Do you have a holiday dish that everyone raves about? The one that everyone asks for the recipe and won't leave the house until you give it up? Or maybe just one that is a family favorite and your celebration wouldn't be complete without it? You can enter the recipe in Organic Valley's Celebrate Organic Recipe Contest. They are looking for
family traditions, ethnic specialties or a new twist from your holiday kitchen. Think Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year's Eve - even Winter Solstice.
Make it organic and make it with love. Your recipe should feature Organic Valley and Organic Prairie products—dairy, eggs, meats, poultry, juice, soy or vegetables—and may be part of a holiday meal, a party preparation or a homemade food gift. And please tell us the story of your dish—its origins, what it means to you, or when and how you share it with others.
Organic Valley is donating $1 for each entry to one of four organizations that you get to choose when you submit a recipe. The charities are:
Even if you don't win the contest, you'll still do some good by choosing one of these organizations that are working to preserve our environment. But, if you do win the grand prize you'll get "a one-day local food adventure specially designed for you and up to three guests." And there are also five first prize winners (one in each category) that will get free Organic Valley butter for a year. I'd be happy with either of those prizes.
You know, there's a certain Shreeves family mini mince meat pie recipe that I could probably enter. However, I'm not sure how to give the directions for the filling. I don't think "Keep pouring Jack Daniels into the mince meat and tasting it until one of your sisters-in-law starts giggling like a school girl and declares there is finally enough" is specific enough for others to replicate.