feasting with friends

200th Post and a {Monday} Shout-Out Sunday

  naan from scratch  steak sandwich  pork carnita tacos  smashed red skin potatoes with bacon salt

200th post? 200th post! How did this happen so fast?

A better question is, how did I manage to reach this milestone at the absolute busiest time of year for my kitchen? Pretty bad timing, in my opinion. I have been cooking and baking up a storm these last few weeks. So much… it’s been difficult to find time to post. And then, before I knew it, I hit my 199th post… last Sunday.

For the last week, I’ve been contemplating what my next post should be. Indecision proved to be no decision.

Sundried Tomato & Herbed Bread  banana walnut muffin  strawberry ice creamred rice & vegetables  

I procrastinated. I’m good at that…

I’m also good at breaking rules. Even if they’re my own rules…today should be a Michigan Monday post. However, I have no “special” Michigan recipe to share today.

And then, I got to thinking…

One constant that has remained throughout the life of this blog, is the inspiration (and weight) I’ve gained from other blogs. I have featured, or given shout-outs, on a pretty regular basis here at feasting with friends since post number nine. That post marked the first time I linked to original recipes (those not adapted by me in some way). The photos you’re viewing throughout this post are many of those recipes. If you click on my photos, you’ll be led to the recipes from the other blogs.

Blueberry Zucchini Bread  https://feastingwithfriendsblog.com/2013/11/02/diy-fruit-infused-liquors/  apple cranberry mini-bundt  apple crepe  Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

So here you are, on a Monday, viewing a Shout-Out Sunday. A day late… a dollar short… my life in a nutshell. 😉

Just look at all the photos! And this isn’t even all of them… my linky tool was giving out on me. I’ve had numerous successful snacks, meals and treats thanks to other bloggers.

braised goat shoulder  beef stir-fry  Quinoa Stuffed Peppers  marbled cupcakes  Blueberry Pie

I offer thanks to them for the continuing inspiration that has, in effect, kept feasting with friends chugging along.

Even though there were days, weeks and yes, even months, that life got in the way and prohibited posting… I kept on cooking!

moussaka   banana cream pie  baked pasta /spinach & mushrooms  strawberry shortcake cookies   stove-top pasta & cheese

Sometimes, especially during my health related hiatus from blogging, other bloggers (and daughter) cooked for me. There were delicious guest posts among the 199 posts prior to this one. I wouldn’t have gotten to #200 without these ladies…THANK YOU!

triple apple cake    funfetti cookies   image(2)     La Petite Panière: Khobz El Bey    ngan made it: not your average pound cake       

  lemon shortcake tart | creating beauty in the kitchen  raspberry peach bellini | butter, basil and breadcrumbs  timpano

There you go. The 200th post, with over 30 recipes to revisit. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!



  1. Liz

    lol, that’s a lot of “linky tool” work! Your shout-outs are always fun to see. Hope your Christmas season was great fun. Happy 2015 to you and yours 🙂

  2. Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook

    Two HUNDRED posts! That is AMAZING!! Of course it had to happen during such a busy time of year 🙂 That’s like.. the rule of these things! Well I love reading your blog so I’ll be here when you post your 400th! 🙂 I hope you had a great New Year!

  3. Wow! That’s quite a milestone Nancy, well done! That’s a lot of posts, kudos to you, I’ll bet you feel like quite the pro now :). Look out for my next post in the next couple of days, it’s reflecting on my entry into the blogging world this year, and giving thanks to a few folks who have helped me along the way. You are one of them :). Best wishes for the New Year and continue to blog like you do :).

    • Thank you so much, Loretta. It has certainly been a lot of fun so far! I’ll be on the look-out for your upcoming post. 🙂 Happy New Year to you… can’t wait to see what 2015 brings to our blogging world!

  4. A big congratualtions on your 200th post Nancy!
    You had been cooking a storm in your kitchen! Whoooaaaa and yummmmm! Keeping going Nancy! Your presence and recipes are so encouraging. I am blessed to have met you :).
    Happy New Year!

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