"That they (the older women) admonish the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill Dinner Kits



My husband and I love Macaroni Grill. Actually, we love it so much and it had so much significance for us, it's where he proposed to me! We love going to Macaroni Grill, but it can be a bit on the pricey side. Plus, it's often packed and with two small children, it's just not usually worth it for us to go.

That's why I love the Macaroni Grill Boxed dinner kits! You can enjoy 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) at home for fraction of the price and no long waits.

These make for wonderful after the kids go to bed, stay at home date nights. They taste wonderful and my husband loves them. We made the Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken & Pasta for lunch to celebrate our 4th anniversary this year. I wanted to do it for dinner on our anniversary and make it special, but I was sick. :( It still made for a lovely lunch sate! I wish I had pictures to share, but it was a rough week with two sick kids and a still slightly sicky mama.

Like Chinese better than Italian? Great! They have Wanchai Ferry dinner kits too! They have fun, flavorful dishes such as Cashew Chicken, Spicy Garlic Chicken, Orange Chicken, and Kung Pao Chicken.

Admittedly, these kits don't really go along with my efforts to eat healthier, but I thought it was ok to splurge a little for a special occasion!

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

Want to create your own special stay at home date night? You can get a coupon for $2.25/2 dinner kits. Plus, My Blog Spark will give on of my readers the same Date Night prize pack they sent me 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 enter the giveaway you can do any of the following, leaving a separate comment for each:
  1. Tell me how you plan to use your date night kit
  2. Become a follower/feed reader or tell me if you already do (left side of the blog)
  3. Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link
  4. Become a subscriber or tell me if you already do (left side)
  5. Follow me on twitter or tell me if you already do
  6. Become a fan of the Christian Frugal Mama Facebook page or let me know if you already are
That's 6 chances to win! The giveaway is open from now until Friday December 17th at 11PM EST when I will randomly pick a winner. I will email the winner (so make sure you leave a way for me to email you!) and the winner will have 48 hours to respond. If they don't, I will pick a new winner. Good luck!!

**I received a free date night kit from My Blog Spark to review and do a giveaway. All of the thoughts and opinions are mine and not influenced by a free product.**

125 comments:

jenspurg on December 8, 2010 at 12:44 PM said...

I'd use this for my husband and myself to enjoy a nice kid free meal and a movie.
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Jen on December 8, 2010 at 1:42 PM said...

I would love to win this! I'm always looking for cheap ways to have weekly dates with my hubby. We'd probably have a couple of dinners in and maybe catch a movie at the discount theater with the gift card.

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Jen on December 8, 2010 at 1:42 PM said...

I follow via GFC.

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I subscribed via email.

JC on December 8, 2010 at 1:46 PM said...

I'd get a movie and enjoy date night kit with hubby.
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katychick on December 8, 2010 at 2:05 PM said...

i already follow you gfc
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katychick on December 8, 2010 at 2:05 PM said...

i'd make the creamy basil with bread for my hubby- rent a movie and send the kids to grandma's house for our date night.
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Rosanova Family on December 8, 2010 at 3:09 PM said...

We'd use the kit to have a frugal movie "date night" at home with a nice dinner, Redbox movie and a chocolately dessert!
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Rosanova Family on December 8, 2010 at 3:10 PM said...

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Anonymous said...

I would rent a movie and enjoy a date night with my husband.
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Carol said...

Hi, Janeen! As you know, I am NOT a "young mom", but we now have three foster people, so our "date nights" are limited. I would use these dinners for a nice evening meal after our foster fellows are in their rooms for the evening! So please enter my name for a chance to win! I enjoy reading your blog! And, thank you, I did receive the free Dryel kit from the company! I haven't tried it yet! Merry Christmas! Carol M.
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Anonymous said...

By the way, I'm a subscriber and get your e-mails, too! I would follow you on Facebook, but I got a virus from them last year about the same time you did, and that's when I decided Facebook wasn't for me! Carol M.

Karin on December 8, 2010 at 5:43 PM said...

Perhaps dinner and a movie.

The Wanchai Ferry orange chicken sounds delicious.

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Amy on December 8, 2010 at 7:03 PM said...

I'd love to win to use it to celebrate my husband's b-day with a special at home date next month.

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Jen on December 8, 2010 at 9:18 PM said...

I plan on making a dinner for 2 on Christmas Eve. We are very short on money this year and can't afford to get gifts for each other. But that's ok it's not about us it's about Him and what He did for us!

This kit would be perfect since we love Macaroni Grill!!

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Jen on December 8, 2010 at 9:19 PM said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

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Tim on December 8, 2010 at 9:36 PM said...

We would have a nice meal.Then a movie with apple pie and ice cream.

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Kathy Rambousek on December 8, 2010 at 10:53 PM said...

I plan on putting the boys to bed early, cuddling up on the couch w/hubby, and eating dinner with a movie.

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Mami2jcn on December 8, 2010 at 11:19 PM said...

I would use the Orange Chicken kit with my husband to have a quiet date night at home just the two of us. It would be fun to have fortune cookies, too.

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Mami2jcn on December 8, 2010 at 11:19 PM said...

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tristatecruisers on December 9, 2010 at 11:03 AM said...

i would use it to make my hubby a special dinner and i know he loves orange chicken :)

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tristatecruisers on December 9, 2010 at 11:04 AM said...

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Nicole-Lynn on December 9, 2010 at 11:04 AM said...

