Giveaway Winner!

This past week I was lucky enough to not only host a blog giveaway, but also win one!

Samantha over at Running and Cupcakes has been hosting some pretty awesome giveaways recently, so I had to get in on the action. I decided to try my luck at winning some Perky Jerky beef jerky. That may seem like an odd giveaway to enter for someone that doesn’t really eat meat, but my husband is a huge jerky fan and I’m always willing to give food a try. When my package arrived I was expecting a bag or two of jerky… but oh no – I got a handful of bags and a personalized note!

I’m pleased to report that the jerky was an overall win for both myself and my husband. And the entire pouch is only 90 calories, so it’s a perfect snack. I’m psyched I have so many packets to enjoy, and will definitely be looking into ordering more in the future!

Now onto my giveaway – thanks to, the winner is comment #4…

Congratulations! E-mail me your address [ foodosaurusrex (at) gmail (dot) com] so I can have the goodies on their way! Thanks to everyone that entered!

Too Much Fun and a Giveaway!

Not too long ago I was posting about how I gave my two weeks notice, and was ready to start student teaching. Well, in reality that was more than 14 weeks ago, and I’m all done! I finished student teaching last Friday, took the Praxis II Saturday, and am finishing up the semester this week. Being a teacher is something that I’ve always wanted to do, and it’s crazy to think that I am finally at the point where I can actually look for teaching jobs. So to celebrate on Saturday I headed down to Philly to meet up with some of my college friends and enjoy dinner and drinks. Nothing like spending the evening pretending you’re still in college!

I attended a beautiful wedding on Sunday afternoon in South Jersey, and the food was amazing. A highlight was the favors – little cake balls! One of them was a complete delicious surprise, and it was a cinnamon cake and I’m hanging on to the second for as long as I possible can (which means it’s a miracle I haven’t eaten it already).

Now onto the giveaway goodies! When the folks at Peloponnese contacted me asking if I’d be interested in sampling their entertaining package and offering it to a reader, I couldn’t turn it down. I’m a huge fan of the grocery store olive bar, and my parents always have a container in their fridge. So when I headed to their house last Friday for a celebratory post-student teaching, pre-test dinner, I brought the package with me. I was a bit skeptical at the jarred olives, but was pleasantly surprised! I’m a big Kalamata olive fan and went to town on them. We had quite an impressive appetizer spread, and the adorable olive platter didn’t hurt the occasion either! 

You have the chance to win the entire Entertaining with Peloponnese package too! Here’s what is included:
– Artichoke Spread
– Hummus Spread
– Halved Kalamata Gourmet Black Olives
– Florina Whole Sweet Peppers
– Baba Ganoush
– Antipasto Party Olives
– Specialty Olive Bowl

To enter, you can do any of the following. The more you do, the more chances you have (leave a comment for each)!:
**You have until Saturday 5/5 at 9pm EST to enter!
– Leave a comment telling me what you’d do with this party pack – have people over for wine and olives? Keep it all for yourself?
– Tweet about the giveaway – “I want to win a Peloponnese Entertaining Pack from @Foodosaurusrex!”
– “Like” Peloponnese Mediterranean Foods on Facebook
– Follow FoodosaurusRex on Twitter 

Giveaway Winner!

Happy Friday!

Courtesy of, a winner of the Hormel Prize Pack has been determined! Drum roll please…

The winner is Kate McG! Congrats! You can e-mail me your address; foodosaurusrex [at] gmail [dot] and I’ll the prize pack will be on it’s way!

I hope everyone has a fun weekend planned. I’ve got lots of miles and lots of yummy food on the agenda for the weekend!