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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The George Clooney Casserole: A Corningware Giveaway

You're welcome.

In advance.

I always associated Corningware with white dishes that the CWA ladies used to make casseroles and puddings for fundraising.

Imagine my, if I'm honest, quite OTT excitement to receive this:
 
 
 
From the Corningware Etch Collection
Grass 2.35L Casserole with Glass Lid          &          Grass 207ml Ramekin Twin Pack


 
Firstly, OMG, I love me some funky green ANYTHING.
 
Except the other kind of funky green stuff that my kids often hand over/smear on my person.

So I thought about what would be appropriate to adorn such a cute green dish.

Clearly not one of my sloppy, slapped together casseroles that I force the kids to eat, because it contains 487 different veg and will make them super smart and talented and wealthy enough to take care of me while I sip cocktails and float around the world living on a cruise ship, backside firmly planted in front of a poker machine in the on-board casino between games of bingo.

Not that I've thought much about it or anything.

Truth be told, I was a little apprehensive about cooking anything in my new Corningware.

Really, I loved it that much.

And so instead, I thought about what I could grace it with, drape over it, place delicately inside it.

I present to you, the prettiest dish ever:
 
 
The George Clooney Casserole**

Hello George


The accompanying ramekins were used to mop up my drool.

Thanks to World Kitchen, I have a couple of Corningware lovelies for you to drape your chosen contents seductively in...or, you know, cook with.
 
Cornflour 1.4L Casserole with Glass Lid (but sans George Clooney)  &  207ml Ramekin Twin Pack


For your chance to win

  • Follow this blog, so that I may convince George Clooney that people want us to be together, and they are watching, following, and waiting for our universes to align and make it so.
  • Comment below with your perfect casserole ingredient.  The most creative comment will win, so think outside of the chicken/beef/veg square.
  • Extra entries for sharing/Tweeting the following:
I want to win a Corningware set with @Parental_Parody http://goo.gl/OhAlU



Entries close midnight (WST) Saturday 27th October


The fine print:
  • Entry is open to Australian and New Zealand residents only
  • Maximum of two (2) entries for following and commenting
  • Maximum of two (2) bonus entries for Tweeting and sharing
  • Entries close midnight (WST) Saturday 27th October
  • Winner announced on the blog Sunday 28th October
  • Winner has seven (7) days to respond, before I claim their prize as my own, so that I may make even more Clooney casseroles, plus a few Wentworth Miller pies.  Not really, I'll just conduct a re-draw.

 
**Disclaimer:  No Sesame Street mini plush figurines or androgynous paper cut-out men were harmed in the making of this casserole.  Although the ramekins certainly took a hit on account of the tidal wave of drool.
 
 
 
 

96 comments:

  1. bodyandfeetretreatOctober 17, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    Would love to find a casserole recipe that uses Amarula (like Baileys but better !!!!) in it - that would be just perfect !

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  2. Following blog. My favourite ingredient is French Onion Soup, it makes a great Apricot Chicken Casserole, French Onion Casserole, Sausage Casserole. Adds gorgeous depth of flavour and a delicious sweetness to tantalise the tastebuds

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  3. Saffron always gives a nice flavour to casseroles.

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  4. I alway pop in a jar of my home made tomato relish gives my casserole a beautiful rich warming flavor.

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  5. I love adding some fennel to a casserole. It's a great way to add some extra fibre, and the aniseed flavour from the fennel really enhances a plain old chicken casserole. A hit with everyone in my family!

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  6. Love the azure blue colour. Will have to cook something Mediterranean in them

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  7. I use my casserole dishes to make dessert. Apple and Rhubarb Crumble is far more delicious than a beef casserole, and I will argue with anyone who says that I can't eat it for breakfast!

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  8. What's a Clooney casserole without a bit of Pot belly pig..

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  9. For the Casserole : lets try a Seafood Medley Pasta Bake with a hint of Spice and for the Ramekins : White Chocolate and Berry Creme Brulee.

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  10. I follow your blog.
    My perfect casserole dish would be cauliflower baked with mozzrella cheese. Its delicious when served straight from oven.

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  11. I tweete the giveaway
    https://twitter.com/dreamdream936/status/258433756900249600

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  12. From puddings to casseroles to bakes, my casserole dishes are one of the most important dishes in my kitchen.

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  13. I'm thinking you, in a teeny weeny matching blue polka dot bikini, surely you could squish into the casserole dish after all it is "George Clooney"

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  14. Chicken is the perfect casserole ingredient - cooked properly and its 'poultry' in motion.

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  15. Crayfish Mornay is my signature dish, so lucky to have a boat and living near the coast able to take advantage of the in-season catch. Perfect dish for cooking in Corningware.

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  16. shared on twitter
    https://twitter.com/JesseBelles/status/258476062445559809
    t.boult@hotmail.com

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  17. Well... i found out that Casserole:- is from the French word meaning "saucepan" that is a large dish used both in the oven and microwave...and i would love to win the Corning Ware Prize to Make my special dish Heavenly Lamb Shank Casserole.....Cook the Lamb Shanks slowly in a generous amount of Red Wine this is best served with Mash and a Tom Cruise sauce drizzled over the top just before serving....Mmmmm so Yummy !!!

