Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Movember and a CSN Store Giveaway

I had to scrape the windows of the Jeep this morning!!!  With my library card no less!IMG_4054
Just thought I’d get that out there.  :)
How is everybody??  I’ve been pretty fantastic!  We had a smoking busy weekend at the Krista’s Kravings house.  Three hockey games (2 out of town) on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, a 1 hour soccer practice on Sunday, trick or treating Sunday night, Pilates last night.  Tonight was another hockey practice .  Tomorrow is FREE and Mom, DD and I are doing something fun on Friday night.  More deets on that later.  ;)
I actually took a half day vacation on Monday because the kids had a PD Day so weren’t at school.  DS was in a hockey camp all day and I didn’t want DD home by herself, for the first time, for a full day.  She asked if we could do lunch and I happily obliged.  We decided on William’s Pub because it’s been a long time since we ate there and we really do enjoy it.  I went with the half salad, half sandwich deal; Greek with the dressing on the side and a chicken pesto panini:IMG_4039 IMG_4038
Our lunches came with a choice of chips, a cookie or an apple.  We went with cookies, obviously!  DD chose a PB one and I went with white chocolate macadamia nut.IMG_4036
I also enjoyed a pumpkin spice latte to go:IMG_4037
Love.
After a quick tour of the mall it was time to go back home and get a pasta dish in the oven so that I could get a decent meal into DS before we left for his game.  I found this “Take 5” recipe in my Rachael Ray magazine that I knew would be perfect.IMG_4040
It called for ravioli, sausage meat, a jar of tomato sauce, a head of escarole and mozzarella cheese.  I used tortellini because that’s what I had on hand and went with this Mexican Yves veggie ground round in place of the sausages:IMG_4041
My hubby totally thought he was eating taco seasoned beef!  Here’s the dish after layer #1:IMG_4042
The boys loved this (DD was at Mom’s for dinner because she had dance and wasn’t going out of town with us) although DS picked all the escarole out.  I knew that would happen, but he did give it a try. IMG_4045 IMG_4046
Have you seen any men lately sporting some funny looking facial hair? Has anybody heard of Movember?  If not, the month of November is prostate cancer awareness month and men around the nation are growing funky moustaches to raise money for prostate cancer research.  My hubby included.  The deal is that they have to shave for the last time on Oct 31 and can’t shave the stash again until December 1.  They can grow a beard or goatee as well which can be shaved off at any time, but the moustache stays.  So here is my hubby Sunday night after a shave.IMG_4035  
I’ll post another photo of him mid month and again on Nov 30.  He plans on sporting a full goatee.  We shall see.  If you wish to make a donation to this worthy cause, go ahead and click here.
FOOD!!!  IMG_4031 IMG_4048 IMG_4053
The above is breakfast polenta.  I mixed 1 cup of unsweetened Almond Breeze with a 1/4 cup of polenta.  Right at the end I stirred in some sliced strawberries and dotted it with hazelnut mocha sprinkles.  YUM!IMG_4032 IMG_4049 IMG_4055 IMG_4056 IMG_4050 IMG_4058 IMG_4051  IMG_4052 IMG_4060
Tonight’s meal ^^ was a quesadilla of sorts.  I sautéed red onion, red pepper, mushrooms and turkey breast with various spices and a wee bit of chicken stock.  This was placed on a tortilla that had been prepped with some mashed Romano beans then I topped it with a slice of cassata cheese.  Into the oven for 10 minutes at 350* and dinner was served….in the dark!  Haha!
Before I book outta here, I did a little shopping today…IMG_4057
Would YOU like $65.00 to shop here, too?  It could be yours!  CSN Stores has a huge range of great products to pick from.  There’s something for everyone for sure.  This is what you need to do to get your grimy little paws on this $65.00 gift certificate! (Canadian & US residents only, please)
1)  Browse around the CSN Stores site and leave me a comment letting me know what you would want most.
2)  “Like” me on Facebook.  Just click on my little FB Badge on the right of the blog.  Easy peasy and it gets you another entry.  Just remember to leave another comment telling me you did so.
3)  Check out the Thanks & Giving tab at the top of the blog and leave me a comment there letting me know what you think of my food drive.  Come back to this post and let me know you did that.
So there you have it; THREE chances to win!  I’ll pick a winner using the random number generator on November 17 and post the winner that same day.  Hey lurkers!  Now’s your chance to come out and say “hey”!  You don’t have to have a blog to enter so really, there’s no losing here.  :)  Have fun!
Bye for now!!

55 comments:

  1. I would love the Piel Fashion Avenue Bucket Bag.
    So cute. So needed.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  2. Hey girly :) Don't enter me in the CSN giveaway because we're doing one too- but I HAD to comment! So much goodness in this post. Love that your meal out came with cookies- that is very fun. And your pumpkin spice latte looks delicious. I kind of want one tomorrow now. The quesadilla- fabulous dinner. They're one of my go tos when I need a good dinner fast. Love that the hubby is participating in movember.

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  3. I absolutely, positively would immediately order the plastic vegetable spiralizer and magic bullet! Smoothies and veggie pasta? Yes, please!

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  4. I alredy like u on facebook so thats 1 and 2 would be i would TOTALLY put the gift card to a new nightstand for my bedroom! :-)

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  5. i would love to get me some boots~

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  6. I would use it towards a step 2 waterwheel table for my daughter for Christmas.

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  7. Woohoo for a totally free day Friday!! Enjoy it! :)

    I've never heard of Movember..but my guy friends partake in No-shave November and it basically sounds like the same idea but I'm not sure if it has anything to do with prostate cancer or not.

