Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy First Birthday

Because everyone has a birthday, I want to wish my Blog one too. Happy Birthday, PreeOccupied.

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It was exactly a year ago when on a cold December day I took my camera, got some pictures clicking and posted here. It has been a long, relishing journey since then. No looking back and definitely no end to all my talking! And thankfully they haven't all been monologues.

A full year later, I sit back and feel privileged that I know  you. You show you care for the work I do by leaving your little note of appreciation and suggestion. Sometimes you correct me, other times you even come back and tell me you have tried one of my recipes, or just drop by to say a Hi. You make me feel I have achieved something precious. And then I hunger for more. And just then someone entrusts me with one their family recipes. It truly becomes my honor to not let you down.

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At age one, I am just about beginning to crawl, wobble and reach out to so many of you who have become part of my everyday life. Not one, but hundreds of you who have shared and cared with me and continue to do so.

You make my everyday fun and something to look forward to. So please celebrate with me and have a slice of this trifle dessert I made to mark my first year of Blogging. You may get a teeny little share of it, but you know you have a big chunk of my heart already.

IMG_3757 No birthday is complete without return gifts. And I hate flouting traditions. So I made this wannabe-Madhubani painting specially as a return gift for you.

IMG_3808Join my birthday party at PreeOccupied and share your views and opinions on improving my Blog space, recipe suggestions, or anything you think needs a facelift here.

Here is how you can have my maiden Madhubani painting!

  • Follow this Blog (via Google Friend Connect or NetworkedBlogs)
  • Like my page on Facebook, click on Suggest to Friends, and invite your friends on Facebook to join PreeOccupied
  • Four comments per person will be allowed. Do not forget to leave your email and a separate comment for each entry
  • Blog or Tweet about what you like about PreeOccupied
  • This gift can be taken by anybody from anywhere in the world
  • I will choose the person who takes this painting home through random.org at the end of day (EST) on January 15, 2011

Thank you all once again for being part of my journey of Blogging. I look forward to another year of cooking adventures with you all.

Lots of love.

Affectionately yours,

Pree.

P.S. Here is how I made the Trifle following Jamie’s recipe.

41 comments:

Satrupa said...

Happy Birthday Pree - Occupied :) Wish many more to come ! We all luv u n luv ur talking too :D

Hugs
Satrupa

Sulagna said...

Happy Birthday to you,Happy Birthday to you,Happy Birthday dear Preeoccupied,Happy Birthday to you :) and wishing you many many more to come !!

Sulagna

Sayantani said...

Wow Happy first b'day Pree...we are very fortunate to have you in this blog world. you never fail to bring a smile to our face with your humurous write ups and sunny pictures. love and hugs

purplehomes said...

A very happy FIRST birthday to Preeoccupied & many many congratulations to mommy Pree for getting there :) Love your talking, pics & recipes...wishing you many many more!

Srirupa Gupta said...

Congratulations!! Happy Birthday!! I love your blog, brings in a lot of warmth and fun to my everyday read. I stumbled upon blog-world very recently and i love it more because of wonderful storytellers like u...the food is always a star attraction. Its my birthday today too..I plan to make the anarkali butter chicken if i manage to find all the ingredients :)

Stormforce said...

Congratulations and have a great year ahead......

Cham said...

I would say keep it up- u are doing a marvelous job, love ur write-up and of course ur food.
Wish many more delicious years to this one year BABY :)

S said...

Happppy Birthday Preeeee...
you are a sweet heart!
though I don't comment here often, i do read ur blog.. n love it :)
just that being the "non- cook" :P i have no input to give u :)
anyway... happy happy birthday.. :))

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

Wishes on completion of an year.You are a talented grl both in culinary field as well as culture & art.. Keep rocking forever :)

TIP Homes said...

Happy birthday preeoccupied :). Look forward to lots more on the blog in the year ahead

Nidhi said...

Happy Budday!!!

Kamini said...

Oh Happy Happy Happy Day to you Preeoccupied! You know how I enjoy your blog...the witty writing, the funny stories, the fab recipes.....! You ROCK!

