Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Red Gold Tomatoes

Sarah with Red Gold Tomatoes contacted me and asked if I would like to try a few cans of Red Gold Tomatoes. I happily said yes, since I have not yet had their product and was impressed by the fact that they have been family owned since 1942! They are based in Indiana and feature locally grown Midwest tomatoes from Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.

Not even 48 hours later our hard-to-love UPS man pounded on the door like a cop who meant business lightly tapped to announce it was here!

I wasn't the only one excited to see a box full of goodies! (Ok, well maybe Poe was just a little more excited about the box than the goodies!)

Inside the box was this! I happen to think it's absolutely adorable and am so excited it's mine!


But, it gets even better! Inside the keepsake can were all these goodies:

14.5 oz. can of petite diced tomatoes
14.5 oz. can of petite diced tomatoes with green chiles
14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
Red Gold Heartwarming Recipes cookbook
Recipe cards
Reusable bag
Refrigerator magnet and frame
Foam coaster
Magnetic clip
Video library disc
Die-cast replica of Red Gold delivery truck
Letter and numbered Certificate of Authenticity

I'm still not to the best part, though! In addition to graciously offering this package to me, Sarah would like to award one to a lucky reader of Dinner at Christina's, also!

Excited yet!? I thought so!!

There are three ways to enter, each good for one entry, for a total chance of three entries. Those commenting without an account need to leave a way for me to get in touch with you otherwise your entry will not be valid!

Entry #1: Leave a comment below. Need something to talk about?! Tell me what your favorite thing to cook with tomatoes is! Mine is home made pasta sauce!

Entry #2: Blog about this give away! Leave an additional comment with the link to your post.

Entry #3: Tweet "I want to win a Red Gold Tomatoes prize pack from @DinnerAtXtinas! http://tinyurl.com/yeegjm3" Leave an additional comment letting me know you've done so.

You have until midnight Wednesday, February 17th to enter. I will announce the winner on Thursday, February 18th!

59 comments:

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

My favorite dish to make with tomatoes is....salsa!! Fresh salsa with diced tomatoes, chick peas, parsley, celery, and a zillion other ingredients.

Red Gold spoiled you to the max :)

Jill said...

I love making pasta dishes with tomatoes. Cook up a nice and easy ditalini pasta with onions, carrots, and celery. Tomatoes added in give it some nice body.

The Diva on a Diet said...

Wow, what a beautiful box of yumminess! And such a gracious giveaway too. Nice!

I'm with you on the homemade sauce and I really enjoy making homemade pizza with tomatoes too. I'll bet these are delicious.

Thanks, Christina! :)

Jenn said...

I love to toss them into stir-frys and fried rice. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenn said...

Just tweeted!

Sweet and Savory said...

Hmm...here's my first entry - I love tomatoes1 I'll use them in pasta dishes, salsa, in enchiladas, on pizza, the list is endless!

Nowheymama said...

I love them in chili, or any kind of slow cooker meal!

Nowheymama said...

Tweeted!

AlwaysJoy said...

omg - love the can, it reminds me of a HUGE skippy can my grandparents kept when I was a kid it was full of hundreds of dollars of change... We counted it out when I was 12 to go to Disney, it was over $500.00. Anyway, I digress my favorite think to make with tomatoes is slow cooker tomato soup! YUM!!!

Sue said...

What a fabulous collection! We make and freeze lots of what we call "stewed" tomatoes. With onions, green peppers, sometimes celery. We use it in chili, goulash,vegetable soups. So great to have in the freezer! Love your blog...Sue at susielee47@hotmail.com

AndreaM said...

I love Red Gold tomatoes, have been making chili with their products and recipe for years. Congrats on your goodies :)

AndreaM said...

Tweeted! @AndreaDMorgan

Fashion Meets Food said...

My favorite tomato dish would be salsa or chili!

Simply Life said...

great products! I love pasta with fresh tomatoes and basil!

Sweet and Savory said...

I just blogged about your giveaway!
www.sweetandsavoryfood.com

jvegegirl said...

raw pasta sauce of course :)

Cyndi said...

What a cool prize!! I love making pasta sauce & also sauteed fresh green beans with onions & tomatoes & also guisado - a mexican stew. Ok, I love tomatoes. :)

Cyndi said...

Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/MuchMoreThanMom/status/8975529611

Jumpin' Jess' Journey said...

Mine is definitely either chili or a good spicy curry!

biz319 said...

Well if it were whole tomatoes, I love my grilled salsa - but with canned tomatoes it has to be my buffalo chicken chili or tomato and basil marinara.

THAT'S LOTS OF LOOT!

Hope next week warms up for us, right?!

sophia said...

Ah, I can't say what I want to make with tomatoes, because honestly I use them in ALL sorts of ways! Seems like most people go for salsa or pasta...I've never made my own salsa before...

I'll be an egoist and say the "Sophia" Stew! Hahaha!

p.s. Read the link you left at my blog...Hee, I love it! I think I've received an email before from someone about that.

sophia said...

