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I have some really exciting news to share with you… well at least I think it is exciting!  Hillshire Farm invited me to try their new Gourmet Creations Sausage, and create a “Simplicious Dishes Recipe” for my family. My recipe will be recreated this weekend in New York City at the Blogher conference, were thousands of bloggers will be meeting.  Hillshire Farm will be giving away samples of my recipe at their booth in the expo hall.  Wow! Just a little pressure, but such honor to be picked as a featured blogger!

 I was given the Chicken Apple with Gouda Cheese Sausage to try.  I will be honest this is not a flavor I would normally purchase, so I was not sure what to expect.   These are fully cooked, so all I did was slice them and heat them in a skillet.  They smelled great while cooking and as for the taste…. well they tasted even better!  The perfect blend of sweet but savory flavors.

It has been really hot the last few weeks so I decided to see how these would taste in a green salad. With our favorite homemade poppy seed dressing and glazed pecans  (recipe below).  It looked pretty, but how did it taste?   It was absolutely delicious, the Chicken Apple Gouda Sausage really complimented the tart apples and the sweet pecans and craisins.

But then the real question what would the family think?  Would my 4 little ones and husband eat it? Right off the bat they were eager to eat the sausage, but also enjoyed their salad as well.  My kids all asked for more and ate every last bite.  When I asked them what they thought of the new salad Mommy created, they all just gave me a thumbs up because their mouths were full and they were too busy eating.  I laughed and said so I guess this salad gets Six-Thumbs-Ups…. so that is what we decided to call it ” Six-Thumbs-Up Salad”.

Salad ingredients needed

  • 5oz (about 7 cups) Spring Salad Mix
  • 1 – 12oz package of Hillshire Farm Gourmet Creations Chicken Apple with Gouda Cheese Sausage (sliced and heated in a skillet)
  • 1 cup glazed pecans 
  • 1 large green apple chopped or sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 small red onion chopped or sliced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup craisins

Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

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Just wanted to give you a heads up that I have been invited to be the featured Business of the Week on KBOI 670 radio tomorrow.  Matt and I will be  on the air tomorrow at 7:37.  I am not sure if they will pre record or not, but I assume we will be on between 7:30-8:00 mst.  I am honored to be invited on air, and invite our readers to listen (no telling what crazy things will come out of this sleep deprived brain early in the morning).  You can listen online via this link.  My Dad has been listening to KBOI ever since I was a little girl, so I know I will have at least one fan listening!

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Last year Green Giant invited Matt and I on a trip to the Valley of the Green Giant.  We were able to go behind the scenes and get a hands on view of  how vegetables are picked at the peek of freshness and packaged in less than 8 hours.  We had a wonderful time and we are grateful for this experience.  I thought you may like to watch this short clip Green Giant just posted….. can you spot A Thrifty Mom!

If you can not see this you can view it here  here,

You may also want to check out this recipe for Creamy Mexican Corn Dip using Green Giant corn… I love it!

Disclaimer~ Green Giant paid for our trip but all views and opinions are our own.

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