Progresso Giveaway!

This giveaway is now over. The winner is Janet F. Congrats!

I like soup especially here in Chicago in the winter time. Nothing is better to warm you up from the inside out and if it is low in calories, even better! Did you know that Progresso Soup can help curb your hunger, and it is available in 40 delicious flavors that have 100 calories or less? With hearty ingredients like pasta, beans, corn and rice, and flavor-packed vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, and peppers, Progresso Soup varieties offer a good source of fiber and a full serving of vegetables. I always feel like Progresso Soup is the “adult” soup on the market. It is filling. It is good and very flavorful. It is just an added plus that it is low in calories.

Now, to help kick off a new outlook on the New Year, Progresso is excited to announce the return of the “Souper You™ Debut” contest! From January 3rd through March 16th, you and your readers can visit Progresso on Facebook to enter for the chance to win a full makeover in New York City. Three grand prize winners will be awarded a trip for two to New York City from May 20th-22nd. The prize includes roundtrip airfare, a two-night stay in an NYC hotel, a full makeover, a guided wardrobe shopping spree with a personal consultation at a New York City department store, and $1,000 in spending money. Once the 10 finalists are announced, you can visit Progresso on Facebook from March 30th through April 13th to vote for your favorite.

You can also visit the Facebook page to download a coupon for $1.00 off four (4) cans of Progresso Soup and to check out makeover videos provided by MyStyle.com and the Style Network. Be sure to also “Follow” Progresso on Twitter to keep up with the latest news from Progresso.

Since I have enjoyed the soup so much, I’ve arranged for one lucky reader to get a Progresso “Souper You Debut” gift pack that includes a VIP coupon for a free can of Progresso soup, as well as a yoga mat, water bottle, set of aerobic bands, sport headband and two sport wristbands.

Here’s what you need to do:

Tell me which flavor of Progresso soup you’d like to try!

These will give you one additional entry (for each thing):

1. Twitter about this contest. I’ve added a Tweet button at the top of this post to make it super easy to do too! Just let me know in the comments that you did. Also, you can do this daily!

2. Add this post to social media sites like Stumble, Digg, Kirtsy, Blogging Zoom, Reddit, Propeller, Etc. (1 extra entry per site)

3.  Like this post on Facebook (There is a like button at the beginning and the end of this post you can use).

4.  Add this to any forums you belong too. Please give me the URL, so I can verify.

5.  Comment on any other post on my blog.  Let me know which post.

Each of these will give you 5 entries:

1. Blog about this on your blog. Please give me the URL, so I can verify.
2. Subscribe to this blog using either my email or RSS feed
3. Add my badge to your sidebar:

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For 10 bonus entries:

Subscribe to my blog using your Kindle!

Good luck! This contest will end January 26th, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST.

Progresso provided me with the free product, information, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark.

Mama Says, No More Frozen Pizza!

You have to get the Mama says, “No More Frozen Pizza!” cookbook. This is the coolest cookbook I have ever owned. This cookbook has 24 nutritious recipes that are designed for new cooks! Now, the first thing that makes this cookbook unique is that it is in the shape of an order out pizza box. It looks like a pizza. When you open the box, you will be for a surprise. I know I was! Each recipe is on paper that is shaped like a pizza (circle). You can easily go in there and grab the recipe you want. The first thing you see is a picture of a pizza. When you flip it over, there is a nice little forward about the book. Plus, there is also some advice: “All we ask is that you wipe off the recipe cards before you store them, do the dishes within one week’s time, and send a “thank you” not to whomever sent you this recipe box. Oh, and call your mother once in awhile”.
Now, each recipe card is pretty unique. There is a picture one side of the card, and all of the recipes look absolutely delicious. When you flip the card over, it tells you what the recipe is, how long it takes to make, and how many it will feed. They also have an ingredient list, how to make list (preparation), and equipment. I have to giggle that under equipment they include things like a can opener, large knife, and large frying pan with lid.

There are several awesome recipes we will trying this next week are Dad’s Special Meat Loaf, Italian Roasted Potatoes, and Southwest Chicken Soup. These easy to make recipes are perfect for new cooks (and not so new cooks) with limited time and limited budgets.

Ghiradelli Chocolate

I just recently had my first experience with Ghirardelli chocolate.  I had always heard it was good, but had never tried it myself till now.  Now that I have tried it, I am impressed.  It is very good chocolate.  It is some of the best chocolate I’ve ever had actually!  I got several different varities, but I have to say my favorite is crisp. The chocolate is rich but not too rich.  It was also filling, so it took two sitting for me to finish one bar off.  My husband, who isn’t even a chocolate fan, loved these too.  You can buy these candy bars at your local Wal-Marts, Walgreens, Borders, and Linens N Things.  They will be in Target, Blockbuster, and Cost Plus stores soon.  Now, I didn’t get any of their brand new kind of candy bar, but I’d love to try those too!  They look like they are filled.  The one I shall be trying shortly is the peanut butter filled one.  I have a feeling that I will have another new favorite kind of candy bar afterwards.  I wish I could say that I am giving these out for Halloween, but I am keeping them all for myself.  What is your favorite chocolate?