Day 3: I’m beginning to believe in Karma

Yesterday was Day 3 of my December Mitzvah challenge Three days of good deeds… three good things happen to me! Oddly enough, 2 good things on Day 2 and one more good thing yesterday! Hmm… there could be something to this “being kind to people”!!!!

So what am I so excited about?

  1. I’ve been offered a spot as a guest blogger on a very cool, new food website (more to come).
  2. My current job contract is ending, and I received an email yesterday from a company I interviewed with asking if I was still interested the position they offered me 4 months ago! I said YES and will start after the holidays…
  3. While waiting in line today — buying goodies for the 5-yo’s birthday party this weekend — the woman behind me handed me a coupon for 40% my highest priced item. I saved almost 10 bucks.

Coincidence? Perhaps. Good Karma? I sure hope so! (I’m knocking on wood so I don’t jinx myself…)

So what brought on Day 3’s Karma? Well… a few things.

  1. I made a $5 donation to the Greater Boston Food bank in the morning at my local grocery store.
  2. I made dairy, egg and nut free cupcakes for my sons class (to celebrate his belated birthday). The classroom is allergen free and historically, students have not brought in baked goods to celebrate these milestones. I was pretty stoked that I was able to make cupcakes that everyone in the class. 🙂
  3. I brought a dear friend too books I bought her on a subject that I know is important to her.

Getting back to the Greater Boston Food Bank… There are many ways you can help this or your local food bank. You can volunteer your time, you can give a gift of money or you can donate food. There are also fund raising opportunities — for you to attend events or buy tickets for friends. Winter is here and so are the holidays… now more than ever our neighbors (both literally and figuratively) need our help more than ever.

In fact, January is Super Hunger Month… and tied to that, they have some pretty cool events going on. You can buy gift certificates for friends that go toward the fund and can be used toward the events. Any foodie would love these… as the upcoming events include a Super Hunger Brunch and a Super Hunger Chef Challenge.

The brunch is 

“Super Hunger Month’s crown-jewel as hundreds of individuals take advantage of the generosity and creativity of Boston’s most dedicated restaurants that donate their time, food, fine services, and 100% of their proceeds to offer an exclusive brunch to benefit The Greater Boston Food Bank.  Enjoy a delicious brunch from one of Boston’s top restaurants for $25, $35, or $50.”

When:   Saturday, January 30, 2010 or Sunday, January 31, 2010
Where:  View the list of participating restaurants here!

The Chef Challenge sounds like a LOT of fun too!

“Each January, the Four Seasons Hotel Boston graciously hosts the Super Hunger Chef Challenge! The saying goes, “If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen!: But the heat is definitely what makes this Super Hunger Month event HOT!

This year we are putting Food & Wine Magazines “Best New Chefs” to the test! Three recent winners will compete to determine who will win the coveted title of Super Hunger Chef! With a cooking demonstration, mise en place challenge and finally an all out menu war these culinary contenders will chop, sauté, broil and fight to see who is the best of the “Best”.

These contemporaries will be critiqued by the pallets of their predecessors Food & Wine Magazine’s “Best New Chef” winners of years past: 1993 winner and Super Hunger Month Chair Jody Adams of Rialto, 1996 winner Barbara Lynch of Barbara Lynch Gruppo, and 2000 winner Michael Leviton of Lumiere. Come enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an elegant sit-down dinner and watch the flour fly as Food & Wine Magazine’s “Best New Chefs” of now and then show their stuff.”

When:   Thursday, January 21, 2009 at 6pm

Where:  Four Seasons Hotel Boston, 200 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts

Tickets: $200.00 per person”

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