Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Stay In and Go All Out - a giveaway

For me, there have been many special evenings shared with family and friends out at a restaurant. Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill Dry Dinner Kits want to help you recreate that special evening in the comfort of your own home.

    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.

    So stay in and go all out!®
Tonight for dinner, I prepared the Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken meal. I was worried when I first opened the box that that there wouldn't be enough rice for the meal, but in the end, we actually had leftover rice after feeding the family. The meal was surprisingly simple to prepare. After putting the rice in the water, I sliced my chicken into strips and coated it with the seasoned corn starch. Add the chicken to the hot oil in the pan and cook until golden brown. Add the chilis, the orange sauce and some water. Let it simmer and then serve. I liked that the rice was sticky, like it is when you order it a Chinese restaurant. I liked that the sauce was flavorful with a touch of spice, but not too spicy that the kids wouldn't eat it. Both my husband and my son were unsure when I told them that we were having Orange Chicken, but both enjoyed it and had more than I originally served to them.


The Macaroni Grill meals, we have enjoyed the Creamy Basil and the Chicken Piccata meals before.

As a busy mom, I find that these dry meal kits offer me a meal that is quick and easy to prepare, that is full of flavor and that my family enjoys. It helps me on those busy weeknights when I need a meal that I can quickly prepare for my family.

For more information and dinner tips, visit WanchaiFerryAtHome.com and MacaroniGrillAtHome.com. And be sure to follow Macaroni Grill on Twitter and “Like” the Facebook page to keep up with all of the latest news on your Macaroni Grill favorites!

You can get a money saving coupon for $1.50 off two packages of Wanchai Ferry and/or Macaroni Grill Dinner Kits here.

Giveaway
Through MyBlogSpark, I have one Date Night prize pack that includes 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 giveaway to one A Busy Mom of Two reader.

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    170 comments:

    Ashley said...

    I like making dinner together. We always have fun.


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    Mami2jcn said...

    We like to watch movies together after the kids have gone to bed.

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    JC said...

    Tips for having a fun date night at home- wine and candles plus desserts- these make great date night at home.
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    katychick said...

    a fun date night at home- send the kids to grandma's house, cook dinner together, light the candles and stay up late and sleep in in the morning.
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    Christine said...

    My husband and I used to specify a certain day for date night. On that night the kids went to bed early. If they behaved they got a treat later. We'd snuggle up and watch movies and eat $1 boxed candy and drink a 2 liter.

    Christine
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    Kate said...

    Cooking dinner together.

    Tracey said...

    A fun date night at home usually involves cooking a fancy dinner together and watching a movie we can both agree on.

    NeedANap2 said...

    We usually get something from Redbox (preferably using a free code) or borrow from library or friend. Then hopefully send the kids to bed early so we can have some relaxed time together.

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    Jackie said...

    I like to pick up a couple of movies to watch after dinner. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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    Cathy said...

    use candles, they make everything special!

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    debbielynne said...

    Board games are always fun!

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    Mari said...

    I suggest turning off all electronic devices, leaving the kids at grandma's house for the evening, and spending some alone time without interruptions.

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    Theresa said...

    My best tip....take the kids to grandmas!

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    Mami2jcn said...

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    Jennifer said...

    We help each other out in the kitchen...Sometimes we have *fun* with the food! (:
    Add a RedBox and that's a great night in!

    Jennifer said...

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    Haydensmommy05 said...

    I think putting the kids to bed early and staying up and having dinner followed by playing cards!!
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    Mami2jcn said...

    tweeted 11/5:

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    Lori Sifuentes said...

    We rent a movie and make dinner.

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    Mami2jcn said...

    tweeted 11/6:

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    Janelle said...

    Something as simple as putting together a jigsaw puzzle or playing a board game can turn into a night of talking and laughing and make for a great date night.

    Janelle said...

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    Janelle said...

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    Mari said...

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    Mami2jcn said...

    tweeted 11/7:

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    mframe said...

    My tip is not to expect too much. When it is relaxed it is more fun!
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    bepoia said...

    Even though it is not at home; spending the night at our seasonal spot campground is our at home date night. Just us, and only what WE want to do!
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    eclairre said...

    I think it is fun when we serve food that we make and not like TV dinners or McDonalds. lol . eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

    22bmommy2 said...

    We like to watch romantic comedy movies, go for a long drive down roads we've never tried before, and eat Italian foods, whether cooked at home or out!

    Mari said...

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    Mami2jcn said...

    tweeted 11/8:

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    Stacey M said...

    A date night to me is not having to cook. Although, if it were easy to make, it might be worth staying home... especially in the cold weather.

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    Joanna said...

    best date nights...talking!

    Derry and Nate said...

    Redbox or card games are our favorite.

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    Mari said...

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    Emily said...

    use music to set the mood!
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    Samantha said...

    A fun date nite is spent cuddling on the couch and forgetting for a short while that we have children.

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    Mami2jcn said...

    tweeted 11/9:

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    Erin said...

    We try to watch movies after the kids are in bed, but we usually fall asleep! Dinner works best. Erin

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    Anonymous said...

    A fun date night tip is just go with the flow. Don't try to schedule the fun out of a date night. So many times I have set this for this time and rush here for this only to feel stressed out by the end.

