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Spring is a time to lighten up and enjoy the beauty around us, and my Spring Wildgrain Subscription Box  helped me do just that! Wildgrain Subscription Boxes provide delicious, nutritious artisanal breads, pastas and pastries to make your workload a little lighter, while helping you enjoy easy, great meals with the people you love. A Wildgrain Subscription Box is a must-have this spring! Take $10 OFF Your First Wildgrain Box with code: THATSUSANW

Cranberry Pecan Sourdough bread, sliced.

One of my favorites in this month’s box: the Cranberry pecan sourdough loaf. This would be wonderful on its own, toasted, with a little melting butter, and a cup of tea!

One of the things I love about the Wildgrain Subscription Box is that they relieve me of the burden of having to make one more stop at an excellent bakery. Because, let’s face it: for the most part, the breads available in most grocery stores just don’t live up to the label: artisanal. Or fresh! Or delicious! 

You’re Going to Need a Wildgrain Subscription Box this Spring!

Yes, it’s a NEED, if you’re looking for more time in your day. And each month, Wildgrain seasonally changes up its offerings, so that what you receive is perfectly in season, ready and waiting for you in your freezer. No need to thaw! Just preheat your oven, and most of their breads are ready in 15-20 minutes!

Oh, and did I mention the free box of croissants? Because they’re amazing! And who doesn’t want to wake up some Saturday or Sunday morning to a little continental breakfast of croissants, with your favorite jam, or butter and jam!

Wildgrain Offers Great Nutrition

I know many of my readers care deeply about the ingredients that are used in your foods, and since I mentioned above that Wildgrain’s offerings are nutritions,  here’s what my research into Wildgrain found. Their ingredients are:

  • clean
  • vegetarian
  • non-GMO
  • unbleached flour
  • no artificial colors
  • a great source of fiber

Wildgrain is perfect for springtime picnics, quick lunches, and day trips to the beach or lake. So today, I’m going to show you how I used Wildgrain’s May Box to level up my picnic, make a quick lunch, and have an easy-peasy pasta dish any kid could make for their mother or father, in honor of Mother’s Day (not to mention the upcoming Father’s Day!).

My Picnic, Snack, or Appetizer 

Did you know that a loaf of crusty bread, radishes, salt, and butter are a traditional after school snack of French children? Well, I decided to try it out as an appetizer for my family at Thanksgiving (while we watch the dog show), and I discovered that if you use great ingredients, my family LOVED it! And could it get more simple? 

The snack of French schoolchildren: crusty bread, thinly sliced radishes, butter, and salt.

The snack of French schoolchildren: crusty bread, thinly sliced radishes, butter, and salt.

I love the IDEA of picnicking, but if you’ve ever tried to spontaneously HAVE one, you know it can be a lot of work, and then you have to worry about whether or not certain foods might spoil. Well, the next time my husband invites me to go on a hike somewhere here in beautiful Middle Tennessee, I’ve got the perfect idea for a delicious and light snack. And yes, at Thanksgiving, when this is an appetizer, I serve it with a lovely Sauvignon Blanc (my white wine of choice) and with  my favorite premium butter and sea salt. Sometimes I make a quick compound butter, speckled with herbs (some thyme and chives) and a bit of minced garlic, and some freshly ground black pepper to add a little more pizzazz.  Garnish with arugula! Ta-da! A picnic, or an appetizer!

The snack of French schoolchildren: crusty bread, thinly sliced radishes, butter, and salt.

If you have bread, butter, radishes and salt, you’ve got a picnic! Garnished with peppery arugula. Look at the beautiful hole structure (also called the “crumb”) in that loaf of sourdough!

How About a Quickie Lunch, Made Scrumptious?

I made this Homemade Chicken Salad with chicken I roasted with crème fraiche (it’s a lot like sour cream, but slightly less tangy), but you could easily use a rotisserie chicken. The dressing was half mayonnaise, half sour cream, which makes it super creamy! Tossed in some sliced grapes, celery, toasted almond slices, and dried tarragon. Now how easy is that?

Homemade hicken salad on cranberry pecan sourdough from Wildgrain.

Wildgrain sourdough cranberry pecan loaf, with homemade chicken salad. Yum!!! Great for a quick homemade lunch, or a picnic lunch.

My chicken salad is the bomb, but I have to say that the Wildgrain Sourdough Cranberry Pecan Loaf really blew it off the charts! Honestly, this was the best chicken salad I’ve had in forever!!! Nutty, crunchy, creamy, savory, and sweet! Oh, baby! My family gobbled it up! 

Closeup of chicken salad on cranberry pecan sourdough loaf with arugula.

Closeup of chicken salad on cranberry pecan sourdough loaf with arugula. The arugula adds a little peppery crunch.

Dinner for Mother’s Day that a Child could Make: 

Now this could just as easily be dinner for Father’s Day, too. (Not wanting to leave anyone out!) My Wildgrain Subscription Box contained a kind of pasta called tonnarelli. Tonnarelli is a fresh pasta, slightly fatter than spaghetti. It is traditionally made by rolling the pasta dough over and through a wire frame strung with strings, reminiscent of the strings over a guitar (sometimes called pasta al chitarra – guitar in Italian.) To keep it easy, think fresh, fat spaghetti. 

Fresh grape tomato pasta sauce with Wildgrain tonnarelli pasta.

See how easy this would be for your kid to make for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? Practically no cooking involved, except boiling the pasta.

The sauce is a fresh grape tomato sauce with sliced, slightly squished grape tomatoes, minced garlic, fresh chopped basil and oregano, extra virgin olive oil, a bit of red wine vinegar and a bit of balsamic vinegar, and plenty of sea salt and freshly ground pepper.  The pasta cooks only 6 minutes and presto! You’ve got dinner! 

Tonnarelli pasta with Fresh Grape Tomato Sauce.

Tonnarelli pasta with Fresh Grape Tomato Sauce. So easy a kid could make it, yet beautiful, delicious, and wonderfully satisfying.

I urge you to make this spring so much easier by ordering your own box of Delicious Artisanal Convenience! Order up your happy spring with a Wildgrain Subscription Box.

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