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January 14, 2008

Last year I made a goal of doing better with managing our food purchases and waste… It’s too easy to bake a big meal and chuck the leftovers after a few days… it’s wasteful, there are starving kids in this country… who was I to waste that food??

Because of that goal I got really great at being creative with my leftovers, not to mention quite good at planning meals for the week so that they utilized leftover veggies or meats etc. that were already prepared…

Sometimes though I come up with a leftover meal that is less than ‘great’.. and other times I have one that’s so fantastic I need to figure out a way to make that an actual meal…

Last night was one of our leftovers nights.. (one night a week is designated leftovers night)… So.. for dinner I had a new chowder I created on the fly. Roasted Curried Cauliflower, Tofu and Fish chowder…

YUM!

Now.. I need to come up with a way to make that an actual meal.. of course I’m the only one in the house who likes Curry, so maybe it will just be a regular ‘leftover’ meal for me!

Ok… so on the topic of random… I see loads of folks having contests for a certain number post, or a blogoversary, or, a certain number of comments.. I love these contests… but.. I can NEVER get my act together to do a contest for a certain number of posts, comments, or even my blogoversary.. know why… because I think of it the day AFTER I should have… I forever notice that .. ‘Oh, that was just blog post # 251… bummer.. missed mentioning that I had gotten to #250..

So here’s what I’m going to do…

I’m hosting a Random Contest

You get an entry for your comment here with the following info:

1. Guess the number of posts I’ll have (Total)
2. Guess the number of Comments I’ll have (total)
3. Guess the number of comments there will be on this post regarding the Contest

Your numbers should be the numbers that will exist at 5PM EST On the date of my blogoversary (Feb 18th).

I will send a random surprise from my stash for the person closest to each item (Yes I often am not very clear.. .there will be 3 prizes… on for each of the three guesses you make)

You get one additional entry for posting info about it on your blog, or for someone mentioning they heard about it from you…

Ok… now for my birthday dinner adventure… (any dinner with 3 kids is an adventure.. )

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46 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary permalink
    January 14, 2008 6:24 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michelle!!!!!
    I have to laugh with the contest posting..I do that too, though right now in position to be able to offer one..maybe towards summer..I’ll get back for my guess when I come up with good numbers…lol

  2. January 14, 2008 7:25 pm

    Hmmmm guesses… so difficult!

    1. 314 posts
    2. 864 comments total
    3. 48 comments on this post

    I have no logic for these numbers… they are just what looked appealing at the time. Don’t be insulted if you think I’m saying you shouldn’t be getting more comments than that.

    Hope you had a great Birthday!!

  3. January 14, 2008 7:59 pm

    Hmmm I think I need to think on this one another day, I’ll be back… you know I love contests.

    Of course I will list it on my blog now though

  4. January 14, 2008 8:57 pm

    Oh, happy birthday! I had every intention of calling you today – but the day just got away from me. I’ll try again tomorrow.

    Hope your birthday is fantastic. Sticky birthday hugs and kisses are the best!

  5. January 14, 2008 9:25 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!

  6. January 14, 2008 11:05 pm

    Happy Birthday again!

    My solution to the dinner leftovers – a “Food Saver” vacuum sealer maching. We actually were able to skip grocery shopping for a whole week last year because we had so many leftovers in our freezer. I highly recommend it!

  7. January 14, 2008 11:55 pm

    Foodsavers are fantastic, just remember to use that sharpie on them…lol, i found that out last night.

    Happy birthday!

    1. 296 posts
    2. 818 comments total
    3. 36 comments on this post

  8. Shelly permalink
    January 14, 2008 11:57 pm

    Enjoy the last few minutes of your birthday!!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    I was going to skip the random guessing, but it’s late, and it’s random…I’m in!

    1. 22
    2. 22
    3. 22

    There. Knowing I don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell, I sure had a good time. Thanks for my off to bed giggle for the evening!

  9. January 15, 2008 1:18 am

    Happy Birthday!

    Well, I am not very good at math, but I will give it my best shot.

    1. 15
    2. 30
    3. 30

    I will see if I can get some more to come on over. 🙂

    Hope you had a good day!

  10. chanknits permalink
    January 15, 2008 9:08 am

    Okay…

    1. 304 posts
    2. 956 total comments
    3. 53 comments

    And we just bought a vacuum sealer too, but we will still end up pitching things, just from the freezer now.

  11. January 15, 2008 1:23 pm

    Ok, so here are my guesses

    1. 400 posts
    2. 800 total comments
    3. 60 comments

    Don’t ask where these numbers came from because I have no idea! I hope that you had a great birthday!

  12. January 15, 2008 2:03 pm

    I just added a link to your contest on my blog. I don’t know how much it will help you because I don’t have many visitors.

  13. January 15, 2008 2:29 pm

    Happy birthday from one Michelle to another!

