Saturday, September 15, 2012

Bertolli Giveaway!

Risotto is one of my favorite side dishes. I save it for winter because it takes so long to cook and the idea of standing in front of the stove for 35 minutes? Not a fan. Heck, I use my crockpot in place of a rice cooker.

When the folks from Bertolli contacted me and asked me to try their new Bertolli Meal Risottos, I was like "Sign me up!"

Bertolli continues to bring authentic Italian dining to your home with fresh-tasting, premium ingredients.  Available in two rich flavors, Roasted Chicken & Mushroom and Garlic Shrimp, our new risottos are made with Italian rice, parmesan cheese, crisp vegetables and high-quality proteins.  And the best part? No fancy kitchen tools are needed to prepare this delicious dish because Bertolli takes the guesswork and labor out of preparing risotto from scratch! No more waiting at the stove, constantly stirring, and timing it just right. As any Italian cook knows, risotto is perfect the second it's done and our new Bertolli Classic Risottos are stored at the peak of this perfection.

Rice on the stove without babying it?

 Oh yes!

I brought home both risotto varieties and the new Ricotta & Lobster Ravioli in a Seafood Bisque. There is also an Italian-Style Wedding I can't wait to try. My store didn't have that variety out. So I'm guessing it's good because the space was empty in the freezer section!
Roasted Chicken and Mushroom Risotto
 I was really surprised about how much actual chicken there was. I figured it would be mostly rice. More of a side dish risotto. Definitely not the case. It was a MEAL. And the vegetables..that wasn't skimped on, either. It tasted fresh and was very filling. Add some bread sticks and a green salad, and you really do have a great fast dinner.

My kids really enjoyed our sampling night, as we called it. I can't wait to give the other varieties in my belly :D mmmm

I was really surprised at the quality. I've sampled many Bertolli meals before and each time I'm surprised by how good these are. 

So...would you like to try some of these meals...for FREE?

Two lucky winners will each receive TWO coupons for Bertolli Meals! How awesome is that?

To enter the giveaway please do the following (you get an entry for each one you do!)

1. leave a comment telling which flavor you would like to try
2. LIKE Confessions of an ADDhousewife on facebook
3. Follow @addhousewife on twitter
4. Follow me as a linky follower
5. tweet about this giveaway (link to your tweet)

Please include an email address so I can contact you if you win! If you are using Internet Explorer and are having trouble viewing the Widget, please leave your entries in the comments section and I will make sure you are added in to the drawing :)

Two winners will be chosen at random on September 21.

Please do a separate comment for each entry. If you already follow or like, note that in a separate comment

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I was provided with four coupons for free Bertolli meals to sample and review the products. I was also provided with four coupons to give away. This is the extent of my affiliation with Bertolli. All opinions expressed in this review are mine. If I do not like a product, I will not endorse it.

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  1. Do we just comment to enter? Because I would lurve to win some to try! fullers832 at aol dot com

  2. I like on facebook! fullers832 at aol dot com

  3. I am now following on Twitter! :) fullers832 at aol dot com

  4. What a great contest, thanks for hosting it!


  5. The Italian Style Wedding sounds intriguing!

  6. I am a new Linky follower. What a fun day to check out your blog! Now I am going to read about using a crock pot for rice.

  7. I want to try the Italian-Style Wedding

  8. I like your blog on facebook as kerrie mayans

  9. I follow you on twitter as kmayans.


Thanks and have a great day!