Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Is there a Magician in your Kitchen?

It's that time again. Time for a GIVEAWAY!!



What am I giving away?
You'll see...

but first, a quick recipe share

I have family in Louisiana and spent many summers and holidays in Baton Rouge.
One of my favorite dishes from that area is Jambalaya.

Meet the players:


chicken breasts, sausage, diced tomatoes, french onion soup, cream of celery soup
and a special jambalaya rice mix.





I special order this stuff and won't cook jambalaya with any other mix.
I'm a jambalaya snob.



I'm not going into details of the cooking,
but just know that I had to cut up sausage while the chicken cooked.



Opened all the cans and got them ready



Chicken's almost done



then you take the chicken out and put all the other stuff in.




Here it is about halfway through cooking:


This is my handy-dandy magnetic timer. I love it and can't cook without it.
It lives on my refrigerator.



While everything is cooking, I had to cut up the chicken.



Here is Annie on the kitchen floor...she may or may not be ready to pounce on any chicken scraps that might have been purposefully dropped fallen on the floor.



I know, Annie, it smells soooooo good.
You're such a beautiful girl.



It's done and should feed a whole family no problem.



Now on to our giveaway.

I received this 11" Thomas Stir Fry Pan free from my grocery store.
and since I have plenty of pans, I've decided to pass this on to you.






It's dishwasher safe, oven safe, comes with a glass lid and is $70 in value.



And with this fabulous piece of cookware I am including
a package of Cajun Magic Jambalaya mix.


And, I might throw in some more stuff as a surprise, but for now, that's all you need to know.

So, leave me a comment telling me about:
your favorite dish to cook for a big group,
or something you cooked recently,
or if you've ever been to Louisiana...or just comment about anything!

One comment per person, please.

And, post about it for an extra three entries.

Contest ends Friday night at midnight, Texas time (Central)

107 comments:

Cristin said...

Well, I don't really cook. I'm currently trying to weasel out of hosting Thanksgiving Dinner. I'm a super picky eater and I'm sure it's great... but you wouldn't catch me eating that... So don't pick me.

Lynette said...

Comment: Well went to Louisiana for a month and fell in love with the food. Best eating I have ever had in my life. So let me learn how to cook in this lovely large pan so my family can enjoy your jambalaya! Will add your giveaway to my blog today.

Lula! said...

This is my dad's favorite dish and I now need you to (a) give me specific instructions on how to make this, (b) tell me where I can order snobby Jambalaya Mix, because that's all we'll eat, too and (c) please go ahead and send me the prize(s) 'cause I want to win.

Thank you. And have a nice day.

Rechelle said...

Hmmmmm - my favorite food to cook for a group... delivery pizza? Hotdogs? Actually - when we have a big group over we tend to cook out and our favorite is shiskabobs. But I also like to make soup for a crowd. That Jambayla looks good!

Kori said...

My favortie thing to cook and eat for that matter is lasagna. It's perfect for big groups. Although last night I fixed mexican chicken lasagna in a hurry. And boy, oh boy it was so yummy. My bunch loved it.

I want the pan but more than anything I really want to make that yummy looking Jambalaya.

Jimmy said...

Good old Chili works for us. How long did you cook your Jambalaya? I want to make it soonest. It's early in the moring here in Mich and I am now starving, think you very much.

Jim B

Kimba said...

Great giveaway! I love to make pulled pork or a shredded beef dish when I have to feed a bunch of people.

My hubby LOVES jambalaya! So...pick me! Pick me!

sassy stephanie said...

I love me some Jam-ba-lyah. My great grandmother (native of New Orleans) made the yummiest!

My new fave dish to make is chicken-n-dumplin's. I was always so intimidated by this dish. I was at a friends a few weeks ago and she made it while I was there. I got to see how easy it is and my kids love to help knead and roll the dough.

Mmmm. I have made it four times in the last three weeks!

I'm bloggin' bout ya girl. Count me in for the extra.

koopermom said...

Oh that looks delicious! I haven't had jambalaya in such a long time, and I don't think I've ever made it myself??

