So, it’s time for Rachael Ray Top 10 of 2010 recipes #4 – bacon, leek, and tomato spaghetti!
This recipe was quite the opposite from the last one that I was pretty disappointed with – it was fantastic! I have never cooked with leeks before and I was so pleasantly surprised with the mild onion flavor it gave the homemade tomato sauce.
The bacon gave it a nice slight salty/smoky kick. Man, these ingredients all melded together into a ridiculously amazing tomato sauce filled with chunky tomatoes, pieces of bacon, sliced leeks, and fresh garlic.
Aaaand the final result sprinkled with chopped basil and parm (p.s. the hubs had two of these):
My verdict? A must try!
Second topic, miss Erica and I were lucky enough to be sent this fantastic little package from Campbells (disclaimer: we received these products for free).
Erica chose to sample the tomato and Light Chicken and Vegetables. Now, she has not had a chance to sample the tomato yet, but I will say, I have grown up eating Campbell’s tomato soup and it is by far my fave of all tomato soups. I love eating it with a hot grilled cheese sandwich to dip in the soup! It is creamy and full of tomato goodness.
Erica’s review on the Light chicken and vegetable:
"I was surprised how filling and flavorful the soup was (given its a light soup). I topped my soup with avocado slices and it made for an awesome dinner. My only complaint would be the large amount of sodium in the soup. Their are two servings per container and each serving has 20% of your daily recommended amount of sodium."
The hubs sampled the Chunky Sirloin Burger. First off, this was a great meal for him because there are nights he just doesn’t have time to show down on a big homemade meal. I microwaved this up for him and served it with pita chips, dinner in a snap!
It was incredibly filling (which is great for a big guy like him!) and full of chunky veggies and big pieces of meat. He said he too was a little wary of the sodium content, but said it tasted great.
I took the Select Harvest Mexican-Style Chicken Tortilla to work with me for lunch and it was great! Super easy to take with me because it was in the easy microwavable container. This soup was also very filling - I loved the black beans and corn – two of my favorite things! Most soups I get are pretty high in cholesterol, especially if there’s meat. But, this one was very low in cholesterol and saturated fat, so it made for a pretty guilt-free lunch =)
Happy Saturday!! Any fun meals planned this weekend?