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!
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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 Restaurant.com
- 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!
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
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!
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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
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This contest will run until April 16, 2010 at 11:00 pm. EDT
Thanks for visiting and please stop by again!