A common “concern” of many of the moms we talk to is that, although we are past our clubbing days, we are still looking for nights out, or fun activities to share with our spouses and friends. “The Groove Mamma Goes Gourmet" is the answer to all of us trying to find our groove back.
In our crazy lives as women, moms, wives, bosses, employees, and everything in between, we get lost in the daily routine of juggling and multi-tasking. Nadine Hughes, the creator and owner of “The Cook’s Companion,” which offers kitchen consultations and menu planning services as well as a cooking and entertaining school in southern Ontario, and also the owner of www.themenucompanion.com is the author of “The Groove Mamma Goes Gourmet" a concise e-book on party planning that puts you in the path of parties your way.
This e-book has recently won the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in the Best Entertaining Cookbook category for Canada. “With over 26 000 cookbooks being published around the world every year, it’s an honor and a joy to have been selected amongst so many entries,” says Hughes.
With her book, the author reminds us that there is nothing wrong with some adult time (yes, no children tagging along).
In a budget tight world, where time is more than scarce, there is a way to start getting those parties on your agenda. Nadine points out that maybe the reason you are not going to any parties these days (besides the obvious, kids, lack of time, etc) is simply that there aren’t any to go to anymore. Yes, all your friends feel like you do: a party can put a dent in your $$ and time budget, and you honestly can’t deal with putting one together right now.
Well, do not worry about the effort, work and time required to host a party, “The Groove Mamma Goes Gourmet” shows us how to have an enjoy one. Furthermore, she gives us a step-by-step and in detail guide on how to do just that.
As I read this easy and to the point e-book (which means that you go green by printing only what you really want) I felt I was reading a bride’s guide and to do list. All the hardship and mystery was taken away by simple and helpful recommendations that lead the way towards some fun grown-up time. Complete with shopping and to do lists for the days leading up that cocktail or dinner party, no single detail left untouched, Nadine shows how easy it would be to get your groove back!
Sharing her secrets to planning a stress-free party, hints, hosting tips, menus, shortcuts and timetables has you almost getting the phone to start inviting people over! Of course, I got all excited about the idea of a party, and as we are in the holiday spirit already, why not. Still a little hesitant, the party was co-hosted. We decided on a dinner party. We strictly followed page by page and word for word the recommendations in the “The Groove Mamma Goes Gourmet" e-book, we took care of:
• Guest lists and Invitations
• Seating arrangements
• The bar
• We took advantage of all the shortcuts offered by Nadine
• The atmosphere and setting the mood for success
• The menu, where we got help from Nadine’s www.themenucompanion.com although her book had suggested a menu.
In the end, we were ready, and fresh to enjoy our dinner partay!
We not only had a wonderful evening that went without a hitch, but started a trend as it seems that we will have something to attend to for the next 6 months! Yay!....now what to wear????
Ready for your party? Ready to help someone out? The Groove Mamma Goes Gourmet is perfect for any mom, new parent, overseas friend or as a hostess gift this holiday season. Get you own copy of “The Groove Mamma Goes Gourmet right here! Nadine has generously offered one e-book to TWO Cool Moms Cool Tips readers. You can “get my groove back” on your resolution list!!
To enter the giveaway, go to www.groovemamma.com and tell us what your favorite feature recipe is
For additional entries to this giveaway, you can:
1- Blog about this giveaway and tell us you did, don’t forget to include your post link. (5 entries).
2- Follow Nadine on Twitter and tweet: RT@coolchillmom, #mom get your groove back in 2010! Enter to #win one-stop-party-planning awesome resource & guide #giveaway http://bit.ly/6Hluks (you get an entry for every day you tweet).
3- Follow us on Twitter and tweet : RT@coolchillmom, #mom get your groove back in 2010! Enter to #win one-stop-party-planning awesome resource & guide #giveaway http://bit.ly/6Hluks (you get an entry for every day you tweet).
4-Grab our button (3 entries)
5- Follow our blog (3 entries)
6- Follow Nadine’s blog www.cookscompanionchats.blogspot.com
7-Become our Facebook fan
Giveaway ends on January 1, 2010, midnight EST. EXTENDED ends January 20th, 2010
Winners will be contacted via e-mail and will have 48 hours to reply or new winners will be chosen.
Happy Holidays and Good Luck your party animals!!! ;-)
Labels: hosting a party, Nadine Hughes, The Groove Mamma