Sunday, November 10, 2013

Dear Heather and Food Lion

Today's letter is actually two fold, but before I start I must share my recent adventure. As I mentioned at the end of October, I was invited to join Food Lion's 2013 Frugal Cook Off. This took place on November 6th. It was a blast! I was put on a team with one other blogger and asked to cook a meal for five with a surprise cut of beef and a 15 dollar budget. My partner, John from The Hungry Asian, was fantastic. We made an awesome team. He was fun and talented. We got second place in the very close competition. Our surprise cut of meat was beef sirloin kabob meat. We decided to go with that and make sweet teriyaki kabobs with rice and cucumber salad. Let's just say, I wish I was the one who got to eat it, not the judges. One of the judges even told us that they would gladly order our dishes at a restaurant.

Our Dish- Thanks to John
Although my team didn't win, I was blessed with gift cards, Food Lion brand foods, and an embroidered apron with my blog name on it! This leads me to my next topic- GIVEAWAY! One of my gift cards were for you my readers! Would you like a $100 giftcard to Food Lion?! Well, here's how to enter:
  1. Follow Me via Facebook and/or Blogger
  2. Like Food Lion on Facebook
  3. Comment below that you did!
That's it! You know you want to, so go a head and enter!If you would like more information and pictures from the Cook Off, check out Food Lion's Facebook and Twitter! The final date for entries is 11-20-13. I will announce the winner on my blog and Facebook!

You can also check out a tid bit about it on this video!
WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va
Also, please check out some of my fellow bloggers who competed.

Paula from Virginia Sweetpea
Elizabeth from  E, Myself, and I

Speaking of fellow bloggers, that leads me to my letters of thanks! My first one is to Heather from Desperately Seeking Sanity.

Dear Heather,
Thank you so much for befriending me from the start! It has been awesome to know a fellow blogger in our area. I am learning a little more from you each day. I look forward to planning blogger events with you at some point.

Secondly, I thank you for getting me involved with the The Food Lion Frugal Cook Off! It was a blast and I never would have had that opportunity without you. I know you made the difference in so many bloggers lives. I pray that you will blessed as much as and more than you ever imagined!


Dear Food Lion,
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to compete in your Frugal Cook Off! It was one of the highlights of my blogging career. It was so much fun and it gave me the chance to meet so many other bloggers in my area! I hope I get the opportunity to partner with you again in the future.

Also, thank you for the gift cards. Both my reader and I are so thankful! I know it will be extra useful with the holiday season around the corner. Keep up all the good work!!


  1. I don't have a Food Lion here in AZ but what an exciting opportunity and that looks amazing!!!

  2. I have liked them. This is so awesome.

  3. I follow you on blogger. I like Food Lion on Facebook (my username is Mary Happymommy). I shop at Food Lion all the time!

    Thanks for the chance!
    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  4. You are so very very welcome! I'm so glad you got to come out and have some fun!!!

  5. google follower (tabathia) and like food lion on facebook: michelle barrett

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  6. (not entering) But I did want to stop by and say that it was great to meet you at the cook-off!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us!
    Following you on facebook, like food lion on fb as Leidy Ruiz

  8. I liked both! I'm so happy to read about all of the exciting things you have going on. It will all come together like it's supposed to!

  9. I follow you on Blogger and Like Food Lion on facebook (dadtastic)

  10. I did it :)
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Katie Martin