I write about some aspect of food often enough that I decided to dedicate a day to it.The only logical choice?Fridays, of course, for that great “F” alliteration. I like saying, “I host a carnival on my blog called ‘Food on Fridays’.” It’s fun!Anyway, if you write about food fairly frequently, why not make it on Fridays, too, and join me here?Food posts don’t have to be a recipe–anything remotely related to food is great: You could take a pretty picture of muffins to post, or you might read and review The Omnivore’s Dilemma or Green Eggs and Ham. Anything that mentions food–bring it on! Post it! Link it!. Use Mr. Linky and/or the comments to link-in, and I’ll go back in later and post links the old-fashioned way right here in the text to ensure maximum search-engine-exposure.
Food on Fridays Participants
1. Sara/shepherdsgrace at Beauty in the Mundane (Homemade Convenience Food!)2. Edie at LifeInGrace (Beef Enchiladas with step-by-step instructions!)3. Ann Kroeker and her Nutella obsession, as demonstrated by manic linkage (see below)4. Tammy at This Pilgrimage (Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies)Ann’s Food on Fridays contribution:I love Nutella.My family knows it, so I was given Nutella for Christmas.My friends know it, so I was given two giant jars for my birthday.My blog-readers know it, because I have a category dedicated to Nutella, which I created after publishing this post back in January 2007.Nutella is European–Italian, to be precise.You can visit the Nutella USA site for additional info. For example:
- Did you know that Nutella, which is sold in the peanut-butter aisle in America, is marketed in over 75 countries and outsells all brands of peanut butter worldwide?
- The creator invented Nutella in the 1940s when cocoa was rationed during the war. He added hazelnuts, which were plentiful in Italy, to extend the chocolate supply.
- And their recommended usage is to spread it on various bread products. They’ve photographed and published examples on this page (be still my heart!).
Facebook users? Apparently there are numerous Nutella fan groups you can join.Our Top Personal Nutella Applications:
- Spread on fresh French bread
- Dip fruit into it
- Spread in crepes
- Spread in crepes with bits of banana cut up with it
But the most impressive Nutella news of all? World Nutella Day is coming up on February 5, 2009 !Seriously! They have a button and everything:So, what about you? Write about food and tell me all about it–right now, for Food on Fridays!And if you love Nutella, write about it, publish your post on February 5, and tell the lovely ladies hosting World Nutella Day so they can include your wonderful Nutella thoughts. While you’re waiting, why not experiment with Nutella? Check out these fabulous Nutella ideas from people around the world:Nutella 2007, pt. 1Nutella 2007, pt. 2Nutella 2008, pt. 1Nutella 2008, pt. 2If you’re not into food and you’ve tired of my Nutella-talk, you can check out some of the other Friday Carnivals that I’m aware of:
Julia at Hooked on Houses is hosting Hooked on FridaysAnne Glamore at My Tiny Kingdom is hosting Flashback FridaysThe Inspired Room is hosting A Beautiful LifeAmber at the run-a-muck is hosting Friday Funnies
Kim @ForeverWherever says
Wow! I have never tried it! You are making me want to try just a tiny bit on a cracker or something. Why don’t more people eat it if it’s so good??? Maybe it’s one of those “acquired taste” type things! Now I’m just rambling…
Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy says
Wow, great round-up of all things Nutella! Thanks for including World Nutella Day – we’re hoping to get even more participation this year 🙂
serendipity hopeful says
Sorry for posting an unrelated topic.
Seeking your prayer for someone in real need of it.
A million Yummy Yays for Nutella.
here’s my contribution…I HAVE to try Nutella…never have had it, that remember….
Jane Anne Owen says
I have never tried Nutella! I was curious about it after reading your post so I pulled up the Nutella website. I was suprised to see that it does not contain peanuts. This is welcome information for me since my son has a peanut allergy.
This is the best kind of peanut information for my family:
“No Ferrero products, including Nutella brand spread, Ferrero Rocher and Rondnoir chocolates, and Collection and Raffaello confections, contain peanuts or peanut ingredients.”
It IS funny that it is located with the peanut butter. It always seems crazy to me that they put Sunbutter and Soybutter right next to peanut butter. Crazy might be the wrong word. It bothers me because in my house peanut butter is always a killer.
Thanks for the post! I might have to try this out.
