09 November 2010 ~ 167 Comments

President’s Choice Giveaway!

For some time now I have blogged (and basically told everyone who will listen) about how much I ADORE President’s Choice Products. They are high quality, affordable and delicious – that’s a perfect combination if you ask me! Since last year, PC has sent samplings of their new products for my review, and every time they do I am very pleased. At this time of the year when we start thinking about the holidays, entertaining comes to mind and automatically I think of PC products to simplify the process and impress my guests.

Recently, the folks at PC have generously offered an amazing prize for a giveaway at Cat Can Cook. The gift basket “President’s Choice Holiday Survival Kit” is valued at $100 and contains a huge assortment of beautiful PC products sure to please you and yours during the festive holiday season! Here they are:

MUST TRY! PC® The World’s Best Jumbo Cashews
MUST TRY! PC® 100% Ground Coffee – Hawaiian
MUST TRY! PC® Dark Chocolate with Cranberry and Almonds
MUST TRY! PC® Gourmet Belgian Chocolate Collection
NEW! PC® Premium Fruit and Nut Collection
NEW! PC®  Artichoke & Asiago Cheese Yogurt Dressing
NEW! PC® Thick Cut Pizza Flavour Rippled Potato Chips
NEW! PC® 100% Sparkling Fruit Juice – Kiwi Berry
NEW! PC® White Chocolate Covered Sponge Toffee
NEW! PC®  Butter Tart Square
NEW! PC®  Cinnamon Buns Mix
NEW! PC®  Cracker Collection
NEW! PC®  Chocolate Fruit Fancies
PC®  Baking Square Mix – Belgian Chocolate

A $10 PC® gift card to help stock your holiday survival kit with the MUST TRY! PC® Puff Pastry Hors D’Oeuvre Collection or the NEW! PC®  Angus Sliders Mini Angus Beef Burgers.

A copy of this year’s President’s Choice Holiday Insider’s Report to help entertain smarter, not harder this holiday season,

If you are a Canadian Resident and would like to enter for your chance to win this *amazing* gift basket courtesy of President’s Choice, all you need to do is leave a comment below (not on my Facebook Group) but right here at www.catcancook.com telling us about your favorite holiday food tradition. Simple enough? The contest will remain open for one week. I will randomly select one winner who has commented to receive this fabulous prize package which will be mailed!

Thanks President’s Choice & Goodluck everyone!

*Canadian Residents only please! Thanks 🙂

167 Responses to “President’s Choice Giveaway!”

  1. Patricia 11 November 2010 at 10:05 am Permalink

    My favourite holiday food tradition is having all of our friends over Christmas Eve and serving delicious appetizer food (usually a lot of President’s Choice oven treats!) and yummy drinks!

  2. Jessica 11 November 2010 at 8:35 pm Permalink

    My favourite holiday food tradition is baking cookies as a family! We always flip through our recipe selection and pick a couple recipes that we want to bake for all our family and friends!

  3. Winnie 12 November 2010 at 10:38 am Permalink

    My favourite holiday food is the turky pie made by those left over turky after Christmas. Tried the best one once when I was in Winnipage 12 years ago, till today, it’s still the best I have ever tasted.

  4. PEGGY EASTON 12 November 2010 at 12:08 pm Permalink

    President’s Choice Giveaway
    MY favourite food tradition involved the church bake sale. I would take the Friday off and make mincemeat tarts using the PC Mincemeat. Each year, I would make more and more – they never lasted more than the first 15 – 20 minutes. I think I was up to 20 dozen.


  5. Sarah 14 November 2010 at 2:39 am Permalink

    Best dessert for the holidays is Oma’s Homemade Apple Pie. She used to make them more often but now they only come out on holidays. And very much appreciated for that.

  6. Lore 14 November 2010 at 3:00 pm Permalink

    Me, too! Me, too! I love President’s Choice!

  7. Eve 14 November 2010 at 8:10 pm Permalink

    My favourite holiday food tradition is candied sweet potatoes. We never really eat sweet potatoes during the rest of the year, although that’s changing. But we certainly don’t eat them by baking them in butter and maple syrup! Yum!

  8. cathy hill 15 November 2010 at 7:44 am Permalink

    Every Christmas we spend the whole day making all kinds of varieties of finger foods starting with our Christmas breakfast prepared the night before and baked fresh in the morning when every-one arrives. It is a true day of feasting

  9. Ellie H. 15 November 2010 at 7:44 am Permalink

    My faveorite food tradition is baking sugar cookies from scratch with my 5 and 3 year old. We gift them to the grandparents, and the kids are SO proud!

