One of the reasons I’m reluctant to cook (besides the fact that everyone doesn’t like the same thing) is the time it can often take. I know their are cookbooks with 15 minute meals but they usually get you in and you find it first takes 30 minutes to prepare. It is never the cooking time that detours me but the prep time. I need a quick prep time so I can spend less time in the kitchen. I am not creative in the kitchen so I really need a step by step, does this, then that in order to make anything editable. I just picked up the new KRAFT Fresh Takes at my local grocery store.
At first I had a hard time finding them thinking I would find them in the bread crumb isle. This was before I realized that the mixture included cheese which sent me over to the dairy isle. There are six yummy sounded flavors of KRAFT Fresh Takes: Southwest Three Cheese, Italian Parmesan, Rosemary and Roasted Garlic, Cheddar Jack and Bacon, Chili Lime and Panko, and Savory Four Cheeses.
So last night we had KRAFT Fresh Takes Cheddar Jack and Bacon. The prep time was amazingly fast I would say 5-10 minutes at the most and that included making a bowl of rice as well. It took about 25 minutes to cook. We coated chicken with the KRAFT Fresh Takes.
What drives me crazy about most breading mixtures is when you are done cooking they tend to be a little soggy and not crispy. I was quite surprised to find that the KRAFT Fresh Takes really did what it says and the chicken ended up just the right kind of crispy. I really enjoyed the flavor and can’t wait to try a few of the others. I think the next on my list is the KRAFT Fresh Takes Southwest Three Cheese.
What I loved was in addition to easy “breadcrumb” coating recipe inside each pack is a few additional recipes using the KRAFT Fresh Takes. You can use the mixture with chicken, pork, or fish. Just for fun (because my daughter LOVES QR Codes). I’ve added on here below (like the one seen on the packaging) that will link you to some great recipes using the KRAFT Fresh Takes.
To help you get in the spirit I’m excited to offer you a Grillin’ Fun Giveaway that includes your choice of KRAFT Fresh Takes and some great tools to help the next time you grill. Check out this pretty cool Quirky Porter BBQ Prep & Serve Tray. You can take everything you need, including your food, out to the grill in one shot. Then when your food is all ready to serve simply use the bottom portion of the tray as a serving tray. No more trip after trip from the kitchen to the grill.
Enter below for a chance to win this wonderful prize:
- Gratuity coupons
- Quirky Porter BBQ Prep & Serve Tray
- Fox Run Mesh Food Cover
See Official Rules. Giveaway will end at 11:59 pm EST on the day announced above. Open to US Only.
Thank you and Good Luck!
Disclaimer: Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me and has provided me with a gift of equal value for review. This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by Shibley Smiles. All opinions are my own and mine only. You may read more of my disclosure here.