Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Buitoni Wild Mushroom Pasta

Have you ever used any of the Buitoni Pasta's that you can find in the refrigerated area of your local store? They have spaghetti, ravioli, tortellini and so many other kinds. Recently they released a new Reserva brand of pasta and I received a coupon for a FREE package! Yum!

I really wanted to try the Butternut Squash Agnolotti or Chicken Marsala Ravioli but unfortunately I was unable to find them at Baker's Supermarkets or HyVee here in Omaha. In fact, it took me 4 weeks to get my hands on the Wild Mushroom Agnolotti and I grabbed it! So, I'm wondering if the Butternut Squash Agnolotti or Chicken Marsala Ravioli isn't available here in the Omaha area? I really wanted to try those too! I did put in a request at HyVee so maybe they'll be able to get some in.

There is a full line of Reserva products. I was a little concerned that the Beef & Sausage Ravioli would be too spicy for the kids so we skipped that one.

Butternut Squash Agnolotti,
Chicken Marsala Ravioli,
Spicy Beef & Sausage Ravioli,
Wild Mushroom Agnolotti
BUITONI® Riserva Crab Ravioli
BUITONI® Riserva Shrimp Scampi Ravioli

I and the kids picked out the Buitoni Reserva Wild Mushroom Agnolotti and I'll be honest I was pretty sure they weren't going to touch it since they are soooo picky! We have a special chart on the wall where we list any new foods we've tried and the kids write down whether they liked something or not. I'll also say that I did not tell them what kind of pasta it was - just that it was a new brand of ravioli that we were trying. Usually I do the frozen store brand - so it WAS a NEW kind.... right?

The kids LOVE ravioli and so I served it our usual way - in a Homemade Lunchable with pizza sauce on the bottom of the big section of the lunchable tray, with mixed veggies that had asparagus and shoepeg corn (why's it got white corn in it is the only question I heard...) and apple slices. I dressed up the table in a special way (it had napkins on it!!! lol) and reminded the kids we were trying something new today....

They chowed it down! I asked them - do you like this better than the usual kind I make? It was a unanimous YES from both kids! Granted I still haven't told them it was Wild Mushroom - and YES, we'll be making it again!

(I shared this story with Connor's mom. Connor's idea of trying something is to LICK it and then spit it out - BUT he had seconds. She got a HUGE kick out of his actually swallowing and chewing it. I don't think she has told him it's Wild Mushroom either....)

I have 4 coupons to share with my readers here on GivingNSharing - you can try the Reserva brand Wild Mushroom Agnolotti like we did - or you could try any of the Reserva packages listed above. This giveaway will end 11/8 at 12 AM and is for US only. Thanks for understanding!

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Disclaimer: I was offered a coupon for a FREE package of Buitoni Reserva Pasta from BzzAgent to try and review on GivingNSharing - it was delicious. I was not required to have a positive review & no $$$ exchanged hands! Thanks for reading!

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