Sunday, July 8, 2012

Awards and Medals

Hi All! Did everyone have a good time at the Picnic? I know I sure did. I imagined myself being rolled down the nearest hill right into my little Scion, lol...You just wait until next year!!!

By the time you read this post, I will be well on my way to New York for a few days. As much as I dread the ride, I sure am looking forward to seeing my family and stocking up on some New York goodies. Only thing is, I haven't decided whether I'll be bringing my provisions back to PA with me or if I'll simply indulge while I'm on Long Island. I might be safer if I do a bit of both:) I don't know how much more food this tummy of mine can fit, lol...

Before I go, I wanted to thank all of you guests and visitors alike for once again making the Picnic Game a playful success. You "guys" are terrific! I also wanted to take a moment to thank some very thoughtful bloggers for these:

Thanks Trisha!

Thanks Linda!

Thanks Jen!

As much as I truly cherish these awards bestowed upon me, I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to follow the rules as written. Sorry "guys." I couldn't possibly choose new recipients. I love all your blogs that's why I visit!!! True, I also get excited when I discover a new place I've never been before but to single out either 5 or 10 blogs, it just "ain't" gonna happen:) I do thank you all though from the bottom of my heart:)

Which brings me to my final words before I leave for New York; The Olympics!

In just a few short weeks, most eyes throughout the world will be focused on London and the 2012 Olympics. For those of you considering an opening night Olympic Party, have I got some sites for you!!!

Eat The Olympics should probably be your first stop.

"Jack Hemingway and Sarah Kemp have been so excited about the Olympics coming to their city this summer, but like so many other Londoners, they didn’t manage to get hold of the tickets they wanted. But instead of getting bogged down and depressed, they have decided to throw themselves into it in another way.

From now until the closing ceremony on 12th August 2012, you can follow their journey literally eating their way around the Olympics.

On my last visit, Jack and Sarah were serving up a hot bowl of Dutch Mustard Soup from the Netherlands. If you happen to be on Pinterest, you might also want to check out one of the Eat the Olympic Boards someone has started. It has all the dishes Jack and Sarah have posted so far. As you can imagine, there is quite a feast of international foods pictured. I'm eyeing up the Tipili Bulgar Salad (Dominican Republic), The Polish Sausage with Red Cabbage (Poland) and of course, Pecan Pie (USA)

Another stop to make on your tour of Olympic Food for 2012 is at About.com. The Food Facts for the London 2012 Olympic Games article is quite interesting. For instance, did you know the London Games will need to serve close to 14 million meals daily across 40 different locations, and not just in London? Talk about mission impossible!

Next week, when I return from New York, I'll be sharing some of the enclosed pictures and recipes from the Official U.S. Olympic Training Table Cookbook published by the folks at the Kraft Creative Kitchens staff for the 1992 Summer Olympics. With recipes such as Tobogganer's Turkey Sandwich, High Jump Ham Pockets and Cross Training Vegetable Quiche, you're sure to find a recipe for your Olympic Party! For now, I leave you with a picture of one of my personal favorite Olympic Stars, Kristi Yamaguchi. "See" ya then!