Saturday, January 28, 2012

#Bertolli Weeknight Meal Special Challenge & Giveaway

Bertolli logo As a single parent, I find myself eating meals with my boys that aren’t so “adult” focused”. I have to admit, I get a bit tired of chocolate chip pancakes or hot dogs. Some nights, I’d like to have a meal more for my taste buds, but never want to go through the work of making anything.

A couple days ago I found out about a soup line from Bertolli! I’ve had their frozen meals before and found them to be delicious so when given the opportunity to try out the new soups, I was excited! I headed to my local store to search them out. I actually went to the soup section first because I wasn’t sure if it was frozen or dry packaged. Turns out they were in the freezers.

I know they have 4 selections:

• Chicken Minestrone - Roasted white meat chicken, beans, zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, tomatoes and pasta in a hearty vegetable broth
• Roasted Chicken & Rotini Pasta - Roasted white meat chicken, pasta, zucchini, yellow squash, carrots and celery in a savory chicken broth
• Tomato Florentine & Tortellini with Chicken - Cheese-filled tortellini, white meat chicken, spinach and tomatoes in a rich tomato bisque with a hint of basil
• Tuscan-Style Beef with Vegetables - Tender beef, mushrooms, yellow squash, zucchini, carrots and celery with bowtie pasta in a savory broth

Unfortunately, I only had two choices of Chicken Minestrone and the Roasted Chicken at the store I went shopping at. Wish I could’ve seen the other options just for the heck of it. I went with the Roasted Chicken!
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Tonight was kind of a free for all with dinner. None of us wanted the same thing so I decided this was the perfect night for soup. It had snowed for much of the day and a hot, steamy bowl of soup sounded like a perfect way to end the day!

As soon as I poured the soup into the pan I knew this was going to be yummy! It was cooked in under 10 minutes. I also baked some garlic bread to go along with my soup!

I have to be honest, if I had to give a review of my first bowl of soup I wouldn’t be able to. I actually ate the whole thing without thinking about my review. It was so good and I was really hungry. Thankfully, It’s soup made for two so I had plenty left. I got another heaping spoonful so I could dissect it a bit more!
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So, after the second helping, I can honestly tell you my opinions. The vegetables were still crunchy! Loved that. I hate soggy vegetables in soups! There was plenty of chicken. I liked that they weren’t in super big chunks because they fit into each spoonful along with noodles and veggies. The noodles weren’t mushy, but still rings! The flavor was just as described, roasted. Had a wonderful seasoning that enhanced each bite! I’ll tell you, this was a very hearty meal and the garlic bread was a nice side!

I’ll be taking my leftovers to work for dinner tomorrow night. My plan is to make my way through all 4 soups. I just have to find out where I can purchase the other two!
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33 comments:

bmom76 said...

I'd like to try the tomato florentine and tortellini with chicken.
chelsea r

BethElderton said...

The Tomato Florentine with Tortellini and Chicken sounds delicious to me. Hubz might like the Tuscan Beef and Vegetables.
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cloud10277 said...

I'd love to try the Tomato Florentine @ Tortellini with chicken.
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Shelly said...

I'd like to try the Tomato Florentine & Tortellini with Chicken or the roasted chicken and rotini

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Tamara B. said...

I would like to try their Tomato Florentine & Tortellini with Chicken

Jackie said...

I'd love to try the Roasted Chicken & Rotini Pasta Soup. Thank you!

LiliumHigh said...

They all sound really good, the tomato florentine & tortellini with chicken sounds delish. Also the Tuscan-Style Beef & Veggies looks really tasty.

Jenn said...

Looks great! I won't be entering the giveaway because I got to try the soup also, but I wanted to let you know the Tomato Florentine with Tortellini and chicken was absolutely wonderful. Our store only cares that and the Tuscan Beef, so I got both to try on cold nights!

Nancy said...

The first variety I'd try is the Tusacan Style Beef!

Nancy
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Linda Kish said...

I would like to try the chicken minestrone

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momto8 said...

yes...I have these stored in my freezer..great in a pinch!!

scottsgal said...

chicken minestrone
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nicolesender said...

I'd like to try Tuscan Style Beef soup!
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freddie said...

I would love to try the Tomato Florentine & Tortellini with Chicken. dwelchert@yahoo.com

John Joseph said...

The Tuscan beef and veggies would love to try

CherylS22 said...

I'd like to try the Roasted Chicken & Rotini Pasta.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathleen said...

Yummy soups... Tried the Tuscan Style Beef -- Not would like to try the others :)

JoAnn Brightman said...

I'd like to try the Tuscan style beef soup

Wendi said...

I would like to try Roasted Chicken & Rotini Pasta but they all look good

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

The big noodles looks so delicious! I'll have to try that variety next time! They had three out of the four at my store.

Colorado Mountain Mom said...

I was the same way ... knew it would be good, because Bertolli's other frozen meals are delicious! We tried the tomato/chicken florentine - amazing!

Didn't enter, but just wanted to say "hi" - nice blog! Following you now :)

Beeb said...

Love your photos! The garlic bread would be delightful with this soup.

Tonia L said...

I had the Tomato Florentine & Tortellini with Chicken and it was delicious too! I want to try all of the flavors.
~Tonia @TheGunnySack

tammy said...

roasted chicken with rotini sounds good

Deb K said...

Tuscan beef is my favorite!

Julie said...

roasted chicken thkanks
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Allison Downes said...

I want to try the Chicken Minestrone!

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nuru gel said...

I wanted to let you know the Tomato Florentine with Tortellini and chicken was absolutely wonderful.

Anna said...

Roasted Chicken!

Jessica said...

I'd love to try the Chicken Minestrone.

crappie said...

Nice to look, I wanted to let you know the Tomato Florentine with Tortellini and chicken was absolutely wonderful.

Crappie said...

The garlic bread would be delightful with this soup.Nice blog.

nuru massage said...

I am really amazed and to try Roasted Chicken & Rotini Pasta but they all look good

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