-50/50 Sauce Week

-50/50 Sauce Week, Rigatoni, Five Cheese Marinara/Traditional Meat Sauce & Italian Sausage

Day 9, Meal 18

My Rating:

My Rating:Dinner tonight consists of Rigatoni, Five Cheese Marinara/Traditional Meat Sauce & Italian Sausage: Back on Day 1, Meal 2 I had basically the same meal, except that was solely Five Cheese Marinara. Surprisingly, it makes a bit of a difference. It’s no surprise to my readers by now that I LOVE cheese which means I LOVE Five Cheese Marinara. While this was a very good meal, I MUCH preferred without half the Traditional Meat Sauce taking up precious real estate on my plate. And while I added in quite a bit of Romano, it just wasn’t the same. Here is […]

-50/50 Sauce Week, Fettuccine, Asiago Garlic Alfredo/Creamy Mushroom & Crispy Shrimp Fritta

Day 9, Meal 17

My Rating:

My Rating:For my 3rd combination of 50/50 Sauce Week, I am trying out Fettuccine with a mixture of Creamy Mushroom/Asiago Garlic Alfredo topped with Crispy Shrimp Fritta: This was very delicious. Plenty of mushrooms and the only thing I don’t love about the Creamy Mushroom is the lack of cheese flavor, so it’s a no-brainer to pair the two. I really like the Garlic in the Asiago Garlic Alfredo so you get a TON of flavor with these sauces combined. The Crispy Shrimp Fritta is my favorite topping, so I was glad that really worked well in this combination. Next […]

-50/50 Sauce Week, Cavatappi, Alfredo/Traditional Marinara & Meatball/Italian Sausage

Day 8, Meal 16

My Rating:

My Rating:It’s combination time! I really like the idea of mixed sauces as it definitely makes things fun and more creative for flavors. While there are already a good variety of choices of 6 sauces available, including Creamy Mushroom, Traditional Marinara, Five Cheese Marinara, Traditional Meat Sauce, Alfredo & Asiago Garlic Alfredo, having the ability to combine 2 together turns 6 options into 36 options. I decided to Cavatappi with a 50/50 of Alfredo and Traditional Marinara, paired with a Meatball/Italian Sausage topping: This meal was very good, and the only thing I didn’t realize was Alfredo mixed with Traditional […]

-50/50 Sauce Week, Rigatoni, Asiago Garlic Alfredo/Five Cheese Marinara & Crispy Chicken Fritta

Day 8, Meal 15

My Rating:

My Rating:For Week 2, I am going with the theme “50/50 Sauce Week”. Every meal, I’ll do a new combination of sauces mixed together, because that just adds another layer of awesomeness to this promotion that Olive Garden provides. I went with a strong choice to start the theme, slightly altering my top rated 10/10 meal from Day 6, Meal 11, except I halved the Five Cheese Marinara and added in some Asiago Garlic Alfredo: While this sounds even BETTER than with Five Cheese Marinara solo, it unfortunately pales in comparison.  I felt that it lacked the same bold cheesy flavor, […]