Until next year…

So, this is good bye for this year’s blogathon. All together, a lot of money was raised, new friends were made, and everyone got to have fun at the expense of sleep. I want to send a thank you to the sponsors who supported me, my wife for tollorating this, the other bloggers who came by, and the staff who put all this together. I’ll be back next year, that’s for sure. Once again, thanks to ALL of ‘Team Shabbat’. Thanks to our success, FryKitty has announced that Shabbat schedule WILL be official from now on. Next year I’ll likely help us Shabbat bloggers have our own chat area or something, so from start to finish we can all work as one team for our goal. Don’t forget to sponsor me! You can still do it for the next day or two, in case you were late! See you next week for a regular article, and see you bloggers NEXT year for the Second Annual Trayfe-to-Kosher Challenge! Shalom and Good Cooking!

July 30, 2006. Blogathon 2006, Personal. 10 comments.

30 minutes & counting…

Time for the last 30 minutes and the last farewell… This one goes to Domestic Geek of Domestic Geek Truely the power player, she did MANY posts an hour, and was constantly workling. Always with information and fun on her blog, she never gave up and showed us all what blogging is all about. It was great blogging with you this year, and I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the oppourtunity! Toda roba and shalom… Next year in Team Shabbat! Don’t forget to sponsor me! See you in 30 for the final farewell! Shalom and Good Cooking!

July 30, 2006. Blogathon 2006, Personal. 3 comments.

My how the time flies…

An hour left in blogathon… One hour left for farewells and good-byes. One hour left awake until sleep can be claimed by us all… For the most chipper, happy, and playful of us all, we look also to our gentile friend crazy Redheaded Chick of Official Pack Memory. With a very pretty yet different style of blog, her uniqueness carried on to her style in the room. Adopted by the group of Jews, she eagerly asked questions to learn what she could while always playing the paet of the always cheeful person looking to brighten everyone’s day. Team Shabbat wouldn’t have been the same without you, Crazy. Toda roba and shalom… Next year in Team Shabbat!

Remember the stream’s on http://goldenlash.dyndns.org:8000/ices and requests or wants to join the Shabbat Blog chat can be AIMed to ‘RenegadeKosher’! Don’t forget to sponsor me! See you in 30! Shalom and Good Cooking!

July 30, 2006. Blogathon 2006, Personal. 2 comments.

Holly’s right, it is like leaving camp…

An hour and 1/2 left… This thank you goes to Dreama of Random Again. She helped get us started on AIM, and dispite early computer problems making connection difficult, she eventually got over the problems and became an active member of Team Shabbat! She ended up getting rights to post events to the blogathon home page with me, and together we kept encuraging people with posts and writing. She did an AWESOME contest during blogathon! Most the answers I didn’t know, but I guessed a few I believe are right… Dreama, toda roba and shalom… Next year in Team Shabbat!

Remember the stream’s on http://goldenlash.dyndns.org:8000/ices and requests or wants to join the Shabbat Blo can be AIMed to ‘RenegadeKosher’! Don’t forget to sponsor me! See you in 30! Shalom and Good Cooking!

July 30, 2006. Blogathon 2006, Personal. 3 comments.

So long, farewell…

With 2 hours left, I’m ending this with a special thank you to the other 4 members of ‘Team Shabbat’. The first person I want to thank is Holly of What the Hell is a Blog?. She helped start ‘Team Shabbat’ by opening the chat room for us. Dispite sleep making her paranoid at times, she was overall a stable memeber of the team that provided a strong yet friendly voice when needed. Her film knowlege was frightengly accurate, and I don’t think anyone knows more about silent films. Even when she started feeling ill, she still stuck thro until the end. Toda rabah and Shalom, Holly. Next year on Team Shabbat!

Remember the stream’s on http://goldenlash.dyndns.org:8000/ices and requests or wants to join the Shabbat Blo can be AIMed to ‘RenegadeKosher’! Don’t forget to sponsor me! See you in 30! Shalom and Good Cooking!

July 30, 2006. Blogathon 2006, Personal. 2 comments.

Challenge #4

My forth challenge came via e-mail, and it was for Kosher spring rolls. Concidering these include pork AND shrimp, we need a few products. First off is Dixie Diner Ham (Not!), a vegan alternative to ham. Secondly we need some Vegan shrimp. Now, having both of these, we can do it!

Kosher Fresh Spring Rolls

3/4 pds. Ham (not!)
Water
16 vegan shrimp
2 oz. rice vermicelli
2 carrots, shredded
8 large rice-paper rounds
Butter lettuce leaves cut in half
Bean sprouts
Mint leaves
Chives

Cook Ham (Not!) according to directions on package.

Chill, then roll into thin snake strips.

Cook the vegan shrimp.

Boil noodles and rince under COLD water before draining.

Shred the carrots.

