Blogging Marathon # 46 - 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!

When I announced the BM on the 1st of last month, everybody asked me to continue doing that. So here I am with the themes for the BM#46, to be held on November, 2014.
We just completed a full month marathon on an International ABC cooking. So I hope announcing this ahead will help.

For those of you who are landing here for the first time, then please check out these posts on Blogging Marathon, you can read about all the history, the thought process that's gone in everything in one place in the BM#18 intro

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 this 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 bloggers post is mandatory.

And subscription to the group will be 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

Please email me at 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:
  • Should take up 2 weeks of BM without fail. It can be any two weeks.
  • Will have to post on all 3 days with 2 weeks without fail
  • You cannot take the same themes, except for the different Kid's Delight theme.
  • Should follow the accepted theme all 3 days, meaning if you choose one topic like Rice, you should post all rice based recipes all 3 days.
  • Should link to the Blogging Marathon page.
  • Is expected to actively give feedback on others post.
  • Mandatory reading and commenting on fellow participating member.
Each theme can be selected by four bloggers on first come first bases. 

Other rules will be mailed to the individuals.

Themes for BM # 46th 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. And you have the choice of doing two different themes. 

Kid's Delight - Nuts & Legumes for Lunchbox Friendly (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid's Delight - Pizza & Pastas (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 -  Nuts & Legumes for Lunchbox Friendly (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)

The first two weeks of November, themed on Nuts & Legumes for Lunchbox Friendly is hosted by me again. Please check the link and send your posts.

Kid's Delight - Pizza & Pastas (17,18,19 and 24,25,26) 

The 3rd & 4th week of November will be hosted by Mireille. She will be announcing the event on her blog by November 16th with theme "Pizzas and Pastas"

Combo Meals from the List

These are the combo list that was suggested by members. So select any 3 from the below list and make. Remember it should be of the suggested combination only.

Morkali with Uppu milagai
Vegetable Pulao with Green peas potato kurma
Fried Rice with Manchurian
Poori with Shrikhand
More kuzhambu with Paruppu usili
Rajma Chawal
Rava Khichadi with Coconut chutney
Appam with Thengai paal
Brownie with icecream
Vada Pav
Luchi with Aaloor dum
Kal dosa/Set dosi with Vadacurry
Sakkarapongal with Vadai
Stuffed cannaloni with garlic bread
Mexican Rice with Curry

Car snacks

As the theme says, please make snacks that are mess free, easy to carry while you travel in car. This may not include train journey as you will have room to move around. So please bear in mind, the space should be within car and the snacks that one can pass around and yet make sure you don't disturb the driver! It should be only Snacks. No other course of meal is accepted.

No Onion, No Garlic Side Dishes

Well with major festivals going on, it's time to make some No Onion, No Garlic side dishes. No breads included. It should be either dry or gravy, gravy preferable. And it can be from any state.

Tame the Yeast with Combo

This theme has been introduced since couple of months. This is a baking special, where the BM expert inhouse baker will share a foolproof bread for the rest of the group to bake. The item to be baked will be decided ahead and shared with all. So everybody will have a month's time to work on the bread. This theme again follows the same BM rules.

The idea is to share two breads. Participants can do both the breads or one bread. For the rest of the two days, they can make something as suggested below.

Day one - post the bread that's suggested 
Day two - Spreads/Jam/Flavored Butters to be accompanied by the same bread (can be any cuisine)
Day Three - Fried bread recipes/ Dessert

Else you can bake both the breads, for Day 3, you can follow one of the ideas suggested above. 

Apart from a recipe, you can also share something related to bread or anything on bread as well, if you don't want to do the other general ideas.

Festival Special

The chosen festival is Christmas Special. Apart from this festival, if you want to do any of your regionally popular festival/pooja, you should accompany your recipes with details on the festival, custom behind the rituals followed etc.

Lemon Recipes

As the name says, your recipes should showcase lemon as the main ingredient. It can be any course. 

Special Theme - Do three weeks and for the 4th week you get to do the special theme.

Sep 44 Mega Marathon Bookmarks

This is a special theme for members doing all first three weeks. 

Now after having done and gone through so many inviting recipes by fellow BM folks, here is your chance to make all those bookmarks you did during BM # 44. Please remember these bookmarks can be your own bookmarks or from your fellow BM # 44 edition.

This is accepted only for the 4th week (and should have done all three previous weeks).

PS: I will be replying to all emails only after Monday, as we will be travelling this weekend. 

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

Let's gear up for another non stop blogging!