Monday, June 15, 2009

Giveaway: Ready, Steady, Spaghetti

Thanks to everyone who has entered the last two cookbook giveaways! I've enjoyed all the comments. Unfortunately, I still haven't tracked down, "4fish", the winner of Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken. So, Ms. or Mr. 4fish, please email me by Wednesday, or I'll have to pick an alternate! The winner of last week's book, Memorable Recipes is Kathy from Mission, Texas. You should have an email from me in your inbox...congrats!

Up next, I have a copy of Ready, Steady, Spaghetti by Lucy Broadhurst. This big, user-friendly paperback cookbook full of color photos is all about food with major kid-appeal. While there are plenty of fun gimmicks like Fairy Wands, there are also plenty of options that will satisfy adults and older kids, like Spaghetti with Chicken Meatballs. Whether your little one is in the kitchen cooking along or just needs some dishes tailored to his or her developing palate, this looks like a winning book.

To enter the giveaway, follow the same drill as last time: leave a comment to this post, perhaps about your favorite meal as a kid (or your own kid's "unique" food preferences). Comment by Sunday, June 21 when I'll pick a winner at random and contact you. If you don't have a website, or don't want to leave your email address, just leave your first name and I'll announce it in an upcoming post (of course you'll have to check back and email me to get your prize, but I want to make sure everyone can maintain as much privacy as they want to). Good luck!

11 comments:

Donnamarie said...

One of my favorite meals as a kid was my mother's "Camp Spaghetti." I think it is kind of like American Goulash, maybe?? She made it while we were camping because of the ease of preparation. It was elbow macaroni, ground hamburg, spices and garlic salt, and a can of tomato sauce. It was served more dry than the usual pasta dinner, but we loved it and it remains a favorite of my daughter today.

Katrina said...

Favorite meal as a kid was when my mom would make homemade pizza dough and we'd all get to make our own pizza! That and salad bar--all the fixins we wanted, salad bar style.

cheril said...

Again tonight, I had the whole wheat couscous and salmon with chipotle honey lime glaze recipe from this site. I just love it. Simple and yummy. Geez, two nights this week all ready!

I look forward to your future posts and plan to visit past recipes. Good luck with your Chicago move.

msteahr@sbcglobal.net said...

Great memories of spaghetti with homemade sauce with tomatoes from our garden. We also had homemade pizza. A rare treat growing up.

Danielle said...

My favorite book (not food, but it's only fitting here) was "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"). Yum. And I love giant pancakes too.

Carol E said...

Mom used to make what she called "hungarian goulash" when my picky eating made me refuse too many meals in a row. I don't know if I would like it now, but I used to eat it till my belly wasn't soft any more. It was ground beef sauteed with onions, kidney beans, tomato soup, mixed in with wide egg noodles.

Kim said...

My kid's first "real" food was turkey gumbo. He was all of 1 year old, and he was done with his dinner (cheese and crackers, carrots, etc.) and wanted some of what I was having. Boy, did he love gumbo!

Maria said...

I loved helping my dad in the kitchen, we would bake together,my dad makes the BEST cinnamon rolls. My favorite meal was probably homemade pizza!!

Amy said...

My Poop was the cook at our house when I was growing up. I cannot think of a favorite meal I just loved to cook with him. We did everything from knead bread together to stir bubbling pots of goodness. He s where my love of cooking began.

Andrew's Mom said...

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - great book as is Pickles Over Pittsburgh.

Megumi said...

Megumi said...I am Japanese/Italian,& was born in Venice, Italy. I spent summers with my Nona - & my family in Japan. I grew up in Europe & S. E. Asia. I loved the time I spent with my family in Italy. My mother died in childbirth so Nona was a "mother to me". When we went to our country house & I would pick the porcini mushrooms, (illegally of course)! We always had Sunday dinner at Nona's house & my great Aunts & Uncles would all come over. My Nona passed away at 103,& I inherited our ancestral home in Venice on the Canal near St. Marks. I miss those wonderful Sundays,porcini mushrooms with our spaghetti dinner,the wine,salad & I would make the dessert. I hope I win the book, it sounds fabulous. I have carried on this family tradition with my son Ukyou.