Chick-fil-a Mystery Calendar Item October 2015

The mystery offer for October's Chick-fil-a calendar is:

Greek yogurt parfait and a large coca-cola soft drink

Offer must be redeemed with your calendar card

Expires October 31, 2015


Olive Garden Salad and Breadsticks Copycat Recipe

These recipes courtesy of Food Network Magazine.

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    4 servings


For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Miracle Whip
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

For the salad:

  • 1 10-ounce bag American salad blend
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 small pickled peppers, such as pepperoncini
  • 1 small vine-ripened tomato, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup large croutons
  • 1 tablespoon grated


Combine all the dressing ingredients and 1 to 2 tablespoons water in a blender or food processor; puree until smooth.
Place the salad blend in a large bowl and top with the remaining salad ingredients. Drizzle with the dressing.

Almost-Famous Breadsticks

SERVES 16 , 16 breadsticks





  1. Make the dough: Place 1/4 cup warm water in the bowl of a mixer; sprinkle in the yeast and set aside until foamy, about 5 minutes. Add the flour, butter, sugar, fine salt and 1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons warm water; mix with the paddle attachment until a slightly sticky dough forms, 5 minutes.
  2. Knead the dough by hand on a floured surface until very smooth and soft, 3 minutes. Roll into a 2-foot-long log; cut into 16 1 1/2-inch pieces. Knead each piece slightly and shape into a 7-inch long breadstick; arrange 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover with a cloth; let rise in a warm spot until almost doubled, about 45 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. Make the topping: Brush the breadsticks with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the butter and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.
  5. Bake until slightly golden, about 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt with the garlic powder and oregano.
  7. Brush the warm breadsticks with the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter and sprinkle with the flavored salt.
  8. Serve warm with salad.


Free Chickfila Coffee

Check your local listings, Chick-fil-a Facebook accounts, Twitter feeds, etc. For the month of November, Central Florida locations are giving away free hot or iced coffee. The details at each location vary; some require you state the promotion or mention the word "thrive." Kansas City, Mo locations are offering the deal as well.


The BEST Brocooli of Your LIFE

I cannot say enough about this recipe. It's one of my favorites. And when they say you can eat this by itself for dinner, you can. It's THAT good.

The original source of this recipe is Amateur Gourmet

Preheat Oven to 425 degrees.

Take 2 bunches (give or take) of DRY broccoli

Toss loosely (and I don't measure, I just eyeball) with:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (recipe calls for 5 Tablespoons)

Cloves of Garlic (recipe calls for 4). I use extra. LOVE Garlic. I smash it to get the juices flowing and slice it up (just not minced because it'll more than likely burn)

Recipe calls for salt, I leave it out. No need for extra salt.

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

The main gist is you want enough Extra Virgin Olive Oil to wet the broccoli, but not make it soggy.

Place the broccoli on a baking pan ( I cover it in aluminum foil) for 20-30 minutes, or until the tips are slightly browned

About halfway through I mix the broccoli around on the pan for even coverage

When it's done, you're supposed to add more olive oil (1.5 tablespoons), but I don't.

Then you're supposed to zest a lemon over the broccoli (again, never have done that either), and then squeeze lemon juice over the broccoli (which I never do). I cheat and put a dab (like less than a spoonful, but again I don't measure) of lemon juice (I know.. how terrible) in the mix before I put it in the oven.

You can then sprinkle with "freshly grated" Parmesan cheese. I did that the first time. It's good, but not required for it to still taste awesome. I just love it with the little garlic pieces.


Free Chickfila Waffle Fries

Friday, March 4, from 2-4 p.m. get a free Medium Size Waffle Fries at Chickfila by asking for Heinz "dip & squeeze" ketchup packets!


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