Saturday, June 26, 2010

Good Earth Prize Pack Giveaway!



Ever have one of those days, when you have the no-cooking blues? My husband is usually home for every meal, which means lots of cooking, lots of dishes, and lots of time spent on meal planning, preparing, etc. I love to cook, but there are some days when I find myself with a half hour to lunch and nothing ready!




Thanks to MyBlogSpark, I was able to test out the new Good Earth line of boxed meals! They were quick to whip up, and we thought they were absolutely delicious! We tried the Mediterranean Chicken with angel hair pasta, and it had such yummy flavor. We can't wait to try the other varieties!



Lucky you! A reader from the Ivy Twines will have a chance to win the very same Good Earth prize pack I received! It contains: a Good Earth Mediterranean Chicken dry dinner kit, two sets of bamboo flatware, two bamboo dishes, a bamboo utility board and a 100% recyclable grocery tote. YAY!!


Here's the super simple way to enter:



Simply comment with an easy and yummy meal idea! I'm always looking for new ideas, so I might as well see what my wonderful readers are cookin' up! Thanks!




Giveaway ends July 10th at 11:59 CST. US entries only please! The information, prize pack and giveaway have all been provided by Good Earth through MyBlogSpark. Thanks for offering one to our readers too!



35 comments:

  1. i like mexican lazagna..which is alot of the same ingredients you'd use in tacos, cooked seasoned ground beef, cheese, salsa, beans, tortillas all layered in a casserole dish and baked...great to reheat also

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  2. My favorite easy summer recipe is the Caprese salad! Garden fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese tossed with fresh basil and good olive oil. Season with sea salt. If you want to make it a main dish, just add chopped grilled chicken. Delish!

    Thank you for the chance,

    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  4. i love wonton noodle soup, if you buy wonton wrappers (we get them from asian grocery stores) then are fast to make since you only have to mix the fillings, and you can make a large amount in one setting.
    here are a couple recipes
    http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/wonton-noodle-soup/Detail.aspx
    http://www.cooking.com/Recipes-And-More/RecDetail.aspx?rid=204
    thanks for hosting the giveaway :D it looks yummy.

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  5. On hot summer nights a pasta salad is good. You can add bits of any kinds of leftover veggies or meats or beans and vary it with different dressings and pasta shapes.
    ~K http://scr.im/nerak

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  6. our favorite easy and yummy meal...is breakfast food! love it! could have it everynight!!

    kelseylaster at gmail dot com

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  7. OMG, B! I live and die by my CROCK POT! I have so many favorite recipes, I couldn't even begin to pick one. I run four crock pots on Sundays and then all I have to do is re-heat during the week! LOVE IT! My favorite, recently, though, has been just making seasoned (taco, lemon-pepper, herb, etc.) chicken in the crockpot - cook chicken breasts for about 45 minutes, then shred, then put back in and finish cooking (all on low). Then, I have shredded chicken for the week to throw into soups, salad, sandwiches, or casseroles. SO handy! :) jenbaumgarten@yahoo.com

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  8. Here's a way you can cook once and have the meat cooked for 4 (or more) different chicken entrees. Get a large pack of chicken (any parts you desire). If you prefer, skin the chicken. Spray a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray for each flavor of chicken you are preparing. Place the appropriate pieces of chicken for your family in each pan. Here's the twist: you flavor each pan of chicken differently. You could roll one set in Italian bread crumbs, and another set in panko bread crumbs. Another pan's chicken could be brushed with BBQ sauce, the fourth pan's chicken is covered with Italian salad dressing, and the 5th pan's chicken is covered with with teriyaki sauce, etc. Use whatever favorite sauces you like!After baking the pans of chicken in the oven, let them cool and then cut the chicken up, if you like. Some chicken can be chopped, others cut in strips, and you can leave some on the bone. Wrap each style individually and refrigerate or freeze chicken until you are ready to use it. The chicken can be used by itself as an entree, or in a garden or a pasta salad. It can be used mixed with rice, veggies, noodles, etc. The only limit is your imagination. It doesn't get any easier than this unless someone is treating you to dinner in a restaurant! Enjoy!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  9. Your choice of pasta, 2 cans tuna drained,cherry tomatoes, cucumber, green peppers, olives, feta cheese,onions,garlic, fresh chopped basil, drizzle baslmic vinegar and olive oil over it. Toss and serve.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  10. I love to make this Thai Peanut Pasta that I found on the blog Jen Loves Kev -- it's basically rotini pasta, peanut butter, soy sauce, italian dressing, peanuts, and snap peas. Super easy and tasty! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Kabobs! It is summer so time for some yummy kabobs, my fav are grilled with chicken/steak, onions, mushroom, green pepper, pineapple, and sweet and sour sauce.

