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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Nestle Family Holiday Giveaway

nes4796-03_BloggerGiveawayPackage_v06_20091215Even thought the holiday’s are over you can still get something great for your family from Nestle!

Nestle provided me with and wants to give one lucky reader a prize pack of free coupons from Toll House (chocolate chips and cookie dough), Carnation Evaporated Milk and Breakfast Essentials, Stouffer’s, Juicy Juice and Boost Kid Essentials, as well as products from Wonka and Rasinets. They will also be including a 4x6 silver photo frame and the Carnation holiday recipe guide.

To enter: Tell me about a food mishap you had during the recent holiday. If you have never had one make one up, lol.

I will pick one winner at random on January 12th at noon CST. At that time I will post the winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information.

44 Comments:

Pinky said...

I forgot to add sugar when baking my batch of cookies.

suburban prep said...

I actually just found out about it yesterday.
I make a lot of eggnog bread during the season. In a loaf ofbread (that happened to go to my parent's )I put in way way too much nutmeg. I tasted it yesterday and while I like eggnog and nutmeg this was awful.
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Kristi said...

My mom one year forgot to put sugar in her pumpkin pie. You should have seen everyones face. As soon as you put the fork in your mouth you knew something was wrong. I still laugh today about it. All these adult looking around the table at each other wondering if they should spit it out. LOL
tkfenger1@att.net

Stacy said...

I was going to make some persimmon bread...put some cut up persimmons on the stove to cook down and went to do something else. An hour later I smelled a strong burning smell....

Anonymous said...

I made some pies for my husband to take to his office and he cut and tasted them and they did not have any sugar. I had forgotten to put in the sugar. They were terrible so he just removed them from the table and never told anyone but me about it. I was so glad he was the taster and not others in his office. They think I am a fanstastic cook! I love trying new recipes and would love to win this gift today. thanks....abbiegalsmith at hotmail dot com

DanielleCorrelle said...

Ha, I spent the day before Christmas baking, all day long, and then I was up way too late wrapping gifts. I was pretty much a zombie the next day, and didn't put the ham in the oven until too late. Jokingly I declared "Okay, who wants to order pizza!" and everyone (yes, I had guests!!) said sure, so I called around and found no pizza places open (of course), so we eventually settled on Chinese food. It was yummy, but so not budget friendly!

Nekkid Chicken said...

My favorite holiday blunder was made by my older cousin. She put on a pot of eggs to boil for deviled eggs. However, she fell sleep. When my uncle woke up to start is part of the cooking, in the kitchen he found a pot of slighty singed eggs on the stove. LOL

We now kid her that cooking is not her thing just look what she did to boiling water....put eggs in it. ~;>

one frugal lady said...

We had our dogs inside during Christmas, because of how cold it has been.... well, we totally forgot about them when cooking the ham! I set the ham on a table in the dining room while I returned to the kitchen to finish cooking, and of course our dogs got a great Christmas dinner, to say the least!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

annemarie said...

I was making monkey bread and forgot to roll the dough in the cinnamon sugar mixture (which was sitting right in front of me). Now what is monkey bread without cinnamon sugar - actually it was okay but not as good as it should have been.

judyyy said...

I made fudge and it did not harden-could have used it for chocolate syrup!
judyylee@hotmail.com

Christine said...

We never seem to have luck with bread recipes. This go round I was experimenting with baking some whole grain rolls with my daughter and we must have done something wrong because they did not turn out light and fluffy at all. I'm still not sure what I did wrong.

Christine
dazed1821@aol.com

Amanda said...

I had a few mess ups this year! I put banana pudding in my cheesecake crust! They look the same kind of lol. I also added to much mustard to my deviled eggs, and dropped my chocolate covered peanutbutter balls! In my defence I was recovering from surgery and didn't get any sleep the night before lol.
sunshineday92027@yahoo.com

Pamela said...

