Monday, August 15, 2011

Frito Lay Taste of Home Giveaway!! *CLOSED*

I'm sure that you all have a favorite recipe that reminds you of home.  For me, there are several, and every time I eat them, or merely smell them, I find myself taking a trip down memory lane.  Food is such a memory with so many occasions, and can trigger so many powerful emotions.  Today, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite recipes that will always remind me of my home, my wonderful family, and my ever so generous neighbors.

Creamy Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can cream of mushroom soup (or cream of chicken soup)
1 package cream cheese
1 package Good Seasons powdered Italian dressing mix
1/2 cup white wine
2 Tbs. butter or margarine
Spagetti noodles

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease the bottom of a 9 x 13 glass baking dish.
2. In a medium size pot, melt the soup, cream cheese, wine, and margarine.  When all melted together, ad the Italian dressing mix.  Stir well.
3. Place the defrosted chicken breasts in the bottom of the dish.  Cover with the melted sauce from above.
4. Bake covered with tinfoil for 45-50 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.  
Serve over pasta.

I swear, this recipe is so easy to make, and it tastes absolutely wonderful!  This is a recipe that was actually first cooked for us by one of my neighbors.  When I was in 7th grade, we had just moved into a new house.  During the middle of the night, my mom got up to go to the bathroom, but got the doors confused.  She ended up stepping into the "bathroom," which was actually the stairs into the basement, and proceeded to fall down a flight of unfinished stairs.  She had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance, suffered a terrible concussion (thankfully nothing worse), and had a long recovery ahead of her.  When my neighbors heard what happened, they cooked a huge meal of this Creamy Chicken for my family, and it has been a hit since then.  To me, it screams comfort food, and is the perfect dish for a cool fall and winter night.

Now on a happier note...I'm not sure who is aware, but Frito Lay has recently come out with a new line of Regional Flavors Potato chips.  These chips were inspired by popular American regional cuisine and include:
1. Northeastern U.S.- Lay's Honey Mustard
Midwestern U.S.-Lay's Creamy Garden Ranch
3. Northwestern U.S.-Lay's Balsamic Sweet Onion
4. Southwestern U.S.-Lay's Chipotle Ranch
5. Southeastern U.S.-Lay's Cajun Herb & Spice

 All of the Lay's Regional Flavored potato chips are made with all natural ingredients and cooked in healthier oils, like corn and sunflower oils, which contain 80% or more of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat - the "good fats." They also contain 0 grams of trans fats per serving!  There’s also less sodium in them than you might think – a 1-oz serving of our Lay’s Regional Flavored potato chips contains less salt than a plain bagel!

I don't know about you, but I am a huge potato chip lover, and these sound fantastic! Being from Chicago, the Midwestern Creamy Garden Ranch sound so delicious! I would also love to try the Lay's Balsamic Sweet Onion, and the Lay's Chipotle Ranch.  My mouth is drooling at the thought of them.

And now onto the giveaway...one of my lucky readers will win a variety pack of the Lay's Regional Flavors potato chips! Yumm!


Mandatory Entry
1. Follow me publicly via GFC
2. Tell me which flavor of Lay's Regional Flavors potato chips you would most like to try!

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1. Like Life As It Is on Facebook 
2. Follow Life As It Is (@bradywadie14) on Twitter
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5. Post about the giveaway on FB (Can be done 1x per day)-please leave link!
6. Tweet this giveaway (can be done 3x per day, at least 1 hour apart)-please leave link!

#Win a variety pack of the Lay's Regional Flavors potato chips from @bradywadie14! Giveaway ends 8/31 #FritoFlavors http://bit.ly/ovhfxq


Please leave an email address with each comment! Giveaway ends 8/31 at 11:59 pm (CST).  Winner will be chosen via Random.org.  Winner will be announced on the blog page and emailed, and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.


Note: I was compensated for this post from Frito Lay.  However, all opinions are my own.  This post also stands as my entry into the Frito Lay Taste of Home contest.

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