Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Summer Entertaining ~ Must Have Staples For Outdoor Meals~ Prize Pack Giveaway

Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer Entertaining ~ Must Have Staples For Outdoor Meals~ Prize Pack Giveaway

You have organized your outdoor living area to accommodate your guests in style and comfort.    Your entertaining areas are dressed with special features and touches to reflect your personal style.  A ready supply of festive, summer dishes and serving pieces are at the ready.


Amazon, Outdoor Entertaining, Outdoor Serving Dishes, Colorful Dish Sets

What are you missing?  While you likely take time in planning a menu full of summer flavors and seasonings for your planned outdoor entertaining events, this Mom is frequently called upon to accommodate impromptu guests, especially during the summer months.  I will admit that I've been able to pull together a summer feast to impress on short notice, more often than not, unexpected guests are treated to light, simple fare.

Summer Entertaining Staples


Fresh, seasonal vegetables and fruits for cut trays and easy salads

Sour cream, cottage cheese or ricotta and spices for whipping up a dip to delight.

Protein: beef, pork or chicken for quick kabobs for the grill.

Marinades and salsa.

Cake or brownie mix, ice cream or frozen yogurt for created quick layered desserts.

Red and White wine.

Gourmet crackers and nuts.


Shopping For Summer Entertaining
Summer Entertaining, Outdoor Meals, Impromptu Guests

 Although certain items on my summer entertaining Must Have list must be replenished weekly, others may be held for just the right occasion.  I enjoy stopping into local bakeries and specialty stores to find new offerings for serving to my guests.  However, as of late, I have begun to find more unique and gourmet products at the grocery,  with tempting flavor combinations and a greater amount of visual appeal.

Among my new finds are a delightful snack, perfect for guests or for family, Baguette Chips from Pillsbury.  Unlike more traditional snacks, such as potato or tortillas chips, pretzels or nuts, whose flavor is often masked by heavy salt content,  my family and my summer guests have all been delighted by Baguette Chips.  Just the right thickness and crunch factor and whose flavor is based in well matched seasonings, rather than salt, and 50% less fat than traditional chips, Baguette Chips are the perfect pantry item for any season.

Gourmet Snacks, Baguette Chips, Summer Entertaining

Available in two tempting flavors, Cheddar Sun-Dried Tomato and Italian Cheese & Herb, both varieties are delicious, perfect for snacking or serving to guests.   From taste testing by family members and guests, we found everyone to enjoy the Italian Cheese & Herb variety, while some of the younger members of our testing crew were not as fond of the Cheddar Sun-Dried Tomato variety.  All the better for this Mom and her guests who found this version of Baguette Chips beyond tasty and appreciate that these gourmet snacks are merely 130 calories per generous serving!

Italian Cheese & Herb, Cheddar Sun-Dried Tomato, Summer Entertaining

Experience the gourmet delight
This Mom highly recommends Baguette Chips for both family and guests.
Please find Pillsbury Baguette Chip coupon.

GIVEAWAY

General Mills through My Blog Spark is generously offering That's What She Said readers an opportunity to win a prize pack of Baguette Chips, enough for treating your own family as well as your summer guests!  Winner will receive three bags of Cheddar Sun-Dried Tomato and three bags of Italian Cheese & Herb Baguette Chips!

This giveaway is open to residents of US, 18+ and will end on Wednesday, August 15 at 11:59pm EST.  Winners will be notified by email.  Please leave your email address in anti-spam format in your comment if it is not available through your comment name. Winner must respond within 24 hours or a runner winner will be selected.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and shipping prize pack.

MANDATORY ENTRY

Visit the Pillsbury Website and share in a comment below which of their products is your favorite or which you would most like to try and why, 1 entry.

BONUS ENTRIES

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*Share this giveaway in any fashion, including the link to this post, leave comment with link to your share, 1 entry.

*Share with me which flavor of Baguette Chips you think would be your favorite in a comment below, 1 entry.

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Good Luck!

The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. The opinions above are both honest and of my own experiences.  Outdoor Dining Plates Image.  Facebook, Pinterest,and Google+ are not involved in nor responsible for this giveaway in any fashion.

97 comments :

Closer to Lucy said...

