Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mean What I Say

It is one thing to talk about a food month, to post about what I think you should be doing, to encourage you to spend more on quality, but buy less.  It's an entirely other thing to have to put my money where my mouth is.  However, with G in enthusiastic agreement I am putting together a box of goodies for a giveaway.  I will tell you different things that will be added throughout the rest of the month, and I've already mentioned that the tea ball will be in there.  I've started stocking up goodies, and yes, it will be food/cooking related.  I might even throw in some homemade goodies to boot!  

So, for the rest of the month, this will be the post to come to in order to enter.

* For your first entry, just simply leave a comment with how you've been doing in the kitchen, or a question you have about cooking/food.  

For additional entries (please leave a comment for each thing you do!):

* Become a public follower through google (on the right side) and let me know!  (also if you're already one!)

* Follow me on twitter at kalee_marie and let me know who you are (a.k.a @kalee_marie, give me a shoutout, I love "meeting" readers!).

* Blog about this giveaway with a link back here.
* Tweet about this giveaway and let me know you did.

I am so excited for this month and this giveaway!  It's a topic I feel passionate about, and if I can convince even one person to change the way they think about food and cooking then I am satisfied.  Giveaway begins today and runs through November 30th, 11:59 EST.  A random number will be drawn and I'll get that shipped out in time for some yummy winter food to be made. 

45 comments:

  1. I haven't been doing very well in the kitchen to be honest. We have been eating out way too much. I did however make a delicious beef stew a few days ago. I am still enjoying it at lunch time.

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  2. I am a follower! (I thought I was already a follower but I guess not. Yikes! I can't believe that.)

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  3. I just tweeted about your giveaway. Super fun by the way!

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  4. Count me in! (But I think Anna Marie has got me beat, by far.) I do make most of my food from scratch but lately I feel bored and stuck in a rut. And I feel like I never have enough time to cook interesting things. So if you have any tips for that, I'd love to hear them. :)

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  5. I am following you. I just tweeted and I am doing great in the kitchen. I purchased some salmon for tonight and didn't over purchase like I normally do. I purchased some Earl Grey tea yesterday and will be having it tonight. :)

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  6. Kalee-

    Don't always leave a comment but I am a dedicated follower. Love reading your blog!! This totally sounds like your calling!! You make EVEN me want to get creative in the kitchen!!

    Much love,
    Lydia

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  7. I was not doing too well in the kitchen, but we finally are homeowners and are moved into our house, and I have been cooking more already, with lots of compliments from my hubby! :)

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  8. I follow you now! I also though I was already following your blog...but now I am for sure!

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  9. I also now follow you on twitter. Almost feeling like a stalker...but hey I like to win stuff!

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  10. and lastly, I tweeted your giveaway! (edliterary)

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  11. Good afternoon! Since I've been in culinary school for the last two months I've been slacking in my own kitchen. But, I've picked it up lately with cooking dinner the last 3 nights in a row.

    But I have been making quiche to eat in the mornings! It's made my days so much brighter (and a little bit French!)!

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  12. ohhh, and now we'll be twitter friends too!

    www.twitter.com/mertravels

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  13. ohhhh and lat but not least post- I'm a follower!


    AND I forgot to mention-- I'm having a $55 CSN giveaway this week! Stop by, share your favorite holiday tradition, and maybe you can cut down on your shopping budget!

    www.GoodbyeDallasHelloWorld.blogspot.com

    Meredith

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  14. I've been doing fairly well in the kitchen, and especially concentrating on making more meatless dishes and getting more veggies (with dinner especially). It's hard though, and requires more planning than I'm used to!

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  15. I am tired when I get home from work, and then I get lazy in the kitchen. But I'm determined to do better!
    bkittie@hotmail.com

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  16. Ok, dearest Kalee!! I am finally getting around to catching up on your blog and am super excited about the things I am reading. Here is my question/dilemma. I live by myself. I don't really know how to cook good, healthy, affordable food for just one person. (I don't think I really know how to do it for more than one person either! Ha!) For example, I got brave and made some homemade soup, but the recipe I had made an entire crockpot full of soup...I would have been eating that for weeks!! So I want to know how to convert left overs into something else, or how to cook more successfully for one person. (Or for two and then I can take the second portion to work and have for lunch!) Looking forward to reading all about it!