  10. Kris 15 November 2010 at 7:46 am Permalink

    My favourite holiday tradition is Christmas Eve hors doeurves. Every year we have family and friends over, and we love sampling some of the PC hors doeurves collections. (can’t wait to try the puff pastry sampling!) I make water chestnuts wrapped in bacon, stuffed mushroom caps, meatballs in sauce, but the hot hor doeurves I leave up to the experts ;0) and everyone raves over them. Christmas has so many meanings, but for me, my favourite holiday traditions always involve food :). Christmas eve hors doeurves, and Christmas day turkey dinner! yummo! Best served with friends and family!

  11. Jill W 15 November 2010 at 7:49 am Permalink

    My favourite Holiday tradition is making SUGAR COOKIES!! We would do it every year as kids with my Mom and now I do it with my kids – they are SO good and just taste like Christmas! And even though I use my Mom’s recipe – her’s always taste the best!!

  12. Patricia Collins 15 November 2010 at 8:31 am Permalink

    My favourite holiday food tradition that I look forward to every year is my mom’s Christmas pudding, it just wouldn’t be Christmas day without it. She starts making it around the start of December just so it’s perfect for Christmas day. The sad thing is she has never given me the recipe, maybe that’s so it can always be her special contribution to the holidays. 🙂

  13. Christine 15 November 2010 at 8:43 am Permalink

    Don’t believe I have ever used a PC product. By reading all the comments it sounds like I have been missing out. Putting a few must tries on my list.

  14. shanon kelly 15 November 2010 at 8:43 am Permalink

    We have way too much delicious foods over the holiday with my family but on Boxing Day we always get together & everyone brings a different appetizer or dish to try. I think my favourites so far was carmel apple dip, jalepeno pinwheels, & any kind of dip with brie – YUM! We also try new drink recipes which is also fun. I think that this year I’m going to attempt to make a ginger bread house with my son with all the trimmings – should be fun & messy I’m sure!

  15. Kat C 15 November 2010 at 8:46 am Permalink

    I think my favourite Christmas memory involving food is Christmas dinner. I have never mastered the art of cooking a turkey, but my Mother and Grandmother are both experts, and the food seems to get better each year. I am, however, the designated potatoe masher, which I do with great enthusiasm!!

  16. Stephanie B 15 November 2010 at 8:48 am Permalink

    My favorite holiday tradition was/is doing tons of baking the week of Christmas..and my mom ALWAYS made/makes the best cheesecake! Blueberry for my dad and brothers, cherry for me and my mom…and now my girls love it as well!

  17. Melissa 15 November 2010 at 9:09 am Permalink

    I love reading your blog… my favourite holiday tradition is going to christmas eve mass and then coming home and sitting around the christmas tea drinking tea/wine/sherry and opening up that one christmas gift that has been driving you nuts for weeks wondering what was inside.

  18. Desiree 15 November 2010 at 9:11 am Permalink

    My favorite holiday tradition is sitting down with the family after gifts have been opened to watch the annual Don Cherry DVD my husband gets each year for Christmas.

  19. Sharon 15 November 2010 at 9:12 am Permalink

    LOVE PC products

  20. Joe Harrison 15 November 2010 at 9:14 am Permalink

    We open up a few gifts on Christmas morning and then we take a small break and have a coffee… the children drink hot apple cider. We take this time to enjoy some family talk and watch the children play with the few gifts they have opened. This mini break allows everyone some time to remember how lucky we are… and that Christmas is not just about the gifts under the tree…

  21. Desiree 15 November 2010 at 9:14 am Permalink

    OOoooo FOOD tradition!!!! Whoops….my favorite holiday food tradition is….oh geeze what do I not like to eat haha…

    Well…my favorite holiday food tradition is the fact that my hubby does all of the cooking…it might only be once or twice a year but I’ll take it!

  22. Tanya whittle 15 November 2010 at 9:22 am Permalink

    my favorite holiday is christmas aswell. making cookies and treats for my kids doing it together . making the recipes my mom used to make for us growing up . grew up in a big family there were 8 of us plus our parents so food was a big part. love your site and all your recipes and also the pc products aswell.

    thank you
    Tanya whittle

  23. Kitty 15 November 2010 at 9:25 am Permalink

    My favourite holiday tradition is having my Mom’s Mennonite waffles for breakfast. We eat them til we are so stuffed we have no room for other goodies…which doesn’t take much…one or two and your done for the day!

