Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Ladles of Love" Give Away


SOUP!

I love soup! I love to make soup and I love to eat soup.  I think I could live on soup!



I make roasted butternut squash soup quite often, as it is easy to do, delicious and nutritious. 


I love using my immersion blender right in the pot to puree all the cooked ingredients...


...and I love to use my nice large soup ladle to serve it right from the pot on a busy evening.


Here is a photo of my husband helping himself to a bowl of roasted butternut soup tonight. Click here to see my recipe.



On really busy nights, when I don't have any time to cook, I love opening a bag of Bertolli Frozen Meal Soups, as they taste home made and a rich hearty broth filled with all natural ingredients. They are available in four varieties: Chicken Minestrone, Roasted Chicken & Rotini Pasta, Tomato Florentine & Tortellini with Chicken, and Tuscan-Style Beef with Vegetables. The Tomato Florentine with Tortellini is our favorite! Have you tried any of the soups?


To celebrate National Soup Month Bertolli Frozen Meal Soup is hosting the "Ladles of Love" program, benefitting Feeding America on behalf of local food banks and helping to provide 400,000 meals($50,000) to those who need it most. Bertolli asks that you show your support towards reaching their goal of 25,000 facebook app "clicks" by clicking to fill their soup bowl on their facebook page at this link, and to pass the word on about their program through your blog, facebook page or twitter.


In return, Bertolli would like to send TWO coupons for a FREE Bertolli frozen meal, or frozen meal soup, and a beautiful stainless steel soup ladle like the one I use to ONE lucky reader of my blog! All you have to do is tell me that you clicked through on their "Ladle of Love" facebook tab to add another ladle to the total and help them reach their goal of 25,000 clicks.   It’s free, quick and an easy way to help Bertolli feed those in need. I did it yesterday and it literally takes seconds to do.  If you post this information on you blog with the Ladle of Love facebook link and let me know in a second comment, I'll give you a second chance at winning the prize.

The winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator from the comments I receive on this post, and will be announced on on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2012.  Good luck, and please remember to let me know that you clicked through a "Ladle of Love" to help feed those in need.!



I'm linking this post to the following blog events:

Jenny Matlock's "Alphabe Thursday" for the letter "L."
Design By Gollum's "Foodie Friday"
2805 "Potpourri Friday"
My Romantic Home's "Show and Tell Fridays"
Mom Trends's "Friday Food"

Thanks to all the blog hosts!

Edited February 14, 2012:  The give away is closed.  I had 59 entries and Random.org chose number 25. Carol, of the blog "There is Always Thyme to Cook" is the winner!  Congratulations Carol!  I will notify Bertolli that you are my winner and send your e-mail address to them so they can contact you for your address to send the stainless steel ladle and free Bertolli Frozen Soup coupons to you.  Thanks to all who entered.




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63 comments:

Sea Witch said...

I'm so with you Pat. I can eat soup every day, just love the stuff. My father used to tease my mother and say she had a peasant's palette but the soups she used to make were fit for kings. LOL. Wishing you and your hubby and terrific day.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Pat, I haven't tried the Bertolli soups --but will have to try one sometime.... BUT--your Butternut Squash soup looks fabulous!!!!! YUM...

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cami said...

Wow that soup looks so delicious!!! I might have to try it - but I'll need one of those blenders :)

<3-Cami from First Day of My Life

Lovella ♥ said...

We are real soup eaters here too. If I can have a nice piece of bread to go with it...all the better.
Your soup varieties looks ever so scrumptious.

Barbara F. said...

Your soups look wonderful, I love soup too, but do not make it that often as one pot lasts me for weeks when I divide it up and freeze it. xo

Buttercup said...

I'm clicking through. I like to make soup, too, but this winter has been warm and I haven't been as inspired. I think this weekend will be perfect for carrot and ginger soup.

Theanne said...

Love your soups...beautiful to look at and yummy to ear!

Sarah said...

Pat, I'm with you. I could live on soups, especially in the fall and winter. I've not tried Bertolli. I need to look for them in our grocery. ~ Sarah

imjacobsmom said...

I def copied your recipe for the soup ~ it looks delish and I LOVE squash. Have you ever made Loaded Baked potato soup? That's our fall-back soup recipe this winter. ~ Robyn

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Your soups look fabulous...and I would love to sample your roasted butternut squash soup. When it's just 'we two'...we dish our soup right from the pot as well.

Ginny said...

This is a cool idea, and I did go and click to add a ladle! We love soup more than anyone!!! We even eat it all summer and Phil has a bowl every night for his snack. We even used to eat nothing but soups every night for dinner! I have a whole cabinet shelf full of nothing but canned soup.

Riet said...

Wow, all hose soups look delicious. We do eat soup several times a week but since `i am on this diet I have to be careful as I gain half a pound every time I eat it,:(((.IN winter we do eat a meal soup once a week like peasoup and brownbeansoup which are delicious. Just have some French bread with it and we have enough. I don;t think we have frozen Bertolisoup here but I am going to look in the supermarket. I have their pasta's and sauses and oliveoil so the name is very well known here. I just had breakfast but I am getting hungry when I see all these soups. LOL
Have a nice week Pat

Ola said...

I also have today pumpkin soup:)

Old Kitty said...

I love the idea of National Soup Month!! I love soup with nice crusty bread on the side!! Oh your butternut soup looks delicious!! Yum yum! Take care
x

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I could live on soup too and it doesn't even have to be cold outside.
Sam

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Soup is wonderful in the cold months!! I need myself one of those imersion blenders! LOL! blessings ~ Tanna

black eyed susans kitchen said...

We love soup in our house too! The link to facebook didn't work for me so I will go over there and find it. I don't think there is another food that brings back memories of childhood like soup does.
♥, Susan

Jenny said...

We love soup!

And since we're still without a kitchen I am totally going to check out these frozen ones! They sound easy and delicious and like something that would taste semi-homemade!

Thanks for this wonderful tip.

I'll go and click for this wonderful cause, too!

Good morning! Hope you're staying cozy!

Snap said...

I clicked on the Facebook tab. I love butternut squash soup. I made mine last week with apples and apple cider and instead of a potato added sweet potato. and a 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom. Yummy!

The French Hutch said...

I think I live on soup too Pat. I love to make it, and we do the same thing and serve up ourselves. Your recipe sounds and looks delicious. Great post.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Claudia said...

I credit "soup" with my continued weight loss. I love it, love it, love it! So don't feel (too) deprived. I think I have clicked there already - love the Bertolli program.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Pat!

I did the ladle thing! Hope they get the bowl filled all the way up!

Hope all is good with you! Hugs to you and Vinny, Sherry

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

When I first saw the title of your post I thought it said Ladies of Love - LOL.

Seriously, what a wonderful gesture by Bertolli. I added a ladle to their Facebook app.

Your squash soup looks creamy and delicious!

Carol said...

Great cause by Bertolli! Their soups look very good. Yours look amazing, Pat! We love soup! Tonight looks to be a very good soup night, maybe some flurries.

Carol said...

Pat, I put the link on my blog post and I also liked it on FB!

Vee said...

I'm not eligible, but I certainly am going to be looking for this product.

M.Kate said...

I love soup too and can live on soup alone. However, asian's soup are always very clear and less creamy and we dont use the blender...but I love all kind of soup anyway. Happy week..or weekend soon Pat. Hugs...

podso said...

Wonderful soup! And we do love soup. What a great post!

Pondside said...

I'l certainly go and click in support of those who are helping to feed the hungry. We are so blessed, to eat something delicious every day of our lives when so many eat what they can just to survive.
You have such a nice way of giving a little lesson along with your post, Pat.

Lavender Cottage said...

I'm with you Pat, I could eat soup every day and your roasted squash recipe looks delicious.
Judith

Esther Joy said...

You can add another soup lover to your comment list!

And kudos to Bertolli for supporting efforts to feeding the hungry.

Jacqueline said...

What beautiful soup! I haven't tried their frozen soups or even seen them. Sounds fabulous and we always need something quick.

anitamombanita said...

I love soup in winter and butternut squash is one of my favorites too because it's so easy and it's hearty and rib warming!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Your soups all look so good Pat, nothing more comforting than a bowl of hot steamy soup on a cold wintery day!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Nothing is better than a bowl of soup on a cold day!

Cindy said...

