Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Suddenly "Greek" Salad: Review & Giveaway


It's summer time and with that comes gatherings, whether they be your family in the backyard, picnics at the park, or cook-outs at friends or family house.  Those gatherings are all coupled with food - and your typical summertime food is salads.

I love to cook, though at times I find that after working 8 hours out of the home, I really don't want to have to come home and have to cook all night.  This past weekend, Memorial Weekend, we had parties and gatherings all weekend, and for those, I contributed cooking.  One thing I made was Suddenly Salad:  Greek Pasta.  This is a new version, one that I may not have ever chosen if I wasn't given the opportunity to try it. 

The salad was easy to make: boil water, add pasta, cook till done.  How quick is that!  In a separate bowl, add the seasoning packet, water and olive oil.  When the pasta is done, rinse with cold water and add to seasonings - chill in the fridge until ready to eat.  Those are the directions on the box, and of course, there are suggestions for add-ins to the salad, or you can create your own.  The best part of this is most of the time, stores will have these boxes on sale for just $1.00.  Where can you go to get the basic ingredients all for under $1.00? 

I followed the directions on the box and I added extras on my own.  I love making salads, especially a pasta salad, because this is the time I get to go through my fridge and add things that may be at the end of life, though still good to eat.  WOW, that doesn't sound so great does it.  Ok, let me rephrase that - I don't want to waste any food! There, sounds better, doesn't it?

Ok, so I added cut up swiss cheese, tomatoes and red onion - yummy!!  It was super delicious.  We had our family over for a cookout on Memorial Day and we served this easy to make, and ever so delicious Suddenly Salad Greek Pasta Salad.

For great recipe ideas and to learn about the different varieties of Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad mixes, visit Suddenly Salad. There, you will find great recipes, including one for Greek Tossed Pasta Salad, using Suddenly Salad Caesar pasta salad mix, and Garden Ranch Pasta Salad, using Suddenly Salad ranch & bacon pasta salad mix.



GIVEAWAY:
To win the above pictured "Suddenly Delicious" prize pack, consisting of Suddenly Salad Greek, a storage container, a serving bowl and an insulated tote by Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark, the following requirements are necessary to participate:

1.  Mandatory comment.  Please visit Suddenly Salad and tell me your favorite pasta salad and what additions you would include to make it your own.  (While your there, print out the .40 coupon for extra savings.)

2.  Additional comments.  Become a Follower of "Frugal Finds 4 Moms".

3.  Blog about this giveaway.

4.  Become a subscriber to "Frugal Finds 4 Moms".

This giveaway is good through Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 12:00 noon EST.  At that time a winner will be chosen and notified.  They will have 24 hours to respond.  If at that time they do not respond, another winner will be chosen.

Good luck!!!

Disclosure: I was provided with a "Suddenly Delicious" prize pack, consisting of Suddenly Salad Greek, a storage container, a serving bowl and an insulated tote, together with information and an extra prize pack for a giveaway by Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark.  I was not compensated in any other way to write this post. My words are my own.

25 comments:

sandra said...

The Greek Salad sounds great!! I would add tomatoes, feta cheese, red onions and broccoli...YUM!! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Tina said...

I love the Ranch pasta salad. I always add bacon, tomatoes, onion, and chicken.
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Anonymous said...

I like the classic--but I do your clean out the fridge method. My favorite is extra onion and chopped carrots.

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Gigi said...

Suddenly Salad Chipotle Ranch and to make it even more yummy I would add some grape or cherry tomatoes.

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Anonymous said...

My favorite is Suddenly Salad Chopotle Ranch. I would add fresh tomatoes and cucumbers.

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Carey said...

So far my favorite is the Ranch. I have yet to try the greek, but it looks yummy. I like to add bacon and chicken to my salad.

Carey said...

Im following you on yahoo

sandra said...

I subscribe via email!
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Mikki said...

I LOVE the creamy Italian Suddenly Salad and mixing in chicken pieces and bacon. There are some great recipes on their site too!

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Anonymous said...

I love the classic and I add cubed cheddar cheese, grilled chicken and green and red peppers. tracietrump@yahoo.com

Christy said...

I love the Ranch and Bacon.

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Christy said...

I am a follower.

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Christy said...

I am a subscriber.

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Ryan said...

I like the ranch and we add more peas to it to make it healthier.

Sharon said...

My favorite is the Ranch and I add fresh bell pepper.

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I'm a follower in google reader.

Pixie said...

The greek sounds yummy, and I would prolly add some more cheese!

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Nicole said...

I love Suddenly Salad Classic... I don't add ANYTHING to it... love it as is!

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