Friday, July 2, 2010

Ariosto Seasoning & A winner

Happy Friday! This week was just totally out of control for me. I could not be more thrilled that its a three day weekend. What are your plans? Ours are a little up in the air but should include a family BBQ and lots of time with friends.

On Wednesday, Josh and I grilled. We had some random food items that needed to be used up, so we tossed them all on the BBQ.  A few weeks ago, I received a fun set of seasonings from the people at Ariosto (disclaimer: I received this product for free, but opinions are my own!).

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The seasonings are designed for specific uses- chicken, fish, potatoes, etc. I had sweet potato I need to use up so I chopped it up, topped with a little oil and the Ariosto potato seasoning. I cooked it on the grill in a foil pack.

P1090150 I really enjoyed the seasoning- it had a strong rosemary flavor, but was not overpowering. As noted on the Ariosto website: “Ariosto seasonings are natural as they don’t contain preservatives, colourings or Monosodium glutamate (MSG).” I can’t wait to use the fish & chicken seasonings in some fun dishes for Josh!

We grilled up a bundle of other items including some burgers for Josh, corn, and a tasty bean mixture:

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And, of course, we had giant bowls of cantaloupe on the side (mmmm):

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And now, the winner of the $150 one time use CSN Stores gift certificate is….Nicole at Geek Turned Athlete!! Email me at Itzyskitchen at gmail dot com and I will get you certificate information sent to you.

Today is a mixed bag over here- doctors appointment, brunch with a friend, work, lots of errands & housework. Happy (almost) 4th!!!

28 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Have a great weekend, lovely! :)

Kerr said...

have a great weekend!

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete said...

Have an amazing weekend, sweets! I'm looking forward to your Fourth of July adventures and noms!

Congrats, Nicole! That's perfect timing, moving back to the States!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

I have to work on Monday which makes me very sad!! But I still plan to have fun on Saturday instead :).

I hope you and Josh have an awesome fourth!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY WEEKEND GIRL!!!

Jenna said...

Have a fabulous 4th of July weekend!

Christina said...

that seasoning company contacted me on facebook and i thought it was so weird and random that i didn't respond to their sample. whooooooops. i hope you have a relaxing weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winner! I received those seasonings also and they are so good! Happy 4th to ya...enjoy!

Megan D said...

That sounds good, I love rosemary! And I could seriously eat canteloupe aaalll day long. Actually, I often do. :)

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Can you believe how insanely gorgeous it is today? I'm pretty happy I took a half day today! Hope you get some serious relaxation in this weekend. Guess what we're introducing mom and dad to tonight...FRESH BERRY! Bet you knew I was going to day that! XOXO

Lauren said...

Dont you just love grilling in unbelievable weather? There is nothing more satisfying. Tonight, I plan to grill pizza and have wine on the patio. Fantastic!

Have a great weekend love!

Kelsey Ann said...

rosemary goes SO WELL with sweet potatoes and yams :) mmm and basil/oregano are really good with it too! <3

Naomi(Onefitfoodie) said...

i LOVE rosemary on potatoes! it is just so good and on the grill SCREAMS summer!! i hope you have the best weekend and happy fourth!!!

tam said...

I had grilled corn for the first time yesterday and its soooooo good! Loved it, have a good weekend x x

The Blonde Duck said...

I really need to do the foil pack thing.

Maria said...

Have a great 4th of July weekend! Congrats to the winner!

Nutritious is Delicious said...

Happy July 4th Weekend! :)

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

have a great weekend, erica! and i can tell you have had a BUSY and insane week. Here's to things calming down a bit for you. good luck at the dr's appt :)

janetha said...

have a fun and happy holiday! love your face!

Krista said...

Isn't it awesome that its Friday? I have a 3 day weekend, too! Hope you have a blast at whatever you get up to! :)

BroccoliHut said...

Ooh! I've always wanted to try cooking in a foil pack.

stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

oh grilled corn, how i love thee! corn is soooo good right now, these look fabulous! have a great holiday weekend girl :)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

This week seemed crazier than usual for me as well..except I don't have a three day weekend; lucky you! Hope you guys have a great 4th! I'm sure you will :-)

Julie said...

we're not friends anymore. i didn't win.

...hahaha could you imagine if i was a brat like that. it's a good thing i'm not..

hope you and josh man have a fun and RELAXING holiday!!!! make sure to make LOTS of goodies and scrumptious treats :)

<3 you girlfraaan

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

Everything looks fantastic! Enjoy your long weekend! Check out my blog for my giveaway!

vanillasugarblog said...

have a wonderful weekend holiday!
i am home sick with a bad cold & ear infection. great eh? and the weather is just perfect, no humidity. ohhh i'm so sad. lol

Heather said...

I love, love, love corn on the cob on the grill!! Yum!

Have a fantastic 4th! I'll be spending some of the time learning the new Group Power choreography... :)