Yes, you asked for it folks…a monthly blogging event like no other will NOW grace the web-waves.
A POTATO HO-DOWN of sorts.
A while back I posted about my obsession with potatoes. It was in that post I proudly admitted my self-proclaimed status as a POTATO HO.
However, the best part of admitting my love of the potato was, so many of you ALSO revealed your love affair with this tuberous root vegetable.
Some of you shamelessly admitted you were Ho’s with a capital H and some of you even went as far at admitting you were Ho’s with capital H’s & O’s. Now that’s a dedicated Ho.
It turns out there are more than many mildly obsessed individuals who will take their potatoes anyway, anywhere and anytime! I’m so glad for your existence.
Overall, it was a good feeling to know there were oodles of people like me out there in the bloggie universe.
However, it was Krysta over at Evil Chef Mom, another die-hard Potato Ho, who worked on me and convinced me to make this a monthly event. She’s an over-achiever that way.
So together we decided from now until infinity, the third Wednesday of every month shall forever-be Potato Ho-Down Wednesday.
This will not be a challenge where a certain recipe will be required but one where you will submit your favorite spud dish in photo form. A link will be provided back to your site and original post.
You do not have to have to be food blogger to participate, all types of bloggers are welcome.
If you don’t have a blog, we wouldn’t think of leaving you out! Non-blogging participants may provide a photo of your dish, your name and a verifiable email address where others may contact you for the recipe.
And to the MEN out there, I won’t name names, but you do not fall far from the Potato Ho tree. Don’t think for a moment you are not included in this event! We want to experience the Potato Ho charms from the X and Y chromosome. Don’t disappoint us.
We are also looking for monthly hosts. I will be hosting July’s Roundup and Evil Chef Mom will be taking the reigns for August. Other than that we are wide open. Please email me if you would like to take a month on. I promise the sheer name alone will provide fun and frivolity for all.
Most importantly, here at Noble Pig, we only like to do things that are fun and entertaining. Due to that lack of seriousness over here you must enter your dish with your own personal Ho name.
You don’t have a Ho name you say? Of course you do! Take your first pet’s name and your middle name…and put them together. For me that would be Sparky Marie.
So for example, my dish at the Ho-Down will be listed as Sparky Marie’s (Noble Pig) Yukon Gold Surprise. See how fun that is? I can’t wait to find out what your Ho names are.
We don’t have a badge yet to post on your site but hope to have one in the near future.
Entries for July’s event must be posted and/or received (if you don’t have a blog) between June 26th and July 14th at Midnight. The roundup will appear on my site on July 16, 2008.
Here are the rules for the event:
Your post must be a current recipe on your site, posting sometime after the last event and before the next Round Up.
On your post please include a link to this announcement and that your post is an entry into the Potato Ho-Down event. Also don’t forget the date of the roundup (this will change from month to month) and the event logo.
Your recipe should be named (Your Potato Ho Name) plus what your dish is called.
Your recipe must feature potatoes in some way, whether they be fried, baked, made in a gratin, chips, sweet potatoes…well you get, it’s a Potato Ho-Down let’s feature the potato.
Email me or the person hosting the event at email@example.com between June 26th and July 14th 2008 with the following information: (Of course these dates will change every month)
-Your name (how you want it to appear on post)
-Your Ho name (first pet’s name + middle name)
-Your blog’s name (if you have one)
-Your post URL
-Name of your dish
-A very short description of your recipe that will appear in the roundup
-Please attach a 575 pixels wide photo of your final dish (this will vary for each hosting site)
If you want to host this monthly event please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for an available time.
Now go forth and create send me your concoctions, the world will be waiting to see what you come up with.