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Monday, August 16, 2010

A fabulous CSN giveaway and food IS the way to a man's heart.

Where to start? The great giveaway or insight as to one more reason my husband proposed? What do they have in common? A dutch oven! Didn't someone say that food was the direct road to a man's heart?
photo courtesy of CSN stores

Thirty six years ago, I did not have a great Le Creuset dutch oven. If I had had one then, cooking would have been easier for sure. Regardless, I made rouladen for my husband. Recipe below. But first, let's get on to the super giveaway! CSN contacted me to host this giveaway. Wow, I was excited. Me. I love CSN! A $40 gift certificate!!! You can find your new dutch oven, you can find some new dishes (I've got my eye on a few), scrapbooking and sewing supplies or the perfect accessory for your home, office or self.

So how do you enter to win that great $40 gift certificate?? It's pretty easy. And you can earn up to three entries!
1. Go to the CSN stores and come back and leave me a comment as to what item you would love to have. Notice that many items have free shipping! - one entry.
2. Become a follower (subscribe to posts) and let me know by leaving another comment - entry #2.
3. Link back to this blog post on your blog - leaving me another comment - entry #3.

If you don't have a blog, be sure to leave me your email address on your entries so that CSN can contact the winner with their gift certificate!

That's 3 entries! I'll be drawing for a winner next Wednesday the 26th of August. Good Luck.

Rouladen
Beef Scallopini - at least one per person (your butcher will be able to help you)
Horseradish Mustard
Bacon slices (about 2 per Roulade)
Tabasco sauce
Olive oil
Water
1 medium chopped onion
Four roux
1 Bay leaf
String/twine that can be used in cooking (cotton, no dyes)

Lay beef scallopini flat on waxed paper. Spread each slice with a medium coat of horseradish mustard. On the wider end, add a drop or two of Tabasco sauce. Cover each slice with bacon. Beginning at the wide end, roll each scallopini into a log. Secure with string, wrapping from end to end and then several times around the log itself. No need to tie a knot, when the rouladen is browned, the string will secure itself.

Heat olive oil in a dutch oven. Brown all rouladen quickly on all sides, turning frequently. Add onions and bay leaf. Saute until golden. Add water to almost cover the rouladen. Braise for approximately 90 minutes. Remove rouladen from liquid and place on a heated plate to keep warm.

Make roux from equal parts buter and flour. Brown (be careful not to burn the flour). Add to liquid in pot, thickening to desired consistency. Remove the string/twine from the rouladen starting in the reverse order in which you wrapped the string.

Serve with spaetzle, boiled parslied potatoes or buttered noodles.

Good luck on your entries, enjoy a very typical German dish!! Three entries and until the 26th of August!


51 comments:

Kuby said...

Marlis, We love German food and I love Le Creuset pans. Thank you so much for this recipe! Do you have a spaetzle maker? I love mine. What kind of bacon do you use?

Kuby said...

Marlis, We love German food and I love Le Creuset pans. Thank you so much for this recipe! Do you have a spaetzle maker? I love mine. What kind of bacon do you use?

Domestic Diva said...

I'd use it toward a guidecraft kitchen helper. Thanks for the chance!

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

Robyn said...

I would get the little tikes push and ride racer for my son!

rrgallowaym23 @ gmail.com

Robyn said...

I subscribed!

rrgallowaym23 @ gmail.com

Cheryl said...

I would choose the Le Creuset stock pot in that beautiful Caribbean. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter my name.

dizzybloom(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Cheryl said...

I subscribe via Google Reader.

quitecontrary1977 said...

I want a Dutch ove! The Emirilware 6 quart dutch oven!
quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

quitecontrary1977 said...

gfc follower
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suburban prep said...

I think that I might like ti put it towards the All-Clad set of two bakers.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

xinex said...

Great giveaway, Marlis! I would love to have the wide Le creuset oval 5 qt. pot in orange. I use Le Creuset for cooking and I don't have that yet. I cannot find where to sign up to be a follower. Help!...Christine

xinex said...

Thanks for fixing it, Marlis. I am now a follower....Christine

TracyM said...

I would love to get a wine cooler.

TracyM said...

I subscribe via google reader.

