Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Green Giant Giveaway

A few months ago I was asked to participate in the MyBlogSpark™ program. Basically it's a group of bloggers that have access to review products and services and participate in giveaways. I have not had too many come across my inbox that I felt matched my goals as a blogger (a lot of pasta, rice and potatoes have been offered) but this one I thought yeah I'll do that... I love veggies!

Green Giant provided me with a sample of their boxed vegetables and some fun goodies. I ate them and now I'm sharing my thoughts with you.

I am lucky to live in Southern California where Farmer's Markets are year-round so we are never really at a loss for the freshest veggies, veggies that taste like what they are supposed to taste like. I remember growing up on Long Island and in the cold of winter, under a blanket of snow, the only veggies in the supermarket produce section were shipped in from who knows where, by the time they reached our dinner table the flavor was long gone and I'm sure nutrients too. Green Giant boxed frozen veggies solves that issue. They are picked at the peak of freshness and frozen so when you taste the broccoli it tastes like what broccoli should taste like. I am a big fan of frozen veggies and a big fan of Green Giant and now 25 of their frozen veggies have been endorsed by weight watchers which is pretty cool me thinks. It's yummy stuff and green is my favorite color ;) Grab a coupon off their website and get yourself some. Nom.

I tried the Broccoli & Cheese Sauce. I was going to have it as a side dish with grilled chicken but that day I had taken the chicken out of the freezer too late and it was still a little frozen so I turned that package of broccoli & cheese sauce into this super yummy soup...

Shelly's Speedy Broccoli Cheese Soup

1 (10 oz.) package of Frozen Green Giant Broccoli and Cheese
1 Yellow Onion, diced
1 teaspoon Garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon Butter
2 Tablespoons Garbanzo Bean Flour (any flour will do)
1 cup Milk
1 (14.5 oz.) can Chicken Broth
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
a dash of Hot Sauce
Shredded Cheese for topping

Cook Green Giant Broccoli and Cheese according to package instructions and set aside. Saute onion till golden. Add garlic, butter and flour and cook 1 minute. Add milk and broth slowly, stirring as you add. Add contents of broccoli & cheese packet. Add remaining ingredients and cook till heated through. I chose to use my super cool immersion blender to whiz everything smooth. If you don't have a gadget like that, you can whiz it in the blender (careful not to fill blenders too full with hot liquids, do it in batches.) I served bowls topped with a sprinkle of shredded cheese. Yum!

What I received:

A cool insulated bag. (I love these. You know the silver coated kind that keeps things cold. I toss mine in the trunk so I always have it when I need it.)
A pedometer.
A serving bowl and spoon.
A free box of veggies. (You get a coupon.)

Here's your chance to score one of these prize packs (courtesy of Ho Ho Ho Green Giant and My Blog Spark):

* In the comment section of this post tell me your favorite Green Giant Boxed Vegetables and leave a email addy where I can reach you if you are the winner.

Want extra entries?

* LIKE Green Giant on Facebook and tell them Eggface sent you

and/or

* TWEET about the giveaway: Hey everyone enter the @Eggface @GreenGiant #myblogspark Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/663o5f9

At midnight (pacific) Friday, February 25th. I will use a random number generator to select a winner. I will announce the winner here on the blog sometime Saturday, February 26th. I will also email the winner at the addy posted. You'll have one week (7 days) to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.

One COMMENT ENTRY per person. Remember blog comments are moderated so there may be a slight delay (up to a few hours) in seeing your comment/entry post. Giveaway is open to anyone in the United States (48 contiguous, Alaska & Hawaii.)

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132 comments:

Deb said...

My favorite green giant frozen veggies are cauliflower and cheese sauce. YUMMO!! Deb in NE dgevert@windstream.net

Jenn said...

I love these and the kids even like them too! I like to cut up chunks of marinated chicken and toss it with the broccoli and cheese, quick lunch and super yummy!

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Great Giveaway! I'm a veggie lover. I like the Green Giant Brussels Spouts in butter sauce. My email is karenogle133@charter.net.

lynnda said...

Mmmmm.. Baby Brussel Sprouts & Butter Sauce

You can get me at lynnda@bariatrictv.com

Anonymous said...

I love the Green Giant Brussel Sprouts in Butter Sauce.

