Sunday, March 28, 2010

Giveaway #4 - Fine Food

Creating a great and comforting meal for me and my family brings me as much joy as creating a quilt, a stitchery or an afghan. DH and I often enjoy a "food coma" day when he cooks breakfast, we nibble on snacks all afternoon and then eat a yummy and filling meal.

Today I made a pot of Beef and Guinness Stew. There are many recipes for this dish on the Internet. It was delicious. I think the next time I'm going to use butternut squash instead of carrots.
I recently bought The Recipe Manager. It's an awesome program that allows me to store recipes, create menus and then shopping lists from the menus. The lists can be customized for my grocery stores which is a cool feature. My favorite feature is being able to make the recipe large enough to read from across the room. I hook up my laptop to the monitor and I can see the recipe while I'm cooking. I don't have to waste paper printing the recipe. I don't have to waste time walking back and forth across the room to get the next step. It's all big and easy to read.
From 2008 - 2009 I wrote a Coffee Time At Home blog. Last summer I got so busy with work and being a grandma and enjoying life, that I lapsed on writing entries. Now I plan to start writing more about food and Coffee Time at Home here. I'm trying to import the blog into this one, but it will take time.

Now, onto Giveway #4 - Fine Food

To enter this drawing you need to leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite drink is: coffee, tea, water, soda or a different beverage. Then tell me what your favorite recipe is to cook or bake. The package will be built around these two answers. Also, if this is the first drawing you've entered, please tell me how you follow my blog.

The drawing is open until March 31, 2010. I will draw the winner on April 1, 2010. You may enter each drawing, but I will only accept one entry per person per drawing.

For information on Giveaway #3 go here. Giveaway #2 go here. For Giveaway #1 go here.

Well, I'm down to one giveaway left to announce and I will do that tomorrow. I want to thank everyone who's entered so far. It's fun to see all the readers I have and check out their blogs. Good luck to everyone!

Sweet P


Liz said...

My favorite drink is Coke, but since that probably doesn't help you here, let's go with my second favorite drink--lattes. I don't really cook, but my favorite things to bake are chocolate chip cookies and brownies.

Tudy said...

My favorite drink is Diet Coke. I love to make my Grandmother's sugar cookies.

Nancy said...

My favorite drink is Fresca, but that's really hard to find around here. It's carbonated grapefruit and sugar free... In the morning I drink Hot Tea with splenda and creamer. My favorite tea bags are the cheap ones from Aldi'
I love to bake, but since I'm diabetic I can't eat it. My favorite to bake is cheesecake or coconut cream pie....

Rhonda in OK said...

very intriging giveaway!

my favorite beverage is big mug of Liptons tea, hot with a little sweetener and skim milk in it
My favorite thing to cook is just about anything baked, I really like baking bread and cookies.

Luvdaylilies said...

I follow via google=)
I enjoy coffee & love to bake; my favorite would probably be Carrot Cake=)
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Fiesta said...

Paula my favorite drink is espresso.
I do not bake so when I want a sweet orange or lemon scones from Panera fit the bill.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I'm a tea drinker and love English Breakfast tea. I also love to bake, and I'm famous for my chocolate chip cookies...they are my husband's favorites!

Fun giveaways!


Bev C said...

Hello Paula, My favourite drink would have to be tea,I love cooking especially cakes and preserves. Love using things I have grown in the garden. Happy days. I have just looked and my word verification is cofferpe!!! Maybe I should have said coffee.

aussiequilter said...

Another great giveaway-thankyou! As for me I am a tea drinker-especially Earl Grey.I'm not a great meat cook but I love to bake cakes-especially cheesecakes-yummy! cheers Teri

Kerry said...

My favourite beverage is coffee. Cooking, well I like to try out recipes and cook different meals and fancy sweets. I especially love chinese food and anything chocolate.

Denise in PA said...

My favorite drink is mandarin seltzer. It's about the only thing I drink besides my cup of coffee in the morning! I have so many favorite recipes, but if I have to pick a favorite, I would says it's my chicken baked in cream sauce. I love that you'll be incorporating Coffee Time at Home into this blog - I really used to enjoy reading your posts on that blog! I mentioned before, but I use Bloglines as my feed reader.

Lori said...

Hmm--I follow thru google bloglines. Favorite drink--old fashioned perked coffee, or hot tea. I like to bake, I think desserts/cakes would be my favorite. Or maybe I should say, my husband's favorites!

sewnut said...

My favourite drink during daylight is a cappuccino, preferabley freshly made by myself, after grinding the beans. When it gets dark, a nice red wine, like a cabernet or a merlot.
My favourite recipe to make is baking anything with chocolate. DH favourite recipe that I make is anything curry.
I have your blog linked to mine so I can keep tabs on when you post!

Anonymous said...

My favourite drink is tea, I have an entire cupboard filled with loose leaf teas. My absolute favourite is a strong black like Assam, steeped with a vanilla bean! My favourite things to bake are my mother's recipe for banana nut bread, or my own recipe for zucchini quiche.

Thanks for the wonderful giveaways!!!

Henria O. said...

I love flavorful decaffeinated teas especially Tazo's Passion Tea. I don't really have a favorite food but I do like enchiladas, lentils and homeade danish rings with raisins and nuts (not all together of course)! I also have a broccoli and cauliflower salad that I love to make!

Brenda said...

I love diet pepsi but also enjoy a good cup of coffe or tea. i love to bake cookies for my kids and also homemade breads or rolls-especially cinnoman rolls for special occasions.

cindyquiltsOR said...

So, I haven't read your blog for ages ... or anyone else for that matter, typically. HOWEVER ... I would like to share how I post my fave recipes for myself.

I print them in a large font and ... tape them to the INSIDE of the cupboard door. When I open the door, I can see it. Close the door and no one notices. (No one else seems to be inclined to put dishes away ...)