Friday, October 22, 2010

Wanchai Ferry, Macaroni Grill and $25 Visa Gift card giveaway!

Do you remember your first dinner out with your sweetie? When my husband and I
first met, it took a little while before we had our first official date, We didn't dine at
a fancy restaurant, but had a nice night with dinner at O'Charley's and saw a movie
at the theater. We rarely get nights out like that anymore, maybe some of you can

I was excited when I was asked to give the Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill
home dinner kits a try. I had actually never gotten around to purchasing either of
these kits in the past, but had always been curious to their taste compared to dining
out. I happen to be a huge fan of Macaroni Grill Restaurants!

I received the Macaroni Grill Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken and Pasta Kit
and the Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken Kit along with a $25 Visa Gift card
which helped to purchase the chicken for each of these meals, along with a
dessert and a movie to rent for viewing together after dinner.

I decided to prepare both of these meals at one time, and give them a try.
You would think cooking two different meals would be difficult, however other
than a few extra dishes to wash, it was not complicated to do at all. Both of
these meal kits gave me easy, step by step directions to prepare and serve.

How it turned out:

Macaroni Grill Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken

Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken

Both meals turned out just fine. The Macaroni Grill one had a similiar taste to
a restaurant type version, but I definitely prefer dining in on that one. It
was very edible, Maybe I'm just not a fan of basil?

The Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken Meal was great! The whole time I was
cooking that one, it smelled very delicious. It even looked great and more
like the picture on the box when it was complete. I was more of a fan
of the Wanchai Ferry one, and if I ever got the craving for dining out for
Chinese, I believe this dinner kit would do the trick at home!

There is a $2.25/2 Printable coupon right now available HERE if you would
like to purchase these to try for yourself. 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!

Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill Supplied the info, gift pack and coupon through
MyBlogSpark. One of my lucky readers will win a gift pack to have date night at
home with their sweetie which will include:
  • 1 Wanchai Ferry Dry Dinner Kit
  • 1 Macaroni Grill Dry Dinner Kit
  • 1 $25 Visa Gift Card
This giveaway will end on Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 3:00pm Est.
A winner will be selected from the comments below using
and announced shortly after. The winner will be contacted by the email
address they gave and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will
be chosen.
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    mami2jcn said...

    tweeted 10/28:

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    coriwestphal said...

    We met in a grocery store! And then we went out for dinner. It was cheesy but we're still together 15 years later!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

    Jennifer said...

    My hubby and I went hiking for our first date. He got us lost - I was very understanding, so he bought me dinner too.

    Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

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    MariDoug said...



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    MissyS said...

    My first date with my husband was to a nice restrauant called O'Bryans almost 20 years ago!

    Claralstubbs said...

    It was November 8th 1996 and my husband picked me up, brought me roses, and took me to see Romeo and Juliet.

    Nataliejones79 said...

    We were in college and we went to a local pizza place called Venus Pie.

    Rachel said...

    We went to see Pirates of the Caribian 2. The only good thing about that movie was seeing it with Tyson.

    Sharmenmcvay said...

    Our first date was 12/22/09 and at a little restaurant in the town we both grew up in. He moved away 23 years before and joined the Air Force - and we were finally reconnecting after failed marriages and all that time! I married him 9 1/2 months later on 10/01/10. We currently live 2400 miles apart, and he's getting ready to go overseas on a 12 month unaccompanied having a romantic night to ourselves is in the plans!

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