Blogging Marathon # 25 – 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!

I feel so proud writing this post. Nothing short of being surprised and happy that we are here after 25 months of having started something tangible, something so wonderful that has bound so many bloggers around the globe. There have been some bloggers who did some, some who did many, some who did all the editions. You know who you are, I am so glad this Blogging Marathon caught on your fancy as it has me. 
February marks the 25th Edition and we have planned on a large scale to celebrate this occasion. I would not reveal the plan right away, would want to have the surprise till the end and share the joy with you all. So stay tuned for that!
In fact I spoke about it last month when I was happy marking the 2nd year of BM being started. Hope you read again and be part of this wonderful event. 
Okay, coming back to the regular stuff, 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 week blogger’s 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 25th edition will 
3, 4, 5 February 
10, 11, 12 February 
17, 18, 19 February 
24, 25, 26 February 
Please email me at latest by 23rd January along with your theme.
FYI:  Requests to join after 23rd January 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
  • Same theme can’t be taken by one blogger.
  • 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 # 25th will be the following:
Since having this theme is to make sure my Kid’s Delight event gets good entries, I thought it makes sense to have two themes based on the hosting time.
Kid’s Delight – Lunch Box Recipes (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid’s Delight – Back to Hostel Food (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)
Kid’s Delight – Lunch Box Recipes (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)

PJ is starting the new year with a request for all to make Lunch Box recipes suitable for kids. These recipes needless to say, should be Kid approved and appropriate to be packed in a box for school. 
Depending on your child’s age group, please mention in the post and along with other things that you will be packing for the kid.
Kid’s Delight – Back to Hostel Food (17,18,19 and 24,25,26) 

As always Kamalika thinks differently. This edition she is calling for ideas to pack back to your kids who go back to hostels to study. As hard it will be to send away kids to hostels, it’s always done with best intentions. So they might as well enjoy their hostel again with foods packed from home. So from Feb to Mar 15th, you can prepare any food that would stay good for kids who carry back food with them that would have longer shelf life etc.. that would make Back to hostel Food

Cooking from a book

As the name says, you can cook anything from a book. Only requirement is you got to give reference to the book, either online or hard copy. You can simply click a picture of the book, without any copyright infringement. If you select three different cooks for all three days.

How to make – Basics Liquids

Under this you can make anything like sauce, be sweet or savoury  anything that can be used a topping, sauce. It can’t be paste, powder etc. Should be in liquid form and no powder. Should essentially have steps and clear method to make it.

North East Indian Cuisine

Look up Internet to check out which all states will fall under this cuisine and cook three dishes from it.

Baking with Whole Grains 

As the name says, you can bake anything with whole grains. It can be unleavened bread, oven baked, stove top or tandoor. But different grain each day.

Cooking with Alphabets

The dish can start in any language. Only condition all three should fall be either baked, steamed, or cooked on stove top from the below list

K, M, I

A, L , F

O, R, V

S, G, N

Breakfast on the run

Meaning the breakfast should be fixed within 30 mins if cooked from scratch or 15 mins if assembled. It can be open toast stuffed sandwich, rotis and rolls.

Special Theme –  

1. BM 25th Edition Special
2. Any one of the above editions that is eligible

Option is for those who are part of the 25th Special event. Others who want to do the 4th week can opt for the second option.

Do three weeks and for the 4th week you get to do the special theme.
This is accepted only for the 4th week.

Please spread the details if you want your friends to be part of this marathon.
Let’s gear up for another non stop blogging!

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