Sunday, February 10, 2013

Giveaway and Review: Michael Angelo's Taste and Tell - Why this is the only frozen meal regularly found in our freezer

copyright Durhamonthecheap - even a picture of the lasagne looks mouthwatering!
 I am so happy that Michael Angelo's selected me to be part of the Taste and Tell family. While I love to cook and ended up with a good amount of homemade tomato sauce using the tomatoes from the garden this past year, occasionally there is just not enough time to cook a real homemade dinner. For that reason, I will usually have a lasagna dish from Michael Angelo's in the freezer. I have previously blogged about the Taste and Tell family kit that I received from Michael Angelo's here, but the older post did not go into as much detail about the various products by Michael Angelo's and did not point out what makes Michael Angelo's so different.
copyright Durhamonthecheap - What I like about Michael Angelo's, they are very responsive!
 Michael Angelo's is a family-owned business that produces a variety of Italian frozen food. I love their vegetarian lasagna and their eggplant dishes. But they also made chicken dishes, regular pasta dishes as well as a meat lasagna. The products come in a range of sizes from individual servings to feeding the whole family size dishes. They can be prepared in the microwave, but you can also heat them up the oven. The family-sized dishes I usually heat up in the oven because the cheese melts nicely and the dish looks and tastes truly homemade.
Another plus for Michael Angelo's is the fact that they listen to their customers. If you for any reason are not satisfied (we all know that occasionally there can be a bad badge or the product was not properly handled at the store), contact Michael Angelo's and they will do things right!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - fresh ingredients are the reason Michael Angelo's taste home-cooked!
 I like this part of the Taste and Tell kit best because it sums up why I love Michael Angelo's. They make their products in small batches and use quality ingredients. There is a reason why their food tastes better than other frozen meals.
copyright Durhamonthecheap - they also have a great selection of vegetarian entrees!
 Michael Angelo's also considers the needs of vegetarians. The eggplant parmesan though is good enough that even non-vegetarians like me will love it. It is actually one of my favorite dishes and without a doubt would be classified as restaurant-quality by me. The vegetarian lasagna is excellent as well and really contains vegetables, not just a lack of meat like some competitor versions.
copyright Durhamonthecheap - I got nothing more to add, this summary says it all!
 This part of the kit sums it up perfectly. Michael Angelo's is not cutting corners when it comes to ingredients or preparation.
copyright Durhamonthecheap - if you want to find out more about the company or get coupons, here is the info!
 If you want to find out more about Michael Angelo's or get a coupon to make trying out Michael Angelo's even more tempting, the information is listed above.

So what dishes are available? Too many for me to list them all. I will focus on the signature line of dishes since we are all familiar with these. The complete line of product, including nutritional information is available on the Michael Angelo's website here.
This classic line of Michael Angelo's dishes includes the varieties listed below and is available locally at Harris Teeter and several other grocery stores. 
  • Meat Lasagna  
  • Eggplant Parmesan  
  • Vegetable Lasagna 
  • Chicken Parmesan   
  • Shrimp Scampi   
  • Chicken Piccata   
  • Baked Ziti with Meatballs   
  • Four Cheese Lasagna   
  • Pasta Primavera   
  • Manicotti with Sauce  
  •  Chicken Florentine  
  • Sausage Lasagna   
  • Chicken Alfredo   
  • Chicken Cacciatore   
  • Sausage, Peppers & Onions   
  • Herb Roasted Chicken   
  • Stuffed Tilapia 

But for my readers, I will also have a giveaway. 

What can you win? Two $1 off coupons for Michael Angelo's products.

Deadline: The contest ends on 3-1-13 at Noon EST.

How to enter: To enter, simply post a comment with your favorite Italian dish (home-cooked or not).

To contact you, I will need your email: If you subscribe to the blog, your name is automatically linked to the comment. If you are not subscribed to the blog, please enter your email so I can contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by selecting a random number based on their total number of entries.

Disclaimer: As part of the Taste and Tell kit, I received coupons for Michael Angelo's product to share and also informational material about the company and its products. The opinions expressed in this blog are solely my own and have not been influenced by Michael Angelo's or any third party.


Cali Julz said...

YUM, i am Italian!! My FAVE is Stuffed Shells!!

OtterKim said...

I can't get enough of their eggplant parm!!

Karen said...

My husband LOVES their chicken picatta

MyBitsandBleeps said...

Love lasagne hands down. Yum!

kratzy said...

Hi Kim,
Congrats you are the winner. I will email you for the complete mailing address to get your coupons into the mail next week! Again congrats!