Monday, January 31, 2011

Paying It Forward....

Happy Monday, all!  This post will be two-fold today.  First, I'm participating in "Market My Words" Pay it Forward contest.  Shelli J. caught a break in the publishing world when a special someone went out of their way to encourage her dream and recommended Shelli to their agent.  She's looking to do the same for one lucky person.  Read about how you can get in on this WONDERFUL opportunity HERE.

I want to pay it forward to one of my biggest fans, my little sister Caitlyn.  She has ALWAYS read anything and everything I've ever asked her to.  In fact, there's often times she has to demand new material from me, because she just HAS to know what happens next.  She keeps me and my writing on my toes and pushes me, encourages me, and inspires me to keep at it and go after my dream.  She's a wonderful champion, friend, sister, fan, reader, gal in general and I love her dearly.  She's also a writer and has a fabulous idea for a novel that I can't wait to help her with.  Whatever you need, sis!  I'm here for you.  :)

I encourage you to check out Shelli's contest - even if you don't enter, you'll be linked to some other great stories of fellow writers/bloggers and their appreciation for the special people in their lives!!

Secondly - I just HAD to throw in a Monday Munchie here!  (If you don't know what I'm talking about, please read about my new blogging schedule here.)

The Superbowl is Sunday - GO STEACKERS!!!  (That's my neutral cheer...really, I'll be there for the finger foods and commercials...)  Hmmm... or does GO PACKEELERS!!! sound better?  Regardless... if you're in the mood for a yummy half-time snack - try this:

Winger's Dip
  • 1 cup Original Winger's Sauce (tip!  you have to buy this at the Winger's restaurant.  If you don't have one in the area, you can sub. with your favorite from-the-store wing sauce)
  • 1 cup Hidden Valley ranch dressing
  • 1 large can of canned chicken (premium white meat kind, or cook & shred up some chicken breasts...I'm just lazy...)
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 2 - 8oz block cream cheese
  • 1 bag tortilla chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Spread the 2 blocks of cream cheese in the bottom of a 13x9 inch pan.  Shred up chicken and layer over cream cheese.  Layer at least 1 cup shredded cheddar over the chicken.  Mix 1 cup wing sauce with 1 cup ranch dressing and pour over top of mixture.  Top with remaining shredded cheddar.  Cover with tin foil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  When you take it out - stir it up really well.  Serve with tortilla chips.  Enjoy!!

Ok - by NO means a healthy snack.  But SOOO good!!  *And one last thing!!  If you haven't entered in  my 100+ followers celebration, please do so here.

Have a wonderful start to your week!!  And let me know....are you going to watch the Superbowl?  What's your favorite Superbowl snack?  And/or Will you pay it forward to someone special today?


Angela Felsted said...

How great of you to pay it forward!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Love to be there at the party when you're uttering those chants!

Kimberly said...

What a great pay it forward tribute. I love that your sister always wants more! My son used to be like that, but now, well, he's a teenager, he's got his own thing going on.

I DVR'd the Superbowl last year and then I just fast forwarded through the game to watch the commercials. :) I'll be doing that this year too.

Jess said...

"GO PACKEELERS" are too funny! Love that your sister is a source of support for you~ very sweet :)

The Golden Eagle said...

What a great tribute! :)

I'm not planning on watching the Superbowl--football isn't my thing.

Caitlyn (Cait) said...

Aww...You are the Best sister ever! I love you sis <3. You won a critique- so awesome! As soon as I saw it on Shannon's blog I called

Yum! That dip is really good.

Madeleine said...

Awh how lovely. I wish I had a sister. I am glad you get on so well and support one another. :O)

Colene Murphy said...

Awe! You are one sweet sister!!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

i love that your sis is so supportive but hello to the yummy dip! :)

WritingNut said...

Aww. this is so sweet :)

My little sister is exactly the same way... she keeps pushing me forward, reminding me not to let this go, and inspires me everyday with her enthusiasm.

Okay... and that dip.. I want some NOW :D

Jen Daiker said...

How sweet to pay it forward. I love telling those who read my writing or just plain support me how much it means to me!!

I am sure my husband will want to watch the superbowl (I'll write) but I do love a good cheese dip!

Anonymous said...

Won't be watching the Super Bowl. I'll probably be reading or doing some writing.