Great giveaway! So generous! I'd love to win so my fiance and I could go shopping, cook dinner together and enjoy a nice date night together. We're saving for our upcoming wedding and first home so this would definitely help us on groceries and not spending money out at a restaurant.

Thanks for the opportunity!

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tristatecruisers on December 9, 2010 at 11:04 AM said...

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Nicole-Lynn on December 9, 2010 at 11:04 AM said...

I'm a new follower via GFC (Nicole-Lynn).

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throuthehaze on December 9, 2010 at 12:22 PM said...

I would use this to make dinner and rent some movies for a date night at home :)
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} on December 10, 2010 at 1:25 AM said...

We would would have dinner, followed by a Netflix DVD, and popcorn for a date night at home :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} on December 10, 2010 at 1:25 AM said...

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shala_darkstone on December 10, 2010 at 8:35 PM said...

I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
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shala_darkstone on December 10, 2010 at 8:36 PM said...

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Becky on December 10, 2010 at 8:56 PM said...

I'd use the kit to splurge on some nice candles, some dessert and then set up for a nice romantic dinner.
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wigget on December 10, 2010 at 9:16 PM said...

we plan on having dinner and then watching a movie

Deb K on December 10, 2010 at 11:59 PM said...

I would use this to plan a movie and then come back to have dinner :-)

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Marija on December 11, 2010 at 5:45 PM said...

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Marija on December 11, 2010 at 5:47 PM said...

We would have dinner and wine followed by some of our favorite holiday specials!

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sweetpea08 on December 12, 2010 at 3:01 AM said...

I would use the kit to create an at home date with my husband. We would make the meals together, eat by candlelight, and pop some popcorn and watch some movies snuggled on the couch together...and of course our son would be at his Grandma's...wonderful date night! Thanks for the chance!

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mstyle10 on December 12, 2010 at 5:58 PM said...

we have not had a date night in forever. I can't even remember one. we would have a great meal and movie with this. thanks. mstyle10@hotmail.com

Jackie on December 13, 2010 at 10:04 AM said...

I'd use the gift card to buy a bottle of wine and to rent a movie for a date night at home! Thanks!
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Jackie on December 13, 2010 at 10:05 AM said...

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Marci J on December 14, 2010 at 12:52 PM said...

how fun! I'd give this to my parents as a Valentine's Day gift if I win - fingers crossed.
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Little Miss Sunshine on December 14, 2010 at 9:02 PM said...

We'd love to have a stay-at-home date night in. My husband and I both work, so sometimes we're just too tired to go out for a date night (which also means too tired to cook something fancy.)

Little Miss Sunshine on December 14, 2010 at 9:02 PM said...

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eclairre on December 15, 2010 at 12:12 PM said...

I plan to use it to enjoy a free meal! lol

Melissa O. on December 15, 2010 at 8:35 PM said...

We're trying to save money, so I'd make the pasta dish and with the gC, buy a bottle of wine, some dessert, and a RedBox movie.

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Melissa O. on December 15, 2010 at 8:35 PM said...

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Karen on December 15, 2010 at 9:37 PM said...

I would love this so I could prepare dinner and watch a movie with my hubby after the kids are in bed.
Thanks, Karen
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Anonymous said...

I plan to give it to my daughter and SIL. They recently relocated for a job in another state and haven't been there long enough to establish babysitting connections.

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Anonymous said...

I would use this with my husband. Date nights are just not affordable right now, but this would make it easy and perfect!

Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

I would use this with my husband. A date night is long over due!

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Christine on December 16, 2010 at 3:05 PM said...

We're geting a Megabus that s offering deals to DC. I'd love to take our dinner on the road and kidnap my husband to DC to go look at the lights at our nation's capitol. I'd use the $25 to cover some of the bus fee.

Christine
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ashleynichole on December 16, 2010 at 4:15 PM said...

I plan to have a date night with my sister :) She just had a baby and we don't get to spend a lot of time together anymore.

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barbara.montyj on December 16, 2010 at 6:30 PM said...

We would make both dinners together.
Leftovers are always good.
And we would use the gift card for our favorite wine & a new release DVD.
Thank you.
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coriwestphal on December 16, 2010 at 8:15 PM said...

Sounds like a good night for a babysitter, a good effortless dinner, and a night alone with the hubs!

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Apryl @ Christian Clippers on December 16, 2010 at 9:31 PM said...

I'd probably make it a date night with hubby and the kids

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Waterlogged on December 16, 2010 at 10:44 PM said...

I would love a date night with my husband, we would use the gift card for bottle of wine, dessert, and a side dish.

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Waterlogged on December 16, 2010 at 10:45 PM said...

My last comment had the wrong email address on it.
It is coupons_s@yahoo.com

Jessica on December 17, 2010 at 3:25 PM said...

I would use it to make my husband dinner on his night off. The gc would be great for buying dessert. Thanks for the giveaway!
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russtown on December 17, 2010 at 9:53 PM said...

I would love to win your giveaway. My husband and I could use a Date Night--we would spend the evening dinning and playing some card games.

Julie on December 17, 2010 at 10:47 PM said...

be great to have a date night at home instead of going out /plus this date night would be a freebie-watch movies at home
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esluka on December 17, 2010 at 11:00 PM said...

We will give the kids to Granma and have a quite evening...for once!

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would love to use the kit in combination with a movie night in

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