Johnsonville Sausage: Review and Giveaway

With the school year and football season in full swing and the holidays just around the corner, life is getting busy (or should I say…busier).  Because my husband and I both work full time, it is pretty easy to fall into the “fast food” trap.  You know the one.  Late meeting at work, late getting the kids, homework to get started, nothing defrosted to cook….let’s just pick up a burger.  Ugh.  It’s happened more often that I would like to admit.

The key to success in my home is planning and preparation.  If my husband and I have an idea of what we plan to eat each and every night during the week, we are more likely to stick to it.  But, we also have to make sure the meals are quick and easy.  No time for elaborate three course meals during the week at my home.  New recipes are always welcomed if they can be accomplished in 30 minutes or less!  So, I was thrilled to see that Johnsonville created an awesome recipe section on their website!

This Sunday, during the Saints game, we decided to try a recipe that is great game day food, Pig Tails!  Johnsonville sent us a package of several different varieties of sausage in order to try out a few recipes.  Here’s what we did:

Pig Tails and Fries

1 package (28 ounces) frozen curly French fries
1 package (13.5-16 ounces) Johnsonville® smoked sausage (Polish, New Orleans, Smoked Turkey, BOLD Beef Hot Links or Beef Franks).

Cut sausage links in half lengthwise. Cut each half into three long strips.

TO BAKE: Spread fries in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 450°F for 17-20 minutes, turning once.
Arrange sausage strips in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 450°F for 12-14 minutes or until they
curl. Serve with fries.

Makes 6 servings.

Being from NOLA, we decided to try the New Orleans blend sausage as well as the Turkey sausage.  After baking, the New Orleans blend definitely curled better and looked more like a Pig Tail.  Arranging the fried and sausage on the plate was simple and looked really cute, too! My husband, mother in law, children and I all tasted the dish and it was YUMMY.  We liked the New Orleans blend sausage so much that we made traditional Red Beans and Rice for dinner and included this sausage in the recipe.  It came out so well that my husband has proclaimed that we will ONLY buy Johnsonville sausage from now on!

GIVEAWAY

Want to try it for yourself?  I have one coupon for a FREE package of Johnsonville sausage!

How to Enter:

1. Search the Johnsonville recipes and tell me which one you can’t wait to try!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Johnsonville (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

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5. Place my blog button on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on October 17th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. Thank you to Johnsonville for supplying the product for review.

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