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The kickoff the of the 5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog Party has started! This terrific blog tour runs from today, April 9 -16, 2010 and is a great opportunity for exposure for your blogs!

Welcome to the 5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog Party and Giveaway


The kickoff the of the 5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog Party has started!  This terrific blog carnival runs from today, April 9 -16, 2010 and is a great opportunity to meet new bloggers and also for exposure for your blogs!

If you’re not familiar with how a Blog Party works, you can read about it in my post HERE.

Come join the party, meet some new Work-at-Home Moms, Baby Boomer Grandmothers, SAHMs, Craft Bloggers, Coupon & Frugal bloggers  & also have a chance to Win some great swag as well.   Make sure to check out my Giveaway Prize on 5M4M, and also the Giveaway I have here just for Visiting My Blog today!


I’m Cindi, a Baby-Boomer wife, mom of 2 grown daughters, 2 grandchildren & hail from New England.

Want to know more about me? Read my 101 Random Things About Me post where I spill all the sordid details on the Baby Boomer Grandmom behind this blog!

I offer Product Reviews from the perspective of a “Baby Boomer Grandmom Who’s Been Around the Block.” Don’t forget to check the tabs up above, and my sidebar where I have my favorite Best of 2009 articles, along with Blogging Tips, Social Media posts and Work-At-Home posts – all in one easy-to-find spot!

Subscribe to my newsletter or in a reader if you like what you see!

You can connect with me at:

Facebook: Moomette’s Magnificents

I’ve joined the party and will be donating a Magnificent new cookbook – How to Roast a Lamb: New Greek Classic Cooking (Hachette Publishing) by Michael Psilakis (who’s been referred to as the “Greek-American Mario Batali.

There are so many cool prizes to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, but my top three picks would be:

  • A $100 gift eCertificate to
  • Provided by: Ernest Parenting
  • Full-Size Authentic Scentsy Warmer and 3 wax scents!
  • Provided by: Mrs. Marine
  • $100 gift certificate to Kay Jewelers
  • Provided by: An Unpink Life

And if my top three picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the following (in order of preference): US#1, US#3, US#19, or USC#15, USC#39, USC#95, USC#97, or any prizes that would be appropriate for a 4 year old girl and 2 year old boy (my grandkids!) or moi, for a change!

I’m so happy you stopped by ~ Whether you’re a regular reader or visiting for the first time, introduce yourself and be sure  to leave me a comment so I’ll return the visit & get to know you! Leave your Twitter name in the fill-in box and I’ll be sure to give you a shout-out for visiting!

What’s a party without food? As promised, I said I’d have the buffet and libations set out and waiting for you! showerfood2448995197_99a1d22d731

Layered Spinach Salad

This is one of my favorites from when I belonged to the Junior Woman’s Club, where I was a board member Recording Secretary.  As a fundraiser, we put together a cookbook, and this recipe was very popular.  It’s a great healthy salad that’s quick and easy to prepare. Make it ahead of time, and let set-up in the refrigerator overnight.  The flavors just meld together and it’s always a big hit  at all those summer picnics, pool parties and Memorial Day gatherings!


1 lb     spinach, stemmed and torn
1/2 lb  bacon, crumbled
6        hard cooked eggs, crumbled
1   iceburg lettuce head, torn
1        box frozen peas, thawed but uncooked
dash   salt, pepper and sugar
1 Bermuda onion (medium), sliced thin

Dressing Mix:
2 c.   mayonnaise
1 c.  sour cream
1      Good Seasons Italian Dressing envelope


Layer in this order: spinach salt pepper bacon eggs iceburg lettuce peas sugar salt pepper onion

mayonnaise sour cream dressing mix. Garnish with
strips of swiss cheese. (optional)

Cover and refrigerate OVERNIGHT.  This is a must.  This looks so pretty served in a glass bowl.

For more great recipes visit me at the Frugal New England Kitchen.

One last Goodie before you go!

Moomette’s Magnificents is hosting my own  Giveaway Contest for more party fun!   For a chance to win, there will be one (1) winner of a children’s cookbook –

Please include a way of contacting you. Should you be the contest winner, this information is necessary in order to send your prize.

