Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Okay, okay...

I just can't wait until 750 posts. I just need to do a giveaway now. Maybe it's the post Christmas need to buy and bless and be excited to give. Either way, let's not let this moment slip by.

As I have been pondering what to give away, my mind is filled with really cool ideas. Patrick's idea was an all expense paid trip to see me in OKC, but only if you lived in OKC :) That would only work for the two people who read my blog here. Back to the drawing board. What would anyone love? What could I give that the winner would enjoy?

*Then I thought, why not give away something that I would love!* That makes sense, right? It's practical. It can be helpful. It's a great way to start the new year!

So, come followers and readers and stalkers alike! I'm giving away something for everyone! I'm giving away a year subscription to Cooking Light magazine and a copy of Julia's Kitchen Wisdom, by Julia Child. Plus, if there are at least 40 comments, I'll give away another year subscription of Cooking Light! There could be two winners here, friends!!! All you have to do it this: leave a comment and let me know your favorite food. It's that simple!

I'll end the giveaway on Saturday January 1st, 2011 at 11am (CST). That gives you three days to get your comment on my blog. Only one comment per person, please. And don't be shy, blog stalkers. I'll throw all the names into a bowl and pick at random. Once the winner is picked and announced, I'll get your information for shipping purposes.

Thanks for reading my blog and walking through so much with me! Thanks for your thoughts and support and help processing. Thanks for being faithful in reading so that my mom and my husband (though there is nothing wrong with that) are not the only people who read my blog. You are dear to me, blog readers. Whoever you may be :)

Sooooo, let the comments roll in and let's get this party started!

P.S. If you're not into reading Cooking Light, you can still comment and help someone else win a prize (by getting to 40 comments)). Just let me know that you don't want the prize, but still tell me your favorite food.

28 comments:

Ashley said...

How fun!! I would have to say my all time favorite food is stuffed peppers. They are just delicious! Love reading your blog...I hope I don't fall into the "stalker" category! lol

Erin said...

Does dessert count? Chocolate mousse! If it has to be a meal type food, then my mother's homemade lasagna or her turkey dressing!
Thanks, Ash for always sharing the truth. And thanks for the chance at a great prize!
Erin

Beth said...

My favorite food... is french fries. Isn't that so sad? It's true, though. Just keeping it real. :)

uherfam said...

This is GREAT as I LOVE to cook/Bake! My Favorite thing to cook is Lasagna (as it is my husband Scott's Favorite food)! My favorite thing to Bake is Cheesecake of ANY kind! I'm actually making up my own cheesecake right now. It's a Dulce de Leche Caramel Cheesecake! The Dulche de Leche will be from scratch too! I hope it turns out well! I hope you and your family have had a superb CHRISTmas and will have a Superb time bring in the New Year! Love to you from the Uhers!

mom of 3, hater of cheese and birds said...

I love reading too, but DO NOT pick me. You know I am hopeless in the kitchen and couldn't take magazines to Hungary. but keep posting so your "faraway" friends can stay connected!

T@R@ said...

Oh my picking a favorite food is tough....I am going to steer clear of the dessert realm bc I could go on for days about fav desserts and go with mashed potatoes....usually only eat them at holidays which makes them that much better :)

Jeannie said...

Howdy friend! I will join the party. My favorite food at this moment in time is a Chipotle Chicken Fajita Burrito....happy new year and big hugs to all!!

Bethany said...

My favorite food is cheeseburgers.. Mmmm.. not good for you but still really good. "Everything is good for you in moderation." -Ashley McBride.
I love you.
Bethany

Luke's Mom said...

I love your giveaway choice! My favorite food would have to be mexican food--specifically chimichangas although I don't eat them very often. Of course I could always just go for chips, salsa and cheese sauce from Ted's. :)

Anonymous said...

Ashley, I love to keep up with you guys...it doesn't seem like it was so long ago that you and Patrick just started dating and such and were in our home group,etc....anyway, my favorite food is candy corn, that counts,right?
Love,
Shannon Shrewsberry

Courtney said...