  24. Deborah Foster 15 November 2010 at 9:25 am Permalink

    Hi Cat!!
    My most favorite Christmas tradition belongs to Christmas Eve. We softly play Christmas music while the entire family gathers in the great room. We feast on delicious puff pastry hors d’oeurves, jumbo shrimp, roasted nuts, canapes and more. 🙂

  25. Tasha 15 November 2010 at 9:31 am Permalink

    My favorite food Holiday tradition is baking my 7 Layer bars with my daughter who is now 11. She has been in the kitchen cooking and baking with me since she was old enough to stand on a chair. My whole family loves these bars and they start talking about me making them as early as November. If I didn’t make them and leave some out for Santa then Christmas would not be the same. My kids tell me that every year.

  26. Tara 15 November 2010 at 9:35 am Permalink

    Yummy, yummy in my tummy!!! My favourite tradition when I was kid was when my Grandparents showed up to spend the holiday’s with us. The presents under the tree doubled and they always brought treats..to this day just the smell of black licorice candy reminds me of my childhood Christmas’s.

  27. Ruth 15 November 2010 at 9:45 am Permalink

    I look forward to each PC Insider Report. Love the products, they make cooking so much fun!

  28. Gillian 15 November 2010 at 9:47 am Permalink

    I would LOVE to win this fabulous giveaway!
    Our favorite holiday tradition involving food is decorating our gingerbread houses together … I still remember doing them with my grandma as a little girl and now she visits and helps me decorate with my four children for Christmas. What a special memory for my girls!

  29. Jill Lawford 15 November 2010 at 10:21 am Permalink

    Our important family Christmas “food” traditions mostly revolve around the turkey dinner and even more specifically around the turkey dressings I make……. sausage meat in one end, and a fruit/nut/herb/bread dressing in the other. My grown sons and spouses go bananas for them!and my 7 year old grandson is following in their footsteps.

  30. Mandy 15 November 2010 at 10:53 am Permalink

    Breakfast on Christmas morning has become a new tradition for myself and my husband. We have flavoured coffee and something deliciously sweet to enjoy slowly as we watch our cats go bonkers over their Christmas catnip toys. It’s a wonderful way to start Christmas day together. 🙂

  31. Monika 15 November 2010 at 11:03 am Permalink

    My favorite holiday food tradition is all the yummy Christmas baking – shortbread cookies, sugar cookies, etc. Now that I have a 2 1/2 year old I will try to get her involved in decorating the cookies, should be fun!

  32. Airiyel 15 November 2010 at 11:19 am Permalink

    My favorite tradition is doing Christmas baking. Although I love decorating the house for the big day too!

  33. Christina vanZanten 15 November 2010 at 12:23 pm Permalink

    I love your website!! I stumbled upon it the other day while looking for a recipe for applesauce muffins. All your recipes look amazing and i cant wait to try them all!
    Keep up the great work!!!
    Love from Canada

  34. Fatima 15 November 2010 at 1:47 pm Permalink

    I have almost switched to President’s Choice. So much better!

    Thanks Cat for all your recipies. Needless to say I found you through your Banana muffin recipe. Awesome!

  35. Alyse Soloman 15 November 2010 at 2:26 pm Permalink

    I also LOVE PC products!! Also, I love your recipes… I’m trying the potato leek soup tonight! 🙂

  36. Alyse Soloman 15 November 2010 at 2:29 pm Permalink

    Sorry, forgot to add in my favorite holiday tradition… it is definately Christmas Eve when we all get into our NEW jammies, and sit around feasting on hors d’ouvres and desserts! 🙂

  37. Andrea 15 November 2010 at 3:00 pm Permalink

    My favourite Christmas tradition is picking out the tree as a family and spending time together decorating it. I even decorate my mother in laws tree each year since it is a job she hates doing and I love it! Love love love president’s choice items…this would be a giveaway I would love to win!!!

  38. Lillian Catherwood 15 November 2010 at 4:28 pm Permalink

    I am from Newfoundland and do not get to spend Christmas with my Mom very often. My Mom being from a family of 8, my most memorable Christmas’s were spent at my Grandmother where all the family gathered. I met the most wonderful man here in Nova Scotia, who was from a family of 11 including his parents. Over the last years, my two children and two grandchildren have become part of this family. My first Christmas spent with them, there were 48 people. WOW…yes I know, but it felt so good. Everyone goes to church on Christmas Eve to see the children of the community in a play, them back to his Mom’s house to relax, eat, and just enjoy. The feeling of family just enjoying each other is the most wonderful holiday tradition anyone could hope fore. Both our Dads passed away with a month of each other, my Dad Dec 2008, his Dad Jan 2009. They are very much missed, but the tradition carries on, honoring their memories. My first Christmas with my inlaws, left my Father in law, telling me ” I had failed Turkey”. lol because I was sent to baste it and ended up getting a tour of the house. I smile when I remember that, and I see that twinkle in his eyes laughing at me every time I baste a turkey. Traditions that continue from family to family are wonderful. I am truly blessed and will continue to instill in my children, just how much family means at Christmas and every day through out the year.
    PS. I always remember to baste the turkey now.

