Tradtional Feasts & MM 15

MM Colage

Feasts, friends, family and food - it's all about enjoying good food and spending great time with family and friends at the moment. Everyone around the world has been celebrating a special holiday - be it Thanksgiving, Diwali, Eid, Christmas or New Years, it's been a busy time for many of us. I wanted to share this moment with you too and invited my blogger friends to join me in the celebrations with your traditional feasts. The table has never looked so rich and extravagant and we had many new bloggers join in the fun. There traditional dishes from India, to Thailand, from USA to Philippines - it was all simply irresistible.


Before we dive into the roundup I'd like to give you details about the next mingle at my place. This mingle will take us into the New Year and I am really looking forward to it.

This time I am inviting everyone to Drop in and Decorate. Let's all get together and bake a few cookies, decorate them and then donate them for a good cause. This event is to raise awareness and help the wonderful cause created by the lovely Lydia over at The Perfect Pantry. Take out recipes for your favorite cookies and invite friends, family or simply get the kids involved and have a ball. Take plenty of pictures so that we can share the fun. Then select a local food pantry, emergency shelter, senior center, lunch program, or other community agency serving neighbors in need and donate your cookies. Now step back and watch the smiles all around.

Hope you'll join me!

Here's how it works:
  1. Create a dish that fits this theme. Blog about it anytime from now till January 7th, 2008.
  2. Email your entry with
    • your name
    • the name of your blog
    • name of dish
    • your permalink
    by January 7th, 2008.
  3. In the subject field of your email please state "Monthly Mingle - Drop In & Decorate"
  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.

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

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.

Now let's get ready to dig into this fantastic spread. Make sure you visit these lovely blogs to check out their fantastic entries. There's something for each taste bud and cravings. Have fun browsing!
  1. Singing Chef - Mava Cake
  2. My Kitchen Treasures - Mysore Pak
  3. Saffron Trail - Five minute Besan Laddos
  4. Smita Serves You Right - Bisi Bele Bath
  5. Kajal Dreams - Sweet Sata
  6. My Diverse Kitchen - Ukkarai
  7. Soul Food - Edible Diwali Diyas
  8. Cooking 4 All Seasons - Dosa with Erra Karam and Pappula Podi
  9. Simple Indian Food - Mysurpak
  10. Teczcape - Spicy Prawn Balls on Deep Fried Basil
  11. Hooked On Heat - Dal Makhani
  12. Rose's Recipe - Grandma’s Cranberry Bread
  13. Escapades - Diwali Festival Platter
  14. Homemades - Gemblong - Indonesian Feast
  15. Culinary Bazaar - Ribbon Murukku
  16. Foodies Hope - Thanksgiving Feast
  17. Enjoying Indian Food - Indanized Thanksgiving Feast
  18. Siri's Corner - Baked Broccoli Supreme and Stuffed Bell Peppers
  19. Jugalbandi - Vegetarian Mexican Feast
  20. Tastes Like Home - Conkie
  21. Food and Laughter - Badam Halwa
  22. Menu Today - Kaasi Halwa

  23. MM Colage

  24. Curry in Kadai - Divine Pineapple Dessert
  25. Red Chillies - Moong Curry and Cucumber Idli
  26. FoodFreak - Veal Ragout
  27. Passionate Baker - Colorful Christmas Cookies
  28. Feeding My Enthusiasm - Cranberry Pear Sauce
  29. An Italian in the US - Crepes Natalizie
  30. My Bit of Earth - Grandma Mary's Peanut Butter Balls
  31. Fun and Food - Chocolate-Dipped Orange Madeleines
  32. Food is Love - Jackfruit in Spicy Coconut Milk
  33. The Yum Blog - Tamizh Feast
  34. A Scientist in the Kitchen - Sotanghon with mushrooms and carrots
  35. Canela & Comino - Grandma's Cornbread Stuffing
  36. Mishmash! - Rich Fruit Cake
  37. Spicyandhra - Coconut Rice
  38. The Art and Science of Food - Mendoan Tempe
  39. Food Chronicles - Chinese Fried Walnuts
  40. Annarssa - Sabudana Khichiri
  41. Food Blogga - Hello Dolly Cookies
  42. Eat The Right Stuff - Roasted Stuffed Butternut Squash with Goats Cheese
  43. Tuesday's Gone - Goat milk apple cheesecake
  44. My Creative Ideas - Kaju Katli
  45. AkshayaPatra - Wheat Halwa
  46. What's For Lunch, Honey? - Dundee Fruitcake

Forty five grand entries, forty five extravagant feasts. I thank you all for taking part in this mingle with me. Look forward to seeing you all again next month. If I've missed your submission, please forgive me! Just send me an email and I'll be glad to update the roundup. If you too have a feast you would like to share add it to the comments section of this post.


All photographs and written content on What's For Lunch, Honey? © 2006-2007 Meeta Albrecht unless otherwise indicated. | All rights reserved | Please Ask First
Continue »


  1. Wonderful spread and great job Meeta!

  2. Wow !!! , I bet this is a dream come true for any sweet Lovers... :) .
    The round up is lovely, Great entires :) . I liked the way you put them in collage. That really looks wonderful Meeta :D.
    The idea of the next MM is great too ! Let me see what I can do for that.

  3. Dear Meeta,

    Sorry to have missed your party (first time), I only just came back yesterday from Africa after more than 3 weeks traveling and hardly any internet access.

    Happy holiday season and thanks a lot for your card from Dubai.
    Hugs, Isis

  4. Awesome RoundUp Meeta. I am happy to be a part ur MM 15.. will try to participate in the next one too!

    ~ Siri

  5. Meeta, wonderful roundup.!looking at these recipes coulsnt resist myself doing some today.

    Meeta small change, you had my blog name as 'Culinary in Kadai ' instead of 'Curry In Kadai'. Thanks Kalva..

  6. This is my first time with Monthly Mingle. All the recipes are great and I can't wait to try them all!


  7. Nice collages for the roundup and lots of lovely looking food.

  8. Oh - I LOVE the virtual drop in and decorate idea. Fantastic idea!

    Lovely mingle...incredible looking food and photos from everyone!

  9. What a great roundup Meeta! Thanks for including me in this event. Hope I can join the next Monthly Mingle (I'm not good in decorating).


  10. splendid dishes meeta, thanks for the round-up!

  11. Dear Meeta,
    this was a lot of fun to go through! I loved reading about all these festive foods from all over the world. Thanks for putting this together!

  12. Hey Meeta, that was truly tradiitonal and loads of fun as every mingle! The next month's theme sounds even more exciting as it's doing something nice as we step into the New Year!! I am surely in!!:)

  13. Nice roundup meeta! So many variety of feasts! With so many events and wonderful cooks in the blogosphere we can cook a different meal every other day! :)Thanks for hosting such a nice event!

  14. Wow! I loved your concept. Can't take part in this mingle. Will make it a point to join in next time. The recipes are awesome, can't wait to try them.

  15. Meeta, Thats a lovely galore. I baked my Wine cake only this weekend so could'nt send it across. If you want to include still I will send it. Thanks Rina.

  16. Excelent round up.
    Will try to join in for the next event.

  17. Thanks everyone for your great feasts - hope to see you next month!

  18. Thanks for organizing this--it was fun!


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.


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.