McCormick Gourmets {Give-Away}

What a fun start to the week it has already been! I had to work all weekend so yesterday was my catch up day and I finally got all my fall decorations. I know what your thinking, finally? Well I am one of those crazy people that is in LOVE WITH FALL and starts decorating for Fall on Labor Day, but this year I was a week off. I was inspired by Pinterest to make a simple tables-scape, with a lot of things I have already collected over the years! I was tempted to by some new things, but because of the NO SPEND CHALLENGE I stuck to making new things with all the great things I already had.



Today I also got to Fresh and Easy to pick up all our supplies for camping this weekend! Yep, that’s right we are going camping again! Thursday-Sunday. Thanks to Fresh and Easy we will have a lovely wine tasting on Thursday night.


I also got in a 6 mile beautiful run to kick off the week!!! I have really been enjoying my runs lately. I can’t wait to start training for my half marathon in November.


Tonight’s dinner was inspired by McCormick Gourmet Seasonings!! They were so gracious to send me some samples as well as some other wonderful goodies to try and of course I have a give-away for you as well.


Obviously we use McCormick seasonings on a daily basis! Winking smile I already had some tomatoes from the garden on hand and picked up some chicken sausage from Fresh and Easy in the discounted section. So I modified their recipe on the back of the McCormick Gourmet Sweet Basil and Oregano Bruschetta Chicken!

Sweet Basil & Oregano Bruschetta Chicken

1/3 cup olive oil
1 package McCormick® Gourmet Sweet Basil & Oregano Bruschetta Chicken Recipe & Seasoning Mix
2 pounds plum tomatoes (about 10), quartered lengthwise
1 pound chicken tenders or boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
8 ounces spaghetti or angel hair pasta
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Mix oil and Seasoning Mix in small bowl until well blended. Reserve 3 tablespoons. Place tomatoes in single layer on one side of large shallow foil-lined baking pan. Place chicken on other side of pan. Brush tomatoes then chicken generously with remaining oil mixture.

2. Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and tomatoes are tender.

3. Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain well. Spoon tomatoes into large bowl; coarsely chop. Add pasta, chicken, pan juices, reserved oil mixture and vinegar; toss to coat. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.


The big switch was using the chicken sausage instead of chicken breasts and added zucchini!


This came out PERFECT!!!!!!



The HUBBY loved it too!!


Each of the McCormick Gourmet Spice Mixes has a recipe printed on the back and they are all so easy and delicious! www.McCormickGourmet.comMcCormick

Gourmet Recipe Mix flavors include: Bourbon Spiced Pork with Sweet Potatoes & Apples, Herbes de Provence Roasted Chicken & Potatoes, Creamy Parmesan & Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Penne, Sweet Basil & Oregano Bruschetta Chicken, Garlic & White Wine Chicken Scaloppine, Smoked Sausage & Pepper Creole Jambalaya.



One lucky NHerShoes reader will win a McCormick Gourmet Elevating Everyday Meal Kit which includes six McCormick Gourmet Spice Mixes, a Redbox movie gift card, Crate & Barrel wine glasses, vintage Anthropologie apron, and Table Topics “Not Your Mom’s Dinner Party” Game.


To enter the give away all you have to do is a leave a comment about what your favorite McCormick season is?

or you can enter here —–> a Rafflecopter giveaway

Samples were provided for review, but the opinions are my own.

RULES: Giveaway ends 11:59 pm ET, September 20, 2012. No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, Eighteen (18) years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. One lucky winner will be chosen using One entry per household and IP address. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Cheating will not be tolerated, and entries will be verified for accuracy. I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email, or a new winner will be chosen.

P.S. Mr. B has some winning news for you all!!


The winners of the fun Premier Protein {giveaway} are….

1.Rachel C.
2. marie
3. Laura
4. mary @ what’s cookin with mary
5. Julie (A Case of the Runs)

Friends please email me your full name and address so we can get you out your awesome winnings!!!