When I got home from work last night there was a package waiting for me. I knew exactly what it was, so I was excited to open it up. Muir Glen was nice enough to send me a free box of their reserve Organic canned tomatoes!
Just as many Napa Valley wineries bottle both a house wine and special Reserve line that gets a bit more attention, Muir Glen also harvests and cans a limited run of Reserve Tomatoes each year. The 2010 Reserve Organic Tomatoes are grown for Muir Glen in Yolo County, California, near Sacramento under certified organic practices. The tomatoes are hand harvested and this year the varieties in their special Reserve kit include: One can of Meridian Ruby Fire Roasted Tomatoes, One can of Meridian Ruby Diced Tomatoes, One can of Organic Chipotle Seasoned Petite Diced Tomatoes and One can of Tomato sauce.
To kick off the season, Muir Glen enlisted 5 chefs from around the country to create recipes using these Reserve tomatoes. Included in my box of canned tomatoes is a recipe book with 5 recipes these chefs created, such as spinasse ragu, chicken with wild mushrooms and tomato, Creamy tomato soup, orecchiette with braised kale, fire-roasted tomatoes and grill italian sausage and tomato, blue cheese and proscuitto bruschetta! It’s worth getting for those fantastic recipes!
It’s a cool gift idea for the foodie in your life. For only $8.00 you can send this to your friend or family member for the Holidays! It comes in a cute wooden crate, and includes the 4 cans of tomatoes and the recipe book! To order your reserve kit, visit www.muirglen.com. It’s that easy!
Spoiler alert – Biggest Loser
Who watched Biggest Loser last night? I must say that I did get a little teary eyed in the beginning when people got to watch their videos from home. And I especially felt bad for Ada. Even though her family was contacted about making a video from her, they got no response from her family! What the hell? It sounds like from what she has said so far her parents are a little less than loving, and have made her feel worthless most of her life, so it’s no wonder she started packing on the pounds. I did think it was nice that the rest of the cast made a video for her telling her how awesome she was. I think everyone needs that once in a while!
I also can’t wait for next week because they mentioned ANOTHER past contestant who has gained their weight back, I wonder who that can be? And of course I love the make-over episode so that should be good too.
Who do you think is going to win this year? I think it might be Ada or Frado.