Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November Giveaway & Cul De Sac Humor

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Holiday idea:  bake your neighbors this cute little bundt cake!  How, you ask?  Maybe you can enter my drawing to win the pan you need to make it so easy to show your neighbors how much you appreciate them!

As a thanks to all of you who follow or occasionally glance at this site, I enjoy partnering with Kitchenco. to provide an easy way to win something fun and food related.  All you have to do is "follow" the site by clicking on the "follow" button, or you can "like" Red Kitchen Recipes on Facebook, or you can post a comment on either the Facebook page or on the actual RKR site.  You can enter up to 3 times, then one of my enigmatic daughters will draw a name out of a Whole Foods Bag, and it could be yours!!  (The prize, not the bag.  I use that bag a lot!)  Needless to say, the more times you enter, the more chances you get.

The prize is Nordicware Bundt Bakeware.

So today was filled with humor for me.  The morning started with my friend Dave Elswick of the KARN Newsradio afternoon show - riding in my car to see a prospective client with me.  I needed help with resetting my car clock.  It's still an hour ahead due to the time change last week!  Changing the time in my car was so labor intensive, it was difficult to get it to the proper time, so I told Dave forget about it!  However, the rest of the day, I thought, "At least it was exactly an hour ahead before.  Now it is just randomly wrong."  Hard to tell time that way, but I had to laugh about it.

Then there was a conference call where there were strange sounds and other fun distractions.  Having to listen to someone who is not good at their job is just plain painful.

Lastly, I got home to find lots of recyclables in my yard.  Many of my neighbors and I placed our recycle bins out last night, as today was garbage day.  It was so windy, a lot of the items ended up in my yard - at the end of the cul de sac I suppose is the reason...   

So the conversation went like this:

Me:  "I don't know how all these bottles and cans ended up in my yard."  Peter:  "Here, Thanh, I'll pick them up.  They're probably all my stuff."  Me:  "Do you drink Fresca?  There are like 5 cans of it right here!"  Peter:  "No, we don't drink Fresca.  If we have cans, they're usually beer cans."  (LOL!!)  Jason:  "That's why I drink bottles.  They don't fly out of our recycle bin!"  Kyle:  "That's why I just don't recycle!"

That was just the end of day comic relief I needed!  Love my neighbors!  (I know...you're all jealous!)


  1. What a great read! Very funny! :). I like that bundt pan, too....... :))) enter me in the contest please! :)

  2. Haha! Cute story about the recyclables in your yard! And the one who drinks out of bottles so they don't blow out of his bin. LOL!

  3. I am one of your current followers here and also on the FB page, and I am now an email subscriber! Thanks for this very nice giveaway!

  4. Please please I want to win this! You know how much I love to bake!

    Marla :)

  5. That cake is adorable. Great idea!