They’ve figured me out. That package sitting on the shelf with the handwritten-looking letters and the phrase “Dinner for two,” practically whispered into my ear that I needed to purchase it.
And purchase it, I did. In fact, I got 4 of them: all different kinds.
What am I talking about? Oh, yeah, I guess I should let you know.
Campbell’s has a new product called “Skillet Sauces,” and I’m pretty sure the marketing team behind it spies on me through my kitchen windows. It was like they read my mind.
See, I’ve been wanting something simple that makes dinner easy to prepare, but still leaves a rather sophisticated taste in my mouth. Between teaching English to 5 classes of high school seniors and going to graduate school, I’m a bit busy (much like many of you). When I get home from school, I don’t feel like preparing a lengthy, complicated dinner. I want something quick and easy. This is where Campbell’s comes into play.
I’ve used Campbell’s “Cream of…” sauces in the past, and I’m sure I’ll use them in the future, but I find I need to spice them up a bit: they’re slightly bland and I like a bit more variety.
Well, these new sauces are darn good. So far, Sumo and I have tried the Thai Green Curry, Creamy Chipotle, and Marsala varieties. All of which have been delicious. The Thai Green Curry sauce actually tasted like Thai food (which is more than I can say for another manufacturer who specializes in Thai flavors). The Creamy Chipotle really packs a punch. And the Marsala sauce made for a perfectly easy, Italian dinner – red wine, optional.
It doesn’t require much – just a tbsp of oil, a pound of chicken breast (I just use 2 individually packaged ones), and whatever it is with which you plan to serve it.
These sauces have come in quite handy. They are absolutely worth your time. At 2 for $4, the cost is a bit higher than I would prefer (and I think that may have been a discounted rate); however, the taste negates any issues I find with the cost. Plus, you can get a coupon on Campbell’s Facebook page.
Which sauce is up next? Well, Sesame Ginger is waiting rather impatiently in my pantry. After that it’s a toss up: Scampi or Fire-Roasted Tomato?