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  12. http://thehappyclipper.blogspot.com/2010/02/bread-machine-oat-rolls_27.html

    I love this recipe for Oat Rolls. My mom makes these from scratch, but I adapted it for the bread machine.
    huffychic@gmail.com

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  13. My favorite quick meal is a green salad with some grilled meat and dried (or fresh) fruit and sourdough bread.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  14. Take Canned biscuits and place them on a baking sheet a take a cup to push them down like mini pizzas. Then add pizza sauce and your toppings to make little pizzas!
    carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. my favorite easy meal is a salmon burger, chopped into leafy green salad (spinach, cilantro, romaine), with a lemon chive vinegar-free dressing. it goes so well with the greens and the fish, and it's done in a half hour! and it's lo carb, lo fat, and has some healthy fiber in it 8)

    @FlamingBlingy
    phranne[at]yahoo.com

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  16. On a night I don't want to cook I just do some quesidillas but fill them with some veggies (some combination of pepper, onion, mushrooms, asperagus, etc.) and cheese of course. I grill them on the bbq or just do them on the stove. So yummy and so easy.

    buganderson@gmail.com

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  17. For an easy dinner for my family I make enchiladas in the oven with all ready to go items I have in stock in my pantry: tortillas, cheese, sauce... simple and fast jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  18. Burritos is my quick and easy. Canned or pre-grilled chicken, refried or black beans, cheese. I roll it up and bake with cheese on top, then put sour cream, lettuce, salsa and/or guacamole on the side.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

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  19. I am OBSESSED with my slow cooker this summer. Earlier this week, I made super easy, super delicous shredded chicken tacos.

    The evening before I threw 3 boneless, skinned chicken breasts, a half a cup of salsa, half an onion (sliced), a jalapeno pepper (chopped), and a pack of taco seasoning in the slow cooker. I let them marinate in the refrigerator overnight, and then before I left for work the next morning, I set it to cook for 8 hours on the lowest setting.

    Serve on warmed corn tortillas with cilantro and diced onions (and whatever fixins you can dream up).

    Soooo good!

    amysweeps at gmail dot com

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  20. One very quick meal that we use in our house, and the kids like too is called Easy lasagna.
    All you need is a bag of frozen ravioli of your choice, a bag of mozzarella cheese, and a jar of spaghetti sauce.
    In a 9X13 pan place one layer of ravioli, half of the sauce, half of the cheese, repeat with another layer of ravioli, rest of cheese, rest of sauze and place in the oven for 45 min at 350 or until sauce starts to bubble on sides. And I usually put tin foil on top so the cheese doesn't brown.
    Everyone likes it in our house and it is super easy to throw together!

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  21. OUr favorite quick dinner is hot dogs and cheese wrapped up in refrigerated crescent roll dough. Pop them in the oven for 15 minutes and enjoy!
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

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  22. I love watermelon and cucumber salad, its so perfect for the summer.
    andie.v107(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Homemade hot pockets! Chop up your choice of meat (I use ham and pepperoni a lot), add cheese, a little spagetti sauce. Flatten out pizza dough (you can use homemade or Pillsbury!) add the meat/cheese/any veges you would like, wrap it up and bake per pizza dough instructions! Delicious!

    ky2001ank at hotmail dot com

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  24. I like to make Monte Cristos. Just slice french bread butter one side and place that side down on a cookie sheet, add some sliced ham, a slice or two of tomato (fresh from the garden are best) and then a slice or two of provolone cheese. Put them under the broiler in the oven until cheese starts to brown.
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

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  25. This is a simple summer recipe to use the fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden. Mix couscous, chopped cucumbers and cherry tomatoes with dijon mustard and a bit of balsamic vinegar. Eat cold like a pasta salad. Also yummy with some crumbled feta. Super tasty and fresh.

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  26. My favorite easy meal is yang chow fried rice. I just stir fry some garlic, onion in butter, add some mixed vegetables (frozen peas, corn, carrots) and some ham or chicken and the left over rice. Add salt or soy sauce to taste.

    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  27. My favorite quick meal is a wrap. Lots of fresh Veggies & whatever meat/cheese you have in the fridge. Super easy & yummy!

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  28. We like homemade "alfredo" sauce with pasta for a very quick easy meal. We just boil noodles, drain, return to pan add a bit of butter, cream and shredded parmesan cheese. I usually put in a little minced garlic and pepper.

    steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

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  29. I like to make a quick quiche for a quick dinner. Instead of pie crust you can cube up stale crusty bread. Lay that down in the pie pan. Whip up eggs with some milk and cheese/meat/veggies of choice. Pour over the bread and bake about 20 minutes or until firm. I use a smaller baking pan that fits in my toaster oven so that I don't have to heat up my house in the summer!

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  30. Crock pot Roast - throw a cheap chuck roast into a crock pot with a package of Lipton onion soup mix. cook 4-6 hours and yummmmm!

    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. A quick meal I always make is shepards pie. Just brown a lb of beef and put at the bottom on a baking dish. Put a can of veggies on top of it. On top of that, put on a layer of mashed potatoes. Put it in the oven, and that's it and its soooo good!

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  32. My family loves ranch chicken. Add a package of dry ranch dressing with plain yogurt and milk. Mix it all up in a bag for a few hours, then remove and grill. Yum! tylerpants{at}gmail.com

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  33. I like to make calzones using premade pizza dough, then put some ricotta cheese, mozzarella, and pepperoni inside. Bake and serve with spaghetti or pizza sauce!
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

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  34. My go to meal this summer has been a thick slice of cornbread with a green chili on top and then smothered in monterey jack cheese, broil for a few minutes. Yum! My kids sometimes like a hint of sweetness if the green chili happens to be more on the hot side rather than on the mild side and drizzle a little honey or maple syrup on top.

    gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

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