Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Skillet Pasta and Bread for the Journey Give Away!


This is a quick meal idea using one pot on the stove top which makes it a good summer dish since you don't have to turn your oven on. My sisters introduced me to this dish. I used ground chicken for my meal. My sister used ground beef.

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. ground beef, chicken, or turkey
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 12 oz. pasta
  • 12 oz. cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 32 oz. broth
  • 2 sprigs fresh basil chopped
  • red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method:
  1. Saute the 1/4 cup chopped onion with the olive oil until soft.
  2. Add the meat of your choice, the garlic salt and some pepper till meat is fully cooked then set aside.
  3. In same skillet add the pasta, cherry tomatoes, sliced onion, garlic, broth and basil.
  4. Bring to a boil and let simmer until pasta is al dente. 
  5. Add the meat that you set aside till heated through and the pasta is to your liking.
  6. Taste and add pepper flakes and more seasoning as needed.
Serve with garlic bread and a salad if you desire.
Serves 4-6




Today is the official date of the release for Bread For The Journey!

We are going to give away one copy to one random person commenting on today's post.  

You must provide your name and be willing to give an address where the book can be sent.  

Contest is open to residents of Canada and the US. 

Contest closes at midnight tonight and winner will be announced on Thursday morning.  



Please share ( if possible) this post on Social media.
We are grateful and dependent on the community here to help us get the word out about this book.  




For all our Fraser Valley friends, please join us tonight at the Book launch! 
We'd love to see you there and if you haven't yet seen the new Mennonite Heritage Museum, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to come.



96 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious, I love an easy dinner on those hot days.

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  2. I would really love a copy of your beautiful book...good luck to all!

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  3. Congratulations on your new book. I would love to win a copy. By the way the skillet pasta looks delicious.

    Thanks, Deb V

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  4. This recipe sounds yummy, I would love a copy of your BEAUTIFUL new book. Good Luck tonight.

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  5. This recipe sounds so good but I think my children would wrinkle up their noses at the site of the tomatoes! Would love to read your new book.

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  6. This is my kind of recipe easy,with food that is usually around the kitchen!Of course would love to have your book,thanks for all your wonderful recipes.

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  7. Congratulations on your new book! I would love to get it free. I read your post nearly every day and love it! The pasta salad looks very pretty and would be a lite meal for summertime

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  8. I would love to win a copy of your new book. I enjoy your daily posts. Thank you so much for the recipes and the encouraging words. Ruth W

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  9. I would love a copy of this book. I've been wanting your cookbook for years.

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  10. The recipe and book both look great!! Congratulations!!

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  11. I would love a copy of this book but if I don't "win" I do hope you will tell us where we can get this book soon. :-)

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  12. Any recipe that doesn't heat up the kitchen sounds good to me. It's been a hot summer here!Thank you for the chance to win Bread for the Journey

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  13. Congratulations on your new book! I would love a copy.

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  14. I would love to win this book, my wife loves to read your blog every morning and we have enjoyed many receipes from it.

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  15. Yum, simple ingredients already in the house. Although I rarely comment I pin and make quite a few of your recipes and offer congratulations on your newest book.
    It would be wonderful to win a copy of Bread for the Journey.

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  16. I would love to win a copy of your book - I read your blog almost every day and have enjoyed many new recipes.

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  17. This recipe sounds just right for these hot summer days. Can't wait to try it.
    Congratulations on the publication of your newest book and how nice of you to do this giveaway.

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  18. Being a gal that has a Mennonite heritage background, and I have listened to my Grandmother ( who was a mentor to me in life), about the struggles of coming to Canada from Russia. She told me of how important it is to rely on God! I now am a mom sharing those stories to my children and hope that is passed through the generations to follow. I enjoy your 'Bread for the Journey' Sundays and look forward to seeing your book.

