Update! If you think you might like to participate in Thrifty Thursdays (see info below) then let’s practice by adding your link at the end of this post! Look for the “Mr. Linky” box to add yourself :)
Blog Events I am a Part of
There’s Tuesdays with Dorie where a TON of marvelous bakers all make the same recipe (chosen each week by a different participant) from Dorie Greenspan’s book Baking: From My Home to Yours. It’s a lot of fun going around to the different blogs and seeing how their baking creation turned out and posting comments with everyone :)
Another is Cooking With Alicia & Annie, where anyone can join, choose any recipe(s) from their websites (www.anniesrecipes.com or www.aliciasrecipes.com). Then blog about and post your comment with your link to your blog post. There’s also a bonus prize each month, fun kitchen gadgets, bakeware, and other cooking goodies, all US blog event participants are eligible to win. Would love to see more bloggers involved in this one! :)
I also participate in the Cookie Carnival, which I haven’t completed yet this month! Need to get on that. Basically there’s one cookie recipe chosen and everyone makes it.
I also used to participate in Bookmarked Recipes, but it moved and I didn’t know where it went, until today! Ruth was kind enough to let me know :)
How About Thrifty Thursdays??
Anyway, while I love to constantly try new recipes, I find it a challenge to make some of them because I may not have all the ingredients. In these tough economic times, I and many others like me are trying to tighten our belts and save money wherever we can. Running to the store every time I want to try something new isn’t always feasible. Making home cooked meals every night for dinner is a big part of saving money. The amount of cash that people dish out for fast food is astronomical, but sometimes it can be really hard when you work full time, have soccer practice, dance recitals and a barrage of others things going on. That’s where the idea behind Thrifty Thursdays comes in!
My thought was that anyone who wants to participate can post something on Thursday with “Thrifty Thursday” in the title, whether it be a cost effective recipe, a fun gadget you got from a thrift store or garage sale, or maybe a great sale on some edibles! In your post link to the blog event for the week so others can join too! Whatever it is, we can do a round up, everyone can visit each other’s frugal find(s) or creation(s) for the week and we’ll all glean some new ideas and tips. I can get one of those Mr Linky things to make the round up easy. The only requirement would be that the post needs to be food, kitchen, garden or home related.
Well? What do you think? Ideas? Suggestions? Hate it? Love it? Would you join me???? :) I think it would be lots of fun!