As many of my readers know, my life is pretty chaotic. Husband, toddler, remodeling an entire house ourselves, running my own business… crazy. So, I’ve always tried to focus on the everyday moments in my life and make them special. It sounds so silly, I know, but it really does make a difference in the quality of my life. Celebrating the small things in with a little style can make them feel like huge victories and I love that Bertolli® Riserva is there to help me make it happen.
Most every night, I cook my family dinner. It’s usually something simple and easy but I like to try and make it special by doing something a little extra. Like last night when I used a Bertolli Riserva tip and caramelized a few onions for the pasta dish I made using the Bertolli Riserva Asiago Cheese & Artichokes sauce. The onions and some sauteed garlic, tomatoes, and chicken elevated what could have been a plain weekday meal into a yummy Italian feast.
I took it one step further and plated the meals with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, cloth napkins, bowls of kosher sea salt and pepper, and water goblets. Sure, it was just my husband, toddler, and me but I love making even the smallest meal feel important. I have noticed that it makes for a calmer mealtime. We talk, listen, and laugh more. Like Francesco Bertolli intended more than 150 years ago, when he began selling his olive oil in Lucca, Italy, Bertolli remains at the heart of the Italian-inspired cuisine enjoyed at home by millions of families around the world. As they say in Italy, “Felice Anniversario and Buono Appetito”!
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