1/27/2011

Groundhog Extravaganza!

Groundhog Day is next week! We love that quirky, silly holiday. Click here to see all our Groundhog Day recipes. He's popping up everywhere!

To celebrate the holiday, want to see pictures of Punxsutawney Phil at YOUR house!
Plus, to make it fun we'll give one Gourmet Mom reader $50 just for submitting a photo!
Time's up! We have a winner!
"DJCanon Emailed photo #8"
DJ Canon emailed me so many cute pictures, congrats & it looks like your family had a super fun Groundhog Day!

To create your little groundhog picks, click here or on the image below to open and print.

Fold each groundhog in half (along dotted line picture above). And cut out. Make sure to leave the head attached together, it's easier to line up that way. Glue or tape a toothpick inside your groundhog cutout. You're ready to go! Put Phil in sandwiches, rolls, yogurt, anywhere you can dream up! Snap a picture of these groundhog pics in your food and upload it to your blog, twitter, facebook, flickr, wherever works for you. Then, come back here and leave a comment with a link to your photo. Or, you can email them to me. You can enter as many photos as you want (go crazy!) and we'll choose one random photo entry on 2/5 to win a $50 AMEX gift card from yours truly. Everyone can have one freebie entry by leaving a comment here telling me something you like about groundhogs or Groundhog Day. Open to US Residents.

89 comments:

Cozyflier said...

How fun! I feel a Groundhog weekend coming on with the kids! :-) Thanks
Carrie

Mindie Hilton said...

I hate to admit it but I like Groundhog Day the movie, of course not to watch with the kids. Thanks for the extra entry. I am going to make a dirt cake today or Friday and will groundhog it up! Will share it with you soon.

Laurie's Kitchen said...

Mandy, I just love the Groundhog...too cute!! My printer is not working...so I will just leave a comment for my freebie entry!! On Groundhog Day we serve our traditional Stew & Polenta Dinner : )

Hannah said...

Too Cute! I wish I had a printer :-( Groundhog day is fun, I'm hoping for an early spring, but aren't we all!
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Smurfette79 said...

Thanks for these suggestions. Groundhog day is my birthday . I live in PA so it has always been a big deal..

Mindie Hilton said...

http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/01/groundhog-cake.html

Mandy here is the link to 3 pictures. I did a blog post on the Groundhog cake I made, thanks for the inspiration.

I also included your blog in my post, hope you will check it out.

Noemi said...

I like reminding my kids what Groundhog Day is about. They think it's funny that a groundhog makes such important decisions... :)

Shannon said...

I love groundhog day because, scientific or not, it always brings a little reminder that spring is just around the corner!

Mandy said...

Mindie, fabulous cake! Entry #2 for second photo.

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Mindie Entry #3 for third cake photo.

Mommyto2boys said...

Such a cute idea, for the kids and adults alike! There'd be nothing funnier than seeing Daddy's reaction to a groundhog popping out of his lunch box at work :) My favorite thing about groundhog day is seeing the news media and other grown adults getting so excited if the groundhog will see his shadow or not, it gets pretty comical over the year!

rhayes13 said...

I just always hope it will be early spring!! My cousin however ALWAYS goes to see him in person!

Samantha said...

Hahaha! The best thing about Groundhog Day is definitely the movie!!!
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Anne said...

I do like to find out what the groundhog says, although in california it really isn't that important :)
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Shelly said...

Groundhogs day is a GREAT day to make shadow puppets!

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Lindsey said...

What a fun contest! I like Groundhog Day because I always look forward to Spring, and this means it's just one day closer!

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

fun giveaway!

My fav thing about groundhog day is watching the movie groundhog day over and over and over :)

Sommer said...

I love this little guy! And all the ideas on here as well, I'm going to make the groundhog pancakes this year, so cute!
Every year I make a groundhog shaped meatloaf and groundhog cupcakes. And of course we watch the movie Groundhogs Day....over and over again, lol. :)
This is the meatloaf I make, this site shared it last year. Yeah it's a little weird looking, but my kids love it!
http://www.skiptomylou.org/2010/02/02/felt-groundhog-finger-puppet/

mary said...

