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“There is nothing more beautiful than sharing great food, conversation, and laughter with (another person).” -Francesco Bertolli
I’m so excited to share my #MangiaMoment with you.
I am so obsessed with Italian food and culture. I’ve watched the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” with Diane Lane at least a dozen times. With the holiday season coming up, I am sure to be making some of my Italian favorites like pignoli nut cookies and lasagna. But sometimes I like to enjoy an Italian meal without so much fuss. That’s when I pull Bertolli meals for 2 out of the freezer. They are so delicious and perfect for those nights when just my daughter and I are having dinner together. Those nights when we just want to relax and enjoy a simple meal.
Don’t just eat. Mangia.
These meals are incredibly simple to prepare. Just 10 minutes in the skillet and you have a delicious Italian meal. I usually add some bread sticks and a salad for a complete meal.
This is Mangia. It means eat — the authentic Italian way. The Bertolli way.
I like to set the mood by placing tealights into a few jars. You can use canning jars or empty spaghetti sauce jars. I love the rustic look. The idea is to keep it simple.
Don’t set the table, set the mood. Don’t just make dinner, make memories.
Don’t forget some Italian wine. I love a good Chianti!
Bertolli meals for two are perfectly portioned for two people.
It’s so nice to end the day with a delicious Italian meal, laughing, and catching up with someone you care about.
Francesco Bertolli wanted to provide more than mere ingredients for meals. He sought to provide ingredients for robust meal experiences that awaken the senses, enliven conversations, and inspire us to be in the moment.
“This is Mangia. It means eat — the Italian way. The Bertolli way.”
What are some of your favorite “Mangia Moments?” I would love to hear from you.
Bertolli is sponsoring and AMAZING contest! You could win some very fun prizes! “In celebration of its 150th anniversary, Bertolli is headed to wine country and getting an invitation is easy. All you have to do is show how you dine like an Italian-share your Mangia Moment and you could take your friend to an ultimate Italian event in Wine Country where it’s all ‘mangia’ all the time.”
Contest/Sweepstakes: Enter to win by sharing your #MangiaMoment – how you Dine like an Italian – by photo, by using hashtag #MangiaMoment and #Sweepstakes and posting via your Twitter or Instagram account.
- 5 entries that embody the most Mangia spirit will be awarded with a trip to attend Bertolliís Mangia Themed event in Wine Country, CA to celebrate Bertolliís 150th anniversary, in Spring 2016
- Several of your randomly selected followers will win a $150.00 Mangia Kit that includes everything you need to “Mangia!” Skillet, cheese grater, wine towel, etc.
For complete contest rules please visit Bertolli Mangia Moment.
I have some prizes to give away too! Four (4) of my readers will win a $150.00 Mangia Kit that includes everything you need to “Mangia!” Skillet, cheese grater, wine towel, etc. How fun is that?! Giveaway is open to U.S. readers and ends on December 4, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.
Maria weber says
I love to make stuffed shells the way my aunt taught me to do it. I just love Italian food any time and anywhere!
Dana Matthews says
We have spaghetti once a week. When we do, it’s my parents, my daughter and my nieces and nephews. Lots of sauce and crusty bread, great conversation and love!
Jen S. says
I like to serve something like lasagna with a nice bottle of wine for a group of our closest friends.
Dinah G says
I love making a homemade pasta with fresh herbs. Mangia!
I am always incorporating Mediterranean ingredients such as olives, tomatoes and pasta in my dishes. A glass of wine, music and conversation while preparing the nightly meal is how I do Mangia.
erica best says
i just make it simply with pasta and bread
We “do” Italian with my homemade lasagna and a nice bottle of BV. An awesome #MangiaMoment for us.
Cori Westphal says
We do italian with some homemade pasta, usually with tons of basil and cream sauce! And it’s not complete without garlic bread and caesar salad! Yum!
coriwestphal at gmail dot com
Sometimes we do a date night in and make an Italian meal together!
Jessica Miller says
I love having pasta!! so many different things to have!