I know you came here for the equinox, but how about a giveaway instead?!?!?



My ladyfriend had asked me the other day if I was excited that autumn was here. I thought about it for a minute and then replied that I wasn't any more excited than I would be for the other seasons because I kind of like them all. I was momentarily happy with my zen-like answer (even if it did turn out to be a bald-faced lie). As much fun as it is to see your neighborhood covered in a frosty blanket, and to then see that blanket turn into all sorts of flora/fauna, and then to bask in all it's glory with icy cold drinks and bathing suits, it all pales in comparison to the season when everything dies, we dress up like monsters, eat lots of candy, and wear sweatshirts (Kirstie Alley, I'm talking to you baby!...or wait, maybe I'm talking about you...). I mean come on people, it's not even close!!! I'm sorry I ever doubted you autumn...
Anyway, the dishes up top are of the heartier fare, one is a ground beef/pork ragu that was slow simmered on the stovetop with some onion, celery, and spices. pretty amazing flavor for minimal ingredients. I was inspired ( I tried to make a "Dario's" version) to make it from this book I read. check it out, was a really great read. Other pic is some chuck roast and carrots braised in wine and stock, blah, blah, blah. let's get down to business here: GIVEAWAY. Yep. I am giving away a set of 8 and 10 inch skillets made by cuisinart. they are stainless steel and built like a team of tanks. can go from stovetop to oven and all that jazz. they treated me well and will last forever if you take care of them. I have recently upgraded and thought they would make a nice giveaway. So how do you enter? just leave a comment saying that you want to be entered into the giveaway. it's that simple. I will accept entries for two weeks (so sign up by Oct. 12!) and then post the winner when I return from a much needed jaunt out west. lavish praises, becoming a follower, and nonsensical flattery don't necessarily increase your odds of winning (notice how I said necessarily...). so, sign up, win some pans, make some treats, and put on a sweatshirt, it's autumn after all.
DISH recommends: lavish praises, becoming a follower, and nonsensical flattery. I mean, if there's one thing that can increase your chances in this whole giveaway nonsense, this has GOT to be it! I wish I was kidding...snarks.

8 comments:

Erin said...

DEAR FAVORITE BROTHER-IN-LAW:

I want those pans! Please kindly enter me into the giveaway. :D

You know, Summer (and I guess, the tiny Spring) in Chicago always felt like a relief (I don't know if that's how Summer feels here yet). It was great, and certainly well-deserved, but Fall... There's just something about it. That combo of changing colors, the air smelling different, and the cooler temps (and the return of Husker football!!!) always makes me so excited to get back into cooking again. Already this week I've whipped up mushroom stroganoff and a creamy potato soup, and even though it's been a bit warm & muggy here (muggy! I think I brought it with me...), it was absolutely right.

And I have to add, too, that I'm excited to experience Fall in a totally different part of the country. I found myself wondering, "Will the leaves change color here?? Will it *feel* like Fall? Or does it just get rainy & grey???" Well so far, it's begun to look the part. Temps are holding steady in the 70s, so no layers of sweaters & scarves yet, but the other markers of the season are certainly falling into place.

To Fall!

Nancy said...

Loved the chuck roast, Steve-o. It really was to die for. Deserved more that a "blah, blah, blah"!! I feel sorry for the peeps that never get to experience your culinary wonders. I don't need any more pans, but I love you just the same. And fall is my favorite time of year, too.

piccolinadesigns said...

YAY PANS!

Consider me entered. Your wifeshow constantly harasses me about our pans leaching chemicals into our food... so yay for pans that don't poison you!

PS- Loved the blog.

LeQuartier said...

Sign me up for those bad boys. I suddenly find myself without enough pans. Somehow I lost them in a battle of wills. My will must be a wimp.

abedrous said...

Enter me! I will use them!

frosty said...

Please enter me, they'll be put to good use.

Anonymous said...

sign me up. I could use these!!
mom D

Anonymous said...

sign me up
Marth