Monday, May 18, 2009

Giveaway: Macaroni Grill Meals


The Macaroni Grill is one of my favorite places to eat. I can't recall ever having a bad meal there and have always liked their make your own pasta idea. Now, they have an at-home option for those of us who, um, maybe can't afford to eat out right now.

I'll keep this one simple. I tried the Creamy Basil flavor featured on the right and my husband agreed that it was great! I think you'd like it too, so I have 3 Romano's Macaroni Grill Gift Baskets to give away. Each basket includes a sample 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.

How to Enter: There are four ways to enter and you can do any of them you like, for up to four entries:

  1. Leave a comment telling me what your biggest struggle is when preparing dinner for your family,
  2. Subscribe to my RSS feed, and leave a 2nd comment telling me you did so, or already are subscribed,
  3. Link to my giveaway on your own blog, leaving another comment with the permalink to you post, or
  4. Share this giveaway on Facebook and leave a 4th comment letting me know you did (honor system).
That's it. 4 ways to win and 3 lucky winners. This giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday, May 24. Read all contest rules here.

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Oh, and here are the winners of my two most recent giveaways. Comment #22 won the Evenflo Comfort Select Breast Pump. And comment #2 won the $10 Amazon Gift Card for listing a playspace on the KaBoom Playspace Finder.Winners have been notified.

58 comments:

  1. I like your blog.I'm waiting for your new posts.

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  2. My biggest struggle with making dinner is finding something both my husband and I will eat, along with my 1 year old. I am trying to make one dinner, not two!

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  3. My biggest struggle is finding the time to cook something good for my whole family- I have 2 children under 3 years old, so I'm always busy. These meal kits seem like the answer to my prayers!
    Thanks for such a great give-away!
    -joanne.lentoski@rcn.com

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  4. I'm probably the only person who has never been to Macaroni Grill!

    My biggest struggle in preparing dinner for my family? My own laziness! I never like to plan meals much in advance so I'm sometimes left at the last minute trying to figure out what will work.

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  5. My biggest struggle is just getting it made! I was always so good about family dinners. We still always sit down to dinner as a family, it's a must, but it seems to be later and later. I still haven't recovered from the birth of my 4th and she's 5 months.
    mikeandsunshine@insightbb.com

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  6. My biggest struggle--realizing dinner is in 30 minutes and I don't have all the ingredients to make something fast.

    I love meal kits! These sound wonderful.

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  7. My biggest meal struggle is that I have to plan everything in advance. Every week I dread planning out our meals and making the grocery list so I can ensure we have everything we need. I am glad when it is done, but it feels like a real chore.

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  8. My biggest struggle is making something the whole family will eat. Husband will eat anything but toddlers are another story..

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  9. Hi! I came over here from Freebies 4 Mom. Great giveaway! My biggest struggle is coming up with new meal ideas that aren't so far out there that hubby wrinkles his nose when I say we are having "different" for dinner.:)

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  10. My biggest struggle is finding something that my twin 4 year olds will eat, being tasty and nutritious, as well as finding something for my husband and myself who are watching our weight. Usually that means that it is NOT tasty. I have never been to the macaroni grill either.

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  11. my biggest struggle is finding something everyone wants to eat

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  12. My biggest problem is figuring out cost-effective meals that 6 people will eat. With 4 kids and 2 adults, that can be tricky.

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  13. I am a very picky eater, with that said, I have never eaten at Macaroni Grill. My husband is a meat eater, and I am the veggie eater. I cook dinner atleast 5 days a week. I think my only struggle is making something everyone will eat and keeping the meals "exciting" and not having the same thing all the time. My hubby will try anything once. So this would be great for him and the girls (they love pasta). As for me, I will stick with my rice cooker. :)

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  14. My biggest struggle is time! I never seem to have enough time to cook!
    cassandra@aubut.net

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  15. My biggest struggle with making dinner is not making the same meals week after week where we get tired of eating the same thing.

