Monthly Mingle: Celebrating 4 Years with Champagne

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This week I am celebrating 4 years of What’s For Lunch, Honey? It’s been a wonderful roller coaster ride and I’ve had so much fun through it all. Incredible 4 years of food, photography, recipes and friends – what a ball I’ve had.

I’m on my 609th post! Imagine the time I spent working on each – wow! But it’s these 609 posts that have found a way for me to express myself and share my thoughts, feelings and work with you. Through this channel I have been able to reach out and touch you.

This space has given me a few cherished friendships over the years and that is what means the most to me. Never did I think way back in February of 2006 when I wrote my first post (jaw dropping I know) that I would find a calling that would change my outlook on cooking and photography so radically. But it did. I’ve come a long way – and I want to still go on further. I hope you will join me and motivate me as you have the past four years. I could not do it without you all! Thanks for all your support.

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to toast with some bubbly? But we can and we shall. The party is on and I would like you all to join me celebrating 4 years of WFLH with a glass off classy Champagne.

I’d like you to go get your favorite bubbly, champagne would be best, but also prosecco or sparkling wine would work, pour yourself a glass, raise a toast to me, drink it and then think about how you could use the rest in a recipe.

What I am looking for in this session of the Monthly Mingle is your creations using champagne (or prosecco or sparkling wine). For those who do not like alcohol you can use the non-alcoholic version. Make a dessert, use it in a cake or make a sauce for your meat dish – it’s entirely up to you how you plan to use it – but I want champagne in it!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Create a dish that fits the Champagne theme as described above.
  2. Post about it on your blog from now till 16 March 2010 (entries must be in English, please).
  3. Your creation should be prepared for the current Monthly Mingle theme and only shared with a maximum of 2 other blog events. Let's try and keep the creations as fresh as the ingredients you use.
  4. You must provide a link to this post and/or the official Monthly Mingle page.
  5. Once you’ve posted your dish, please fill the Monthly Mingle form to send me your entries.

You can easily access the form via the submission button on the sidebar under the Monthly Mingle “Come Mingle With Me" section or via the official Monthly Mingle page.

If you have any questions, queries or issues drop me an email at:
blogmeeta[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

Never miss a mingle! Keep tabs as the Monthly Mingle travels around the world via the MM Calendar.

Here’s to a bubbly mingle – chin chin!


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56 comments:

  1. Congragulations Meeta . Four years, the years are just flying by.
    I checked the first pic, well you have come a long way.
    I sure will try to send you something. Just started a diet to loose few kilos, maybe i will make something to celebrate when i loose few.

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  2. Congrats...4yrs is a long way.Wishing u many more such blogging yrs to come!

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  3. Congrats on being 4! Same age as my daughter. hehehe In 4 years, you have achieved so much while I'm still lagging so far behind.

    Make something using champagne...will have to think about it.

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  4. Congrats , dear Meeta on four beautiful years of food blogging. It's been a real pleasure to have known ( and met) you. Wishing you many more years of fruitful blogging.

    Hugs,
    Sunita

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  5. Congratulaions Meeta! beautiful 4 years :)

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  6. Meeeetaaa, superb, congratulations! I want to be a part of the celebrations too and am going to try and think of something.

    Something you forgot to mention in your post is how day in day out each post of yours inspire sooo many of us..

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  7. Big congratulations Meeta! It has truly been a wonderful 4 years through which you have generously shared your food and thoughts with us :) Looking forward to much more!

    Champagne! How I wish I could join you in that glass but I can't take alcohol right now lest I pass it on to my "minor" :) I can definitely cook with it though!!! Now the only thing that remains to be decided is...sweet or savory? Hmmmm :)

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  8. 4 years, bravo !! how lucky for all of us readers to have years and years of delicious recipes and gorgeous photography. thank you.

    i am raising my tall glass of chilled chocolate milk and toasting you my dear, here's to the next 4 years !! :)

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  9. 4 wonderful years of regaling us with your recipes and fabulous pictures!! wishing you many many more years of success meeta... yes, you've come a long way babe!!

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  10. 4 years! I'm at 2.5 and the thought of 4 makes me want to faint. ;) I'm so so glad I wrote you that email one day 2 years ago. One of the best decisions I ever made. Happy Blogiversary my sweet. xoxo

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  11. Congratulations on your blogiversary! 4 years is long time in the blogging world, really impressive!

    A toast in champagne for your 4 years and many years to come.

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  12. Happy Anniversary Meeta, you're a joy and an inspiration to us all xx00xx

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  13. I'm there. Now I gotta go crack my brain for a wicked dish to whip up with beautiful champagne! :D x

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  14. Wow! Congratulations Meeta! It's been a pleasure "meeting" you (and one day we will...I promise). A toast to you and your wonderful blog.

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  15. Congratulations, Meeta, darling, and I'll pop the bubbly for you! You have really created a wonderful, welcoming space here over the years, full of beautiful stories and amazing food. And I am so happy - I am a better person - for having you for such a close friend. Thanks for everything Meeta.

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  16. Happy Blogoversary! Wishing you many more! Ching ching- I'm not sure i'd have any left in that glass hehe :)

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  17. Happy Blogoversary! 4 years sounds a very long time in Blogland, I hope I am still around that long!

