Thursday, April 30, 2015

I love me some Olives

When I was little I remember my grandmother putting dishes of olives on the table at family dinners. We would all get together for holidays or just random weekends and my all my cousins and I would put olives on all ten of our fingers and play with them. It was the one food everyone would let us get away with playing with at the table. It is one of my fond memories of childhood, those dinners and playing with olives.

So when SweatPink contacted me to see if I was interested in doing a review for Pearls Olives I jumped on board telling Alyse my fond memories of Olives as a kid. I promised her I would include finger olives haha. I received a pretty awesome care package from the folks at Pearl Olives. A couple packages of each kind of Olives they offer- sliced, black, kalamata, and pimento. They also sent a little insulated lunch box.

The olives come in pre measured cups. I am a big fan of lunch I can just throw together in the morning. Little packing, little time. I like my sleep so getting up early to do the lunch work is not my big thing. So I would grab a little container of the olives each day to add to my lunch or as a snack throughout the day.

The whole olives were quick and easy snack to grab when I came home from work and I was cooking dinner. The kalamata gave some great option for salty craving! I also threw them in my lunch bag and took them to work for an easy snack while working.

The sliced olives were so great over a few different things. Nachos!  I love throwing together a quick plate of nachos as a snack or adding some meat and having it for dinner. So nice not to half to slice them up and measure out the right amount of olives for my serving. I also like to make this recipe for Hillbilly Tacos- lentils and rice cooked together. I make a big batch and use it for lunches. Usually I put it in the container and just warm it up at lunch. I am not a huge fan of warm olives when I have put them on the recipe before. But with the Pearls I could just open up the separate little container of sliced olives and add them when the taco was warmed back up.

The Boston Globe will have an add for a sale on the olives this weekend! And I have a coupon left over too if anyone wants one let me know! You won't be disappointed with the olives! They are a great snack and add to recipes!!

**I was compensated and provided product for this post by Pearl Olives**