Yummy!!! Your soup looks wonderful, I shall have to check out your recipe. Thank you for that.
Hugs, Cindy

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This soup looks like it would be perfect for a winter dinner.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This soup looks like it would be perfect for a winter dinner.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This soup looks like it would be perfect for a winter dinner.

Walk in New York said...

par ce temps, voila une bonne idee

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nanny said...

I am so with you on the soup. I have a big pot simmering as we speak. It's all vegetables, fat free, and I love it. I really need an imersion blender.
I don't do FB but I love their soups! I tried them after your last post about Bertolli! Very Good!

Jo said...

i also love a good soup, there's nothing better on a cold rainy night.

Jo's This and That said...

Love your post! I love the soups too! Thanks for sharing Joann

Sue said...

I love soup, too. Especially butternut squash.

=)

ellen b. said...

I could probably survive quite nicely on soup just so I have good bread to go with it! Delicious stuff Pat!

Annesphamily said...

Hi Pat! I love stopping by. I love soup too!My mom made the best soup ever. We often make soup with all the cold weather we have had! I will go to Bertolli's and come back to let you know! What a nice giveaway gift! Happy weekend to you and come visit soon! Hugs Anne

Lola said...

Butternut squash is one of my mille favoriti!!

Great post!

Lola said...

Butternut squash is one of my mille favoriti!!

Great post!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Yummm! My hubby eat soup and a wrap or soup and a sandwich...just about 4 nights a week! (Thank you for sharing about Bertolli and your yummy recipe!) & I clicked to Bertolli's facebook.

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you my friend, so very much for your lovely visit, sweet well wishes on our upcoming 30th & we are looking forward to the other family celebrations ahead...after being away from blogland, I was wondering if anyone would still stop by my place!)

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I clicked on the facebook link . Your soup looks delicious !

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I tried, but I don't belong to Facebook and don't really want to join. It wouldn't let me in without joining. Sorry, it's for a good cause and I would have like to have helped. Now I'm going to check out your butternut squash recipe. I love butternut squash!

Sheila said...

I love soup as well - your soups look delicious! The other night I was at my daughter's and she decided to put broccoli soup in her crock pot and cook it overnight. I woke up several times because it smelled so good. No, we didn't have soup for breakfast!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I asked my friend, on Saturday of last week, if she knew a good butternut squash soup recipe. I should have known that I would find one here. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. I agree with you on the Bertolli soups. They are delicious! And, what a worthwhile cause. Your soup pictures are magazine quality.
I continue to learn so much from my visits here. Thank you!

Judie said...

My husband and I both adore soup, and I create soups frequently from scratch because neither of us can handle all the sodium. It's tricky to make it tasty without a lot of salt, but so far I've been successful!

EG Wow said...

I think homemade soups cannot be beat. YUM!

Jenny said...

Oops...

I forgot my A+ for Ladles of Love...

A+

Jeanne said...

Good morning Pat, I too could live on soup. I love to make it and I especially love to eat it as well. I always make a huge pot when I make it and I never get tired of eating it until it is gone or frozen. Thankfully Bill loves it too.

I have been working on my scrap book program. Loving it too.

I'm on my way to click on the facebook thingy for the soup ladle.

Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day.
xoxo, Jeanne

Joyce said...

I must get myself an immersion blender instead of using my blender. Last weekend my daughter had her annual soup swap. Everyone bring 3 quarts of homemade soup and their recipe and tells the story behind the soup. Two quarts to swap and one quart to taste. Prize for the most popular soup is a golden Laddel that is all decorated with fake jewels. Draw numbers to decide the order of the swap. I made all the homemade breads and desserts. It was such an enjoyable girls night out especially since all the participants also donated cans of soup for our local soup kitchen. I would love to win your contest!

Carol said...

Thanks Pat! I'm so thrilled to win. I can't wait to give those soups a try!

Andy said...

Hello.
Not so keen on butternut squash, but I love soups. My wife makes them a lot...especially now that she has braces & it's more difficult for her to chew on anything too hard.
Great presentation.
Thanks for sharing.

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Claire said...

I love butternut squash soup and this looks yummy!! I'm your newest follower-stop back for a visit!

Annesphamily said...

Lucky winner! She will enjoy her great giveaway gifts!
We make a soup with zucchini and mushrooms and parmesean cheese! It is so yummy! Thanks again for sharing with us.