Sunday, November 7, 2010

Contest: Lovin' Lemons (except cars)

Probably the best contest I've held
I've been on a major citrus kick lately. Last week I made chocolate cake with lemon icing, white cake with lemon icing and when I ran out of icing - plain old lemon cake.

Luckily MyBlogSpark and Progresso teamed up to send me a copy of Bottega: Bold Italian Flavors from the Heart of California's Wine Country (click for promo chapter) and a box of Progresso's Lemon Pepper Panko. Man was that stuff delicious!

I've cooked with panko but am a bread crumb veteran (read over-confident rookie) so I went with the recipe on the box for baked chicken coated in panko (with the usual flour and eggs added for good measure). Well I baked and I baked and I baked and 30 minutes later I had....

Yes, I did delete the pictures of the meal I prepared. Why do you ask?
Chicken Fingers! This is just like the time I threw random ingredients together and declared myself a culinary genius only to be told I'd made Hamburger Helper the long way. Ahh the blows my cooking ego has sustained...

They were sooooooooooo good! I love lemon and they had a peppery kick which was so delicious -  plus anything baked has less fat so plus one. I am definitely going to buy this in the future - even WITHOUT COUPONS!

Anyway Blogspark and Progresso are nice enough to give away a box of panko and a copy of the cookbook to one lucky reader! Well, commenter because I can't cyberstalk a reader who doesn't comment...legally

Contest ends on November 14th because that is my birthday! Also because that is a week from today and a week seems like a fair amount of foody time. To enter suggest something else I can coat in panko with delicious results. I have about half a box left and am not adverse to making more chicken fingers *insert Homer drool* If you are culinarily challenged (I feel your pain Dear Reader) feel free to just wish me a Happy Birthday (woo-hoo I'm gonna be thirty-twoooooooo) and we'll call it even.

I haven't been able to make anything from the cookbook yet but am impressed by the descriptions and stories accompanying the recipes. They look delicious but I'm getting home around 7pm and by that time even chicken fingers feel like they take too long to sat my hunger :(


Belle de Couture said...

Hello! :)

I saw your entry in my giveaway.. u forgot to mention how you are following my blog... just comment and let me know or else I will have to delete your entry!

Thank you :)


Ashley said...

They would be great on fish.

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Anonymous said...

My husband makes "lemon pepper" shrimp by just sprinkling a whole lot of lemon pepper seasoning in the pan when he sautes the shrimp in butter. Maybe this would be a little more "delicate" flavor for that dish?

Thanks for the chance to win!


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Rich and Mallory said...

Happy Birthday :)

Try Making Turkey Fingers. I use a lot of Turkey instead of chicken and it works great!! It is nice to switch it up a bit!!

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sandyandcosmo said...

I might try it with fried pork chops.


Sarah said...

I've never used panko bfore!! I am all about chicken fingers, but maybe sprinkle as a toppnig on a cassarolle?

Nupur said...

I suggest you dip big fat onion rings in seasoned buttermilk (buttermilk, flour, salt, paprika, pepper, whatever other spices you like) then in panko and bake it to make wonderful crispy onion rings.

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Ingrid said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I've sprinkled panko on mac n cheese before but I'm not sure how that would go with the flavoring?

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Anonymous said...

You can coat day old risotto to make baked risotto balls!

Anonymous said...

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Barbara said...

Happy Birthday!!! ;-)
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The International Loser said...

I too am culinary challenged so Happy Birthday! Although I would have wished you one without it being a requirement!

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Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! I am a new reader to your blog!

I love Panko crumbs. I haven't tried the lemon pepper yet but those look delicious. One thing I use the regular Panfo for is that I make Buffalo Chicken Bites---rotisserie chicken mixed with buffalo chicken wing sauce and cheddar cheese, coat them in panko and fry them up. They're so delicious!

P.S.- What a great giveaway!


Susanmeep said...

Oh make chicken cutlets they are so good and easy too! suelee1998 @