Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Why am I dancing in my kitchen?

Why am I doing the happy dance in my kitchen this afternoon?

It certainly is not over the color of my hair which I detest or the big gray/white roots that need a coloring desperately.

It certainly is not the fact that it is still FREEZING here in Atlanta and my heating bill is going to be sky high and I will probably have a stroke from lack of global warming.

It certainly is not about the fact that my nose still has issues with the very young Dr. Doogie Howser ENT.

I am doing the happy dance because I won a giveaway from April Harris at her wonderful blog
21st century housewife HERE.

An oval baking dish by Le Creuset sponsored by Cookware.com HERE.

Now go and have a look at Aprils blog for some fun reading and then onto cookware. com and for some fun shopping.

Now what do you think I should bake in this first?

Perhaps a treat for my hair colorist, or my electric meter reader, or some baby food for Dr. Doogie Howser?

Inquiring minds want to know.


  1. Woohoo! It's always so much fun to win something! And to win Le Crueset, wow! I'm sure you'll bake up something yummy in it!

  2. Thank you for this lovely post!! I've sent another email to your personal email, but just in case it goes missing I wanted you to know I've sent your address to the folks at Cookware.com and your casserole should be on its way to you asap. Hope you enjoy it!
    PS - Please let me know when it has arrived safely :)

  3. Congratulations and what a wonderful prize that is :)


  4. Oh how exciting! Congrats, Joyce! I love Le Creuset, I use their cookware...Christine

  5. Congratulations on the big giveaway! Doogie probably need fed! Heeeheehe!

    Ya'll have a terrifically blessed day!!!

  6. Now that's a great prize!

  7. Hmmm, maybe a delightful quiche?


    Becky K.

  8. Oh, I love gray/white roots...I grow my own...

    How about a big potatoey-cheesy-bacony SUMTHIN' baked in the new casserole...

  9. Some of that good ole Southern Mac and Cheese....

  10. Oh, how funny, Joyce. You are a lucky girl. I have a few Le Creuset pieces and I love them! That is a great gift!!

    Bake something for me!! ;)


  11. Thanks so much for your note. Hair appointments and other details can wait. You should get out in the "warmer" weather we're having and enjoy some sun! Tomorrow's high will be near 50 degrees!

    Congrats on your big win. What a terrific prize.

  12. Congrats on the dish! I bet you'll end up using it a lot.
    Thanks for stopping by today.
    Ladybug Creek

  13. Congrats! How fun to win a giveaway and such a great gift. Just show us what you cook in it!!!

  14. Aaaa...quiche? Is that how you spell it? With cheese sauce on it? Nice dish. Congratulations! :)
    (now I'm all jealous!)
    I have never made a quiche in my entire life but they sure are good. Great dish for that I think...(thinking out loud here)

  15. You lucky girl!! Congratulations!!

  16. Lucky you!!! Cook some good comfort food that will make you feel better in spite of the nose, the heat bill, and the hair color. I got Pioneer Woman's cookbook for Christmas and I love her lasagna recipe... easy, tasty, and uses the cheaper cheese.

    Nursery school is going well. Mommy tried a mother's day out last fall and it was a definite no-go. We were a drop out after only a month! But at age 2, we're ready to be social. Plus there are only 4 kids in the class... a little less intimidating. She cried when she had to leave!

  17. Congratulations...you must be thrilled!!! I adore Le Creuset!!!

    Thanks for your sweet visit earlier!!!

  18. That is a really nice dish to win, Joyce! Perfect color and a good style for so many things. It looks perfect for a quiche or a tartine. Enjoy it!

  19. Congratulations of winning! And I'm sure your hair looks lovely just the way it is.

  20. You keep dancing...girlfriend! I would too! BTW love the photos of the cotton farm...wish I could buy it!

    Enjoy your new pan!

    Stay Cozy, Carrie

    Thanks for stopping by!

  21. What a wonderful win for you. Whatever you cook first I know it will be delicious...can't wait to see what you choose! Congrats.

  22. Congratulations on your win!
    Mac and cheese sounds good to me.

    Thanks for stopping by--hope to see you again.


  23. Hey Betty.....great score. Nothing better then
    Le Crueset....You lucky lady. Sandra-Sue

  24. How fun to win that beautiful dish! I'd bake an apple cherry crisp. I have awards for you on my blog.

  25. Congratulations! That dish is lovely..thanks for visiting me. Oh and my sock monkey slipper have lost a few eyes already..it just looks like they are winking at me. xoxo

  26. Congrats on your win! and thanks for coming by and visiting! I enjoy your visits very much! Hope you are having a great week...well I guess you are with a win like that!

  27. Your Happy Dance made me smile! Thanks - I needed that! Congrats on your win.

  28. Hi there!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. When "Flour Power" meets "Add More Chocolate", you can be sure something yummy is going to happen.

  29. Thanks so much for visiting me today. Congrats on your win...isn't it fun to win a giveaway? I think your dish is screaming potatoes with butter and cheese in some form! Mmm...can you tell I decided to start counting WW points today?


  30. Hi Joyce! SURPRISE! :) Hey, congrats on the giveaway...that is totally up your Cookin Alley. :) I am still hopin and a prayin I get to come to your event on Feb 5th. Have to get clearance for the day off from my boss yet..and Debbie P. has offered to bring me with her. So...I'll keep you posted. Thanks for stopping be to say hi recently! Happy New Year...and may you make some great and delicious dishes with your new LeCreuset

  31. What a great giveaway gift to have won, lucky you!
    I love Le Creuset cookware, I think a good old simple but heartwarming mac'n cheese is what I would choose to make.

  32. Hey Joyce,

    I checked the recipe and it doesn't say why you lower the heat. This cake was so good. I saved what we trimmed off the top of the cake and refrigerated it, the next day I put strawberry cream cheese on it and it was delicious. Next time I am going to add pecans.

    Thanks for looking....Joyce

  33. Congratulations on winning. I'm with you - dreading the next heating bill. I hope you lots of fun with your new treasure. Rosie


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