I’ve been fortunately lately to be invited to join three BzzAgent campaigns — Listerine White Strips (try ‘em, they work), TV Guide (wow, that’s different from how I remember it as a kid, and Barilla Pasta. I’ve been a BzzAgent for about a year and a half now and these are my favorite campaigns yet. Why? Because I need whiter teeth, love the features in the new TV Guide and totally adore Barilla pasta.
Well, anyway, my Barilla BzzKit (aka free stuff) came today — two packages of Barilla Tortellini, five coupons for free tortellini, a pot holder, and some other stuff. It couldn’t have come at a better moment.
See, I worked from home today on a few projects and ran to pick up Will at 5 p.m., thinking we’d meet my husband for dinner. Unfortunately, he had no one to cover for him at work.
Plan #2 was to do the absolute worst thing in the world and drive thru Taco Bell (craving Mexican, but I am lacking the energy to get the real stuff). Unfortunately, traffic had other ideas. So, we headed home, thinking we would drop by my cousin’s farm and grab some fresh veggies to make. No such luck. By the time we drove the relatively short distance (in standstill traffic), the farm was closed.
Thank goodness for my Barilla Tortellini. I quickly cooked up a package and then mixed it with a little Parmesan (fresh grated) and Trader Giotto’s Bruschetta from Trader Joe’s. Oh, and I steamed some broccoli too. Instant dinner. What a relief.
And coincidentally, one of the things I love about Barilla is that there aren’t any unrecognizable ingredients in it. I can read, pronounce and pretty much know what everything is. Not bad for a shelf stable tortellini, eh?
1 small package Barilla Three Cheese Tortellini
1/4 cup Trader Joe’s Bruschetta (or bruschetta of your choice)
3 tbsp Parmesan, freshly grated
Bring a pot of water to boiling and stir in the tortellini. Cook for 10 minutes and drain. Stir together with bruschetta and Parmesan. Serve immediately.
Couldn’t be easier.