Fill a shallow bowl with water and set near all the ingredients, and place a dry towel over the work space.

Dip the rice paper in the water and place it on the towel.

Lay a half a leaf of lettuce on the bottom third to half of the round.

On the leaf place some noodles, carrot shavings, a faux pork roll, bean sprouts, and mint leaves.

Roll rice paper and the leaves up halfway, and fold the ends over the sides.

place the vegan shripm aling the crease, and slip the chivesunder the shrimp on one end.

Continue rolling until sealed, and then sdet on a plate before covering with a slightly damp cloth.

Serve with peanut sauce, and makes 8 rolls.

Okay, so next challenge? Remember the stream’s on http://goldenlash.dyndns.org:8000/ices and requests or wants to join the Shabbat Blo can be AIMed to ‘RenegadeKosher’! Don’t forget to sponsor me! See you in 30! Shalom and Good Cooking!

July 30, 2006. Blogathon 2006, recipes, side dishes, Trayfe-to-Kosher Challenge. 5 comments.

Challenge #3!!!

So the latest challenge was a favor: …my boyfriend is Jewish and he asked me to submit the following dish to see if there’s a way it can be done (if so then HUGE kudos to ya): A Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich

-Slice of Ham
-Slice of American Cheese
-2 slices of Wheat Bread

Make the sandwich and then flip that puppy in the skillet til the cheese is melted.

Well, the simplest I can think of is Yves Veggie Ham Slices. These cook & taste JUST like ham slices. Simply buy these, and make as you would a grilled ham & cheese sandwich! I hope this helps your boyfriend out, okay?

Remember the stream’s on http://goldenlash.dyndns.org:8000/ices and requests or wants to join the Shabbat Blo can be AIMed to ‘RenegadeKosher’! Don’t forget to sponsor me! See you in 30! Shalom and Good Cooking!

July 30, 2006. Blogathon 2006, recipes, snacks, Trayfe-to-Kosher Challenge. 1 comment.

Farewell to a valued team member…

3 & 1/2 hours… I want to take a break for food to for a very important message. I would like to say a final farewell to Trisha of Baby Got Blog. Her blogging partner is taking over for the end. Trisha, it was an honor to blog these hours with you. I know you wanted to quit, but I’m glad you didn’t. I’m proud of the time I spent with you raising money for our charities, and I plan to read you all year until next year’s Blogathon. And I’m thankful for the strength you gave me to sour on to the end. It’s with your help that ‘Team Shabbat’ formed and became the strong force of friends it is now, I’d like to think. We all became a team, and we held each other thru this tough event. I’m proud to call you friend, Trisha. Toda raba, and shalom… Next year in Blogathon’s Team Shabbat!

Remember the stream’s on http://goldenlash.dyndns.org:8000/ices and requests or wants to join the Shabbat Blo can be AIMed to ‘RenegadeKosher’! Don’t forget to sponsor me! See you in 30! Shalom and Good Cooking!

July 30, 2006. Blogathon 2006, Personal. 2 comments.

Have I mentioned Team Shabbat Rocks?

4 hours to go! We Shabbat Bloggers have mostly decided we’ll be back next year, and we’ll bring MORE Shabbat bloggers! And have MORE support! And an official Shabbat Monitor! ^^ Now then, I recieved the following challenge: Make a kosher dish so that when a gentile tastes it, they’ll never guess it’s kosher. Now, if a kosher dish is cooked properly, you don’t ever know it’s kosher. In fact, many gentiles eat kosher every day without realizing it! Every time you eat an oreo, or drink a Coke, or eat most pickes, or have Entenmann’s baked goods, or have Cheerios with Silk, or a Krispy Kreme donut from a KK store, or eat a Skippy and Smuckers PB&J… There are SO many kosher products out there! So, you see, the challenge isn’t one because Jew and Gentile alike already eat many, many kosher products thru the day! But I do thank you for the challenge, none the less!

Remember the stream’s on http://goldenlash.dyndns.org:8000/ices and requests or wants to join the Shabbat Blo can be AIMed to ‘RenegadeKosher’! Don’t forget to sponsor me! See you in 30! Shalom and Good Cooking!

July 30, 2006. Blogathon 2006, Trayfe-to-Kosher Challenge. 1 comment.

Shabbat Team ROCKS!!!

4 & 1/2 hours to go! I’m still accepting challenges for The First Annual Trayfe-to-Kosher Challenge!! ^^ So come on! Let’s have some fun in the final hours! Let’s do this! Remember the stream’s on http://goldenlash.dyndns.org:8000/ices and requests or wants to join the Shabbat Blo can be AIMed to ‘RenegadeKosher’! Don’t forget to sponsor me! See you in 30! Shalom and Good Cooking!

July 30, 2006. Blogathon 2006, Trayfe-to-Kosher Challenge. Leave a comment.

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