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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Michael Angelo’s ‘Taste Your Way to Italy’ Sweepstakes + Baked Ziti and Meatballs Review

Michael Angelo's Baked Ziti & Meatballs
My family are big fans of the Michael Angelo's frozen lasagna products. Last year I had the pleasure of reviewing the products and since that time...we have been purchasing their frozen lasagna dinners frequently. We love how they taste fresh like homemade and the seasonings & spices are just right. We love having them as a family meal and from time to time we invite guests over to our home for dinner and they enjoy it too.

This time around I decided to review a Michael Angelo's product that we have never tried before. We picked up a complimentary box of their frozen Baked Ziti & Meatballs made with all-beef Italian-style meatballs, vine-ripened tomatoes and imported Romano cheese.

Michael Angelo's takes great pride in making all of their products from wholesome fresh ingredients and they are made in small batches to ensure quality. We picked up the 1.75 lbs. family dinner package and you keep them frozen until ready to use. Once ready...you can make them in the oven or pop them into the microwave oven to save time.There are absolutely NO preservatives in these products so you can feel good about preparing them & feeding them to your family.
Baked Ziti & Meatballs Fresh out of the Oven
We decided to pop ours into the oven and baked it for 35 minutes according to the package instructions. If you want to save time or prepare it on a busy weeknight...you can place it into the microwave oven for 9 to 12 minutes and let it stand for 5 minutes before serving. If you ask me...they are perfect for those busy weeknights when you don't have a lot of time to fuss over preparing dinner.

To go along with our Baked Ziti & Meatballs I baked some Texas Toast. When we eat Italian for dinner we like to have some type of tasty bread product to go along with it. In addition, I also whip up some quick side salads and we served those right along with it too.

The family sat down & at first they were a little disappointed that I didn't get our regular Michael Angelo's Lasagna that they absolutely love. I told them this time around we were going to try out something new. After a few bites they agreed...it was time for us to step out of the box & try something new. They all loved how "fresh" this baked ziti tasted! The pasta was perfect in it's texture and taste. Those Italian-Style meatballs definitely tasted like Italian meatballs and trust me...my husband would know since he is 100% Italian! Yup, they passed his taste test for sure!

From now on we will be purchasing both the Michael Angelo's Frozen Lasagna Dinners and the Michael Angelo's Baked Ziti & Meatballs. If you have never tried them...you are really missing out!
We also received a complimentary box of Meat Lasagna
Michael Angelo's Taste Your Way to Italy Sweepstakes Information:

Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods – the family owned and operated maker of fresh and authentic frozen Italian meals – is offering one grand prize winner an eight-day trip for two through the Taste Your Way to Italy sweepstakes

Winners will stay in a private villa with the Michael Angelo’s family, and will tour the region throughout the trip, including an exclusive event at Castello Banfi. Founder and CEO Michael and his mom Sara prepare all of Michael Angelo’s meals with love using the wholesome, flavorful ingredients and Italian traditions passed down through the generations. So, trust us, they make great tour guides!

The sweepstakes is open now through November 24, 2013. This is the third annual Michael Angelo’s Trip to Italy sweepstakes, but this year Michael Angelo’s is offering ways to earn extra sweepstakes entries – truly allowing you to taste your way to Italy. Simply join Michael Angelo’s Family Table reward program via the Facebook application and start trying Michael Angelo’s meals. You’ll earn points toward additional sweepstakes entries with each Michael Angelo’s meal purchase.

Disclaimer: Shelly Hill has personally reviewed the product listed above. Shelly has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Shelly did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. The Shakin N Bakin Blog is not responsible for delivery/shipping of giveaway items won from this blog nor are we responsible for mis-use or injury caused by items won from this Blog. Content on this blog is copyrighted, all rights reserved. We reserve the right to legally pursue anyone who violates our rights and/or steals our copyrighted material.

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