Lori in IL
diamondgfarm@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My fav is broccoli. It use to be broccoli and cheese but I'm not able to eat dairy :( so its just green. I'm Deana from NC deana_lynn_68@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My fav is broccoli. It use to be broccoli and cheese. But I'm not able to eat dairy anymore :( So its just broccoli. Love my green food also. I'm Deana from NC deana_lynn_68@yahoo.com

Karen said...

I love love love the broccoli and cheese. Your soup looks yummy and will be on my table soon :0)

Karen
kbarden@gmail.com

Your tag is also on my blog (Life on the Losers Bench)

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the broccoli and cheese veggies but the cauliflower and cheese is pretty good too! Thanks for posting!

Jackie Prince
jpe717@gmail.com

Susan said...

My favorite is the baby lima beans in butter sauce. My daughter hates them and the serving size is nice just for my husband and I.

My email is sjayeh@comcast.net

Thanks for your great giveaways.

Susan

Kelly said...

Broc and cheese for me! Plus, the kiddos really eat it up. ksd060171@gmail.com

Lisa said...

My family's favorite green giant frozen veggies are the broccoli in butter sauce. I keep several boxes in my freezer at all times because my kids and picky veggie-hater husband will always eat it! The kids even ask for me not to cut the stems off! Sometimes I have to make 2 boxes because this is definitely something I don't have a problem dishing out 2nd helpings of. ljdigeso@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I enjoy the Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers! Broccoli and Cauliflower with just a pinch of bacon salt!

Sherri
Nichole416@aol.com

Deanna said...

LOL, The Green Giant Broccoli & Cheese was the only veggie I could get my daughter to eat when she was younger, now she's 17 and it's still the only veggie she eats! LOVE Green Giant! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the single serve broccoli and cheese they go great over chicken for a quick lunch.

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Anonymous said...

I love them all but, I would say broc is probably my favorite.
Thanks, Penny
penny01966@yahoo.com

rebecca said...

I LOVE the cauliflower & cheese!

rebecca
beckyruthm@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the baby brussel sprouts and butter sauce.

Michelle
msmichelleb7@yahoo.com

Ka-ka-ka-Katie said...

My favorite are the Valley Fresh Steamers Sweet Peas. They're so yummy!

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Heather said...

Awesome giveaway! I absolutely love the peas with pearl onions! I am a huge fan of frozen vegetables. They just seem tastier and fresher to me. htravelstead@hotmail.com

fabulouskristen said...

My fave is the broccoli and cheese. Yummmmmmmmy!

jlkm00@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite Green Giant frozen vegetable is the shoepeg white corn. Lip smacking good!
Chris R.
craines1999@live.com

Jessica Smith said...

I love the broccoli and cheese! Yummy and FAST!
jessiree@gmail.com

kduffy816 said...

Green Giant broccoli and cheese is my favorite. kduffy816@hotmail.com.

Ashley said...

I love the corn with butter sauce.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

The Blackburn Girls said...

I'm a nerd.... totally dig the brussel sprouts with sauce.... always have - always will!!!

rcrmbl at gmail.com

marilyn said...

My favorite (who can choose just one when you love veggies) has to be brussel sprouts and buttery sauce!! mairdy@comcast.net

Dottie said...

My favorite would be the broccoli and cheese sauce. dottiemay71 at gmail dot com

christine said...

My favorite Green Giant boxed veggie is baby brussel sprouts in butter sauce. I LOVE THEM.

slp50 said...

My favorite green giant veggies are the broccoli products.
marshamallory@charter.net

Anonymous said...

LOVE veggies any way I can get them!! :) Ladonna Manis flwrnthereign@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like a lot of them but I am totally a corn with butter sauce kinda girl with the broccoli and cheese close behind. Brandy Walters in Indiana hw588@cummins.com

FreeJulie said...

I love the broccoli and cheese and the cauliflower and cheese!

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FreeJulie said...

I liked Green Giant's facebook page, too. :)

hijuliehigh @ gmail. com

Michelle said...

My fav is the broccoli and cheese in individual servings. Great to keep at work for a snack.

Michelle in WA
ralphnshell@gmail.com

Jenn said...

I love these and the kids even like them too! I like to cut up chunks of marinated chicken and toss it with the broccoli and cheese, quick lunch and super yummy!

jenncrane79@comcast.net

(I forogt my email in my first comment,oops!!!! )

Mindy said...

