Monday, November 1, 2010

Miss Janice's Gourmet Product of the Month

Cranberry chutney!

What is Chutney? Chutney is a relish orginiating in India made with fruit and spices. The Chutney preserved the fruit itself so that it could be eaten out of season and it also acted as a cooling condiment to tone down the hot and spicy flavor of Indian curries.

Taste of Gourmet's Cranberry Chutney is a sweet, flavorful condiment filled with whole cranberries and spices to serve with roast turkey, chicken, or pork. You can mix a little of the Chutney into chicken salad or spread it on sliced turkey/ham sandwiches. A great party food treat: Cover the top of a Brie cheese with the Cranberry Chutney, wrap it in pastry, and bake until browned!

We had a big Halloween night here at "The Roost." Today, I'm taking down the Halloween decorations and putting up the Thanksgiving decor. Earlier this morning, we enjoyed some bagels with a mixture of cream cheese and Cranberry Chutney on top. Yum. Yum. Yum, y'all!

Recipe for Cranberry Chutney Bagel Spread:
2 to 3 tblsp Cranberry Chutney
8 oz cream cheese at room temperature

Mix the Cranberry Chutney into softened cream cheese. You can add a bit of milk or orange juice, if needed for softness. Spread onto warm bagels and enjoy! (The spread will last in the frig for a week).

The Small Print Y'all!!!
Nutrition Facts: For 1 tblsp: Calories 40, Calories from Fat 0, Total Fat 0g, Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0, Sodium 0mg, Carbohydrate 9g, Sugars 2g, Protein 0.

This Cranberry Chutney is the Taste of Gourmet "Product of the Month" during November. TOG has a "Product of the Month" each month...a fundraising project to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Purchasing the Cranberry Chutney during the month of November will generate a $1.00 donation to St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The hospital is devoted to research and treatment toward eliminating chronic childhood diseases like leukemia and is the only childhood cancer research center designated by the National Cancer Institute.

It's time to start thinking about hostess gifts for the holidays. Food is a gift of love and is a perfect gift to give in this economy. We all have to eat y'all!!! Stock your entertaining pantry and gift closet while making a donation to St. Jude!!! A 12 oz. jar of the Cranberry Chutney is only $8.95. This is delish y'all and will make a great hostess gift during the holidays. Just take your hostess a jar of the Chutney and some bagels that she can enjoy the next morning. You can order your Cranberry Chutney online here.

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit with me. I'll be back maybe on Wednesday with my "Friendship Gifts" for November. Gobble Gobble Y'all...we're on the road to Thanksgiving!


Blondie's Journal said...

I often wondered what chutney was exactly...thanks for clearing this up! It sounds absolutely delicious!


highheeledlife said...

I too often looked at in awe .. not quite sure about it... but it does sound worth trying... Thanks Miss Janice. xo HHL

Lori said...

I think I will have to definitely order this. Mom likes chutney and she LOVES cranberries. Sounds like the perfect combination.


nomo wino daph said...

I'm with HHL, may have to try it:)