Friday, November 25, 2011

Farm to Fork Friday - Giveway!

This giveaway will be open through Wednesday, November 30.

Hello!  Welcome to Farm to Fork Friday at Mission Minded Mothering!  

We will be showcasing my step-mom's newly released, 2nd cookbook "Farm to Fork the Margy way" every Friday until December 23, and I will be sharing a recipe or 2 each week.  

Today, ONE lucky reader will have a chance to win a copy for FREE.  

This is how much I love my friends ;)  I asked her, "But what about for everyone who doesn't win?! Because Margy loves me sooooo much, she said, "Ok, my precious Myah... whoever doesn't WIN can have one for $20 through Mission Minded Mothering!"  

To enter:  Leave a comment below and tell me just one thing you're so incredibly thankful for!  


If you leave a comment as anonymous, please sign your first name and last initial in your comment so I know who to announce.  Thank you!


THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011.


I'll leave you with 2 yummy recipes from the book.


Portobello Leek Soup
{I just made this and it's soooo yummy!}

1/4 cup butter
5 whole leeks, chopped (white and green parts only)
1 medium onion, chopped
10 ounces portobello mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup flour
3 cups chicken stock (I used veggie stock)
4 T dry sherry (I didn't have any, so I didn't use it - but Margy says this adds great flavor!)
2 cups half and half (I used 2% milk)
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Melt butter in large heavy pot over medium heat.  Add leeks and onion, saute until tender, 10 minutes.  Add mushrooms and saute 5 minutes.  Reduce heat to low.  Add flour, cook until mixture is thick, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes.  Gradually stir in stock and 2 tablespoons of sherry.  Bring soup to a boil, stirring.  Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes.  Stir in cayenne pepper.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Stir remaining 2 tablespoons sherry into soup and simmer 5 more minutes.  Serve. 


Italian Crock Pot Pasta
1 pound Italian sausage links, uncooked (Italian turkey sausage also works)
1 medium yellow onion, sliced
1 medium green pepper, sliced
1 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
1 cup mushrooms, sliced or left whole
3 cups spaghetti sauce (no meat)
1 pound pasta, cooked
parmesan cheese

Brown the sausage in skillet.  Put all ingredients, except pasta in the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  slice links and serve sauce/sausage over pasta.  Top with parmesan cheese.

Vegetarian:  Eliminate the sausage and add sliced zucchini and yellow squash, cubed eggplant and or any variety of vegetables you prefer.

18 comments:

  1. I am so thankful for my sweet, new daughter, my wonderful, energetic son, my sassy, outgoing step-son, and of course, my husband!

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  2. Thanks for all the wonderful tips

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  3. Sheila is thankful for the holy spirit who guides my life when I remember to ask.....and for the safety of my daughter serving in Iraq this year.

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  4. Loved Margy's restaurant, the cookbook sure would make a great addition to my collection! :)

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  5. I am thankful for my husband :)

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  6. love the recipes you have been posting! Krista Arnold

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  7. I'm just really thankful for every day that God blesses me with - life is so short and I'm doing my best to live purposefully. AND - I love her first cookbook and would love to have the 2nd one, too! Thanks for the chance, Myah!! What fun!

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  8. I am thankful for the Love and Support of Family and Friends. KathyB

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  9. I am thankful for Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross. I also thankful for my marriage and kiddos! Jen McNary

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  10. I'm thankful for God's redeeming love. Hugs, Jill Reid

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  11. Can I post again??

    I'm thankful to have such a beautiful, loving, talented cousin:)

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  12. I am INCREDIBLY thankful that I can still call you my best friend--no matter how far away or how few times we get to talk. Additionally, I am thankful that you are letting me spend some time with a very special little girl this coming weekend ;)

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  13. I'm thankful for you, my new, so very helpful friend. <3

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  14. I AM SO THANKFUL FOR YOU!!!! Would NOT want to do this life without you!!! I am also thankful for God who is so prominent in our lives, and the freedom to worship Him at our wonderful church with our church family. I am thankful for my children and grandchildren, my extended family and friends. So many more things... :)

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  15. Myah, loving the recipes posts and of course reading your blog....you inspire me:) I'm so very thankful for God's little miracle in our lives....our beautiful Maryn Rae...He has blessed us beyond belief:)

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  16. I am thankful for the wonderful neighborhood that we live in. Love those Greenes and St. Johns' :) Blessed to have such good neighbors. I am also thankful for good health and a loving husband who puts up with me!!

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