So, MyBlogSpark offered to send me things.
I like free.
(I like free possibly a little too much. I’m looking at YOU seventeen gift with purchase lipsticks in my makeup bag)
(I may or may not buy things every time there’s a gift with purchase. It’s a problem)
Anyways…. They sent me these two lovely dinner kits
plus a gift card to do a “date night at home”
I’m a fan of some home date nights. Saving money = more $$ for wine and shoes.
And buying makeup to get my gift with purchase.
I tried out the Macaroni Grill kit. Inside the box were pouches with seasonings, sauce, cheese, sun dried tomatoes, and pasta
It said it could be made in 20 minutes.
I’m a skeptic. I don’t trust Rachel Ray and her 30 minute claims. I wanted to see if the box was more trustworthy than RaRay. So I set a timer.
You supply your own chicken, milk, and butter.
You start the water and cook the pasta.
While the water boils you melt butter
and saute the chicken
And add in milk and seasoning
Simmer it all up
Add in the sauce packet and the sun dried tomatoes.
I like how dried things look, Is that weird?
And then you mix together the pasta into the sauce and chicken
True story: this is what the timer said at the end
Fifteen minutes friends.
And it was tasty! It’s a boxed dinner, it’s not going to change your life. But the sauce was yummier than a lot of ready made sauces, and there’s a lot of chicken in there, so it’s full of protein. For a real full dinner obviously add in some veggies and a salad.
But seriously for a date night, maybe it’s ok to have a giant serving of pasta. And a side of wine. It happens.
I’d buy it again. With a coupon, cause I’m cheap. (look friends! there’s a coupon!)
And here’s the rad part: you can win one of these sets too! That means two meal kits AND a $25 gift card.
Free money and free dinner my friends.
1. Leave a comment of what you’d spend the $25 on to finish out the date night (you can have a date with yourself if you’re single. it’s all good).
2. Tweet ” $25 giftcard and meal kit giveaway from @eating_machine http://eatingmachine.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/giveaway/ ” and then leave a comment that you did
3. Because I like awkward stories: tell me a story about a terrible date you’ve had in the comments
Easy Peasy friends!
I will draw a winner on Sunday.
(disclosure like I said, MyBlogSpark sent me the meals and a gift card and is providing the giveaway prize, all opinions are my own)