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
Mine is a recipe from Slimming world called Chicken, Bacon and Pasta bake. It is really good!
Spag Bol with lots of parmesan cheese
I love a Pasta bake made with Fusilli pasta. I mix it with roasted peppers, red onions, mushrooms and of course Parmesan cheese on top.
I love all kind of pasta. As a vegetarian, it's a delight. Good old macaroni cheese (with a few mushrooms) in this corner.
Fettuccine Alfredo. I love it, probably because it is amazingly high in calories! Never tried making it though...
Vegetarian Lasagne :- Delicious!
Mine is 4 cheese ravioli's with a tomato and basil sauce
I love seafood and pasta in a rich garlic and tomato sauce.. Mmmm
Classic Spag Bol!
Lasagne, we have this twice a week most weeks.
ravioli with courgette & ricotta is delicious.
Lasagne but gluten-free!
Lasagne home made everybody loves it
I love making a quick sausage pasta! Be lovely to win this! It's my sons fave meal. Pasta sauce, cooked sausages dolloped on top of pasta. Add a pinch of cheese and serve with crusty buttered bread! Mmmm
I absolutely love pasta with tomato and mascarpone sauce and I always have to add mushrooms and sundried tomatoes too. What a fab prize!
Spag Carbonara with loadsa garlic!
macaroni and cheese homemade
Hand rolled fresh cavatelli with clams, chilli oil, lemon zest and anchovies. Have to do hand rolled pasta because I havent got a pasta machine. Yet. (Hint! )
It's got to be lasagne although I do love macaroni cheese also!
MACARONI AND CHEESE WITH LITTLE BITS OF BACON AND SWEETCORN :)
Spaghetti alla carbonara
Lasagne with a couple of black olives in it.
cheese and tomato pasta bake
Any pasta with a pesto sauce
cannelloni for me delicious
Any pasta dish gets clean plates in my house. Either a simple pesto pasta or a really full flavoured ragu.