facebook pixel

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Antipasto Kabobs and a Giveaway Winner


UPDATE:
The winner has been selected! Random.org picked comment number 26: 
mindomatter76 said...

I "like" Early California on Facebook.
Liberty Boblett
Congrats! Please email me momwhatsfordinner@yahoo.com with your address so you can receive your kit!
Time for more picnic ideas. For us they are Sailboat meals. Whenever we go out on the sailboat, I have a full days work ahead of me to stock our boat with easy serve meals. The less utensils and dishes the better. It is the same for beach trips and pool trips. Our Summer is jam packed with all of the above so I have been working hard to come up with creative offerings for my family and guests. 

I was so happy and grateful to receive a package in the mail from the The Musco Family Olive Co. the leading supplier of olives in America. They are a California-based producer of Early California and Pearls brand olives. Olives are a great-tasting, all-natural and healthy snack for kids OR adults, and are gluten-free, kosher and vegan. If you want to learn about their farm to table process visit their website here. Look at this nice package they sent me! I was so excited!
I absolutely love all these olives. Funny random fact about myself... I had never tried a green olive until today. I don't know why, I just never had. Well, now that I have, I discovered I love them and will be using a lot of them from now on. I left a small bowl out on the counter as I cooked today and ended up eating all of them. Some of the olives I was sent are low salt, which help people who have to watch their sodium (which is becoming a  big issue in health since most packaged food is loaded with sodium). And they don't taste any different from regular olives. I loved these olives so much I am hosting a giveaway for this kit. Winner will be shipped the same kit as shown above directly from Musco Family Olive Co.

GIVEAWAY:  ( Giveaway open to US residents only)
So who wants to win a new olive kit from  Musco Family Olive Co? Here are the ways to enter, each option is one entry. Giveaway will end June 26th at midnight and the winner will be randomly picked at random.org. So please leave a comment ON THIS BLOG after each entry so that you have more chances of winning. 
1. "like" Early California and Pearls on Facebook: facebook.com/EarlyCaliforniaOlives and facebook.com/PearlsOlives. and leave a comment below on this blog post telling me that you did. 
2. Like Momwhatsfordinner on facebook and leave a comment below on this blog post telling me that you did.
3. Leave a comment below telling me what you like about olives and how you enjoy them.
4. Follow Me on Pinterest and  leave a comment below on this blog post telling me that you did.

Now time for a great picnic meal that is fast, easy, and uses a lot of olives. 
Antipasto Kabobs
Adapted From: The Hungry Housewife

8 ounces fresh mozzarella ciniegine
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
1/2  teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
1/2  teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1/8 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/2 can Medium or Large pitted Black Olives
1/2 5.75 oz jar Green Olives
15 slices of Salami
15 pieces of pepperoni
Cherry Tomatoes
bamboo skewers


To flavor cheese: Combine oil, herbs, red-pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle over mozzarella. Let stand for at least 20 minutes (or up to 1 hour). 




        Prep your ingredients.
Place each item onto the skewer using the pointy side.
Can be made a few hours ahead and placed in the refrigerator covered.



Follow Us

33 comments:

  1. When we open a jar of olives in my house they usually end up on everyone's finger tips!

    ReplyDelete
  2. already like mom whats for dinner on fb.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like olives because they add a salty flavor to your meal

    ReplyDelete
  4. I liked Early California & Pearls on fb.
    annaed_2 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I like Mom, What's For Dinner on fb. ;-)

    annaed_2 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  6. My dh and kids just LOVE olives. They make a great and quick snack.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Following you on Pinterest as DeAnna.
    annaed_2 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I never thought of olives as being gluten free but...hooray!! I love all olives!

    tom.pennywade@frontier.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I liked both Early California and Pearls on Facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I liked Momwhatsfordinner on facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love everything about olives and love to add them to recipes or salads or eat them straight out of the jar.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I liked Early California Olives and Pearl Olives on Facebook and I've been a follower of yours on Facebook for quite some time :) As someone who has to be gluten free I enjoy your recipes and experimenting in my own kitchen. I use olives on everything from sandwiches and pizza to kabobs and tacos. LOVE THEM!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I follow you on Pinterest. I also am a friend of your Dad and Nancy's. I enjoyu all your recipes.
    Tiffany Bawden

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'm now following you on Pinterest!

    ReplyDelete
  15. As a kiddo, my favorite part about olives was sucking out the pimento and then eating the olive! As a grown up, my favorite part about olives is two fold a) There are always awesome sample tables of different olives at markets and b) They beautify every dish (and taste fantastic)!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I liked you on Facebook! Hoping to see some great recipes come through the thread!

    ReplyDelete
  17. "Liked" Early California Olives and Pearls Olives on Facebook! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Gorgeous antipasto kabobs. What a fantastic starter to any meal. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Liked both pages on Facebook. chefl@swbell.net

    ReplyDelete
  20. Like you on Facebook. chefl@swbell.net

    ReplyDelete
  21. One of my favorite recipes using olives is Puscanetta Sauce. chefl@swbell.net

    ReplyDelete
  22. I follow you on Pinterest!
    http://pinterest.com/mindomatter76/

    ReplyDelete
  23. I "like" Early California on Facebook.
    Liberty Boblett

    ReplyDelete
  24. I "like" MomWhatsForDinner on Facebook.
    Liberty Boblett

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love using olives in Italian dishes as well as salads. They taste wonderful, and are healthy! Love olives!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I "liked" Early California Olives on Facebook!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I "liked" Pearls Olives on Facebook!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I "liked" you Momwhats for dinner on Facebook a while back!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I am already following you Momwhatsfordinner on Pinterest!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love a good egg and olive salad sandwhich! and for black olives......straight out of the can! I use to get cans of them for my birthday and Christmas every year!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you! I love comments!