Friday, May 6, 2016

Bringing the Big Apple Home with al fresco - Enter to win an NYC Getaway!

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I've never been to New York, but I imagine that walking down the street you'll smell a variety of yummy foods. Foods like delicious pizza, pasta from Italian eateries, hot dogs, fresh sandwiches at a deli, oh how I wish I could be there! But, I've not been, so I can only imagine. OR I can try my best at home (on the other side of the country in Arizona!). 

At the bottom of this post, you can enter to win an all-expense paid weekend in NYC, get $1k spending money, plus a tour and private dinner prepared by Bon Appetit's Executive Chef in the Bon Appetit Kitchen!

So, al fresca asked me if I wanted to receive some of their products and help them promote a giveaway they're doing. I'm like of course! I've tried their products before, and we really love them. The chicken sausage is good in pasta, or just on a bun with some toppings. But I've never had their chicken bacon before. My husband and I were really nervous. I'm not a fan of turkey bacon, and that's what I was expecting. 

But woah. I was blown away. It tastes really good, as close to actual bacon as you can get without being pork. We put these on burgers one night. Since the chicken bacon is pre-cooked, you only need to heat it up. I put it in a pan and warmed it. I wanted a little crisp to it, so I let it cook longer than it says to. It was perfect. Oh my, I really wanted to eat the whole package myself LOL. It was just that good. I had some pickles on the side, and made sure to toast the buns :)

 It was amazingly good. I told my mother in law about the chicken sausage. She doesn't eat pork but does eat turkey bacon. I told her this was much better, and she's going to try it! I think I'll bring some the next time I see her.

So I was also sent a package of the sweet apple chicken sausage. Like I said earlier, we've had this before and its a favorite of ours to grill. I decided to pan fry them and cook them up to put in buns. We topped with various toppings, I like ketchup and relish, my husband likes mustard. the kids prefer to have it cut up on the plate. So that is what we had. Forgive me, as I didn't take pics! It was so good we just didn't stop to think that I needed a pic for it. But, if you've had them (or when you do have them) you'll understand. 

The best part? 
Enter to win an all-expense paid weekend getaway in NYC including $1,000, plus a tour and private dinner prepared by Bon Appétit's Executive Chef in the new BA Kitchen. 

The total prize value is $4,000 inclusive of:

  • Round-trip flight for two (2) to New York City 
  • Two (2) night's accommodations at a New York City hotel 
  • Exclusive dinner by Bon Appétit's Executive Chef and tour of the BA Kitchen 
  • Custom prize package filled with BA and al fresco goodies
  • $1,000 in spending money

Bring the big apple home with al fresco all natural’s fully cooked sweet apple chicken sausage, with 70% less fat and 30% less sodium than pork sausage. It's also dairy and gluten free! In your very own kitchen, show us a Gray's Papaya style dog using the sweet apple chicken sausage, try your hand at sausage pizza or the best deli-style sandwich. Better yet, recreate any of the memorable dishes you had during a trip to NYC whether they were from a hole in the wall in Little Italy or the best restaurant in Brooklyn.

And why does AF Love NY lately? Now through May 13, they are hosting an al fresco NYC Gourmet Getaway Sweepstakes. Enter to win here. Good luck! I'd love if one of my readers were to win! That'd be awesome!

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