Sunday, April 1, 2012

A PW Kind of Night & A Clif Giveaway

Tonight, Josh is having the boys over for dinner. Since I’ve been on a Pioneer Woman (PW) kick since receiving her latest cookbook, I decided to make it a PW kind of night. I made up her BBQ Comfort Meatballs. I followed the directions up to freezing the meatballs:


But cooked them in the slow cooker (sans the flour) with double the sauce. I cooked the meatballs on low for six hours. Note: I used 93/7 beef (without pink slime thank you) and I think this made the slow cooking possible. If you use a higher fat beef, you may need to skim the fat off the top…I served them alongside cheesy mashed potatoes:


For dessert, I made her chocolate chip cookies with flax. I made a half batch:



Now, for the giveaway! Clif has a really awesome contest going on right now, the CLIF Kid Backyard Game of the Year contest. According to the company, CLIF Kid is asking kids ages 6-12 to submit their ideas for their very own backyard game for a chance to win $10,000, a Marin bicycle and Bell helmet, and a trip to San Francisco.


The purpose of the contest is to help encourage kids to get outside and play! To promote the contest (and to get y’all to encourage your kids to enter!!), Clif is giving away 2 dozen assorted snacks for one reader (whoop! disclaimer: the company is giving away this prize for free). To enter (you do not need to have a blog or kids!), leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite game to play outside as a kid. Comments must be received by Wednesday, April 4th at noon. The winner will be randomly selected.

<<enter caption here>> at Madison Square Park on October 15, 2011 in New York City.

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