We were having a movie night a church and I had some leftover pulled bbq pork. I put it on the stove at low thinking that it would be fine until time to go to church. I ended up falling asleep in the afternoon...waking up to some well done bbq. The top part was okay but the bottom...YUCK!

pscole3467 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My holiday mishap was pretty embarrassing! We had my husbands entire platoon over for Thanksgiving dinner and I was in charge of making the turkey. I have no idea what happened, because I cooked it over the time for its weight and the inside was still pink. Unfortunately, we did not realize until after it was beginning to be carved and everyone was ready to eat. Let's just say I do not volunteer the most important aspect of the meal anymore!

charice2007@yahoo.com

Lori Sifuentes said...

I cooked my first turkey this year and needed to have it done by a certain time so my dad could go to work. Well it wasn't done by the time he had to leave. I felt so bad.

Thanks
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Terry said...

I have a turkey mishap too.
IWhen Iit was time to baste the turkey, I opened the oven door and it was not as hot as it should have been. The oven had stopped working! Luckily my neighbor had already served her holiday dinner, so we were able to finish cooking our dinner in thei oven. Thank goodness for great neighbors. And handy hubbies - he was able to repair our oven the following day.

Erin said...

My potatoes were undercooked, for the first time in about 7 years- and no one realized it until they were dished out and people were eating them. I was mortified!

Karen said...

My daughter actually did this, and it wasn't anything big, but this morning, she sent to put a piece of huckleberry bread in the microwave and instead of putting it on 20 seconds - well, I am still not sure how long she set it for. Once the microwave started smoking we freaked out and turned it off. Smoke filled the kitchen and we had to open the windows (it was 1 degree outside!!!). She had it on a melanine plate (a no no anyway). it burned the plate so badly, that I had to pitch it. We are thankful a fire didn't start!!

Kim said...

I was cooking fresh cranberries to make cranberry sauce, so I put the water and sugar on to boil. Then I went downstairs while I was waiting for it to boil. The phone rang and I stayed downstairs talking. When I came up the whole upstairs was filled with thick black smoke! I ran to the stove and my pan was full of charcoal it was so burnt! I actually ran outside with the pan and threw it in the snow. It took me days to get the smell out of the house. When I finally went to get the pan, I tried cleaning it but it was hopeless and I ended up having to chuck it!

Elle-Tn said...

My bread machine did not mix the ingrediants well for my Christmas rolls and I ended up with a dough ball of lumpy greasy MESS. I had to toss out and serve frozen dinner rolls.

Anonymous said...

I wanted my turkey to be moist and tender...I put it in the oven the night before and had it set very low. The next morning, I took it out to baste it only to discover all the meat had fallen off the turkey into the pan! It tasted great, but didnt look so well. LOL

Kim- kmw1@hotmail.com

Kathryn said...

Spilling the turkey juices all over the bottom of my oven - smelled wonderful a few hours later let me tell you!

amy and the bad cats said...

moving some things around in my big freezer, i came across a gallon bag of cubed french bread and decided to make bread pudding. i found a recipe online, and added dried cranberries to it, mixed it up, put it in the oven to bake. it smelled soooooo good while baking. well, when i went to have some, it tasted weird. turned out i forgot to put in the sugar!!boy, was i disappointed!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

I used the wrong kind of milk on my very first pumpkin pie

LCM said...

I made a batch of my famous toffee and it turned out great. I made another batch and it turned out great too, except I couldn't get it unstuck from my pan. The consistancy was fine, it tasted good, but I was chipping it off the glass pan for hours before I gave up and just set it to soak. I still don't know why it stuck to the pan.

ldscancermom @ Yahoo.com

h. mcnaron said...

I was making pecan brittle but my candy thermometer was acting up. NEedless to say I undercooked it and it was too tough and chewy to eat. So sad-- I wasted all those yummy pecans too.

Amanda said...

I forgot that the crescent rolls were in the oven. No one was really happy with black and smokey, so I had to start over. I could just picture the Doughboy hiding behind my toaster laughing.

amanda.corley@ymail.com

KimMusselwhite said...

My snowballs this year (first time making them) were huge. They spread out like regular cookies instead of maintaining their ball shape. Not sure what I did wrong. They tasted fine but you couldn't just pop one in your mouth and would end up with powdered sugar on your mouth/clothing so couldn't "sneak" eat one!kimberlylegg@aol.com

hollowsins said...

I can't say I had any big mishap but I did make cheesecake that just didn't set right,more like cheese pudding cake..we ate it anyway with spoons instead of forks

Anonymous said...

