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Congratulations! Contest Winner Announced!

Posted on Nov 16, 2010 by Lisa Ricard Claro   14 Comments | Posted in contests · Thanksgiving · WOW-Women on Writing

Congratulations to Kathy Matthews at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy! Kathy won my first ever blog contest, and her goodies will be shipped to be delivered before the holiday. I hope you enjoy everything, Kathy!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest. I appreciate you visiting, following and commenting here at Writing in the Buff. I’ll be hosting more contests, so please stay tuned!

Welcome and thank you to my newest follower, Septembermom, for jumping on board! Link to her blog for a visit and take a look around.

With Thanksgiving just around the bend, I’ve asked each of my kids to name a special dish they’d like me to fix for turkey day.  I don’t know why I always ask, because they each want the same thing year in and year out. How about you? Do you enjoy traditional dishes every year, or are you adventurous? What is your favorite dish for the holiday?

Til next time–

P.S.  Please check back here tomorrow! I’m proud to be part of the WOW-Women on Writing blog tour for Chynna Laird, author of Not Just Spirited: A Mom’s Sensational Journey with Sensory Processing Disorder.

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14 Responses to "Congratulations! Contest Winner Announced!"

  1. Comment by Sioux Roslawski
    November 16, 2010 at 7:12 am  

    Okay, so what DO you kids clamor for every year?Our family doesn't get too adventurous. About as "wild" as it gets is home-made cranberry sauce, cooked with cinnamon and a bit of lime juice. Congratulations on being part of the blog tour. I am a devoted follower of your posts…

  2. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    November 16, 2010 at 7:46 am  

    Hi Sioux! Mmmm….that cranberry sauce sounds yummy. We don't get very adventurous either. My son likes fresh steamed broccoli with my special cheese sauce; my oldest daughter asks for a broccoli/cheese/rice casserole dish that her auntie used to make; my youngest likes sweet potato casserole and a cranberry sauce/Jell-O concoction that includes chopped nuts and red wine. And I always home bake two pies, usually pumpkin and cherry. After the holiday, I make homemade turkey soup, which always turns out more like a hearty veggie stew. By day three post TD, everyone is ready for Taco Bell. LOLAbout the blog tour–thanks! That's such a nice and encouraging thing for you to say. πŸ™‚ You've made my day and the sun isn't even up yet!

  3. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    November 16, 2010 at 10:14 am  

    Wow, Lisa! I can't believe I won! Thank you so very much. I look foward to getting my prizes. Thank you so much!!!!Kathy

  4. Comment by BECKY
    November 16, 2010 at 11:38 am  

    Congrats to Kathy!! What a sweet winner!!

  5. Comment by Madeleine
    November 16, 2010 at 3:20 pm  

    Congrats to the lucky winners :O)

  6. Comment by anita
    November 16, 2010 at 4:43 pm  

    Sounds like the Claro table is the place to be for Thanksgiving! I hope you and your family have a wonderful time. My favorite thing to make is cranberry sauce with the fresh berries. I love to watch those hard, red fruit pop and turn to pink mush! The challenging dish is the stuffing that my mother-in-law always made and that Stan would make ever after. It's really simple with just bread, onion and sausage but I'm always afraid it won't come out quite right.

  7. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    November 16, 2010 at 10:50 pm  

    Well, I suppose you'll be enjoying your turkey, all stress-free and Nano-finished. Everytime I zip over here, you've added more words, whilst I…well, let's just say I have lots of really good sticky notes.And what is this asking kids what they want to eat that you speak of? Mine just ask IF they're going to eat. I thought that was standard operating procedure.Congrats to Kathy. And congrats on your first giveaway!And now, off you go, to write some more and fix wonderful Thanksgiving dishes. Don't worry about me. I'm fine. Really.

  8. Comment by Lynn
    November 18, 2010 at 12:09 am  

    I usually stick with the traditional items for Thanksgiving but two years ago when we had all the grandkids, my husband had the brainy idea for me to cook each of them a cornish hen so they could have their own little turkey! I said, "Yeah, let me whip up five of those along with everything else!" But I did! And the kids loved them, so guess what they want this year? Their own little turkey.

  9. Comment by Ellie
    November 18, 2010 at 4:54 pm  

    Congratulations to the winner!

  10. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    November 18, 2010 at 6:11 pm  

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  11. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    November 18, 2010 at 6:12 pm  

    Hi Kathy – Your package mailed yesterday Priority Mail…they promised delivery in 3 business days, so you should have it by Monday!Hi Becky – Thanks for checking in! πŸ™‚

  12. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    November 18, 2010 at 6:13 pm  

    Hi Madeleiene – Thanks for checking back in!Hi Anita – I've only attempted fresh cranberry sauce once. It was okay, but no one raved. You're right…it is cool to watch the berries heat up and pop!

  13. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    November 18, 2010 at 6:19 pm  

    Hey Cathy – Bet you're hard at work on Pen Pal. :DDon't fret over turkey day. . .that's the turkey's job. Maybe your young 'uns will take over the kitchen on your behalf! *sigh* Yeah…neither will mine. I keep hoping, though.

  14. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    November 18, 2010 at 6:24 pm  

    Lynn – What great story! And what a terrific idea. You ought to send that in to Redbook or Better Homes. You might get a clip! Very cool tradition you have started. I don't have any grand-kids yet, but I'll remember this when I do!Hi Ellie – Thanks for checking back!

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