A NEW Gooseberry Patch Cookbook Giveaway + TWO Recipes!!



That’s right ~ a new Gooseberry Patch cookbook giveaway!

This giveaway is for the new Gooseberry Patch cookbook ~ Weeknight Dinners

Weeknight Dinners 2

This cookbook has a great set-up.  Each chapter is a day of the week and each day is a different type of meals with corresponding recipes:
Monday ~ Meatless Monday
Tuesday ~ Tex-Mex Night
Wednesday ~ Italian
Thursday ~ Comfort Food
Friday ~ Just for Fun

If you win, you can look for the recipe that I have in this cookbook!

The giveaway will run from today to February 14 at midnight. I will use random.org to choose the winner. To enter, comment with your favorite weeknight dinner. You must comment on this post to be in the giveaway. I will email the winner on February 15 and mail out the cookbook shortly after I hear from the winner. If you have any questions, email me at girard.nancy at yahoo dot com.

I chose two recipes that go together from the Tex-Mex chapter.  Mix-Your-Own Taco Spice and Fiesta Chicken Soft Tacos.  Both were excellent.  The spice mixture is a little spicy so if you like things less spicy, use less red pepper flakes or leave out altogether.  I also forgot to add the paprika to the spice mixture but didn’t miss it at all.   The tacos were very easy to make.  My only suggestion would be to cut the chicken in small cubes or strips before sauteing.

A Taco Spice 1

A Taco Spice 2

Mix-Your-Own Taco Spice

2 Tbsps chili powder
1 tbsps ground cumin
2 tsps salt
2 tsps pepper
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Store in a small covered jar. Makes about 1/3 cup.

COOK’S NOTE: I put the leftover mixture in a ziplock bag and put it in the freezer where I keep all my home-mixed rubs and spice mixtures.  Use right from the freezer.

Chicken Taco !

Fiesta Chicken Soft Tacos

2 tbsps oil
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken, cubed
1 to 2 tbsps taco seasoning ~ I used 2 tbsps
1 1/2 cups chunky salsa
4-6 soft taco flour tortillas, warmed
Garnish with your favorite taco toppings

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, green pepper and garlic; saute until tender being careful not to let the garlic burn. Add chicken and cook until chicken is no longer pink ~ about 5-8 minutes depending on size of chicken cubes. Stir in the taco seasoning and the salsa and simmer for 3 minutes.

To serve, spoon mixture onto tortillas. Garnish and fold the tortilla over.

Makes 4-6 soft tacos

Chicken Taco 2

Happy Cooking!

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134 thoughts on “A NEW Gooseberry Patch Cookbook Giveaway + TWO Recipes!!

  1. I like anything my family decides to surprise me with, usually spaghetti and meatballs! They do it with love and that makes it so special. I hope I win this, what a nice birthday gift. My birthday is Valentines Day!

  2. My favorite weekend dinner would be: smoked turkey thigh, potatoes & green beans in the crockpot. Doesn’t take much work and it is delicious!

  3. My favorite go to week night dish is a baked pasta casserole. I can make it the night before, put in fridge or in oven. Or, make and bake.

  4. I have to say my favorite is roast or chili in the crockpot. It is so nice to come home to dinner already made and warm and the house smelling so great.

  5. Our favorite weeknight dinner is pinto beans from the crockpot with ham flavor, fried potatoes and cornbread baked in an iron skillet. My husband could eat this every night I believe. Love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks!!

  6. My favorite week night dinner is oven-baked tacos! I make the meat mixture with salsa, cooked ground beef, onions, and black beans, stuff it in taco shells with cheese, and bake. So easy and tasty! My husband loves them.

  7. Our “go to” meal on weeknights is a noodle or rice casserole with chicken and veggies. That’s when I don’t think ahead to throw something in the crockpot in the morning.

  8. Our favorite is Salisbury Steak, cream cheese mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans. Thanks for the chance to win this great cookbook!

  9. I love a good stirfry with rice, it’s versatile so can use different meats and veggy mixes and it is quick and easy to make.

  10. Our favorite family night food is One-pot spaghetti. It’s good, quick and minimal mess to clean up! Thanks for the chance to win! Gooseberry Patch cookbooks always have the most awesome recipes.

  11. my family’s favorite is bacon-wrapped chicken, it’s delicious but takes a long time to make…. it’s usually reserved for nights we have guests. Spaghetti is our favorite quick meal, meatsauce or maybe meatballs to change it up a bit 🙂 Thanks for the fun contest!

  12. Good to know I’m not the only one that loves shepard’s pie or pasta, but I think the absolute favorite is Chicken Pot Pie. Everything in one dish with a flaky crust ~ comfort food at its finest!

