Thursday, April 9, 2009

Blogversary and a give away!

Today, instead of Tips from a Frugal Housewife I am celebrating the one year anniversary of my cooking blog. The actual anniversary was last month and I totally missed it, so I am doing it today!

I am so glad I started this little project, luckily I had lots of encouragement from my neighbor Pam. We have barely eaten the same thing twice, and my cooking skills have improved dramatically.

I enjoy it much more than I ever thought, even if I do threaten to give it up when I get frustrated!

I am going to re-post my very first entry for your amusement.

I am giving away two of my favorite kitchen gadgets, a Silpat and my favorite item, a Micro Plane Grater! All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what would your "last meal on earth" would consist of.

The giveaway ends on April 15th, and I will draw a random commenter. Thanks for playing.




I thought I would take a picture of what many of my husbands Breakfast's look like. I try to make him a nice well balanced breakfast each day. We only do egg's 3 times a week and that is turkey bacon! Notice the heart shaped egg! I am a dork!



37 comments:

Haley said...

My last meal would include a filet mignon, medium-rare, a cup of southern pecan coffee (my favorite comes from an Ohio grocery store in my aunt's town), and some sort of lemon dessert.

Heather said...

my last meal would be an aged cheddar mac n cheese with pancetta, peas and tomato. yummmmmmmmmmmmmm.

happy blogiversary :)

Netts Nook said...

Oh Cheryl you are so funny. I would have a big filet med rare with a lobster tail and a nice glass of Mozel.

Kim H. said...

I'm thinking that it would have to be deep fried - since it would be my LAST meal... why not go out with a bang?

Katherine Aucoin said...

I would start off with a very dirty ketal martini and oysters parmigiana as an appetizer. Crabmeant ravioli as an entree and tiramisu for dessert along with Frangelico and coffee.

I would be in hog heaven after this dinner and could die a happy woman.

from my motorhome to yours said...

my husband loves hot and sour soup, I make a mean wonton soup, mind if I follow along for awhile

Shaye said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I think my last meal would be something out of season so I could live a bit longer. ;)

Cheryl said...

Hmmm...last meal... This is hard.... Steak, medium rare, garlic mashed potatoes, fresh corn and something with fruit for dessert. (I'd love that micro planer...lol)

Michelle C said...

It's too early for me to think of my last meal ;)

Just wanted to say, Happy Blogiversary! :)

Julia said...

a lot of people say steak... I think mine would be desserts only and lots of alcohol so I could forget about it being my last night for a little while!

Vicki said...

Happy Blogiversary! My last meal would be something with an overeasy egg on top.

Krystal said...

steak. . .but only if it's cooked by my father-in-law or one of my brothers-in-law. They make the best juiciest steak EVER. My hubby can't even make it like they do, it's sad. :) and I love your heart egg!

Tina Morton said...

Cheryl I am so proud of you! It is not easy to do an entry five days a week! I know I've tried! A year is great and I've made so many of your dishes!!! I think Seth's favorite is the Scottish eggs! He has requested them now!

As far as a last meal I think It would be cheese tortellini with alfredo sauce, Green beans, followed by ice cream!!!!

Keep up the good work!!!

Pam said...

Happy blogiversary!

My last meal would be rib eye steak, medium rare with lots of fat, a baked potato with butter, sour cream, caramelized onions, french's fried onions and lots of salt and finally roasted veggies.

By the way, the cookies were great - thanks for sharing.

Christina Kim said...

Oh my last meal.... probably a big hearty Korean home-cooked meal. Anything Korean! Then I can die happy! Or if you made me that breakfast, I'd be happy with that, too!

soopling said...

My last meal would probably be involve pad see ew, beef chow fun, and dumplings. Love the noodles!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

What a great giveaway! I could never have too many silpats or microplanes.

My last meal, huh? Would I be able to eat? I'd say a classic meal of beef wellington, medium rare. Bernaise sauce. Roasted asparagus. Potatoes gratin. For dessert? Floating islands, because I think they're to much work to make, and I love them.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! Mine is coming up soon as well. My last meal would be something along the southern line chicken & dresing or enough shrimp to eat until i pop!!!!

Donna-FFW said...

