July 8, 2010

Whats For Dinner?. .. and A Giveaway!

Hello Friends~ ~ ~
Do you love tomatoes? We do and all the roadside stands are
bursting with fruit and vegetables right now.
This plate was part of dinner. The meatless main course was
Corn On The Cob. For me it's not a side dish.

This lovely bowl of red beauties are my
heirloom tomatoes from last years garden.
Unfortunately this year we do not have a garden
but we do have the roadside stands.

More bounty from last years garden.
Thank goodness I did up all these pickled beets.
We have enjoyed them all winter and it's time to
begin again for the coming fall and winter.

Have you ever made
Tomato and Bread Salad?
We love it and here is how I make it.
First I heat a large fry pan with olive oil
and a few minced cloves of garlic. Add to this
about 3-4 cups of french bread cubes and toss
till golden brown.
Cube tomatoes in large chunks.
Slice a sweet onion into thin rings.
Add small mozzarella balls or grated cheese.
Fresh Basil leaves
Toss with your favorite oil and vinegar dressing.
Only make enough salad for your meal.
It does not keep well. Serve immediately.
I sometimes serve this on a bed of Fresh Basil
and mixed spring greens.

This was the main course for tonights dinner.
Fresh Sweet Corn.
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Now we are getting to
The wonderful folks at Girards Dressings
contacted me and asked if I would like to try their dressings.
Of course I said YES.
Shame on me but I had never seen their
dressings in my local stores. Have you?
Well, this most lovely box of 4 dressings arrived tonight
just before dinner.
The packaging was beautiful and I was so excited
that I forgot to take pictures of it.
But here are 3 of the dressings.
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Girards Signature Champagne Dressing
Peach Mimosa
Apple Poppyseed
As you can see I opened the Champagne dressing
and drizzled some over my corn on the cob.
Amazing~ ~ ~Try it yourself
When You Win One of Five Gift Sets
that I will be giving away!
That's Right 5 Giftsets!
Each containing 4 bottles of Dressing.
This is so generous of Girard's
Did I mention that they make 18 different dressings?

You have 3 chances to WIN!
For each chance you must leave a seperate comment.
1. Leave a comment and tell me if you have ever tried
Girard's Dressings.
2.Become a Follower of my blog.
Leave another comment and tell me so
or if you do follow me please tell me.
Thank you ahead of time.
It's so sweet of you to visit often.
3. Visit Girard's Blog and Sign Up for their Newsletter.
Check out their amazing recipes.
Click on a picture
which will take you to the recipe.
Scroll to the bottom of the page
to comment and sign up for the
newsletter and coupons.

As A Special Right Now Gift To All Of You
Girard's is giving away a limited amount of $2.00 off coupons
at this link. So grab yours now!

Did I mention that the Champagne Dressing drizzled over
Corn On The Cob was amazing?

I'm linking to Foodie Friday
and the amazing Michael Lee West
at Designs By Gollum

click over and check out all the
wonderful recipes there.
Thanks so much for stopping for a visit.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


Ms. Bake-it said...

I love tomatoes! I had a tomato sandwich for lunch today!

I have never tried Girard's Dressings before but the bottle looks familiar so I may have seen it on my grocery stores shelves.

~ Tracy

The Fajdich Times said...

I have never tried Girard's salad dressing nor have I seen it in the stores. I will keep a look out for it. The Champagne dressing sounds delightful:)

The Fajdich Times said...

I am a follower:)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Yum the tomatoes and the corn both look delicious!

I have never tried Girard's Dressings but they look wonderful. I would love a chance to win this! I love salads!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I signed up for the newsletter but didn't see a place for comments? I will check it out once again.

Susan said...

Hmmmmm. I've never seen that kind of dressing. Will have to look in the supermarket. Maybe it's regional. And I've never heard of champagne dressing. How did it taste? Nice post. The tomato bread salad looks yummy.

meeyeehere said...

I have tried all of the dressings and I love them!!! Yummy!!!! The Chanpagne is my favorite.

meeyeehere said...

I follow your blog. Have a blessed week.

Janelle said...

I am a follower!

Janelle said...

I've never tried Girard's dressings before, but they sound delightful, which is why I'm entering!

Janelle said...

I've just signed up at Girard's Dressings. Sure hope to win this wonderful giveaway!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, yes... fresh corn on the cob and tomatoes for dinner ~ perfect!

I have never tried Girard's Dressings. Not sure if it is sold in my area.

Sweet blog you have. I have enjoyed my visit :)

Kindly, ldh

Renée said...

I love the White Balsamic Girard's Dressing. I've used it often and probably many of your readers have as it was originally packed in the Costco Parisian Salad with nuts, cranberries, and feta. Their Caesar is excellent too!

Your tomato bread salad looks fabulous and thanks for being my 150th follower!

Renée said...

I am a new follower and delighted to find you!

Renée said...

I signed up for the newsletter and their blog is very fun!

Suzy said...

