Monday, September 23, 2013

Cooking, Made Easy (Great Betty Crocker Giveaway!!)



I've been a reluctant cook.  It's not that I feel like I can't cook, but more that I know that if I am cooking, I'm going to make things that I like, rather than the things I know my husband and daughter will eat.  And trust me, generally they differ.  In recent years, I must admit, I've completely forgotten about Hamburger Helper, something that used to be a staple in our house before we had Samantha.  You really can't get much easier, and who doesn't like hamburger (or, as I sometimes substituted, ground turkey) and pasta?  And it's so easy to even modify by adding in some frozen vegetables or diced tomatoes.  You really can't go wrong. 



So, when I was asked to participate in this great giveaway, I jumped at the chance! 


Betty Crocker, through MyBlog Spark, provided me with information about the products as well as the fabulous prize pack that they sent me (pictured above), along with an extra for one of my readers!

So, last week I put on my handy dandy Betty Crocker apron and got to "work."  Seriously, this stuff is so ridiculously easy and quick to make, I barely needed the apron.  With all-new Betty Crocker Ultimate Potatoes and Ultimate Helper mixes, I was able to give Steve and Samantha a delicious dinner I knew they’d enjoy. Each box comes with both seasoning and a rich, creamy sauce, and while I certainly wouldn't mix a pasta meal with one involving mashed potatoes, I did the Ultimate Hamburger Helper first one night (the Three Cheese Marinara variety), and then, on a different night, made a meal of baked chicken, and the Betty Crocker Ultimate Cheddar mashed potatoes (can't even begin to tell you how yummy those were, and you can see for yourself how good the pasta was in the pics below!).

 
There are 4 different varieties of the Ultimate Hamburger Helper, along with lots of other "Helpers," such as Tuna Helper, Cheesy Favorites, Chicken Helper, Italian Favorites, Homestyle Favorites, Asian Favorites, Mexican Favorites, Wholegrain Favorites, Helper Complete Meals and regular Hamburger Helper options (I think I may try the Creamy Parmesan next time!), and numerous potato varieties (Roasted Garlic mash is on my radar...).
 
 
 
Spinach is my favorite vegetable.  Thought I'd try Samantha with it, but, sadly, it turns out that it's most definitely not *her* favorite...  I'm sad.  By the way, check out the cool bowl, serving spoon and plate!  All part of the giveaway!  See below for instructions...
 

Here's what I need you to do to win the prize pack shown above (includes 4 melamine plates, a 3-piece serving bowl set, a serving spoon, 1 box of Ultimate Helper mix and 1 box of Ultimate Potatoes!):

1)  Leave me a comment, below, with your e-mail address, telling me what your favorite Helper variety is (visit www.BettyCrocker.com for the product listing) for one entry

2) Get an extra entry if you share this post on Facebook (mention it in the comment)

3) Get a third entry if you share this post and giveaway on Twitter (use #MyBlogSpark, and, again, mention it in the comment)

The winner will be drawn on Wednesday, October 3rd.

Good luck, and happy, easy, yummy cooking!

24 comments:

Laurieannie said...

Our family's favorite is the cheesy enchilada, I mix in black beans and mexicorn and serve with tortillas. I've shared on fb and tweeted! I'll pm you my email. Hope that's okay!

suburban prep said...

In our house we like the one with the Cheeseburger and bacon.

Tiffany said...

Beef Stroganoff got us through grad school and the first half of our married life. And it is still one of my favorites... <3

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Stephanie said...

Been in love with Hamburger Helper since I was a kid as it was the one meal my mother (who can't cook to save her life) did not mess up! Our favorite is the Italian Basil Penne and I typically make all of the helpers with ground turkey now. Tuna Helper is our go to meal during Lent.

I'll share on FB also.

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Megan Landmeier said...

I've never actually had Hamburger Helper! So no favorite here... but those plates are super cute ;)

Vunda Vall said...

i really want to try the stroganoff helper!
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noreen said...

Chicken parmesan
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Allison Downes said...

I like the Chicken Parmesan variety

Thank you for the chance to win!

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Allison Downes said...

I like the Chicken Parmesan variety

Thank you for the chance to win

lola_violets_2010{at}yahoo{dot}com

618mom said...

We love lasagna. We also like to add extras to all that we make

Madonna said...

I like the cheeseburger macaroni variety best.

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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I would like to try the Ultimate Hamburger Helper® creamy stroganoff

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June Lisle said...

I don't know if I have a favorite but I did enjoy the enchilada one I have tried.

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June Lisle said...

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1froglegs said...

My favorite Hamburger Helper variety is Cheesy Hashbrowns.

1froglegs said...

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Anonymous said...

Yikes! How can you eat, much less advertize this chemical ickiness? Go buy a cookbook instead...

Chriss said...

This one sounds good: Ultimate Chicken Helper Creamy Parmesan

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Chriss said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/ChrissGaus/status/384047275699613696

Carolyn Gonzalez said...

Cheeseburger please. That is our favorite

Nicole Mills said...

Hey hope I am not too late we don't eat this too often but when in a rush we prefer the enchiladas and we spice it up some.

Nicole
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