"This holiday season, Whole Foods Market is placing a spotlight on mushrooms – both wild and cultivated. Want to try some?"
Sure you do!
Of course, I did, too, when my friend Susan at Whole Foods sent me an email containing that very question and offering me a $75 gift card to go shopping with to make beautiful mushroom dishes. She also offered me another $75 card to give away - yes, give away! - to one lucky Food Floozie fan.
Although I know the usual giveaway procedure is designed to get followers on various social media, it's really just an annoying Lady Gaga-ish way to beg for attention; it seems as though you have to "like" 83 pages, follow 192 accounts, and sacrifice a goat at Wrigley Field ... pffft. We keep things simple, here - no fancy kitchen equipment, no exotic ingredients, no Rafflecopter.
So this giveaway is very easy, because my only interest is in making sure that one of my friends gets to go on a Whole Foods shopping spree for the holidays: leave a comment answering a question (see below) ... that's it! The giveaway starts today and will end on Friday, December 6 at 9 a.m. EST; I'll randomly select a winner from the comments (only one comment per person). I'll let the winner know by email, and will need a response by 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 7. If I don't hear by that time, I'll go to the runner-up. I'll need your mailing address (U.S. addresses only), and will get your gift card out to you right away!
Before you go on your mushroom shopping spree, remember that:
- Mushrooms remain freshest when they’re not too dry or too damp
- Refrigerate mushrooms in a paper bag or container that allows cool air to circulate
- Mushrooms absorb water easily and should never be soaked
- Clean mushrooms with a damp cloth or rinse briefly and dry with a towel
- Use a paring knife to trim stems as needed.
Since Whole Foods is featuring mushrooms for the season - everything from the simple and savory to the elegant and exotic - you should go buy a variety and make some of my favorite dishes, or some provided by the chefs at Whole Foods:
Creamy Noodle Kugel with Three Cheeses
Baked Chicken with Morels and Leeks (one of Jeremy's very favorite dishes!)
Roasted Fennel and Mushrooms
Hamburger Gravy with Mashed Redskin Potatoes
Pasta Rags with Fennel and Mushrooms
Mushroom Spinach Pita Sandwiches
Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Asparagus Bread Pudding
Mushroom Stuffing with Shallots and Fresh Herbs
Wild Mushroom Tart
Mushroom and Gruyère Quiche
Mushroom and Chard Bruschetta
Smoky Mushroom Gratin
Mixed Mushroom Soup
Mushroom and Spinach Breakfast Puffs
Mushroom Crêpes with Creamy Mushroom Filling
Mushroom and Brie Phyllo Bites
So, now, enough blathering! Leave a comment telling me what you might make with your mushroom assortment, and YOU could win a $75 Whole Foods gift card for your holiday shopping! Remember, only one comment per customer, and I'll randomly select a winner on Friday morning. Be sure you leave your email address, so I can contact you.
|Baked Chicken with Morels and Leeks|