Monday, March 28, 2011

Schwan's Fresco by Scotto Review and GIVEAWAY!




Have you ever purchased anything from Schwan's Online Grocery Store and Food Delivery Service? Until about a month ago, I had never really heard of this service. I was contacted by someone from the company to review one of their new meals. I don't turn down free food, so I was definitely up for doing this! The meal itself also sounded really yummy. The meal I was sent included Fresco by Scotto's Baked Ziti, Five Cheese Garlic Bread, Broccoli Florets, and  Chocolate Ice Cream. Fresco by Scotto is a new Italian line that Schwan's is launching. We enjoyed our meal a little over a week ago. I loved how easy it was to prepare! No thawing required, just pop in the oven, and the ziti and bread both baked at the same temperature, so I was able to add the bread to the oven as the ziti finished up. The instructions on each package of food are very easy to understand as well. The baked ziti was actually very good. The only thing it was really missing for my family would be maybe a little meat. It is a meatless baked ziti. But, it really was delicious in my family's opinion and I'm already going to try and recreate it. It has a really good creamy tomato sauce that has plenty of cheese including ricotta cheese, which I hadn't included on my previous attempts at baked ziti. My kids liked it, they like pasta that they can "see through" such as penne and ziti. The portion size is quite small, especially since it doesn't include meat. It was enough for my family, but my boys are two and four and don't eat very much. So, if you decided to order this baked ziti for your family, I would plan on ordering two pans if you have more than two "real" eaters.

Schwan's also sent their broccoli florets and five cheese bread to complement the meal. Adding both of those to the meal helps to complete it and make it more filling. The five cheese garlic bread is absolutely delicious! They send you six individual slices that are each about six inches long, which for my family was plenty for at least two meals! I was really excited to have more for another meal. The same goes for the broccoli florets. I received a large bag of frozen broccoli florets that I was able to use for this dinner and another one. The broccoli cooked easily and tasted good. My boys gobbled it up! But I will have to say that the chocolate ice cream was their favorite thing that Schwan's sent to us, by far! haha But who doesn't love chocolate ice cream? I received a full size container of chocolate ice cream and we're still working on it as we speak. It was delicious and a very generous portion.

All in all we loved our meal from Schwan's! If we could add anything to it, we would add some more to the baked ziti, but like I said, for my small family, it was enough, just no leftovers. I would recommend this meal to others and I have a chance for one of you lucky readers to win a free dinner for your family too! Schwan's has generously offered to give one of my readers the same meal that they sent me! I'm excited that one of you guys will also get a night off from cooking!

I'm going to give you a few ways to be entered for this giveaway. Do any of the things listed below, or do all of them, and leave me a separate comment for each thing that you did to be entered in this giveaway. If  you area already doing some of them, leave me a comment about that too. This giveaway will run for ONE WEEK. It will end NEXT MONDAY APRIL 4th at 12 NOON EASTERN TIME.  This giveaway is only offered to US addresses. Sorry for all of those Interenational readers! I will use Random.org to choose a winner.


1. Become a follower of This Mommy Cooks.

2."Like" Schwan's on facebook.

3. "Like" This Mommy Cooks on facebook.

4. Subscribe to receive email updates from This Mommy Cooks.

5. Visit Schwan's website and tell me something you would like to try from their site.

6. Follow @thismommycooks on twitter and retweet about this giveaway including @thismommycooks in your tweet.

7. Blog about this giveaway on your blog (if you have one).

8. Share about this giveaway on facebook to your friends.

That's it, I think! Remember to leave me a SEPARATE comment for each thing you do, or each entry will not be counted separately. Also remember that you have until Monday April 4th at NOON eastern time to enter this giveaway. Ready. Set. Go!

Disclaimer: I was given a free meal from Schwan's to review and Schwan's will be providing one of my readers with a free meal of their own. No compensation was received.

54 comments:

Morgan said...

I "liked" Schwan's page on Facebook.

Morgan said...

If I ordered from the website, I would love to their their Penne alla Vodka with Chicken and definitely some of that cheesy garlic bread that you reviewed! Yum!

Morgan said...

I blogged about you! http://mealsbymorgan.blogspot.com/2011/03/update-and-giveaway.html

Brandie said...

My Mom orders from Schwan's and she's given me a few of their foods. I really like their bread dough. You get two rolls of white and one wheat. I use the dough to make deep dish pizza and cinnamon rolls, not just the bread. Really good stuff. :)

Brandie said...

Oh, I liked Schwan's on facebook too.

Brandie said...

And of course, I'm liking you on facebook too.

Siggy Spice said...

I am already a follower

Siggy Spice said...

I have been stalking you on Facebook for quite a while as well!

Siggy Spice said...

I am liking Schwans on Facebook too

AubreyLaine said...

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AubreyLaine said...

I like Schwan's on FB
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I like This Mommy Cooks on Facebook.
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AubreyLaine said...

I would love to try the Mexican Style Supreme Pizza.
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Pwheaten said...

I "Like" This Mommy Cooks on Facebook~~

Pwheaten said...

I Like "Schwans" on FB.

Michele Clark said...

I 'like' This Mommy Cooks on FB

Michele said...

I 'like' Schwans on FB.

Alison said...

I follow you on facebook.

Alison said...

I am already a blog follower.

Alison said...

I subscribed!

Alison said...

Visited their website, have always heard the lemonade is great. Would like to try it.

Jenny said...

I "like" you on fb.

Anonymous said...

I like you on fb,

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Anonymous said...

I liked Schwans on fb.

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adrienne... said...

Mmmmm... Chocolate Sundae Crunch bars!! I'll try those ;)

Jo said...

I liked Them on facebook!

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gdherzke said...

I am a follower.

gdherzke said...

Also I like this mommy cooks on facebook.

gdherzke said...

I also liked schwan's on facebook.

Jessica said...

i follow you!

Jessica said...

the pepperoni and cheese calzone looks so yummy...

Jessica said...

tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/jessamm23

Frugalissa Finds said...

Like Schwans

Frugalissa Finds said...

like this Mommy Cooks

Frugalissa Finds said...

follow you

Frugalissa Finds said...

so much to try off htier site. But I do like some of the meals they seem more homemade like

Frugalissa Finds said...

Posted to FB too

Nancy said...

I liked Schwan's on facebook

Nancy said...

I think the meal they sent you sounds great, so I would probably want to try everything you listed-the ziti, garlic bread, broccoli, and ice cream! I would love to try their frozen fruit as well.

Nancy said...

I am already a follower of yours :)

Nancy said...

...and, i already like you on facebook ;)!

LaLa said...

I follow your blog - I first put that I follow you but that felt a 'bit' stalkerish.. :P

LaLa said...

I like Schwan's on FB.

LaLa said...

I like This Mommy Cooks on FB too!

Jennifer said...

I became a follower of your blog.

Jennifer said...

I liked Schwan's on FB.

Jennifer said...

I liked This Mommy Cooks on FB.

Jennifer said...

I subscribed for email updates.

Jennifer said...

I would like to try the turkey and gravy from the Schwan's site.

LaLa said...

If I ordered off the site I would want to taste the Blackened Chicken Alfredo with Fettuccini Noodles and that bread sounds yummy too.

Amy Mills said...

HI!!! so excited about this giveaway...i remember the Schwan's trucking going through our neighborhood when I was younger and always wanting some of that food!

I like Schwan's on facebook, I like this mommy cooks on facebook, I am following this mommy cooks blog!

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