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  18. WTF are you mental making George Clooney cut outs like that? Some ppl need help.

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  19. I love a fancier version of Mac and Cheese. Its called Pesto and Proscuitto Macaroni Bake. Cooked in cornflour blue corningware would go down well with a glass of Cardonnay.

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  20. Beef, potato and carrots - the perfect beef stew!

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  21. Potatoes, cream, onion, garlic and cheese for potato bake.

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  22. I would make 'mexican mess'. Much tastier than it sounds. I layer all things mexican, broken up taco shell, tomatoes, beans (make sure everyone eats them, so you don't notice the smell), onions and garlic (once again with the smell!), and heaps of cheese, taco sauce and lots and lots of chilli's...

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  23. would be my scrummy mixed berry cobbler that has all the fresh berries u can get raspberry strawberry blueberry black berry ect ect then i then get a scrummy chocolate fudge cake mix and layer it out over the the berries evenly empty entire contents over the berries then gentle pour lemonade over the cake mix so it covers the whole cake mix dont pop the bubbles and then place in oven at 180degrees and cook for 25min. dont forget the cream and mint leaf to top off mmmmmmmmmmmmmm yummy

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  24. now wouldnt you like to feed that to george clooney ;)

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  25. For me it has to be french fried onions. It pretty much beats anything that needs a crumb crust. On top of hash brown casserole, mmm.

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  26. My awesome Vege Lasagne. Even more awesome as (at aged 40 and some months) I have finally managed to make decent white sauce for it. AND the 1 and 2 year old love this lentil filled meal. If only they knew what was in it.

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  27. follow your blog, Twitter & Facebook

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  28. I always use a tablespoon of vegemite in any casserole I make, you would be amazed at how much it enhances the flavour of the dish!

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  29. shared on Twitter https://twitter.com/narellerock/status/258672612958425090

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  30. shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/narellerock/posts/477765952244010

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  31. Veggie stew is best,
    But you must let it rest!
    Let the flavours infuse,
    And fresh herbs must be used!

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  32. A cinnamon stick. It turns the average casserole into a sweetly spiced, heady exotic delight where my dinner guests wonder if they've just landed in steamy Morocco!

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  33. Taco seasoning. I used it in a casserole donkeys ago, loved it so much I've used it in every single casserole since. Beef, lamb, chicken, you name it. Yum.

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  34. The perfect casserole ingredient would depend on the dish you are making but rice is usually fantastic for thickening a runny casserole or to make it go further when that unexpected guest drops in.

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  35. A couple hand-fulls of Sultanas add a nice sweet surprise in any casserole

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  36. i like to make a lamb shank casserole with red sauce and dumplings

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  37. following on network blog jody jamieson

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  38. shared on twitter
    https://twitter.com/jjam8094/status/258834772200148992

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  39. shared on facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/JODYLORETTA/posts/211605822304476

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  40. I grew up in the South, not Tasmania, but Alabama! My grandmother taught me to make the most spectacular Sweet Potato casserole. Yumminess topped with pecans and brown sugar, or when we were really good, with marshmallows melted/toasted on top. See? Real southerners aren't all Honey Boo Boo and Swamp People. We contribute by making vegetables into dessert! : D

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  41. Always add a little vegemite, brings out the flavours so well.

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  42. I'll see your George Clooney and raise a Hugh Jackman. I like a touch of honey-bun with my meat.

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  43. I follow on gfc.

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  44. When I make casseroles, I always swirl in spinach (we all need extra greens, right?)

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  45. Nutritional Yeast, its a great cheese substitute :)

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  46. The one ingredient I use in all my casseroles is Garlic Salt (Masterfoods) Enhances the Flavour and Taste yum :)

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  47. I like to make a Salmon Casserole with a tin of Salmon, mashed potatoes, diced onions, corn layered in a casserole dish with a white sauce between layers and a tin of whole tomatoes over the top and then baked in the oven...it is delicious and the kids love it too! You may even hide a few more vegies in there for the kids.

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  48. My perfect ingredient would be Jamie Oliver. He'd add that extra special touch to my Baked Ham and Pea Risotto!

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  49. My perfect ingredient would be the one that NO-ONE whinges about..... I haven't found it YET but I refuse to give-up! Failing that.... chilli; noone can whinge when their mouth is burning off ;)

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  50. You can not beat good old fashioned Bread and Butter Pudding, made by awesome CWA Ladies, a generation of Aussies have grown up with it!

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  51. Duh, red wine! :
    Really
    Excellent
    Dinners
    With
    Inspired
    Niche
    Entertainment

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  52. Spices create an interesting twist to a boring casserole, my favourite is a combination of cinnamon, cardamon, cumin & fresh coriander for an Indian flavour.

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  53. Tweeted and shared on facebook

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  54. We love Tuna Casseroles here. Sometimes I like to add a bit of chilli powder to add a bit of spice.

