Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Don't Be Stuck in the Kitchen...Go Visit Those Guests! Birds Eye #Giveaway


Birds Eye wants you to have a wonderful holiday season filled with more time out of the kitchen, than in it. That's why they are sharing the following fast-to-make, absolutely-delicious-to-eat holiday recipe favorites with you! In addition, they'd love to have you chime in with some of your favorite Birds Eye dishes, and I'd really like to hear those too!

We use Birds Eye throughout the year for a quick way to make stews, soups, crock pot meals and more. They always taste perfectly fresh and you get to skip the lengthy prep time (all the work is already done for ya!).

The first recipe Birds Eye would like to share is the classic Thanksgiving favorite: Green Bean Casserole! I know this one is always a big hit in our family, and I for one wish we had it more than twice a year (Thanksgiving and Christmas). Since I'm the cook most of the time, I guess I could make that happen. :) Keep reading below to see two other Birds Eye holiday recipe favorites and then be sure to enter the giveaway too!





BIRDS EYE GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 bags (16 oz. ea.) Birds Eye® Cut Green Beans, thawed and drained
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups crispy French fried onions
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix green beans, soup, milk, 1 cup onions and pepper together in an oven-safe casserole dish.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining onions and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until onions are crispy.


Another great recipe from Birds Eyes is one that involved Acorn Squash. This is one of my most favorite types of squash to serve on the Thanksgiving holiday becaue it just looks festive!


APPLE and WHOLE GRAIN STUFFED ACORN SQUASH

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bag Steamfresh® Protein Blends Italian Style, cooked according to packge directions
  • 2 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded*
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp. pine nuts, finely chopped

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Arrange acorn squash halves cut-side down in shallow
    casserole dish with ½-inch water. Bake 30 minutes or until squash is fork
    tender.
  3. Meanwhile in large nonstick skillet, heat oil over
    medium high heat and cook onion and apple, stirring occasionally, 5
    minutes or until softened. Stir in Italian Blend, cranberries and pine
    nuts
  4. Arrange squash cut side up and evenly fill with
    Italian Blend mixture and bake an additional 10 minutes. 

The third recipe, is stuffing. There's so many good ways to make one, and Birds Eye has nailed a version that your friends and family will love!


ITALIAN WHOLE GRAINS COUNTRY STUFFING

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bag Steamfresh® Protein Blends Italian Style, cooked according to packge direcitons
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 8 oz. sweet Italian sausage, removed from casings and crumbled
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 bag (12 oz.) country style cubed stuffing
  • 2 Tbsp. finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped basil leaves

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS



  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high
    heat and cook onion and celery, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until
    softened. Add sausage and cook until browned. Stir in Italian Blend, broth
    and stuffing cubes. Toss until combined. Stir in Parmesan cheese and
    basil. 
  3. Turn into large shallow casserole dish and bake 30
     minutes or until heated through and top is golden brown. 
You can find more great recipes and learn more about Birds Eye by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.



One lucky winner gets a Birds Eye prize pack (with various Birds Eye branded items and free product coupons) to call their own. US entrants only.

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64 comments:

  1. The Italian stuffing sounds amazing! I may make that for this weekend when we have another Thanksgiving with the other side of the family.

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  2. I'd like to make the Herb Scented Rice Pilaf with Vegetables.
    Thank you!

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  3. I think I'll make the Easy Scratch Macaroni & Trees for the holidays.

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  4. Oh the Spinach Potato Latkes --I love spinach.

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  5. Monster Mash Dip looks good, I's like to try that.

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  6. Orange Cashew Vegetables sounds like a tasty and different dish to make.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  7. Out of the kitchen I bet is a win. I don't have that issue though as I can't cook a thing haha

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  8. I would like to try the recipe for Asparagus, Parm & Prosciutto Gratin

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  9. I would make the Buffalo Chicken & Veggie Dip.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  10. The Vegetable Pilaf Quinoa would be my choice. This dish looks festive enough to serve as a Holiday Main dish option.

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  11. Hi Rosey - they do look quite good .. but I'd rather eat fresh ... and I love acorn squash ... any squash actually. The green bean casserole I've only really become aware of this year ...

