Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Lions, Tigers and Pasta OH MY

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Buca di Beppo® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
This past weekend was the most beautiful fall day!  The air was fresh, no humidity, with a slight chill in the air.  Not wanting to waste the day inside, we drove into the city and took an impromptu trip to the zoo.   The kids absolutely loved seeing all the animals, but after a long day of walking, we were as hungry as the bears. 
Lucky for us Buca di Beppo was right around the corner!  It’s a family favorite.  The kids love the pizza, and I love sharing the big portions.  There is always plenty to take home too.  This month is a special month because it’s World Pasta Month!  We would for sure be one of those Americans eating 6 billion pounds of pasta a year.  There is no one I would rather share pasta with than these two crazy munchkins and my hubby.  We are pros at sharing food.  Who would you or who do you share your pasta with?
We love Buca di Beppo.  It has a fun and cozy atmosphere.  I love looking at all the funny pictures on wall.  The booths are perfect for the wiggly kids and sharing the meal makes it feel like home.  We’ve gone here on date nights and give mom a cooking break night.  All the items on the menu are meant for two to four people, so you order and share!  It’s the perfect place for holidays and even to cater a party. 
 In honor of World Pasta Month, you can Create Your Own Pasta Bowl.  How fun is that?!  The little lady, who thinks she is the boss just loved being in charge of “cooking” dinner.  Choose your pasta, sauce, veggies, protein, and season it.  This would be a great date night practice on compromise because the hubby and I both have different taste.  My perfect pasta would be penne with Alfredo, spinach, mushroom, broccoli, and chicken, with a touch of garlic.  His would be linguini with marinara, sun dried tomatoes, spicy peppers, and a pinch of red pepper flakes.  Can you tell he likes it spicy?!  The kiddos would keep it simple, spaghetti with meat sauce and meatballs.  The possibilities are endless. 
If you don’t like making so many decisions like myself, you can always celebrate World Pasta Month by choosing one of the specialty pastas on the menu.  Leave it to the professionals to create the perfect flavor combinations!  The pastas with the seafood are my favorites.
How would you and your family create your pasta?  If you head over to Buca di Beppo be sure to take a photo of your plate in a #PastaSelfie.  Share it on Instagram using #pastaselfie #sweepstakes and tag @bucadibeppo.  You could win $100 Buca di Beppo gift card! 
To make life a little sweeter there are two chances to win!  You can win a gift card here just by telling us what your favorite pasta dish or recipe is.  Is it your mom’s special spaghetti and hot dog?  Or grandmas meatball marinara?  Let us know and enter for a chance to win!  
Buca di Beppo Create Your Own Pasta Bowl Giveaway
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  1. Oooh yum! We used to go to Buca di Beppo all the time with family friends in Florida. I wish we had one near us now!

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