Woo Hoo ~ I believe this may be my favorite give away yet!
The folks at Bertolli recently sent me a wonderful gift box of goodies to help introduce their newest product ~
And the GOOD NEWS is that our WINNER will receive a gift box just like the one I received!!
Premium Quality Meal Soups for two, you'll find them in the freezer section.
Smart looking, roomy insulated zippered tote bag, perfect for keeping frozen food (or hot food) in good condition on your way home from the store. I'll use it for picnics and tailgate parties, too.
Bertolli's Tomato Florentine ~ is the first of the soups that I tried.
Delicious, full flavored, and hearty. This was definitely a very generous serving for two; it actually provided 3 meal soups at my house.
You probably know I usually cook from scratch, but I would not hesitate to serve these soups to the most finicky eaters, these soups taste every bit as good as homemade. Nice bite-sized white meat chicken, spinach, tomatoes (both of which held their texture), and the tortellini was firm, not flaccid or over cooked, all in a substantial tomato bisque base. And we noted that this was not overly salty as some prepared soups tend to be.
If your name is drawn here is what you will receive:
1.) Along with the gift cards for 2 packages of Bertolli Soup
2.) * The winner also will get a Crate & Barrel Mario Batali Porcelain Enamel - Cast Iron 3 quart Soup Pot (made by Dansk, $89. value).
3.) The winner will also receive an All-Clad Stainless Steel Soup Ladle ($24. value)
4.) The high quality Bertolli insulated zippered tote.
* I must tell you, being the cookware nut that I am ~ Mario's line of porcelain enamel cast iron cookware is every bit as beautiful and durable as that produced by Le Creuset and Staub (I have shelves and shelves of their pieces), and Mario's cookware definitely holds it's own.
All-Clad Stainless Steel Soup Ladle
We very much enjoyed the soup, and I can happily recommend it.
The other variety I chose was the Chicken and Rotini Pasta, can't wait to try that one (it will be on the menu later this week.)
For garnish, after heating it and serving it in our bowls, I plucked some of the last of the basil from the garden then grated a little Romano cheese over ~ and there you have a bowl of soup that very well may rival your own homemade, with none of the work. I love that!
Here is what the soup looks like before it's heated, all of the components have been individually quick frozen so they don't lose their proper texture, and the broth and seasoning are frozen into neat little rectangular shapes so they melt uniformly and quickly.
So easy to prepare! All you do is put the contents of the pouch in a pot, add one cup water, then bring to a simmer until everything is bubbling and hot. Immediately your kitchen will be filled with an irresistible aroma, and your delicious soup meal is ready to enjoy.
Serve with some delicious bread and/or a crisp salad and you're all set to enjoy a flavorful, healthy and delicious meal.
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There are four meal soup varieties to choose from:
Chicken and Rotini Pasta
Roasted white meat chicken, pasta, zucchini, yellow squash, carrots and celery in a savory chicken broth
Cheese-filled tortellini, white meat chicken, spinach and tomatoes in a rich tomato bisque with a hint of basil
Roasted white meat chicken, beans, zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, tomatoes and pasta in a hearty vegetable broth
Tuscan Beef & Vegetables
Tender beef, mushrooms, yellow squash, zucchini, carrots and celery with bow-tie pasta in a savory broth
Grilled baguette slices, brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with herbs.
Did I mention how much I love Mario Batali's line of cook and bakeware? :)
Here's how to enter the drawing:
(You have up to 4 chances to win!)
1.) Leave a message here and let me know which of the 4 soups sounds most appealing to you.
2.) Double your chance of winning by being a follower here on my blog (Google Friend), and mention it in your comment.
3.) Another chance to win ~
If you are a follower of mine on facebook, please "Share" my give away/drawing (which you'll find on my facebook wall) with your facebook friends. (Share it on your fb wall.) And let me know that you did in your comment here.
4.) And a BONUS chance ~
Mention & link to this page on your OWN blog, and you'll have yet another chance to win.
Hurry and enter as it's a quick a 10 day contest.
Entries will be accepted until October 28th @ 9PM (Pacific time)
I'm sorry but the contest is limited to the USA, but Alaska & Hawaii ARE included this time.
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Winner will be announced Sunday October 30th.
Thanks for stopping by, and the best of luck to all who enter!!
Full disclosure: This contest is being run independently, and all gifts are provided by Bertolli.
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