    As you gather I don't do frozen food ... but thought you might be interested to see how Captain Birdseye got started with his frozen foods ...

    I wrote a fun post on him, which I see you didn't comment on ...

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/clarence-birdseye-and-that-ubiquitous.html

    Happy Thanksgiving ... and enjoy yourselves and green beans and all - and today my post is about Beans!!

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. I'm a little late responding, but I'm headed over! :)

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  12. The Creamy Pea Salad recipe looks good. I've always loved pea salad.

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  13. I would like to make Corn, Tomato & Avocado Salad.

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  14. I would like to try the recipe for Asparagus, Parm & Prosciutto Gratin.

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  15. I think the recipe for Savory Green Beans & Caramelized Onions from Bird's Eye would be excellent for the holidays.

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  16. I'd make the Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie.

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  17. I want to make the Mediterranean Rice Pilaf.

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  18. APPLE and WHOLE GRAIN STUFFED ACORN SQUASH was a hugh hit for our Thanksgiving meal! I can't wait to try some of these other recipes!

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  19. I would like to try the talian Pizza Burger Pizza.

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  20. I know everyone would enjoy the Warm Parmesan Spinach Dip.

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  21. The Week Night Vegetable Chili sounds good.

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  22. The Sweet & Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps looks tasty! :-)

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  23. We do love using Birdeye here too. They make is so convenient to get a tasty meal on the table quickly on busy nights. I love that!

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  24. The Creamy Pea Salad sounds yummy. Thank you for the giveaway. Happy Holidays.

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  25. The Gazpacho Style Corn & Tomato Soup sounds really good.

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  26. I would love to make the pineapple chicken!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  27. Chicken with Creamy Alfredo Rigatoni

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  28. I would like to try the Week Night Vegetable Chili recipe

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  29. I would love to make the Ravioli with Spinach, Pancetta & Sage!

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  30. The spinach potato Latkes sound like a great holiday side dish.

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  31. The Game Day Corn & Beef Empanadas look perfect for game day!

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  32. I would love to make the chicken and pepper stir fry recipe!!

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  33. I want to try this great recipe from their site; Bread Bowl Vegetable Fish Stew

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  34. I would like to try the Loaded Vegetable Potato Salad.

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  35. I'd make the California pasta salad

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  36. I'd make the mini broccoli quiches!!

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  37. The Broccoli Ranch Past Salad sounds like it would be delicious and healthy! I printed it out to try sometime this week :)

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  38. I would try the Game Day Corn & Beef Empanadas

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  39. I would like to make the Warm Parmesan Spinach Dip

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  40. I would like to try the Birds Eye® Green Bean Casserole.

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  41. I'd like to try the Mini Broccoli Quiches. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  42. I'd love to try making the Beer, Broccoli & Cheddar Dip. I think my company would enjoy this!

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  43. spicy skillet holiday stuffing

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  44. I want to try the Chicken Fajita Ranch Spread

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  45. I would love to make the Warm Parmesan Spinach Dip.

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  46. I would love to try the Rice & Vegetable Medley with Crispy Shallots recipe!
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

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  47. I would love to try the Chicken Teriyaki Stir-Fry or Italian Dressing! Both sound yummy! Thank you!

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  48. The Weeknight Skillet Fajitas look good.

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  49. Mini Broccoli Quiches look tasty!

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  50. I would like to make the
    Farmers Market Barley & Beef Vegetable Soup. Perfect for this time of year.

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  51. I'd like to try the Pineapple Chicken.

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  52. Broccoli Frittata--looks a lot like my Quiche which I never knew was so easy to make, I thought only fancy restaurants made quiche for years!

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  53. Lighter Vegetable Manicotti--I'd like to learn to make something other than spagetti and chicken alfredo, this looks good and I've had it frozen and in restaurants before.

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  54. I would like to make Vegetable Medley with Crunchy Lemon Breadcrumbs

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  55. I want to make the Sweet Potato Cranberry Bread!

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  56. I want to try the veggie stuffed pizza pockets recipe. it sounds really good.

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  57. For the holidays I would like to make the Mushroom Risotto with Roasted Red Peppers & Peas recipe! deana

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  58. I would like to try making the Shepard's Secret Pie!

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