I can’t believe I’m nearing my 100th post. To celebrate, I’ll be giving away one of my favorite cookbooks, Colorado Cache. The Junior League of Denver has been putting out some very popular and highly sought after cookbooks since 1978. The first being Colorado Cache. Proceeds from the sale of these cookbooks are all returned to our community for charitable purposes.
Colorado Cache is a collection of over 700 recipes selected from approximately 2,800 submitted. Each recipe was taste tested and enthusiastically approved by 12 separate tasting committees.
I think this cookbook is out of print and if you take a look at Amazon.com you’ll see there are 6 new, ranging from $49 – $129…yikes…so I’ve been searching for a couple of gently used copies on Amazon and Ebay that are listed as in “Good Condition”.
Here are the rules:
When things have settled down after the Holidays, take a picture of the kitchen gadget gifts you received this year for Christmas. You can either photograph a single item that was your favorite, or you pile up all foodie related gift items in a heap and take a group photo. Again, these are kitchen/food related/foodie items you received this year; cookbooks, appliances, snowman spatulas, meat thermometers, grills, whisks, zesters, knives. pots and pans…you get the idea. If you also want to pose in the photo, even better.
Post the photo on your blog, mention my giveaway along with a link to this post, mention the contest and leave a comment here when you’ve completed this. Don’t hesitate to comment now too if you want. But just make sure I know you posted your picture. That’s it.
Deadline is midnight January 9 Rocky Mountain High Standard Time. The winner will be selected randomly. This is not a “he who got the most toys wins” contest. I’m just anxious to see what everyone got. I’m a kitchen gadget Freak-O!
So, Merry Christmas to all! So many of you have posted many beautiful photos of your Christmas Decorations, holiday tables, beautifully decorated holiday food, so I want to share a few photos of what it’s been like around our house over the last few weeks. You see, I have a little Elf whose name is Queso. Queso is a Maine Coon Cat. That means she’s big and ornery. She’s thinks the Christmas decorations have been put up for only one reason, her amusement.
Just look at what she’s done to Baby Jesus and entourage. I don’t even see Mary or Joseph, they’ve probably been swatted under the couch.
I wake up every morning to this. My two foot tree centerpiece on my table knocked over. I’ve decided to leave it this way until about 10 minutes before guests arrive on Christmas Day after Queso has been ordered to the basement.
So on this day that we wait for Santa, I’d like to leave you with an adorable little video that my friend Vickie in Montana sent me. It’s title “Waiting for Santa”. Just click on the link below, (if it pauses, just go to the bottom of the screen and prompt it to play again – it did that to me).
Enjoy and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our home to yours.