Friday, February 4, 2011

Green Giant Prize Pack Giveaway from My Blog Spark...

Whew...what an eventful 24 hours we've had in San Antonio. The weather forecasters predicted a dusting of snow overnight, but we've heard that before and then had our hopes dashed in the end. But not this time...Mother Nature surprised us with some snow AND ice last night. This is a very rare occurrence in Texas, so to say we're not equipped to deal with it is an understatement. The roadways in the entire county were shut down from midnight until noon, so we received another very rare happening: a snow day from work!

Exactly how much snow does it take to shut down this city? Not much, especially when there's a layer of ice underneath. Here's what the parking lot of my apartment complex looked like when I woke up this morning...sort of like a coating of powdered sugar:

Before the weather turned nasty yesterday, I received a very cool Green Giant prize pack from the nice people at My Blog Spark. It contained a large insulated green tote bag, a box of Green Giant frozen broccoli with cheese sauce, a very nice serving bowl and matching silicone serving spoon, and a clip-on pedometer to measure my steps walked each day.

I'm a big fan of Green Giant frozen veggies, and their broccoli and cheese sauce happens to be one of my favorite varieties! Although it makes a tasty side on its own, I love to use it to top a baked potato topping for a quick and simple lunch or dinner. I simply microwave a baked potato and pour the cheesy broccoli on top. You can't ask for more than that: something that's yummy, quick to make, and full of healthy fiber to boot.

Even better? My Blog Spark is offering one of you a chance to receive the same prize pack!! The only difference is that your prize pack will come with a coupon for a free box of Green Giant frozen veggies instead of an actual frozen box of veggies. To enter, simply leave me a comment telling me your favorite vegetable AND your favorite way to prepare it. Don't forget to leave your e-mail as well so I can contact you if you're the winner. I'm always looking for simple and creative ways to incorporate more veggies into our meals. The contest will be open for entries until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9th. The winner will be announced next Thursday.

I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend. Now that the snow and ice are mostly melted, we're heading to Houston overnight tomorrow to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday tomorrow afternoon. Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? I was an Oilers fan back in the day, and the Steelers were our hated nemesis. Old habits die hard, so we're pulling for the Packers this year!!


  1. I like making corn on the cob on the grill.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  2. I have recently found that if i do a quick stiryfry with fresh broccoli, geen onions and red bell peppers with just a touch of sesame oil, soy sauce and ginger eveyone will eat it but Levi! It's good for you, quick and delish!
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

  3. I would love to win your prize package and I would use it to make my harvest cream corn. One of my daughters favorite recipes.

    mrsmixit at gmail dot com

  4. So true! Austin SHUT DOWN today. I couldn't believe how ill-equipped we are for weather like this...when we had snow like this in Colorado...we considered it a good day! I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family. I'm cheering for the Packers (and my favorite veggie is broccoli...simply steamed!)

  5. My absolute favorite veggie is Asparagus. I love to drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle on some kosher course salt and grate some fresh lemon zest and then pop in the over for an hour at 275 degrees. This slow roast them to perfection.

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.


  6. Our favorite veggie is my Indian Corn Casserole ... it's a family fav since I was a kid and my mom made it for us. A delish combo of beaten eggs, grated cheddar cheese, a tad of sugar, whole kernel corn and yummy bacon ... all this in a 9 x 13 Pyrex in the oven ... it's so good! I'll send you the recipe if you want it. :)

    txmom2jami at gmail dot com

  7. Our family favorite: Broccoli Casserole

    1 package frozen broccoli
    cooked according to directions
    1 can cream of mushroom soup
    1/2 lb velveeta cheese (cubed or slice)
    1 package of stove top stuffing

    Mix broccoli & soup in a 9x13pan
    next layer with cheese
    make stuffing according to directions, the add on top of cheese
    Place in oven at 350 for 20 - 30

    Everyone loves this dish! And it's broccoli!!!

  8. I recently discovered roasted sweet potatoes. I had to make them as part of a soup recipe and they're awesome.

  9. My favorite veggie is asparagus and my fave way to prepare it is to wrap a few spears with turkey bacon, then bake for about 15 minutes. YUMMY!!

    mdlangmead at gmail dot com

  10. I like broccoli with a creamy cheese sauce

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

  11. Oh wow, it's hard for me just to pick one veggie but I do love corn, I just love to make a corn salad with fresh corn!
    Thanks so much & hope your life is back to normal soon=)
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  12. I love broccoli and asparagus (a quick steam in the microwave is usually how I cook it). Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. french green beans in a green bean casserole or on top of mashed potatoes and gravy.

    karin56381 (at)

  14. My favorite veggie is asparagus, stir fried or roasted, and and placed over cooked pasta with lemon. We got 24" of snow in in Chicago Land.

  15. Love your blog site! Just stumbled upon it. :) I love roasted asparagus or roasted broccoli. Can't go wrong with some olive oil, balsamic, and coarse salt...yum!

  16. my daughter loves corn on the cob on the grill and I love steamed broccoli!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

  17. Grilled sweet corn on the cob. Nibblers in the winter actually. With butter and pepper.

    Good luck with the ice! We once drove from Shreveport to Dallas in an ice storm. Not recommended!

  18. so many veggies that I like - corn on the cob wrapped in foil with some lime juice and grilled is quite yummy. Asparagus quickly cooked over kosher salt is also another favorite.

    hugbandit7 (at) gmail


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