Kristen’s Kitchenaid Contest!

For me, as for many of you, this time of year brings a flood of childhood (and adolescent and adult) memories.  It shouldn’t be a shock to you that many of these memories revolve around food.

There was the time that I made my first risotto with green peas and Parmesan, topped with pan fried cod and a luscious mixed tomato salad; a Moroccan-style stew with leftover turkey; french toast with leftover lemon-cranberry loaf and and last year’s lovely pancakes with apple cinnamon topping.

Then again, to a lesser degree of exertion,  I also remember devouring an entire crate of clementines or copious amounts of rum and eggnog.

But regardless of these meals, the majority of them were shared with my family. Living away from my parents in NL and my sister in Manhattan really makes Christmas special because we get to spend time together.  Most of the best times for me are spent in the kitchen with my mother while my sister shirks any kitchen duties in lieu of ‘practicing’ her viola and my dad putters around with tools, etc…  And I wouldn’t have it any other way.  Even as I write this, I’m filled with anticipation of a nice LONG break, where I get to relieve my stress in the kitchen.  

Anyhow, I digress.  The purpose of this post is to let readers know about an exciting contest that I’ll be holding through!  The folks at Kitchenaid have given me one of their new 13 cup food processors to give away to a reader; and since I love food – and memories revolving around it – I thought I might ask you to share yours with me.

For your chance to win, simply comment on this post below with your favorite food memory – EASY!  I should tell you that I don’t particularly like turkey dinner, so let’s get a bit more creative, shall we?

I’ll draw the winner on Christmas Eve, so that on Christmas day, you’ll get an extra prezzie in your inbox!  Look how shiny – don’t you want it!?!


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