This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Ragú.
There are two vegetables I can get Cara and Ollie to eat: green beans and corn. Other than those two, my chance of getting anything resembling a vegetable into them is slim to none.
People have suggested I “sneak” veggies into sauces and substitute vegetables for meat but my kids are a suspicious bunch and they can smell a stealthy vegetable a mile away.
But there’s one thing they will eat with no reservations and that’s spaghetti sauce – or linguine sauce as Cara calls it.
I’ve always made my own spaghetti sauce but when I’m in a rush, I’ll used the jarred sauce. And then we started seeing the Ragu commercials about the two servings of vegetables in a half cup of sauce and we decide we might as well try it and see if the kids could tell.
I’ve had the old Ragu and it’s good. I’ve bought it on occasion after a long day of running around when I needed something fast that didn’t involve a drive-through.
As I was making the No Frying Chicken Parmesan, I tried some of the new Ragu and it seemed thicker and a bit more tomatoey – if that’s a word – tasting. Then again, after over 70 years of making sauce, I figure Ragu probably knows what they’re doing.
The recipe was QUICK. I could have had the whole thing cooked and on the table in thirty minutes but I was taking these pictures and Cara and Ollie were hollering at me to hurry up.
I pulled together a quick salad for myself, cooked some pasta and green beans and tossed a hunk of homemade oatmeal bread on the plate and called it dinner…and held my breath.
This was the vegetable sauce. Me thinking it was yummy wouldn’t mean a hill of beans if the kids turned their noses up at it.
And they didn’t! They ate it. They asked for seconds!
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