Retractions and Distractions and Contests

Retractions

Swedish Meatballs, Egg Noodles and Tomato Salad

I said I’d published the last post about the trip to Vegas, but I’ve got something über important to share with you! Check this out — The JTV Monkey went along on our trip! Krystyl put together a great post about our travels with the JTV Monkey. Does anyone remember what his name is?

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Cheering for Runner Up Status! and a BlogWorld Expo ’08 Party

It’s All Good
I'm not sure how much of a Welcome to Vegas this guy is, but he was waiting for me in the airport this afternoon!

I'm not sure how much of a Welcome to Vegas this guy is, but he was waiting for me in the airport when I arrived this evening 🙂

I arrived at the airport this morning to see a couple of Tweets letting me know that the finalists for the Whole Foods Budget Recipe Challenge had been selected. I was very excited and thought I’d check my mailbox first because the contest registration documentation stated that finalists would be notified mid-September. Logic told me that if an announcement was posted that the finalists were selected that probably meant mail was probably waiting in their boxes.

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We Partied and I Received My Card

The Job Has it’s Perks

We paired my hot pepper jelly with cream cheese to put on crackers or bread

We had a party at my house last night to sample the new Williams-Sonoma drink mixes. There are 6 of them and one of our colleagues was a bar tender in a previous life, so she planted herself in the kitchen and mixed up the drinks while we devoured appetizers and had a good time.

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I’m a Winner! and Go Ahead and Drool, it’s OK :)

I’m a Winner!

I received mail a few hours ago from Betsy at Whole Foods. She wanted to let me know that I was one of the first 100 bloggers to submit their entry to the Whole Foods Budget Recipe Challenge and that as a result I would be receiving a gift certificate! According to the contest guidelines it will be a $25 certificate which is very cool and takes care of the cost of the ingredients for my entry.

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Contests and More Contests

Don’t Forget!

Mouth Watering Grilled Nectarine with Coconut-Cream, Maple Syrup Sauce

Mouth Watering Grilled Nectarine with Coconut-Cream, Maple Syrup Sauce

Remember, instead of week 5 of the Name That Exotic Food contest at Justopia.com this week, we are having the finish the Tenten story contest. If you haven’t taken pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, you have just 21-ish hours left to get your creativity going to finish up the great story that Peekers started for us last week. In case you’ve forgotten, you can find the story you have to work with here in the Extra! Extra! Read (and Write) All About It! blog post from last Thursday.

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Customer Service With a Smile and a Little JTV Publicity

NOTE: I am doing battle with WordPress this morning. It is simply not cooperating. The only way I could get photos into the post was to link them as a gallery — nothing to aid in breaking up the text in this long post. Hopefully things will be back to “normal” tomorrow.

Run Aroun

I just spent the afternoon in search of what was once a common household item. Well ok, not common in big cities and urban areas perhaps, but back when things were more simple. Slower. Less stressful. Not connected

Alright, I think I better start at the beginning … a very good place to start. When you read you begin with A. B. C. when you sing you begin with … OMG! WTF? This has nothing to do with what I wanted to talk about, but yes, I do believe there were probably plenty of jars of home made, preserved jams, jellies, pickles, sauces and more. Hell, I am quite sure they had Vienna Sausages in the Von Trapp family home! And just how do you think it happened without big canning pots and tongs and packets or bottles of fruit pectin? I’m just askin’!

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