Perfect Party Dishes Blog Event

We all love parties and get-together. Cooking, eating, drinking and generally catching up and just plain having fun. But before I give you your invitation to this party let me tell you a story first.

I have always loved cooking. Let's put it this way. I cook for others. When I see the smile on their faces I know that all my efforts are paid off. A year ago, during my pregnancy I lost all my cooking powers and I hated so much being in the kitchen. They said it was due to my hormones. For months my husband suffered eating disgusting food that I cook :-). I thought I will never get back this passion again. The delicious world of blogging has helped me a lot in finding it back. Then I opened this kitchen few months after I gave birth. Everytime I look back at that point of my life I cannot believe my eyes on how fast time flies. My baby girl starts to have confidence to walk. She has more and more teeth. Her hair starts to grow longer. Well you see my baby girl will turn one year old in few weeks time. I only feel excitement for her as this big day approaches.



So in celebration to my little darling's first birthday festivity I am happy to announce my very first hosting event: Perfect Party Dishes blog event. So here's how you get the ticket to this party: I will be needing perfect party recipes (I do, I really need) it could be savory or sweet or it could also be a drink or a cocktail, it could be simple or complicated. It's your choice. Surprise me :-) and my guests.




Post your entries anytime between July 24- August 15 with a link back to this post. And send me your entries at dhanggit ATgmail DOTcom with the following details:

Name:
Name and URL of Your Blog:
Name and URL of Your Recipe Post:
Location: Optional
Photo: 200 pixel larger


Use of the logo is optional. (You can use the smaller logo on my sidebar)

I'll be posting the round-up sometime during the week of August 15. And the best part I will be giving away a prize (to be announced later) to the winning recipe that will be chosen by my panel of gourmet french critic (in other words my family). It will be shipped worldwide at my expense. Those who aren’t bloggers are also welcome to submit recipes and photos which will be included in the round-up and the competition.

So what are you waiting for, help me out in preparing Mayumi's first birthday party. :-) I'll be waiting for your entries.






40 comments:

Manggy said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you and your daughter! I'm not sure I'd want to inflict anything complicated on you though, you've got a lot of work to do! :)

bunny said...

i would love to participate in your blog event for your beautiful daughters birthday! I can't wait to see all the entries!

chriesi said...

First of all: the best wishes to that lovely girl and her mommy. :)
Uii I hope I can participate...I have a huge problem...my camera has broken, so I need a new one.

Leslie said...

Oh...Birthday parties! How fun! Dont you dare ask me to make a Slepping Beauty Birthday cake!! LOL
I am glad you like me dorky video post! I suppose you have to be the first to poke fun at youself before anyone else can!!

Jescel said...

Dhanggit.. I'm glad that you got your passion back, otherwise, the blogworld would have missed your fabulous creations! I love your daughter's name.. truly Filipina..to all non-filipino's, her daughter's name means "ladylike, softspoken, sweet" etc..
I'm interested to participate in your event. I'll think of something.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Happy birthady to your little one! What a fun event, I hope I can send you something for the party!

Adam said...

Awesome idea for an event. Who doesn't like party food? There's so many choices. Fun, simple, and delicious is the name of the game.

marvin said...

Such a great idea, dhanggit! I can't wait to see all the dishes. And happy birthday to your daughter!

Little Corner of Mine said...

What a lovely event, I hope I can participate, will see whether I think of something or not. By the way, Mayumi is so pretty and adorable and I love her name. Sounded so sweet! :)

Bridgett said...

What a fantastic idea. Your post was so sweet! I miss having babies around the house. Happy Birthday to your little one.

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Oooh! Your little princess is soooo cute! Happy Birthday Mayumi! And mommy's giving you a birthday party! It should be fun and easy to prepare... hmmm...

Gigi said...

What a fun event! I can't wait to see all the dishes. I am thinking hard about what perfect party I could contribute!

oggi said...

I love her name and she's sooo cute!:)

celia kusinera said...

Hi Dhanggit, :) that is such a good idea - have a blogging event in honor of your baby. So sweet ...
And I love her name. I hope she indeed grows up mayumi and marikit and matalino.

Cakelaw said...

Fab idea - thinking cap is on.

Zen Chef said...

Oh oh oh! Party dish. Hmmm, let me think of something! :-)

Happy Birthday to the little bundle of joy!

Allergy Mom said...

How wonderful! My son turns 5 at the end of August, so your event is just in time to help me with my menu, too! Libby

glamah16 said...