Main Rule: (remember if this rule is not followed then no others will count)
a) Sign up for my free Newsletter Updates to my blog through my e-mail Feedblitz link (on the top of my right column or let me know if you already are, in a separate comment) AND

b) Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post on my blog! (please leave the title of the post in a separate comment)

*Open to USA and Canada Only

For Additional Entries, check out my Contest Entry Rules.

This contest will run until April 16, 2010 at 11:00 pm. EDT

Thanks for visiting and please stop by again!

About Cindi Moomettes

New England blogger and influencer from Connecticut and author of the multi-generational Moomettes Magnificents where she writes about Family, Grandparents and Grandchildren, home decor, Crochet, Knitting, DIY, crafts, family travel familiarization trips (FAMs), photography, social media and reviews. You can also find her at Moomettes Crochet Shop for the latest Handmade Fashion trends, Home Decor, Handmade Crochet Wash Cloths & Accessories. For food and recipes visit at her blog Frugal New England Kitchen ***Products and/or companies featured on Moomettes Magnificents may have provided product samples and/or compensation for consideration. All opinions are my own. Posts may contain affiliate links. See also Disclosure***


  1. Stopping by from the party! That Spinach salad sounds soooo yummy!
    .-= Look at what kristen hopes you’ll read: …Swag Bucks – Amazon Gift Card Price Lowered =-.

  2. Happy UBP!!!!!! Now I’m hungry!!! ;-)
    .-= Look at what claire hopes you’ll read: …Parents Choice Savings Calculator =-.

  3. Bri at The Grammie Diaries

    Wow! so happy to ‘meet’ you ~ looks like we have lots and lots in common so I’m hoping to get to know you better. Im a WAHM boomer mom too, loving it. This is a great blog carnival.
    I’m in the SF Bay Area but I visit my BIL in CT a lot in the summer. Hope to chat with you soon :) Happy weekend!
    .-= Look at what Bri at The Grammie Diaries hopes you’ll read: …Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.

  4. OOOO spinach is my favorite vegetable! too bad my boys doesnt like them..LOL..oh well more for me!! happy UBP!!!

  5. Glad to meet you. I also have a cookbook site. As well as many more blog types. I am so enjoying this UBP.
    .-= Look at what Auntie E hopes you’ll read: …It’s Party time =-.

  6. Okay, that spinach salad is going on the menu for tomorrow. Sounds yummy!
    .-= Look at what Tina – My Own Party of 5 hopes you’ll read: …Ultimate Blog Party =-.

  7. Hi Cindi, Yummy – I love spinach! :) Just popped in for the 2010 Ultimate Blog Party site-seeing tour :) YOU are in MY party post :) Have a blessed week! :)
    .-= Look at what Kaye Swain hopes you’ll read: …SandwichINK Welcomes You To The 2010 Ultimate Blog Party =-.

  8. I found you on FF but I’m also Ultimate Blog Partying so I would have found you either way. I’m following you now. Hope you’ll come check out our story soon. Have a great weekend.
    .-= Look at what Erin hopes you’ll read: …By: Sarah =-.

  9. Stopping by from the UBP ’10! I already get your emails so I can stay up-to-date on all the goings on here! Great recipe. I’m a spinachy kinda gal!

    .-= Look at what Mimi hopes you’ll read: …Sworn To Protect by DiAnn Mills ~ FIRST Wild Card =-.

  10. Visiting from Friday Follow…I’m your newest follower on Networked Blogs! Love for you to come visit and follow me :)

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Shelley @ Shelley’s Swag

  11. YUM! Spinach dip, my favorite! Always look forward to all of your informative blog posts, Cindi! Oh and I love your vlog :) Happy blog party week!

  12. Long time follower! I actually got here today from Friday Follow not the UBP, hadn’t gotten to you on the UBP yet. LOL Hope you are having a blessed weekend and hope to see you around my corner of BloggyLand!
    .-= Look at what Brandi hopes you’ll read: …The Cloud Seekers: A Pirate Ship In The Sky by Robert L. Calixto =-.