I'm actually sitting here right now eating the cauliflower and cheese sauce one! I like to pretend its mac and cheese haha

Mindy
mindyx0moorhead@yahoo.com

Angelyco said...

Loooooooove the broccoli and cheese. My absolute favorite veggie combo.

angeliuzz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My fav would have to be lima beans or succotash (lima/corn mix). Love me some limas!!

angie00708@yahoo.com

ljr1012 said...

Love Green Giant almost as much as I love your blog! My favorite is the broccoli and cheese!

ljr1012@comcast.net
Laura Romano

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the broccoli and cheese sauce!

lkerr@plunkettcooney.com

uncbred said...

Green Giant knows how to add that "something extra" to veggies. Love all of their products! uncbred@aol.com

gnaed said...

I like all of the steamers, but chopped broccoli's my favorite. Nice to be able to just throw them into the microwave.

Angela Bell Goode said...

Thanks Michelle for all you do for the weight loss surgery community.

I love all of Green Giants veggies. Especially the brussels sprouts, corn, broccoli and cauliflower.

angela@angelarose.com

Tammara, Jess and Cory said...

I am in love with the steamers that have carrots, broccoli and bell peppers in them. My husband even commented on how good the smelled heating up. tjchez@charter.net

Stephanie said...

I love the broccoli and cheese and the brussel sprouts!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Green Giant Brocolli with Cheese Sauce. Yummy! I live in MN so frozen veggies are the way to go for the winter. I can't wait until the farmers markets open up again this summer.

jbgiggles@yahoo.com

Ronan's Grandma said...

Green Giant broccoli and cheese is my favorite and the corn and butter sauce

lovequilts@comcast.net

Sonia said...

Always loved the broccoli and cheese! Now I have a new recipe to make with it!! Yummy!! wonfunnygirl@msn.com

Kathy said...

Cool stuff. Would like to win. I love the green giant veggies. Loved the soup recipe. Thanks for all of the give a ways you do!

Billie said...

Lima beans...mmmmmmm!!!!!!

Sarah said...

I love the Brussel Sprouts in butter sauce! But your broccoli cheese soup looks yummy too!
Sarah-redhotengine1@yahoo.com

Amy said...

mmm broccoli and cheese sauce all the way: amysenlip@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I just love Green Giant Vegs. Very convenient.

Tina
Tlady68@msn.com

Stephanie91883 said...

My Favorite boxed is Brussell Sprouts in butter Sauce.
But it just so happens I am having the valley fresh steamers mixed veggies in cheese sauce over 2 oz of grilled chicken right now :-)

You can contact me at Stephanie91883@gmail.com

Holly said...

My favorite is Broccoli Spears and Butter.

berger_holly@yahoo.com

lgrelli said...

I love love love the brussel sprouts in butter-but really they are all great! yum!
lgrelli@comcast.net

Alex said...

broccoli and cheese!

Lesley G said...

Lesley G... can be reached at lailaidenise2002@yahoo.com.

My favorite, if I must pick just one, would be the cauliflower and cheese!

Cassie said...

I am a regular broccoli and cheese kind of girl. :)

cbmurdough@gmail.com

(and I liked the green giant on FB and tweeted the contest!)

Kristi said...

We eat broccoli at least 3 nights a week. We especially love the cheese sauce on the Green Giant Broccoli with Cheese Sauce! I never considered using it to make broccoli/cheese soup (one of the MANY reasons I love reading your blog entries - lots of variation ideas). Thanks so much for sharing!

Kristi L.
2kleggs@centurylink.net

Connie said...

Oh, yum! I love the broccoli and cheese sauce. I never thought of making it into soup - great idea.

My email is
cclark23@roadrunner.com

Connie

sasicas said...

The soup sounds awesome! I bet I could get away with that on my liquid diet ;)

sasicas@hotmail.com

Wendy Dezenski said...

love the corn and peas in basil butter for one...such a new fresh taste...it's addicting!

wdezenski@aol.com

Leigh said...

Love those brussel sprouts!!!

Susan said...

I love the corn! Never can have enough!

Sben20@aol.com

Susan said...

I also Posted on Twitter!

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Anonymous said...

