Sunday, May 31, 2015

My 10 Year Blogoversary!


I started this blog 10 years ago when a friend talked a couple of us into starting up a blog at the same time he did. TK *Trollking* was a friend from a couple of forums and yahoo groups that I frequented back then and he talked us into starting blogs of our own. Sadly TK passed away a couple of years ago and most of the friends that started up blogs back then, no longer keep up with their blogs, but I have slowly been plugging along for 10 years.

My blog has changed as I've changed over the years. I've met a lot of really wonderful people and made quite a few friends along the way. 

Over the past 10 years I've shared pictures of my hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, rats and now my dog. I've shared the sorrow of my mother's passing, the joy of my grandson being born and my 24th anniversary with my wonderful hubby. 

I've ranted, reviewed, shared my thoughts and advice. I don't think I ever really thought that I would still be blogging 10 years later or that anyone would read what I had to say, but many of you do and I thank you for sticking with me through so many years. 

I hope that I'll be here in 10 more years and that you all will still be here with me. 

To thank you all for visiting today and over the past 10 years. I decided that I would celebrate the day by sharing with you my mom's favorite soup recipe.

Egg Drop Soup

4 cups of vegetable stock or broth
3 cups of roasted and chopped carrots, celery and green onions
3 eggs well beaten
salt and pepper to taste

Place chopped vegetables on baking sheet. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast in a 350 oven for 30 minutes or until done. 

Add vegetable broth or stock to large pan and heat until almost to a boil, add roasted vegetables. 
Let broth come to a boil and add beaten eggs a little at a time, stirring the entire time. Cook for 1 minute and serve. 


23 comments:

  1. I just joined your blog. I don't usually cook but your mom's egg drop soup sounds good. Maybe I'll try it.

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    1. Thanks for following my blog. I hope you like the soup.

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  2. congratulations to you! 10 years is really amazing in blogland! i've only been around 5.

    i don't comment on book reviews and usually don't on recipes, but you're in my reading list every day. :)

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  3. Wow congrats on your ten year blogoversary! That's a long time to keep blogging. I hope you'll keep blogging for another 10 years :)
    That egg drop soup recipe sounds yummy. I never have tried soup with egg, but really want to give it a try now! Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. Congrats on ten years, more than double me. Here's to 10 more indeed and sure the cat will still be about 10 years, unless we croak lol

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    1. I hope we're all still around 10 years from now.

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  5. Wow, 10 years! I hope I last that long! Congrats, Mary! Cheers to another decade of blogging... and egg drop soup!

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  6. Wow! Congratulations on the ten year anniversary, that's quite an achievement.

    I've not been blogging for as long as you have, but I know what you mean about people losing interest in their blogs and stopping. My first blog is still around but I'm a different person to who I was back then and there was no way I could evolve that blog to keep up with who I am now. But that doesn't make it any less of a shame when friends drop off the radar.

    Looking forward to another ten years of blog posts. ;-)

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    1. I thought about leaving this one and starting a new one or even revamping this one with a new name and background but I have't changed this one since I made it. lol

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  7. Ten years besides maybe one other person I've met, has the been the longest in my circle of people. Congrats, I'll be at five years in November.

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    1. Thank you. 5 years is a pretty long time too.

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  8. Wow! I don't think I know anyone in Blogland who has been here that long! Congrats! I'm at seven years. I'm always impressed when people stick with anything for 10 years, so way to go!

    I also started because friends on a forum I followed also decided to blog.

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    1. That's interesting that you started blogging because others were doing it too. Seven years is a long time. Back when I first started I was real sporadic. lol

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  9. Ten years means you rock! Congrats! Always interesting to hear why people started blogging. I started as an outlet since I annoy everyone in my family already--it gives me fresh souls worldwide to annoy...

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    1. Thanks! I doubt you annoy your family. My family doesn't even read my blog. lol

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  10. Congrats on quite an accomplishment! I've never made egg drop soup successfully although I enjoy it when we go out to restaurants...maybe I'll try it again! Thanks for sharing the recipe and for the intriguing posts you share, I enjoy reading them, although I don't always pop in and comment.

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  11. What an amazing run b/c I think ten years is like fifty in blogger years. Haha!

    Love visiting and receiving your visits, Mary! Thank you for the family recipe. I've never made egg-drop soup, but this recipe sounds do-able.

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  12. Ten years is a long time in the blogging world. You've got a lot of staying power power, grandma!

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  13. Ten years! That's fantastic, Mary. I hope that I'll be here in 10 more years to visit you!

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  14. Aw!! Happy 10 years, Mary!! That's amazing. Hope you get 10 more years for sure :D

    And yum on the soup. I've never tried making that before.

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