My favorite meal to cook for big groups is Chili and beer bread. NO complaints. Delicious.

Kat said...

I make jambalaya. Sometimes. But I have to tweak it for my wimpy palate. Is the mix pretty spicy??

I really like that pan. I have a big 12" frying pan that I have to use a lot because they just don't make pans deep enough. And I love that this one has a lid.

Favorite thing to cook for a crowd - chicken enchiladas. Yum.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE jambalaya and Annie too!!

I love to make for a large group:
Chicken Dijon with Fettucine! YUM!!

Cuban sandwiches are up there also!

- Jennifer

Meaghan said...

Im so in on this one! I love cooking chili but i have to admit Im not the world greatest cook. I will for sure try your recipe, maybe tonight.

I'll be including you on my blog under my giveaways :)

Have you entered my giveaway? Its for a free 1lb bag of coffee. If you don't like coffee and win you can get a bag of chai tea or herbal.

www.getthebean.blogspot.com

-Meaghan

Living on the Spit said...

Man o man...now I want some of that Creole goodness with some hot sauce on top. Truly yumOOOOOOO.

I have been to New Orleans. I remember going to bourban street but for some reason, I do not remember leaving bourban street...it was 2 fer 1 day it seems.

I am a huge fan of Louisana Cooking and I would love to win your giveaway! How fantastic is this!~

Marlene

gingela5 said...

The jubalaya looks delicious! My favorite food to make for a large group of people is something like tacos. It's easy, generally everyone likes them, and there's great side dishes/appetizers to go with them.

for a different kind of girl said...

I LOVE to cook, but I've never tried making jambalaya. It looks incredibly filling. I've been a cooking fool lately, but I only have two skillet pans - not conducive to cooking! I recently won an exotic grilled cheese 'throwdown' in a contest. Did I win anything fancy? Um, only if you count a can of spray cheese as fancy!

carrielt said...

When harvest is in full swing I usually cook supper while TNT and his parents are in the field. I love making chicken fajita's cause its super easy and they can help themselves.

During fall harvest I make chili and potato soup also.

Michelle said...

The most I've ever cooked for is my army (5), but this year, I get the most-high privilege of doing Thanksgiving Dinner since my sister is supposed to be birthing a baby. (What's that all about?!) I'm nervous. Hope everyone likes Velveeta Shells and Cheese!

Sidney said...

OK, I hesitate to even say this, being a native Texas originally from the southeast part of the state (right by Louisiana)...but I've never tried jambalaya. I think, though, after looking at your recipe, I might have to. Don't know why I never have...

My favorite crowd pleasing meal (and EVERY meal I cook is for a crowd...) is my creamy chicken spaghetti. I love it, and the kids will choke it down. Course, all they really want is pizza.

Captain Dumbass said...

Well, I don't even like to cook for myself, but I did just toast a bagel. I've never been to Louisiana but I have been to the Arctic Circle in Norway...

Sidney said...

By the way, I could really put that pan to good use....

Lizzy and I might use it on our exes, if we don't cook with it....

J'Ollie Primitives said...

My favorite thing to make a giant batch of is seafood chowder. Milk, onions, corn, and all the real & fake seafood I can afford to throw in the pot. Add one ton of butter and some cheesy biscuits. Yum.
Gonna have to try the jambalaya, looks goooood.

scargosun said...

I have lots of things I like to make for a crowd. Hmmmm. I like to do roasted chicken. I just do a couple at the same time. Two nice sized ones fit in my roasting pan but I could throw in a 3rd in another pan if I needed to. I can roast potatoes and other veggies at the same time. Then, I throw brownies in when the chicken and veggies are done for dessert. I also make killer pesto and red sauce from scratch for pasta.
I NEED that pan! I love me some stir-fry and I always end up using a regular skillet. I have been dying for a stir-fry pan.

Jennifer said...

Oh I so need new cookwear! I only have one skillet!(embarassing i know!) I'm new to SITS so I thought I would come check out your blog! Glad to "meet" you and teh jambalaya looks delicious!!

Jennifer

Amy said...

