Did you hear what the 12 days of Christmas is going to cost this year? A. L.O.T.
As in $107,300. *jaw drops on floor, and preceeding floor below*
And since I, and probably you, weren’t one of the two that won the Powerball Jackpot a few days ago – odds are also, that neither of us could afford that pretty little price tag. But I’m betting we could both afford at least one thing on that list. A pear tree, perhaps? Neglect that fact that I live in an apartment and don’t have a place to plant a pear tree, but I could afford it. Or better yet the pears that grow on said tree. And a partridge. But birds hate me, so never mind.
The point is – it’s Christmas time and that means sharing the things we love with others. And this year, I want to make every’s holiday a little brighter, merrier and stress free in the kitchen. there will be treats to share so you don’t spend your days baking up a storm, tools that will speed along the cooking process so you can ya know – actually do what they call “enjoy” the holiday, and visit with the people that you love.
Unless you don’t like the people in your family and you want to spend your days tucked away in the kitchen avoiding the awkard conversations about why Johnny’s girlfriend has a snake tattoo wound up around her neck, or why there is a weird scratching sound coming from Grandma’s attic… then by all means, don’t enter these giveaways and I will save you from you family by keeping you in the kitchen.
But if you do happen to think your family is pretty neato burrito and want to actually see and converse with them this holiday season, enter these giveaway and win things that will move your holidays along and get you back to the party, and let’s have some fun!
Today’s first giveaway comes from USA Pears – how fitting since the first day of christmas is a dang bird in a tree! A pear tree! I sure love it when a plane comes together. December is national pear month and we’re kicking it off right by giving away a whole box of great and glorious pears. Since December is also all about baked goods, it might be nice to have a few pears on hand to ensure you can still fit into your skinny jeans by the end of the month. Its a win win, don’t you think?
Pears are filled with loads of fiber to keep you full, 25% of your daily value, and at only about 100 calories for a medium pear, you won’t have to commit to a New Years resolution since you’re starting the end of your year off on a healthier note.
And with a simply little squeeze near the stem of your pear you can test your pear for ripeness and be devouring it in no time flat.
For a quick and simple dessert, my favorite way to eat pears is in a quick pear crisp – it takes 20 minutes to bake and with just a few pears on hand you can feed a crowd in a rustic way with no muss and no fuss. C’mon skinny jeans – there is hope for us all yet! But if you’re into something more “carby” then maybe a Spiced Pear and Chocolate Bread Pudding is more your speed. Either way – its a win all around.
GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED:
The WINNER IS Jen L!!
Congrats Jen, an e-mail has been sent to you. Thanks everyone for participating and don’t forget to check out the other Great giveaways going on during the remaining 12 Days of Christmas!
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