Tada the Stuff it winner

Thanks Moxiemomma!

1 tablespoon olive oil,
divided 1 cup thinly sliced celery, about 4 celery stalks
1 1/2 cups chopped onion, about 1 medium onion
4 cups chopped Granny smith or Fuji apples, about 3 apples
3 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
10 cup (1-inch) cubes from assorted whole-grain bread, toasted until dry
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
2 cups cooked crumbled lean sweet Italian chicken sausage (optional)YEAH SURE OPTIONAL! LOL
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3 1/4 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
heated 4 tablespoons unsalted light butter

Preheat the oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with 2 teaspoons olive oil.

Heat remaining oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add celery and onion sauté 5 minutes. Add apple, parsley, sage, thyme, and rosemary; sauté 3 minutes.

Combine apple mixture, bread, and next 5 ingredients (through egg) in a large bowl. Add hot broth; stir well. (Mixture should be moist but not soaked.) Spoon into prepared baking dish. Dot with butter. Cover with foil.

Bake at 350º for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 25 minutes or until top is golden brown. Let stand 15–20 minutes before serving.

Calories: 217 per serving (1 cup serving) I’m thinking 1/2 cup servings.. that way I can eat more PIE!! ha
Fat: 8 grams (you can lessen both by removing sausage)

Winning recipe

Hey all I’ve asked MoxieMomma for her okay to post the recipe she won the contest with (as it was emailed to me not publicly shared). She hasn’t gotten back to me yet. As soon as she does I’ll post it. I HOPE she does soon so you all can enjoy it too! I’m excited about it and would love for you all to try it too.

And the winner is….

WOW thanks to everyone who entered my Stuff It contest! There were some GREAT recipes sent in. And BONUS I got even more side dish and dessert ideas too! Thanks to KDLOST, Michelle and ElleBee for those.

I hate that I had to pick one.. how cliche huh? Corny but true. So, teenager drum roll please (yeah mom is ASKING you to bang on those confounded drums)… MoxieMomma is our big winner. She sent in a great, lighter option (in all honesty I’ll probably add pancetta or bacon, I suck huh?), containing apples and pecans.

Let’s all congratulate her.. not on the winning… the woman is getting HITCHED ON THANKSGIVING! Way to make the hubby NEVER forget an anniversary girl! Your Target gift card will be sent as soon as you get back from your island honeymoon.

Grab this cool, fun, custom… NEARLY FREE gift for anyone you’d like. Go to http://www.artscow.com/diy/Rubber the discount code is 99COASTER… I got 4 custom rubber coasters (with pics of the little darlings) for shipping only! The discount code takes off the handling and I was only charged a total of $2.97. The regular price PER coaster is $3.95!! Happy dance. Now 4 down and only about a zillion more to go.. I’m SOOO behind

Never too sick to post a deal

Hi all.. Well the dreaded Stomach bug (of SITS open letter fame) hit me HARD yesterday. The good news is I lost 5.2 lbs.. the bad news is that happened in 12 hours.. sorry for the visual on that one!

I wanted to thank everyone for the “Stuff it” contest submissions. The contest ends tomorrow and I PROMISE to comment back to everyone who participated along with the BIG WINNER REVEAL.

In the mean time I’m passing on some GREAT SAVINGS news from my cheapie guru, The Amazing Jessica.. Seems that K-Mart offers double coupons up to $2 (WOW) every so often. I’m not a big K-Mart shopper but considering that most double coupon deals stop at $1 this is DOUBLE THAT.. here is the quote from K-Mart themselves.

“The next planned Double Coupon event will be held from 11/30/08 – 12/06/08 and will include all K-mart locations (including Super K) nationwide. “

Go grab some deals!

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