A few weeks ago I got a couple of free boxes of pasta from Barilla, I love their new campaign for sharing the table with your family. Fits right in with my blog right? I e-mailed them about it and they sent me some free pasta.
If you go to the Barilla site, click here, you will see that they have committed to getting people to think about family dinner time again. They currently have a button on the site that if you click and commit to meaningful meals with your family Barilla will donate a dollar to Meals on Wheels. You can also freely download a collection of recipes from Mario Batali who has lent his star power to help recognize the importance of bringing America back to the table. Something to think about. I will be using the pasta in different ways. So far I have only used it to supplement a frozen pasta entree (that I think uses too much sauce, and it is supposed to be only for two but by adding extra pasta it stretches it for the whole family with some left over, on those nights that I just don't have the energy to start from scratch). Look for more posts using this free pasta from Barilla and continual updates on their Share the Table project, as I feel it so closely connects to my idea for this blog.