I am so excited to have been selected to participate in the VH Excite Your Dinner Blog Tour. My blogger friend Shannon, from Shannon’s View from Here recommended me for round 4 of the tour. I already cook with many of their sauces such as the VH®Mild Garlic Rib Cooking Sauce, the VH® Honey Garlic Cooking Sauce, the VH® Pineapple Cooking Sauce, and the VH® Cherry Dipping Sauce, therefore I was looking forward to cooking more VH recipes. I couldn’t wait for the package to arrive.
Was I ever thrilled when it did, just a week before Christmas! To my surprise, I received a Christmas Entertainment package:
I did not have to cook the recipes they sent me as I could have prepared my own, but they looked so yummy that I decided to try them out. Both of them can be served as appetizers so perfect for a Holiday reception! You can view many more great recipes or easy meal ideas online at www.vhsauces.ca or on their VH Facebook page.
When I presented this recipe to my kids, their responses were Yay, Pizza! It took 2 minutes to prepare and about 8 minutes to cook.
Grilled Sweet Chili Flatbreads ( modified version)
The Flatbread tasted sweet and spicy at the same time. We really liked them. It was a nice change to a Flatbread pizza style with Tomato sauce. The next time I bake it, I will add more vegetables like mushrooms and green peppers.
Shirley Temple non-alcoholic cocktail
Pour soft drink, add the Grenadine, stir, and garnished with a maraschino cherry.
I have made many recipes with vegetables but never used eggplant. I was curious to hear how it tasted so I asked a few people: Eggplant taste bland and without flavour. I ate a piece of eggplant after it was cooked, and have to admit that they were right, but prepared in this recipe, it was delicious. The eggplant was moist and the mix of Italian style breadcrumbs, tomato sauce and melted Mozzarella cheese made it savoury. My son gave this recipe a thumbs’ up, so you know it’s good!
Eggplant Stacks with Tomato and Mozzarella
The preparation time and cooking time were about 15 minutes each. This recipe serves 4 as a meal with crispy green salad and crusty bread. I only cooked half of the recipe since I served it as an appetizer. I also substituted the Aylmer Accents Petite Cut tomatoes with garlic and olive oil with the Aylmer Accents Stewed tomatoes with green peppers, celery and onion.
I have some leftover VH® Medium Garlic Rib Sauce, perfect for tomorrow night’s rib recipe! If you are looking for new recipes to try out, there is one on every bottle of VH® sauces!
Thanks to VH® to liven up our dinner routine!
I am participating in the VH Excite Your Dinner blog tour by enCompass Media on behalf of Con Agra Foods. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion.