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Three Out Of Four Kentucky Residents "Too Busy To Cook" Hunts Dinner Sauces Answers The "What's For Dinner?" Challenge

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Three Out Of Four Kentucky Residents "Too Busy To Cook" Hunts Dinner Sauces Answers The "What's For Dinner?" Challenge11:51 EDT Thursday, August 30, 2012OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to time constraints, seventy-three percent of Kentuckians often skip making a home-cooked dinner in favor of something else, according to a recent survey by Cravebox. Starting today, Hunt's is giving busy Kentuckians an answer to the "What's for dinner?" challenge by debuting Hunt's Dinner Sauces exclusively in the Lexington market.Ninety-two percent of survey respondents indicated that they wish they could simplify the preparation of their home-cooked meals -- and with just one jar Hunt's Dinner Sauces, the frustration of the weeknight dinner rut can be alleviated. Available in three delicious varieties, Hunt's Dinner Sauces provides a simple option that can be quickly prepared in a variety of ways. Whether simmered with chicken for a one-skillet dinner or poured over fresh fish and baked, the new products are the home cook's shortcut to quick and creative weeknight meals. Each variety combines the backyard garden fresh taste of Hunt's juicy tomatoes with flavorful seasonings and ingredients such as chopped vegetables, herbs, spices and extra virgin olive oil. "Hunt's Dinner Sauces are a convenient and delicious way to liven up weeknight meals," said Ryan Clark, ConAgra Foods vice president and general manager, tomatoes. "The versatility of this product gives consumers and endless variety of preparation options that are quick to prepare and enjoy."The three varieties of Hunt's Dinner Sauces are: Tuscan, Greek and Cacciatore and each include delicious ingredients: Tuscan: Extra virgin olive oil, diced tomatoes, basil and garlic Serving Suggestion: Brown Chicken Breasts and top with Hunt's® Tuscan Dinner Sauce.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Try it with steamed vegetables and a crusty roll.Greek: Inspired by the tastes of Greece; a blend of diced tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, artichokes and oregano Serving Suggestion: Saute 1 pound thinly sliced chicken breasts in oil over medium-high heat 5 minutes. Add Hunt's® Greek Dinner Sauce; cover and simmer 5 minutes. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and feta cheese. For a special touch, stir in fresh spinach toward end of simmering. Cacciatore: Flavors from Italy with sweet bell peppers and aromatic herbs Serving Suggestion: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Saute 1 pound thinly sliced chicken breasts until golden brown. Add Hunt's® Cacciatore Dinner Sauce; cover and simmer 5 minutes. Top with sliced mushrooms and chopped olives for a special touch.Hunt's Dinner Sauces are available in 16 ounce jars and can be found in the pasta sauce aisle at most grocery stores in the Lexington area beginning in August 2012. For more information and creative ways to cook with Hunt's visit www.HuntsDinnerSauces.com. ABOUT HUNT'S Hunt's, a brand of ConAgra Foods, Inc., was founded more than 100 years ago by Joseph and William Hunt, who created the Hunt Brothers Packing Company in Oakdale, Calif. Since then, Hunt's has grown to become one of the largest tomato processors in the world. All varieties are available at grocery and mass retailers nationwide. ABOUT CONAGRA FOODSConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG), is one of North America's leading food companies.  With brands in 97 percent of American households, ConAgra Foods provides some of America's long-time favorites. Consumers can find Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Hebrew National, Hunt's Tomato Sauces and Ketchup, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim Meat Sticks and Beef Jerky and many other ConAgra Foods brands in grocery, prepared, mass merchandise and club stores. ConAgra Foods operates ReadySetEat.com, an interactive recipe website that provides consumers with Easy Dinner Recipes and more. ConAgra Foods also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. For more information, please visit us at http://www.conagrafoods.com.About CraveboxFounded in 2011 Cravebox (www.cravebox.com) is a fun and powerful product discovery platform that connects brands and consumers, via specially prepared themed boxes delivered to Members' homes. Each box shipment is tailored to specific topics, interests, passions or occasions, and is made available to the Membership in limited quantities via lottery style drawings on the Cravebox website. The contents of each shipment are selected by a team of expert Curators who scour the market for products and accept submissions from brands for products that will delight the Cravebox Membership. Consumers can join Cravebox community by going to Cravebox.com and clicking on JOIN. Headquartered in Denver, CO, Cravebox covers products in a wide range of categories including Health & Wellness; Entertainment; Cooking, Baking & Grilling; Hobbies, Pets & Recreation; Beauty & Skincare; Kids, Baby & Family; and Home Cleaning & Organization.SOURCE ConAgra Foods, Inc.For further information: Abby Lovett, Ketchum, +1.312.228.6823, Abby.Lovett@ketchum.com; or Dan Skinner, ConAgra Foods, +1.630.857.1508, Dan.Skinner@conagrafoods.com, www.conagrafoods.com, www.hunts.com