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.



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