Tuesday, June 21, 2011


It's the summer solstice and lots of people are celebrating. Around here, a glimpse of the sun lately is enough to sound the alarm, but to have it appear all day for the first day of summer is nearly worthy of fireworks. And lots of naked bicyclists.

We have our own reasons to celebrate here at our little house on the suburban prairie. Over the weekend, we hit our first blog-related goal: to reach 25 followers in our facebook group! This means now our facebook page is now allowed to have a unique handle instead of a random clustering of letters and numbers. For those who care, you can now find our facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/oursuburbanprairie.

Achieving our mini-goal was so super exciting to us that we've decided to host a giveaway. In honor of the humble beginnings of our trek, we're giving away 1 copy of the book that started it all for us: How to Cook Everything.

While the book doesn't *actually* contain recipes for absolutely everything that we've wanted to cook, it's been a great foundation for our adventure into food. Our copy was a wedding gift from my grandma, and grandmas can't ever be wrong about cooking, right?

For the giveaway, there are three ways to enter:

1) Leave a comment on this post
2) Follow our blog
3) Like our facebook page

You may enter in all three ways or any combination thereof, but only one comment on the post will be counted. If you're already following us either here or on facebook, you'll automatically be given those entries.

The contest is open until Wednesday, June 29th at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time. We'll announce the winner on our first Month-iversary of blogging, June 30th.

Thanks for reading and good luck!


  1. Congrats, guys! Fingers crossed I win this giveaway - I've heard such good things about that book!

  2. A person can always use more books.

  3. I have this one! Except mine is red, does that mean it's different?

  4. Grandmas are never wrong about cooking! ;-) I could totally use this!

  5. Sweet! Immediate family can still win, right? ;) You are doing so good on your blog, I better catch up with mine, I am still behind, agh!