  14. January 15, 2008 3:35 pm

    1. 16
    2. 194
    3. 19

  15. Mary permalink
    January 15, 2008 6:11 pm

    Heres my guesses and I posted on my blog

    1. 315 post(Total)
    2. 686 comments(total)
    3. 75 post regarding the Contest

  16. January 15, 2008 9:08 pm

    Well first Happy Birthday!!!!! Second I did some back reading and I think it is great that she is knitting….I can ot wait to teach my 4 yr old how, But I think it will be another year for that….
    Now for the contest..I came by way of Aunt Kathy and here are my guesses…

    1. 356 Posts
    2. 264 total comments
    3. 42 comments on this post…
    Have a great and blessed day……..

  17. blueturtleknits permalink
    January 15, 2008 9:38 pm

    Totally pulling numbers out of thin air
    1. 365 posts
    2. 212 total comments
    3. 23 comments on this post

    I’ll post on my blog!

  18. January 16, 2008 12:17 am

    I am assuming total means the entire life of the blog.

    1. 412 Posts Total
    2. 329 Comments Total
    3. 52 comments on this post.

    Also, Mariknits sent me.

  19. January 16, 2008 12:10 pm

    My guesses…

    1. 339 posts
    2. 1,717 comments
    3. 36 comments this post

  20. January 16, 2008 6:35 pm

    1. 347 Posts
    2. 2,500 Total Comments
    3. 65 Total Comments on This post

    Blogging now!

  21. christopher permalink
    January 16, 2008 7:03 pm

    1. 295 posts
    2. 500 comments
    3. 80 on this post

  22. monica permalink
    January 16, 2008 8:00 pm

    hmmm…

    1. 373 posts
    2. 739 comments
    3. 57 on this post

  23. January 16, 2008 8:01 pm

    I’ll guess:
    290 posts
    1010 comments
    66 comments on this post.

  24. Amy_tripletmom permalink
    January 17, 2008 12:15 pm

    First, Happy Birthday!

    I’ll guess –
    412 posts
    1113 comments
    69 comments on this post.

  25. January 17, 2008 2:32 pm

    Wendy sent me

  26. January 19, 2008 3:00 am

    Anne from the bag lady and the pro sent me and Iam going to post your random contest on my blog:)
    397posts
    600 comments total
    43 comments on this post
    Happy Belated Birthday Wishes;) Darcy

  27. January 19, 2008 3:02 am

    Was I too late for this it is now the 19th oops

  28. January 19, 2008 4:47 am

    1. 190 total posts
    2. 530 comments
    3. 75 comments on this post

  29. January 20, 2008 12:23 pm

    First off – Happy Belated Birthday! You share the day with my son who turned 20 on the 14th of January.

    Contest

    1. 372 posts
    2. 1940 total comments
    3. 50 comments on this post

    I’ll leave a comment on my blog and I came over from Cass.

  30. January 20, 2008 4:09 pm

    1. 457 posts
    2. 863 comments
    3. 91 comments of this post

  31. January 20, 2008 9:20 pm

    Ooh, fun! My guesses are:
    1-298 posts
    2-634 comments
    3-52 comments on this post

    🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. mommieofdrew2002 permalink
    January 21, 2008 12:04 am

    my guesses are
    1-328 posts
    2-432 commments
    3-75 comments on this post

  33. January 21, 2008 9:17 am

    1) 213 posts
    2) 1713 comments
    3) 57 comments on this post

  34. Knitmomma permalink
    January 21, 2008 12:21 pm

    1) 83 posts
    2) 502 comments
    4) 43 comments on this post.

    Congrats on your blog-aversary!

  35. January 21, 2008 1:41 pm

    1) 272 posts
    2) 2471 comments
    3) 112 comments on this contest post

    Miss Me sent me over here.

  36. January 21, 2008 1:41 pm

    Actually, Alaina from I’d rather be knitting sent me here.

  37. January 21, 2008 10:44 pm

    1. 319
    2. 901
    3. 64! (That’s also how many stitches around I’m using for my very first sock ever.)

  38. January 23, 2008 12:11 pm

    Hmm….

    1. 258
    2. 345
    3. 31

  39. February 4, 2008 2:32 pm

    also linked you!

  40. TAMKAT permalink
    February 6, 2008 9:13 am

    Happy Birthday
    1. 325
    2. 654
    3. 66

  41. February 8, 2008 9:07 pm

    Oooh, not too late to enter the contest – woo hoo!!!
    1. 350
    2. 700

  42. February 8, 2008 9:08 pm

    Oooh, not too late to enter the contest – woo hoo!!!
    1. 350
    2. 700
    3. 58

    I’m about to post to my blog, so I’ll mention your contest!

  43. February 12, 2008 6:55 pm

    I’m not too late to enter the contest.
    Ummm, how about
    1. 282
    2. 545
    3. 54

  44. February 16, 2008 11:09 pm

    Aunt Kathy sent me!

    1. 301 Posts
    2. 873 total comments
    3. 49 contest posts

    Blog link posted too!

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