Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pasta Pasta Giveaway!: The best presents...are given

Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless Steel 4-Piece 12-Quart Pasta/Steamer Set
I love presents.  I do love receiving them and this year is a double whammy for Husband.  He has to contend with 10th wedding anniversary AND my 40th birthday, and in desperation he has asked me repeatedly, "WHAT DO YOU WANT?"  I haven't really decided yet as the list of possibilities is pretty long (new camera, new computer, new office, new kitchen....you get the picture) and I can't seem to CHOOSE.

As much as I love receiving presents, I also think very much about what I am going to give.  For Husband I have a few ideas in mind (although he continually insists that NO he wants NOTHING), and for any person who has a birthday I mull over and consider deeply what nifty or cool gift I can give them.  The planning and thinking around the gifts always makes me excited and eager to hurry up and just give the present already!

I'm very excited about this opportunity to giveaway, as it's been a while.  I do wish I could give a prize to EACH blog reader, but alas, I am not independently wealthy in that way.  (I've yet to reach Oprah status.)  However, I sometimes do get really generous sponsors who are willing to give me great products to giveaway.  This time the sponsor of this really wonderful giveaway are the folks over at Golden Grain Pasta.   They are allowing me to give away a Cuisinart four piece pasta/steamer set and four boxes of their brand new whole grain pasta line, which is heart healthy and fiber-full.  As I am a frequent user of the pasta insert on my pot, I can tell you that it is a great way to cook pasta to perfection.

Even if you don't win, you can get a $1 coupon to try the NEW, fiber-full, heart-healthy Golden Grain whole grain pasta line, by going to their Facebook page and "liking" it.  

Unfortunately this blog giveaway is only open to those who have a US or Canadian shipping address due to shipping restrictions. (However, if you dont't live in either of those places but do have family or friends who live there who would be willing to hold on to your item for you, please enter!)

Pasta Pasta Giveaway Rules! 

To enter to win a Cuisinart 4 piece pasta steamer set... you MUST do the following:
Leave a comment below telling which pasta dish on the blog is your favorite.
(Try and leave a name and at least an email so that I can contact you to let you know that you are a WINNER.)

For an extra entry - Facebook!
You can have an extra entry if you take a picture of a pasta dish that you made from Week of Menus and post the photo on the Week of Menus Facebook Page. Leave a comment below letting me know that you've posted a photo. (previous photos do not count. Post something new) THIS IS an EXTRA COMMENT from the one above.

A winner will be chosen at random on TUESDAY, May 31st at midnight.
(I am a former high school English Teacher, so I am bit of a stickler for rules. Entries which do not follow the instructions will be disqualified.)

Can't wait to read about your favorite pasta dish!

What the winner receives!

82 comments:

Kimberly said...

Garlic Scallion Noodles is my family's favorite! I just made it for my 3 kids (2 older ones are very picky eaters - my 3rd loves to eat!) along with the Asian Salmon. They along with my husband can eat this anytime...when I'm feeling desperate about their food intake (not my husband's, just my kids), I always make this dish!

Roxan said...

Hi Joanne! I've posted here sporadically here a couple times I think, so I hope you don't think I'm just some random person who's commenting to win your prize - I mean I am commenting to win your prize but I have been regularly reading your blog for a while! :) My favorite pasta dish that you've posted is the Pasta with Creamed Leek Spinach and Sausages. I love love love veggies, and this dish really has a spring-time feel to it with the leeks! I'm keeping my fingers crossed to win!

-Roxan
(mysweetshanti@gmail.com)

Tina said...

My favorite noodles are the sesame noodles with cilantro and scallion. I usually put some shredded chicken in, too, and make it a meal.

:)

tinamro (at) gmail (dot) com

Julia said...

Definitely the bacon asparagus and garlic pasta! Btw, your mochi cake is a real crowd pleaser. Thanks for your posts!

Julia
leejuliah@gmail.com

What's Cooking? said...

Roasted broccoli bacon pasta- 3 of my favourite ingredients in one dish! The best part is that my fussy children will eat it too. By the way, thanks for a great blog!
Cindy

Hannah K Wu said...

So far, the only one I've tried is the Orzo with Feta & Arugula, and loved it so much that I've made it twice in the past week!

Alissa said...

