This post is sponsored by The Pasta Shoppe.
We at The Dose of Reality pride ourselves on wanting to find unique gifts for every possible occasion. Who wants the same old gift card when you can have a one-of-a-kind Ryan Gosling Mini Bust?
And when we find something amazing, our very favorite thing to do is share it with our Dose Peeps. Because we want you to be experiencing the same level of gift giving joy that we feel. We are givers.
So imagine our utter and complete delight when we discovered The Pasta Shoppe. Seriously, y’all, they have over 250 different pasta shapes available for purchase. Bring on the shopping!
Our children absolutely ADORE pasta (probably because it is one of the few things we can actually cook), so it is a staple, weekly meal in our home. Imagine their excitement when we showed them the festive pasta shapes we received.
They were able to properly carb load with some adorable cheerleading themed pasta before they headed off to cheer at the school football game.
Emma and Lucy went crazy for the peace sign pasta and both declared it their absolute favorite!
The fact that the pasta comes in such amazingly unique shapes is a total win, but the taste actually puts the whole thing over the top. This is not your coupon clipped, bargain special, grocery store noodle. The Pasta Shoppe prides themselves on creating small batches of quality pasta, similar to what you would find in Italy. We agree completely!
With Halloween quickly approaching, we were already on the lookout for something feed our children before they head out to gorge themselves on 800 Butterfingers and 300 packages of Skittles before bed.
We found the perfect recipe on The Pasta Shoppe’s website for a dish our entire family will love!
Five ingredients and a completely homemade meal? You’re welcome Dose Children!
In addition to being our new go-to shop for all things teacher gift related (oh, you gave the teacher a gift card? We gave her the world’s most adorable snowman pasta gift set. We win!), The Pasta Shoppe also offers an entire catalog related to fundraising.
Oh yes they do.
Gone are the days of trying to pawn off cookie dough on your friends and neighbors. No more hassling Grandma to buy another roll of wrapping paper. Say goodbye to the coupon books that wind up gathering dust in your car’s console.
Imagine if your child were selling something that you actually could use? We would be able to do all of our holiday shopping and be giving 40-50% of the profit to our school. Here in Dose world, that is what we call winning! Let’s just say that we have already slipped our school’s fundraising chairperson a copy of the catalog!
It totally wouldn’t be fair for us to talk all about this adorable and delicious pasta that we got to sample without throwing something in for our Dose peeps, would it? Here we have you all imagining showing up at the next neighborhood potluck with the world’s cutest pasta salad, right?
Thanks to The Pasta Shoppe, two lucky readers are going to receive their very own Pasta Goodie Box! You can wow your family with your culinary prowess while also making sure you have the most original meal to brag about on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook!
This post was sponsored by The Pasta Shoppe, but all opinions, pictures and references to our lack of culinary skills are our own.