Well you got your cooking powers back! Happy Birthday little one. I will post your event on the DB FORUM event space.

iska said...

I love parties! I will definitely join...

Happy birthday, Mayumi!

Passionate About Baking said...

Beautiful Mom & beautiful daughter. What a little cutie you got there Dhhangit! Swell idea (the event; not the watermelon!!) I'm already thinking birthdays...I LOVE KIDS PARTIES!!! Love the new look of the blog too...YAY YAY YAY!! xoxoxo

Aparna said...

Thanks for the invite.
Your little one looks so sweet. I'm sure she'll have a fabulous birthday.
Now I find it difficult to believe that you need help to for food ideas, but I'll play come up along.:)
Let's see what I can come up with.

Mansi Desai said...

cool, this will help me gather a bunch of lovely recipe too! I'm totally in! happy B'day Mayumi!:)

Mansi Desai said...

a quick question - are multiple entries allowed?:)D

Dee said...

This sounds like fun, Dhanggit! Let me think...

Liliana said...

Your daughter is turning one!! What a great time in your life. One of my daughters just turned 20!! Time goes by so fast...

How can I not accept this invitation to participate in your daughter's first birthday party?

Passionate About Baking said...

Just posted an entry Dhhangit...

http://passionateaboutbaking.blogspot.com/2008/08/party-for-poppetfruit-galette-tarts.html *HUGS to you* Deeba

jodimop said...

Unfirtunately I did not have time to prepare what I wanted for the birthday party and since I am leaving tomorrow and coming back at the end of August, there is no way I will make it. However, I do have a recipe for you. It is a great party food dish and I hope that you will enjoy it: Chicken fillet bites in a parmesan, corn flakes and sesame crust

INGREDIENTS for 6 people

500gr chicken fillet (about 4 fillets)
for the marinade

1/4 of a cup teriyake sauce
1 tbsp yogurt
2 tsp curry powder
for the crust

2 cups plain corn flakes, pulverized in a food processor
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/3 cup parmigiano reggiano
for the sweet and sour sauce

250ml water
2 tbsp white vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup tomato juice
1 tbsp corn flour
DIRECTIONS

Cut the chicken into strips and marinate overnight with the teriyaki, yoghurt, curry
Preheat oven at 190 oC. In a small bowl mix the crust ingredients. Take each of the marinated chicken strips and dip it in the crust, so that all its sides are coated well.
Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper and bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until golden. Turn once half time.
For the sauce: place all the ingredients in a saucepan and boil until it slightly thickens and can cover the back of a spoon.
Serve hot.

kittie said...

Oh thank you for the invite - I hope I can make something you like!

Yous daughter is so cute - I love the little feet!!

Lubna karim said...

Hi dear i just sent you my recipes for the beautiful party hosted by you. Hope u have many more momments to enjoy! all the best for the party

swrilingnotions said...

Happy birthday to your little girl!!! There's nothing like a first birthday party. I made Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting last year for my little girl's first and they were a hit with her. Izzy's Mom from Izzy Eats gave me the advice to serve cupcakes, and I'm glad I did. Easy for people to serve themselves, the kids love them. Definitely a good thing.

Ivy said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Mayumi. Have a recipe perfect for your Party event which I will be sending to you.

SIG said...

Ooo... a party! An early happy birthday greeting to sweet Mayumi. Hehe, lovely name and it sounds like Jap too. ;) I have a party idea but my camera is not with me at the moment. Will post it soon. Was something I made for our National Day celebration for the kids yesterday.;)

sunshinemom said...

Give a few more hugs and kisses from me too to your little one! I can imagine your excitement - motherhood is a second gateway to childhood!! Thanks for the invitation, and I hope I will be able to send in an entry soon!

Aparna said...

I just sent in something for little Mayumi's party.:)

noobcook said...

Hi! I just sent u my entry - hope it isn't too late :)

http://www.noobcook.com/2008/08/15/jordan-marsh-blueberry-muffins/

Valentina said...

Oh, what a shame that I am late for your party. Reading your post I felt really excited about it. I will definitely come back to check the entries. How great that you have got your passion again. Welcome back!

bee said...

what a darling baby!!! a happy birthday to her.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Anxiously waiting for the round up!

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I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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recette triamisu said...

cool, this will help me gather a bunch of lovely recipe too! I'm totally in! happy B'day Mayumi!:)