    As for the giveaway, I'd go for an ice cream maker!! I don't care if it's cooling down, I've always wanted one. :P But if I went with something I *needed*, that'd be a table..the only thing I have is my computer desk. haha!

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  8. I'm now liking you on Facebook :)

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  9. I wish Yves veggie products were easier to find around here--they always look good!
    I would love some CSN bucks for a crock pot!

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  10. Movember is in full force in BC. I know so many guys participating in it. I'm sure they will all look smashing in their moustaches. LOL. Ah well, it's all for a good cause, right?

    Did I mention it was 22 degrees here today? Just sayin' ;)

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  11. Yay hus! Wow, he is really attractive! Ow owwww!
    Krista, you're such an awesome woman.
    Btw...I can't believe that weather! It's only just now dropping into the 60's here!
    I've always been wary of escarole...but I might try it now!
    xox!

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  12. Movember movement sounds fun, I'd love to see the after pic of your hubby! will he become a monster? hhahahha....

    I'd like to have an ice cream maker! ;)

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  13. I would put it towards exercise equipment!

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  14. I like the sounds of that Rachael meal! And I like the changes you made to it!!
    I would love a griddle from the CSN stores :-)

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  15. can i just say that your hubby is a hunk? oh yes he is. lucky you! :) can't wait to see more pics, hahah!!
    and as far as the giveaway goes, i'd love a new blender!

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  16. I would like to get my son some nice stuff for Christmas like a red wagon.The shoes make me happy but I got to think of shopping for others since Christmas is on the way
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  17. I like you on facebook as
    rachel carter crisman
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  18. I commented and think it's a wonderful idea!I love to be inspired to do good things,thanks
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  19. Scraping w/ the library card - that's a funny image. :) My brother has 3 little boys who are ALL big into hockey so he feels your pain even if I don't, haha. It seems like such a big commitment!

    And naturally I am happy to be entered in your CSN giveaway...

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  20. Great blog. I would get the very cure lemon loaf pan!
    ceecee
    withinthektichen(at)gmail.com
    www.withinthekitchen.blogspot.com

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  21. I'd use it toward a guidecraft kitchen helper. Thanks for the chance!

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  22. Food drives are wonderful ways to give. Thank you so much for doing this!

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  23. Wow have you been busy, Krista! Looks like you've had some pretty amazing eats lately though! I agree, it doesn't get any better than pumpkin spice. :)

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! If I win I'll get some new half sheet pans!

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  24. Yay, you're on Facebook! :) I like you!

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  25. Wow! Awesome Giveaway!!! I would probably get some bathroom stuff.......or some kind of storage/organization thing!

    Maybe a frying pan too!!!

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  26. Wow, I have so much to comment on!
    First, I can't wait to see your hubby's goatee.

    Also, that panini looks amazing, and now I'm craving melted cheese on bread...

    Next, I really can't stand Rachael Ray, but I LOVE her magazine. I always enjoy her "Take 5" meals. They are so simple and always delicious.

    Last, thanks for commenting about my flax. Actually I SHOULD have that in the freezer! I just put it in so I appreciate the reminder :)

    Ok, now REALLY last, I would love a food processor from the CSN store, I need one big time! And of course, I will go ahead and "like" you on FB!

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  27. I would get some cookware.

    http://www.csnstores.com/Farberware-50012-FBR1077.html

    tahearn at roadrunner dot com

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  28. I like you on facebook

    tahearn at roadrunner dot com

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  29. Too cool! I totally want a new chopping board :P

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  30. Hiya Krista! I LOVE Williams pub. Haven't been there since my University days. I miss it!! We always used to go to the one next to the Stone Rd mall. Love it!

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  31. I remember in college that was the card everyone would scrape there windows with the library one...too funny. We are suppose to get some snow here today and tomorrow.... they dont even have window scrapers in the stores yet.

    Your hubby is a total hunk... you both are a power couple!

    xo

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  32. Everything look so tasty! Now I'm starving!

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  33. That pumpkin spice latte looks great! I'd buy the Guidecraft Classic White Bookcase for my daughter!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  34. I like you on FB!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  35. Commented on your wonderful food drive post!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  36. Movember is such a great cause! I can't wait to see everyone's mustaches at the end of the month lol.

    i'd love a new microwave!! we don't have one right now in the new apt :(

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  37. i think your food drive is epic!!! the holiday's are a special time to give/put others before yourself :)

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  38. Hi, I'd like to have the Infinity Instruments Boutique Roses 14" Wall Clock - 10660. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  39. I "like" your blog on Facebook (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  40. Thanks for such a wonderful chance at a great prize! I'd get the emile henry bake for the cause pink pie dish :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  41. I like you on facebook as Dee G .

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  42. i would totally get cloth napkins..envi friendly and helps liven up pictures!

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  43. i'd like a food processor to make my own nut butters!

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  44. I'd love to pick up a Le Creuset casserole dish from CSN Stores - I bought one for a friend and they rave about it...now I am jealous (but in a good way!)

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  45. I like the idea of your food drive. We contribute to a local food bank on a regular basis.

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  46. Such a great giveaway! Thank you! I'd love to use the money for either furniture (desk, side table etc) or running shoes! I haven't replaced mine in 3 years!
    Barbara

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  47. I also do food drives, and pick out a few items weekly to contribute to the food bank! I like the idea of a 'food a week'- it changes the variety and makes it fun! It also takes the guess work out of figuring out what to buy. I always buy protein, and a healthy option vs the processed ones. I think everybody deserves to have good nutritious food!

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  48. enter me and ill take a rice cooker or shoes or workout equipment :)

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