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Cure the daily #4pmFreakOut with Mezzetta #Giveaway

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This is a sponsored post. I received the same gift pack offered in the giveaway.

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I walk in the door after working all day, looking forward to seeing my three beautiful children and awaiting their “yay, Mommy’s home”. What happens is slightly different. While I do get the happy cheers of me entering the front door I am immediately barraged with questions of “can I have a snack”, “can I have this” “why do I have to do my homework now”, “can I play on the computer”, “can I play the Wii”. My favorite is “What’s for dinner”. Queue Jeopardy music at this question. I look at three sets of huge brown eyes and stare back blankly. My answer is almost always the same…..I don’t know.

There has to be an easier way to combat the daily four pm freak out that us moms experience. I’ve tried planning ahead, I really have, but I consistently fail. My go to is simple meals. While I do love me some simple meals, it tends to get repetitive and well, boring. I’m sure my kids feel the same way I do about it. I mean who really likes getting stuck in a rut? I don’t know anyone that does.

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One meal that I have found that while it me be a “simple” meal it is one that can be recreated in a hundred different ways. I’m talking about Spaghetti. The possibilities are limitless, and it’s one of those meals that you can effortlessly elevate with the addition of just one ingredient. That ingredient for this particular days meal was Mezzetta Kalamata Olives. Everyone in this house is an olive fan so when I decide to chop a few handfuls up and throw them into my spaghetti I get ohhh’s and ahhh’s from everyone. It’s a nice little surprise flavor to break up the monotony, and when everyone devours their plates mama is happy.

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Another idea is to serve an olive and cheese platter while dinner is cooking. The upside, you can not go wrong with olives and cheese. The downside, when they’re all gone it is truly a sad moment. Like the picture above? All that deliciousness? Yeah it’s gone. I think I may have a few Kalamata olives left but those gigantic garlic stuffed olives are finito. They were amazing. No one could stop eating them.

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Mezzetta is on a mission to help moms out and alleviate the daily stress of worrying what is for dinner, and to enjoy family time. You can check out some delicious recipe ideas on their site to help you on your way. Want a chance to win a delicious prize pack filled with Mezzetta products (pictured above) so you can start planning how to cure your #4PMFreakOut….enter the widget below.

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  • Sandra Slack

    Umm Good! Those would spice up any meal! Thanks for the giveaway..

  • Ann Fantom

    I would love to try Mezzetta's Jalapeño Stuffed Olives

  • Kristi Kellberg

    I love olives of all kinds, but I have not tried the garlic stuffed olives. I think I'll add them to my grocery list so I can use them when I make spaghetti!

    • vavoom2

      Those are my very favorite, they never make it past snacking! The blue cheese stuffed never make it to a Martini, lol

  • Kristi Kellberg

    I would use Mezzetta olives in a rich Spaghetti Puttanesca All" Assereto sauce. A mixture of olives adds to the flavor!

  • chase

    I would love the kalamata olives

  • chase

    Probably spaghetti or have them on a cheese plate for horderves

  • shannonsfun

    The garlic stuffed olives sound great.

  • Cynthia C

    I love the kalamata olives and the roasted red peppers.

  • Cynthia C

    I use them on Italian potato salad and in Greek orzo salad.

    My pinterest name is clc408. I made a mistake on the Rafflecopter and it doesn't allow edits.

  • heather

    we love olives

  • Sandy Klocinski

    I am looking forward to trying the Kalamata Olives

  • Sandy Klocinski

    Hot Pepper Spiced Chocolate Mousse with Mezzetta hot peppers and Mezzetta Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Cathy French

    My favorite Mezzetta product is the pepperoncinis.

  • Cathy French

    I would make a nice party platter for our next poker party. These all would go great with cheese, crackers and grapes.

  • Natalie

    I would love to try the olives stuffed with garlic!!

  • jalapenomamamn

    I like the Mezzetta's Roasted Bell Peppers.
    I add them to my hummus!
    form name Barbara Montag
    thank you

  • jalapenomamamn

    I would add the Peperoncini and the Roasted Bell Peppers to pizza.
    form name Barbara Montag

  • David Fultner

    I love the KALAMATA olives,

  • David Fultner

    I would make a greek salad with quinoa.

