Winner Winner, Bertolli Meal Soup Dinner!!
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A few months ago I was given the opportunity to work with Bertolli to help them introduce their new line of Meal Soups. We are a big fan of Bertolli spaghetti sauce and their olive oil is awesome! But I was a little bit skeptical that a "Meal Soup" would truly be more like a meal than a soup. I have to feed two active, growing boys and a husband who prefers more hearty meals to salad and rye crisps. So I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Bertolli Meal Soups actually live up to their name! My first experience with the soups was great, so of course I am more than happy to work with Bertolli again to help them introduce two new flavor addition to the Meal Soup line.
Our week has been absolutely packed with work, school and evening activities, so the timing could not have been better to have a quick and easy meal to prepare for my family. On two different nights I prepared Bertolli® Italian-Style Wedding Soup and Bertolli® Ricotta and Lobster Ravioli in a Seafood Bisque. Both nights I served the soups with crusty Italian Bread and a salad ( I never said I was creative with my meal accessories) and had the entire meal ready in about 20 minutes! How awesome is that? And how much more awesome is it that everyone loved the soups and walked away full and happy two nights this week? And even more awsome than a full and happy family? I saved so much time on dinner prep and clean up that I was able to sit down and watch a chick flick before bed on a weeknight for the first time in FOREVER!
So how tasty are the soups? Well, my mom has a word that fits these soups perfectly: Mighsty. It means mighty tasty. And they are. Mighsty I mean.
The Ricotta and Lobster Ravioli in a Seafood Bisque (possibly the longest soup name ever) was full of shrimp and lobster/ricotta filled ravioli, both floating in a creamy seafood bisque that I think had a tomato base. There were little bits of carrots and celery to add some extra flavor and crunch. I loved the carrots, but was not a big fan of the celery. It seemed out of place in such a rich soup. No one else in the family seemed to have a celery issue, so maybe it's one of those "texture" things for me. At any rate, the soup was elegant and delicious and there was not one drop left at the end of the meal.
The next night we had the Italian-Style Wedding Soup. This soup was the total opposite of the Ravioli in Seafood Bisque. It had a much lighter base, but was still very filling because it is chock full of Mini Italian-style meatballs with spinach, bacon pieces, carrots and ditalini pasta in a savory broth. My astute 13 year old immediately identified the bacon that I somehow missed as we were sorting through the bowls to identify all of the ingredients. Little Man, my little carnivore, was excited to find plenty of meatballs and I loved the broth, spinach and pasta combo.
"Uhmmm...you have a little...uhmmm...thing...on your...uhmmm...you know what? Nevermind."
BTW...the bag says Meal Soups for Two, but with the bread and salad, all four of us had a decent size bowl and felt completely satisfied after the meal.
Wow. Two great meals from Bertolli that tasted yummy and helped our family eat healthy and hearty dinners, despite our time crunch! The week was a lot less stressful because we had alternatives to fast food that didn't take a lot of time to prepare and allowed us to be home together around the table.
Bertolli also has a new line of Risottos that I am dying to try if I can find them in this podunk town! I may have to drive out of my normal 15 mile radius to find them. Check back for a bertolli Risotto review and Giveaway in the next week or so!
Wanna Win Bertolli Meal Soups? Bertolli has graciously offered two coupons for free Meal Soups to one of my readers!! Go check out the Bertolli website and then leave a comment telling us which Meal Soup you think your family would love. Easy Peasy, right? Just like dinner is with Bertolli!
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***Disclosure - Bertolli provided me with products to help facilitate this review. However, the honest opinions shared on this review are my own.**