Friday, May 20, 2011

a holiday give-away...

It's a holiday weekend here in Canada.
  
Victoria Day.

On the farm, it's not much of a holiday...
since there is much to be done at this time of the year.

So I'm thinking I'll celebrate with a give-away.
 And the prize is...


 ...a Mennonite Girls Can Cook cookbook.

I think everyone I know already has one.


From these gals in Manitoba...
who thought it made great Sunday afternoon reading material...


to family in the Okanagan...

...and those close to home.

Even my musician nephew decided he needed to have a cookbook all his own...
...and my niece in Australia has a copy.

But here's the thing...
whether you have one or not...
doesn't matter to me.

Just leave a comment on this post sometime over the long weekend...
and tell me why you might possibly want another cookbook...
and your name goes in the draw.

I'll be announcing the winner on Tuesday morning.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend...
and if it's not much of a holiday for you...
have a wonderful weekend anyhow!

79 comments:

  1. Though I have one, I can gift one. That would be a wonderful way to spread Mennonite cooking around even more. It would help my budget as I can think of six or seven folks who need one. :D

    This is your holiday weekend? Now I must check when ours is. I thought they coincided. (Just checked, one week apart. Victoria Day there on the 23rd and Memorial Day here on the 30th.) Have a happy holiday weekend!

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  2. Oh Judy, I would love one, so please may I enter, even though I am in another country?
    For me it would be very special to have the book that has been written and planned by people whom I have come to 'know'.

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  3. It looks like our lovely spring weather could be coming to a halt tomrorrow already, so we'll have to hurry and get as much field work done today as we can! Dairymary

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  4. If I won a copy, I would be delighted to give it to my daughter who loves adding Mennonite recipes to her wonderful cooking skills. She's the one who married a Mennonite! So, our German heritage and his Mennonite roots makes for some fabulous meals!

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  5. i don't have one yet and would LOVE to win one!!! :)

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  6. Well I have my own copy and have given others as gifts, but if I won another copy I would use the recipes as inspiration to do what I could to clothe the hungry and feed the naked.

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  7. Would love a copy, I really enjoy reading cookbooks and making some of the recipes, and have gotten some great ideas/recipes from your blog.

    Thanks Adeline

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  8. I have one, but if I won the book, could certainly gift it... Can think of a few people who would love to have one. Who wouldn't?!

    Marg N

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  9. Have my own but would love to give one to a good friend that helps out my aging mother. She is the most generous person I know and I think she would really enjoy the book.

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  10. I would love to win one, as my 16 year old daughter loves to cook and really likes trying new recipes. This book would be wonderful for her!!!

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  11. I would be DE-lighted to have a copy!! I have been so excited for all ten of you and this great adventure that God is taking you on! And it blesses me to know the proceeds are going to fulfill a command of Jesus..."to feed the hungry"!

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  12. I have mine, but I know that my daughter-in-law would love one.....and if I don't win, well I know where I can purchase another in two weeks or so!

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  13. Haven't got one yet - would love to have a memento of you, my friend, and the your fellow authors that I know. Would complement our cook-book collection perfectly! Thanks for the chance!

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  14. I have a copy here in NC, USA and I could always use another to give as a gift to my daughter-in-love. I love the format, the cover, the stories from all of you wonderful ladies and I have used several delicious recipes.....I didn't take pictures of my food, but everyone loved the recipes.
    Have a great holiday weekend. Our weekend in at the end of May.

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  15. It's so wonderful to know who already has one. .and I love the pictures of your book recipients. ..great weekend celebration idea.

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  16. Every morning I check out the recipe of the day on MGCC and it would be very special to have the book to peruse and drool over. I also love your personal blog and feel a connection as we know your extended family in Kelowna.

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  17. I don't have one yet and would love one! I have been thinking of getting them for myself, my daughter and my daughter-in-law, both who wonder where I get great recipes from, and then laugh when I tell them MGCC!!!! - CindyB

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  18. Oh, I want one! I saw them at Country Gardens yesterday and took a very quick look in it...and now I REALLY want one! (I know I should have bought it when I was there...but I was sidetracked with my 3 littlest kids...but if I win, I don't need to go back!)

