Last summer, my little sister — cheapskate, foodie, and world-class smartass — started a smartass cheapskate foodie blog called The Red Kitchen Project.
The Red Kitchen serves a steady diet of recipes built entirely around ingredients you can buy at ALDI or similar discount grocery stores. All Red Kitchen recipes are garnished with smartass comments and served on Pfaltzgraff china in Grace’s favorite pattern, “Pistoulet,” which was designed by her favorite author/artist, Jana Kolpen, who wrote and illustrated the cookbook/grownup fairytale The Secrets of Pistoulet.
Through her blog, Grace befriended Kolpen, who was so delighted with the concept that she recently offered her the chance to expand her readership through a Pioneer Woman-style giveaway: Pistoulet service for eight.
If you don’t have any “good” china, or if an unfortunate combination of clumsy husband and tile floor is slowly but surely reducing your beloved vintage Madeira collection to shards (not that this has happened to anyone I know, of course), or if for some other reason you feel you could benefit from a new set of dishes, click on over to Grace’s blog and read this post for instructions on how to enter the great Pfaltzgraff giveaway.
If you win — hey, free dishes. If you don’t win, Grace’s recipes will probably save you enough money to cover the cost of replacements for those bowls your husband keeps dropping in the floor.