Monday, June 28, 2010

Good Earth Review and GIVEAWAY


I had the opportunity to try out a new product that recently hit grocery stores shelves, Good Earth dry dinner kits.  This opportunity was provided by was provided by Good Earth and MyBlogSparkI was given one Mediterranean Chicken dinner kit, two sets of bamboo flatware, two bamboo dishes, a bamboo utility board and a 100% recyclable grocery tote to test. 

Information about Good Earth dry dinner kits from Good Earth and MyBlogSpark:
With appetizing entrées from Good Earth, dining in is sure to become the new dining out. Enjoy cooking a sophisticated, restaurant-quality meal in the comfort of your own home. Each variety includes vibrant and flavorful sauces along with specialty ingredients like sweet basil, white wine and dried tomatoes. Delicious dinners that allow you to keep a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing taste, Good Earth dry dinner kits are perfect for whipping up a no-fail, five-star cuisine in less than 30 minutes.
100% whole grain, no trans fat, no artificial flavors, no artificial preservatives, no MSG - just add meat and, voila! Dinner is served.
Coming to stores this June, Good Earth dry dinner kits offer a selection of four delectable meals: Mediterranean Chicken with angel hair pasta, Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta, Herb Crusted Chicken with mushroom risotto and Tuscan Chicken with penne pasta. 




My Review:
I should first disclose that my husband actually prepared the food, so I'm working with him to write this review.  

We thought this was delicious and super easy to prepare.  In total, it only took about 30 minutes to prepare the meal.  There are only a few simple steps which include: breading and cooking the chicken, adding the sauce mix, boiling the noodles, waiting for the sauce to set, then serve.  We decided to add artichoke hearts to our sauce mixture to add a little bit of a kick.  
I think the most telling part of this review is that I would purchase this mix AND I would PREPARE IT MYSELF.  (My husband does most of the cooking at our house).  Basically, I'm saying that even I can handle this one!  

There were a few things that I think made this dinner kit stand out:
  • Flavor-not too overpowering like some dinner kits or frozen meal kits.  I particularly enjoyed the sun-dried tomatoes!
  • Breading-didn't get soggy as breaded chicken sometimes does in a sauce.
  • It even tasted good as leftovers!
Here is a picture of the final product:

WE VOTE: DELICIOUS!  WOULD PURCHASE!
We were also given two sets of bamboo flatware, two bamboo dishes, and a bamboo utility board to test.  
 I was actually surprised that the bamboo flatware is just like silverware-I'm not sure why I thought it would be different-but it seems like an excellent alternative to plastic flatware.  The plates that we received were honestly too small to use as a dinner plate, so I haven't used them yet.  The bamboo cutting board gets my seal of approval as well.  They were easy to clean too, just wash with soap and water. 

You have the chance to win a similar gift pack!  YAY!  To enter, please comment which flavor you'd like to try.  One extra entry for becoming/being a follower of my blog.
Please click HERE to see comments and enter.  DEADLINE IS JULY 8th at 12 p.m. Central Time.

8 comments:

  1. Hi miss Angie! Glad to see your back at the blog. These little dinner kits sound interesting. I would try to the Herb chicken with mushroom risotto. Always glad for the updates. Hope all is well!

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  2. truthfully, I want the bamboo... the good earth is 2 1/2 hours from here! I suppose I'd try the chicken as well, mediterainian

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  4. I'd like to try the Herb Crusted Chicken with Mushroom Risotto :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  5. I haven't seen this in the stores. Would love to try it. I think I would go for the Tuscan chicken with Penne pasta first.
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  6. Sounds good - would love to try! And yay for baby pulling herself up on her own!!

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  7. That is awesome that Adelaide is pulling herself up and already walking! Such a smart girl. I never win anything on these blog giveaways but here's my shot. These dinners sound interesting and remind me of those store fronts where you go in and prepare a meal,then take it home and cook it. I would love to try the Tuscan chicken with penne.

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