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  19. Well I'm just commenting not for the draw...but you knew that already. You gave me a great idea. I think I'll do my give away over our long weekend next weekend! Blessings on all you have to do now that the sun has finally decided to stick around for a few days!!

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  20. Even though I have purchased a few of these cookbooks I got to thinking that my Mennonite relatives in California might enjoy a copy, so just for fun I'll try your draw too.
    For me the best part about this book is the stories of faith and God's abiding provisions throughout the lives of these gals.
    Great job!
    Elsie

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  21. Oh... would absolutely LOVE one! Why do I need one?? Because you should see my recipe cupboard... hundreds of printed out crinkled, folded, spilt on papers from Mennonite Girls Can Cook!!! :) LOVE your recipes!

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  22. I don't yet have one and would be delighted to win one.

    Have a great weekend. It looks like the weather is going to cooperate somewhat! Yay for the sunshine!

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  23. I don't have one but I would love one because I have no idea what Mennonite girls cook and I want to know!!

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  24. I have bought 2 already, but I would love to have one for a shower present. And if it were signed by the author(s), why, then I would keep it and give my first one away!

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  25. Hi Judy;
    I am needing to put in another order for myself, but if I won the draw, I would give it to the secretary of our church of 2000+
    Wendy is such a people person, many would be looking through it, ordering a copy for themselves and so many more would be introduced to MGCC. More charity to feed hungry children.
    MW

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  26. I would love one because one day (hopefully:)) I'll have to make suppers for Derek (I'm Derek L's gf) And.. because the recipes all look amazing and I will need all the help i can get!
    Janine VM

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  27. OH ! That would be DELICIOUSLY WONDERFUL !!!!!! Thank you Judy !
    ~Suzann

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  28. I love your recipes and I haven't picked up one of your cookbooks yet. Thanx for the chance.

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  29. Oh Judy I would love another one I would share it with my schools Home and Careers Class I know they would LOVE IT... I just love reading mine and I have to check when my sister friends leave to make sure they have not taken it with them.
    Have a great Holiday Weekend

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  30. Oh my goodness..you giving away a copy of your amazing cookbook?! Oh please, oh please let me be lucky...just this one little time!

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  31. Though I don't have one as yet...my brother is getting married in August and loves to cook, and especially interested in traditional recipes...think they would be both love this a part of a gift.

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  32. Hello! I have one (thank you very much!!), but if I win I'll give it to my Mom!

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  33. Because I don't have one called Mennonite Girls can cook! ;)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  34. A free cookbook, one with so many great recipes, why would I not enter my name??? I have enjoyed "Mennonite Girls Can Cook" blog for some time and every dish I try comes out a winner. Thank you for posting something new and exciting each day!!

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  35. I want one, I want one!!! Love to cook, and I bet you girls have cooked up something spectacular!!!

    Oh, and Vee already has one...she can't play! LOL Just kidding Vee!

    ;)

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  36. I've already got mine so don't need to be included in your give away but just want say it's a real little treasure of a cookbook! I enjoyed reading it cover to cover and have given a couple away as gifts. Good reports have come back to me about the recipes, and the pot roast in particular.

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  37. I would love a copy! I often search the MGCC wesbite and enjoy the great recipes. My husband grew up in church with your daughter's husband. Now that we are living in Alberta, it would be fun to have a newsworthy item from home (BC) and enjoy trying recipes from your book! Now that both of my Oma's have passed away, I would love to have a cookbook that is reminiscent of the types of foods that they used to make.

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  38. 28 years of cooking...I'm always looking for "NEW". God knows why it would be cool for me to win.....
    You ladies are all so cute. Wonderful idea!

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  39. I plan to head over to Ten Thousand Villages to get mine soon, but I'd love to give one to my sister-in-law.

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  40. I would love to give one to my daughter who is only just 13 but loves to read your blog and is inspired by the recipes. I have hopes that someday she will be able to continue the tradition of Mennonite cooking and baking like her Omas. Thanks for all your hard work!

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  41. I would love to give one to my daughter who just turned 13. She loves your MGCC blog and is inspired by the recipes and especially the picture tutorials. I have hopes that one day she will continue with the Mennonite traditional cooking and baking.

