July 5, 2010

Betty Crocker's Suddenly Salad Greek Review and Giveaway

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We celebrated July 4th at the water park this year. A first for us as a family. We usually spend it with friends each year but this small change was actually fun! Now the only downside of being in a water park is that food and drinks are ridiculously expensive! And you can't bring your own food either. BUT that didn't stop us from bringing our own food not when I have a new recipe I wanted to try with flavor I like!

Is this evidence enough?

As a family, we like PASTA and the Limited Edition Greek Pasta Salad Deluxe Recipe by Betty Crocker's Suddenly Pasta Salad sounded really yummy. Needless to say, it became our main dish for the big day. And how did we manage to eat it at the park? The answer will be included in my Practical Summer Survival Guide and Tips. Watch out for it! Now see below the summary of my thoughts about this recipe:

Likes
  • Easy - I like it that it is easy to prepare. It took me no more than 20 mins from prep to finish, inclusive of all the stir-in ingredients.
  • Flavor - The Greek flavor is true to it's taste and that is a winner! Even my child loved it and devoured her share of the salad.
  • Great Dish any time - A dish you can eat any season if you ask me. With the wide variety of possible stir-in ingredients, you can customize it to whatever season is at hand.
Unlike
  • Lack of Spice - It can do more with a little hint of spice to give it that kick!
  • Added Dried Ingredients - I can do without them. Since they get boiled and lose flavor in the process, they end up as flavorless accessory to the dish. I'd rather add them in "fresh".
My Verdict
It's a great emergency dish option when you're out of ideas and makes for a great party dish. Suitable even for kids who love pasta. Great Greek flavor with endless stir-in ingredient possibilities. Though not appealing to individuals who prefer simple, organic ingredients.

FUN TIME
is giving away a prize pack that includes a sample of the newest variety, Suddenly Salad Greek, a storage container, a serving bowl and an insulated tote just like this:
Here's what you need to do:

Mandatory Entry:
  • Follow Zensible Mama publicly on Google Friend Connect
  • Visit Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad and Leave a comment here telling us which salad you would want to try or a favorite.
Extra Entries: (please leave separate comment for each entry)
  • Subscribe to Zensible Mama's RSS
  • Follow me on Twitter: @MaricrisG and Tweet about this giveaway : Enter to win a Betty Crocker's Suddenly Salad Summer Prize Pack via @MaricrisG http://bit.ly/aAXoip
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  • Grab my button and link back to me
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  • Blog about this giveaway (3 entries - leave a link)
  • Subscribe to Zensible Mama via email
Deadline: Monday, July 19th, 2010 @ 12:00AM EST. You must leave your email address so I can notify you if you win. Winner will be announced no later than Friday, July 24th . Random.org will be used to select winner. Open to US addresses only, 18 years and older. Winner will have 24 hours to response or another winner will be drawn. Sponsor will ship the item to the winner.
Firework display at the park 

Good luck everyone! I hope your July 4th was great like mine!



++ Betty Crocker has provided the product for review and items included in the prize pack ++

89 comments:

  1. I would like to try the Suddenly Salad Creamy Parmesean! Thanks!

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  2. I follow your blog!

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  3. I like you on Facebook!
    Natalie Ahotaeiloa

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  4. I subscribe by e-mail!

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  5. I sent you a friend request on Facebook!

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  6. I follow and tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/natdey/status/17847728562

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  7. I am a email subscriber.
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  8. I am a gfc follower. I would like to try the chipotle ranch salad.
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  9. I follow and I like their Classic Suddenly Salad.

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  10. I'm a follower. I would like to try the Suddenly Salad Classic

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  11. I would like to try Suddenly Salad Creamy Italian.

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  12. I'm following on GFC and would like to try their Suddenly Salad Ranch and Bacon

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  13. The Creamy Italian sounds awesome.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  14. Betty Crocker® Suddenly Salad® ranch & bacon pasta salad mix and I gfc

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  15. Hello, I follow the blog. I'd like to try the Mediterranean Chicken-Pasta Salad. :) -Laura

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  16. I am a public follower. The Italian blend is really tasty.


    tom_gibson7@yahoo.com

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  17. I became a follower of your blog:) My favorite Suddenly Salad is the Classic. I also like the Ranch and Bacon:) Yum!!
    Please enter me. Thanks!

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  18. And I subscribed to your emails

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  19. I became a follower on Twitter-kingsdaughter24

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  20. Our favorite is the classic.

