Hello again everyone! Did we confuse you putting our blog up on a Sunday this week, hope not! How was your week and weekend, any nice wins to report? Still going small but steady here – since we last spoke I won a £20 curry voucher in a twitter party, a Stand up to Cancer t-shirt in an AXA PPP Healthcare comp on twitter and a surprise Witch Blemish Stick arrived in the post. The t-shirt was great, and the customer service was excellent, as they kindly sent it out quickly enough so that my husband could wear it on Friday and support the charity event. Love it when surprise wins come too, what have been your best surprise wins? For us I think it has to be a huge Playmobil set and accessories that came in the post for my eldest daughter earlier this year – she won 3rd prize in their birthday competition, but there was no notification, it just arrived!
How are your Christmas preparations coming along, have you started yet? Got quite a few bits here now, and the children are now banned from my office as that’s where everything is stashed! It is an art in itself though making all the finances stretch to cover everything over Christmas isn’t it. I have found myself trying to be really good with my food shopping and cooking lately to get the most out of every penny – I like to meal plan and use what we have in the house in some way before we have to go and do a shop. There seems to be quite a lot of pasta in the house at the moment, so I could be making lots of different varieties of pasta based meals this week I feel! Not to worry though, we love pasta in our house so it won’t be a chore. Are your family pasta lovers? Have you ever tried to make your own pasta – I haven’t but would love a go. The key to making great pasta I think is good ingredients and the best machines and gadgets. The Prizefinder can help with one of this this month, as to celebrate World Pasta Day on 25th October 2014, we are giving away a fantastic Imperia Italian double cutter pasta machine! This heavy duty chrome-plated steel Italian pasta machine is a must for the creative cook, helping you to make three varieties of pasta (lasagne, fettuccini and tagliatelli). It has an adjustable dial to allow you to create whatever thickness of pasta you desire, and it comes apart for easy storage or clamps to a worktop.
To enter our exclusive competition all you have to do is to drop me a comment below (you must be logggd into your Prizefinder account first) and tell me what your favourite pasta-based meal is. Entries close at 23:59 on Sunday 26th October 2014, one entry per person and one winner will be chosen at random from all entries received. I can’t wait to hear all your yummy pasta dishes, so why not enter and try to win yourself a fantastic kitchen gadget!
Happy comping everyone, lots of Lucky Dust to you all!
Terms and Conditions
- The prize is an Imperia Italian double cutter pasta machine
- The closing date for entries is 23:59 on Sunday 26th October 2014.
- Entrants must be registered PrizeFinder users and logged in to their account
- Entrants must leave a blog comment with their favourite pasta-based dish
- One winner will be chosen at random from all entries
- Open to UK residents aged 18 or over
- Only one entry per person
- The winner will be notified by email within 7 days of the closing date, and must confirm their postal address within 28 days or an alternative winner will be selected
Lasagne is a firm favourite in our house!!!!
My favourite pasta dish is a cheesy spaghetti bake. It's a cross between spaghetti bolagnaise and lasagne. Easy to cook and very yummy,,
We love pasta, one of my favourites is Tagliatelli with tomatoes,red chilli,crispy pancetta,broad beans and basil.
Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni with smoked haddock in a lemon & dill sauce is a favourite in our house :)
I like to cook my pasta with a hint of chilli and lemon, fry off some prawns in various spices and chuck them on the top to serve, with a side of garlic bread. Gorgeous :)
My favourite pasta dish comprises leek, ham and peppers in a cream sauce with Italian mixed spice, mixed in with conchigli pasta, topped with cheese baked until bubbly!
I love spaghetti bolognaise
My favourite is definitely lasagne, but since my son has started working as a waiter in an Italian restaurant I am getting to try all sorts of new dishes... He gets to bring home a takeaway after his shift ends in the evening, I just need my other son to work in a chocolate cake shop! ;-)
Lasagne is a must in my house. My boys love it.
Its got to be Tagliatelle Carbonara. A firm favorite in our house.
Ravioli stuffed with spinach and dipped in tomato sauce! Mmmm...
Spaghetti All'Arrabiata. Always a firm favourite in our house.
We love pasta. I'd like to try some home-made ravioli though.
pasta shells with chicken in a homemade spicy tomato sauce
Tagliatelle (homemade, of course), with a spicy arrabbiata sauce. And a glass of wine. Or two.
Spaghetti Bolognese. Made just right it is perfection!
Lasagne is my favourite but with shop bought pasta if I win could make it myself!
Macaroni & Cheese!
cheese and brocolli pasta bake yum yum
I love the Pasta that my wife makes! Full of cheese, leeks and ham. Also does a mean pasta pesto, which is lovely and nutty
Spaghetti carbonara, if made with good pancetta
Meatballs with a spicy sauce.
Spaghetti Carbonara x
Penne and tuna in a garlic and herb tomato sauce with a sprinkle of cheddar on top.
Macaroni Cheese (even though my doctor says I shouldn't eat it!)
It has to be Seafood Linguine for me. My mouth is watering as we speak!
has to be spaghetti bolognaise x