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Unilever Spreads: Thanksgiving Dishes!…

Posted Nov 19 2012 6:57am

Thank you to Good to Know & Unilever Spreads for sponsoring this post. Find delicious recipes and learn more about Unilever spreads by visiting www.itisgoodtoknow.com . I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective .

Hi there!  Happy Monday to you!  I hope you had a great weekend!  I will talk about what I did over my weekend tomorrow.  For today, I want to focus on Thanksgiving!  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I love showing my love for my family and friends through my cooking.  Do you like Thanksgiving?  What is your favorite holiday?  I get so excited to plan a menu and to decide what to make for my loved ones. There is one item that I have always wanted to try when cooking and I never have.  That item is Country Crock spread.  I always loved the packaging of the container because it had that Country, down-home feel to it.  So when I was selected to take part in the Unilever Thanksgiving spread post for Clever Girls Collective, I knew I had to use Country Crock.

I purchased Country Crock spread sticks to use in two recipes I am planning on making for Thanksgiving.  The first recipe is for Stuffing.  Stuffing is one of my favorite side dishes for Thanksgiving.  I always make it on the side.  I never stuff it in the bird but you are more than welcome to if that is what you like.

Country Crock Spread

Apple Stuffing 
Ingredients:
1 box or bag of turkey stuffing mix
1/4 cup of Country Crock spread
1 Granny Smith apple (peeled, and diced in 1/2 inch cubes)
Directions:
Empty the contents of the stuffing mix into a saute pan.  Add the Country Crock spread and the Granny Smith apples.  Cook on medium-high heat for at least 15 minutes stirring occasionally.  Enjoy!

Apple Stuffing!

Roasted Root Vegetables
Ingredients:
3 carrots (peeled and cut into sticks)
1 acorn squash
Any other root vegetables you have on hand
2 tbsp. of Country Crock spread
Garlic Salt
Pepper
or Cinnamon
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Melt Country Crock spread in a microwavable bowl.  Season the root vegetables with garlic salt, and pepper or cinnamon and then toss in the melted Country Crock spread.  Place evenly on the baking sheet and roast for at least 20 minutes or to desired consistency.

Roasted root vegetables

I absolutely love these two recipes because they are simple and time savers especially when you have an entire Thanksgiving meal to prepare.  These sides are also very easy to take with you to a Thanksgiving meal outside your home.

I also really liked using Country Crock spread for these recipes.  It melted easily and tasted great.  Country Crock has been around in the US for 25 years!  The stick of Country Crock that I used in both recipes contain 8g of fat, 2.5g of saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0 mg of cholesterol, and 80 calories per serving.  If you check out the Country Crock website, they have a ton of recipes listed, even last-minute Thanksgiving recipes if you are running out of ideas.  So be sure to check it out!

Have you ever tried Country Crock spread?  In the Unilever family of spreads, I have used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and Promise.  They also make Brummel & Brown.  These are all great options to use when baking, cooking, spreading, etc.  It satisfies that creamy flavor.

Have a great Monday and I’ll be back tomorrow with my weekend recap!

Thank you to Good to Know & Unilever Spreads for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective . All opinions expressed here are my own.


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