Friday, July 16, 2010

Farm Fresh Delivery Winner & Recipe!

Another week has come and gone...most of my days are filled with job searching...oh the joy! But it is Friday and that means it's time for this week's giveaway! A bin of fruits and vegetables from Farm Fresh Delivery!
Just to refresh the memory, Farm Fresh Delivery is a company out of Indianapolis (practically local - with 2 shops there and here) that delivers organic produce & vegetables to your door. They provided me with a free bin last week and now I get to share the love and give one of my lucky readers a bin too!

But first...what did I do with my bin?

Look at this great produce! I had tomatoes, fresh green leaf lettuce and corn on the cob...what to make?

BLT TIME! I'm a huge fan of BLTs - many times I leave off the L - but today I had it all! Plus an ear of corn for each of us. I'm a bit of a bacon freak - so I piled it on. It was a delicious and fresh dinner. The tomato was really ripe and the lettuce was crisp. Yum!

Next up I'll share a quick recipe with you - I forgot to take a picture of the finished product - but you'll get the idea. We've all had this dish I'm sure - but it's a good reminder of how something so easy can taste so great!

Pasta Salad

1 pound box rotini pasta (preferably the tri-color)
8 oz. favorite cheese - cubed (cojack is my fav)
1/2 pound cubed chicken (or pepperoni/salami)
McCormick Salad Supreme seasoning
1 bottle of your favorite Italian dressing
1 can black beans (drained & rinsed)
Veges! (I used cucumber and sweet peppers today)

1. Boil the pasta and drain (duh)
2. Mix it all together
3. Refrigerate overnight

I like to put in about 3/4 of the bottle of dressing the night of and then stir the rest in the next day. This salad really has to sit overnight - tastes much better. The next day - add the rest of the dressing to juice it back up.

The best part is you can add so many vegetables! I mean - just look in your fridge and see what's there! The choices are endless: broccoli, pepperocinis, grape tomatoes, carrots, etc... The black beans were my addition - I figure it's more protein - so why not!

My best friend Amy made this when I was back home and told me about the seasoning mix - it really adds some zing! We make this at least twice a month now...it makes a big bowl and is great for parties or a quick lunch.

And now the winner - this week I used the Random Number Generator to find our winner. I also removed the folks that just commented but did not enter. This week's winner is #15!!! So congrats to DIANA!!!

Diana was a fan of asparagus and that got her a free $35 bin from Farm Fresh Delivery. I'll email Diana with the details.

Also - I have to say - every bit of produce from my bin has been really great! The peaches were my favorite! Ripe peaches just can't be beat and I think it's very hard to find them. These were deliciously juicy and sweet.

Thanks again to Farm Fresh Delivery for the free bins!

No giveaway this week - I'll be having another one next week though!

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