Such a tough question to answer! I think I would say pasta with some kind of cream sauce. Preferably made with asiago cheese, but other cream sauces are perfectly acceptable. And chocolate for dessert. Of course. :)

Jen said...

ohhh, fav food is hot-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies. Or my mom's homemade cheddar mac-n-cheese. ahhh... now I'm salivating! :)

Thanks for your insightful and honest posts, Ashley! I enjoy catching up with your sweet family.
Love ya!

Al said...

This is fun! I just enjoy reading what peoples favorite food is. And yes I'm a stalker...hehe.

Favorite food for me would be a homemade pasta of any kind...recently I have been loving butternut squash ravioli with a butter sage sauce. YUM!

247mama said...

I am totally a blog stalker and have been reading your blog for a couple years now. My favorite food is any kind of quick bread. I love them all and well, just any bread is good. Glad you are doing well and am glad I am part of your virtual friendship.

Courtney's Mom said...

I'm one of your "stalkers". Just like to keep up with people who are important to my daughter. As for my favorite food, too many to narrow it down to one. But as for dessert---anything chocolate.

Lauren said...

MMMM...so many choices - and oh, how I have been longing for Julia Child's book ever since watching the movie. Anyways...I'm really stalling here because I can't think of a favorite... Daryl makes fun of me because I like anything with black beans or asparagus, but I'm going to go with a chocolate brownie with ice cream and chocolate sauce :) LOL.

Also, thanks so much for the brussel sprout recipes. With the craziness of the season, hadn't thanked you yet. LOVE IT!

Mona said...

I'm a blog stalker. :) Hmmm, my favorite food would probably be spaghetti with romano cheese and no sauce (I know I'm weird). If dessert counts, then anything chocolate is a winner in my book!

Mona

Hillary said...

Oooh, I have to narrow it down to a favorite? Hmmmm, after I watched Julie & Julia last year I made Julia's Bouef Bourgignon and followed her recipe. That was pretty darn good! I think I'll go with that!

I'm so glad I can still see what you're up to by following your blog!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ashley,
Just want to leave a comment, I really don't need anything for a prize. You write such interesting blogs and of course, we love hearing stories about big B and little b (Beta). God bless in the New Year!
Mary

Pam Swope said...

Cooking Light is a cool magazine, but I have to confess, I rarely use the magazines or even the cookbooks I have anymore! I just google a recipe and print it out....or not print it. But it's just so much easier than digging thru all those recipes I have! Guess I'm lazing in my old age. Nice gift though. Hope all is well with you!

Abrahana said...

Apricot chicken, and I always enjoy reading your blogs!

Nathan & Sarah said...

awww, I'd come see you in OKC...I kind of feel the same way, I want friends to come visit us too. As for my favorite food, it's chocolate. But, I have this amazing recipe for Gorgonzola Pasta with chicken, and it's one of my favoire dishes for sure.

erin said...

Hi Ashley! I am totally one of your blog stalkers (via Morgan Garza)! :) I have been really encouraged by your writing as our sons are about the same age and we have also recently made a cross-country move. Keep up the great work!
I would have to say that my favorite food is pizza . . .it's the Friday night tradition at our home. :)

Anonymous said...

I like Fo od. It is Chinese.

Patrick (even though i can't win...)

kate said...

well, sister-in-law, i have many many favorite foods. i'm going to not include dessert because that could take up your whole comment section for life, and go with: goat cheese. really, anything with goat cheese.

Anonymous said...

I would like for you to pick my awesome wife. I love her pork butt!!

Troy (Edmond OK)

heather said...

Hi friend! First things first, if I left 47 comments for you to approve, I'm sorry. I'm a smartphone rookie. :/ Now the fun part! My favorite food has got to be an enormous, beefed up salad. (That is, not a salad with lots of beef. Gross. Well, unless it's like a taco salad. Then yum!) Anyway, just lots of fresh veggies and fruits and chunks of cheese and nuts and stuff. Yummolicious!!! :) ps- I miss reading your blog. Now that I'm teaching, finding blogging time and blog reading time is super hard. :( BUT, if we drive to TX this summer, we should totally try and swing by OKC! Happy giving away!
:)

Steph said...

favorite food...delicious pizza (meaning NOT DOMINOS!) with lots of yummy veggies and..of course...goat cheese. there is nothing better in the wide world! i should win simply for having THE best favorite food. erin can also win cause chocolate mousse is also delicious and cause she's my bestie. :)