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  42. Nel L. McGrath Rd.May 21, 2011 at 12:27 AM

    Sure have come to love your blog, Judy,as we've had 5 of our 7 kids work on your farm we know what a role the weather plays...especially this year!I'd love to win a cookbook!I've heard it's the best !

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  43. Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful cookbook. I have made quite a few of your recipes and they have all been so tasty. i check your MCC site every morning for supper ideas.

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  44. I would love a copy! I am so interested in the differences in recipes from different regions. I grew up in KS, lived in TX for a while, my mom grew up near Amish farms in PA, my step-dad's family are all German.... so many great recipes from all over. I would love to have something from Canada to compare and try!

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  45. I was born in a Mennonite family in Canada, and am now living in USA. I stopped at a store in early May for the cookbook, planning to use birthday gift money from my DMIL. It was not yet in stock. I've been enjoying your blog since I found it through Justalittlesomething. I enjoy cookbooks and find them inspiring. A cookbook by Canadian Mennonites would be a wonderful addition to my collection.

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  46. In hindsight, I should have just bought a whole case of them and brought them with me to the signings! LOL. They make fabulous gifts and even better when signed! Have a great weekend of sunshine and productivity! I'm painting outside...cranking my neck to do roof overhang...and taking lots of ibuprofen! LOL

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  47. I have a MMGCC book and would love one autographed by YOU, Judy, so I could keep it and give my current copy to my daughter at her wedding shower next spring! She recently got engaged and is moving to Colorado. I'm happy and sad at the same time. Happy she finally find the love of her life and is moving closer to her brother and his family, sad because I'm going to miss her here, near me!

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  48. Mine has been ordered and is currently in transit (can't wait!) If I won a copy would give it to my son, he loves to cook and does the majority of it for his family.

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  49. I would love to win a copy of the cookbook! I have used many recipes on your blog and they are so yummy! I collect recipe books and plan to add this one to my collection one way or another. :)

    Maggie

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  50. I would love a copy. I am a Mennonite girl who can cook. I grew up in the Fraser Valley and love your blog.

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  51. With all the cookbooks I have collected over the years, I can't believe I haven't bought the new MGCC book. So enter me in the draw and maybe I will be able to add one more cookbook to my collection. I know I would use the recipes regularly!
    JR

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  52. I don't have one yet!! I would love one!! My very Mennonite grandma owned a bakery called Grandma's Baking in southern AB and made her own cookbook. Problem is, all her recipes are so huge that by the time I try to split things up, it's not quite the same! So I am always coming back to your site to find the many of the same favorites, but in a smaller quantities...would love a hard copy of the book! Wonderful work ladies!

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  53. Judy
    I am just doing our family tree on ancestry.com and traced Robs fathers side who was German back to Prussia. I think I am hooked.
    I think traditions are important for family worth and values. I would love to win this to see and experience some of Kathryn's heritage. It seems that baking is a tradition in your family because she is very gifted and skilled in baking. I think these traditions need to keep getting past on as the chance is they will die out and that would be very sad indeed.
    Greetings and love from downunder. xxx Sharon <><

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  54. I really like the way your blog truly harmonises practicality,faith and family so apparently seemlessly and harmonicly into a unified whole.Keep up the truly 'inspired' work. Your spiritual sister Colleen cdmoore@shaw.ca

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  55. I look up recipes on your blog all the time and I haven't had a chance to purchase the cookbook yet, so winning one would be awesome!
    Lin E

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  56. well, I have two daughters...lovely to win one then I would only have to buy one more copy :)

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  57. I am waiting for my book to arrive, ordered it off line a week ago. If I win I will be re-gifting the book to my daughter.
    Dot

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  58. Just being a long long way off your place, I´ld love to know what do you all cook and try the recipes here, at Argentina.

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  59. This Catholic girl doesn't have a drop of Mennonite blood in her but loves what you cook. If I won the book it would save me having to print off your recipes and stuffing them in a box! Can we buy the book somewhere on Vancouver Island? May God comtinue to bless your work. Angharad

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  60. I would love a copy!
    It's amazing how many people i'll be taking to that have no Mennonite connection at all...then suddenly they mention that they follow the MGCC site! I've been plugging the book!

