Through Myblogspark (thanks www.PBfingers.com for leading me there!), I was asked if I would like to participate in an at-home themed Spark.
I received a free Wanchai Ferry and Romano’s Macaroni Grill dry dinner kit as well as a $25 gift card to purchase additional ingredients for my date night. I was so excited when I saw the little brown box on the front door step.
• Candle (I already had a bottle of wine I wanted to drink, or I would have bought wine instead)
• 1 lb of chicken breasts
• Fresh parmesan
• Salad mix
For Tuesday’s date night, I chose to make the Macaroni Grill Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken and Pasta. All you really need is the chicken. I didn’t realize the kit included parmesan!
|The chef's tip on the box was to add a fresh tomato to the pasta. |
I definitely think it was a good idea.
|Next time: Read directions before I start cooking.|
And I’m not lying when I tell you the boy said, “This is better than you could get in the restaurant.”
I think it's a combination of the food quality and my fabulous cooking skills. ☺
Now, I was skeptical at first. I didn’t think it would be enough food. It looked small in that box. But it was enough for me to have for lunch the next day. And I couldn’t even it all of it then (it was just as delicious the second day).
|Delicious date food.|
I always worry about these box dinners having enough flavor, but that was not the case with this one. I agree with Mr. A. It had more flavor than you often get in restaurants, and I didn’t add a single thing. Not even salt.
|I made the brownies first. Is that normal?|
|Dessert? Yes, please!|
I can’t wait to try the Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken, and I know the boy can’t either. He loves Chinese food. I will definitely let you know what we think about that one, too. If it’s as good as the Macaroni Grill box, I can see these popping up in the pantry more often.
YOU CAN WIN! And guess what? You have a chance to have your very own date night (or dinner with friends)! It will be the same Spark gift I received: a Wanchai Ferry and Romano’s Macaroni Grill dry dinner kit as well as a $25 gift card.
> Leave a comment about the best date you’ve had (or your favorite go-to date); or a tip for having a fun date night at home.
> I will give you an extra entry (or entries) if you blog or tweet about my contest. Just send an e-mail with the link or tweet to email@example.com.
It doesn’t take a fancy date or expensive night out to have fun. Sometimes, it’s just nice to stay in.
I will announce the winner next Thursday!