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Fuel Your Dreams with Sun-Pat

Do you have a dream that you wish with all your heart to come true? Well now you can make that dream come true because Sun-Pat have this incredible competition where two winners will receive the chance to be what they dreamed of being for the day.

You have until 16th November to enter and it’s really easy …

Sun-Pat is offering two people the chance to experience their dream for a day alongside Olympic hero Adam Peaty or TV presenter Helen Skelton, with eight runner-up prizes of a year’s supply of Sun-Pat Peanut Butter and a £1,000 donation to a local group of their choice to ensure our future stars are equipped to achieve their own dreams.

To enter, simply tell us what you’ve always dreamed of doing. It could be anything from becoming a pilot to winning your own gold medal. You can even share a photo to support your entry.

Entries can be made below using the entry form or on the Sun-Pat social media pages by clicking on the icons below. Entries made via Facebook must be posted on the Sun-Pat Facebook page in the form of a comment on our pinned competition post, entries via Twitter or Instagram must include #SunPatDreams.

Making dreams come true

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Life has been hectic as you can probably guess since my last post. It was the day we opened our hearts and the front door to Tommy and his family. Firstly I want to let you know that everything is going really well but secondly I must inform you that life has been taken up a notch and hectic doesn’t quite cover it!

The reason behind all of this massive change is a dream, it’s Tommy’s dream and as his mother I feel it’s my job to do as much as I can to help him achieve it.

My boy was born in 1988. As a child he was never interested in school, hated homework but he had a dream, of working in the family hotel. He went into the catering trade and trained to be a chef and has since worked in the family hotels as a chef running the kitchen, the staff and looking after the guests and their appetites. The boy did very well and has worked with grand chefs and even been featured on Italian television.

But something was missing.

The desire to grow, learn and be even better. The final dream is to have a place of his own but I am sure you can appreciate that in the meantime the best practise is to learn and learn and learn. To try different types of cooking, have a go at dishes you’ve never even heard and throw yourself into the culinary world.

In order to do that London was obviously the first place that came to mind and at the end of August he turned up on my doorstep ready to follow his dream.

He got a job and has been working in London ever since under a very demanding chef.

He is now cooking someone else’s menus, learning new techniques and widening his knowledge of food.

I am so proud of him. I realise we are way off the dream becoming reality but I can see we are on a very good start to getting there.

 

Sun-Pat Peanut Butter

chicken satay recipe

One product that Tommy has used in his recipes in London is Sun-Pat Peanut Butter, he had never heard of peanut butter before as it’s not something you find in Italy. Chef uses it in his secret Chicken Satay recipe and I have since been searching on Pinterest for Peanut butter recipes to see if I can make one at home. I watched him taste it for the first time in his life and saw his expression as he noted the delicacies of the spread. I saw him already thinking about where and how he could use the peanut butter in his cooking and as I let his thoughts wander, I prepared a piece of toast and gave it to him, straight.

He liked it and when he found out how I, and his uncles would devour a jar after school he laughed and popped some more bread in the toaster for second helpings.

I am loving having my boy home again and I love watching him fuel his dreams and follow his heart into his future.

Disclosure: this post is a collaboration with Sun-Pat. All opinions are my own.