This post is sponsored by Aussie Farmers Direct
If there is anything I can do to make my life easier, I’m all for it! That’s why for the past couple of years we have been customers of Aussie Farmers Direct and each week receive fresh, in season products delivered straight to our door. Along with the convenience of home delivery (check out the bottom of this post to find out how you can win one of 10 Family Fruit and Veg Boxes delivered to your door!), there is the added bonus of less trips to the supermarket, we save money from those couple (ok five!) of impulse items that ALWAYS seem to end up in our trolley, and best of all we know we are doing our bit to support Australian Farmers.
Each Wednesday afternoon after our delivery, both of the boys insist on ‘helping’ look through what we’ve received and (thankfully) also help to put it all away. In the past they have transformed the sturdy Fruit and Vegetable boxes into cars, boats and even ‘caves’ and have got much enjoyment and fun out of the boxes before the inevitable fights start. Aussie Farmers Direct are including fun animal cut outs on both their Couples and Family Fruit and Veg and Small Fruit Boxes, so now along with the convenience of having farm fresh fruit and vegetables delivered to your door (and new customers can receive 30% off their first order with the code CBM30, with a minimum spend of $50) the kids can put those empty boxes to use by cutting out and decorating ‘Rudolph the Reindeer‘ (pictured), with ‘Cloey the Cow’ and a range of other farm animals coming soon!”
Another thing I love about our Aussie Farmers Direct delivery is that it makes it so easy to put together easy family meals, and don’t forget along with milk and fruit and vegetables you can also shop a huge range of meat and poultry items, dairy and my favourite (of course!) baked goods.
This family friendly Chicken Cobb Salad recipe is always a winner in our house and best of all practically all of the ingredients can be delivered to my door. You can easily adjust the ingredients in the Cobb Salad to suit the tastes of your family and we find it makes enough to serve two adults and two kids as a main meal with plenty of yummy leftovers for the next day. It’s also a great recipe for the kids to get involved with and my boys love to help selecting which vegetables we are going to use and of course taste testing along the way!
I can hear many of you saying that your kids would NEVER willingly eat a salad, and I totally get that, however I find by getting the kids involved in putting it together and then letting them serve themselves at dinner time, it not only helps them learn new skills but also encourages them to eat more.
Family Friendly Cobb Loaf Recipe and Win a Fruit and Veg Box from Aussie Farmers Direct
- 1 cos lettuce
- 3 large potatoes
- 2 corn cobs
- 3 carrots
- 4 eggs
- 3 large Tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
- 1 chicken breast - approximately 300g.
- 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon of seeded mustard - optional
- salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of dried mixed herbs
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- Balsamic salad dressing to serve - optional
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
- Remove the leaves from the corn cobs and smear approximately 1 tablespoon of butter onto each corn cob before wrapping in foil to completely encase. Place these into the oven and cook for 45 minutes.
- Meanwhile, drizzle approximately 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the chicken breast and sprinkle with the dried mixed herbs. Place onto a baking tray and cook for 30 minutes or until the chicken breast is cooked through - it’s a good idea to check how it’s going after 20 minutes and adjust your cooking time accordingly.
- Peel your potatoes and cut into small cubes. Place them into a steamer and cook for 15 minutes or until cooked through. You can also add your eggs to the bottom of the steamer to cook at the same time.
- Transfer the cooked potatoes to a small bowl and while they are still hot, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and carefully mix through the mayonnaise and seeded mustard (if using) and place into the fridge to cool.
- Transfer the hard boiled eggs into a bowl of cold water and set aside to cool slightly before peeling.
- Remove the corn and chicken breast from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes in the fridge before carefully removing the corn kernels and cutting the chicken into small pieces.
- Take out a large serving plate and place onto your kitchen bench.
- Prepare the rest of the salad ingredients, slice the tomatoes into quarters, thickly slice the cucumber into pieces, cut the hardboiled eggs into quarters, chop the carrot into small pieces and tear off the leaves of the Cos Lettuce.
- Arrange all of the Cobb Salad ingredients on your serving plate and serve immediately with the Balsamic Salad Dressing on the side.
Thanks to Aussie Farmers Direct I have TEN Family Fruit and Vegetable Boxes valued at $42 to giveaway! Also new Aussie Farmers Direct customers can use the code CBM30 to receive 30% off their first order when they have a minimum spend of $50 – you can shop here.
Entry is simple, just tell me how having fresh products delivered to your door will help you and your family and you are in the draw!
Please note winners must live within a delivery area, you can check your postcode here.
Competition Terms and Conditions
- Entries close at 11.59pm Friday 29th of January 2016 – AEST.
- This competition is open to Australian residents only.
- Ten winners (from different households) will receive a Family Fruit and Vegetable Box delivered to their home from Aussie Farmers Direct, valued at $42.
- This is a game of skill, the winner will be chosen based on the most creative answer as determined by the judges.
- All entries require the entrant to live within an area where Aussie Farmers Direct deliver (you can check here) and an active email address to be valid.
- Winners will be contacted via email at the conclusion of the competition to confirm their address falls within a delivery area, if it doesn’t a new winner will be chosen.
- To redeem a prize, winners will be required to create an Aussie Farmers Direct account, which will include winners accepting Aussie Farmers Direct’s terms and conditions and providing payment details for any future orders.
- The judges decision is final and no discussions regarding the result will be entered into.
- The winner will be announced on this blog by COB Friday 5th of February 2016.
- The prize will be issued by Aussie Farmers Direct. Create Bake Make takes no responsibility for the prize once on route to delivery or once it has been delivered.