Happy feast of the Baptism of Our Lord! I don’t about you, but I’m going through a bit of liturgical withdrawal right now. Advent and Christmas are both so rich with meaning and feast days that our family celebrations came together almost effortlessly.
Note that I said almost.
Now we are returning to Ordinary Time and I’m looking for new and improved ways to bless our family. One of them, of course, is by putting healthy and delicious meals on the table. This is one of my favorite ways to tell them I love them!
My husband knows this and is very supportive of my culinary endeavors. His philosophy is, “Hey, if someone’s going to go to the trouble of cooking for me, I’m not going to complain about it!” There have only been a couple of times that he has voiced a negative opinion—so few times, in fact, that I remember them!
(Like the time I made what I thought would be a delicious sauce for the chicken—a seasoned béchamel full of coarsely chopped walnuts. My husband took one look and remarked, “Who threw up on the chicken?”)
(I was laughing too hard to be angry.)
(And besides, he was right.)
Well, I’ll tell you. Having been asked to review No Name Premium Meats and Seafood, I got try several of their products. They were, every last one of them, absolutely delicious.
Thumb’s up at every meal, and I’m not kidding.
In the photo at the top, I’d made their marinated tilapia fillets and wild rice meatballs. I made both entrées on account of the size of my family and there was plenty to go around. I served a salad of simple greens tossed with almonds and a pomegranate vinaigrette and voilà—yummy goodness that was so, so easy.
That is one of the best things about No Name’s products—they are all pre-seasoned, pre-marinated and individually wrapped, which takes the guesswork out of preparing them. Because they are premium meat, they can be a bit pricey; however, they come on sale quite often and are—in my humble opinion—well worth it.
(Note: You may want to use the No Name Store Locator to see if these products are in distribution near you. They are also available online but at an additional cost.)
Okay! Now for the fun part! No Name has offered up a great giveaway package for one reader: coupons for a free package of steak and chicken as well as $5 off of any additional product—a $40 (approximately) value.
To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite fast-and-easy side dish. (Mine is salad, using prewashed greens, with a simple vinagrette.)
If you would like to enter a second time, stop by No Name’s page on Facebook, tell them I sent you, and “like” their page. Then come back here and leave another comment.
Oh, and one last thing: I’ll leave comments open until Wednesday at midnight. That should give you enough time to enter…unless you’re like me and get distracted, thinking, “Now what am I going to make for supper?” (Another reason to enter the giveaway!)
That’s it! Thank you! I hope you win! ☺