Progresso Lemon Pepper Panko and Michael Chiarello’s Bottega Cookbook Review & Giveaway
Posted December 29, 2010on:
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This giveaway is closed and the lucky winner was Julie. Congratulations! 🙂
Let me start off this post by saying that Minnie Mama is by no means a Martha Stewart, a Julia Childs,or in this case a Mr. Michael Bottega so please don’t read this and expect an amazing food blogger’s post. Also, there will be no pics of my finalized meal because as mentioned before I am not a food blogger and honestly my food tastes much better than is sometimes look, okay?!
Alright so w/ that said, let me tell you that I was super excited and honored to be given the chance from My Blog Spark and Progresso to review the new Progresso Lemon Pepper Panko and Michael Bottega’s cookbook! Seriously, I was honored. I consider myself a decent, dare I say pretty good cook, but I am definitely not a future contestant on Hell’s Kitchen! Although thanks to this amazing new cookbook maybe I have a chance?
One of my favorite all-time recipes is chicken parmesan w/ a side of pasta lightly tossed w/ olive oil and garlic. It’s a delicious meal that’s easy to prepare, cooks quickly, and will please even the pickiest eater (i.e. the hubs). And now thanks to Progresso’s Lemon Pepper Panko and Michael’s Bottega cookbook, my fave recipe just got even more delicious! I used these breadcrumbs and followed his secret tips for the recipe and presto my recipe is transformed into the most meal ever! I kid you not, everyone in my house devoured it and even asked for seconds. Yay for Minnie Mama and her crazy, awesome cooking skills — just kidding! My special thanks really goes out to Chef MichaelChiarello. Seriously, this man is a genius, check out what he has to say:
“Panko has been a major part of some of my best crunchy dishes for years,” says Chef Chiarello. “It’s exciting to bring those dishes home, where some of the best dining memories are made. To me that’s what cooking is all about – sharing meals with your friends and family, and the memories you get to keep for a lifetime.”
Also, be sure to check out the Progresso’s Wine & Dine with Chef Michael Chiarello Sweepstakes. Now through December 31st, participants can enter for the chance to win a trip for two to Napa Valley to attend the Spring Bud Break Party, an annual dinner and wine tasting event taking place on May 7, 2011. In addition to two tickets to the party, the grand prize also includes roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations. Visit www.progressobroth.com for the sweepstakes rules and entry form. And if you win then please feel free to bring me along w/ you. Seriously, I am not kidding…I’d love to go! 🙂
But if you don’t win that grand prize then fear not because I have a second chance for you to win a contest. And honestly your chances are probably much better here, just being honest. Thanks to Progresso and My Blog Spark now one of Minnie Mama’s readers can win this amazing prize pack too.
How to Enter:
- Leave a comment telling me your favorite Italian recipe or a recipe you’d use with the Progresso Lemon Panko.
- Subscribe to Minnie Mama’s Blog and leave a comment letting me know you did.
- Comment on any of my other posts. I love, love, love comments!
- Blog about this contest on your blog and then leave a comment w/ your blog link letting me know you did.
- Tell me a story about your best / worst cooking experience.
Rules: You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be 18 years or older. This contest will be closed on Friday, January 7th at midnight and a winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will be contacted via email. However, the winner must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.
Important Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received. Progresso provided me with a gift pack, information, and an additional gift pack for one of my lucky readers through My Blog Spark. All of the opinions expressed are 100% true based on my own experiences.