Monday, November 8, 2010

Who couldn't use a romantic dinner at home?


Myblogspark sent me an AWESOME dinner kit so that Jeremy and I could enjoy a date night without going out. It was just great! Jeremy and I have been married going on eight years and with three very small children at home, it is just plain hard to get out. They wanted me to share our first date with my readers. So here goes. Our first "real" date was in 2001. We went to Joe's Crab Shack in Michigan. It was really nice and REALLY expensive. At least we thought so at the time. :) Before we had kids we went out all the time. Like ALL the time. Now if we want to go out, we have to ask friends or hire a babysitter to watch the kids. Babysitters run about $10 an hour here. Okay so say we are out for three hours. That is $30!! Then if we go to a decent dinner that would be around $40. $70 for one night!!!!???!!! Heck no! Not anymore! We are on a shoe string budget. So we really really enjoyed having a date at home. For about $15-$20 you can have a nice dinner, restaurant quality, and enjoy each other without breaking the bank! They sent me a Wanchai Ferry meal and also a Macaroni Grill meal. Both of them were fantastic. I would have to say I liked the Chinese food a little better though. Both dinners were very easy to prepare.

MyBlogSpark, Macaroni Grill and Wanchai Ferry would like for you to be able to enjoy a date night at home as well. If you leave a comment you will be entered into a drawing to win the same kit I received. For additional entries, you can facebook, twitter or follow me for a total of 4 entries! Good luck! I will notify the winner on Friday, November 12th. Thanks for reading!

Disclosure-the products, prize pack, information and additional prize pack to give away were all given to you from Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill through MyBlogSpark

19 comments:

Hyperactive Lu said...

We love those Chinese kits! Delicious and so much like going to the restaurant! Never tried the Mac Grill kit though! Would love to win this one, because we do a LOT of at home date nights!! :)

Hyperactive Lu said...

I already follow!

Hyperactive Lu said...

Just posted on FB

Hyperactive Lu said...

Posted on Twitter! :) Hope you get lots of entries!!

Mami2jcn said...

We tried the Wanchai Ferry orange chicken and thought it was yummy!

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Mami2jcn said...

I follow you on GFC.

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hotmama:) said...

We also are on a very tight budget and this looks like a great idea!

Julie said...

We haven't tried these products before but would love to :)
thanks for the giveaway
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Kelly's Signs said...

I just joined you Blog! Great idea for those of us on a tight budget! I will also post on fb ..thanks

Ashley and Eric Blanchard said...

I could really use a date night with my husband!!

Ashley and Eric Blanchard said...

Oh enter me as a follower, too!

Ashley and Eric Blanchard said...

Okay I'm also posting on FB!

chris said...

I would love to win this for a romantic dinner!

Roisin said...

I've been wanting to try these meal kits but have not done so yet. We NEVER get out either. You explained your budget as shoestring, I'd explain my as being smaller than that! I think the last time we had a date night was in April for our anniversary. Sad, I know!

echerepko said...

Tom and I have been married for 11 years this Friday! Eek! Being military and moving ALL the time (15 times in 11 years), it is really hard to find a babysitter! Not to mention that we too are working on a tight budget. We long ago mastered the date at home, but would always like a bit of help! Thanks Emily!

Michelle said...

Following you now!

Michelle said...

Would love to try one out! Never had one and it looks great!

Karen said...

These look good! The dinner kits are nice to have on hand for quick dinner fixins or when you need a little inspiration on what to cook. Tonight would have been such an occasion. :-)
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