As for me, I'm offering The Gift of Southern Cooking by Edna Lewis and Scott Peacock, along with a box of Southern treats, like Virginia Diner boiled peanuts, local honey, apple butter, and homemade tea cakes, cheese straws, and spiced pecans based on Miss Lewis's recipes. There might even be a surprise or two, depending upon how much money my particular offering raises.
Y'all know all about Miss Lewis, don't you? She represents Southern cooking at its best and her book is an indispensable guide to all the region has to offer. Paula Deen, eat your heart out and chase it down with a can of cream of mushroom soup.
My prize number is UE17 (see below for instructions).
And if my treats aren't to your liking, there are lots and lots more from which to choose (I need to seriously expand my holiday budget this year) and at ten bucks a pop, we all can afford to take chance on culinary nirvana. Just read the fine print because travel, sadly, isn't included and some things can't be shipped from overseas.
Here's how to bid for all of our fabulous prizes:
2. Go to the donation site at http://www.firstgiving.com/menuforhopeIII and make a donation.
3. Each $10 you donate will give you one raffle ticket toward a prize of your choice. Please specify which prize you'd like in the 'Personal Message' section in the donation form when confirming your donation. You must write-in how many tickets per prize, and please use the prize code—for example, a donation of $50 can be 2 tickets for EU01 and 3 for UE17. (Please use the double-digits, not UE1, but UE17.)
4. If your company matches your charitable donation, please check the box and fill in the information so we could claim the corporate match.
5. Please allow us to see your email address so that we could contact you in case you win. Your email address will not be shared with anyone.
Pat yourself on the back, cross your fingers, and check back on Chez Pim on January 15 for the results of the raffle. Miss Lewis would be proud.