I am FROM Louisiana, I LOVE Jambalaya and I like to cook gumbo for a big crowd. Especially at this time of year when the weather is cooler.

I would love to win the prize :D
I am so going to post about it too!

All Things BD said...

That Jambalaya looks tasty. I'll have to try that.

I don't often cook for a big crowd, but one thing I do make for parties and stuff is a pasta salad with chicken, cheese, veggies and Italian dressing as the glue that brings it all together.

toohotforturtle said...

During the fall, one of my favorite things to make for a crowd is rigatoni with roasted veggies. Everyone always likes it; it is interesting; and actually taste good as a leftover.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

My sister moved to Florida and we visited her and her family summer 07. They took us to a crab shack via their boat and we had a "full boil" and loved it. Last summer I saw it being prepared on the food network and tried the recipe. I added crab legs and scallops and a beer butter sauce and it came out awesome.

While we were in the south my husband orderd jambalaya every chance he got, so even if I don't win, I will see how I can order the mix you recommend.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Yum. Your jambalaya looks incredible and it's ok to be a snob about food. Don't let anyone tell you differently :) Please don't count me in this because I have lotsa pans too and I don't want to take anyone's spot.

Jenni said...

I cook a lot. Last night I made Clam Chowder and served it in sourdough bread bowls. It was sooo good.
Particularly since it was all rainy and dreary here. I have to say, I rarely do cajun. That recipe looks good though.

Sameday said...

I have never made Jambalaya before, but I would love to try it. Thanks.

Veggie Mom said...

My fave dish for a big gathering? Well, that just happens to be Jambalaya! But I'm always up for trying a different recipe, so thanks! BTW, I think you missed picking up your Superior Scribbler Award. The Awards Ceremony took place over at my place on Saturday--please come on by to pick it up, you Scribbler, you!

PJ in Illinois said...

When I have a large group over I usually cook some type of pasta.

Sidney said...

By the way, I did post about it...

~~tonya~~ said...

I live in Louisiana--always have--my whole life....and I cook Jambalaya at least 3x/month. I have never tried that kind of mix though....I don't think I have ever seen it in the stores around here. Gonna have to look for it next time.

Would love that new pot!!

Mistress Meeyee said...

Shoot, I live in Mississippi and my step mother is Cajun so I have been to Louisiana a few times.I would love to win this giveaway!!!Thanks a bunch!

TentCamper said...

Welcome back to blogging me!!!!!
Maybe I should win for coming back! (wink)
I have two favorite thngs to cook:
Cold pasta salad with tuns, carrots, celery, onion, bell peppers, mayo, diced jalapeno and my secret blend of spices.
and
Fettucine Alfredo (made from scratch) with chicken

So when I win... also tell me if I can make that Jambalaya dish with only chicken.

Lynette said...

MMMMM that looks YUMMY! I am seriously thinking I may have to cook this for the old man one night this week, but I doubt my picky kids would eat it:( Will you come pick them up and take them to McDonald's for me, I'll give you the money, then my hubby and I can have a nice, yummy dinner alone:) LOL

Swirl Girl said...

I love Jambalaya! And could certainly use that pan!!

Katie said...

Oh goodness if I could cook I would be all over this giveaway! I think I'm going to have the bf make that Jambalaya. :)

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Hiya. FOr a big group I love to cook chicken lasagna. Its layers are noodles, chicken, stuffing, and a creamy sauce made with mayo, crm of chicken soup, milk, etc. Topped with cheese. It is SO yummy. Kinda a lot of work to make it, but so worth it!

I hope I win!!!

Paige said...

I dont cook either but am looking for ways to start. I am so picky
I bet I could make that jambalaya, IF I had that handy dandy jambalaya mix of yours

Valarie said...

Normally when we have a big group over, Logan will cook Chicken quarters on his fancy schmancy Bar-B-Que pit he built! Its the best stuff ever. :)

KP said...

mexican chicken burritos!

