Thursday, December 1, 2011

Let the Countdown Begin!

Our wedding is just 3 weeks and 1 day away! The event that seemed sooooo very far distant on the calendar for so long is fast approaching. On Christmas Eve morning my sweetheart and chief food taster, Michael, and I will begin our new journey as husband and wife.  

I’m thrilled!

I’m also a bit overwhelmed. What made me think a wedding at Christmas time is a good idea? Talk about busy, busy, busy!

So, for the next few weeks, I’m taking a break from the Friday posting of the Gourmet Live list of 50 Women Game-Changers in the food world that I and a number of fellow food bloggers are paying tribute to by posting a recipe from each week. I’ll still be making regular posts, including one on tips for shipping your holiday goodies to family and friends far away. And, of course, I have to post about my wedding reception—and NFL celebration (yes, it was my idea!) featuring a soup bar that will work well for any upcoming Super Bowl parties. I will join the group again for the first Friday of the New Year.

Until then, check out my fellow bloggers’ sites. This week features Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray, founders of the River CafĂ© in London, which put British food on the map. (The also helped launch the career of Jamie Oliver.)

Joanne - Eats Well With Others
Taryn - Have Kitchen Will Feed
Susan - The Spice Garden
Claudia -A Seasonal Cook in Turkey
Heather - girlichef
Miranda - Mangoes and Chutney
Jeanette - Healthy Living
April - Abby Sweets
Katie -Making Michael Pollan Proud
Mary - One Perfect Bite
Kathleen -Bake Away with Me
Viola - The Life is Good Kitchen
Sue - The View from Great Island
Barbara - Movable Feasts
Kathleen - Gonna Want Seconds
Amy - Beloved Green
Jeanette - Healthy Living
Linda - Ciao Chow Linda
Nancy - Picadillo
Veronica - My Catholic Kitchen
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits
Claudia – Journey of An Italian Cook


  1. Congratulations Linda---can't wait to see and hear all about it!

  2. Best of luck preparing for the Big Day! May it be merry and bright!

  3. Congratulations and Best of Luck as you start a new life together!!

  4. I'm sure all the pieces will come together. Just remember to take deep breaths and smile a lot. I will be thinking of you. I'm really looking forward to hearing about the wedding. Take copious notes :-). Hugs and blessings...Mary

  5. Enjoy....You'll laugh about all these crazy moments during the preparations after the wedding!

  6. I just "met" you on Mary's Indian Pudding post. I'm happy to find you in time to offer best wishes for your wedding. My husband and I were married on December 22 and, for the most part, are quite happy we chose that date. The only drawback was when our children were young--it was hard to get a babysitter during the holidays!!


  7. Thanks for all of the good wishes. I'm trying to enjoy the season and not become stressed by it all. Thank goodness it is a simple wedding--I would hate to think of what it would be like to have a formal wedding at this time of year.