  • beth shepherd

    I love these. My favorite is the peperonicini. They are so good in salads and subs. Thank you!

  • Monique Rizzo

    I love the Garlic stuffed olives. They are fantastic.
    Thank you for the chance.

  • David

    I have had a few of their spreads and I liked them as an additive to other dishes. I think the roasted bell peppers would be good mixed in with pulled pork.

  • David

    I have used the spreads as part of a mixture inside cinnamon roll type bread.

  • rsbrandt44

    I like those Kalamati olives the best.

  • rsbrandt44

    I would make a spinach and artichoke panini. Love the dip, stay for the sandwich.

  • Aaron

    My favorite product is Mezzetta Marinated Artichokes Hearts!

  • Aaron

    I would create an artichoke pizza.

  • Lisa

    I really want to try the Garlic stuffed olives.

  • Lisa

    I would love to set a plate of different olives and peppers out along with a cheese plate for a party.

  • Melinda B

    With the upcoming Fall parties, bonfires & cookouts. I love to bring balanced veggie/cheese/olive plates & then holiday parties right around the corner. This is the perfect contest so thank you =) I'm most looking forward to trying the Mezzetta Kalamata olives.

  • Julie Murphy

    Love the peporoncini. Great for salads and sandwiches

  • Ashley

    I like their new spreads

  • Ashley

    I have used their spreads in a meatloaf and it was really tasty

  • CHERRIE

    LOVE THE PEPPERCINI

  • cherrie

    tuna sandwiches

  • meghan b

    I really love the roasted red peppers

  • meghan b

    I would love to make a a great anti pasta with these ingredients

  • chris z

    i would like to try the garlic stuffed olive

  • liberty j.

    I think these would be fun to use in salads or pasta dishes!

  • Kelly D

    I like their roasted peppers.

  • Kelly D

    I would create a sub sandwich with cheese and all the toppings.

  • brooklynandriahsmom

    The stuffed olives look lovely, I've never tried those!

  • brooklynandriahsmom

    I would create an antipasto plate to snack on.

  • leisl g

    I love the roasted red peppers

  • leisl g

    I would make a roasted pepper/turkey/cheese panini.

  • Jennifer Scheldberg

    I love the pepperoncini in bloody Mary's. My husband likes the garlic olives.

  • Jennifer Scheldberg

    I'd like to attempt a Bloody Mary pizza.

  • lanae

    I have never tried any, but the Jalapeno stuffed olives sound delicious!

  • lanae

    I think they would be a great appetizer on game day!

  • Elena

    I like their marinara sauce.

  • Elena

    I would make Greek salad

  • harolde

    Garlic stuffed Olives!

  • harolde

    Would love to make a homemade pizza with olives!

  • Chris M

    Wow, the garlic stuffed olives look really good.

  • jenn

    I love roasted red peppers for making hummus

  • Gina O

    Stuffed olives are always very popular at my house, but all of Mezzetta's products are delicious!

  • Gina O

    Antipasta boards and bruschetta are a couple of quick to put together appetizers, and the olives and peppers are perfect for these.

  • shaunie

    I am looking forward to trying the garlic stuffed olives

  • shaunie

    I would love to make the artichoke and olive fritto misto recipe

  • Sarah Cool

    I love the garlic stuffed olives

  • Carrie

    I LOVE the pepperoncini! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Noreen

    I want to try their peppercinis

  • Noreen

    I would love to use as topping on homemade pizza

  • Shaylin

    I love their olives!

  • Izy b

    I'm drooling. Yum!

  • Jackie

    I LOVE their bleu cheese stuffed olives. I even use the juice for dirty martinis sometimes. Kalamata are a close second because I love throwing them in any salad.

  • Elizabeth H.

    Love the Garlic Stuffed Olives!!

  • Elizabeth H.

    I would make an olive and cheese platter.

  • Stephanie Phelps

    We love the Peperoncini and go through at least 3 jars a month!

  • Stephanie Phelps

    I would use the Peperoncini to create a delicious pasta salad with the olives as well!

  • janetfaye

    I am looking forward to trying Roasted Bell Peppers.

  • janetfaye

    I would make an appetizer plate with these products.

