Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sauce vs Gravy: Red Pack Carnevale Giveaway

Lent begins this year on February 18, so the Carnival celebration before Lent begins runs from February 13 to 17. In Italy it is Carnavale, like the famous Carnival of Venice. The Carnival of Venice is where the well known carnival masks come from.

What better to enjoy during Carnival than some delicious Italian pasta? Red Pack has lots of recipes like this one for Italian Gravy. Growing up I had only known of tomato sauce. To me, gravy meant beef or chicken gravy poured over mashed potatoes. Here is a little history as to why this red sauce that simmers all Sunday afternoon is called gravy.

Red Pack sent me a few cans of tomatoes to try and I am absolutely going to give Italian Gravy a shot my next available Sunday.

Red Pack is having a giveaway to make Carnevale even more fun. You could win a big cooking prize pack worth $350 or one of the 300 Red Pack tote bags. Enter here on Facebook. The Giveaway runs though March 4.

Red Pack is also offering one of my readers a Red Pack kit like they sent me! To enter for a chance to win just leave a comment about what dish you would make with Red Pack tomatoes. I will randomly choose a winner a week from now on Wednesday, February 11. Good luck!

UPDATE: I used the random number generator and got the number 5. The 5th comment was Kat! Congrats Kat!

12 comments:

  1. Mmmm... I would definitely make some spinach and tortellini soup with my daughter! http://www.redgold.com/redpack/tomato-recipes/recipe-details?recipe_id=1409

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  2. I like to use Red Gold diced tomatoes & green chilies to make spicy sausage dip (cream cheese, zesty pork sausage, diced tomatoes, and hot sauce to taste). Yum!

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  3. I would like to make a lasagna.

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  4. I'd make chicken cacciatore, a favorite hearty meal of ours!

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    1. Congrats Kat! I used the random number generator and it came back with 5! I'll email you for shipping info.

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  5. Sauce! It's a blend of recipes from both of my grandmothers and has sausages (hot and mild), meatballs, pork, and even hard boiled eggs!

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  6. Sauce! It's a blend of recipes from both of my grandmothers and has sausages (hot and mild), meatballs, pork, and even hard boiled eggs!

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  7. yum! lasagna with fresh spinach !

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  8. I really like their tomatoes and use them whenever possible. My favorite way to use them is in Jamie Oliver's version of pasta alla norma: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Pasta-alla-Norma-240254

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  9. Lasagne - something that everyone in the family loves and nobody is stuck just tolerating, like with so many other meals.

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  10. Thanks everyone for entering! I will update the post with the winner!

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