I haven't tried their dressing but the flavors look delicious and I will check them out.

Suzy said...

I'm now a follower and your salad sounds delicious!

Suzy said...

I've signed up for their newsletter. The Watermelon, Mint and Feta salad sounds excellent.

Anonymous said...

I am very, very picky about tomatoes and yours look great! I have never tried Gerard's but I've seen the Champagne dressing before and wanted to try it. Maybe I will now!

Anonymous said...

I am also following you now .

By the way, I would love to know how you make your iced coffee. I have tried many times with no success!

La vie est belle,

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

These look delicous Ahrisha! Love that recipe too, definately going to try that. Count me in!

Recaptured Charm said...

Hi Ahrisha
This giveaway sounds deeelish!! Although I haven't seen this particular brand before, it does look wonderful.
(Also thanks for joining in on my giveaway)
Would love to try these dressings out!

Recaptured Charm said...

I'm also a new follower!

Unknown said...

I love the pictures of the heirloom tomatoes! My daughter Ashley and I grow heirlooms every year.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Everything looks so-o-o-o good on your post!!
I see you are from Lancaster as I am from NE Pa. about 50 miles north of Scranton.
Stop back as I will have my blog back up in a couple of weeks!
Have a Wonderful Week...

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Mmmm, I love sweet corn on the cob. We grill it sometimes. Yum!

I also like Girard's Dressings. They are available here. I'd love to win the package!


Nancy's Daily Dish said...

And, I am a follower.

Mary Bergfeld said...

Your photos are really wonderful. Both the corn and tomatoes look wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Cathy said...

Hi Ahrisha - I've seen Girard's Dressings in the market but have never tried them. Thanks for the recommendation. I can't wait for our local tomatoes to be ready. They are late this year because we had a very cool spring.

Bill said...

Hi Ahrisha,
I'm with you when it comes to fresh corn on the cob. I could make a meal of it this time of year. A slice or two of a ripe, heirloom tomato would be perfect accompaniment!

Thank you for the kind comment you left for me. You asked about the hand-painted floral dishes. They're Blue Ridge, made by Southern Potteries in Erwin, TN.

You can see the post I did about them here: http://affordableaccoutrements.blogspot.com/2010/06/decoration-day-memories.html

Have a great weekend!

Designs on 47th Street said...

What a beautiful posts filled with great garden finds (someone's garden! ;)

Oh yes! I have definitely purchased Girard's dressings before. They really are good ones. Love their bottles too.

Please enter my name for the drawing. Maybe twice as I am becoming a follower of yours. Thanks for following me as well.


PS Thank you for that great looking recipe. We will be getting tomatoes in a few more weeks and I will try this for sure.

Kathy said...

I am thrilled to enter this! I appreciate you stopping by to let me know! I will pass the word on!

Kathy said...

Of, course! I am a happy follower!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ahrisha dearest, I LOVE TOMATOES! I can eat tomato sauce on cardboard!!! HEHEEEEEE! Basil as an accompaniment makes summertime a memorable culinary delight. Oh thank you for coming to leave a comment on my blog! Isn't that Shabby Chic little cottage dream so wonderful? Seeing it highlighted my writing goals for my on-line article. Thank you for coming and dream on, reach for the impossible and use what you have to make it happen! Anita

Marcia W. said...

I have not tried Girard's Dressings before. We have so many fresh veggies from our garden, so this would be a wonderful surprise for the family.

eroomje said...

I have never tried Girard's dressing, but it sounds is if I should rush to buy some. I love corn on the cob, and putting dressing on the corn sounds very interesting.

eroomje said...

I have never tried Girard's dressings, but I think I might have seen them at the grocery store. I love salad, it is so refreshing and good for you, so I will have to look for the dressings to try. I love fresh corn, as you do, and I think I will try the dressing on the corn.

eroomje said...

I have never tried Girard's dressings, but I think I might have seen them at the grocery store. I love salad, it is so refreshing and good for you, so I will have to look for the dressings to try. I love fresh corn, as you do, and I think I will try the dressing on the corn.

Connie said...

For me also, corn on the cob could be a main course, sugar. I LOVE it just with fresh sliced tomatoes and cucumbers marinated in red wine vinegar and water with lots of salt. Yuuuummmm, I can taste it now. I'll have to wait a bit for our fresh tomatoes to ripen as we got a late start.

Thank you for visiting with me and leaving a sweet comment.

BUT do not include me in the giveaway. Hubs and I are having a garage sale today trying to get rid of all the stuff we've accumulated over 49 years of marriage. Yikes and squeeeeeealllll!!!


Chef Dennis Littley said...

what a perfect salad! looks like you have some heirloom tomatoes too with the green stripe.....
I have Girards also to do a give away...they are really good dressings!

clustres said...

That all looks so good..I just discovered I am hungry! I have not tried Girard's dressing yet.

clustres said...

I am a follower!

meemsnyc said...

Oooh, that salad dressing looks amazing!