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.
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.