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  55. I love chunky celery in my casseroles. It's so tasty, especially in apricot chicken! Mmmm

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  56. Simple mix of love and passion,
    all mixed in slow ration.
    A dash of George Clooney,
    and a sprinkle of you.
    Don't forget a romantic venue!
    If all else fails,
    you can have breakfast in bed.
    He can cook you blueberry pancakes - I said!

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  57. i love putting a bit of irish whiskey in my casseroles the amount depends on how much i help myself to the bottle

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  58. Would love to win, have shared on Facebook. For the casserole, my favourite is a creamy chicken with mint and basil.

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  59. Chocolate - EVERYTHING tastes better with chocolate. White, milk and dark, how can you say no?

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  60. tweeted ------ https://twitter.com/jasmine_07/status/260656559997206529

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  61. the perfect casserole ingredient is when someone else makes it

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  62. Cornflour because, inevitably, every casserole I make is too watery and I have to add some at the last minute to thicken it up.

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  63. BLACK CHERRIES!... Surrounded by an almond-infused pudding mix.

    Casserole perfection guaranteed to have George knocking at your door!

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  64. Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/JBMarigold/status/261239838806773761

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  65. Hmmmm, you know what? I think I would love cake pop flavoured casserole! Since I made some the other day adn then read this post, it's all I can think about! Here's a pic of the ones I made: http://t.co/duHKJQxp I think they would be divine off their sticks, in a glorious casserole dish, perhaps smothered with more melted chocolate... that counts as a casserole right? :D

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  66. My first trick is to par cook the ingredients to allow all to come together perfectly and my secret ingredient is star anise

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  67. follow on twitter and facebook
    twitter @jjam8094
    facebook jodyloretta

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  68. Hot dogs (well frankfurts actually) would be my perfect casserole ingredient. A family favorite made into a casserole and whipped up in a few moments using only simple ingredients. Perfect!

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  69. Tweeted the giveaway...

    Does that mean I get George Clooney to cook my casserole??

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  70. FOR ME, NOTHING SPICES UP A CSSEROLE MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN A HUGE SERVE OF SPONTANEITY. BASICALLY, ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT I JUST PREPARE SOME RANDOM INGREDIENTS THAT REFLECT MY CURRENT MOOD AND TOSS THEM IN. DOESN'T ALWAYS TURN OUT PERFECT BUT IT IS ALWAYS DIFFERENT AND QUITE OFTEN - SIMPLY DELICIOUS!!

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  71. the Black Sapote fruit as its a fruit and good for you but tastes like chocolate to make a casserole that tastes like chocolate without the guilt is my dream

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  72. tweeted as well
    https://twitter.com/sweetheart31/status/261940789335175168

    tracy wedding

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  73. Brad Pitt Pie - Topped with a little mashed Angelina - Very tasty proposition!

    Shared on FB

    https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.hurst.315#!/jennifer.hurst.315

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  74. My favourite casserole ingredient is garlic. Its adds flavour and is good for your insides. Yummo

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  75. Have tweeted https://twitter.com/wishitliveit/status/261986871201132544

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  76. For the perfect George Clooney Casserole in the perfect George Clooney Corningware, the perfect ingredient is clearly a drop of Georges sweat..
    Obviously he does not sweat like the normal male, and sweats rainbows and sunshine.... casserole heaven!

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  77. I'm following your Blog and here is the link to the tweet:https://twitter.com/kabes_20/status/261991306253983745

    I always love to add a teaspoon of Vegimite to my casseroles, and it would go just as nice with George Clooney!

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  78. I think i would call my first casserole ,the george Clooney scrummy meat and vegetable casserole. Delicious!!!!!

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  79. Well lets face it, George Clooney in not readily available on every supermarket shelf, so I so go for potato, carbs alway fix all. Leaving you with lots of energy to dream of all things Clooney!!

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  80. Yes George is definitely good enough to eat, but I think I will stick to eating the casserole WITH him, and to make it perfect we can have some 'quality thyme' together.

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  81. Fresh salmon! You can make so many delicious casserole meals that are hearty, healthy and light! Salmon is so easy and fast to cook and full of nutrition!

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  82. Georgy? Gorgy! Pudding or Pie? Both! Now there's a dish best served hot!

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  83. Cathy B
    wattleview62@yahoo.com.au

    My secret casserole ingrdiant, the wafting teatowel,waved in front of the oven door, essential to get the wonderful casserole aroma wafting down the street...it's called making the neighbours envious!

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  84. I love the blue casserole, it reminds me of Santorini.. I'd cook a nice greek dish in this one... George, George, George - please come home for dinner....

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  85. Best casserole ingredient.... red wine and then a bit more red wine to top it off.

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  86. Already following with Google Friends Direct
    Tweeted https://twitter.com/Jupiter707/status/262138129471901696

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  87. Alcohol of any kind!,it taste great and makes my husband look like George clooney!

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  88. My casserole would have a pair of satin sheets, a silk pillow and George Clooney encased between them waiting for me to come to dinner

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  89. Wine of course, you know the old saying: I love cooking with wine! Sometimes I even put it in the food!

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