Showing posts with label giveaway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label giveaway. Show all posts

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Winners!

Thanks for everyone that participate in the Silpat giveaway. The lucky winners are Jenn and Debbie! Congratulations ladies! I'll contact you to get your info.

And now's the time where I should post a recipe, but to be honest, it's Friday and I'm ready to lounge with my babes. I will leave you with a little rice tip that I discovered the other day though. I always end up making too much rice and I don't really like leftover rice, it just doesn't taste as good to me the next day. So I threw some in a skillet with olive oil, and cracked and egg right into it. I stirred it so the wet egg completely coated the rice, threw in some salt and pepper and kept stirring until the egg was cooked. It gave the rice such a nice flavor and texture, but it wasn't necessarily "eggy" tasting. A bit like fried rice, minus all of the other goodies. My picky little boy ate about three helpings of it, so we'll definitely be trying it again!

What does everyone have planned for the weekend? The area that I live in just had a Whole Foods open up so I'm patiently waiting for my hubby to get home so we can check it out! Is it weird to go to the grocery store on a date? Kim I think I'm going to try and find that cheese and bread that you posted the other day! Anyway, apparently I'm in a rambling mood, so I best be going to before I really get going. Have a wonderful weekend my friends and I'll see you Monday!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Speedy Chicken Potpie and A GIVEAWAY!!

I think the best way to look at this dish is more as a stew with breadsticks. To me, potpie is covered in a rich and flaky top, and while this is an absolutely delicious stew, it's just not potpie to me. However, don't let that stop you from making this. It's so flavorful, chunky and comforting. My kids gobbled this down and asked for seconds, which means it's definitely going to be a regular at our house!

Speedy Chicken Potpie
Adapted from Cooking Light Jan/Feb 2010


Cooking Spray
1 pound rotisserie chicken, shredded
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups fat free chicken broth
1 bay leaf
3-4 peeled, diced potatoes
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup green beans
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
15 ounces pie crust


1. Preheat oven to 425.

2. Bring 2 1/2 cups broth and bay leaf to a boil in a large saucepan. Add potatoes and onions; cover and cook medium-high for 8 minutes. Stir in greenbeans; cover and cook 2 minutes. Stir in chicken. Combine remaining 1/2 cup broth and flour; stir into potato mixture. Reduce heat to medium; cook 2 minutes until bubbly and thick. Remove bay leaf. Stir in thyme, pepper and sage.

4. While stew cooks, cut pie crust dough crosswise into 12 strips. Arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 425 for 7 minutes or until browned and puffy. Top chicken mixture with piecrust strips.

Serves 4: 1 1/2 cups stew, 3 piecrust strips

Per Serving: 341cal, 8.5g fat, 30.4g prot, 33.6g carb, 2.5g fiber

Points per Serving: 7

And to say thank you to all of you for being such wonderful reader, I am FINALLY having a giveaway! You can enter for a chance to win a Silpat!

These are smaller silpats, as you can see by my scientific fork comparison. They are 11 3/4 x 8 1/4, and being smaller practically guarantees that they'll fit into your favorite baking sheet. They are SO wonderful for baking and absolutely nothing sticks to them. I swear by mine, you'll love this!

For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what sort of delicious goodies you plan to bake with it. That's it! BUT, for extra chances, you can subscribe to me as a reader (or let me know that you're already subscribed). You can link this giveaway somewhere on your blog. Or, you can post this giveaway on facebook or twitter. Just be sure to leave me an extra comment for each additional entry. If you leave an anonymous comment, be sure to leave contact info. And...
1. You must be 18 or older to enter.
2. You must live in the continental US.
3. You DO NOT have to be a food blogger to enter, you just have to have contact info.

This giveaway closes Thursday Jan 21st at 10pm. I will announce the winner on Friday the 22nd. Good luck, and THANKS FOR READING!
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