Everyday Mom's Meals: 1 Out of 101 {A Gooseberry Patch Review & Giveaway Day 1}
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

1 Out of 101 {A Gooseberry Patch Review & Giveaway Day 1}

Yay!!!! Just typing the words "Gooseberry and Patch" make me smile from ear to ear. If you aren't a fan or familiar w/ them yet, you will be by the end of this post! I was so thrilled when Gooseberry Patch approached me to review another one of their fabulous cook books (and don't worry, they sent another to share!), 101 Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches.
This book is FULL of great easy to make recipes that any home cook would love. With sections for each of the title categories but a great bonus "Terrific Toppings" for fabulous finishers, each page is more yummy than the last! If you are a fellow soup, salad and sandwich lover like me, you need this book! Thumbing through it I has so much trouble deciding on just a couple to try! Okay, I'll be honest, I chose 2 to try for this review, and will definitely be making more, especially when warmer weather finally comes to Indiana. (If you're reading this, Mother Nature, that can be any time now!)

The first recipe I'm sharing has officially become my new lunch obsession/go to mid day meal. This sandwich caught my eye immediately b/c of the arugula. Have you tried arugula before? Well, although I'd heard of it many times and watched it being used in recipes on tv a lot, I never had. And I thought this was the perfect opportunity. Arugula is an aromatic salad green, and I think has been best described as having a little "peppery" taste; and now I know for myself that's true; and I love it! It is a great substitution for lettuce on any sandwich, and makes a tasty little salad itself! The extra flavor it gives is so smooth and delicate it's not overpowering at all. I look forward to always keeping some on hand so I can make this sandwich any time the mood strikes me. And if the last few weeks are any indication, that will be often! Be sure to stop by and visit Gooseberry Patch for many more delicious recipes and cook books. You can also find them on Facebook and of course, their blog.

All - American Sandwiches 
1 1/2 TBS olive oil
2 red onions, thinly sliced
3 1/2 TBS red wine vinegar
6 c. arugula leaves, divided ( I used baby)
3/4 c. mayo
Salt and Pepper to taste
4 ciabatta rolls, halved (I used onion & poppyseed flavored)
3/4 lb. thinly sliced smoked deli turkey
3/4 c. crumbled blue cheese

Heat oil in a skillet over medium- high heat. Add onions and saute until soft and lightly golden. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar. Set aside. Chop enough arugula to equal 1 cup. Stir in mayo; season w/ salt and pepper. Spread arugula mixture over cut sides of rolls. Divide turkey evenly among bottom halves of rolls. Top w/cheese, onion mixture, remaining arugula and top of rolls.
*NOTE* I left the onions raw b/c I love the crunch and flavor. Because of this, I added the vinegar to the mayo mixture.



Shared on It's A Keeper Mar. 8, 2012
Shared on Miz Helen's Country Cottage Mar. 8, 2012
Shared on Amee's Savory Dish Mar. 9, 2012
Shared on The Country Cook Mar. 9, 2012

Sandwich at Very Good Recipes
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Now for the Giveaway!!

Rules:
1. This contest is open to US Residents 18 and older ONLY.

2. The winner will be chosen by Random.org 

3. The winner will be notified by email and Facebook. He/she will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

4. When leaving comments for entries, they MUST BE SEPARATE ones AND include an email address so it's easy for me to find the winner. If entries are together, it will only count as (1) and if no email, entry will not be considered.

5. If any of the extra entries are items you are already doing, please just remind me!

Contest Ends: March 22, 2012


1 Lucky Winner Will Receive:
(1) 101 Soups, Salads and Sandwiches
and
(1) 2012 Gooseberry Patch Calendar

Mandatory Entry:
1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite sandwich!!

Extra Entries:

1. Follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter. Leave a comment saying you've done so.

2. Become a fan of Gooseberry on Facebook. Leave a comment when you've done so.

3.Leave a comment on Gooseberry's blog. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me you've done so.

4. Join the Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends email club. Leave a comment here when you have.

5. Follow EMM through GFC, Linky Followers, or Networked Blogs. Homepage, left hand side. Leave a comment when you have.

6. Follow EMM on Twitter. Leave a comment when you are.

7. Follow me on Pinterest and leave a comment.


That makes up to 8 entries per person!!!

Good Luck!


DISCLAIMER* Gooseberry  Patch provided me with (2) cookbooks, one to keep and review and one to giveaway. Plus the bonus calendar. The opinions and thoughts are all mine. 

90 comments:

Denise said...

I am fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook

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Denise said...

I follow EMM on GFC

Denise
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Denise said...

My favorite sandwich is Grilled Cheese of all things whats better than Cheese !!

Denise
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Kristina said...

My favorite sandwich is a Ruben.

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Kristina said...

Follow Gooseberry on Twitter (Turtlekris79)

Kristina said...

already a fan of gooseberry on fb.

Kristina said...

joined GP Circle of Friends.

Kristina said...

Follow EMM on twitter (Turtlekris79)

jojo said...

My favorite sandwich is a Philly Cheese Steak!!!! Love 'em.

Kristina said...

Follow you on pinterest. (Kristina Best)

Anonymous said...

HI Krista! Since my pregnancy i've been addicted to turkey and Swiss cheese Sammies.... Yummy.. bbailey2804@comast.net

Till Next Time said...

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I follow Gooseberry on facebook.

My favorite sandwich is a peppered turkey sandwich, with bacon and pickles.

Suzanne Burns said...

Hello! I enjoy your post on facebook. Thank you for sharing.

My favorite sandwich comes once a year. It's the Day After Thanksgiving Roast Turkey Sandwich! Roast turkey with dressing and cranberry sauce. Ohmygoodness!

