Friday, November 30, 2012

Del Monte Add Some Garden Review and Giveaway, Ends 12/7/12


We love our veggies and fruits here in the Deep South!  We grow up on green beans, corn, peas, peaches, pears... you name it, we cook it and eat it!

One of my earliest, and fondest, memories is shelling peas at my Nanie's knee.  She had an old enameled "apple pan" that she used for shelling peas, shucking corn, and shelling pecans.   I still have it.  I cherish it and the memories it brings.

Today, I don't really have that kind of time or even access to the field vegetables.  What I DO have is fresh canned veggies!  Did you know that

  • Del Monte canned fruits, vegetables, and tomatoes contain the same essential nutrients as fresh varieties
  • Del Monte fruits and vegetables are grown in the best growing regions of the United States, providing consumers with a consistently quality product
  • The majority of Del Monte products are picked at the peak of ripeness and canned on the same day, to ensure nutrients and flavor are locked in

That's why Del Monte canned vegetables and fruits taste so fresh and so good and are never "mushy" or "soft".

Right now, the good folks at Del Monte are hosting an unbelieveably cool Facebook giveaway:

  • Visit the Del Monte Facebook page from November 5th through February 4th to enter the Del Monte “Add Some Garden” contest for the chance to win one of the many prizes available, including kitchen appliances, and $25 or $500 gift cards to Williams Sonoma
  • There will be five phases during the contest in which Del Monte will feature a different canned variety every two weeks
    • Green beans (November 5- November 18)
    • Corn (November 19- December 2)
    • Tomatoes (December 3- December 16)
    • Peaches (January 7- January 20)
    • Pears (January 21- February 3)
  • Fans will have five days during each phase to submit their best tips, and consumers will be able to vote for their favorite tip during the second week of each phase
  • The five winning tips for each phase will then go head-to-head for a chance to win a Grand Prize culinary travel adventure, valued at $10,000, which will be announced February 15th

I've got a couple of great recipes to enter and I'll bet that you do as well!


We had dinner at mom's the other night and I made three fantastic dishes, if I DO say so myself! Unfortunately, I took pictures only of two. The first one we ate before I could grab the darn camera!



This is my pic of my Del Monte Cut Green Beans with diced onion and bacon. Simple, yet so flavourful and so good! You don't even need to add salt!


I also made Mike's favourite Peach Pie.

INGREDIENTS:

* Two cans of Del Monte Yellow Cling Sliced Peaches, drained
* 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
* 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
* 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
* 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
* 2 packages of pie crust dough, rolled out


DIRECTIONS:

Place drained peaches in a bowl and add sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until all peaches get a coating of the mixture. Place in a deep-dish pie pan.
Put pinches of butter throughout the peach mixture. Top with second pie crust pastry.
Bake in a 375 degree (Fahrenheit) oven for approx 45 minutes until top crust in nicely browned. After removing from oven, allow to cool for about 20 minutes.
Serve with whipped topping or ice cream!


The appetizer I made was a great hit (I've been making it for ages).  We call it Southern Caviar! ;D

INGREDIENTS:

1 Can Del Monte Diced Tomatoes with Zesty Mild Green Chilies

1 Can Del Monte Fiesta Corn, drained

**1 Can black eye peas, rinsed and drained

1 small jalapeno, de-seeded and diced fine.

1/2 Lime, juiced or 2 teaspoons lime juice.

DIRECTIONS:

Drain Corn and  drain / rinse Black eye peas.  Put in glass (preferably) bowl.  Add diced tomatoes and jalapeno.  Stir thoroughly.   Add lime. Stir again.  Cover and let set in refrigerator until well chilled
Serve with chips!
**If you don't like black eye peas, substitute with drained, rinsed black beans!

Yes, this is the wonderful thing about Del Monte canned fruits and vegetables: versatility!  There are just so many ways to use them both traditional and non-traditional.  Let your imagination be your guide!

The folks at Del Monte would love to hear from you!  Visit them on their Facebook page (and don't forget to enter their contest!), and follow them @DelMonteFoods on Twitter.

Del Monte has generously offered one of my readers the opportunity to receive a wonderful Gift Pack like the one I received!  It includes:


  • Five (5) Del Monte canned varieties- Green Beans (1), Corn (1), Diced Tomatoes (1), Peaches (1), and Pears (1)
  • $25 Visa gift card

Is that not amazing? During the Holidays, I know this will come in handy for the shopper in your family! It did in mine!

Just follow the entry instructions below for your chance to enter to win!

