I think we all know how much I adore my Cuisinart hand stick blender (or my mom’s that I’ve been “borrowing” for a few months now 😉 ) … And speaking of, did you know that CSN stores offer a variety of products to furnish your kitchen, everything from home bars and counter stools to cookware, flatware and drinkware including this fabulous Cuisinart smart stick hand blender as well?!
This kitchen tool seriously saved the dayweek month when I was so sick with tonsilitis and when I got my tonsils removed. But it also has found a happy place in my kitchen helping me with all sorts of fun recipes!
From “nurse me back to health” Tropical Smoothies
To impromptu filling for Sweet Potato & Coconut Wrappers
Even mashing up the ingredients for Pizza Bean Burgers
To “right in the crockpot” Potato Soup
And not to forget Sweet Potato, Coconut and Peanut Butter Mash!
This kitchen tool is one that I find so useful for so many things and one that I adore!
And did you know that it has been rated the “best basic hand blender” too?
Well guess what, the fabulous folks over at CSN have offered to give one of you readers your very own Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender CSB-76!!
Well truly they offered to either (1) let me try one of their fabulous products myself so fanatic mom coulda got her blender back haha or (2) let me give one away to ya’ll… I’ll send mad momma to you friends for that one 😉 jk!
So here’s the deal, for your chance to win your very own Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender you can do any or all of the following (each one = an entry):
- Leave me a comment with what you think your favorite way to use this kitchen tool would be.
- Tweet up the giveaway “Check out @cookinfanatic1 giveaway for your chance to win your own Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender http://wp.me/pC3u2-2cj!” and leave me a comment below telling me you’ve done so.
- Mention this giveaway on your blog and leave me a comment below with a link back to the post.
I’ll randomly select the winner on Monday, April 26 (entries due by 5pm) 😀
Oh, and what’s that you say, what’s for dinner tonight?
Well in the spirit of this gloomy, rainy day I decided that we’d be best suited to have our Chicken Noodle Soup & sammich meal tonight, which if you remember from Meal Planning 101 was actually scheduled for Thursday night…
But see friends, even with planning you can still be flexible! 😀
Fanatic Mom got this soup mix for me a while back and I was excited to give it a whirl…
Gotta redeem myself for still holding her Cuisinart blender hostage, no? 😛
Pretty easy eh? I followed it kinda, using 1 tblsp butter for flavor and only 32oz. of chicken broth (plus 2 small chicken breasts, chopped and cooked in said butter first…)
Mom has been raving about this soup for a while now, and I know why! This mix was FABULOUS! And not full of sodium like so many soups are… I will definitely buy this again, we LOVED it 🙂
Me to The Man: “That soup was seriously so good esp for a package mix”
The Man to Me: “That is the understatement of the yearrrrrr. We should buy this again, and have it like, every week.”
First of all, what’s all this “we” business, I’d love to see him grocery shopping 😛 (love you boo!) and secondly, we have only Fanatic Mom to thank for this awesome gift and meal!
To go with our soup I made some grilled cheeses, his and her style!
For him: Bacon Swiss Grilled cheese (w/a lil’ smear of butter for good measure 😉 )
For her: Roasted red pepper & fresh basil grilled swiss cheese w/ spicy apple cinnamon ginger mustard
Loved the pops of flavor with this combo, tangy mustard with sweet basil plus ooey gooey cheese was heavenly!
This dinner definitely hit the spot after my post work exercise session, which included:
- 20 min Jillian Michaels Metabolism Boost on ExTV
- 10 min Cindy Whitmarsh Buns and Thighs
Well everyone, I better scadaddle (did I just say that?), time for some tv and relaxation… this week has been outta control busy and homegirl needs it 😉
See you back tomorrow!