Some End Of Year Housekeeping

We are home and recovering nicely from our trip out of town to spend Christmas with my family. We had a wonderful time, aside from my husband’s rather violent reaction to shellfish on Christmas Eve that had him out of commission much of Christmas Day. I hope you had a wonderful (and uneventful) Christmas!

Now I have a little bit of blog housekeeping to get caught up on before the end of the year. The recipes will be back tomorrow!

  1. Michelle (aka Scrappy Gypsy) over at Trading Ashes For Beauty posted a delicious variation for my favorite pull-apart rolls. She turned the breakfast bread option of the rolls into a French toast/breakfast puff spin-off that sounds heavenly! Please go take a look at her recipe and give a try. I’m looking forward to trying it out myself!
  2. The winners of the Wal-Mart gift card are commentors #2 (Amy B)and #68 (Carrie). Congratulations ladies. I’ll be emailing you shortly!
  3. For the entire month of January, Money Saving Mom and Life As Mom will be hosting an Eat From The Pantry Challenge. I would so love to participate since I love eating from the pantry. In fact, some of our all-time favorite family recipes have been desperation dinners thrown together with pantry staples. However, between the trip to Disney World last month and the Christmas traveling this month, I’ve let my pantry surplus dwindle beyond repair. So although I’ll be spending the month refilling my pantry and freezer, I’ll still be checking in daily to see how the ladies (and other bloggers) are faring.
  4. I’ve been spending some time these last two weeks working on a yearly plan for this blog – something that I can use as a guide to hopefully make it better and more user-friendly. So I would love a little input as I plan out recipes to post and experiments to attempt. Please just take a few minutes to answer this quick survey letting me know which recipes or features you’d like to see more of in 2010. (NOTE – If the embedded survey below is not working for you, you can click over here instead.) Thanks!