Congrats you !! Stick around longer.. when you are gone, I am gone;) Last meal on earth besides a johnson, kidding, would be surf and turf of some sort, frozen drinks,shot os baileys, and warmed up homemeade pound cake with vanilla ice cream hot fudge, freshly whipped cream and cherries on top:)

Gabe's Girl said...

Happy Blogversary!!!!! I am so happy to be one of your admirers! I love reading your posts, so never, ever throw in the dish towel!. You hear me?
Okay, now that we have that squared away...
My last meal on earth would be chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes smothered in gravy with fried okra, followed by some kind of pie a la mode and a nice cold Shinerbock (Texan dark beer) to wash it all down!

Diego and Sam Jo said...

You have a very good taste in wedding dates and food! 25 years! Holy cow! I am only 23! Lots of years to look forward too!
If I had to have a last meal that I was preparing I would go wth Cashew Chicken! But if somebody else was cooking I would have to go with a Brazilian Resteraunt!

Lynda said...

Happy blog anniversary! I really enjoy reading it so don't give it up!
It's hard to think about a last meal because I love food. But maybe steak or fried chicken with some roasted vegetables, apple pie and something chocolate!

Elra said...

Congratulation and happy blog anniversary. Wow a year has past so quickly.

Question like that is very hard for me to answer, I love food so much, that almost everything is my favorite.
Cheers,
elra

Elyse said...

Yay! Happy Blogiversary!! Love your first post :) And how sweet of you to celebrate with such fabulous give-aways! Here's to many more years of fabulous blog posts (and Tuesdays with Martha Anne)!

MaryBeth said...

Happy belated blogiversary Cheryl....What a scary thought to have to consider my last meal every, but if I had a choice it would be a good steak with huge prawns and my peanut butter cheesecake.

Joan said...

Congratulations on your Blogversary! I have so enjoy reading your blog and looking at the pics of your baby. I love your dog!!! Your recipes have been awesome and your a talented girl! Keep up the great work!! My last meal would be a big plate of southern food-fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and corn. Large iced tea, half sweet, half unsweet. Carrot cake with creamy cream cheese icing!

Sophie said...

Congrats on your Blog birthday!

I adore silpats, I have had them for years!!

I think that is a lovely breakfast made for your husband! Be proud!
I wish you & your family a Happy Easter!

Kevin said...

Congrats on one year of tasty posts! I look forward to more!

Amy said...

Happy belated blogversary!

I'd have a nice grilled rib eye with roasted veggies and garlic bread. Plus a fresh fruit tart for dessert. Yum!

Jan said...

Happy Blogiversary, Sweetie. I guess we must have started blogging around the same time. I hope we will enjoy many more milestones together.

As for a last meal, I'm torn between 2 typically English dishes. As it would be too late to worry about clogged arteries, a full English Breakfast (or brekkers): real English bacon, proper English sausages, black pudding, fried eggs, Heinz baked beans and fried bread. And on the side, some toast, lashings of butter and marmalade.

The alternative: fish , chips and mushy peas. Heaven here I come. ;-)

Maria said...

That is a tough question, my dad's homemade cinnamon rolls, an apple, and gelato. Random, huh?

Raquel said...

My last meal would include a medium-rare ribeye steak, baked potato with the works, homemade roll with real butter, fresh salad with all the fixins and homemade ranch dressing, iced tea and a big slice of pecan pie with real whipped cream. Happy blogoversary!!!

alissa said...

mine would be crab legs with drawn butter and a lobster tail. a big salad and homemade bread and for dessert lots of chocolate and a big glass of red wine.....happy anniversary!

Keegan said...

Happy Blogaversary... a tad late.

My last meal would include chocolate and peanut butter in many forms: ice cream, cheesecake, cookies, and probably a cake. The combination is heavenly and there is nothing I'd rather having lingering on my taste buds...

Debbie said...

My last meal would be a lobster tail dripping in butter, with a baked potato and sour cream. On the side would be some crisp asparagus and of course I would save room for dessert. I would have a strong cafe mocha with a slice of raspberry chocolate cheesecake.....Boy does that sound good!!!!!

NuKiwi said...

Bugger...I missed out. :o(
Been too busy with JB being off school for 2 weeks. Back to ya soon, chica!

NuKiwi said...

Bugger...I missed out. :o(
Been too busy with JB being off school for 2 weeks. Back to ya soon, chica!

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