Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Soup to Nuts!

Kilroy, from The Gonzo Papers, asked me many months ago to host a course for his progressive Blogging Dinner...a Carnival with five different courses.

In the middle of moving at the time, I promised I would host a course later...and here I am.

I'm hosting the First Course...the one that whets one's appetite for the rest to follow. I think my entry will be short, perhaps, with a hint of spice.

Here is Kilroy's announcement, with links to follow in order to enter:

The Soup To Nuts Progressive Dinner Blog Carnival Is Coming Back This Summer


Blogospherians {A Kilroy_60 original} in the know, those who value the social aspects of blogging above all, participate regularly in carnivals. There's no better way to promote your site and to connect with other bloggers.

The latest, greatest innovation is the:
Soup To Nuts
Progressive Dinner Blog Carnival

The way a progressive dinner works is...

you start out at one house or restaurant to have hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, then move on to a different one for appetizers, and continue moving from place to place all the way through dessert.

Soup To Nuts combines the power of blog carnivals with the adventure of a progressive dinner, while adding a dash of whimsy.

You can enter as many as five posts in the Soup To Nuts PROGRESSIVE DINNER Blog Carnival. If you wish, you can enter a single submission; or two or three or four or five.

How does it work that you can submit multiple posts to one carnival; and why would you?

---(-)-> You could say, Soup to Nuts is FIVE CARNIVALS in one. All five are connected, to make one megacarnival. <-(-)--- Remember, there are five different host blogs involved. If you submit five posts, every one of the host blogs will have a link to your site. Entries are being accepted NOW. Don't be one of the people who come to enter late; to find they have no seat at the table. {Enter}

Dinner is being served 31 July
No entries will be accepted after 11:59 pm, Friday, 25 July
Entries are being accepted NOW

The Rules...

---(-)-> Only English language posts will be accepted.
---(-)-> It's a FREE FOR ALL! - meaning you can submit posts on any subject, no matter when they were written.
---(-)-> No posts with titles that include profanity or pictures of a sexual nature.
---(-)-> Posts will not be accepted from blogs that publish primarily adult-oriented material; that means no sex blogs.
---(-)-> Please do not submit the same post for more than one course

The individual portions, in the progressive dinner, are referred to as courses. The lineup for the second Soup To Nuts PROGRESSIVE DINNER Carnival:

The Hors d'oeuvres & Cocktails course...
will be served by Lisa at Stories of A Traveling Diva
{Enter} - Choose hors d'oeuvres category

The host of the Appetizer course...
will be served by Jacob at Group Writing Projects
{Enter} - Choose appetizer category

The First Course...
will be served by me at Herbal Connection
{Enter} - Choose first course category

The Main Course...
will be served at The Gonzo Papers
{Enter} - Choose main course category

The host of the Dessert Course...
will be served by Kimberly at Blog N' Butter
{Enter} - Choose dessert category

We would appreciate your help in promoting the Soup To Nuts Progressive Dinner Blog Carnival. Please email the url of your promotional post to kilroy60@gmail.com - you will receive links back in future announcements by the hosts.

This is a unique event. Please follow the format of this post to make the submission process as easy as possible for all involved.


Have any questions? Let me know!

It's the first time I have hosted a carnival...but some of the courses are fabulous.

Since I am hosting the First Course, I imagine I'll serve something light...a taste of scrumptious ideas for the courses that follow.

Think about entering. Perhaps you'll come up with a frothy dessert, or a savoury First Course!


  1. We'll be having cohosh nerdles and peppy stringles on the dock at nine. Bring your own Absinthe.
    Just kidding...............
    I tried making the Absinthe once and burned it during the evaporation (last) stage. Terrible stuff and we had to spread coffee grounds all over the kitchen to absorb the smell! ick

    Hope your place is falling into shape the way you like it.

  2. Absinthe...hmmm, I've never tasted it, so I had to look up how to make it. I don't think I've ever heard of Everclear either...150 proof!!!? Wow.

    But the herbs used are interesting. I also read how the smell can be nasty!

    Still got lots to do, Goatman, we're trying to beat the Winter and may just. But it's been non-stop.