I tweeted! :-)

HeatherinSF said...

My favorite thing is lycopene cream - aka cream of tomato soup, or possibly slow roasted tomatoes to put on everything. Yum. I've never tried Red Gold tomatoes but I'd like to! (cacaogrl at yahoo dot com)

HeatherinSF said...

Tweet tweet, Christina!! (and Pogo says HI to Poe) (@HeatherHAL)

errign said...

I love to make homemade tomato sauce too - perfect for slathering on homemade pizza crust! :)

Mark said...

For me Roasting with garlic Olive oil is where it is all at. But that dosn't really work with a can so in that case it is Chile.

angelinthekitchen said...

What a cute prize pack! I love tomatoes on tacos and sandwiches, but love tomato sauce for pasta and pizza most of all!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I also love making homemade pasta sauce with tomatoes.

I also make a mean Chicken tortilla soup with canned tomatoes which rocks!

Great give a way!!!

Yuki said...

I love to make "crunchy peanut salsa with garlic" on baguettes! They are really delicious!

jhl said...

I'd make tomato soup. Yum!

Miss M.J. Ma'am said...

I love to make pizza sauce, and chili!

Lele said...

My favorite thing to make with tomatoes is chickpea and tomato stew... oh my goodness. It's in one of my favorite cookbooks of all time:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0394748670?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0394748670&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2

Spiceaholic said...

I linked back to your contest on my blog:

http://www.spicesbites.com/snowy-saturday/

one frugal lady said...

I would say chicken parmesean! YuM! I love these cans- my mom had an old red gold tomatoe can on the top of her kitchen cabinets for years!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Michael said...

I would have to say a nice hardy vegatable beef and barley soup with a can of those amazing tomatoes.Pots on waiting for that delivery.

Jessie said...

I looooove tomatoes ... on anything! They're wonderful roasted and in soups. Yum!

Pheobie said...

My favorite item to make is SALSA. Great giveaway!

pheobiejenkins @ gmail. com

angelsmabl said...

If I had the items in the giveaway I could make many favorite recipes such as: chili, bean dip, spaghetti sauce or maybe some new favorite found in the cookbook!

christie, honoring health said...

My favorite thing to cook with tomatoes is pasta sauce, also!

Puppydogs said...

Wow, this is a fun giveaway! I just found your site and think it is really cool.

My favorite thing to do with tomatoes would be either make sauce or even Sherried tomato soup found on pioneer woman. That soup is delish!

Patti said...

Great giveaway! My favorite thing to do with tomatoes is make fresh salsa!

Laura said...

Yummy! I love to make mexican crockpot lasagne so good!

I also in a pinch use canned tomatoes to make salsa!
Great giveaway!

Laura said...

Tweeted SO I CAN WIN!!!

Genie said...

Though I am a fresh-tomato-only girl when tomatoes are in season, canned tomatoes are a must when the weather is cold and fresh tomatoes should be banned from stores (sadly, they are not). I use them in tomato sauce, pasta sauce, chili, soups, all kinds of things!

Brad said...

Thanks for the chance to win, I like to make pizza sauce with canned tomatoes.

Brad said...

I tweeted your contest as instructed also. Thanks for the extra chance to win

Courtney :) said...

I love tomatoes. I love using them for salsa :)

Shelby Reynolds said...

My favorite dish to cook with tomatoes is... bruschetta! Little dices of tomato, onions, basil on top of a crusty bread slice and then sprinkled with olive oil. YUM. (Hey, I adore that keepsake can... how clever and can't we all think of about a million ways to use it for adorable display or storage of other items?!). (Oh, and I'm an american living overseas. In the off chance that my name wins, I have a stateside address!) :)

Julie said...

I love fresh pasta sauce. On the CLBB there is the pasta sauce recipe I have ever tried. I need good tomatoes for it so this will be perfect.

julie1351@bellsouth.net

Julie said...

I tweeted about the contest as @finntannermom
julie1351@bellsouth.net

suzi said...

my favorite tomato dish is chicken cattatori. SUPER easy.. browned chicken, canned tomatoes, onions, bay leaf, salt and pepper. simmer for a wile then serve over rice. GAH! awesome.

thanks for this contest!

muppins.please@gmail.com

suzi said...

i just posted your tweet @suzienevermind

muppins.please@gmail.com

angie lilly said...

I love to make my "famous" vegan crockpot chili! LOL GREAT contest! Thanks!
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/FotoMacro/status/9247405762
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

myreleaseonlife said...

Tweeted! =)

Scott said...

WOW this is a AWESOME giveaway package! Thanks for letting me enter to win. I love tomatoes. I can eat fresh ones with a fork and knife and just a pinch of salt...mmmm! I love to cook them too though, especially in salsas and Italian foods!
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/RePurrPussed/status/9248278622
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Deb K said...

My favorite thing to make is Lasagna!


deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb K said...

Tweet!

http://twitter.com/Deb55106/status/9265820081

deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com