Blogging Marathon # 70 - 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!

With Cooking Carnival September Mega Marathon just getting over, the fever is still there! I can't believe I managed 26 Potato dishes but I have and done with. 

Anyway, we have to quickly wrap up for the regular edition to run. So here I am, announcing the November 2016 BM Edition Themes. 


Before going into the new themes, here are the links to some of the BM related pages.

The 2015 BM details can be found in the Blogging Marathon Page.
If you want to check out older BM details, check the BM Archives
If you are new and want to join us, check out the BM Guidelines and Rules

Since we have a month to prepare, please avoid doing last minute posting, prepare ahead and schedule, which should give you enough time to read the fellow participating blogger's post in leisure.

I also decided I will be little more strict in handling late posts. I know real life sometimes becomes very tough to manage. However, if you know it is going to be so, please do not sign up. I will understand. But if you are signing up, then I expect you to be prompt in posting and reading fellow BM blogs.

For details on BM held every month, check out the Blogging Marathon page. Once I get all details I will be updating this page. Bloggers taking part in this marathon need to just link back to the BM page.

The entry is again by Sign ups and each theme will again have only 4 bloggers on first come first basis. 

And because of the new rules, I will not be able to accept late sign ups as it will become extremely hard for me to manage otherwise. If you feel you want to do it, please decide ahead, else you can join later.

Commenting on the participating blogger's post is mandatory.

The subscription to the group will be on monthly basis. 

If you want to know how the Blogging Marathon started, read the first edition

So the dates will be:  
3, 4, 5 November 
10, 11, 12 November
17, 18, 19 November
24, 25, 26 November

If you want to sign up, please email me at spicingyourlife@gmail.com latest by 08th Oct along with your theme.

FYI:  Requests to join after 08th Oct will not be accepted.

Mandatory rules for this Blogging Marathon are as below:
Each theme can be selected by four bloggers on first come first bases. 

Other rules will be mailed to the individuals.

Themes for BM # 70th will be the following:

Kid's Delight theme ensures my Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by other bloggers gets good entries. Since the event is 16th - 15th every month, we have two different themes happening for BM in a month. And you have the choice of doing two different themes. 

Kid's Delight - Fruit based recipes (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid's Delight - Birthday Snacks (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)

Please note all entries for Kid's Delight theme have to be kid approved. The dish can be either approved by your own kid, your young relatives, neighbors or even something that you enjoyed as a kid. Do remember to mention the age group of the kid, so that it becomes easy for others.

Kid's Delight - Fruit based recipes (3,4,5 and 10,11,12) 

The 1st and 2nd weeks of November will be hosted by Varada. She is calling for Fruit based recipes that are Kid friendly. She will be announcing the event on her blog by 15th October, please await her post for more specific rules.

Kid's Delight - Birthday Snacks (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)  

The 3rd and 4th week of October will be hosted by Archana. She wants all Birthday Party Snacks to be sent across! She will be announcing the event on her blog by 15th November, please await her post for more specific rules.

Make in Tawa

Making in Tawa can be anything that can be made in a tawa, ranging from rice, pasta, and noodles. Can be from any cuisine, any course. Tawa refers to the shallow pan, both dosa pan, and shallow sauce pan.

Cooking for One

As the theme says, cook for one. The ingredient list must specify the amount required to cook any dish for a single serve or one person.

Thalis

The much awaited Thali series finally comes out. This again will feature Indian Cuisine predominantly. However, if any of you want to feature international cuisine, it is most welcome. The basic rule being, the dishes on the thali should compliment each other and not just included to meet the number of dishes criteria. The thalis can be elaborate Indian Festival Thalis or regular Indian Meal Thali. Just 2 to 3 dishes will not count as a thali on a normal basis.

You need to feature One thali for each day, with maximum 2 new posts per day. Rest of the new dishes can be featured in later BM Editions. So we will have 3 new thalis for this theme.

Glass Desserts

Anything that can be served shot glasses for desserts can be showcased!

Bring them on Burgers!

Yes, I would like to order some burgers, please!

Take one Breakfast Dish and make it 3 different ways. 

I thought we should also have some creative thinking happening, and hence this theme. I am hoping lot of you pick this up. The concept is to pick up a Breakfast dish, make it in three different ways. For example: Instead of making Dosa on tawa, make it in different cooking appliances. It can be anything but creative! By Breakfast you can include our Indian Breakfast dishes, Flatbreads etc.

Special Theme: 

The special feature here is, if you are doing Thali theme, then you get to do this 4th fourth of your own choice. It can be anything you bookmarked or wanted to make or your own other thali dishes as well.

Else as regular bookmark theme, you got to have done all first 3 weeks. 

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Please spread the details if you want your friends to be part of this marathon.

Let's gear up for another nonstop blogging!

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