Pillsbury is a fave around here...can't really settle on one specific. But I do love me some crescent rolls, mostly because I actually get to have one before they are gone :)

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I think I'd like the Italian Baguettes...

Pam said...

I love Pillsbury products. I think I would try the pie crusts. They'd be easy to use straight from the fridge.

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I'd like the sun dried tomato chips

Crystal Threeprncs said...

My favorite Pillsbury product of them all? That's easy... Pillsbury cookie dough raw or baked ;)

mar said...

I would most like to try their Pie Crust since I have never bought a premade crust before. I am getting tired of making pie crusts from scratch.

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Gena said...

I would like the Italian Herb the best!!

suburban prep said...

In our home the buttermilk biscuits don't last very long. They are gone in a few minutes. We love them.

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I love the cinnabon cinnamon rolls, there is nothing better on a Saturday morning

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the sun dried tomato chips sound tasty

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I love their read to bake hersheys kisses cookies because they're always gone in minutes.

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Italian Cheese and Herb would be the first to go around here

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We love the Pillsbury Grands frozen biscuits.
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My favorite would be the Italian Cheese and Herb Baguette Chips.
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gcuvier said...

I love Pillsbury Crescent Rolls because the dough is so versatile, you can use it to make so many sweet or savory dishes.

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I would like the Italian herb and cheese.

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I love the grands frozen biscuits, so warm and buttery, I could go for some now

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i still love their crescent rolls!

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http://www.pillsbury.com/Products/Crescents

The crescents because they can be dinner or desert.

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tattwo said...

I want to try the Cheddar Sun-Dried Tomato baguette chips. I love anything cheddar.

debbie said...

I like their pie crusts. They are so easy to use.
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DeeAnn S said...

I love the Grands! Cinnamon Rolls! They are so ooey and gooey and mouth-watering, I can't help but eat more than one! Thanks.
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cinnabon cinnamon rolls because they are good

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Cody Anderson said...

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, especially on a Sunday morning are a favorite at our home.

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The Italian Herb & Cheese flavor Baguette chip would be my first flavor to try.

tia said...

My favorite is the Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing.

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I love their cinnamon rolls

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Aimee Fontenot said...

Flaky Cinnamon Rolls with Butter Cream Icing are my all time favorite Pillsbury product so far...no, wait, I love them all!

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chadro said...

Favorite Pillsbury Grands

Sarah S said...

I love pillsbury cookie dough.

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I like the Crescents.
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Christina said...

I love their cookies! and I want to try the Baguette Chips cuz they look so good!

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are so good plain or in recipes
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J'Adore the Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls!

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Mommy 2 Monkeys said...

I love the cinnamon rolls.

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Love their chocolate chip cookies with Hershey Kisses

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Anonymous said...

Crescents is my fave I can make so many things with them.
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the minnie cookies!my kids would love them!
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Fangirl Jen said...

I'd like to try the new Shape Cookies. They would be fun for parties.

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I'd like theItalian Cheese & Herb because they are my favorite flavors.

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I'd like to try the sundried tomatoe baguette chips!

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I really want to try the Italian Cheese & Herb Baguette Chips.

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I love Pilsbury Cinnamon Rolls.



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I think the Italian Cheese & Herb flavor would be my favorite.

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Anonymous said...

We would like the sun dried chips. We can and freeze veggies all summer for soups, stews, sauces and dips. The chips would be a side treat with any of my dinners. saltpepper1_2000@yahoo.com

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KrazeKatLady said...

I'd like to try their Simply...®Buttermilk Biscuits, they sound great!

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kathy pease said...

i love the crescent rolls we love to wrap them around hotdogs and make pigs in the blankets

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id love to try the Cheddar Sun-Dried Tomato

Breanne said...

Pillsbury Grands! & Flaky Caramel Rolls

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I'd like to try the Italian Cheese & Herb Baguette Chips in my soup because I think it would taste amazing.
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Brittani said...

My favorite is their cookie dough, of course!

Anonymous said...

The refrigerated Pillsbury pie crust is my favorite-i can make pies fast and tastes great.

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i would like to get the biscuits
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pricekay58 said...

The refridgerated cookie dough-chocholate chip.

Carly H. said...

I like Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.

Atreau said...

I would like to try the Italian herb and cheese.

Gianna said...

Crescent rolls.

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