American Express blue card dinner at 6 giveaway ~ Enter to win $600 this is CRAZY!

08/26/2011 2:55 pm · 256 comments

by Ingard

Ingard here, A Thrifty Mom was chosen for not only a completely amazing giveaway, but also a challenge.

Develop 4 recipes that have 6 ingredients or less and share them with you all.

I always struggle to find fresh, thrifty ideas for dinner and maybe you feel this as well.  The best part of all of this is that while I am sharing four recipes over the next three weeks, YOU will be sharing yours as well (remember the limit is 6 ingredients OR less), at the end of 3 weeks a winner with the best recipe will be chosen and they will win……………..a $600 AXP gift card.

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If you want to enter to win the American Express gift card giveaway there are three ways to place your entries in the comments here in this post:
  • For your first entry~Submit your recipe as your entry for a chance to WIN the $600 American Express gift card!
  • For a second entry ~ post on your FaceBook page that you submitted an entry to the $600 American Express gift card and add a link to this post (learn how to do this HERE) and a comment here referring to your having done so.
  • For a third entry post on your blog that you submitted your recipe and link back to this post and leave a comment here referring to your having done so.
I know not all of you have blogs but if you submit a recipe and want to share pictures of the finished product or the recipe process, we would love to see them and feature some of our favorites on our site. If you would like to be featured please leave a link to your blog post when you enter to win.
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Pork chops with onion gravy:

Pork chops (I used 7), you could use hamburger patties, chicken cutlets or beef steaks

season salt (or salt and pepper) to taste

2 Tablespoons flour for the gravy

Chicken broth OR boullion (about 4 cups)

1 Tablespoon Butter (NOT pictured)

1 onion (sliced in 1/2 rings)

This Brine is optional:

  • 2 Tablespoons salt to 4 cups water, soak meat in this mix for at least 30 minutes, drain and dry meat on paper towels before adding to hot oil!!!
Fry the brined OR season salted pork chops in oil (I used olive oil) until throughly cooked and browned, remove from pan
and keep warm in oven OR microwave.
In the same pan, saute the onions in the remaining oil and a Tablespoon of butter, remove when onions are browned and translucent, keep warm with the cooked pork chops.
In the remaining oils sprinkle your flour in the bottom of the pan and stir with a fork OR a spring stirrer, SLOWLY add about 4 cups of WATER with bouillon OR chicken broth stirring constantly! When you have a pasty consistency you can go a little faster adding liquid and incorporating it into the mixture until the gravy is the consistency you want.
****(A cheat I used to do until I became comfortable making flour gravy: put about 2Tablespoon cornstarch in about 4 cups liquid and stir completely (getting out lumps) and pour into the pan and slowly boil until it thickens to gravy)****
Plate a pork chop topped with onions and the gravy. I served mine with white rice and sauteed and seasoned zucchini and onions
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I think using a credit card to earn cash back when you are couponing for your stock pile is a thrifty way to stretch those couponing dollars, if you have the ability and the discipline to make sure this is a good choice for your family.

With the costs of food, gas and clothing rising rapidly, the new Blue Cash® Cards provide a simple way for shoppers to put cash back in their pockets as they shop for every day necessities. With these new Blue Cash Cards, there are no spend minimums, cash back caps, ongoing enrollments or rotating categories of cash back benefits.  The benefits don’t change, as they do with some other cards.

Both Cards immediately offer cash back in categories in which prices are particularly under pressure: gas, supermarket purchases and department stores.

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Last day to enter the giveaway is Saturday,  September 10  at 10pm mtn time. You must supply a valid email address at time of posting comment. We never sell or trade emails. Winner will be chosen by Random.org. Giveaway is promoted by A Thrifty Mom.com as a media outlet. Winner must live in the USA, 18 years or older and void where prohibited. Prize pack will she shipped buy the sponsor of the gift pack.
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