  13. Favorite meal roast pork with gravy, smashed taters and veggie. Love all Gooseberry and would love to win. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Our family favorite is Goulash! Nothing fancy, just a few basic ingredients. Best part is everyone in the family likes it. Quick and easy! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  15. Looks yummy! I also make my own taco seasoning, but I also add some masa (corn flour) so it thickens a little bit. We don’t really have one favorite thing we love for weeknight dinners. I usually vary what I make. Some of my guys favorites are: meatloaf, tacos, spaghetti, BBQ chicken, breakfast for dinner…etc. Thanks for sharing the recipe and hosting a giveaway!

  16. One of my favorite weeknight dinners is roasted chicken with potatoes, onions and carrots and then having the leftover broth to make soup!

  17. I guess I would have to say that our favorite meal is baked tilipia. We are trying to eat healthier and eat more fish, and I hate the way I make salmon, but I love tilipia. I make it different ways and with different sides so it never gets boring.

  18. Love the rib recipe in todays comment….I love ribs but don’t like all the work that goes into them to get them tender….this sounds so easy..can’t wait to try it….I’m like you Nancy…like them not too spicy and still on the bone….thanks for another easy peasy recipeasy!!!

  19. Sunday breakfast is my favorite meal of the week to fix. Anything from pancakes to waffles to french toast to breakfast casseroles.

  20. Leftovers because with working full time, I cook enough on the weekend to make weeknight dinners easy and all I usually need to add is rice or potatoes or veggies to make a complete meal.

  21. Funny, but our favorite go to meal through the week is breakfast! I fix a couple of eggs over medium, bacon and english muffin with stawberry jam. The cookbook would be fun to have…thank you!

  22. Wow we have so many weeknight favorites but mine has to be old- fashioned, made from scratch Macaroni and Cheese…straight from the oven comfort food. On these cold, snowy nights here in Western New York, hot from the oven hits the spot and warms the belly!

  23. Our favorite is homemade pizza night. I make a sourdough crust from my starter in my bread machine and when my husband gets home from work we stretch the dough out into whatever shape suits the moment, add our sauce and favorite toppings and pop into the oven. While it’s baking we toss a fresh salad to go with…

  24. My favorite weeknight meal is comfort food. Reminds me of being home when my mother cooked every night. Never had such good meals!

  25. Baked potatoes & a big salad is my families week night meal. Everyone can add their own toppings and we make different types of green salads to go along. My family lives salad–so it’s a weekly regular at our house.
    Thanks for the chance at a new cookbook!

  26. Spaghetti and meatballs, salad and garlic bread is a fast and frequently prepared dinner in our house. I ❤ Gooseberry Patch!

  27. My fav weeknight dinner is meatloaf because it reminds me of my grandma, my husbands is my beef & noodles and my daughters is a ramen noodle skillet dinner I make. A new fav of the whole family is a bbq chicken crockpot dinner, it’s easy and wonderful! Thanks for giving us a chance to win the new cookbook!

  28. We have a rotation of favorites! Baked fish sticks and tater tots, Mexican casserole, hamburger steaks and mashed potatoes, spaghetti, chili, or soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.

  29. One of our favorite weekday dinners is chicken enchiladas. We usually do a quick rotissare chicken with mashed potatoes and salad one night and I will make enchiladas for the next night with the leftover chicken and brown rice cooked with half water and half Pace. We also boil the bones to make our own broth for chicken noodle soup on the weedend…..

  30. My favorite weeknight dinner varies depending on the season. Fall and Winter = soup and grilled cheese sandwich. Spring Summer – nothing like a fresh ground burger on the grill, seasoned with Montreal Steak seasoning and served with sliced onion, tomato, cheese an lettuce. MMMMMMmmmmmmmm!!!

  31. We have a couple of go to favorite weeknight dinners at our house. My son loves it when we make homemade pizza. I am partial to meat loaf and mashed potatoes myself. My wife loves the warm chicken salad we make.

  32. We live in florida so the favorite go to meal is grilled chicken.I marinate the chicken a couple of different ways to change up the flavor. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

  33. Our favorite weeknight dinner is meatloaf, baked potatoes and a salad. I make the meatloaf the night before or the morning before I go to work, then my husband or one of the kids pops it in the oven along with the potatoes, as I’m leaving work. I toss the salad together when I get home and dinner is on the table in minutes.

  34. My favorite weeknight dinner is whatever can be done quickly and is healthy. Pasta is normally one of the quickest homemade dinners, not the healthiest choice though. In general, I am trying to create variety and eat everything. I just found out it’s easier when I write down what we eat!

  35. My favorite week night dinner is Salibury Steak with brown gravy, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  36. hard to choose!! We have a few favorites…My husband’s favorite is Shepherd’s Pie…easy, quick, and can be prepared ahead. My favorite would be a chicken francese recipe that is very easy, nutritious and delicious!!
    Thanks for the giveaway…

  37. Our favorite weeknight dinner is pulled pork barbq sandwiches with slaw. I cook the pork all day in slow cooker. Easy dinner. Thanks for chance to win.

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