January 24, 2010
Mixes from the Heartland: Review & Giveaway
A few weeks ago I was sent some free mixes from the company Mixes From The Heartland Inc., which produces only gluten-free products. You can find more allergy information on their site. It was great timing because the week before last I was on vacation. We were skiing/snowboarding in Virginia (I know, it’s not the best place to go skiing) and rented a condo with a kitchen where I could cook my own food. Having the dinner mixes made cooking a breeze. All I needed to do was add meat, water, and maybe some butter.
Sausage Casserole Meal - I added the sausage. The mix contained seasoning and dried potatoes. It was very good. I would add a little less water next time, though.
Chicken Veggie Soup - I cooked chicken breast pieces in the skillet and added it to this soup. There is more pasta than veggies as you can see from the picture, but the pasta was good and we had a salad with it.
I forgot to take a picture of the taco skillet meal. I added ground beef and the mix contained rice and seasoning. It was a little spicy for our tastes, but is probably just right or not hot enough for most people.
I also received a couple of dessert mixes.
The sweet potato brownies were a big hit. I think blondies would be a better name since they don’t have chocolate in them, but they were very moist and tasty. Nobody thought they tasted like you were eating a sweet potato, but the flavor was there in a very nice way.
The coconut pie mix required the addition of eggs, butter and milk. I’m not sure how well it would work with dairy substitutes. The mix makes two pies. Everything is mixed together, then you let it sit for 5 minutes before baking. The pie end up making its own crust. It was good, but not a huge hit. If you like coconut, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
Giveaway - This giveaway is now closed
I have four mixes to give away to one winner: The sweet potato brownies, coconut pie, chicken & veggie soup, and taco skillet dinner. I will have to mail these myself so I’m limiting entries to people in the 48 contiguous United States (sorry Lauren). To enter, just leave a comment on this post and tell me which mix you are most anxious to try. Please include an email address if you don’t have a blog where I can reach you. Some people have Blogger profiles with no email address connected to them. The giveaway will end Saturday, January 30th at 11:00 p.m. eastern time.
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I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am anxiously wanting to try the sweet potato brownies!
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Thanks for this give-away.
The coconut pie sounds like it would work nicely with coconut milk... might have to try that.
and thanks for the chance
vmcmartian at gmail dot com
What a great giveaway!
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I would most like to try the taco skillet because I have very little time during the week to fix dinner because of the extra activities we do and anything that is a time saver is worth a try in my book.
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Can't wait to try it.
And I say any place is a good place to ski :)
p.s the postal service has flat rate boxes that ship anywhere in the US for a low rate....I use the biggest one to ship a package to my son it usually weighs about 10 pounds or more and it ships 2 time zones for 14 dollars and that is the biggest box these would not need the biggest box they could ue one of the small ones
Um...I can't decide. Send them my way and we'll try them out one by one with a link back to your blog ;)
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Putting in my order for your great cookie bars-try to lighten up on butter just for me..must have blueberry muffins!!! try using fresh apples in two of them for my curiosity!!
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