Monday, October 25, 2010

Farmers Market Finds, Weekly Menu and a Treat to Giveaway

Since I've been slowly stocking up on things like garlic & squash from the farmers market we didn't need that much this week.
Farmers Market Finds 10/24
Pie Pumpkins - These will get stuffed
Beets - Not sure how I'll use them yet but couldn't resist them
Leeks - Might go in the pumpkins
Figgy Rye Bread - For sandwiches
Ham & Swisscuits - These made a find breakfast sandwich this morning
French Bread - Had some last night with soup & the rest will go in the pumpkins

Our market, the Kingfield Farmers Market, is one of the latest running farmers markets in our area but we only have one weekend left & the holiday market on November 13th before it is over for the year.

On to Menu Planning Monday...
Smoked Salmon Chowder - trying finishing it off with a little cream cheese this time.
Pumpkin Guts - You've got to come back for this one.
Sausage & Peppers over Grits - Our typically recipe for the sausage & peppers but trying it over grits is new for us.
Bison & Butternut Squash Chili - Because we need to use that ground bison in the freezer
Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs - Based on some amazing hash we had at Corner Table.

Halloween Mantle
Most importantly, today begins the Great HallowTweet Halloween BlogHop. All the blogs you see listed in the banner on the left side here will be featuring Halloween themed posts all week. Click through for some fun. I thought I'd start the week off with a treat! (The tricks come later.)

Recently, we were sent some coupons to try Ghirardelli's new Luxe Milk chocolate for free. We tried both the hazelnut & almond. Even though I prefer dark chocolate, this is some of the best milk chocolate I've had. Now we have some coupons to share with you because chocolate is the perfect halloween treat, right?

1. Two winner will each receive a coupon to get either a box of Luxe Milk squares or a Luxe Milk bar for free as well as two more coupons for $1 off another box or bar.
2. Comment on this post to be entered to win.
3. Twitter this giveaway & let us know you did in a comment.
4. We must be able to email you if you are picked as the winner so make sure to leave an email address!
5. The coupons are only good in the US, sorry.
6. The winner will be picked on Halloween.

Disclaimer: We were sent coupons from Ghirardelli to use ourselves & to giveaway. We were also sent some of the Luxe Milk squares through the Foodbuzz Tastemakers Program. We were not paid in any other way to write about this product.

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Unknown said...

What a great post! How much fun is this #GreatHallowTweet ? LOVE the looks of your mantle BTW. Very scary indeed! I'll be following your posts all week. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

I love chocolate!

Heather said...

I'm drooling over the toffee bar. Mmm...

amycaseycooks said...

I would love to have a ham and swisscuits biscuit - and the name is so cool too. Putting the chowder in my to try pile of recipes.

RJ Flamingo said...

Nice, Kat! Love to see a giveaway on the #GreatHallowTweet, too - and what a Treat!

RJ Flamingo said...

And I tweeted, too!!/RJFlamingo/status/28718987835

Elle said...

Pumpkin guts? Can't wait! Also love the amazing Halloween decorations! Off to tweet about the delllicious chocolate...

Elle said...

Tweeted. :)

Anonymous said...

Yea chocolate! And fantastic decorating, with the candles and skull dishes. I'd love to be entered in the giveaway!

missionamanda at gmail dot com

Megan said...

Chocolate is one of my favorite treats! I cant wait to see the pumpkin guts! :)

Cheryl R said...

This chocoholic would love to win.

Amy said...

I heart chocolate. (And I love the Ham & Swiss scones ... had one myself)

Jo said...

I would love to try the chocolate! I am a big milk chocolate fan and enjoy sampling all sorts of brands (but haven't seen this one available in local stores yet!).

Jenny Sunshine said...

pumpkin guts sounds so fun! i can't wait to see the recipe.

Topher said...

Thanks for the giveaway!


zekks at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

I would love me some chocolate!!

Kimikae at surewest dot net

Luvdaylilies said...

I would even share my chocolate if I won!
Trick or treat=)
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Lori said...

How did I miss your giveaway?

I have been so into quilting that I have neglected visiting my favorite blogs.

Carly said...

I love chocolate -- hope I haven't missed the giveaway!
Also, I love how you plan out your menus for the week. Everything sounds so delicious!

grace said...

considering some of the lame candy that gets doled out on halloween, some quality chocolate like this would be welcome! :)

Heathen said...

Always up for chocolate, and free certainly doesn't hurt!

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