I recently had the honor of being asked to participate in a special campaign sponsored by Carnation Evaporated Milk and Divine Caroline. Let me tell you that this is very timely, as I know right now, a lot (if not most) of you are stocking up on Carnation Evaporated Milk thanks to grocery store promotions and coupons currently available. Therefore, I am very excited to be sharing this information, as well as providing you with ideas and suggestions on how to use Carnation Evaporated milk.
What is Evaporated Milk?
If you didn’t know, evaporated milk is fresh milk that has undergone a special evaporation process to remove half of its water content. This is why when you open a can of Carnation Evaporated Milk you will find its contents are creamier and richer than just plain milk. In addition to this creamier consistency, the evaporation process has also concentrated the nutritional value of this milk. A 1/2 cup of Carnation Evaporated Milk has twice the calcium and protein than a 1/2 cup of whole milk. Plus, it has a third less of the fat that a 1/2 cup of half-and-half.
I make the easiest and creamiest Zucchini Soup you can make. I shared that Zucchini recipe with you last year. Last year, for Thanksgiving, I adapted the recipe to use in season Butternut Squash. This recipe is very easy and GOOD for you. Add it to your holiday menu and I promise you everyone at your dinner table will be amazed when you tell them the recipe is virtually fat free:
Easy Butternut Squash Soup
In a large pot,add two tbs olive oil and a quarter onion diced. Cook until translucent. To this add 8 cups of cubed butternut squash and 4 cups of chicken broth. Bring to a simmer and let cook until the butternut squash is soft and cooked through. Turn this into puree in the food processor. Return this to the pot and add one can of fat free Carnation Evaporated Milk. This makes the soup “creamy” while being “waist” friendly. Add salt and pepper to taste and cooked until warm.
Save $0.50 on Carnation Evaporated Milk
You can save 50 cents on your next purchase of two cans of Carnation Evaporated Milk when you use the coupon found in the newspaper inserts from September 27th. If you did not get the newspaper that day, you can still save 50 cents on two cans when you register with Nestle’s Very Best Baking website. After you register for this website you will be able to access a printable coupon for 50 cents off your next purchase of two cans of Carnation Evaporated Milk.
Get Free Inspiration
It is that time of year when we’re all looking for a little more inspiration in the kitchen. You’ll find plenty of that in this Holiday Recipe Guide from Carnation Evaporated Milk, sponsor of this post. You can have this FREE Holiday Recipe Guide mailed to you or you can choose to get a free electronic copy when you download it.
One delicious idea is to substitute Carnation Evaporated Milk for regular milk in your go to recipes. It makes all kinds of dishes richer and creamier.
On to the Giveaway
To get even more ideas going on the many ways you can use Carnation Evaporated Milk to make delicious meals, I am giving away a $100 Visa Gift Card. This would surely buy you a lot of Carnation Evaporated Milk. There are four ways to enter this giveaway:
1) Leave a comment sharing how YOU use Carnation Evaporated Milk on your every day cooking.
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This way you can earn up to four entries. Just please remember to come back and leave me a separate comment for each additional action you have taken (leave comment, share on Twitter, share on Facebook, etc).
If you are reading this entry via email updates or via RSS reader please CLICK HERE to visit my blog to enter. Emailing me is not a valid entry for this giveaway. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only. Please enter only if you are 18 years or older. This giveaway ends on 11/16 at 9PM CST. At that time I will close the giveaway and select a winner randomly.