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  21. The Bacon Ranch flavor of Suddenly Salad is my favorite and I have been eating it for years.
    Alicia Webster
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  22. Follow via GFC, and we like the Ranch and Bacon variety.

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  23. follow & I like the Suddenly Salad Creamy Parmesean

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  24. "like" on facebook. #Ashley Elaine

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  25. http://twitter.com/ashbug622/status/18375489712

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  26. I like the Ranch and Bacon.
    I am a google follower.

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  27. I follow on GFC and I would like the classic the best. mycosyco at gmail dot com

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  28. I'm an e-mail subscriber. mycosyco at gmail dot com

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  29. higgs.rachel@gmail.com
    I GFC follow you
    I want to try Suddenly Salad Chipotle Ranch

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  30. I would like to try the Suddenly Salad Ranch and Bacon - sounds like a flavor the family would enjoy.

    following publicly via GFC.

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  31. My favorite thus far is the Bacon and Ranch - I always toss in some chicken and cherry tomatoes and it's practically a meal all on it's own.

    I'm a follower :)

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  32. I also requested to be your friend on Facebook!

    Thanks again!

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  33. I liked Zen MamaVentures on Facebook (Amanda Davis)

    Thanks!

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  34. Follower. I want to try the Turkey Chutney Pasta Salad
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  35. Email subscriber.

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  36. GFC Follower.

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  37. I'd like to try the Suddenly Salad Creamy Parmesan.

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  38. I am a gfc follower and my favorite to try would be creamy italian!

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  39. GFC follower

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  40. I love the Classic.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  41. I follow you on gfc and I'd like to try the Greek Suddenly Salad mix

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  42. I subscribe to your RSS feed (google reader

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  43. i follow you on twitter c5519 and tweeted:

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  44. I'd like to try Creamy Italian. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  45. I follow via GFC as Happi Shopr. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  46. GFC, and Creamy Parm is my choice.

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  47. blogged about the giveaway

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  48. blogged about the giveaway

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  49. blogged abou the contest

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  50. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

    We would like to try the Ranch and Bacon.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  51. I am a Facebook friend as Jill Myrick.

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  52. I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

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  53. I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  54. I am subscribed via Google Reader.

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  55. I'd love to try the Greek Salad.

    tonnerrebird at yahoo dot com

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  56. I subscribe to your Rss through Google reader.

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  57. I'm a follower. I would like to try the Suddenly Salad Creamy Parmesan.

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  58. I am a follower; Suddenly Salad Bacon Ranch would be my choice!

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  59. I follow on GFC, and I would love the Suddenly Salad Chipotle Ranch

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  60. I'm an email subscriber.
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  61. I'm following you on GFC. I would love to try the Suddenly Salad Creamy Parmesean most.
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  62. I'm following you on Twitter user lisalmg and Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/18875332265
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  63. I Like Zen MamaVentures on Facebook user Lisa G.
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  64. Creamy Italian sounds tasty!
    I'm a GFC follower :)

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  65. Subscribed via Google Reader

    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  66. Blog follower and would like to try the Fattoush Pasta Salad

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  67. E-mail subscriber

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  68. Following on Twitter and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/mandalarctic/status/18907543381

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  69. Suddenly Salad Creamy Italian

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  70. subscribed by RSS feed. lighthousee27{at}gmail.com

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  71. Subscribed by email, lighthousee27(at)gmail.com

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  72. follow by gfc(amydelong)and would pick the creamy italian

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  73. Follower, I would like to try the Suddenly Salad Creamy Parmesean, thanks!

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  74. http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/18945627485

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  75. I follow and I would like to try the Ranch and Bacon flavor

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  76. Already a follower GFC I'd like to try the Ranch & Bacon variety. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  77. would like to try the ranch and bacon ... yummy

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  78. rhttp://twitter.com/kathy55439/statuses/18951392611

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  79. Like Zen MamaVentures on Facebook

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  81. i am a follower
    i would like to try the fiesta chicken pasta salad recipe
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  82. Thanks for the giveaway...we would like to try the Suddenly Salad Ranch and Bacon.

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    GFC Follower: Brian E.

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  83. Subscribed via RSS:

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  84. Following you via Twitter: @brianpiero

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/brianpiero/status/18961135174

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  85. I follow, and I love the Suddenly Salad Creamy Parmesean



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