Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Contessa World Cuisine and a Giveaway - 50 Winners

Contessa World Cuisine is a line of delicious frozen skillet meals, ready in ten minutes and made with high quality and wholesome ingredients, with no msg, no trans-fat, no artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives and even multiple Gluten-Free (GF) options. The meals come with individually packaged sauce packets to allow for freshness, recipe variation and special dietary needs.

What makes Contessa meals different?

- 18 unique, world cuisine-inspired flavors
- Simple to prepare in ten minutes at home
- No msg
- No trans-fat
- No artificial colors or flavors
- No preservatives
- Minimally processed
- Multiple gluten-free options
- Individually packaged sauce packets to allow for freshness, recipe variation and special dietary needs

My Thoughts:

I received four varieties to try at home:  Sesame Chicken, Italian Sausage Rigatoni, Shrimp Alfredo and Beef Mongolian. I was surprised that each was very well seasoned and quite flavorful which, I think most of us know, is not always the case when you purchase prepackaged, frozen meals. These meals taste fresh. The ingredients are similar to what we would use to cook with: normal size cuts of meat, pastas, vegetables and other ingredients. The sauces taste good and there's enough to cover the meal. I do sometimes add more sauce or vegetables but not because they're needed, just because I wanted more vegetables or I want to stretch the meal just a little further.

Most days, it's just me at home so these meals are a good size, without needing sides and I can generally have enough for my lunch the next day. This works great for me! Besides the obvious of getting to skip cooking... with me being disabled from a neurological disorder, there are days when I just don't feel well and something as simple as cooking can be painful or even awkward when I'm dealing with tremors. They give me a chance to have a healthier choice for lunch or dinner, regardless of how I'm feeling, because they are fast and easy to put together. And, with the individually packaged sauces, I can even separate the meals into two individual servings and add a side of vegetables or maybe a bread to my meal.

We all like to have a selection when choosing our meals. There's nothing like going to the store and not being able to find what you're looking for or you find a brand you like but they limit your options to maybe one or two dishes. Not with Contessa, that's for sure. Contessa World Cuisine brings the flair of authentic international flavors to 18 meal varieties representing cultures from around the world, including Asian, Italian and Latin, as well as, various seafood dishes. These include:

Beef Mongolian
Broccoli Beef
Chicken Alfredo
Chicken Chow Mein
Chicken Friend Rice (GF)
Chicken Stir-Fry
Italian Sausage Rigatoni
Jambalaya (GF)
Orange Chicken
Paellla (GF)
Sesame Chicken
Shrimp Alfredo (New)
Shrimp Fried Rice (New/GF)
Shrimp Primavera
Shrimp Scampi and Linguini Chicken
Shrimp Stir-Fry
Vodka Chicken Penne

Contessa World Cuisine skillet meals for two are available in the frozen meals section at retailers nationwide including Wal-Mart, Meijer, Publix, Food Lion, Giant Eagle, Schnuck's, Hannaford Bros. and others. Depending on the retailer, you will find them for around $7.99 - $8.99

Now, for the best part, Contessa World Cuisine would like to give you an opportunity to try their meals for yourself. I will be giving four people 2 coupons, each for $2.00 off their purchase of Contessa World Cusine frozen skillet meals.

The entries are simple and easy. Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway will begin at 12:01am on 1/31/20123 CST and end at midnight CST on 2/17/2013. Thank you and Good luck!

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