Date Night Giveaway With Wanchai Ferry & Macaroni Grill ($25 GC included) (Now Closed)


         Do you remember your first date with your significant other?  Well for me, my first date wasn’t really a date at all. It was more like a flight across the Atlantic, a train from Paris to Copenhagen, a ferry to Gothenburg and another train to Norway. Amazing huh? Yep, I traveled all that way to meet my husband for the very first time. When my sister and I finally arrived I was so nervous I couldn’t eat.

All my trips and “dates” with my husband in Norway were extremely memorable for me. Traveling across the world, experiencing a new culture, falling in love. Aaaah those were the days. Skip forward 10 years and here we are living in America. My husband went from being a musician to a truck driver and I went from globetrotting and way too many years of trying to find myself to becoming a mom to two beautiful boys.  I wouldn’t trade my experiences for anything in the world.

These days it can be pretty hard to pencil in a date night without any kids around. Seeing as we have a 2.5 yr old and a 2 month old it probably won’t be happening anytime soon… unless it’s a stay-in kind of date. That’s something we can find time for.. occasionally! Put the kids to bed, pop in a dvd, cook up some popcorn, dim the lights and voila.

Macaroni Grill, Wanchai Ferry & MyBlogSpark are going to give one of my readers the chance to have their very own date night complete with 2 delicious dry dinner kits and a $25 gift card. If you’re like us you can make several date nights out of it, and hopefully you don’t have to share the dinners with the kiddies because they are yummy!

The Review

I really loved the Macaroni Grill Creamy Basil. I was a little hesitant because I had tried their Chicken Marsala some time ago and it just wasn’t for me. The Creamy Basil is absolutely scrumptious though.

Creamy Basil

Same with Wanchai Ferry’s orange chicken. I omitted the peppers that are in the box simply because I’m nursing and didn’t want to cause any upsets. There was still plenty of spice. I added peas in myself. I would have added snow peas because I love them but I was all out!orange chicken

Both kits contain enough for 2 adults and then some (in my opinion). Both were filling, delicious and extremely easy to make! Just add chicken! These kits are perfect when you don’t have a lot of time to cook or just want to make a small meal. I also have to say that I was much more pleased with the Wanchai Ferry dry dinner kit than I have been in the past with the frozen ones. I am pretty big on watching my sodium intake and these kits weren’t over the top thankfully.

More About Wanchai Ferry & Macaroni Grill Dinner Kits

Enjoy an Asian escape with Wanchai Ferry restaurant-inspired dishes by simply adding your own protein to delicious entrees like Cashew Chicken, Spicy Garlic Chicken, Orange Chicken, and Kung Pao Chicken. Or bring the romance of Italian cuisine to your kitchen with Macaroni Grill favorites such as Chicken Piccata and Angel Hair Pasta, Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken & Pasta, Chicken Alfredo with Linguine, Garlic & Herb Chicken Penne, and Chicken Marsala with Linguine.

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Want to try these delicious dinner kits yourself? Here’s a special coupon to help you out: for $1.50 off two packages of Wanchai Ferry and/or Macaroni Grill Dinner Kits

(Now Closed)





Prize: One reader will win one Wanchai Ferry dry dinner kit, one Macaroni Grill dry dinner kit, and a $25 Visa gift card that you can use to create a magical date night at home.

To Enter:  Please complete the required task. If the required task is not completed then none of your entries will count.  After that you have several other ways of getting extra entries.  Make sure that for each one you do you leave a separate comment. Each comment counts as one entry. Please leave your correct email addy.

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Where did you and your significant other have your first date ? (you can include stories from ex’s – we all have them) 🙂

Congrats to # 457 – Gianna

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Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S., 18 yrs of age or older. Any posts not including the requested information will be deleted. This giveaway ends: Sunday, December 19, 2010 12am EST. Winner will be contacted immediately and announced Monday December 20, 2010. In the event the winner does not respond to email within 48 hours I will choose another random winner. I will be using to do this

Disclosure: Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill provided me with the above free product, information, and prize pack through MyBlogSpark. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

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  7. We went to a Paul Simon concert

  8. We took a walk down by the water’s edge and fed the ducks here in town.

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  9. We went to the Flea Market, then out for Mexican Food. Things we still enjoy doing together 14 years later!


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  11. We had our first date at a sea-food restaurant. I am following, liking, joining and subscribing.

  12. We had a fun picnic on museum grounds.

  13. Our first date was to a restaurant called the Tijuana Yacht Club. It closed soon after and became the first Maggiano’s Little Italy.

  14. We went to the movies

  15. My husband and I had our first date at a Halloween party. It was fun and exciting.

  16. We went to a high school football game to watch his brother play.

  17. First “date” was his sister’s birthday party and we snuck off to “get to know each other.”

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  18. My husband and my first date was to the movies. I think we went to see S.W.A.T. Good times!

  19. I don’t have a significant other. 🙁 🙁 🙁

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