I have been talking a lot lately about how busy I have been all summer. Picking corn, boxing corn, delivering corn all over Upstate New York (not really, it just feels that way), and while I was busy, I was also driving a pick-up truck around the majority of then time, which gave me TONS of time to jam out some guilty pleasure-esque old 80’s pop songs, and think. One of my most reoccurring thoughts was family dinner.
Admittedly, I am in my end of summer dinner rut.
When I was asked to try out the new Mezzetta Napa Valley Homemade Pasta Sauces I obviously couldn’t wait to cook with it. Yes, I have made very large batches of my own pasta sauce before but honestly, I didn’t love spending a whole day over the vegetable strainer, and seriously this sauce is just that – homemade. There’s no added sugar, no paste and no shortcuts and they are made from 100% hand-selected plum tomatoes. The Mezzetta Napa Valley Homemade Pasta Sauces ingredient list reads like a shopping list for the farmers market, and is stuff you would actually put into your own homemade sauce, you know, if you enjoy that sort of thing. The sauce comes in some amazing flavors like Marinara,Tomato & Sweet Basil, , Roasted Garlic & Caramelized Onions, Parmesan, Spicy Marinara Asiago, & Romano & Wild Mushroom. While they are all tempting, my favorite is Tomato & Sweet Basil! It’s so good, it really made my Eggplant Parmesan very tasty.
And guys, Mezzetta knows sometimes we need a little dinner-time inspiration when it comes to Family Dinner Night and wants to help make your family dinner night special, so right now they have an awesome giveaway and you could win a Perfect Pasta Night Kit from Mezzetta! There’s lot to win including all 6 new Homemade Pasta Sauces + $500 Grocery Gift Card, and lots of other goodies! What are you waiting for? Enter now to win!
Eggplant Parmesan is usually my first fall comfort food dish I make, and always busts me out of my end of summer dinner time rut. It isn’t complicated, but there are a few steps. You may be tempted to skip the first step, but don’t! Eggplant are surprisingly full of moisture, and by drawing some what before baking you avoid the whole soggy eggplant situation. Also, by baking the eggplant slices instead of frying them, the whole thing is super manageable, and clean up is pretty easy! The Mezzetta Napa Valley Homemade Tomato & Sweet Basil Sauce adds amazing homemade flavor, without all the work. My family loved it, Goodbye dinner rut!!
Be sure to head over to Mezzetta’s website for your chance to win $500 in a grocery gift card and lots of other goodies as part of their perfect pasta night giveaway! Then come back here and comment below with your favorite Mezzetta pasta sauce flavor!