I laughed at myself when pulling the turkey from the oven for a treat over the new year weekend. I did the ole leave the giblets in the paper bag in the turkey cavity trick! I have been baking turkeys for years and have always been smart to remember to check for these. Not this time! No harm, just larghs.

mmullikin@hotmail.com

Deane said...

I let my 9 yr old help me make cookie, and she added a cup of flour instead of powedered sugar to the cookies. I didn't notice until they came out of the oven.
deanenpr at yahoo.com

ziner fgies@new.rr.com said...

My catastrophe was in Salmon Patties. I used Baking Soda instead of Baking Powder in the recipe and even the dog and cat wouldn't touch them! Ick!

Myndi said...

My food mishap was when I left the oven on when I went to the store to buy the cream cheese frosting for my cupcakes and forgot the cupcakes were in the oven and they had to be at my daughter's preschool Christmas party in less than 2 hours. Well I ended up running back to the store to buy ready made cupcakes!

myndimarie (at) gmail (dot) com

Jen said...

hubby was baking the turkey...I couldn't figure out where the neck and gizzards and liver was to make the gravy...hubby left it in the bird and it was cooked in the bag like stuffing.eww
Jen
mamato6 @cox.net

Suzy said...

I made cookies and when they were done they tasted terrible. I couldn't figure out what went wrong until my husband pointed out the unopened sugar bag on the counter. Guess that might have been it :)

saksheppard (at) gmail (dot) com

MiscMayzee said...

I made Snickerdoodles, but I didn't use an egg cause I didn't have one.

They came out moist and yummy but within 20 minutes were little hocky pucks...I guess it was the lack of egg...?

I had never had a hockey puck snickerdoodle before.

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.j.e.n.p.c. said...

I made those muffin mixes in a jar to give as gifts, but somehow not everything fit in the jars so I ended up frustrated and gave up and ended up throwing everything out! =(

mr2spydergirl at yahoo dot com

Jill said...

We went out of town after Christmas and when we got back I went to preheat the oven for dinner and the whole kitchen filled up with smoke. I didn't even realized that when my MIL made Yorkshire puddings at Christmas dinner, they overflowed and left a greasy mess on the bottom of the oven. My kitchen still smells like smoke but the puddings were excellent.

Molly Garza said...

Could it be the Thanksgiving we were at my sisters. She is not adept to cooking and was making a dressing with corn. She didn't have corn and used popcorn kernels. We all dove for cover when we heard what sounded like we were being pelted with BBS. Morale to the story, stick to what the recipe calls for and don't improvise. Fortunately, she had Stove Top Stuffing in the pantry and I was able to fix a dressing for the bird that looked like he had been riddled with bullets.

Couponclipper77..... said...

My grandmother passed down the family coffee cake recipe to me last year and I decided to make them this year. Well, one batch of dough makes 2 cakes, you have to let the dough rise for approximately 6 hours (on and off). I had 11 bowls of dough rising in draft free cabinets/closets all over the house, needless to say, I thought I only make 10 bowls and about 4 days later I came across some very funky dough in the den closet...lol...appears that I did make 11 and not 10...whoops!

Charity said...

I made Tuna Noodle Casserole minus the Tuna:) LOL!! Please enter me. Thanks!!

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clintonshoney@live.com said...

My sister was cooking her first turkey, she called me to make sure she was doing it correctly and pretty soon she started giggling.....she said hmmmm ITS A BOY TURKEY!!!! I asked how she knew?? she said because they put his thing inside...(the neck!!) this I will always remember!!!!

jocelyn said...

We had family thanksgiving at my aunt's house, and when the turkey was sitting uncoocked on the counter, the dog pulled it off and onto the floor! we decided that cooking it got rid of the germs and served it anyway.

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Anonymous said...

THANKS Jane4girls and Nestle....I just got my prize pack today. I was so excited and today was a GREAT day to get a package. All the coupons are going to be wonderful for me to use to spoil my grandbabies with and the silver frame is one I will fill with my family photo and put on my desk. I want to say Thanks again for the great gift and the blog is a wonderful read for anyone of any age to get great ideals. abbiegalsmith