Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Macaroni Grill/Wanchai Ferry Review and Giveaway (CLOSED)

Do you remember your first date? Maybe it was dinner at a quiet little Italian restaurant, or dining on some takeout at home. Wherever you were when love first filled the air, Wanchai Ferry® and Macaroni Grill® Dry Dinner Kits can 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! Make your meal an experience by perhaps adding some ambiance with candles and flowers.

My first date ever, I don't remember. It was most likely the movies or something in high school. My first date with my husband...well...we went to a movie, out to eat and had a car accident on the way home. I didn't talk to him for a few weeks.

Part of our routine now is date nights. Since I plan my menu one week at a time, I schedule them in advance. We never really get a date night at home though. I'm just happy if we get to talk to each other before we crash at night after the boys go to sleep!

Thanks to the people at MyBlogSpark I was able to test the Macaroni Grill Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken and the Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken. They were both really easy to prepare and took no more than 40 minutes from starting to cut up the chicken to putting the plate on the table.

I was really happy with the flavors, although there wasn't quite enough in the boxes for all three of us to eat. I did adapt the orange chicken to our family since none of us really like peppers and it was still really yummy.

For more information and dinner tips, visit and 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!

Go here to get an online coupon for $1.50 off two packages of Wanchai Ferry and/or Macaroni Grill Dinner Kits!

Enter here to win the same package I received which will include one box from each product line and a gift card for the "extras" you need for your date night!

Entry Method:
All entries MUST have your email in them. 

First, and only, entry: Tell me where you went on your first date! (1 Entry)

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Giveaway open to residents of the US and Canada only. You will have to provide a physical address, not a PO Box. Winner will be chosen, with the True Random Number Generator (, Wednesday, November 17 at 10 PM CST. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. All entries MUST have your email in them. To keep Spam Bots from snagging you, put your address like this: name(at)server(dot)com
I received product in exchange for this review. No additional compensation has been received and I was not required to write a positive review. The products, prize pack, information and additional prize pack to give away were all given to me from Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill through MyBlogSpark.


PoCoKat said...

Our first date was at Earl's for lunch.

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tristatecruisers said...

we played putt-putt golf and went to the movies :)

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Benita said...

On my first date I went to a movie and then to an ice cream parlor (Can you imagine there were ice cream parlors in those days?)


Mami2jcn said...

My husband and I had our first date 15 years ago at a mall. We were 19 and 20 at the time.

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JC said...

Our first date was in Disneyland of Japan, it was fun and I remember we had a dinner at a fancy traditional Japanese restaurant.
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Deb said...

We went to a concert on our first date!
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Amy said...

Our first date was to see a play in which a buddy of my hubby's was acting.

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Anonymous said...

My significant other and I had our first date at Don Hall's Triangle Park Restaurant for dinner, followed by Finding Nemo at Rave Motion Pictures Theater :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Diane said...

It was sort of a blind date that his friend and my roomate set us up on but they came with us to makeit more of a group date to ease the akwardnes. We went to Andersons to get ice cream. His friend and my roomate had met at a club and were seeing each other. While their relationship only lasted a few months, me and him are still together - over 6 years later!

Megan said...

We went to a local restaurant called Sublette's
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Team JC said...

On our first date we went to Outback's Steakhouse. Thanks!
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bepoia said...

Our first date was 42 years ago. I honestly can't remember where we went. To the movies probably. I was 16. You do the math

Pixie said...

Our first date was at a Denny's....I knew it was a good thing when I was lucky enough to find $20 on the floor!


jenspurg said...

We went for a drive and ate at Ponderosa steak house.

Mari said...

We went on a motorcycle ride on our first date. It was a good icebreaker and very romantic.

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Tylerpants said...

On our first date, my husband and I went to a botanical garden. tylerpants(at)

trixx said...

My first date was in NYC, we saw a Broadway play then had dinner. Perfect! peanut[at]

AnnOnandOn said...

My first date...I went to the movies.

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