Sunday, December 12, 2010

Announcing Forced to Cook's First GIVEAWAY!

Hello, friends!  We are delighted by the feedback we get regarding people using our recipes!  It is always a joyful surprise, especially when we get an unexpected email from a stranger somewhere out there who has become a fan of our blog....and sometimes of US!  A follower emailed us this week who is apparently the leader of an unofficial fan club of Rachel's!  :)  Well, fan club might be a strong term, but who could blame them even if it was fact?!  Rachel is amazing and is a fabulous writer!  If you haven't already, you may want to check out her personal blog and help her on her journey to adopting a baby!

The unexpected fan email made us think that it was time to reward our fellow lazy chefs by doing our first-ever BLOG GIVEAWAY!  Would you like a cute little Christmas package delivered straight to your door?  Great!  Then enter our giveaway.  On Wednesday night at 8:00 (baby's bedtime!) I will look at all of the entries and choose a winner using a random online number generator.  That lucky winner will be receiving the following little care package in the mail:

1.  Darling Christmas kitchen towels to clean up your lazy-cooking messes.
2.  Two bars of yummy-smelling homemade soaps made by my mother-in-law, the lovely and talented Paulette McKenna.
3.  A bag of twenty of my Grandma Elaine's divine homemade caramels (made by me).  They are NOT for lazy cooks, so the recipe will never show up here, but that doesn't make them any less delicious!
4.  A bag of pure nectar from Heaven: Cadbury Christmas Balls, a.k.a. Cadbury Mini Eggs with differently colored shells.  The Westover women have a MAJOR weakness for Cadbury Mini Eggs, so you can imagine how delighted we were to discover that they had started making a Christmas version.  Especially since now we can make these cookies twice a year!  Yum!  (Don't worry, the recipe will be included.)

It's not much, but it's yummy and fun!


Here's how to enter:

1.  For one entry, just comment on this post.
2.  For an extra entry, include in the comment that you leave on this post two or three of your favorite or most-often cooked recipes from this blog.
3.  For TWO extra entries, become a follower of this blog (current followers, you already get two extra entries).

That's four chances to win total!  So don't forget to come back Thursday morning to see if you are the lucky winner, because if you are then I will need your address ASAP!  Additionally, along with the winner I will also be posting my up-until-now-super-secret-coffee-cake-recipe!!  It's our family's favorite Christmas morning treat, and you can make it the night before so you just throw it in the oven Christmas morning and don't need to take time out of your precious morning to bake!

GOOD LUCK!!

P.S.  Check out our new recipes below . . . there have been loads of them posted this week!

25 comments:

Rachel said...

Thanks for putting together the give-away, Sary! I hope I am allowed to enter it because I want your package. HA! I will only enter once though. You know, to give the blog readers a chance. :)

Kerry Jane said...

I'm scared to comment so early, because those never pick the first ones. So, I'll save my other comments for later on! I really LOVE your website and have thought e-mailing you guys so bad, but I'm too lazy. Maybe that's why this blog works for me:)

Laura said...

Am I allowed to enter? :)

Sarah McK said...

YOu silly sisters of mine! You helped PAY for the package and you want to enter?! :) You're nuts!

amylouwho said...

I'm in! I want those caramels! I've had them before. yuuuuummmmmm-eeee.

I love Jan's chicken enchiladas and your mom's pot pie!

Jenny said...

Chrissy just told me about your blog and I can't wait to check out all the recipes. I am one lazy cook! AND, I'd like to enter to win too! Pretty please?

Sis. Stokes said...

Here's hoping comment number five is a winner! :-p
This is such a wonderful idea. You gals really are pretty awesome. I love so many of the recipes you shared, it's hard to pick a favorite. I am SO VERY UNBELIEVABLY INCREDIBLY EXTRAORDINARILY EXCITED to have that coffee cake recipe! Several Nauvoo peeps thought I had it, but alas, NO! Lots of love to you and your sissies!

Ursula said...

What a fun idea! I love to catch up with you girls by reading your blogs. I really miss all of you! I am so excited to try the coffee cake recipe for our Christmas morning this year!

BEStrickLoving said...

Sweet nectar from heaven...

BEStrickLoving said...

Two extra entry for following! WHOOO!

BEStrickLoving said...

Follower! And proud to be a lazy chef

BEStrickLoving said...

I love your "Cafe Rio" Pork recipe and its dressing! Yummy.

I also like your Easy homemade break!

Michelle said...

Oooh I want in on this! I think my favorite recipe so far has to be that pumpkin bread. mmmm. Now I want some! And I'm also loving that chicken and wild rice soup. Delicious!

Natalie said...

I really hope I win because those dish towels and adorable and I love cadbury eggs! I make the chicken tamale casserole and the chicken pot pie all the time!

Cleat, Ida, Nelana and Camden said...

I am a follower of your blog! Your giveaway looks delicious and a total feast for the eyes as well. Hope ya'll have a very Merry Christmas.

Kerry Jane said...

Okay I'm a follower:)

Kerry Jane said...

Here's my second one for being a follower!

Chelsea said...

I've made your tamale casserole a few times. It's a lot more successful when I actually read the recipe as I make it. Amazing observation, huh!
And (although I'm completely biased) I do love those soup recipes I sent you! And I'm making the chocolate cheesecake ball tonight for Kevin's (Dungeons and Dragons) guys night out.

Sara Lee said...

I want in. I really need a package to snack on while my honey is studying.

My two favorite recipes are
Cowboy cookies and
Taco Soup
I make both of these regularly.
Oh and I am a follower too.
Does that count for four?

The Carlson Crew said...

Don't you think I should be the winner? Here are the reasons:

1. I'm lazy
2. I really like chocolate
3. I use your blog every week when I make my grocery list...seriously. My family loves the recipes and they are so stinking easy. .
4. You owe me, because one time I backed into your car and your parents didn't make me pay for a repair. Oh, wait. I guess I owe you. :) Or at least B-Dub.

The Carlson Crew said...

PS Our two favorite recipes so far are Rachel's pulled pork and your mom's Zucchini Bread. Both delicious. Also, I need to e-mail you a couple of recipes.

Eric Halpenny said...

this is my comment...not very creative, but hope it still counts

LisaBC said...

Do you have a Facebook page or group?

Morgan said...

Oh yeah, of course I want in! Is it too late? Also, since I'm new to this blog, but not new to your recipes, here is what I regularly cook from the Westover clan: Sweet pork, Mamma Sally's chicken enchiladas, those not-so-lazy caramels in the package (wouldn't it be great if I won some this year so I didn't have to make them myself?!) and the McKenna's yummy choca-chews! Oh, and of course, OUR coffee cake :-) Love you girls!!

nate and ash said...

I love the give away!
Sarah I would love Grandma Elaine's caramel recipe.
My favorite recipes are Tortilla Soup and Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. I probably make them about once a month!