Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My first giveaway!

It's summer time, and there's nothing better than a quick, healthy salad for supper on those hot summer nights. Why drive to a restaurant and spend $15 on a salad entrée when you can make it at home in a lot less time, for a lot less money, and with a lot more options to suit your personal tastes?
Kraft has introduced a new line of Sizzling Salads Entrée Salad Kits. They are available in four flavours:
Each one comes with a cooking sauce for the chicken (although you don't need to limit yourself to chicken - shrimp or beef would be awesome in some of these salads!), and a dressing for the salad. Put it all together, and you've got a fancy-schmancy restaurant meal that only took minutes (and a few dollars) to make!

It's so simple:

  1. Cook a chicken breast (cut into strips) in hot oil in a skillet until done.
  2. Add 2-3 tbsp. of the Cooking Sauce.
  3. Toss salad with 2-3 tbsp. of the Dressing.
  4. Plate salad; top with warm chicken.

You can make the salad with whatever you like. Kraft sent me the Asian Chicken Salad Sizzler to try out, and they suggest baby spinach, sliced green onions, shredded carrots, snow peas, bean sprouts, and drained canned mandarin oranges. You could also try some crushed peanuts or cashews, mushrooms, red peppers, red onions... or keep it sweet and simple with chicken, lettuce, and one or two other toppings. The possibilities are endless!

I used spinach, red pepper, grated carrots, green onion, and mandarin oranges. The Toasted Sesame Dressing on the salad was fantastic, and the whole thing just went together perfectly!

Now for the giveaway! Kraft sent me 5 coupons for a free Refrigerated Dressing. The come in five flavours:

I was so torn about which one I would try out for myself - each flavour just sounds so amazing, and I can think of so many different recipes for each one. (Kraft also has a few recipe suggestions of their own if you're interested.) Since I have Epicure salad dressings in Caesar, Poppyseed, Ranch, and Greek flavours, I decided I should try the Balsamic. (Although I was really tempted by the Asiago Caesar!!) Today for lunch I made myself a quick and easy salad - baby spinach, a few slices of red bell pepper, and a handful of sliced strawberries. I drizzled it with Creamy Balsamic, and voila! A tasty, healthy salad for lunch.

Five of you are going to win your very own Kraft Refrigerated Salad Dressing! (The coupons are only redeemable in Canada.) Here's how you enter:

Leave a comment below for each of the following ways to enter:

  1. Check out the Kraft website and tell me which Salad Sizzler flavour you like best, and which Refrigerated Dressing you would pick if you win.
  2. Follow this blog. (Click on "Follow" on the left-hand side of the screen.)
  3. Subscribe to this blog via email. (Enter your email address in the box on the left-hand side of the screen.)
  4. "Like" Kathy's Kitchen on Facebook. (Click on the FB box on the right-hand side of the screen.) Please leave your first name and last initial so I can find you.
  5. Post about this giveaway on your FB status: @Kathy's Kitchen has a free giveaway! Check it out at (Use the @ symbol to tag me on FB so I know you posted.)
  6. Follow me on Twitter (kitchenkathy) and leave your username.

So if you do all of those things, you should leave me 6 separate comments, each one stating how you entered. For example:

  1. My two favourite Kraft dressings are __________ & __________.
  2. I follow your blog.
  3. I subsribe via email. (Leave your email address.)
  4. I "like" Kathy's Kitchen on FB. (Leave your first name and initial.)
  5. I posted this giveaway in my FB status.
  6. I follow you on Twitter. (Leave your username.)
On June 11, I will choose 5 random numbers, and if one of your comments corresponds to one of those numbers, you win! If you have any questions, please email me directly at (don't post your question in the comments, or it might get lost in the shuffle.)
Good luck!
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k-e-household said...

I follow your blog!!

k-e-household said...

aaaaand, I am already a fan on FB, thats how I knew about the giveaway so quickly :)

Kindra aka "The Meal Planner" said...

I already subscribe to your blog in google reader, but I just became a follower :)

Kindra aka "The Meal Planner" said...

When I saw these sizzling salad combo's in the store, I thought they were brilliant! I too LOVE the Toasted Sesame dressing...we make a lot of Asian salads with it. If I won, the Barbecue Ranch intrigues me but the Creamy Balsamic dressing is calling my name.

Helen said...

Hey Kathy!
I 'like' Kathy's Kitchen on FB
I follow your blog
I subscribe via e-mail
(holy, I'm sounding like a stalker!!)
I would love to try the Southwest Chicken Salad Sizzler and the Calorie-Wise Asiago refrigerated dressing!
WTG Kathy! You're the bestest! H :)

Jaimie said...

ok, so I'm a follower on fb, and I subscribed via email
and I follow your blog. I like the chicken caesar and would love to try the greek feta.


Glogirl said...

My two favourite Kraft dressings are Chicken Caesar and Greek Feta.

Glogirl said...

I "like" Kathy's Kitchen on FB. (Amy M)

Glogirl said...

I follow you on Twitter @glogirl3

Glogirl said...

I posted this giveaway in my FB status.

Anonymous said...
The Southwest Chicken Salad Sizzler would be delicious and I think I'd like the Barbecue ranch dressing.

Anonymous said...

I think I'd pick the Balsalmic Vinegarette dressing and the southwest chicken sizzler, MMM.