With families always on the go and full of activities on everyone’s schedule, too often do we forget the most important family time is meal time. That is why Barilla has created an important “Share The Table” program to help bring everyone to the table to share in their day. By spending time together for a meal at the table, you would be surprised in how your family can bond in talking and discussing your day.
Share The Table allows browsers to check out some incredible meal time recipes, ideas to keep the family from distractions (TURN OFF THAT TELEVISION!), and ways to make table time meaningful for everyone.
Want to know another amazing reason to check out the Share The Table website? With every click, a $1.00 will be donated to Meals on Wheels of America. You can also participate in Barilla’s Pasta Friday Sweepstakes to win a FREE Pasta meal. I know pasta is one of my favorite dishes. Barilla is a family favorite when it comes to making ziti and spaghetti and it’s really neat knowing there’s a Barilla factory close by in Ames.
Here’s just one of many Barilla recipes worth exploring-
Piccolini® Mini Wheels Pasta Salad
|1 BOX||Barilla Piccolini® Mini Wheels|
|4 TABLESPOONS||Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Divided|
|2 CUPS||Frozen Peas|
|1 POUND||Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Diced|
|5 SLICES||Bacon, Cut Into Strips|
|2 CUPS||Cherry Tomatoes, Halved|
|1 CUP||Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Cubed (may Substitute Shredded Mozzarella Cheese)|
- BRING a large pot of water to a boil.
COOK Piccolini Mini Wheels for 6 minutes; drain and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of oil. Spread pasta on a cookie sheet or baking tray to cool.
JUICE lemon to yield 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
BRING a medium pot of salted water to a boil.
ADD green peas and boil for 5 minutes; drain and cool.
HEAT a medium skillet over medium heat. Add remaining oil and chicken. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until cooked through; season with salt and pepper. Allow chicken to cool.
COOK bacon in same skillet until crispy; drain fat and allow to cool.
COMBINE all ingredients and allow to rest 30 minutes before serving.
What’s your favorite Barilla meal?
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