Sunday, April 10, 2011

Simply Potatoes Review/Giveaway - Simply Easy Hot German Potato Salad Recipe

I am pleased to announce I have been selected by Simply Potatoes to participate in the Simply Potatoes Family Food Menu Campaign.   Simply Potatoes supplied me with two free coupons to use to help me prepare a weekly dinner menu.  And they are going to provide one of my followers a coupon of their own to get creative. **Enter for your chance to win below**

Of course....I had to come up with a new recipe to use Simply Potatoes, which by the way are so tasty and fresh without the hassle of peeling, slicing or dicing.  I decide to try making a old family favorite, but a lot simpler and time saving thanks to Simply Potatoes.  I made a Simply Easy Hot German Potato Salad - which was a perfect addition to my crock-pot feather bone ribs.

Ingredients:

8 bacon strips (Pre-cooked - speeds up the cooking time), crumbled

3/4 cups diced onions

1 (20 ounce) package Simply Potatoes Fresh hash browns

2 Tablespoons All-purpose flour

2/3 cup white vinegar

1 cup water

1/8 cup granulated sugar

Dried Parsley

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Directions:

Place bacon in a skillet.  Fry until bacon is crisp. Remove bacon slices and drain on paper towels.  Crumble when cooled.

Add onions to the drippings in the skillet and cook until onions are translucent.  Add flour and stir until combined.

Add the vinegar, water and salt and pepper to taste.  Bring to a boil, until mixture thickens slightly. Add crumbled bacon and stir.

Add Simply Potatoes Hash Browns and stir.

Continue to cook over low heat for 10 minutes.  Add dried parsley before serving warm.
I am so glad Simply Potatoes motivated me to come up with this new Easy Family Favorite.  I will definitely be making this again and again.



Did you know that you can sign up on Simply Potatoes website for a chance to win Simply Potatoes products for an entire year!
Now on to the Giveaway Information----------

***One winner will be selected to win a coupon for one package of Simply Potatoes, value $4.00.  The winner will be drawn via Random.org.

Giveaway is Open to US residents only age 18 or over. You must complete the Mandatory Entry to be eligible. This giveaway will close on April 20, 2011 at 11:59pm MST Time. Please leave a separate comment with email for each entry that you complete.

Mandatory Entry - Please go over to Simply Potatoes website and look around. Come back here to Fishful Thinking and let me know how Simply Potatoes could assist you in building your on weekly food menus!

Bonus Entries:

Follow Fishful Thinking Blog on Google Connect (one the right side of my blog).

Follow Simply Potatoes on Twitter.


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Become a member of Simply Potatoes® and by becoming a member you are enter to win free Simply Potatoes® products for a Year (very easy to sign up!).

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Tweet about the Giveaway: You can copy and paste the following Tweet over on Twitter once per day.

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Good Luck everyone and thank you Simply Potatoes for make meal preparation much simpler.

156 comments:

  1. would love to try and see how it shortenens the prep time in the kitchen.....

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  2. It would help by greatly reducing prep time for recipes - no more shredding, dicing, or mashing!

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  3. I follow Simply Potatoes on Twitter (@ohkeeka)

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  6. I'm a Simply Potatoes member

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  7. can make a variety of meals with the potatoes mverno@roadrunner.com

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  8. Side potato dished from scratch take a long time, especially mash potatoes! So having the simply potatoes garlic mashed potatoes on hand would be a very good way for our family to actually eat potatoes more often!

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  9. the hashbrowns would be a great bkfst item for cold winter mornings
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  15. quick and easy to make crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  16. Definitely helps with food prep and making dinner easy
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  17. My husband loves "real" mashed potatoes, but I hate the prep/cook time involved with making them. These seem like a happy medium between making from scratch and instant powder potatoes. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  20. These would help with my menu because they are convenient and the website has some great recipes (I bookmarked Chicken Salsa Verde Casserole)
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  21. I'm a gfc friend
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  25. I entered your Bigfat giveaway
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  26. I entered your Coffeemate giveaway
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  27. It would help making our Green Chili get down Hashbrowns. It has grilled onions, topped with Green Chili sauce and cheese! Too good, a must try!

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  28. The homestyle slices would be great with cheese as a side for hamburger steak.

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  30. I could use the Shredded Hashbrowns in about a million different ways that my family would love.
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  32. I follow Simply Potatoes on Twitter(5webs)
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  34. I am a member of Simply Potatoes
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  35. I Tweeted
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  36. It makes preptime easier when your running late
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  37. gfc follower
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  38. I did become a member of simply potatoes
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  40. I would love to try the shredded hashbrowns, no more prep, easy to use in recipes- sounds good to me.
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  42. I can make brunch cups with Simply POtatoes for easter brunch!

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  46. I became a member at Simply Potatoes

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  47. I entered your Coffeemate giveaway!

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  48. I tweeted
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  49. it would shorten the time to get dinner on the table
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  53. entered cooffee mate giveaway
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  54. entered bigfat giveaway
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  55. these would be great to cut down on prep time!