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  19. I have read your blog daily since I found it years ago..What a wonderful group of ladies you are in your faith and your living, I would love to win this wonderful book, my name is mary from gingercat48@outlook.com and God's continued blessings in all of your lives, you make my days happy and the recipes and the blog is wonderful..thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. Your blog is as much part of my day as getting up and getting dressed every morning is. When I need a recipe I always search MGCC before heading elsewhere. I rarely open a printed cookbook. The die hard recipes are printed and organized in a binder for instant access. I always enjoy reading your little extra comments. Keep sharing both the recipes and the Sunday inspirations.

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  21. MGCC is always my go-to recipe website and enjoy reading MGCC books. What a blessing it is to have you ladies share your family favourites and devotions. thanks!

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  22. Congrats on your book!!
    thanks for the opportunity to be in the give away.
    good luck to all.

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  23. So excited to see this book! Even if I don't win, I will be purchasing a copy for myself and several as gifts.

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  24. Congratulations on your new book - would love a copy.

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  25. Follow your blog daily and many, many recipes have been a huge success in our household. Have both of your other books and would love to win your latest. Congratulations.

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  26. That recipe looks great, I will try it with our deer/pork ground mix. I look forward to the Bread for the Journey blog entry every Sunday.

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  27. Love your recipes - think I'll try this one out with GF pasta. Your Bread for the Journey Sunday post is always bang on!

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  28. Sounds like a wonderful summer supper! Congratulations on the release of your book! I bet it is fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  29. Congratulations on your new book, and thank you for the giveaway! I so appreciate your blog and all of your wonderful recipes.

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  30. This dish looks wonderful-just like everything else I've tried from this site. It'd be so nice to have some of your recipes all organized in a cookbook, so when my internet is down, I could still cook! Best wishes for the success of your book.

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  31. Congrats on the new book! The blog is great. You're my go to for great recipes.

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  32. I love your blog - and am so happy for all of you and your new cookbook release. Congratulations!

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  33. I would love to win a copy of your book! It looks beautiful and I know it is filled with yummy recipes!

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  34. I read your daily posts and especially look forward to the weekly devotional. Congratulations on the publication of your newest book! How nice of you to offer a copy.

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  35. As another commentator said; your blog is as much part of my day as getting up and getting dressed every morning is. Congratulations on the release of your latest book. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of the give away.

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  36. I look forward to your blog post every day. Congrats on the publication of Bread For The Journey. I would be thrilled to win a copy!

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  37. I love MGCC...it is my go-to every morning. I also enjoy trying out new recipes. Congratulations girls!!!

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  38. I love cooking and the book sounds perfect! I also enjoy the recipes which you have posted!

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  39. My tomatoes are almost ready. I think I'll go out to the garden and give them a little pep talk so I can try this recipe. ����

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  40. We support 3 widows/widower through MMK in the Ukraine as you do with your proceeds. I am about to embark on aggressive chemo in the next two weeks and would find this book an encouragement to my spirit. My parents came from Russia too. Lucy

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  41. Enjoy checking out your recipes each day. Congratulations on another book!

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  42. Nothing better than 1-pot meals for thiose crazy days.

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  43. Love your recipes and would love this book!

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  44. That recipe looks great for these hot, humid summer days when turning on the oven is not a good idea! Congrats on your new book; I'm sure it will give much inspiration as your others have.

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  45. A nice re-do of a classic meal for the family. I like the whole one pot cooking method and plan to give this a try. Thank you!

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  46. Congrats on your new book. Would love the chance to win...thank you! :0)

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  47. Congrats on the new book. I am a daily visitor to your blog. Would love to add this book to my collection.

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  48. I look forward to your blog every day!

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  49. Looks like a delicious and easy dinner!
    Congratulations on the new book! :)

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  50. I enjoy coming here and reading your posts and trying our your wonderful recipes. Thank you all for your wonderful blog!
    Deena P

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  51. I really enjoy reading your stories and recipes each day.

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  52. Congratulations on your new book! I look forward to each morning's post!

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  53. I would love to have a copy of this book. I lived in Ukraine as a missionary for 8+years, and am going back in a few weeks. Have enjoyed the Russian flavor to this blog immensely, and would love to read Russian history.

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  54. How exciting to be able to write another book! Congratulations! I've been following you for some time and appreciate your take on life. You are amazing women! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  55. Horray for another book! I miss the Mennonite recipies of my early years so your recipies are a go to in our home! Congratulations on the new publication!

