Bertolli’s “Make A Weeknight Special” Challenge

When Bertolli’s frozen soups first came out I was invited to try out the soups at a blogging event. I shared then how much I loved these soups so I was more than happy to work with Bertolli again. Bertolli challenged a group of bloggers to make a weeknight special by preparing a nice dinner for two in less than an hour. I knew this would be such an easy challenge to complete. I took the soup out of the freezer and dumped it all into a pot and turned the heat on. I had to stir it occasionally but while the soup was cooking I poured some wine, took out bread, and added some fresh flowers and was completely ready for a special meal with Sinisa in less than 20 minutes. How easy is that!? {And wouldn’t that make a special date-night-in for Valentine’s Day if you don’t have a sitter?}

This one is my favorite out of all the varities


Dinner is served! 20 minutes is all it took to prepare a special dinner for two :)

 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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(Disclosure: I was compensated by Bertolli to participate in the Weeknight Meal Special Challenge.)

Bertolli’s Fresh Tasting Soups {Event Recap And A Giveaway}

Earlier this month I was invited to a “Soups and Sips” event by Bertolli. I enjoyed learning more about the soups and trying them while talking with other Chicago area bloggers. It was fun because I got a chance to meet local “foodies” who normally don’t attend the other blogging events I go to.

I was familiar with Bertolli frozen meals for two but had never heard of their soups before I was invited to the event. I had never had soup from the freezer aisle so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I wondered if they would taste like canned soups which often have mushy vegetables and noodles. Bertolli’s four varieties of soup include: Chicken and Rotini Pasta, Tomato Florentine, Chicken Minestrone, and Tuscan Beef and Vegetables.

I was pleasantly surprised. The soups were delicious, the vegetables were crunchy and the chunks of meat were plentiful and sizeable. I don’t typically think of soups as filling but I could see one package of soup with a side salad and bread making a great date night dinner . My favorite flavor was the Tomato Florentine.


In addition to the soups and bread we had appetizers and wine (which I didn’t drink) and some awesome desserts (which I ate plenty of). We also enjoyed eating all of this while listening to a wonderful opera singer. Thanks to Bertolli for a wonderful event!


One reader will win a coupon for a FREE Bertolli Meal Soup or Frozen Meal


Leave a comment telling me which flavor you want to try!

Giveaway ends December  10, 2011 at 11:59pm Central time. US Only.

(Disclosure: I received free products and was invited to this event but all thoughts are my own.)