After a whirlwind trip to New York City to visit my husband who is working there for the next six months (where it SNOWED, granting my children their greatest wish! See view from our window yesterday!)
And a quick detour to Iowa (view from my car window, day before yesterday)
I am back in Los Angeles to reclaim my normal life.
While I was away, I got a sweet email telling me that this blog had been nominated for the Circle of Moms Top 25 Food Allergy Blogs. I’m a little hesitant about asking you all to vote for me, because I feel that so many of the other bloggers nominated are my friends and colleagues and I really hate to compete in such a familial way. On the other hand, one of you readers nominated me, and for that I am truly grateful and feel humbled. So if you like this blog, and feel it is helpful or entertaining or in any way impacting you, go vote for it at:
Just click on the badge to get to the site. You can vote for it every day up until November 16th. And I am supposing that with 25 slots to fill, there is room for most of us anyway. Best of luck to my food allergy blogger buddies!
Frigidaire Talk Turkey Round Table Save the Children Charity
Jennifer Garner swapped turkey tips with fellow moms/bloggers* in Los Angeles to launch Frigidaire’s new Range with Symmetry™ Double Ovens.
Last wednesday, I had the lovely privilege of joining Jennifer Garner, Suzanne Goin, and a select handful of super-powered Mom/Food Bloggers as we shared Thanksgiving traditions and recipe tips. This event was the launch of the new Frigidaire Gallery® Range with Symmetry™ Double Ovens that roasts two large turkeys at once. (plus it preheats in a mere 4 minutes, which I find jaw-droppingly-awesome) Check out Jennifer opening that drool-worthy oven below! Can you imagine being able to do all your holiday roasting and baking at one time? And the great news is that Frigidaire is donating $200 to Save the Children’s U.S. Programs for each new range purchased this holiday season. But WAIT, that’s not what this post is about! This post is about giving, not purchasing. The really really special news is that all you readers can help contribute to this charity, and enter the sweepstakes, all with the click of a button!
First, Frigidaire will donate 1 turkey gift certificate to Save the Children for distribution to a family in need each day you view Jennifer Garner’s turkey tips and register between 9/21/11 and 12/31/11. Gift certificate value $20.00 with a maximum donation value of $11,000.
Second, Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children each day you view Jennifer Garner’s turkey tips and register between 9/21/11 and 12/31/11 with a minimum $38,000 and a maximum of $43,000, as part of their $500,000 commitment to Save the Children’s U.S. Programs.
Lastly, NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. This is a charity event! Sweepstakes ends 12/31/11.
Read on to watch the videos of our round table discussion, get Suzanne Goin’s very special Thanksgiving recipes, and see more of the amazing Jennifer Garner at http://www.maketimeforchange.com/talking-turkey-with-jennifer-garner.html (I’m in the 4th segment called “Holiday Feel”) And remember, every day you watch these videos, Frigidaire donates a turkey gift certificate to a Save the Children family and 1$ per view to Save the Children, every single day all the way through to the end of the year. So watch the videos as often as possible, and please please share this post with your friends, via twitter, and on your facebook pages. Together we dan really make a difference in the lives of the 1 in 5 children suffering from hunger in the United States!
ps, have I mentioned how much I liked Jennifer Garner? She and I both share a Martha Stewart love, she’s kind to everyone, and she’s funny (major points!). She is the real deal, if ever there was one.
*(Featured above, from left to right Anne Marie Nichols from This Mama Cooks, Jyl Johnson Pattee from Mom it Forward, Jennifer Garner, Helen Jane Hearn from Foodbuzz, Alicia Rockmore from Buttoned Up, and me)
Jennifer with the new Frigidaire Gallery® Range with Symmetry™ Double Ovens (more…)
Fall is back in full swing and I have a whole series of events lined up where I’ll either be doing book signings, cooking presentations, or speaking on panels about specialty diets and specialty diet blogging. To keep you readers in the loop, here’s where you can come see me in the next few months:
On September 21st, I’ll be joining a Frigidaire Kids’ Cooking Academy Save the Children event with Jennifer Garner and award-winning chef Suzanne Goin who are hosting an intimate round table discussion focused on all things holiday including recipes, traditions and managing chaos. They’ll even touch on how to cook enough turkey for all those guests (hint – the new Frigidaire Double Oven Range!). Online, people can check out Jennifer’s tips on holiday entertaining and all the ideas from the round table at Frigidaire.com. For the first 500 visits, Frigidaire will donate a turkey to a Save the Children family, and for every visit, $1 will go to Save the Children to support their US programs. Plus, visitors are entered for a chance to win a Range with Symmetry Double Ovens from Frigidaire, the new freestanding range that can roast two full-sized turkeys at once. I’ll post more info in the next few days, and will be following up with a detailed blog about the event, and an interview with Jennifer Garner.