Thursday, June 4, 2009

Happy Mail!

Look what came in the mail for me today! Doesn't that look better than the usual bills and junk mail?



About a month ago I noticed a link on the ads in my sidebar that was asking for slow cooker recipes for beef. Well, you know I have those! I turned in one of my favorites, Slow Cooker Pepper Steak.
What a nice surprise when I got a postcard last week telling me that I was one of the winners in this contest and a slow cooker was coming my way. Since I didn't even know it was a contest, this was great news.
This slow cooker has a timer and a warmer, and I will be able to replace the one I got when we got married - almost 28 years ago. It wasn't working too well, so this was a good mail day!

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28 comments:

Nancy said...

That there is a nice surprise for sure.... I know you will use it...Congrats

Susan said...

How wonderful!
Susan

Raise Them Up said...

How cool is that? It seems like the perfect thing for you! Congratulations!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

That is perfect for you, and a great mail day also. Yay, you!

linda said...

Score...and congratulations! Pepper steak sounds delish!

Diane said...

Congratulations! ... didn't you get a new crockpot/slow cooker last year? If I'm right, now you can cook for our family at the same time! ;) Just kidding!

A Stone Gatherer said...

WOW you are the crockpot lady aren't you! Congratulations!!!

Cherdecor said...

I remember the array of slow cookers that you have. I have thinking, now here is another to add to your collection but I guess they do wear out. Congratulations!

Hootin' Anni said...

That was a double whammy!!! You winning without even trying, AND getting a prize.

Wow.

septembermom said...

Congrats and what a nice surprise!

Pat said...

That's a super-duper slow cooker, it even has a timer!
That's the kind of mail I'd want. Mine is full of bills and junk mail...what's up with that?! Ha!

Brooke said...

that's awesome - congrats!! :) you'll love the timer feature!!

Kim said...

Yippee! Congrats :-) Makes it even better since you didn't even know it was a contest. LOL

This will bring you (and your family) many hours of enjoyment.

Barb said...

Sweet! What a great surprise! And ... are you going to share the recipe? Maybe you already did, I'm new to your blog - if so, maybe you could point me to it?

I'm off to work now. Hope that you have a terrific day!

Barb said...

Me again ... duh ... I found the recipe ...it's a link in the post. I knew I wasn't awake yet! LOL Thx! :)

Kat said...

Another one for your slow cooker collection! Congrats!

Hugs!
Kat

Debbie said...

That is too cool! Good for you:)

Lorie said...

Way to go Mari!!

Patti VZ said...

NICE! They come with timers now days? Wow, guess I should come up from the one I got when we got married 30+ years ago!

A Captured Reflection said...

That is sooo cool Mari, you really deserve it. I must use my crock pot. I've lost the 'recipe' book and have forgotten how much water I should put in...I must google.

Shelly said...

Rival crockpots are the best!

Laura said...

That is exactly the same one I got from Pearl for my birthday a few years ago! And I love it! I know you will to and boy oh boy do you need a new one! :)

Jennifer said...

How fun is that! What a nice surprise.
Smiles!

Lynn said...

Woo Hoo! If they only knew how well suited you are for this prize! Congrats!

Crown of Beauty said...

Congratulations for winning something that you didn't expect, and something that you really needed. That makes the price really special!

I love your slow cooker recipes. My slow cooker is over 20 years old, and has been sitting on the kitchen counter unused... all these years.

It's probably not working anymore, so time to get a new one, thanks to the yummy recipes I've seen on your blog.

Thanks too for leaving such a warm encouraging message for me the other day. I really appreciate it.

jenniferw said...

Congratulations! That recipe is one of your greats, Mari. I printed it out and plan to make that dish soon!

Bonnie said...

how fantastic !! that is good mail !!

Rebekah said...

congratulations! and you do have good slow cooker recipes- I've made some of them