Mid Week Giveaway

by jerseygirl on April 29, 2009 · 49 comments


Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I am giving away Romano’s Macaroni Grill dinner baskets thanks to General Mills and MyBlogSpark. Each basket includes a box of the Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken Pasta variety, three coupons for you to try the other varieties the next time you visit your local grocer, a colander, serving spoon and cheese grater. Other varieties of Romano’s Macaroni Grill dinner kits include Garlic & Herb Chicken Penne, Chicken Alfredo with Linguine and Chicken Marsala with Linguine.

I will admit that I try to make most of my meals from scratch. But with a busy family, baseball practice, choir, karate, drama and cub scouts, that’s not always possible. These dinner kits really come in handy for the nights where you only have 20 minutes to cook dinner. All you have to do is add your own meat. I like to also add some veggies. Last night we tried the Chicken Alfredo with Linguine and I added shrimp instead of chicken. I also tossed in some sun dried tomatoes, artichokes and peas. It was quick but we all enjoyed it. Eating together as a family is important to me and this allowed us to do that on one busy night.

If you would like to win a basket, all you have to do is leave me a comment about how many times a week your family eats dinner together. Please make sure you leave an email address if you don’t own a blog. I will randomly pick THREE winners this coming Friday.

If you would like more information about the dinner kits or to download a $1 off coupon for the product visit http://www.restaurantfavoritesathome.com/.


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Deb April 29, 2009 at 2:32 pm

I’ve never tried these, but would love to. I really enjoy your blog, being a Jersey Girl myself.

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Sharon April 29, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Yum! I love Macaroni Grill! My husband and I eat dinner together about 5 nights a week. The other 2 days he has night classes & I can't wait to eat so late!

Leslie April 29, 2009 at 2:53 pm

I would LOVE to Win! Our Family is Very Blessed and we do get to eat dinner together every night. If hubby is late..we WAIT! It is not always easy, but it is important to eat together so we do! Now, what we eat is another story. With a Vegetarian, a carnivore and a JUNK hound in the house, it is NOT easy at dinner time!!
Great Giveaway, thanks for the Chance to win!!


Never thought I'd be a soccer mom! April 29, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Good one! With 2 kids in school and a preschooler, we are non stop running so we try to eat a meal together at least twice a week. Sitting down at the table and nothing but homecooking. We do have domino’s on speed dial though!

The John April 29, 2009 at 4:00 pm

My family eats together 4-5 times a week! We get together with extended family on Sundays

FitFoodie April 29, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Great giveaway! I’d love to try those.

Since I live by myself…I eat dinner with my family every day! haha

Mary April 29, 2009 at 4:24 pm

We eat together 5 to 7 nights a week.

LoveMy2Dogs April 29, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Eating together is difficult at our house, with my daughter being 20 and working evenings. The only evenings that we can eat together is Sunday’s and Monday’s. My Hubby and I eat together about 5/6 night per week though.

Anonymous April 29, 2009 at 5:18 pm

My boyfriend and I eat together 6 nights a week. (I relax by coming home and cooking) But Wens night it’s just me and I get sushi, yum.

Pam April 29, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Awesome giveaway. We eat together as a family every night. The only exception is when my hubby takes me out for a date, but even then, we sit with our girls while they eat dinner, then pass them off to the sitter!

Emily April 29, 2009 at 6:50 pm

I would love to say that we ate dinner everynight together HOWEVER, I just recently moved out of my moms house so it’s just me at dinner time. I totally miss it!!

Heather April 29, 2009 at 7:38 pm

great giveaway! everyone needs some quick go to frozen meals! i have some in my freezer, too, and i’m not (too) embarrassed to admit it! 😉

auntrene April 29, 2009 at 7:46 pm

My mom shares my home with me, We eat dinner together everynight. My aunt has been staying with us, so now I am cooking for 3 which is nice. My niece and nephew have dinner at my house 2 nights a week. I love to cook. I have never tried these Macaroni Grill Meals, but I have eaten at Macaroni Grill while on vacation and we loved it. I would love to give these a try.
Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

auntrene April 29, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Just wanted to say, I am your 100th follower, wow that is great. I love your site. Thanks for all of the great recipes.

Juliana April 29, 2009 at 9:06 pm

We love Macaroni Grill…we go there for dinner very often.

janetfaye April 29, 2009 at 9:12 pm

My family eats together about 5 days per week.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Bunny April 29, 2009 at 9:38 pm

I’ve never tried this product. Our family eats dinner together 4 nights out of the week, sometimes I have to work nights and make dinner before I go.

Amanda April 29, 2009 at 9:52 pm

those sound great!!! Hope I win. We usually eat dinner together 2-3 times a week.

Maria April 29, 2009 at 10:07 pm

It’s just the two of us so pretty much every night!

