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Quick Summer Meals Winner is…….

And the winner is (drum roll please) …………………………………………..

Quick Summer Meals Contest Voting – Starts Today!

Today is the day!!!  Voting for your favorite Quick Summer Meal is here.  The recipe with the most votes will win one AWESOME prize package from Chef’s Planet.  The winner receives ONE of EVERYTHING they gave away these past 12 weeks.  Yes – ONE of EVERYTHING!!!  So choose wisely, this package is worth over $215. 

Review of the Winners

Voting runs through Sunday, August 26 and the winner will be announced by noon on Monday, August 27.  Everyone who submitted a recipe, the random winner of the Chef’s Planet Bakeware Set will be announced that day as well. You can vote once per electronic device so tell your friends which recipe you liked the best and have them vote too. 

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Quick Summer Meals Contest – Heat for Heat Shrimp and Rice

Today is the last recipe of our Quick Summer Meals Contest sponsored by Chef’s Planet.  It has been a fun 10 weeks trying out new recipes.  Starting tomorrow, you will have the chance to vote for your favorite recipe from the contest.  Stay tuned tomorrow for the details.

Congratulations to Hidemi from Plainfield, IN.  She is this week’s winner with Heat to Heat Shrimp and Rice.  I have to tell you, I was a little bit afraid to try this because I like “heat” but not a lot of it.  I’m not sure if I made it correctly because it didn’t burn going down at all.  When I see chili powder and cumin in a recipe, I assume it’s going to be spicy.  Maybe it’s because my girls and I had just gotten done making 5 batches of some pretty spicy salsa that day and my taste spuds were numb, but I liked this shrimp and rice meal because it had flavor but not an overbearing amount.  I also like the shrimp.  I don’t serve it very often because my hubby is allergic to it.  So it was a special treat for me.  If you wanted to substitute chicken in the shrimps place – you certainly could.  And I have to apologize.  I forgot to get scallions at the store so I just used a regular onion.  The scallions would have made the meal look better but the taste was still there.

Wordless Wednesday – August 15, 2012

Quick Summer Meal – Asparagulicious Chicken Salad


We are down to the last two Quick Summer Meals and this one was chosen because it was very different from the rest.  I liked that it could be served as a sandwich, on a bed of lettuce or as our winner Tatia from Rancho Cordova, CA suggested, on some garlic French bread. 

I will keep this recipe tucked away for next spring when we have fresh asparagus from our neighbors’ farm.  It would be a very nice ladies luncheon meal and since its fast, even the busiest of us can make it.