Monday, April 27, 2009

Meatless Mondays – Thanks Foodbuzz and Buitoni!

About a week and a half ago, I got this big unexpected box from the UPS man. 

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After I got through the immense amount of packaging, I found this:

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I couldn’t wait to try it and knew it would make the perfect Meatless Monday meal for this week. 

The Wild Mushroom Agnolotti ravioli are part of the new Riserva pasta line by Buitoni.  The ingredients are 100% natural with lots of parmesan, mushrooms, and garlic.  There are 2 servings per package, so it was the perfect amount for Scott and I to enjoy for dinner.  To bulk up the servings, I added a leftover fresh portobello which was sliced and sauteed in a bit of olive oil. 

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Topped with a sprinkling of fresh basil, and Trader Joe’s marinara, this was fantastic!  So mushroomy and cheesy.  I liked that it didn’t have a fake taste, and the pasta was not slimy or to chewy like some refrigerated pastas can be.  I will definately be on the lookout for this in the grocery store.  Thanks again to the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program!

We had the 2007 J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon with the pasta.  I had tried this wine many years ago and do remember enjoying it, however have not really thought to pick it up again.  After having it at my friend’s dinner party this weekend, I had to go to Costco the next day and get a bottle.  It is such a easy sipping, go-to wine.  And for right about $10, don’t we all need some good ‘ol tried and trues?  I forgot to take a picture, I think I had pasta on the brain, but here is the label you are looking for.  Easily found at Costco, or your regular grocery and liquor stores. 

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What are your favorite tried and true value wines?

7 comments:

  1. We're glad you enjoyed our new line of agnolotti - and the wine pairing looks delicious!

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  2. Oh yes, I've seen this around and yum, it looks so good!

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  3. I love all the mushrooms! They're pretty much the only veggie my boy will eat! (unless ketchup counts!) I'll definitely have to give this recipe a try!

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  4. Your version looks much more fantastic than mine. I'm not sure I have a favorite value wine yet but I really need to find one now that I am drinking wine more regularly.

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  5. Yummo! Looks delicious!Can't wait to give it a try!

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  6. Those raviolis were so DELICIOUS!

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  7. I love J.Lohr! And the ravioli looks quite tasty! If chase is hiking Camelback mountain, we must be neighbors! Cheers!

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