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!