You may remember that just before I left Texas, I was asked for the second time to participate in a recipe spotlight in partnership with the Texas Beef Council. the council had approached me in the past and I’ve always been happy to help them out with these events.
Since we already knew my wife was destined for Turkey, I thought that the Moroccan Style Beef Kabob recipe I put together would be fitting, and even though it turned out far less spectacularly than it could have, I blame the beef and my inexperience with bulgur, not the recipe, which I look forward to making again. Participating was fun and, I thought, a fitting end to my time in Texas. I’d completely forgotten about a mention of a drawing for prizes for the participants.
Until I got this in my email:
Pictured in the photo above is Mr. Richard Wortham, Executive Vice President of the Texas Beef Council drawing my name out of a hat that looks suspiciously like one that I own. The initial shock was compounded when the email reminded me of what I’d won. The text of the mail (edited) went like this:
Congratulations – you’ve won our Texas Grilling Recipe Challenge! Attached you’ll find a picture of your name being drawn out of a hat by Richard Wortham, Executive Vice President of the Texas Beef Council. Here’s what you’ve won:
- Char-Broil gas grill
- $100 beef gift card from Nolan Ryan Beef and
- Grilling essentials such as an apron, grill mitt and grilling utensils
The Texas beef gift pack valued around $500 to either keep or to give away to your readers. The grill will be coming your way courtesy of Home Depot and The Texas Beef Council will be sending you the rest of the gift pack next week.
And of course, we were moving less than a week later, so everything had to be arranged to arrive in California at my sister’s house. A month later my wife left for Turkey, the grill is still in the garage, the gift pack is “somewhere”, this post was never written and I never got to do what I’m doing now…
I’m giving one of you guys a $100.00 beef gift card from Nolan Ryan Beef!
So if you’d like a chance to get a $100.00 head start on any order of beef from Nolan Ryan Beef, just leave a comment below before midnight on Monday, September 14th and I’ll pick someone at random to send the code to.
I’m looking forward to handing this prize out, folks. It’s a carnivore’s delight and I’m hoping that another food logger gets it so that we can see what comes of the order for ourselves. Of course I won’t limit the giveaway to food bloggers, but I’d love to see it happen that way.
More giveaways will be coming. We’re working onthe holidays, after all, so i thought I’d get a head start on the giving!