Sausage Orzo Skillet and a new Gooseberry Patch Giveaway

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Sausage Orzo Skillet - threadedtogether.comIt is time to review another new Gooseberry Patch book, courtesy of Gooseberry Patch.  Read all the way through the post to learn how you can enter to try to win a copy of the book reviewed here!
 In my area of the country, children are headed back to school this week. Although I have heard lots of parents (including the mothers of my own delightful grandkids) make the comment that they will be glad to “get back on a schedule” we know that back-to-school every-day schedule will quickly become hectic when extracurricular activities are added to the mix.  Everyday Simple Suppers is crammed full with 260 recipes that will be quick and easy to get on the table for a family dinner any day of the week.   This recipe from Julie Lundblad, of Chardon, OH, was easy and delicious!  My regular rotation of meals this fall is going to expand (watch this site – I have ingredients to make a couple more yummy looking dishes). And, the leftovers froze beautifully, meaning at least one less evening meal of cereal for me after a long work day!  

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Sausage Orzo Skillet
Serves 4
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  1. 1 lb. ground pork sausage (I used mild)
  2. 14-oz. can beef broth (I used 2 beef bouillon cubes with about 2 cups of water)
  3. 14.5 oz. can stewed tomatoes, undrained (I used a can of diced tomatoes)
  4. 1 ¼ cup orzo pasta, uncooked
  5. Optional: Italian seasoning to taste
  6. Garnish: fresh basil leaves
  1. Brown sausage in skillet over medium heat, drain.
  2. Add broth and tomatoes with their juice.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in orzo.
  5. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the orzo is tender.
  6. Garnish with fresh basil.
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GIVEAWAY Do you want to win a copy of the book for yourself? How to Enter We will be giving away ONE copy of the cookbook to one lucky winner. If you would like a chance to win, leave us a comment in this post and tell us about your favorite school night supper. Leave your comment before August 25, 2013 at 9:59 p.m. CST. Don’t worry about being creative in your comment, the winner will be chosen by a random number generator. Please make sure that you fill out the required fields by putting your first name in the name field and your email address in the email address field. We do not share email addresses and you will not receive emails from Threaded Together unless you win. Winners We will choose ONE winner randomly and announce the results here on Threaded Together sometime after August 25, 2013. Rules No purchase necessary to enter or win. Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and who are 18 years of age at time of entry. For this giveaway, entrants can enter 1 time. We will disqualify any entries that we believe are generated by scripts and other automated technology and Threaded Together assumes no responsibility for late or misdirected entries due to SPAM, technological issues or for prizes lost in transit.No substitutions including for cash are permitted, except Threaded Together reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any prize. Void where prohibited by law. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state, and local taxes on the value of their prize. Relatives of Threaded Together are no eligible to win. Because this is a family site and we get a lot of spam comments, all comments on this site are moderated. If you comment doesn’t show up right away, don’t worry! Other sites giving away this cookbook: A Well-Seasoned Life Goodness Gracious

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68 Responses

  1. Linda Tretow
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    I love trying new recipes.

  2. Linda Wingard
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    chicken, california medley veggies with cheese and cream of chicken soup.

  3. Francene Kaufman
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    Chicken baked in crockpot on low all day, and a salad. Thank u for the chance to win the cook book. Can’t wait to try all the recipes.

  4. Liz Armstrong
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    Sounds delish!!

  5. patti keil
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    I almost bought this book yesterday but decided it wasn’t in my budget this week! I would really LOVE to win this :-) My quick fix meal is a smoked sausage, pasta and peppers dish…soo GOOD!

  6. Avemaria Rothschild
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    I love an Italian recipe that its really delicious and easy to make.
    I loaf of old bread. 1cup of milk. 8 slices of Monterrey Jack. 8 slices of mozarella cheese. 3 eggs. 1 table spoon of vainilla. Salt, pepper.
    1.Cut slices of the old bread. Set alternate slices if cheese.
    2. Mix milk, eggs, vainilla, salt and pepper.
    3. Soak the bread in the mix.
    4. Toasted in a pan fried.

  7. Mary
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    Spaghetti and salad is what I go to for a quick dinner.
    Thanks for letting me enter go win this great cookbook.

  8. Donna Vest
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    Favorite meal .tater tot casserole.quick n easy..I would love to win one of your books :-D

  9. Rachel R.
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    Smothered chicken…easy and fast!

  10. Robin Coxon
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    An all time favorite for my family is sausage and peppers served either in a bun with baked sweet potato fries. I now there will be many great recipes in a Gooseberry Patch cookbook. It would make a great early birthday present to me.

  11. Lugene Folz
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    I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, my favorite school night meal would be chili.

  12. sharon faulstick
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    my favorite meal is hamburger barbecue served in a bun with a side of steak fries… oh so delicious!!!!!!

  13. Wendy Simpson
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    I really enjoy the books/recipes from Gooseberry Patch! My favorite school night supper growing up was my Mom’s Meatloaf topped with Ketchup. My daughter enjoys my spaghetti.

  14. meggie
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    Great for a quick supper. I always have these ingredients in the house. Looking forward to seeing what else in this book!!

  15. Sheila Kanja
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    My favorite school night supper is Chicken & sweet potato casserole!!

  16. Christine Porter
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    My favorite goto meal on a school night would have to grilled chicken wraps. You get to choose what vegi to add.I usually go with lettuce, cheese, and ranch dressing.

  17. Rhonda Urban
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    I would love to win this cookbook…my favorite, busy day meal is: greenbeans, smoked sasuage, and new potatoes, cooked in the crock pot!!! Yummy

  18. Melanie
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    Chicken Tortellini Alfredo

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