Sunday, February 14, 2010

MSM ~ Relish Meals and ONE Year Subscription Giveaway

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Ok I've been teasing for two weeks now with all the wonderful recipes I've found on Relish! Well my two weeks trial is over and I'm so sad and jealous of one of you! One of my lucky winners will win a ONE year subscription, do you think I can enter too? LOL

I think really I have found a site that really is like what I would like to call my at home wife, yup she picks out new recipes each Thursday for me and guess what makes a grocery list for me!! I think I'm love, move over Rick you getting closer to being replaced by my computer ... just playing ... well :). A few things my two weeks have shown me is when you have a plan you spend less money when you have your week planned out. I don't know about you but usually I'm a fly by the seat of my pants and end up hitting the store a few times a week. Then I always pick up extras and other crap I don't need, plus the gas it takes me to drive there several times a week. Another great thing is if you have a store that sales in bulk go there!! I found the when a recipe called for something I don't use often it's so nice just to buy the little bit. Plus you can buy things like flour for 30 cents a pound, really it all adds up! And for you lucky people that have a big freezer you can check out their freezer meals that are easy to make up and pack away for a quick meal night! They have recipes for low fat, crock pot, kid friendly, budget, vegetarian and special events. Really I couldn't find anything I didn't like about this site it was easy to use, and easy to browse by a certain item in a meal.

I have 3 more recipes to show you that were big hits along with the giveaway! You get a ONE year subscription a $84 value!!!
Chicken Divan

Chicken Divan

Prep time: 25 minutes

4

boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1

bunch broccoli

1

10.75-ounce can cream of mushroom soup

1/4

cup evaporated milk

1/2

cup mayonnaise

1

cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1

tablespoon lemon juice

2

teaspoons curry powder

1/2

cup breadcrumbs

2

tablespoons butter, melted

olive oil cooking spray



per serving: 538 calories; 34 grams protein; 36 grams total fat; 3 grams fiber; 12 grams saturated fat; 20 grams carbohydrates; 109 mgs cholesterol; 816 mgs sodium




[1] Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add chicken and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes. When cool, cut into 1-inch chunks.

[2] Steam broccoli until crisp tender but not limp.

[3] In a medium mixing bowl, mix the soup, evaporated milk and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in cheese, lemon juice and curry powder.

[4] Spray a casserole dish* with cooking spray. Spread chicken cubes and broccoli in dish and top with soup mixture. Cover the dish tightly with heavy-duty foil and affix the cooking label. Mix the breadcrumbs and butter in a small bowl and place into a small ziptop bag. Tape the bag to the top of the dish and place the dish in the freezer.

*use an 8 x 8 pan for 2 and 4 servings and a 9 x 13 for 6 to 8 servings.
ALEXIS NOTES: I'm a chicken shredder easy and the boys eat it better than chunks. I also did fat free evaporated milk to help cut on calories, same can be done with the mayonnaise and cream of mushroom soup.
Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes

Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 7-8 hours

2

pounds pork tenderloin

1

tablespoon vegetable oil

1

teaspoon coarse salt

1

teaspoon black pepper

4

sweet potatoes , peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

1

yellow onion , sliced

1

teaspoon garlic, minced

1/4

cup brown sugar

1

cup chicken broth



per serving: 431 calories; 49 grams protein; 11 grams total fat; 3 grams fiber; 3 grams saturated fat; 31 grams carbohydrates; 146 mgs cholesterol; 940 mgs sodium






[1] Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper over pork and brown the pork in the oil about 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides.

[2] Place the sweet potatoes, onion, garlic and brown sugar in the slow cooker. Place pork on vegetables and pour broth over pork.

[3] Cover and cook on low heat setting 7-8 hours. Add a little more salt to taste, if needed, and serve.

Note: If your sweet potatoes are large, cut the quantity down by one.

ALEXIS NOTES: I used a pork roast since that is what I had on hand. I also am a lazy crockpot I didn't brown first.

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes

4

boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into small pieces

1

white onion , chopped

1

tablespoon vegetable oil

8

8-inch flour tortillas, softened

2

cups shredded Mexican blend cheese

1/4

cup butter

1/4

cup all purpose flour

2

cups chicken broth

1

cup sour cream

1

4-ounce can diced green chiles

olive oil cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

[1] In a large skillet, cook chicken and onion together in oil over medium-high heat until chicken is just done.

[2] Divide cooked chicken evenly between tortillas; add 2 tablespoons cheese to each tortilla.

[3] Roll enchiladas and place seam-side down in a baking dish* coated with cooking spray.

[4] Melt butter in a medium saucepan; stir in flour to make a roux; stir and cook until bubbly; gradually whisk in chicken broth then bring to boiling, stirring frequently.

