Sunday, September 21, 2008

Weekly Menu 9/22 - 9/27/08 & A Giveaway!

It's hard to believe but this is the 300th post on A Good Appetite. The past year & a half of cooking, tasting & writing for this blog has been such fun for Matt & me. But what's really keeps the blog interesting for us & pushes us to keep posting is all of you who read it & especially all of you that comment. With that in mind, we've decided it was time for a little giveaway as a way to say thanks.
IMG_7280
We've put together this little package of treats from here in Minnesota.
* Wild Rice - This is the real stuff folks, naturally grown & hand harvested.
* Wee Willy's Barbecue Sauce - I know a barbecue sauce from MN?! But this one is so good Bon Appetit wrote it up in their barbecue issue this year.
* Scandinavian Blend Coffee from European Roasterie - Even though the beans aren't grown locally the roster is in MN yet has a wonderful global view.
* B.T. McElrath Harvest Moon Truffles - Handcrafted chocolates from a company housed in the original Betty Crocker R&D space.
Just leave a comment on this post including an email address where we can reach you. On Saturday we'll use the random number generator to pick a winner. (Sorry, we can only ship to the US & Canada.)

Now on to Menu Planning Monday....

This head cold I've had since last Tuesday night continues to linger & has really sucked all of my creativity in the kitchen away. Its also seems to make me craze chicken dishes...

Chicken Curry - I think we're going to try making up our own version of curry this week, we'll see how it goes. - RESULT - I think I might finally be on the right track when it comes to making my own curry.

Roast Chicken - I need some cooked chicken later in the week so that's the perfect excuse to have Matt roast one for dinner.

Chicken Fennel Pot Pie
- Matt is traveling part of this week & I thought I'd use some leftover chicken to make myself a little pie.

Vegetable Tart
- Looks like this week's CSA box is going to have lots of good things for me to put in a tart.

White Bean & Chicken Stew
- Something I have in my head based on some chicken thighs we got on sale. I'm thinking a nice slow long cooker here.

I want to experiment some more with savory bread pudding & am thinking of a fennel, fig & goat cheese version (basically because I have fennel bread & goat cheese with figs in it). We'll thaw one of the containers of freezer pickles later in the week & report of how they turned out.

This weeks cupcake flavor is still a bit up in the air but I'm leaning to an Asian Plum flavor.

45 comments:

Deborah said...

How funny - there was just a post on Equal Opportunity Kitchen that had wild rice stuffed peppers, and I was thinking that I don't think I've ever had wild rice before!

Congrats on 300 posts. I just hit 300 not long ago. Isn't blogging fun!!

Jen said...

How exciting-- everything looks so good. My email is realgoodtaste@blogspot.com and I've got my fingers crossed for the random number...

KariH said...

It was great meeting you at the Cookin' MN meetup! I look forward to your chicken curry recipe (if it pans out) as I love curry and have been making these chicken style seitan cutlets (http://yellowroserecipes.com/) that are terrific.
I have been enjoying reading your past postings and all your food looks delicious.
-Kari

Brilynn said...

I always think menu planning is a good idea, but I never do it...

What kind of icing would you go with on the asian plum cupcake?

jillian said...

Wow 300 posts!I am looking forward to seeing the pot pie.

Elle said...

Everything sounds delicious--but especially the chicken pie. I've been tossing the idea to make one around for 3 weeks now. Gotta get my tail moving on that one.

Sara said...

You should try roasting the chicken in your crockpot! Its so easy and is so moist and flavorful - the only way I roast chicken anymore.

Would love to be in the drawing... smooremsu@hotmail.com.

vamom7678 said...

Thought of you today while making a grilled cheese sandwich. I've enjoyed all your recipes and what you have done with your CSA's. Keep up the good work.....

Amy said...

I love reading your blog and seeing all the good things that you make. Congrats on 300 posts!

Tricia said...

It's always great to read a blog from a foodie, but I love that I get ideas on how to use items in the HVF CSA. Plus, who can resist the weekly cupcake. Keep up the good work and I'll keep reading! tturk19@yahoo.com.

AmyRobynne said...

Thanks for your blog! As a fellow HVF person, it's great to see what someone else does with it.

amyrobynne at gmail.com

Lisa said...

Congrats on your 300th post! I love reading your blog. What nice things to give away.

Stacy and Brian said...

I just had a 300th post give-away too! Congratulations! We love your site. Stacy
stacypdx_brady@yahoo.com

annmartina said...

As another HVF subscriber, it's nice to see a local blog. I've let my blog fall by the wayside. I'm hoping to start posting new things soon. ah-ha@brainlaser.com

Frugal Finds said...

I am hoping to win!!!

Jill Schams said...

Just found your blog the other day- I love it! We live in La Crosse, Wisconsin- just a few hours south of you (and pretty close to Viroqua, where your CSA boxes come from!) Browsing through the past posts, I noticed that you once drove Radiohead around Minneapolis- how in the heck did you manage that! My husband is a huge Radiohead fan, and is completely jealous!
Anyway, I look forward to many more posts and delicious looking food! Thanks!
Jill in La Crosse
jillpickle13@hotmail.com

Mary said...

