This year, I have the opportunity to work with Cans Get You Cooking to spread the word about nutritious homemade recipes for busy families. Canned foods are a budget-friendly and convenient way to cook. You won’t believe all the quick and easy meals you can make using canned foods! I know I had no idea just how creative cooking with cans could be until I visited the Cans Get You Cooking website and saw all of the delicious-looking recipes.
February is Canned Food Month.
I am excited to learn more about cooking with cans. Join me in watching the Cooking Channel’s 30-minute special Cans Make the Meal with Kelsey Nixon, airing throughout the month. Kelsey Nixon is the host of the Emmy-nominated show Kelsey’s Essentials on Cooking Channel and Food Network, and author of the cookbook, Kitchen Confidence.
In Cans Make the Meal with Kelsey Nixon, she will be taking viewers down the canned food aisle and into her kitchen, sharing fun canned food facts, and creating delicious recipes inspired by the canned foods in her Cantry. Just FYI: “Cantry” is a new word to me. Can + Pantry. Cantry. I am totally stealing the word Cantry and using it from now on!
Upcoming Cans Make the Meal with Kelsey Nixon Showtimes:
February 14, 2015 10:00 AM EST
February 15, 2015 10:00 AM EST
February 22, 2015 10:00 AM EST
February 28, 2015 10:00AM EST
Cantry Cook Off Recipe Contest. You could win $5,000!
Do you love to cook with cans? Are you creative in the kitchen? You have got to enter to win the Cantry Cook Off Recipe Contest. Entrants must create a unique recipe using at least two canned food items and submit the recipe, along with a photo of their dish for a chance to win $5,000. Go ahead and get your entries in before the March 31, 2015 deadline. Submit your contest entry at: CookingChannelTV.com/cans Let me know if you are going to enter so I can wish you good luck!
More Fun Stuff: Cantry Thursdays.
By mid to late week, my family has eaten most of the groceries and I’m running out of dinner ideas. It’s super tempting to go out to eat, and that gets expensive really fast – especially if you have a big family like me. A better solution is to find easy dinner recipes to make using items in my Cantry. Cantry Thursdays are a reminder that I can use canned foods to help me put a nutritious, homemade meal on the table.
My usual way of using canned foods is just opening up canned veggies and heating them up as a side dish. I love that Cans Get You Cooking shows me (and everyone else) how to go beyond that and use cans to make creative meals. Canned foods have a lot more potential that I realized! I’m finding recipes for breakfast, appetizers, dinner and desserts that can all be made using cans.
Canned foods like fresh fruits and vegetables that have been harvested at their peak of ripeness and canned within hours. Cans are an affordable way for me to serve fruits and vegetables year round. The canning process has long been one of the best ways to lock in nutrients and get food from its source to the table.
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What are your Cantry essentials? Do you have a favorite recipe made using canned foods? Visit Cans Get You Cooking and tell me which recipes you want to make for your family.