I loved those steam bags before surgery (12/7/10) but I have not try them recent. Love your give-aways!!!

Maybe this time, I'll be lucky

Joanne Irwin
joannei56@hotmail.com

Sandy said...

I love the sweet peas. I throw them in just about every casserole and stir fry that I make. Thanks for the opportunity to win.=)
explabgirl@yahoo.com

jennifer said...

Sweat peas of broccoli and cheese. Actually I like most of them and have 3 boxes in the freezer right now!

Beariatric said...

I am jealous of year round farmer's markets. I visit my local ones when in season in Ohio. Green Giant has actually done a great job with their frozen veggies. I like to use the Just for One mini cups. They are just the right size. I use both the peas and carrots in stir fry.

C. Claus said...

My favorite is Green Giant's Green Beans & Almonds!! Nom Nom Nom!!!

Stacy said...

I love both the asparagus and the sugar snap peas. Oh, and the green beans with almonds. Yum!

Stacy said...

I love the asparagus and the sugar snap peas. Oh, and the green beans with almonds. Yum!

Anonymous said...

This guy LOVES veggies! Cauliflower and cheese is my favorite, but most are wonderful!

Ian
ian.hicks.m@gmail.com

Melissa said...

I am totally in love with the Green Giant Healthy Weight frozen veggies. It is a mixture of sugar snap peas, carrots, edamame, and black beans and are DELICIOUS!!!! They come in a box, but then they have a steam in the microwave bag inside. So easy, so yummy!

Melissa said...

I just liked Green Giant on Facebook and told them that Eggface sent me!

Anonymous said...

I love the Green Giant Baby Peas in Butter Sauce. Early after surgery a friend told me about these in support group. They are sweet and yummy with a great fiber count! Mary D. (decostamary@comcast.net)

Anonymous said...

It's a tie between broccoli in cheese sauce and the green beans with almond slivers, love them! {And love Shelly!}
shar0n.mckenzie@yahoo.com

Stef said...

my favorite is the digestive health...carrots, beans and spinach....yummm

Stef said...

my favorite is the digestive health...carrots, beans and spinach...yummmm
watadoozie@aol.com

Cindy C said...

My favorite is the broccoli with cheese sauce. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Cindy C.
ccurr@att.net

Cindy said...

My favorite green giant frozen veggies is the broccoli and cheese.
cindymello@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

broccoli and cheese. I can't wait to try your soup recipe. :)
Wendy
wlcw425@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Brussels in butter sauce. 2 weeks post-op and can't wait to get back into the veggies (non pureeee please).
Jayme
smbdyzluv@yahoo.com

Candi said...

I love Brussel Sprouts in cheese, butter or broiled!!! I know strange lol I have always loved them and even choked one when i was 5ish and had to drink the entire families drinks. My sister still teases me about stealing her Kool-Aid :) lol

kandiekan82@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

For sure the broccoli and cheese!

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Anonymous said...

Broccoli with cheese sauce! yum

jennz21@aol.com

Dana said...

I have always loved the green peas with butter sauce!

susan said...

Broccoli and Cheese Sauce - Yum. And your quick soup recipe - double yum. Mixing chicken with the Broccoli and Cheese Sauce... ;-)

susan said...

Ooops; forgot to leave my email -

Susan
szq711@msn.com

The Lingo Family said...

YUM!!! I LOVE the broccoli and cheese sauce but my all time fave is the broccoli, cauliflower, and carrot medley with cheese sauce.

mrs.angielingo@gmail.com

Aunt Janet said...

Love me some baby brussel sprouts with butter sauce!
Janetandtoby@yahoo.com

heathab said...

I am a huge vegetable lover. My daughter and I eat all the Green Giant veggies. Our favorite one is brussel sprouts in butter sauce. My daughter is 8, so if she likes these you know they are good. My email address is heatherabelen@aol.com

SHELLS said...

The soups sounds great! Can't wait to try it, thank you!

Shellsbell6765@msn.com

Sandra said...

My favorite Green Giant Veggie is Cauliflower and Cheese......Sandi in Indiana sbahney.bahney@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the broccoli & cheese, I do so many things with it like on a potato, stuffed in chicken, with whole wheat noodles. I think they are great! johnnakennedy@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love the Simply Steam Asparagus Cuts.. YUMMO..

~Carol
noodlz1@aol.com

Jenny said...

I love the broccoli and cheese! It's really good when you mix in shredded chicken! oceanbliss@bellsouth.net

SueZ said...

Any of their veggies with cheese sauce, but especially broccoli!
zabrit@earthlink.net

Anonymous said...

Green Giant broccoli and cheese is my personal favorite--cant'wait to try your soup recipe!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Sandi

heilmantx@msn.com

denise said...

The Lima Beans RULE! Who would have thought of turning that into a soup??!? It is just amazing. I never would have thought of that. Great idea!
mom2jason@gmail.com

Katy said...

Their sweet corn is delicious! I also love the cauliflower in cheese sauce. Thanks!

Cat said...

Any kind of peas will do it for me. Yum! goatwoodward at gmail dot com

marisa said...

I haven't eaten these since surgery but I used to love the brussel sprouts one!

Monica said...

Definitely brocolli and cheese! :-)

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Tess said...

Can't pick just one really... I love Green Giants' broccoli and cheese, cauliflower and cheese, and their brussel sprouts.


Tess in Southern NJ
aka Theresa Reynolds
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Cinn said...

Thanks for the recipe and giveaway Shell! I can't wait to make the soup!

freesia68@comcast.net

Gastric Bypass Chick said...

I love the mixed veggies with the broccoli, carrots and cauliflower in the light cheese sauce! Yum! Gastric Bypass Chick in California. colohoney@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Even before surgery, Green Giant has been my favorite veggies. Love the boxed green beans with almonds!
judy in NC
jprice63@hotmail.com

Queen B said...

I love the individually portioned broccoli in cheese sauce! It is just right for me to eat with the meat of my choice! And I love the soup idea!

jennellerbe@yahoo.com

April said...

I love the classic broccoli and cheese! joellvr1@yahoo.com

April said...

Not quite sure how to confirm the Facebook like and message as well as the Tweet. I did them though. : )
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Patricia Adams Daigle said...

I am such a green giant junkie...I love the broccoli and cheese and can't wait to make the soup. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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Laura said...

Shopeg corn :)
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Laura said...

I just liked them on FB - - told them you sent me!

pennyk54166 said...

My fave green giant is the mixed veges w italian seasoning. They are the "for one" so PERFECT PORTIONS!!! Penny in WI pennyk54166@yahoo.com

Suze said...

I love the broccoli and cheese and the corn in butter sauce. Yummers!

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Jessa said...

I absolutely love the brocoli and cheese sauce. What I tend to do is mix a box of that with a box of cauliflower and cheese to have enough for the family.

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Robin said...

I like the broccoli and cheese. I also love brussels sprouts. My email is robijill @ gmail . com

Rita said...
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Anonymous said...

I need more veggies in my life!
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Anonymous said...

I Love Love Love the Brussel Sprouts & Butter! Jenn

jennifer@butuk.net

Jen's Accountability Blog said...

i LOVE the Broccoli & Cheese Sauce! It reminds me of my pre surgery broccoli and cheese baked potato. I use to put it on top!

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lisa said...

I was challenged to try a new vegetable and a BIG Thank you goes out to green giant for their Brussel sprouts in butter sauce. THanks to them, I think I may actually like brussel sprouts.
sasa1temple@gmail.com

Jessy said...

I love their Healthy Blends! All of their flavors they are small enough to have as a great snack.
Jessy
Anchorage, AK
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Anonymous said...

Jean babysmyles @ yahoo.com

CraftyJudyS said...

Hi Shelly - I like to mix the broccoli & Cheese with the Cauliflower & cheese - of course it makes a big bowl so I can only do it when the whole family if home but it is Yum!
Thanks!
Judy
craftyjudys@gmail.com

Debbie said...

I really like the cauliflower and cheese sauce. Its been awhile since I've had it.
Email addi is (kampers72@msn.com)

Anonymous said...

The one green giant veggie I like is the cauliflower and cheese sauce. Its been awhile since Ive bought them.
Email addi is(kampers72@mns.com)

Veronica said...

Brussel Sprouts!!! Yum! Green is my fave too! Gotta try that soup!!!
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Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thank you everyone for entering and for the lovely comments.

**The entry period for this giveaway has ended.**

Winner will be announced in a blog entry later today 2/26/11