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    Melissa said...

    I get your updates on my email every day.

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    Melissa said...

    Our best date nights include a fire outdoors in our fire pit. Sitting around talking and sipping hot coco for hours watching the stars and moon.

    Kelly said...

    We love to make a special dessert!

    Mari said...

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    Country Cookin' Mama said...

    After the kids go to bed we like to have a special dessert and watch movies together.
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    Mami2jcn said...

    tweeted 11/10:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/2363379737960449

    Christie said...

    We love to get carryout from a favorite place, then have a picnic in the living room, watching TV and talking.

    Chantel said...

    I'm pretty sure anything can be fun when you are in love. :)

    Right now we can't afford anything "fancy" for date night, so I bake from scratch, and sometimes we share a take out (the chinese place here gives HUGE servings) come home and sit together and eat it with the fancy chop sticks we were given as a gift from japan.

    alaskawildrose at gmail dot com

    Jay said...

    I say do something you haven't done before like a fondue night!
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    Mari said...

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    Mami2jcn said...

    tweeted 11/11:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/2738322996723712

    Baby Mama said...

    watching a movie and snuggling on the couch, alone!
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    Mari said...

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    Mami2jcn said...

    tweeted 11/12:

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    Mari said...

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    tristatecruisers said...

    A great date night at home is with a great meal, candles and a fun comedy on T.V. :)

    marci
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    Mami2jcn said...

    tweeted 11/13:

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    Mari said...

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    Mami2jcn said...

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    Mari said...

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    Mami2jcn said...

    tweeted 11/15:

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    Melissa said...

    We usually cook dinner together, share some wine, and then if it's nice out, take the dog for a long walk. Though last time we walked the dog together, he threw himself into the river by our house by accident and then freaked out.

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    Anonymous said...

    We let all four kids spend the night at grandmas and enjoy the house to ourselves!

    Janet said...

    Occasionally my husband and I will wait to eat until after the kids are in bed. He'll run out and pick us up some Subway and then we'll watch a movie we've DVR'd or picked up from Redbox. Dinner and a movie.

    Miranda R. 7-8 said...

    For a great night, I like to put on soft music in the background.

    jpkittie said...

    When dd goes to bed, dh & i will sit up and order chinese - and watch a movie together... those are the best date nights

    thanks for the chance

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    Mari said...

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    Laura said...

    I like it when my husband and I cook together then snuggle on the couch and watch a movie.
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    Mami2jcn said...

    tweeted 11/16:

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    Sarah said...

    For our date nights we like to watch a movie or show from Netflix, eat dessert and have some wine or something else to warm us up. If we feel silly, we will watch Mythbusters while we are enjoying our drinks, because that show gets so much funnier that way!

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    Anonymous said...

    Borrow a movie from a neighbor, and make a dinner using food you bought with coupons :)
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    Mami2jcn said...

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    Robyn said...

    We like to play card games, or the Wii together!
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    Mandy said...

    Send the kids to grandmas house!!!
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    Heather said...

    Fun date night at home is having a picnic on the deck and watching the sunset.

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    Matt said...

    Some of our best date nights at home come when the grandparents take our son. I often will cook dinner and we'll watch a movie together!

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    Heather said...

    glass of wine watching a movie while the kids are sleeping.

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    Kami said...

    I think it is always fun to make dinner together. Of course with kids though that makes it hard. We usually put the kids to be early and snuggle while watching a movie.

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    Julie said...

    No kids at home,pizza and a movie-thanks for the giveaway
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    ruslady said...

    turn off all devices and send kids to grandparents
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    Anonymous said...

    make dinner together, find nice music to listen
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    Cindy said...

    date night at home = redbox movie and popcorn

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    Christina F. said...

    I love it when we watch a funny movie together...laughing together is always so much fun. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    Jena Olsen said...

    something as simple as just going for a walk in the evening is completely free, extremely enjoyable, and a great time to talk!

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    Justin and Wendy said...

    We like to play card games at home!

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    Dia said...

    A fun date night for us includes not cooking, so we have food delivered, light candles and watch movies.

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    lyndseyluvsjj said...

    A great date night at home to me would consist of sending the kids to their aunties, making his favorite dinner (chinese) and staying up late watching scary movies.

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    Baby Mama said...

    Make sure to start it when the kids are in bed!
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    Sippy Cup Mom said...

    Netflix and pizza!

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    Beckee said...

    We LOVE having dinner then watching a movie together for date nights in (after the children are asleep)!
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    momof2girls said...

    We put the kids to bed and get a Redbox movie. It's more comfortable at home anyways.

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    Anonymous said...

    my tip for fun date night at home- my husband grabs mexican take out after kids have gone to bed early, and then we settle in to watch a "grown up" movie or just play cards. Nice to have uninterrupted & quiet dinner
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    April said...

    We like to make dinner together and rent a movie and relax. It's even better than going out sometimes.
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    rae1124 said...

    A good date night would include eating a tasty dinner(nothing too complicated), watching a funny movie and of course topping it all off with a yummy dessert!

    Jes said...

    We like to watch a movie and eat our fave dessert!

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    A nice bottle of wine and a good movie is perfect for date night. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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    shirley said...

    Good food and no TV for me.
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    giveawaydarling said...

    redbox and ice cream!