Monthly Mingle September – Americana

by Jenn on September 6, 2012

in Uncategorized

Happy September! This month I have the pleasure of hosting this month’s Monthly Mingle.  Monthly Mingle is a blogging event created by Meeta of What’s for Lunch Honey, and for this month’s theme, I chose Americana. To me,  Americana food is more than just apple pie and thanksgiving turkey – it can be sliders, barbecue,  and popular regional dishes – be it the Southern cuisine, New England seafood, Midwestern comforts, Cajun spices, or any other region of the US.

Before the Storm, New Hampshire 2009

Summer has flown by so quickly it seems, and while it was a memorable season of firsts, I am anxiously awaiting sweatshirt weather and sipping mugs of piping hot tea in the mornings.  While we’ve had a great time living here in Switzerland, I miss being home in the States most at this time of year too  – I miss being out camping in the mountains, fresh clam chowder, seeing friends at homecoming, watching football games, family BBQs, and the cool autumn days with the trees full of color.  Which is why I chose an Americana theme for the Monthly Mingle, to enjoy tasty American classics :)

I can’t wait to see what everyone makes!


How to participate in Monthly Mingle:
1. Create a dish that fits the Americana theme.
2. Post about it on your blog from now till the 30th of September 2012, midnight.
3. Your creation should be prepared for the current Monthly Mingle theme and shared with a maximum of 2 other blog events. Let’s try and keep the creations as fresh as the ingredients you use.
4. You must provide a link to this post and the official Monthly Mingle page.
5. Once you’ve posted your dish, please email me at jenncuisine[at]gmail[dot]com with Monthly Mingle in the subject line and include:

  • Your name
  • Your blog name
  • A link to the post where the dish appears
  • The name of your dish
  • A photo, preferably 640 pixels large.

Happy cooking!


Rosa September 6, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Great theme!

Fall is such a wonderful season.



Jenn September 6, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Thanks Rosa, hope you’re able to participate!

Simone September 6, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Yay! Great theme Jenn! So many things to choose from on what to make so gotta start thinking this one over…

Jenn September 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Thanks Simone! Can’t wait to see what you come up with :)

Amy | Minimally Invasive September 7, 2012 at 1:15 am

Hi Jenn – I posted about something today that would fit perfectly. I didn’t create it specifically for this event, but won’t be submitting it to other blog events. Would it be ok to post for the Monthly Mingle? Thanks!

Jenn September 7, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Hi Amy, I sent you an email :)

Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa September 7, 2012 at 3:46 am

Fabulous theme. Very excited to participate!

Jenn September 7, 2012 at 8:11 am

Thanks Alyssa!!

Happy Cook / Finla September 7, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Can i send homemade cheese chicken burger,

Jenn September 7, 2012 at 7:37 pm


Madhuja September 8, 2012 at 12:20 am

Hi Jenn!
This would be my first monthly mingle event and I am so excited about it – you have chosen a great theme! Quick question – would you prefer the recipe to be gluten free?
By the way, I LOVE the cloudy sky pic! It is so beautiful!

Jenn September 11, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Thanks! While I write a gluten free blog, I realize not everyone else is gluten free. Since Monthly Mingle is an event that crosses all blogging borders, I’m not putting a GF restriction on this event. When I post the roundup I will post a notice so that people are clear that roundup recipes are not necessarily GF.

Kelsey September 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Jenn, I’ve never participated in this event before, but your theme has me itching to jump in. Great choice! I hope you’ve got room for me. I can’t wait to submit!

Jenn September 11, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Great, sure we do!

Chris September 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Sounds very interesting! Lovely photos, too!

Barbara | Creative Culinary September 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm

American huh? I think I know that cuisine! Can’t help but think barbecue. Or apple pie. Or…well, the list goes on. I do believe this is a must participate for me; nice theme!

Jenn September 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Great, can’t wait to see your submission!

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