    A Champagne Mingle sounds a wonderful way to celebrate.

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  18. Congratulations! Wishing you many more blogging years to come!

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  19. Happy 4th anniversary and congratulations, Meeta!

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  20. Many Congratulations Meeta.

    This is really inspiring for those who just started their blogs couple of months ago.

    Kudos to you on lot of the hardwork that you have put in, this has definitely made you one of the awesome food photographers that I look upto :).


    thank you for the post.
    - Neel

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  21. Congrats Meeta...four years is a very long time.You are truly an inspiration to many of us.Wishing you many more years of wonderful blogging!

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  22. Congrats Meeta ! Wishing you many more years to come....

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  23. Congratulations!! four years is really a very long time!My, Im only halway through there. Wishing you many many more to come :)

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  24. Congratulations Meeta... Wish you Tons and tons of success and I would love to see more of your recipes, stories and photography....

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  25. 4 years! Congrats Meeta! wishing you many many more years to come.

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  26. Happy Birthday to your beautiful blog!

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  27. Congrats on your 4 years Meeta, that's wonderful!!!

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  28. I'm so happy you've stuck around these four years so I could find you and be inspired and delighted. :-)

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  29. Congratulations darling Meeta - wow! 4 years! That's amazing.

    Champagne huh? This should be fun!

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  30. Congratulations Meeta.....4 yrs is just amazing!! Hope u continue for many more years.

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  31. Dear Meeta. Congratulations and thank you for your beautiful blog. I can't wait to find a recipe to make in your honour.

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  32. It looks delish, the theme I mean. jokes apart, I can only say that I am very happy you started blogging because without it, we would never have met!

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  33. Congratulations Meeta. Wow, 4 years! Wishing a lot more years here. That also means lots more of good food and pictures for us. (sounds selfish?) :)

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  34. Congrats Meeta, Happy Birthday to your blog!

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  35. thank you thank you - so much for all your gorgeous wishes. so glad to be able to share this with you all. now i am looking for a few exciting creations!

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  36. Congratulations Meeta...You have been inspiring me for almost an year now...your recipes, pictures and the way you present them..its just stunning...Keep up the good work and blog on forever :-)

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  37. What a great way to celebrate 4 years of deliciousness! I am so glad your blog has been part of my own blogging experience. You are truly an inspiration to us all :)

    Congratulations!

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  38. Happy Blog Anniversary Meeta! May you have many, many more great years ahead.

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  39. Four years! That is amazing Meeta!! Congratulations on that milestone... I am almost at two years which I thought was already amazingly long...:) Love the thought of the champagne mingle... :)

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  40. Congratulations Meeta! May you blog forever, so that we can get to see the deliciousness that you create forever :P

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  41. Many congratulations on your 4 blogging years! All those fabulous recipes you have posted for us - thank you!
    Wish you many more and plenty of champers along the way!

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  42. Congrats Meeta!
    And now we try to think of something if we find our brain.

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  43. Congrats you lovely lady; what a special way to celebrate a special milestone. BUBBLY YAY!!

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  44. Congratulations! As for the recipe, how about open bottle, pour, drink? :)

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  45. Congratulations Meeta!!! You have done awesome job and hope you will continue to do the same. I have been reading your blog for a while and advertising it in my friend circle. Your recipes are unique and even the pictures are treat for eyes. I can imagine how much time and efforts you have put in to write so many beautiful posts. Great work!! Cheers (believe me I have a glass of champagne in my hand ;) )

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  46. Hi Meeta,

    Firstly, Congrats on being 4!

    Regarding the monthly mingle on Champagne, is it a mandate to have Champagne as an ingredient in dish? Or should it be a dish that can compliment Champagne?

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  47. looking forward to seeing what you are all going to be making!

    MD - yes you need to have champagne (or prosecco or sparkling wine) in the dish itself. can't wait to see what you will create!

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  48. congratulations meeta - those mingles seem to come around quickly but they are always great topics and this is inspirational - will have a think about it as would love to share some bubbly with you

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  49. Congratulations Meeta. You're an inspiration to many. May your blog continue to encourage and give you joy..... Lots of love

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  50. sorry for the delayed response Meeta! but the 7-month old is keeping me extremely busy!!!:)

    First, Congrats on 4 beautiful years of blogging mouth-watering food, and second, thanks for being an inspiration to several delicacies on our dinner table!:) Just sent you my entry for this month - hope you like it:)

    Hugs,

    Mansi

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  51. 609 posts?!?! Where do find time to lead a normal life, sistah?! Congratulations! I would have loved to take part in this month's special mingle, but the hous eis upside down with packing for our trip and I am frantically trying to schedule a few posts to go live when we are away... so I think I'm just going to drink my bubbly in your honour!

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  52. Congratulations Meeta.

    Chin chin!

    http://mojakuchniawirlandii.blogspot.com/2010/03/bacardi-breezer-jellies.html

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Thank you for visiting What's For Lunch, Honey? and taking time to browse through my recipes, listen to my ramblings and enjoy my photographs. I appreciate all your comments, feedback and input. I will answer your questions to my best knowledge and respond to your comments as soon as possible.

In the meantime I hope you enjoy your stay here and that I was able to make this an experience for your senses.

Hugs
Meeta