Come Mingle With Me - Traditional Feasts

We're back for another round of the Monthly Mingle. After a short break, many new themes and ideas have been whirring through my head. I am so eager to make this announcement. I myself missed entertaining and having so many of my regular guests come over to enjoy the party.

For those new around these parts, the Monthly Mingle is an event I created in the Summer of 2006. You will find most of the details here, including a list of all the past mingles we've had.

This month I've decided to select a special theme for all my guests. I am sure many of you will find it very appropriate and I look forward to all your fabulous ideas.

The next couple of weeks is going to be full of feasts, fests, food, friends and family. Many cultures and religions will be celebrating in some form or the other. At the end of this week the Indians will be celebrating Diwali - Festival of Lights, Hanuka for the Jewish or Thanksgiving and Christmas for many others and not to mention New Year's at the end of it all. It's simply a great time of year. I love spending warm, cosy evenings surrounded by friends and family, digging into a luxurious or traditional meal. The room alight with chatter, laughter and full of warmth.

My mind is already so full of ideas - decoration, sides, starters, mains, desserts, presents, entertainment. The list seems endless - but I have to admit I do take pleasure in going through the list and seeing how each one of my ideas come to life.

Monthly Mingle in November 2007

For this mingle I thought it would be absolutely great to have you all over for a wonderful feast to mark this time. So, this is what I'd like you to do - make a traditional dish that you and your family love. Add your special touch - be creative and imaginative but it should represents the festive time of year and the occasion you would be preparing it for (Thanksgiving, Christmas etc.) It can be a soup, side, starter, main or a dessert but it needs to be something special. It does not have to be a whole Turkey either! Tell me what is so special about the dish you have created in your post. Why do you and your family enjoy it so much? If you are trying something new this year let us know what was the reason that made you chose it.

The fire is crackling in my fireplace - I have laid out my table elegantly and the punch is waiting for you. I look forward to having you all over to celebrate Traditional Feasts.

I have updated the guidelines and there are a few slight changes so please read them carefully

Please make note of the new email address for the Monthly Mingle!

Here's how it works:
  1. Create a dish that fits this theme. Blog about it anytime from now till December 3rd, 2007.
  2. Email your entry with
    • your name
    • the name of your blog
    • name of dish
    • your permalink
    by December 3rd, 2007.
  3. In the subject field of your email please state "Monthly Mingle - Traditional Feasts"
  4. In your post please include a link to this post and/or the MM logo, so your readers get a chance to mingle with us.
  5. Please send only one entry per blog. If you do not have a blog, simply email your entry, with a picture (if you would like me to add a picture) to
  6. Although it's great to get entries from all over the world I have to insist that they be in English. If you have a Blog in another language I would kindly like to request you to post your entries in English as well.

I'd like to remind those taking part to please check these guidelines carefully and when you send your emails to make sure all the required details are included. Also please check the permalinks you are sending and take a note of the deadline. You will find a comprehensive guideline and event etiquettes for event participation here.

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  1. Great theme Meeta...will surely try to send something special and the logo looks good..

  2. Wonderful Theme. I am sure you are going to loads of entry . Now i just have to think about a special recipe

  3. Good one! I am making a post for each holiday you mentioned above, might send you one of those!:)
    Good to see you back buddy!

  4. Hope I can join the fun! Vielen Dank für die Postkarte aus Dubai, sie kam an, da warst du schon wieder online.

  5. Yayyy...we are ready to mingle again with the best theme for this season ! I'll surely be there :)

  6. will update our events calendar, dear meeta.

  7. Meeta, great theme and the best possible time too, holidays are a special time to spend time with friends and family. I am in .Glad to see you back

  8. Lucky me, I should be able to post something before I leave next week :-), my blog feels deserted without a MM to participate.

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  10. I am sure I can participate this time :)

  11. Sounds like a lot of fun...especially since there is nothing traditional about my family!!

  12. lovely idea. my head is already whirring!

  13. Great the season!! The minds working overtime and am trying to choose betw Diwali & Xmas! Hope I make the post in time...:0)

  14. Meeta, the theme is perfect for the season! great choice :)

  15. Must get the brain ticking over!

  16. Yay! This rocks, I'm super excited about this :)

  17. Happy Diwali! I enjoyed reading about this festival and the carrot recipe that goes with it.


  18. Look forward to all your ideas and creations.

  19. I'm new to all this. Have sent in an entry anyway. Looking forward to seeing all the other entries.

  20. Adding one more event to the growing list!!! but this fits the festive seaosn Meeta, so count me in! I posted about decoration ideas for thanksgiving today on my blog and recipes are soon to follow:)


  21. Guten Tag Meeta,
    A friend of mine sent me the info about this event hosting by you. It's a fab theme! I'll post my entry about one of my favorite Indonesian dishes.

    Schöne Grüße aus Caracas!

  22. Hi Meeta,
    I've sent you the entry to your email. Thanks.


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