Breakfast Pasta is one of my favorites! Eggs, bacon spinach and pasta all in one bowl.. mmmm. :)

aleeesah at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

bacon, asparagus, garlic pasta! three of my favorite ingredients and my kids love them too!
angella
mrspinetreean@yahoo.com

In Krista's Kitchen said...

I haven't made it yet, but I've had pasta with vodka cream sauce bookmarked for a while. I don't drink a lot, so I never seem to have alcohol on hand to cook with!

kmurkve at gmail dot com

Jeannie Park said...

Macaroni & Cheese - Not from the Box. For some strange reason, I feel like gourmet restaurants make MacnCheese taste worse than the box. Too stiff, or not melty & cheesy enough. The box always brings back great nostalgic memories. I'm always in search of a new mac n cheese recipe hoping I can create one that's from the kithcen, not the box, but still tasting great. This recipe, I really do enjoy.

Rachel said...

You had a baked pasta with cheese recipe last October that was awesome. Pasta + Cheese you can't go wrong!

Hannah C. said...

Too many yummy pasta recipes to list them all, but I love your recipe for Orzo with feta cheese and tomatoes, we love to add corn and olives to it since we love corn and olives with everything...wait, orzo counts as a pasta right?

Hannah
(HannahPTl@yahoo.com)

Sarah said...

I could not decide on a favorite, but narrowed it down to two of your pasta recipes. The tie is between the pasta with vodka cream sauce and your angel hair pasta with chili, lemon, and arugula. The first had a more traditional Italian feeling to it and the second, I modified slightly to make it spicier and it gave it a nice Thai appeal to it.

I also saw your recipe for Sausage, Spinach, Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella Pasta and I cannot wait to try it, however I think I will substitute the sausage for pepperoni and make it a cold dish instead to help combat the 90+ degree heat taking over North Carolina.

Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes!

~Sarah
(sarah at kingdomofcaring dot net)

Anonymous said...

My (current) favorite pasta dish is the Orzo with feta, arugula and cranberries!!! One small confession - I actually do make it with the whole grain pasta - spaghetti, and I break it up into shorter pieces. I am NOT just saying that so you will randomly pick me. I really do! It is salty, sweet - just perfect!
GloriaT

Ian said...

I love the light texture of your Orzo salad! So yummy & goes well with everything. Best of all, it's so easy to make!

sjhpak said...

pasta with vodka cream sauce -- soooooo yummy. Now I'm craving it. Will have to make it again soon so I can take a picture and post on your fb page :)

Hannah said...

I have to say the Pomodoro sauce recipe you just shared just jumped to the top of my list. So simple!

{just the little things.} said...

just ONE? I LOVE the sesame noodles and the bacon + asparagus noodles equally. Sort of like kids (if I had any), I'd love them equally, yet differently. haha. cindy [at] justthelittlethings [dot] com. Thanks for an amazing giveaway!

song said...

spicy sesame noodles is our fav! we eat it with asian fish tacos (another fav)or with salmon. my family and friends love your blog because i'm always inspired to make something from it.

Jeanne said...

i love making the ginger garlic sesame noodles and the bacon brocolli baked pasta for my family. they are both easy and delicious and it's a great way to get them to eat their vegetables!

Meredyth Haas said...

Pasta with vodka cream sauce - this is my favorite red pasta sauce!
meredythhaas@gmail.com

Marnely Rodriguez said...

My favorite? the Bacon, Asparagus and Garlic Pasta! yum yum!

elizabeth said...

Ginger garlic sesame noodles, but I want to try the pomodoro. Maybe this week... (elizabeth.chang@gmail.com)

Bunny said...

My favorite is definitely the orzo, feta, arugula and cranberries. So easy to make, yummy and tastes great the next day.

Anna
aleenj@gmail.com

Linda Park said...

Garlic scallion noodles!!!!!!! I loveeeeee it! As a poor college student I used to eat spaghetti noodles with soy sauce, and your jazzed up version reminds me of my college days. Your recipe, of course, tastes better!

lindakim1109@gmail.com

B's mommy said...

I love your orzo pasta with feta cheese, arugula, basil, and cranberries. So tasty for a warm Spring gathering.

Min
1tallsoylatte@gmail.com

Bonnie said...

Hi Joanne, it's bonnie again. Forgot to leave my email before :)
bonniej.kim108@gmail.com

B's mommy said...

I just posted a pic of the orzo pasta salad on your fb. thanks for all your recipes!!!

