Saturday, March 28, 2009

La Cense Beef, Sunsweet Dried Plums and Tyson Foods Giveaway

La Cense BeefLa Cense Beef is a company that produces the fanciest, free-roaming cows eating gourmet Montana grass and they are then turned into the fanciest all-natural, lean and luscious cuts of meat.

Now as much as I love to cook I tend to be very bargain-basement-minded with my meats not because I don't like a good steak but because trying to cook for this crowd means keeping things as inexpensive as I can so I'm not used to some of the more select cuts. But having said that I was very curious to see if I could tell a difference--to see if all the hype translated into flavor.

Well they sent me one of their pot roasts and the nice thing is, they're completely cooked. You just heat them to 145 degrees and you've got an instant feast. So last Sunday I took out the roast, prepared it according to directions and warmed it just as the instructions said.

Eye Round Roast from La Cense BeefI took it out, let it stand 10 minutes to solidify the juices then sliced it up and set it with a pretty presentation right in the middle of the table. I called to the family that dinner was ready, they ran into the dining room and do you know the first thing out of those little heathens' mouths?

"JELLO! Mom made JELLO!"

[She slaps her forehead in disbelief]

Of course when everyone was served and had taken their first bite the next thing they said was "Wow this meat is tender!"

And that was the general consensus, that though La Cense Beef is quite lean from the way the cattle are raised that the roast was amazingly tender. Of course the family is used to my pathetic attempts at pot roasts where I pretty much rely on a nuclear explosion to flash cook things in time for dinner but regardless of the our history with meat we all thought it was by far the best we'd ever had.

Sunsweet OnesNow as I've mentioned, this is pretty fancy beef. And frankly it may not be something you spring for every day but with Easter dinner looming on the horizon this is the perfect way to do something a little special to celebrate. I'd love to try some of their other cuts--I can imagine how amazing a Eye Round Roast would be--and if your roasting skills leave something to be desired then get their fully cooked cuts and forget about the stress.

This week's winner will receive, courtesy of La Cense Beef, a five pound pot roast of their own plus a pound of ground beef and a t-shirt. You'll be ready to go.

In addition, for the winner I also happen to have coupons for free packages of Sunsweet Ones (a $4 value) which are their new individually wrapped dried plums and of Tyson Foods bagged or boxed products (a $10 value) good through the end of this year.

With deals like this you'll be set for the month.

And by the way, have you signed up for the Scribbit Newsletter yet? There are all sorts of extras you won't be getting here on the blog--if you like giveaways you'll want to sign up!

Here's how to win:

Before 12 am Monday morning click here to reach the giveaway entry form then enter your name and email. I will pick one of the names at random, contact the winner via their email and publish the winner's first name and home town in next Tuesday's post. See the bottom of the entry form for more details.

This giveaway is only open to readers with a U.S. address.

31 comments:

One Mom said...

Having just used up my freezer stash of beef from my Son the Flockmaster (shoulder roasts and short ribs) I am ready for some prime beef cuts!

Jello????? Now I know how you keep your kids happy!

NL6369 said...

Who doesn't love meat and t-shirts and just recently I found that I love Prunes.....I know!! Who knew??? ....So not a thing will go to waste.What a fantastic giveaway.

Patricia Linehan said...

I sooo hope I win this one!

Allen McLeod said...

I am droooooling. I need a good meat fix.

armlam@bellsouth.net

jacjewelry said...

What a delicious giveaway! Thank you!

Janet said...

Mama used to make pot roast in a pressure cooker with the potatoes and carrots cooked in with it. Divine. I don't have a pressure cooker. I am not interested in seeing how far off the ground I can blow my house.
This would be a lovely prize, because with a vegetarian husband and incredibly picky children, I would get a whole pot roast all to myself. I'll fix them jello.

Monika I said...

This is what I have been dreaming about, and its coming true. Whoppee

Naomi said...

So why aren't they prunes anymore?

Suzie B. said...

Kids! You're reminding me of and earlier day, having taken our brood to a local restaurant for the all-you-can-eat buffet, our two teen-aged boys (BIG eaters) and their younger sister proceeded to fill their plates with mostly jello rather than all the other terrific choices. Needless to say, the restaurant made some money on US that day!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I've never heard of La Cense, but I'm dying to try it. :) If I win, I'll even serve it with jello, in your honor.

leandrew said...

'Awesome' giveaway offering! And finally, a giveaway with a 'prize' my family can actually use!

Please, include us in your giveaway drawing!

Thanks and good luck to all!

leandrew_taylor@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This would be great to tempt my tastbuds. Thank you.

Nora
neneelynn@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

How wonderful that you're offering a giveaway that is very good for a family. Thanks.

april~living the sweet life said...

That looks really good.

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

One of the things I have missed the most since moving here to the U.P. is a decent cut of beef from anywhere! We have been eating primarily chicken because I won't waster money on the beef.

Ironically, as we are about to finish this investment house and relocate we are having conversations that revolve around being able to get a good cut of beef. LOL

Your roast looks soooooooooooooooo good. It would be perfect for a Sunday after church meal!

Amy said...

that looks delicious. i'm going to have to check out their site. thanks for sharing!

Rick said...

Great giveaway...Delicious.

jackie1501@frontiernet.net said...

the picture of that roast is gorgeous

Valerie said...

Oh my gosh I am starving after looking at these picture. Nice to see a food contest we all have to have this. Thanks for a chance to win.

Faither said...

Love to put cuts of meat like this in a slow cooker and enjoy the next day.

pms3237 said...

What a great giveaway. In this time of recession, anyone can use good food. Those prunes are delicios..we eat them like candy!

kat said...

Wow, I am having company coming in from Texas and this would be great to cook! Please enter my name! Thanks!

GENEVIEVE said...

LA CENSE BEEF......! OH MAIS OUI BIENSUR...C'EST DELICIEUX.....
I LOVE ROAST BEEF, IT REMINDS ME OF MY MOM COOKING THEM FOR A SPECIAL SUNDAY MEAL, YEARS AGO.
IT LOOKS COOKED JUST THE WAY IT SHOULD BE COOKED ON THE PICTURE AND ...YES...IN THE "JUS" THOSE LITTLE NEW POTATOES!
THANK YOU FOR THE GIVEAWAY, (I WON'T TELL THOSE COWS ABOUT THEIR DESTINY) IF I SEE THEM!

GENEVIEVE

Taminar said...

I just read an article about how grass fed beef contains more beneficial Omega 3 fatty acids than your standard grocery store fare. The article also blames a shortage of Omega 3 in our diets for everything from decreased brain power to increased violence in society.

colo08 said...

Looks so good! I love your website a lot of good info. thanks

Anonymous said...

i didnt eat a good roast beef until i join the us navy...bummer
snowyatnite@yahoo.com

artmarcia said...

The grass-fed beef looks so delicious. Thanks for the chance to win!

BigDot69 said...

I have not had Pot roast since before I was married

j said...

Ooh, makes me hungry, it looks so good

j said...

Ooh, makes me hungry, it looks so good

m&n said...

WOW!