Friday, April 17, 2009

Dole "Make Me A Chef" Contest and Giveaway

Do you like Dole's canned fruit products? Who doesn't? Tropical fruit, Mandarin Oranges, Peaches and the most important one-Pineapples!

In my house, we've always got cans of pineapples and mandarin oranges in the pantry. They're great for snacks for Chef Jr and to have for the many recipes that I have that call for fruit, like stir fries, salads and cakes.

So when I heard about Dole's "Make Me a Chef" Contest, I had to share the news (and go enter-let's be honest, here!). You can win a trip to Los Angeles in June to cook with Ben Ford at Ford's Filling Station
and share the meal with three of your friends. In addition, there are eight weekly giveaways of $100 in Dole products and two giveaways of $500 Visa Gift Cards.

To enter, visit the Make Me a Chef contest website, and write a 200 word essay about how DOLE Canned Fruit is a staple in your pantry. How easy is that? You can enter a daily essay until May 8th, if you choose! In addition, refer your friends and for each one you name (up to 5 daily), you get another entry.

This past week's What's For Dinner Wednesday at Suzanne Calling featured one of my favorite meals that's made with DOLE pineapple, the WDW Galley Salad. Then, Thursday, I put the recipe up over at MomDot.

Doesn't that look great? It was my favorite meal to enjoy in the Magic Kingdom. They don't serve it anymore, but you can still enjoy it, because I'm giving you the recipe:
WDW Galley Salad
Magic Kingdom’s Galley Salad

*2 cups Romaine Lettuce
*1/2 cup Pineapple Tidbits
*1/4 cup Pecans
*1/2 cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
*1/2 cup chicken, cubed
*Balsamic Vinagrette

Place first five ingredients in a large bowl, drizzle dressing on top and toss. Serves two.

DOLE has graciously offered New Sue Review readers a chance to fill their pantries with $25 in DOLE canned fruit products. To enter, you can do the following:

REQUIRED ENTRY: Visit the "DOLE-Make Me A Chef" website and tell me about the Ben Ford recipe you'd most like to try.


1. Subscribe to New Sue Review with the follow button.

2. FIVE extra entries, for each time you head to the DOLE Make Me A Chef site from that link and enter the contest. Come back here after you do, and post a portion of your entry essay. You just have to do that in your first entry, but reference it in the next four comments.

The contest for the coupons will end at MIDNIGHT Eastern time on May 3rd. Winner will be notified by email and has 72 hours to claim their prize from the time stamped on the email.

What are you waiting for? Go head to the website and enter so you can WIN!!!!


  1. I would love to try the Asian Mandarin Salad. YUMMO

  2. Part of my essay included the dishes I make with pineapple: (entry 1)

    I love having the pineapple in my pantry. I love making pineapple rice as a side dish. I also like grilling the pineapple slices and serving them as a side dish. The pineapple carmelizes and becomes delicious.

  3. I'd love to try the Shrimp Curry with Pineapple-Ginger Rice. Thanks for the giveaway~

  4. The Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken sounds wonderful. We love Pineapple in our house and always buy Dole.

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  6. The Asian Mandarin Salad looks real good

  7. I'd like to try the Pina Colada Creme Caramel with Pineapple Chantilly Cream

  8. Already submitted an essay
    With us, Dole crushed pineapple is a staple because we can use it in drinks, salads (we love it in a carrot raisin salad)and so much more…