|August 21, 2016||Posted by Holly Marie under Life and Times in our House, Recipe|
Our family takes pasta seriously. Pasta is it’s own food group with nights throughout the week dedicated just to enjoy our favorite recipes. As a food-allergy parent finding a gluten-free sauce option that pairs well with gluten AND egg-free pasta… and with our busy back-to-school schedule making sauce from scratch doesn’t work during the week. Keep reading to check out my new, kid-approved find for our Family Pasta Perfection. YUM.
Family Pasta Perfection- Gluten-Free
Thankfully over the past two years there are more and more variations of pasta shapes available that fit our allergy-friendly quota. Fusilli is definitely the favorite in our rotation. With gluten-free pasta-if you over cook it? YOU ARE DONE. Yuck- consistency? YUCK. So check yourself before you wreck yourself… no one wants a preschool with a bit of hangry asking for the tenth time when dinner will be ready. NO ONE.
If you don’t have to worry about allergies… I bet yours will taste TEN times better than the above… just an educated guess.
Mezzetta Parmigiano Reggiano Marinara
Honestly, gluten-free sauce that is DELICIOUS makes meal time fun, albeit a bit messy, but MUCH more delicious. So far the Whole Garlic & Sweet Basil passed the kid-test but the one they keep asking for me to grab is the Parmigiano Reggiano Marinara. Perfection.
• Italian Plum Tomato
• Whole Garlic & Sweet Basil
• Caramelized Onion & Butter
• Calabrian Chili & Garlic
• Truffle, Porcini & Cream
• Parmigiano Reggiano
Simple. Rich. Real.
• Rich. The world’s best tomatoes – hailing from the rich soils of Italy’s San Marzano region.
Now enter this AMAZING giveaway! I would love a reason to update my passport- a trip to Italy would be spectacular… the history, the traditions, the food… goodness what dreams are made of. So you can bet that I am entering!
Mezzetta’s great Italian trip sweepstakes- ENTER HERE.
One (1) Grand Prize Winning Entry will be selected. The Grand Prize consists of a trip for Winner and one (1) Guest to attend culinary experiences (including cooking class and farm tour) in the San Marzano region of Italy and explore other cities of Italy. The Grand Prize trip consists of the round trip coach air transportation between the major commercial airport nearest winner’s residence and Rome, Italy, the culinary experience and tour of Italy.
What is your favorite pasta dish for busy nights during the week?
I need another one for the rotation… PLEASE.
|August 20, 2016||Life and Times in our House|
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|August 8, 2016||Reviews|
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|August 2, 2016||Life and Times in our House|
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