Min

the genie said...

asian bowtie pasta - it's my go to pasta! so easy to make and very yummy to eat.
jeanniepae@gmail.com

Susie said...

Definetely Garlic Scallion noodles as it is so easy to make, the ingredients are simple but taste is really good and yummy. I have done this countless times!

Christina said...

I love orzo and cranberries sothe Orzo with Feta, Arugula and Cranberries is the best of both.

Eva said...

my favorite (and my guests) is the sausage, cream and choose your own alcohol sauce pasta =)
evamooner@gmail.com

jcrewphd said...

My favorite is the Spaghetti w/ bacon, broccoli and garlic. But I'd love to try your new Pomodoro sauce since I do use whole wheat spaghetti in our household. Thanks for the giveaway!

jcrewphd at gmail dot com

haez said...

Hello. I have to say hands down I love love love your "Pasta alla norma" (eggplant pasta) recipe. I've made it so many times that it's become a household staple. My 20- month old son Elijah, loves pasta and this one is his favorite. (It gets him to eat eggplants too) :) Thank You for the recipe!!!

from
Haewon Yoon (haez1013@yahoo.com)

Sandy said...

Our family's favorite is Asian Bow Tie pasta. We have it a lot in the summer. Sandy Lee

Ann said...

My favorite pasta dish is the Orzo Pasta with Arugula and Feta. I also made it for my son's teacher and she loved it, too. Thanks!

michelle said...

my family's favorite is the bacon broccoli pasta. the kids cheer whenever i make it. and i make it kind of a lot! :)

Huikyong said...

i love love love the sesame noodles with cilantro. and the sesame giner noodles too! It's so easy and so refreshing! and healthy when i load it up with extra veggies!

Ginny Lee said...

Sesame noodles! Love cilantro and u don't usually see this in sesame noodle recipes!
kaupilimakoa@hotmail.com

karen said...

I vote for the angel hair with arugula. Simple things can be the most satisfying!

karenreichmann@hotmail.com

kyung said...

We love the bacon, asparagus, garlic pasta dish. My kids will eat anything with bacon in it and it's so satisfying. Thanks!

grace hahn said...

mmmm I don't know!! hahaha if i had to pick a fave, than i would say the bacon and asparagus pasta!! two of my faaavvorite ingredients in one dish <3

harugirlie said...

Ginger garlic sesame noodles!

B's mommy said...

Hi there,

I posted a pic of orzo pasta on your facebook page.

Thanks!!

Min
1tallsoylatte@gmail.com

unjung said...

This one is easy...Eggplant Pasta Salad

LadySaotome said...

I like the Bacon, Asparagus, Garlic Pasta - Hubby loves aspargus and this meal makes the whole family happy. :)

Kat
vinson.kat(at)gmail. com

Helen said...

Pasta with creamed leeks, sausage and spinach. Always a crowd pleaser.
Helenpak@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Asian Bowtie pasta is my fave!! Sandy @ Dreamy4580@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I posted a picture of the Asian Bowtie Pasta on FB! It's a family favorite, always good hot or cold! Thanks! Sandy @ dreamy4580@aol.com

unKim said...

Since this is the first time I have ever read your blog, I cannot name a favorite pasta dish . . . yet. I will go check out your pasta dishes, make one and if we like it,I can post it as our fav. :-) I will say that the ones other people are listing sound awesome.

Patti said...

bacon asparagus and garlic pasta.. very delicious!!

helen said...

Sausage, Broccoli, Tomato, Basil Pasta-- can you say yummy? :)

helen
(helen0204song@gmail.com)

JoAnne said...

One of the family favorites is the spaghetti with bacon and broccoli pasta. Although, I usually will switch out the spaghetti with penne since the kids like bite-size pieces. My son who doesn't like red sauce loves this just as much as my dd who looooves sauce. Thanks so much for your great recipes!

yjoannehan at yahoo dot com

Serena Kim said...

I love Bacon, Asparagus, Garlic Pasta...I do add 1/2 tsp of pepper flakes and a little wine =]



SerenaK at Optonline dot com

pinkbeary said...

I can't wait to make the bacon, asparagus, garlic pasta.

pinkbeary (at) gmail.com

Jean said...

Asian bowtie pasta!! YUM!

Jean
jeanychoi02@yahoo.com

Me, the hubby, plus 4 said...

my favorite pasta dish of yours is... your garlic scallion noodles! but i LOVE all your recipes! i've tried recreating a LOT of them and none of them have let me down!!

