135.0....And a GIVEAWAY!!!

I'm excited to be hosting my first giveaway! More on that in a moment.....

Last night I wasn't hungry for dinner so I thought I'd skip it. Around 7 or so I decided that I was hungry so hubby and I split a Subway sandwich for dinner:

I think I like Subway much better for lunch, than for dinner. I don't know why....it felt weird eating a sandwich for dinner.

This morning I had Fage yogurt with some sugar free strawberry preserves swirled in, Fiber One cereal and some raspberries and blackberries:

I took the kids to school and then it was off to Great News for cooking class! Yee haw! Today's class was entitled "Think Outside the Wok."

I was hungry before class started so I dug into this Fiber One bar that I had in my bag:

I always keep these on hand just in case. :)

Class was fabulous as usual....today's instructor was my personal favorite: Phillis Carey. She is my food idol. :)

First up was Mediterranean Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta with Eggplant, Olives and Capers:

The flavors in this were fabulous...there was some sheep's milk feta cheese in it as well. I loved it! I think it would be a nice dish to serve to company. Fast, easy and delicious!

Next was Chicken Saute with Artichokes and Prosciutto with Orzo:

Another winner! I liked everything about this. Oh....by the way....there were olives in these two dishes and I ate them.....and kinda liked them! (For the newer peeps out there...I don't like olives but am trying to change my mind about them. It worked with mushrooms!)

Ok, I really liked this next one: Enchilada Chipotle Chicken Toss with Olives and Capers:

I ate these olives too! Fabulous chicken and sauce!!! I think it would be extra yummy with shell style pasta!

Moving along to Stir-Fried Ginger Chicken with Serrano Chilies and Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms:

Pretty simple and basic but also great at the same time. I really think the husband would like this one.

Last was Thai Pineapple Shrimp Curry with Lime Leaves and Fresh Mint:
I love curries....so I was excited about this one. This one was good but it probably was my least favorite of all of them. I think it was the pineapple that threw me off (the whole fruit with food thing).
I picked up my son from school and ran some errands and came home. I'm going out with my sister in law for dinner tonight so I'm looking forward to that. Um....can you say FOOD day!?!
Don't worry....I haven't forgotten the best part: GIVEWAY TIME!!!!! You've been so patient!!
I'm so excited to be hosting my first giveaway! I was recently contacted by CSN stores. CSN has over 200 online stores that carry everything from cooking tools, bedroom decor to tv stands and furniture! Check out all their stores here!
CSN's mission statement:
Our Mission: To build a lasting organization that succeeds and grows by making online shopping rewarding for our customers, partners and employees.
Ok, onto the giveaway!!
One lucky ready is going to win this Spiral Vegetable Slicer!!

Enter for a chance to win this slicer! I have a similar one that I've used to make zucchini into pasta noodles...healthy and delicious!
First Mandatory Entry: Be a follower (over to the right) of my blog and leave a comment saying so!

AND if you post about this giveaway on your blog, you will get a SECOND entry! Just make sure to leave the link in a comment below.
Don't forget to give me your email address so I can contact you if you win!
A winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, April 27th at 3:00PM PST.
Good luck everyone!!


  1. Hey Melissa! Congrats on your blog and your first giveaway! So exciting! I follow your blog and have finally publicly become a follower today. Keep up the great work. Hope to see you at our reunion this summer--15 years--more details to follow! Take care:) Marisa

  2. Yay for your first giveaway!!! Thanks for hosting one! I am already a follower. Those cooking classes you go to look SO good! I must look into something like that up here.

  3. I ate olives in the form of Tapenade, and I didn't hate it...wonders never cease! I'm already a follow of your great blog...and if I don't win this I might have to head down the street to Great News to buy a spiralizer since I need to get new baking supplies from there anyway.

  4. I can't believe it, I've been dying for a spiralizer! I have become a follower of your blog. I love it - and read daily. :-)

  5. Oh I could make such pretty salads with that! And I am already a follower :)

  6. You're on my google reader :) And ahhh what an amazing giveaway! I'm sure I would go spiral-crazy with that :)

  7. I'm a follower and would love one of these.

  8. I think I was your FIRST follower, and I am pretty sure I could do some cool stuff with that spiralizer! I also have one that does that stuff to my hair!

  9. I follow. And I have been wanting one of these things ever since I had the most amazing squash noodles at a friends house!

  10. I linked to this giveaway on my blog.

  11. I just became a follower, and this is the most practical thing I would have in my kitchen!

  12. I linked to this on my blog.
    I am the Abby from above, but the hubby set up our blog under his address. But I am a follower, just under Abby.

  13. Great giveaway!! I'm a new follower.


  14. Congrats on your first giveaway. I love your blog and I am striving to be your food twin. LOL!!! Thanks for the great contest, I've always wanted one of these :)

  15. What a cool kitchen gadget!! I'm a new follower.

  16. Hi. have read you site for a while. Became a follower on Twitter..not sure how to follow with the readers here (do you have rss feed? I think that is what it is called). I also linked you on my website http://weightwatchingfoodie.wordpress.com/2010/04/24/giveway-at-melissa-likes-to-eat/

    I have been eying one of those veggie things for a while..

  17. Great giveaway!! I need to do one one of these days - seems like so much fun! You've always been in my blog list, but i'm now a follower!! :)

  18. I follow you publicly on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)

  19. I'm now a follower. I love this close shots of the yummies you make.

  20. What a great first giveaway! I am a new follower (Jennai)
    HobartsMama {AT} AOL.COM


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