Delectable Dining April 29, 2009 at 10:50 pm

We try to eat together every night, but my husband’s work schedule doesn’t always allow it! I eat at the table with my son every day… but sometimes it is a necessary ‘quick meal’. Sounds like these kits would be great for those nights!

Kerstin April 29, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Yay for a fun giveaway! My hubby and I usually only eat together on the weekends, so 2 days a week. I work long hours and would feel so bad asking him to wait for me when he’s hungry. He always comes and sits with me and chats though 🙂

Donna-FFW April 29, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Great prize!! Id say we eat dinner together 4-5 times a week.. Thank you for the chance!!

Katrina April 29, 2009 at 11:30 pm

I’ve seen these and have wanted to try them. We eat dinner together 5-6 times a week.

cdziuba April 30, 2009 at 4:10 am

Jersy Girl here! We eat together all 7 nights, I love the togetherness, think it’s bonding and important.

kat April 30, 2009 at 9:37 am

Matt & I eat (and usually cook) together 7 nights a week. Actually we eat all three meals together everyday. Its a good thing we like each other 😉

Lucy April 30, 2009 at 9:42 am

We also eat together, that is husband & I, but Fridays are also our "Family Night" with my daughter, son, daughter in law, and baby… we come together for a great meal and catch up… It's wonderful!

Ashley April 30, 2009 at 10:13 am

We eat together every single night.

Allie April 30, 2009 at 10:40 am

Since my hubby and I don’t have kids and we work together we eat every meal together unless we’re out with friends. I would love to try this product, thanks for the chance to try!!

Pam April 30, 2009 at 11:36 am

My family eats dinner together every night. We love the Macaroni Grill.

oneshotbeyond April 30, 2009 at 11:41 am

My family eats dinner together almost every night of the week. I hope eating on the couch counts!

Great giveaway and I love the bold look of your blog!

Barbara April 30, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Lisa, even with my children grown, we share dinner at least four times a week. Being that we live on a working farm, lunch together is usually four times a week too.

Natalie April 30, 2009 at 1:02 pm

since right now it’s just me and my hubby, we eat dinner together pretty much every night! once we have kids i want to keep that tradition going!

thanks for the giveaway!


Tyson and Courtney April 30, 2009 at 2:44 pm

We eat dinner together at least 5 nights a week, every night if I’m lucky and my husband gets home from school early! We love Macaroni Grill and miss it here in San Francisco.

FOKXXY April 30, 2009 at 3:27 pm

My family eats dinner together usually about 5 times to 6 times a week. Lately my son has requested music at dinner and has chosen a classical station to play (I was surprised and impressed..)


Peace and Plenty April 30, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Fantastic giveaway! My family eats dinner together 6 nights a week. The one night off is because of t-ball practice.

And I agree about cooking from scratch…I rarely make ‘box’ dinners but this one I would try. I love the Macaroni Grill and didn’t realize they had such a product at the market.

Wendy April 30, 2009 at 3:45 pm

On occassion my husband has to work late, but all other nights we eat together. So, we do average 7 nights a week eating together.

okorolev April 30, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Just stumbled on your blog from john and lisa are eating south jersey. my family (fiance and our house guest) usually eat in about 4-5 days a week. we even pack our lunches! i would love to try this product, because trying to put something together between work and other activities always feels like a frantic marathon race.

dctm April 30, 2009 at 4:35 pm

My family and I eat dinner together at least 5 times per week.

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Sue April 30, 2009 at 5:24 pm

My family eats together every night. Thanks for the giveaway~

Joyce April 30, 2009 at 5:30 pm

my family and i eat dinner together 3 times a week. its unfortunate that we can’t always eat dinner together but i have classes until late.

lau1cc at yahoo dot com

mel April 30, 2009 at 6:20 pm

We eat dinner together almost everynight. It helps that my kids are still little.


Debbie April 30, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Macaroni Grill – yum!!! We probably eat together as a family about 4 nights a week….wish it was every night but there is always something going on!

noreen May 1, 2009 at 3:02 am

Every night!

Christina May 1, 2009 at 10:28 am

We have dinner together every night! It’s usually a late dinner (after 9pm sometimes) because my hubbys works and goes to school, but its always together!

Thanks for the giveaway!!

seastar64 at hotmail dot com

Melissa Joff May 1, 2009 at 11:13 am

We eat dinner together at least 5 times a week. Love Macaroni Grill!

Anya May 1, 2009 at 2:36 pm

We eat together at least 6 days every week! Thanks for the chance.

Mommy May 1, 2009 at 11:51 pm

My husband and I have conflicting school schedules, so it’s only three days a week. 🙁

Karen May 2, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Great giveaway! It’s just DH and me, so we eat dinner together 7 days a week!

Angel May 5, 2009 at 1:15 am

7 days a week. Well DH misses alot of nights when he is deployed, like now, but the children and I still eat all 3 meals together and when he is home husband has dinner withus

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