TracyM said...

put a link on my blog; http://tracymccasland.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I would love to have Le Creuset 5.5 Quart Round French Oven in Flame & especially while the free 6-qt. stock pot is being made available!
pamella56@wi.rr.com

Pamella said...

Marlis, I love this blogspot!

Pamella said...

You've inspired me to start cooking, again!

JKW said...

Thanks for visiting. Your pictures were broken in the CSN giveaway, so I hadn't read it thoroughly. Thanks for visiting and asking me back - I also became a follower - I have to see what you are up to :) I have never heard of CSN and I thank you profusely. They have waterbeds (the only waterbed store in WPB area is gone - now I can get more sheets and the softener that I need annually. I would chose the Sunbeam mixer #2371 w/glass bowls if I win. At retirement, I have gotten back into sewing and also now design and make dolls. I enjoy seeing what you are doing. Thanks again, Blessings, Janet

Elaine said...

I love the Bassett Mirror Silver Antique Beaded Leaner Mirror!

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

I have just become a follower of your blog! Please enter me in your CSN giveaway.
Thanks

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

I am so wanting one of the Hamilton Beach drink mixers in Carmine Red.
Please enter me again.

Joanne Kennedy said...

I would be so excited if I won. I have been wanting to get a grill pan for a long time!

Thanks for the chance to win :)

Hugs,
Joanne

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh and I'm a blog follower :)

Hugs,
joanne

Jackie said...

I love the SEI White Sewing Table -it is just the right size.

Jackie Dundon

Tim said...

I am following on gfc.

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

Tim said...

I would buy some non stick cookware.


tahearn at roadrunner dot com

Sarah said...

Marlise, left my comment on the wrong post. So here I am after reading ALL of the directions. :-)

I'd love to be entered in the drawing. I've got my eye on the Wedgewood Nantucket teapot.

Thanks for the entry. ~ Sarah

DG said...

Love the Home Styles Hanover Student Desk and Hutch Set - 5532-162 but would probably use this on the emile henry pink pie dish :)

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

DG said...

gfc follower DG

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DG said...

blogged

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edmontonjb said...

I would love the green KitchenAid Mixer from CSN

dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

edmontonjb said...

I follow with GFC

dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

Jacqueline said...

I was just looking last night at CSN. They have some beautiful holiday plates that I would love to get! They really are a great store.

Jacqueline said...

I have been following you and mistakenly I thought I was a follower (getting old!) but I am your newest follower now (officially!)

matt4melis said...

I would love to get this: http://www.cookware.com/Le-Creuset-N4100-2671-LEC1574.html

matt4melis at hotmail dot com

matt4melis said...

subscribe to posts via Google Reader

matt4melis at hotmail dot com

Elaine said...

I would love to put it towards the bassett mirror silver antique beaded leaner mirror.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness, I'd LOVE Lea Emma's Treasures Mirrored Door Chest - 606-142...and I'd use it for my perfume!!!

I could use the exposed shelves for the bottles I wear most often, and store samples and decants in the drawers...DH could probably add some shelves in the closet section for the rest of my full bottles.

Mercy sakes.... I NEED this!!!! Thanks for sharing!

And I'm a Follower!

Stephanie said...

I would love to have the Wildon Home Kabini Cre'me 8 Piece Comforter Set
thecartoonlovinmama(at)gmail(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I follow via GFC (thegrants)
thecartoonlovinmama(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would love to have the red holiday dishes with the reindeer. Thanks so much.

Mary L

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and will follow as soon as I can figure out how to do so. Love the red reindeer holiday dishes. What a lovely table scape I could do with those, thank you!!

Mary L

Debbie said...

I'd get this Rachael Ray casserole: http://www.csnstores.com/Rachael-Ray-55230-RRY1179.html

fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Debbie said...

I am a GFC follower.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Greetings! I just discovered your blog. And I just did so in time to enter for the give-away! I love CSN and might like to get a Crock Pot since the cold weather will be coming soon. Thank you!
Best regards,
Gloria

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Hello again, for my second entry, I would like to confirm that I became a Follower! Thanks again!
Best,
Gloria

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a great giveaway. I would get a piece of Le Crueset in Caribbean Blue. I'm starting a collection!

SolDucky said...

Oh, lovely! I would be thrilled to get some new flatware to replace our mismatched set.

SolDucky said...

I follow your blog via GFC.

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