The time has arrived, my friends The giveaway inbox is officially closed! And…we have winners!!
First things first – the random integer generator! This part of the contest was based on comments, trackbacks, and “no blog” emails. In total, there were 321 entries! I used Random.org to draw the winning number. Drumroll, please!
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2009-03-19 03:18:22 UTC
According to my calculations, that makes our first winner…
ALLISON FROM GREEN DOG WINE!!!!!!
Congratulations, girl! Watch your email
Now came the tricky part – the Eating Bender Trivia! I received 43 entries for this part of the contest. If I have made some grave error and forgot someone, please let me know:
Caroline Y. (Miss Broccoli Hut)
Caroline Y. #2
I think that’s everyone! You all did an amazing job and I was so flattered that you knew that much about me and my blog! In fact, you made me realize that there was more than one possible answer to 2 of the questions 😳 In order to compensate for my error, I decided that everyone who took the time to do the trivia should be eligible to win the second prize. Here are the answers just for kicks:
1. Who is the resident celebrity chef on the blog?
PAPA BENDER Love him!!
2. What is my most intense fear?
SPIDERS! Many of you share my phobia!
3. Where does the nickname “Bender” come from?
My mom’s wacky nicknames! And, as many of you pointed out, I also figured it could symbolize a healthy eating “spree”
4. What is one of my favorite eateries? Hint: I ate there many, many times in spring 2008.
This question ended up having two possible answers because I realized I ate at both places equally! The correct answers were Panera and Cosi. A few of you also brought up Wildfire and McCormick & Schmick’s and made me realize that I have a lot of favorite eateries 😉 But Panera and Cosi were kind of a ridiculous habit of mine in spring 2008, so they reign supreme.
5. What was the first recipe I ever baked that was featured on The Lazy Chef page?
I made another error here because I realized that my page was originally just called “recipes” and later changed to “The Lazy Chef” – again, my bad. The answer I was looking for was ChocoNut Baked Oatmeal because it was the first recipe I ever posted back on April 23, 2008. Then I realized that the first recipe I actually put on the page itself was Banana Oat Bars. And, as if it couldn’t get any more embarassing, I also realized that Smokey Maple Chicken was the first recipe I ever posted under the title of “The Lazy Chef” so obviously, that works, too! And who could forget ‘Pump’ It Up Muffins?! GAAAAHHHHH – are we sensing a pattern? My head is dizzy!
If you haven’t figured it out by now, this is the first time I have ever created a trivia game! Clearly, there are still some kinks that need to be worked out 😯 So I decided it would be most fair if I gave all 43 of you a chance to win.
Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for! I put all of your names into a bowl and drew out the winning ticket…
CONGRATULATIONS, KRISTIE LYNN!!
Here were her answers (I loved them!):
1.) Papa Bender! I always dream of what would happen if my Dad cooked like him haha.
2.) Spiders… I don’t blame you at all!3.) It’s your family nickname, though you’re not sure why you got it. Those are usually the best kind of nicknames, though!4.) Panera Bread? I remember reading all the entries when you would eat there and decide I had to go there myself… there are just too many “You Pick 2” combos I love. Also I agree with you 100% on the reasons for getting the Sourdough over the Whole Grain bread for the side I have the question mark with it though because I know you have a love affair with Cosi too…haha.5.) Choconut Baked Oatmeal… not one of your recipes that I made, but just looking at those Pump it Up Muffins made me want to make those again! Yum!
Kristie Lynn requested Door #1:
And Allison will therefore be receiving Door #2 (you didn’t specify a particular mug in the comments, so I hope that’s ok with you, girly!!):
Congrats again, ladies!! Be sure to check your inboxes!!
I want to thank all of you who entered for taking the time to write thoughtful comments and/or send sweet emails to me. It meant so much to me and I hope you know that I read each and every one with a huge smile plastered across my face I would never have made it this far without you. Even if you’re new to the blog (if so, HI!), I truly appreciate your kind words and consider you an integral part of why I’m still writing! Please feel free to sit down and stay awhile 😉
Well, I think that’s quite enough from me today! I hope you all enjoyed the Fiber Q&A I posted earlier. It seemed to address a lot of the questions you had, which was my goal! I will be back tomorrow with a foodie post. For now, I’m off to catch up on my blog reading!