I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Calphalon. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
I feel like I get picked on a little bit for adding fresh herbs and veggies to everything, but it’s kind of our signature move.
We may not be the best about eating the right way (whatever that is), but one thing that I think my family is really good about is getting our veggies in. My husband and I love our veggies and finding creative ways to work them into dishes so that the kids can’t just pick them out. We’re not sneaky about it because we want our children to develop a pallet for appreciating these foods, but we try to blend it all together in a way that they don’t mind.
I’ve never had authentic Shepherd’s Pie, but here’s a fun little combination that we came up with that utilizes the same strategy of the ones that I’ve seen. Of course it utilizes the usual suspects like garlic and onion, but this version is different because it’s packed with extra veggies, like asparagus and brussels sprouts and uses ground chicken instead of beef for a lighter flavor.
My husband and I registered for a set of knives when we got married, over 5 years ago. We cook basically every meal every day, which adds up to a ton of wear and tear on our precious blades. But getting these old guys sharpened seems inconvenient at best– we don’t have anywhere local to bring them and I don’t want to ship them off to another state. Working with less than perfect equipment can make cooking seem like a chore, not to mention it’s dangerous to use dull blades (they slip and slide, they lead to accidents).
So when I was offered to check out the new Calphalon line of self sharpening cutlery I was so excited!
This set comes with a beautiful wooden block with ceramic sharpeners built right into the slots of each storage block to automatically sharpen knives with every use, ensuring that every time a knife is removed or replaced, it is automatically sharpened at the correct angle. They call it SharpIN Technology and it’s a beautiful thing.
With knives remaining at peak performance and providing effortless slicing no matter the job, the nerd in me is totally geeking out over getting to spend a little bit of time prepping dishes like this!
Want to win your own set? Calphalon Giveaway
You can win your very own set of Calphalon Self-Sharpening Cutlery Set (~$219 value). Entering is simple: Leave a comment on this post letting me know your favorite thing to cook! Easy, right? I’ll email the winner November 8 to get your contact info. Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central. Open to US residents only.