  13. Have a good time partying with UBP10. Stop by if you get a chance and Prepare To Be Pampered.

  14. Hiya!! I’m already a follower but had to stop in and Toot Toot the #UBP10 Party Train coming through!!!

    Have a great party!

    .-= Look at what Susieqtpies hopes you’ll read: …Ultimate Blog Party 2010 and 2 cookbook giveaway! =-.

  15. hey there lady! Happy UBP!
    .-= Look at what Angie hopes you’ll read: …Ultimate Blog Party 2010 – Welcome to A Simple Kinda Life! =-.

  16. What a great blog…want to come back later and read more…

    Party hopping and having a blast… many great blogs….I have a Fun $100 Gift Basket to give away and all it takes a comment.
    I am number….294 and 295…..Stop by and see me at either blog…Happy Saturday! PLUS I JUST PUT UP A SURPRISE GIVEAWAY FOR TONIGHT. ……you still have time to enter

    Blessings, Teresa

    .-= Look at what Teresa hopes you’ll read: …THE ULTIMATE BLOG PARTY and a GREAT PRIZE =-.

  17. Tiaras & Tantrums

    look at your delicious treats! Happy to meet you on this UBP hop!

  18. Stopping from the UBP! Your giveaway sounds great!

  19. Happy UBP! I’m going to make sure that my family doesn’t see this post so I can go out to eat and order Spinach dip all the time :) You are the bestest blogger when it comes to info on blogging. You explain it all in simple language and I love that. Thanks for the Twitter Shout Out too. What a great idea. Party On!
    .-= Look at what ConnieFoggles hopes you’ll read: …Winners – Yoplait Yoplus and Midnightsky Fibers =-.

  20. Stopping by from the UBP! So glad I found your blog and am excited to subscribe to it so I can read more!
    .-= Look at what Stacey hopes you’ll read: …Can I still call her ‘baby’? =-.

  21. Hello, I am visiting you from the UBP. I am enjoying visiting all the blogs as I am a nonblogger.

  22. BLog hoppping over TO say hello. Nice to learn some about you. Happy UBP

    Stop on by ;D
    .-= Look at what Night owl mama hopes you’ll read: …WW: Mini Motorcyle Baby =-.

  23. Visiting from UBP and enjoying meeting new blogs. Happy blogging!
    .-= Look at what Natalie hopes you’ll read: …What My Child Is Reading – April 10, 2010 =-.

  24. Hello! I have stumbled on your site before but I can’t remember how or when–just recognize your header and the name! So nice to stumble back again!
    .-= Look at what Gale hopes you’ll read: …Blog Party Time! =-.

  25. What a great blog party! Thanks for setting it up :)
    .-= Look at what jessica hopes you’ll read: …A peek Into My Kitchen:Creamy Banana-Berry Ice pops =-.

  26. love your salad recipe sound so good perfect for summer time glad I stopped in for a visit during my rounds of the UBP if you find time stop by my blog and say hi as well

  27. Stopping by from twitter and UBP to say hi :)
    Stop by if you get a chance!
    .-= Look at what Sela hopes you’ll read: …Tasty Tuesday – Light Wheat Bread & LINKY PARTY #2 =-.

  28. Hi Cindy! I already know you so this is kinda like just saying hi for me. You are awesome. Nice to see you diving into vlogging!

  29. I am an email subscriber
    I commented on your Simplify Take Charge post

  30. I am a facebook fan
    Gerrie B Shaeffer

  31. I follow with networked blogs
    Gerrie B Shaeffer

  32. twitter follower

  33. Just dropping by from UBP10 Nice site, I subscribe by rss reader. I’m in for the giveaway.
    .-= Look at what barb hopes you’ll read: …Welcome to my blog via The Ultimate Blog Party! =-.

  34. Stopping in from the UBP! Nice to meet a baby booming blogger! Have a great night.
    .-= Look at what Julia hopes you’ll read: …Today is Appointment day =-.

  35. I have been following your blog for a while now. I’m so glad to see you joined the party! Have a great weekend.
    .-= Look at what Cascia @ Healthy Moms hopes you’ll read: …Natural Colic Relief =-.

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