My new kitchen is finally done and I am absolutely in love with it. I have about 3 times as much storage space as before and there are actually room for a few people to walk in the kitchen without bumping into each other (we’ll shoot a kitchen tour video soon!).
However the cleanup after the renovation and the unpacking seem like it’ll never end. Luckily with my mother-in-law’s and the rest of the family’s help, I was able to put away all my kitchen stuff, but it still took about 1 week. We wiped the dust off of the kitchen gadgets and washed all the cookwares and dishes (I didn’t count but there are at least several hundred).
Unfortunately, even though my kitchen is done, the rest of my house still looks like it’s a mess. Mr. JOC’s tools are all over the house as well as random boxes here and there which I still need to unpack in upstair rooms. Yikes!
Between cleaning up the house, blogging and responding to readers’ questions, and taking care of my 2 children, it doesn’t leave me too much time to prepare the meals. Therefore most of the dishes I’ve been preparing in the new kitchen are quick meals. One of my go-to meals when I’m busy is spaghetti and meatballs as that’s one of my children’s favorite.
Bertolli Pasta Sauce – Tomato & Basil
Just the other day after my children’s karate lesson, I didn’t have enough time to prep dinner. I decided to pick up Bertolli’s Tomato & Basil pasta sauce at the grocery store on the way home instead of making my own pasta sauce.
It was quick and easy to prepare a delicious pasta dish with just a few ingredients such as garlic, fresh herbs, pasta sauce, pasta, Parmesan cheese, and meatballs (optional).
My family thoroughly enjoyed the meal with a big smile on their face and liked the taste of Bertolli’s sauce because it was full of ripened tomato and basil flavor.
Bertolli Pasta Sauce – Taste of Italy @ Kroger
From Sept 23rd through Oct 11th 2015, Bertolli pasta sauce and Kroger are celebrating ‘Taste of Italy’ program in Kroger stores . The Kroger sponsored Taste of Italy program offers shoppers a simple and delicious way to use the classic Bertolli taste for a wide variety of dishes.
Bertolli offers many different kinds of sauces including traditional red sauces, Alfredo and cream sauce, organic pasta sauces, vineyard premium collection, and gold label premium sauce. Purchase Bertolli along with other Taste of Italy products at a Kroger supermarket near you to create a wonderfully Italian-inspired meal!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bertolli®. The opinions and text are all mine.