  39. april 15 November 2010 at 7:00 pm Permalink

    My favourite holiday food tradition, would be my mom’s chicken macaroni salad. She makes them the best!

  40. Mandi 15 November 2010 at 7:05 pm Permalink

    We dedicate a day to baking shortbread, cookies, squares etc and then build a beautiful gingerbread house while getting our home Christmas ready.

  41. Dee 15 November 2010 at 7:26 pm Permalink

    My favourite tradition when my 3 children were little, was to leave fresh home baked cookies & a glass of milk for Santa & some carrots for his reindeer too!! After the kids were asleep, we’d drink the milk, eat most of the cookies, save for a few crumbs, and leave only the ends of the carrots. Then we’d leave a ‘thank-you’ note from Santa, where he would tell the children how much he enjoyed their treat, how wonderful it is after working so hard – to find a nice snack from such thoughtful little children; PLUS how much his reindeer enjoyed their carrots!!

  42. Alyson 15 November 2010 at 8:25 pm Permalink

    Every year on Christmas Eve I assemble a dish for brunch the next day. It has cooked potatoes, scallions, diced ham, and brie cheese – yum! Christmas morning, I pop it in the oven while the kids are opening stockings and we are drinking coffee. When it’s warmed through, I make ‘nests’ on top and crack eggs in those spaces, then return it to the oven until cooked. By the time presents are done (and copious amounts of chocolate consumed!), we have a nice and easy hot breakfast waiting, perfect with some fruit!

  43. Colleen 15 November 2010 at 8:36 pm Permalink

    Shortbread is mandatory in my family. I always make it and sometimes my sister will as well. We both use the same recipe but we each use slight variations on the ingredients and the preparation. I use icing sugar, she uses granulated sugar. I hand roll mine into little balls and she presses hers into a pan and then cuts it into bars.

    People like my shortbread better though. HAHA!

  44. Melissa 15 November 2010 at 8:46 pm Permalink

    My favourite holiday tradition is making “Bits and Bites” (or “Nuts and Bolts” as my husband calls it!) with Cheerios, LIFE cereal, Chex, honey roasted peanuts and pretzels covered with Worchestshire and spices! During the baking process, it smells delicious!!

  45. Alexis 15 November 2010 at 8:50 pm Permalink

    One of my favorite holiday food traditions is getting together with my mom and sister to do all our Holiday Baking. We usually bring the kids and the men if it isn’t a work day. It is a great day for us girls and I imagine the boys too!!

  46. Sandra 15 November 2010 at 8:50 pm Permalink

    MY favourite time is Christmas Day. I love to prepare the turkey and dressing in the morning. The smells that escape the oven into the house are so yummy. This year I will be teaching my son’s girlfriend the family traditions. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes,veggies, lots of gravy and of course, pumpkin and apple pie.

  47. Dan King 15 November 2010 at 8:50 pm Permalink

    I love baked goods for the holidays.

  48. Michelle 15 November 2010 at 8:54 pm Permalink

    My favorite holiday tradition is Christmas Eve.The excitement of the day ahead .My 5 year old gets so excited.Favorite food would be Mum’s mincemeat tarts.Christmas baking the favorites are top as well.

  49. Emily Krbec 15 November 2010 at 8:54 pm Permalink

    I totally 100% agree with you – President’s Choice rocks! Honestly, I usually prefer PC over many of the other name brand products. They must have one fantastic team working hard to make such awesome stuff.

    As for my favorite holiday food tradition, for breakfast on Christmas morning, my family and I always ate cinnamon sticky buns and the orange from the bottom of our stocking. I hope to continue this tradition this year with my own son, now that he eats real food!

  50. Mark Bette 15 November 2010 at 8:56 pm Permalink

    My favourite Christmas food tradition is the chocolate letters our family receives from Santa in our Christmas stocking. The letters are a tradition going back to the Dutch holiday of Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas). Celebrants of the Sinterklaas celebration are traditionally given their initials (or occasionally the neutral letter S (for Sinterklaas) or P (for Zwarte Piet)) made out of chocolate. I cannot remember a Christmas morning with out my chocolate letter! Yum!

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