“This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ragu®. The opinions and text are all mine.”
As summer comes to an end it’s nice to finally get back into a regular routine. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy doing fun things with my family. I also enjoy having a normal routine. I guess you can say I’m a “creature of habit.”
When it comes to dinner it’s really hard to plan things during the summer months. Either we’re not home because we’re off doing things, or everyone is always on the go-go-go and no one is around for a normal family meal or it’s just too darn hot to cook. When the kids go back to school and we’re back into our normal routine I’ll get right back into cooking dinner every night like I normally do.
Growing up my mom always cooked dinner and everyone sat at the table together. Dinner time was (and still is) family time – a time to reconnect with one another, find out what is going on in each other’s lives and spend quality time together.
In our home cellphones and other devices are off limits. They are not allowed at the table – ever!
Thinking back on dinner time with my family it was always something special. Even if mom made something as simple as pasta it was still a special time with my family.
A staple in my mom’s pantry was always Ragu® Spaghetti and Pasta Sauces. My mom always kept Ragu® on hand to whip up a last minute meal or to create some amazing dishes. Ragu® is a long standing family “tradition,” so to speak. My mom used Ragu®. I use Ragu®. I’m sure my kids will use Ragu® when they grow up too. It’s our go-to sauce.
Ragu® is also a staple in our household pantry.
Funny story, my mother in law is 100% Italian. She made everything from scratch, including her pasta sauce and gravy. When my husband and I were first married we invited her over for dinner. Since I was still learning how to cook I just made some pasta, a salad and garlic bread.
My mother in law was mortified that I was used “jarred sauce.” She didn’t realize that Ragu® was the only sauce I knew. It was what I grew up with. I didn’t know how to make it from scratch and frankly I like the ease and convenience of opening a jar.
I didn’t think my mother in law was going to eat dinner that night, but she did, and she enjoyed it! She even told me that she would have never eaten jarred sauce before but after trying it she really enjoyed it.
Ragu® is so versatile. You can use it in so many ways from something as simple as pasta or mini pizzas to meatloaf, baked ziti and tomato soup.
I like to stock up on Ragu®, that is why I like that I can pick up bulk packages at my neighborhood BJ’s wholesale club. In fact my husband and were just at BJ’s a few days ago where I picked up some Ragu® to replenish my pantry supply.
The jars I picked up at BJ’s are larger jars (45 ounces) compared to the regular jars (24 ounces). I use more Ragu® in some dishes (baked ziti, lasagna, stew) than with others. If I find that I only need a portion of the jar I simply close the lid and store it in the fridge for a few days until I need it again. I use Ragu® in some way or another at least twice per week.
Purchasing a three pack at BJ’s is convenient for me because it means I have plenty on hand for when I need it. Plus saving money is always nice too.
If you would like to learn more about Ragu® Spaghetti and Pasta Sauces check out Ragu’s homepage. There you can learn about the products as well as some amazing recipes. You can also check out the brand on social media.
I would also highly recommend checking out the brand’s Pinterest page for mouth-watering recipe ideas – www.Pinterest.com/RaguSauce.
To find a BJ’s location near you visit www.BJs.com.
Do you use Ragu®? What is your favorite flavor? What is your go-to Ragu® recipe?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ragu®. The opinions and text are all mine.