I recently got the opportunity to shop at one of my favorite stores: World Market! I am a loyal World Market shopper and here's why-- they have beautiful and unique decor, fashion, kitchen, food items (and more) from all over the world... and the prices are totally reasonable. They make shopping pure FUN.
As I walked into the colorful, organized and brightly lit store, I had a mission in mind: I wanted to put together a Sweet & Spicy Santa Fe style meal, including wine... featuring products made in the United States.
But first... a girl's gotta browse, right? Check out the MEGA wine selection:
And this display... chock full of picnic-perfect food:
There's just so much to see... I couldn't walk down an aisle without wanting to buy something!
Then came the REALLY fun part... choosing some ingredients to make a Santa Fe style meal... and finding the perfect wine to pair it with. The staff at World Market were very nice and knowledgable.
I headed home with the makings of a delicious Santa Fe style meal.
OH YEAH! First up... a yummy appetizer.
Smokey Santa Fe Appetizer Ingredients: Bronco Bob's Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce, Wheeler's Praline Pecans, Cream Cheese, and Green Onions.
Just pour the Bronco Bob's Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce over the cream cheese, add some sliced green onions, crush some pecans and add them on top... and pour yourself some delicious Wilder Red Table Wine. Oh... sweet anticipation!
The combination of the smokey (and a tad spicy) app with the sweet (but not too sweet) wine is delicious! Now onto dinner... and Sweet + Spicy Chicken Skewers.
Ingredients: Bronco Bob's Roasted Mango Chipolte, 1 can diced peaches, juice of 1 lime, 1/2 t pepper and 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 lb chicken, diced into 1 inch cubes. Separately, dice 3 peppers into 1 1/2 - 2 inch cubes.
Directions: Combine ingedients in a bowl (up to chicken). Add chicken and let in marinate for an hour or more.
Add chicken and peppers to skewers, alternating them. Barbeque for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
Meanwhile... cook up a batch of tasty Vigo Red Beans + Rice. Just add water and butter to this package to make the most satisfying red beans and rice you'll ever taste!
So you have the Spicy + Sweet Chicken Skewers, the Red Beans and Rice ... just add a green salad with avocados, and tomatoes -- with crushed Frontera Blue Corn Chips on top... it all makes for a delcious Santa Fe Style Meal! Grab a fork!
Speaking of Santa Fe... are you feeling inspired by all the goodness at World Market? Well, here's another reason to get excited... the Word Market Gourmet Getaway Sweepstakes! YOU'VE GOTTA SEE THE PRIZES!
Grand Prize package includes:
- A trip for two to to Santa Fe, New Mexico (this is a 5 day Trip for 2 to Santa Fe which includes airfare and hotel)
- Hands on Southwestern Cooking class with Master Chef
- Personally signed glossy cookbook
- Multi-course dinner at the acclaimed Geronimo
- Southwestern Foodie Tour with a cultural kick
- A $1,000 World Market gift card
There will also be 3 runner up prize winners that will each receive a $500 World Market gift card!
The Gourmet Getaway Sweepstakes runs from August 18, 2012 until September 21, 2012.
If you share the sweepstakes with 5 of your friends (via FB share or email) you can receive 5 additional bonus entries. This is part of the registration process when entering. Users can also enter daily for more chances to win.
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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™, but all my opinions are my own.