The very kind people at CSN recently contacted me to sponsor a giveaway; the prize is a $65 gift card to use on any CSN website. I’m excited to host this giveaway since CSN has anything a girl (or guy!) could want…including everything from cute handbags, to cookware, to console tables!
International readers can participate and as always, you don’t need to have a blog to enter. To participate, you can do any or all of the following (the more you do, the greater your chances of winning!). Please leave a separate comment for each so I can count it as another entry:
1) Go to any CSN site, pick your favorite item, and leave a comment here letting me know what it is.
2) Add me to your RSS feed and leave a comment here letting me know.
3) Link back to this giveaway on your blog and leave a comment here letting me know.
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5) Post a link to my giveaway on your Facebook page and leave a comment here letting me know.
This giveaway ends October 19 at 9PM EST; after that I’ll use a random number generator to determine the winner. Good luck to all!
And now a little bit about apples. I’ve been drowning in them, but with my at-least-an-apple-a-day obsession you won’t hear any complaints from me. This sandwich is nice sweet twist on grilled cheese. I like to serve it alongside a salad of baby greens, chopped apples, raisins, and a sprinkle of walnuts, dressed with apple cider vinaigrette.
Camembert, Apple, and Walnut Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
(Yield: 2 servings)
2 large slices country bread, cut in half so that you have 4 pieces
2 oz Camembert cheese, thinly sliced
1 small sweet-tart apple (such as Cortland), washed, dried, and thinly sliced
2 tsp chopped walnuts
1 TB butter
2 tsp honey, to drizzle on top
On one piece of bread, arrange 1 oz cheese and top with 1 tsp walnuts; arrange 1/2 of the sliced apple on top and place another piece of bread on top of the apple. Make the second sandwich in the same way.
Add the butter to a medium-sized skillet over medium heat; once the butter is almost all melted, add the sandwiches and turn down the heat to medium-low. Cook until golden brown on both sides (about 2-3 minutes per side), gently pressing the sandwiches down while cooking.
Serve with honey drizzled on top.
Homemade Chewy Country Oat Bread…I couldn’t resist making it again. :)