Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Resolution Pasta + Giveaway (CLOSED).

New Year. 

It's a new year and that means we have new rules. Although this post comes a little late, I hope you all are keeping up with your resolutions almost a month into the year. I am not much of a resolution person but I do believe that a new year entails some new practices. I am really good at budgeting and making home made meals through the week but once the weekend hits, it falls apart and we tend to eat out a lot. This is something I am going to change this year, we are consciously going to make an effort to budget on the weekends as well.

Barilla generously sent me a TON of pasta to try and review for you guys. I wrote a post for them a while back and tried there vegetable pasta for the first time. I am so glad they asked me to try some more and these new varieties are really good. The flavors are so much better than regular pasta and it makes following those new resolutions a bit easier with the added ingredients. 

Included in the package they sent me is this awesome veggie penne (fresh pureed carrots and tomatoes),  veggie rotini (pureed spinach and zucchini), veggie farfalle (freshly pureed carrots and squash), some of their barilla plus line, and some of the whole grain line. Want to try them out? Well Barilla is offering TWO of my readers a similar package and all you have to do is comment on this post saying what you would like to try.

Resolution Pasta

What you need:
- 1 box Barilla Veggie Penne, cooked al dente
- 4 turkey sausage, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
- 2 small zucchini, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
- 2 small yellow squash, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
- 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon lime juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 Tablespoon oregano
- salt and pepper to taste

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook sausage slices until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Add zucchini and squash to skillet and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Turn off heat and add the cooked pasta. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, lime juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir with a fork until sauce thickens. Combine sauce with pasta mixture and serve warm.  

This recipe was a HUGE hit. Damian said it was one of his favorite pasta dishes yet. He usually only likes plain regular pasta, not even whole grain, but he loved the veggie variety. I think the color also makes it look beautiful.


Love pasta? Want to try the new Barilla varieties for free? Barilla has offered to send two of my lucky readers a similar package to what I received! 

All you need to do is comment on this post telling me what you would like to try! 

Ready, set, go! 

***Shipping is limited to the 48 contingent states and I will choose two random winners by Saturday February 2nd***