Mandy-- such a cute idea! I look forward to Groundhog Day because I know that no matter what-- it really is only 6 weeks until Spring!

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Fillmore Fun said...

Since I live in the frozen wastelands of Idaho, every groundhog day I look forward to that slim hope that maybe spring is on the way!

Ginny said...

How fun, thank you! What I love about groundhogs day is gets you thinking about spring. It almost gives you hope that the cold winters is almost over :) Plus it is just fun to see what the groundhog says regardless of how true it is, lol

CooperativeParent said...

Hello! I am a mother and a Nanny! I am always looking for new things to do with the kids! I think they will love to have "Phil" as a topper on their food...now, the food....what shall we make!??

Momma Hannah said...

I like that it's my birthday, so I don't have to cook that day. Here's hoping for an early spring!

DJCannon said...

I love all of your wonderful ideas for getting kids to eat foods and this is definitely a winner. Putting the cute groundhog in everything has been a lot of fun and I think we will do this every year as a get excited to see if Spring is coming early.

BTW, the butterbeer was FABULOUS!! Definitely rich, but oh so good!

Sent you an email with my other entries.

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Anonymous said...

Groundhogs are so cute!
Jina
thefrugalmind at gmail dot com

Allison said...

We are kind of groundhog day crazy in my family. The best thing about Groundhog Day is that every year we go to Portillo's and eat chocolate cake, while wearing the groundhog shirts we had made!

crafymom said...

We love playing shadow tag!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

My favorite part of Groundhog's Day is watching the movie. It's got some of the best lines ever.

Thanks for the cute groundhog cut-out! I'm totally going to put that in my kids' lunch today!

Brandi said...

I adore your blog and I'm a frequent reader but I don't think I've ever posted a comment! I wanted to first off say thank you for the idea of the groundhog pancakes. Mine turned out NOTHIING like yours but my kiddos thought they were cool. ;)

Also wanted to send a link to my blog post with all our fun Groundhog Day pics: http://thesearemymoments.blogspot.com/2011/02/happy-lets-pray-that-damn-rodent-doesnt.html

The Sneaky Mommy said...

We LOVE celebrating Groundhog day! We read our book: Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather and then did a little predicting of our own! It was great snow day fun!

Kiley said...

My picture: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_gLsUm27XSRc/TUosgEbvHrI/AAAAAAAAA5E/BQAsP46vZ3c/s1600/DSC07200.JPG

Kiley said...

I love EVERY holiday. Maybe it's a little much, but I try to celebrate them all (big or little, random or traditional)!!

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amber gi said...

i wish i had a printer! and a camera!
i like groundhog day the movie...always thought it was cute. i like groundhog day the day b/c it is just old fashioned american fun.
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mother goose said...

I loved your ground hog ideas so much! I gave them a try and put them on my recipe blog. I highlighted you briefly and sent any readers I may have your way. Thanks for being such a fun creative mom.

Allison said...

Here's my first pic:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150179859689012&set=a.9879364011.26477.796074011

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pic #2: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150179859689012&set=a.9879364011.26477.796074011#!/photo.php?fbid=10150179859759012&set=a.9879364011.26477.796074011&pid=8684199&id=796074011

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pic #3: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150179859689012&set=a.9879364011.26477.796074011#!/photo.php?fbid=10150179859829012&set=a.9879364011.26477.796074011&pid=8684200&id=796074011

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Emily Anna said...

Ok, here is our attempt at Groundhog Day dinner. Can't say I have your panache, but life goes on!

http://snippysnaps.blogspot.com/2011/02/holiday-eats.html

Emily Anna said...

I am giving myself a second entry for the "shadows..." :)

Theresa said...

I love the movie, Bill Murray is classic.

Thanks for the freebie entry.

Tom Harry said...

Hi - Mandy;

Tom here : your husband gave me info. on referencing your site here - and it is GREAT!

I have a couple daughters that will be THRILLED to follow your Blog and get ALL these wonderful ideas / helps on cooking, etc.

Thx for making this available!! :)

Appreciate it, Tom, Greeley, CO