  • liese1235

    My favorite Mezzetta product is the jalapeno stuffed olives.

  • liese1235

    I would put Mezzetta peppers on pizza.

  • bethelderton

    Our favorites are the Pepperoncini!
    Mary Beth Elderton

  • bethelderton

    I'm thinking of shrimp with olives and roasted red peppers over polenta.
    Mary Beth Elderton

  • Lisa Breece

    I like the Kalamata Olives the best

  • Lisa Breece

    I would make an olive dip and antipasta platter.

  • Jennifer Reed

    I love Mezzetta's Roasted Red Peppers. I use them often in my cooking.

  • Kelly VanAuken

    want to try the castelvetrano olives.

  • Rhonda R

    I love the garlic stuffed olives! In fact, I have a jar in my fridge right now!

  • Kelly VanAuken

    Would make a spicy pasta dish.

  • Rhonda R

    The pepperoncini sounds like they would be delicious on a ham or turkey sandwich!

  • joe gersch

    I love the kalamata olives

  • joe gersch

    I would make an antipasta

  • Taryn T.

    I haven't used these products, but it would be a tie between the Kalamata olives and the Garlic Stuffed olives. The email I check most often is fossil316@aol.com

  • Megan C.

    I use their pesto sauce all the time. Its the best out there.

  • Danielle

    We buy the Giardiniera (pickled veggies) and add them into our lunch with fresh veggies.

  • jeannine d

    My son loves the cheese stuffed olives

  • jeannine d

    I use the capers in a chicken dish I make

  • Keeley Sullivan

    I would like to try the garlic stuffed olives.

  • Keeley Sullivan

    I would love to make pizza's with the great products they have.

  • Francine Anchondo

    I like their jalapenos

  • laura588

    I love olives so would love to try their Garlic Stuffed Olives.
    Laurie Emerson

  • laura588

    I would use their marinara and garlic stuffed olives to make my stuffed peppers.
    Laurie Emerson

  • Mari

    I would love to try Mezzetta's Jalapeño Stuffed Olives

  • Mari

    I love pasta with red sauce and olives.

  • cheryllshubert

    We love the stuffed olives!! They are amazing!! I can eat an entire jar if I let myself….so good!!

  • cheryllshubert

    We make an amazing grilled cheese stuffed sausage on a hard roll with the roasted peppers!! It's so good!! Everyone who comes over and tries it falls in love with it!! Best sandwich ever!!!

  • Betty C

    I haven't tried Mezzetta yet but we love olives so I'm looking forward to trying those.

  • Betty C

    I would add ripe olives to my favorite potato salad.

  • Hesper Fry

    I like the Mezzetta pepperoncinis.

  • Hesper Fry

    I would make Italian beef with the pepperoncinis.

  • tallcapp

    My favorite product is the Kalamata olives. So, so good.

  • deana dietrich

    Love the garlic olives!

  • tallcapp

    I use their olives in creating new Mason Jar salads to take along to work.

  • Patricia Crowley

    I really want to try the Tomato & Sweet Basil sauce!

  • Patricia Crowley

    I would make some baked ziti!

  • PaulaMS

    I want to try the garlic stuffed olives

  • PaulaMS

    I think I would make a pizza.

  • Missy

    My favorite is kalamata olives

  • Missy

    I would make a tapenade and a salad.

  • Tina W

    I love all of Mezzetta peppers.

  • Tina W

    I would make a big Greek-style salad.

  • carolyn

    I love the olives

  • carolyn

    I would make a roasted red pepper sauce for pasta

  • Rebecca Lock

    My husband loves the pepperoncinis. I try to keep a jar on hand at all times for him.

  • Rebecca Lock

    I would make a Greek salad.

  • aekz2

    My favorite is the Artichoke Hearts

  • aekz2

    I would like to make the Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chili Salsa

  • Laurie Nykaza

    I love the KALAMATA olives especially in salads!

  • Laurie Nykaza

    The garlic stuffed olives I would use on an antipasti platter!

  • Trisha McKee

    I love love love the garlic-stuffed olives! They are so good.

  • Trisha McKee

    I would love olives in my pasta salad.

  • لعبة حرب الزومبي 2

    thanks bro

  • Car Games

    Very nice thank you العاب سيارات

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