My heartfelt thanks to everyone who commented. I do hope you’ll keep reading!
Could it possibly have been four years since I sat down to write the very first blog post on Never Enough Thyme? Nah. It couldn’t! Could it? Oh yeah, it could. I’m telling y’all…time flies. Like a jet plane. And it’s true that the older you get, the faster it goes.
A lot has happened in the last four years. When I started Never Enough Thyme, our grandbabies were 8 and 2. A third grader and a toddler. Today they’re 12 and 6. A young man and a first grader! Oh, my. How did that happen? And our daughter was a stay at home mom taking care of her family. Well, she’s still taking care of her family, but today she’s well on her way to completing a double major in sociology and women’s studies all while maintaining a nearly perfect GPA. She’s one amazing girl.
Speaking of major accomplishments over the last four years…did you know that BeeBop has written a series of four young adult novels? Two of them are now in print! And the third is with the editor. I can’t tell you how proud I am of him.
Of course, I’ve been busy here on the blog. Over these past four years, I’ve written 428 posts and you have posted 7,975 comments on those posts! Wow.
So, what have been the most popular of those posts? Let’s see…
The single most popular post on Never Enough Thyme, hands down, is the Cilantro Lime Shrimp. That recipe was posted on June 7, 2011 and has been viewed 342,623 times. Right behind the cilantro lime shrimp is the Crispy Roasted Potatoes and my BLT Pasta. Rounding out the top five are Chicken Pot Pie and my mama’s Turkey and Southern Cornbread Dressing. Every one of these recipes is special to me. Not only because we enjoy them, but because they make your families happy, too.
However, there are a few others that are very dear to my heart. They’re mostly recipes from my childhood that hold very precious memories.
So what are my personal favorites? It’s hard to choose but…my own favorites include my mama’s Charlotte Russe, the Old-Fashioned Southern Teacakes, Chicken and Dumplings, and my Georgia BLT. Oh, and I can’t forget the Fried Catfish with Cheese Grits and Chicken Jallop (a Southwest Georgia specialty). There’s also the Chocolate Little Layer Cake and Pimiento Cheese.
I need to just stop here. There are too many favorites to include in this post.
It has been a great four years but none of it would have been possible without you. Those of you who visit here, who read and try my recipes, and most of all those who leave a comment to let me know it’s worthwhile…you make it possible and encourage me to keep walking down this path.
In appreciation of you readers and because I believe that feeding your family is about more than just the cooking, I’m giving away four four-piece place settings of Fiesta® dinner ware. The winner can choose from any colors currently offered by Fiesta®. Choose four place settings in all the same color or get different colors to mix and match. It’s up to you!
In order to enter the giveaway, all you need to do is leave a comment below telling me what you’d like to see in the coming weeks and months on Never Enough Thyme. Maybe it’s a recipe you remember your mama making for you, or maybe it’s just something you think sounds good. That’s all. No jumping through hoops – just a simple comment.
Sweepstakes entries will remain open through midnight Friday, February 8, and a winner be selected on February 9. Open to residents of the continental U. S. only.
And once more, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for making it so much fun to do this.
What I was up to…
- One year ago: Sausage Swirls
- Two years ago: Baked Rice Pudding
- Three years ago: Cheesy Beefy Mac
- Four years ago: A blog…hmmm