A Menu Monday Giveaway

March 19, 2012

I'm really excited for Monday this week.  2 reasons:  #1 - Its my birthday week, and #2 - in honor of my birthday week I'm giving a present to you.  And its a GOOD one!

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of trying out 2 different Anolon skillets.  Now, you guys know that I love to cook, so I was thrilled to try these pans.

I received these 2 beauties

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Non-stick
12" Skillet
Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel
12" Skillet

Even as I lifted them out of the box, I was immediately in LOVE.  They are so incredibly heavy and well constructed.  A bit of drool might have actually escaped my lips as I quickly thought of what I should cook with them.

I decided on a sesame shrimp stir fry in the stainless skillet.

Sesame Shrimp
Serves 5 @ 5 Points+ each

Mix together in a Ziploc bag:
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

Let sit in fridge for 20 minutes to marinade
In skillet heat:
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips
3 green onions, sliced

3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
1/2 pound sugar snap peas
Marinaded shrimp (from above)

Saute about 3-4 minutes, until shrimp are pink.

Combine in a small bowl:
2 Tbsp cornstarch
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp Thai garlic chili sauce

Add to skillet and heat to just simmering.  Cook 1-2 minutes until thick.

Serve with steamed rice and maybe an egg roll for good measure!  Just remember to count the extra points.

The results?  Delicious and nutritious!  The skillet is absolutely as drool-worthy as I thought it would be at first glance.  Its heavy, and heated both quickly and evenly on my gas stove.  The skillet is large and can accommodate a lot of food, without stuff spilling out the side or getting goop all over your stove top.

I've also since used the non-stick skillet for everything from french toast to grilled cheese sandwiches, and it heats evenly and needs no oil!  I can honestly say it is the best non-stick skillet I've ever used!  Oh, and I almost forgot... one of the best things about the non-stick skillet is that it is metal utensil safe!  No more cheap plastic flippers melted to the side of your pan.  Oh?  I'm the only one that does that?  OK... that's a bit embarrassing.

So... lucky you on my birthday week.  One of you is going to win your choice of either the non-stick or the stainless steel skillets from above!  So listen up, here's what you have to do to win:

1) Mandatory (which means you have to do this before you can enter any of the other ways):  Subscribe to my blog - either via Google Friend Connect or RSS Feed.  Then, visit Anolon's website and leave me a comment on this post, telling me what other piece of cookware you are drooling over?

2) "Like" Fat Little Legs on facebook.  Like Anolon too!  In fact, I have a link to their page from mine.  You must leave me a comment on this post letting me know you did this for a second entry.

3) Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway:  I entered @fatlittlelegs @Anolon cookware giveaway: http://tinyurl.com/7fsdmsy You should too!  Leave me a comment telling me you tweeted.

Contest open to residents of the U.S. only.  Contest will run until next Monday, 3/26 at 9:00 pm Central Time and the winner will be chosen randomly from all comments received and announced on Tuesday 3/27.

Disclosure:  Thank you to Anolon, who provided me with both skillets free in return for my review and giveaway.  And aren't you excited they are going to give you one too?

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  1. 1) I love love love love love my Anolon 3.5qt saucepan with straining lid, it's awesome and so easy to clean, even if I make mashed potatoes and leave it sitting for a while. The wok looks awesome on their website, too bad it's out of stock. All of my frying pans are disgusting right now, the non-stick is flaking off. Oh, and I'm already subscribed to your blog!

  2. 2) I already like both you and Anolon. They do awesome giveaways from time to time!

  3. 3) Followed and tweeted! Ooooooh I hope I hope I hope I win! Happy Birthday Sarah!

  4. Happy Birthday!! its my birthday week too, and i really need the Anolon Ultra Clad 8 Quart Covered Stockpot because canning season is starting soon and i need a new stock pot!!

  5. and now i like that i like you and analon on fb!

  6. 1. the bronze colored skillet - amazing! I want EVERYTHING!

  7. 2. liked you + them on fb.

  8. 3. tweeted from @Minnesota_Ann. (Thanks for doing this! awesome!)

  9. I follow on GFC and I'd love to get a dutch oven. I've been wanting one!

  10. I like you and them on facebook too!

  11. The skillet with the copper bottom . . .

  12. Heads up your link to your FB page isn't working but know I already follow it!

  13. I subscribe... not sure if it's RSS or GFC but you're in my Google Reader! And I would also love Anolon's 4qt covered Dutch oven!

  14. I follow on GFC and I love the tapered stockpot! Want.

  15. I follow via RSS. I would like to try the Anolon 3.5qt saucepan!

  16. Wow, I've never heard about Anolon before, but it looks like really nice, durable cookware. My non-stick skillet's days are numbered and it would be great to get one of these beautiful pans! I like the crisper baker pan on the site for baked french fries and bacon. Yum.
    Happy Birthday!!

  17. I already subscribe and like you on FB and I love you too. And I would love to win one of these. hugs...

  18. I'm following via GFC... I would love a grill pan!

  19. I like you on facebook!

    jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

  20. following and tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/jfong1130/status/182541329904050179

    jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

  21. I tweeted & liked you on Facebook! Happy Birthday!!

  22. Okay, I like the Advanced 2 quart covered saucepan. I am embarrased to say that I burnt my last one and had to throw it away, my six year old keeps bringing up the fact that it smelled terrible when it burnt! Oops! Let's just say I"m not known for my cooking...

  23. Some of the items in the tools and gadgets section of their Web site look pretty cool. I would enjoy using the ice cream scoop (yes...I love eating ice cream).

  24. joined twitter so that i could get another entry, so i tweeted! lol

  25. subscribed. drooling over the loose base tart pan. always wanted one. now to make friends with my oven ...

  26. Like you forever. Liked Alonon too.

  27. I like you on facebook!

  28. I follow your blog!

  29. I am drooling over everything that I saw on Analon! Happy Birthday week! :)


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