Green Witch wrote:
Ok I admit I'm a hausfrau. I start by growing the tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, parsley, basil and oregano. I then make the sauce, some we eat fresh, some is canned and some is frozen. I find the jar sauce too salty.
That said: I recently had a 75 cent coupon for Barilla Restaurant Creations and they had double coupon week AND the sauce was on sale, so I got one for about 50 cents. It was really good! THis is the sauce that comes in two jars and you mix them together. I had the one with cheese addition, there is also a pesto version. We had it on top of my homemade ravioli (I didn't grow the wheat). I would be willing to pay full price for it in the future. In general I like Newmann products, next time I have a coupon I'll try the sauce.
Hmmm, haven't seen the Restaurant creations, might be regional.
Barilla also makes this fabulous Dinner for Two...it's in the freezer section. It tastes like restaurant quality.
So far I've just tried the sausage and peppers with penne pasta, and shrimp scampi with angel hair. I've got chicken and asparagus sitting in my freezer. It's so easy, you do nothing to it, just heat in a covered pan for 10 minutes, done.
The only thing is, it's really like dinner for 1 man with a large appetite and not quite enough left for a woman.
I just cooked up a little extra pasta separately, and added cooked chicken to the scampi and boca burgers (it's what I had on hand) to the sausage and peppers.
yes slappy, if you pay attention when you're cooking the pasta, you'll notice it even has a great aroma while cooking, and does taste better. I think you'd like those dinners for two also.