Free Morels?!

13 03 2009

If you’re a hardcore foodie, that should have gotten your attention.  I got an e-mail this morning inviting me to enter a contest at MarxFoods.com.  Unfortunately, I’m not a mushroom person.  I’ve never had a morel so I have no idea what I would actually do with 2lbs of them, but I figured some of you might be interested.  Just follow the link and it will bring you to a blog post with all the details and an opportunity to enter.

Marx Foods – The First Morels of the Year Up for Grabs





Press Release – Mitchell’s Fresh Escapes Sweepstakes

13 03 2009

From a Ruth’s Chris Hospitality Group press release….

Escape the Winter Blahs and Head to Sunny Tampa with

“Mitchell’s Fresh Escapes” Sweepstakes

 

HEATHROW, Fla. (March 11, 2009) – Yearning to feel the hot summer sun instead of the cold, winter winds? Wishing you had a few extra dollars to take your sweetie to a delicious seafood dinner? Mitchell’s Fish Market’s “Mitchell’s Fresh Escapes Sweepstakes,” offers guests the opportunity to win a fabulous beach excursion vacation; a complimentary party at the nearest Fish Market or $100 in gift cards: 

  • Grand Prize (1 winner): Win a trip for 2 to Tampa Bay, Fla., including: 
  •  
    • Airfare
    • Two nights at the four-star Sheraton Sand Key Resort, located on ten acres of white sandy beach nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, minutes from Clearwater Beach
    • Florida Aquarium tickets that include an eco-tour boat ride and reef adventure, featuring more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and around the world
    • Dinner at the Mitchell’s Fish Market in Tampa
  • First Prize (1 winner): Party for up to 6 guests at the nearest Mitchell’s Fish Market
  • Second Prize (10 winners): $100 Mitchell’s Fish Market gift card 

 

Guests may sign up online at www.MitchellsFreshEscapes.com or in-store at the nearest location, now until March 31. Guests may enter once per day to increase their odds. What are you waiting for? Take a chance – try your “fin” at escaping to paradise.

Florida Aquarium tickets that include an eco-tour boat ride and reef adventure, featuring more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and around the world
Dinner at the Mitchell’s Fish Market in Tampa
First Prize (1 winner): Party for up to 6 guests at the nearest Mitchell’s Fish Market
Second Prize (10 winners): $100 Mitchell’s Fish Market gift card

Guests may sign up online at www.MitchellsFreshEscapes.com or in-store at the nearest location, now until March 31. Guests may enter once per day to increase their odds. What are you waiting for? Take a chance – try your “fin” at escaping to paradise.





Thanksgiving In March – Updated x3

13 03 2009

For most people, cooking a turkey once a year is more than enough.  I’m not quite most people.  Around Christmas time, my mom called and said someone was having a sale and she picked up some meat for me.  Normally, I’d be stocked because that usually means pork loins or ribeyes.  Not this time.  She bought two turkeys and two hams.  What the hell I’m supposed to do with two turkeys and two hams I’m not sure, but I figured eventually I’d cook them.  I cooked one of the hams a few months ago, but I still have two turkeys taking up a lot of space in my deep freezer. 

I’m going to be pretty busy for the next month with work, so I figured today was as good a day as any to finally cook a turkey.

I started three days ago by defrosting in the fridge.  Last night, I put together a brine with vegetable stock, water, black peppercorns, brown sugar, salt, and allspice berries and started that process.  This is what J saw when she got home from work  last night.

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