[5] Remove from heat; stir in sour cream and green chiles; pour sauce evenly over enchiladas. Top with cheese and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes until cheese is melted and sauce near edges of baking dish is bubbly.

*if serving 2 use a 8x8, 4-6 servings 9x12, 8 servings 2- 8x8 baking dishes


Alexis Note: I used whole wheat tortillas and Fat Free Sour Cream. Any way to keep the calories down :).

Now for the Giveaway, Hope you enjoy the recipes sorry for the long post!

BUY IT: Head over to Relish! were you can do month for $7, it's just amazing and so inexpensive. I promise you'll save and make money in the end.

WIN IT: One lucky winner will win a ONE YEAR subscription yes a $84 value! Let me know how this would help you!

EXTRA ENTRIES - Do as many as you like just leave a separate comment for EACH:
Giveaway ends 3/2/10 Only residents of the U.S. or Canada are eligible to win.

I was not paid for this review these are my opinions and experiences, I received products to try and to tell how I liked them. No monetary or any other form of compensation was given to me. I review products free of charge to give my experience and opinion.

58 comments:

  1. I was planning on making chicken enchiladas tomorrow. My recipe is pretty much the same. I love the healthy changes you made though!! Great minds think alike!!

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  2. I want to win this one!!!! LOL :) I've been so excited about this giveaway. Hopefully this would help me keep my costs down in the kitchen. I need all the help I can get... especially since I ruined my laptop this weekend (I knocked an entire cup of coffee on it and had to buy a new one). The recipes you've posted from the site look great.

    I'm already a follower and am going right now to enter your book giveaway's.

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  3. opps! I can't follow directions :)

    I am a follower

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  4. I entered the Single Husband giveaway

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  5. I entered the Cofident Woman giveaway

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  6. Oh I could so win this for sure. It would help me with my cooking skills...

    I loved all that you made today but you know which dish I do not care for.. Ha Ha...

    Just to let you know some of this post ended up going into your side bar. I could not read all of it..

    Love ya Poser..

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  7. I follow you..

    Of course who would not want to?

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  8. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Thanks for all of your kind words as always.. You are a great friend to me..

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  9. That is so true! Planning ahead makes a BIG difference. I've done it both ways (fly by the seat of my pants) and planning and planning wins hands down! ;0)

    My family would love those Enchiladas ... I believe I'm adding those to my WELL PLANNED menu this week! I made BBQ Chicken Burritos this weekend (recipe on my blog last week) and they were a huge hit! I just forget to try new things sometimes to keep it interesting. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Those chicken enchiladas look divine! Guess what's on the menu for tonight, now!?

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  11. Excellent recipes again. I don't want to be entered, I wouldn't use it enough.

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  12. Wonderful recipes.Help me plan my menu for the week. Please enter me in the giveaway. augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

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  13. I entered the Single Husband giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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  14. This would help me because I was reduced to whining that I don't want grilled cheese or another egg sandwich for dinner. Do you know what meal planning could do for me?

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  15. I'm trying to follow you on Twitter but you have your tweets protected. Awaiting your approval :)

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  16. it all sounds and looks awesome!!!

    hope you had a great v-day!!!

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  17. Yay, finally the giveaway! This would help me actually plan meals for the week! I would love it!

    (And so would Al)

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  18. I must apologize, I thought I was following you on twitter but I just checked and had to send a request! Please approve me! :)

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  19. I'm going to go ahead and assume you will let me follow you on the twitster :)

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  20. Sliding in at the very last minute! you know me though, I never win kitchen stuff. Consider me entered :O)

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  21. Have your email buzz my email and we'll do lunch...but only if I win this otherwise it'll just be drinks. Kind of hard to screw up tea :O)

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  22. I entered the Confident Woman giveaway

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  23. Pimpin in style....sidebar style that is.

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  24. This would help me because I work long hours and am often tired when I get home. I can fix a recipe on the weekend and just heat it up during the work week. I am always looking for something different and ways to stretch the buck!

    Thanks,
    Tracey D

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  25. I have subscribed via email.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D

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  26. This would help me because I just don't meal plan and I really need something like this to get me started on that path!

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  27. Follow you on Twitter #1

    jewelsntreasure

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  28. Follow you on Twitter #2

    jewelsntreasure

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  29. HI, I am a new follower-your recipes look awesome. I am drooling! jesq2AThotmailDOTcom
    http://lifeofjunecleaver.blogspot.com/

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  30. I find the whole process of meal planning, recipe gathering, etc. to be such a pain--anything that would take the work out of that part of my life would be so welcome!
    yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

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  31. I could really use this! I know I eat healthier when I lay out a plan, but never seem to find time to do it!

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  32. I sent a request to follow you on twitter
    breasmommy

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  33. I sent a request to follow you on twitter #2

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