-spanish rice
-1 can mexican stewed tomatoes
-mexican corn
-chopped olives
-canned chilis (ortega)
-boneless skinless chicken
-black beans
-salsa
-cheese
-taco seasoning
-torillas (i like the mexican ones, but the whole wheat ones are good too)

cook the chicken (and add the taco seasoning) in a pot with water on the stove for 30 minutes

cook the spanish rice with the tomatoes seperately in a pan (follow directions on box, rice a roni works well and it's cheap)

In a cassarole dish, mix the olives, black beans, corn, chilis, cooked chopped up chicken (bite size pieces), salsa and rice and put a layer of cheese on the top.

bake it for 15-20 minutes at 375 or until the cheese is melty and bubbly (if it gets dark, then it's too long). serve as a cassarole or as burritos!!!

It's amazing... and whoever is eating it will thank you for it. and it's super easy!

Jen said...

that looks like a great pan. I do love to cook and I always feel like I am cookie for a crowd. I like to make really homey things for a lot of people, like spaghetti and meatballs. Yum.

The Blonde Duck said...

You did a great job on the graphic! The jumbalaya looks wonderful!

Stefunkc said...

Well, I just got back from the store with ingredients to make two crock pot Lasagnas for a group of 25 tomorrow. It's easy, delicious, and did I mention easy? Now, if I could just get off of here and get the house clean...

Laura said...

I love to cook! I usually make some mexican food like enchiladas rice and beans when we have a big group. I'm just learning how to make gumbo, my husband is from Louisiana, so I'm trying.

Kally said...

YUM!!!! That jambalaya looks ridiculously good.

My favorite dish...hmmm...whatever is easiest and fastest. Really,
I will cook just about anything that people want me to. Most of the time my broccoli & cheese casserole is requested. This includes extra, extra, extra cheesy goodness and sometimes chicken when I feel like it. There are NEVER any leftovers. :)

Ashley said...

Oh, yum!! That looks so delicious! And some new cookware, too? Great post!!! I just had my tennis team over and I cooked a huge meal - salad, green bean casserole, scalloped potatoes, and grill chicken with Bib Bob Gibson's white sauce. Big Bobs is a local bbq restaurant that has THE BEST white sauce. As a matter of fact - that would be a great giveaway one day. Big Bob's white sauce and Dale's steak sauce - both some Alabama favorites!

Shelley said...

Hey
I cooked porcupine meatballs.

It is so easy and everyone loves them and even though I don't spice them up too much, you can add whatever ingredients you want.

Take 1 lb of ground beef, turkey, chicken, whatever meat you want.

Place in a large mixing bowl mix 1/2 cup rice with it. Salt and pepper and spice to your taste.

Roll into 1 inch meatballs.

In a pressure cooker, put one can of tomato sauce and one can of Tomato soup. I use Hunts and Campbells respectively, it just doesn't taste the same with store brands, sorry.

Anyway salt, pepper, spice the sauce/soup mixture to your taste. Add 1/2 soup can of water to sauce/soup mix.

Add meatballs to sauce/soup mix. Attach lid and set to pressure cook. As soon as the little doodad on top starts to hassle, I cut the heat way back to 2, 3 or 4 and let it cook for about 25 minutes. (CAREFUL, it will scorch if you are not vigilant.)

While this is going on, cook about 2 cups of rice in a separate pot. Set aside.

After the pressure cooker has done it's thing, remove lid, WHEN ITS SAFE TO DO SO, and then gently fold in the cooked rice.

Serve. YUMMY!!! Simple and so delicious.

Ali said...

i have NEVER had jambalaya. and until this minute i never even knew what it was! i wonder what my canadian friends would think if imade it for them!

goodfather said...

Mmmmm. It must be lunch time, I started drooling on my keyboard when I saw the jambalaya pics.

Yum!

Tanya said...

It's cold and windy here in Colorado, so that really looks good! My favorite dish to cook for a large group is chili. My recipe has it's roots in the 'Wendy's' chili recipe found in top-secret recipes. I have modified it to satisfy my meat-lovin' DH. I have made a giant roaster pan full before that took about 12 lbs of meat. Mmmm, now I am hungry :)

Susie said...