Kuntala said...

amar torof theke PreeOccupied ke anek anek jonmodiner shubhechchha, ek bochhore tumi ja kore dekhiyechho, bhaba jay na......

Scribbler :) said...

Happy Birthday!

And one line in this post makes me think that you should call your blog:

Something to Cook Forward to..

:)

Kamini said...

Been a follower for a while now......

Kamini said...

"Like" your FB page and invited friends to join

Kamini said...

Am starting to sound really greedy now, but I blogged about it..
http://saffronandsilk.blogspot.com/2010/12/giveaway-giveaway_23.html

Veda Murthy said...

happy birthday 2 ur beautiful blog pree!!!!!!

love the painting!!!!

GB said...

Yayy a birthday! Yayyyy a giveaway!!! Happy birthday wonderful blog-----may there be no end to the birthdays and anniversaries!

GB said...

Follow follow...........pick me pick me--that elephant is going to look so good in my home!

Rekha said...

Happy Birthday! Wishing many happy blogversary ahead!Oh, the return gift is fabulous :)

Priya said...

Happy birthday to Preeoccupied, beautiful painting..Keep rocking Pree..

Sharon said...

Happy first bday! Here's to many more droolworthy recipes, fb updates and anniversary giveaways! That elephant is going to look sooo good in my living room:)

Sharon

Anu Gummaraju said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! To a very lovely blog and an equally great blog owner! Hope 2011 keeps you and the blog top of the list! All the very best :). And of course, I hope I get that charmer of a pachyderm ;-)
(anu.gummaraju@gmail.com)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Pree
Happy Birthday to your Blog baby and many happy returns of the day. I will like to cake instead of the paining ..ha ha
Have a nice day
Kaku

The knife said...

Happy birthday Preeoccupied...was really surprised to know that I knew for less than a year...here's to many more...your Bengali pulao was one of the few blog recipes that I have followed :)

sra said...

Hi Pree, love visiting your blog, a very happy blogiversary to you!

Bong Mom said...

Love you Preeoccupied. You are a baby genius.
Pree, that painting is fantastic

Sassy Fork said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PREE!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!

Shilpa Kamath said...

Congratulations on completing a very successful year of blogging. Always look forward to your wonderful updates and the lovely recipes and pics that you put up. Here's to a many more wonderful posts in the years to come :)

Regards,
Shilpa
(kamathshilpa@yahoo.com)

Shilpa Kamath said...

I've tweeted about this @ http://twitter.com/kamathshilpa

Regards,
Shilpa
(kamathshilpa@yahoo.com)

Shilpa Kamath said...

I've liked this on facebook as well.

Regards,
Shilpa
(kamathshilpa@yahoo.com)

Sound Horn Please said...

CONGRATULATIONS Pree! I love the painting.. and I might just steal the idea ;)

Pinku said...

hey there!!

Happy Birthday dear blog....and bravo blogwriter...for being at it in such a fantastic manner for a year and also for coming up with such a beautiful way to celebrate the first anniversary.

Spice said...

HAppy B'day Pree....love your pics, love to read what U write & specailly love to see your artistic stuff in your posts...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Happy B'day pre! Love your blog and the artistic stuff...
love the talking, really feel we are having a conversation...

Prerna@IndianSimmer said...

I know I'm a li'l too late in replying back to your kind comments at my blog but I'm so glad to be here n wanna say thanks for visiting!
Congratulations on the completion of one yr n I'm sure thr are many more to come!
Happy Holidays!

aipi said...

Happy Birthday to your blog Pree..Congratulations and wish you and your Blog a long and happy presence in the culinary world!!
I can clearly see your passion in the way you present your food as well as your write ups!


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NewKidOnTheBlog said...

Way to go Pree. I am sure you inspire a generation of Bloggers. Here is to your Blog-dom. Hip Hip Hurrah !

rama said...

Happy birthday!Congrats for becoming one. You are not only one, but also one with us.
Have great year too!

dhempe said...

hey pree, congrats on the 1st birthday and I appreciate your creativity, patience and talent :)

also trying my hand at your contest ;) I have followed this blog, liked your page on fb, suggested it to many friends and also tweeted about it here - http://bit.ly/hLfsFZ

hope to win :D