I am a sucker for cute things — whether it’s swimming puppies, buttons or babies. There is a reason why I never liked plain old mac and cheese. For some reason, the Rugrats or Spongebob shapes always tasted better.
Speaking of pasta, and pasta shapes in particular, there is a company that is so cute that I couldn’t help shouting it from the rooftops.
I recently discovered The Pasta Shoppe through a fundraising effort at my work (you can learn more about their fundraising program here). No matter what you are into or what hobbies you have, there is a pasta just for you.
Their Girlfriend Pasta is one of my favorites. It has tiny purses, shoes and cell phones. How cute is that!? I immediately thought of my BFF Hillary and how she would love this. If only they would have added a tube of chapstick, it would be like revisiting high school all over again.
So I was beyond thrilled when the Pasta Shoppe sent me a bag of goodies. Included was a package of their Spinach Basil Garlic Angel Hair Pasta, Dog Lovers Pasta, Gobble Gobble Pasta, Wisconsin Badgers Pasta and Wintertime Chili.
I thought it was really sweet that The Pasta Shoppe gave me pastas that meshed with my life – like the Dog Lovers for Oliver and Wisconsin Badgers because I live in Wisconsin. I definitely feel that giving someone a personal gift like this would make them feel just as special.
To test out our pasta, I used this recipe for Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with the Gobble Gobble pasta, which seemed fitting because Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away.
As you can see, the pasta was every bit as delicious as it looks.
To use my other pastas, I will definitely make a pasta salad so I can see the shapes more (like my Cleaning Out The Fridge Pasta Salad or in a chicken noodle or minestrone soup).
Since the folks at The Pasta Shoppe are into spreading the love, they are giving 3 She’s on the Run readers a holiday gift box of pastas!* To enter, visit The Pasta Shoppe’s website and let me know which pasta you’d most want to try.
For an extra entry ***Make sure you leave an extra comment telling me you have done any of the following:
2. Tweet about the giveaway: @Shesontherun has an awesome pasta Giveaway! http://shesontherun.com/?p=3123
3. Follow me on Twitter @Shesontherun
4. Follow The Pasta Shoppe on Facebook and leave a comment on their page saying She’s on the Run sent you!
5. Follow me on Facebook
6. Follow me on Pinterest
That’s 6 chances to enter! I’ll be choosing 3 WINNERS on Monday, November 12, 2012. Good luck!
* Open to U.S. Residents Only
Disclaimer: The Pasta Shoppe has given me this product to review. I was not given the product in exchange for a positive review. All opinions are my own.