My favorite thing to cook for a crowd is my Beef Burgundy that I included in my French Menu :-)

P.S. Thanks for the Jambalaya recipe!! You know, I have never tried this before. I am going to give this one a whirl:-)

Midwest Mommy said...

My cooking skills vary from day to day. You should see today's post :-)
For parties I always make taco dip! Great for every party.
Thanks for the contest.

Kori said...

Ok Rhea I so worked this into my post. Just letting you know.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

My favorite, favorite dish to cook for a crowd is "Chicken Spaghetti" it makes a ton and its a true homemade Texas Dish. I have to admit i never heard of Chicken Spaghetti when i first moved here but that was 20 years ago. I have been to Louisiana went to the boats to do a bit of gambling. It not to far from me love love their food.

dddiva said...

3 of my daughters were born in Louisiana. My favorite dish to serve up a crowd... well 2 favorites are gumbo and tamale pie.
Nice giveaway, thanks. :)
P.S. If I ever get back to Texas I need that hat in turquoise to match my high heeled cowboy boots. ;)

Susan Hall said...

I need that pan. My go to for a large group is either goulash or Mock Chop Suey. I've never tried Jambalaya so would love to try it.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Big group recipe: grilled chicken. Everyone loves my chicken. Better than I do.
I've never eaten jambalaya. Believe it or not. And never been to Louisiana.

Cathy said...

Well Rhea, it's like this. I make a big big pan of my mom's macaroni and cheese when cooking for a large group, if it's a carry in.

I have been to New Orleans 3 times and love it but the damp makes me cough..yuck but I just drink it away with a few Jagers.. lol I have had Jambalaya and love it too.

Mama Dawg said...

I think I've been to Lousiana before but I'm just not sure.

I love to cook stir fry for large groups. That and a sausage/cabbage stew that is heavenly.

Awesome give-away. I'm so glad I'm back. I missed you!

Katrina said...

ooh, I don't know what it's called, but you take alfredo sauce, and put in cooked chicken,(cut up) some pesto, sun dried tomatoes, olives and artichoke hearts. serve over pasta. So good! my mom made this for our wedding! The sauce freezes well too. =)
Thanks for the giveaway!

John Deere Mom said...

Girl, that looks great! My fave dish to cook for a big group is lasagna with salad and garlic bread. Thanks for the fun giveaway!!

Linda said...

My favorite dish for a crowd ... In the summer we BBQ, in the winter I make Taco Soup! I'll post the Taco Soup Recipe on my blog at some point in the future.

Can you believe I've never made Jambalaya? You're not going to delete my entry for admitting that, are you? LOL

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Oh my stars, I have to wipe up the drool before I can even comment.
This looks so good and easy enough for even ME to cook! Yum yum YUM!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Don't worry about me for the draw, as like you I am pan rich! But great recipe, love the realism of your piccies, not all perfect like so many others, but believable.

Oh and as far as your title goes - I WISH!

Angie's Spot said...

Oh, this is hard one. I have 2 fave dishes for groups. The first is a lasagna recipe that I came across last Christmas. It's excellent! The second is a poppyseed chicken casserole that is comfort food at it's purest. Yummy!

Fishin' Mama said...

Wow....I have never had jambalaya...but would love to make it.
I have never been to Louisiana...but would love to go.
And when we have a party or a crowd I usually make fried chicken and macaroni salad.

American in Norway said...

Wow girl, that is one heck of a giveaway! your jambalaya looks great, & I am impressed that you can actually take pictures while you cook... I am usually too busy yelling at someone... : )

TattooedMinivanMom said...

I like to make Albondigas. Its like a meatball soup with veggies. Super easy to make, throw everything in a pot let it sit all day. YUM!

I posted about it too. Dinner ready yet?

Alison B. Osborne said...

Ooooh. I have had that jambalaya....yumm!

Tiffany said...

My favorite thing to cook for a crowd would be veggie lasagna or chicken enchiladas. It depends on the crowd, I suppose. I have never been to LA although I've always wanted to go. Hopefully when the girls get a little older, we can take a trip there.

Mandy said...

