$100 Gift Card Giveaway – Brought To You By Bertolli Pasta


This post is sponsored by Bertolli and BlogHer. The opinions reflected are our own.

Family meals are important to Rachel and me. We both grew up in families where everybody sat down at the table to eat dinner together. Now married and with a family of our own, we also make it a point to sit down and have dinner together. Granted, with a 2 1/2 year old and a 1 year old those meal times are often noisy and messy and chaotic. But we all sit down and enjoy a meal together.

 

As our boys grow older we intend on keeping with this. It’s something we think is important. Rachel and I make it a point to cook and eat fresh. We don’t always succeed, but we have been working on eating less processed foods – straight down to making our own french fries. Some nights are more difficult than others, and sometimes we aren’t eating until 6:30, which can be rough because bedtime routine starts at 7. But going back to the whole family mealtime, it’s important to share a meal together.

 

When we were asked to review Bertolli’s frozen Classic Meals, a product aimed at time crunched people and families looking for a tastier and more authentic frozen Italian meal, we thought, why not? We have a $100 gift card to give away courtesy of Bertolli for you! Details on that in just a moment, but first, to be fair, let’s talk about their Classic Meals for Two and what we thought of it. Rachel and I do try to make our meals fresh and freeze leftovers for those days we can’t. And when that fails, we’ll pick up some pizza dough and make a homemade pizza on our pizza stone! ;) So we weren’t quite sure what to expect from Bertolli’s frozen meals.

 

We decided to try Bertolli’s Chicken Margherita and Penne, a frozen meal for two. It comes in bag that you just open up, pour into a skillet, cover, and cook for about 10 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and it’s nice and hot. So bonus points right there on being as easy to make as boiling a pot of pasta. Actually, easier- no straining :) As for the taste – it was actually quite good. The pasta was al dente, the chicken was tender, and the tomatoes were juicy and flavorful. Really, if someone made it for me, I probably couldn’t tell you it was from the freezer section.

 

Bertolli says they prepare these frozen meals with the finest restaurant-quality ingredients. It shows. Now I don’t mean to sound all promotionally, and we aren’t required to write a positive review. We really thought it was pretty good. So give it a try if you are the type to venture into the frozen food section. You’ll be pleased. You can check out the options here: http://www.villabertolli.com/product/category/114645/bertolli-frozen-meals-frozen-meals-from-bertolli

 

Alright. So now that we shared with you our thoughts, let’s talk about the giveaway Bertolli is gracious enough to provide: GIVEAWAY: A $100 Visa gift card courtesy of Bertolli Pasta! TO ENTER: Leave a comment below letting us know which Bertolli meal (click above to see the meals) is your favorite or which would you most like to try? The winner will be randomly selected and contacted by email in November.

Sweepstakes Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

  1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
  2. Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
  3. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
  4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 11/7/2013-12/4/2013.

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