First Day of the Month Giveaway! It’s all about the Cheese!

Super excited about this giveaway, but you’ll have to see my eats first! 😀

Breakfast was something I haven’t had in a while – my apple cheese bread!  1.5 ounce Italian whole wheat bread, 2 ounces apple, 1 ounce 75% reduced fat cabot cheese and an 1/2 cup egg white omelet with diced red pepper and 1/2 ounce of shredded Parmesan cheese.



Lunch was leftover chili with a baby spinach salad with cucumbers and Annie’s Goddess dressing – if you haven’t tried this dressing, it is so good!



I was solo for exercise today so I hit up the elliptical on the hill climb for 40 minutes, then did 5 minutes of abs on the ball.  I really pushed myself and when I got to my desk I could feel the low blood sugar coming on!


And it was dropping quick so I went to the front desk and ate a small package of these.  These mini M & M’s are tiny!


Tony went to the store today and came home with this gigantic piece of meat x 2!  Both pieces were only $11!


When I first saw the meat I immediately thought I had to cook this low and slow.  But Tony said “I’ll grill it!”  So while I made the side dishes, he was in charge of the beef.  I have to tell you that I was skeptical.  I imagined tough meat, but boy was I wrong!  It was tender, juicy and so flavorful.  Thanks Tony!


First Day of the Month Giveaway!

So I was so excited when Cabot Cheese offered to be a part of my first day of the month giveaway!  Want to know what the fabulous prize is?

cheese giveaway pic

Cheese, glorious cheese!  This is their $60 dollar gift basket!  And while they offer their reduced fat cheese in this basket, the main stair is their classic Vermont cheddar cheese – holy cow, this cheese is amazing!  But the best part is that I think their reduced fat cheeses are just as good!

So here’s the deal.  Come up with a recipe using cheese.  While I would love for you to use Cabot cheese, I know it’s not available everywhere. 

  • you don’t need a blog to participate – if you have a recipe you’d like to submit, just email me at and I’ll post it for you
  • if you have a blog, post your recipe and link back to this recipe challenge
  • you have until Wednesday, October 7 to submit your recipe
  • a winner will be chosen on October 8
  • simple, right?!

Since I love all things cheese, I am looking forward to your recipes!

I’ll start it out with my broccoli cheddar sauce I put on our baked potatoes tonight!

Broccoli Cheddar Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup fat free half and half
  • 8 ounces of cooked broccoli
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 ounces Cabot 75% reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded (Thanks Tony!)

Melt butter and add flour and stir for one minute.  Whisk in the half and half:


Once I bring in the half and half, remove from heat, add seasoning and let the cheese melt.  Then stir in the cooked broccoli:


My side dish – 4.5 ounce potato, 1/2 cup broccoli and 1/3 cup cheese sauce:


Okay, I need to log off, we have waves of thunderstorms coming through and I need to shut of the family computer.  See you tomorrow!


29 thoughts on “First Day of the Month Giveaway! It’s all about the Cheese!

  1. Joseph Carl Velatini

    That is a beautiful picture of the M & M’s

  2. As much as I love apples, I have never tried any apple recipe with cheese. I am going to have to do this sometime.

  3. I’m brainstorming…I NEED that basket, I’m drooling.

    Your breakfast sammie looks so good. I would have never thought of apples, cheddar and egg together!

  4. GREAT giveaway!! I’ll have to think of a recipe. If I don’t, don’t be offended, I simply am not a recipe gal. I may be able to dig one up though…since I’m REALLY into cheese these days!! I just bought some light havarti form TJs and it’s addicting.

  5. The apple cheese bread looks like a nice and simple treat, will have to try it sometime. That meat is wonderful and so cheap too, I am jealous!!

  6. This will be fun coming up with a recipe, can’t wait! This is a great giveaway.
    That is a huge piece of meat, you always find such great deals.

  7. Ohmigosh the apple and cheese look soooo good. Cheesy goodness..yum.

  8. wow, what an awesome giveaway!

    I STILL have not tried the apple + cheese combo – I always forget! I’ve got to start thinking about a recipe 🙂

  9. A cheese giveaway… Oh, that’s just fabulous. I LOVE cheese, so I must come up with a recipe…

  10. I am not an expert, but you didn’t list cheese in your cheese sauce recipe.

  11. Hmmm that cheese broccoli sauce looks so tasty! I’m a cheese lover myself and particular fan of Cabot’s reduced fat versions. I so need to dig up a recipe for your giveaway.

    Anyway, I’m a first time poster but I’ll let you in on a secret….I have been reading your blog for about the last 8 months or so. I always enjoy seeing your eats.

  12. That broccoli with the cheese sauce…yum!!

    Good job with the workout–you’re doing great!

  13. What a great prize! I’m wracking my brain trying to come up with a cheese recipe, but most of my cheese experience adds up to “melt, then eat” types of things, lol!

  14. Oh cool! I’m definitely going to have to come up with something yummy! 🙂

  15. i just love your breakfast sammies!

    k, i’m going to start racking my brain for cheesy dishes!

  16. hahah lucky for me i’m not a big cheese fan, or my weekend project would seriously be coming up with recipes to submit for your giveaway. WHAT a fantastic prize i can imagine tonnes of people jumping on this opportunity!!!!

    P.s. Congrats on a great weigh in!!!! 🙂 You should be so proud of yourself. Thanks for reming me that slow and steady wins the race. It ain’t easy being patient AT ALL though!!! *sigh*

  17. I love love love Cabot cheese! It’s the cheese I use for everything and luckily I can purchase huge blocks of it at Sam’s. 😀

  18. Mmm, cheese, i just linked back 🙂

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  20. OH MY GOD!!! I HAVE to participate! I have to, I HAVE to! SEe ya in a few days!!! :DDDD

  21. Oh, I almost missed this terrific giveaway! Can I submit an older post? I’m not sure I’ll have time to make a new dish.

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  24. Hi! I just linked back to you on my post:

    p.s. this is an AWESOME giveaway!

  25. Here’s my best with Cheddar (I do believe I was using one of the Cabot Cheddars for this recipe).

    Thanks so much for the opportunity!


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