Favorite thing to cook for a group is definitely chicken parmesean. I've never been to LA, but I'd like to! Right now I'm working on a "Backwards Dinner" for tonight. I'm making Meatloaf in Mugs, ice cream cone mashed potatoes with carrot/peas sprinkles, and milk in a saucer. Just having some fun with the kids.:) Thanks for the fun giveaway! I'm having one on my blog this week, too, for some cute etsy things!
-Mandy
www.gourmetmomonthego.blogspot.com

Missy said...

I would have to say....
oh, and this is a snack not a meal.

Baked Stuffed Banana Peppers.

I enjoy making them & I love eating them. All of our friends and family love them so much - that is the only thing they ask that I bring.
I made them last year & forgot to wear gloves when I removed the seeds & membranes and my hands were on FIRE for the next 3 days but they are delicious & wonderful snack.

We froze our banana peppers from our garden this year so we can have them all year!!!!

marykay said...

Chicken and Dumplings!

Kelly said...

Wow this looks so good!
We have never had Jambalaya..and now I really want to make it!!
I found you through Amy..
Lovely blog btw..
Do you reccomend any other mix?
I am going to try out your recipe... Cheers!
Kelly

Living on the Spit said...

I linked to your giveaway on my post today!!!

Love ya.

Marlene

Insane Mama said...

Just one comment? But leaving multiple comments is how I cheat and win multiple contests...

April said...

While I can't view all the pics, I just KNOW that I still want to win! Yummy, my hubby would love me FOREVER If I made him jambalaya!!!

Brandy said...

I have been to LA. Louisana that is...New Orleans pre-Katrina. It was fabulous...the hotel, the people, the food. Everything.

Big crowds = Pasta

And ironically I made spaghetti for dinner last night. Just the 3 of us and we're still having pasta. Go figure.

Marrdy said...

Oh yum!! Love Jambalaya!! Plus you can send me that very cute doggy!! (not really, but he is very cute!)

Jenn said...

I make boiled dinner , I know it doesn't sound very yummy . It is though and it feeds alot of people ,and the kids always ask for seconds!

angie said...

I've NEVER eaten Jambalaya. Ever. I've always wanted to though. :)

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

So, someone sent me over here (Kat, I think) to check out your goat pics and now I want to link to your post with the goats on my Friday post. And now, that you're having this contest I'd figured I'd tell you about it here and I'll tell my readers about it there and get the extra contest entries!
Whew!

Misty Dawn said...

You are so cool... so, if I win, will you come over and show me how to make it, and then we'll hang out laughing and taking pictures?

Cindy said...

My favorite dish to make for a large group is Hashbrown Casserole topped with French Fried Onions...cheap, easy, tasty and always a hit!

cinnieboo(at)gmail.com

Vodka Mom said...

I LOVE JAMBALAYA and large frying pans! Count me in. I love to cook stuffed cabbage. I know, it SMELLS bad when cooking, but for all of us Polish people here in the mountains of Pennsylvania, it's comfort food. YOu make a mixture of hamburger and rice, salt and pepper, and roll up alls of it in cabbage leaves; cover with tomato sauce and sauerkraut and cook all day. Yeah, IT STINKS, but it's damn good.

Justine said...

I've never been to LA, but would LOVE to visit. Have a friend who lives in Bogalusa and have never met her in person. It'd be so fun!

Let's see... what do I like to cook for a crowd? Well, I never really cook for lots of people and I guess you'd consider me a simple cook for the most part. When family comes over I just like making a nice roasted chicken, homemade mashed taters and some veggies. I want that damn pan girl!

Justine :o )

CrystalChick said...

Neat pan. Looks like a great thing to make too! Bet your boys love it.
The last thing I think I made for a big group was homemade chili at our Christmas party last year with assorted fixins/toppings. I don't like anything tooooo hot, seasoned yes, but so hot you can't taste anything thru the burn isn't for me. Hub just love food the hotter the better. He just put a bunch of peppers he grew this summer into the crock pot and simmered them down for homemade hot sauce which he'll put on everything!

Fun contest. Count me in.