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  17. My fiance and I were both laid off two weeks ago, so the majority of my kitchen expeditions have been to make the most of what we have on hand, and make the cheap food healthy and tasty. There is only so much you can do with ramen noodles, but I'm working to make what we eat the best we can possibly do. I've been making tons of muffins and rice dishes, but I'm not really motivated to do much more than that. We are heading into a major life upheaval dueto the layoff (moving 100 miles away, giving pets away, etc) so it has been hard to find the motivation.

    Didn't mean to drop my life story on you! I love you blog and what you write. :)

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  18. Hello dear, I am very proud of myself. I have been cooking for my family and friends a lot more lately and everything has turned out quite edible! =) Plus it's all been relatively healthy. Bonus!

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  19. Oh, and I'm a follower on here with google.

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  20. And I follow you on twitter. =)

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  21. I have been very bored in the kitchen! We eat a lot of chicken and I have run out of recipes to try.

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  22. Guess what...you inspired me to start a blog. I am not sure what I want it to be yet, but I am super excited about it. Yay! And I linked to your blog in my first post. Hope that's ok cause I wanted my one reader to see my inspiration! haha!! I am loving what you are writing right now with your food month. Inspiring!

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  23. Oh...and I also just became a public follower of your blog. I didn't even know I could do that. ha! Yay!

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  24. I am a recent reader but I am very interested in reading your posts.

    I am already pretty good about cooking, but I like reading other blogs for inspiration. Also, I will soon be moving into a bigger place with m own kitchem (long story) so I have really enjoyed your series on a well-stocked kitchen.

    c

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  25. also, I am now a public follower

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  26. I love your blog and have been a reader for some time. What I've been doing in the kitchen lately--using new recipes from different cookbooks that I've amassed over the past several years. My favorite recipe is from The Art of French Cooking by Julia Childs (but of course, anyone who reads this blog probably knows the author already!). The recipe is for mushroom soup. I cannot describe in words how divine it is. Takes me about 1.5 hours to create and serve, so I only prepare it for special occasions. I cook nearly every day--I work outside the home and have two small children, so we do have the need for takeout once in awhile. :)

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  27. And, I just became a follower. Not sure what took me so long--I have followed your chic home blog for awhile now. :)

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  28. I just recently found your blog, but now I am a daily follower. I also got some French White Corningware, and I love it. I'll have to check thrift shops for the large rectangular dish you discussed, though. Thanks. Gayle

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  29. Ah, now I feel silly. I came back to check for new comments and I realized in my comments that I added an 's' at the end of Julia Child's name. LOL.

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  30. This is an awesome giveaway. I found your blog through the French Chic Yahoo group. I'm the wife of a military retiree, so got to live over lots like you (will). My current challenge in the kitchen is meal planning. We raise our own lamb, and get venison from hunting, so I'm trying to come up with ways to cook it that are simple, yet varied.

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  31. the last few months I have been slipping from my real foods focus, and it is showing in my lack of energy and my waistline! Thanks for prompting me back on the right track!

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  32. Ingore my first comment, I am tryign to make my own breads and I keep failing.

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  33. How am I doing in the kitchen? Monday is taco night - it's my favorite meal all week. I'm a pretty boring cook.

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  34. I actually just wrote today in my blog about how my adventures in cooking started in the house that we are about to move from.... I am becoming more sappy about the move.... anyways most recently I made a wonderful chocolate chip pecan pie from scratch. The crust was perfectly flaky and the filling was super easy and rich!

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  35. Hi Kalee,

    I keep a mental list of things I haven't cooked or baked and want to try making someday. They include croissants, French macaroons, and linguini with fresh clams just to name a few.
    Do you keep a list of dishes that you have never attempted to make but want to ?

    Adrienne

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  36. I have been a follower for many months....so there's another entry.

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  37. I checked and I am following you on Twitter. It's been so long I had to reset my password because I forgot it!

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