Feb 082012
Make a Weeknight Meal ‘Special’ – thanks to Bertolli!  Yes, Bertolli gave me a challenge to make a weeknight meal special using one of their many soup flavors.  I had a maximum of one hour to complete the challenge, and I must say, I had plenty of time out of that hour left over where we were able to finish eating in that hour’s time.

So what was it that I put together for a nutritious meal in less than an hour?  We had garlic bread sticks, a garden salad, Bertolli’s Chicken and Rotini Pasta Soup, and a beverage. The table was set with candles aglow, a tablecloth, and the dinnerware.

Preparing the dinner was easy-peasy.  I preheated the oven while I arranged the garlic sticks on the baking tray.  Those were then popped into the oven.  I then put the soup on the stove.  This was as simple as retrieving the bag from the freezer, pouring the contents into a saucepan, adding one cup of water and letting it heat up thoroughly – about 10 minutes.  While that was heating up, I made the salad which was prepackaged (just love that!) into the bowls.  I then dressed the table and by the time all this was said and done – 25 minutes had passed!  Yup – 25 minutes to put a meal together and on the table.  Surely worked for me! Continued…
Soups on!

Check out this bowl of Bertolli’s Chicken and Rotini Pasta Soup.  I added absolutely nothing to it other than what the directions called for – one cup of water.  There were diced carrots, celery, peppers, summer squash, chunks of chicken, rotini pasta amongst a very flavorsome thick broth.  My 14 yr. old loved it!  We all loved it.

Here’s the table – just waiting for us to sit down and enjoy a quiet dinner together.

Ready to eat!

You can make a weeknight ‘special’ with a Bertolli soup too.  Enjoy the easy prep of the meal – enjoy an easy clean up – and then take the rest of the night to sit and relax.

Here’s more about the Bertolli Meal Soups:

·  Bertolli® Frozen Meal Soups are hearty and fresh-tasting with vegetables, meats, pasta and herbs individually flash frozen at the peak of freshness.
·  Bertolli® Frozen Meal Soups are available in the frozen aisle, and can be prepared on your stovetop in minutes.
·  With robust flavors and rich textures, new Bertolli® Frozen Meal Soups are available in four varieties: Chicken Minestrone, Roasted Chicken & Rotini Pasta, Tomato Florentine & Tortellini with Chicken, and Tuscan-Style Beef with Vegetables.

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