New Feature: Monday Muster

Monday Muster at Food Stories Blog

Have you ever heard the phrase, cut the muster, before? Do you know what the word muster means or ever wonder what it means? As a child, my parents would always use the phrase cut the mustard & I always thought it was strange why someone would even attempt to cut mustard. Fortunately, I understood the gist of the sentence and the thought being conveyed so I didn’t really even think about it until my college years. At one point, I erroneously used the phrase cut the mustard and a college buddy of mine openly taunted me for not knowing the word muster. At that point in my life, I had dreams of being an English professor so surely you can imagine my level of devastation & embarrassment.

Fast forward to present day life. Ever since I started my blog, I have always wanted to do a weekly feature, review, roundup … whatever you choose to call it; however, I couldn’t come up with an original name so I decided to put the concept on hold. I hate to be a follower :-)

For some reason, muster came to mind the other day and I decided to look up the actual definition of the word. Every dictionary and thesaurus has a different word choice but they all are in the same range as assemble, gather, collect, come together, round up … Bam,  there’s my word!

Actually, this works out perfectly for me and my schedule because I work lots of long hours through the traditional work week. Saturday and Sunday are the only times that I have to leisurely browse the net, connect with others and get creative. Therefore, Monday Muster will be my time & place to gather, collect & round up my week of thoughts, fave foodies/blogs, food news & things that have inspired me. Kind of like a state of the union address … hmmm, why didn’t I just call it state of the blog? Oh well, I digress …

Young Grasshopper has her Featured Five, Juanita’s Cocina has What’s Been Happenin’ In The Cocina, the Cooking Actress has Something Saturdays, Averie Cooks has Thursday Things & Food Stories now has a Monday Muster :-)

Without further adieu, let’s get this muster underway …

Last Weeks Blog Posts from Food Stories

Sunday – What’s Your Food Story?
Saturday – Macaroni Day & NEW Food Story Photos
Friday – June Winner – Food Stories Award for Excellence in Storytelling
Thursday – Veggie Fries
Wednesday – Blueberry Muffins made with Coconut Flour
Tuesday – Chocolate Almond Cookies
Monday – The Holy Grail of Sugar Cookies by Jess of Floptimism

Interesting Pins from Last Week

All my pins can be followed at Pinterest.

Holiday Food – 4th of July – Cute Snack with Redvines
Great Ideas – Mug Reheats Coffee Without Using Electricity
Beautiful Pictures – Beautiful photograph of the Redwood Forest, California
Cute/Funny Food – Popsicle Men
Pretty Food – Summer Biss Cookies
Food Tips/Tools – The Most Common Cooking Mistakes

Fave Foodie Blog Posts
Go Bake Yourself – The Proud Moment
The Cozy Apron – The Layers of Six Cheese Lasagna Like the Layers of Life

Food News
Foodbeast – Family Leaves $500 Tip on an ‘F-ing Pizza’
MedicineNet – Infant Formula Can Be a Major Source of BPA
Foodista – Food Network Canada Chef Anthony Sedlak Dies at Age 29
MedicineNet – Sugar Substitutes Can Lead to Weight Loss

Things I'm Working On

These are items that are not quite ready for prime time yet and may or may not be coming to a blog post soon :-)

Peaches N Cream Baked Donuts Follow Me on Pinterest

Peaches N Cream Baked Donuts, a take on Jen’s version

Mexican Almond Cake Follow Me on Pinterest

Mexican Almond Cake, a take on Anita’s version

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Follow Me on Pinterest

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Low Carb Pecan Pie Bars Follow Me on Pinterest

Pecan Pie Bars

Low Carb Pecan Pie Follow Me on Pinterest

Pecan Pie

Thanks for stopping by this week … Hope you enjoyed your first Monday Muster :-)

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  1. I’m honored. Can’t wait to see what you do with my almond cake!
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  2. Great idea, cant wait for your next posts
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  3. GREAT GREAT idea!! I love it! I love going to ONE PLACE to find all the top fun and interesting articles I may have missed :)
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  4. LOVE this new idea! I have also tried doing something similar but my daily blogs seem to be enough work right now. Maybe in the future!
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  5. Aaaagh! I too thought it was “cut the mustard”. Thanks for enlightening me before I put my foot in it :-)

    Great new idea for Mondays
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  6. I think this is a great idea!
    PS. That frosting looks incredible.
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