***Open to USA only.  One entry per person, per email, per household, please.  ALL Entries are verified.  If the entry form asks for specific information, please leave it in the space provided or make a blog comment.  "Empty" entries will be discarded.***

DISCLOSURE:
The Del Monte product, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Del Monte.  The opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item(s).


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139 comments:

eclairre said...

I like having peas as a side dish!

Allison Downes said...

I LOVE their French Cut Green Beans


Thanks for the great giveaway!

EliB123 said...

Corn

akronugurl said...

i love corn!

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Lisa Brown said...

I like the canned green beans, and have them in my pantry

B. Wilson said...

cream corn and low sodium corn.

katychick said...

potatoes for me
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Wendy Kroy said...

green beans!
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Amanda Rauch said...

For canned veggies I like to buy green beans and corn

sandy1955 said...

We love the cut green beans and just had them tonight
Sandy VanHoey

Paula L. said...

The Italian Recipe Stewed Tomatoes are my favorite.

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gahome2mom said...

Veggies I love the best: asparagus. Thanks gahome2mom/gmailcom

debijackson said...

love their corn debbie jackson
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karenmed409 said...

love my green beans and peas

Cody Anderson said...

Carrots and Beets

Mami2jcn said...

Corn is my favorite.

Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

SueZH said...

I usse the crushed tomatoes to make the sauce.

Carmen said...

I love their canned corn, It is so crisp and fresh tasting. Thanks for the chance!

xBaBUxLuVeRx said...

my fav is green beans

john hutchens said...

green beans

Rebecca Graham said...

I like their diced tomatoes.

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clc408 said...

I like Del Monte® Cut Green Beans-Low Sodium

debbie said...

I like their corn.

sweepmom said...

I like the Del Monte® Cut Green Beans-Low Sodium.

jenmalonee said...

Del Monte® French Style Green Beans are my favorite veggies.

Jennifer Marie

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Judy B. said...

I like the crinkle cut pickled beets in salads.

melmorgan4 said...

Green beans are my favorite.

Jackie P said...

Canned corn! I always have canned corn on hand.

Kim said...

I love their diced tomatoes.
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stew said...

Corn is my favorite. s2inamug at aim dot com

KPort207 said...

low sodium green beans

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EMMAHORTON said...

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GREEN BEANS AND CORN

Melissa Erwin said...

i love their green beans!

tat2gurl said...

My fave is green beans with bacon!

kellyr78 said...

I like the Del Monte® Cut Green & Wax Beans
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Barbara Montag said...

Favorites - Pasta Sauce & Del Monte Fruit Naturals Tropical Medley!
Thank you.

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sweetsue said...

The mixed fruit is my favorite. I add it to cottage cheese.
Susan Chester

dlhaley said...

We like corn and green beans.

casaflamingos said...

cut green beans are my favoritee

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

the sweet peas are my fav!

Krystal Lynn said...

Green beans, peas, & corn! Yum! :)

playswithclay said...

I love their canned spinach.

Andrea said...

I like any of their tomato products, the corn and green beans.

Liz said...

Green beans are my favorite.

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Kelly Nicholson said...

Visit Del Monte and tell me which veggies you love the best!

greren bean

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Hoa said...

I like spinach and green beans.

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Rhianna said...

Beets and asparagus cause they're not always in season and I like the veggies everyone seems to think are stinky. Lol :)

Gina Alfani said...

Corn is my favorite!

YennySweeps said...

I like the green beans best

Margie said...

Our favorite veggie is corn.
Thanks for the giveaway.
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Alicia said...

sweet peas are my favorite

psnyder said...

Love the Del Monte® Cream Style White Corn!! grammypenny@frontier.com

Tracey said...

Asparagus is my favorite.
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rondadoug said...

sweet peas

fee roberts said...

I love Del Monte's Lima Beans =D

gloria4869 said...

i like corn

neoh42f said...

Green beans are my favorite! Thank you :)

Carolyn G said...

Defiitely the green beans

Terri Herman said...

I love their green beans!

crystalf said...

I would say green beans and corn. thank you!
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Jenndiggy said...

I love Del Monte Dill Green beans. Hard to find around here, so I add dill on my own most times I fix green beans.

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mogrill said...

Green beans.
Thanks for the chance.
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seaburd said...

cut green beans are my favorite

seaburd said...

cut green beans are my favorite

Heidi V said...

My favorite vegetables are their shoe string green beans and their fruit cocktail!

Heidi

Thomas Murphy said...

I love there corn.
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TarynPasco916 said...