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  16. my biggest struggle is finding something quick, easy and healthy that the kids will eat

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  17. My biggest struggle is occupying my 2 little ones (under 3) while I cook. It's good to have meals that you can set up in the kitchen and then walk away for a few minutes. The struggle is when you are in constant preparation for a solid 20 minutes or so. (mmesser@rocketmail.com)

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  18. My biggest struggle is finding the time. The minute I walk into the kitchen my 2 and 4 yr olds are following me in ready to eat.

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  19. Time! I work too much!

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  20. My biggest struggle is preparing dinner for your family is preparing a delicious meal in the short amount of time I have that the whole family will enjoy and love.

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  21. I have a terrible time coming up with ideas for what to make!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  22. My biggest struggle is trying to find something new to prepare. I'm stuck in a rut!
    bleatham(at)gmail.com

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  23. I subscribe to your RSS feed!
    bleatham(at)gmail.com

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  24. Email subscriber

    bleatham(at)gmail.com

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  25. My biggest struggle is making a meal that is healthy and the kids and the adults will both eat

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  26. My biggest struggle is finding the time! I don't get home until almost six...

    Rachel
    cheap_chick@hotmail.com

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  27. I just subscribed to your RSS feed via Google Reader.

    Rachel
    cheap_chick@hotmail.com

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  28. I have trouble coming up with new ideas.

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  29. I LOOOOOOVE their box dinners!! I forget which kind I have had, but I've only tried one and bought it like 4 times because it was amazing!!

    My biggest struggle right now is that our oven thermometer doesn't work and our oven gets way over 550 F in minutes... I don't know exactly how high it gets because the thermometer only goes to 550 F and it broke b/c of the heat!! YIKES!

    So the only thing it's good for right now is roasting veggies :)

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  30. i struggle w/ coming up w/ ideas...i'm better off doing menus...ah..need to get in the habit again! :-)

    ~eunice
    rsmile2u @dejazzd .com

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  31. Time is a huge factor but not having all the ingredients to what I am cooking is a bigger factor and challenge for me.
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. Not having all the ingredients for a recipe. Thanks!
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

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  33. My biggest struggle is my picky two year old :) Otherwise it's trying to find a recip that is quick and easy, and affordable too.

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  34. I have a hard time because my husband works nights so it just finding and preparing something for myself that is very difficult especially a healthy meal.

    Litchfield217@yahoo.com

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  35. My biggest struggle when cooking is no one in my family likes the same thing! Definately can be frustrating at times. Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

    mandalyn927@yahoo.com

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  36. my biggest struggle is getting new things on the table. i feel like my brain works in just a few directions these days. I used to be so creative with food... not so much lately! ryanmanor@hotmail.com

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  37. I'm a subscriber!
    ryanmanor@hotmail.com

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  38. I struggle with trying to cook healthy foods. I also struggle with trying to keep my toddler happy so I can cook.
    Tracy
    4heartbeats@gmail.com

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  39. My biggest struggles are coming up with something to cook (it seems like we eat a rotation of the same 4 meals over and over again) and then getting my 2 1/2-year-old to eat it too!

    Thanks!
    xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. My biggest struggle is that when I get home from work each day, I'm way too tired to deal with cooking. When I do, it seems that my whole night is taken up and I don't get to see my kids at all. These dinner kits look delicious!

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  41. I just subscribed to your blog via Google Reader:)

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  42. My biggest struggle is getting the family to agree to eat at home and not go to a restaurant!
    renee
    yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

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  43. my struggle with preparing dinners or meals is knowing exactly what to cook. so it is in meal planning that's really hard for me.

    great giveaway!
    charm 32 @ y mail. com

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  44. blogged!
    http://lifesacharm.net/blog/5185
    charm 32 @ y mail . com

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  45. Undecided about what to make for that specific day.

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  46. Subscribed by feed- dykstraq(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  48. Shared Giveaway on Facebook-(QD).

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  49. My biggest struggle is new things, but I still want them fast and easy and to taste like I slaved all day... Lots of struggling going on in my kitchen.
    These sound wonderful. I love that they are easy, and anything I can make in one pan is a huge plus.
    Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway.
    itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

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  50. I subscribe to your feed, Thanks!

    itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

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  51. My biggest struggle is keeping my twin special needs boys out from under foot.

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