Linda said...

Oooooooooooo.......... perfect size for stir fry for our family! :D
I just take cheap steak/chicken, whatever is cheap for the week, cut it up let it sit in Kikkoman Stir-Fry Sauce for an hour up to 1 day, pop it in a pan with veggies (we prefer broccoli, carrots, green or red peppers, and baby corn cobs), cook till meat is done (about 15-20 min.), make rice, each person puts the stir fry over rice and devours it! Yummy!!
Good luck everyone!

Hippie Family... said...

Ohh, how nice that you got that free!!
our favorite dish is a spicy orange shrimp that my husband has perfected so much that my family makes it every year (with our witout us) for Thanksgiving!! :) YUM!!

Becky said...

I have 7 children so every dinner is a big party, but we also have both sets of parents in town, my grandparents and my sister's family. It's a great big group that gets together atleast once a month. Anyway, I love to make this chicken with cream cheese sauce in the crock pot, serve it with rice, make some veggies, a dessert and you're done. Yum!

Adriane said...

I love to feed people and I always try to make something new and different. But, I love to make a full turkey dinner. When the turkey's are cheap around Thanksgiving time I buy at least 5 or 6 and keep them in my freezer to cook all year long. I love to have the full meal with the mashed potatoes and green bean casserole and everything. It is great for feeding a crowd. I need a stir fry pan!

HiHoOhio said...

My favorite, asside from real Texas chili, is Cuban Beef Stew. It is rich and yummy. It is an ethnic dish that does not taste too ethnic, but just ethnic enough. Every time I serve it I get at least 3-4 requests for the recipe. I have to say it is one of the best "stew" type recipes I have ever had. Now that I am in Ohio, I have to bring out those Texas Chili Recipes too.....everyone here puts, get this, cinnamon and chocolate in the chili! NOT!!! So pick me, so I can show the folks around here how to really cook.

Teri said...

Ooh, oooh, what an excellent giveaway! I've been so busy with school this week that I just found this contest today. Throw my name into the hat....please!!!!

I absolutely LOVE New Orleans. I went several times as a kid and later after I left home. My husband and I went a couple of years ago for his first trip there ever. Being the excellent cook that he is, he fell in love with the city and the food. When we got home, he immediately made a big dish of jambalaya. I would give this pan to him and let him have a field day. Cooking is fun for him.

I'm crossing my fingers!

Krista said...

I love to cook a full out tex-mex meal! velveeta queso, homemade salsa and guac. and enchiladas and mexican rice! My mexican rice still needs some work.. so any tips would be greatly appreciated!


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Trudy said...

Ooh la la--I'd love to try some TexMex in a great pan like that!! It'd be my first at some spicy stuff.

Trudy said...

Sorry--left the wrong http info--forgive me, I just changed it!

Trudy

pam said...

I'm a southern girl and chicken and dumplins is a fave.

Tranquility said...

Oh yum... now I'm hungry! Thanks for sharing.

I make chili for a crowd - and let it simmer all day to get really tasty!

Shannon said...

I don't eat it... but I like sayin' it...

JAMBALAYA!

Ginny said...

I don't cook but my husband would love this! My favorite thing for a big party is ordering pizza, lol!

Natalie said...

Great prize! Please enter me :)...your pic is making my mouth water, yummmm....

Karen said...

Arghhhhh ... I was sick, so I missed the giveaway. That's okay though :-)

That Jambalaya does look really good. Is it spicy ??

Thhe Hubby does spicy, but I'm a bit of a wimp. I kind of rather like my taste buds, I want to keep them intact :-)

twobarkingdogs said...

Since you didn't say WHICH FRIDAY ..


I have a chicken and pasta pesto dish that like to serve, or a baked ham with lots of side vegs, or maybe Jambalaya!

WheresMyAngels said...

I just saw the contest posted on Stephanies blog and thought I would see what was up.

You had to go and do it. I know you was sick vomiting and you wanted someone else to join you at the time, so you posted big old disgusting sausages! I've got chills. I HATE sausages, except summer sausages, now sometimes I hate them too if I over think them.