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  56. i also entered your coffeemate giveaway

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  57. I would love to try their hashbrowns. It would be great for a quick breakfast!

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  58. I follow fishful thinking on twitter as @ramblesahm
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  59. Since I work, I think these potatoes will help me whip up a quick dinner after 12hrs of work, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  60. Twitter follower, @marilynjaegly, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  61. Tweet:http://twitter.com/#!/marilynjaegly/status/59383470841012224 mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  62. I am a google follower, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  63. Simply Potatoes has some great recipes on their sites. I like the casserole recipes. They look easy to prepare. Thanks!
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  64. I follow via google friend connect
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  65. I entered the Coffee-mate giveaway
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  66. They have a lot of great sounding recipes that I would like to try.
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  67. I follow on GFC.
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  68. I follow them on twitter(donnak4).
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  69. I follow you on twitter(donnak4).
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  70. I entered the Giveaway for Bigfat's Hot Sauce
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  71. I entered the Giveaway for Coffeemate
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  72. I follow fishful thinking on GFC

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  73. This could help me because I won't have to cut any potatoes.

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  74. My family is incredibly picky. This would be great for me because I could use it to change up the things they will eat to give us a little variety from our usual.

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  75. GFC follower.

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  76. Became a member and entered their sweepstakes too.

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  77. Follow Simply Potatoes on Twitter.

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  78. Follow you on Twitter too.

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  79. Tweeted.

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  80. Entered Coffee mate.

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  82. Entered Bigfat's.

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  84. thank you for this yummy giveaway! i use very few "convenience" foods. my family LOVES hash browns but i seldom make them because i LOATHE grating potatoes! this will help me in my menu planning as i will be able to serve them the hash browns they love without the skinned knuckles that i hate! lol

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  85. i follow via gfc

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  86. i follow simply potatoes on twitter @ntiveheart

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  89. tweeted

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  90. i entered the bigfat's hot sauce giveaway

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  91. They would make it easy for kids to use on their night to cook.
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  92. GFC follower
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  93. Following Simply Potatoes on Twitter.
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  94. Following Fishful Thinking on Twitter. @5Grapes
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  95. Became a member of Simply Potatoes
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  96. TWEET: http://twitter.com/#!/5Grapes/status/59754466190168064
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  97. I entered the BoraBora giveaway
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  99. I love how they have recipes on their websites, I am always looking for new ideas. This will definitely help with my meal planning :)!

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  100. Simply Potatoes could assist me in building a weekly food menu by having recipes listed by protein as well as by meal.

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  102. Simply Potatoes is an easy way to use what are real potatoes rather than peeling your own!
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  103. I follow on GFC
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  104. I follow Simply Potatoes on Twitter
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  105. I follow you on twitter
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  106. Love the recipes to help with meal planning
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  107. I follow simply potatoes on twitter
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  108. I follow you on twitter
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  109. I follow on GFC
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  110. I would use the hashbrowns to help make a hearty breakfast!

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  111. We love to make veggie scrambles and this would be good with those.

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  112. I could build menus with these by adding any kinds of cheese and grated vegetables, oh that would be so good
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  113. I follow on GFC
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  114. It would definitely cut down on prep time- always a good thing!

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  115. following you via GFC

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  116. following you on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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  117. following simply potatoes on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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  118. entered bora bora giveaway

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  120. These ready to go potatoes would sure be a lot simpler in making weekday meals than peeling potatoes!
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  121. I follow on GFC
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  122. I follow Simply Potatoes on Twitter
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  126. The Shredded Hash Browns would be great for a Sunday morning family breakfast!

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  127. Tweeted today.

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  128. Simply Potatoes could assist me in building my weekly food menus by giving me more variety in my side choices for meals.

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  129. I am a member of Simply Potatoes.

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  130. We always are looking for new and interesting side dishes.

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  131. You can throw the potatos into soups to save time
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  132. gfc sarah_roxy_21
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  133. simply potatoes would be an easy side one night for dinner
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  134. It would help make breakfast more exciting!

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  135. I've been a member for years (gkran) on simply potatoes.

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  136. Would lo e to use these in my husband's Sunday breakfast burritos
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  137. Gfc erinn sluka
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  138. Simply potatoes twitter follower @3sonshavei
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  139. These make prep time so much shorter! I would love to cook with these!

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  140. I am a new GFC follower
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  141. I follow Simply Potatoes on Twitter @beckee13
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  142. I follow you on Twitter @beckee13
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  143. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Beckee13/status/60919360386105344

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  144. I became a member of Simply Potatoes (and entered to win a year of simply potatoes)
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  145. Simply Potatoes could assist me by having potatoes ready for all my menu recipes. The site has lots of great recipe ideas. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  146. Simply Potatoes could easily make my pot pies go together faster and still be very tasty.
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  147. I follow Simply Potatoes on Twitter as willitara.
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  148. I follow Fishful Thinking on Twitter as willitara.
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  149. I'm already a member of Simply Potatoes.
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  150. Tweet - http://twitter.com/willitara/status/60943026918408192

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