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  61. Hi Judy,
    I would love to have this cookbook for a number of reasons: Firstly because although I do have a Mennonite background through my Dad. . . .my Mom did not. . . so I did not grow up with the traditional Mennonite foods. As a child we would come down to the coast to visit Grandma and Grandpa and I would get a taste of these wonderful dishes and since I married a Mennonite I have had the privilege of eating my MIL's delicious cooking as well. I would like to learn to make these dishes and be able to pass this on to my daughter and someday my grand-girlie!
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter the contest.
    Have a GREAT weekend!
    DEBBIE MARTENS
    from Abbotsford

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  62. Well dearie....I am waiting for it to hit the bookstores WAY OUT HERE! Don't you think one copy should at least make it to the very edge ... the furtherest point west in Canada? I think so....grin. I'm all about ordering one though as the money goes to a GREAT CAUSE.

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  63. I would love to win this. I am not Mennonite by birth, but by choice, so it would be fantastic to have the cookbook and have access to the recipes. I love the Mennonite faith, culture, and heritage.

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  64. I don't have one and would love it! I live in the US though. Jordiecooper@yahoo dot com

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  65. Oh I have been eyeing this cook book since it came on the shelves and just waiting for finances to be in a good place:) I love trying new recipes especially the old traditional mennonite ones that I love!! I hope i win!!!!

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  66. I also have my own cookbook, but as you can see from my picture I have many people who would like a copy as well. I'm not even sure who I'd give it to, but I think I'd use it as a gift for one of the weddings I'll be going to this summer. Every bride could use one of these cookbooks. I've already tried many recipes myself!

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  67. I want a cookbook so bad! Every single recipe is amazing! I use your blog all the time!

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  68. Adrienne KroekerMay 22, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    I hope I win, and if I do I will give it to my daughter Kari :)

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  69. It would be an honor to win the cookbook! I love MGCC blog!
    An Ohio Mennonite,
    Linda

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  70. I would love to gift a copy to my newly married niece. I have tried many of your recipes from the website and find them easy to follow and have had great results. My family loves the Cinnamon rolls and I make them often.

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  71. I follow so many blogs of Mennonite women and they have fabulous recipes! Would love to share with all my Southern California friends and my Dinner Group!

    Hugs!

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  72. Judy, thank you so much for this opportunity to win. I have been longing for one of your cookbooks. I know it is beautiful and inspirational. I would be thrilled to receive this.

    This southern girl loves to cook, too.♥ And, I know my husband would love your recipes. I've already served him a few from your website.

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  73. I've been on the lookout for one of these cookbooks, but haven't come across one yet, so if I win it would be even better! Thank you for giving one away, Judy. I'm sure whoever wins will be a happy gal! Krista

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  74. I so enjoy my copy and would love to have one to share.

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  75. I was planning on asking for "Mennonite Girls Can Cook" for my birthday, but I wouldn't say no to an early present! Thanks!

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  76. oh.my.goodness!! of course I'd love to have one - especially a personal copy that came signed - otherwise I'm going through Amazon . . . One way or the other I'm planning to get a copy.

    Maybe if I come out to BC, it would be a good excuse to drop in on you all - to get an autograph :)

    Happy Victoria Day! Your apples blossoms are way ahead of ours!

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  77. Hi Judy, I was just wondering if your book will be available in Australia at all.

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  78. Hi Judy - Please enter my name in the draw. I'd love to win one of your wonderful cookbooks. Good luck with your spring work - it's the same for us here. I'm making good meals and trying to get the freezer stocked up in preparation for my time away from home. The farmer is seeding barley the old fashioned way - by "pailing" the seed and fertilizer into the seed drill. He will be in soon for supper so I'd better get back to the kitchen.

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  79. I can totally relate to the happiness that everyone expresses on this post, in being able to have their own copy of "Mennonite Women Can Cook". Three of us on the East Coast just received ours and we are thrilled!!! What a masterpiece! And for what a great cause! Now, if only I find myself cooking as good as those of you who created the book. What a generous giveaway from you!

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