Saturday, July 30, 2011

Semi unprepared, but this is my 800th post! ......and giveaway


I know, I know, how could I be so unprepared, after all I have only had 799 other posts to be ready. But this time I was actually unprepared in the kitchen, the recipe I wanted to make and share had an ingredient, and I am fresh out, until a trip to the market. So this post, a special one I believe will now head a different direction.


Here at Mom's Sunday Cafe we do a lot of stuff. But mostly it is centered around family. The family home, family table and even the family pet. There is gardening, sometimes successful, other times not so much. Being frugal with our resources, making what we can, purchasing the rest, mostly used or even bartered for. It is also about shared meals, mostly homemade, sometimes brought home. And time to spend on individual activities that are important for creative pursuit and personal well being.

What with the lacking ingredient, I thought I would use this post, take a moment to introduce you to Mom's Sunday Cafe, and all the things we do around here.
Starting out on the first Sunday of each month, we have Cook Book Sundays. Please join in, it is fun and all you need is a cookbook, or a cooking magazine/article or app. The idea is to get back to using (at lease once in a while!) your cookbooks and cooking articles. This fun hop runs first Sunday of each month through the second Sunday. So if you have busy weekends, there is time in the middle of the week to take part.

Tuesdays you can find me posting at Our Krazy Kitchen, and a part of the Hearth n Soul hop. Busy times, fun times, and I get to learn so much from the other bloggers. Learning from other bloggers and the friendships formed is such a bonus to this fun hobby!

On Wednesdays we often have a double-header, What we ARE NOT eating Wednesdays and What's going on here Wednesdays. I get to inflict upon you share what might be happening here, and what was found in a cookbook that I won't be cooking! Sharing is so nice, don't you think?


Thursdays bring us to Recipe Rewind, you know that had to happen, I mean come on this is the 800th post and you didn't even know about Mom's Sunday Cafe until a couple of months ago! Bloggers put good stuff out there even when no one reads them, so lets bring the best of it back! 

On Friday you can often find Sharing the view, a photo post with my thoughts added in. Nothing too important just some hopes or ideas of what is next in a project, how the work week went or possible a ponder or two.

Saturdays might find me Cooking with my friends, where I cook something from your blog. This is new and  has been fun. Or maybe if the cat has cooperated, we might post a little something for Weekend Cat Blogging.


And the last Sunday of the month is my very own Mom's Sunday Cafe. I cook and the kids come home for dinner. It is served cafe style with multiple entrees, sides and desserts. We are all busy, but this is one way to stay in touch and continue being the family that has been in the making for almost 38 years! And often the food served, will come from your blog. It is almost impossible to try all the different foods that you offer, but this is one way to work them in and have a great time in the process!

I hope that you enjoy your visits here, there is a lot of variety and fun! And now on to the giveaway.....

To win, just leave a comment for one entry. If you follow, come back and let me know with another comment, and if you "like" Mom's Sunday Cafe on Facebook, again come back and comment. Each comment will be a entry for the drawing.


Oh and I be using my favorite random generator to assist me in the selection. She is pretty busy, but I will book her right away!

And now let see what you could win, shall we?

 The Recipe Club, a novel about food and friendship, it has some recipes too!

Salt and Pepper grinders for your next cook-out or gathering, because it is all about sharing a meal. 

Giveaway will end, Sunday August 14, 2011, the winner announced on Monday August 15th!
note: ALL ARE WELCOME TO BE A PART OF THE FUN!

As always thanks for taking a moment to stop by.
I appreciate your time and your wonderful comments!

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weekend round-up @ the life and times of the 21 century housewife

key words:  giveaway, 800 posts

33 comments:

Brenda said...

Melynda, congrats on your 800th post. WOW! I'm at 200 and something so I have a long way to go. That's so impressive! Thank you so much for the giveaway and here's to another 800 posts. :o)

Brenda said...

I follow you through Google Friends.

Brenda said...

I follow you on Facebook!

Denise said...

Congrads on 800 gosh, I have along way to go !!!

Denise said...

I follow you on google friends

Denise said...

I also follow you on FaceBook as the Bread Fairy

laurie said...

wow thats alot of posts,, congratulations,, I know I love to come each day and see what you're up too!

Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart said...

The bread fairy sent me on over to see you! :)
*First off congrats on the 800th post! WAHOO!!

2nd, I LOVE that "You look Fabulous" sign! I do believe I need it! :)

http://larkscountryheart.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

I look so forward to your what we Are Not eating posts; they are so funny and sometimes gross, LOL. Congrats on the 800th post!!

Cindy said...

I follow you on Google Friends Connect :o)

Cindy said...

I also follow you on FB- Hun...What's for Dinner?

Candace said...

Congratulations on your 800th post! That is exciting. I am looking forward to many, many more. That's a seriously cute random generator you've got there. I would say you are a blessed lady! :)

Have a fantastic Sunday with the family! Candace

Oh yeah....I almost forgot. I'm a follower!

Pam said...

Congrats on 800! And I have been wanting to read this book forever! Or at least since the first time I heard about it!

Pam said...

I follow you, of course, silly. And might I had that your random generator is extremely cute.

Pam said...

AND I like you on Facebook. I thought I already did, but apparently not...how did I miss that? And again please let your random number generator know that I think she's really cute, and she really should pick me.

Holly said...

800?!! Wow, that's a lot of posting. Love you and I'm sure glad we got over our knock down, drag out fight and i stopped blocking you! :)

Raksha said...

Congrats on your 800th post. Hope it soon turns to 1000. I would like to participate in the giveaway.

Raksha said...

Following you :)

Raksha said...

Liked on facebook too

Kelly Coyle DiNorcia said...

Visiting you as a fellow Lady Blogger! Glad to have found you, I'm always looking for new cooking ideas.

Shaheen said...

I've only just discovered your blog last week - I live in the U.K so may not be eligible for the give away, regardless I wanted to say Well done on reaching 800 - that is an achievement.

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

Congratulations on your 800th post! I really enjoyed reading this post, and thank you for sharing it with The Weekend Roundup!

MM said...

Congrats on 800 posts! That's great! And, wow, do you do a lot over here!

BTW, that first pic cracks me up.

MM said...

I follow via GFC!

Reeni said...

Congrats on your 800th post! That is such an accomplishment!

Reeni said...

I follow you in my Google reader!

kitchen flavours said...

Melynda, congratulations on your 800th post! This is a milestone indth eed! (I have a long way to go for my 800th post!!). That is very generous of you for the giveaway, count me in!
Have a lovely week, Melynda. Cheers! Here's to the next 800th post!

kitchen flavours said...

I'm already your follower! And your random generator is a real cutie pie!

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

Yay! Congrats! & I'd love to win!!

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I'm a follower!

Rhonda said...

Great giveaway & it's awesome you have written 800 posts on your blog! I don't know anyone who would not like to win this. Follow you on facebook.

Rhonda said...

I love cookbooks such as yours. I think stories connected to recipes, lets you get to know the author. I would love to have this book added to my collection of cookbooks!

Rhonda said...

Following you on my twitter account now. Thanks for all of your wonderful blogs!