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  56. So awesome! I wish I could see the theater production! So curious about it!

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  57. Congrats! I would love a copy!

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  58. congrats on your on what looks to be another fine book.I would like win one.

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  59. Would love to have the cookbook. Always enjoy the posts. Carol C

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  60. BBQ season is great but I notice that I BBQ the same thing over and over again, thanks for a recipe that works with ground hamburger or turkey/chicken and no need to turn on the oven! Looks like we'll be having a hot day today in Manitoba, so this will be great for supper! Love your blog and look forward to reading it every day! Congrats on your new book, can't wait to see it :)

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  61. I love your books, and use them all the time. I'd love a copy of your new one.

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  62. This recipes cooks up quickly and looks delicious also suitable to serve from the saute pan. Most kitchens have the ingredients and presents itself as an attractive and tasty supper/lunch. We love your blog and books. The recipes are always a hit when shared with family/friends. Blessings!

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  63. Needed an idea for tonight - will try it!

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  64. This looks yummy! And I love your first cookbook!

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  65. Your recipes are always delicious! Can't wait to check this new book out :)

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  66. Congratulations on the new book! Love your delicious recipes!

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  67. Congrats on the new book!! I would love a copy.

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  68. This pasta dish looks so delicious and easy to make. Congratulations on your new book. I have enjoyed reading your blog now for several years.

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  69. Congratulations on getting your book published Ellen. I would enjoy entering, thank you. This meal looked delicious and the ingredients are going on my shopping list. Thank you also for your very kind comments on my blog recently, I appreciated them so much.

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  70. Congratulations on today's book launch!

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  71. I've been following this site for years and I love it!

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  72. Congratulations on the release of the new book. Sure enjoy your recipes! Thank-you for sharing your recipes.

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  73. Julie Reimer FehrAugust 3, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Love this site! I've made many of these recipes. Keep it coming!

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  74. I love the cover of your book. Congrats!!!! That recipe also looks great. Saving for later.

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  75. Congratulations on your new book. It will be a nice addition to a cookbook library

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  76. One pan meals are a favorite on busy days.

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  77. Congratulations on today's book launch!

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  78. Love your recipes! The new book looks great. I so appreciate your Bread for the Journey blog essays on faith and the Bible. I find them inspiring and spiritually refreshing. Thank you!

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  79. Wow, would love to win a copy of the book. You post so many yummy recipes on this site that have become favorites.

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  80. Congratulations on the release of another book. I'm looking forward to reading your family stories and checking out some new recipes!
    Jolene

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  81. Congratulations on your new book! Thanks to my mom, I am also a Mennonite Girl that can cook!

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  82. I would love to win a copy of your new book, I love using your recipes.

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  83. Congrats! Dairymary

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  84. What a lovely and useful book. I would be honored to win the book. Congratulations on the book and continued success. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Marilyn

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  85. That recipe sounds delicious Ellen. I'm thinking of you all right now (it's 9:08 my time and 6:08 your time) as you are about to start your book launch. So wish I could be there to celebrate with you all. Hope there will be lots of pictures of this event. Congratulations!!!!!!

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  86. Sounds like another wonderful new book!

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  87. I would love to win your new book! I have your other books and love them. :)

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  88. Congratulations on today's book launch!

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  89. The nook looks beautiful. Congratulations.

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  90. Natasha GrusendorfAugust 3, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    The book looks wonderful. So does the pasta recipe.

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  91. This looks so good I'm going to try it! Thanjs for the recipes! Giselda

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  92. As a momma to a gaggle of kids I love seeing what each day brings from your website to my table. Love the fact you have combined the Bread for the Journey into this new book. So encouraging each Sunday. Gwendolen

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  93. You girls are just amazing! Your ministry is wonderful and your spirits, all of you, beautiful-God-infused. Love the way you all walk with quiet dignity and grace. God bless you over and over as you serve Him through food for the body and for the soul!

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  94. I love your recipes and our blog. Thank you for all you do. You are appreciated.

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