Early days of motherhood when the little ones were tucked away in car seats food shopping was simple. As simple as it could get while carrying a car seat that weighs more than the groceries themselves that is. Place the car seat on the top of the shopping cart, and we were good to get everything on our list. Which usually resulted in a weeks worth of scrumptious home cooked meals that would make my nanny proud.
Fast forward to when the kids were of walking age and faught me to sit in the shopping cart, and food shopping became a dreaded task, which eventually I gave up on, and would sooner order take out.
However, I felt we were missing something in our lives, and the added pounds of take out I could do without. Growing up I remember always being in the kitchen with my nanny prepping family meals. It was one of the many ways we bonded and I want to share that bond with both of my children.
Thankfully Peapod is the solution for me as well as you to get us back in the kitchen with our loved ones without the hassle of food shopping with kids. Peapod offers us the convenince of ordering our groceries from our computer, smartphone or tablet, alleviating the dreaded who is going to call for take out question.
As part of Peapod’s ongoing commitment to help its customers include more fresh and healthy meals into their busy schedules Peapod created meal kits featuring Barilla pasta, (this Italian families favorite pasta). Each meal kit contians Barilla recipes and everything you need to make a nutritious meal for your family in under 30 minutes.
Ingredients are packaged prewashed, measured and cut, within each Peapod Meal Kit, leaving little to no prep time. Also allowing little hands the opportunity to assist in the kitchen without you having to worry about the tools being kid friendly.
Peapod Barilla Meal Kits are available in four varieties:
- Farfalle with Roasted Butternut Squash
- Tortellini Soup
- Baked Rotini Mozzarella & Spinach
- Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Spaghetti
Below are pictures from the delicious luncheon Barilla Pastas executive Chef Lorenzo prepared for us before our eyes. It was quick, painless and oh so delicious.