Susan said...

I haven't made it yet, but Pasta with Creamed Leek, Spinach, and Sausages looks so yummy!

susan
sues2211@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I posted a photo to the WOM Fb page of the yummy Orzo with Feta, Arugula and Cranberries that I ate tonight for a second entry into the contest!
Gloria T

Angela said...

I had to make my kids thank me after each meal until I started making your recipes. When I made the Asian bow tie pasta, my three year old son bursted out after his first bite, "Yum, Thank you for dinna, mommy! Wook, I'm eating the weaf(spinach), too!". You are the friend that we all wish we had live next door to us!

asynnshin@gmail.com

JoAnne said...

I posted a picture of last night's dinner...pasta w/ bacon and broccoli. This dish is a winner in our house!

Elena Doyle said...

Baked Pasta and Cheese!!!

Elena (esdoyle052@gmail.com)

Jennifer K. said...

Angel Hair Pasta with chili, lemon, and arugula is my favorite so far! Made it for my vegetarian and vegan friends--it was a hit! Thanks! savvy1123@yahoo.com

Melia said...

Asian Bowtie Pasta for sure! I'm half Japanese and love the taste of sesame and soy! This pasta is delicious, quick and easy. If I have a lime I'll squeeze a bit on the top, along with some chopped peanuts. Thanks so much! I enjoy reading your blog and feel like I know your whole family! :)

mhinatsu@gmail.com

Jeannie said...

The pasta with sesame seeds and scallions is a favorite of my 3 year old daughters who is p-i-c-k-y! Plus, it's so easy to make! Love it!

jeanniecho127 at gmail dot com

stef lowe said...

My favorite is the Asian Bowtie Pasta...I actually just made it yesterday! :)

Thanks for all your posting!
-Stef (stefani_lowe@yahoo.com)

Rena said...

My favorite is the Pasta alla Norma (Eggplant pasta)!!

Thanks!
Rena


(Renaseo@gmail.com)

Chantal said...

The Bacon, Asparagus, Garlic Pasta.

Chantalsrecipes at gmail dot com

Janet said...

I really love making the angel hair pasta with chili for a different spin on a pasta dish.

Sandy said...

OK,so THIS was where I should've left my comment! duh! Anyway, yes, I posted a picture of your eggplant pasta salad. We had it for lunch today. :)

Sharon said...

Asian Bowtie Pasta, sans cilantro. :)

Thanks for the entry!

Manila Moving Sale said...

Garlic scallion noodles. I have been following your blog now from Cambodia. Thanks for lots of good ideas for when I have to host lots of guests (short term teams). J.Whang told me about your blog after I complimented her on the soba noodles that she made from your blog.
Thank you!
eda.kim@gmail.com

annwu said...

My favorite is the Asian Bowtie Pasta. It doesn't have to be hot or cold and stays well in the kids' lunches.

Sarah L said...

Family fav is spaghetti with bacon, broccoli and garlic!
Even my picky one eats it all up. Sarahlim1@gmail.com
Thanks for the chance to win this!!

grace c. said...

orzo salad! you can do so much with the recipe depending on what ingredients are available at the moment! and always light and yummy!
~grace c.~
(gracie_mi@yahoo.com)

grace c. said...

p.s. posted picture on FB page of tonight's orzo salad - tomato, peas, artichoke hearts, cilantro, red onion, pine nut, sundried tomato, and golden raisins! yum... :)

~grace c.~
(gracie_mi@yahoo.com)

Teacher Peri said...

I LOVE the creamy leek with rotisserie chicken.
The one with asparagus. I made it, this week
for a family in mourning. They appreciated a
substantial meal that was delicious! You are my
"go to gal" for recipes!

christie stmartin said...

Roasted broccoli bacon pasta

Christy Yom said...

my favorite pasta dish is arugula pasta...it's very yummy! pick me! please pick me... :)

yom_christy@yahoo.com

Helen said...

my favorite that i've been planning to make for a while now is the spicy sesame noodles. my kids love the roasted broccoli bacon pasta! this is helen, irene's friend (helenskwak [at] hotmail). thanks, joanne!

jyang said...

I'd have to say my fav so far is the sesame cilantro noodles, ESP since I add lots of veggies and love cilantro! This goes well w/ a lot of dishes and love making it for meal deliveries for others.

escorts said...

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