The food situation in this house is a bad one, friends. We’ve basically been living off of fast food. I mean, yes, I know… I JUST HAD A BABY. Good excuse, I think. But no. This must stop. We have to get back into the habit of, like, cooking and stuff. For our health, but mostly for our budget.

Cooking is like working out to me. When I stop doing it for a while, my physique suffers (because Wendy’s Pretzel Burgers), and I’m also scared to jump back in.

Anyway, I need to get over it. I’m hoping to get my act together enough in the next week to start meal planning again (or just sticking to the meal plan programs I subscribe to). I’ll also be taking the coupons the Pork Be Inspired campaign sent me to the grocery store next time to stock up on some meat.


Remember when I made that Summer Pork Chop Salad for the National Pork Board as part of the Pork Be Inspired campaign? Well, they sent me a really cool pack of goodies, including some very nice grilling tools and steak knives, along with some generous coupons and (Scott’s favorite!) a meat thermometer. (And that snazzy apron.)


And they want me to choose one of you to receive the same pack of goodies. So check out the 10 for $10 recipes and tell me which one sounds the best to you (no, you don’t have to pick my salad!). I’ll draw a random winner on Wednesday, August 28th.

Contest is closed! Congrats to Mark! chose comment #43. I counted the 23 FB comments first, and Mark’s was the 20th blog comment. Thanks to all for entering.

This post was sponsored by The National Pork Board. All pictures, words, opinions and grammatical errors are my own.


86 thoughts on “A Pork Be Inspired Giveaway”

  1. I saw several that looked good, but clicked on Grilled Pork Spiedies because I wondered what the heck a Spiedie was. They sound really yummy and versatile, so I’ll make that my choice – followed closely by your salad 😉

  2. It’s a toss up between your strawberry pork salad and the lemon basil grilled chops. They both look upper yum. If you forced me to pick one, I’ll go with the lemon, since in reality I always choose meat over salads!

  3. I’m going to try out the lemon basil chops because 1) few ingredients and 2) I have some basil that needs to be used up! Thanks for the suggestion!

  4. Ooh, that pork chops with tomatoes and zucchini sounds amazing. Plus I have 2 of those three in my garden I will let you guess which two.

  5. This looks good too! Grilled Pork Chops with Tomato and Zucchini. You’re salad looks good too, but being 8.5 months pregnant, salad just doesn’t seem appealing, lol.

  6. Grilled Orange Soy New York Pork Chops with Apple Ginger Cranberry Chutney made my mouth water just reading the recipe!

  7. To be honest, yours sounds the best to me! I love a fruit and nut salad, and I think the pork would compliment it really well. Normally I would add a salty cheese like feta, but the pork would add the saltiness and warmth to the salad. Yummy!

  8. The “Grilled Pork Chops with Tomato and Zucchini” looks great and would help us use up some of the zucchini from the garden!

  9. The Rosemary Lemon Pork Chops look amazing!! My hubby loves to grill if I prepare the food, so it’ll be a win-win for us!

  10. Nom! The grilled chops with Minted strawberry avocado salsa sounds delicious! We’re having mustard herb chops tonight!

  11. I’m a sucker for rosemary in anything, so I’ll go rosemary lemon pork chops :-)thanks for the great Iideas!

  12. They all look super yummy, but since we stocked up on tomatos and Zucchinis at the farmers market this weekend, I will definitely be making the Grilled Pork Chops with Tomato and Zucchini TONIGHT!

  13. The Rosemary Lemon Pork Chops look tasty. I love Rosemary Lemon Chicken so this recipe would work with my family.

  14. Actually, your’s does sound the best to me! Of course, tonight I made a dark-leafy green salad with shredded pork (chop) and sliced grapes… if I’d had strawberries in the fridge, they would have been a welcome addition!

  15. They all look so yummy.. but I will likely try the “Dijon Rosemary
    Bone-In Ribeye Pork Chops” first. Love adding Dijon to everything!

  16. Yum! I like all of them but if I had to choose one I’d say the grilled pork chops with minted strawberry avocado salsa sounds really good!

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