Thursday, October 21, 2010

Review and giveaway: Betty Crocker Boxed Instant Mashed Potatoes prize pack!


Congrats to my winner: laura20v

As I've mentioned here before, dinner time is frequently a major source of stress to me. So much so that I often block its existence out of my mind and find myself scrambling for dinner ideas at 5 PM.  Figuring out a main course isn't too challenging, since we stock up on fish and chicken and such at the beginning of the week, but I'm usually stumped as to what to make for a side dish.  To complicate matters, I'm usually cooking with both my kids underfoot, which means I need to move quickly!



So I was thrilled to have the chance to review some Betty Crocker Boxed Instant Mashed Potatoes here on my blog. Thanks to Betty Crocker and MyBlogSpark, I received a great prize pack with two boxes of mashed potatoes (in Homestyle Creamy Butter and Roasted Garlic), a serving spoon, bowl and trivet. I loved how fast these mashed potatoes cooked up.  It took just a few minutes from start to finish, and before I knew it, I had a bowl of fluffy mashed potatoes sitting on my table. And they were delicious as well as easy! My only complaint about these potatoes is that it's hard for me not to eat the entire bowl in one sitting!



I also really enjoyed the other items in the prize pack, particularly the fabulous serving bowl. This is a great serving bowl, made out of sturdy bamboo. And it looks nice on my table! 

Visit this site to download a $0.55 coupon for your next purchase of Betty Crocker Boxed Instant Mashed Potatoes.

I have great news! One of you will win the same prize pack that I received! Open to US mailing addresses only, please.

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Let me know why you love Betty Crocker instant mashed potatoes- or why you'd like to try them!

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Disclosure: I received a Betty Crocker Boxed Instant Mashed Potatoes prize pack for myself, and the opportunity to give one away as well, thanks to Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

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debbie said...

I like them,because they are easy and quick to prepare.
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i love them because they make a great side dish to a lot of my meals. :)

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I would love to win because these sound so much more convenient than traditional mashed potatoes
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jan said...

I love Betty Crocker Instant Mashed - they're delicious - when I have leftover potatoes, baked, etc, I mash them up in with them - So good! sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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I remember eating really bad instant potatoes as a kid (I think generic brand). I'd like to try these to see whether they can actually be good!
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