When an email lands in your inbox offering to send groceries to your door you usually sit up and take notice. Well, okay let’s be honest its only happened once, but it sure did get my attention! On I digging a little further it turns out McCormick have introduced a couple of new ways for us to use their herbs and spices while making tea. Frankly, any help with meal inspiration around here is more than welcome, because I get ‘oh so bored’ cooking the same meals day in and out. So on that note let me introduce you to McCormick Recipe Creations and their range of new Recipe Bases made from all natural ingredients.
First up above is the fabulous basket of goodies that arrived on my doorstep. Everything here I needed to make Massaman Beef Curry and Herb Chicken. (I should tell you I was allowed to select these from a menu and I chose one to make me happy and one to make the kids happy. Can you guess which one is which?) I have to tell you McCormick’s Recipe Creation packs made me feel like I was on Masterchef. The little packets contain all the herbs and spices you need for the meal in fully measured out amounts and the instructions tell you exactly when to put them in. It makes it so simple you can’t go to wrong. And even better it actually feels like you know what you’re doing!! (Am I accidentally giving away the fact that I’m a very garden variety cook when it comes to things not cake related?)
The herb chicken was delicious! We all loved it and I’ve had to promise my family I’ll make it again. Another great thing about the Recipe Creations range is that once you feel confident you can actually just buy the spices in the jars and cook it all by yourself. Masterchefs eat your heart out! The Massaman Curry came from the McCormicks Recipe Base range. Again yummy (hot) but didn’t give me quiet the same Mastercheffy feeling – as the herbs were already mixed. I do so love something that makes me feel like I know what I’m doing
Want to try some recipe creations yourself and see if you can get that mastercheffy feeling? McCormicks have set aside a chunky little hamper of goodies, including a set of these classy Peugeot salt and pepper grinders plus a stash of recipe creation packs for me to giveaway to a lucky reader. If you’d like a chance to win follow these 3 simple steps:
- Leave a comment below telling me something you cook that makes you feel like a masterchef.
- If you are kind enough to share this on facebook or twitter please feel free to leave a second entry comment.
- Giveaway is open until Midnight 30th of June, 2012 and has a total value of $160.
- (Check the T&C tab for full T&C).
- Disclaimer: I received a free basket of groceries for completing this post. No money was offered or accepted.