Review and Giveaway: Macaroni Grill

Working full time while raising two daughters, while quite rewarding, can be extremely hectic! My husband and I have a fairly rigid schedule of responsibilities when we get home from work which includes bathing the kids, ironing clothes, washing bottles, packing lunches and of course, playing with the girls. So, easy dinner meals are always a huge help to us.

macgrill Thanks to My Blog Spark, I got to review one of the four new dinner kits inspired by the chef’s at Romano’s Macaroni Grill! I received the Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken and Pasta along with a colander, a serving spoon, a cheese grater and 3 coupons for FREE boxes of Macaroni Grill’s dinner kits.

From the Press Release:
The dinner kits include everything needed to create a high-quality meal in one box including premium ingredients such as such as vine-ripened tomatoes, select cooking wines, specialty herbs and 100% semolina pasta. All you have to do is add one pound of chicken or your choice of proteins such as shrimp or Italian sausage. Varieties of Romano’s Macaroni Grill Restaurant Favorites dinner kits include Garlic & Herb Chicken Penne, Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken & Pasta, Chicken Alfredo with Linguine and Chicken Marsala with Linguine.

The fact that a tasty, hot meal can be made in 20 minutes was enough to appeal to me!  I decided to prepare our Creamy Basil kit tonight for dinner.  The instructions were very easy to follow and all of the ingredients were provided except chicken, butter and milk.  From start to finish, I was indeed finished in 20 minutes and it smelled great! I couldn’t wait to enjoy one of our restaurant favorites at home!

My husband, Lily, Aubrie and I sat down to enjoy a nice Italian meal together.  Both my husband and I really enjoyed the taste of the meal.  And the real testimonial is that BOTH of my girls cleaned their plates!  This NEVER happens in my house unless I am serving chicken nuggets.  So, you can imagine my surprise when even my 1 year old could not get enough of the pasta!

I can’t wait to use my coupons to try out the next variety!  Please take a minute to watch the slideshow of our meal prep and tasting!

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Want to try the Macaroni Grill dinner kits?  I have THREE “What’s For Dinner” prize packs including the dinner kit, a colander, a serving spoon, a cheese grater and three coupons for FREE Macaroni Grill dinner kits for my readers!


How to enter:

1.  Visit Romano’s Macaroni Grill Favorites and let me know which variety you would like to try!

Additional Entries (please leave each entry as a separate comment):

1.  Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog.

2.  Follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway.

3.  Favorite me in Technorati.

4.  Subscribe to my blog.

5.  Tell me how often you and your family eat dinner together!

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on April 30th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited.  Open to U.S. Residents only.


  1. Charlene Kuser says:

    Fave you on Technorati (Swtlilchick)

  2. the chicken alfredo:)
    ty 4 the awesome giveaway and the entry:)

  3. Marcy Strahan says:

    Chicken Marsala would be my number one choice!

    Sounds so goooooooooooood!

  4. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a subscriber

  5. Marcy Strahan says:

    I subscribe!

  6. Charlene Kuser says:

    Every night we eat dinner together