Post Gobble Gobble + Giveaway

Oh man, oh man!  What a week!  The vacation is coming up in T-3 days and I am getting very excited!!  As should you be because I’m doing my first ever giveaway! 🙂

Let’s recap the week.  Well there was Turkey Day! I won’t bore you with the food details, but let’s just say there was plenty!  The best part was that I got to celebrate with the most important people in my life!  Thanksgiving Day was a reminder of how blessed I am to have the family that I do!

If you remember, I contributed the following:  macaroni & cheese, mashed potatoes, strawberry pie and apple pie, and it turned out fabulously!  Let me tell you – the roasted garlic mashed potatoes – TO DIE FOR!  It was the roasted garlic that made it.

Garlic lurve:

I will be using roasted garlic way more than ever now that I know it’s so simple!

I don’t know about you, but I cannot do after-Thanksgiving leftovers.  My MIL made a kick-a$$ turkey but I cannot eat it the next day.  Something about reheated turkey (or chicken) does not work for me.  And luckily, because we’re taking a vacation soon, everyone was less insistent on us taking a boatload of leftovers!

So, for breakfast, I tried out Amy’s breakfast burrito.

and some pears with cinnamon:

Of course pumpkin butter had to be involved

And let’s not forget the answer to the case of the sleepies! 🙂

Do I grind my coffee every time I want to drink it?  Heck yes!

And, with all the work from yesterday, I forgot to eat lunch – I never ever thought I’d hear myself saying that.  So, I do what I do best and hit up the salad bar at Jason’s Deli.  I wasn’t kidding when it came to eating color.

Perfect for me and Binks to share

You won’t find anything in this salad except veggies, hummus and some balsamic vinegar!

And, I also got started on this:

Yep!  These are good ole’ dried habaneros!  I plan on grinding them into a fine powder – the uses thereafter are endless (use a tad in some Indian dishes, Mexican dishes, throw in someone’s face, etc.)  You would be surprised how a little goes a long way – not just in spice, but in flavor.

So now for the giveaway!

I have been planning for this vacation since I got engaged to my Binks.  This vacation means more to me than all the other trips we have taken (Rome, France, Tokyo, Chicago, and the list continues)!  And, it’s finally happening!

Can you guess?  If you do, you’ll be the the lucky person to receive a special treat – trust me, it’s a “Good Thing”!

Do you trust me when I say that it’s like eating a cloud of goodness?  What is it?  It’s my all-time favorite fall cookie, an adaptation from the great, the big M herself!  And do you think I’d leave you with just a baked good?  Heck no!

So, the rules:

Leave a comment telling me where you think I’m going (random, I know), and what your all-time favorite vacation location would be.

Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment saying you did the same.

All entries made by 11/30/2010 5:00 p.m. CST will be considered.

Make sure you provide your e-mail as I will be e-mailing the winner!

I will annouce the Winner on 12/1/2010 and let you all know where I will be going!  Can’t wait to read your entries!

Good luck!

🙂

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22 responses to “Post Gobble Gobble + Giveaway

  1. Hmm…tricky! I’m guessing somewhere in the Caribbean, basically someplace warm! 🙂

    I think my favorite all-time winter holiday vacation would actually be exactly where I am or a log cabin somewhere with a lot of snow. If there isn’t snow or it isn’t cold, it doesn’t really feel like Christmas to me.

  2. I think you are going to Australia because I’m not sure what else could top all of the other amazing places you have been. Did you love Tokyo by the way? I went for the first time this year and I LOVED it.

    I can’t wait to visit Russia…it is my dream destination one of these days.

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  4. Are you going to Bali? My ultimate vacation would be to go back to Switzerland…or I’d settle for Hawaii 🙂

  5. Oh damn you! I wish I would have had leftovers but I was an orphan and my adopted family didn’t give me a plate of leftovers–boo!!

    My guess is Tahiti? Maybe guessing that b/c I want to go there though 🙂

  6. Very tricccckkkkyyy!

    I’d guess India. The Taj Mahal??

    …I want to go to Ireland and visit all the “classic” castles there 🙂

  7. Amy

    I’m gonna guess you are going to Mexico.

  8. crazylittlethingneela

    oh I wish I could eat those garlic pieces! I love garlic but it kill me when i eat them. Yeah my sensitive stomach is very picky when it comes to food 😉
    Since I live in Germany I will not take part in the givaway since the shipping will probably kill you!

  9. mmmm I have no idea but I’m going to say BALI!! lol but I wouldn’t be surprised if it were someplace warm and tropical like Costa Rica or something (thats where I would go if I had the time/money) 🙂

    trust2345@aol.com

  10. hurray for roasted garlic… I love mine on perfectly toasted Italian ciabatta bread. It’s also wonderful added to a simple tomato sauce.

  11. The broccoli and apple looks so good!

    x

  12. Everything looks delicious!! Especially those burritos and dried habaneros!! I am guessing Rome? Have a great time on vacation!!

  13. all of the food going on here was making me completely jealous. i’m so hungry! grr! i have no idea where you could be going..um….cabo?

  14. Liz

    I was going to guess Australia, but since someone already said that….how about South Africa?
    My dream destinations are Greece and Hawaii.

  15. Kat

    I’m going to guess New Zealand? The first thing that came to mind was Aotearoa 🙂 I worked at a camp with a lot of Aussies/Kiwis in high school.

    My favorite place to vacation domestically is Hawaii. You get off the plane and it’s like a postcard without an exchange rate. As for international, I really do love Munich? Go figure.

  16. I’m guessing somewhere warm… Hawaii?

    My dream destination is Fiji!

    Also, that garlic looks fantastic!

  17. jen

    Holy salad! Looks incredible 🙂

    Jen

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