Do you remember your first date? I can actually say that I don't because in all seriousness, I didn't date until I was 18 and that seems like an eternity ago. My hubby and I went on our first date together with a bunch of other people to a club to watch a live band. Our first "actual" date was over at his house where he cooked me a fantastic home cooked meal. I knew then that I was in love! Maybe yours was a quiet little Italian restaurant or maybe even dining on takeout at your home? Wherever it was that you were when love first filed the air, Wanchai Ferry and Romano's Macaroni Grill Dry Dinner Kits can help you recreate that special evening in the comfort of your own home.
Date night....what does that mean around your house? For us it is having the mother in law or sister in law watch the girls for a couple of hours maybe once a month if we're lucky so the hubby and I can step out and maybe head out for a quick dinner and a couple of drinks. I can't begin to tell you how long it has been since we had a WHOLE night to ourselves in the peace and quiet of the house. Date night for us sometimes consists of having a conversation after the girls go to bed, which is something we hardly get to do when they are awake. So let me tell ya..I was excited when I was sent a "date night" package courtesy of Wanchai Ferry, Romano's Macaroni Grill and My Blog Spark recently. Dinner time around our house is chaotic in no uncertain terms. Hubby and I have tried to have a normal conversation over a meal only to be interrupted occasionally by one or both of the girls. I was excited to try both of the delicious boxed meals that we were sent including the Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken and the Romano's Macaroni Grill Creamy Basil flavors.
Hubby was anxious to try the Creamy Basil meal, so we decided to make that one first. We actually did have date night as we had my aunt take the girls over to her house for a few hours so we could enjoy a nice dinner together. I was also provided a $25 Gift Card to purchase items to make our "date night" extra special. With both of us being hard working parents, it is sometimes hard to make time for each other, as most of the time we get home from work it is back to the grind trying to get dinner together, bathe the girls, clean up, maybe run laundry, etc. This was a special occasion and felt real nice to just have a great meal and spend time alone..even if for a few hours. I purchased some nice candles, a tossed salad mix, a cheesecake, and a loaf of fresh, crusty French Bread to go with the Creamy Basil meal with the gift card. This was a fun and rewarding experience because we both got to prepare the dinner together, which was SOOO easy to make. This delicious dinner comes with everything included except the cooked chicken which hubby prepared. It comes with linguine pasta, sun dried tomatoes, a creamy sauce blend, basil and cheese seasoning and even more cheese with the grated Parmesan and Romano cheese blend to sprinkle on top. Once the chicken is cooked, you add the ingredients except the pasta which has to be cooked separate. Once that is finished, you add it to the chicken and sauce to create a satisfying not to mention yummy smelling meal. This was just enough for the two of us with all of the other fixings that we had gotten. The Romano's Creamy Basil boxed entrees was so fresh tasting, easy to prepare and we had dinner on the table in no time. It was great to spend a little time with my hubby, to be able to have great conversation and a fun dinner. I can't wait to try the other varieties of these Romano's meals, not to mention the Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken. I really love fast and easy meals around my house, especially when I don't have a whole lot of time to cook during the week. I have a feeling these meals will be a new staple in my home for a while to come.
You can enjoy an Asian escape with Wanchai Ferry restaurant-inspired recipes by simply adding your own chicken to delicious entrees such as Cashew Chicken, Spicy Garlic Chicken, Orange Chicken, and Kung Pao Chicken. Or you can 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 and Pasta, Chicken Alfredo with Linguine, Garlic and Herb Chicken Penne, and Chicken Marsala with Linguine.
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