Sunday, March 28, 2010

Eating Your Words 2010

When Jennifer, of Savor the Thyme, and Tangled Noodle announced this year's Eating Your Words Challenge, there was no question of which word I'd want to spell. You know I'm a shameless self-promoter. The only dilemma - the medium.

I briefly considered tangling some noodles of my own to write my name ... but that seemed like a lot of work. I did biscotti last year, and flirted with the idea of making some salted caramels at one point ... but that could prove dangerous. I'd likely devour them all before I even began to spell.

Given the impending holiday, I thought I'd let the Easter Bunny do my work for me. And, no, I won't be eating this word. This festive creation is composed of, wait for it, a mix of Cotton Candy and Watermelon flavored jelly beans. I can't think of a more revolting combination!

Diva family, beware ... I'll be pawning these off on you come Sunday. You've been warned.

If you'd like to play along and Eat Your Words, here are the rules:

1. Write, spell or draw using food and create a blog post about it by Wednesday, March 31st. Previous blog posts where you have written with food will be accepted as well.

2. Blog about your creation, including photos, and add a link back to Savor the Thyme and Tangled Noodle. If you like, feel free to grab this badge and place it in your post!

3. Send an email entitled "Eating Your Words 2010" with the following information to:
  • your name
  • the name of your blog
  • the name of your dish or drink
  • the link to your blog entry and a photograph of the dish or drink
  • entries much be received by midnight on Wednesday, March 31st
You can still participate even if you don't have a blog. Simply email the above information, minus the blog stuff, and your post will be included in the round-up.

4. Appropriate humor is always welcome, but please keep it clean!

A round of up all the entries will be posted on both Tangled Noodle and Savor the Thyme. Oh, and there's a fabulous prize this year, to be awarded by a famous judge! Click here to learn all about it.

I hope you'll join us!


Tangled Noodle said...

Sweet! 8-D

While cotton candy and watermelon jelly beans may not seem compatible, they are Diva-licious in this creation! Thanks so much for participating in Eating Your Words, but please don't let us stop you from making those salted caramels . . .

Mary Bergfeld said...

The creativity that has gone into this is amazing. BUT...does eating your words make you a cannibal?

Laura said...

blech I hate jelly beans so all the more easy to NOT eat--salted caramels? not so much:D

Unknown said...

Oh this is a cute one :) good luck daaaaahling!
*kisses* HH

Christina said...

Oh how cool! Thanks for sharing! My cousin is visiting this week, maybe we'll do this together and enter! :)

pixelgal said...

As always, the creativity knows no bounds! And as for the pawning, yuck and double yuck on the cotton candy jelly beans but then again, the better to ingest no calories on them so I guess you're doing us a favor. Watermelon, on the other hand, doesn't sound too bad.

gfe--gluten free easily said...

How adorable ... you rock, diva! :-) Hmmm, I don't know if I'll have enough time to come up with something clever. Let me work on it! ;-)


Christine said...

I'm going to join Eat Your Words! Thanks for sharing. =)

Laurie said...

Love your Diva contribution to Eating Your Words! I tried to spell "Say Cheese" on top of homemade mac and cheese this week with buttered bread crumbs and failed miserably. The kids were nipping at my ankles for dinner and I just gave up.

Moonshine!!! You rock!

Mo Diva said...

that is wicked cute Diva, I love it! from one Diva to another! :-)

I would no sooner hate every jelly bean in the world if i attempted to eat these babies!... and um... the bunny is staring at the "dark" beans... and my dirty mind is wondering. are those rabit poopies?
sorry i had to go there.
just kidding tho... i think.

The Diva on a Diet said...

Tangled Noodle - thanks so much for co-hosting this yummy event again this year. I can't wait to see the rest of the entries! :)

Mary - LOL! I hadn't considered that but you've given me pause! LOL

Laura - I'm not a jelly bean fan either. I only like the black licorice ones!

HH - Thanks! You should enter too, you could spell your name in macaroons! ;)

Christina - oh, please do enter ... its so much fun! I hope you have time to whip something up.

pixelgal - on second though, the husband may actually take care of all the cotton candy beans before Sunday. You might be off the hook! ;)

Shirley - so nice to see you! Thanks! And I hope you have a chance to enter too.

Christine - will look forward to seeing your entry. Good luck!

Laurie - aw, what a shame! Talking mac 'n cheese was a great idea ... but I can well understand why the kiddies would be nipping at your feet. Its too yummy to have to wait! Good luck working in another entry!

Mo Diva - OMG! Clearly, I hadn't considered that! LOL

Jennifer(Savor) said...

I do hope you plan on sharing those jelly beans with the contest hosts!

Fresh Local and Best said...

I think this was a fantastic idea! I chuckled a bit when you said the other idea was too much work, ahhhh! you're a diva after my own heart.

The Duo Dishes said...

It works! No matter what the flavor.

stephchows said...

lol i wouldn't have expected any other word!

gfe--gluten free easily said...

I got my entry up! I had already planned a post for today, but managed to kill two birds with one stone (or corn muffin, if you will). ;-) Nothing prizeworthy, but certainly fun! So glad I read about the challenge here--thanks, Diva. :-)