Monday, October 19, 2009

Annoucement! Announcement!

I don't know about ya'll, but I've been having a blast hosting
3 giveaways
in just 3 weeks!

It's been a nice reprieve since both my camera and my dishwasher broke! The infamous hike/dropping camera incident that happened over our Anniversary weekend finally caught up with us and has resulted in a lens start error,... and for half the price of a brand new replacement camera we can choose to fix it (is that worth it????).

Then, our dishwasher broke - for the second time, and we haven't even lived here 4 months yet! The first time it went kaput our lovely lovely landlords refitted us with a used dishwasher. Obviously they are used for a reason, and to no surprise, two weeks later the second dishwasher busted. Over the weekend they attempted to bring us a second used dishwasher, but like we already established - they are used for a reason, and after two hours of manual labor the bad boy refused to work. Finally, and thankfully, this morning they outfitted our gaping hole with a brand new dishwasher.

So at least 1 part of a 2 part problem is fixed. I can do dishes by hand, I don't want to - but I can. I can't take pictures by hand.

Enough of my complaining,
let's get to announcing the winners!


My Turn to Try: $40 Z'Tejas Restaurant Gift Card goes to....


#14 Adam!
"Sign me up! I want to win and eat cornbread."
Be sure to get the Grilled Shrimp and Guacamole Tostada Bites for an appetizer!

Now... when I revealed the start of this giveaway I gave you my excellent cornbread recipe, but today I am so excited to give you the real, Chef Gardiner: Z'Tejas Cornbread Recipe!
Z'Tejas Cornbread

1 cup plain yogurt
⅓ cup cream corn + 1 tablespoon
⅓ cup frozen corn + 1 tablespoon
⅓ cup melted butter + 1 tablespoon
1 ½ cups buttermilk

3 eggs
Whisk together in large mixing bowl

Add

cup sugar + 1 tablespoon
1 ½ cups corn meal
1
½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
Stir to incorporate


Preheat greased skillet
Fill with 9 oz. of batter
Bake at 400F°, 16 minutes, rotate after 9 minutes
Hallelujah Halloween Giveaway: Sisters that Spook Treat Basket goes to...

#30 Rhiannon! @ Pink Sugar Desserts
"What a cute idea!! and the pictures are fantastic! Thanks for the nice giveaway :)"


And... last but not least!

Haunted Heeber Creeper: Family 4 pack of Tickets goes to...

#22 Carol! @ Songberries "This looks really fun!"
If you aren't Carol, don't cry, fret, or stamp your feet! Just use this code: FHBLOG when purchasing your train passes and get $3 off your adult tickets! Not to mention- save your stubs!, and you will receive a discounted bounce back pass for your Polar Express Tickets that begins the week of November 16!

Many of you asked if this train ride was too scary for young children - absolutely not! There were many children riding the train with us giggling and enjoying the adventure, and when we exited the train, one young boy shouted running to his family, "That was awesome!"

All winners were selected via random.org. Winners must get back to me by October 21! Email me with your address, and then just sit back and wait for the goodies to arrive!

3 Sweet Talkers:

Leslie said...

ummm yeah, a used dishwasher??? that stinks!!!
Congrats to the winners

Lori said...

You are the best girl in the entire WORLD for getting this recipe! I don't have time to make it till Thursday but you better believe I'm doing it asap! :)
Sorry about your camera and dishwasher! booooooo....

Tangled Noodle said...

Congratulations to your winners and so sorry to hear about your recent electronic and appliance woes! But many thanks for the wonderful cornbread recipe. 8-)

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