Now that summer is in full swing, we have a great giveaway for all your backyard cookouts. Thanks to the folks at The Beef Checkoff, we’re pleased to offer a grilling gift basket worth $200! One lucky winner will receive the following:
> $100 gift certificate for Omaha Steaks
> A copy of The Healthy Beef Cookbook
> Assorted grilling tools
To Enter our Grilling Gift Basket Giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post sharing your family’s favorite summer grilling recipe and/or your best backyard grilling tip.
We Will Enter You into the Giveaway Multiple Times if you do any or all of the following (just be sure to leave us a new comment every time you do one of these things):
> Tweet about our giveaway on Twitter or tell your Facebook friends about it with a link back to this blog post.
> Listen to our weekly radio podcast, Cooking with the Moms, and then head over to iTunes to subscribe and post a review (you can click through to iTunes from our podcast page).
> Add one of our buttons/widgets to your blog or website. They are located in the upper left sidebar of our blog. We have three to choose from: Our blog post widget, our Recipe badge, and our Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen badge.
Our giveaway ends on Friday, July 31st at noon. As always, we’ll use Random.org to choose the winner.
To get you thinking about a grilling “tip,” here are a few to get you started:
- Pair fruits and vegetables with grilling favorites to reap even more nutrition benefits. Many people fall short of MyPyramid recommendations for eating 2 cups of fruit and 2½ cups of vegetables daily. Try pairing our Very Veggie Kebabs with a favorite protein like lean beef, chicken, or fish.
- Use a spatula to turn burgers and tongs to turn steaks and kabobs. Do not press, flatten or pierce the meat — flavorful juices will be lost that way.
- Opt for lean, well-trimmed cuts of meat and poultry to prevent fire flare-ups and excess smoke formation
- Marinate meat for added flavor and tenderness. Marinades with little or no sugar may help protect meat from charring and reduce the formation of potentially carcinogenic compounds. For best results when using a glaze or sauce that contains sugar, baste during the last few minutes of grilling to obtain the best flavor and avoid burning or charring.
Good luck with the giveaway, and happy grilling!