Friday, September 25, 2009

Use Up the Box. Mmmm...pancakes!

Just got this in from the Hungry Jack folks, and it sounds fun!

Use Up the Box contest:

Every day it seems as though we go through the same routine, from our morning wake-up habits, to our trusted driving routes, to our bedtime rituals; even dinner can get a bit monotonous. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by Kelton Research on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company, forty-seven percent of respondents reported that they generally make the same meals on a weekly basis while six in ten Americans look for either ease or cost savings when preparing meals. And while many people might argue they don’t have the time or money to purchase additional ingredients for their weekly menus, the surprising truth is your pantry is already stocked with delicious ingredients ready for new and creative dishes.
To help at-home chef’s get started utilizing their pantry goods, Hungry Jack® and Food Network Star Adam Gertler are challenging consumers, to “Use Up the Box” in a nationwide recipe challenge this fall. From September 23, 2009 through November 9, 2009, at-home pantry masters are invited to join Adam Gertler in the Hungry Jack ‘Use Up the Box’ Recipe and Essay Contest and create and submit a photo and essay of their original or non-traditional recipe using Hungry Jack® pantry staples like potatoes, pancakes or syrup with three grand prize winners each receiving a year’s worth of free groceries.

Did you know, in each package of Hungry Jack® Potatoes, Pancake Mix and Syrup, there are more than 20 meal possibilities waiting to help you spice up your menu? For instance, Hungry Jack® potatoes are the secret ingredient in Macaroon Sugar Cookies while Hungry Jack® pancake mix creates a delectable Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake.

The Hungry Jack ‘Use Up the Box’ Recipe Challenge Contest is open to US residents over 18 years of age, and will be judged on the following criteria: creativity, taste, ease of preparation, appearance, and nutritional balance.

For the official rules as well as creative recipes and tips from Adam Gertler log on to

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