Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas came early!

Ok guys, good news-- I have some upcoming cooking planned - I know you're excited!

But, in the meantime, my package from winning Hey What's for Dinner, Mom's giveaway arrived today!!


Laura must seriously have mind-reader abilities because even though I'm not a major fan of chocolate, I love dark chocolate, and chocolate with nuts and fruit in them! This box was loaded with all of the above! And see the little lollipop thing?! It's a chocolate moose, how cute is that!???

And I seriously had the chocolate orange on my shopping list for Trader Joe's!! Now I get to cross it off! Thanks Laura! Johnny and I will be happy little people for awhile and can share the wealth with my visiting parents!

In the spirit of Christmas, giving, and goodies, I'd like to make this post an official Cans 4 Comments donation post! Any comments received on THIS post through Friday, December 18th will equal one can of food donated to a local food bank. I first read about this over on Mara's blog, in a guest post from To be the Whole Package and thought it was a great idea! To find other participants, search #cans4comments on Twitter!

I recently read an article written by David Green, the founder and owner of Hobby Lobby. He talked about growing up so poor they would create fake "leftovers" by putting foil overtop of empty bowls in the refrigerator and on the counter to fool visitors that they had enough to eat. Despite this, his mother told him and his siblings "we're not poor." Her reasoning? "You're never poor when you have something to give." She would crochet items to donate to charities for them to sell, hoping to help somebody that might be worse off than they were themselves. What a great lesson to teach her children and such a great philosophy to live by! So, even though Johnny and I don't have much to give, we still have more than others and that's a lot to be thankful for!

Edited to add:

Laura at Hey What's for Dinner, Mom? and Diva on a Diet at Beach Eats have started their own Cans 4 Comments posts, too! Go read their beautiful words, say hello, and help send another can to a needy organization!

41 comments:

Mara @ What's For Dinner? said...

HOORAY for packages, and good for you with Cans4Comments! I'll link to you tomorrow ;)

Lele said...

Cans for comments is such an AWESOME idea! I love the food blogger world :D

Krystal said...

Wow that's quite the giveaway. I should really do a give away again. The last time all my readers were over seas or MIA. Tis the season to give.

Laura said...

Oh here is a comment on what an AWESOME prize package!!!

She is a great blogger wow! :D

Laura said...

one for my dog :)

Laura said...

and the chickens they want you to give someone a can of vegetable soup, the specifically said no factory meat for them!! Organic if possible? I know they are some pushy bitches, don't tell them I said that!

A@ Please Don't Eat Me! said...

what a great idea for cans for comments!
love the giveaway package.. my new favorite cereal is the leaping lemurs.. like a cross between their peanut butter puffs and chocolate puffs.. YUMO!!

Sweet and Savory said...

Consider this my donation for the canned food drive....and what an awesome food package you got! I'll also put your link on my site later today...

www.sweetandsavoryfood.blogspot.com

The Diva on a Diet said...

I love this idea so much I'm going to steal it too! I'll be sure to add a link to this post in my post. Thanks so much for tipping us off to this great blogging project! :0

Michelle said...

What a fabulous deed you're doing Christina!!! Look at you and all your goodness, now it's all paying off in the form of winning giveaways right? hahahaha I'm glad you got things that you love!!! There's nothing better than getting a package of stuff you'd like to eat. hehehehe :)

I got your card in the mail this wekekend and it is SOOOOO CUTE!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!! :) It's sitting up on my window sill!!

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Wow, seriously cool gift pack!

burpandslurp said...

whoaaaaa!!! What a GREAT package! Loving the fancy chocolate!

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

This is such a great idea. I told Krista that I think all bloggers should do this! Okay I think "I love dark chocolate...." MEANS you like chocolate!!!!

biz319 said...

Love all the loot! :D I think its a great idea. I did project feed me on another blog, just put together two cans of something specific each week.

I was sad to say I didn't even know where our towns food bank even was! :(

Cheryl Arkison said...

I love this idea! Thanks for passing it on.

Erika said...

This is a great idea. Thanks for spreading the holiday spirit.

cookingforaveganlover said...

Great idea!

Lindsay I-F said...

Great idea!

Nowheymama said...

What a sweet idea!

Claire said...

Christmas is really a time to give -- especially to those who need it most. With this Cans for Comments project, you will make many people happy! May you be blessed :)

Miss M.J. Ma'am said...

Love it! Pay it forward!

Laura said...

Heya! just another comment from me! Yeah we are going to donate a lot of good food!! WOOT!!

AlwaysJoy said...

What a great idea! Thank you for letting us "help" you!

live pura vida said...

This is a cool idea. I just brought a bag of canned goods to the lunch we had today for all of the Township employees.

Maggie said...

Great idea! Glad my comment can help :)

Laura said...

Hola Chica! Paula Deen Scares the bejeezus out of me for serious! That frozen smile and all that crisco, butter and oil. Yeesh.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

This is such a great idea! Give 'em a dairy-free can from me ;)

Susan said...

I adore this idea!!!

And I am tickled by the fake leftovers thing.

Cyndi said...

What a great idea!

pendie said...

What an amazing story about the leftovers; very sad but what a heartwarming mother! Thanks for doing this

jeena said...

Great idea!

Tammy said...

A can for my thoughts...mmmm...I like that idea!

Angela said...

Throw another can in there for me!
This is such a fantastic idea :)

Lyn said...

Really great story! Here is my can. Good Luck Christina!!!

Anonymous said...

:::::Tossing in a can:::::: Good luck!

Angel said...

What you are doing is awsome! Add a can for me!

youngmi said...

i love this idea! and the quote "you're never poor when you have something to give". what a great message :)

AC said...

Me & TT have been donating our time to the soup kitchen, but hey, every little bit helps, right? AC

Fallon said...

How sweet of you! This is a generous idea :)

Have a Merry Christmas!

Pink Little Cake said...

I am going to make it just in time! you are very generous. God bless you.

Erica said...

Such a sweet thought! I'm glad my comment is gonna help feed someone! :)