When I Say Hillshire...You say Farm Giveaway

With all these giveaways about sausage, you think I was anti-pig or something.  But the truth is, my family likes sausage.  So when Hillshire Farm asked if I wanted to review some of their products, talk about it and give some away on my blog.  I was like "Heck yeah!  Ever since Ladybug stopped taking pictures for Ladybug's Portfolio, I've been sweating for material.  And Babies in Beards are already pissing SciFi Dad people off."

So they sent me a 14 oz. package of Hillshire Farm Beef Smoked Sausage and a 14 oz. package of Hillshire Farm Beef Polska Kielbasa.

One thing I learned about my last giveaway was...

Don't talk crap about the people that come to your blog just to sign up for contests.  So I will not be attempting any of that with this post.

Unfortunately, I was unable to take pictures of my reviews, so you'll just have to picture them in your Mind's Eye.

They supplied me with a Hillshire Farm cookbook to get examples from, but I went with practicality again with this one

First the Beef Smoked Sausage.
A 14 oz. package (prior to cooking) will not feed my family of seven as a meal.  Two ounces per person would be swell if I was a survivor of Flight 815 and the food was rationed, but since I'm not we didn't go that route.

Seeing as how I try to keep the kids on a somewhat routine schedule, I chose to cut the sausage in half-inch pieces and place them in a sauce pan.  I then drowned them in Hunts BETTER TASTING Barbeque Sauce.  I let them come to a boil and then sided them with a veggie and white rice and served to the children for lunch.


My kids HEART sausage!

While it wasn't anything Top Chef worthy, my kids did appreciate it and it was quite delicious. 


Now the Beef Polska Kielbasa.
I planned this one a little better than the last the Beef Smoked Sausage.  I cut the meat up again into half inch-ish sized pieces.  I then browned them on a skillet with a minimal amount of vegetable oil.  When they were nice and brown, I covered them with my local grocery store's brand of Garlic and Herb Pasta Sauce (H-E-B for those who are familiar with the chain).  I also added a small 8 ounce can of tomato sauce to increase the amount of sauce (I'm serving people who like to eat seconds). 

I served the Sausage Sauce over some cooked spaghetti.

It wasn't even on the plate when the Voltaggio Brothers called and wanted to buy the recipe.  How they heard about me, I can only assume they like Babies in Beards.

Again we had a hit on our hands and in our bowls.

And now...

The Giveaway

The generous folks at Hillshire Farm are giving away A YEAR'S SUPPLY of sausage.  This isn't like a year's supply of turtle wax or WD-40, you're actually going to be able to get multiple products.

So if that doesn't bring out the lurkers, I don't know what will.


Required Entry: Leave a comment saying you want a year's supply of sausage.

I'm not asking for additional entries, but if you want to tweet about it or blog about it on your own, I'll give you extra entries.

Small Print

The winner will be selected randomly on Random.org. The contest will be over on Wednesday 14th at 6pm CST. The winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to reply. If there the winner does not reply, then I will pick someone else. If they don't reply, I'll just probably declare my mother in law the winner.

Also Jared over at Dadthing.com was the winner of the Bryan Sausage Giveaway.  Go subscribe to his blog why don't you?