Suzanne Burns
butterflysue@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am a fan of Gooseberry! Susan @ s.jjrea@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite sandwich is Philly Cheesesteak! Thanks, Susan s.jjrea@hotmail.com

MommaMary said...

A really good Reuben

MommaMary said...

I follow Gooseberry on Twitter

MommaMary said...

I am a fan of Gooseberry on FB.

Connie Bolick Lee said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on twitter
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MommaMary said...

I follow EMM on Networked Blogs

MommaMary said...

I follow EMM on Twitter

Connie Bolick Lee said...

I'm a fan of Gooseberry patch on facebook
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MommaMary said...

I follow EMM on Pinterest

Connie Bolick Lee said...

I follow EMM on twitter
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Connie Bolick Lee said...

My favorite sandwich is a homemade cheeseburger or hot dog with all the trimmings!
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Anonymous said...

I love a Reuben sandwich and I am a fan of Gooseberry on Facebook and Twitter!
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Anonymous said...

dansara745@sbcglobal.net loves turkey and mustard pressed on her George Foreman Grill (no cheese please;0)

Beckie Seaman Tyrone said...

My favorite sandwich is a weird one...but my mom passed the love down to me. Sounds strange, but oooh so good.
Peanut Butter, Mayonnaise and Tomato.

kctyronefamily@yahoo.com

Beckie Seaman Tyrone said...

I am now a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook! : )
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Anonymous said...

I love a good ham, turkey and cheese sandwich on a croissant. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
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Anonymous said...

I am a facebook fan of Gooseberry Patch. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
short74717@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I am a Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends member. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
short74717@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I am a GFC follower of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
short74717@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I am a pinterest follower of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
short74717@msn.com

apple blossom said...

follow gooseberry patch on twitter

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apple blossom said...

follow GBP on FB

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apple blossom said...

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Mandy said...

My fave sandwich is the Fowl Play (it's on my blog). So yummy!

Mandy said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter.

Mandy said...

I like Gooseberry on Facebook.

Mandy said...

I am a member of Circle of Friends.

Mandy said...

I follow EMM through GFC.

Mandy said...

I follow you on Pintrest.

Pat R said...

I love Reubens

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M.j. said...

My favorite sandwich would have to be a Philly Cheese Steak with lettuce..ciao4now64@yahoo.com

M.j. said...

Oh I've been a fan of GP on fb...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

M.j. said...

I follow EMM via GFC and networked blogs...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

M.j. said...

I follow you on PINTEREST too..ciao4now64@yahoo.com

Melissa Calvin said...

My favorite sandwich is black bean, avacado & mayo on white bread with sea salt & olive oil. Yum!
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Anonymous said...

My favorite sandwich is peanut butter and jelly Sherry Baird mssherry48@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am already a fan of Gooseberry Patch. sherry baird mssherry48@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I left a message on the Gooseberry Patch blog sherry baird mssherry48@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I Join the Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends email club. Sherry Baird mssherry48@hotmail.com

brendab said...

My favorite sandwich is a grilled cheese

brendab said...

I am a Gooseberry Patch fan on Facebook.

Anonymous said...

I am in the Gooseberry Patch email club, and I love it! Sonja Gardner, flitzeroni@yahoo.com.

Anonymous said...

My favorite sandwich is a melted cheese sandwich with lots of gooey cheese! Sonja Gardner, flitzeroni@yahoo.com

brendab said...

I am following you on Pinterest

Megan said...

My favorite sandwich is a Monte Cristo! Yum!!
megankferguson@yahoo.com

morchella said...

love a ham and swiss sandwich.and i am a fan of gooseberry patch

brendab said...

I joined the Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends.

brendab said...

I have tried to get on the blog several times but have been unsuccessful so far. I also forgot to include my email earlier: Brenda.baird1970@gmail.com

Marla said...

My favorite sandwich is grilled chicken!

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Marla said...

I am a Gooseberry Patch Fan on Facebook! ♥

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Marla said...

I am a member of Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends! ♥

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Amy L said...

My favorite sandwich is a BLT. Bacon is my guilty pleasure.

Amy L said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on twitter @amylou61

Amy L said...

I'm already a Gooseberry Patch fan on facebook (Amy Masters Leach). That's how I found this giveaway! :)

Amy L said...

I commented on the Gooseberry Patch Blog post about Meatless Meals.

Amy L said...

I joined their Circle of friends

Amy L said...

I follow you on twitter @amylou61

M.j. said...

My fav sandwich is of course a BLT...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

M.j. said...

I like GP on fb too...mary fanara coleman

M.j. said...

I am in the GP Circle of Friends....mary fanara coleman

M.j. said...

I left a comment on GP blog....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

M.j. said...

I follow EMM via GFC..ciao4now64@yahoo.com

M.j. said...

I follow you on pinterest too....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

Miz Helen said...

I just love Goose Berry Patch, great recipes and this is a great sandwich! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Happy St. Patrick's Day and Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Teri said...

I love BLT sandwiches. :) Teri

Teri said...

I am a fan of Gooseberry on Facebook. :) Teri

Teri said...

I posted a comment on Gooseberry blog. :) Teri

Teri said...

I am a member of Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends e-mail club. :) Teri

Erin said...

I love a turkey and cheese sandwich on pita bread with honey mustard.

Erin
eparker@arkwest.com

Erin said...

I follow GBP on Twitter.

Erin said...

I follow GBP on FB.

Erin
eparker@arkwest.com

Erin said...

I'm a member of Circle of Friends on GBP.

Erin
eparker@arkwest.com