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Italian food is one of our family’s all-time favorite cuisines. We love the cheese, the roasted tomato flavors, and of course the garlic! I mean, doesn’t garlic + cheese make everything taste better?
While we do ALL love authentic Italian food, I know making it is a labor of love. Some days we might have extra time in the kitchen, but most days we enjoy our Italian food at restaurants, or via frozen brands like Michael Angelo’s–they make EVERY Italian favorite of ours and the convenience is just amazing!
February 13 is National Italian Food Day
How will you be celebrating? It is funny that National Italian Food Day falls right before Valentine’s Day which gives our family two excuses to eat delicious Italian food. What will you be enjoying? Chances are you probably won’t have time to bake up a fresh lasagna or baked ziti since it is a weeknight?
But, that is ok because Michael Angelo’s has you covered!
Why we Love Michael Angelo’s Italian Meals
I have no shame in preparing/eating frozen food or serving it to my little family. But, I will not just feed my family just any old frozen food. It has to be quality foods with no preservatives or fillers–just like authentically Italian Michael Angelo’s meals.
Our Favorite Quick & Easy Italian Food Dishes
Did you know that Michael Angelo’s recipes were handed down from Nonna Foti who grew up in Sicily? Each meal is authentically created with wholesome, real ingredients. When you purchase and heat one of these frozen Italian meals, your house fills with the same heavenly scents of cheese, roasted tomato, and garlic. These scents are the same kind you would experience from a homemade meal.
We love the Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Chicken Parmigiana, Three Cheese Baked Ziti, and Eggplant Parmigiana. There are many other flavors that come in a variety of sizes. You can find Michael Angelo’s meals in single serve portions, family size, large family size, and even party size! We found ours at our local Walmart store in the frozen entrees aisle.
How we Celebrate National Italian Food Day
While our family doesn’t need any excuse to celebrate National Italian Food Day, we will be enjoying it together, tableside with a family-style celebration. Michael Angelo’s Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna with Meat Sauce, and Eggplant Parmigiana with a nice Caesar salad & fresh-cheese garlic bread will be served.
Since we already enjoyed this feast a this past weekend, I have to say, everything was so easy to prepare! We replated everything for serving and enjoyed every last bite!!
Affogato- Our Favorite Italian Dessert
While the kids snacked on some cupcakes afterwards, us adults decided that a homemade Affogato would be amazing after all that cheesy goodness. I mean, it is National Italian Food Day–right?
What is an Affogato?
An affogato is an Italian dessert in which a vanilla ice cream or gelato is “drowned” in espresso. You can top it with chocolate shavings, nuts, and cinnamon as well. This simple dessert contains the perfect amount of sweetness without being overly heavy.
Grab a spoon and let’s dig in! Get our printable Affogato recipe below!
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
- 2 ounces espresso
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp chocolate curls
- Place 2 small glasses in the freezer for 5 mins.
- Place one large scoop of ice cream in dessert glass.
- Top with 2 ounces of espresso.
- Top with cinnamon and chocolate curls. This step is optional but totally delicious!
Giveaway- Win FREE Michael Angelo’s Entrees!!
We have a reader giveaway where 5 lucky readers will win 5 coupons for free Michael Angelo’s entrees. The ARV is $45! Giveaway ends 2/28/19!! To enter, comment below on what is your favorite Italian Meal. You can enter once daily.
Winners will be randomly chosen from qualified entries. Open to US only. Please allow 6-8 weeks for prize fulfillment from the sponsor.