Hellooooo ladies! (And gentlemen?!) You’re gonna want to check this giveaway out! :)
MyBlogSpark has again sent me a box to sample, and they want one of YOU to win one, too! Included in your box will be a Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken dinner kit and a Macaroni Grille Creamy Basil dinner kit, plus a $30 Visa gift card so you can have a date night at home!
MyBlogSpark wants you to use the dinner kits to “Stay in and go all out!” and recreate your first date experience – and you can use your gift card to provide a little ambiance to your evening. ;)
My first date with Chris was actually “not” a date – we were best friends and he had taken another girl out and I had jokingly told him I was jealous because he'd never taken me out. So the next weekend we went out to see “Elf” and then ate at Boston Market for dinner (we were really poor college kids! lol). He specifically did it in that order because he knew I hate going to eat before a movie because I always feel rushed. I remember having such a great night and laughing so hard. I think we did something else after dinner but I can’t remember now. That was late fall of 2003 – and here we are seven years later, married with a baby, so clearly he did something right! lol!
I couldn’t find any pictures to show you of our first dates because they’re all at my house, still packed in boxes (and most of the early ones aren’t digital – holy cow that makes me feel so old!). I do have this picture from when we went on spring break with friends to Destin, Florida, circa 2005. Isn’t that background magnificent?! God is so amazing.
And here we are last night, eating our dinners! And yup, since we are living with my parents still, this picture was taken by my MOM! What a date night, huh?! hahaha
I have to admit that I goofed up a little when I accepted this “Spark.” I clicked yes, thinking how fun it would be, without fully thinking through the implications of DATE NIGHT AT HOME. Um, hello, we live with my parents and brother right now! But my mom watched Luke while we ate and talked, so that counts, right?! I hope so because that’s about as good as we’re gonna get right now! I am keeping the Visa card to use for date night “in” when we finally have our own place again. :)
As far as the food, the Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken got great reviews from everyone in the family. It tasted great. The Macaroni Grille meal was good but probably not something I’d buy again. However, they both definitely taste as though they’re from a restaurant and not from a box – they are very comparable to restaurant-quality food. Of course, knowing me, you might know what I’m going to say next: I’m definitely not crazy about some of the ingredients in the boxed dinners. I would never eat food like this every night, but I don’t think there’s harm in doing it once in a great while.
Okay, so how do you win?!!
Leave a comment answering the following question: What did you do on your first date? (G-rated, please! :) (If you’re single, what would be a dream date for you?)
For a second chance to win, leave another comment answering this question: What are your best tips for having date night at home?
Winner will be chosen Saturday at noon. Remember that if you don’t have a blog and I don’t know you personally, you will need to provide me with an e-mail address so I can contact you to get your mailing address. Good luck!
Disclosure: 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.