Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hodgson Mill Giveaway!!!

You'll have to go on a bit of an adventure if you want to find my recipe for Asian-Style Lettuce Wraps, which is a great way to use up turkey leftovers after the Thanksgiving feast: it's on AnnArbor.com's Food & Grocery page.

I write for AnnArbor.com Monday-Friday, and have been crossposting from ye olde blog in recent months due to a lack of time. But I'm trying to vary the routine a bit, so that you have reasons to check out both offerings! So one site has a recipe today (and lots of other fabulous goodies, too!), while the other - this one! - has a giveaway.

The Giveaway!!!

I'm participating in a food bloggers' baking contest, and one of the rules states that contestants should host a giveaway. And it's a giveaway for a fabulous prize from a great company! I'm proud to offer this opportunity today to U.S. residents (the company's restriction - sorry foreign friends!).

Hodgson Mill - "a family owned company with more than 125 years' experience producing delicious stone ground, whole grain and organic foods ... with no artificial preservatives, additives or colorings" - is offering a $25 gift certificate to its online store for the lucky winner!!! You can choose anything from flours to pastas to gluten-free items to mixes ... it's up to you.

Entry into the fray is easy, trust me. You don't need to "like" me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter, though of course you're always happily welcomed there ... :) I'd like it if you followed me here but, truth be told, I don't have time to check up on that.

So here 'tis: all you have to do is leave a comment below saying that you'd like to win, and make sure I can reach you by email to let you know if you've won. That's all! Oh, and only one entry per person even if you leave more than one comment; the first one will be the one that counts. It's easier and more fair that way.

I'd have the grandpuppy pick a number from all the valid entries, but he'd probably eat it. So I'll use Random.org to pick the winner. I'm too cheap, though, to pay $4.95 or whatever the fee was to earn entitlement to the winner widget. (I glanced over the seemingly endless terms, so I'm not 100% sure of it all.) You'll just have to trust me when I announce who wins, rather than my being able to post the box that shows the winning number. I hope you all know me well enough to know I'll play nice! And I work at a religious institution, so have no fear - God knows where to find me if I don't do this fairly.

The deadline is Sunday, November 27 at 8:00 a.m. EST. If I notify you of winning, you'll have 24 hours from when I send my email to acknowledge it; if you ignore me, I'll move on down the road to the next in line.

When you leave your comment, you could also tell me whether you're serving "stuffing" or "dressing" at your Thanksgiving feast, as well as how loaded it is or whether you like simpler versions, but that's not at all required for admission to the party. I just like to talk about food and to learn what people's preferences are! And I'm always fascinated by regional language quirks, so I'm intrigued by the terminology.

I'll start the conversation: I make a simple stuffing that's half-cornbread, with pecans and dried cranberries stirred in. It's baked in the turkey, which is why it's "stuffing" at my house - stuffed into the beast - rather than "dressing." My recipe won a prize several years ago in a Rachael Ray contest; if you're interested, it can be found here. (It's my recipe, by the way, even though my name doesn't appear to be found anywhere.)

Good luck to everyone!!! And have a lovely holiday!

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Angela said...

I like to serve stuffing AND dressing! I am wild that way...

Love their products, nice giveaway!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Yay a giveaway!! I call mine stuffing but I don't stuff the bird. So technically it's dressing :) I use homemade bread that I cube and allow to stale, lots of butter sauteed onions & celery. Sage, marjoram, and some rosemary season the bread. I also throw some pecans into the sautee of onions and celery - the hot butter helps toast them and spreads that pecan flavor thru the stuffing. I moisten it with homemade turkey stock then bake it in a 13x9 pan. YUM! I love stuffing!!

MARGARET said...

Your stuffing sounds really good--too bad you didn't get the credit for it! Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I'm curious to try some of the products on the Hodgson Mill website.


Unknown said...

What a great giveaway Mary!! And OMG those lettuce wraps look and sound DE-licious for sure!
I would LOVE to win this giveaway, but I would love to win them all, what can I say? And, don't say anything, but we are not going traditional this year since it's just Chris and I... so there will be no stuffing OR dressing on our table... BUT, when I serve it, I like to serve dressing.

Miriam said...

Stuffing (though I don't stuff any bird, too wierd?), and it's got a corn bread base and has finely chopped veggies and herbs in it. Goes great with homemade cranberry sauce :).
I would love to win and I think you have my email :)

Happy Thanksgiving!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Kathy Eyre said...

I'm having stuffing (in the bird) and dressing (outside the bird) because my husband likes one and my son likes the other. Would love to have some of the Hodgson Mill bread mixes, I made one a while ago and loved it!

Chris said...

If you are using Firefox get the free add on called awesome annotate. It lets you easy capture a screenshot of the winning info, mark it, crop it etc. That's how I did mine a few posts ago.

Domestic Diva said...

We serve dressing, as I find the stuffing dries out the turkey a bit.

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Candace said...

Your Asian Lettuce Wraps look fantastic. That would be a perfect way to lighten things up after the free for all that is Thanksgiving Day! Your stuffing sounds fantastic. I'm not responsible for anything this Thanksgiving except for risotto; but otherwise I would be making stuffing and it would have pecans and spicy sausage in it. Thanks for the opportunity to win the Hodgson Mills giveaway. I love their products so much. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Mary!

Ng said...

Would love to try some new stuff from Hodgson Mills. Luckily, my grocery store stocks some.

AubreyLaine said...

I love to serve dressing!
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Cranberry Morning said...

We stuff AND dress. But 'stuffing' inside the bird always tastes so much better!

I'd love to win the giveaway. I always use their flaxseed.

Thanks, Mary!

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