*** Contest is CLOSED – But the rib tip recipe still ROCKS!!! ***
Everyone has a favorite holiday. For most that holiday is rapidly approaching in the form of a jolly fat man dressed in red with a bag of toys. Mine comes in the form of the walking dead dressed in rags with a bag of candy.
Ah yes – Halloween. All Hallows eve. The day when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is the thinnest. When ghosts and skeletons and the walking dead roam the earth for one last time. Mostly hoping for a king-sized snickers.
Well my apologies dear goblins. I don’t have any king sized snickers to give away today. As a matter of fact, I only have one treat to give to a lucky trickster. But it is a freakishly AWESOME treat, if I do say so myself.
My good friends over at SodaStreamUSA know what a CRAZED fanatic I am for their SodaStream machine. I have been an avid user for about 5 years. I have mastered the art of the fizzy water and I rave on a regular basis on the magic and wonder that is the home made Soda. I have even turned Jeff into a SodaStream Zombie!
One lucky ghoul will receive the following:
This package includes everything you need to make fresh fizzy water in your own home.
* Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker
* 1 60 liter Carbonator
* 2 Carbonating Bottles
Retail value of $109.94
SodaStream will also throw in a sample pack of all their soda flavors so that you too can make the AMAZING recipe we bring you below. This was made using soda we made RIGHT THERE ON THE SPOT with the SodaStream machine.
First things first:
1) Fill bottle with cold water. (Chill for optimal results)
2) Attach to Soda Maker
3) Push button to carbonate. We push the button 4 times. 1 to set and seal, and 3 more times to inject the bubbles.
4) Release the bottle from the Soda Maker, and add a cap full of “Root Beer” flavoring. (We find that you can add as much or as little of the flavoring that you like. We added a little extra for the recipe that follows.)
5) Cap and gently rock to mix.
And POOF! You have fresh tasty home made root beer for this scarily good recipe.
Walking Dead Rib Tips Braised in Deadly Hemlock Root Beer
Gather ye ingredients of toxicity…
Couple lbs of rib tips from your local Zombies, dusted with flour
2-3 T bacon grease (or peanut oil)
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, diced
3 cups of root beer
1 T oregano
1 T thyme
2 t chili powder
pinch of cayenne pepper
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper
Flour the rib tips and brown in the bacon grease.
Remove the rib tips and add in the onion. Cook till softened.
Then add the garlic and cook another minute.
Finally add the root beer, oregano, thyme, chili powder, cayenne, bay leaves and cumin.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and let it cook for an hour and a half.
Check seasoning and serve to your minions.
This was so good I refused to send the leftovers to work with Jeff the next day. And made with your VERY OWN HOME MADE ROOT BEER? Well won’t you be the hero.
We also flavor the fizzy water with natural ingredients. Crushed cranberries and sugar, smashed lemons, muddled mint and lime, cucumber slices, sweetened pumpkin puree, vanilla beans and even more. The favor possibilities are endless only by your imagination. Another really cool thing? Fizzy Jello! Over carbonate the water (Like 6 button pushes) and mix with jello. You jello will be all bubbly and that fun meter is so kicked up.
So have I convinced you that you want one yet?
Well this one can be yours. Enter by doing the following:
Leave me a comment here telling how you would flavor your first bottle of home made fizzy water. Check out SodaStream for their list of flavors or come up with one of your own. The possibilities are endless.
For a bonus entries:
Click the button below to send out the following tweet on Twitter:
I just entered to win my very own @SodaStreamUSA Soda Maker thanks to @BodaciousGirl & He Cooks She Cooks – Enter Now! http://t.co/x51NYPc
Make sure you come on back here and leave us additional comments for each bonus entry.
The contest runs through Friday November 5th 2010 at 7 pm e.t. The winner will be selected randomly by Random.org. and announced at that time.
GOOD LUCK and HAPPY HALOWEEN!