party, and surprise visitors with games and gifts?" So, that's what I'm going to do, AND, you're all invited!!! I still have a few details to work out, but, I can give you a list of clues, so you'll be all ready when I make the "official" announcement on Sunday.

October is...

(clicking snap shots will not enlarge them or take you anywhere:)
American Cheese Month
"Apple pie without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze."
Apple Month
Apple Month
(You may want to brush up on the apple varieties I posted for Johnny Appleseed Day; check out the recipe links too:)
Apple Jack Month
Applejack Month
Chili Month
Chili Month
Cookie Month
Cookie Month
Cool Food for Kids Month
Cool Food for Kids
Country Ham Month
Country Ham Month
Country Music Month
Country Music Month
Cranberry Month
Cranberry Cookbook
Dessert Month
Dessert Circus
Eat Together; Eat Better Month
Eat Better Eat Together
Pasta Month
Pasta Month Logo
Pizza Month
Pizza Month
Inspiring recipes from YOU can be found @National Cheese Pizza Day.
Popcorn Poppin' Month
Pork Month
Pork Recipes
Sausage Month
Sausage Cookbook
School Lunch Month
School Lunch Book
Vegetarian Awareness Month
Vegetarian Cookbook

So, there you have it, a list of October's monthly celebrations. We haven't even nibbled at the daily celebrations but don't you worry about that:) I guess you could say we'll be celebrating October with cookbooks...and recipes of course! See ya Sunday!

Welcome New Blog Followers:
Debbie @ Bahamian Dishes
Arturo who serves up Traditional Dominican Food in English too:)
Papersponge.com is hosted by Brian. He has colorful posts of vintage ephemera
A Liberry Tart (curious?)
Miriam from Meatless Meals for Meat Eaters

Cookbook Party Related Posts & Updates

October 17, 2011: As of this amendment, the Cookbook Party has begun its third week. For ease of navigation, I have listed posts that have anything to do with the party and a brief description.

1. It's a Surprise!

This is a list of October celebrations much like the one in the left sidebar except this list includes links to the "sponsors" of the respective event.

2. It's a Cookbook Party
The invitation to the Cookbook Party can be found here. It also includes the infamous "rules."

3. Cookbook Party Entries Week One
We had a cornucopia of delicious entries for the party in the first week. Go see...

4. Preview of Give-away Cookbooks.
I've always been terrible at keeping a secret when it comes to cookbooks. So, these are the books which I will be giving away. One each week for the month of October. If it isn't October 31, 2011 yet, you still have time to join!

5. October Cider Cake and Cookbook Party Entries Week Two.
The Cider Cake alone is worth a visit. Oh no, don't be silly, I didn't actually bake it. The recipe comes from the Southern Heritage Cookbook. And, if you thought Week One had some unique and delicious entries, Week Two has even more!


  1. Well, I'm looking forward to the cookbook party. I certainly have the creds (and the stuffed bookshelves) for that event! Cranberry Month in October, eh? I guess there's only so much you can squeeze into November. And, I'm all a twitter about American Cheese Month. Think of the possibilities!

  2. Just what we need a Cookbook month! So much to celebrate this month. Should I go buy a new book to help celebrate your blogoversary? Will be back on Sunday to find out more about your party...Very excited!!!

  3. According to the LA Times today is National Coffee Day! And I just got a new French Press ...
    have a good month, see you at the party.


  4. I missed you dear Louise!
    I love this post, nice idea a cookbook party! I love your idea!

  5. Oooh, fun! That's a great list of foods to celebrate... and I can hardly wait to see what cookbooks you'll make me want...

  6. Pork Month, Sausage Month, and Vegetarian Awareness Month? Goodness!

    Looking forward to hearing more about the surprise party :)

  7. Oh Louise, so many nice things to celebrate in this coming month...
    Hope you are having a fantastic week and look forward to more posts :-)

  8. Awesome! You know I love me some cookbooks and I have a ton to review this month, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what your surprise is (and helping you celebrate)! =)

  9. Hi Louise, Never knew there are so many food themes for the month of October! How exciting! Looking forward for delicious treats from you soon! Have a lovely weekend!

  10. So many things to celebrate! Looking forward to your cookbook party.

  11. How EXCITING! Not only is October my birthday month, but it's my blog-iversary too! Can't wait for the details!

  12. A promising month! There si so much to celebrate in October. Looking forward to your next posts.



  13. i'm excited to hear about your plans for th cookbook party! looking forward to your next post!

  14. Oh good! You throw the BEST parties!!

  15. A surprise party! Sounds like fun!

  16. Hello Louise, I am looking forward to the celebration!! Happy anniversary!! Glad to see you are back! Blessings, Catherine xo

  17. where what party?!?

    I ll be there!

    I am feeling hungry now....


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