As a fellow midwest resident I get much the same items in my farm box, have the same weather so am always looking for seasonal yummy ideas. I enjoy reading the blog!

chelefin said...

We get the HVF box too! I look to you first for ideas for the week.

Debbie said...

I live in Nevada. Even tho, we are the "gambling" state, I have never won a thing. Must be because I never gamble. hmmm.
But, I've decided to take a gamble on your give-a-way and stick my name in the drawing!
Plus I really want to try the BBQ sauce.
my e-mail address is
dlstone@winnemucca.net

my fingers are crossed. :~)

PS hooray for you..sticking to food blogging that long!! I'm envious.

TNelson said...

count me in as someone who would love to win these wonderful items. We love rice and I'm always interested in trying a new BBQ sauce. Sara (commenter from earlier) I'd love to see that crockpot roast chicken recipe. I've made note of your blogsite and I'm heading over there to take a look.

Congratuations on your 300th post!

Trish

TNelson said...

Can someone tell me how you get your pictures or avatars to attach to your comments? I've been wondering that for awhile...

Trish

Suzee said...

I love the weekly cupcake! Not often you can get small batch baking recipes :) Congrats on the 300 posts! suzee at ricklafleur dot com.

_ts of [eatingclub] vancouver said...

Am also a little sick. =(

Anyway, I love the name WEE WILLY! Teehee, so cute.

(Wow, 300 posts.. a year and a half!)

Vicki said...

Congrats on 300 posts! Looking forward to 300 more :)

Shannon said...

Wow! 300 posts! I think I'm only up to 22 or so now :)

The drawing is definitely too good to pass up. shan64@hotmail.com

kamailesfood said...

Great menu! The pot pie sounds especially yummy. I love comfort food. :) The savory bread pudding sounds interesting.

kamailesfood(at)gmail(dot)com

Tammy said...

Awesome giveaway...
I have been craving chicken too...and made for dinner curry chicken and sweet potatoes in the crockpot with coconut rice.
It was delish..

TiV said...

Regards from Scandinavia! What a great blog you have! I am so curious about the frozen cucumber - pls let us know how they were! The cucumber season is just ending and this would be a perfect way to maintain some summer flavours.

gpd628 said...

Yummy! I would love to win!!!

Anonymous said...

congrats on your 300th post!
i love reading your posts for delicious recipes :)

(sarangy@gmail.com)

Kimi said...

I am sooo jealous of your CSA box! None to be found here :(
keeping my fingers crossed for the drawing!
gardengalkim@yahoo.com

Tim said...

I am enjoying your blog immensely.

nwdiscgolfer at mac dot com

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 300th post.

I found your blog thanks to your bacon and dark chocolate cupcake recipe.
-Holly
ehc26@drexel.edu

Z said...

Well, I'm in Switzerland and wild rice is SOOO expensive over here that I'm wondering if we could work out a trade of sorts separately? Anything you want from here? :-)

Congrats on the milestone!

blogger.tset@gmail.com
basedinvilligen.blogspot.com

Carolyn said...

I'm a huge fan of your blog. I've made more recipes from here than anywhere else. All of them have been home runs and are super no fail. I can't wait to try freezer pickles. I love wild rice too. Thank you for such a great blog and congrats on 300.

giz said...

Very cool indeed - I'm so curious about the wild rice (since I just posted Manitoba wild rice) to see if they're similar.

Leslie said...

300 posts???WOW thats great!!!
Thanks for you comment on my Oreo Turkeys! My kids LOVED them!

Topher said...

congrats on 300!


zekks at yahoo dot com

Allen of EOL said...

I'm a sucker for a giveaway :-) Congratulations on the 300th post! I wish you many many more!

allen at eatingoutloud dot com

Ranee said...

The curry looks really good. If you are looking for ideas for the white bean and chicken stew, I make mine with onions, garlic, potatoes, celery, the beans, chicken broth, lots of thyme, chicken, and I add a little cream and sherry at the end.

I love your giveaway. I am all over regional food. The e-mail tied to this account is live. Thank you!

Lori said...

How nice is that? Wow 300 posts. Good for you. You always have such great food too. You can count me in for your drawing, great stuff there! lipsmackerz at gmail.com

Jess said...

I love visiting throughout the week - so many good ideas! I'm making the Dark Chocolate-Bacon Cupcakes you posted a long while back for a going away party next week.

I can't resist entering for the giveaway! My email is jessicbuddy@yahoo.com!

Anonymous said...

This is a terrific blog...I just can't think of much to do with my CSA box these days. Thanks so much for the ideas.
And for the give away--tanannie2 at yahoo.com

Alex said...

I love your blog. I think my favorite post is when you went to the fair. I also liked blueberry basil cupcakes.

alex.k.scanlon at gmail dot com

shampoo said...

I can't wait for 301!!! Congrats!!!!

talskypoo@gmail.com

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Get Email Updates!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Measurement Abbreviations

T = Tablespoon
t = teaspoon
c = cup
lb = pound
oz - ounce

Labels

Blog Archive

Contributors