Mother-in-Love’s Chicken Enchiladas
1 sm. chopped onion, 2 tbsp. butter, 1 can cream of mushroom, 1 can cream of chicken, 1 can chicken broth, 1 can chopped green chilis,2-3 lbs of chicken, cooked and cut up, 1 pkg. of 12 corn tortillas, 1 lb. longhorn cheese, shredded
Brown onion in butter. Combine with soups, broth and chilis. Add chicken and mix. Butter large oblong baking dish. Layer; torn up tortillas, chicken sauce & cheese. Repeat. Bake at 350 for 30 min. Let stand for 15-20 minutes before serving.
It can be made the day before…just allow an extra 30 minutes for cooking. It is best to take it out of the fridge an hour before cooking.
This is wonderful with a salad, chips and some guacomale and salsa…nummy!
Stretch Mark Mama says
STILL haven’t tried Nutella. However, I bought the hubs a little sample container for Christmas (that we still haven’t tried). I am so unselfish in my gift giving. 🙂
Grandma brought a jar of Nutella to our house this year for Christmas, so the kids were able to try it for the first time. The Boy didn’t care for it, but what do you expect from someone with the Y chromosome. The Girl, however LOVED it. Her favorite way to eat it? Nutella and Cheezits. I tried it, but I have to say “Ummm, no.” To each her own, I guess.
Never tried Nutella….is it anything like peanut butter??? I love peanut butter!
Anyways, here’s what I made today…….I throw together kind of Rachel Ray style so bear with me.
In large bowl put about a half cup of italian dressing, half cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing, 2 cloves pressed or chopped garlic, 1 tsp. dry basil, 2 tsp. dry parsley, some black pepper, some dry mustard – maybe 1 1/2 tsp.
Whisk it all together good. ohhh, I also put in some cayenne and some dry, hand crumbled rosemary.
Then throw in some fresh chopped veggies. WALA! You can just throw stuff in the dressing, taste it before you put the veggies in.
Today I threw in baby carrots, broccoli florets, sliced onion, chunks of baby portobello mushroom, chunks of red bell pepper…..I think that’s it.
Very fresh, very good.
Ohhh, almost forgot – chunks of cucumber too. The cucumber is really good in the marinade!
Yummm…Nutella! I always love your Nutella posts!! 😉 I’m in some Nutella fan club on Facebook…yes, just call me a geek…but a happy one, as long as I have Nutella. Thanks for the heads up about World Nutella Day!! I think the kids and I will have to have a mini-unit study on Nutella that day in school. Hmmm…:) (I still say the best way to eat it is on a spoon, though. :-D)
Kim: Oh, you should! Just a nibble on a slice of French bread. Or dip a bit of apple into it. See what you think. If you don’t like it, just use it as an ice-cream topper for yoru friends. Melt a little in a bowl in the microwave and pour it over the top–people are used to that chocolate-nutty combo on ice cream.
Sara: Oh, I’m delighted you popped over for a Nutella-gander! Hope you have lots of participation in World Nutella Day!
Serendipity Hopeful: Thanks for your comment and link.
Amber: Gimme an “N”! N! Gimme a “U”! U! Gimme a “T”! T! Let’s give a big cheer for Nutella!
shepherdsgrace: I’m so glad you participated in Food on Fridays (and I hope you get a nibble of Nutella someday!
Jane Anne: I thought of you today, because I saw some Nutella next to the jelly instead of the peanut butter–it was pretty far removed from those scary jars. I hope that it might be a fun little treat for your peanut-allergic family!
Stretch Mark Mama: ooooooo….I say you should slip it out and dip into it. You’ve got to answer the question: Will I like Nutella? You’re such a smoothie-fruit-lovin’ girl, I’m not sure you will. It’s very rich.
Shalee: I’ve often said that Nutella is good on anything–maybe that salty-chocolatey combo is what appeals. Not sure about the cheesy part. It’s good with pretzels. I can attest to that!
Tabitha: The Europeans do seem to use Nutella in much the way we use peanut butter, but it’s not really very much like it. Maybe in consistency. But it’s very chocolate-y. I LOVE your healthy, fresh recipe you posted in your comment. What a healthy idea for winter, when we need healthy veggies–thanks for telling us about this delicious idea. Glad you added the cucumber, too. 🙂
Jennifer: Let me know what you do for a unit study on World Nutella Day! I want to learn, too!
Megan @ Hold it Up to the Light says
We are BIG OLE Nutella fans around here……Love all the pertinent facts!
I’ll be back. Awesome Blog!
Happy World Nutella Day! I don’t know what the stuff is. I’ve never seen it, never smelled it, never tasted it. However, failure to wish you Happy WND would be unpardonable. I’ll try to find some in the near future. Wal-Mart?