As you guys all know, I’m a sucker for Date Nights. :)
As much as I love having Date Nights out, sometimes it’s nice to have something quick and easy to prepare in the comfort of your own home.
A few weeks back, I was offered an opportunity through MyBlogSpark to try out a couple new dinner kits:
I had actually forgotten that I had them in the pantry, but since I’ve tried to start cleaning some stuff out to make room for the new renovations, I figured tonight would be the perfect opportunity for a little “Date Night” in.
I decided to prepare the Orange Chicken dinner kit, however, I switched things up a bit to make it an “Orange SHRIMP” dinner! I’ve had a bag of frozen shrimp in my freezer weeks now, and really wanted to use it. The dinner kit provides everything that you need, except for your protein, so it gives you options (think chicken, shrimp, pork…)
The dinner was actually extremely easy to make, and it was quite nice having everything I needed right at my fingertips. I honestly don’t usually buy boxed dinner kits like this, just because I prefer to make my own. However, the ease was of preparation was definitely right up my alley. ;)
Considering it was a “Date Night” and all, I decided a little bit of wine was in order…
Yeah, that’s right. I kept it classy in the plastic cup. Hey, sometimes that’s just how I roll. :)
When cooking up my shrimp in the provided seasoning, I also added a little red bell pepper + onion for some extra bulk. Definitely a good decision.
After adding the orange sauce…
I’ve gotta admit…I was little apprehensive about adding these chilies…I’m not a spicy kinda person. :shock:
But I did it anyways, and these four little buggers definitely gave the entire dish a little kick!
My “date” and I agreed…it was yummy! :)
I think if I were to make it again, I might consider adding a little less of the orange sauce. I know orange “add your protein here” is supposed to be sweet, but I think I might like mine a little “less dressed.” ;)
And of course, somebody else wanted in on the Date Night action…
He sure knows how to make himself right at home, doesn’t he?
So do you guys want in on a little secret??
There’s an extra “Date Night Prize Pack” that’s up for grabs for one of YOU!!! :shock:
The winner of the Date Night Prize Pack giveaway will receive:
- (1) Wanchai Ferry dry dinner kit,
- (1) Macaroni Grill dry dinner kit, &
- a $25 Visa gift card that you can use to create your OWN date night at home!
Leave a comment on this post answering one of the following questions:
- Where did you and your significant others have your first date? Or…
- What are your best tips for having a fun date night at home?
The giveaway will close on Wednesday, November 17th @ 5pm E.T. I will announce the winner that evening.
In the meantime, feel free to snag a coupon for $2.25 off a Macaroni Grill or Wanchai Ferry dinner kit! Just CLICK HERE.
GOOD LUCK!! :-D
*Note: Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill provided me with the free products, information, and prize pack through MyBlogSpark. Any opinions of the products seen here were completely my own.