I love their cut green beans and corn the best! My daughter loves the peaches!! :)

Dawn Sterner said...

We love all the veggies & fruit but I'd say corn the most!

tina reynolds said...

I love the green beans and diced tomatoes!
Thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Selinda said...

I love their corn!

Thanks,

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Shan said...

I love sweet peas and green beans the most. Carrots are a close third lol.

Debra Guillen said...

diced tomatoes...i cook with the a lot (Debra L. Guillen)

Kelly H. said...

I love the green beans.

Kylie Carlson said...

The Cream Style White Corn!

agatewood1 said...

I like their green beans and corn!

tatertot374 said...

corn is a favorite at my homes

jcwega27 said...

french cut green beans
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Michelle Abbott said...

I love corn the best!

June L said...

I Love the Corn :0)

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

cream corn

Helen Keeler said...

Ilike the regular cut green beans. helenkeeler1949@gmail.com

puye said...

I love gree beans

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sparkedcat said...

Del Monte Fresh Cut Whole Kernel Corn

wigget said...

the cut green beans

Melissa O. said...

Love corn niblets!

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Kristy Thiel said...

I love sweet cream corn. Thanks for hosting!

Tabathia said...

I like the cut green beans and sliced peaches
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pennelope merriweather said...

I like their corn..!! Thanks for this giveaway!

chichijunk said...

love del monte canned corn!

clenna said...

Green beans and whole kernel corn

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I love the Del Monte® Chopped Spinach

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Betsy Barnes said...

My favorite is Del Monte Summer Crisp Whole Kernel Golden Corn :)

Denise S. said...

I like the canned green beans.

danw78704 said...

thanks for a great food giveaway

guettel78 said...

The Sweet Peas, Asparagus Tips, and Cream Style Golden Corn are my favorite!

Geoff K
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ErinC said...

I don't like veggies, but my boyfriend does.

terri142 said...

I really like the Diced Tomatoes with Zesty Mild Green Chilies.

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kyl neusch said...

cream corn

adriannaandjoeysmommy said...

The low sodium corn would be great for me

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

love the corn
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Whisper said...

Canned spinach is the best.

kvieweg07 said...

I like the Cut Green Beans, i use them in my green bean casserole!

Angela Cisco said...

I like corn

Colleen Boudreau said...

green beans.

Jodi said...

I like their low sodium veggies, my favorite is the greenbeans.

kari jasus said...

corn

Rose Mary said...

Like the canned english peas best.

rose
formosarose (at) gmail.com

marcia goss said...

I like their cut green beans and stewed tomatoes.
marcia.goss@gmail.com

skkorman said...

I LOVE asparagus!

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coriwestphal said...

I'm gonna be buying some Chopped Spinach for Spinach and Artichoke dip for Christmas!

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Sharon Wang said...

Asparagus is my favorite

Darlene webb said...

I love there green beans. It is the only brand i will eat.

Les Slusarczyk said...

We buy their beets all the time for soup and salads. They are wonderful!
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lmurley2000 said...

i like corn

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cassandra m said...

corn

Jody Sisson said...

I love the Extra-Long Asparagus Spears!

Unknown said...

Corn
-Lilith Katz

pauline15 said...

I like the Del Monte Fiesta Corn!
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ellie said...

I love their Cut Green Beans.

kroch said...

I love the Del Monte® Cream Style Corn-No Salt Added

Katie R.
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ThriftyAnnabella said...

I love the sliced potatoes smothered in butter and garlic powder
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Aimee Fontenot said...

I love Del Monte's Fiesta Corn and Green Beans the best!

tina reynolds said...

french style green beans

Kim said...

french style green beans are my favorite
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Melinda Elizabeth said...

I like the Diced Tomatoes and the corn the best!

Breanne said...

corn

Amy Delong said...

corn
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golden storm said...

i love the peas :)

Jennifer R said...

My favorite is the Del Monte crisp supersweet corn.

L. said...

the cut green beans

07violet said...

Organic Crushed Tomatoes

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Vikki Billings said...

My favorite is Corn and green beans!
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Christy Maurer said...

It depends on my mood but I love corn, peas, and green beans.

Susan Smoaks said...

i like asparagus
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Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway...we like the Fiesta Corn !

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BRYAN E.

jenny green said...

I love del monte corn it is sooo sweet

darlene miller said...

i love del monte french style green beans the best.in fact i love all thier products.

snowwolf222 said...

I like peas and corn.
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susan1215 said...

Green Beans and Potatoes with Ham Style Flavor

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