Friday, October 19, 2012

Progresso Recipe Starters - Review & Giveaway (CLOSED)


I pride myself on providing good-tasting, nourishing, meals for my family.  One of the challenges that many moms (including myself) face is trying not to make boring meals, nobody wants to eat the same thing all the time. This was especially challenging for me when my daughter was younger. So when I hear about new products that offer simple mealtime solutions, I want to shout it from the mountain tops!

Progresso (who has been making awesome soups forever) has got a brand new bag - Progresso Recipe Starters Cooking Sauces. These flavorful starter sauces come in five flavors:
  • Creamy Parmesan Basil
  • Creamy Roasted Garlic w/Chicken Stock
  • Fire Roasted Tomato
  • Creamy Portabella Mushroom
  • Creamy Three Cheese
The sauces are based on the "mother" sauces of classical French cooking: Béchemel, Tomato, Velouté, Hollandaise, and Espagnole. 

I tried out the Creamy Parmesan Basil sauce. I sauteed shallots and garlic, added cream, and fresh Parmesan. I wasn't that thrilled with how it turned out. I think I should have added more cream and cheese, but less shallots and garlic.

I am going to try to make pot pies for my daughter with the Creamy Roasted Garlic starter.  I'll be sure to post and tell you all about it. 

Progresso has a ton of recipes to help you create delicious meals for your family (you don't have to ruin wing it like me).

Buy it: You can find Progresso Recipe Starters at your local market. Click here to download a money saving coupon.

Win it: Have I piqued your curiosity yet? Well I hope so because I'm giving away a prize pack to one lucky winner!

Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment telling what your biggest mealtime challenge is. Be sure to include your name and email address.

Bonus Entries: Leave a separate comment for each (including your name and email address).

 (1) Follow Progresso on Twitter
 (1) Like Progresso on Facebook
 (1) Follow Just Say I Told You So on Twitter
 (1) Become a Just Say I Told You So Facebook Fan
 (1) Subscribe to Just Say I Told You So via email (in the right side bar at the top)
 (1) Follow Just Say I Told You So on Pinterest

Winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm PST on 10/28/12.


I received a free Progresso prize pack through MyBlogSpark to facilitate this review. All views expressed are the honest opinion of Just Say I Told You So.

200 comments:

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  26. My biggest mealtime challenge is making something everyone likes.

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  38. My biggest challenge is having all the ingredients on hand that I need to make meals.

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  39. Cooking something that satisfies everyone.

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  57. My biggest challenge is that I'm short on time, I tend to cook up the faster unhealthy options most.

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  60. Meal planning and getting everything at the grocery store in one stop.
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  75. My biggest mealtime challenge is making healthy meals that are also tasty

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  80. biggest challenge-- to eat more veggies and to eat healthier. We eat too much junk!

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  83. My biggest mealtime challenge is simply having enough time to put something of quality on the table.

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  84. I like Progresso on Facebook. Deb Christie

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  87. My biggest challenge is time management. My husband leaves for work at 1:30 PM so our supper is most people's lunch. It's not always easy to cook a full meal at that time of the day and do the daily chores/errands too.
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  92. My biggest challenge is being able to put out a good meal in the short time after getting home from work!

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  93. Getting everyone to eat the same thing.

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  94. My biggest challenge is getting all the food ready at the same time so they're not done by the time i sit down w/my food

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  96. i like Progresso on fb
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  100. My biggest mealtime challenge is finding time and pleasing picky eaters!
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  112. I have a hard time making quick dishes that are also healthy.
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  113. Making sure everything is done at the same time tanyab8541@yahoo.com

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  114. Mine is trying to cook without the kids getting in the way or needing something or wanting to be held

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  115. My biggest Mealtime challenge is when everyone wants to eat something other then what I'm making. My daughter is picky, so it can be difficult! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  122. The biggest challenge for me is getting my daughter to eat what I cook for her!
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  128. My biggest challenge is getting the family together at one time to eat dinner

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  129. Trying to make something healthy and quick during the week

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  130. Getting the teens to leave their cell phones in their pockets.

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  133. My biggest mealtime challenge is just getting dinner made. We're all tired by the time we get home. Anything to make a healthy meal faster is worth looking into.

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  135. I like progresso on fb
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  140. What I want to make to eat is always a challenge
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  142. A challenge for me is making a balanced meal.
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  143. I like progresso on FB
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  152. Healthy but fast. I don't like recipes that have 15 ingredients and take forever to fix.

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  156. Keeping it interesting! I usually fix the same thing.




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  157. My challenge is finding things the whole family will eat that are fast, tasty and nutritious is a bonus.
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  165. My biggest challenge is to get all 5 kids to eat the same thing! BUT one thing they all will eat is chicken noodle soup. YEAAAAAA!

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  166. Trying to figure out meals that everyone will eat !!

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  167. My biggest challenge is trying to come up with new meal ideas
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  168. My biggest challenge is deciding what to make.

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  169. My biggest mealtime challenge is making healthy food that fills me up without a ton of calories since I am on a pretty strict diet.

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  170. My biggest challenge is coming home from work and being to tired to cook.
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  174. Cleaning the dishes afterwards is always a challenge!

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  175. My biggest challenge is coming up with side dishes and getting everything started on time.

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  176. My biggest challenge is coming up with new dishes.

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  177. My biggest mealtime challenge is finding fast meals being how I am a working single parent and I need to do homework and bath time also.

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  178. My biggest challenge is time..Time to cook and clean up.

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  179. my biggest challenge is having the time to fix a good meal that my kids like wilcarvic
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  181. Thanks for the giveaway...biggest challenge is getting everyone at the dinner table to share the meal at the same time because of our schedules; usually only happens 3X each week if we are lucky.

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  186. My biggest challenge is making healthy, quick and affordable meals.

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